Yes! I’m over the Moon Shell that Sealife By Congress (now located inside Congress Jewelers) is showcasing my artwork in signed canvas sizes 12×12 and 20×20 with a “Gallery Opening” March 16 from 11am to 3pm. Yall have inspired me to share the journey of my shelling adventures through my camera lens so we can learn more about our found beach treasures and enjoy the love of shelling together. Because of that journey, I have focused on capturing the essence of the bliss we feel through our beach combing experiences and have found another passion – photography. So… Shellography Photography was born! I hope some of my canvases will remind you of some of your favorite shelling days too.
To help shellebrate this shellmentous occasion, we are doing an art version of Shell ‘N Tell through the gallery reception on March 16 at Congress Jewelers… And just in case you can’t be on Sanibel Island during the event, I am doing…
Enter a chance to WIN this signed Junonia In The Surf 12 x 12 canvas “Shellograph”. Check out the details-
- Properly fill out entry form here on my blog at the link below through Sunday March 15, 2015
- Properly fill out entry form in person at Congress Jewelers -2075 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL at Periwinkle Place Shops
through March 16, 2015 until 3pm.
- One entry per person
- Value is $60 plus shipping for United States and Canada
- Winner drawing at Congress Jewelers at the end of the event March 16!at 3pm. I’ll announce the winner here on my blog March 17, 2015
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS OVER but to sign up for the very first iLoveShelling Monthly Newsletter CLICK HERE
The WINNER of this 12×12 signed Junonia in The Surf canvas is…
Maureen F. from Lexington! Congratshellations on your Shellograph! I’ve emailed you, Maureen so look at your email :)
Thank you Congress Jewelers and Sealife By Congress for all of your support to the shelling community, iLoveShelling and now my Shellography Photography. I’m grateful, Melissa Congress!
Hope to see you March 16, 2015!
Shellograph : (SHEL-luh-graf) noun – An artistic photograph on stretched canvas by Pam Rambo taken while capturing Mother Nature’s beautiful shelling moments on the beach collecting shells and treasured gifts from the sea.
Shellography : (shel-LOG-ruh-fee) noun – The process or art of producing coastal images of shells and beach bling on canvas surfaces by the action of shellavision or other forms of Pam Rambo energy.
UPDATE: I’m now 9 jumps over the MOON SHELL because of your wonderful responses! I can’t thank you you enough for asking how you can actually buy my Shellographs. The 12×12 canvases are $60 and the 20×20 canvases are $125 – plus shipping on either. I just talked to Melissa Congress and she said she would love to take orders and inquiries through 239-472-4177 or emails at Melissa@scongress.com. Again, thank you for all of your support y’all!!!
Simply beautiful! Wish we were down in your area to visit the showing instead of being stuck in New England with snow up to our eyeballs!
Pam, I love your shellographs! They are beautiful! I can’t wait to go into Congress Jewelers to see them in person!
Thank you Debi! It was such a fun process to really get this to happen- I’m thrilled!
Wish I could be there, Pam. Good luck, and see you in May!
These are amazing. I soooo wish I could be there in person!
love your prints! Do you still use your J1 Nikon you mentioned in a blog before?
Hi Brenda, No I don’t use the Nikon J any more. I didn’t use that for very long and ended up taking it back- way too complicated! haha Since I take my photographs when Im actually shelling, I have to have a compact camera- these were taken with one of my Panasonic Lumix cameras. They fit in my pocket but have high pixels, great auto focus and quick change for videos (yep- same camera for most of my vids) and macro lens. In the last months, Ive used my iPhone 6 to see how i like it.
Pam – these are wonderful! Wish I could be there for the opening. How exciting! We return in July. Will they still be up at Congress? Just wanted to mention that after years of photographing, I now use my iPhone 6 camera almost exclusively. So easy to carry and I’m pleased with the results. The editing function is pretty good too. I recently posted all of my Photos from our trip to France on Facebook and people loved them.
Really missing the beach today – it’s below zero in Iowa…thanks for this news that warmed me up!!
and how does the iPhone compare to the Panasonic?
You take beautiful pictures and videos. Congratulatons on the new adventure! How exciting for you!
Which one do you use specifically? I just looked it up and there’s several. Are any of them waterproof? I know I would drop mine for sure!
