Karla was born and raised in Colorado, developing a deep appreciation for wildlife and nature at a young age. In 2006 Karla was introduced to a new world through a macro lens, when she looked up close at her first snowflake. Since then she has grown in experience with equipment, techniques and abundance of passion toward snowflakes. On cold snowy days when most Colorado mountain residents are warming by the fire, you can be sure to find Karla out ever searching for the next beautiful snowflake to share with the world. It can take days or minutes to get a great snowflake photograph, but usually it is very time consuming. between the wind blowing the flakes away as soon as you get the camera on them, or they simply melt before you can get the shot. Most snowflakes do not even hold a form, they are what’s called graupel, a mass of fluff. Temperature, humidity, and cloud cover, all play a part in how the snow forms, or does not. Best temperature conditions Karla has experienced for photographing snowflakes is -8F to 18F. Please note this is the ground temp, not the temperature when the snow crystal is formed. Karla now resides in Clear Creek/Gilpin County Colorado above Central City, Colorado at 9460 ft elevation.