WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “perspective”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

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I want to apologize to my regular blog followers because you just saw some of these photos earlier this week, but I think they fit this theme perfectly and I feel compelled to share them again.

Can you guess what this is?

Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective - guess what this is?
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective – guess what this is?

Here’s the same subject, taken from a bit further up: it’s wet sand! Mother Nature can draw trees in wet sand on the beach.

Mother Nature makes sand art: tree drawing in the wet sand
Mother Nature makes sand art: tree drawing in the wet sand

Here’s your chance at another guessing game: do you know what this is?

Delicate dew drops on spider web
Delicate dew drops on spider web

Here’s a picture from further away. It’s amazing what you can see when you kneel down and get closer to your subject, in this case raindrops on a grass spider web.

Tiny raindrops on spider web on grass
Tiny raindrops on spider web on grass

To finish with the same theme, here are more raindrops on a different type of spider web, this one over smooth river rocks.

Stones covered with raindrops on spiderweb
Stones covered with raindrops on spider web

And this is what the raindrops look like from further up.

Rain drops on a spider web over river rocks
Rain drops on a spider web over river rocks

And the answer is… Mother Nature does sand art!

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Remember the guessing game from yesterday? You had to guess what this picture is. You can click on each picture below for a larger view.

Mother Nature draws trees
Mother Nature draws trees

Two people guessed it right: Annette at The Beauty Along The Road, and Cee at Cee’s Photography.

This is… drum roll, please… wet sand! And I have a picture of a larger area to show you what it really looked like. The darker gray is wet sand in the shade. The whiter part is wet sand in the bright sun. The yellow at the bottom is part of a rock. I took this picture at low tide. As the ocean water disappeared, the waves left this pattern of bare trees in the sand. Since the sand here is a mix of very dark and very light colors, the waves can create interesting patterns, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one as intricate as this one.

Mother Nature makes sand art: tree drawing in the wet sand
Mother Nature makes sand art: tree drawing in the wet sand

Usually, the sand patterns at Coronado Beach look more like this:

Patterns in wet sand: dark and light sand
Patterns in wet sand: dark and light sand

I thought I got lucky when I stumbled upon this interesting pattern. Lots of little trees…

Sand art on the beach in dark and light sand
Sand art on the beach in dark and light sand

Well, that was until I saw the really cool bare trees above. Next time I go back to the beach, I’ll make sure it’s when it’s getting close to low tide so I can look for more patterns like these. I’ve always spent more time photographing the waves but now I realize there is a lot to discover right under my feet.

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