Caladesi Island tidal sandbar

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Comments (8)

©junebug on February 8, 2008

That's a great shot, Ryan! The pattern in the sand is very beautiful. I zoomed it in for more details. What is the dark line in the distance that seems to cross the sand? Greetings, Anne

eme jota on February 8, 2008

OooooHHHHHHH Looks nice!!!!

Ryan Calhoun on February 8, 2008

Thanks Anne and Maria Jose!

Anne, there is first the dark line on the left that is the coastline of the Floria mainland south of Dunedin. There on the right, the nearer trees that grow on Caladesi Island itself, which lies a little way beyond the sandbar. Then much closer, on the sandbar itself, there are a few flocks of seagulls and pelicans standing at the far edge of the sandbar near the water.

Greetings, Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on February 8, 2008

Less dramatic, but truly beautiful!

Cheers, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on February 8, 2008

Thanks Marilyn! This one is more about empty space than drama. Cheers, Ryan

© LK Kelley on February 20, 2008

I like it, too! It looks as if someone took a giant comb, and used a zigzag approach!

Ryan Calhoun on February 20, 2008

Thanks Smiley! This is a natural tidal pattern, but your comment reminds me of the resort beaches in Cancun. Every morning there are workers out on the beaches raking away seaweed that washed up during the night. I wonder if those rakes might leave a similar pattern?

© LK Kelley on February 23, 2008

Well, what do you know! Maybe they are! Never been to Cancun. Maybe someday, though! :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 7, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2007/12/31 11:02:54
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/20.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash