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Deep inside the Khewra Salt Mines (2nd largest in the World) in Punjab, Pakistan.

Stalactites and Stalagmites are natural formations in the caves of mountains having limestone/salt. These form when rainwater seeps through spaces in the mountain dissolving limestone/salt over time and dripping from the ceiling. The hanging ones are called Stalactites while Stalagmites are deposited on the ground. The lighted tower in the bg is erected of salt bricks.
11mm, f/22, 20sec.

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Carol L. Quina
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    So cool! Love it. Love the star burst from the light. The salt almost looks like shells.

3/8/2012 8:47:44 PM

 
Joy Rector
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excellent

3/10/2012 5:08:01 AM

 
Jane Holestine
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Usman, this is a fabulous image!! The comp detail, DOF, and lighting are great.

3/10/2012 5:17:55 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Very pretty and interesting, Usman, and I do see lots of "A" shapes in this one. Excellent detail, light and color.

3/10/2012 9:18:31 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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WOW! What an incredible place this must be! I love the A shapes, and the colors are amazing. HTD, Usman!

3/10/2012 9:57:06 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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I love this. what a creative entry for the A theme. Beautifully composed and captured. Excellent details.

3/10/2012 10:21:45 AM

 
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Awesome. HTD! Pat.

3/10/2012 4:22:07 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Usman, what an out standing photo! I really like the textures and the mounds of ancient salt that appear in"A" form.

3/10/2012 4:24:30 PM

 
Terry A. Stoa
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Very nice, Usman. Great composition and colors - I also really like the starburst of light.

3/11/2012 7:05:09 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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A is for Amazing Usman!

3/11/2012 9:09:47 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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The lighting, color, shapes and textures are superb, Usman! What an "amazing" capture! Well done!!!

3/11/2012 2:00:57 PM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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What an amazing image.

4/17/2012 7:41:33 PM

 
Dawn L. Schwack
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Usman, fantastic image! I love the texture and the starburst.

4/18/2012 8:10:33 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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The color, light and textures are fantastic here, Usman. Good luck with your favorite.

4/18/2012 5:51:45 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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WOW! This is stunning, Usman! I want to see some gold!

4/30/2012 12:23:54 PM

 
Jill Odice
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This is outstanding! And y that you got it using a D40 really shows that it is the photographer, not the camera that makes a great image!

5/5/2012 2:50:32 AM

 
Gary R. Smith
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Awesome photo, Usman. Looks like a winner.

5/16/2012 7:48:53 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Impressive sight and capture; good luck this time around with this beauty Usman!

5/19/2012 3:35:29 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Awesome. :O)

5/19/2012 4:33:30 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Amazing Usman!

5/22/2012 12:18:06 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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WINNER!

5/23/2012 6:30:07 AM

 
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WOOW!!!

5/23/2012 1:03:04 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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I hope to see this again, is fantastic, unique!

6/7/2012 10:17:22 AM

 
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A Third Congratulations, Usman......are there more?......wonderfully captured....All the best with this image in the next round.....

6/18/2012 5:16:40 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Way to keep the faith on this beauty, Usman. Congratulations on the Finalist and good luck in the next round.

6/18/2012 6:11:11 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats Usman

6/18/2012 6:53:00 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Usman. I hope we see this again.

6/18/2012 7:58:25 PM

 
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Wonderful image and finalist,Usman! Congratulations and good luck with it!!

6/18/2012 10:03:19 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Love it Usman! Congrats on the finalist. Good luck in the next round!

6/18/2012 10:04:39 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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wow Usman, superb... congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!

6/19/2012 12:02:28 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Usman! Glad to see this one make it!

6/19/2012 6:19:42 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congrats, Usman! One of my favorites!

6/19/2012 7:54:23 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I cannot imagine this not winning GOLD, Usman! Truly MAGNIFICENT! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist!!!!!

6/19/2012 10:54:28 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Outstanding month for you Usman and congratulations again on another awesome finalist.

6/19/2012 11:24:10 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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You are the Light Man this month Usman!

6/19/2012 1:57:30 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Wow Usman, this is gorgeous! I am sure I will see it again. Congratulations!

6/19/2012 3:10:59 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Wow, this just pops out at ya...Fantastic! Congratulations! Again!
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6/19/2012 4:25:30 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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This is stunning, Usman, and so unusual! Magnificent details and love the starburst and textures! Huge congrats on yet another outstanding finalist!

6/19/2012 6:45:54 PM

 
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist!

6/20/2012 5:32:18 AM

 
Dore Vorum
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Congratulations! An amazing image.

6/20/2012 8:45:30 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations on your win, Usman!

6/20/2012 8:47:12 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous winner!

6/20/2012 8:47:56 AM

 
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Congratulations Usman on your stunning GOLD winner.

6/20/2012 8:54:23 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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I knew it! Congratulations on your gold.

6/20/2012 8:55:04 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I loved this from the moment I saw it Usman!!! Congratulations on your WIN!!!

6/20/2012 9:02:47 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on your fabulous May 2012 winner, Usman! :-) k

6/20/2012 9:11:51 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations, Usman, on this unique and interesting find and capture getting gold!! Its fabulous!!

