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Sand Castle
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Sand Castle
Sand Castle
One thing for sure all who venture into Antelope Canyon will have sand in their hair, shoes and camera as it blows continuously. I was fascinated by the shapes of the sand caught in the light streaming from above and from the “Castle” stone walls. Time, sand and water create the unique curves and shapes. No filters or color adjustment
“Time is like a handful of sand- the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers”

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Jeff W. Robinson
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    An amazing and Beautiful capture of Time and Place! Outstanding work Melissa! Jef

6/7/2010 6:29:23 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful work!!!!! Love the lighting!

6/7/2010 6:56:49 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Exceptional capture! Love all the twists and turns of this fantastically glowing, wonderfully textured rock...to experience this sight, I wouldn't care if I was brushing sand off for the next three years! :) Kudos, Melissa..your exciting and excellent captures of Antelope Canyon easily put me right into the middle of this phenomenal sight...I think I feel sand in my shoes! :) Excellent work!

6/7/2010 7:42:55 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Melissa, this is another wonderful shot of that magnificent place!!

6/7/2010 8:05:14 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Wow!

6/7/2010 8:05:45 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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That is absolutely beautiful,Melissa.Added to my favorite.Wonderful color and lighting.I hope to catch some monsoon storms at Oak Creek and Grand Canyon this summer!!!

6/7/2010 8:13:14 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Another stunning image Melissa!!!!!

6/7/2010 8:36:10 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Terrific image Melissa, looks like smoke. Someone told me if I ever get there do not change lenses because of the sand. Hope you didn't.

6/7/2010 8:41:19 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks all!
And no way did I change my lens.

6/7/2010 9:02:36 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Another beauty, Melissa!

6/7/2010 11:57:59 AM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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You are having fun in the slot caves. Nice work!

6/7/2010 12:02:21 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Fabulous work and capture Melissa. I think that the holding on principal works with everything. Don't squeeze too tight :-)

6/7/2010 1:51:58 PM

 
John Connolly
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Incredible light and color in this unique capture Melissa! An amazing capture!

6/7/2010 3:41:17 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautiful series! Love the lighting and tones!

6/7/2010 10:54:34 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thanks again Liz!

6/8/2010 6:13:27 AM

 
Hal Bambrick
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WOW!!,This Series is just STUNNING!!!. These are Magazine Cover Quality,you should submit them!!!!!.

6/8/2010 7:05:59 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW is right! I just LOVE your series, Melissa! Lucky you...the slots are amazing! Beautiful lighting, colors and composition. Stunning! Deb

6/8/2010 10:08:42 AM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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Yup.. wow is apt! Here in Tacoma .. no baby yet. You will not believe what they have picked for her name... Brooklin Raeann!

6/8/2010 10:18:28 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great capture, beautiful spot and perfect MT entry!

6/9/2010 3:03:37 PM

 
Ken Smith
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It was sandy when I was there too, but this is the first photo I've ever seen with the sand captured in the light. You're rolling!

6/11/2010 6:08:32 PM

 
Howard B. Cheek
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I see you've been busy cave dwelling..
Wonderful series of images, fascinating really.
I've posted a few again, guess you could say I've come out of my "cave" for now :)

6/12/2010 7:52:44 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

7/12/2010 2:04:37 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.

7/12/2010 2:24:15 PM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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What ever! There is no denying that this is most deserving! congrats and good luck in the next stage.

7/12/2010 3:31:05 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Beautiful capture,Congratulations Melissa!!

7/12/2010 3:36:35 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa.

7/12/2010 9:20:44 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist!!

7/13/2010 4:16:39 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations, Melissa..a very deserving selection.

7/13/2010 6:42:30 AM

 
Diane E. Deming
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Outstanding image, Melissa! I never tire of looking at Antelope Canyon photos. It must be spectacular in person. Congratulations!

7/13/2010 8:38:48 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations, Melissa this is stunning!

7/13/2010 10:49:47 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I agree...this is truly STUNNING, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb

7/13/2010 8:11:10 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Melissa!

7/13/2010 8:15:43 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your amazing win, Melissa.

7/14/2010 1:38:53 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Wowzer, Melissa. Absolutely stunning. Huge congrats on this well deserved WINNER.

7/14/2010 1:44:46 PM

 
Mark Dodge
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Way to go, Melissa! Well deserved gold! Congratulations!

7/14/2010 1:49:53 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Melissa!!!

7/14/2010 1:53:01 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Huge Congrats on your win!! :)

7/14/2010 1:57:40 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving SECOND PLACE WINNER!!

7/14/2010 2:03:01 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on your win, Melissa! :-) k

7/14/2010 2:13:35 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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It is wonderful Melissa! Congratulations!

7/14/2010 2:45:53 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this beautiful image, Melissa!!!!! :) Photobucket

7/14/2010 2:46:02 PM

 
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Big Congrats!

7/14/2010 3:00:13 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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This one's nothing short of awesome, Melissa -- a great big CONGRATULATIONS on your win!

7/14/2010 3:00:33 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WTG!!! Awesome shot..Congratulations!

7/14/2010 3:03:19 PM

 
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Wow...terrific image. Congrats on your win!

7/14/2010 3:04:55 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Gorgeous, congrats on your win Melissa!

7/14/2010 3:58:48 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous win!

7/14/2010 4:06:06 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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WOW....congrats, Melissa on this well deserved win!!!!!!

7/14/2010 4:35:08 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal Winner, Melissa! WTG, indeed!

7/14/2010 4:36:25 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your EXCELLENT GOLD WINNER!! Deb

7/14/2010 5:53:09 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Big congrats, well deserved!!!!

7/14/2010 6:09:33 PM

 
Val Feldman
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There ya go, Melissa - a WELL-DESERVED Gold Win...Happy for you - Huge Congrats!!! (Yep, I'm smilin' ear to ear looking at that badge - WTG!)

7/14/2010 6:47:06 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congrats on this second place win, Melissa!

7/14/2010 7:40:34 PM

 
Leslie Carson Wolfe
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Incredible, brilliant, fantastic, excellent, splendid, marvelous, magnificent, gorgeous, terrific, wonderful, awesome, stunning, amazing, and BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations, Melissa!

7/14/2010 9:02:24 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Ditto on Leslie's adjectives, Melissa!
Congratulations on your well earned Win!

7/15/2010 3:53:17 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on a wonderful winner!

7/15/2010 5:13:48 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you all so very much!

7/15/2010 6:00:17 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Melissa for your winner.

7/15/2010 11:04:52 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner!

7/15/2010 11:42:06 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Amazing and beautiful Melissa. Congratulations!!

7/15/2010 7:18:29 PM

 
Teresa F. Smith
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Congratuations Melissa!! The entire series is a winner.

7/16/2010 8:38:53 AM

 
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Congrats Melissa on this Amazing 2nd Place Win! Jeff

7/16/2010 11:23:14 AM

 
Bill Foxworthy
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Outstanding Melissa, congratulations.

7/17/2010 2:44:44 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Terrific winning image, Melissa! Congratulations! Michael

7/19/2010 6:23:26 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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So well deserved, Melissa! Big congratulations on your winner!!!

7/21/2010 9:26:01 AM

 
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Congratulations Melissa on your Win!!!


Dominick

9/13/2010 3:26:33 AM

 
Vincent J. DeSanto
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Melissa, what a great capture, amazing color, clarity and the composition is perfect. Great work here Melissa.

12/31/2010 6:56:14 AM

 
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