Seashell Nature ~ #003 January 2014 – Haiga/Haibun

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Seashell Nature


the sound of seagulls. the criss-crossing slosh of small breaking waves on shore. damp sand and a nippy wind. a fascination with shell debris as i walk. bits of shore grass and brick chips from houses that have slipped and tumble into the sea. the sun struggling through low clouds that whip along the coastline. sandbars almost as far out as i can see. the scent of seaweed and washed up bits of sea creatures. 

i slip one hand into a pocket. with the other hand i hold my camera ready at my side. every few yards i alternate this arrangement. now i slip out my phone camera and snap an image here. and here. and there. and another further down the beach. then i return it to my pocket and continue on. i know this walk will not last more than a mile or so; yet i believe it will remain with me for years. 



the sound in each seashell

along my walk


Altered Phone Camera Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • LGA340 (Very Basic) Digital Phone Camera
  • Perfect Effects 4
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Lens and Pens by Sally blog Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: 2014—Nature, January 6, 2014. For the first Monday of each month the theme is Nature.

Between Christmas and the New Year I was on Cape Cod—between massive snow storms and record breaking (or near breaking) low temperatures. It was comparatively mild and no snow while I was there (until the early A.M. dark on the morning I left when the tiniest crystal snowflakes began to fall through the light on the porch). It was chilly for my island norm. It was stormy at times and this walk on the beach followed one of these storms. There were many shells—along with other wild life. It was fun to walk this strip of land out to the point of the Cape Cod elbow and back. 


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