Sand Castle

© Melissa Olsen

Sand Castle

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 6/7/2010 6:29:23 AM

An amazing and Beautiful capture of Time and Place! Outstanding work Melissa! Jef #1276216

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 6/7/2010 6:56:49 AM

Beautiful work!!!!! Love the lighting! #8671003

Val Feldman level-deluxe 6/7/2010 7:42:55 AM

Exceptional capture! Love all the twists and turns of this fantastically glowing, wonderfully textured experience this sight, I wouldn't care if I was brushing sand off for the next three years! :) Kudos, Melissa..your exciting and excellent captures of Antelope Canyon easily put me right into the middle of this phenomenal sight...I think I feel sand in my shoes! :) Excellent work! #8671135

Melissa G. Meiselman 6/7/2010 8:05:14 AM

Melissa, this is another wonderful shot of that magnificent place!! #8671177

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 6/7/2010 8:05:45 AM

Wow! #8671178

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 6/7/2010 8:13:14 AM

That is absolutely beautiful,Melissa.Added to my favorite.Wonderful color and lighting.I hope to catch some monsoon storms at Oak Creek and Grand Canyon this summer!!! #8671199

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 6/7/2010 8:36:10 AM

Another stunning image Melissa!!!!! #8671258

Ron McEwan level-deluxe 6/7/2010 8:41:19 AM

Terrific image Melissa, looks like smoke. Someone told me if I ever get there do not change lenses because of the sand. Hope you didn't. #8671270

Melissa Olsen level-deluxe 6/7/2010 9:02:36 AM

Thanks all!
And no way did I change my lens. #8671334

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe 6/7/2010 11:57:59 AM

Another beauty, Melissa! #8671588

Marcel J. Fernandez level-deluxe 6/7/2010 12:02:21 PM

You are having fun in the slot caves. Nice work! #8671594

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 6/7/2010 1:51:58 PM

Fabulous work and capture Melissa. I think that the holding on principal works with everything. Don't squeeze too tight :-) #8671771

John Connolly level-deluxe 6/7/2010 3:41:17 PM

Incredible light and color in this unique capture Melissa! An amazing capture! #8672756

Liz blahh level-deluxe 6/7/2010 10:54:34 PM

Beautiful series! Love the lighting and tones! #8676507

Melissa Olsen level-deluxe 6/8/2010 6:13:27 AM

Thanks again Liz! #8677918

Hal Bambrick level-deluxe 6/8/2010 7:05:59 AM

WOW!!,This Series is just STUNNING!!!. These are Magazine Cover Quality,you should submit them!!!!!. #8678219

Debra R. Harder 6/8/2010 10:08:42 AM

WOW is right! I just LOVE your series, Melissa! Lucky you...the slots are amazing! Beautiful lighting, colors and composition. Stunning! Deb #8678888

Patricia A. Stalter 6/8/2010 10:18:28 AM

Yup.. wow is apt! Here in Tacoma .. no baby yet. You will not believe what they have picked for her name... Brooklin Raeann! #8678925

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 6/9/2010 3:03:37 PM

Great capture, beautiful spot and perfect MT entry! #8682939

Ken Smith level-deluxe 6/11/2010 6:08:32 PM

It was sandy when I was there too, but this is the first photo I've ever seen with the sand captured in the light. You're rolling! #8689642

Howard B. Cheek level-deluxe 6/12/2010 7:52:44 PM

I see you've been busy cave dwelling..
Wonderful series of images, fascinating really.
I've posted a few again, guess you could say I've come out of my "cave" for now :)

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 7/12/2010 2:04:37 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8751506

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 7/12/2010 2:24:15 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #8751712

Patricia A. Stalter level-deluxe 7/12/2010 3:31:05 PM

What ever! There is no denying that this is most deserving! congrats and good luck in the next stage. #8752500

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 7/12/2010 3:36:35 PM

Beautiful capture,Congratulations Melissa!! #8752553

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 7/12/2010 9:20:44 PM

Congrats Melissa. #8755393

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 7/13/2010 4:16:39 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist!! #8756266

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 7/13/2010 6:42:30 AM

Congratulations, Melissa..a very deserving selection. #8756981

Diane E. Deming level-deluxe 7/13/2010 8:38:48 AM

Outstanding image, Melissa! I never tire of looking at Antelope Canyon photos. It must be spectacular in person. Congratulations! #8757622

Anita Hogue 7/13/2010 10:49:47 AM

Congratulations, Melissa this is stunning! #8758170

Debra R. Harder 7/13/2010 8:11:10 PM

I agree...this is truly STUNNING, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8760273

Sam Britt 7/13/2010 8:15:43 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! #8760297

