What first attracted me to this trio was the illusion of multiple light sources. This was caused by the shapes of the shells. I didn’t notice the hidden mussel until going through the photographs later.
I don’t often take the time to photograph the landscape as I walk the tide line looking for still life, and I rarely post any. Yesterday’s dawn was an exception – spectacular! Given that we are now under a blizzard warning, it seems that the beauty was a prescient prelude to what could be a very grey (and potentially perilous) several days at the Jersey shore.
Oh, and water temperature was 34F … Yes, there were surfers in the water.