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Nautilus Shells

By dwilkin
I bought a pair of nautilus shells, hoping to recreate Edward Westons 'Two Shells' image, but then I realised that the lower shell in that image is not a nautilus, although I'm sure that the upper one is.

Instead, I went with this yin-yang type image, of the two shells curling into each other, which I am really very pleased with!

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Griff2012 5 363 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 6:17PM
Love the idea, the composition works well. Perhaps you might try another with the lighting a bit more from the side so the edges of the shells are more defined? Then you would have the softer image above and one with more contrast (yin and yang again Smile).

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
3 Dec 2012 9:15PM
like the `shine'..agree that different lighting would give different effects..lots to play with Smile
dwilkin Plus
11 24.3k United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 9:23PM
Well, I've ordered a new flashgun this afternoon (my Christmas present to myself), so I'll see what I can do with it!
CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 10:05AM
I love nautilus shells - such a beautiful shape. Look forward to seeing your images with the new flashgun.

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