Purple Marble Mermaid Tear - July 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

by Chae
(Middletown, CT)

Marble - Boardwalk Beach in Niantic, Connecticut, USA

Marble - Boardwalk Beach in Niantic, Connecticut, USA

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Where was this photo taken?

Boardwalk Beach in Niantic, Connecticut, USA

Weather and time of day?

Wednesday July 12, 2017, some time between 4 and 5:30 pm

What were your feelings or impressions when taking this photo?

Awe. I couldn't believe I scored such an interesting and unique piece.

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

Just my Samsung Cell Phone Camera

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

Keep your camera handy for those special moments.

~ sea glass contest photo was submitted by Chae, Middletown, Connecticut, USA

Comments for Purple Marble Mermaid Tear - July 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

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Jun 20, 2021
jen' s question
by: Chae

Jen...down in front of the boardwalk by where they s posts for volleyball.

This beach doesn't provode a lot...but the quality and color is always better than most.

Sep 03, 2019
Which Side of the Beach Question
by: Chae

Boardwalk Beach...near the volleyball nets

Sep 03, 2019
Mermaid tear
by: Jen

We’re you on the beach in front of the boardwalk? Or were you at Hole in the wall Beach?

Jun 28, 2018
Mermaid tears
by: Mama

June 29

The coincidences are unreal. Why us?
Why identical? Why in different beaches?
So weird.

Jun 25, 2018
Not So Unique...Then Amazing
by: Chae

I found a third, months later. My mom came to visit from Florida and wanted to see my three purple mermaid tears. We went sea-glassing that day.

While searching, I found a piece of red. My mom wanted to find one to...we scoured (and I mean SCOURED) the beach and mom was getting irritated.

Jokingly she shouted out to her deceased mother (my Memaw) to stop hanging with my aunt's goats in NC and come help her find glass at this beach (one she frquented).

Mom gasped, "Chaelyn! You won't believe this!" She was clutching something in her fist. She extended her hand to show me, A purple mermaid tear...

I didn't buy it. "You took one from my house to mess with me." She denied it. We laughed. I took two steps, looked down and there was another one.

Loud and Clear, Memaw. Loud and Clear.

It was surreal. Something that had ceased feeling unique became so again. What were the chances? An already picked-clean beach, with other scouring treasure hunters and that double find RIGHT when she cussed out Memaw.


Jul 27, 2017
by: Chae

I found another one...four days later. My boyfriend was completely weirded out.

Jul 19, 2017
by: Anonymous


Jul 16, 2017
by: Tiki

I can't wait to find something this beautiful!

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