I was walking around trying to figure out what in the world to take a photo of. I saw this on my bookshelf and liked the character on it. I cropped it tight around the shell because I really liked the wavy edge against the neutral tone of my background. I put my white balance on cloudy because I love the warmer tones it offers. I had read somewhere before from a photographers book or magazine that they almost always shot on cloudy. I can see why.
Settings were: Shutter speed - 1/60 secs, Aperture - F3.2, ISO - 400, WB - Cloudy, Flash not fired.