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Scenic Break
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Scenic Break
Scenic Break
Deva, taking a break (on Thompson Pass)
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Susana Matos
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    My first reaction was to say WOOOWWW!!!
This is so beautiful!!!
have you done some retouch in photoshop as your photo is so clear and has good sharpness and contrast?
cheers from Portugal, Su

8/23/2003 9:42:39 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Hi Gary, I donīt know why but when I am making my comment your name appears simply as Gary Minish and I thought : well it isnīt Gary H. Minish but what a coincidence having almost the same name and so beautiful photos!??
Then got back to new entries and saw your complete name, that made me laugh. LOL
But, this photo is so high detailed that I have to ask you if you retouched it or is just 707 just gorgeous!?
Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Pt
(i just couldnīt sleep, itīs 5 am here in Portugal!!!)
Susana

8/23/2003 9:47:39 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Outstanding! Just as beautiful as "Deva" yesterday!!!

8/23/2003 9:50:01 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Susana; Thank you very much! Other than a little sharpening after shrinking it to entry size, nothing has been changed on this photo. The original photo loses a lot of sharpness when shrinking it to 640x480. I always apply just enough to bring it back as close as possible to the clarity of the original. You should see this at 1600x1200 on my Sony Flat screen monitor!

Evy; Thank you also! I've had two photo sessions with Deva so far. One last night in rather poor light and this afternoon in very good light. This one was taken today.

8/23/2003 9:57:13 PM

 
Sharon D. Waters
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Very beauitful!!!

8/23/2003 10:15:07 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you, Sharon :-)

8/23/2003 10:31:42 PM

 
Rick Joyce
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Clear and sharp lending great definition to the foreground moraine.

RJ

8/24/2003 12:56:47 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you, Rick! Knowing how crisp your photos always are, I take that as a very nice compliment :-)

8/24/2003 1:04:28 AM

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Really lovely, how you have "set" the scene, Gary. No discussion about the sharpness of your photos, LOL!!
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8/24/2003 1:22:53 AM

 
Jean Papo
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Another beauty, Gary! What scenery you have around you, and your dog is totally photogenic! Great shot!

8/24/2003 2:28:50 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Chain that dog to your body!! This dog is wonderful!!! Don't let her out of your sight! Just gorgeous shots!!!!!

8/24/2003 3:40:41 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Just as beautiful as yesterdays!!!

8/24/2003 4:13:19 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Hi Gary - I missed yesterday's but today's is absolutely amazing! What an awesome image and dog!

8/24/2003 4:43:40 AM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
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Really nice...ditto to all the nice remarks above!!

8/24/2003 7:10:24 AM

 
Rick Riddle
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Wonderful Detail & Colors A Beautiful Photo.Gary.

8/24/2003 7:28:03 AM

 
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Just had to add my own WOW! Excellent, Gary!! :-)

8/24/2003 8:02:32 AM

 
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birdie; Actually Deva "set" the scenes. It was my job to be in the right position for lighting and composition when she did. I got more exercise than she did, racing all over the mountain side trying to be in the right position for a good shot whenever she stopped moving :-) Thank you for commenting!

Jean; Thank you! Yes, she is very photogenic. She has great poise and presence for a 5 month old puppy.

Carolyn, Colette, Joy, Roseann, Rick, Jill; A big thank you from Deva for the compliments and another from me for your very nice comments :-)

8/24/2003 11:08:47 AM

 
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Great job, Gary! Way to go, Deva! (setting the scene)

Congrats!

9/9/2003 1:35:53 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Deva and I both thank you, Karen :-)

9/9/2003 1:50:58 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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It always amazes me how many wonderful images I miss each month! This is gorgeous, Gary! Congratulations to you!

9/9/2003 3:22:16 AM

 
Susana Matos
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I AM HAPPY TO SEE A FINALIST FROM YOUR WONDERFUL PHOTOS THAT I LOVE! Congratulations!!
Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Su

9/9/2003 3:22:41 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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I'm so glad to see one of theese wonderful Deva-images in the final! Congratulations! Well deserved, Gary!

