[singlepic id=1964 w=320 h=232 float=left] The Tybee Sand Photography is a mix of dune and tidal sand erosion patterns captured on an island in Southern Georgia. The Grayton Sand Dune photography was captured at a state park located in Florida’s Pan Handle. I was intrigued by the forms, palettes and hand drawn look of the Southeast sand.
We visited Tybee Island in Southern Georgia during late winter which is the off season for beach enthusiasts. This was my first walk along the Southeast coast. Walking along the empty beach I followed the brilliant patterns of tidal sand erosion, wind erosion and dunes. The vibrant white and grayscale palette of the sand called out to me. I am ever amazed by the subtle variations within nature throughout our earth.
[singlepic id=1958 w=285 h=240 float=right] Grayton State Beach is a 2 mile sliver of coastal sand dune reserve squeezed between an almost complete and total coastal development. Dune ecosystems are endangered yet luckily protected in Florida. We found a short nature trail where I accessed a rarely visited valley of this small preserved dune system. I shot these photographs barefoot and surprisingly the sand patterns were quite hard and cool. Graphite like metaphors of organic structures fantastically presented themselves through the lens.
Even the smallest sliver of pristine sand holds fathomless mysteries.