The Black Pearl.

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someGuyinmasset on August 6, 2008

I may as well explain this now. The beach sunset didn't work out but it was good agate hunting light as they glow in the right conditions. When I went to grab this nice orange one beside it was this round thing, which is actually the float from a baby kelp plant. Any comments Jayzoe? Guy.

Bits-n-Pieces on August 7, 2008

interesting, especially with the little bit of agate that does seem to be glowing next to it. almost deserves a 'weird things found on the Charlottes' tag. it really must have been your lucky day - I found some replacement options for you, too!

Jean Gregory Evans on August 7, 2008

Guy, well, I learned something. I didn't know that kelp had things like this. And that orange stone IS GLOWING!! Of course, with you, I can never tell when you are joking but this does sound reasonable. So there you go. It is a great photo, great macro! Greetings, Jean in NC

someGuyinmasset on August 7, 2008

All true Jean. The float keeps the fronds up in the water to catch sunlight. This one is about the size of a pearl but they get much bigger. I think if you look up bull kelp it would be the longest plant in the world. And agates glow beautifully with light behind them. Guy.

jayzoe on August 7, 2008

Why,why,why...did I not find one of these. I have wanted a Black Pearl ever since I read the book a long time ago. It's beautiful. When I come back I need to go to North Beach Secret Beach and Rose Spit. I also need to find a Glass Ball and a Black Pearl. I am so envious right now it is not even funny.

someGuyinmasset on August 7, 2008

Hopefully you read what it really is Zoe. The B&B takes dogs, Brutus' best doggy-buddy lives there, and B is 4 yrs old.

The jasper in your pic B-n-P is the bright red rock to the crab's right, quite a bit on the beaches here.

jayzoe on August 7, 2008

I still want one.

Jean Gregory Evans on August 7, 2008

Guy, thanks for that information. As you may have guessed, landlubber here. When you said Bull kelp, I thought for sure you were pulling my leg again. ** :-)**

Here in Franklin, NC, we have gem mines where folks can find small rubies, among a few other stones. I have looked myself and red rubies also glow if the sun hits them just right. The agate in your photo is almost blinding in brilliance. I bet playing in the water there is about the best in the world!

Also Envious, Jean in NC

someGuyinmasset on August 7, 2008

Thanks for all your comments Jean. Landlubber huh? I see some fun coming up!

Jean Gregory Evans on August 7, 2008

Uh, oh.

K.Herr on August 13, 2008

Great shot! Congratulations! Greetings Klaus

someGuyinmasset on August 13, 2008

Thanks for that Klaus.

jayzoe on August 13, 2008

I am still waiting for the Oystercatchers to bring The Black Pearl

jayzoe on September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Guy!!!!!! Have you found my Black Pearl yet????? I hope you had a wonderful day on the most "Magical Place On Earth" !!

someGuyinmasset on September 7, 2010

Thanks Zoe! Wow that was a while ago, foggy tonight so heading out soon for some night shots.

Itallica on February 14, 2012


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  • Uploaded on August 6, 2008
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    by someGuyinmasset
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S8000fd
    • Taken on 2008/08/06 21:33:36
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 9.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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