Sand sculpture

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ripples in sand

Occasionally, in the interval between high tide and low tide, natural elements form small pools inside hollows of sand. Wind and sun continue to swirl the captured seawater, carving deeply textured patterns in the bed of the pools. As the sun performs its vanishing act on the water, evaporating it all away before tides change again, these patterns remain.

A stark contrast between the crystalline, white sand, and the deep, grey of the shadows, these empty tidal pools become a sort of molded sculpture of the ebb and flow of the ocean. As unique as each grain of sand, these mini masterpieces stand out among the fine, smooth surface of the surrounding beach.

NaBloPoMo May 2015
18/31 – Contrast

 

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