Dale. Dale comes from Sedona, a place in Arizona famous all around the globe for being home to an energy vortex, and actually, as soon as I see him I am immediately drawn to his magnetic energy, him to my camera. Salutations. Congratulations on his store. What are the most precious stones you have? Yes, it is a Mamiya. It is an analog camera.

Wow, you’re taking a big risk, he says, he tells me that once he and a friend of his went in the desert to photograph a storm of bolts of lightning for a whole night, he went with a digital camera, a film one for his friend. He shoots, checks, and immediately adjusts the settings of the camera, dozens of splendid photos of night flashes. The pictures of his friend did not come out, the shutter speeds were too long and the thunderbolts are not seen even in one, but Dale, who had watched the first tests on the digital screen, managed to set the camera right and make them all properly. Of course, the charm of the film is another thing…

Dale, take your most precious minerals, I want you there, behind your workbench.

Nice camera you have there anyway, I used to have a Pentax. Ah, is that what you do to take vertical photos? Do you just need to rotate the back of the camera?
Yes, I answer, it is a special feature of the Mamiya.

And now I'd like to see the rock you care the most about.

Wait a moment! He brings me a photo of a crystal that he photographed himself. The entire Grand Canyon is reflected inside. What the heck!

It's not Photoshop, you know! That's exactly how I took it. And do you know how I did it? Behind the black sheet on which it rests, I hid a projector and projected a slide of the Grand Canyon into it, so you can only see it inside and all around it is black!

Dale, you are a genius.