Shallow Water Tidal Ripple Patterns 4-7

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Natural patterns in rippled water

Shallow Water Tidal Ripple Patterns 4-7 Photographs of natural patterns created by reflected sunlight on the crests of minor ripples in clear shallow seawater lapping with the incoming tide around the island of Burry Holms at the tip of the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Here shown in negative format to highlight the intricacies of the natural designs.

Natural patterns in rippled water

Natural patterns in rippled water

Natural patterns in rippled water

6 Replies to “Shallow Water Tidal Ripple Patterns 4-7”

  1. Thank you, John. The patterns are on water not rock. The lines are reflected sunlight on the crests of small ripples. They are natural patterns that change constantly as the water moves. I have reproduced in negative format because blue is more attractive than the original colour – yellows because the clear shallow water flows over fine yellow sand. In the negative form the white lines of the reflected light are converted to darker blue.

  2. Thank you, Angela. In this location the ripple patterns always seem very varied, possibly because the waves bounce back from the rocks and water moves in several directions at the same time.

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