327 – Tourist
This is a portrait of the uninvited “tourist,” the invasive and prolific Quagga Mussel. I didn’t even notice the little sand spider near the bottom middle/left until I blew this up…ewwwwww! I punched up the detail and saturation on this with Topaz Adjust. The dried water-junk leaves a white film on the rocks on the beach, making it hard to see the bits of color underneath, especially in bright light. The biggest of these little critters is about the size of my fingernail, and I have teensy hands. They’re everywhere. You can hardly set your foot down without crunching their little dead shells on the beach, and there must be a zillion times that under the water.