E.J.Wilkins

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Tumbling sand


I spotted this, not in a desert but on a golf course.

It is a pile of almost white sand with the sun making striking shadows. I was quite taken by the way the sand reflected the gorgeous blue of the sky.

And before you ask, no, I don't play golf, I was "visiting".

First of a small group of "shadows" pictures
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Tumbling sand


I spotted this, not in a desert but on a golf course.

It is a pile of almost white sand with the sun making striking shadows. I was quite taken by the way the sand reflected the gorgeous blue of the sky.

And before you ask, no, I don't play golf, I was "visiting".

First of a small group of "shadows" pictures
.

comments (21)

  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2008, 00:10
Hard to tell the scale except from your intro - could be mountainous. I like the cool blue shadow a lot. Remarkable.
EJWilkins: That's what I thought, although the exif is a bit of a giveaway I think wink
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Oct 2008, 01:09
The legendary "Sand Cliffs of the Sahara".

Beautiful work, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Oh I wish! I'd love to see the Sahara. Thanks Ray smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 21 Oct 2008, 02:23
I am quite taken with this one, Ellie. You have really done your subject justice.
EJWilkins: Thanks, kind of you to say so
A low pass over a Martian resort.
EJWilkins: Yep, and they were hiding underneath the sand because they're camera shy!
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 21 Oct 2008, 04:11
Great composition - and a wonderful example of something ordinary made extraordinary! Just goes to show that we need to keep our eyes and minds open.
EJWilkins: .. or have a few hours on your hands, and a camera wink
That's an incredible picture Ellie. I can't really belive the sky is reflected - but it is!
EJWilkins: It's quite weird isn't it?
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Oct 2008, 08:07
As a passed golfer I am glad I did not get in that sand trap.good capture shadows
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 21 Oct 2008, 10:38
Great work Ellie, beautiful image.
EJWilkins: Thanks Aussie
great capture
EJWilkins: Thanks Chantal smile
That looks to be a very fine, soft sand...beautiful.
EJWilkins: Incredibly soft sand, a pile of the stuff they use in bunkers and, I think, for "dressing" the greens
With nothing to give a sense of scale Ellie this was very definitely well spotted and equally well presented.
EJWilkins: It's amazing what you can find if you look hard enough wink
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Oct 2008, 12:16
Well I never Ellie, I would never have guessed it was Sand in a bunker. That is fantasticsmile
EJWilkins: A little bit of trick photography, I think, but the exif is a giveaway wink
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2008, 12:19
This is very deceptive - I thought it was a mountain range taken from a plane till I read your intro! Very clever shot.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: Aha, that's exactly what I tried to achieve when I took the picture. Probably my only moment of inspiration for the whole year!
  • FLOOG
  • The Utopia of my heart
  • 21 Oct 2008, 14:19
What an amazing optical illusion. I bet 9 out of 10 people would think this was a mountain range (myself included)

Spectacular, beautiful and dramatic. What an eye for a picture you have smile
EJWilkins: When you've got time, and a camera, it's amazing what you can find
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2008, 14:48
a lovely study of light and shadow Ellie, and surprisingly difficult to get a true sense of scale, Half expected to see acouple of climers ascending that cliff face!
EJWilkins: Odd, isn't it, when there's no reference point there's no true feeling of scale. I think I could have put tiny, tiny, figures in there, and made it look like a sheer rock face, or sand dunes.
Wow! You have been able to create an incredible sensation. I have seen great mountains snow-covered views from the air. Also dunes taken from the air could be, but the tone and color have made think me about snow. Very good work, Ellie!
EJWilkins: Very much like snow, the sand was almost white. Gracias Jose-Angel
  • mikedi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Oct 2008, 16:09
This could be Egypt's Valley of the Kings - which would definitely be better than a bunker!
Great vision and shot.
EJWilkins: Oh Mike, I wish! I'd love to go to Egypt
If you hadn't told us, I would have assumed this was the desert of some mountains. Cleverly done Ellie
EJWilkins: That's what I "saw" when I spotted the pile of sand. The exif gives away the scale, I think
You were very clever to spot this - and to have the camera with you. It could be anywhere, it looks as if you standing on top of a cliff.
EJWilkins: I had the camera and a fair amount of time to find things to photograph. This is, I think, the best of that day's excursion
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Oct 2008, 18:47
This could be huge and so small, love the sun and shade...
These kind of pictures I love, as a viewer we have to guess, great job.
"no, I don't play" LOL.....I don't play either...
EJWilkins: It was the sun and shade that made me look, and the strange colour too.
Totally confusing scale, nice one.

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