Last month, we collected petrified wood bits from Bear Creek, south of Prineville Reservoir in Oregon. The following pieces are one inch or less in size. Getting decent photographs of these tiny stones proved to be a challenge.
I set up a tabletop studio and tried a Panasonic Lumix and a Galaxy Ultra phone camera. I had to keep adjusting the spotlights outside of the studio. Each stone was given a quick spritz of water to bring out their color. After many unsuccessful attempts with both cameras, I finally got some good shots with the Panasonic.
Here’s a photo of what we collected at Bear Creek and nearby Fischer Canyon. The little pieces of petrified wood I found are on the left. The various types of rock on the right measure about six inches in length, for scale.
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12 thoughts on “Petrified wood bits – Bear Creek: LAPC & Macro Monday”
How fascinating! I’m glad you were able to get the photos to come out well so you could share your finds 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! That was a tough subject to photograph.
Thanks, Tom! I always admire your close up photos.
Various types of rocks! Well captured.👍
Thanks! Lots of interesting rocks around here.
You are welcome 🙂 stay blessed ❣️💕
These are precious and beautiful small things on earth. I love rocks. I have a collection of small rocks that I collected from my trips.
Thanks, Amy! Glad to know another rock collector. 😀
Good for you for persevering to capture these so well Siobhan! Such an interesting subject as well – is the petrified wood as hard as a rock or more like the texture of charcoal? Terrific results!
Thanks! Some of it is hard, other pieces crumble easily.