Upped my snowflake macro game this weekend by introducing colored lights to the setup
Still have a good bit of learning to do in terms of lighting, but with every shoot comes something exciting and new
For this one, I had a regular light and a blue light backlighting the snowflake on a sheet of glass. If you line it up just right, you can get some facets of the flake reflecting the color while the rest of it remains white. Still had to adjust the white balance in post to get rid of the nasty yellow cast of the tungsten bulb, but that's why you shoot in RAW!
The worst thing about these shots is the amount of cleaning stuff up you have to do in post. Lots of dust spots and scratches and fun stuff on the glass, I need to find a way to shoot on a more pure surface