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Catching snowflakes in wintry weather

Updated 5:06 PM ET, Fri January 31, 2014
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The cold snaps across the United States seem endless, but with each new snowfall, there's an opportunity to capture a new perspective on winter, just like what Jeffrey Goodman did when he photographed this snowflake outside his Mentor, Ohio, home. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
The Ohio teacher enjoys taking photos of the wintry weather. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
Throughout January, Goodman photographed snowflakes after snowstorms would come through his area. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
Goodman used his iPhone 5s and a macrolens attachment to photograph these delicate snowflakes. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
"It has been an extremely cold winter this year with many days being in the single digits or below zero temperature range," Goodman said. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
"Most people grumble and complain about the cold and snow here in northeast Ohio," Goodman said. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
"But I've discovered that if you take the time to look close enough, the designs and patterns in these snowflakes can warm hearts," he added. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
"These were all taken in the last few weeks during the many snow storms that have blown through northeast Ohio this January," Goodman said. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
One of Goodman's favorite parts about winter is having the chance to dive into some winter nature photography. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
"It's been awe-inspiring to find such beauty in the tiny details that mother nature can produce in the midst of an arctic invasion," Goodman said. Courtesy Jeffrey Goodman
Nature photographer Candice Trimble spent one morning photographing snowflakes falling in her hometown of Front Royal, Virginia. Courtesy Candice Trimble
"The flakes melt fast when they hit any warmth so I had to move quickly," she explained. Courtesy Candice Trimble
"I have exactly 45 inches of hair, so luckily I had enough to literally lay out in front of me to catch snowflakes," Trimble said. Courtesy Candice Trimble
" I love all of my snowflake pictures," she said. Courtesy Candice Trimble
It snowed about 10 inches in her hometown when Trimble took these photos.
14-year-old Will Schweizsr decided to test out his new camera by capturing macro shots of the snow that fell in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "I went outside, set my Washington Nationals hat on the edge of the porch and let the snowflakes fall onto it," he said. Courtesy Will Schweizsr
"After about 45 minutes of trying to get the perfect snowflake, I went over my pictures," said Schweizsr. "Every so often I captured a great picture of a snowflake in perfect or almost perfect focus." Courtesy Will Schweizsr
Charles Slyer says he's always enjoyed reading the book "Snowflake Bentley," about a snowflake photographer, to his two daughters. "I would always tell them some day I will capture (an) image for them!" he said. And this winter, he did. These flakes landed on a pane of glass in his back yard. Courtesy Charles H. Slyer
Graduate student Michael Charnick has spent much of the past two months capturing snowflakes on the New York shores of Lake Ontario. It's part of a weather research project called OWLeS. Courtesy Michael Charnick/OWLeS Project
Charnick and his fellow scientists working on the project collect snowflakes on a felt plate "in order to characterize the crystals falling form the sky during (weather) balloon launches." Courtesy Michael Charnick/OWLeS Project
Charnick has a degree in meteorology and is now studying weather intelligence and risk management. Courtesy Michael Charnick/OWLeS Project
James Hill has lived in Norfolk, Virginia, his whole life. Because the town is near a warm, freshwater body, he says that when it does snow, it's usually a slushy mess. But not this time! "I have never seen a perfect snowflake until now," he said. courtesy James Hill