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Water Crystals by berndt2

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Yes, the inflight movies were boring. That’s why, when I spotted ice crystals forming on my aeroplane window and realised I had my Tamron 90mm macro lens handy, I decided to dedicate some time to capturing some of them properly. This was probably the best one.

The vaguely rainbow-coloured background is based on the actual even more vague colours bounced off the window (ie. this photo has had its saturation enhanced)… but really it’s the natural and random formation of the crystals and their ‘artistic’ placement that I was captivated by.

Bernd Talasch doesn’t remember being hatched in a research laboratory in Omaha in the late 1950s so maybe that never happened. (Placeholder bio – remember to replace).

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  • billyboy
    billyboyover 6 years ago

    Cool. Already thought it was cool before I read your text. I’ve also taken shots though plane windows, and with a polarizer you get the rainbow effect even more pronounced… but I’ve never produced anything as excellent as this. Great idea, amazing shot!

  • Lori H
    Lori Hover 6 years ago

    Love this, glad the flight was boring!

  • GabrielK
    GabrielKover 6 years ago

    great work, the formation is beautiful

  • elliewinds
    elliewindsover 6 years ago

    very cool!!! love the rainbow effect and the tones created.

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 6 years ago

    ooooh….. very beautiful – we find beauty in the most unlikely places don’t we…..

  • LittleHelen
    LittleHelenover 6 years ago

    Get out!!!…this was on a plane? :0

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    stunning shot…. wow you must be so glad you captured this…..

  • Mia1
    Mia1over 6 years ago

    Awesome work. Fantastic

  • Jacqueline Baker
    Jacqueline Bakerover 6 years ago

    Great! love the overall color of the image and clarity of the crystals!

  • Lam Tran
    Lam Tranover 6 years ago

    Wow! Excellent shot! Great tone and value, excellent framing! Natural beauty!

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