Sunday, 13 May 2012

Beach Treasure

I rarely come back from the beach with empty pockets, this time I brought back 2 mermaid's purses.

I try to avoid photographing anything in strong sunlight but this time it was perfect - it's hard to see where the squiggly bits (what are they??) end and the shadows begin.


  1. Lovely. I had a very similar experience photographing beach finds in my final year. Those shadows can be really useful, when you want them.

  2. I think they're to anchor the eggcase to rocks n suchlike. Wikipedia says so, therefore tis true. No?

    Lovely! and empty hopefully? Don't want an embryonic dogfish flopping around your house....

    1. Totally dried up so either empty or deceased ;-) Anyway I have passed them on to another student who was doing some designs based on mermaid's purses so any embryonic dogfish will be her problem!


Helen Smith, artist and maker in glass, print and stitch.


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