photography stories

The Geminid meteor shower is generally one of the best shows of the year, and lots of people were out with their cameras to document to event. So as you'd imagine, there are quite a few lovely images popping up and we thought we'd share some of our favorites with you.
Photographer Michael Wesely plays around with extremely long exposures. In case you think we're exaggerating, it takes him two years or more to take one picture. In the wonderful world of digital photography immediate gratification, that's an awfully long time to wait for a single image to be completed, but in this case, it's worth it.
Wilson Bentley is one of the first known snowflake photographers. He was fascinated by snow from an early age and worked tirelessly to capture detailed images of each unique snow crystal. His process involved catching each snowflake on black fabric and and then using a microscope and bellows camera to photograph them.
What you see above is a human body. A naked human body, in fact. Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama, who has taken some curiously gorgeous shots of nothing but water, didn't use fancy tricks to get the effect you see here, but rather created a composite out of thousands of images to convey a form in motion.