As I gazed out of the bedroom window this morning the tide was lapping at the bottom of the garden and the waves were crashing on the large pebbles.  We do not have big breakers in Broadford Bay because there are lots of rocky outcrops and islands that protect us.  However, looking from above I could see some interesting shapes and patterns as the sea approached high tide.  I rushed out with my camera and tripod.

The early sunlight is making patterns on the moving water and every shot captures a moment in time never to be repeated.  The water recedes as more waves crash into them and then the whole process starts again.  Although it is tempting to photograph the waves, I realise that some of the most interesting moments are as the waters take a break and the various flow paths merge together.  At this moment, the pebbles below are revealed, along with various seaweed varieties and other detritus that is stirred up by the tide.  Nature is again painting its own patterns.

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With a number of high tides to comes over the next few days I am hoping to spend more time photographing the movement of the sea.

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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