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Stress Therapy
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Stress Therapy
Stress Therapy
Being in such a pure Zen like place, I couldn't help it. I had to take this shot. A really simple composition was called for here. I decided to include the moon to create a stronger sense of loneliness & vastness. Being in a secluded place away from all the stress in the world sure feels good. I took a spot reading from the sand and opened up 1 stop to make the sand white while keeping the sky dark.

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Dan J. Holm
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    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Patrick! Magnificent capture and presentation!

11/18/2004 12:19:18 AM

 
Patrick Di Fruscia

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Thanks a lot Dan. I really appreciate your comment

11/18/2004 12:31:47 AM

 
Ashit D. Desai

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Is this palce in Mexico? The white sand desert? truly beautiful shot

11/18/2004 1:05:15 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Patrick, all I can say is WOW!!! Another superbe image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

11/18/2004 1:24:10 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Simply beautiful - wonderful composition, beautiful exposure - love the feel of this shot! -K

11/18/2004 3:48:32 AM

 
Allan Farnsworth
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Very nice!

11/18/2004 6:11:44 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Lovely image, Patrick! Nice comp and color.

11/18/2004 12:09:12 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Well the simple composition works for me and made for such a strong looking image. I love the balance and the slight color from the sunset. Wonderful job as always Patrick.

11/18/2004 4:14:25 PM

 
Phil S
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Patrick,

What a wonderful photograph! That sand looks so inviting! Stress Therapy = sand, right? If so, I need some!

11/18/2004 8:16:04 PM

 
S  J
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Patrick, congrats on you POTD with this terrific image!

12/8/2004 12:18:30 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Pat. Love the simplicity.

12/8/2004 1:42:35 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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Simply gorgeous.

12/8/2004 2:51:25 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Hi Patrick! What a fantastic shot! The subject, lighting and composition are simply beautiful! Congrats on your well deserved POTD!
Hope to see you around the MCC one of these days! Happy holidays to you and yours!

12/8/2004 2:56:48 AM

 
Kathleen L. Nelson
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Absolutely beautiful, Patrick. I love the soft, soothing colors. Congratulations on your POTD.

12/8/2004 3:17:44 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Congratulations on this superbe image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

12/8/2004 3:33:17 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Patrick,
What an awesome job! This is beautiful....
Congrats on POTD!

12/8/2004 3:39:35 AM

 
Jonathan Lucas
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Just when I thought I'd seen all the landscapes I could want, this one hits my mailbox! It's supremely tangible, with a real sense of tranquility and I would definitely hang this on my wall, so please let me know where to get a print.

Thanks also for the extra tech info in the description. Brilliant.

12/8/2004 3:53:49 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Wow! This is really stunning! Congratulation on POTD Patrick

12/8/2004 3:54:20 AM

 
Scott Pedersen

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Nice work. Simple compositions are always the best.

12/8/2004 4:19:28 AM

 
Julie Randolph

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Wow! One of the best pictures I've seen here in awhile!! Great shot!

12/8/2004 5:29:11 AM

 
Dan Walters

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Awesome shot. I really like the soft colors.

12/8/2004 6:00:22 AM

 
Susana Heide
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This image is absolutely STELLAR!! It evokes a sense of calmness and solitude. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

12/8/2004 6:07:24 AM

 
Blanca Acosta
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A passionate photographer indeed! It's a perfect composition, a more poetical title came to my mind, Beyond the Dunes...

12/8/2004 6:10:30 AM

 
Paula Showen
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Beautiful, Patrick!! Congrats on the POTD. Where is this place?

12/8/2004 6:16:57 AM

 
Louison Rousseau
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Great image here, congratulations.

Funny, I was just visiting Timecatchers yesterday! And your Quebec portfolio at Timecatchers has made me realize I don't live in such a photographically bland region as I thought (SW Quebec). You have inspired me to go out and play!

12/8/2004 6:24:26 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats on your POTD, Pat. Beautiful, as always!

12/8/2004 6:40:18 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great image Pat!! Very beautiful landscape. Congratulations!!

12/8/2004 7:02:20 AM

 
Jim Taylor

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Excellent photo. So simple yet so strikingly beautiful. Great work.

