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[…]