Patterns and Things in Sand (7 photos)

During my morning walk with Toni, I made some detail photos of “patterns and things” in the sand – as I often do. It’s nice when there was a good high tide during the night and very early morning. The beaches will be washed clean, and mostly free of footprints, if you’re out early enough.

In my ongoing and time-limited quest to find out “what do things look like in infrared?” looking at these patterns and things in the sand was a real revelation – somehow, the infrared seems to capture more of what I see in them. Fascinating! Maybe that’s just because of the mono- or duochromatic nature of infrared, I don’t know. But the patterns and shapes and lines in the photographs below were so clear when I pointed the camera at them, it was a real joy to make these photos.

The gallery below is not as focused as I would like to ideally present the subject. Obviously, it contains both horizontal and vertical images, and not just patterns in the sand, but also some vegetational flotsam (the surfgrass and kelp), which waters the whole thing down a bit. The ideal presentation would have included only the four vertical images with just sand and lines in them. But well… that would have meant to exclude “Cascade” (the feature image of this post), which I actually love the most! So what the heck, I just threw in the others that I found “somewhat worth showing” as well. And I hope you like them. :-)

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