12/8/2004 7:16:43 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Beautiful image, Patrick!
Congrats on your POTD! :0)

12/8/2004 7:32:27 AM

 
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Congrats on POTD! This is a gorgeous image! (And I live near White Sands, so I've seen lots of yucca/sand shots.) This is truly one of the best I've seen! I love the combination of moon, clouds, and yucca set against the sand! Beautiful! Very well done!

Pam

12/8/2004 8:13:43 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Gosh..... this is so beautiful!! Many congratulations on a well deserved POTD win, Patrick!!

12/8/2004 8:42:03 AM

 
Pu Chen

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Just beautiful! Congratulations, Patrick!

12/8/2004 10:57:37 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Lovely, depicting solitude while providing a place to develop and enhance an inner self awareness...compelling. Congratulations Patrick on this beauty!

12/8/2004 3:05:06 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Beautiful Patrick - I have bookmarked the website, it's gorgeous! Congrats on POTD

12/8/2004 3:33:49 PM

 
Sonya Turner

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Beautiful image! Just looking at the photo gives me a sense of peacefulness!

12/8/2004 3:54:51 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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A beautiful photo, Patrick! So calming in it's simplicity.

12/8/2004 3:56:18 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Just gorgeous Patrick!! Congrats.on POTD

12/8/2004 4:06:20 PM

 
Carol Brill
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I feel more relaxed already, Patrick, thanks for this soothing moment of zen in an otherwise crazy day, and congratulations on your POTD!

12/8/2004 5:03:03 PM

 
Robert L. Andersen
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phenominal Image! Absolutely Gorgeous!

12/8/2004 8:00:41 PM

 
Patrick Di Fruscia

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Thank you so much for all you great comment. I am really speechless by the respond. To answer many. This shot was taken at the White Sand National Park in New Mexico. A remarkable place and also a must see for any landscape and nature photographer

Thanks again and Happy Holidays to all
Pat

12/8/2004 9:10:18 PM

 
Kevin Elliott
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Nice shot, but looking at it I had a sense that I'd seen it before. Here it is:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/1photo-pages/w/ws-sunrise.shtml

12/9/2004 12:10:58 PM

 
Carol Brill
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This is one of my very favorite shots of yours, Patrick, congratulations on reaching the finals, and best of luck!

12/16/2004 12:05:26 AM

 

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You have captured a wonderful atmosphere, great job, I love it, congratulations!

12/16/2004 5:07:20 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Congratulations Patrick!
Ann

12/16/2004 3:28:39 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Patrick!

12/16/2004 6:18:36 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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A beauty! Congrats and good luck!

12/17/2004 5:20:35 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congratulations on your WIN with this awesome shot, Patrick!!!

12/17/2004 5:42:13 PM

 
Susana Heide
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CONGRATS on winning with this STUNNING image!!! I was hoping it would be among the winners!!

12/17/2004 6:34:13 PM

 
Patrick Di Fruscia

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Thank you all for all your great comments and support I really appreciate this. With all the incredible pictures displayed here on a daily basis it is a great honor.

12/17/2004 9:29:33 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Patrick, congratulations on your winning finish this month, a very well deserved honor!

12/17/2004 9:57:05 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Congrats once more, Patrick! Well-deserved!

12/17/2004 11:47:24 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Great composition and an excellent exposure! Love the colors in this one. Good eye and great shooting, Patrick! Congratulations on your win :-)

12/18/2004 12:37:04 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats Patrick--I love the colors and the composition.

12/18/2004 9:08:50 AM

 
Louison Rousseau
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Félicitations encore, Patrick. Excellent photo. Joyeux Noël et Bonne année!

12/18/2004 9:59:27 AM

 
Michael Allen

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Congratulations on your well deserved win, Patrick.

You're in a different league...

Terrific work. ..mike ;-]

12/18/2004 5:00:28 PM

 
Sonya Turner

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Beautiful indeed!!

12/18/2004 6:15:40 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Patrick!!!!

12/18/2004 9:35:43 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Love this, Pat! Congratulations!!!

12/18/2004 9:44:24 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Very peaceful!! Congratulations on your win!

12/20/2004 5:53:37 PM

 
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Congrats on your win Patrick!!

12/20/2004 6:57:32 PM

 
Patrick Di Fruscia

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Thank you all for all you great comments. Happy Holidays to everyone!

12/20/2004 7:05:43 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Patrick...this is fantastic..love the simplcity and depth...very artistic!!!!!

12/20/2004 7:59:26 PM

 
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