Humbled by Paul Tupman

I went out to the desert yesterday with some friends…

…just trying something new.

Red Sands, 45 minutes west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
December 10th, 2008


  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 6 years ago

    what a fantastic shot Paul

  • Thanks so much Christine… :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • Damian Harding
    Damian Hardingover 6 years ago

    great shot !

  • Thank you Damian

    – Paul Tupman

  • Naomi Frost
    Naomi Frostover 6 years ago

    Love it, Love it, Love it! An instant fave. I hope you keep trying new stuff.

  • Thanks Naomi.. really appreciate that. I was really pleased with how this came out!

    – Paul Tupman

  • Judith Oppenheimer
    Judith Oppenhe...over 6 years ago

    wow … well titled, beautiful tones, a special shot

  • Thanks so much Judith… :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • Heather Davies
    Heather Daviesover 6 years ago

    Wonderful light creating beautiful sand ripples. :)

  • Hi Heather… great to see you stopping by as always and a big thank you. :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 6 years ago

    I’ve given up counting how many arrows your poor overused bow must have now Paul! This is truly magnificent. It’s like you’ve taken the TTT, gone back to the book, scrapped everything and rewritten the manual. I am liking these new ENTWTBTTT? (Excellent new tones. Will they be Trademark Tuppers Tones?) very much indeed.

    What I really love (a word that gets banded about in these comment boxes but I mean it more sincerely here than usual) is the darkness of the blue sky with perfect flared sun. The textures of the sand are absolutely incredible, the way they come out of the dark and into the light, showcasing off the impressions so well.

    Then the human interest just adds scale, focus and subject.

    Blinding, sheer brilliance Paul.

  • Paul Tupman
    Paul Tupmanover 6 years ago

    Thank you SO much Stuart.. that just really made my day.
    I must admit I was really pleased with this and these new tones that I came across put a smile on my face when I was developing this! You know when you get an image that you can’t wait to show off… well I tried countless times to get this uploaded when I finished it last night, each time my crappy connection timing out! Very frustrating!
    Thanks again… :-)

  • Elaine Harriott
    Elaine Harriottover 6 years ago

    Amazing shot, your lighting and perspective are spot on. Those footprints are such great leading lines but also give a sense of solitude…only one set of prints.
    Superb work!

  • Thanks so much Elaine. This shot was taken as we trudged our way up this steep dune, feet sinking into the sand with every step. Very hard work!

    – Paul Tupman

  • Mark Bateman
    Mark Batemanover 6 years ago

    Paul – you are making me quite jealous! This, as well as the other recent photos where you have been trying something new makes me wish for my time outside with my camera. All I can say is keep going – keep experimenting. And to have that comment from Stuart above – one of the best photographers on RB that I’ve seen – is something else!!

  • Thanks Mark… a week off work certainly helps with getting out and about to try out a few new things and yes, I really appreciate all the great comments from Stuart aswell as yourself and everyone else!
    Thanks again… :-)

    – Paul Tupman

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinover 6 years ago


    Scuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor….

  • Need a hand there?.. :-) Thanks Rhana… made me smile!

    – Paul Tupman

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