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I held a sea shell to my ear and listened to its tale
I held a sea shell to my ear and listened to its tale

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High-Key Blur (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Home sweet home
Date: Aug 2, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2012

Song of a Shell

I held a sea shell to my ear,
And listened to its tale
Of vessels bounding o'er the main
And all the ships that sail.
It sang of brilliant water flowersó
The bright anemones
That bloom beneath the ocean wavesó
Tossed in from seven seas.

Each time I harken to this song,
I hear the breakers moan,
And fancy that a warning bell
Rings from a lighthouse lone.
No longer need I wish to go
Where foam-capped billows swell,
For I've an ocean of my own
Withing this pearly shell.

Violet L. Cuslidge

Place: 54 out of 57
Avg (all users): 4.4500
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.3448
Avg (non-participants): 4.5098
Views since voting: 172
Views during voting: 152
Votes: 80
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2012 08:27:22 PM

I didn't recognize the poem but have looked it up and enjoyed it. Thank you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2012 11:51:10 PM
Song of a Shell
Lovely shell. Nice range of tones and softness. Voted earlier.
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08/03/2012 11:22:51 AM
Probably counts as high key and it is soft, but those two elements don't guarantee an interesting picture. This doesn't do a whole lot for me personally.
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