15 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday #122”

  1. Love the symmetry the wave ‘echos’ leave in the sand. How beautiful the lighting quality … all those coppers and silvers and golds against the pools of turquoise. A spectacular composition, Elizabeth!

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  2. Stunning. I’m guessing this is late day rather than early morning, maybe because I love the beach late in the day… I want a picnic supper here. Where are you shooting from, a cliff? Also, what makes those rivulets? Have not seen anything like this. And I thought Lake Ontario was exciting. (:

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    1. It’s like in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – “the ribbed sea-sand”. I don’t know what causes it but I think sand is usually like that when the tide goes out, or at least a certain kind of sand. The rivulets are just water that the tide leaves behind. And I was just shooting from the beach, straight in front of me but aiming down a bit so it wouldn’t be directly into the sun. It was David’s cell phone actually and i had to promise him I’d buy him a new one if I ruined the lens. He always expects the worst.

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  3. I remember Dwight S. & maybe Thaddeus, too, doing photo essays on wave patterns in the sand like this.
    If those are footprints in the foreground, there is an interesting optical scale-thing going on with the tiny figures in the distance.
    Gorgeous blues! I’m sure you could easily sells prints of this in Shediac! 😀 I would buy one… xOx

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    1. Not sure if they’re footprints or not but now I want to rush out and do another photo like this with big footprints in the foreground and tiny people in the background. Thanks for the idea!

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    2. I looked on google images and found a series Thaddeus did on Sable Island. I can’t remember Dwight’s last name so I couldn’t look him up??

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  4. This shot is magical, Elizabeth — the dynamic wave-drawn lines of sand (hard to believe nature created those — they seem so purposeful), the rivulets creating contrast, the pools of water reflecting sky, the sheen on everything. I like the way you focused on the sand, with only a little sky showing, an unusual perspective. And those tiny figures in the distance fascinate, wispy like a mirage, like spirits. You could create a whole series of these!

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  5. There’s something almost creepily appealing about this vast stretch of wrinkled ocean floor. It speaks of the hidden life of oceans somehow, the power and the force of them … and then that tiny human figure in the distance, given its proper place in the great scheme of things. i love this.

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