Monday, April 07, 2008

Shell game

This photo makes me feel a little bit like the guy who sets up a beach chair by the picture window and sits in the sun, pretending he’s at the beach. You see, this setup was done on my dining room table.

I wanted to take some photos of some seashells my wife and I collected on North Carolina’s Outer Banks a few years ago. I remembered a bag of landscaping sand I had bought at Wal-Mart. A photo of a cloudy sky was blurred, then printed on 8 ½ by 11 paper to produce a backdrop with some faux depth of field. The entire setup was about six inches deep. A flash unit bounced off the ceiling provided the light for this shot.

I need to get out more.

2 comments:

Wanda said...

It's a lovely picture, and I look forward to collecting many sea shells when we move closer to the ocean.

BTW this kind of shell aways reminds me of the logo for the Shell Gas Stations.

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