This image was derived from a piece of rotting vegetation deposited by the high tide.
The breaking waves and the returning waves collide.
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See also High tide at Dawlish
Recently I wrote how relaxing and therapeutic the rhythm of the sea could be (Sea watching). High tide at Dawlish provided a sharp reminder of the extreme opposite – the sea’s relentless energy, mighty power and irresistible force.
In the series of wave studies that follow over the next few days I would like you to imagine that you are standing with me on the path topping the sea wall. Hear the boom of the wave crashing against the wall, feel the spray carried on the wind, smell the sea, watch the explosive collision of waves moving in opposite directions. Don’t just view the pictures – enter the experience of being there!
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See also Breaking Wave
Near the high tide line, fine, thin strands of seaweed often form delicate shapes, sometimes resembling floral patterns or intricate, decorative ironwork.
As previously, these examples are substantially as seen; nothing has been added or removed other than the sand texture. A little Photoshop tweeking has sometimes been used to sharpen the image or to increase colour saturation.