Woods, dunes and sea panorama

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Photo of Dune du Pyla taken in 2008. I have made some adjustments and uploaded a better version of this photo in 2010

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Comments (7)

magic surf bus on September 15, 2008

Nice shot, it sums up the unique Pyla landscape superbly. Yellow Star.

Gil Cavalcanti on September 16, 2008

Thanks for the comment Magic. And also thanks for the post in hte forum about making "little planet photos". That was very instructive.


magic surf bus on September 16, 2008

Gil: You're welcome. We visited the dune in early August this year, climbing up from the opposite end and I took a fisheye lens photo similar to yours - it looks like a pie chart showing the proportions of sand, sea, sky and forest! I'll put it on Panoramio at some point but yours definitely has the edge in terms of quality and composition. It's a surprisingly difficult location to photograph well but I think you've captured the essence spot on.

W@Z on September 28, 2008

Lovely shot Gil, well done. Greetings from Ireland.

wingrock on March 11, 2009

Great scenery. I wonder what makes forest and sand hill go head-to-head.

Rita Eberle-Wessner on December 1, 2009

Wonderful landscape and a great composition!

Jana Sebova on November 19, 2010

tak taato je super

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 27, 2008
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    by Gil Cavalcanti
    • Taken on 2008/08/16 14:24:32
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • F/Stop: f/5.600