My paternal grandmother (rest her soul) spent much of the later years of her life being a rock hound, having been infected with Rocks Pox. Lately, I dug out the part of her vast collection that I inherited and decided there's a lot of nice images to be had.
Toward that end, here's the first of a series I'm going to work on... Gramma's Rock Collection.
Sun 06-Jan-13 04:12 PM | edited Sun 06-Jan-13 04:29 PM by Apalach
Great idea! Any idea where the various specimens were originally collected?
Here's one of my favorites that was collected in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. Turned out this formation contained some of the oldest rocks in North America, about 1.5 to 3 billion years of age (sounds kind of like the national debt!). Cheers, Dick
Nikon D90, Tokina 100 mm macro lens, f/32, Aperture priority, ISO 200, Nikon SB-400 Speedlight.
I was intrigued by your project because my grandmother also gave me rocks from her rock collection. I kept many and gave the others to my kids. I never thought to photograph them so thanks for the idea.