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People's Choice in Shell’s by the shore Photo Challenge
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Winner in A SINGLE SHELL Photo Challenge
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Winner in Heart Shaped Photo Challenge
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30 Comments | Report
SuzMDixon November 23, 2015
Great composition! There are hearts everywhere on Viewbug today!
Parallel November 24, 2015
Is it Dutch heart? :)) I think YES! :))
GailsWorld November 25, 2015
Awww I love this!! :-) Beautiful and so well captured.
nina050 November 25, 2015
Great shot!
ShazzyCo November 27, 2015
This is a love-ly capture
Hood December 05, 2015
Simple and very the detail in the grains of sand...way to go!
KatMorgan December 06, 2015
Nice heart. Good eye, and shot
deelange December 11, 2015
MCHpics January 03, 2016
Congrats on your win ! Love this simple heart in a shell :)
SuzMDixon January 03, 2016
Congratulations on your challenge win!
billiefromthebeach January 14, 2016
Had to come back and look at this once again, I live at the beach, and collect pebbles off the beach that look like hearts, but this outshines them all, bravo~~~
stevestory February 19, 2016
Less is more! Beautiful :)
joycealicesmith April 06, 2016
Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
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Bruz June 17, 2016
This is so very well done. Love the simplicity and the story.
LensReady June 25, 2016
A cleverly creative work here! In our hometown we have a lot of mussels and have not taken them into account for creavity.
Natala July 27, 2016
sabinak August 28, 2016
good idea!
deannefortnam December 10, 2016
Love this!!! great shot
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Pjerry June 19, 2017
Waar heb ik dit figuurtje eerder gezien.....
Mohan_photos August 03, 2017
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edandaniphone September 12, 2017
Great shot, Eelco. Congrats on the win!
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JayneBug July 07, 2018
Congratulations. I heart you!
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tmtburke July 09, 2018
What a unique image, congratulations Eelco.
dkoch28 November 08, 2018
Wonderful composition
Deiderz August 25, 2019
Love this, thank you for joining my challenge
JayneBug Platinum
JayneBug October 15, 2019
Heartfelt. Congratulations on your award.
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Joviaal October 15, 2019
Hi Eelco, Congrats on your win with your Zeeuwse Roem heart. :-)
KarinSC January 03, 2020
I love the clarity of this shot as well as the colors, subject...pretty much everything! Thank you for entering the challenge!
Hood May 24, 2021
Congratulations on being the winner of my challenge!😊
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Free-Spirit May 24, 2021
Congratulations for your award!!
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Behind The Lens

I took this photo on a beach in Holland (Hargen) near to the waterline.
It was about one o'clock midday.
The sun was slightly covered by thin clouds, I waited until the sun had the right intensity and took a few shots.
I have a Lumix DMC-TZ60 and didn't use any extra equipment. It shows that you can take nice photos with a good, simple camera.
I love minimalistic photos, or photos with a singular subject. In this case I liked the difference in structure between the sand and the shiny, polished inside of the mussel shell very much and wanted to show my love for this kind of photography with the heart shape.
I did a little bit of post-processing by enhancing the depth of color just a fraction and I removed some loose grains of sand from the outside of the shell to put the emphasis on the contrast of structures by showing as much as possible of the lovely blue mother of pearl like inside.
In my camera bag
I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand how it works first...
Take the time and effort to look around you and be surprised to find that one can take a nice photo in allmost every square foot anywhere! When I try to take a photo, I allways look at the background as well as my subject. I try to avoid any disturbing items or colors surrounding the main subject in order to get the full focus on it. Crop the photo in different ways, so you can choose the best one the next day when you can have a fresh look at them!

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