Monday, 13 August 2012

Our World Tuesday - Beach Cast

As we walked along the beaches on your last trip away I was truck by the amount of debris that was washed up on the strand line. Thankfully most of it was natural.  Leaves, sticks, fruit and most noticeable of all, coconuts.

My kids collected them into piles, rolled them about on the beach, threw then back into the sea and occasionally dropped them on their own feet.  I can safely say that this last activity was the least popular.

I got down low to the beach to take this shot, trying to make the strand line fill the frame to start with and then disappear off into the distance.  I would have liked to use a smaller aperture, but the light was not great and my tripod was in Melbourne.

But I like the colour and the way the strand line takes on a wave form.  It was born of the sea and seems to mirror this on the land.

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Enjoy the pictures.

22 comments:

VaishVijay said...

Low angle certainly make even the debris colorful!

Gowri Saligram said...

Hi Stewart,

it's a nicely composed image. I liked it.

Judy said...

The other would have been interesting, but I like this composition - you can see the sea, from whence the debris came, and I love the mountains in the background!!
I sometimes wonder if macro shots would be better if more of the background was visible...

TexWisGirl said...

like you said, at least the wash-up was natural this time. :)

darlin said...

Stewart this is beautiful, I like how the seaweed and other 'debris' trails off in the distance and the hills in the background makes for a wonderful photo. If our debris looked like this I wouldn't mind one wee bit.

Have a wonderful week!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I just read a news note that the tunsami debris from Japan is just now starting to show up on the California coastline. The State says it will do nothing in help dealing with all the flotsam and that it will remain the responsibility of the local towns and counties to deal with it. Thank you State of California. Well, to make a good thing out of a bad situation, it could prove to provide some good photo opportunites. I'll have to go check it out in a couple of months. Wonderful photo Stewart.

Brian King said...

It does mirror the wave and I like the mountains and low clouds in the distance. I'll be sure not to bother trying the coconut on the feet game - apparently, it isn't fun. :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing treasure trove! I like the way your kids made use of the stuff and had fun with the coconuts. Makes me think of a story washing in with the tide. You have part of it, you make some of that part your own....

Sylvia K said...

A great treasure trove indeed, Stewart! Wonderful photo for the day and a reminder of how much I enjoy beaches -- even when they're in a bit of mess after high tide. At least this stuff was natural -- so far! Have a good week!

Fun60 said...

The word debris always conjures up an image of mess but this is one example where the debris has a beauty all of its own.
PS Thanks for your comments on my blog they always make me laugh - long may they continue.

Mama Zen said...

That's really neat!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shot, like your composition.

Valerie said...

A great shot Stewart; lovely composition, with the wave of debris drawing the eye towards the distant mountains.

Gary said...

Interesting thought, Stewart. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

I am glad it was not trash that was washed up. Great capture, Stewart!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Stewart you always have wonderful photos ~ very creative ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Gillian Olson said...

Great picture, interesting to have coconuts as part of the tide line debris.

DelGal said...

Great angle and a neat photo too! Glad the debris was all natural and not scary man made trash! :)

ladyfi said...

Lovely composition! It's fun beachcombing.

Findlay Wilde said...

There were no coconuts to throw on the beach in Cornwall last week but I did find lots of big shore crabs to look at. From Findlay

Connie Smiley said...

That is such a cool shot! Who needs a tripod? You must have a steady hand.

Pat Tillett said...

Don't even worry about it! You took a great photo anyway! It also sounds like a fun time...