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Copyright: Teresat Teresat (Teresat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-04-12
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-12 15:14
Viewed: 2500
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is of 2009...and this week when I found it a wish of posting in TL came to me. A group of people walking in a vaste sand land looking for ... I decided to call it Dune.

"At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face."
Albert Camus


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-01-12 19:29]

Hi Teresa,
An interesting photo. A great POV to capture the family on the beach. All the footsteps on the sand make the overall photo very interesting.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-01-12 20:17]


suel au monde dans cette immensité superbe iamge et compo fantastique captage avec ces traces, quelle vue plongeante et immense superbe compo.

Bravo et amitié


Perfect placement of the people and the wave in the corner. It really does look like an alien atmosphere. Good title.

Hi Teresat..nicely composed shot. You have a lot of courage to move out from the scene this far and it worked out well. Nice photograph.


Hi Teresa
What a shot from such a height where you showed
the textures of the foot steps of people with a family down there captured with good details and low light condition.
Best Wishes

Dear Teresa
Amazing high point of view to capture such a nice footprints on sands
The group of people seem walking too much around the shore
The noise complete your shot, fantastic view!
Well done :)

Bom dia Teresa,
Isto é bíblico. Pensei logo no Exodo e na travessia do Mar Vermelho.
Considero esta uma das suas melhores fotos, como concepção e criação. A distância que agiganta a duna e mostra a escala desses bichinhos da terra tão pequenos são espetaculares. A luz que destaca o punhado de pessoas é soberba.
Minhas homenagens admiradas.

Amiga Teresa,

Mais uma de suas fotos "pensadas".
Todos os seus trabalhos trazem embutidos traços de sua sensibilidade e muito de sua arte.
Parabéns por mais este presente que nos oferece.
Obrigado e parabéns!

Olá teresa
it feels like a dune with texture of footprints. nice pattern. the silhouettes made it an interesting scene. the sepia tones made it an artistic image.
creative and original as always.

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2012-01-13 5:02]

Hi Teresat
Very pretty minimal. People, footsteps in the sand - all blended together nicely.

Dear Teresa
very nice composition. you have a special eye to see things.

Hi Teresat,
Very nice presentation and composition,
good contrast and light in this B & W picture,
Good point of view and details
Nice silhouettes of the group of people walking on the dune.

Great POV. Wery good photo


This is UNIQUE, I love the title that reminds me of a movie called Dune too.
Excellent for the Albert C. words.
There is a good contrast and management of the light that makes this special moment.
We can imagine that people are in the desert, or on another planet, another world.
Perfect pov makes a great balance.
Teresa my best wishes for the New Year.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-01-14 2:08]

Hello Dear Teresa :)

And I thought, that this picture from Your trip on the moon :)
Scenery as from the different planet, very original and very interesting.
You always are able to make the masterpiece from every shot!
The splendid work with the fantastic effect...congratulations!

My best wishes.

Hi Teresat! Beautiful and interesting. Regards Csabi

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-01-14 12:14]

Olà Teresa!
Original composition. I like the people isolated in the vaste sand. The image has great atmosphere and inspires in me a sense of solitude, like a person in the world.
Congratulations my friend.
Ciao. Um abraçco! Vanda

Bonjour Teresat,
Joli graphisme sur ce sable créé par les empreintes de pa s de plusieurs personnes, c'est harmonieux et la présence de ce groupe humain est le bienvenu et apporte sa dimension au reste du cliché ...

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2012-01-15 11:25]

Hi Teresa,

Audacious composition with this bird's eye view! And an image with such connotations which dives me in deeply thoughts : Every step we take brings us back to the starting point of life : the Family!
Timeless image well converted in sepia.


This is simply wonderful work, dear Teresa!
Love the scale in the picture, and the POV you have gone for, just powerful!

The color treatment is well thought and picture's appeal is strong.
The clarity and mood are immense.
Nice work as usual!

Um abracos,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-01-17 9:25]

Hi Teresat,

Beautiful artistique job, excellent B/G
Great POV and composition, all this silhouettes of people.
Very nice texture of foot steps, good idea.
My best regards.

Boa imagem teresa, o longo areal, a disposição das pessoas, a marca dos pés na areia também ajuda. Bem conseguida.

beautiful and poetic shot. sepia hue is an asset. Great quote from Camus, how true!
Thanks. Janos

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  • Pajo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (264)
  • [2012-01-19 12:31]

Hi,Teresa.Nice this foto.Good light and conture people in shadows.Bye.Pajo.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-01-22 0:02]

Hi Teresat,
Intresting the foot steps I followed that not going to sea, just wondering around and I'm counting the people there, that looks a family. Your dedication is appreciated by the name of Dune, no doubt that is a Dune, well composed and POV is excellent, TFS.


