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Woman of the Dunes

By davidbailie  

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Djemde, nagyve, A_Harrison and 217 more

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kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
1 Mar 2004 7:08PM
Fantastic colour - and some people accuse the 10d of sometimes being a little dull!

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1 Mar 2004 7:18PM
very spacious shot, if you know what I mean, (*:*)
1 Mar 2004 7:23PM
Lovely image, well captured.
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:23PM
I must admit Kit that sometimes I too think it's a little less than rich - I always take RAW now.

There is an amazing programme I use to decipher the images Called C1 - it works in real time (and leaves canons converter in the shade) and is a real life saver - I'm always giving this a plug as it is the 'berries'

TY Magda - still colour - lol - TY Kit & Gary
1 Mar 2004 7:29PM
David, I just had a look at your wow shot, and whilst scroling I lost a bit off the top...It was even more wow, my humble opinion( I hate cropping )(*:*)
geegee Plus
13 29 England
1 Mar 2004 7:33PM
Super shot David. Gorgeous colours an lovely composition.

1 Mar 2004 7:36PM
Davie....a wonderful shot imho....blues and tan browns are just about the best colour combination going in my book.....!!

a double click ..!!

1 Mar 2004 7:37PM
gets my click
KatieR Plus
13 6.2k 6
1 Mar 2004 7:37PM
Really great - a great landscape with interest. Would be fantastic for a holiday brochure for getaways to foreign parts.
Oh, sorry, I was dreaming there.
Lovely picture.
1 Mar 2004 7:39PM
This was indeed the wow-shot I was refering to. (*:*)
p-g Plus
12 126 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:41PM
Oh, yes!! Click.
1 Mar 2004 7:44PM
the colours, the breaking surk, the smooth sand, the footprints, the figure... it

Wow indeed.
trahern Plus
13 863 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:52PM
Great picture. Lovely colours and composition. Where was it taken?
adamburton Plus
13 627 11 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:54PM
classy shot. love it.

davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:54PM
this was taken, as were a lot of my portfolio (simply cause I've just returned from there and am still deciphering 5000 shots) in a wilderness area in the Eastern Cape - SA

As always TY you're all very generous
trahern Plus
13 863 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:57PM
Ah I'm hoping to go there next year - family holiday so photography takes a bit of a back seat otherwise we have marital strife Smile
1 Mar 2004 8:01PM
Another winner David. Great work all around. you are really an awesome photographer. Click
1 Mar 2004 8:01PM
I see this as a brilliant piece of photography David...the composition is the mind of an artist...great tones and the contrasting colours are outstanding. I am impressed.
Mari Plus
13 1.8k United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 8:10PM
Its all been said - fantastic colours and composition. Well done.

roxpix 13 2.2k 11 Scotland
1 Mar 2004 8:16PM
wow, now I know jealousy
ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 8:27PM
Great image, David. Where two great wastes meet, a woman walks. Excellent and poetic picture. I particularly like the footsteps following the ridge of the dune. Well done.
1 Mar 2004 8:28PM
A beauty. Everyone else has said all I could say, so I'll leave it at that.
1 Mar 2004 8:33PM
Superb colour and composition. A one in a million shot.
Its all been said! (Haven't heard something called "the berries" in ages, where you from?).
vfr400 Plus
15 886
1 Mar 2004 8:47PM
The sharpness in this is amazing, stunning clour and superb composition. click click and click again.
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 8:48PM
Ahhh trehern - I'd find away to involve them - otherwise you'll be one very frustrated man
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 8:49PM
SA originally - 45 years ago
1 Mar 2004 8:51PM
Wow! amazing colour, texture and composition. Click!!!
1 Mar 2004 9:02PM
Very, very good shot Davie, this has just about everything- simple, complimenting colours, great raking light and shadows and brilliant composition- including the all-important figure. Well done indeed!
1 Mar 2004 9:04PM
Great shot,Congratulation.
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 9:15PM
Well this is all a little overwhelming - BUT - Ill survive LOL Smile

TY all of you'se
seven21 Plus
13 196
1 Mar 2004 9:16PM
Excellent shot well deserving of recognition - steve
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 9:16PM
Well this is all a little overwhelming - BUT - Ill survive LOL Smile

TY all of you'se
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 9:16PM
1 Mar 2004 9:31PM
Excellent shot, beautiful.

Skinz Plus
13 94
1 Mar 2004 9:51PM
Brilliant Dave - but you look like you can't handle the praise - your post is repeated then can only dream of doing the same.

This is a really great image.

davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 9:53PM
Absolutely right Skinz lol
geo Plus
13 46 France
1 Mar 2004 10:07PM
Superb combination of color and lines David!
1 Mar 2004 10:20PM
Great shot. those footprints really enhance the feeling of solitude. I can almost hear the waves crashing.
keithh Plus
13 25.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Mar 2004 10:22PM
echo the above
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 10:39PM
I feel I should here give credit to Egidija, my wife.

It was she, who very pertinently and deliberately, walked the ridge knowing it would gild the lilly Smile
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
1 Mar 2004 10:46PM
A stunning image David.
Congratulations on the EC!

brian13 Plus
13 218
1 Mar 2004 11:01PM
Amazing work. Well done.
Regards Brian.
1 Mar 2004 11:06PM
Absolutely fabulous! Brilliant colours and composition - well deserves an EC!
SuziBlue Plus
14 16.2k 10 Scotland
1 Mar 2004 11:15PM
Simply glorious.
IanA Plus
13 3.0k 12 England
1 Mar 2004 11:30PM
It's a cracker!
afyfe Plus
13 270
2 Mar 2004 2:20AM
davie - special shot, and your wife I have to say has done you a great service. good team effort, and lovely work
2 Mar 2004 7:17AM
Great work. Everyones said all the superlatives before. Congratulations on the award.
lobsterboy Plus
13 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2004 8:16AM
Amazing - lovely image.
Paul H Plus
14 63
2 Mar 2004 9:09AM


2 Mar 2004 9:11AM
good shot! regards.Paul.
warb Plus
13 839
2 Mar 2004 9:18AM
absolute class.
jimthistle73 Plus
12 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2004 10:55AM
Claasic image - well done.
2 Mar 2004 11:23AM
David, congratulations on your greatly deserved award, I'm glad I was one of the first to spot and comment on it. Aaaahhhh, yes, I recognize a good photo when I see it, LOL (*:*)
2 Mar 2004 12:31PM
I think I'll just put my cameras away now!
Congrats David, what more can I say, stunning shot, well done on the award!
u08mcb 12 5.8k
2 Mar 2004 12:42PM
Two EC's, two pics with sand.. I see a pattern emerging...

Lovely shot Davie Smile
ccmole Plus
13 14
2 Mar 2004 2:47PM
gibbsy Plus
13 403 Wales
2 Mar 2004 5:03PM
I think everything has been said about this shot. I love it. Congratulation on the EC.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
2 Mar 2004 6:24PM
Congratulations on the EC . Love the way her footprints make a pattern behind her .
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
2 Mar 2004 8:28PM
fine work... thanks for sharing
davey Plus
12 246 England
2 Mar 2004 10:26PM
Excellent composition.Love the footprints accross the top of the dune.
neptune Plus
13 76 England
3 Mar 2004 12:36AM
This must count as one of the "photos of the year" - great shot.
The 'virgin' footprints make the shot.
Excellent shot and congratulations on you EC David, very well done.
Beautiful image David, congrats on the EC award, very well deserved.

4 Mar 2004 12:35PM
1000 x Excellent... Congratulations
4 Mar 2004 12:45PM
I'm sorry I missed this shot at the time you posted it, cracking shot. You chose the correct shutter speed for the waves, lovely colour saturation, well deserved EC - congratulations.
billma Plus
13 119 United States
4 Mar 2004 2:40PM
I don't know how I missed this one. Just beautiful. What a great portfolio.
andytvcams Plus
14 10.4k United Kingdom
4 Mar 2004 5:49PM
Well i must apologise for missing this one of yours Dave,and I'm not surprised that you received an EC award,for this is photography at its very best,i congratulate you.

patri Plus
13 3 Italy
4 Mar 2004 10:30PM
Ok, Ok, fantastic as usual, what a bore, could you take some ugly photos for a change (I'm joking)? Patrizia
KathyW Plus
13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
4 Mar 2004 10:36PM
61 clicks now!
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2004 10:48PM
But I do Patrizia, I do all the time - occasionaly like all of us I get lucky Smile
4 Mar 2004 11:18PM
Going by my hit rate, you must take an awful lot pics to get lucky this often then Davie Wink Lovely shot, great composition, nice lighting and the woman adds a wondeful sense of scale!
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2004 11:46PM
you got a point dave - my finger's limp Smile
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2004 11:49PM
you got a point dave - my finger's limp Smile

and the woman, bless her cotton socks - (not that she's wearing any nor to my knowledge has any) --- is my lovely missus
daveb Plus
13 13 New Zealand
5 Mar 2004 5:12PM
This is great Davie - the colours are glorious and inclusion of the figure really makes it. Good choice of member name too Smile
Super shot,well seen,like the almost pristine sand and virtually the only foot prints being those the lady has left behind her,very strong colours too. Some shots suited to strong colours others to muted/pastel colours here the strong colour works well. Well done
cooky Plus
13 6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2004 2:46PM
Well I finally scrolled down to the comment find it's all been said so just ditto Wink
6 Mar 2004 10:52PM
really nice, I pledge to!
7 Mar 2004 12:51PM
I thought I had commented on this? I remember clicking and must have as it wont let me now.
Great shot. Outstanding work all round well done.
Stunning shot. Great colour and cropping. Absolutely first class.
Absolutely amazing!
Superb composition!
10 Mar 2004 11:47PM
I must have been the only one to miss this shot when it was posted. Absolutely stunning. Enter it into competitions it's a real winner !
ngeeves Plus
13 118 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2004 11:20PM
What can I say it's all been said great shot (wish it was mine) lol well done.

jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2004 10:35PM
Wow !
I cannot add to what everybody else has already said. Missed first time round due to work (missed days of stuff), But glad to have the chance to view this now. congrats, Dave, on the award and just look how many hearts!!! Marvellous! Well done.
13 Mar 2004 10:56PM
What a long way down,but worth the drop. "STUNNING", Click from me.
14 Mar 2004 11:54AM
Great shot Davie. The rest has all been said.
wing Plus
13 453 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2004 10:07PM
I just found this, by looking through the E.C gallery.

Speaking from a personal point of view, this is probably the best shot I have seen, in my short time as a member.

Simply stunning

WOW! Dave this is beautiful! must be a record of comments. Click
ukuwi Plus
12 476 1 England
15 Mar 2004 5:04PM
I bet this one sent more than enough emails through, well deserved EC.

I think you got the whole membership of this site clicking. bet your pleased with this one.

well done.
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2004 5:09PM
Like yourself Tony Liked the shot but was totaly unaware the it might get the response that it has had - and yes I have a feeling of warmth that it is so well appreciated
16 Mar 2004 9:09PM
Super composition and photo. Regards Steve.
smourt Plus
12 80
16 Mar 2004 10:45PM
Everytime I come back to this image, I am NOT amazed at the interest it has received.

What constitiutes a good photo?? striking simplicity...?
22 Mar 2004 5:19PM
26 Mar 2004 10:32PM
thankyou for commenting on one of my photos, youve now introduced me to your amazing portfolio! as near to perfect as you can get. brilliant!

Weird picture! Congratulation!!!
Leo Plus
15 46 9 England
10 Apr 2004 10:36AM
I go for the amazing sharpness and rich colour Davie, rare to see a wonderful image, as this is, totally sharp as well..brilliant mate!
This list of praise will grow longer and longerSmile
iamagoo Plus
13 12 Japan
10 Apr 2004 2:53PM
I'm not worthy!
12 Apr 2004 12:05PM
It's all been said, totally incredible, click.
12 Apr 2004 12:08PM
It's all been said, totally incredible, click.
bradp Plus
12 43
19 Apr 2004 8:44PM
Absolutely tunning composition & shading.
20 Apr 2004 6:26PM
A rare shot!
20 Apr 2004 9:27PM
Fantastic colours and composition - it leaps off the screen.
21 Apr 2004 12:37AM
I love it, I love it, I love it
21 Apr 2004 8:26AM
I love everything about this image,the lines, the light, the composition, the textures... a well deserved EC
Quality work.
21 Apr 2004 8:51AM
I definitely remember looking at this photo and going 'WOW' but think somehow has missed commenting on it.

