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winter aspens Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
winter aspens
winter aspens
F 4.5, 1/800, ISO 80, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, afternoon
© Michael D. Vanden Berg
Olympus Camedia C-...
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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    Wonderful Michael! Clean and clear!

12/20/2004 9:58:37 AM

Ronald Balthazor
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Nicely done, Michael.

12/20/2004 1:28:37 PM

Harry Lichtman
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Nice job Michael. I have one suggestion, purely subjective. It appears that there are tracks near the top of the photo, which interupts the smooth lines of the rest of the photo. I suppose they could be edited out, or even more simply cropped out. I think the photo would still be very effective, as the shadows of most of the trees will still be visible. Very nice composition and exposure!


12/20/2004 1:37:28 PM

Michael D. Vanden Berg
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Thanks for all the nice comments. Harry, I agree that the choppy snow is not ideal, but I think cropping that much would really hurt the image (I tried it). I guess I will just have to go back up there and try again. good thing there is a lot of winter left.


12/20/2004 2:00:00 PM

Donna Roberts
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Mike - I am really pleased to see at least one of your fabulous 'winter aspens' amongst the finalists (even if it wasn't the one that I commented on).
Well deserved and my fingers are crossed for you in the next round.
Donna (from "downunder")

1/18/2005 12:55:16 AM

Ellen Peach
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Congratulations & best of luck, Michael!

1/19/2005 6:30:55 AM

Donna Roberts
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YIPEEEEE - Fantastic result Michael.
I am so pleased that you were recognised for this wonderful photo.
Well done !!!!
Donna (from "downunder")

1/20/2005 1:59:01 AM

Lisa Deaton
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Fantastic image, nice to see this one in the winners circle. Congrats!!!

1/20/2005 7:28:28 AM

Kathy Shogren
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Congratulations Michael on a well-deserved win. So beautiful!!!

1/20/2005 8:11:08 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Michael - I love the smooth lines. Really great shot!!

1/20/2005 12:38:21 PM

Michael D. Vanden Berg
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Thank you every one for your nice complements!!

1/20/2005 3:22:22 PM

Kip T. Berger
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Congrats on the win Michael!!!

1/20/2005 11:00:59 PM

Wanda Judd
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I love the "feel" of this, Congratulations...

1/21/2005 5:17:41 AM

Evy Johansen
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This is so beautiful! Congratulations on your win, Michael!

1/21/2005 11:15:02 PM

Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your Second Place win Michael!!!

1/23/2005 5:25:18 PM

Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Michael...this is fantastic...great perspective and DOF!

1/24/2005 8:04:22 PM

William Neill
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Excellent seeing and design!

Keep up the good work!

William Neill

3/10/2005 1:28:40 PM

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