6/20/2012 9:18:02 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Awesome, Usman - congratulations on a well-deserved win!

6/20/2012 9:44:22 AM

 
Dennis Behm
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Congratulations on winning Gold!

6/20/2012 10:12:48 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Usman.

6/20/2012 10:20:03 AM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Congratulations great image

6/20/2012 10:24:11 AM

 
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Big congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner Usman!

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6/20/2012 10:31:00 AM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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FAscinating image, Usman. Great lighting, too. Congratulations on the Gold. TED

6/20/2012 10:31:17 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this fabulous image,

6/20/2012 10:33:39 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on an amazing winner, Usman.

6/20/2012 10:38:03 AM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Amazing place and such a beautiful capture! Congratulations Usman!

6/20/2012 11:21:21 AM

 
Janet Fikar
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Wow, this is so fabulous! Congratulations.

6/20/2012 11:33:16 AM

 
Ann Coates
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So pleased to see this get a Gold, congratulations Usman.

6/20/2012 11:40:10 AM

 
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Congrats on your win, Usman!

6/20/2012 12:40:02 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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What a fantastic capture, Usman!! Congrats on this beautiful win!

6/20/2012 2:05:32 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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WTG all the way to the GOLD badge Usman. Congratulations.

6/20/2012 3:22:11 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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You introduce us to some of the most unique / fascinating places and things through your special images, Usman. Congratulations for the Gold on this one.

6/20/2012 3:33:54 PM

 
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Congrats on your gold, Usman... :-)

6/20/2012 3:42:33 PM

 
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UB congrats on your Gold for this awesome photo. :O)

6/20/2012 4:13:22 PM

 
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Awesome! Usman
Congratulations

6/20/2012 4:26:02 PM

 
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No surprise here, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!!

6/20/2012 5:24:07 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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A wonderful winner Usman, congrats!

6/20/2012 5:27:43 PM

 
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WOW!!! WTG, Usman! HUGE congratulations on your stunning and well deserved SECOND PLACE WINNER!!!

6/20/2012 5:50:34 PM

 
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Congratulations, Usman, on this superb winning shot!

6/20/2012 6:32:40 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Usman for your winner.

6/20/2012 7:07:41 PM

 
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Huge congrats on a stunning winner, Usman!!!! WTG!!!

6/20/2012 7:26:15 PM

 
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Thank you all for your kind comments and continuing support. My day has just got brighter. Thanks to the Judges for considering it gold-worthy.

UB.

6/20/2012 8:04:33 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Second Place Win! Charles

6/20/2012 8:07:44 PM

 
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HUGE congratulations,Usman!! Well deserved Winner!!

6/20/2012 8:32:00 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Awesome!!! Congratulations, Usman!

6/20/2012 9:42:07 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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This is interesting, informative, greatly composed, great detail and lighting. Congratulations Usman!

6/20/2012 10:03:22 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Win, Usman!!

6/20/2012 10:29:05 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Wonderful winner here, Usman! Congratulations!

6/20/2012 11:43:49 PM

 
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Congratulations UB! Wonderful to see this image gets the medal it deserves. Pat

6/20/2012 11:46:21 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous win Usman, huge congrats!!!

6/21/2012 2:06:40 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your beautiful and spectacular winner Usman!

6/21/2012 2:55:38 AM

 
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How intriguing! Big congratulations, Usman.

6/21/2012 3:31:14 AM

 
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Congratulations Usman on this great winner!

6/21/2012 5:09:40 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Usman, I'm nit surprised at all that you won Gold on the unusual beauty. Congratulations!!!

6/21/2012 5:17:09 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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So beautiful, like a book illustration.
Many congrats on your gold, Usman.

6/21/2012 6:09:55 AM

 
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F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C, Usman!!! Congratulations!

6/21/2012 8:52:52 AM

 
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Congratulations on your WIN Usman!! This is such a coooooool image!!! WTG!

6/21/2012 11:17:44 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WTG, Usman! So happy to see this one with GOLD, but not surprised at all - it is one magnificent image! Huge Congratulations!

6/21/2012 12:28:01 PM

 
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Usman, this image had winner written all over it right from the beginning - a truly superb picture. CONGRATULATIONS!!

6/21/2012 12:55:58 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Fabulous image, congrats

6/21/2012 4:55:03 PM

 
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BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!

6/21/2012 5:28:28 PM

 
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Congrats Usman!

6/21/2012 8:33:19 PM

 
Diane E. Deming
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Congratulations, Usman. This is just fantastic!

6/22/2012 4:45:20 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Usman!!!!

6/22/2012 5:45:35 PM

 
Dave Montero
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How cool! Congratulations on your Gold medal Usman!

6/23/2012 7:54:59 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Love your composition Usman! Congratulations on your win!

6/24/2012 2:02:48 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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So happy to see this get a gold, Usman..Congratulations!

6/24/2012 6:03:15 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great capture and treatment, big Congrats!!!

6/25/2012 4:39:27 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna

6/27/2012 1:13:30 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Fantastic image Usman, Congratulations!!

7/4/2012 7:36:35 PM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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You've done it again, Usman. Stunning image.
-Joe

7/20/2012 5:01:01 PM

 
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