Footprints (or footmarks) are the impressions or images left behind by a person walking. Hoofprints and pawprints are those left by animals with hooves or paws rather than feet, while "shoeprints" is the specific term for prints made by shoes.Footprints can be followed when tracking during a hunt or can provide evidence of activities. Some footprints remain unexplained, with several famous stories from mythology and legend. Others have provided evidence of prehistoric life and behaviours.
A magnificent journey into the desert…just splendid feeling of the thin and soft sand in your toes..don't miss a trip in the desert, just a unique experience…
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GREGG (7888) 2012-03-16 8:28
technically - good job, I like this different perspective
Suppiluliuma (3885) 2012-03-16 8:32
A nice narrative giving the atmosphere of the shot, the footprints are crystal clear, and the red turban shines in the middle of the desert.
A few suggestions Dear Kiki: Cropping from the bottom up to the beginning of the tracking line on the bottom right may give the triangular shapes better, IMHO. I might also be tempted to apply gradual toning to darken the sky.
TFS this mystical shot.
mohammad_H (9464) 2012-03-16 9:07
Desert is very nice. If you understand it. Quiet calm and majestic. But cruel to those who do not recognize it. Color and excellent clarity.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-16 9:37
What a wonderful composition!! the high quality and the clarity are just excellent..perspective is splendid! i love the light and the posicion of the bereber-man :) the tonal quality of the sand is just amazing!! great contrast between him and the landscape..what can i say?? superb shot!!!
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-16 10:52
I can go on and on about this photo, but let me just say, BRAVO!! I love the colors and the angle of the shot here. Well done!! Awesome POV.
marina7 (8055) 2012-03-16 12:04
Fantastic composition in the most beautiful colors. the contrast is superb. Very creative and masterly work, thanks for sharing.
ourania (32031) 2012-03-16 15:20
το κάδρο δίνει πρόσθετο ενδιαφέρον, βάθος και προοπτική στην πορεία του διαβάτη. Φέρνει κοντά μας όλα τα στοιχεία που αποτελούν την εμπειρία της πορείας μέσα στην έρημο, την άμμο, τους αμμόλοφους και τον ορίζοντα. Η αίσθηση του χώρου, η διάυγεια, η καθαρότητα των υφών και η σαφήνεια των χρωμάτων είναι υπέροχες. Επίσης, μου αρέσει πολύ ο απαλός διάχυτος φωτισμός και οι ενδιαφέρουσες αντιθέσεις. Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
Hellas (6831) 2012-03-16 22:19
Εξαιρετική απόδοση σε φως και χρώμα!
Η κλίση προδίδει ελευθερία σκέψης και ταλέντου!
Συγχαρητήρια, φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς!
golus (2893) 2012-03-16 22:36
A wondeful work in all respects. The effect of tilted frame works here perfectly and increases the exoticism. The sand in here is the main actor and what a show; the colors, clarity and light on the sand captured masterfully, I also very much liked its texture and various footprints on. And the man with its highly authentic and colorful outfit gives life and reality to these scene without him it might be well thought as an outerworld. Overall, I liked it a lot. TFS.
bukitgolfb301 (36206) 2012-03-17 1:37
Hi my dear KIKI
This is another wonderful shot!
So fantastic image via great angle appraoch with outstanding impressive vivid colors and sensitive light. So fresh, nice timely posting to see weekend. Perfect balance and framework are as usual as your trade mark.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Zengi001 (2583) 2012-03-17 2:40
Very artistic dynamic tilt which adds great atmosphere to the photo.
My greetings and best regards,
ManuMay (34977) 2012-03-17 2:51
Creative capture, the way you have composed, the colours and light are very good, excellent textures on sand and very good subject placement...
Have a nice week end...
COSTANTINO (56179) 2012-03-17 2:53
Πολυ ομορφο καδρο,
με εντυπωσιακα χρωματα και καλο φωτισμο,
πολυ καλη και η ανθρωπινη παρουσια,
JFS (32459) 2012-03-17 4:55
Unusual and creative format to present us such a beuaitufl shot, as much i see it as much I like it. Incredible colors and light, my compliments!
sacimar (25975) 2012-03-17 5:17
this is an interesting image, I like how you used the angle here, the footprints and the presence of the man are excellent details, well done!
worldcitizen (7057) 2012-03-17 8:01
This is simply a magical scene: the footprints in the sand, the bright colors of the man's clothing, the excellent depth. I like the tilted presentation, too. It feels as if we are following him through the desert...
chrisvek (7001) 2012-03-17 8:52
Εξαίρετη φωτογραφίαμε λεπτομέρειες.Πολύ όμορφα χρώματα.Πολύ καλή δουλειά.
bona (12841) 2012-03-17 10:20
in Africa and India, colors are always appearing and glowing. I like the man clothes colore here contrasting with the sand and sky. The titled was nice used here.
