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Clammers south of Cannon Beach, Oregon

Clammers south of Cannon Beach, Oregon

When a clammer spots a hole, or "dimple" in the sand, she or he will utilize a three-foot long piece of four inch diameter PVC pipe, capped with a handle, to help capture a clam. The trick is to then position the pipe over the top of the dimple and begin pushing the pipe deep into the sand. Placing a thumb over the tiny exhaust hole drilled into the top of the pipe creates suction on the trapped sand and water below. Pulling upward brings a column of beach sand trapped in the tube.

Removing a thumb from exhaust port allows the sand to fall free. With luck, a shiny brown clam shell will be extracted from the sand.

Nikon D80 ,Nikon 18-200mm VR
1/400s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso100 full exif

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martyn george (Hedonic3000)19-Oct-2009 22:50
A fabulous image, perfect tones for this timeless scene.
Photo Club Pavillonnais05-Feb-2008 00:12
J'aime beaucoup le traitement, l'ambiance de l'océan, ce mouvement ces silhouettes expressives V
Yves Rubin04-Sep-2007 00:15
Beautiful shot, love the story line as well.
Eric Herbelin02-Sep-2007 15:40
nice! v
Carol E Sandgren01-Sep-2007 17:38
You've captured the essence of life as a clammer. I can just hear the surf and feel the mist in my face as I walk along that beach right there with them. I love the shadows nearly duplicating the figures, and that they are mostly in silhouette. Nice contrast from the light surf and beach.
Susanne01-Sep-2007 14:11
I love the tones in this and how the figures come up as shadows. Very nicely composed. Vote.
ofer zilberstein01-Sep-2007 14:01
Great photo
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography01-Sep-2007 13:01
Excellent and interesting capture, Vote.
Gary Hebert01-Sep-2007 12:55
wonderful tones and mood Dave... and enjoyed the info... :)
Gayle P. Clement01-Sep-2007 06:46
Beautiful tones! This is terrific. Vote.
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