This photo was taken around 11:30a.m. (CST) in October 2018. As I walked to my car, I looked up and noticed the ring encircling the sun completely. The photograph was immediately taken. It is rare to see a dulled rainbow reflecting around the entire sun. Typically only pieces of it show. This photograph was a special moment in the sun's time.
AUTHOR: Melissa Robertson UNITED STATES
I am a newer photographer, although I have enjoyed taking pictures my whole life. In the spring of 2018, I captured a photo of a snowflake that looked like a flower. I was hooked from that moment. I have become an official macro, snowflake photographer.
The 2018-2019 snow season has been a very good year to become a snowflake photographer in Colorado. I have spent a lot of time capturing the beauty and tiny detailed designs of the smallest flakes that land within my yard, trees, deck, and space around. I have also taken to capturing some amazing mornings of frost filled areas. My desire is to share the beauty of this piece of nature with the world. I think, although snow in the form of landscape is popular, snow in the form of flakes is rare, especially snowflakes captured at night. It is a true blessing to see the individual design and creativity of each.
My photographs have inspired me to not just take pictures, but to write stories that are illustrated by the secret designs written within each flake. My first snowflake photography storybook will be released in late summer 2019. I have taken thousands of pictures, this year alone, which are just the beginning to an extensive snowflake book series.
I have a family and currently reside in Larkspur, Colorado where my snowflakes inspiration has not only taken root but soared. I love when it begins to snow and my son says, "Mommy, it's snowing. You need to go take pictures." Whether it is 36 degrees and snowing or -15 degrees and snowing, you will find me outside hunting for the perfect snowflakes.