Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Bleached


I found this piece of seaweed on the beach the other day.

Dried, bleached and almost preserved in a skeleton kind of way.


I love the scaly skin it now wears and the way the sun catches each incrustation making them glisten and sparkle with luster.


Transformed into an almost untouchable, delicate form.

If placed on my hand and I curled my fingers it would surely crumble and float away - added to the sand pile.


I didn't of course - it was far too pretty to be so heavy handed with.

Instead I held it between my thumb and forefinger, twisting it around and around watching as it glimmered and gleamed in the late afternoon sun mesmerised as each ray bounced off the scales.


Then laying it on the sand I took several pictures to try and capture what I was visualising.

It may look like the same picture repeated several times, but if you look very closely each one is slightly different, capturing my piece of bleached seaweed in many contrasting ways.


Looking back at these pictures my curiosity wanted to see how different they would look if I dabbled with the colours.


I like the colour boost, it makes it feel almost hot, but I think in this case untouched, washed out and bleached - exactly how I saw it and exactly how I took these pictures.

Have a beautiful day.

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