Snowflakes are inimitable, as we have always been told, and if we need proof, turn-of-the-twentieth-century photographer Wilson Bentley provides it in his exquisite black-and-white studies of the ephemeral crystals. Micro-photography of nature always reveals unsuspected alluring organized detail, yet snowflakes take the lead, just because their symmetric perfection stands against their inherent transiency.

Snowflakes are inimitable, as we have always been told, and if we need proof, turn-of-the-twentieth-century photographer Wilson Bentley provides it in his exquisite black-and-white studies of the ephemeral crystals. Micro-photography of nature always reveals unsuspected alluring organized detail, yet snowflakes take the lead, just because their symmetric perfection stands against their inherent transiency.

https://flic.kr/p/9GH4KG | Untitled (Snowflake) |  Artist: Wilson A. Bentley Artist Bio: American, 1865 - 1931 Creation Date: c. 1905 Process: gelatin silver photomicrograph print Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by MoPA Photo Forum Accession Number: 2010.010.001

https://flic.kr/p/9GH4KG | Untitled (Snowflake) | Artist: Wilson A. Bentley Artist Bio: American, 1865 - 1931 Creation Date: c. 1905 Process: gelatin silver photomicrograph print Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by MoPA Photo Forum Accession Number: 2010.010.001

These are real snowflakes! Photographed by Wilson A. Bentley who was the first person to capture the image  of a single snowflake with a camera!

These are real snowflakes! Photographed by Wilson A. Bentley who was the first person to capture the image of a single snowflake with a camera!

Wilson Alwyn Bentley (American, 1865–1931). [Snow Crystal], ca. 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Josh Rosenthal Fund, 2005 (2005.55.1) #snowflake

Wilson Alwyn Bentley (American, 1865–1931). [Snow Crystal], ca. 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Josh Rosenthal Fund, 2005 (2005.55.1) #snowflake

from Snow Crystals by W.A. Bentley and W.J. Humphreys, Dover Press, 1931.

from Snow Crystals by W.A. Bentley and W.J. Humphreys, Dover Press, 1931.

If you are unaware of Wilson Bentley and his magnificent collection of snowflake photograph's please become aware.  I gave a book of his photos for Christmas a few years ago and it was probably the best gift I have ever given.  So amazingly wonderful.  #snowflakes #wilsonbentley

If you are unaware of Wilson Bentley and his magnificent collection of snowflake photograph's please become aware. I gave a book of his photos for Christmas a few years ago and it was probably the best gift I have ever given. So amazingly wonderful. #snowflakes #wilsonbentley

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