Despite record or near record snows here in west Michigan, this winter has been a poor one so far for snow flake photography. The bits of dust and sleet that have fallen by the foot is just not photogenic.
Monday night was typical. Another 3 to 4 inches of snow fell, but the temperatures rose to the mid thirties as it came down. It was far too warm for snow flake photos, and the flakes themselves were way too sleety.
So I was happily surprised Tuesday evening as the temperatures dropped and a gentle flurry of snow blew into the area. For almost an hour well formed flakes fell and the temperature hovered in the mid 20’s. I was able to snake what may be the only acceptable snow crystal photos of the this season – historically, after February the odds of getting some good shots drop off dramatically.
Photos from this session: