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As The Tide Flows Back

By fentiger    
Let your imagination run free and you are walking along at the tides edge on a beach (here it is Aberystwyth) the tide rushes in and unless you are paddling and happy to let it run over your feet you retreat hastily to avoid your shoes getting wet. Trying of course not to make a fool of yourself like Neil Kinnock. Then the tide flows back through the pebbles making that unique rattling/sucking sound ~ this photograph captures that moment ~ ideally it needs the sound effect as well.

It's an image that for me brings back memories. Not only of that day on the beach at Aberystwyth but when I was a kid playing on the beach at Lowestoft. Perhaps it releases some memories for you.

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Tags: Wales Beach General Tide Sea Close-up and macro Flow Pebbles Ebb Aberystwyth

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Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
20 Dec 2008 8:06AM
I had to open this shot as I looked at the thumbnail and thought what the ******* but I'm glad I did !


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nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
20 Dec 2008 8:30AM
Wheres the pub sign ? I know, you had too many and ended up face down in the pebbles, great shot, super colours and detail, by the way I spent most of my time at Lowestoft when I was young....

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
20 Dec 2008 8:34AM
Can't find a pub sign that has not got double vision Nicky Smile Lowestoft was my home town.

BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 8:37AM
Great shot.
imagio 11 12 1 England
20 Dec 2008 9:17AM
Superbly detailed shot Albert

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 9:44AM
Memories yes I can hear the waves and feel the stones digging into my bare feet as I wish I had not left my sandals back at the deck chair.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Dec 2008 10:54AM
Very evocative image Albert, and a lovely write up.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
20 Dec 2008 12:05PM
nice to relive fond memories.lesley
whiteswan01 10 13 England
20 Dec 2008 1:17PM
great shot ive done this a few times
Nettles 11 England
20 Dec 2008 2:55PM
From the thumbnail I was worried what this was, glad I looked.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 3:36PM
I love the sea and all it's sounds, a super capture and description Albert,
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Dec 2008 3:46PM
A good frothy capture here Albert.I always think a bit of wetness brings out the tones and textures of stone a treat.A good example here.And like me,you do have a vague connection to the ''Saturday Challenge''.I do like a frothy pint !!!
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
20 Dec 2008 3:51PM
What a well detailed capture Albert.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 3:55PM
Simple and beautiful.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2008 6:31PM

Quote:Simple and beautiful.

Ditto -
Marilyn x
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
20 Dec 2008 7:27PM
Clever work Albert amazing large
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
21 Dec 2008 9:06AM
Thank you to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.

rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
21 Dec 2008 4:33PM
No need for sound Albert. The image brings the sound to your mind.
Wonderful clarity and colour.
Thanks for all the clicks comments this year.
You and yours have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 9:38PM
It's true.....the sound comes with the image. The colours of the stones are so much more vibrant when wet, too.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
29 Dec 2008 3:33PM
I didn't see the sea till I was 18 and going to meet my future M-in-Law in Southampton !! have been facinated by the sound of the sea ever since . Only happiest when I'm near to it . Lovely rushing , rattling, sea washed memories. xxx Smile
DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
29 Dec 2008 4:36PM
It is certainly worth viewing large as it suddenly springs to life. Andy
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
30 Dec 2008 8:01AM
Gorgeous, well done Albert
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Dec 2008 1:08PM
This image does capture the "Moment" and the colors, and all the little bubbles

I could easily have made this image at the "Rock Beach" this side of the pond--
Texture and detail bring all sorts of memories-- Jennnnnn
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
30 Dec 2008 4:35PM
Thank you again to all who have looked, voted and commented.


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