Honestly Sandy, I have had just about every model of the Panasonic Lumix they have made- except the waterproof (don’t ask me why- it just isn’t what has worked out. I’m so hard on cameras that I ALWAYS get sand or water or something in them to screw up the lens eventually (errrr- if you ask Clark, he says- every 6 month -eek). I buy whatever model Costco has at the moment. every single one of these cameras is really good. Now Ive gotten smart though- I bought the warrantee on my last one. Of course… nothing has happened to this one… yet.
Greetings everyone. Just wanted to add my 2 cents on cameras.
I have the waterproof, nearly bounceable Olympus Stylus Tough. Yes, it’s great for sand and water. Unfortunately, it takes terrible pictures. But, it does it without breaking!
I kinda hate it.
Thought everyone should hear my questionable opinion.
hahaha- yes Elna- thats why i can’t trust MOST of those waterproof cameras- its convenient but the pictures…. bleck… Id rather just use my iPhone 6 with the Lifeproof case if its just an every day photo…. which I’m getting a little too used to (just like Corly!). talk about convenient! it gets the job done (safely in sand and water splashes) and it takes great photos… but maybe not good enough pixels for my Shellography Photography. heehee
Thanks so much for the info…I have that same love hate relationship with the J1 Nikon! I will look into the one you mentioned..iPhone 6 rocks too believe it or not I just saw this…thanks for the info …shell on!
I saw these beauties last week. What a nice place and group of people at Congress!!! Off to the shell show this morning and then home tomorrow
Oh Pam – how wonderful for you. What an adventure.
Congrat-shell-ations! I love your photos and wish I could be down there to see them in person!
Saw some of your work at Sealife by Congress in Feb after a cruise with you. The artwork is beautiful. If Florida wasn’t so far away, I’d be headed back down there in a heartbeat. Congratulations Pam!!!
Having seen them in person I can honestly say they are gorgeous images Pam. Radiant!
If some of us who are in the frozen north would like to buy one of your photos on canvas, how can we do that? I’m really interested in getting the one of your colorful land snails. Really gorgeous!
Sue C in (the land of ice dams) CT
Susan Coscia thank you!!! unfortunately I don’t have them online to buy immediately but both Congress Jewelers and I would LOVE for you to either call them at 239-472-4177 or you can email Melissa Congress at Melissa@scongress.com to buy and ship. Good luck! and…. my inquiring mind wants to know…. which one are you interested in???? xoxo
Pam, I think Susan C. meant your glorious image of the apple snail shells.
Oh… LOL – yes, she did already say that didn’t she. oops. thanks Susans (plural)!
Please add me, love, love a deserted beach full of shells
I love the shell pictures and some of your other photography. I’d love to have a picture of the terns on a stormy beach from your Sept, 27, 2011 post. Those were breathtaking!.
Can you tell me where you get the long handled shell scoopers. How is shelling on sanibel in November? Thank you for your time.
Pam, beautiful collection!!
Congratulations, Pam. You deserve this honor. You’ve put a lot of hard (but fun?) work & effort into your photos. Online your photos are just gorgeous, I can’t imagine what they look like in person! I’m so happy for you! Way to go!
Believe me Kaye, Pam’s shellographs are far more beautiful than they appear here in the photo. The are just dazzling.
R.S.V.P. – Yes!!!
Congratulations Pam! Can’t wait to see them in person.
Way to go Pam! Well deserved honor!
Gorgeous! (Of course, I’ve entered the contest and, like everyone else, wish I could be there in person. I suspect you may sell out before the event. Wouldn’t that be grand?!?) Your shellographs are simply beautiful and have such impact. Congratshellations, Pam!
Pam, this is so wonderful! Your photography is beautiful! It truly reflects your love of shelling and living on this beautiful island.
absolutely beautiful not just the pictures but you,you are beautiful inside and out and you are always helping others to be better people by sharing and loving the things god gave but are taken for granted your my hero and I was so glad to meet you and do our shelling trip together my regards r.g. stein
Congratulations Pam, I am so happy for you! Your work is just beautiful. I too wish I could turn around and fly back down to be at your event. You work so hard and deserve this good fortune. I wish you all the best.
Beautiful photos, Pam. I wondered why they disappeared from your blog store! I appreciate knowing now how to order them. Your blog and photos keep me inspired even though I am usually far from the ocean. I check for new posts every day and long to be shelling, but cybershelling helps so much! You constantly treat all of your fans to such wonderful information! Thanks!
I am so happy for you!! I will be waiting to see those Wentletraps on the wood railing show up on a canvas sometime!! I loved that one! Heck I love all of them. Just booked the shelling cruise to Big Hickory on May 6th!! Can’t wait!!
