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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 14 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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magda_indigo 14 418 England
1 Mar 2004 7:18PM
very spacious shot, if you know what I mean, (*:*)
Gary_Williams 14 38 3 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:23PM
Lovely image, well captured.
davidbailie 14 457 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
magda_indigo 14 418 England
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 14 29 England
1 Mar 2004 7:33PM
Super shot David. Gorgeous colours an lovely composition.

amaryllis 14 120
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 ..!!

belerophon 15 156
1 Mar 2004 7:37PM
gets my click
KatieR 14 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.
magda_indigo 14 418 England
1 Mar 2004 7:39PM
This was indeed the wow-shot I was refering to. (*:*)
p-g 14 126 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:41PM
Oh, yes!! Click.
blindpilot 14 69
1 Mar 2004 7:44PM
the colours, the breaking surk, the smooth sand, the footprints, the figure... it

Wow indeed.
trahern 14 863 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:52PM
Great picture. Lovely colours and composition. Where was it taken?
adamburton 14 627 11 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 7:54PM
classy shot. love it.

davidbailie 14 457 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 14 863 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
Timecatcher 14 120 Canada
1 Mar 2004 8:01PM
Another winner David. Great work all around. you are really an awesome photographer. Click
highlander 14 32 Scotland
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 14 1.8k United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 8:10PM
Its all been said - fantastic colours and composition. Well done.

roxpix 14 2.2k 11 Scotland
1 Mar 2004 8:16PM
wow, now I know jealousy
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 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.
goo_mason 14 16
1 Mar 2004 8:28PM
A beauty. Everyone else has said all I could say, so I'll leave it at that.
russtbird 14 5 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 8:33PM
Superb colour and composition. A one in a million shot.
deathraceking 14 578
1 Mar 2004 8:47PM
Its all been said! (Haven't heard something called "the berries" in ages, where you from?).
vfr400 16 886
1 Mar 2004 8:47PM
The sharpness in this is amazing, stunning clour and superb composition. click click and click again.
davidbailie 14 457 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 14 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 8:49PM
SA originally - 45 years ago
redseven 14 30
1 Mar 2004 8:51PM
Wow! amazing colour, texture and composition. Click!!!
stevenr 14 9
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!
ruzzi 14
1 Mar 2004 9:04PM
Great shot,Congratulation.
davidbailie 14 457 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 14 196
1 Mar 2004 9:16PM
Excellent shot well deserving of recognition - steve
davidbailie 14 457 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 14 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 9:16PM
1 Mar 2004 9:31PM
Excellent shot, beautiful.

Skinz 15 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 14 457 7 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 9:53PM
Absolutely right Skinz lol
geo 14 46 France
1 Mar 2004 10:07PM
Superb combination of color and lines David!
richshep 15 10 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 10:20PM
Great shot. those footprints really enhance the feeling of solitude. I can almost hear the waves crashing.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Mar 2004 10:22PM
echo the above
davidbailie 14 457 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 16 282 7 England
1 Mar 2004 10:46PM
A stunning image David.
Congratulations on the EC!

brian13 14 218
1 Mar 2004 11:01PM
Amazing work. Well done.
Regards Brian.
tigertot 15 36 England
1 Mar 2004 11:06PM
Absolutely fabulous! Brilliant colours and composition - well deserves an EC!
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
1 Mar 2004 11:15PM
Simply glorious.
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
1 Mar 2004 11:30PM
It's a cracker!
afyfe 14 270
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
johnjohn01 16 58 England
2 Mar 2004 7:17AM
Great work. Everyones said all the superlatives before. Congratulations on the award.
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2004 8:16AM
Amazing - lovely image.
Paul H 15 63
2 Mar 2004 9:09AM


staszak 14 1
2 Mar 2004 9:11AM
good shot! regards.Paul.
warb 14 839
2 Mar 2004 9:18AM
absolute class.
jimthistle73 14 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2004 10:55AM
Claasic image - well done.
magda_indigo 14 418 England
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 (*:*)
sas101 14
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 14 5.8k
2 Mar 2004 12:42PM
Two EC's, two pics with sand.. I see a pattern emerging...

Lovely shot Davie Smile
ccmole 14 14
2 Mar 2004 2:47PM
gibbsy 14 403 Wales
2 Mar 2004 5:03PM
I think everything has been said about this shot. I love it. Congratulation on the EC.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
2 Mar 2004 6:24PM
Congratulations on the EC . Love the way her footprints make a pattern behind her .
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Mar 2004 8:28PM
fine work... thanks for sharing
davey 14 246 England
2 Mar 2004 10:26PM
Excellent composition.Love the footprints accross the top of the dune.
neptune 15 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.

