Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

5 May 2011

Life in Inanimate Things. Gemstones.

Minerals are widely used in alternative therapies since they're believed to have some kind of inner energy. Boffins will argue there's no scientific evidence for it, but I go by the rule that

'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'

(Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159–167)


As I see it, anything that took Nature millions of years to create has to be special.

Green calcite mineral top view
Green calcite mineral top view. (by-nc-nd)

Green calcite mineral side view
Green calcite mineral side view. (by-nc-nd)

Green calcite mineral bottom view
Green calcite mineral bottom view. (by-nc-nd)

Jasper on dark red velvet
Jasper on dark red velvet.
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Amethyst crystals
Amethyst crystals. (© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Geometry of crystals is amazing, especially if you peer inside them by means of macro photography.

Inside an a methyst crystal
Inside an a methyst crystal. (by-nc-nd)

Inside a green calcite stone
Inside a green calcite stone. (by-nc-nd)

Inside a red garnet crystal
Inside a red garnet crystal.
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Inside a Garnet crystal
Inside a Garnet crystal. (by-nc-nd)

Stone flower. Malachite, Rose quartz, blue-banded Agate, Green Calcite, Amethyste, Pyrite, Obsidian and Jasper
Stone flower. Malachite, Rose quartz, blue-banded Agate, Green Calcite, Amethyste, Pyrite, Obsidian and Jasper.
(© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

2 comments:

  1. I really loved your "inside" pictures. They reminded me of when I took a pathology elective in med school, and I could make photographs of all the fantastic things inside our bodies, including crystalline gallstones. But my favorite picture was one of a spontaneously aborted fetus, so perfect in every way, but heartwrenching at the same time.

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  2. Actually, I saw a spontaneously aborted fetus once, too. It looked like some kind of pink reptile, a rather disgusting sight I should say.

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