Liz blahh 8/31/2011 6:00:39 PM

Amazing light, b/w, detail,comp & capture! #1405315

Michael G. Marshall 8/31/2011 6:04:17 PM

Wonderful image, Maitham! I hope we see this again! Michael #9645162

Maitham T. AlMisry 8/31/2011 6:40:06 PM

Thank you very much , Liz and Michael #9645216

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/31/2011 7:16:50 PM

Wow! Talk about an image with impact! The skull as a not too subtle reminder of the danger of the desert, the shifting sands, the line of camels headed off in the distance and the show-off sky all combine to touch the soul. I'm in awe... #9645298

Ann Coates 8/31/2011 9:27:13 PM

Wow, this is a really powerful image, it says so much and the B&W just sets it off perfectly. I am in agreement too, I would hope we see this again. #9645520

Cecil P. Whitt 8/31/2011 10:03:45 PM

Outstanding, C. #9645566

Usman M. Bajwa 8/31/2011 11:00:03 PM

AMAZING image which shows your mastery of photography. I call this perfection and think it has all the vitals of a Grand prize, Good luck and thanks for sharing, this is an inspiring piece, Maitham!!!

UB. #9645721

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/1/2011 3:50:36 PM

Bonnie, Ann, Cecil, and Usman, Thank you so much for good comment, wish you all the best. #9647311

Judy V. Kennamer 9/2/2011 4:19:47 AM

Amazing photograph Maitham! I love everything about it -- and your composition just pulls me right into the photo! Great job!!

Jane Holestine 9/2/2011 4:33:08 AM

Stunning in every way! #9648360

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/2/2011 6:18:12 AM

What an awesome capture Maitham...surely we will see this again....fannnn...tastic!
Love it..

jo ann c. #9648629

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/2/2011 11:17:21 AM

Awesome. #9649015

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/2/2011 4:53:15 PM

Judy, Jane, JO ANN, and Phyllis , appreciate your stop by, good luck, regards. #9649562

Kathy Cline 9/3/2011 6:15:03 PM

Judy your right about this one. KILLER SHOT Maitham!

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/4/2011 4:52:56 AM

Thank you Kathy, wish you good luck. #9652041

The Judges at 9/25/2011 9:30:12 AM

So moody - love this! #9690070

The Judges at 9/25/2011 9:30:59 AM

So moody - love this! #9690071

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/25/2011 11:50:58 AM

Amazing work! It's a winner! #9690242

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/25/2011 3:09:23 PM

This could easily be the Grand Prize Winner this month. Congrats on the first step to that! #9690535

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/25/2011 3:10:35 PM

Thank you Judges , I wish you all good luck,, Carolyn F. appreciate your good comment. #9690540

Viveca Venegas 9/25/2011 3:13:11 PM

Most amazing shot, hope you win the Grand Prize. #9690557

Rod Partington 9/25/2011 3:35:56 PM

Awesome image Maitham! I would be shocked if it doesn't get gold. #9690705

The Judges at 9/25/2011 3:49:54 PM

Wow! This is incredibly dramatic. Wow! #9690801

The Judges at 9/25/2011 5:00:32 PM

Great point of view and wonderful composition. Well done. #9691431

Lindley Johnson 9/25/2011 6:24:32 PM

Fantastic tones, POV, and composition in this very dramatic image, Maitham. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #9692168

Cheryl Winn 9/25/2011 7:39:04 PM

Wow! #9692613

Renee Doyle 9/25/2011 7:42:37 PM

Excellent pov and use of light!! WOnderful tones - Congratulations!! #9692645

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/25/2011 8:06:43 PM

Ezcellant comp, light and tones. Congratulations on your fantastic finalist !! #9692780

Usman M. Bajwa 9/25/2011 8:41:18 PM

Happy for you, Maitham. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and it looks all set on its journey towards that GP Win, Good luck. By the way, it is an extreme rarity when most all of the judges offer comments on an image, which they have here.

