“Maybe we are all tourists in this underwater world—snorkels are our temporary visas, allowing us to visit this mysterious country for brief slices of time.”― Dallas Woodburn, The Best Week that Never Happened
I was inspired to create this six-image narrative while working on an image for our recent themed podcast: Abyss. To create my brief trip to an underwater world (without getting wet!), I relied on a cool trick that Anna (@fourbrickstall) wrote about. By using Orbeez-style water beads in a clear cake display I flipped upside down, I was able to recreate a minimalist underwater world.
It’s moments like this that I’m grateful for my ridiculous LEGO collection. I never realized that LEGO had released such a diverse collection of underwater animals until I needed them! It was so much fun digging deep and extending my play time. At this point in the pandemic I find it very satisfying to simply play with my toys with no expectations. Of course when it works into a six-image narrative, I consider that a big win!
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I love the dolphins the most! They are all so magical! Now, to find them orbeezs!
I found them on ebay! Now to find a fish tank! lol!
YES! Buy some Orbeez! I cant wait to see what you do with them! Oh the mash-up possibilities!!
Honestly the dolphin photo is one of my favorites. Its been a long time I took a photo I like so much that was that unexpected. 😀
This is so dreamy and realistic at the same time and I feel completely transported into the wonders on the undersea. I’m glad I’m enjoying this on a larger computer screen instead of my iPhone. Wow. I could just stare at these for ages! 😀
Thank you Janan for your kind comment. I think you’re right, they are lost on the small screen. I would love to see them enlarged really really big!!!
Beautiful series, Shelly. Reminds me how much I love water – being near it, on it, or in it… Maybe next year.
Tobias – your comment really resonates with me. I miss being on the water so much, I wonder if that is why I use it in my photography so much? I think Im going to make the leap and buy my own kayak – its time to make dreams a reality. I hope you can do the same! <3
I love your dolphin pictures the most! Outstanding narrative, Shelly!
Thanks Mary – that is also my favorite image. This was so much fun to create! I wish I had more sea animals so I could have kept going. Oh well….
Thank you for your kind words Tomasz 😀