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Got 2 sets of these really nice Brazillian agate coasters. They come four to a set from woot.com. They can be used as coasters. Or underneath candles. They seem (to me) to be far too fine for that kind of duty. A couple of these are really beautiful.

They are slabs of rock cut thin. Thin enough that most are at least translucent. 1 or 2 you can cleanly see through the other side. Going to take some pictures of them, but I haven’t quite figured out how to best light them for effect. I think they really need a backlight of some sort.

Took up my photography class where I left off a month or two or three ago. Go udemy.com! This is the beginning photography class I took mostly just as a refresher. Got the same guy’s advanced class as well as a couple others that he recommended and I thought was interesting. This is the first step. I’ve all but finished this one. Got one section left (on using flashes!) and then a review.

And I should be ready for something else.



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Jun. 16th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
Afternoon sun for the lighting.
I've a few such slabs in front of halogens as winter heat lamps.
Jun. 17th, 2013 09:59 am (UTC)
Re: Afternoon sun for the lighting.
Post le pics here. I wanna see! Yeah lighting is a bitch.
Jun. 17th, 2013 10:36 am (UTC)
Agate is really nice! It is one of the naturally occurring rocks here. Probably the most common in the country. I used to have a mobile made out of slices of some blue rock with crystals in the middle, but an ex boyfriend broke it :(

I look forward to any photos you might take of the agate and post. I've been thinking about your class, and that I might like to take some at some point. Not right now, though - too busy!

Edited at 2013-06-17 10:36 am (UTC)
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