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tomoscott
01-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Yesterday, I decided to end the year right by going in search of sand art. It was a ridiculous time to do it, because it was in the middle of the day, and there were thousands of people on the beach. The sun was washing out just about everything, and the rest was marred by countless footprints.

I had packed up all my equipment, and was headed home, when I spotted this pattern out of the corner of my eye. At first I walked on, but then turned around. What the hell, I thought, no harm in trying.

When I got back home, I was pleasantly surprised. It seemed to be a good way to end one year and start the next.

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Marko
01-01-2014, 11:29 AM
fabulous image. get thee to a framery.

i must admit that i prefer this series with dabs of colour and this one sings - well done.

tomoscott
01-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Thanks Marko, and Happy New Year!

aubintbay
01-01-2014, 11:51 PM
Nicely done for sure! I'm with Marko on liking the bit of colour....works for me bigtime.

mbrager
01-03-2014, 01:48 AM
Welcome to the forum. I've enjoyed the photos you shared and am not surprised you have a thriving business. Can you give us an idea at the area this photo covers and how you lit and shot it, i.e. lens, etc? I am thinking this is a near macro shot, but I'm not sure. Your style is very intriguing and unique for sure. Thanks.

tomoscott
01-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Welcome to the forum. I've enjoyed the photos you shared and am not surprised you have a thriving business. Can you give us an idea at the area this photo covers and how you lit and shot it, i.e. lens, etc? I am thinking this is a near macro shot, but I'm not sure. Your style is very intriguing and unique for sure. Thanks.

Thanks for your comments. I'm not sure I would call it a "thriving business" haha ! My imagination tends to be more thriving than my finances, that's for sure.

This one was shot with my Canon D60, using the 18-200mm kit lens. I had it set on around 50mm and took it from about 3 feet away. I think there are a couple of reasons my style is unique: 1) I have scoured dozens of beaches along the west coast of the US, and I've only found two that produce patterns that are this rich, and they happen to be 10 minutes from where I live. I think there's just the right amount of black in the sand, mixed with colored minerals from the bluffs, to produce them. 2) a lot of people think that photos must be "pure", i.e., untouched by human hands. I don't. I'm not afraid to add a rock or a piece of seaweed to produce what I think is a more interesting image, and one that tells a story, at least in my mind.

mbrager
01-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the info. Everything in nature is transitory anyway, so I agree with your approach. I wish you happy hunting and shooting in the New Year.

theantiquetiger
01-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Nominated for POTM

http://www.photography.ca/Forums/members-monthly-choice/21593-january-2014-nominate-another-members-photo-here.html

Runmonty
01-03-2014, 10:53 PM
I really like this one too. Nice work and welcome to the forum tomoscott

Hillbillygirl
01-05-2014, 04:27 AM
Wow! This, imo, is the best yet from you Tomoscott. The patterning, and tone changes within the sand really make the scene look so believable as an actual forest. Well seen and composed.