life as I see it!

treasures of the sea???

It all depends on how you look at things, what you see…right?   I’m sure many see these as nothing of importance or worthy of a second look.   To me these are interesting finds…especially the beautiful empty intact shell!  Just look at the Nacre, or Mother of Pearl as it is known in the jewelry world… it is smooth, an even color, without damage.  For those who aren’t familiar, Nacre is the white inner lining of the shell, the outer layer of pearls is also Nacre.   This would make a beautiful piece of jewelry if you were into making something from raw materials such as this…

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look what was washed up on shore after a windy day…

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16 responses

  1. mmm! what is that barnacle filled piece on the second shot? definitely great finds :)

    March 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    • thanks Andy…not sure what it was, couldn’t tell, just thought it was cool with the barnacles all over it!

      March 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      • It really does look really neat :) interesting!

        March 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm

  2. The second shot is cool, I also really like the first one, just wish there was a bit more warmth on the shadow of the shell. Good Work.

    March 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    • thanks Ben…I have to ask, how would I have made it warmers???

      March 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      • Two things, one when taking your shots set the white balance and this would make the shadow less blue, or in Photoscape under the bright and colour option there is colour temperature which should add some warmth as well.

        March 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      • thank for taking the time to explain Ben…I appreciate it!!!

        March 20, 2014 at 2:53 am

  3. The story of an ocean in one shell.
    Beautiful photographs.

    March 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    • well said Mary…that is how I feel!

      March 19, 2014 at 12:57 am

  4. I love that first shot. I guess the 2nd shot proves everything that meets the sea becomes part of the sea.

    March 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    • thank you Bill…I think that is part of the reason why I love the sea…

      March 19, 2014 at 12:59 am

  5. Beautiful, Heather! Thank you!

    March 19, 2014 at 1:00 am

  6. Heather, that first picture is a treasure. I love the contrast between it and the sand.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

    March 19, 2014 at 3:07 am

  7. Wow.

    March 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

  8. Very beautiful finds, Heather. I love Mother of Pearl, and have a few ornaments made of this. The barnacle-covered box is really cool. :)

    March 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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