In general, I am reasonably pleased with this image. It conveys the sense of movement I hoped to capture and the pattern sits quite well as a composition. But colour or black and white? I’m still undecided.
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My fascination with the dunes caused me to return on numerous occasions. I became absorbed with the character of the landscape and decided to be a little more adventurous in my interpretations of the scene.
I also created a black and white image from the third of the group above.
The long sandy beach of Camber Sands is bordered on the landward side by picturesque sand dunes. The dunes are covered with marram grass that has a deep root system to hold the grass in place. Traditional chestnut fences help sand build up and check coastal erosion.
Flowering grasses have fascinated me for many years and have provided a recurring subject for my photography. It is not the botanical detail that interests me but, rather, the way in which grasses interact with the elements – sun, wind, rain and snow. It is the ‘behaviour’ of grasses – sometimes playful, sometimes mysterious, whispering or bold – against an unobtrusive background that intrigues me.
See also Wild flower meadow, Grasses in the breeze(1), Grasses in the breeze (2), Grasses in the breeze (3) and Buttercup meadow.