- Become a better photographer today!
remember me:     

Photo Discussion

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

Lake of Fire and Ice Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Lake of Fire and Ice
Lake of Fire and Ice
Strong winds carved textures into the surface of the icy pond reflecting a powerful sunset after the storm. Captured somewhere in the Jefferson wilderness of Oregon. Canon 17-40L Lens. Fuji Velvia 50rvp. Hoya polarizing and Singh Ray 3 stop GND filters.
© Marc E. Adamus
Canon EOS 3 35mm S...
Brenda M. Wolfensberger
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/29/2004
    What a breathtaking image Marc. You have captured it perfectly.

7/22/2005 8:45:35 PM

Jeffrey D. Ziebell
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/24/2005

I agree with Brenda, this is Fantastic, well done Marc, great shot.

7/22/2005 9:03:17 PM

David Reed

member since: 7/21/2005

Outstanding shot. Great colors.

7/22/2005 9:11:28 PM

Michael C. Fegan
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/19/2005

Very cool.

7/22/2005 11:25:30 PM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Carolyn
Carolyn 's Gallery

member since: 10/6/2001

If this isn't a winner, somebody needs their head examined! Just fantastic!

7/23/2005 2:46:16 AM

Marc A. Bailey
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/29/2005

this is awesome! absolutely breathtaking, I would definately hang it on my wall - it really draws you into the picture, a sure finalist!

7/23/2005 6:43:44 AM

Jay Patel
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jay
Jay's Gallery

member since: 12/21/2004

Awesome light. One of my favorites within your gallery.

7/25/2005 1:35:49 AM

Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/24/2005

Beautiful!! COngrats!!

8/20/2005 2:08:17 PM

Brenda M. Wolfensberger
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/29/2004

Congrats on being a finalist!

8/20/2005 3:14:33 PM

Serena Pierce

member since: 3/29/2002

Beautiful Marc! Congratulations!!

8/20/2005 8:16:27 PM

Ken Grooms
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/23/2005

Congratulations, Marc!

You are the next Galen Rowell!

You deserve the Gold Medal in this category EVERY MONTH!

8/20/2005 8:36:47 PM

Jennifer S
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/9/2004

Absolutely fantastic, Marc!! Congratulations on being finalist!

8/21/2005 6:41:19 AM

Frederic David
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/27/2003

Amazing light for an unreal atmosphere!


8/21/2005 6:46:49 AM

Chris Macer

member since: 5/16/2005

Amazing landscape. The lighting is perfect. Congrats on the finalist! Well deserved and good luck!

8/21/2005 9:23:09 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jeff
Jeff's Gallery

member since: 10/17/2002

Congrats Marc on your stunning Finalist! Jeff

8/21/2005 11:20:02 AM

The Judges at
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/12/2005

Technically and aesthetically well done!

8/21/2005 1:12:37 PM

robert burks
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/23/2005

...incredible image Marc...captured perfectly...well done@

8/21/2005 6:04:56 PM

Siete Meeter
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 1/1/2004

Great image! Congratulations!!

8/22/2005 11:59:12 AM

Lori Carlson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/11/2005

Congrats on this, just one of your many inspiring images Marc!! :0)

8/22/2005 1:21:15 PM

Cora Miller
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Cora
Cora's Gallery

member since: 4/18/2004

The etched ice reflecting the awesome light is absolutely spectacular! Congratulations on your win!

8/22/2005 11:44:34 PM

Francis Cailles
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/30/2003

Congratulations, Marc. I love this shot, as I do most of your work. This deserves first place IMVHO. This touches me in ways the current Landscape Category winner can never do. I think photography is all about emotion, and this image is oozing with it. This is the First Prize winner as far as I'm concerned. And I really mean it.

8/22/2005 11:45:42 PM

Ken Grooms
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/23/2005

Congratulations, Galen!

8/23/2005 5:24:42 AM

Linda Murphy
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/29/2002

So wonderful Marc. Congrats!

8/23/2005 6:36:55 AM

Jennifer Rennison

member since: 1/10/2004

Congratulations on your gorgeous win, Marc!!

8/23/2005 7:26:06 AM

Jay Patel
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jay
Jay's Gallery

member since: 12/21/2004

This is one of my favorite shots from your gallery. Awesome lighting!!

8/23/2005 9:11:44 AM

Joy Rector
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Joy
Joy's Gallery

member since: 6/26/2002

congrats on your win

8/23/2005 10:07:41 AM

Karen Seargeant
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery

member since: 1/18/2003

WOW! This is beautiful! Congrats on the win!

8/23/2005 10:41:44 AM

Wendy Stevenson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Wendy
Wendy's Gallery

member since: 3/28/2004

Congratulations on this very beautiful win!!!

8/23/2005 1:08:31 PM

James Reininger
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/28/2004

Wonderful image.

8/23/2005 1:12:46 PM

bob cornelison
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/9/2003

Congrats! This is really pretty!

8/26/2005 9:30:06 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/23/2002

Breathtaking image ~ congrats on your win and POTD!

8/30/2005 12:19:34 AM

Joline Frazier
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/1/2004

This is a magnificent photo. Congratulations on your POTD and your win. It is spectacular.

8/30/2005 2:44:45 AM

Jessica L. Richard
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/24/2004

fantastic image, very beautiful! congrats on POTD!

8/30/2005 3:22:22 AM

Susana Matos
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/27/2003

most amazing gallery and wonderful winner!!

Cheers from Portugal, Su

8/30/2005 3:23:01 AM

Mary Timman
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Mary
Mary's Gallery

member since: 4/2/2005

Beautiful sunset. Such great lighting. Congrats on PotD.

8/30/2005 3:32:18 AM

Donna Dunbar
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Donna
Donna's Gallery

member since: 5/6/2003

I never saw this the first time but when I saw it I gasped this is absolutely gorgeous and a well deserving POTD!!!!

8/30/2005 3:37:48 AM

Lisa M. Austin
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/28/2005

WOW.........................what great photographers there are on this site!


8/30/2005 4:08:16 AM

Scott Pedersen

member since: 11/18/2001

Excellent. good prespective and lighting

8/30/2005 4:13:02 AM

Scott Pedersen

member since: 11/18/2001

Excellent. good prespective and lighting

8/30/2005 4:13:02 AM

Tammy L. McKaskle

member since: 6/19/2005

WOW! I am in awe and speachless. Congratulations!

8/30/2005 4:17:14 AM

Laura Clay-Ballard
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/8/2005

goreous. congrats.

8/30/2005 4:18:23 AM

Els De Winter
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/26/2005

Wowwwww! Breathtaking! Stunning photo, Marc!!

8/30/2005 4:25:03 AM

Wendy Stevenson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Wendy
Wendy's Gallery

member since: 3/28/2004

Stunningly beautiful Marc!! Conjgratulations on your POTD!!!!

8/30/2005 5:07:15 AM

kerby lee pfrangle
BetterPhoto Member
Contact kerby
kerby's Gallery

member since: 4/19/2005

Marc congratulations on POTD.

Beautiful image and very well deserved.


8/30/2005 5:10:42 AM

Christy L. Densmore
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/18/2005

Congratulations on POTD and your second place win. This shot is just amazing, wonderful.

8/30/2005 5:18:56 AM

Joy Rector
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Joy
Joy's Gallery

member since: 6/26/2002

congrats on your POTD

8/30/2005 5:21:40 AM

Amanda C. Weightman
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/28/2005

All I can say is WOW! I wish I had the talent you have for photography. Congrats!

8/30/2005 5:53:04 AM

Doug  Taylor

member since: 4/22/2005

Fabulous shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/30/2005 5:57:43 AM

Lisa Clark
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/16/2003

Very impressive work. Congratulations on POTD and Second Place Win!!

8/30/2005 6:02:50 AM

Jane Sampson

member since: 3/5/2005

Can't wait to see this hanging in my gallery Marc. ;)

8/30/2005 6:17:07 AM

Lisa C. Harness
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/29/2004

Marc, congratulations on your contest win and POTD. This is a stunning image - it draws your attention right into the light. How exciting it must have been to see this scene in person.

The Jefferson wilderness area / Central Oregon is a beautiful place. Our family spent many (20+) years camping in the more remote parts of the Metolius / Jack Creek / Abbot Creek / Lake Creek / Canyon Creek areas. I haven't had the courage to go back yet since the devastating fires in 2003.

Ah, but I digress - my apologies. This is what photographs should do - evoke a mood, stir up memories.

Again, congratulations, Marc. What a fantastic image!


8/30/2005 6:30:28 AM

Ed Heaton
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/13/2003

Excellent image Marc, Congrats on POTD!

8/30/2005 6:41:32 AM

Elisabeth A. Gay
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/2/2004

This is gorgeous Marc! Congratulations

8/30/2005 6:59:26 AM

Jessica Lee

member since: 1/7/2004

You've captured the beauty of the landscape. This picture makes me want to be there!

Great work of art! Congrats.

8/30/2005 7:03:59 AM

Katleen R. Struckle
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Katleen
Katleen's Gallery

member since: 6/26/2003

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on POTD!!

8/30/2005 7:11:27 AM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/16/2003

An absolutely gorgeous, jaw dropping picture. The colour and dimentions are breathtaking - That is why it has won both in the contest and POTD - Congratulations Marc, well deserved!

8/30/2005 7:17:31 AM

Melissa  L. Zavadil
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/26/2005

Spectacular photo of the day!! Congrats what an awesome shot!!

8/30/2005 7:17:54 AM

Kaylee Mendonca
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/14/2005

That's gorgeous!

8/30/2005 7:26:21 AM

Kirsi Bertolini
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/8/2005

You just HAVE to stare at this one for a while! It is so powerful and well captured! Photography at its absolute best!

