Guy Tapes A $50 Lens To His Camera And Captures The Ridiculous Beauty Of Snowflakes

Russian amateur photographer Alexey Kljatov has managed to capture unearthly pictures of snowflakes via Cold War-era photography gear and duct tape. Kljatov proves that stunning imagery can actually be captured with what most people would consider trash.

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He used the max optical zoom of his Powershot and focused it on the surface of an antique Helios 44M-5 lens salvaged from a Soviet-era Zenit camera. Once that was set into gear he locked down the setup using a wooden board, screws, a black plastic bag, and plenty of duct tape to name a few. All he uses to capture these flakes is literally all of the items you’d find in the garbage.

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“When snowflakes fall on the glass, I put this tube with camera over a snowflake and shoot with a two second delay so I can remove hands from camera,” says Alexey. Capturing the snowflakes didn’t go without challenge since it was difficult to isolate the fluffy flakes.

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You can check out more of Kljatov’s photos over at his Flickr page. What blows my mind is that they actually look like this… LOL. Make sure to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t Wired) (Photo Credits: Alexey Kljatov)

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