Beach Light by evalieutionspics

Beach Light

I found this sea urchin shell on the beach ages ago and had this grand idea of putting mini LEDs in it for a mini pretty thing. As is the norm for many of my grand ideas, it sat on a shelf until I was desperate for something to photograph. Then I realized it was still full of sand and other beachy kinds of gunk. For the last few days, it has been soaking in the sink, getting gently washed and soaked some more. Finally ready for its photo shoot I was carrying it over to my bench...and dropped it. Yup, it broke into a bunch of little pieces and one big piece. Thankfully, with careful positioning of my camera, it just looks like an artfully posed sea urchin shell.
The light shining through it reminds me of the one my grandad made for me shortly after Eric and I were married. It was a ginormous shell. Grandad had lathed a stand for it and had put a nightlight bulb in the stand. With the sea urchin shell over the bulb, it created a soft orange glow. Unfortunately, the depredations of three small boys and, I think, our 12th move, finally destroyed it.
What a fabulous idea and shot. Very out of the box thinking. Fav!
March 31st, 2017  
Very creative and beautiful. I love the detail and light shining through it.
March 31st, 2017  
I love the shapes and the color green!
March 31st, 2017  
Great idea, beautiful lighting.
March 31st, 2017  
Love it! Looks so abstract!!
April 1st, 2017  
Such a beautiful image! Love your narrative! :-)
April 2nd, 2017  
Great shot and very nicely written story. Fave
April 2nd, 2017  
@joysabin Thank you very much!

@zita_2016 Thank you so much!

@ribbet9 Thank you very much for kind comment!

@cmsch52 Thank you very much!

@mlwerkheiser Thank you so much!

@gaylewood Thank you for your lovely words!

@julieco I very much appreciate your kind comments!
April 2nd, 2017  
really gorgeous shot, so sorry you broke it!
April 2nd, 2017  
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