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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ABC Wednesday: T is for Tide

Theoretically I thought that I could show ocean tides going in and out through shots I've taken during vacations at Atlantic Beach, NC through the years.

Typical of me though, nothing is as easy as I think it will be.
I'm pretty sure the first shot was taken when the tide was going out and the second when the tide was coming in.
Perspective can be a factor though, for example with the third shot I was shooting from the porch at the cottage and included the dunes. I have no idea if that was taken at high or low tide although my guess would be high tide.
In a way though, given the fact that there is time in between high and low tide, these shots could be in the middle of high and low or a third of the way through . . .
There are tide tables for this beach but checking online I only saw future estimates for tides not ones showing the tides times in the past.
Thankfully though, I think I managed quite a few T words in this post in spite of non specific tidal information. Click for the home of ABC Wednesday.


aka Penelope said...

Funny how time plays with our memories making it easier to forget the details. Running towards something can appear much like moving away from something in the ebbs and flow of life. Tide is a great “t” word filled with many implications. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

So peaceful beach and your pictures are beautiful, adorable composition!

Karen said...

Such beautiful beaches. I really like the third one with the dune grasses in the foreground!

Mar said...

Beautiful shots, beautiful place, Carver!

T is for...

Roger Owen Green said...

The tide's so important, but it's difficult to discern immediately.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gillian Olson said...

I love the ocean, the sound the smell and the motion. I saw a great quote the othed day that I will paraphase. Salt water cures everything: sweat, tears, and the sea. Can't remember who it's by by will have to look it up.

VioletSky said...

I think you caught the tide at it varying stages well enough. I live near a lake so no tides, but growing up, I could never understand why my mother (who was from Scotland and knew about tides) always pined for the ocean when we had a lake 2 miles away!

Leslie: said...

What absolutely terrific shots! It looks a bit like Cape Cod...been there once and loved it. I love those sand dunes and grasses! Have a terrific week,

abcw team

PS - don't worry about which tide they were cuz they're just perfect pictures! :D

photowannabe said...

I guess it really doesn't matter whether the tide is in or out. Your shots of the water are beautiful. It must have been a dream vacation to be right on the shore like that.

Andy said...

Really enjoyed this post.
Awesome photos!
Thanks for sharing.

A Trembling Flower And You

Ms. Burrito said...

Beau-T-ful phoTos!

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jane said...

Beautiful shots - you can just hear the roll of the waves - what is that saying Time and Tide wait for no man Jane UK

Kathy said...

And whether high, low, or in between, I never tire of beautiful shots of the ocean.

Tumblewords: said...

Time and tides wait... Superb photos.

Paula Scott said...

My favorite calendar is the one from Hawaii that includes a tidal chart. The tides are great markers of time!

Meryl said...

While I am no expert, and can't tell if the tides are coming in our out, the shots are beautifully soothing!

Hazel said...

Beautiful like always. I like the way you show the sand gradually depressing down to the water.

chubskulit said...

Love to go for a stroll in the ocean!

Tooth Fairy please come and see it when you get a chance. Thanks!

ChrisJ said...

Lots of T words! A great topic and some beautiful photographs.

Gattina said...

Coming or going, the pictures are beautiful. Now I want to go on holidays again !

ABC Team

Wanda said...

Beautiful pictures... I wanted to beam myself over...

Ann said...

You stayed the whole day waiting for the tides to come in and out? Just like my son, he says if we don't stay the whole day, might as well not go.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ha ha! You could have told us that it was high -- or low -- tide and we'd have believed you. But that's because you are always honest, so of course you had to be in this post.

I love the pictures. And it looks like the outer banks, where we were last summer (a year ago). Wherever, it is some of my favorite kind of scenery -- no matter what kind of tides.

Indrani said...

Excellent greeting card material.

Jo Bryant said...

I think there is something magical about the ocean/waves/tides - loved this post


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