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Awakening
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Early Winter in Oregon's Three Sisters Wilderness. I liked the subtle, peaceful mood and how the composition of the sweeping shoreline leads around towards the reflected peak. The hike in was a rainstorm, then a blizzard which put down 4 inches in an hour, followed by a freezing rainstorm. It was intresting to say the least. I set up camp in the fury of the storm near treeline at this remote alpine lake, about ten miles in. Fortuantely, the stormy conditions subsided by the next morning and things were as calm and placid as it gets. I was lucky to get a bit of glowing color behind the peak at dawn. I shot a couple rolls then climbed the north face of the peak and hiked out later that day.
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Nicole Kessel

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    Breathtaking, Marc! Fantastic shot!

10/21/2005 11:37:34 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Marc this is beautiful!

10/21/2005 11:42:55 AM

 
Phil N. Jones

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I live in the tropical south...this photo conveys the beauty of colder places..nice composition....

10/21/2005 12:32:37 PM

 
Jessica L. Richard
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gorgous image! this is amazing!

10/21/2005 2:32:49 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Very beautiful Marc!,
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10/21/2005 5:49:39 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Absolutely gorgeous, Marc!!! I love your description!

10/21/2005 5:56:21 PM

 
Andrew Laverghetta
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I love the composition and the way the edge of the lake leads you in, as you mentioned. I wish I could get on some of these trips where people just go out to have fun and take a few pictures. Maybe more than I few I guess "a few rolls." Maybe someday I can get out west. What lens did you use? The huge depth of field is great.

10/21/2005 7:28:14 PM

 
Marc E. Adamus

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Hi Andrew. I used a Canon 17-40L lens at F16 and exposed Velvia 50 for 8 seconds.

10/21/2005 7:59:27 PM

 
Susana Heide
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WOW!! I'm in AWE of this image and how you got it! I'm not an outdoorsy person but am so glad some photographers are, so that the rest of us can savour the beauty of scenes such as this one!! STUNNING!!!

10/21/2005 9:45:30 PM

 
Kerry Haines
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Inspirational for all Marc! Unquestionably "another" wonderous image captured. Simply -- magnificent! You are the Outdoors Landscape Master!
Btw, have ever you photographed the Crater Lake area?

10/23/2005 9:09:49 AM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Another stunning photo. Just awesome!

10/23/2005 4:11:43 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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You're the best! ALL of your shots deserve GOLD!

10/26/2005 2:10:17 PM

 
Kristian L. Stricklin
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Stunning image!!

10/26/2005 2:18:34 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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PERFECTION, Marc! Outstanding perspective, colors, comp., light, everything!!!! Thank you for sharing!

10/26/2005 2:30:28 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Almost unreal colors, Marc!!

10/26/2005 2:44:05 PM

 
Alton I. Vance
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WOW! Absolutely stunning. The lighting is so gorgeous. Fantastic work.

11/22/2005 10:42:42 PM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Marc - Stunning image!

Your beautiful composition and light reminds me of the late Galen Rowell. This image is the quality that appears on the cover of Outdoor Photographer. Well Done!!!

Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!

11/23/2005 5:06:05 AM

 
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Congrats on being chosen as a finalist Marc!!!!

11/23/2005 5:56:14 AM

 
Katrina Diaz
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WOW, Marc!!! The colors are GORGEOUS! The composition is perfect and I am SO glad to see it as a finalist! I am expecting to see this as something better too!!!
~K

11/23/2005 10:00:59 AM

 
Rick D. Clark
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Marc-Once again, an outstanding image.

11/23/2005 4:00:36 PM

 
Chris Macer

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Congrats on the finalist, Marc! Awesome as always. Best of luck :)

11/23/2005 5:29:39 PM

 
Natasha Ursula Pyle
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Another exceptional image, Marc. And, this of one of my favorite places. :)

11/26/2005 12:05:21 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win!!!!