Anyway, this is one of my favourites on this site !
22 Apr 2004 8:53AM
Me too for some reason!
22 Apr 2004 8:58AM
The lines together with the curves in this image work brilliantly, they lead the eyes from the bottom of the image and then left and right all the way up to the top of the image. It makes me ask many questions, like is she lost or just found what she is looking for an so on. Good control of contrast and colour range
neverland Plus
13 2.4k
30 Apr 2004 12:05AM
fabulous shot
great colour contrast and the detail WOW even the foot tracks are so clear.
30 Apr 2004 4:11PM
I am going to be your 100 click x
30 Apr 2004 4:12PM
wow do I get a day at the seaside now Dave x
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2004 4:19PM

Thanks Linda - needless to say we (my wife and I - she's the lass in the pic) have been looking on with interest as it climbed - a day??? - a month!!!

Thanks a lot from both of us to all who have conspired - Smile Big Grin

30 Apr 2004 4:22PM
Awwww thats sweet love. I was so shocked when I noticed that I hadnt already clicked as I have looked at it before. So I was made up and honoured to be your 100th heart!
Well done to both of you
Linda x
30 Apr 2004 5:12PM
Superb pic,

congrats on the EC and 100 (101 now) clicks!

KevSB Plus
12 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2004 10:45PM
excelent photo,ec well deserved
danphil 13 47
1 May 2004 8:46PM
woah! nice photo! nice beach. nice sand. nice sea. nice footprints.
4 May 2004 12:45PM
Bother, I was keeping an eye on this to give you click 100, now it will have to be 104!
ger mac Plus
13 62 Ireland
18 May 2004 10:47PM
Great pic
25 May 2004 12:10PM
Everyone's already said it all I'm sure. This HAS to be the most clicked image on here! ANd here's another one Wink
dpf Plus
12 7 United Kingdom
25 May 2004 2:04PM
Beautifully caught - cant really add more after so many comments and clicks, along with the EC - CLICK!
a11sus Plus
13 568 Northern Ireland
27 May 2004 11:45AM
This IS good and deserves the clicks it is getting. Bet it gets a few more now too!
27 May 2004 12:20PM
Cant add anything else that hasnt already been said. Klicked. K.
bzbee Plus
12 102 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2004 6:38PM
A most beautiful image. Congratulations on a well-deserved EC
kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
18 Jun 2004 6:33AM
Seems like a long time since I first commented on this. I too have been using C1 and shooting RAW - what a difference! Still one of my favourite shots on epz.
20 Jun 2004 7:44PM
Unbelievably good.
User_Removed 13 12 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 9:24AM
Outstanding Well Done

7 Jul 2004 12:20PM
Beautiful colour combination, interesting composition, human figure highlights the amazing image!
8 Jul 2004 11:40PM
Just there someone on epz that didn't click this shot..Please tell me..Deserves all the attention it's getting
I love this shot
14 Jul 2004 1:51PM
You posted this on the 1st of March and you're still getting comments on the 14th of July. Great shot.
mule Plus
12 68
19 Jul 2004 8:36AM
I wonder if this shot has the most clicks of any on the site. It's the biggest number I've stumbled across.

Great shot. *click*
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2004 8:42AM
Time to say thanks to all of you again - I watch this shot avidly for obvious self satisfactory reasons Smile)-

Keep up the good work LOL

JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
25 Jul 2004 5:45PM
WOW, WOW!!!!!!!
Superb shot!

Big click!
geoffash26 Plus
12 2.5k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 7:39PM
n.groves Plus
12 290
26 Jul 2004 6:00PM
this picture could easily be divided into 2 WOW shots, you have the top half of the sea and the bottom half of the well together
julesm Plus
12 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2004 6:04PM
fantsatic image.
I love every part of it.