UB. #9692963

Lisa J. Boulden 9/25/2011 8:58:16 PM

Definitely worthy of the GRAND!

Bojan Bencic 9/25/2011 10:23:32 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Maitham. #9693293

Baqer Mohd Jawad 9/25/2011 11:02:57 PM

What a great shot !!! Congratulations on the finalist #9693402

ALLEN O. HOWARD 9/25/2011 11:22:39 PM

Awesome! Congratulations Maitham! #9693476

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/26/2011 1:21:45 AM

Truly a Winner next Round, Maitham!

Dominick #9693791

paul parent 9/26/2011 3:31:41 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist #9694251

Joy Rector 9/26/2011 4:18:52 AM

beautiful shot #9694344

Linda Blair 9/26/2011 5:13:25 AM

Congrats on this spectacular finalist!!!! #9694564

Pranay Koka 9/26/2011 9:11:48 AM

great shot! congrats on your finalist! #9695510

Merna L. Nobile 9/26/2011 12:40:53 PM

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Kathy Coombs 9/26/2011 1:02:13 PM

Congratulations..what a winner for sure! #9696402

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/26/2011 4:43:32 PM

Viveca V, Rod P and The Judges, thanks a lot. #9697257

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/26/2011 4:47:40 PM

Lindley R, Cheryl W, Renee D and Marilyn L
glad you stop by, thank you. #9697268

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/26/2011 4:52:06 PM

Usman B, its my pleasure to hear that my friend, appreciate your stop by, good luck. #9697277

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/26/2011 4:55:29 PM

Lisa B, Bojan B, Baqer Mohd J, Allen H, Dominick D, Paul P, Joy R, Linda B and Pranay K, thank you guys, my appreciation. #9697287

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/26/2011 4:59:46 PM

Merna N, I thank you so much for kind words, wish you the best, accept my gratitude. #9697304

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/26/2011 5:01:48 PM

Kathy C, thanks a lot. #9697312

Charles C. Berkeley 9/26/2011 6:58:34 PM

This is mesmerizing. Congratulations! #9697708

Patti Coblentz 9/26/2011 9:58:17 PM

An amazing image, Maitham...HUGE congratulations on your grand prize win!!!! #9698210

Kathryn Wesserling 9/26/2011 10:01:04 PM

I had a hunch this would move to the top! Congratulations on a spectacular picture and your Grand Prize award. #9698214

Usman M. Bajwa 9/26/2011 10:09:07 PM

I am very happy for you and a very well deserved GP win, Maitham. You have made your mark at BP very quickly. WTG!!!

UB. #9698228

Baqer Mohd Jawad 9/26/2011 10:47:04 PM

Thousand congrats to you on your Grand Prize winning , I am so happy for you !
Wish you all the best ! #9698334

Kathy Coombs 9/26/2011 11:05:05 PM

So happy for you..we all knew it was a winner! #9698366

Liz blahh 9/26/2011 11:16:05 PM

Ditto, congratulations on your winner! #9698387

Ujjwal Mukherjee 9/26/2011 11:31:05 PM

HUGE congratulations on your excellent Grand Winner!! #9698449

Darryl Wilkinson 9/26/2011 11:42:28 PM

Love your point of view in this outstanding capture, Maitham! Congratulations on your win! #9698494

Mary K. Robison 9/27/2011 12:10:49 AM

Stunning B&W capture, Maitham!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Grand Prize Winner! #9698559

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/27/2011 12:25:24 AM

Grand Prize for you, Maitham, very deserving, again, Congratulations!!! #9698597

Renee Doyle 9/27/2011 1:33:12 AM

A very deserving Grand Prize Winner Maitham!! Congratulations to you! #9698675

Yulianto Soeroso 9/27/2011 3:03:01 AM

excellent very dramatic scene ..i love it and congratulation for this GPwinner #9698830

Amy M. Wilson 9/27/2011 3:54:06 AM

Huge congratulations on your EXCEPTIONAL Grand Prize winner!!! #9698974

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/27/2011 4:03:21 AM

I would have bet this would be GP when I saw it in the finalists. Great work!! #9699008

Gina Cormier 9/27/2011 4:23:14 AM


R. J. Laudenbacher 9/27/2011 4:46:36 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding Grand Prize Winner! #9699207

Dayna Cain 9/27/2011 5:11:53 AM

HUGE congrats on this amazing Grand Prize winner. A stunning image, the black and white makes it even more so. Great work! #9699268

Ali T. Almesri 9/27/2011 5:14:42 AM

Yess .. you got it brother and you defenently deserve the GP ...