11/26/2005 12:54:05 PM

 
Katrina Diaz
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Congratualtions on placing 2nd with this!!! Gorgeous picture and well-deserving! ; )
~K

11/26/2005 1:14:22 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your win, Marc -- your long hike and the dramatic weather were worth it, no?

11/26/2005 5:28:27 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Marc, great colors and clarity; congratulaions on your second place win.

11/26/2005 8:18:48 PM

 
Alton I. Vance
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Mark,
Congratulations on your Second Place win. To me this could be in the Grand Prize Winners place in place of mine. Beautiful work.

11/26/2005 10:08:02 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WINNER Marc

11/27/2005 1:52:23 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

11/27/2005 6:37:24 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Marc!

Cathy :)

11/29/2005 8:22:45 AM

 
Stefan G
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Absolutely gorgeous, just perfect! Congratulations, Marc!

11/29/2005 8:47:36 PM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Wow! Just Beautiful! Congratulations!

11/30/2005 7:26:44 AM

 
Dawn O
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Now that's a beautiful photograph!

12/23/2005 12:34:57 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!

12/23/2005 1:03:55 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Belated congrats on your win, Marc, and congratulations on your POTD!!!!

12/23/2005 1:33:51 AM

 
Thomas M. Reid

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Congratulations on your photo of the Day Marc, it's another of your typical beauties!

12/23/2005 2:48:25 AM

 
David Phalen
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Just beautiful! Congratulations on your win.

12/23/2005 4:30:20 AM

 
Leslie A. Wilson
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Breathtakingly majestic. Obviously a work of love. I especially like the way the curved directional line leads your eye to the mountain. Very effective. I can almost feel the freezing cold!

12/23/2005 4:49:01 AM

 
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Breathtakingly majestic. Obviously a work of love. I especially like the way the curved directional line leads your eye to the mountain. Very effective. I can almost feel the freezing cold!

12/23/2005 4:50:09 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Awesome winning image and congrats on potd!

12/23/2005 4:53:50 AM

 
Scott Pedersen

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This is most excellent. Shoulda gotten first place.

12/23/2005 5:26:24 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Just absolutely stunning. Congratulations on POTD. I think that's a huge honor!

12/23/2005 5:36:04 AM

 
Jane P. Anderson
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Breath taking shot. I love the reflection in the water. A lot of photograhers forget about the reflection but here you have clarity, color and fabullous depth of field. Awesome job and congrats!

12/23/2005 5:40:29 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

12/23/2005 5:42:48 AM

 
Susan E.  Patrick Harris
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CONGRATS! wonderful capture. The colors are awe-inspiring.

12/23/2005 5:57:04 AM

 
Jacqueline C. Harmon
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wow! simply breathtaking!congrats on a wonderful potd!

12/23/2005 6:05:21 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations on a stunning POTD! Mary :-)

12/23/2005 6:46:45 AM

 
Lisa Clark
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This is extraordinary photography. So refreshing to see. Congratulations on POTD and a well deserved 2nd place win.

12/23/2005 6:59:17 AM

 
Jill Odice
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What a wonderful way to start my day :-) Thanks Marc,I love your work and am glad you are nuts enough to endure the conditions you do to bring us your always wonderful photos!

12/23/2005 7:03:28 AM

 
Jean Papp

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WOW!!! Are you selling a print?

12/23/2005 7:07:42 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations on your POTD feature & your win!

12/23/2005 7:15:02 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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Ditto what Jill said! :) Your work is truly inspiring! Congrats on the POTD on top of the winner! Bravo!!!!!

12/23/2005 7:18:14 AM

 
Llewellyn Williams

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Super image, Marc. Just like the ones that the landscape special issue of Outdoor Photographer featured! The depth of field is astounding and almost looks like the final image was made from 4-6 separate digital frames perfectly indexed and merged in "Photoshop".

Just outstanding (and worth the hike in and the harsh conditions)!

--Llew

12/23/2005 7:21:23 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on this stunning POTD!!

12/23/2005 7:41:59 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

12/23/2005 7:48:12 AM

 
Chad M. Vandenbusch

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Great photo! Outstanding!

