Sunday, March 14, 2010

Macro Monday & PhotoHunt: Spiral

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I've been looking for a reason to play with this string of shells I bought a few years ago in a bead shop. I love looking at them just as they are, and I couldn't bring myself to separate them for projects.

There used to be two strings of these. One set has mysteriously disappeared, and there are a few loose shells in the bowl. My kids still swear they know nothing. Gremlins got 'em, no doubt.

Check out more macros and spirals at Lisa's Chaos: Macro Monday. and tnchick's place: Photo Hunt.

20 comments:

Tufa Girl said...

You have captured the shells beautifully.

lifeshighway said...

It seems I am missing a new game. Mymaracas, you excell at the closeup.

Kiki said...

This is super brilliant..i love it!! yay..fantastic!
Kiki~

Evelyn Howard said...

Love them, they are fun!

Susanne said...

Those are awesome!

awarewriter said...

Terrific image. Love the colors and the forms. Great composition.

Christina. Sweden said...

Great Macro, wonderful shapes and colors of the shells.

Regina said...

Awesome one!

Martha Z said...

They are lovely and look so smooth. I imagine no two are quite the same, each unique like all of us.

Kala said...

Love the composition. Beautiful shot.

margie said...

very nice. for a moment i wasn't really sure what they were. great macro shot.

jay said...

My goodness, they are gorgeous, aren't they? I would be torn, too ... but I probably would separate them, because I can't see me wearing them in a string like that, lovely as they are. Too heavy for me.

Daryl said...

LOVE it .. and I understand completely, I know I wouldnt want to separate them either ... gremlins .. indeed

Sallyacious said...

They look almost like roses, the way the spirals wrap around.

I love the macro too. I think the world is so much more interesting when you take some time to look at it from way up close.

Colleen said...

What a beautiful shot!

Don't Bug Me! said...

So, I have been through all the macro shots for this week, and I think that I like yours the best - great photo!

MyMaracas said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments!

Martha, you're right - each is unique. It's quite amazing, really, how much they differ.

Jay, I don't wear them. I pile the string into an alabaster bowl with egg-shaped stones and interesting seed pods.

Daryl, those gremlins have made quite a few things vanish around here.

Sally, I think so too. Macro is almost another reality, which is probably why I like it so much.

Bug, I'm so flattered! Thanks for stopping by.

lisaschaos said...

Fun and whimsicle! :) I love it! Those gremlins find things here too.

Tammie Lee said...

your photo is absolutely gorgeous!

Rambling Woods said...

This made for a very interesting photo Vicki...