This year has been a great year for snowflakes.
The below photos are taken with a process I developed myself, which is as follows:
1: Wait for snow to start falling (yay!)
2: Place black wool mitten out to catch the snow
3: hunt for snowflakes that look interesting that are caught in the fibers of the mitten
4: hand-held, take as many photos at various focus points as possible. (magnification usually 3x-5x).
5: Using Photoshop's auto-align & auto-blend features, merge the images together. (normal focus stacking programs always fail due to the handheld approach)
5: clone and heal away all wool fibers that made it into the shot.
Ideas, suggestions, and comments always welcome.
Thanks for looking! You can find more shots over at my blog: