I'm new to the forum. So I'm not sure how a question like this will be received, but it's a sincere question that I have wonder about often.
Let's say on a nice summer evening I shine a red laser across my backyard. What if I could freeze time and walk up to a portion of the wave as it traversed the yard. What if I could really examine it, say enlarge the beam so all its components down to the photon level were visible or measureable. Would I see textbook looking sine waves. Would it be billions of little waves. Would each wave have width and height. Would I be able to identify its parts. "Oh, look, there's a wave. Look there's a photon".