Inspired by the many stunning flatlay images Dan Carlson posts to his Instagram account, I thought I'd try something similar with the treasures I picked up on our recent Gorge-getaway. Obviously I need a better background than one of our pathway pavers. Something that allows the texture of the items to take the stage, not to compete with them.
I also tried using a brighter background, but since it was indoors there was a horrible reflection from the overhead lights. Still, it works for zooming in for a couple of close-ups: mossy hunk of wood, a naturally forking bit of driftwood, acorns and a lichen covered rock.
Andrew thinks maybe this was an improvised anchor for a small fishing watercraft. I grabbed it for the rusty bit, and haven't removed the belt yet. I reminds me of one my brothers had when they were kids. I think there were holsters and toy guns involved.
I can't help but pick up shells when I see them. Here they were just the tiny white clam shells, except for this one. It has to be the smallest shell I've ever found. I'm not even sure how I spotted it.
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