Without looking at the tags, you may find it difficult to identify the subject of this macro capture, unless perhaps you’ve walked a beach at daybreak when wind and tide have combined to create fantasy sculptures in the sand. This may appear at first to be a black and white image, but look closer to see some blue edges from the dawn’s early light as well as dark greenish patches left by seaweed. Photographed at Alamitos Beach (Long Beach, California, USA). (Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO 400, daybreak, handheld)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (July 2012)

Featured in The Best of RedBubble (10 November 2012)

Featured in Abstract Nature’s Macro Art (22 August 2012)

Featured in Art in Math (22 July 2012)

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

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Great depth and beautiful blue and green, Wonderful shapes, Beautiful.

  • Thank you, Joyce! This is one of many captures from a truly amazing morning walk.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 2 years ago

    Fantastic find Celeste! Fabulous abstract! :o)

  • Thank you very much, Marilyn! I couldn’t believe my good fortune that morning. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    This is a wonderful find, love the shapes. How wonderful to walk the beach at day break one way to have a brillant start of the day.

  • Thanks very much, Karen! I was very thrilled at this find and others on a particular morning. I’m very fortunate to live within blocks of the beach.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    This is fascinating and quite lovely. The dendritic pattern is reminiscent of an aeriel view of a river delta – and it’s all in miniature!

  • Thank you, Bette! I was fascinated to see how the small patterns resembled larger ones in nature – miracles all.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 2 years ago

    Fabulous work, great creative idea !

  • Thank you very much, Carlos! It was an incredible sight that greeted me that morning.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • linaji
  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    I love this . . .an abstract yet not just beautiful creations from nature . . .xx

  • Thank you, Teresa! Yes, it’s a natural or found abstract. I was quite in awe of nature’s creations that morning!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    These shapes created by the sea, wind, and sand are just amazing!!! They look like old, gnarled trees….Fantastic!!

  • The beauty of an abstract is that many things can be seen in it. Gnarled trees, definitely! Thanks for your wonderful comment, Laurie.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 2 years ago

    Just gorgeous Celeste!!!

  • Kathie, thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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