The Hidden Land - Starfall Mountain 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.

…it’s hard to choose a favourite from my collections, but this by far on the top of the list…

Pyrite Spheres in Shale
see Fortress for mineral description

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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  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerabout 5 years ago

    Greetings Aileen; Wow, this looks like something from another planet, great capture!

  • Thanks, they’re like two stars crashed on a mountain :)
    Thanks for adding yet another one to your favourites Steve! This form of pyrite was new to me as well. ’Got to have my own!

    – Aileen David

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 5 years ago

    adore this shot! doesnt look real at all! i have a piece of cornish pyrite, that has left a hole where the crystal was, i ll add it when i get a good enough shot! i hope you ll enjoy it! i have only just started using the computer, and dont know how to add to my watch list! any advice would be appreciated!!!!

  • Oh yah, I didn’t even see the date(silly me) WELCOME to redbubble! To add a person to your watch list – go to their page, underneath their name and info you’ll find and icon of an eye with an “add to watchlist” tag. Just click and that person will appear on the right hand side panel on your front page, under your favourites.
    I’m looking forward to seeing that cornish pyrite :)

    – Aileen David

  • Michael Hadfield
    Michael Hadfieldabout 5 years ago

    I really like this one, I’ve never come across balls of pyrite before.

  • I know! We were so surprised as well! ’Glad you liked this :)

    – Aileen David

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Starfall Mountain, how delightful a name is that, it looks great, the dark rock with the silver pyrite, lucky you to go to the Museum! :O)

  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheealmost 5 years ago

    Well I just picked it out as eye catching as I went through your gallery! The silvery balls stand out from the lovely dark rocks.

  • Thank you very much Elizabeth*:)*

    – Aileen David

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