What is the name of the rainbow moonsnail for lack of better term? Someone else just posted a picture of one on facebook, that she just found on Sanibel. I had never seen one before and now see you have a pic to canvas of one also. Just beautiful!!
HI Christine, i think you mean the apple snails! they are amazing!!!! check out my post here http://www.iloveshelling.com/blog/2013/11/19/filling-the-apple-snail-cart-at-harns-marsh-preserve/
Pam – Looking at your canvas group, I’m asking about the one at top row, 2nd from the right. Is that also a apple snail? It looks different than the group pic. All are beautiful!!
to clarify, looking at the picture of you and the lady infront of the sealife congress sign, the shell top row, 2nd from the right.
Oh! I see now- Thats a sharks eye! This shellograph was taken the same day as this picture in this post –
Congratulations to you, Pam! I’m so happy to know that all your photos will be preserved, enjoyed, and shared by more than I Love Shelling fans now. Sealife by Congress was smart in getting you first! Happy Shelling and Photographing!
So happy for you! Congrats!!
These are spectacular!! I told you from the beginning that you had a great eye for photography! Must be the artist in you. Congratulations!!! Looking forward to the newsletter as well. Will your canvases be in Sealife all the time?
I hope so, Roxanne! We haven’t gotten that far. LOL We just have to see if it all works well for everybody and I hope it works for Congress, their customers, shellers, y’all and me too. fingers crossed xoxo
Pam these are fantastic!! I’m so happy for you. Now we can shell with you AND bring a “piece of you” home with us!!
Awww Jude… be still my heart!
Your pictures are beautiful and I am so glad Sea Life by Congress is carrying them, I am definitely getting some, very beautiful
For many years we spent a few weeks on Sanibel each winter where we LOVED shelling…….sent home hundreds of shells……took shells to public schools……..gave shells to kids……made crafts for various benefits….got too old to travel, so we get a vicarious thrill seeing your shell experiences. Thanks!!!!
It’s been snowing all day here on LI. I wish I was down there in Sanibel or at least had a gorgeous picture of a junonia. Several years ago I started carrying my camera with me when I went shelling. I thought I would take pictures just like Pam. I don’t seem to have the eye that you have and I also have a problem with the sun shinning on the camera so I can’t see the picture. Maybe a new camera would help a little. Saw the pictures at the store. Hope you have a huge crowd for your event. Pat
Gorgeous. Love all of them.
Pam, I have loved your photography since I started following your blog, and I’m so happy you can share it with even more people! I’m so happy for you!
Many many many thanks to all of YOU!!!!! xoxo
Congratulations Pam! Your pictures are gorgeous. I am thrilled for you having such an amazing exhibit.
We are so excited to be heading to Fort Myers next winter and hope to take one of your shelling adventure trips. We were so blessed to find many beautiful she’ll in Jan. On Sanibel and have been following your blog ever since. We appreciate your love of the ocean and the Lord’s wonderful creation!
Beautiful! I am wondering….is this going to be an on-going event? I will not be on the islands till the end of April. Hoping I can see these in person!
Hi Karan, yes! I’m hoping they will be there – fingers crossed
The shellographs are wonderful!! Hoping to someday see them in person, and have to have the junonia! I have a very happy memory about finding one myself in 2003. We treat it like we would a family heirloom! I’ve been with you from the first and so love your posts. Thanks.
These are beautiful! I especially love the lightening welk spiral! Me, my Mom and Sisters are shelling addicts who spend our time shelling in Mexico Beach, but are coming to Sanibel in July for our first trip — We can’t wait and wish we could be there now! I also love photography and always looking for the perfect shell pictures! We are looking forward to meeting you!
Congrats! I am new to your site, but happy to see someone that has interlocking passions making it happen! I appreciate all your time and effort to help us all find shells in Sanibel!!!
Pam, I just found your site. It is absolutely fabulous. I will be visiting Sanibel at the end of March. I love all your tips and advice. I noticed that all beach parking is $2.00 per hour. Are there any parking spots that are free and if not, can you pay for a day pass?
Omigosh- I need to change that parking price on my page- it’s now $3.00 an hour.. Ack! But no- all beach access parking areas are metered unless otherwise stated
Two thoughts on parking…walk the beach from your accomodations. And, I am privileged to travel with my bro-in-law who has a handicapped hanger and is willing to take my sis and me to beaches and spend time there with us. Handicapped parking is free.
