Snowflakes have been on my list of things to photograph for quite some time. Their fragility, complexity, and uniqueness make we want to spend hours photographing every snowflake that ever fell. But it's just too darn cold to do that.
So why photograph snowflakes now? Yesterday evening, as I was getting into my black-interior 2003 Toyota Corolla, I noticed that a few perfect snowflakes had landed on the plastic elbow rest on my driver side door. DING DING DING. A bell or light, or something like that went off in my head. The photographic fever hit me, and I wouldn't be satisfied until I got a few decent shots of these wondrous parts of nature.