Amazing

By Mike Jones

 

After seven years of perfecting his method, this photographer has released a collection of images showing beautiful snowflakes.

Taken by Canadian professional photographer, Dom Komarechka, 33, who for the last seven years has been snapping away at the snowflakes trying to get the perfect shots.

Each amazing photo shows different coloured snowflakes depending on the light that passes through them

The amazing images look almost photoshopped with different colours beaming out of them depending on the time and angle of the shot – which is common in butterfly wings, oil spills and soap bubbles.

Dom said: “The “magical” element here is the fact that every one of these snowflakes has colourful attributes that might at first be difficult to believe possible.

“The phenomenon is something we see regularly in soap bubbles, oil spots and even the wings of some butterflies, it’s called optical interference.

“The ice on top of this bubble is incredibly thin, and ice has a higher density than air.

“Some light bounces directly off of the snowflake without entering the ice, and some will bounce off the inner boundary of ice and air.

“These two reflections will re-join outside of the snowflake, but they will be “out of sync”, since one was moving slower for a very brief period of time.

“This causes certain wavelengths of light to cancel each-other out, while others might be amplified. The resulting colour is based on exactly how thick the ice is.”