Algis Kemezys

Algis Kemezys
Location
Ste Adele, Québec, Canada
Birthday
June 28
Title
Co-Director
Company
BAK
Bio
Internationally exhibited Photographer/Documentary filmmaker, Sculptor, Dowser, Scrabble enthusiast, Geomancer, Iatromant, gourmet chef

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JANUARY 26, 2012 8:48AM

She Shows Sea-Shells by the Sea Shore

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Museum specialist Sema Sagat had a very bright idea for a new showcase of one of the delights of Bodrum, Turkey. Working with the maritime traditions of this timeless Aegean port 

—famous since antiquity when it was known as Halicarnasus, birthplace of Herodotus, the father of recorded history, and the Hellenistic location that most greatly preoccupied Alexander the Great— Sema has carved a beautiful exhibition space out of an old, gem-like municipal building. 

 

Centrally located, across from the Post Office and a whisker away from the Marina, the new Bodrum Deniz Müzesi (Bodrum Maritime Museum), is a compact, well-lit, charming space, chock-full of interesting exhibits on various sea-worthy fixations of the inhabitants, like yachting —Bodrum is home-base of Turkey's most articulated boat-races— sponging, fishing and ship-building. Elegant and informative, it impresses visitors with its informal accessibility and quiet welcome, very much a reflection of the easy-going yet sophisticated nature of the lady herself.

 

I enjoyed my visit enormously, pleased with all parts of the museum but particularly thrilled with its comprehensive collection of sea-shells, one of my favorite artifacts of nature alongside rocks and pebbles. 

 

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  Sea-shells represent the finest melding of natural design and perfect art. They conform to the golden ratio of 1:1.618 and appeal to our highest ideals of artful symmetry, while tickling our aesthetic sense with all manner of intricate and divine geometry, sparkling colors, polished pearly clarity. Sema has put many rare specimens on display as well as well-known ones, all of them excitingly arranged and boldly presented. I couldn't get enough of looking at them and photographing them, and I present the most photogenic ones here for your perusal.

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If ever in the Bodrum area to enjoy its many leisurely pleasures, don't miss out on this lovely museum. With any luck, you'll get to meet Sema while there.

 

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Very exotic colours of nature.
Baaaaby!! Haha. My lawdy, this is soooo wonderful. I could hear the haaaaaaaaaassssssh...whisper of the ocean that stays, forever embedded in each one, if you will but listen. Marvelous. When I was on Ocracoke Island, there is a museum there for that area, and it too was enchanting, but the main exhibit was small vessels, created to echo the Pirate ships that inhabited that area in Blackbeard's time, gorgeous little things. But -- they do not absorb and reflect the light, are not nature-made, and do not illuminate your very soul the way your photos have. I'll be calling The Donald to send the chopper so I can jet over there and BE in this great place of experience. Great share, delicious photography, thanks much, matey. R.
So varied and different, like snowflakes from the sea! So many iridescents, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Spirals!!! So many Seashell Spirals! What gorgeous photos and I'm so happy to meet the fine woman who has preserved the shells for us all to enjoy. You have a great eye. Thank you.
I wish I was as whisker away from all that natural beauty.

Thanks as always, Algis!
Each one of these photos tells many stories. You can look at one and see something and then look again and see something else. Beautiful photography!
HUGGGGGGGGGGG
Absolutely fantastic!

