The sand here looks like an old 1970’s era shag rug. I didn’t notice that when taking these shots but it gives a nice bit of texture.
I admit to minimal planning whenever I capture these guys. Nothing more than a quick test with my histogram and then a walk along with them, if I can keep up.
I have captured a few more since these were taken but haven’t looked at the raw files yet. Usually no in between here. Either decent shots or complete deletes. Perhaps it’s that planning thing again.