Fluorescence

Oleksandr Holovachov

Oleksandr Holovachov

Interested in photographing fluorescent plants? If so, then check out Oleksandr Holovachov’s site. Some beautiful images can be seen. And there’s a great intro into the nuances of fluorescent plant photography. Oleksandr has truely mastered this art. Check it out. -Foton

Fluorescent Plants – Craig P Burrows

Fluorescent Plants – Craig P Burrows

Wow! There are some spectacular fluorescent plants. I’ve noticed a few fluorescent lichens and clovers while hunting fluorescent rocks. But nothing like these images taken by Craig P. Burrows, a professional photographer whose portfolio is well work a look. Unlike fluorescent rocks, where the focus is on collecting and displaying them, fluorescent life forms are difficult, if not impossible to collect. Rather, the focus is […]

La Grasta Mine Aragonite

La Grasta Mine Aragonite

I’ve just acquired this La Grasta Mine Aragonite from Minershop. Mark Cole writes: The La Grasta mine in Sicily operated from the mid-1800 until 1930. Workers carried ore out on their backs. In the 60’s the mine was reopened, renovated and worked until 1987.  The La Grasta underground tunnels were abandoned in 1987, and all entrances were closed at the end of the 90’s. Today, […]

Fluomedia

Fluomedia

Wow! I just visited one of the most beautiful and complete fluorescent dive websites in the world. Fluomeda.org has a gallery full of absolutely astounding photographs. And they have some neat products to light those corals up. Check them out. -foton

Creatures of Light

Creatures of Light

Luminescence has gone from magical to fantastical as if forms the basis for research tools of the future.   It might even be interesting to use an intense blue light, maybe a laser, combined with an appropriate yellow eyeglass filter to check minerals for fluorescence. -foton

More Coral Glowing

More Coral Glowing

Fluorescent coral, it’s surprising! Look at this surprising macro photography from the Coral Guardian. -foton

New Specimen

New Specimen

I’ve got a new specimen thanks to Mark Cole at Minershop.com. It’s a fluorescent yellow apatite on tourmaline and quartz from the Shigar Valley, Pakistan. -foton

Glowing Sea Life

Glowing Sea Life

There’s lots more than coral that glows in the ocean. Fluo Diving is an adventure sport for diving enthusiasts interested in glow in the dark stuff. Diving at night is a challenge by itself. Doing it with almost no visible light would be completely alien. For an old retired guy like myself, I might have to develop a new sport, Fluo Wading! 🙂 -foton