This is the final selection of pebble images – at least, for the time being!
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Over the next week or so I intend to post probably three collections of pebble patterns. All of the images were taken as I walked along a beach in East Sussex. When I spotted a pebble that interested me I simply stood over it, pointed my camera down and clicked. The pictures were obviously cropped later. Nothing has been added or removed from the actual image. I am constantly amazed by the beauty of the abstract patterns in natural objects that can so easily pass unnoticed.
To the best of my knowledge this granite rock on St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly has no local name, but when I first saw it it became the ‘Mysterious Feline’, and so it has remained. I apologise for the quality of the image – it was edited during the first wave of enthusiasm after I acquired Photoshop 7. But I still feel the grittiness enhances the character. Maybe that’s just an excuse!
In my introduction to Scilly Rocks 1 I mentioned the extraordinary granite outcrops on the Isles of Scilly. This photo provides yet another example. I recommend that you click the above link and, indeed, look in on the related images. It is scarcely necessary to comment on the similarity of this rock formation to a giant tortoise.
In addition to their natural beauty and evidence of earlier cultures – such as the standing stone on Gugh and various cysts and burial chambers from the Bronze Age – the Isles have an air of mystery about them. Especially St Agnes. Granite outcrops suggest strange creatures from a fantasy or mythological world – giant lizards, serpents, turtles, birds of prey ……… You are never alone on St Agnes!