23 Feb 17 Scenic Beach is located about a 40 minute drive from our house and a location that used to abound in sea stars or, as we used to call them in our youth, starfish. During one June low tide visit in 2010 I got a shot of 7 different kinds of sea stars in an area of perhaps 5 feet square. A couple years ago the sea stars in the greater Puget Sound were attacked by some kind of virus which for lack of a better description can best be described as a wasting disease as they were basically turned to mush. Not sure about how it came about or what caused to to go away, but the critters are slowly making a comeback although I've not seen anything close during the last 6 years to what I saw in 2010. This is a creative shot from the location of where I took the sea star shot in 2010, but of the general area and not the beach populated with the five armed echinoderms.
The base image was cropped a tiny bit and then converted using Topaz Impression 2 da vinci sketch 1. Nikon D300s; aperture priority; ISO 200; 1/2000 sec @ f / 7.1.
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