8/30/2005 7:29:03 AM

bob cornelison
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/9/2003

Congrats on POTD! It is a work of art!

8/30/2005 7:36:12 AM

Kay Beausoleil
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Kay
Kay's Gallery

member since: 5/31/2004

Congratulations, Marc, on your beautiful POTD!

8/30/2005 7:44:55 AM

Victoria Gonzalez
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/30/2005

oh, My! It's absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations

8/30/2005 8:09:11 AM

Theresa  M. VanderStaay
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/13/2005

Congratulations! Your work is just amazing. I looked at your gallery and you have the most beautiful photographs. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.....Theresa

8/30/2005 8:25:38 AM

Rick Siegert

member since: 3/1/2005

The photo is breathtaking. Where was it taken?

8/30/2005 8:28:25 AM

Luhut Napitupulu

member since: 5/14/2004

It is breathtaking! This is really an awesome shot, Marc! Congratulations on being Finalist and POTD!

8/30/2005 8:49:00 AM

Melody Molinaro
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/18/2005

Oh this is just incredibly beautiful

8/30/2005 9:42:54 AM

Melody Molinaro
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/18/2005

Oh this is just incredibly beautiful

8/30/2005 9:43:04 AM

Lynne M. Rowe

member since: 8/16/2005

This Photo is beautiful. AWSOME congrats

8/30/2005 10:46:02 AM

Jenny Bosmans
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/24/2005

Stunning image indeed!! Congratulations on your win and on POTD! Well deserved!

8/30/2005 1:02:41 PM

Mary  Clarke
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/16/2005

Congratulaions on your POTD, and what a wonderful image Marc.

8/30/2005 1:07:26 PM

Terry L. Ellis
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Terry
Terry's Gallery

member since: 8/20/2004

Stunning image, Marc! Congratulations on your second place win and your fab POTD!!! Well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/30/2005 1:52:13 PM

Lori Carlson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/11/2005

Offering you yet another Congratulations now on your POTD!! Great work Marc!! :0)

8/30/2005 4:17:30 PM

Anita Taylor
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/19/2001

Incredible, stunning image, Marc! Congrats on second place and POTD!!!

8/30/2005 6:15:46 PM

Mary E. Heinz
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/23/2005

Awesome. Great capture.

8/30/2005 6:58:30 PM

Lorraine T. Lynch
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Lorraine
Lorraine's Gallery

member since: 11/17/2002

Photography at it's best! So beautiful Marc! Congratulations!

8/30/2005 7:02:36 PM

Beau Hudspeth Photography
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/22/2004

It is obvious why it was chosen as a winner. Great Shot!

8/30/2005 7:06:01 PM

Muneer T. Al-Awami
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/13/2004

Outstanding shot. Great colors

8/30/2005 9:43:50 PM

Luciano Imperadori
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/30/2004

Very suggestive. Congratulations from Italy

8/30/2005 10:28:58 PM

Robert L. Andersen
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/2/2004

What an Oustanding, Incredibly Gorgeous Image !! Congratulations !!

8/30/2005 11:07:00 PM

Vernon Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/17/2005

Fantastic. Congratulations on your POTD

8/31/2005 6:44:22 AM

Jacqueline C. Harmon
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/22/2005

wonderful photograph. you did a superb job. congrats on a well deserved potd!

8/31/2005 7:37:33 AM

Virginia L. Allison
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/15/2005

Marc....beautiful. I'm not sure that words can do this one justice. Wow.

9/1/2005 4:41:59 AM

Claudette Foote
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 1/22/2005

Fantastic. Congratulations on your POTD

9/2/2005 6:35:04 AM

Sharon  McClung
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 1/17/2005

Postively beautiful. Great capture. Congratulations on POTD and on placing. Well deserved!

9/3/2005 11:10:50 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Donna
Donna's Gallery

member since: 1/12/2004

Truly beautiful, congrats!!

9/8/2005 1:54:19 PM

Birgit Klee
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/3/2004

One of the most beautiful and special sunsets I have ever seen... The ice make a fantastic effect!!! Faboulous!!!

9/12/2005 11:48:21 PM

Dorann Weber
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Dorann
Dorann's Gallery

member since: 2/13/2004

Simply a beautiful breathtaking photo... Wish I could have experienced being there..~!Congratulation's on your win..

9/18/2005 7:03:41 PM

Christopher M. Wisker
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/27/2005

Wonderful Colors, Light, and sharpness

2/17/2006 1:59:53 PM

Dennis Walton
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Dennis
Dennis's Gallery

member since: 3/18/2006

Really beautiful work. This is a high quality scan.What scanner did you use?

8/11/2007 10:32:47 AM

Theresa  M. VanderStaay
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/13/2005

Marc, this is amazing as I am sure the experience was also...The colors are breathtaking...The sharpness and clarity all around is perfect...Congrat's on your win and POD...It's well deserved....Tessa

11/25/2007 6:46:45 PM

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

Copyright 1996-2014, Inc. All Rights Reserved.