The Hidden Land - Fortress by Aileen David

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Here’s another instalment tour into The Hidden Land.
As before, this collection features rocks and minerals highlighting their unique properties and formations. I always try to take as macro a shot as I can without loosing too much information about my subjects. With this series, I was handicapped as the specimens were behind glass cases; they were taken at the Australian Museum. I also only had what light was available there so positioning myself to get the best angles was key to capturing the images I wanted.

Pyrite
Pyrite is used commercially for the production of sulfur dioxide, for use in such applications as the paper industry, and in the manufacture of sulfuric acid.
During the early years of the 20th century, pyrite was used as a mineral detector in radio receivers, and is still used by ‘crystal radio’ hobbyists. Until the vacuum tube matured, the crystal detector was the most sensitive and dependable detector available- with considerable variation between mineral types and even individual samples within a particular type of mineral. The most sensitive mineral was galena, which was very sensitive also to mechanical vibration, and easily knocked off the sensitive point; the most stable were perikon mineral pairs; and midway between was the pyrites detector, which is approximately as sensitive as a modern 1N34A diode detector.
Pyrite has been proposed as an abundant inexpensive material in low cost photovoltaic solar panels.

from: Wikipedia

My name is Aileen and I’m a mother, photographer and yoga teacher. I specialize in macro and close-up photography. I love capturing the tiny and revealing their beauty and uniqueness. There is so much beauty right under our noses if we only took the time to really look. Details in texture and the behavior of light and shade on the small scale is so fascinating for me. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did capturing them.

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Comments

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you very much*:)*

    – Aileen David

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerabout 5 years ago

    Greetings Aileen; Wonderful lighting, form and texture! Stunningly beautiful!
    steve

  • Thank you so much Steve! The lighting was a handicap because I had to rely on what was there, so I had to look for the perfect angles :)
    Thanks for favouring this too.

    – Aileen David

  • hugo
    hugoabout 5 years ago

    this has great texture with the multiple sharp edges and startlingly good color, love it!

  • Hi Hugo! Thank your for the review and compliment :) and for adding this to your favourites.

    – Aileen David

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