Inspired by the talented Canadian photographer, Don Komarechka and his recent work documenting these stunning natural crystals, I set out to see what I could capture with our modest backpacking camera gear here in Berlin.
Not carrying a dedicated macro lens on these travels, I’ve had to improvise by capturing macro shots using the reverse lens method. Never before had I had to photograph subjects that are this tiny and fragile where even the slightest warm breath would see your intricate snowflake disappear before your eyes. But through persistence, and trial and error, these are what I was able to capture. There’s still much to learn, but snowy days are never going to be the same ;)