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Sea, sands and time...

By alansdottir  
Back to Kilve beach for today's upload, though it was a return visit later in the week (love the place, see...)

The mudstones on this part of the beach are softer, more closely laminated and friable than the more massive limestones elsewhere. Each layer bears the signs of being laid down in shallow water at the edge of a silty sea, the ripple-marks and dimples fossilised in the slate-shale beds.

What struck me here was the juxtaposition of the ancient ripple-marks with the sunlit ripples I saw that day...

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro

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Comments


9 Mar 2009 10:05PM
Such fantastic textures, so well captured. Lovely composition and treatment once again.
Alan
JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 10:06PM
Amazing complex patterns forming a natural abstract.Like your choice of using B&W.
-John
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2009 10:43PM
you find the most amazing patterns in the most unlikely places.
Phil
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
9 Mar 2009 11:42PM
Most unusual patterns, Super.....Sandy
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
9 Mar 2009 11:58PM
Works well in mono!
Jenn
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 12:10AM
Nice B&W image full of texture, like it .
Hugh
LV426 12 7 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 1:01AM
Breath-takeing details and texture. I like that one.
Great work.
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
10 Mar 2009 5:48AM
Rough textures and patterns gently kissed by saltwater.
A graphic combination of elements and time.
Graham
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
10 Mar 2009 7:42AM
Even stone gets a wrinkle or two - everything ages! Lovely textures brought out beautifully in mono.

Andy
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 9:26AM
Inspired use of mono - just lines and textures, no distractions.
Moira
wolfy 17 36 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2009 10:54PM
Excellent details u have captured here
texturencolour 13 36 1 Australia
16 Mar 2009 12:09AM
Thumbnail certainly doesn't do this justice. A fascinating study of the passage of time and the resulting textures and patterns.
jennifer
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
16 Mar 2009 10:18AM
Beautiful natural abstract with wonderful textures and shapes; works well in mono.
Rende
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 10:57PM
That is a superb abstract. Super capture
Helen

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