Joseph Hearst, FPSA, PPSA  

Ochre Seastars by Joseph Hearst, FPSA, PPSA

October 2020 - Ochre Seastars

About the Image(s)

In September of 2008 Guy and Paula Davies and I drove up the coast from my home in Danville, California to the PSA Conference in Portland Oregon. We took about a week, making several stops at the lovely beaches. I’ve shown pictures of the rocks and sunsets in the past, but this one, at Cannon Beach, is some of the wildlife. ISO 1600, 1/60 at f/8 with my Nikon D300.

5 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Joe, interesting collection of color variations of starfishes. It is kind of difficult to orient your vantage point (from above ?) Is this in the natural set on the ocean and the green stuff is seaweed ? they are one on top of the other. It is sharp, and the colors are very vivid. You filled the frame with multiple sea stars. Great capture.   Posted: 10/04/2020 16:34:08

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
I remember this well. I too took lots of pictures of these sea-stars. They were in a pool in the undercut of a huge rock, after the tide had gone out. Looking back over my own shots, I realise that quite a lot were left clinging to the rock above the low water-line. I have never seen such big ones and so many. I also never realised they could have such a wide range of colours. Nice tight shot Joe, sharp and full of detail. It brings back many memories. Nice coffee in the coffee shop too!
  Posted: 10/08/2020 04:15:42

Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
Wow such great colors and details. How large are they? I never realized the came in colors.   Posted: 10/11/2020 11:57:51
Guy Davies   Guy Davies
My memory suggests they could be 12 inches across the points, or maybe even more. They were certainly the biggest and fattest I have ever seen.   Posted: 10/14/2020 06:56:06

Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
Good morning Joe, Cannon Beach certainly has much diversity to offer. Your image is sharp and well placed on the canvas. The colors promote impact and the closeness of the stars, various colored pebbles and vegetation create tension, well done.   Posted: 10/17/2020 09:13:02


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