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Otter Cove, Otter Creek, Maine; July 15, 2018 (Beachcombing series No.90)

From left to right, top to bottom: Rockweed (Fucus distichus), Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis), Common Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), American Lobster claw (Homarus americanus), plastic ring from bottle cap, broken glass, lobster claw, periwinkles, Blue Mussel, Rock Crab (Cancer irroratus), rope, crab claw, Slipper Shell (Crepidula fornicata), periwinkles, Dog Whelks (Nucella lapillus), lobster-claw bands, Sea Potato (Colpomenia peregrina) (possibly Leathesia marina), Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus), Paper Birch bark (Betula papyrifera), Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), periwinkle, plastic scrap, rope, lobster-claw band, Blue Mussel,Pitch Pine cone (Pinus rigida), broken earthenware (prob. part of an old sewage pipe), Blue Mussel, periwinkles.

Technique
I work on an oversized lightbox built out of foamcore, plexiglass, and 2x4s. It’s not the prettiest thing, but it’s wonderful for photographing translucency. The still life is composed directly on the light box, photographed, and edited in Photoshop and Lightroom. I used to shoot with a Nikon d7000 on a tripod with a horizontal arm that lets me aim straight down, but I moved up to the d810 two years ago, and it’s a bit heavier so I’m building a sturdier overhead rig.

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©2018 Jennifer Steen Booher
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the Beachcombing series
From left to right, top to bottom: Rockweed (Fucus distichus), Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis), Common Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), American Lobster claw (Homarus americanus), plastic ring from bottle cap, broken glass, lobster claw, periwinkles, Blue Mussel, Rock Crab (Cancer irroratus), rope, crab claw, Slipper Shell (Crepidula fornicata), periwinkles, Dog Whelks (Nucella lapillus), lobster-claw bands, Sea Potato (Colpomenia peregrina) (possibly Leathesia marina), Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus), Paper Birch bark (Betula papyrifera), Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), periwinkle, plastic scrap, rope, lobster-claw band, Blue Mussel,Pitch Pine cone (Pinus rigida), broken earthenware (prob. part of an old sewage pipe), Blue Mussel, periwinkles.<br />
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Technique<br />
I work on an oversized lightbox built out of foamcore, plexiglass, and 2x4s. It’s not the prettiest thing, but it’s wonderful for photographing translucency. The still life is composed directly on the light box, photographed, and edited in Photoshop and Lightroom. I used to shoot with a Nikon d7000 on a tripod with a horizontal arm that lets me aim straight down, but I moved up to the d810 two years ago, and it’s a bit heavier so I’m building a sturdier overhead rig.