The glass balls are antique Japanese glass floats that were used to keep fishing nets afloat before the 1950's. Every year, when the wind changes direction on the Pacific Ocean, floats that have broken loose from the bottom of the ocean find their way to the shore and are amazingly in great condition. I found the larger float before it hit land and the smaller after it had rested on the beach.
I took the floats to Pacific Beach, in Washington State, and was photographing them, and their reflection, in the evening light while my nephew played in the background. This photo has been published in the Official Washington Travel print guide and other publications. I recently had the photo re-edited and am so delighted with the results that I decided to share it again.