9/9/2003 3:36:49 AM

 
Barbara K. 
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Magnificent shot Gary. I have see the other one too of Deva on Bestfoto. Congrats!

9/9/2003 3:48:47 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats!! This is wonderful!!

9/9/2003 4:01:06 AM

 
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She's a cutie..I've seen her twice ...and she really adds alot to the scene! WEll done, GAry!

9/9/2003 4:23:14 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, Gary!!!

9/9/2003 4:38:45 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations to you and Deva for making the finals, Gary!!

9/9/2003 7:35:49 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent work, Gary
Congratulations,


bill

9/9/2003 12:46:03 PM

 
Carol Engstrom
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Congrats, again!

9/9/2003 1:34:40 PM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations to you and Deva, Gary! You both deserve it!

9/9/2003 2:50:07 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Congrats Gary. I love the soft colors and details on this one. Nice comp. too.

9/9/2003 3:13:05 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you all for your very nice wishes! Deva and I are very grateful :-)

9/10/2003 12:12:00 AM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Simply The Best, Gorgeous in every way gary. Viveca.

9/10/2003 7:51:26 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you, Viveca! It's good to hear from you :-)

9/10/2003 9:30:30 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Very nice - Congrats Gary! :-)

9/10/2003 5:45:29 PM

 
Gene Spears
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congrats Gary - a beautiful shot (and pup)!

9/10/2003 7:23:03 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you, Damian and Gene!

9/10/2003 7:48:52 PM

 
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Congrats Gary :)

9/11/2003 12:21:20 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you kindly, L.J.!

9/11/2003 12:30:18 AM

 
Gerda Grice
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Absolutely gorgeous, Gary! Wow! The colours and clarity are truly amazing and the scene and Deva are beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck in the finals!

9/11/2003 1:07:13 PM

 
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind comments & wishes, Gerda! It is definitely appreciated :-)

9/11/2003 7:42:43 PM

 
Suzie Strasburg

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Best of Luck!:~))

9/13/2003 11:03:42 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Thanks, Suzie :-)

9/13/2003 11:24:42 AM

 
Tim Chong

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I haven't seen this one, but I'm glad it won. The photo is simply too good, Gary. ;)

9/16/2003 7:37:23 PM

 
William C. Raco
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A very deserving win, Gary
Congratulations,

bill

9/16/2003 7:47:00 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Tim & Bill; Thank you both very much for your comments and support :-)

9/16/2003 8:05:11 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you, Gary!!!

9/16/2003 8:16:34 PM

 
Gene Spears
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way to go Gary!! well deserved!

9/16/2003 8:25:53 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you kindly, Colette & Gene!

9/16/2003 8:31:59 PM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Breathtaking... even without the dog... with the dog...well, it's beyond beautiful. One of the finest works I have ever seen.

9/16/2003 9:23:52 PM

 
Rick Joyce
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Congratulations Gary. You have set a new record for the most comments ever on one photo!

You will soon be receiving a roll of Kodachrome 64 (36 exposure) as your reward.

Cheers,

RJ

9/16/2003 9:30:00 PM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Gary! Happy to see your win with this wonderful shot!

9/16/2003 9:51:10 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Connie; such a fine endorsement from such a fine photographer as yourself is worth far more to me than the second prize in this contest! Deva and I are both very appreciative. Thank you :-)

Rick; Thank you :-) Will that be 128mb or 256mb Kodachrome? Actually, I believe Dolores has a few with comments at least twice this long!

Jean; Thank you very much for your kind words!

9/16/2003 10:30:45 PM

 
Lem Metro

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Beautiful photo & a well deserved win, Gary. Congratulations. I have been absent most of the last two months, but hope to get back to submitting, now that I have my new Olympus C-5050. I really love it. Just as I love your excellent work. Keep it up! Soon we will be seeing mass snow scenes coming from your talented lens. I can't wait. Talk to you soon.
Lem

9/16/2003 11:04:49 PM

 
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Hi Lem! I'm happy to hear from you again! Glad to see you're back and I'll be looking forward to seeing some of the magic you should be able to create with that 5050! I'm not quite ready for that snow yet...but somehow I don't think I'm going to have a lot of choice in the matter :-) Thank you for your kind wishes!

