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This finished #21 in the Sand Challenge at DPChallenge - it is a great demonstration of using what you have and use of bokeh effect to create a picture that tells a tale (and on a budget too
) The title is a quote from the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean
Thanks to my husband for suggesting it.
My eldest found this broken shell when we were on vacation in Venice, FL. I asked her for her Pirate's of the Caribbean Coin Amulet. The last thing I needed to borrow was my youngest Pirateology ship which is 3.5 inches in height Pirateology Toy Ship [link]
. I had to drill a small hole at the bottom of the ship so I could stick a wire in it so that I could then stick it in the sand. I also took some golden sand bought some time ago from a craft store as that I knew the beaches here do not have that rich gold tone color I wanted.
The kids and I then trotted down to the beach...boy was it packed! We picked a relatively less busy spot, but even then I sometimes had to wait for people to move out of the shot and make sure that kids playing football did not stomp on the ship.
I placed the ship 2 feet away from the shell checking every so often in my viewfinder that it was carefully positioned such that you can see it through the shell. I spread out the sand I then placed the aztec pirate coin in the sand. I then focused on coin knowing that the ship and the ocean would be blurred - gotta love bokeh effect.