"My life is like a stroll on the beach..as near to the edge as I can go."~Quoted by Thoreau

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Took this picture at Patong Beach Phuket. The ambience was perfect for this silhouette shot of a man having a stroll on the beach that day!

119 responses

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful shot! I did not who was Thoreau and thanks to your pic I have learned a little more!

  • Brian Betteridge

    Brian Betteridge gave props (8 Aug 2009):


  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (8 Aug 2009):


  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (8 Aug 2009):


  • Keith de Solla

    Keith de Solla gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    very impressive image

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    This is amazing...I love it!

  • Kyler Balsley

    Kyler Balsley said (8 Aug 2009):

    super rad!!! this picture makes me pumped to be stoked!!!!!!

  • Jens Hunt

    Jens Hunt gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    This is a sooo goood capture!

  • Victor Sevostyanov

    Victor Sevostyanov gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Good job! beautiful reflections

  • Marilyn Kaggen

    Marilyn Kaggen gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    luminous and lovely

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Stunning capture, great work!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic Image!

  • Diana Burman

    Diana Burman (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2009):


  • Norman Baade C.

    Norman Baade C. said (8 Sep 2009):

    Very nice, my vote.!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (8 Sep 2009):

    AWESOME--great earth colors and detailed reflections

  • Sanne van de Berg

    Sanne van de Berg gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Awesome shot, and a very fitting title, well done!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (10 Sep 2009):

    Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful image.

  • Shelby ☮

    Shelby ☮ said (10 Sep 2009):

    where'd you take this?

  • Mervyn Dublin

    Mervyn Dublin said (10 Sep 2009):

    Hi Shelby i took this picture at Phuket. Thanks everybody for all the nice comments and votes really appreciate it!

  • Fadi Tarawneh

    Fadi Tarawneh gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    Amazing shot! definite YEAH!

  • Roy Dublin

    Roy Dublin said (11 Sep 2009):


  • Tricia Bergland

    Tricia Bergland (Deleted) said (13 Sep 2009):

    Fabulous, fabulous, just perfect

  • Charlena Cavender

    Charlena Cavender said (13 Sep 2009):

    that is just beautiful

  • Charlena Cavender

    Charlena Cavender gave props (13 Sep 2009):

    perfect quote with a perfect photo

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    A beautiful quote to go with this beautiful shot!

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    "Thoreauly" Enjoyable picture...well done.

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu said (15 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful. shot....lovely reflection and feeling of loneliness is well represented

  • Pierre Simard

    Pierre Simard gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    beautiful, got my vote :)

  • Megan Bailey

    Megan Bailey gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful! Love the reflection

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (15 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful reflections!

  • Jon Batario

    Jon Batario (Deleted) said (15 Sep 2009):

    Definitely amazing! I love the colors in this image!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful, voted.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Very RAD...excellent entry and image!

  • Nancy Konipol

    Nancy Konipol gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Voted - absolutely beautiful and I love the quote!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (16 Sep 2009):


  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Stunning, love it. Gets my vote.

  • William Lascelles

    William Lascelles gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Love those moments!

  • Sumedh Prasad

    Sumedh Prasad said (18 Sep 2009):

    Absolutely gorgeous. I hope this gets published. It deserves it.

  • silvia fib

    silvia fib said (19 Sep 2009):


  • Jeff Martin

    Jeff Martin gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    voted. great color and capture.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    Wonderful and got my VOTE!

  • Melvin Caraan

    Melvin Caraan gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    wonderful shot!!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    Paradise it is! Fantastic shot!

  • Matt Lovejoy

    Matt Lovejoy gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    Voted. Awesome shot!

  • Norman Dublin

    Norman Dublin said (22 Sep 2009):

    Amazing photo

  • Henry Howell

    Henry Howell (Deleted) gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    that's a powerful shot!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    Just fantastic

  • Heather Link

    Heather Link gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    Lovely colors great capture

  • Thoengs Sastrodiwirjo

    Thoengs Sastrodiwirjo said (27 Sep 2009):


  • Sean-Michael Gettys

    Sean-Michael Gettys gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    great light!

  • Gus Koernig

    Gus Koernig said (1 Oct 2009):

    I love this shot, and the quote is perfect. Really nice work.

  • Laura Enrech

    Laura Enrech gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    gosh, the sand looks like a mirror! this is absolutely amazing, huge yes for me

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (4 Oct 2009):

    light are fantastique really greta radit.!!

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (5 Oct 2009):


  • Natalie Lindeman

    Natalie Lindeman (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2009):


  • Trandafir Alexandru

    Trandafir Alexandru said (7 Oct 2009):

    beautiful, you have my vote.

  • Joyce D.Z.

    Joyce D.Z. gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    It truly deserves the spotlight! WOW!

