Temperatures are quickly falling as we get closer to the holiday season and the first day of winter, so for many of you that means that snow has already or will soon fall from the sky above you. There are lot of terrible things about snow, but one silver lining is the beauty found in each and every snowflake...if you have the technology to view it. Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov came up with a cheap alternative to spending thousands of dollars on macro lens and fancy camera bodies, and his way will only cost you $50, a roll of tape, and the time it takes to dig that old point-and-shoot out of a box in the garage.

Kljatov literally taped a Helios 44M-5 lens to the end of his Canon Powershot A650 and secured the custom rig to a board on a glass table outdoors. When the crystals landed on the glass, all he had to do was press the shutter and voila! There is no reason why you can't get the same quality images at home and trick your friends into thinking you're some hot shot photographer. For more details about Kljatov's setup, visit his blog here.

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[via DeMilked]