Still Learning To See

Dune Sketches

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Having time in the dunes along Lake Michigan is always a delight, especially seeing what the wind and light do with the sand and what lives (and dies) in the dunes. I find these “dune sketches,” little masterpieces that are short-lived, to be inspiring collections of shapes and textures marked by time.

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When the wind blows, which is often, things change quickly and yet also a record of those changes is often left as the “pens” of loose roots or twigs blow over the “paper” of the dune sand.

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Shadows also come and go, adding layers to the sketches that are surreal and otherworldly.

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Although I often see similar sketches every morning, each walk also almost always brings new, unexpected delights. Who knows what sketches tomorrow will bring?

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This entry was published on August 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Photograph, Summer, www.johnsnell.photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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