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Uploaded: 05/30/03 10:51 AM GMT
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Footprints of some bird other other, taken at dawn on Cintsa Beach, South Africa. There were some fantastic patterns on the sand, but they only lasted a few minutes before the sun rose too high and the shadows disappeared.


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05/30/03 6:56 PM GMT
Wow, this looks excellent. Very nice work.
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05/30/03 8:43 PM GMT
is that real?!?! awesome.
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05/31/03 3:57 AM GMT
Don't know the bird, but do know that I like the photo a lot!
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06/01/03 3:52 PM GMT
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06/01/03 7:04 PM GMT
Simply splendid!
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
06/02/03 10:30 AM GMT
"is that real?!?!"

I increased the saturation to give it a touch more colour, but apart from that it's real. All you need to take pictures like this is a beach and a clear sunrise or sunset. I held my camera about half a metre above the sand and pointed it straight down. I expect shells would look superb taken like this.
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06/05/03 5:06 AM GMT
I should like to see the image without the additional saturation . . . great shot BTW
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"The sky is not the limit . . . the ground is."
06/11/03 10:43 PM GMT
Simple and very nice.
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07/03/03 5:54 PM GMT
I'm setting this as my background. Thanks alot, it looks great!
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09/01/03 3:26 AM GMT
This like a Zen sand and rock garden. It inspires reflection. I like it very much. I like the simplicity and what lies beyond the picture borders. There is a world we can not see which is contiguous. And the really amazing thing... This lasted only until the waves came in. Like a flower or a single note of music. This photo is a keeper.
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11/21/03 11:36 PM GMT
those were my footprints...what are you doing showing my feet?Well im not mad but i dont care ether...well cya later....what did you just call me ...oh i see you think i a mad man....we'll see about that miss...welll im not mad but i dont care ether.CYA
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I will one day find a cure for my brothers cuttins
01/18/04 4:41 PM GMT
This picture is a little grainy if I say so myself! Just kidding looks great, even if I am a newbie!
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02/14/04 8:13 PM GMT
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Always, Mimi
02/14/04 8:14 PM GMT
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Always, Mimi
03/18/04 2:28 AM GMT
haha... maN! This lookS coOl!
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if it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures; like Shakespeare wrote poetry; like Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of Heaven and Earth will have to pause and say, 'Here lived a great sweeper who swept his job well'. <Martin Luther King Jr>
03/21/04 8:51 PM GMT
in big it looks like blue and orange stripy sand .. utterly amazing well done!
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starin' at the world through my rear view - go on baby scream to God he can't hear you
05/27/04 6:33 PM GMT
Wonderful, so simple but it evokes so many emotions
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"We may not get what we want, but sometimes, if we try, we get what we need." Rolling Stones
08/14/04 6:05 AM GMT
Love the fact that it's very understated. Makes an excellent desktop. Congratulations on the contest!

Thanks for the image! ;D
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"Egotism is just the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
08/17/04 10:46 AM GMT
The footprints are so cute! :) Nice pic!
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04/05/05 12:55 AM GMT
wow, cool!
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"Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer."
11/16/05 11:47 AM GMT
This is a great image.

I really enjoy those images that draw you in ... ask you to explore ... think ... and get pleasantly lost. As this one did so capably on all fronts.

Props to 'seeing' the image first in your mind, then capturing a very good technical shot. Nice detail and clarity and the colour balance seems ... perfect.

Thanks for sharing.
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
12/16/05 5:14 AM GMT
That is a absolutly awesome shot and a unique subject . I'm impressed 10
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03/12/06 2:14 PM GMT
Nice shadows. I got them too late on my pictures to get the definition.
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03/22/06 11:27 PM GMT
wow, great shot!
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~beauty is in the eye of the beholder~
04/03/06 4:00 PM GMT
Hey Matt--- very cool photo. Love the lighting and the shadow effect. I can see how all that is lost as the sun moves. Also like how that creature stepped on top of the ripples. great job
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Be impeccable with your word, don't make assumptions and always do your best
11/21/06 5:44 AM GMT
Wow veryyy cool shot.
Really well done.
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08/02/08 7:11 PM GMT
It is so beautiful the way that each of the footprints is on the edge of a shadow. This one just went into my favorites!
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"Together with all forms, moods, shows of grief, That can denote me truly: these, indeed, seem, For they are actions that a man might play: But I have that within which passeth show; These but the trappings and the suits of woe." ~Hamlet
08/05/08 3:44 PM GMT
very nice
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