An engaging snowflake photography weekend

Posted on 25. Jan, 2010 by in Everything, News, Snowflake

Well, I really had myself a tremendous weekend this last weekend that consisted of three spectacular and completely unrelated events.

First, and foremost, I got engaged to the love of my life, Kathryn.  At 44 years of age, I’d kind of given up on ever finding a person who’d put up with me.  I’m totally thrilled that she ‘s agreed to marry me and I’m really looking forward to life as a married man.  More details to come soon.

The second significant happening of the weekend is that I finally got my new web site up and running in a manner that resembles something useful.  I’d love it if you took a look at let me know what you think.  I think the new site’s design is a lot easier for the average person to navigate and find information on.

And the third event that made this last weekend spectacular was the weather and the photography opportunities it afforded me.  The weekend weather presented me with some really good snowflake photography weather.  Probably the best of 2010 so far.  If you have the time, check out a couple of these beautiful snow crystals.  The first snowflake measured about 2mm in diameter while the second was a monster at about 6mm. (Remember that you can click on them to view larger versions of the images)

I hope that your weekend was at least as good as mine.

Snowflake - Sectored Plate

Snowflake - Sectored Plate

Snowflake - Fernlike Stellar Dendrite

Comments or questions?  I’d love to hear them.

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11 Responses to “An engaging snowflake photography weekend”

  1. Dan Scott

    27. Jan, 2010

    Congratulations on the engagment Paul, The new site looks pretty good, It is much easier to find where your going now. I like the new layout. Nice pics aswell, its interesting to see a snow flake up so close, where these taken with a 1:1 macro or with the Mpe65?
    Dan

  2. Sean Phillips

    27. Jan, 2010

    Congratulations Paul! You are a lucky man!

    The new site looks really good. The images pop up quickly and they look stunning. I hadn’t really looked too much at the previous build so I can’t really compare it to how it used to be, but navigation is very intuitive now and it’s easy to find that various facets of your business. I need to improve my site to get similar results!

  3. Jason

    27. Jan, 2010

    VERY cool snowflake shots! What gear did you use for these?

    • Paul Burwell

      27. Jan, 2010

      Thanks!

      The equipment consisted of a Canon 5D Mark II, lighting (natural and artificial), Canon 65mm MP-E and Macro bellows.

  4. Patty Hankins

    27. Jan, 2010

    Congratulations on getting engaged. That’s wonderful news. I hope you and Kathryn have a long wonderful life together.

    The snow flake photos are awesome 🙂

  5. Shannon Hudnell

    22. Feb, 2010

    Those are amazing shots!! How did you do that before they melted?

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    21. Oct, 2010

    The snow flakes are as beautiful as Swaroski’s snow flakes.

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