I am trying to get a firm understanding of the fundamental reality of light, radiation, and photons, as modern science presently perceives it all.I am familiar with the two slit experiments and want to know if the particle/wave perception of light makes sense do to these experiments, or if this duel explanation is something which is an impossibility and, therefore, another explanation should be sought. 1. is it a paradox, and impossibility (by definition a paradox cannot exist) that light can be both a particle and a wave. To answer this I request from those more knowledgeable than I, an explanation of exactly what is meant by light having the properties of a wave. Are these waves thought of as similar to waves that exist within the ocean? Waves in the ocean do not cause water to move ahead. The water crests and troughs but there is no forward movement for the most part (except near land). My desire is to understand exactly what is meant when light is compared to a wave. 2. Are all forms of radiation thought to be photons in action? X-rays and microwaves are photons distinguishable by the distance between troughs and crests and the height between them? If light and all radiation can be compared to both particle and wave does this mean that in the wave activity there is a particle which goes up and down like a wave.Are the particles moving as the ocean moves or are these waves not compareable to such activity. Where does frequency fit into the phenomenon of radiation? Frequency is the time it takes for a wave like activity to crest and trough?