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My lonely footprints

My lonely footprints
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-28
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/450 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 10:39
Viewed: 4362
Points: 88
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Hello to my TN friends,
Sharing with you the beautiful Whatipu coastal scenery which situated at the southern tip of waitakere on the westcoast of Auckland! It's only my lonely footprints and the lonely seagull!
Hope you can enjoy the scenery and many thanks for the viewing!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-12 10:44]

Hi Tony. Once again you bring us this Very good seascape of the lonely beach as you call it. Good detail and natural colours. I like the way you have captured the large green covered rocks in the bay. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-12 10:52]

Hi Tony,

Footprints in the sand - I always found that to be beautiful. Just like a single set of footprints in newly fallen snow. The lone seagull gives this picture an extra sense of atomosphere. Beautiful scenery with the sand, water and rocks. I just might move New Zealand up to the top of my list of places to visit.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-12 11:07]

Hello Tony,
Excellent shot. Good pov. good composition, good details,good lighting.

Hi Tony, great landscape, the bird seals this for me, it makes the image perfect. great use of perspective to give this image depth... the footsteps are good as well... fine image!!! tfs, regards h

merhaba my dear friend, Tony
Dont worry. you are not alone. we are here. You post again perfect seashore scene from New Zealand. many times such a place make romantic for humans. I also like similar sites. The alone gull and huge rocks great for composition. also footprints and water shape very nice. I like POV too.
Thanks for sharing. I send you my best regards from Southwestern corner of Turkiye.
Ahmet, your friend from far west

Hi Tony,
You have once again proved that you are one of the best PR persons for NZ. Amazing landscape, very beautiful! Nice composition and excellent colours.

Hello Tony
Another spectacular seascape from New Zealand. The seagull flying overhead just adds to the whole feel of your image. There as so many nice lines, colours and textures to look at, including the footprints in the sand. It looks like a nice day.
TFS Janic

Hello Tony,

Another very wonderful seascape, enriching my perception of New Zealand!
Your footprints, Mr. Friday, alongside the rippling pool, make a good lead-in.
The rocks are interesting with their rugged demeanour and covering of shadows but the seagull really takes first place as a focal point! He is whirling there in the sky ... and the eyes cannot help but return to him!
I'd take him home if I were you!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

  • goldyrs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
  • [2008-07-12 13:45]

Footprints in the sand...This shot gets you philsophical!Splended composition, my dear friend!

Hi Tony

A glorious coastal scenery wit small islets and a flying bird as a bonus:). Great composition my friend.
TFS and
Greetings from Turkiye.


Meraviglioso paesaggio marino, eccellente composizione: nell'Eden una semplice traccia di presenza ed un gabbiano in volo, ottima definizione, splendidi i colori nella luce tersa. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Tony,
thank you for sharing this very personal image of great beauty. What a magnificent lonesome place.
I'm just enjoying the majestic silence of lonesome high Alpine regions in these days, taking long walks to reach them.
With all my best wishes,

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-07-12 15:13]

Hola Tony, tus paisajes son paraísos, me imagino que esta con marea baja, muy bonitos tonos de color y preciosa composición. Un saludo

Hi Heaven...Very good presentation and peaceful seascape...Well done again.....Thanks to show us beautiful places from the world ....Your footprints give great composition in the picture...Regards...Leyla

Tony! It is a grand notion. I'll bet you thought of it before taking it..I love the way you did it..Could have not been better timing...had you more than one chance? or would it have taken hours for the footprints to go away? great shot!

hello Tony

i am laughing because i love your image,
remove the footprints and the seagull from this image
and it is not the same, very well done, TFS


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-07-12 21:47]

Hi Tony!

Lonely footprints in a marvellous nature: I'm sure you didn't feel alone...

I enjoy this scenery very much and thank you to share it with us.

Kind regards


Hi Tony,

I wonder were the footprints are going to.
Nice colourful picture with a low pov.


Hi Tony
Wonderful seascape and I really like that they are your footprints....your own peace of heaven and solitude. Nicely composed and good natural colours.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-13 1:13]

Hello Tony,
Splendid landscape capture of a coastal side. TFS. Regards,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-13 1:15]

Hello Ho, Great shot and amazing view. Lovely seascope. Ganesh

Hi Tony, lovely and peaceful composition, I like a lot flying bird, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-13 2:18]

Hello Tony,
Somehow the trail of your footprints in the sand helps to emphasise the desolation of of this beach scene! Beautiful composition and lighting with the lonely gull adding a bit of life and I think the chain of islands is so attractive that it took me some time to notice that the horizon is very slightly tilted!
Very attractive image, though and thanks for sharing it!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-13 2:23]

