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A winter journey
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
A winter journey
A winter journey
© Monika Sapek
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Jason 

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    WOW!!! Unreal. I LOVE IT!!

12/29/2003 10:20:46 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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This is really a great image, Monika! I love it too!

12/29/2003 11:13:58 PM

 
Robert Pranagal
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Hi Monika!
Fantastic image! Great exposure and composition. And that little human figure really makes the difference!

Obviously, you had a great white Christmas!

Cheers,

RP

12/30/2003 1:07:13 AM

 
Theresa McCloskey

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Great capture - wonderful composition - :-)

12/30/2003 3:52:36 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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I agree with everyone else Monika, fantastic image.

12/30/2003 4:14:54 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Great Winter Scenic Monika..The small figure is a representaion of just how minicule we humans are compared to MOTHER NATURE...nicely done..Gary O

12/30/2003 7:07:18 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Great image, Monika! Spot-on exposure and terrific scale. Well done!!

12/30/2003 8:03:10 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Great Winter Image Monika! Nice Composition! Where Is This Taken?

12/30/2003 4:59:21 PM

 
Jewel A. Hughes

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So Pretty Great pic!

12/30/2003 6:08:06 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you very much foe all your wonderful comments, everyone! Im really delightful youve enjoyed this image!
The photo was taken in Alpental, WA. I was there a couple of times during the winter or summer, but the last time was the best. The best weather, the best freshly fallen snow and the lowest temperature 20 degrees. My fingers freeze every 5 photos taken, but it was cool since I cant take real winter photos full of snow so often. In Redmond where I live snow is very rare, so no white Christmas, Robert, just like in Poland ;-).
Thanks one more time and Happy New Year to everyone!
Monika

12/31/2003 12:59:47 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Monika on your terrific finalist!!

1/15/2004 5:47:27 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Congratulations Monika..Gary O

1/15/2004 6:05:33 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats to you on all of your finalists, Monika!

1/15/2004 7:59:00 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats Monika Super Image!!

1/15/2004 9:32:11 AM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Monika! Beautiful image!

1/15/2004 10:20:39 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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I'm so glad to see this beautiful image as a finalist! Many Congratulations, Monika - and good luck!

1/15/2004 11:06:01 AM

 
Oksana Pashko

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Many congrats, Monika!

1/15/2004 12:15:17 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Murry, Gary, Kathleen, Terry, Jean, Evy, and Oksana thank you so much for your wonderful notes! Receiving all those good news about it and all your comments was such a nice and pleasant beginning of my day! Thank you!
Monika

1/15/2004 6:11:31 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful image Monika -- many congrats on making the finals!!

1/16/2004 3:13:10 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats on your win, Monika!!!

1/16/2004 10:51:28 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your fine image and win Monika!!

1/16/2004 10:54:56 AM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Bravo Monika, This win is gorgeous and can really give the feeling of very cold!! Viveca.

1/16/2004 1:06:23 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Monika on your win!!! awesome shot!!

1/16/2004 1:15:32 PM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations on your well-deserved Second Place win, Monika!

1/16/2004 1:16:31 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Hi Monika!! Congrats On Your Win Great Job!!

1/16/2004 2:26:40 PM

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Congrats on your win with this beauty Monika!

1/16/2004 3:47:39 PM

 
Theresa McCloskey

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Congratulations Monika :-)

1/16/2004 4:10:11 PM

 
Rick Riddle
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Congrats Monika Great Photo.

1/16/2004 4:57:48 PM

 
Gary W. Lake
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Wow Monika - what a stunning shot! Congrats!

1/16/2004 6:06:53 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congrats on your Second Place win, Monica - one of my favourites... Well derserved!

1/16/2004 8:11:23 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Wow Monica, this almost looks like a video game of some sort, like if he doesn't play right he will fall off the cliffs.....ok, it is late and past my bed time. Well done and congrats!

1/16/2004 8:27:07 PM

 
Robert Mann
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WOnderful image, Monika! Big congrats on your win! RoB

1/16/2004 8:59:42 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you, Monika!!

1/17/2004 12:43:49 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congrats Monika on a simply wonderful winter scenic!

1/17/2004 2:35:40 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you very much for your nice comments, everyone! I just cant believe that this photo reached second place! Im thrilled and very happy, because landscape photos always are the biggest challenge for me.
Once again thank you for your time and your kindness!
Monika

1/17/2004 6:01:13 PM

 
Brenda Tharp
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Hi Monika - this is one terrifi photograph! At first I didn't see the person, I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the mounds of snow and trees - and then "wow" - there they were - what a great surprise! Wonderful image, congratulations!

1/17/2004 11:28:57 PM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Congratulations, Monika.

1/18/2004 7:31:31 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Brenda thank you very much for you kind comment! I have to tell you that I was patiently waiting for this little guy, because only his appearance could show us the real size of the trees and surrounding space. I just wish to have those trees looking a little bit taller, but that was all I could squeeze from my camera standing from the place where I was. Once again thank you for your time!

Bernard Im really grateful for your nice comment! Thank you!

Monika

1/19/2004 6:12:05 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats! now thats some snow

1/21/2004 6:07:03 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrat's on your fine image and win Monika! Kathy S.

1/21/2004 8:07:16 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Looks just like my back yard, Monika! Very nice composition and excellent exposure and white balance. Congrats on a well deserved win :-)

1/23/2004 12:51:49 AM

 
Lauren Backes

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Woah, weird. I live in Redmond, too. I went up to Alpental this year... that day it definitely didn't look like that! I'm always afraid to take my camera to the mountain because I don't want to drop it. Do you have something that protects the camera?

1/24/2004 7:00:54 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Cathy, Kathleen, Gary and Lauren a generous thank you for your nice comments!

Lauren I took this photo on December 29th and I was lucky enough to find this place covered by the freshly fallen snow. While I walk there I always carry my camera hanging on a strap from my neck or in my bag, never in my hands. There is always so much to hike up or slide down, so it could be dangerous carrying it just in hands. I must protect mostly myself at that time ;-).
Monika

1/25/2004 3:25:04 PM

 
Susana Matos
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i agree with Brenda "I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the mounds of snow and trees"... I think this is BBBBBBeautiful!!! I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the mounds of snow and trees

2/1/2004 1:17:51 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you very much for your comment, Susana!

Monika

2/2/2004 6:57:16 PM

 
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