ANSEL AND THE SNOWFLAKE: It was 8 PM and I'd been trying to photograph snowflakes all day. But but try as I might, the wind was howling and I could only "harvest" bits and pieces blown off the roof. Feeling a little discouraged, knowing that this would be the last chance to photograph snowflakes until next winter, I went inside and perched my butt in front of the computer. Three hours later, while I was editing my weekly garden column, a thought tap-danced across my concentration: "Go outside and try again." So I pulled a pair of insulated pants and a parka over my pajamas, donned a hat and gloves, and headed into the night. This snowflake was the first one to land on my black sampling board and "sparkle" in the light of my headlamp. I picked it up with the paintbrush (like scooping up a pancake with a spatula), and set it on the microscope slide. Holding my breath so I wouldn't melt the snow crystal, I quickly adjusted the camera settings. As it came into focus, I nearly cried with gratitude…Camera settings: Canon 5D MIII, ISO 200, 2.5 sec, no f/stop. #snowflakes #macro #topazlabs #winter #anseladams #alaska #canoneos #kodiak #kodiak #ilovenature #smallisbeautiful #womeninphotography #marion_owen_photography #natgeo #getoutside
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  • marion_owen_photographyANSEL AND THE SNOWFLAKE: It was 8 PM and I'd been trying to photograph snowflakes all day. But but try as I might, the wind was howling and I could only "harvest" bits and pieces blown off the roof. Feeling a little discouraged, knowing that this would be the last chance to photograph snowflakes until next winter, I went inside and perched my butt in front of the computer. Three hours later, while I was editing my weekly garden column, a thought tap-danced across my concentration: "Go outside and try again." So I pulled a pair of insulated pants and a parka over my pajamas, donned a hat and gloves, and headed into the night. This snowflake was the first one to land on my black sampling board and "sparkle" in the light of my headlamp. I picked it up with the paintbrush (like scooping up a pancake with a spatula), and set it on the microscope slide. Holding my breath so I wouldn't melt the snow crystal, I quickly adjusted the camera settings. As it came into focus, I nearly cried with gratitude…Camera settings: Canon 5D MIII, ISO 200, 2.5 sec, no f/stop. #snowflakes #macro #topazlabs #winter #anseladams #alaska #canoneos #kodiak #kodiak #ilovenature #smallisbeautiful #womeninphotography #marion_owen_photography #natgeo #getoutside

  • axe_photoVery nice foto :D
  • marfeabGorgeous!
  • dwolff83Amazing! @wolff.jess @xxosierra
  • bperreauNice pic!
  • erikamouritsPretty sweet :)
  • oregondancewearStunning! Nice job Marion!
  • lisajoygoodmanStunning Marion! ❄️ Love the back story and Ansel Adams quote! ❄️❄️❄️
  • xxosierra@dwolff83 so true!
  • adamsivsNice shot! 👊
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