St George Illuminated

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© Steven Schutz
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UploadedMarch 19, 2011
TakenMarch 14, 2011
MakeOlympus Imaging Corp.
Exposure1/30 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length7.4 mm
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Here is a photograph of a very old medallion with the likeness of St George etched onto a very thin piece of what appears to be perhaps pearl. It looks as if the piece has been set in a more modern thin gold frame.

This is a memento of a friend who's mother had this and obtained it sometime in the late 30's to late 50's while in Cuba before the revolution.

I held the small piece up to some light with my left hand and took the photo with the right hand.

The age of this treasure is thought to be over 150 years old, but there is no way to determine who made it, how old it really is or where it came from.

11 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    What a treasure! Belongs in the 'mementos' theme!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    beautiful !!!

  • Ruzanna Shortstuffyan

    Ruzanna Shortstuffyan gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    that's crazy D: looks too legit, wow

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (20 Mar 2011):

    Yep agree with Susan..fantastic DOF...

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (22 Mar 2011):

    Really like how the medallion is trans-illuminated and the depth of field. Nicely captured.

  • Dan Richards

    Dan Richards (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2011):

    I like the way you brought out the featruresin both you photograph, and your words.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2011):

    beautiful entry! love this!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Nov 2011):

    What an entry into JPG's Theme Park!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    I love this theme entry, SS!

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2011):

    Very nice entry.

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    I love the light. The contrast between silver and gold, and the difference in textures. Excellent

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