Rhossili Tide Pool Ripple Patterns

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Close-up photograph of reflected light on rippled water

It was a dull clouded sky after a morning of rain on Rhossili beach with an outgoing tide. Wide shallow tide pools on the sand at the base of the cliffs were luminous with reflected light. Where the breeze ruffled the surface of the water, the crests of the ripples appeared sharply green against the pale background, creating natural moving patterns that looked as if they had been painted on the surface with a fine brush.

Close-up photograph of reflected light on rippled water

Close-up photograph of reflected light on rippled water

Close-up photograph of reflected light on rippled water

Close-up photograph of reflected light on rippled water

Close-up photograph of reflected light on rippled water

6 Replies to “Rhossili Tide Pool Ripple Patterns”

  1. Thank you for your comment. You’re right. I wasn’t very familiar with the work of M C Escher so looked up some of his images on-line. There are some pictures even called “Ripples” and his linoleum cuts have the same feel as the photographs I took of the tide pool ripples.

  2. Thank you, Radical Rambler. I was intrigued by both the phenomenon that was captured and by the results from my new camera. It was a bit addictive taking the shots of all the variations – I took dozens.

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