Pretty Sky and Sand Designs

pretty sky and sand designs at annisquam light

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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6 Responses to Pretty Sky and Sand Designs

  1. Jenn Cullen says:

    Very cool – love it!!!

  2. Ann Kennedy says:

    Wow E.J.! Gorgeous, wonderful texture and color!

  3. jose smoothtrax says:

    Is there an official scientific term for that sand pattern?
    Does a mackeral sky looks a bit like that?

    • E.J. says:

      It does look like a mackeral sky. I found this, which I think answers your question about the sand patterns created by waves.
      The movement of sediment parallel to the shore by wave action is called longshore drift. A wave that washes across a beach face at an angle carries sand at that angle until it has lost all its energy; at that point, the water returns to the sea by running straight down the face of the beach into the surf zone. This process constantly moves sand across the beach face. The sand is carried the same way by the next wave, and moves across the face in a series of arcs. Called beach drift, this zig-zag pattern can transport sand and pebbles hundreds of meters a day along the beach.

  4. E.J. says:

    Thanks Ann and Jenn. Annisquam Light is one of those things I never tire of photographing, and it is always different, depending on time of day, tide, weather, season and perspective.

  5. I like how the remaining water on the beach reflects the sky. Lots going on in this photo.

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