12/23/2005 8:21:07 AM

 
Robert L. Andersen
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Outstanding Image !! The color is awesome !! Congrats !!

12/23/2005 8:31:45 AM

 
Amanda Murray

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This image is so inviting. I wandered onto your BP website and absolutely love your shots that play with clouds, light, and vast landscapes. Inspiring!

12/23/2005 8:32:27 AM

 
Nimisha Awasthy

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Amazingly beautiful,full of peace.

12/23/2005 8:53:46 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Absolutely stunning!! Congrats on your win and POTD!!

12/23/2005 8:54:46 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations again, Marc -- this time for your well-deserved POTD!

12/23/2005 9:12:10 AM

 
Jeffery Haws
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Wonderful POTD! Photo title is perfect. I sensed the absolute quiet. Thank you for such a capture.

12/23/2005 9:23:15 AM

 
Judith MacArthur
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This is simply breathtaking, Marc. Your perfect composition literally (not figuratively!) sweeps the viewer up into the magnificent mountain. Thank you so much for being one of the hardy, adventuresome souls who captures these kinds of images for the enrichment of all of us!

12/23/2005 9:36:56 AM

 
Chris Van Antwerp
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Marc, Beautiful. Shots like this inspire me to get out and shoot more.

12/23/2005 10:25:45 AM

 
Teri Soares
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Marc,

It's obvious that I am not alone as I admire this magnificent image.

I am certain this landscape was beutiful when you saw it, but the real feat is that you have brought it with you to share with all of us here! I know how difficult it can be to get the camera to see what caught your eye, yet you have managed to do so with great technical skill, effort (not to mention freezing off parts of your anatomy!) and a true artists eye.

Thank you for making the arduous trek to capture this beauty and thank you again for allowing us see to be there as well!

Teri

12/23/2005 10:52:47 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Very nice work Marc, I enjoyed browsing your website as well! You go the extra mile and it's apparent!!!
Congrats on POTD!

12/23/2005 12:50:07 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Absolutely stunning! All of the images in your gallery are equally stunning. Congratulations on your POTD.

12/23/2005 1:09:37 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD Marc, wonderful image

12/23/2005 1:27:54 PM

 
Kathy F. Nash
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Absolutely stunning! This is evidence that we go the extra mile, literally, to get that special shot. I am impressed! I've only had one class in photography here at Better Photo, and my work has improved considerably, especially with inspiration like this.
Congratulations!

12/23/2005 1:28:46 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wonderful capture with lovely colors.

12/23/2005 2:40:19 PM

 
Garth D. Beatty
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Very Nice!! I love good reflection shots
and this one is tops.

12/23/2005 7:54:48 PM

 
Theresa  M. VanderStaay
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This is just beautiful Marc. Congrat on POTD! It is an amazing capture.

12/24/2005 7:36:56 AM

 


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This is an amazing photograph. I just love the color scheme of it.

12/24/2005 8:32:50 AM

 
PiperAnne L. Worcester
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Now that is a stunning capture. Congratulations on your POTD and winner. it is so well composed! And the light, the light!

12/24/2005 10:54:53 AM

 
Anita Taylor
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Well worth the effort for the incredible image, Marc! I do like how the shore leads your eye in as you said. Congratulations!

12/24/2005 6:16:36 PM

 
Leon Markarov
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Beautiful capture, Marc. Congratulations!

12/26/2005 11:39:10 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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This is so very beautiful!! Congratulations on your potd win!!!

1/2/2006 11:04:07 AM

 
Ozan Aktas
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Hi Marc.This is really good.Colors and details are soft and deep.I love your pics.I will look your gallery everyday.You are good photographer.Congrats...

10/2/2007 6:28:29 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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Simply exquisite. Wonderful capture.

2/16/2008 6:50:52 AM

 
Corné Arts
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Awesome shot!!

3/14/2008 3:27:54 AM

 
Rebecca K. Lefferts
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Gorgeous shot- What a lovely composition. Great work!

4/16/2009 9:26:30 AM

 
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