Agate Geode

I bought this pretty rocky thing in a closing down sale, as it was quite cheap as these things go and looked like it would make an interesting photographic subject. Well, I did take a few pictures of it at the time, but I didn’t really work on it very much. But in the last couple of months, I’ve added a tripod and a flashgun to my camera kit[1], and yesterday I decided to have another go.

Agate Geode

Agate Geode

I used some dark card to provide a neutral background, and set up the camera on the tripod. I tried a few arrangements of the flash – direct, indirect, diffused, not diffused. This one was taken with the flash pointing straight at the geode, and it’s brought out some nice detail, especially in the white veined parts. Make sure you click the thumbnail to see the bigger version.

[1] More things I should have posted about, but didn’t during my hiatus or whatever it was…