Paine’s Creek Beach in November
Three views of Paine’s Creek Beach from a recent visit to Cape Cod:
Paine’s Creek is on Cape Cod Bay, with a west-facing shoreline. The bay shoreline has the favorite locations for viewing the sunset. This is my second visit to this spot – I like it because of the pools in the saltmarsh grasses. This time I walked out further and found the sand patterns in the leftmost image. The image on the right was taken last, with the setting sun far off to the left.
There’s no way to tell from the photographs, but it was chilly, in the 40s F with winds at first. I was lucky to get such pretty clouds.
Looks like it’s a nice place to be ! I like your choice of viewing angle 🙂
Thanks, Celine! There was so much to take in there.
What nature photographer wouldn’t be attracted to the furrows in the leftmost image?
I stood in the water at the edge of the creek to take this. It was shallow, tide was ebbing out. In summer I would have gone in and composed differently. Last weekend, it would have cut my session very short!
We do what we can.
I do love a nice reflection, but the pools on the right are the most interesting to me. Are they tidal pools? It looks as though the water might be ebbing out of the largest, but of course that could be wind, too. It’s a nice collection of images, showing quite different aspects of the same place.
The first two images are Paine’s Creek, a tidal inlet. The circular pool is tidal, and seems to persist from year to year. I photographed the same pool two years ago. My guess is the pool’s sand patterns are from tidal water. It’s a beautiful area.
Nice spots to take these clichés ! Clouds and marshes pools are a good recipe !
Thanks, the marsh makes for an interesting foreground. I was happy to get those clouds!
Looks like a lovely, calming area for a walk.
It is lovely – and a great place for photography.