Patterns of Nature

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Patterns of Nature

Steven Lewarne June 11, 2002


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 May 03, 2002


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 May 06, 2002

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

Piper Lehman June 11, 2002

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 June 11, 2002

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 June 12, 2002

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

Cheryl Meisel June 13, 2002

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 level-classic May 03, 2002

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 March 07, 2004

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 March 16, 2004

Wonderful shot, Bob! #427660

November 24, 2005

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

December 03, 2007

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

Monika Sapek level-classic February 28, 2008

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

Mike F. Anderson level-classic July 23, 2009

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 October 19, 2009

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

Carol Flisak level-addict February 03, 2010

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

Alexandra Hankova March 21, 2011

So very pretty! Congratulations! #9306201

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