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13: Snowflake

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 by in 1728

Yesterday the fields were only grey with scattered snow,
And now the longest grass-leaves hardly emerge;
Yet her deep footsteps mark the snow, and go
On towards the pines at the hills’ white verge.

I cannot see her, since the mist’s white scarf
Obscures the dark wood and the dull orange sky;
But she’s waiting, I know, impatient and cold, half
Sobs struggling into her frosty sigh.

Why does she come so promptly, when she must know
That she’s only the nearer to the inevitable farewell;
The hill is steep, on the snow my steps are slow-
Why does she come, when she knows what I have to tell?

Yesterday the fields were only grey with scattered snow – D.H. Lawrence

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The December 2011 contest is to photograph 2D snowflake(s) made of Zen Magnets. Use up to 1728 and no less than 72 Zen magnets. Create flat snowflake(s), dressed with an original background and garnished with good lighting. Your snowflake should be have six fold symmetry, just like real snow flakes. Here’s some inspiration.

Mirror box snowflake

Mirror box snowflake

As usual, the judges will be your peers. First place gets two free zen sets, second place one free set. Zen Magnets Only for this contest, no neoballs or others allowed. Another thing to remember is that this is a photography contest as much as a magneteering contest. Everything you submit goes to the public domain. Having fun is the most important requirement. Submission deadline is the end of December.

To enter, load your photo to, and fill out the form:

Submissions closed. Voting up soon.