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This series of scanning electron micrographs represents newly precipitated and metamorphosed snow crystals. The small circular inserts are the "classical" light microscopic images that have been published by Nakaya, Bentley and others.
In my last post I introduced the topic of White Balance as a way of ensuring you get accurate colors in your shots. Of course there are times when photographers do not want accurate colors in their photography. I first discovered the power of this when I bought myself a warm up filter for my film SLR before taking a trip to outback Australia. I used the warm up filter when photographing sunsets and the red rocks and dessert there. The results were quite spectacular.
I create fine art street photographs from scenes that I come across with my Leica camera on a daily basis. What is street photography?
The Setup : When taking your own photos, you want lots of light - but not direct light. Direct light will cause harsh shadows, which you don’t want. DO NOT USE A FLASH! Flashes wash out colors and details – and even the entire photo if you are taking close up shots. Professional looking product photos have soft shadows and a subtle background.