Petrified wood

Several years ago I bought some pieces of polished petrified wood, intending to photograph small sections of abstract color.  This past week I finally got around to doing so.  Here’s one of the images, taken with my Nikon D800 and Nikon 70-180mm macro zoom.  The area I photographed is about 2 inches in the long dimension.  My wife and I liked this one so much that I made a very large print.  Matted and framed, it certainly draws attention.

Petrified wood


  1. Satish Menon September 27, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Needless to say, excellent image. I don’t feel qualified to evaluate your work. You are my teacher (through books, videos and one seminar). Thank you for continuing to inspire us with new work.

  2. Dave Spindle September 28, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    This is just gorgeous. The colors and detail are beautiful. It has that “oil painting” look to it. Wonderful abstract!
    It’s good to see a photograph taken with the classic 70-180 macro. I’ve had it bookmarked on Ebay for quite some time but haven’t pulled the trigger yet!
    Thank you so much for posting this!

    • John September 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

      Glad to hear you like the image. As to the 70-180mm macro, it is indeed a unique lens.