Very interesting note, makes me want to take a second look at even with human presence, feels to me very lonely, deserted. absurdity, what is not? Like all those foot step, that goes place, and nowhere.

Love the image and execution. As always love your idea, and it's depth (thought or make wonder) emerging from your shots.


Wonderful minimalistic shot Teresa! I love the footprints all over the beach. The incoming wave breaks it all up very nicely! Well done!

Ola Teresa,
very interesting pattern formed on the wet sand. Perfectly captured and photographed.
Regards - Slawek

Hola Teresa , i remember Nazare as one of several places i enjoyed visiting on my tour of Portugal ,why i liked it so much ? The beach, so interesting to be on that beach for what was going on it ! People were reeling in the fishnets ( 2 groups that day)with tractors( surprise ) then with their bare hands once the loads were high up on the sand , that was so captivating to watch that we spent hours there , men, women and children taking turns at sorting out and delivering the fish in buckets wrapped around a pole set between shoulders to trucks parked nearby ,simply fascinating ! Your image reminds me of that wide expanse of sand in front of the town with a few colorful boats stranded high up on the beach and local families/couples strolling along the water edge in the evening , well did not have a sunset to attend to that night but just being there was formidable .
The tongue of water projecting from the bottom right corner is all that is necessary to tell the viewers this is the Atlantic Sea lapping the beach of Nazare .The 5 persons appear so tiny in this making the beach look like a desert , i know it's not but the impression is strong .
Only have good memories from this town.
Thank you dear for sharing,

This is true art
good field division

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-02-02 4:10]

Hi Teresa,

Love the little tracks in the sand like ant trails. Good sharpness & tonal range with the silhouetted people at right adding scale. Parabens!

Ciao Teresa, fascinating composition with little people in the immensity of beach, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Hoi Teresat,

"Where have you been .... nowhere."
This can be the text those people can say to each other. It looks like this is nowhere.
Nice capture. Funny to see the steps of people who have been here before.

Dune c'est aussi le nom d'un parfum de Dior, et ta photo a, comme toujours, le parfum authentique des choses que tu montres.Au moins ceci n'est pas une absurdité ;))
Bonne soirée chère Teresa

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2012-02-08 2:40]

Hi Teresat,
beautiful shot.Perfect light and sharpness.Siple and so beautifuk work.Congratulations.TFS.Necla.

Uma foto com sua assinatura, Teresa. Tratamento de muito bom gosto e infinitos detalhes. Linda!!!
Saudações brasileiras,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-03-05 11:15]
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Greetings Teresa,a very moody scene. I thought it might be relevant to what's happening with TL at present,perhaps the group are TL members awaiting the arrival of the computer technician to land & fix the sites problems :-)

Best Wishes


The shadows from the people, the texture of the sand & footstep make this a magical picture. Well done Teresat.

Remarquable cette prise......
Je constate qu'une photographie aussi simple peut avoir un impact incroyable......J'adore celle-ci !!!

Je ne connaissais pas La parole d'Albert Camus...et je l'adore aussi !!!!
Merci pour ces deux bijoux....

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-05-29 2:18]

Hi Teresa.

Our life is mapped ....or is it.
We have a choice as to which path to follow...or do we.

I see an image with numerous paths people have taken, do they arrive at the some place, I wonder.

I see such small people in the distance, do they know where they are going, are they following a path or do they make a new one for someone else to follow.

Your tonal values speak much to the mood and feel of this image, the diagonal light to shade offering hope and clarity, the dark outlining the edge of despaire.

They stand and stare out, is there hope coming there way.

Teresa, you recharge my soul with your work. XX

Stv :0))

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-05-30 11:24]

Olá Teresa,
This is a great composition. Very good job with wonderful results. Very nice atmosphere in the picture.
Best regards.

Hi Teresa, I like this one with the little people looking so lost among all those footprints.It works well in b&w.Dont know why I missed this when it was posted.Fiona

Hello,thats a perfect metaphor of people always searching.The foot prints shown their wandering about and yet they remain clueless.All the best,Otto.

Hi Teresa,
Well composed and the small figures show the immensity of the area.Unique foot paths shown which im sure will soon dissappear and new ones reappear.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-21 12:33]

Ola Teresa,

I'm amused by the look of foot prints on the pile of sand on the shore. Lovely presentation in high contrast. An aesthetic snapshot, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Beautiful one Teresa, I love it! Very well done:-)

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