P.S. - Watched the first part of your Shapeshifter. Have to go out and will watch the rest tonight - also beautiful.
These are visually stunning. Photographing them in closeup reveals so much we may not notice with the naked eye. I really loved them all, and the ship model was superb!
The transcendent beauty of nature and your photos just made my day. I especially loved the last shot.
I continue to be amazed by the luminosity and colour of your photographs!
Long a lover and collector of sea shells, I feel you have captured the heart and soul of this amazing protector and home to creatures of the sea. Another beautiful and delight-filled photoessay.
rated with love
These beatiful images make me feel like a shell of my former self. That's a good thing, Algis. Thanks.
Absolutely incredible. One of those shells, in about the middle of your display, reminds me of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. I can almost make out the finger of God reaching out to touch the finger of I forget whom. Man? Gorgeous, Algis.
Nacre is a stand alone form of nature's beauty.
Highly saturated like this certainly adds a dimension of intrigue.
For a few minutes, I thought I was in the planetarium. Such luminosity and color! Thank you for sharing the beauty. R.
A wonderful example of reasons why we need to take care of our world. These are exquisite in every way. Thank you for always bring us so much beauty. -R-
I can't believe how you capture such beauty in natural light! Gorgeous photos... thank you.
Beautiful.

I bet it took some time to get these photos up on OS's antedeluvian user interface. Thanks for doing that.
Just WOW! Artfully and Masterfully portrayed. I love seashells (I have a small collection of my own from several different shores of the US) but some of those you showed -- WOW!

Now I have one more place to go. I've always wanted to visit Halicarnasus, now I know where it is.

Thanks and rated!

--r--
Speechless, as always!
A treat for the eyeballs!
Absolutely beautiful. I see why you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
Algis, I wouldn't mind being transported over to that amazing spot right now! Really beautiful photos and thanks for sharing them!
Thank you for this yet another lovely display of natural riches.

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So good I thought my eye balls were going to burst Algis....
Sigh..your photography is always so fine dear...
Beautiful Algis, love seashells and have them all around my home. Thanks for this.
Hot damn, dude! this is so beautiful, Algis; it is simply fantastic. R
Wow. Such gorgeous colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing these photos! It's great to see travel represented on these blogs, too.
These are among the most AMAZING photographs I've ever seen. For some reason, they appeal enormously to me. I'd LOVE to have one hanging on my wall--or two or three...
A visual feast! Thank you for a much-needed feeding of my artistic soul - you take amazing photos.
Wonderful photos! It's amazing how many of them look like priceless jewelry or exquisite folk art. Thanks!
Thank you,Algis,for sharing the beauty of nature,and your special perspective on all of it.
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Me like, me like. Now does she make any hair bands or pony tail ties? How about jeweled undies? Sorry, I just can't help myself. I need to get to some water and soon. Rated with a Jali Smile of course. :-)
Achingly beautiful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
R+and facebook linked.
Great colors and photos.
stunningly beautiful...colors, surface textures, wow! Terrific share, Alkeme! Happy EP! thank you! rrr
So wonderful! I love seeing the detail in all of these close up. They are almost like paintings, modern paintings. You could take a segment of some of these, blow that up and wow, it would be incredible, like a fantastic pattern. Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
Also, congratulations on the EP, well deserved!!
To borrow a phrase Algis, SWEET!
I always enjoy your posts so much. Thanks.

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
These true real jewels, more beautiful than any gem. A real feast for the eyes.
How very beautiful, and always a good reminder that the awes of nature are so much more than what we can dream up on our own. Hope you two are having a wonderful trip, cheers!
some day I would love to see a bazillion different photographs of opals (or any stones really) by you
Macro-magic, Algis. Thank you.
I know this place intimately, mar afuera and mar adentro .
[r] So swimmingly swell such spectacular shells! libby
Dearest Friends, thanks so much for sharing your appreciation. Wish you were all here to enjoy along with me. Cheers to all of you:

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Bravo! Beautiful collection of photos!
Thank you for this very lovely post, a gorgeous respite from a gray and rainy morning.
One of my favorite dreams is when I am at a shore picking up shells. While reading this email I had to ask if I was dreaming or awake. Now, instead of wishing sweet dreams to my friends, I will wish them sea dreams...after witnessing your photographs.
Sumptuous images, as always. (r)
God is a junky.
Many thanks for posting photos of astonishingly beautiful shells.
Too beautiful for words!
Wow. Just wow. Those are so beautiful!! Some are so stunning it's hard to believe they're real! I used to have a bunch of sea shells when I was younger, but none that I found myself. And now I have to go sea shell hunting.
Beautiful shots, Algis. Some of the extreme close ups could almost be viewed like rorschaches: each person seeing something different in the visuals.
There is never a doubt in my mind that when I come along to your post there will be a feast of colour and the beauty of nature to behold.