  • Devendra Pal

    Devendra Pal said (8 Oct 2009):

    Splendid Shot Dear

  • Douglas Jessup

    Douglas Jessup (Deleted) gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    amazing shot. love the clouds

  • Rafael Alcaraz

    Rafael Alcaraz said (9 Oct 2009):

    Great picture. Great soft tones and very inspiring mood.

  • Cheroc

    Cheroc said (11 Oct 2009):


  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (13 Oct 2009):


  • Dorothy Burwell

    Dorothy Burwell   gave props (13 Oct 2009):

    Awesome shot!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful beach

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    Sensational image!!!

  • Michelle Goodall

    Michelle Goodall said (16 Oct 2009):

    It truly doesnt get any better than this!

  • SockFoon MacDougall

    SockFoon MacDougall gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    Love it. Golden light and shadows ... notice the reflections of the clouds on the beach.

  • Debbie Wiley

    Debbie Wiley gave props (18 Oct 2009):


  • Santosh Kumar

    Santosh Kumar gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful work.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (21 Oct 2009):

    Perfect verse for this moody, lonely shot.

  • Mostafa Amirkhani

    Mostafa Amirkhani said (21 Oct 2009):

    ... Very Very Nice! ... Is The Best ...

  • Will Simon

    Will Simon gave props (23 Oct 2009):

    perfect silhouette and such vivid color!

  • ED Younes

    ED Younes gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Gr8 work!

  • mark regester

    mark regester (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    love the tones, love it all!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Spectacular shot, I agree with all the above comments..

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (29 Oct 2009):

    just fantastic ,voted

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (30 Oct 2009):

    Stunning Photo. Great job!

  • George Leontaras

    George Leontaras gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    voted eXellent shot '- )

  • Michelle Tims

    Michelle Tims gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    amazing picture, thanks for sharing with us all!

  • ciara neikens

    ciara neikens gave props (5 Nov 2009):

    i can smell the saltwater!! its beautiful, nice qoute.

  • Kel Casey

    Kel Casey   gave props (5 Nov 2009):


  • Stephanie Smith!

    Stephanie Smith!   gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    This is insanely beautiful

  • Nicole Truax

    Nicole Truax gave props (7 Nov 2009):


  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Very nice!

  • Kaan Uğurlu

    Kaan Uğurlu said (8 Nov 2009):

    Very good capture and timing..

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Exquisitely beautiful!!! Voted!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    Marvelous!! Well done. Great allusion to the Thoreau quote.

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Fabulous :))

  • Joao Espinho

    Joao Espinho said (18 Nov 2009):


  • Clara Granet

    Clara Granet gave props (19 Nov 2009):

    thsi is absolutly fabulous!

  • Jithin

    Jithin gave props (20 Nov 2009):


  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    all of the above

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    Gorgeous. Great image.

  • Jenny Webber

    Jenny Webber said (20 Nov 2009):


  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (23 Nov 2009):

    Awesome. Golden heaven.

  • Petra

    Petra gave props (26 Nov 2009):

    amazing. just amazing. got my vote!!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    this is sooo beautiful!!!

  • Three G Photography

    Three G Photography gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Amazing color, reflection, and tone.. Bravo!!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    This is incredible and beautiful and perfect for the theme. Voted!

  • Ahmed Shamsi

    Ahmed Shamsi gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    simply a perfect shot

  • Taylor Ashley

    Taylor Ashley gave props (30 Nov 2009):

    not only favorite because i love thoreau, but because this is a truly amazing picture. nice work.

  • Abhishek Majumder

    Abhishek Majumder gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    brilliant ....very creative,love the reflection here.

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (4 Dec 2009):

    WOW!!! Incredible!!!!!!!!

  • Shawn Wood

    Shawn Wood gave props (6 Dec 2009):

    beautiful shot!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    wonderful! voted!

  • Ali Alkhudair

    Ali Alkhudair gave props (10 Dec 2009):


  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (14 Dec 2009):


  • collen cole

    collen cole gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    the photos clouds have a 3D feel to them..great balance throughout the image

  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    Awesome shot.

  • Shalav Rana

    Shalav Rana said (4 Apr 2010):

    the colors and composition are first class

  • Jordi Agelet

    Jordi Agelet said (30 Apr 2010):

    I have no words...

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (16 Nov 2010):


  • Daniel Diaz

    Daniel Diaz gave props (25 Dec 2010):

    Georgeos! Amazing!

  • Bonnie Amos

    Bonnie Amos gave props (27 Dec 2010):

    great capture!

  • Victoria Alderman

    Victoria Alderman said (28 Dec 2010):

    Wow, this is so beautiful!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (30 Dec 2010):

    Beautiful...perfectly titled

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2011):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    beautiful !!! Great colour!!!

  • honey bee

    honey bee gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Those clouds are lovely! Such definition!

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