Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Intense detail of shells.

Please tell me which you like the best in the comments! 

So why is Britton taking pictures of the shells you might ask. 
Well, I'll tell you! :) 
I was on the phone with a friend and they were telling me about their bathroom remodeling project and that they were looking for some black and white canvas of seashells that they could put in the bathroom. 
Yeah, they are beach freaks like we are too. So I get how hard it is to find good dramatic images of shells like they were looking for, so I offered to try my art at getting something better than they could find. I think I did it too! (We are hoping they go with like a 48x48" too. if you go to my Facebook page I'll show you the detail in two of these images so you too can see how awesome that would be!)

For those of you who are camera how to dudes this is shot with two off camera flashes maybe a inch higher that the shell on either side. This brings out the most detail in the shells and doesn't just make it flat. I set my camera at f/16 for a lot of Depth of field (DOF) since the closer you get to something the smaller that DOF gets. 

So I couldn't help grabbing some wedding rings while I was doing this and having some fun with them too! The neckless has the original diamond that was on her ring. But as we all know, as your love grows through the years the diamond must grow too, right? :) 

This is probably one of my favorite shells. This one and the starfish. I'm going to put two up-close shots of these two on my Facebook page if you want to see how tight the detail is of these shells. It's pretty cool. You will have to check it out! 

Please tell me which you like the best in the comments field below! 

Signing off for today. God bless your socks off,

Capture. Create. Discover.
Something Amazing!


  1. without a doubt I like the second one best. It was just a little bit more striking then the rest and it would also look neat turned sideways. The wedding ring one was nice as well, but personally maybe printed on a smaller scale would be better. :) there's my two cents!

  2. The first and second are my favs. :)

  3. Oh goodness - I don't know - they all are amazing!!! I guess I vote the second one as my fav though! :O) Great job Britton!!!!!!

  4. Ooh. . .hard to choose. I guess I like the 2nd and 3rd ones. . .maybe the 3rd one best:)

  5. Oh Britton, I think the second has got to be my favorite. Never seen pics like it, they are completely awesome!!!

  6. Your work is very well done loved the baby pictures.How wonderful.I like shells too.What great pictures indeed.