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    Edit Photo Details A TOLKIEN SAND FOREST ? 5:15 PM   #time #tolkien #myanmar #sand #beach #tide #ngapali_beach #trees
    Mesmerizing sand art made by a retreating tide on the sandy beach in Ngapali Myanmar made especially dynamic by the setting sun's golden rays. It lived only for a small moment in time never to be repeated again as the next cycle of waves erased it forever. Felt like I was viewing images from a story from a J.R.R Tolkien book.
    Composition 6
    Lighting 5
    Creativity 7
    Story 4

    Image Time: 5:15 PM What is so striking about this image is the temporal sand rendering of an imaginary forest – a wonderful metaphor indeed. It’s fantastic that you captured this fleeting image before it washed away.

    Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
    National Geographic Photographers
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    Date Taken: Dec 4, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2017
    Focal Length: 26 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © steve demeranville
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: My Best Photos of 2017, Exploring Time
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year