The Flickr challenge from a few days ago was “swirl” and I knew I’d find something to meet the challenge if I rummaged in my box of Port A shells. I found a Common Baby’s Ear with a prominent swirl in its shell. I actually took the time to get perfect white balance using my Expodisc and then edited the photo in Perfect Effects 8 where I added a little color burn as well as a grunge filter so the delicate pink of this shell, which I so carefully exposed, transformed into a much more interesting photograph with a few tweaks and little grunge.