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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate
Location: Glacier National Park, Exposure 0.8s@F16, ND 0.9 Soft Grad Filter
© Jay Patel
Canon EOS 5D Digit...
 
 
 
Jill A. Mceacherm

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    looks like a winner. this is inspiring, beautiful capture..

8/27/2007 8:37:59 PM

 
Sharon Gross
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One word: Gorgeous!

8/27/2007 8:38:55 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Two words: Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

8/27/2007 10:31:13 PM

 
Aleksandra Miesak
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WOW! Stunning!

8/28/2007 6:29:31 AM

 
Amanda C. Guthrie
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absolutely stunning, is that red flower Indian Paintbrush?
Amanda

8/28/2007 8:10:46 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Your right choice of ND filter captured both the fantastic lighting and the red flowers in the foreground in a perfect balance. Again, you've done an excellent work, Jay!

8/28/2007 7:01:18 PM

 
Jay Patel
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Hi Amanda,
Yes, the flower in the foreground is Indian Paint Brush. Thank you all for the comments.

-Jay

8/31/2007 10:41:34 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Absolutely fantastic, Jay! Great camera and filter use. Nicely done!

9/5/2007 3:10:12 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Absolutely stunning, Jay!

9/5/2007 3:12:13 PM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Amazing! Fantastic finalist!

9/21/2007 10:20:40 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations Jay for this beautiful Finalist!!

9/21/2007 10:24:30 AM

 
Susanne V. Schroeder
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Amazing. Can't get any better, just perfect. Congrats on your finalist.

9/21/2007 11:08:36 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Congratulations on the most amazing finalist!!!

9/21/2007 11:22:46 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Amazing finalist Jay. Wow! Congratulations.

9/21/2007 6:01:18 PM

 
Esther Smith
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I say WOW too!! Congratulations Jay!!

9/21/2007 6:05:57 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Jay, for your excellent finalist.

9/22/2007 3:01:17 AM

 
Michael L. Dawson
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Fantastic work Jay

9/22/2007 11:03:03 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Jay...Dominick

9/22/2007 11:50:55 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Jay, Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

9/22/2007 6:14:38 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Jay!

9/23/2007 3:26:36 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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This deserves to be a finalist...it's absolutely stunning!!!

9/23/2007 6:40:07 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist!

9/23/2007 9:32:19 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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MAGNIFICENT!!!
Well-deserved finalist, here!
Congrats!
--lisa

9/23/2007 9:39:03 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Jay on this stunning win!

9/24/2007 10:39:35 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations Jay! This is another great achievement!

9/24/2007 11:05:34 AM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Terrific winner! Big congratulations!

9/24/2007 12:31:25 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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So beautiful! Congratulations!!

9/24/2007 12:33:23 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful Jay..congratulations!

9/24/2007 3:26:13 PM

 
Esther Smith
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Congratulations on your Winner!

9/24/2007 4:26:25 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Jay--what a moment in time to be witness. Congratulations on your win!

9/24/2007 4:26:30 PM

 
Paul D.
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Jay, you and Adamus never cease to amaze... this is such a great moment on the Lord's earth that you've captured here. Well done!

9/24/2007 4:35:58 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner!

9/24/2007 4:39:39 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner.

9/24/2007 7:20:40 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Jay, for your second prize winner.

9/25/2007 3:51:27 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congratulations, Jay!! Wonderful work and well deserved.

9/25/2007 9:20:57 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Congratulations on this nice win !

9/25/2007 2:31:29 PM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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Congrats on this awesome win!

9/25/2007 9:33:49 PM

 
S P Mukherji
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Your trademark written all over this mind blowing creation... Congratulations Jay...I am a big fan of your pictures!!

9/25/2007 10:45:13 PM

 
Jay Patel
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Thank you all for taking time to comment on this photograph. All your comments are greatly appreciated.

9/26/2007 5:51:07 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Incredible...huge congratulations on this stunning image!

9/27/2007 6:03:06 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Congratulations on this beautiful win Jay. You deserve it. Bill

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9/28/2007 12:47:31 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Jay, very nice colors and lighting; big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

9/29/2007 12:45:05 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations Jay this is beautiful. I have enjoyed your work on Time Catcher as well.

9/29/2007 6:31:08 PM

 
Corné Arts
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I missed this one.. Wonderful scene. Congrats on your win! Best wishes from holland, Corne

10/2/2007 4:08:46 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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The colors and contrasts are just breathtaking Jay. I especially like the sunbeams! A winner for sure.

10/4/2007 9:00:17 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Beautiful job on this. Brilliant image!

10/5/2007 4:11:19 PM

 
Robert Baer
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This is one of those imgages that makes us all thankful for the beautiful natural world around us. Thank you for this wonderful capture.
congratulations on your win.

10/7/2007 7:59:40 AM

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

Cathy :)

10/7/2007 12:36:42 PM

 
Wanda Knoss
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Jay, What a wonderful image! Congratulations on your win.

10/10/2007 8:27:20 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations Jay! Excellent lighting!
Pat

10/15/2007 7:42:03 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Jay congratulation on this magnificent winner. I love Glacier National Park. One of the things that I miss now that I moved to Alabama is the majestic Alaskan mountains. Thanks for sharing this wonderful scene.

10/19/2007 6:30:32 AM

 
Dennis Walton
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Exquisite. Perfect combination of timing and talent.

10/19/2007 7:06:17 PM

 
Heather M. Benner

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This is beautiful! Amazing job!

12/31/2007 5:08:01 PM

 
Julie Christiansen
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Outstanding image.

1/21/2008 4:27:54 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This takes my breath away! It's surreal. I wish I had been there to experience it.

Thanks for making it possible for us all to at least take it in through YOUR eyes!!!

Come to my gallery and see my photo called "Speak To Me". It is similar to yours, in a small way. :)

1/26/2008 3:09:13 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Amazing shot. Your gallery rocks!!

4/8/2008 12:31:22 PM

 
Mami Komoto

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Congratulation!! it really looks heaven!! sooo greaaaaat!!

4/27/2008 9:47:08 PM

 
 

Just saw this on the favorites page. It is beautiful! I can see why so many have chosen it for a fav. Congrats on your well deserved win!

10/10/2008 8:29:37 PM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Oh my...simply stunning!

4/1/2009 6:53:39 PM

 
Graham H. Winchester

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Wow!!! You did good.

6/15/2010 8:33:55 AM

 
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