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 7/14/2010 1:38:53 PM

Congratulations on your amazing win, Melissa. #8762460

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 7/14/2010 1:44:46 PM

Wowzer, Melissa. Absolutely stunning. Huge congrats on this well deserved WINNER. #8762518

Mark Dodge 7/14/2010 1:49:53 PM

Way to go, Melissa! Well deserved gold! Congratulations! #8762566

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 7/14/2010 1:53:01 PM

A big congratulations,Melissa!!! #8762590

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 7/14/2010 1:57:40 PM

Huge Congrats on your win!! :) #8762636

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 7/14/2010 2:03:01 PM

on your very deserving SECOND PLACE WINNER!! #8762682

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 7/14/2010 2:13:35 PM

WTG on your win, Melissa! :-) k #8762744

ALLEN O. HOWARD 7/14/2010 2:45:53 PM

It is wonderful Melissa! Congratulations! #8762867

Lorna Shutter 7/14/2010 2:46:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this beautiful image, Melissa!!!!! :) Photobucket #8762868

Carol L. Fowler 7/14/2010 3:00:13 PM

Big Congrats! #8762971

Monnie Ryan 7/14/2010 3:00:33 PM

This one's nothing short of awesome, Melissa -- a great big CONGRATULATIONS on your win! #8762974

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 7/14/2010 3:03:19 PM

WTG!!! Awesome shot..Congratulations! #8762991

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 7/14/2010 3:04:55 PM

Wow...terrific image. Congrats on your win! #8762997

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 7/14/2010 3:58:48 PM

Gorgeous, congrats on your win Melissa! #8763206

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 7/14/2010 4:06:06 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous win! #8763248

Judy A. Lawhon level-deluxe 7/14/2010 4:35:08 PM

WOW....congrats, Melissa on this well deserved win!!!!!! #8763447

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/14/2010 4:36:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal Winner, Melissa! WTG, indeed! #8763456

Debra R. Harder 7/14/2010 5:53:09 PM

WTG, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your EXCELLENT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8763768

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 7/14/2010 6:09:33 PM

Big congrats, well deserved!!!! #8763811

Val Feldman level-deluxe 7/14/2010 6:47:06 PM

There ya go, Melissa - a WELL-DESERVED Gold Win...Happy for you - Huge Congrats!!! (Yep, I'm smilin' ear to ear looking at that badge - WTG!) #8763897

Sam Britt level-deluxe 7/14/2010 7:40:34 PM

Congrats on this second place win, Melissa! #8764080

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-deluxe 7/14/2010 9:02:24 PM

Incredible, brilliant, fantastic, excellent, splendid, marvelous, magnificent, gorgeous, terrific, wonderful, awesome, stunning, amazing, and BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations, Melissa! #8764268

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 7/15/2010 3:53:17 AM

Ditto on Leslie's adjectives, Melissa!
Congratulations on your well earned Win! #8764694

Anita Hogue 7/15/2010 5:13:48 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful winner! #8765006

Melissa Olsen level-deluxe 7/15/2010 6:00:17 AM

Thank you all so very much! #8765116

Tarun Bose level-deluxe 7/15/2010 11:04:52 AM

Big congrats Melissa for your winner. #8765722

Mike Clime level-deluxe 7/15/2010 11:42:06 AM

Congratulations on your winner! #8765781

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 7/15/2010 7:18:29 PM

Amazing and beautiful Melissa. Congratulations!! #8766643

Teresa F. Smith level-deluxe 7/16/2010 8:38:53 AM

Congratuations Melissa!! The entire series is a winner. #8767863

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/16/2010 11:23:14 AM

Congrats Melissa on this Amazing 2nd Place Win! Jeff #8768100

Bill Foxworthy 7/17/2010 2:44:44 PM

Outstanding Melissa, congratulations. #8770004

Michael G. Marshall 7/19/2010 6:23:26 PM

Terrific winning image, Melissa! Congratulations! Michael #8774326

Eivor Kuchta 7/21/2010 9:26:01 AM

So well deserved, Melissa! Big congratulations on your winner!!! #8778087

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 9/13/2010 3:26:33 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your Win!!!

Dominick #8897221

Vincent J. DeSanto level-deluxe 12/31/2010 6:56:14 AM

Melissa, what a great capture, amazing color, clarity and the composition is perfect. Great work here Melissa. #9134884

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One thing for sure all who venture into Antelope Canyon will have sand in their hair, shoes and camera as it blows continuously. I was fascinated by the shapes of the sand caught in the light streaming from above and from the “Castle” stone walls. Time, sand and water create the unique curves and shapes. No filters or color adjustment
“Time is like a handful of sand- the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers”

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/15 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Uploaded on 6/7/2010 5:39:37 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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