Rock pool on Worms Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales, UK - a digitally modified photograph (1)

With the tide out, the extensive wave-cut platform that links the Rhossili headland to Worms Head is covered with rock pools full of seashore life – for some of which it is a permanent habitat, and for the remainder, a transient stranding.

In the bright sunlight of an early summer morning, a multi-coloured vista stretches far before the eye. The still water of the tide pools reflects the almost cloudless pale blue sky and contrasts with the rough grey rocks with their occasional patches of orange and pink. The seaweeds, like the purple coral weed and olive green kelps and fucoids, cover the low tide exposed surfaces and underwater, too. Limpets and winkles graze the algae-coated stone, joined in their shallow submarine world by shrimps, crabs, and fishes. The whole horizon a patchwork of biodiversity and colour.

The digital transformation of these photographs seeks to encapsulate the sense of space, brightness, colour, and wonder that I felt at the time.

Rock pools with reflections and seaweeds on Worms Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales, UK, a wave-cut platform of Carboniferous Limestone - a digitally modified photograph (2)

Rock pool with Coral Weed and grazing molluscs on Worms Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales, UK - a digitally modified photograph (3)

Rock pool with Serrated or Toothed Wrack and Coral Weed on Worms Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales, UK - a digitally modified photograph (4)

Rock pool with a large swimming Nurse Hound fish on Worms Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales, UK - a digitally modified photograph (5)

Rock pool with a large frond of kelp amongst the coral weed on Worms Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales, UK - a digitally modified photograph (6)

A vista of rocks and tide pools with reflections and seaweeds on Worms Head Causeway, Gower, South Wales, UK, a wave-cut platform of Carboniferous Limestone, with Worms Head in the background - a digitally modified photograph (7)

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