Thank you, Algis.
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Wow, all your comments are all so wonderfully inspiring and more . Thanks so very much and then some! Here is hoping you all have an excellent day!

Cheers Algis
OMG! Just getting caught up and here are your photos of shells, each one mor tuning than the last!!!
Sorry, above should say "more stunning". I really, really like the red one! :-)
Indescribable!. Thank you this exquisite, generous sharing.

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So many beautiful pictures here. But the one that looks bejewelled! Oh, my!
thank you for showing it in a way that bare eyes and imagination alone could never have - a huge hug for the effort, the artistry, the inspiration and for keeping you at it :) Love yer eyes, colorful Algae
These are wildly beautiful. These photos gave me shivers. Gorgeous!
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An unfortunate side effect of the way that Open Salon treats photographs is that they are sized to the default size of 244 pixels wide when they are uploaded. So, when one edits the html to display them full column width of ~440, the small pictures are enlarged but poorly and this appear more blurry than they would ordinarily.
The best way to display pictures here is to resize them to 440 pixels wide, host them elsewhere and then put an appropriate html link in the thread.

As a photographer, I think these are snapshots of beautiful things.
How often can a person use the word ORIGINAL and have it be true?
It is true here. By seeing what's right in front of us and doing it ORIGINALLY ---you open up another world.

This is just stunning. I wish I was a publisher. Because if I was, I'd be knocking on your door in about 30 seconds.
gifts from the sea via you. heavenly.
I love how you can see in the shells the same kind of growth rings you see in trees. They tie the two worlds together.
Lovely! I visited it many times this weekend. Great presentation and reminding us of the magnificence of the forms built in nature, in the humblest of circumstances.
I am so glad I found this! Thanks for the enjoyment and all the work that went into presenting it.
My daughter just said "those can't be real, they're too beautiful." It took far too long for me to get to this. Thanks for sharing.
ccdarling, Thanks so much!


ccdarling, OK thats so sweet of you.


Golden Phoenix, Well I do what I can with things at hand.THX!

AtHomePilgrim, Bejeweled it is then...THX!

Rolling, Oh I love hugs and thanks you so much for it.

onislandtime, Thanks so much!

the traveler, OK I will remember that but these were 888 pixels to begins with. Thanks for stopping bye.



Chicago Guy, I wish you were a publisher and maybe one day you will be? Thanks so much for the originality vote too. You Rock! Thanks speaking of which did you see my Born in Stone post awhile ago?

Mimetalker, Thanks for the heavenly reference. Your so appreciated.THX!

Bellwether Vance, Oh what a nice perspective on that. I am sure your right. Thanks again!

Tiffany Brubeck, Thanks so very much !


Gary Justis, Yes, I guess, I have always been humbled by their beauty and I remember when I was growing up and we were moving, I left my collection behind because I thought this was nothing I wanted anyone to see at my new home and neighborhood because boys were meant to play with guns and things. Oh I regretted that all my life and still do. Thanks again...


The Good Daughter, Oh Good daughter! THX!

Dr. Spudman44, Me too and Thanks for commenting as well DR S.


bluestocking babe, Now I love that coming from a child because as one, shells were the first thing I ever truly loved and thought the word of them until one day.....see Gary Justices reply for more...THX!


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Wow! SO beautiful! Deepest thanks for showing me these - i have never seen shells this beautiful and magical and I lived in the Bahamas for quite a while!
Very pleasant exhibit, great close-up color photographs, it´s fascinating to observe the variety of shapes and colors nature provides, including the spiral protective shape, it seems built-in by nature.
Thank you ... a thousand times ... for sharing so many joys ... with us ...