Susan D. Royce 9/27/2011 5:46:40 AM

Congratulations on your amazing grand prize winner, Maitham! #9699396

Terry Cervi 9/27/2011 5:52:15 AM

Amazing light, and an outstanding capture, Maitham! Congrats on your well deserved Grand Prize win! #9699424

Lisa J. Boulden 9/27/2011 5:55:42 AM

Knew it!!!
Such a dramatic and well-deserved GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!
Congratulations, Maitham.
Blessings, Lisa #9699437

Ann Varley 9/27/2011 6:04:01 AM

You've composed this image with such drama and strength ... the lighting and texture is perfectly marvelous!

Standing ovation for your WIN!! #9699470

Kay E. Mahoney 9/27/2011 6:05:25 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful grand prize winner. #9699478

Mary Beth Aiello 9/27/2011 6:18:22 AM

Just spectacular. Huge congrats, Maitham, on this outstanding GRAND PRIZE WINNER. #9699515

Richard B. Hallick 9/27/2011 6:21:38 AM

Outstanding. Congratulations on the grand prize. Well-deserved! #9699531

Robert Jensen 9/27/2011 6:50:33 AM

Outstanding - straight into my favorites #9699695

Sabrina Ryan 9/27/2011 6:53:29 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Outstanding Grand Prize Winning image, Maitham! #9699716

Patrick Rouzes 9/27/2011 7:26:09 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Grand Prize Winner, Maitham! WTG! #9699862

Anna Diederich 9/27/2011 7:36:03 AM

Congrats! This is stunning! #9699915

Karen Celella 9/27/2011 8:02:29 AM

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize Winner! #9700044

Debra R. Harder 9/27/2011 8:12:18 AM

Huge congratulations, Maitham, on your OUTSTANDING GRAND PRIZE WINNER! This is truly an AMAZING image!! Deb #9700062

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/27/2011 8:22:28 AM

One of the most outstanding Grand Prizes I have ever seen Maitham!

Very well deserved Grand Prize! Absolutely amazing!


jo ann c. #9700105

Bojan Bencic 9/27/2011 8:40:17 AM

Well deserved. Congratulations, Maitham! #9700206

Stacy Lankford 9/27/2011 10:54:50 AM

Congratulations! This is an amazing image. In my opinion this may be the best image I have seen on BetterPhoto ever!! #9700516

Kathleen K. Parker 9/27/2011 11:19:45 AM

Wonderful!!! Congratulations, Maitham!!
kk #9700578

Steve M. Harrington 9/27/2011 11:23:42 AM

A brilliant image, Maitham! The tones and composition are extraordinary. Congratulations!
Steve #9700586

Lydia Williams 9/27/2011 11:36:32 AM

Fantastic image, Maitham! Congratulations! #9700608

Marijana Fajgl 9/27/2011 1:01:22 PM

Amazing capture, Maitham! Congratulations! #9700745

Gerri R. Jones 9/27/2011 3:57:28 PM

Most beautiful, congratulations Maitham!!! #9701123

Janet McNeil 9/27/2011 4:02:59 PM

Beautiful capture - amazing pov!! Congrats on your win!! #9701132

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/27/2011 4:40:57 PM

It is really great news I receive yesterday morning that my photo won the Grand Prize, definitely it is great feeling and so encouraging for more effort.
Special thanks for the judges who have chosen this photo as GP, I wish them good luck.
and many thanks to all my friends how commented with a kind words on this page, wish you all the best, God bless you.

