Tide Kiss was photographed on the beautiful Oregon Coast.
The natural, cyclical, tidal rise and fall of sea levels is generated by the gravity pull of the Moon and the Earth alignment, the Earths rotation, the pattern of the deep ocean tides, the shape of the coastlines and the depth of the near shore. Tidal variations include two almost equal high tides and two low tides per day, a semi-diurnal tide; one high and one low tide per day, a diurnal tide; or a mixed tide, in which there are two uneven tides in a day.
Kelps are the large, familiar seaweeds one often sees washed up on the beach. They are members of the brown algae family and grow in underwater forests creating areas of biodiversity and marine food webs that support large numbers of underwater animal life. Giant kelp has a very high growth rate. As it decays it efficiently produces methane and sugars that could be converted into ethanol, making it a potential source of renewable energy. Several species of kelp are key ingredients in Asian cuisines.
Surf is the wave action that is occurring in the area between the shoreline and the outer edge of the breaking waves. This is where the word surfing came from. Surf can also apply to the waves that are actually breaking in shallow water or on the beach.
The beach is the shoreline at the edge of a body of water. The landform of the beach is often composed of loose particles like sand, pebbles, shells and shell fragments, the result of the endless deposit and scouring actions of wave and current.
Jeanette French, paintings, photographs, canvas prints framed prints, metallic prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, gift cards, fine art.
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and gift for the earth, hence the name of my art business, For the Earth. My mother painted in oils when I was young and encouraged my own drawing, painting and handcrafting in all forms. My father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result of these loving influences, I am a lifelong student of both mediums. I am grateful to my wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson, for training my eye and technique. I hope you will enjoy this image as much as I enjoyed its creation. More gifts for the earth can be found at these websites: jeanette-french.artistwebsites.com and jeanette-french.pixels.com.
February 6th, 2015
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