Carole Kropscot, FPSA  

A Pair of Ruffled Clam Shells by Carole Kropscot, FPSA

November 2019 - A Pair of Ruffled Clam Shells

November 2019 - Carole Kropscot, FPSA


About the Image(s)

I hunted all around my house looking for a pair of something. I tried a pair of hand weights, then candlesticks, but too boring. Then I spotted this shell I had bought years ago in Jersey shore gift shop and which I keep in a dark brown wicker basket. You see both sides of the shell in the original image. I photographed it with my phone, cropped it, and put the file into the Nception app. So the result you see is actually only one side of the shell, duplicated. I love this app! It can be used on videos, too. You can see what all it can do if you tap on Inspiration within the app. The shell came with the ID of Tridacna squamosa, Philippines.

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6 comments posted

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
Very creative ! I like the reddish/brown basket background with shell. It would be hard to know if it was a shell without the original photo. Good work for the subject. I haven't used Nception app. I'll have to check it out.   Posted: 11/06/2019 20:59:54

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Very creative! You took this way above a record shot (albeit a lovely one) of the shell to something that inspires excitement and curiosity. You use your cell phone quite often with great results. I have trouble keeping it steady when I press the shutter button. Your cell phone images expand the tools available to us for creating images.   Posted: 11/07/2019 10:23:43

Ally Green   Ally Green
Yes very creative as Connie says! I had to look at the image a few moments to see what it was as hadn't at that stage looked at the original. I love the dimensions and shapes and found my eye wandering around the image taking it all in. The basket adds a great contrast to the shells. I like the angle too. Amazing what how versatile you can be with the iphone!   Posted: 11/07/2019 12:41:23

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
Ah, just the play with pictures I love. I don't know this Nception app, but some similar apps. These clam shells are sure a good subject to work with in such a way. You gave them an interesting new form in a good way.   Posted: 11/08/2019 23:03:11

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
I like your image of pairs. I also like the design of the image.   Posted: 11/18/2019 15:27:14

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
Duplicating the shell makes for a very graphic image. The basket-weave adds contrast and interest. There is a nice variation of the white and cream color. I wouldn't change a thing. Good job!   Posted: 11/25/2019 16:23:42