Images from the core shack have been seen and used in publications for years throughout every media form available. People looking at core samples, logging core samples, closeups of core samples as well as visible gold are key images from the shack. I LOVE photographing these types of images. I know I know I say I love everything I shoot and I do, but with the core shack comes an added challenge because these types of images have been seen and used everywhere, so the challenge for me is “how do you make these types of images better?” For me it’s quality of sharpness and readability. Visible gold should be visible and stand out using shadow placement. Geologists should not blend in with the background and closeups of visible gold should be crisp and clutter free.
It does take a little bit more time and effort to capture these images but in the end the effort and time is worth it. These were a few images we created at Alamos gold Mulatos & Island Gold Sites