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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Snowflakes That Stay On My Nose And Eyelashes

I try not to let a winter go by without talking about
Wilson Bentley.  He is the famous photographer of the 
late 1800's and early 1900's that photographed snowflakes
and for the first time the world could see what a wonder they
really are.  This photo is one of his, taken in 1890.
His photos are amazing given the primitive equipment he had!





I was curious what was happening in the photography world
today and a simple Google search wowed me!
Look at these beautiful flakes!
We just don't think of this when we have feet of snow on 
the ground!  It's really amazing!

Images from snowcrystals.com

























46 comments:

  1. Beautiful! There are words invented yet to describe the real beauty of snowflakes.

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    1. Sorry Ed, maybe next time. . . .

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    2. Drat! I meant there are no words invented yet to describe . . . . .

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    3. They really are astonishing! I need to learn how to photograph them! We sure have plenty! haha.

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    4. Hi Keith, have no fear I am here . . . lol
      Better late than never . . . :)
      See you were in so much of a hurry to be first you did a typo ~ I do typos for no reason whatsoever . . . lol

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    5. Hi Betsy . . . my comment below of course but it would be great if you could take some close ups, maybe with your new macro lens. . . :)

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  2. Snowflakes are tiny miracles.

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    1. They certainly are! The beauty of winter gets overlooked, I think. Everyone pines away for spring instead of looking around in wonder at this beautiful season!

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  3. Isn't God incredible?
    I found a Wilson Bently book on snowflakes at the second hand store.
    I should give it to my grandkids so they can know the wonder of a snowflake.
    :0)

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    1. I have that book...it's so fun to look at!

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    1. Exactly...nature's diamonds! We spell it jewelry, though. ha.

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    2. I almost prefer Bentley's lacy, delicate ones to the modern photographic versions. And yet the colours and refraction and architecture of the modern photos are quite amazing too. Great that we have both. And we had more today too... and then hail and freezing rain. I can hear the ploughs outside now doing their duty. Just wish they wouldn't do it at 2 a.m.

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  5. Wonderful photos and truly awesome . . .
    Every one is a miracle and all are different ~ it's almost as if God is making a point underlining the fact that he is the creator for all those who want to look . . . and to make the point that we are far more complicated than a snowflake and he made us as well ~ again ALL different ~ none exactly alike.. I love Suza's phrase Frozen Jewellery.

    Truly astounding that each snowflake and each person is completely different.
    Shame snow is so cold though . . . he might have made that a bit warmer . . . :)

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    1. Now, now...what happened to gratitude without complaint? haha... :)

      Yes, each really is a miracle. I had never thought of snowflakes shaped like thimbles and circles....our puny little minds just can't grasp it all!

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    2. We can't see every snowflake either . . . . or name it . . . I
      Yes gratitude without complaint . . . sometimes it takes a while to learn that . . . :)
      Great topic with the snowflakes ~ very thought provoking . . . :)

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    3. Thought I'd better post it or it would be spring soon!

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    4. That was a spool, not a thimble. ha. :)

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    5. Pffft puny little mind
      Mine is medium sized and one of a kind
      Is that what happens with you age?
      Does it shrink on the page?

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    6. Yep, it shrinks and rattles around your skull, too
      But I'm too young to know if that's true. ha.

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  6. wow, they are gorgeous...i guess the improvement in our imaging technology really allow us to see the amazing structure...
    they do not look so lovely piles on the roadside right now...ha

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    1. Yeah, that first super old one was amazing for 1890. But looking at the ones with current technology is so cool!

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  7. Well i will agree
    They are quite the sight to see
    But on them a dog can go pee
    If they soon don't flee
    When mountains are higher than me
    Or at least above my knee
    Time to end their spree
    He sure got great shots for the day in age for all to see

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    1. The piles will melt soon enough
      and then the flooding might get rough!
      Better buy a boat soon
      so you can sail in the cold lagoon!

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    2. The second floor will save me
      Unless a dam breaks and in comes the sea

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    3. That water would be cold
      truth be told!

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  8. I love seeing these and am always awed by Gods' creation!

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    1. Aren't they? So very cool...we just don't realize they look like that when we look at them piling on the ground!

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  10. It's mind boggling how intricate and geometrically beautiful they are. Hope you figure out how to photograph them.

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    1. I'm sure I don't have that special equipment, but maybe I could get a pretty good photo....we'll have to see!

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  11. Every winter I put my Snowflake Bentley book on the coffee table... I just love his story. About 25 years ago I experienced seeing snowflakes in the shapes of rods and cones...I think you might have included a rod in your photos. They were really weird looking and they caught my attention. Later , they talked about it on the news. Almost makes winter bearable! Ha! Seriously, people doubt there is a Creator? Love this post!

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    1. Yes, those odder shaped ones really got my attention! When we think it would be impossible for no two to be alike, I think we forget that they don't all have to be shaped like stars! That spool shape was amazing....the possibilities really are endless...especially if you're God!

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  12. That's amazing! I was trying desperately not to think of Julie Andrews as I looked at your astonishing photos..

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    1. Yeah, kinda hard not to with that title! haha.

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  13. While I disagree with the last quote, these are gorgeous!!!! I often wonder if thats REALLY what snowflakes look like. Whenever I see snow, I run and hide. Maybe one day I'll stop and catch a flake. :)

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    1. haha...you'll have to take that up with Mr. Frost!

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  14. I am really amazed at what they look like under modern technology. They really are perfect and wonderfully designed.

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    1. They really are...I'm amazed especially at the clear parts....just like glass crystals, too, with the refracted light.

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  15. These photos are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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