Monthly Collection 02 Sand
We long for days by the sea with sand in our toes and the sun on our skin. To explore desert dunes, piled to the sky with sand as far as the eye can see in various formations of peaks and valleys.
Sand is visually such a beautiful natural texture to photograph. It’s soft, ever-changing and shaped by the elements.
The wind can pick it up and carry it to new ground. It can create patterned lines that tower toward the horizon, carve hidden features to make those of us behind the lens in search of the little details do a happy dance.
This month for The Wandering Lens Community Collection the theme was ‘Sand’ and I put out the call via Instagram, Facebook and my Newsletter subscribers to ask for their best sand photo.
Wow are you about to discover some talented photographers!
From golden sands in the Sahara to the white beaches of Southern Australia and black sand beaches of Iceland, there’s such a stunning collection below.
Alongside each image is a link to the photographer’s portfolio or social media account so have a little peek at their work. I’d love for these monthly collections to grow as a place where photographers can showcase their work and connect with one another!
Okay, let’s take a look at the collection this month…
Image by Tanya Crosbie
Photographer – Tanya Crosbie, Ireland
Location – Stokksnes, Iceland
Portfolio – Website | Instagram @picturetheworldphoto
Image by Wendy Philip
Photographer – Wendy Philip, Australia/NZ
Location – Penong, South Australia
Portfolio – Website | Instagram @wendy_philip_
Image by Amber Cree
Photographer – Amber Cree, Australia
Location – Cape Leveque, Western Australia
Portfolio – Website | Instagram @amber.cree
Image by Emma Crook
Photographer – Emma Crook, Australia
Location – Albany, Western Australia (Image part of Emma’s ‘Sand Stories’ collection)
Portfolio – Instagram @e.j.crook
Image be Suzie Weiss
Photographer – Suzie Weiss, Australia
Location – Thar Desert, India
Portfolio – Instagram @suzieweiss
Image by Ilana Sallick
Photographer – Ilana Sallick, Australia
Location – Cape Tribulation, Queensland
Portfolio – Instagram | Portfolio | Print Store
Image by Simone Fischer
Photographer – Simone Fischer, Austria
Location – Pink Beach, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Portfolio – Instagram @simonedenisefischer
Image by Kate Crittenden
Photographer – Kate Crittenden, Australia
Location – Sahara Desert, Morocco
Portfolio – Instagram @slowly.north | Prints
Image by Neha Paranjape
Photographer – Neha Paranjape, New Zealand
Location – Sumner Beach, Christchurch, NZ
Portfolio – Instagram @postcards_with_peejay
Image by Kerstin Lembke
Photographer – Kerstin Lembke, Australia
Location – Broome, Western Australia
Portfolio – Instagram @kerstinperth
If you’re keen to keep reading, the following articles relate to the monthly theme of photographing sand…
‘ Photographing the Dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia‘
‘Behind the Lens – Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley‘
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With 14+yrs experience as a professional travel and landscape photographer, all advice found on this site is from my personal experience on the road. I hope it’s useful for your own travels and would love to hear in the comments about your trips and experiences around the world.