In 2009 we took a visit to Le Gironde department of France, we thought it would be fun to go and see La Dune de Pyla (Pilat) we didn’t realise however that the whole department (not quite) would be there celebrating Earth Day (22nd April) the idea was to make a “Human Tree” away from it all, this scene captured a little bit of how we all felt that day – incredible scenery, on top of the world, and surveying our terriotory that Mother Nature is gradually swallowing up with this massive dune! All the more of a special moment wishing out dear friend a Happy 40th on top of this amazing dune with the view of the world below and around!

Earth Day Exhibition April 2011

Canon eos 400d
April 22nd 2009 – Earth Day
As Is

We live in the West of France in the Poitou Charentes region, I love where we live and take a lot of inspiration for photography from the countryside and wonderful regions around us.

I have not had any formal training and just feel comfortable behind the lens, enjoying the feeling of liberty and fun that is to be had with a camera.

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  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    A touch of Nobody’s Boy by Hector Malot
    Lovely photo..
    Have you ever been in La Camargue in the Provence?

  • Thank you so much John :) No it is one place that my eldest and I really, really want to visit! We will one day I am sure :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    Dwarfed by nature, what a stunning sight!

  • Thank you so much G, it is an amazing view to behold – I don’t think I have climbed so high before – but well worth it! Sadly this Dune is on the move and has already taken a lot of land!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 3 years ago

    thats a fabulous work – mq

  • Thank you so much mq :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 3 years ago


  • Thank you kindly Carol and Mike :))
    Hope you are both well x

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • maxy
  • Oh wow! Thank you sooo much Maxy! I am thrilled, honoured, and stunned to have another image accepted – You have totally made my day!! Thankyou!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33over 3 years ago

    Congratulations Pamela. The Dune is never deserted, and sometimes it is as Champs Elysees. The view is so beautiful, that the tiring sand climbing (without the stairs in winter) is worthwhile. Happy Easter to you and familly. :))

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Pamela- I just LOVE this shot- really makes such an impact- very best wishes ion the Sojie!

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