Category Archives: Photography

A Jumble of Colors from a Six Dollar Rock

These are extremely small vanadinite crystals, barely forming a red haze in a seemingly featureless six dollar rock from Arizona. Under the microscope, they present a wealth of red, with a few showing vanadinite’s true hexagonal crystals. Click on the … Continue reading

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Close Up Photography

Close up or macro photography is expensive and challenging. Never-the-less, it can bring to life specimens you’ve self-collected or bought at rock shops or over the internet. This is a picture of native copper. I bought the material for a … Continue reading

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We The Few

“We the few, who have done so much with so little, now attempt the impossible with nothing.” My week long road trip has returned me to a seemingly impossible problem: producing professional looking closeup and macro photography. I have located … Continue reading

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Another New Post At SouthwestRockhounding.com

My road trip and vacation  continued with a visit to the Rio Tinto: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/11/25/the-forty-mule-team-at-the-rio-tinto-mine-near-borax-california/

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New Post to SouthwestRockhounding.com

On indoor photography and light boxes: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/11/11/gearing-up-for-photos/ (external link)

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New Post to SouthwestRockhounding.com

Today’s entry to SouthwestRockhounding.com. Read all about phyllite and photography!    

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In Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park

A hiker crests a hill on the way to the Fire Maze. His only companion, a trail marker at the top. Black and white and white leaves the lines of the earth bare. I think of Kate Bush: And if … Continue reading

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