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From the album: Fossil ArtThis picture was taken as is, it was not photoshopped, everything is real in the picture. Only the contrast has been adjusted a little bit. I took this picture at a small beach where the fossils are underwater, so I literarily fish for the fossils. You can read my two articles on the subject by clicking on the following links: The day I went fishing for fossils (part I) The day I went fishing for fossils (part II)
My first post was so popular that I decided to do a second. I went to the same place, and found more many rich and colorful fossils, and got enough material to write to you about it. For those who missed my first post, you will find it HERE As you will see in this article, I combine my two passions, collecting fossils and color photography. I love color, creating black and white photographs of fossils is good for scientific research, when you are a paleontologist and want to record the small details for science and posterity. But for people who are just starting to explore the wor
JamieLynn posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionThere's no title I could think of that didn't sound odd....Show us your Nature's Gifts! Have you been Gifted by Nature? Show us! Yeesh. WHAT I MEAN IS HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN A "GIFT" BY MOTHER NATURE!??! In other words...show us your fossils that were just LAYING there...waiting for you to notice them! In perfect or almost perfect condition, highlighted by a little sunlight (or not). literally just sitting there waiting for you to pick it up! Most of the time we hunt, scrounge, dig, scrape or otherwise discover fossil finds. Other times they are there just for the picking up, but SOMETIMES....
Today I decided it was time to get out of the house and some fresh air. I took my two youngest boys to the town of Chittenango. We visited Chittenango Creek which is a popular fishing spot as well as Chittango falls state park. While I wasn't planning on a fossil hunt, we did stop at a roadcut that I have driven by many times. It turns out that it appears to hold some goodies despite the fact that the shale is very fragile. While we were there we were also able to enjoy some of nature's living gems as well.