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The Clam

The Clam
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Copyright: Gary Slocum (appalcarp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 154 N: 633] (4198)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon 18-55 EFS, 52mm UV Haze (Sunpak)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): "Rock forms that we do not understand" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 20:48
Viewed: 1509
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Think of this as God's artwork in rock. I called this the Clam because you can see the soft white insides open to receive food that the currents of the sea bring to it. (right third) The green that is growing is not natural and dies when they turn the lights out in the winter and this is late summer so there is some of it as it is wet. In this case it adds a unique 'seaweed' dimension to what I captured here. I really never know till I see it, of course, and then I find the pattern and look for what's best.

PP--Sharpen/no crop necessary, added frame to enhance the natural reds and the idea of 'food' and eating.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To clic: Thanks for sharing your thoughts,appalcarp 1 03-05 00:15
To ruudblok: Thanks for sharing your thoughts,appalcarp 1 03-05 00:15
To TheMystic: Thanks for sharing your thoughts,appalcarp 1 03-05 00:14
To erdna: Thanks!appalcarp 1 09-28 13:50
To bones: Thanks!appalcarp 1 09-28 13:48
To sarahc: Thanks!appalcarp 1 09-28 13:45
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This is a fascinating photo. I am still trying to decide what I see in it. It is very well captured and composed. A true piece of art!

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  • bones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 5 N: 72] (1081)
  • [2006-09-28 7:16]
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Hi Gary

Went through your comments and workshops on my site. Loved it. Thanx for the help and time spent to go through it.

Now. Wow looked at it, did not know what I was looking at until I read your note. Actually still don't know what I am looking at. Sea grass? or is it some type of clam like you stated? What I do like it the sharpness, color and detail, you got here. I loveeeee your outdoor photo's on your site and would recommend them to any on this site.

"See you soon"

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-09-28 12:25]
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Tremendous rock details and textures on this photograph. Are there other lights in the cave aside from your electronic flash? I guess the advantage here is you can get up close to the rocks. I never had luck in my pictures inside caves.

Thank you for your comments on my photo on "Scottish Faire", I apreciate it.


This definitely looks like it is organic, so good title and nice details shown. If I see this, and it moved, I wouldn't even be suprised. Scared, maybe. Like near the end of the movie 'The Alien'. There is a glint top left like the reflection in an eye.

It looks very nice
like the colours and forms
Well seen

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2006-10-22 10:55]
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Hi Gary
Nature invented "post-processing" before Photoshop did!!
Much pleasing shapes and bold hues.
Thanks for this beautiful presentation.

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