Snowflakes. . HOMEMADE CAMERA RIG TAKES STUNNING CLOSEOUT PICTURES OF SNOWFLAKES.... After a couple hours of extensive research and examination, I have determined that these photographs are indeed real. In fact, there is an actual science to thi
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#3 - yuzabeach ONLINE (08/24/2014) [+] (2 replies)
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After a couple hours of extensive research and examination, I have determined that these photographs are indeed real. In fact, there is an actual science to this type of photography. Most of these images are actually a series of photos combined to remove "white noise" from the final product. After all the reading I have done, I have found this to be absolutely fascinating. Following are links to the author's page and some relevant information for skeptics:

500px.com/CHAOTICMIND75
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helios_%28lens_brand%29
chdk.wikia.com/wiki/UBASIC/Scripts:_Ultra_Intervalometer
chaoticmind75.blogspot.com/2013/08/about-averaging-identical-shots.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-film_interference

I highly suggest you take a gander at the artist's main page and look at all of his work. It is exemplary.
#1 - sizimizi (08/24/2014) [-]
#2 - privilege (08/24/2014) [-]
wait...HOLD THE **** UP...

These snowflakes are actually real? I always thought they are fake since they are like cartoon snowflakes you would see on christmas shows.
User avatar #4 to #2 - vibethemood (08/24/2014) [-]
I thought so as well until i went on holiday to Switzerland last year, snow flakes up close really DO look like this.
User avatar #34 to #4 - theparkourprince (08/24/2014) [-]
Do you not originally come from a place with much snowfall?
User avatar #35 to #34 - theparkourprince (08/24/2014) [-]
or does switzerland have like, really big snow flakes...
User avatar #71 to #35 - vibethemood (08/25/2014) [-]
Well i moved away from Switzerland before my brain started even recording my memory's. And yes, the snowflakes whilst i were there seemed to be freakishly big as you didn't a hyper camera to see them, you just had to look carefully enough.
#8 to #2 - auryn ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
Guess why they're shaped like that in cartoons.
User avatar #40 to #8 - nothankyouokay ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
Cartoon hearts aren't shaped like real ones.
#69 to #40 - anon (08/25/2014) [-]
The "cartoon" heart shape is a stylized interpretation of an actual heart's shape though.
#42 to #40 - auryn ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
That's understandable, that's a lot easier to draw.

It makes more sense to simplify things, but give me one good reason they would complicate snowflakes with intricate symmetrical geometrical patterns if it had nothing to do with what they really looked like.
User avatar #43 to #42 - nothankyouokay ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
I dunno, it looks nice? I'm just saying that's where he's coming from.
#12 - regimentbluefly (08/24/2014) [-]
tell me you saw it too
#57 to #12 - rundas (08/25/2014) [-]
The whole universe supports our Emperor. Also explains why those rebelfags got their ass whooped on Hoth.
User avatar #20 to #12 - sixtyfourxgamer (08/24/2014) [-]
The Empire cannot be stopped! brb, gonna play battlefront 2
#29 to #12 - gaffateip (08/24/2014) [-]
ms paint skills off the charts
#14 to #12 - genralraam (08/24/2014) [-]
first thing i noticed
#15 - turian (08/24/2014) [-]
but why on pubic hair?
User avatar #65 to #15 - scorpidea (08/25/2014) [-]
snow-blow job.
#48 - hostofswarms (08/25/2014) [-]
For the empire!
#58 - sweetsmasterrace (08/25/2014) [-]
Who put plastic snowflakes on their pubes?
Who put plastic snowflakes on their pubes?
User avatar #17 - mutzaki ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
I want them all the size of a coin, made out of glass.
User avatar #23 to #17 - thechosentroll (08/24/2014) [-]
Just fill a bucket with them, toss them out the window and yell "MERRY CHRISTMAS, ************ !" while the people below panic under the rain of glass shards.
#25 to #23 - mutzaki ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
That's a fantastic idea.
That's a fantastic idea.
#28 - akigon (08/24/2014) [-]
I know this probably will not be received with open arms in this community, but hey! It's still well made Snowdrop
#64 - teFlyingNinja (08/25/2014) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #19 - thiotez (08/24/2014) [-]
Why do snowflakes get so symmetrical??
User avatar #21 to #19 - darksideofthebeast (08/24/2014) [-]
I'm just gonna take a guess. When they are made, I assume that vibrations have an effect on it and cause the geometric patterns.
#22 to #19 - joghurtgumi (08/24/2014) [-]
It's something to do with the shape of water molecules, and the way they adjust to each other. For a more detailed explanation, try this: www.doublexscience.org/why-are-snowflakes-always-six-sided/
User avatar #5 - puggles (08/24/2014) [-]
and here i'd just be happy with a polarized lens for my camera.
#49 - A Pickle (08/25/2014) [-]
It's so amazing how these things occur naturally yet look SO SYMMETRICAL AND 			****
It's so amazing how these things occur naturally yet look SO SYMMETRICAL AND ****
#50 to #49 - ukobarrywewa (08/25/2014) [-]
yeah, every snowflake has line symmetry of some multiple of 3 (3, 6, 9, etc.) but while 6 is most common, 12 symmetry is really cool.
User avatar #44 - theseventhmirror (08/24/2014) [-]
I was kind of hoping it would end with a picture of some white girl on Tumblr.
#13 - anthonyhart (08/24/2014) [-]
i was expecting dickbutt
#36 - brknsoul (08/24/2014) [-]
OP can finally see how small his dick is
#63 - ilikewafflez (08/25/2014) [-]
Macro photography is best photography. I cant get THAT close though, but I managed to get this so I'm still pretty happy.
User avatar #32 - Lambda (08/24/2014) [-]
Can anybody explain to me why exactly it is that snowflakes have perfect rotational symmetry? I would have expected the ice crystals to grow more randomly than this.
User avatar #16 - rakdinas ONLINE (08/24/2014) [-]
holy geometry, batman!
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