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Swiss Plateau
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Swiss Plateau
Swiss Plateau
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The Castle of Champvent, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
You can see the approaching snow storm in the BG behind the castle

This is an HRD image comprised of three exposures combined together.
(Handheld) ISO 200, 35mm lens, f/4.5, 1/8000 sec + 1/2000 sec + 1/500 sec

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens + B&W UV filter

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Katarina Mansson
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    Excellent HDR image! Love the colors, comp, light and drama created by the storm clouds. (I experienced that storm as well...:-)

3/24/2008 7:34:41 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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HDR works perfect here to add that strong contrast we can see Les. Light is so amazing on the image and goes perfect with the beautiful view of your frame here...EXCELLENT photo ++++

3/24/2008 7:56:42 AM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Wonderful scenic image.

3/24/2008 8:05:28 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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These are the kinds of scenes that make you catch your breath--in real life and when you view a picture of them. Lovely light in all the right places, a brooding sky, and a fairy tale scene for this Nebraska lady--couldn't ask for more. Great job, Les.

3/24/2008 8:14:14 AM

 
Joy Rector
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gorgeous shot

3/24/2008 8:14:51 AM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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Beautiful scene! Love the composition and the storm clouds.

3/24/2008 8:15:49 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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FANTASTIC!!!!

3/24/2008 9:20:39 AM

 
Christian Rosito
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WOOW! Beautiful vivid colors, a great scene!

3/24/2008 9:33:57 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Thanks!!!

Wonderful view and excellent capture!!!

3/24/2008 10:26:36 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow Les, this is awesome, the comp, colours are excellent and I love that dramatic sky!

3/24/2008 10:51:51 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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This is FANTASTIC Les!!!! Just jaw dropping!!! Hey ... all its missing is a knight on a white horse!??

Great work~~

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3/24/2008 12:06:51 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very beautiful!

3/24/2008 3:14:11 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Gorgeous scene, Les! Great HRD integration!

3/24/2008 5:02:33 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Beautiful lighting and colors, Les.

3/24/2008 7:15:50 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Beautiful lightning thruout, Les. And colors too!

4/2/2008 5:51:31 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

4/21/2008 3:28:05 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Applause! Big Congrats, Les!!!

4/21/2008 4:22:06 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful, wonderful layers of light and shadow in this spectacular capture, Les. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round.

4/21/2008 4:23:23 PM

 
Marina Moore
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Congratulations Les!!!! This is amazingly beautiful!!!! :)

4/21/2008 4:35:11 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Les!

jo ann c.

4/21/2008 4:51:14 PM

 
Christian Rosito
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Wonderful!!! Congratulations Les!

4/21/2008 4:59:03 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent work, Les! Congrats on this super finalist!!

4/21/2008 4:59:45 PM

 
Teresa Norris
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SO beautiful, Les!!! Congratulations on a stunning finalist!!

4/21/2008 5:10:52 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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A GORGEOUS finalist, Les!! BIG CONGRATS! Deb

4/21/2008 5:29:12 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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What a Fantastic choice for Finalist... now one to the winners circle!!! WTG!!!

4/21/2008 5:34:30 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Stunning and amazing landscape Les! Congrats :-)

4/21/2008 5:40:26 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Gorgeous!! Congrats to you Les :0)

4/21/2008 8:37:52 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Les!!

4/21/2008 8:51:51 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Still love it and am happy to be back to say: Congratulations on your Finalist!

4/22/2008 3:35:36 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Les on yur Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff

4/22/2008 4:44:29 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats, Les!!!!!!!

4/22/2008 5:21:21 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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This is superbly beautiful, Les.
I have also been trying some HDR lately. But I seem to be a far cry from what can be done. I have to practice more on it.
Congrats,in any case. And I suppose we will see it again soon.

4/22/2008 6:32:32 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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Les, what a stunning capture! Lots of interest and drama! Great work and congrats on this deserving Finalist :)

4/22/2008 7:40:08 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this awesome and beautiful finalist Les :O)

4/22/2008 9:34:20 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/22/2008 10:38:47 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats Les on your finalist. :O)

4/22/2008 10:48:33 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Les! This is absolutley magical!

4/22/2008 2:01:59 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats to you Les, excellent image!

4/22/2008 9:54:56 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist,Les!!!

