It wasn’t until I got home that I noticed the bleached coquina resting on the larger shell (a small oyster, I think). The shells and crab piece hide a tiny piece of yellow shell beneath, just visible through the hole.
I love this still life composition; the morning sun creating a pearly effect on the oyster makes it perfect.
“The sea is so big, and my ship is so small.”
Those of you who have been here before know that I do not arrange any objects in these photographs. The still lifes are created by the wash of the tide, the wind, and also the light, as is the case in this photograph. Morning light here on the eastern US coast often creates wonderful and surprising shadows like this one.