These amazing photos were taken by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, who adapted his camera in order to achieve remarkably close-up focus on individual snowflakes after they’ve fall on the ground. He illuminates his shots with a flashlight and the background texture is dark wool fabric.
Alexy’s images reveal the unique geometric shapes of each snowflake with such astonishing clarity that it’s easy to forget just how tiny they really are. Visit Alexey Kljatov’s Flickr stream to view many more of his remarkable snowflake photos.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
We’re dreaming of snow.
I’ve always loved Will’s split second face of “Barbossa? What the fuck? When was he an option?!”
and then there’s Barbossa’s reaction. omg
“What the fuck? Elizabeth? Barbossa? Elizabeth, what- oh. OH. Oh, I get it now!”
But really, let’s imagine Elizabeth telling Will no, and just going off with Barbossa to run a badass pirate armada.
four calling birds
I want a hedgehog
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
My 5-year old brother is the next person in line for shoes. They’re still in progress, but here is Postman Pat’s van and a nearly-finished Hogwarts Express.
The other things he wants painted on is the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, and Fireman Sam’s firetruck Jupiter. Like I said, I’m open to suggestions! This is also a bit more challenging than the last pairs -he only has little feet! Both of the pictures on the shoe are only about 2cm high!