Beach Patterns: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

“Leave behind on the fabric of this planet a pattern of yourself.”

Dominic Rouse



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.”

Junichiro Tanizaki

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.”

Herbert Read

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.”

Kristi Bridgeman


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.






121 thoughts on “Beach Patterns: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

  1. Hi Tina, April here — as always, your photos never cease to amaze me. It had been a long while, but I hope to be able to sustain staying over to be with this beautiful community again. warmest regards 🙂

  2. You have captured the magnificent patterns of nature, Tina! The first one is stunning.
    I love the quote of “Art is pattern informed by sensibility.” — Herbert Read. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  5. Great patterns. The Birds The Birds is my favorite. They are about to spell out the word Crickets. How do I know this? Intuition. Don’t ask, don’t tell.

  6. Beaches are great sources of patterns – and your own beach is always marvelous! I love the natural patterns best of all patterns, and your captures are real treats. Thank you, Tina!

  7. The pictures really touched my soul. As much as I spent six weeks on a beach in Portugal, I never thought to take pictures of the sand shapes. O once took a lot of pictures of snow from the top od the French Alps, and my daughter asked why I took so many pictures of snow. So, that kind of stopped me, but no more missing the beauty beneath my feet. Thank you.

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