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October 17, 2010

Bounty – Picture Fall, day 17

Filed under: Photo assignments,Travel — Karma @ 9:33 pm
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Fall is, of course, traditionally a time of harvest.  The season of bounty is celebrated.  Quite the opposite from the season we referred to when I worked at Old Sturbridge Village as “the six weeks of want” – from about mid May to the first week of July.  In the 19th century, this was the time when most of the supplies that had been preserved and put away for winter were running out, and very little was coming out of the garden yet.  I thought about going with a traditional, harvest-type picture for today’s prompt, but Cape Cod provided me with a different option:

Picture Fall, day 17

Fall, apparently, is not only the season of harvest, but the season for horsehoe crabs to molt, or at least for the results of their molting to appear on the beach.  Tangled in the seaweed, the girls and I easily collected many shells of these pre-historic looking creatures.  The instructor mentioned in her prompt that one definition of bounty is a plentiful or generous supply; the horseshoe crab shells seemed to fit the bill!


  1. Very creative! Great texture.

    Comment by Becky Sue — October 17, 2010 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

    • Thank you! I’m always happy to find an interesting way to interpret the prompt.

      Comment by Karma — October 18, 2010 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  2. I agree! I like that it’s not a traditional “fall harvest” pic.

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 18, 2010 @ 7:54 am | Reply

    • I thought about doing a more traditional shot – Cape Cod is known for its cranberry harvest – but the horseshoe crabs presented themselves and inspiration struck.

      Comment by Karma — October 18, 2010 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  3. And I agree, too. Very creative twist to the traditional harvest photo.

    Comment by Robin — October 18, 2010 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks – sometimes it’s nice when the traditional becomes untraditonal.

      Comment by Karma — October 18, 2010 @ 9:47 pm | Reply

  4. At first opening, I thought it was autumn leaves….beautimous photo! I love the way the sun is coming through the translucent shells!

    Comment by Cindy Lou — October 18, 2010 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

    • Beautimous! Great word! Thanks, Cindy.

      Comment by Karma — October 18, 2010 @ 9:47 pm | Reply

  5. Well I reckon you’re certainly going to pick up some bonus points there for innovative interpretation… and as an extra, some more for a pretty cool shot too… I like the way the sunlight has added a nice glow to one of the shells…

    Comment by FS Photography — October 18, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Brian. Not as many others seemed to find it quite as cool of an interpretation as I did, but I like it anyway.

      Comment by Karma — October 18, 2010 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

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