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Lone Wolf in Aspen Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
Lone Wolf in Aspen
Lone Wolf in Aspen
Grand Prize Winner - November 2000 Contest
© Darwin Wiggett
Phil Preston

member since: 11/7/2000
    Nice photo, very atmospheric. Worked well in black and white. It felt like I was there when viewing it.

Phil Preston

2/18/2001 8:34:53 AM

Danny p. McDonald

member since: 2/19/2001

Beautiful, so sharp, talk about being in the right spot right time , but to have the patience! Excellence IMHO

Danny, Queensland, Australia.

2/19/2001 5:25:16 PM

Randy Belyk

member since: 2/20/2001

Incredible shot! Can you provide the tech specs for it? I am just getting started and would love to know what you used and how.

Randy, Victoria, BC

2/20/2001 5:09:18 PM

Darwin Wiggett

member since: 11/27/2000

The photo is in my backyard (I live on an acreage) so I often just wait until the light is right and wander around in the forest. That day we had some low mist. I shot the image on color film using a hasselblad x-pan with a 45mm lens. I really liked the resulting photo but decided to convert it to black-n-white in photoshop. It looked even better then.

I had the photo of the forest on my wall and one day I decided that it could be improved by adding a wolf or a cougar. I got a wildlife photographer friend to give me a photo of a wolf. In photoshop I added the wolf and voila we have this photo.

Darwin Wiggett
Water Valley, Alberta

2/24/2001 4:31:52 PM

Samantha Howls

member since: 10/22/2001

Hi, Just also wanted to comment, that is one of the most beautiful shots taken, even if it was manipulated using Photoshop, shows imagination and also perfect placement.

No thoughts on selling the image? would love it on the wall or even a background on my computer.


Sam (Wales UK)

1/13/2002 5:54:24 PM

Charlotte English
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member since: 9/2/2002

This is beautiful Darwin. I love the composition, perspective and lighting. Works great as a B/W. I wouldn't have been able to tell you manipulated this in did a great shot. Beautiful choice of animal, look at those eyes. Congratulations on your wiin!

Amber J. Housey
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member since: 5/30/2003

I was admiring your photo while at the same time thinking, "how creepy". I wouldn't stand there taking that picture. Then I read that you put the wolf in. Great job! Looked real to me. I like the black and white, too. Congrats.

Melissa Williams

member since: 3/29/2003

I thought wow is that real?! I love it, even if it is manipulated, so are paintings.

Jason A. Thomas

member since: 5/20/2003

Congratulations on an amazing image.

1/4/2004 7:23:38 PM

Linda R. Boyles

member since: 7/31/2004

This is just amazing. Is there a possibility that you have this photo availible for sale. If so please email me at Thank you.

8/29/2004 10:25:58 AM

Dennis Begnoche Jr

member since: 6/3/2008

Perfect juxtaposition in this image. Well done. You either have an eye for that perfect moment to snap a shot or you don't. You do. Position of wolf in entire image is perfect. Eyes keep getting lead back to wolf. Thirds rule of photography.

9/1/2004 2:06:27 PM

Kindra K. Solomon

member since: 6/29/2004

Beautiful photo :) 'n good idea manipping the wolf in...
Although I might recomend if you still have the PDD of the image to touch up around the wolf, blend him to the background a lil more, he has a slight touch of a halo around him from his original background.

Sorry if I seem finiky at all! Just tryin to help. :) I do a lot of photomanipping myself as another style of art, so I have that unfortunate side effect to see tiny things.

You really did a wonderful job though! composition is beautiful!

11/28/2004 10:50:41 PM

Bill Shideler

member since: 12/29/2004

First of all, I absolutely love the composition.........But how did this photo win in 2000, when it wasn't uploaded until a year later?

2/13/2005 12:51:43 PM

Greg Martin

member since: 5/24/2005

Wow. That is one of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen. I am extremely jealous.

5/31/2005 11:17:30 PM

Mary N C. Taitt
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member since: 5/18/2005

This is an incredibly beautiful fantastic picture. So mysterious. So crisp, clean and evocative. I LOVE IT!!! Mary

6/25/2005 4:20:27 PM


member since: 7/26/2005

Outstanding.. simply outstanding.

7/26/2005 12:35:22 PM

Brad Calkins
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/2/2005

Incredible photo!

8/13/2005 10:15:25 AM


member since: 10/17/2005

This is a beautiful and haunting image Mr. Wiggett. Is there a possibility that a copy is available for sale? Please contact me at


10/17/2005 8:06:06 PM

Brett D. Robson

member since: 6/27/2006

I nkow this photo, I think I had it once as part of my website, a template that I obtained, if I find it again I will let you know

6/29/2006 6:41:33 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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member since: 1/12/2004

Outstanding work, so incredible!! A belated congratulations on your win. So well deserved!!!

8/18/2007 2:04:16 PM

Katherine L. Bodger
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member since: 7/3/2007

I've seen this photo on as a Pro Wallpaper - I loved it then and downloaded it to my desktop but I have to say that this original image is even better!! Love the panoramic format - terrific composition and wonderful work with Photoshop! :)

8/21/2007 9:16:53 PM

Mark Mirror

member since: 3/1/2007

Excellent photo.
I create my small gallery with pictures of forest too -

9/13/2007 1:54:22 PM

Arron L. Kerns

member since: 8/3/2007

This is a great picture. I am a wolf fan also. This is a very well done photo.

10/29/2007 11:54:09 AM

Yves Rubin
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/17/2006

This is one of those key images that stays with you. The editing was a stroke of genius on your part.

1/22/2008 7:22:29 AM

Baiju.c.s Pillai

member since: 3/12/2008

That is verry good attempt and marvellous frame and lighting. congras!

3/17/2008 2:59:55 AM

Baiju.c.s Pillai

member since: 3/12/2008

That is verry good attempt and marvellous frame and lighting. congras!

3/17/2008 3:01:39 AM

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