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Monument of the Sky Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
Monument of the Sky
Monument of the Sky
Peaks in Washington's Goat Rocks range stand amidst a sea of clouds at sunset. I used a 30 second exposure to soften the clouds and contrast the mountains and small aperture for the sun star effect. Captured from my camp near an icy summit. Fuji Velvia 50. Polarizing and 1 stop GND filters.
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Canon EOS 3 35mm S...
Phil S
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Totally breathtaking and one of the most beautiful I have seen yet! WOW!!

6/14/2005 10:23:57 PM

Patrick Campbell
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Love the colors and the different textures you have combined here--very nice Marc!

6/14/2005 11:29:40 PM

clifton Mair
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Beautiful, very well taken!

6/15/2005 2:00:12 AM

Donna K. Kilcher
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a very beautiful capture

6/15/2005 3:42:33 AM

Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Stunning, could do with a tad bit more contrast.

6/15/2005 4:43:23 AM

Beverley Lu Steeves
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Absolutely breathtaking!!!

6/15/2005 3:37:43 PM

Kate Jackson
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Awesome Marc!

6/20/2005 4:03:31 AM

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Congratulations Marc,

I agree with Beverly, this is absolutely breathtaking!


7/22/2005 9:09:40 PM

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Beautiful mountain scenic!

7/23/2005 12:27:27 AM

Kelly Heaton
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Beautiful! I like how the sun is a little off center. And how you captured the clouds. Very well done.....

7/23/2005 11:19:10 AM

Robert Baer
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this is a real winner!!! congratulations on an awesome image!!justin baer

7/23/2005 5:02:04 PM

Jennifer Rennison

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Gorgeous, Marc! Congratulations!!

7/23/2005 5:48:39 PM

Ken Grooms
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7/23/2005 5:57:41 PM

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Congrats :)

7/24/2005 11:21:14 PM

Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations on this amazing shot and the FIRST PLACE, Marc!!!

7/25/2005 12:12:56 AM

clifton Mair
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Congrats Marc, well deserved :)

7/25/2005 12:43:36 AM

Per Lothe
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Stunning colors and lighting!! Congratulations on your winner photo, Marc Adamus!

7/25/2005 12:47:04 AM

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Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.


7/25/2005 2:12:54 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations on your fabulous photo winner, Marc!

7/25/2005 5:07:45 AM

Kelly Heaton
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Congratulations !

7/25/2005 5:46:10 AM

Jennifer Ralston

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Congrats Marc!!!!! I'm sure this won't be your first win!

Jenn Ralston

7/25/2005 5:53:23 AM

Barbara Helgason
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Stunning, congratulations on a very well deserved win!

7/25/2005 6:55:42 AM

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston
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Excellent photo, good work and congrats.

7/25/2005 7:04:32 AM

Patrick Campbell
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Congrats on your win, Marc!

7/25/2005 7:06:15 AM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win! this one is really above the clouds

7/25/2005 7:08:59 AM

Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on your first place win, Marc!

7/25/2005 7:11:34 AM

Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Marc, on your win!

7/25/2005 7:19:47 AM

Alton I. Vance
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Very effectively calculated and executed! Congratulations on a well deserved first place. Alton

7/25/2005 7:32:05 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Marc on your FIRST PLACE win with this spectacular image!!!

7/25/2005 7:46:21 AM

Ken Grooms
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Awesome win for your awesome photo!

7/25/2005 7:58:38 AM

Marc E. Adamus

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Thanks all for your comments! Glad I could share this with you. It was an amazing moment in time I feel blessed to have been able to capture.

7/25/2005 8:02:48 AM

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Congratulations on this beautiful first place winner!!!

7/25/2005 8:03:35 AM

Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your AWESOME FIRST PLACE WIN Marc! I can't stop looking at this image. BEAUTIFUL!

7/25/2005 8:33:38 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Marc, on this wonderous first place win!!

7/25/2005 10:42:34 AM

Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats, Marc! I've seen this before but love seeing it here in the winners circle! Great job.

7/25/2005 2:03:29 PM

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri
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Congratulations, wonderful photo

7/25/2005 3:45:55 PM

Serena Pierce

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Beautiful image Marc! Congratulations!!

7/25/2005 3:53:09 PM

Sharon  Day
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Magnificant image, Marc!!! Big congratulations!

7/25/2005 4:49:55 PM

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7/25/2005 4:50:03 PM

Cora Miller
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Your work in awesome! Congratulations on your win, Marc!

7/25/2005 8:23:24 PM

Gary Minish
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A very nice long exposure, Marc! Congratulations on your win!

7/26/2005 12:56:31 AM

Kenneth C. Long

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Beautiful shot, I love this one. Well deserved win, congradulations.

7/26/2005 8:26:55 PM

Nancy Grace Chen
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Absolutely gorgeous shot. You obviously knew what you were doing! Congratulations.


7/27/2005 9:49:23 AM

Buddy Purugganan

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Its BREATHTAKING! Do I have to suffer a frostbite to get this magnificent shot???

7/31/2005 3:06:21 AM

Shari Travison
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Gorgeous!!! Congratulations!

8/3/2005 9:54:29 AM

Matthew D. Indes
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Fantastic shot! Beautiful! Congratulations

8/4/2005 3:57:32 PM

Joy Rector
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congrats on this beautiful win.

8/6/2005 2:52:39 PM

Keith L. Clayton
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Astounding and magnificent!

8/7/2005 2:09:25 PM

Ed Heaton
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Great job Marc! Big congrats on this outstanding winner :-)

8/10/2005 4:58:20 PM

Swapnali Mathkar
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Lovely Image Mark. deserves the prize

8/18/2005 8:18:41 PM

Lori Carlson
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What a beautiful world you captured so perfectly Marc!!! Marvelous work!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0)

8/19/2005 12:08:04 PM

Paula Lorditch
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You have so many beautiful shots, it's almost impossible to pick one. I would love to have the opportunity to shoot like you, this is my absolute favorite type of work.

9/27/2005 6:41:12 AM

Pawel Smykalla
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a very beautiful capture,Great job Marc!

12/12/2005 4:30:10 AM

Candice  L. Carter
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Beyond words. Exquisite.

2/16/2008 6:53:29 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Absolutely beautiful Marc, congratulations!

4/4/2009 4:42:22 PM

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