The First Snow

“I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others.”  ~Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, 1925

There’s something magical about the first snow. The sight of that first snowflake can elicit gasps of excitement in both the young and old. Wilson Bentley, the first person to photograph a snow crystal back in 1885, was so fascinated by snow, that he went on to capture more than 5000 images of snowflakes during his lifetime.  Here is a sampling of today’s photographers on Etsy who share in the fascination and the beauty of snow.

People wait in line for Broadway tickets in this appropriately titled photograph, "The Snow Must Go On."

It's hard to resist the beauty of Belvedere Castle on a  snowy day in Central Park.

This double exposure image of a snowy street in Hoboken NJ evokes nostalgia. The photo below, "Bamboo Forest in Winter," captures an early winter morning in a Japanese bamboo grove.

 

 

Post by: Nicoletta Siccone / ETSY Shop: ArtologieDesigns / Website: www.art-ologie.com

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