Tide-sculpted sand by Celeste Mookherjee
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A morning walk on the beach can reveal treasures and mysteries. On this particular morning at Alamitos Beach (Long Beach, California) the receding tide played the part of sculptor, leaving behind wonderful designs in the wet sand. This image is straight from the camera, no crop, looking down at the sand. (Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO 100, early morning sun)
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Winner of Patterns from the Sea challenge in #1 Favorites group (August 2014)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Shapes and Patterns with Sand” challenge in Shapes and Patterns group (May 2014)
Winner of “Patterns on the Sand” challenge in Beach Treasures group (May 2014)
Top 10 in “From Above -Object captured from directly above” challenge in 1Challenge1 group (February 2014)
Winner of “Abstract / Art on the Beach” challenge in Life’s a Beach group (October 2013)
Top 10 in “Prima Challenge #010” in Prima Challenges!! group (October 2013)
Winner of “Macro Sand Textures and Patterns” challenge in Abstract Nature’s Macro Art group (September 2013)
Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Your Featured Image” challenge in Abstract Nature’s Macro Art group (July 2013)
Top 10 in “April Features Challenge” in Art in Math group (May 2013)
Winner of “The Ground Beneath Your Feet” challenge in Monochrome in Color (April 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

    A morning walk on the beach can reveal treasures and mysteries. On this particular morning the receding tide played the part of sculptor, leaving behind wonderful designs in the wet sand. This image is straight from the camera, no crop.


  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 2 years ago

    Perfect, graceful curves! Good find.

  • Thanks very much, Bette. I was having such a good time that morning with all my finds on the beach. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsabout 2 years ago

    Just gorgeous Celeste, great composition and shot :))

  • Thank you, Kathie! I know you also love sand patterns, so your praise means a lot.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    This makes a beautiful pattern I see a leaf. Look forward to seeing what else you captured on your beach walk. : )

  • Many thanks, Karen! Yes, I also saw a leaf in those curves. You can find a few more of my sand captures in my “Slightly Abstract” set.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful, it looks like a leaf :)

  • Thanks very much! Yes, I saw the leaf there too.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous find and capture, Celeste! Love it!

  • Thank you, Lynn! It was a great morning to be walking on the beach.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 2 years ago

    cool shot

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • debidabble
    debidabbleabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • JOSEPHMAZZUCCO
    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOabout 2 years ago

    A wonderful natural abstract and design.. A superb frame and capture, Celeste!

  • Thank you very much, Joseph!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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