Emerald Isle - February 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

by Linda McCann
(East Lothian /Scotland)

near Edinburgh, Scotland

near Edinburgh, Scotland

~ sea glass contest photo was submitted by Linda McCann, East Lothian /Scotland


Where was this photo taken?

I found this gorgeous piece of glass a couple of weeks back (early February), when I was out on an early morning beach hunt, near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Weather and time of day?

It was a crisp, frosty morning and thankfully there was no-one else about as I was wearing my husband's thermals, my son's bobble hat, my daughter's gloves, several layers of socks, wellies and my late father' extra large waterproof jacket to top the look off.  

What were your feelings or impressions when taking this photo?

I couldn't believe my luck, when I discovered this piece of sea glass.

Firstly, I have never found such a perfect square before and secondly I couldn't believe the gorgeous landscape that was held within its frame.  Billowing white clouds, a slash of rich orange land, it even has a tree emerging from a lush green field.

When I brought it home, even my husband was delighted, as he noted that it was in the colors of his Irish homeland, white orange and green.

What kind of camera and/or lens did you use?

I took this photo on my return home using my Samsung Galaxy mobile phone. I was terrified to take it out to photograph it at the beach, in case I lost it!!

What tips do you have for taking good photos of sea glass?

As for photography tips:  live somewhere sunny if you want to photograph sea glass regularly, as it only truly comes alive when the sun shines.  

~ sea glass contest photo was submitted by Linda McCann, East Lothian /Scotland

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Jan 13, 2020
by: Anonymous

What a perfect piece. How exciting. Hopefully you made a necklace or something out of it. Wow!!

Mar 06, 2017
by: Jackson

I hope to find one like this sometime in my life.

Great photo.

Feb 27, 2017
Wow !
by: Gill Armstrong

Wow! Beautiful piece of sea glass. Just started collecting and would be over the moon to find this on my beach walks in East Lothian.

Feb 26, 2017
My vote
by: Shirley

Love this piece of glass especially as I am originally from East Lothian where it was found!

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