Winter is cold while winter is pretty, especially when the world is covered by ice and snow. There are many breathtaking winter photography we featured before, while those frozen lighthouses are at the top of list. These almost haunting images were captured by American photographer Thomas Zakowski on a trip to two cities in Michigan after a storm battered the state. Standing in temperatures well below freezing, the 30ft structures have been transformed into giant icicles. The whole scene looks like so unreal, like something would only happen in magic movie. Unbelievably gorgeous!
Due to the many changes in temperature and humidity the crystal experiences during its fall to earth, snowflakes form in a wide variety of intricate shapes. It is very unlikely for any two randomly selected snowflakes to appear exactly alike even though we probably can’t tell with our bare eyes. That is the reason many people are crazy about photographing snowflakes – collecting as many shapes as possible. Apparently, Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is one of them who devotes himself capturing the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals. In order to get clear shots of those intricate geometric shapes, Kljatov has to fall to the ground during a snowstorm and carefully isolates single snowflakes. Take a look at Kljatov’s collection, these intricately formed shapes are a stunning display of nature at its best.
Have to say, I am not a winter person – hate the cold, hate the slippery icy street and hate these non-stop shoveling days. But I have to admit, winter is pretty and probably the most magical time of the year, especially when snow is there.
Winter photography, especially in the colder parts of the world, is a specialized niche. Snow, ice, and the crispness that comes with freezing temperatures can easily add a new dimension to the photo. But it is not easy to take photo in winter. Photographers need to well prepare their cameras and guard against frostbite and hypothermia. They often venture into remote wilderness searching for a perfect scene. As a tribute to these hardy and talented photographers, we bring you this incredible selection of “18 Breathtaking Winter Photography” we loved and hope you can find some inspiration in winter photos.
1. Photo by: Norbert Maier
Infrared Photography is capturing invisible light that shows incredible after effects. Basically speaking you are simply blocking out visible light while letting the invisible light come inside the camera lens. In this series entitled IR, Netsounski snaps shots of tropical hotspots (no pun intended) and, using infrared technology, distorts the colors in a beautiful way. Vivid shades of green and yellow are muted in the photos, while retaining a strong blue tone. What’s left is a striking combination of icy whites and blues. This creates such a surreal output, just like a fairy tale winter wonderland with topical plants and environment around. Amazing!