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Long ways from home

ISO 100 116mm f/5.6 1/80sec

This was actually an idea that my girlfriend came up with last night that I really liked. I recently moved to Michigan from living on the beach in Virginia Beach area, and I have boxes of beach decorations that I had in my apartment out there including various shells and starfish. I thought the  starfish out of context would be rather interesting concept, as if he were on vacation.

This was shot right in my driveway with the starfish on the snow covered rear window of my brothers car. It worked out perfectly that the setting sun was falling right in between my neighbors pine trees giving the warm attractive bokeh lighting effect in the background.

In the end it turned out to be a beautiful mending of my two worlds. One part Beach Boy, other part Michigander.

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11 thoughts on “Long ways from home

  1. Excellent idea! This works incredibly well!

    • Thank you 🙂 I think I might revisit the idea now that were getting more snow in Michigan and have the star fish making a snow angel. Works out well having 5 limbs 🙂

  2. I found this to be a really powerful image that intrigued me. It gets the viewer to ask questions. I wish you had posted it just as a picture and waited a few days to add the explanation though 🙂 Great image.

    • Its funny you say that. I do think I had posted just the image and updated the story behind it a few days after haha. But I agree its a very thought provoking image, I got excited when I heard he concept! Thanks again for your thoughts Frank!

  3. I had a look at this photograph last night and it really captured me. I can’t stop thinking about it. It really is beautiful, such a lovely idea and well executed 🙂

  4. Dustin Faulkner on said:

    Love this!

  5. Very lovely, super creative and great bokeh. Your photos confirm its not what type of equipment you have, but how you use it.

    • Thats kind of my thing right now is trying to get amazing photos with whatever I can get my hands on. I find we can express more creativity when we aren’t focusing 100% on the technicalities of the quality of equipment. Once I train myself that great photos can be taken with any equipment, only then will I feel worthy of upgrading! After writing that I feel like Obi Wan talking to young Anakin haha.

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