What the ocean blows in…

This is the third day of rough seas thanks for the first “tropical wave” pre-hurricane season. What most fascinating of beach walks is that every single day brings new experiences and finds. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

A new treasure on the Lauderdale by the Sea beach in Florida. CLICK image to see LBTS’s EarthCam; it’s the perfect place to relax, even if the seas are rough. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

More low tide patterns…

Shoreline tide pattern, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Shoreline tide pattern, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Pattern and design, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Pattern and design, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Shells arranged by the tides, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Shells arranged by the tides, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

 

Natural beach design, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Natural beach design, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Natural design…

I often focus on the little things of life that too often go unnoticed. While taking these images a beach walker confided in me that she was very confused about my attention to what seemed to her like “nothing to photograph”. When I pointed out the patterns of seaweed caused naturally by the receding tide, she was receptive and felt “enlightened”. She pulled out her phone (camera!) and began creating her own images of patterns. Watching her as she paused periodically in her stroll down the beach was almost as much fun as making these images.

I wonder which fabric designers have gotten inspiration from such patterns in nature.

Nature-created pattern, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Nature-created pattern, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Receding tide patterns, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Receding tide patterns, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Random design from low tide, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg

Random design from low tide, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg