It is time to sparkle! Show me how you can make precious or semi-precious gemstones shine photographically, either on their own or set in a jewellery piece. The stone needs to be the feature of your photograph. If you know what type of stone it is, please share your knowledge in the title or description. (The contest banner photo features a koroit matrix opal, i.e. a matrix of a tan ironstone with opal flashes. These pretty formations are found in the Yowah region of Queensland, Australia.)
Please note that the following types of entries will not be considered for judging: off-brief photos and photos containing watermarks/names. Raters are also asked to mark “off-brief” entries accordingly. Fresh work, photos with a title, and natural-looking processing in post-production are favoured.
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