Sand Vision

On a night in June 2003, there was a particularly high tide. At sunrise, the low tide that followed was negative six feet. On a section of the beach at Torrey Pines, the actions of the waves, combined with the mineral rich dust from the cliffs, created a multitude of fantastic patterns and shapes. Tom O Scott discovered these almost by accident, and started the Sand Vision series. Since that day he has taken hundreds of trips to the two beaches in North County San Diego that produce these images. On most days, it simply ends with a five mile walk. But about 10% of the time, Scott comes away with some unique pictures that will never be created again.