Wilderness Beach: "Emergence" - result of the Laws of Nature: the interaction of energy, sand molecules, water and gravity!

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Comments (19)

Wim de Vries on February 9, 2009

Very nice Hazel!

Hazel Coetzee on February 9, 2009

Thank you for all your encouraging comments Wim. I just loved the unspoiled sand patterns the tide left, and I think they will make an interesting painting. Kindest regards, Hazel - Cape Town

Erik van den Ham on February 16, 2009

Hello Hazel first I like to compliment you on your wonderful gallery. It has many great pictures of animals and wildlife.

This is something different but one of extraordinary beauty. This is ART by nature, or perhaps narchitecture ( a term I made up for architecture by nature).

This is going straight to my favourites so Gold Star.

Best regards,


Hazel Coetzee on February 16, 2009

Erik - Thank you. I was fascinated by the pattern, and glad it came out so clearly. I like your "narchitecture" - very good term! Clever. Thank you for the Gold Star, I am thrilled! Warm wishes, Hazel, South Africa

Erik van den Ham on February 16, 2009

Hi Hazel added you to my favourite photographers list so will be back to check on some more pictures.

Warm wishes, Erik

Hazel Coetzee on February 16, 2009

Erik - that is such a wonderful compliment and I thank you sincerely. I would love to add some more photo's - I have lots still, especially the Cape Wildflowers. Kindest regards, Hazel

Erik van den Ham on February 16, 2009

I would be so grateful for that! Love your wildflowers!


Amelia Royan on February 24, 2009

You have indeed found a kindred spirit Hazel, beaches/the sea/gardens. This is a very beautiful photo - exactly what I really like in fact - so I shall have to wander through your gallery to see what else there is :)

There are a few more of my garden photos on Clive Nichols' site [search Amelia Heath]. When we lived full time in the UK I used to open my little garden for the NGS. Now we live a lot of the time in Norway, and I come back here for garden therapy and try to Keep it looking as good as is possible in short strenuous bursts.

Greetings, Amelia

Hazel Coetzee on February 24, 2009

Thanks for the visit, Amelia. So nice to hear from you.

As soon as I have time I'd like to go into your Gallery a little further - I loved your photo of the Duck on the ice ("Agh...") - poor little mite! The only icy Ducks we have here are the drinkable "5th Avenue Cold" variety, I'm afraid. The rest are pretty warm (o;

Cheers, Hazel

thor☼odin™ on March 2, 2009

Exquisite pattern Hazel really a good documentation of what simple forces of nature can create just like that,¨Y*..Peter

Nico Huising on March 12, 2009

Heel artistiek Hazel.


Beste groete Nico

Hazel Coetzee on March 13, 2009

Nico : Mira

This one is also on the PAINTING list which is getting very long. I love the patterns too. Nature has such wonderful patterns to discover, as you know because you are both excellent photographers!

Warm wishes, Hazel

Beata Tobijasiewicz on March 20, 2009

Great ...voted...Greetings from Poland

T NL on April 8, 2009

Hi Hazel, this is such an artistic shot! I love it because of its simplicity. Very well spotted and photographed, I'll award it with a Y*.

Greets to South-Africa, Tomas

Hazel Coetzee on April 8, 2009

Thank you for your visits,

Beania - and


  • and thank you so much for the Y* Tomas, I am so thrilled!! I hope to visit your galleries as soon as I can - and will get back to you very soon.

Cheers, Hazel, Cape Town

Suzi in Oregon on November 5, 2009

Very beautiful, Hazey, a delight to the eyes. I'm searching your gallery for more kindred spirit material. I just zoomed out on the map - you live on the tip of the world - how interesting can that be! More soon and hugs :O)

scml on December 14, 2009

WOW .... amazing :)

Fantastic capture .... Sandy ;)

Hazel Coetzee on December 17, 2009

Suzi and Sandy -

Thank you both so much for your lovely comments. I'm so sorry I missed out on your November comment Suz - apologies. Yes that little tip of the world is a city with 4 million inhabitants, and some really unique wild-flowers and "fynbos". And also summer sea-breezes that can literally blow you off your feet some days. But we still love it dearly!!

Warmest greetings from the Tip, Hazel

Tom Salomonsen on January 8, 2014

Nice pattern like

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  • Uploaded on February 5, 2009
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    by Hazel Coetzee
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W90
    • Taken on 2009/02/02 09:11:47
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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