I had to take almost ten pictures of this one little flake to get my camera to focus the way I wanted ...and in the process it was steadily melting, with my slight panic likely adding to its melting process! ...But it all worked out.
It's been snowing for the past week and according to my weather forecast it's supposed to snow for all of next week pretty much too. Snow is getting really old for me, in fact I get knots in my stomach when I look outside and see a fresh load of it blanketing the houses, cars and general landscape. I'm tired of my hands, toes, ears and nose aching from the bitter cold, I'm tired of having to clear off my car for every little trip I have to make, I'm tired of dreading having to drive anywhere. When it comes down to it; I hate snow.
But this is why I like photography, more specifically close-up macro photography. When you take a close look at something (well most things, at least) when you take a quiet moment to analyze a singular subject that you normally walk by or mindlessly interact with everyday without even a second thought. Even if it's something like me and my seasonal nemisis that is snow. You begin to develop a new respect for that subject when it's there taking up the whole frame.
Snowflakes are beautiful. It's amazing how intricate something so small, fragile and relatively fleeting as a flake of snow can be.
Doesn't change how much I hate driving in the damn stuff, though. Ha! But I can't deny how pretty it is.
This photo is (c) me Danielle Varner. Please message me if you use this in any way other than personal use and credit me. Thank you. ;D