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Tomatito



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Titanium aura crystal cluster Reply with quote

I bought this nice stone on Ebay few years ago and now I decided to take a stack of it. The cluster is approximatelly 4cm large.

I used 5D and old manual Tamron 90mm f2.8, two external flashes



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http://www.flozya.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/titanium-aura-crystal-cluster.jpg
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Craig Gerard



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomas,

Beautiful!

I found it necessary to do some quick research on this sample to better understand its properties.

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Titanium Aura Quartz is Quartz that has been enhanced with Titanium. The Quartz is heated to 871 degrees celcius and a Titanium vapour is passed across it in a vaccuum, the Titanium is bonded to the surface of the Quartz creating this amazing rainbow of colours.



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig Gerard wrote:
I found it necessary to do some quick research on this sample to better understand its properties.


It is a quartz coated with a metallic sputtered layer. It is nice, but no natural.

The image is very nice, anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting material. Makes for a striking image.
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