Monday, February 8, 2010

Playing Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley is one of our favorite stories. These are my own humble attempts to photograph snowflakes. They are all much blurrier than I had hoped, it's hard holding the camera steady and the focal length is ridiculously short. I wanted to take more, but alas, the snow had changed into small little pellets. Here's to more snow, the big fluffy kind. (and maybe not for another week or two)!


  1. These are just beautiful. Isn't it just amazing that something not much bigger than a knitted stitch could be so intricate, delicate and yet make the trip from the sky and still be so perfectly beautiful. Nice work, my old eyes saw no blurriness, just loveliness! Thanks Snoflake Colleen.

  2. Holy Smokes! i thought these were fake, they are so beautiful! Great job, sis!

  3. Nature is full of the divinity so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand

    Colleen It is so exciting that you were able to photograph these beautiful snowflakes. today I was watching as they fell on my black pants.I could not see any as clear as your photos. Magnificent photography.

  4. On January 28, 1887, snowflakes"larger than milkpans" fifteen inches across and eight inches thick, were reported falling near Fort Keogh, Montana.
    These are the snowflakes I would need if I will be getting photos like yours.