Detail of the sculpted granite spirals that make up the mane of a Chinese lion statue.
Chinese Pavilion, Louise McKinney Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Nikon P80, 1/60 sec, ƒ/5.6, 37mm (= 208mm), ISO 66 
Captured July 1, 2010
Posted July 2, 2010

Featured in High Quality Images July 3, 2010
Featured in I ♥ Patterns July 4, 2010
Featured in It’s in the detail July 11, 2010
Top 10 in Shapes With Texture July 13, 2010
Featured in Bubbler’s Weekly Challenge August 5, 2010
Top 10 in Spiral Shapes August 22, 2010
Top 10 in Bendy, Curved & Twisted Lines October 5, 2010
Featured on RB Homepage May 24, 2011
Featured in The Compact Group January 13, 2012
Top Place in Shapes in Stone February 5, 2012
Top 10 in A Stones Throw May 20, 2012
Featured in Superbly Visual July 21, 2012
Featured in Abstract Lines October 31, 2012
Top 10 in Shapes & Patterns with Scrolls January 27, 2013
Top 10 in Lines Patterns November 24, 2013

RB Homepage Feature May 24, 2011


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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Awesome!! Makes a great abstract, and I love the colors!

  • Thank you, Dot! The camera nicely captured the reds and yellows reflecting off the sunlit terrace.

    – Robert Meyer

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicabout 4 years ago

    this is fabulous Robert,,, has wonderful depth and movement, ♥

  • Thank you, Linda. I love your comments and the fave!

    – Robert Meyer

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleabout 4 years ago

    that is wonderful!

  • Thank you for your beautiful compliment and the fave, DDD! They are greatly appreciated!

    – Robert Meyer

  • CiaLundTorroll
    CiaLundTorrollabout 4 years ago


  • WOW! Nice compliment, Cynthia! Thanks for the fave too!

    – Robert Meyer

  • Gretchen Dunham
    Gretchen Dunhamabout 4 years ago

    Very cool shot. :)

  • Many thanks, Gretchen!

    – Robert Meyer

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Excellent curls…love this!

  • Thank you, Gena! I appreciate the fave!

    – Robert Meyer

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 4 years ago

    o. this one gives me such a pleasure to see…. absolutely gorgeous ..

  • I’m so glad you like this, Isa! Thanks for the fave!

    – Robert Meyer

  • moyo
    moyoabout 4 years ago

    lovely shapes and colours

  • Cheers, Ursa! Love your work! Thanks for the fave!

    – Robert Meyer

  • patjila
    patjilaabout 4 years ago

    Rhythm of spirals colours and shapes catch your eye immediately, what a shot!

  • What a wonderful comment! Thank you, Patjila, for stopping by for a look, and for the fave!

    – Robert Meyer

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous photo … spotting this and then composing it like this is wonderful. Well done. Im impressed that it is all in focus, which is hard to do with uneven surfaces.

  • Thank you, Marguerite! The Nikon P80 doesn’t offer much control of focus, so I made sure the aperture was stepped down a bit. I got lucky, I think!

    – Robert Meyer

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