Does anyone know what the creature on the left is? The tide line was full of them. As you can see from the sand grains, it is small, about an inch in length.
Ultimately, I finished this photograph in the position that I photographed the original still life, but I toyed with other rotations of the photo. From the left, it was too much a ‘bowl’ and too predictable. From the right, well, it was far too evocative of a certain fast food logo for me!
Regardless of its orientation, I find myself wondering about what appears to be a cross section of the carapace. Many times I am curious about the origin of the items in the still lifes, and this is one of them.
Unknown object. Center was hard, not malleable, and attached to the thinner plastic points. It had obviously been in the ocean for a long, long time. Lovely and mysterious, but it did not belong there.
The tiniest drops of water and sugar crystal sand are sprinkled over the honey-colored shell fragment. Of course, the question that always remains is . . . What’s in the hole?
. . . And I am not sure it was really no longer alive when this photo was taken. Who can tell? This organism has no obvious internal or external organs, no remnants of an orifice. Yet, it casts a … Continue reading