POTD: Little Landscape #43

Little Landscape #43
Bozeman, Montana

This is a new direction for my Little Landscape series. While walking on the beach on a recent trip to the Oregon coast, the Fashion Queen showed me a little fragment of a mussel shell that she picked up and pointed out that the color patterns looked like a landscape painting. She was right and that lead to us both wandering around on the beach looking for more good examples of the same. Before long we had a good handful of shells with “paintings” on them. I’m gradually photographing them and will post some of the results from time to time. I think the shell landscapes have a lot in common with many of J.M.W. Turner’s paintings such as this one:

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