090618: More from Maine

Today’s post delves once more into our recent trip to Maine. The first half are images of the broken shells I brought back to the studio (along with a rock from Jasper Beach). The shells came from a small, narrow strip of coastline that also provided me with the second half – more images of the coastal rock walls.

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Thanks for the visit.

And thank you to our wonderful hosts, Eric and Betty. We look forward to seeing you again next summer

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061418: My Kind of Exercise

I was playing around with different background ideas and thought this one might have ┬ápromise – especially when I placed randomly patterned fossils on top.

For a first, brief moment the fossils seem to fade right into that background.

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By now the background had my attention and I was curious as to what other objects might be compatible. That’s when I remembered the large box of sea shells hidden away on a back shelf. Actually, they were mostly broken pieces.

Even the pieces have nature’s graceful curves.

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By now I’ve become far more interested in the shells than I am with the background! The warmth of this background creates a very different feeling about these objects.

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It made sense to me that the course of this day’s shooting would have me finish with a few fossils sitting on background #2.

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This last one, a fossil grouping, was treated to a little photoshop playfulness. But it does have a certain charm to it.

Thanks for the visit.