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May, only May Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
May, only May
May, only May
Sigma 17-35mm.
© Igor  Laptev
Fuji FinePix S2 Pr...
Ori Nudler
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    Excellent photo. The texture of the water is fantastic!

6/4/2005 9:17:12 AM

Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOW Igor I LOVE this image. Great capture. So BEAUTIFUL!!!:)

6/4/2005 9:46:04 AM

Alicia A. Bruce

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looks like a painting

6/4/2005 10:21:04 AM

LJ Corliss
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Beautiful :)

6/4/2005 11:51:17 AM

Kristen McKain
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This is gorgeous. Wow. I love it.

6/4/2005 8:58:22 PM

Margot Petrowski
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Amazingly beautiful, Igor!!!!

6/4/2005 9:15:39 PM

Wren Hendrick
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I want to go there!! What a great capture, Igor. Beautiful shot.

6/4/2005 10:37:33 PM

Sara Jensen
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Fabulous composition!

6/4/2005 10:49:32 PM

Igor  Laptev
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Thank you, everybody, for visiting and comments!

6/5/2005 7:15:30 AM

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Tranquility with a leading-line (the rocks) pointing to a serene horizen - It works!

7/23/2005 12:16:14 AM

Mary Timman
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Congrats and Good Luck!

7/23/2005 4:19:07 AM

Jim Kinnunen
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Beautiful image Igor! Congratulations!!!

7/23/2005 2:19:43 PM

LJ Corliss
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Congrats :)

7/24/2005 11:23:39 PM

kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.


7/25/2005 3:31:10 AM

Mary Timman
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Congratulations on your winner.
THis is soooo good!

7/25/2005 4:33:18 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you, Igor!!!

7/25/2005 4:47:13 AM

Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Igor!!!

7/25/2005 7:03:10 AM

Alton I. Vance
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Beautiful! And Congratulations! Alton

7/25/2005 8:08:12 AM

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Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!!

7/25/2005 8:10:13 AM

Jennifer Jones
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Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations, Igor!

7/25/2005 8:32:49 AM

Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Igor on this awesome winner which I confess I missed but that was my misfortune!

7/25/2005 8:46:06 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Igor, on this fabulous win!! Stunning!!!

7/25/2005 10:51:56 AM

bob cornelison
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Great shot! Love the colors and everything about it!

7/25/2005 12:13:40 PM

Ken Grooms
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I'm new, so I have'nt seen any of your work until now, Igor. But let me say this, after looking at about 1/3 of your gallery. Quit your day job immediately, fly to D.C. with your portfolio and join the National Geographic Society as a staff photographer. We'll all be a lot happier and you'll get the exposure you deserve! O, by the way, congrats!

7/25/2005 2:54:03 PM

Marc E. Adamus

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Yes, I'll agree with Ken here, being a big fan of your work for quite some time myself. This image peeks my curiosity though. I don't quite understand the tones. The foreground water is easily a couple stops lighter than the sky, but yet there dosen't seem to be any evidence of an ND Grad used. As well it reflects little if any of the warm coloration above. These may be in part due to the water displacement throughout the longer exposure, though I would be intrested to know some of your techniques used here. Furthermore, you had the dynamic range to not fully silhoette the leaves on the tree - something I could never do with slide films. However you made this work, it was worked to perfection. A remarkable shot of tranquil beauty, as are many of yours.

7/25/2005 3:00:30 PM

Sharon  Day
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Beautiful image, Igor!!! Big congratulations!

7/25/2005 4:58:52 PM

Martin Witt
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WOW! Congrats on your winning image, Igor. This is simply amazing.

7/25/2005 9:38:33 PM

Shari Travison
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So beautiful. I love the colors, composition and the peacefulness of your photo. Congrats!

8/3/2005 10:22:40 AM

Carolyn J. Connolly
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EXCELLENT image, Igor!! REALLY STUNNING composition!! BRAVO!! :o)

8/9/2005 9:00:45 AM

Lori Carlson
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This scene has amazing simple beauty to it!! You captured it so wonderfully Igor. Sharp and stunning! Congrats to you! :0)

8/19/2005 12:20:37 PM

J.D. McFarlan
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You have an extremely nice gallery

4/1/2006 10:02:42 AM

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