I usually try to avoid shadows on the beach when I photograph because I've always thought they detract from the identity of the shell or the seaweed or whatever. If the sun's out, I'll crouch and nullify its shadow with my own. It looks as if maybe I was wrong, yet again. When I decided to feature shadows, I captured delicate images where the shadow doubled the visual pleasure. Maybe I need to challenge all my dearly held beliefs so I can uncover the beauty my rigidity has been hiding from me.