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 usually walk in the morning, but this was taken on rare walk at dusk. It has been too bitter cold for me early in the day! I absolutely love how the early and late sun creates drama out of items we would normally never notice.
“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.