Spiderweb & snow
Snow revealing a big spiderweb on the swing, in the garden. It snowed on the French Riviera on 11 February 2010! It snowed without discontinuing for six hours. I think it hadn't snowed like this since 1987 (23 years ago)!
Snowflake 8 - 100% crop
This photo was taken about a month after the others and was my last snowflake tried this winter. This was taken outside my window, i.e. I didn’t have to stand outside searching for it :-). But since the angle is very awkward therefore using tripod is impossible, so I have to shot handheld with iso800, f/8, 1/50s. This is a 100% crop version with Neat Image applied to remove the noise, and sharpen (with NI as well, applying usm in photoshop after NI looks horrible). I will certainly try again…