When I first saw these seaweed impressions left in the sand they struck me as looking like bare trees in a forest, or an art nouveau frieze. I decided to convert it to mono to bring out the contrast a little more, as even though the impressions were quite deep, the light was comparatively flat.
A post note! My husband has looked at this and said he thought water had made the pattern as it drained back out to sea – so I may have assumed the wrong artist, not seaweed!!
19 thoughts on “A forest in the sand…”
Gee, you really got an eye for the special!
Thanks again Ron 🙂
Yes Ron, Lisa has never produced an ‘average’ photo. Although I think she did this fantastic image with a pencil and paper.
Lol! Yes I can see where you are coming from 🙂
To be clear, this was a photo that you converted?
Yes, a photgraph I took of a pattern in the sand which I have converted to b&w.
Brilliant. Innovative. Love it!
Thank you 🙂
Amazing. I’ve never seen that before. Were the impressions there. or did you lift the seaweed up to see it?
Thanks and no I didn’t touch anything. My husband has now looked at this and commented he thought it was patterns made by water!
Amazing – I first thought this was a charcoal sketch. Good eye and capture.
Thanks as always 🙂
Beautiful picture, really like a pencil sketch – and for me, when any photo starts not to look like photography its getting somewhere. Once more, without your narrative I’d be lost as to what this photo shows.
And, geologist that I was, I think your husband may be right about the origin of these marks. For a start, if these are seaweed impressions, where is the seaweed now? But they are very fine and intricate, and you’re certainly right about them looking like bare trees. Adrian
Thanks Adrian. Yes I agree about the water – I guess I wrongly assumed as they are so intricate and plant like and also there were large clumps of kelp further down towards the water line. The wonders of nature 🙂
Both this and your previous photo are beautiful – the artistry of water!
Glad you liked them. They are truly amazing patterns 🙂
I saw these same patterns on a beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. I am posting pictures of the trip (Thanks for the like) and will post the pictures of these patterns when I get to that part of the trip. They are fascinating!
Excellent! I look forward to seeing them 🙂