Friday, January 18, 2008


towering, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

yesterday, I was thinking of Wilson Bentley
the first person to ever take a photo of a snow crystal or snowflake.

I read a kid's picture book about him once, about 12 years ago and was enthralled.

Wilson Bentley loved snow, I can understand that, I do too.

He had to work a lot harder and longer than I did and his pictures are...the stuff of dreams. He took over 5000 pictures of snowflakes and of course, no two were the same.

Stats: Canon 30d, tripod, 100mm macro lens (I have trouble figuring it out but I am working on it),shutter 1/25, f13. I have another shot of snowflakes on flickr.


Anonymous said...

o my gosh, that's WONDERFUL. I love it.

Cloudscome said...

Oh my STARS! that is fabulous.

Yankee, Transferred said...

You're killin' me here! EXCELLENT!

From Away said...


Jo said...

I am completely overwhelmed. First by the incredible beauty and second, by your incredible talent! Wow and wow again!

Rev Dr Mom said...


I used to live one village over from where Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley lived. His work is exquisite.

concretegodmother said...

Wow, gawdess! I'm bowing here. And I really like the new header photo you put in place. Very cool.

Alias said...

So wonderful. I can't believe you were able to get such a great, clear shot. So very cool.

p.s. I really like your new header picture.

Ampersand said...

p.p.s Alias = Ampersand's daughter's account, sorry to use an "alias" haha.

Scrivener said...

What a super-fantastico macro shot.

Sandy said...

Great shot - look at the detail in that flake! Beautiful!

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