by Arnold Wolfgang

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Gallery: Wind and Gravity

Tags: flat tidal beach ripples sand seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2013-12-30 17:16:57
Focal Length : 70/1
Exposure Time : 1/125
F Number : 5.6
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 70
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Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Copyright 2013 Wolfgang Arnold - CC BY-SA 3.0
Software : Aperture 3.5.1

Published: Thursday 30th of January 2014 07:56:11 PM


Mark Zell

This makes a wonderful center to your triptych.  It's like a harmonious Taoist state between two other dissonant states.  The visual equivalent of tuning into a radio station.

Daniel Gorinstein
Very artistic

Elegant, refined and most artistic. Great sensibility. Superbly composed image, and the light sepia works very well here, subduing the light and shadow transition.


Wolfgang Arnold
Mark, Daniel,

many thanks for your great comments - enjoyed reading them.

We were walking across a tidal flat at the German north sea shore. The low tide exposed these ripples. While usually the patterns look more or less similar like in this photo, the patterns in the two other photos are a bit unusual. My guess is, that they were caused by winds which changed direction quickly (maybe in sync with the tide). The low winter sun caused this nice side light emphasizing the shapes.

Marjolein M.

Lovely photo and yes, makes a great diptych…

Wonderful play of light & shadow.

 I love the movement of this one, and the surprise factor in the middle -- adding further interest, mystery and even mood to the photo.

A subtle and interesting study. Very nicely done, Wolfgang!

Linda Liebl

An intriguing and mysterious series. Nice choice of monochromatic tones and exceptional handling of the light. Compliments.  ~~~~~L

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

There seems to be a kind of "Ying & Yang" thing going on here, really good observation and framing! 


Best Regards 



Jack McRitchie
Ripples of sand or some recently unearthed markings from a long buried, incredibly ancient Sumerian temple? There's something very elementary in these undulating ridges and the two, small raised circles which seem to consciously interrupt the regularity of the pattern. I'm not sure what they are but they lift this pattern from the random into something for more meaningful.

Drew Bayless

Wolfgang Arnold
Ripples... ...of sand. Central photo of a tryptych (see the folder for the two companions). Enjoy!

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