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A View from the Top

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
A View from the Top
A View from the Top
f/32, 1/30 sec, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L, Tripod, Taken April 14, 7:30 A.M. in the sand dunes near Stopepipe Wells, Death Valley, CA. I was hiking to the top of the tallest dune when another hiker past me. I set up my tripod and waited until he reached the peak. Just as I got him framed in my view finder he sat down. I yelled at him, because he was quite a distance away, and ask him if he would mind standing a moment. This was the resulting photograph. He later asked me to take his picture with his own camera. - AIV
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Donna Roberts
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2004
    WOW oh WOW oh WOW.
Alton, this is fabulous and I loved reading what you went through to capture this shot.
The colouring, sunlight beams and the varying shadows all attribute to the outstanding result.
Very well done.
:-) from "downunder"


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4/20/2005 12:07:26 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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simply amazing.


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4/20/2005 10:48:00 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Glorious!! Absolutely WOW!! Nice to know someone is out there taking pictures in these stunning locations. I am very jealous!!

Did he come all the way down to give you his camera and climb all the way up again?


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4/20/2005 12:28:25 PM

 
Alton I. Vance
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No, I climbed up to where he was and took his picture from there.

Thank you for your gracious comments!


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4/20/2005 5:44:28 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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I am so very happy to see this as a finalist Alton.
Best of luck in the next round.
:-) from 'downunder'


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5/22/2005 3:30:51 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Congratulations that this picture has started out on its way up or I will eat my hat. I so enjoy looking at it!


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5/22/2005 9:17:06 AM

 
Sandy Driscoll
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Wow! Great story, great photo!


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5/22/2005 11:10:43 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Alton congratulations on your 2nd place win.

Super job. Kerby


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5/24/2005 6:49:51 PM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Congratulations again Alton although I was so certain this would be a FIRST but it certainly is in my books. It is so stunning to see it every time!!


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5/24/2005 11:02:53 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Wonderful image, Alton - and SO deserving of your Second Place win with it!! Congratulations!! I like the story of how you came to get the shot, too!! :o)


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5/31/2005 6:23:26 PM

 
Melody Molinaro
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I love the sun glare. Very nice shot Alton!


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6/7/2005 2:09:38 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Can I Say WOW?!! So very awesome Alton. Excellent timing and capture


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