9/16/2003 11:09:59 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations to you, Gary!!!!!!!

9/17/2003 3:17:49 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Of course Deva was a winner!! Congratulations, Gary! Well derserved!

9/17/2003 3:44:07 AM

 
Theresa McCloskey

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Congratulations :-)

9/17/2003 3:50:06 AM

 
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Congratulations on a great image Gary!

9/17/2003 4:05:51 AM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz

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A big Bravo, Gary !
I love the contrast here !

JF

9/17/2003 4:27:12 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats to you and Deva, Gary, on a great win!!

9/17/2003 5:19:31 AM

 
Barbara K. 
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Striking dog shot Gary! Congrats on you win.

9/17/2003 5:34:15 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Can't believe I haven't commented on this one yet! Just love it, Gary!
Congratulations!
Judy

9/17/2003 5:37:12 AM

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Congrats Gary. Absolutely breathtaking.

9/17/2003 5:46:31 AM

 
Sharon D. Waters
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Congratulations !!!

9/17/2003 5:59:18 AM

 
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Gary job, Gary. Congratulations.

9/17/2003 8:08:01 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Stunning! As are all your Deva images. Congratulations, Gary!

9/17/2003 9:44:40 AM

 
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A big congratulations to you!

9/17/2003 12:07:07 PM

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Hi Gary!! So glad to find you here. Great photo made by a great guy!
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9/17/2003 1:34:18 PM

 
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Many congrats on your 2nd place win Gary! That puppy makes a wonderful model and you have set him off so well!

9/17/2003 3:15:40 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful image and your very well deserved win, Gary!

9/17/2003 4:36:16 PM

 
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Wow! I can't keep up! For all those whom I have not yet thanked, Please know that your recognition is very much appreciated and is FAR more valuable to me than a year extension on my gallery. My sincere thank you for your kind words and continued support :-)

9/17/2003 8:19:37 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Such a beautiful image, and well deserved win. Congrats.

9/17/2003 9:06:14 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Many thank you's, Darren :-)

9/17/2003 9:35:09 PM

 
Oksana Pashko

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Many congrats, Gary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/17/2003 10:41:56 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Why thank you, Oksana!

9/17/2003 11:20:52 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Many congratulations, Gary!! It's been rather busy at my end but glad I could scoot over for a peek at your fantastic win!! Well deserved, my friend!! Enjoy your win!

9/20/2003 7:50:44 AM

 
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A huge thank you from Deva and myself for taking the time to stop by and leave your kind wishes, Dolores :-)

9/20/2003 9:45:39 AM

 
Dan S. Coquia

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This is so wonderful, Gary! Congratulations!

9/22/2003 11:59:00 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Thank you very much, Dan!

9/23/2003 12:36:38 AM

 
Elizabeth Stiles

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A BIG Congrats on this wonderful image Gary! I love the addition of the cute dog:0)
Elizabeth

10/5/2003 11:36:46 PM

 
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Thank you very much, Elizabeth! The dog wasn't an addition though. She was sitting right there when I took the photo. I took about 200 photos of her that day on the pass. Most every one is different. It's a fantastic place to shoot dog portraits :-)

10/5/2003 11:43:10 PM

 
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Took me a minute or two to scroll down past all these well-deserved comments. My comment is: a wonderful shot particularly given that dogs rarely sit still for long. Seriouslr, congrats Gary - excellent work as always.

Lee

6/19/2004 4:40:14 PM

 
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Thanks, Lee! Its all uphill to this locations so by the time she got to here she was ready for a break. So was I, but I had to grab the photo first. I don't know how you stumbled on this one, it was buried pretty far down in my gallery!

6/19/2004 6:05:18 PM

 
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