A Star in the Sun

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© Brandon Pendred
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Photo Info
UploadedApril 13, 2008
TakenOctober 13, 2005
ModelCanon PowerShot SD110
Exposure1/800 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.40625 mm
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

A hurricane (name I don't recall) had passed by on Kiawah Island, near Charleston, SC. The next day, there were hundreds of starfish laid out on the beach. This one in particular that I found had one of its arms/tentacles raised up as a cry for help... or maybe it was just saying "Hello, make sure not to step on me."

36 responses

  • Mojca Savicki

    Mojca Savicki gave props (13 Apr 2008):

    I love it! Yeah, it rocks!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (13 Apr 2008):

    20,000 leagues!!! nice...

  • M.S. White

    M.S. White said (14 Apr 2008):

    Excellent perspective and I love the clarity of the photo. I like how the beach just fades into the horizon. Very nice!

  • Belinda Berglof

    Belinda Berglof said (14 Apr 2008):

    how beautiful! this is just an amazing capture... a great big yes from me!

  • Jillian

    Jillian said (14 Apr 2008):

    love it! voted.

  • chris wigmore

    chris wigmore gave props (15 Apr 2008):

    the upraised tentacle really makes this shot, great b&w

  • Kelly Maize

    Kelly Maize gave props (17 Apr 2008):

    Great lighting.

  • Andrew McGuffin

    Andrew McGuffin said (18 Apr 2008):

    teh hotness nodnarb

  • Atreyee Bhattacharya

    Atreyee Bhattacharya gave props (22 Apr 2008):

    This is just too good..Lack the words to describe :)

  • Carl J. Santoro

    Carl J. Santoro said (24 Apr 2008):

    I voted yes!
    You gotta be kindin' me...this is great!
    Stop by and check out my Street fashion entry when you get a chance. Good luck!

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   gave props (26 Apr 2008):

    an enthusiastic yeah for the thematic entry! another for superb photgraphy!

  • Jessica Kuligowski

    Jessica Kuligowski gave props (28 Apr 2008):

    Nice capture!

  • Heather R

    Heather R said (2 May 2008):

    i've been to kiawah island... quite a nice place!! and i love this! great shot.

  • Devon Willson

    Devon Willson said (5 May 2008):

    hahah wow that's awesome!

  • Jacqueline

    Jacqueline   said (8 May 2008):

    wow this is so sureal

  • Jamie Grace-Duff

    Jamie Grace-Duff said (23 May 2008):

    this shot tells a story, I just want to keep staring at it. It seems sad and triumphant all at once.

  • melanie scott

    melanie scott gave props (24 May 2008):

    wow, amazing lighting - such a spectacular capture!

  • spin360

    spin360 said (7 Jun 2008):

    ...and YEAH!

  • shellyQ

    shellyQ said (15 Oct 2008):

    I love the moody lighting

  • Annie Maldonado

    Annie Maldonado gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Survivor! Beautiful shot.

  • Natalie Hunter LeRoux

    Natalie Hunter LeRoux gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Looks like some sort of sea monster. Well seen!

  • Caroline Batson

    Caroline Batson said (30 Jan 2009):

    definitely one of my favorites!!! :)

  • Eldora

    Eldora gave props (2 May 2009):

    amazing photo. so beautiful.

  • J. Z......

    J. Z...... gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    holy smokes - what a capture !!!!

  • Katie Damien

    Katie Damien gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    I love love love the soft lighting and low angle.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    Magnificant!! This is photography at its finest!!! Bravo!

  • Laurie Brown

    Laurie Brown gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    ooooh, wonderful perspective!! Great job!

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    wow! did you put him in a rock pool?

  • Brandon Pendred

    Brandon Pendred said (12 Jan 2010):

    no, there weren't any around. It was just flat beach. I picked him up and placed him back in the ocean.

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2010):

    Great perspective and excellent composition. Perhaps the Loch Ness Monster is actually a giant starfish. I happy to hear you returned him safely to his element. You must have gotten yours knees wet taking this fine photograph.

  • Ivy Haspela

    Ivy Haspela gave props (16 Feb 2010):


  • Valerie Pendred

    Valerie Pendred said (18 Feb 2010):

    I was walking on the beach with Brandon and there were a lot of star fish around, it was amazing... this photo won a prize by the Smithsonian Magazine, was published in the magazine and the photo was in the Smithsonian Insitute.......It was totally Awesome.

  • Brandon Pendred

    Brandon Pendred said (19 Feb 2010):

    thanks mom :)

  • Diane O'Connor

    Diane O'Connor gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    Awesome shot!

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