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A scallop shell in black and white. From the shellscape series.

Top Ten placement in Line Textures Challenge on February 24, 2011.

Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES on February 6, 2011.

Featured in Ohio Photographers Group on February 4, 2011.

Featured in Abstract Lines on January 31, 2011.


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The major portion of my photography attempts to capture the Abstract within Nature and man-made structures. I seek to find beauty in entities that most overlook in their daily lives.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Great b/w abstract. I wouldn’t have known this is a shell!

  • Thank you Dot.

    – Orest Macina

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    Beautiful in B&W.!

  • Thank you Tracy.

    – Orest Macina

  • Mitch Labuda
    Mitch Labudaover 3 years ago

    Very dramatic, motion in a way

  • Thank you Mitch. Sea shells offer many possibilities!

    – Orest Macina

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you Sylvia.

    – Orest Macina

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    beautiful and better view larger. so much details in there. nature is incredible and we never stop be amazed about that ;)

  • Yes..nature is amazing. Thank you.

    – Orest Macina

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture! Nice!

  • Thank you James.

    – Orest Macina

  • alexusmachine
    alexusmachineover 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Orest! Your image has been featured in the Abstract Lines group January 31, 2011!

    I would’ve never considered this to be a shell, but I can see it clearly now that I read your description. Knowing exactly what it is, however, doesn’t subtract from the awe I felt when I had no idea what I looked upon. Ingenious, the way you captured those ridges.

  • Thank you Richard! I find that nature provides an abundance of abstract forms.

    – Orest Macina

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 3 years ago

    Such a cool addition to your shellscape series, Orest!

  • Thank you Lynne…shells are the only escape from this winter weather it seems!! Think Ocean and Jimmy Buffet!!!!

    – Orest Macina

  • Catherine Davis
    Catherine Davisover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful! I love the crop and the b&w, just beautiful!

  • Thank you Catherine!!

    – Orest Macina

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 3 years ago

    I like your philosophy, Orest!!

  • Thanks Lynne…right now I am popping grapes into my mouth upon Mount Olympus ;) !!!

    – Orest Macina

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