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Dancing Sunflowers Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Dancing Sunflowers
Dancing Sunflowers
Shot at Great Sand Dunes National Mounument, Colorado. Technical information: Shot on Kodachome 64. Apeture: f22, shutter: 1/2 on a tripod, late afternoon with rain and thunder on the horizon. I had this slide scanned at 4000 dpi, cloned out dust, and used the curves and hue/saturation tools of Photoshop 7 to make the digital file look as clsoe to the physical slide as possible. This image contains no physical or digital manipulation of any sort.
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Kathleen Clemons
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    Before I read your description I was sure this was a combination of images. Who'd have thought sunflowers could grow in sand? :) It's an awesome capture, so very well composed! :)

1/5/2004 3:21:17 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Great work Matt! This is really well captured, and so unique! Jeff

1/5/2004 3:51:07 AM

Kristen McKain
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i love this, Matt, great shot!

1/5/2004 4:11:16 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Great image!!

1/5/2004 4:11:59 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congratulations!!! Great shot!

2/17/2004 3:12:02 AM

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member since: 12/30/2002

Wonderful photo. Congratulations on winning with it!

2/17/2004 5:05:34 AM

Judith G. Secco
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member since: 12/18/2002

Wonderful shot, Matt. Congratulations!

2/17/2004 5:42:50 AM

Robin L. Wehrman
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Beautiful image. Congratulations, Matt!

2/17/2004 5:43:35 AM

Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your win, Matt!

2/17/2004 7:22:17 AM

Brenda Tharp
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member since: 6/9/2003

This has such a wonderful mood to it, Matt - the flowers are 'dancing' and it's such a unique expression of the dunes there. Congratulations!

2/17/2004 12:49:24 PM

Alisha May Furbish
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member since: 1/5/2003

Congratulations, Matt- this is beautiful and unique, a well-deserved win:)

2/17/2004 1:50:23 PM

Gary Minish
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Great composition and a superb exposure, Matt! Very sharp and clean and the colors are very natural looking. Very nicely shot. Congratulations on a well deserved win :-)

2/17/2004 11:11:30 PM

Kevin D. Lee

member since: 2/18/2004

The sunflowers seem very out of place. There is a barren desert and a dark sky. However, the bright yellow flowers seem odd.

2/20/2004 10:28:07 AM

Alex R

member since: 2/18/2004

Cool Cool C00l cool picture, it is very creative and the setting is VERY VERY unique, im diggin the sunflowers(get it diggin hahah) The horizon is AMAZINg it looks like its about to rain and the picture looks so realalistic

2/20/2004 10:34:06 AM

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2/20/2004 10:37:14 AM

Colleen Braun
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member since: 7/13/2003

great shot...

2/23/2004 4:51:05 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
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This is so very cool!!! Fascinating!

3/17/2004 5:43:49 PM

Pang Sawwee

member since: 4/28/2004

'This image contains no physical or digital manipulation of any sort.' - BEST part of this GREAT shot!! Congratulations, Matt!! A well-deserved win!

4/28/2004 7:20:10 PM

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