Sand at the beach is one of my favorite artistic mediums for photography. Sand is also one of the most challenging. Sand reflects light and is very bright during parts of the day, which makes photographing the subtle details very difficult. I find early morning and early evening are the best times to get the patterns in light, shadow, color, tones and sculpting. I especially enjoy the results of the overnight winds by the dunes and the protective fencing. Sand continually changing and eroding footprints in the wind and weather Smooth in texture and smooth in tones. More importantly the canvas constantly changes. Each image is almost unique because the sand moves and the sculpture is replaced by a new creation. Folly beach sand sculpted by the weather and wind. Adding to the photography challenge, these images were all taken with a Leica MD Type 262. With no LCD to review what was captured, the task of ensuring proper exposure is left to the photographer. This Leica M digital camera brings the same challenges I face with the 1960 Leica M3 film cameras I also use. I enjoy the feel and the unique shutter sound. I enjoy the ease of changing ISO and the lack of multiple features requiring a book to understand using. I enjoy the satisfaction of the image appearing on my computer for the first viewing since I pushed the shutter. Various old dock or stair foundations help hold sand long after the structure is gone. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.