Saturday, April 25, 2009

319:365 Peacock Ore

Peacock Ore
Originally uploaded by amkb

Anna: After having our tea (see earlier post), my daughter and I went to the Royal Alberta Museum. They have a fabulous minerals display.

This piece of peacock ore is my photographic challenge. The museum doesn't allow tripods or monopods, which makes things difficult enough, but what I really am wanting to do is take a clear photo that captures the colours and sparkle of this incredible sample. I had the Canon S3 today, as if fits in my purse. I used the program setting and increased the exposure to +1. ISO was on auto, and it was set to vivid colour. I also had it on macro.

I think this is one of the better shots I've managed so far.


Audrey Mango said...

My dad gave me a little bit of this when I was small to start my rock collection. I loved it so much. :)

Anna said...

It is quite gorgeous. My collector daughter, however, tells me this is actually rainbow hematite.

Like I can tell the difference?? *L*