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Dune People

By gajewski  
This father was carrying his daughter up the steep sand dune. When the two of them reached the top they went running and laughing all the way down the other side.

For nearly fifty miles, from the mouth of the Siuslaw, to Cape Blanco at Coos Bay, the largest area of dunes in the United States lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains. In places, the dunes extend 2.5 miles inland, and some are as high as 500 feet. In 1972, 32,186 acres of dunes, forest, streams, and lakes were set aside as the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

These dunes were the inspiration for Dune, the 1965 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert.

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Aug 2012 6:09AM
A great angle of capture, Walter, and what fun the girl and his father must have had, running through the dunes Smile Carol

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:01AM
A great point of view Walter, in which to capture this rather beautiful and somewhat tender moment.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:02AM
A wonderful perspective Walter. Very well composed and I love the use of DoF with the grass in the fground. The colour and clarity are also superb, I feel like I could almost grab a handful of that sand. Nicely done Walter.
gazlowe 6 8 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 7:22AM
Great shot
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Aug 2012 7:37AM
Wonderful photograph, amazing info!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Aug 2012 7:53AM
Excellent natural framing. The POV takes away the expressions of a portrait and concentrates on the body language .
Tbh you really surprised me with this one... But is is really good and I love surprises!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 8:57AM
Beautiful and unusual. I love the way you have used the grasses, they create a sort of veil or screen, they protect the privacy of a very special moment.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
28 Aug 2012 10:14AM
Moira's 'screen' of grasses does work very well, Walter. Pov and composition is excellent. A lovely natural candid.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 10:41AM
Delightful !!!!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Aug 2012 4:52PM
What i first noticed was your use of grass as frame, This works very well, gives a sense of peeking into a gamily moment-- and the clarity and light is wonderful here as well!
29 Aug 2012 6:50PM
A wonderful image Walter,well done..Lin
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 4:35PM
I really like the way you've used the blurred foreground grass - it almost gives the feeling that you are hidden from view and looking through it (I don't mean in a stalkerish way, of course Smile) at the interaction between father and daughter. A creative and nicely observed image Walter, which has been very well presented.
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 5:53PM
Well timed shot, WalterSmileSmile

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