What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Sky Crystals


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Don Komarechka

Barrie, Ontario-based photographer Don Komarechka has had a life-long fascination with snow. That seems like a pretty practical obsession for a Canadian! But he isn’t interested in landscapes, or bucolic, snow-covered scenes. Komarechka likes to get up close and personal with the snow he photographs.

His macro-photography of individual snowflakes is the result of years of study and practice. His book, “Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mystery of Snowflakes,” is full of beautiful, super close-up images of the stuff. While his photos look very slick and maybe even digitally produced, his process is anything but.

“Using a steady hand, an old mitten, and freshly falling snow, you can produce an image worthy of sparking that childhood wonder in even the most jaded onlookers. Some people don’t believe my images are real, and that’s when I know I’ve created something worth talking about. Of course, some people simply think I’m crazy watching me take pictures of an old mitten in a snow storm.”

You can view more of Komarechka’s hundreds of snow photos on his website and on Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook.

All images property of Don Komarechka.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “Sky Crystals

  1. Wow! I would have thought those images were painted…so cool that they’re real.

    What an appropriate post for my Minnesota morning, where school has been called off AGAIN due to blizzard conditions. Somehow the idea of standing outside with a camera in 40 mph gales while snow gets slammed up my nose and into my eyes doesn’t sound like fun. I’ll view my blizzards from indoors, thankyouverymuch.

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    • I’m with you, though I’m glad he’s willing. The flakes are remarkable! Good luck with today’s blizzard. Your poor kids must have to go to school for half the summer to make up for all the snow days!


  2. And to think they are all different. Our God is an awesome God who does perfection .

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  3. These photos are beautiful. I’m glad the artist is drawn to them.

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  4. I’ve seen his work before. His sister is a friend. Amazing eh?! And beautiful.

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  5. These are so pretty! And makes me actually appreciate Winter…Just a bit:p ❤

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  6. These photographs are spectacular and I love that the technology behind the image capture involves an old mitten. Isn’t nature just amazing? These photos made my youngest son gasp.

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  7. I am in awe—these are phenomenal. Hard to imagine looking at the snow outside and realizing it is made up of millions of these beautiful designs!

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  8. Spectacular and miraculous! Thank you for sharing!

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