Abstract shot of tidal marks left in the sand at Newcastle beach, County Down, Northern Ireland. Illuminated by a low December morning sun. Quite windy again and both me and the tripod were slowly sinking!
Canon 5D mkII Sigma 105 f2.8 macro.

Just a hobby photographer who likes early morning light (and autumn leaves)

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  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful…looks like satin sheets

  • Wow, that was quick! Thanks for faving this Caroline :o)

    – James Coard

  • pennyswork
    pennysworkalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Penny :o)

    – James Coard

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful! I sometimes look at the sand but so far nothing has stood out. This one is a definate stand out.

  • Thanks for the favourite Davo. I like to wander around at low tide searching for this type of thing. Up to half an hour after sunrise or before sunset is best. Keep looking!

    – James Coard

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosalmost 5 years ago

    A beauty; it’s real ART, James; well done!

  • Thanks Adri for your great comment and fav!

    – James Coard

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely abstract work. Beautiful light. Hope you got the sand out of your shoes and tripod!

  • Hi Kasia, thank you. Was wearing wellington boots so no problems with footwear. The tripod is another matter!

    – James Coard

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 5 years ago


  • Thanks for faving this Tereza – really appreciate that!

    – James Coard

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful abstract James

  • Appreciate that Garth – thank you :o)

    – James Coard

  • peterellison
    peterellisonalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent image – to see the world in a grain of sand! (William Blake)

  • And hold infinity in the palm of your hand….. They say there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand in all Earth’s beaches! The mind boggles doesn’t it? Thanks Peter :o)

    – James Coard

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Ray :o)

    – James Coard

  • Blackgull
    Blackgullalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful abstract James. Great colour.

  • Thanks Jim :o)

    – James Coard

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