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Lines in the Sand by Travis Easton

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Lines in the sand received a highly commended award in the the black and white category of the 2007 ANZANG Nature and Landscape Photographer of the year competition (ANZANG: Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, New Guinea bio-region). It also won a first place in a local competition run by Harvey Norman.

It was taken in the immense dune field between Lake Wau Wauka and Iron Prince Reef in the Howe Wilderness Zone, Croajingolong National Park. It is just near Cape Howe on the Victorian, New South Wales border where the coast line takes a dramatic turn north resulting in the sand building up on this rock flanked headland.

On this particular day I had arisen an hour before dawn and witnessed the white dunes absorb all the pre-dawn colours before a spectacular ocean sunrise had me chewing through my film in awe. I wandered around the huge dune field taking advantage of the morning light that emphasized the ripples in the sand. After some inclement weather this part of the dune field had dried out unevenly resulting in sand bands of differing moisture content being blown in alternate directions. The result was this remarkable, and logic defying pattern.

This particular shot was literally the next frame in the camera after my 2006 ANZANG black and white runner up shot, Dunes near Wau Wauka

Camera: Canon EOS30

Featured on the red bubble homepage 7/5/08.

For more pictures of this area check out my Croajingolong gallery.

For more shots like this check out my Textures gallery.

10% of all profits go to the Wilderness Society

Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...almost 7 years ago

    Wonderful lines and texture, great nature’s abstract :)

  • Craig Watson
    Craig Watsonalmost 7 years ago

    Wow! Well done!

  • Charl045
    Charl045almost 7 years ago

    I tried taking dune photos in White Sands NP but they just didn’t come out the way I wanted.. This is awesome and well done!!

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullneralmost 7 years ago

    Love the mix of textures Trav…Perfect shot for mono..

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful textures,,, well done

  • janpiller
    janpilleralmost 7 years ago

    Exceptionally well done! excellent light and shadow!

  • Miron Abramovici
    Miron Abramovicialmost 7 years ago

    Perfect shot, Travis! congratulations on a well-deserved prize!

  • GeoGecko
    GeoGeckoalmost 7 years ago

    Great shot, what’s the scale?

  • Probably 12″×18″ Greg

    – Travis Easton

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 7 years ago

    You certainly have a great eye for these natural abstracts Travis.

  • caroline ellis
    caroline ellisalmost 7 years ago

    this is fantastic, I love abstract textures in nature

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