4/23/2008 7:12:23 PM

 
Susana Heide
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BIG CONGRATS LES on your GOLD!!!! The varied lighting make for an outstanding landscape!! Fantastic work as always!!! WTG!!!

4/23/2008 9:03:23 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fabulous! Big congrats on your win, Les!

4/23/2008 9:21:21 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Congrats, Les, on this wonderful winning image! :)

4/23/2008 9:45:01 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats Les!!!!!

4/23/2008 9:45:37 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Marvelous image, Les, congratulations on your win!

Debby

4/23/2008 10:10:45 PM

 
Peggy J. Maguire
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Beautiful lightning Les!!!!!Congratulations on your win!

4/23/2008 10:18:48 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG Congrats Les!!!!

4/23/2008 10:31:27 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/23/2008 10:58:48 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Congrats again,Les. Cheers.

4/23/2008 11:52:50 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations again Les!

4/24/2008 1:54:36 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Wow....Amazing Scene, Les....Very Beautiful Work.....Congratulations on your Win!!!

4/24/2008 1:57:41 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your great Winner, Les! Oustanding work!

4/24/2008 2:26:41 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Les!

4/24/2008 2:38:43 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Congrats, Les!! a beauty!!

4/24/2008 4:01:33 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Les, on your win!

4/24/2008 5:17:13 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this dramatic Winner, Les!!!

4/24/2008 5:25:23 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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I missed this one somehow. Awesomely dramatic. Congrats, Les!!

4/24/2008 5:41:00 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Crystal Rosse Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The March Winners"

4/24/2008 6:17:45 AM

 
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OUTSTANDING WINNER LES!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

~J~

4/24/2008 6:24:18 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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YIPPPEEE!!! CONGRATS! :)

4/24/2008 6:49:05 AM

 
Gary Lange
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A SUPERB landscape, Les, CONGRATS!!

4/24/2008 7:50:34 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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EXCELLENT HDR and FANTASTIC image, Les!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <><

4/24/2008 8:02:53 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Les! A beautiful winner!!

4/24/2008 9:53:09 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Les!! This is pure magic!!!

4/24/2008 10:12:02 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Glad to share the win with a beautiful image like your. Congratulations Les!!

4/24/2008 10:25:18 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Les for your excellent winner.

4/24/2008 11:04:22 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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Les, congratulations on your Win!!!

4/24/2008 12:15:58 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your awesome winner Les :O)

4/24/2008 12:19:23 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Huge Congratulations on this awesome winner Les.

4/24/2008 12:36:33 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous win!

jo ann c.

4/24/2008 1:24:23 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Your landscapes never cease to inspire and totally amaze me...What a beautiful winner, Les! Congratulations!!!

4/24/2008 2:11:20 PM

 
Lee Canham
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Congratulations Les... Beutiful and inspiring...You certainly have an eye or two.. Lee

4/24/2008 3:17:41 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Les! A beautiful and well deserved winning photo!!!!!

4/24/2008 3:34:49 PM

 
Christian Rosito
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Excellent Les!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

4/24/2008 4:10:42 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful image, congrats on your winner!

4/24/2008 4:34:26 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Les!!! Amazing image!!! :0)

4/24/2008 7:17:22 PM

 
Robert Baer
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les what a wonderful image your created here. Love the great lighting. congratulations!

4/25/2008 3:48:25 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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This is a beautiful photo, Les, and no surprise for the win, either. Congratulations on your 2nd place!

4/25/2008 2:27:48 PM

 
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congrats on a winner, Les

4/25/2008 2:41:34 PM

 
Sarah Baker
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Congrats! Great colors!

4/26/2008 10:38:22 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations....gorgeous scene!!! ☺

4/26/2008 3:16:09 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Les on your stunning win!

4/27/2008 1:33:28 AM

 
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Les!!

4/27/2008 7:35:29 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Les I want to congratulate you on this absolutely magnificent winner. What a beautiful place. Congrats.

5/2/2008 11:08:18 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down.

5/4/2008 7:29:46 AM

 
Mitzie Loland
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Congratulations on this gorgeous photo - great work Les!!

5/6/2008 11:42:17 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your win Les!

5/13/2008 9:40:08 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Oh my goodness Les! This is awesome, as all of your wonderful images! Love it!

jo ann c.

8/7/2008 12:49:24 PM

 
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