Beach Patterns: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge
“Leave behind on the fabric of this planet a pattern of yourself.”
This week Ann-Christine has challenged us to find patterns; man-made or natural, home or away. As one who loves the patterns often found in the sand of our beautiful beach, I’ve chosen to share a few of my recent favorites.
“Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, light and darkness which it provides.”
Sometimes the patterns are created by the wind, other times by the waves, and sometimes, as in the capture below, by the beautiful creatures who frequent our shores.
“Art is pattern informed by sensibility.”
Mother Nature gifts us with patterns everywhere. Her delicate footprints can often be found alongside our own at ocean’s edge. Happily, our avian neighbors seem to enjoy them as much as we do.
“We artists have been affected by patterns in nature since day one.”
Thanks to Ann-Christine for this week’s interesting challenge. For more information on how to participate, click here. Remember to tag your post “Lens-Artists” to make sure it appears in our reader section.
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Thanks Andrew – nature’s work, not mine!
As Anne-Christine-Leya (??) is the host this week and her blog is called “See the world in a grain of sand” your approach is doubly apt Tina.
Your photos and this quote by a renowned photographer: “Her delicate footprints can often be found alongside our own at ocean’s edge” Tina Schell, and the quote by lesser known photographer Dominic Rousse, made me think. Now despite my blog being called Abrie dink hardop (Abrie thinks aloud) thinking is quite a novel concept for me…
It would be wonderful if we left a pattern of ourselves without the need for others to recognize that pattern. I can learn from my feet; they leave a pattern on the beach knowing that tomorrow that pattern will not be there to be admired by others.
More than once Abrie, you have made my day – but especially today. Not sure how renowned I am but it makes me most happy to have you recognize my writing. Also loved the thoughts in the second paragraph of your comment. Thanks very much
“Mon plaisir belle dame” Monsieur Joubert
So nice to come back to WP, and to again be amazed by your work Tina. Great opening shot ~ fitting for you, as your patterns are always eye-catching. However, your third shot is surreal – perfect framing and those birds… I just spent the past weekend on the Puget Sound with family, and there is nothing quite like the water. Wishing you a good evening and happy shooting 🙂
Thanks Randall, glad you were able to spend time with the family. Always good for the soul to reconnect. Hope your European venture is going well.
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I love the patterns in the top photo — it almost looks like an intricate weaving. And look at all the birds… as the tide recedes, it’s dinner time! Love the photos.
Thanks very much MNL
I see it’s time for another challenge. I’ll work on my response this afternoon. Great collection of patterns, Tina!
Great John! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Beautiful pictures, Tina! Perfect for this challenge! I wish I got to see beaches like this more often.
Thanks Sue. I definitely appreciate having them so close by!
Nature provides never ending patterns and you have captured it, Tina.
Thanks Perpetua, Nature is our favorite artist!
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That’s the only thing missing in Colorado – a real beach. 🙂
Well, we don’t have mountains so fair’s fair 😊