Best Regards.

Maitham. #9701240

Kristi A. Howson 9/27/2011 8:41:01 PM

The moment I opened this one I knew it had to be a winner. Simply breathtaking. Congratulations Maitham

Evy Johansen 9/27/2011 9:06:12 PM

Awesome image!! BIG congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Maitham! #9701750

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/27/2011 11:50:05 PM

Simply incredible work Maitham, an instant favorite. Outstanding that you won Grand Prize. Well done!!! #9701959

Debbie Bray 9/28/2011 3:22:44 AM

A hugely strong image, and beautifully done, Maitham! Congratulations!

Ellen Hodges 9/28/2011 4:18:16 AM

Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Maitham!! #9702410

Paula Showen 9/28/2011 2:51:13 PM

Amazing...beautiful...dramatic! I love it. Great lighting, comp and DOF. Congratulations!!! #9703545

Maitham T. AlMisry 9/28/2011 3:37:52 PM

Kristi H, Evy J, Donna P, Debbie B, Ellen H and Paula S, thanks a lot for your time and congrats, good luck for you all. #9703661

Lindley Johnson 9/29/2011 6:49:22 AM

A very well-deserved Grand Prize for this incredible image! Huge congratultions, Maitham! #9705030

Monika Sapek 9/29/2011 9:33:00 AM

Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win with this amazing capture, Maitham! Your point of view and B/W conversion make this image truly dramatic. #9705282

Millie A. Talarico 9/29/2011 11:32:41 AM

Outstanding capture and unique subject interest, congratulations, Maitham~~ #9705463

ALLEN O. HOWARD 9/29/2011 11:59:09 AM

congratulations! A fantastic Grand Prize Winner Maitham! #9705491

David M. Montero 9/30/2011 5:45:40 AM

The composition. light and clarity are fantastic. COngratulations on your Grand Prize selection Maitham! #9706853

Irene Colling 9/30/2011 7:53:14 PM

A truly stunning fine art photo. Congratulations on your most excellent image and well deserved Grand Prize.

Fantastic work Maitham. #9708329

Maitham T. AlMisry 10/1/2011 4:33:18 PM

Lindley R, Monika S, Millieanne T, Allen H, Dave M and Irene C,
Thank you so much,
Kind Regards. #9709887

Rona L. Schwarz 10/1/2011 7:38:55 PM

A truly spectacular image, brilliantly composed and executed... HUGE CONGRATULATIONS,Maitham, on this magnificent Grand Prize Winner! #9710078

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/2/2011 7:38:23 PM

Congrats on this fabulous Grand Prize winner!!! #9712108

Donna R. Moratelli 10/3/2011 3:40:37 AM

Congratulations Maitham! Excellent image! #9712531

Bill Houghton 10/18/2011 3:27:00 PM

Maitham, this is an awesome photo. Congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great week, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography

Heather Loewenhardt 10/20/2011 5:35:18 PM

I am sorry to respond so late to this fantastic win. You must have died and gone to heaven when this image appeared on your camera or computer. The tones moving from dark to light lead the viewer through this dramatic scene. This is so well deserving of the grand prize. Congratulations! #9751221

Janice M. Borodezt 10/23/2011 3:11:35 AM

Outstanding capture.

Congratulations and well done. #9756000

Merna L. Nobile 10/23/2011 11:21:12 AM

Hello Maitham: This has to be a very special time for you, the hard work, knowing and believing in what your camera is showing you are the greatest reward and your work is evidence to that. Merna #9756907

Sharon Sawyer 10/26/2011 8:18:14 PM

Maitham, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved August Grande Prize Winner!!! #9765301

Zita A. Strother 2/9/2012 3:50:53 PM

If there was a Grand Prize for all time then this image would have to be it!

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aperture F/22 , lens Canon EF 17-40mm L, A Camels group heading north ,Location: Northern Kuwait desert , from low angle , using Slik tripod.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 50, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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