The core | Alexey Kljatov | As fascinating as macro photography is, most of us think we can’t do it because it requires specialized equipment. Alexey, however, is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere -he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up pictures of snowflakes out of old camera parts, boards, screws and tape. His pictures give us an enchanting close-up view of snowflakes that we could never hope for without specialized equipment.
Snow flakes by Wilson Bentley : “Studies among the Snow Crystals, The Snowflake Man” from Annual Summary of the “Monthly Weather Review” for 1902. Bentley was a bachelor farmer whose hobby was photographing snow flakes.