I was out looking for glass (I know, 'so what else is new?') at my secret spot and Scusset, and this time instead of greedily grabbing the pieces, I tried to take a picture of them on the sand first. Then one of my friends gave me the idea of doing some sand close ups. Since I had already come home, I made copies of the pictures and then cropped them super small to bring out the sand details. I've been seeing a lot of pics online of what sand looks like under a microscope and I was thinking about buying a microscope but now that I can just crop the pics, I think that will work pretty well for now.
I didn't have my zoom lens this day, so I cropped the heck out of the pic of Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse.
Also at my secret spot. I was surprised to see this guy on the flower! Hard to believe it's October!
Very interesting bit of shell. I didn't collect it because it was so fragile that I knew it would get crushed between there and home.
The next shots are the cropped pictures of the sand from Scusset Beach. I didn't even notice the bubble when I shot the original, larger picture.
This is what the original picture looked like.
All those gorgeous colours!
That larger stone looks like the Millennium Falcon.
More microscopic jewels
I think this one is my fave with all the tiny shells. These are almost impossible to see with the naked eye. It wasn't till I cropped all of these pictures did I see all of the details.
This is an example of what the pictures looked like before I cropped down to one small section of the sand.
This sand dollar is only about a half inch in diameter, if that. I found 3 tiny sand dollars that day.