TopGeo (38204) 2012-03-17 12:29
Γειά σου Κική!
ένα μετέωρο βήμα στο ταξίδι στην αιωνιότητα! έτσι σαν την εμπειρία στην άμμο της ερήμου και ακολουθόντας τα ίχνη που οδηγούν κάπου ή και πουθενά σάν μία άγνωστη πορεία! παραδεχτό το σχεδόν ταλάντεμα και το εκπληκτικό ισρροπημένο χρωματικά μοτίβο συνδυάζετε με το αλαφροπάτημα του βεδουίνου, πού ατενίζει το εκτυφλωτικό φόντο! Σπουδαία σύλληψη!
Nard (6972) 2012-03-18 2:46
Splendid picture with a very good light management an a wonderful contrast between the sand and the colored clothes. I like these blue an red under soft san. May be, for this picture, I would have prefer a more "classical" framing but it really well done.
Hansaphotos (6895) 2012-03-18 7:24
The human presence and the contrasting colours in the clothes is the key to success here, I think. Actually, the tilt works pretty well. A great capture from the barren landscape. Very nice work:) TFS. Enjoy your Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
bertolucci (13358) 2012-03-18 14:09
What a fabulous storytelling here! Great colour contrast and textures. And the tilt adds dynamism. Very well seen and experly executed !
Best regards from Rotterdam,
cavli (1876) 2012-03-19 7:24
ınteresting pov. very sharp and clear image. so satured colors. well done.
Silvio1953 (123477) 2012-03-20 6:45
Ciao Kiki, fascinating composition with lonely man walking in the desert, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
quillo (11850) 2012-03-20 10:18
Es una imagen excelente en color, luz y definición ...
y esa pizca de originalidad con la inclinación
de la composición.
Me gusta mucho.
Felicidades amiga Kiki.
rbassin (18465) 2012-03-22 10:38
Une photo originale,
stucture intéressante à la surface du sable, et superbe contraste entre le bleu de la tunique et le désert.
Royaldevon (30145) 2012-03-22 16:16
The tilt is most significant; it produces a sense of movement as well as giving that lovely diagonal 'thirds' separation line.
The figure is sharp whilst the details suggest a storyline ... imagination can complete the tale.
My warm regards,
ricochet (9696) 2012-03-23 12:00
Splendid picture with a very well managed light, good human presence , lovely colors, great depth and i like very much the tilt.
Have a nice WE
delpeoples (53167) 2012-03-24 0:20
Kalimera dear Kiki
Fantastic shot. I like the diagonal Point of View and how the foot prints in the sand also follow that diagonal. Excellent rich colours and of course the man walking is an essential and very attractive element. Congratulations.
Warm regards, geia sou
tomekpy (82) 2012-03-28 11:00
This picture is extremely attractive to my eyes, I think it's about the colours of the the sand, then sky and finally a guy wearing the whole rainbow:d lovely!:)
aliabazari (15837) 2012-03-30 6:56
Lighting and warm colors. Very good combination.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-04-05 1:49
it is always difficult to find such a special shot and view it lavishly.
dale54 (6629) 2012-04-24 3:48
kiki hello,beautifull shot,beautifull work!love the color and light in this,and that colorfull man adds to this! tfs! dr
Dema64 (42) 2012-05-27 3:50
Lovely picture! really gives the feeling of being in the desert... i really love the bright colours of the dresses and the contrast with the dark sand!
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2012-10-05 10:01
Footprints left by man or animal prove to each our own existence as we have traversed the soils of the Earth. Rock and trees also have shown proof that they too have reason to exist amongst us as they each prove their age through fire and flood, earthquake and drought.
I live by this thought, in each our own footprints upon Earth, we as individuals choose to trek through the years of our lives and show reason to why we are needed, and as individuals, it shall be to those prints that we leave behind once our aura is but a memory that shall forever mark us as significant to the Universe.
In your beautifully choreographed image here, the question here lies, I know to where he has come, but to where is he going and to what shall he see beyond the horizon of that last dune?
Life exists in the desert though it is unseen, and a trek through the desert creates strength, faith, hope, and allows for calm to enter the heart and soul, and upon our return, we are as the desert given the first rains, renewed...