Looking for a mineral-themed calendar for the year following the year we all want to forget? I have mini wall calendars (16 x 21 cm) available for AU$18.00 plus postage.
I am finding that I am not getting the best, sharpest results with some specimens using my newer super macro lens. So, at least for some specimens, such as this saleeite, I am reverting back[…]
Been capturing details of specimens in boxes, but not necessarily cataloguing and photographing. Took time out tonight to photograph this one though. Funny thing is, it was a small piece that came off a larger[…]
Getting quite a few people interested and posting on MeWe already. This after a few short days. This is a particularly nice ulrichite from Lake Boga. This one of a number of photos in the[…]
And not from Broken Hill! Marshite is a rare copper iodide mineral, originally found at Broken Hill. There is one other locality in Australia where it has been found, and that is the Poona mine,[…]
Photographed this very group of mineral species today. A polished sample that was analysed. A bit hard to work out which is which visually though!
I have created another six mineral-themed face masks via Redbubble. These are of a variety of minerals from around the world. So far, there are masks containing crocoite (some with other species) from the Adelaide[…]
Given the current situation, and that face masks are becoming more the norm, I have decided to create a series of mineral-themed face masks via Redbubble. Six designs are currently available, all of which feature[…]
I think I have made a good choice. The results are looking good! Axinite-(Fe), Actinolite, Glandon Pass, Maurienne valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. Width 18mm . Stack of 100 images.
a couple of new flexible LED lamps today for photography purposes. The new super macro lens needs more light than I was getting from the ring light attached to the front of the camera. These[…]
After a struggle with FedEx, I finally received my new super macro lens today. It will take a little while to get used to it, particularly with regards to lighting, but so far so good.[…]
Late afternoon/early evening just outside Ballarat. A meeting with the driver of a Road Train from South Australia. What could this be? What else? Rocks! Zahn Gotch, a friend and fellow mineral collector, was driving[…]
I was right. My photo was used in the “Luminescence of Gems“, presented by Dr. Emmanuel Fritsch. To recap, as reported in my earlier post, at one point in the presentation, I recognised a photo[…]
Last night, I joined a Zoom session organised by the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS), Thailand. These sessions have been running weekly for quite a few weeks now (I think this was number 7).[…]
A stunning South African rhodochrosite specimen… A few internal rainbows too. Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
Retook a photo of this specimen tonight. Amazing what 8 years can do. Here is the old one… Bit of a difference 😁😁 Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
Had to rejig my setup today. Decided to use an old LED ring light so that I didn’t have to disconnect either the one on my microscope or the one on my camera (both of[…]
A contradiction in terms? Brian Beyer has kindly put together an article on Darkfield Illumination for the upcoming issue of the Monthly Mineral Chronicles. Darkfield Illumination is a technique that can be used to photograph[…]