For the first time ever, get 1 year of Awesome and Adobe Creative Cloud Photography account for just $10.35 USD/month! Learn more. Upgrade now

Sadly, there was no real snowfall worth photographing on my trip to the Yukon wilderness, but there was heavy frost one morning. Growing on the plastic bed liner of a pickup truck, these frost crystals caught my eye. While the hexagonal crystal shapes are familiar to me, the break and curl of the crystal is something I had never seen before. Ice is always a fascinating subject to photograph!

This image was made with very specialized macro gear capable of getting to 5:1 lifesize, and then cropped in from there. It's a focus-stack of 21 separate images to increase the depth of field of the subject, a technique I often use in my snowflake photographs (which can be found here, for the curious: http://skycrystals.ca/catalogue/ )

This is why I love photography. :)

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app