Sunday, December 27, 2009

perfect conditions

One day last week, it snowed. It actually snowed quite a bit for which we were happy because it gave our family from California the experience of the cold, white stuff - watching it, playing in it, sledding on it, and even driving in it. It was our special gift to them... a white Christmas.

While playing outside, I noticed the flakes that fell and landed on us were individual (vs. clumped together) and beautiful. I did what any amateur photographer would do; I went inside, put my macro lens on my camera, grabbed a dark tupperware lid, and headed back outside.

The conditions were perfect. Snow doesn't always fall this way. The flakes were beautiful and well defined and you could see the shape of the crystals with the naked eye. Unfortunately, my camera didn't capture the beauty you could see without the lens, but here's my best.










12 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Diana you did catch the beauty!!! How wonderful. Makes me think and remember how different and wonderful God has made each of us, too. Thanks so much for this.
Susan

Huckdoll said...

WOW! That is absolutely, positively one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen in my life. Wow.

Jeanette said...

Those photos are so amazing!! Wow!

Karen said...

Incredible! Beyond awesome! Simply fascinating and captivating. Way to go Sis!

Just Mom said...

Lovely!

Momma Roar said...

It is all so beautiful!! Love this!

Heidi Jo said...

that is real snow? seriousy? or is this an april fools joke?

if it is, that is amazing! if you don't believe in a creator after that...what more could it take?

merry christmas!

Twin-Spiration said...

That is really what the snow flakes looked like? That is amazing! I love that you were able to capture that...thanks for sharing.
www.twin-spiration.com

mom said...

Isn't God's handi work awesome. We are each like an individual, unique snow flake.

You truly have an artist's eye!

Keep at it!

Jamey said...

That's amazing!! Some of those pictures don't even look like they could be real. Very cool!!

MightyMom said...

whoa. I never knew snowflakes actually looked like "snowflakes"....that's cool. all I see is white stuff falling that either melts or freezes when landing...

Karen said...

Diana, these pictures are beautiful! Snowflakes are so magical and you've captured them so perfectly. Wow!