The Sand Below

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 29 October 2019 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Just a few steps from where I shot yesterday's horizon, I focused my attention on the sand. The tide was going out, though it was a long way until low tide. The low angled sun left some sparkle in the wet sand. The lines are the natural channels chosen by the receding water. The small round "pocks," or holes, indicate tiny shellfish filtering the ebb and flow. Again, this is minimally processed, almost straight from the camera.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/1250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 112 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb! I love the sculptures that the sea and the wind draw on the sand. They're ephemeral but so pretty

29 Oct 2019 5:35am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Jolis dessins naturels.

29 Oct 2019 6:13am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

La mer dans ses œuvres

29 Oct 2019 6:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful patterns

29 Oct 2019 6:43am

Laurence from Châteaugay, France

Ces sculptures de sable sont de belles oeuvres du vent et de la mer, j'aime !

29 Oct 2019 6:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'm sure someone would see a 'reading' in this !

29 Oct 2019 6:51am

@Ronnie 2¢: I see many successful images in your future

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29 Oct 2019 7:22am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice textures.

29 Oct 2019 8:25am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

One of the attractions of the beach is its constantly changing canvas

29 Oct 2019 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice art

29 Oct 2019 12:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Nice detail

29 Oct 2019 1:54pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Find selection used to create this composition. Natures art work is showing again

29 Oct 2019 3:01pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Gosh!! What lovely art presented by the water and waves on sand ....I just love this :)

29 Oct 2019 3:24pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a beautiful way to fill the frame

29 Oct 2019 3:39pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A beautiful marine landscape !

29 Oct 2019 4:12pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel dessin et traces sur ce sable superbe
Belle soirée

29 Oct 2019 4:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful canvas of art nature has created in the sand!! Great close-up with excellent textures!

29 Oct 2019 5:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful textures and golden tones.

30 Oct 2019 12:07am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wonderful light and color. I like the designs that were created by the water.

30 Oct 2019 1:18am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Good eye, Harry - I take so many photos of similar things... I'm happy someone else enjoys such patterns!

30 Oct 2019 2:00am