Godzilla Glass and Shell - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest

by Jim O'Connor
(San Bruno, CA)

Godzilla Glass and Shell - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest

Godzilla Glass and Shell - August 2011 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ by Jim O'Connor - San Bruno, California

We found this huge barnacle and chunk of glass on a beach near Half Moon Bay, CA on a foggy Sunday morning on an empty beach after several days of 6 foot tides and continuous 3 to 5 foot surf.

We combed the beach at low tide, in weak light. We found several smaller pieces of glass as well.

One of the interesting things about this photo is the use of the quarter for size comparison. I have used a dime many times to help size the items in the photo, but thought this one called for a quarter. Huge!

Since the purpose of the photo was shock and awe, I used my Sony Cybershot Touchscreen to do a study of the subjects on normal Auto capture and brought the field in close around the subjects. For the same shot as a detail shot I would use a Minolta 35mm and tripod to Macro the subject under a 50mm lense and natural lighting.

The thrill for us was the find, and now we can share it with all of you out there.

Good hunting!

~ by Jim O'Connor

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The Mill Rose Inn  is located in Half Moon Bay, Calif., one block from galleries, boutiques and restaurants on Main Street and in the historic Old Town district.

The Half Moon Bay State Beach, fronting the Pacific Ocean, is accessible less than one mile from the inn.

Pillar Point, less than six miles away, offers a popular big wave surfing area.

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