In the beachside community we stayed in, most of the houses had 'shell lawns' in front. Instead of grass, or rocks which is typical desert landscaping, the front yard was covered in white shells.
This photo is cropped to make it more interesting. These are the types of shells typically found on the beaches here.
"The ocean doesn't want me today
But I'll be back tomorrow to play
And the strangles will take me
Down deep in their brine
The mischievous braingels
Down into the endless blue wine
I'll open my head and let out
All of my time
I'd love to go drowning
And to stay and to stay
But the ocean doesn't want me today"
-Tom Waits "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
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umbrellaphotos (1901) 2004-07-21 11:45
I really like all of your pictures. you have a great eye for photography. This is a great composition with great additional notes. Keep it up.
Eagle78 (1933) 2004-07-21 12:16
A lovely natural graphism Jennifer! Very well seen for this unusual compo. Maybe a bit blown out but i really like it. Good job..and lovely note too :)
Proxilva (2157) 2004-07-21 12:24
good oll' Tom always makes me smile :D...
it's a very harsh contrast and it hurts looking at it for too long (don't take that the wrong way ;D) it almost gives light... cool framed...
Burnham (2428) 2004-07-21 13:07
Good oll' Jorrit always makes me smile :D Apart from your exeelent choice of note this shot is very appealing, even though it's completely chaotic you've managed to get some struture, by using BnW and a tight cropping with a great black frame. Impressive in it's own simple and natural way.
torben (3100) 2004-07-21 14:07
Good choice of crop to keep the photo simple and concentrated, there's already plenty of chaos in these shells. A bit overexposed and there is a strange black line in the upper right corner, but still a beautifull image.
yweinreich (165) 2004-07-24 0:50
nice architectural shot
morganommer (765) 2004-08-10 21:19
I like how you put songs to accompany your shots.
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-08-12 17:59
super la composition que j'ai dejà bien eu envie d'en faire une a peu près semblable...j'aurai aime la voir également en couleur...le détail est super bien rendu...et le note très appréciable...bravo...amicalement BI
anew (582) 2006-02-03 12:12
This is a great one. It is a work of art.
antonia (16) 2007-09-07 14:34
a little bit to bright and the focus could be sharper, however the composition is great and the use of B&W well chosen
- Copyright: Jennifer Love (erthmuffin) (1551)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-07-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot s230
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos with Titles of Songs 01 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-21 11:37
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