Ice Age #14603

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The Story

There isn’t anything else in the natural world much like agate in its wide variety of natural organic beauty. This abstract art picture of a large cut and polished natural blue agate can easily appear as a frozen fjord picture taken from above, but of course, it’s entirely up to your imagination. All of this was done entirely by mother nature’s artistry in natural stone.

The blue agate slab I worked with was fairly large, about as big as a dinner plate. Using micro photography and special lighting techniques, including light through the one-inch stone from below, I slowly took the camera close-in all around the stone. I was looking for artful scenes that had a sense of composition and interesting color. Things didn’t always work out, but some pictures like this one made some wonderful and colorful fine art abstract photography.

Aside from a fine art abstract as seen here, blue agate has been attributed with many healing powers by people through time, such as increasing intellect and luck. Other attributes have been calmness, focus, and insight. It’s all in what you believe I’d suppose, but it’s clear to me that it can make some interesting and unusual artwork.

Location: a studio shot done in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

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