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Snowflake Photos - Cover shot and this year's best!

 
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Jan 25, 2012 00:22 |  #31

Don Komarechka wrote in post #13761749 (external link)
Emmalish, very happy you read and enjoyed the article! If you try to photograph snowflakes and you have any questions about the process, don't hesitate to ask. I fit as much in the space I was given in the magazine but there is always more details to give.

Thanks Don. I'm still hopeful we might see another snowfall this year (fingers crossed!).


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Jan 25, 2012 01:05 |  #32

i saw that magazine a chapters last week. congrats!!


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Jan 25, 2012 05:01 |  #33

oh my, i wouldn't even know where to begin taking a snowflake picture .... i may be in over my head on this site .. love it.. i only hope to learn ....




  
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Jan 25, 2012 20:39 |  #34

love the series!


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Jan 25, 2012 21:04 |  #35

Don, congratulations on making it on the cover. I had never picked up the magazine before. The picture was my persuasion. You made an extra sale for them.




  
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Jan 26, 2012 12:15 |  #36

emmalish: crossing my fingers for you too! Snow has been light here this year.
bespoke: Thanks! Did you buy a copy? :)
conedoggy: don't feel overwhelmed! Its a tricky concept, but snowflakes have been photographed since the early 1900s :)
mrdunu: thanks, I'll post another series at some point soon.
bluelip: I'll take that a very high compliment, thanks for being persuaded! The better the magazine sells the more likely I am to work for them in the future so I'm happy :)


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Jan 27, 2012 04:28 |  #37

Spectacular images Don, and congratulations on the cover!

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Mar 05, 2012 08:37 |  #38

Don,
i was recently in the states and thought i would find it in NJ before I would find it in TX, but to my surprise I found it in TX instead!
I read the article, and I guess my question is this - can I use my ETs, 100 macro and reversed 50 to get towards the magnification that you were getting it .... or crop from ETs and 100 macro is better?
and I need to figure out how to isolate the flake itself!!!
I was thinking of trying my smooth silk underglove as a base....can yo give any feedback on the possibilities? thasnks


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Mar 05, 2012 11:01 |  #39

natural art. so perfect, very beautiful! congrats!


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Mar 05, 2012 20:03 |  #40

Thanks S.R.M and victorelessar!

ceriltheblade, awesome that you found a copy!
To answer your question - yes! I haven't used a reversed 50 attached to a 100 + ETs, but I know that the 100 + ETs will get you close enough for the big snowflakes (8mm in diameter or so) to fill the frame on your 7D. Definitely worth a shot, nothing to lose! Just be careful with that setup outside when the snow is falling, I don't want any harm to come to your 50mm in harsh weather.


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Mar 05, 2012 20:31 |  #41

Absolutely incredible!


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Mar 05, 2012 21:46 |  #42

Very, very, nice shots. Hopefully, I will find the magazine in the stores over the weekend. I wonder how cold it was when you were shooting these photos? Debbie




  
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Mar 06, 2012 00:01 |  #43

Don Komarechka wrote in post #14031610 (external link)
Thanks S.R.M and victorelessar!

ceriltheblade, awesome that you found a copy!
To answer your question - yes! I haven't used a reversed 50 attached to a 100 + ETs, but I know that the 100 + ETs will get you close enough for the big snowflakes (8mm in diameter or so) to fill the frame on your 7D. Definitely worth a shot, nothing to lose! Just be careful with that setup outside when the snow is falling, I don't want any harm to come to your 50mm in harsh weather.

Thanks. I am bringing almost my whole kit on my ski vacation, so I will have some time to at least try. I am not sure of the weather forecast, but usually there are some small snowfalls if not an outright snow storm when we go skiing (alps). If harm comes to my 50 1.8, it may give me justification to check out the 50 1.4! :) (shhhh! don't tell my wife!)

Anyway, thanks for the heads up and I enjoyed the article. I will try to come close to your shots, though I highly doubt I'll make it especially with your beautiful stacking jobs! But the fun is in the trying and learning, right?! :)

Have a great day and if i come within a country mile of what you did I may even post! Thanks for the inspiration!


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