Ice Crystals


5 October 2006, USA

Water forms beautiful crystals when the atmosphere becomes minus zero.  This morning, I had to scrape my car before start to drive – I wish I had time to bring my magnifier to see them.  It was a winter morning and I did not have time!  In ‘the iciest web site in the world’, you can see 12 different patterns of ice crystals recorded in 1902 by Wilson Bentley.

By the way, is it only me to think that it would be graphically nicer if the centre of the stamp is centralised to the ice crystals?

Additional note: Wilson Bentley’s original ‘Photomicrograph’ works are recently in auction and some larger iamges are available here ( on 23 Jan 2010 ) .



追記:1902年にWilson Bentleyが撮影した’Photomicrograph’という手法のオリジナルの写真が最近(2010年1月23日現在)、オークションに出されてこのサイトで見る事ができます。

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