Congratulations,Pam! Your Shellography is Amazing!Hoping to see your showing for myself one day..what a fabulous collection!! The true spirit of Sanibel shows in all your canvas art! You give us all a great gift each time you share with us..Thank-you!!!
Wow!! Love your shellography! Oh how I miss being on Sanibel, it’s been 5 years…. I hope to get there later this year or next year!! Thank you for keeping my shelling dreams alive! Love ya’
Pam, your shellographs are fabushellish. I love the Apple Snails since I am looking at my “jar” of the cache from Harns Marsh. What a gorgeous shell.
The Junonia canvas would be perfect to go along with my “prized” Junonia.
What a great job and great idea for all of us shelling enthusiasts.
Hope to see you in May or June along with the canvas shell art at Congress.
Michele (trifecta queen) & Bill
Congratulations on the opportunity to showcase your shellography you deserve it. Your work is just fabulous. I’m looking forward to the newsletter coming out soon. I was wondering will there be occasions when your readers can contribute to the publication? Hope to see you out there shelling really soon.
Best wishes for a successful Gallery Opening event tomorrow, Pam! Wish we could be there to help you shellabrate!!!! It feels downright balmy here in CT today….its 41-derful degrees out :)
Best! Sue & Andrea
I had found a section here recently where people could post pics of shells they cannot name – is that still an option here? Swear I bookmarked it!
Thanks for the tips also, we are ‘scooping the Florida loop” in April with one overnight stop in Sanibel Island, finally! WooHoo!
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Can you suggest what kind of mailbox to purchase to adhere the shells to.
Hi Jeanine, I always wanted to do a shell mailbox but I never got around to doing it so I don’t really know what works best. sorry! If you find something that works well, lets all know. Thanks!
Just came to this for the first time. We re entry moved here & love shelling. Thanks for sharing!
Do you still have available your shirts and totes?
HI Sheila yes! oh gosh- the link isn’t up properly- thank you for asking! you can visit http://www.cafepress.com/iloveshellingshop
My husband and I plus our two friends are coming down the week of Oct 24. We are so excited. We are planning on going on your Oct 29 shelling expedition.
Winona, never sent any message to you but after just viewing your post of “BeachCombers Surprise Seashell, 01/28/15 I knew just how excited you were. I was on Sanibel the first week of June 2013 and yes the first tropical storm of the season came in. It rained every day so my traveling companions decided we should leave a day early for home. I had been to Sanibel several times, they had never been.) Late in the afternoon on Thursday, I told them if I had to leave early I was going to the beach one last time. Just as I got to the edge of the water I saw something colorful but it would come in some, then go back out. This happened about 5 times when finally it landed right at my feet. A beautiful (empty) Horse Conch had washed up. I, like you could not believe it. Yours looks larger than mine (7 1/2 ” tip to tip and 9 1/2 round at largest area). My first three trips were with my husband but he had passed away. My brother-in-law said my huisband sent that to me because the week had not turned out very good. Looking forward to my next trip to Sanibel. LOVE IT.
I follow this sight all the time. I’m a new snowbird in Ft Meyers during the winter. I’m 100% addicted to shelling. I absolutely love it. I get your email newsletters and now Facebook. I can’t wait to go on a shell cruise with you.
Hello! I’m new to this blog my fiancé has a great aunt that has collected shells for 35 years and she only found them once a year when they would go on vacation and has a pretty large collection for living in the middle of Kansas well now she is getting older and would like to donate them but we haven’t found a place for them yet if you have any ideas or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated!!
love the site, enjoyed a shelling trip last yeaer
I’ve been shelling for longer than I can say! I recently inherited my aunt and uncle’s extensive collection. I found this site while trying to identify what some are and where they’re from!
<3 shelling! Unfortunately, I am land-locked in Kansas but I do get to the ocean a few times each year. Last year was our first trip to Sanibel.
HI Pam, How can I send you a photo for id. I found something growing on a huge rope that washed up on the beach. It is hard like coral but brown and not shaped like any of the corals I know. It does not look like a bryozoa. Thanks Mother Earth Marilyn
I have just started watching your videos and they make my day so much better i love to shell been doing it since I was 4 had a huge collection of them that my dad gave me from all over the United States when he was a truck driver someone stole the whole thing he passed away in 2010
sorry pam I haven’t been writing because I had a bad 2016 and 2017 ,expected to go to cayo costa bbut more bad luck and missed Sanibel get together but my friends were there and loved it so next year I will be there and take the trip to cayo costa p.s. I hope your still using the belt I gave you last year love and miss you sincerely r.g. stein
R.g. – I’m sending good wishes to you for 2017 to be one of good health and happiness for you. Yes, I love my shelling belt…. which Clark calls my “geek belt” ;) thanks again
Hi! I moved to Florida November 2015. We live in Micco on the Atlantic side and we enjoy shelling. Many times we take our boat & anchor off a sand shoal, looking for shells. I found 3 perfect pen shells after high winds. I also found what I think may be a pearl. Is that possible? Please respond if you can. I can send you a picture. Who can determine if it is a pearl or not? Thanks for any information you can relay to me. Love your blog.
