Blue light of dawn with trapped red leaf by Celeste Mookherjee

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I captured this image just after dawn at Alamitos Beach (Long Beach, California). The retreating tide had left rhythmic patterns in the sand, and a red leaf punctuated the sandy curves. (Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 14-45mm zoom at 45mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec., ISO 400, first daylight, handheld)

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Top 10 in “Morning” challenge in Olympus and Four Thirds group (August 2013)

Top 10 in “Imprints in the Sand” challenge in Life’s a Beach group (July 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...12 months ago

    I captured this image just after dawn at Alamitos Beach (Long Beach, California). The retreating tide had left rhythmic patterns in the sand, and a red leaf punctuated the sandy curves.

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizuleva12 months ago


  • Thank you very much, Georgia!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies12 months ago

    Wow! What an interesting pattern! Well seen and captured!

  • Some mornings the beach is covered with wonderful patterns, always a treat to see. Thank you for the great comment, Angie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habib12 months ago

    A work of art! Outstanding capture Celeste!

  • Thank you very much, Arfan! I had such a good time that morning. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon12 months ago

    Beautiful simplicity!

  • Many thanks, Lynn!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • fauselr
    fauselr12 months ago


  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nichols12 months ago

    Gorgeous find and shot Celeste, love the warm sunset colours on the sand!!

  • Thank you very much, Kathie! I appreciate your accepting this in your group, as I wasn’t sure if it was abstract enough.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnson12 months ago

    That’s gorgeous! There are all sorts of patterns and visually it is a treat to find them! So well seen and presented!

  • Thank you, Kristi! Nature in the form of tidal pull can create some truly amazing patterns.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily12 months ago

    oh wow! I love this one Celeste. the texture and lines, light and shadows, colors and that touch of red is simply amazing ;)

  • Thank you very much, Manon! I appreciate your enthusiastic comment. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Search12 months ago

    The light is absolutely gorgeous here, Celeste, and what beautiful shapes, patterns, and textures!!!! :)))

  • Thank you very much for the wonderful compliment, Laurie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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