Well I hope it's ok to share some of my photograph failures as well as successes, 'cause otherwise how are you going to learn? I've tried a couple of times to photograph snowflakes, something I'd really like to learn. I have a long way to go! But I thought I'd share these attempts anyway. If there's anyone out there with experience of what works best, hints are welcome!
This one was taken just on the surface of the snow. I was surprised this flake actually showed up on the picture once I enlarged it. Not much of a picture, but this got me started thinking I might actually be able to accomplish this.
These two are taken on the dark window of the car, where if I looked very carefully I could find individual snowflakes, tiny as they were. The challenge is to get them in focus. Try as hard as I did, these are marginal at best - but I think they're a good start. The structure of the individual flakes is absolutely amazing!
I also tried a couple on the red part of the car, which turned out not too bad. I think the one above was about the best I got, but it has me thinking I need to learn how to do this right!
Meanwhile, we have piles of snow. It was really nice to have it 'warm-up' today to about -10 instead of -20! That makes a very big difference to your comfort outside. Walking the dog late today the snow was coming down so fast I could hardly see 50 yards; it was just a thick blanket of snowflakes filling the air. I'll have to get the snowblower out yet again in the morning.