Thank you so much for all of your shelling tips. We spent Feb. on Sanibel and I loved referring back to you postings.
Was in Sanibel last x-mas holiday and i loved it!
We surely be back and hope to meet you then!
Thank you for all the posting and photos, its good for the soul!
Pam I love collecting shells. I want to visit sanibel soon any suggestions on where to say to be able to finds lots of shells??
How can I contact you? I have to show you the awesome things we found this weekend while visiting at blind pass. Yellow alphabet cone and many cool things!
Wonderful gift of 2019 is to see you back posting sharing your love and spirit of shelling and nature.
Absolutely love your blog. Just came upon it accidentally as I was looking up Sanibel Island trip plans. Always wanted to go there especially for the shelling adventure. Now I find your FB page and your true love for shells which I also share. Thrilled to hear more about your shell travels, etc.
love your passion for all things shells. similarly afflicted/gifted, I grew up in Northern Australia and never lost my wanderlust for shell collecting – despite now living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, where there is not a lot of shell diversity. My favorite places are southern Vietnam, on the west side near Cambodia – 8 trips there over the years and New Zealand, near Mount Mangenui. have just got back from west coast Mexico with some nice treasures as well – found very few on the beaches but got to know the local fisherman :) Sanibel is my “list” :)
Hello, I live in Sarasota and found a shell that I was hoping you could confirm the identity of. I’m pretty sure it’s a baby Nodipecten Nodosus (Lion’s Paw). It is the size of a dime – 16mm, but I have not been able to find any photos of a Paw this small. Could I send you some photos of it?
Love your sight
Pam, I am visiting Sanibel for the second time. I’m here because I bought a business from a friend that makes shell sculptures out of pen shells. He has come here for years and gets plenty of shells but this year there are none. Not a one. Is there something happening or is this just an off year? I need your guidance!
Hi, Pam! Coming down to Sanibel this summer – watch your videos every day – sustained me through the winter! Can’t wait! I’m making you something. Are you @ the Captiva Cruises daily?
Pam, I have not been on your website for a year or more. Do you still email out updates on your shelling trips. I was down there in April of 2015, and again in March of 2018. The last one was a washout, didn’t find hardly any shells.
Pam Rambo…. first of all I want to congratulate you on your success of getting the Shell Love Bug ♥️!! Woohoo, time for a little shellabration!
We’re planning a trip to Sanibel in 4 weeks and I have yet had the honor of joining you on a shelling cruise. I’m wondering if you have any plans of getting back to offering your shelling cruises in the near future?
I realize your plate is full and trying to get things in order after your recent victory. But if by any chance you are thinking about shelling cruises, I would so love to join you!
Hi, Pam, this is a sheller from Romania who’s recently come across your videos on YouTube. My name is Iulia and this week, as I am on vacation at the seaside, I have made my first short video on shelling at the Beack Sea. Just a modest beginning. I will be back with more, hopefully. 😁 Thank you for being so sweet! I love iloveshelling! 👏👏❤️
Hi! I live on the coast of NC and Emerald Isle Beach is my “go to” beach for walking and shelling! I want to thank you for your website because without it I wouldn’t know the names of some of the amazing shells that I’ve found! I look forward to following your shelling expeditions and great finds!!
I’d love to be a part of this group. I live in Panama City Beach, Florida, and there are pockets of good shelling here. I ❤️ shelling.
Love watching u find shells. Planning a trip back to Sanibel next summer. Do u do tours for finding shells? If so, what do u charge n how can I get up with you? Thanks
I too am wondering if you have started making plans for shelling tours? I so want to go shelling with shellebrity, Pam Rambo.
We have plans to visit Sanibel in August 2020…but my husband and I are becoming concerned about the current pandemic situation in Florida. Of course, I don’t expect any tours with you during this time. But hopefully in the not-so-distant future!
Stay safe Pam… and everyone else too!