Other titles were considered, but this one stuck simply because I love this still life!
As you may know, I love jingle shells. Their simplicity and fragility belies their origin in the tumbling, violent ocean. That any of them make it to the tide line is a point of amazement. This particular shell had just arrived with the last wave, hence the small bubbles within. The morning light spotlighted this tiny shell’s translucency, shining through to the sand beneath. The shell’s placement beside the opaque shell fragment makes this quality even more stunning.
The sun, new in the east, and the strong wind from the west created this still life. The carapace must have been wind-lifted just minutes before, because this arrangement was within the reach of the tide. I was captivated by the glowing light, as well as by the “strings” of sand that are remnants of the creature that once lived within this translucent shell.
This still life in particular was a vivid reminder for me to look carefully at the world around me. Small beauties and surprises are everywhere!
This assortment of ovoids was picture-perfectly assembled just above the tide line. I photograph objects just as I find them; and this was arranged by the ocean with more imagination than I could ever have done. I love the translucency … Continue reading
After a very stormy and grey weekend, I needed an image that matched the sky in today’s morning brilliance! The contrast between the piece of sea glass and clumps of mussels/seaweed could not have been more pronounced. Again, it was … Continue reading