Covid Creativity: 23Apr21

by Milo Smith

Yvonne sent me a NYTimes article on photographing snowflakes. I don’t use such hi-tech gear or grow my own snowflakes.  Using simple gear, I collected a few flakes from the sky–not from a snowdrift or surface–on suitably cold days. Yes, this was a multiple day project.

Here are the images, usually done with photo-stacking to increase the depth of field.  All images taken on a tripod with natural light, an f stop of f8, ISO 200 and shutter speeds running into the seconds with mirror lock-up.  Thank you, Yvonne, for the inspiration for this post and thank you Wendy Beswick for the original challenge.

Friday Snowflake I
Friday Snowflake II
Thursday Snowflake
Friday Snowflake III
Snowflake on a Monday I
Snowflake on a Monday II
Snowflake on a Monday III

Collectif members, send images of recent work to with up to 100 words describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling a year in the Covid world & how/if creativity helps. We’d like an informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt.


  1. What beautiful photos, Milo…definitely original creations…You are a master of photography!…Sandra Sent from Samsung tablet


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