ajv 14 Portugal
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 14 119 United States
4 Mar 2004 2:40PM
I don't know how I missed this one. Just beautiful. What a great portfolio.
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 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 14 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 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
4 Mar 2004 10:36PM
61 clicks now!
davidbailie 14 457 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
onewildworld 15 696 4 United Kingdom
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 14 457 7 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2004 11:46PM
you got a point dave - my finger's limp Smile
davidbailie 14 457 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 14 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
ronnietodd 14 1
5 Mar 2004 8:41PM
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 14 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
ciro 14
6 Mar 2004 10:52PM
really nice, I pledge to!
iscramble 14 90 United Kingdom
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.
9 Mar 2004 8:43PM
Absolutely amazing!
Superb composition!
john short 14 25 United Kingdom
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 15 118 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
14 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.
alzeepark 14 81 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2004 10:56PM
What a long way down,but worth the drop. "STUNNING", Click from me.
grahammul 14 120 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2004 11:54AM
Great shot Davie. The rest has all been said.
wing 14 456 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

15 Mar 2004 3:42AM
WOW! Dave this is beautiful! must be a record of comments. Click
ukuwi 14 476 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 14 457 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
corin45 14
16 Mar 2004 9:09PM
Super composition and photo. Regards Steve.
smourt 14 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...?
bargee 14 5
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!

6 Apr 2004 8:03AM
Weird picture! Congratulation!!!
Leo 16 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 14 12 Japan
10 Apr 2004 2:53PM
I'm not worthy!
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
12 Apr 2004 12:05PM
It's all been said, totally incredible, click.
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
12 Apr 2004 12:08PM
It's all been said, totally incredible, click.
bradp 14 43
19 Apr 2004 8:44PM
Absolutely tunning composition & shading.
20 Apr 2004 6:26PM
A rare shot!
manxmaid 14 36 Isle of Man
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
tartanlady 14 58 Scotland
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.
himalk 14 4 Sri Lanka
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 !
synaesthesia 14 389 England
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
28 Apr 2004 7:59PM
neverland 14 2.4k
30 Apr 2004 12:05AM
fabulous shot
great colour contrast and the detail WOW even the foot tracks are so clear.
lovelylindax 14 16
30 Apr 2004 4:11PM
I am going to be your 100 click x
lovelylindax 14 16
30 Apr 2004 4:12PM
wow do I get a day at the seaside now Dave x
davidbailie 14 457 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

lovelylindax 14 16
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
urban-hero 14 23 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2004 5:12PM
Superb pic,

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

KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2004 10:45PM
excelent photo,ec well deserved
danphil 14 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 14 62 Ireland
18 May 2004 10:47PM
Great pic
clarkycat 14 89
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 14 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 14 568 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
14 102 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2004 6:38PM
A most beautiful image. Congratulations on a well-deserved EC
kit-monster 14 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.
debbiehardy 14 363 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2004 7:44PM
Unbelievably good.
User_Removed 14 12 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2004 9:24AM
Outstanding Well Done

Nadia 15
7 Jul 2004 12:20PM
Beautiful colour combination, interesting composition, human figure highlights the amazing image!
Timecatcher 14 120 Canada
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
akir 14
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 14 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 14 457 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 14 56 Finland
25 Jul 2004 5:45PM
WOW, WOW!!!!!!!
Superb shot!

Big click!
geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2004 7:39PM
n.groves 14 290
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
14 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2004 6:04PM
fantsatic image.
I love every part of it.
jellylegs 13 59 Ireland
30 Jul 2004 10:38AM
" ".....speachless.
sun yin 13
4 Aug 2004 9:41PM
Great shot, congratulations on the EC.
A very beautiful picture, like the smooth sand and the waves together, great shot.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 9:07AM
Beautiful shot.
9 Aug 2004 11:57AM
Leo 16 46 9 England
9 Aug 2004 3:41PM
It's not only the tonal values, the composition and the image itself but the exquisite clarity and sharpness, which is so deserving of all the praise...utterly brilliantSmile 134th CLICK! more clicks Davie, than a dog trainer(g)Damn, it won't allow another, has it reached Max? I'll try again later.
UserHasLeft 14 654
10 Aug 2004 2:11PM
It worked fine, Dave - and goodness only knows why I haven't clicked it before Smile
Leo 16 46 9 England
10 Aug 2004 3:28PM
Still no joy on my IE Dave/Mike but then we must not forget we're dealing here with PC's and that's enough to put the mockers on almost anything Just no place to click!
UserHasLeft 14 654
10 Aug 2004 3:49PM
I see the problem, Leo. You clicked on Apr 10th already Smile
Leo 16 46 9 England
10 Aug 2004 4:23PM
Now there's a thing, so clever these idiot proof 'puters(g) Cleverer than me that's for sure Mike. I felt I had seen this before too and searched for my name but obviously missed itSad Thanks for clearing it all up!
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2004 6:04PM
Ahh now I have to apologise to Pete who recognised the situation straight off - and I said no he (Leo) was not trying to click twice and blamed his (Pete's) system -

However two things - Pete's a big hearted fella so I know he'll let me off (I have no evidence for this but I'm an optimist - believe that you'll believe anything) and I'm often clicking (or trying to) twice so I'm just full of understanding (believe that.....)

Thank you both - You're a smart fella Mike Smile


Leo what is the (g) + others thing mean ??
suzieosman 13 66 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2004 6:37PM