Monday, September 1, 2008

UV Fluorescent Minerals

Today now very bright images which fluorescent minerals can provide. A very good friend of mine was so kind to open up his mineral collection "vault" for me and I was able to take some shots of his shotwave and longwave fluorecent mineral collections. Since he has the needed ultraviolet lamps already installed in his cabinets, a "normal" camera and lens was sufficient, tripod mounted because of the somewhat longer exposure times.

Here now the images, click on them to get larger ones:

and this now an also fluorescent shrimp:

So I hope you like these as much as I do....

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site