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Stone Money

Stone Money
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1128 W: 4 N: 813] (9935)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-03
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon 35-70mm F3.5-4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-10 4:25
Viewed: 3735
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Stone Money used in former time. If something cost to much, it could happen the boat sank during the transportation ...

This stone has a diameter of about 1m.

addtional remark:
The stone are out of aragonite and limestone which could be only found on Palau, 400km to the south.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-09-10 4:29]

Hi Achim

A bit heavier to carry around than cowrie shells! Good placement slightly off center, on the right, with superb sharpness. The lush green vegetation adds exoticism. Tfs!

Lol! I saw oriental peaces of money with a hole in the middle... But here... It's surely a big money! You are rich! :) Well see!
I don't have the feeling it's a natural stone. Rest of a construction material i presume. But i like how they integrate it well in the nature of the decorum!

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-09-10 9:59]

Hello Achim,
Good point of view for your picture. Your instructive note and picture I have to say :) The colors are good too. Thanks
Best regards

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-09-10 10:21]

Hallo Achim,

This is a wonderful discovery. I consider that every pros and cons are there and biggest advantage of stone money could be, it will not be easoly stolen... lol.

A wonderfu image from an excellent view point. Fine details and sharp composition. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Merhaba Achim,
Very interesting capture.Great POV, sharp and compo.TFS.


Hi Achim,

Interesting to know this kind of stone that designed like coin with hole . . It must be very heavy . . How many do you have? . . ha ha . .
Thank you for sharing the note that explaining the picture. .


Many thanks for your kind words on Early morning.

Hi Achim.
Nice shot.

Definitely not the money you want to carry in your pocket ;-) Nice shot of this interesting cultural element. I wonder how in ancient times people say value in such rocks. However it was though, their lives seem to be ok. Nice image and well composed. The colours and light are excellent here. Thanks Achim.


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