Friday, June 15, 2012

Rock Photography Set VIII

This past weekend I helped by friend Dave Richter in his Rocks & Relics booth at the Salt Lake City, UT, area Gem Faire. This gave me the opportunity to fool around with my non-professional camera and try to push the boundaries of what my little machine is capable of doing and in the meantime try to get better at taking photos of minerals and fossils. Below is what resulted from that experiment.

Polished Brazilian quartz crystal point.
Druzy quartz-coated botryoidal chalcedony stalactites in Tampa Bay fossilized coral.
Large quartz crystal point from Mt. Ida, Arkansas.
Botryoidal chalcedony stalactites on Tampa Bay fossilized coral.
Acheulian tools from interior Morocco.
Fossil fish from the Green River Formation with polished ammonite half pairs from Madagascar.
Smokey Ametrine from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Beryl that is lime green is still technically aquamarine and not emerald. This material is from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Quartz pseudomorph of calcite dogtooth crystals with druzy quartz atop that from Maharashtra, India.
More polished quartz crystal points from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Moroccan ammonites.
Cut and polished rock crystal quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Polished agate from Madagascar.
Iridescent ammonite from Madagascar (NOT ammolite).
Pink tourmaline (rubellilte) from Minas Gerais, Brazil.

All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

1 comment:

  1. nice photographs.Amazed to see some of the ancient rock photographs.