Captured on January 11, 2020, between 9:14 a.m. - 9:37 a.m. (MST) in Larkspur, CO (USA). The beautiful flurries of snow began just after midnight on January 11. However, I was tired and went to bed instead of taking the night photos. I assumed I would wake in the morning to either some snowflakes left for picturing or none due to melt. When I went outside around 9:00 a.m., my car still had a few snowflakes on it. However, the snowflakes that had fallen were now encompassed by the frost that had grown throughout the night. The mix of both created a very artistic sketch of frosted snowflakes. The snowflakes and frost reflected the morning rays of light as the sun came pouring down on them while holding their formation for the moments of capture. The designs, shapes, and reflections in the frosted snowflakes are absolutely marvelous.
AUTHOR: Melissa Robertson UNITED STATES
I have enjoyed taking pictures all my life. In 2018, I captured a snowflake that looked like a flower. The snowflakes inspired me to pursue macro photography. I have spent a lot of time, night and day, capturing the beauty and tiny detailed designs of the smallest flakes that land within my yard, trees, deck, and space around. My desire is to share the beauty of this piece of nature with the world. My photographs have become illustrations in my book new series, Washed as White as Snow, published in 2019. Although, I enjoy and focus on snowflakes the majority of my time, during the off-season and when the moments arise, I still enjoy capturing whatever piques my interest, such as the sky, sun, mountains, lakes, kids, etc. I still enjoy all photography as it allows me to remember the world’s passing moments for years to come.
Publication: Washed as White as Snow: The Good News of Jesus Christ (Book published 2019)
Awards: Sad Snowflake - 3rd Place, Mike’s Camera Local Contest, Colorado Springs, April 2019
Eye of the Snowflake - Honorable Mention, Monovisions B&W Contest, 2019
Midday’s Ring - Honorable Mention, Monovisions B&W Contest, 2019
Reflections in the Flake - Honorable Mention, Monovisions B&W Contest, 2019
Fifi’s Darlings - Honorable Mention, Our World in Focus Pet Contest, September 2019
Mornings Frost Series (3 Photos Total) - Honorable Mention, ND Awards 2019
Silent Flake - Honorable Mention, ND Awards 2019