In 1885, American farmer Wilson Bentley attached a camera to his microscope and took what is believed to be the very first photo of a snowflake.
Nov 05, 2018 · Re: CNN article: ‘Snow Crystals’: How history’s first photos of snowflakes were made In reply to Bobthearch • 11 months ago Thanks for the link to Bentley’s photography.
Nov 05, 2018 · CNN article: ‘Snow Crystals’: How history’s first photos of snowflakes were made
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How history’s first photos of snowflakes were made CNN December 25, 2017 CNN Leave a comment In 1885, American farmer Wilson Bentley attached a camera to his microscope and took what is believed to be the very first photo of a snowflake.
In the late 1800s, a self-educated Vermont farmer by the name of Wilson Bentley made the first successful image, or “photomicrograph,” of a single snowflake. He used a bellows camera attached
This was the first time capped columns, for example, were recognized as a type of snow crystal. [Public domain image from Wikipedia ] The first scientist to theorize about the six-fold symmetry of snow crystals was German scientist Johannes Kepler .
It took Bentley two years of painstaking trial and error, but on January 15, 1885, at the age of 19, he made the world’s first photomicrograph of a snow crystal by adapting a microscope to a bellows camera. He would go on to capture more than 5000 snowflakes during his lifetime, not finding any two alike.
The First Photographs of Snowflakes In 1885, Wilson Bentley, a farmer in Vermont, became the first known person to photograph a snowflake. He would document 5,000 of them in his lifetime.
Four year later, in 1885, equipped with both his microscope and a camera, Bentley made the first successful photograph of a snowflake. Bentley was a pioneer in «photomicrography,» the photographing of very small objects, especially of snowflakes. Snowflakes or snow crystals are difficult to photograph because they melt so quickly.
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In the rural backwater of Jericho, Vermont, a self-educated farmer began photographing snowflakes in 1885 Thu 21 Jan 2010 12.44 EST First published on Thu 21 Jan 2010 12.44 EST