6 thoughts on “Clam Quintet

    1. That’s actually a really good question. There’s no sweeping black sand beaches here, but we do have areas where the sand is predominantly comprised of garnet and magnetite – usually separated out by tides and wind (such as in this pic). What you see when you’re walking the beach, in other words, is mostly white sand but there’ll be some really cool streaks of purple and black– sometimes for hundreds of meters.

      And yes, I played with the background tonality here a bit in order to get some separation and contrast in the grays. Thanks Katherine!

      1. Purple and black streaks sound wonderful, John. When I was writing about black sand beaches in New Zealand I couldn’t for the life of me remember the name of any of them. Strangely my cousin posted a photo of my favourite one today. It is called Raglan and it is on the North Island.

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