Patterns of Nature

© bob garas

Patterns of Nature

Steven Lewarne 6/11/2002 5:43:35 AM


Simplicity in your composition and two complementary subjects.

A really great photo. It never crossed my mind to photograph a snail before!

Steve. #5975

Johnathan R. Peal 5/3/2002 4:13:40 PM


Crystal clear very nice photo. The spirals of the stems match the spiral of the Shell.

I was curious on how you got the black background? Did you use felt behind the subject? or Photoshop? I've been trying to replicate a black background and have been having trouble with it using Adobe Photodeluxe. The way I'm doing it is way too complicated I think.

Thanks in advance.


bob garas 5/6/2002 5:41:57 AM

i just use black felt. its best to shade out light from any windows #7708

Piper Lehman 6/11/2002 8:45:11 AM

Bob, somehow your photos always escape my view until you win! Congrats on this. This is really wonderful. Nice work, as usual. #8602

Rick G. Vincent 6/11/2002 12:55:39 PM

A great photo. It must have been a tough decision to not give this shot the Grand Prize. You would have received my vote. The matching coil patterns of the snail and plant are perfect together. A very sharp image also, with fine details. #8623

bob garas 6/12/2002 5:29:33 AM

thank you for your comments. it's an honor to be recognized. #8685

Cheryl Meisel 6/13/2002 8:10:41 AM

Congrats Bob this didn't surprise me as a winner at all. It was so unusual and so very pretty. Everyone had to love this right off! Congrats Cheryl #8720

Janelle Barry 5/3/2002 3:55:02 PM

This is brilliant, Bob! The pattern of the ferns replicated in the snail's shell, simplified against the black background . . . wonderful!! #14309

Mary K. Robison 3/7/2004 4:15:36 PM

Nine months on the site, and today is the first time I've seen this gem. You truly deserved first place for this, Bob!! #413053

Maria Mosolova 3/16/2004 5:20:11 PM

Wonderful shot, Bob! #427660

Maria Mosolova 11/24/2005 11:24:57 PM

i love the patterns and colors to this photo and the snail completes it . very awesome!!! well done!! #2118104

Mustafa Celikel 12/3/2007 7:40:15 AM

Hi bop
it is realy nice
has very good composition. #5163410

Monika Sapek 2/28/2008 9:49:10 PM

I was browsing through your gallery with my daughter and we just love your “Patterns of Nature”. What great work!

Mike F. Anderson 7/23/2009 7:57:32 PM

Doesn't look like you are on the BP site anymore since this photo was a winner in 2002. But if you happen to pop in from time to time, just wanted to let you know this is excellent photography. Not just a pretty picture, but a well thought out, well planned and well executed work of art. Congratulations on your 1st place. It is certainly deserving of it! #7776332

Liz blahh 10/19/2009 7:21:04 AM

Superb! Don't know how I missed this beauty! #8049848

Carol Flisak 2/3/2010 7:29:08 PM

I'm new to BP and just discovered this gem. It's just lovely... the clarity, the simplicity, the design. Congratulations!

Alexandra Hankova 3/21/2011 2:28:12 PM

So very pretty! Congratulations! #9306201

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