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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jan 18, 2014 1:52:07 GMT -6
Light Fluffy Snow Flakes 17 January 2014
This evening, some very light and puffy snow flakes fell on Chicago streets - almost feather like.
I thought I would take a few shots by laying a shirt on my railing and using the Canon Powershot S3 with a reversed 70mm - 200mm Zoom lens crudely taped to the accessory adapter and snapped onto the camera body...
...making it into a dandy macro lens...
It did not take long for the cloth to chill and snow flakes began to settle and display themselves to the camera lens. I used an L.E.D. flashlight to illuminate the flakes from the side for added depth...
It took more time wrestling with the tripod, getting it to the correct focus distance to the flake - (mere millimeters), than to take the shot. Sometimes, the heat of my hand would destroy the flake and I would have to wait for another suitable one. All in all, this session took about 30 minutes in 13 degree weather.