Nautilus

Chambered nautilus, originally uploaded by Erin_T.

Nicely done.

I remember first seeing these chambered nautilus shells used as the inspiration for still life compositions by Edward Weston, one of the great American photographers of the 20th Century.

More on Weston from wiki here.

And see Weston’s most popular nautilus image here. A 1927 original signed print of this image (entitled ‘Nautilus’) was recently sold at Sothebey’s in New York for more than a million dollars.

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