Hello Tony,
Another beautiful capture from this sandy beach. I really like your POV and the fottsteps and the water leading your eye to the rocks in the distance. The bird in flight is a bonus too! Great sharpness and beautiful colours. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-13 5:35]

hello Tony,
I like this place, it has something so special, so quiet. The colour of the water is almost magical and your footprints bring a melancholic note to the picture. Très beau!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-07-13 6:48]

You make me dream every time I see the thumbnail of your post, because I know that where you go there is calm and peacefulness. And there it is, the proof that it is so! Superb capture Tony, I like the beautiful water at the foreground, with the wind sizzling its surface, the nice footsteps leading to the big rocks at the background. The bird flies gracefully in its environment made out of wind and sand and water... thanks for this living grace,


pts tomorrow!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-13 21:39]

Hello Tony

I suppose it is the height of Winter there,as it is Summer here.
Your winter looks much warmer than ours.
A beautiful capture of your footprints in the sand.
The colours are beautiful.
Excellent clarity and focus.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-14 3:29]

Hi Tony,
Another beautiful seascape from your beautiful country. Well composed and exposed. TFS

Hallo Tony
Your lonely footprints on the sand is an absolute feast for my eyes. This image is just such a proof of the an almost untouched beach. It looks so relaxed and calm and I wish I could be there. As I said to Paul Haynes the other day, after a cold blooded stabbing on the beach of a fisherman in or area, I rather stay away and enjoy the scenes on the gallery. This way I know I can appreciate the scene without the worry if it will be the last seascape I am looking at. Anyway, lets put but away the morbit side and focus on the wonderful image. A lovely peaceful and serene atmosphere you have captured here. Looking at this scene makes one forget of the daily rat race we are living in. The water looks so cool and refreshing and the tempation to add my footprints there is just overwelming. I think it would be wonderful walking through that water, thinking back of the innocence of your childhood. I enjoyed looking at this one. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards

What a interesting composition Tony. I only short say, beautiful landscape scenery, nicely built up and very good lighting. It is a marvelous photo.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-14 20:09]

Hola Mi buen amigo Tony.
Nice to see Your work again. I wish I coud be walking with You here. talking in Spanish of course, Yes I know, some times we all need some times for Our own.
Lovely photo Tony. TFS again.

Hello Tony,

You never walk alone, my friend (-: You have created a very good atmosphere. your footprints and the seagull and the sea. This 3 Ingredients and the two rocks at the BG makes the whole photo beautiful.

Thanks for sharing and TFS BOB

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-15 15:10]

Hi good friend Tony,
Another outstanding seascape and the lonely footsteps and the seagull gives this image a fabulous dimension. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and details. The serene and calm atmosphere is so beautifully portrayed here. Excellent DOF and I like your low POV. Very nice composition. Kudos.

Hola Tony,
Precioso y relajante espacio con un color muy natural, magnífica ilumminación con un bonito punto de vista, saludos
José Ramón

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-16 3:42]

Hi Tony,
a shot with alot of depth, helped by the inclusion of your own footprints! Good detaila and a well chosen POV, well done!

Ola Ho
Bela foo com otimos detalhes e uma excelente nitidez, o local é realmente belo com bons tons de cores.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-07-16 10:49]

Hi Tony

This looks very peaceful with just your footprints in the sand. The textures in the rocks are wonderful and the light and colours are gorgeous. Really lovely



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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-17 6:31]

Hi Tony
Great landscape
very nice composition
very good sharp and light
well done.

Grandeza en la toma como suele ser habitual en tus tomas. Los detalles como el ave, las huellas y el movimiento captado del agua dan dinamismo a la toma. Interesantes cortes a ambos lados de la fotografía y muy buena luz.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Perfect landscape composition and additional footprints make splendid image together.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-23 13:58]

Hola amigo,
preciosa vista y bello ambiente,
disparo y sensacional trabajo,
saludos Tony's family :)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-07-25 11:12]

Very fine image indeed -- that little bit of a human touch adds to the scene here.
Your seascapes have always fascinated me

The leading footprints leading to the rock is very cleverly captured. I like the bird and the pristine lagoon trapped during the low tide. Well done and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-30 9:44]

Hi Tony.
Great idea, amazing title and wonderful scene. Very impressive and unusual lighting and colours palette. Details of the picture are stunning as well as the perfect 3D-effect. Once more bravo for next your landscape masterpiece.

Hi Tony,
Its been some time since our path crossed. I hope you are doing well and will delight us with more photos soon. Your footprints do add something extra to this already stunning view. My eyes are taken on a journey to see where you came from. And...the rocks look wonderful.

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