Shallow Water Tidal Ripple Patterns 1-3 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.
Patterned Sand 8 – 14: Naturally formed patterns of black sediment on yellow sand were photographed on the beach at Rhossili Bay, Gower, in April 2017. The black sediments were mainly composed of minute pieces of rotten wood, coal dust, and miniscule fish bones, with a small proportion of seeds. The images have been digitally colour-enhanced to emphasise the patterns of this natural abstract art.
Rippled Water 1-6 – Natural patterns of shallow wind-rippled water in sandy pools near the tidal island of Burry Holms, Rhossili, Gower, in South Wales. The original photograph has been colour-modified to highlight the lines of reflected sunlight tracing the surface sculpturing of the water.
A late winter afternoon on Knoll Beach at Studland in Dorset. The weather was cold but fine and everyone was out for a stroll across the long sandy shore. Children wrapped up warm and wearing Wellington boots ran and splashed on the water’s edge while gentle waves broke with white surf on the wet and gleaming sand ripples. A beautiful place as always.
These pictures were previously shown on the blog in early 2014. Click on any picture to enlarge.
Just for fun, showing how nature can inspire art, the photographs of trace fossils shown in the previous post have here been colourised by the hue mapping method to produce some bright abstract images. Click a picture to enlarge it.