Today we had the strangest looking snowflakes…. You could see the form of the snowflake clearly, but they looked like they had collected more ice on the the way down. None of them were particularly large — although they tended to fall as clumps sometimes — but they were fat.

Strange stuff.

I hadn’t tried to shoot snowflakes with my macro lens. I keep thinking that I need to build an enclosure to shoot them — nice background, flat surface parallel to the camera focal plane — but today, I just used a red umbrella that they were falling on. What I discovered is that my lens, despite being 1:1, simply doesn’t reproduce the snowflakes as large as I would like. Ideally, I’d have each flake fill the frame. Based on today’s flakes, I’d need something closer to 3:1.

Definitely more practice is needed…..