More Snowflake Photographs with Classifications

February 17th, 2010
I found Jon's post regarding the Magono-Lee Snow Crystal classification system to be quite interesting.  Here are some more shots from Monday night - I'll see if I can classify them... something tells me that will be more difficult than it sounds. Let's… more »

Three From This Evening

February 15th, 2010
A gentle snow has been falling this evening. Here are some snowflake photos, more will be coming: Click for larger images. - Mark more »

The Window of Many Cacti

February 14th, 2010
It’s been two weeks since our last frost, and judging from my first dozen shots, it seemed like my photography skills dropped from mediocre to downright pathetic. But then I got a few good shots of frost on windows. The fact that I shoot windows on cars… more »

How to classify snow crystals

February 14th, 2010
According to Edward LaChapelle’s Field Guide to Snow Crystals (1969), the most widely used classification for falling ice is a system of 10 types from the International Commission on Snow and Ice, which came out in 1951. A few years later, ice… more »

Another Snow Crystal

February 14th, 2010
Here's another snow crystal from  last week's shoot - As always, click the image for a larger view. - Mark more »

Two Snow Crystals and a Review

February 10th, 2010
Yesterday' snow fizzled by midnight, and the show smiled upon us here in Michigan this morning. On the news I hear about the blizzard in the mid Atlantic, but up here in the snow belt all is calm. Here's another snow crystal from yesterday's storm -… more »

It Snowed Today

February 9th, 2010
It snowed today. It's snowing now. At first the snow was hard and driving, wet and clumping. Now the snow is dry and dusty, tiny and incomplete. But between those things it breifly fell, small and well formed, tiny dots just a millimeter or so across.… more »

I am a giant snow crystal, imperfect thing of habit, bouncing along life's gusts,...

February 6th, 2010
Some reviewers of The Story of Snow mistakenly call me the main author. I don't know why they make that mistake - Mark's role as the main author is clearly implied by his copyright  on the dedications page and elsewhere. My role was just to check the… more »

Ripples

February 5th, 2010
Ripples in still water When there is no pebble tossed Nor wind to blow - Grateful Dead “Ripple” I don’t know where to start on this one. For some time I’ve been seeing concentric circular patterns on car windshields and car bodies – bands of white… more »

Mystery of Whirlpool Hollows

February 3rd, 2010
I’ve seen this whirlpool pattern on two mornings on the same plastic side-mirrors of the same car. The hollow columnar crystals are oriented lengthwise along concentric circles, which strongly suggests that an underlying film froze with the same… more »