Let’s Phlog Monday: Coastal Textures

Patterns are intriguing. Particularly natural ones.

They depict a wonderful combination of logic and creativity. A meeting of the left and right brains. For the longest time, my creative side has been drowned out by logic, reasoning, problem solving, facts, principles, process and tasks. If you are one of the lucky ones that have married your logical and creative sides, then I applaud you. This is still very much a work in progress for me.

I am often awed by the surrounding coastal landscape and the patterns found within it. Even when there are obvious natural flaws, the patterning is often sublime and impossible to humanly replicate. Elements combining together to construct three dimensional wizardry. The energy used to create these patterns is often immense, but Mother Nature takes it all in stride. Patterning is the instrument of the universe.

Here are some coastal patterns I have recently encountered. I hope you can feel the texture of the images in these photos. There’s a beauty in patterned repetition. Rough and smooth, creativity and logic…… balance.

Smooth

Weather

Erode

Design 

Create 

Do you tend to be more creative or logical? 

About the curtain raiserhttp://raisingthecurtain.netI have spent my life in offices. For now I am putting that behind me and preparing for the second act. Middle age didn't come with acceptable signposts so I am making my own through my writing. A journey shared is more fun than going it solo.

14 thoughts on “Let’s Phlog Monday: Coastal Textures

  1. I have always loved coastal areas, and yes I can feel the texture in your photos. I like the large photo in the center with the roughly eroded rock just above the surface of the smooth flat surface of the wet sand, and the snail trail bisected by the bird feather adds visual interest.

    I am definitely more naturally creative than I am logical, but I can be a more logical thinker if I really need to be, to solve problems or do some planning to get a task organized and completed.

      • Well yes you have, because “juxtaposition” is a fine example of a word, and you used it well. But what impressed me even more, is that you recently wrote that you are almost 5′ 10″ in heels, and I like ’em tall. 🙂

  2. The logical/responsible side have become very powerful over the years, not always letting the creative side shine. However, I have always tried to put creative twists on things like birthday parties, halloween costume and things for school…now it’s time to re-direct.
    Love the photos!!! This was a wonderful analogue…very creative : )

  3. I grew up with the Atlantic ocean for a backyard (literally) so I am definitely a Coastal person.. I tend to be more creative but as I age the logical/practical side is emerging more & more..

  4. In answer to your question, yes. I am mostly creative, but I have a strong streak of logical in me. Great photos. I love your Monday photo days, I look forward to them. Thanks for the post.

    • Thanks DAF. I look forward to brinnging more great photos. The Monday phlogs have changed the way I look at the world and the types of photos I want to take. I feel that before now I really missed the art in the beauty around me. It’s been a wonderful awakening.

  5. Another excellent topic. Now that we have digital photography it enables us to take more notice of the subtleties of nature and record them forever. Your photographs are great examples.

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