Found objects

Often I’ll photograph shells or other objects I find lying on the beach, just as they are.  I resist doing any artistic arranging for those shots; it seems inauthentic somehow.  (Like anyone would know… or care?)  The odds are I wouldn’t be able to come up with an artful arrangement that was more interesting than whatever I stumble upon anyway.  Perhaps this is related to my inability to draw.

When I’m not on the beach and I’m really itching for a subject, I can’t be too picky.  The rock and sand dollar arrangement were sitting on the railing on our back deck.  In my own defense: I didn’t put them there.

sand dollar


~ by Shelly F. Cohen on 6 August 2009.

One Response to “Found objects”

  1. […] on the ferry, or seals joining the hubbub in the harbors.  When the tide goes out, you can see the sand dollar beds, watch the itty-bitty crabs scurry around, or — if you’re really lucky — […]

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