Sand and the patterns it creates have a special draw for photographers.
This one is shot on Ilford XP2 Super film and scanned on a Nikon Coolscan film scanner. I processed it in Lightroom, cropping away a fairly substantial area on the right before tweaking the tonal balance. I enjoy how the light catches the sand, creating little sparkling patches, as well as the more obvious and graphic patterns.
The shot was taken at dusk on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. I had taken my son out for a little walk and we played on the soft white sand. The light was very beautiful and we were both quite content in the cool evening, a little moment of peace. Maybe it is the reading I've done about space where sand always seems to crop up in star counting analogies, but I can't help but feel there is something profound about these glassy grains. It puts me in mind of the elemental processes that shaped our planet.