1.21.2010

Miracles of Beauty

Wilson Bentley loved snow. He loved snow so much that at the age of 19, in the late 19th century, Wilson was resourceful enough to figure out a way to capture these ice crystals on film.

Here are just a few of some of the over 5,000 images he took. I find them stunningly beautiful. And so remarkable that this man, so long ago, was able to capture these uniquely intricate and tiny frozen sculptures.

You can read more about Mr. Bentley *here* and his museum.

In his local town of Jericho, Bentely's fascination with snowflakes earned him the nickname Snowflake Bentley. A museum there is dedicated to his life's work, housing 2,000 of his vintage prints. A book of his photographs, Snow Crystals, was published in 1931. The same year he died walking home in a blizzard. (from the guardian.co.uk)









1 comment:

beachbungalow8 said...

reminds me of that study of the change in the structure of cells in water when the words 'happy', 'bad', 'nice', 'hate' etc were labeled on the bottles containing them . These look particularly 'happy'

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