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.
If you have read my guest post for “Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches” you know that some of my inspiration for still life work comes from my art history studies. Another major inspiration comes from one of my daughters, a … Continue reading
The power of the waves impaled this crab carapace upright on the tideline . . . perfectly aligned with the very early morning sun. The glow was visible from quite a number of meters away, positively gorgeous. It seemed the … Continue reading
The Lesson a Mussel can Hold Our local beach is chock-full of mussels this year. I am not sure why, but we have never had a wash up of the mollusk in this number… uncountable thousands. While this has created … Continue reading
Minute, new mussel. Ancient, sea-rounded pebble. Skeletal and worn moon shell. The colors – coral pink, creamy yellow, and the nascent iridescence of the mussel – cluster in isolated solidarity on an otherwise dull patch of tide line. I never … Continue reading
Pizazz: “Dazzling style; flamboyance; flair”. This crab certainly had it! Even these minimal remains make a statement on the monochromatic beach. This color has not been added or changed . . . the claw was the color of the sunrise … Continue reading
This arrangement is, perhaps, one of my favorite finds. The photograph does not capture what this simple, linear arrangement of tiny objects does for my spirit. The pale orange of the pebble draws out the oranges in the sand. The … Continue reading