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To mathematicians the nautilus shell personifies the Golden ratio on the one, two, and three-dimensional planes. One-dimensionally, it is the linear spiral, which is based on the Golden ratio. Two-dimensionally, with area, the shell itself can be contained in a Golden proportioned rectangle; and three-dimensionally each chamber has approximately 1.618 times more volume than the chamber preceding it.

The seashell is the mystic symbol of prosperity and regeneration and, in its association with the sea, is the source of fertility. It is in the sea that life originated. The mythic birth of Venus from a shell heightens the prehistoric call of the sea where mythology plays the eternal game of life and death. It stands for the beginning and the end, it is the memory of time.


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  • Farras Abdelnour
    Farras Abdelnouralmost 4 years ago

    really nice capture!

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoalmost 4 years ago

    love the intensity of color, and the classic shape. Beautiful!

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful tones and capture!

  • robertemerald
    robertemeraldalmost 4 years ago

    All your photos are VERY dynamic and rich in colour, but I love the simplicity and texture of this one.

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • vsinopoulos
    vsinopoulosalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture and excellent note!

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 4 years ago

    Perfection in every way!! ;-))

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarellialmost 4 years ago

    MARVELLOUS WORK! A fav! Daniela

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthalmost 4 years ago

    lovely light and colours

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot and lovely words, lori!

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