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. :)

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