Hiker in Great Sand Dunes

© Sergey Ushakov

Hiker in Great Sand Dunes

Photographer 10/22/2005 12:20:44 AM

Excellent shot Sergey!
Congratulations on your POTD! #330779

ronda chatelle 10/22/2005 12:25:30 AM

Unbelieveable! This is fantastic! Congratulations on POTD! Well Deserved! #1982344

Jim Kinnunen 10/22/2005 12:32:59 AM

Very well done, Sergey! Congratulations on this POTD! #1982377

Janine Russell 10/22/2005 12:35:44 AM

Sergey, wonderful detail and composition; congratulations on your POTD. #1982384

carol 10/22/2005 1:05:55 AM

Really stunning!! #1982459

Siete Meeter 10/22/2005 1:07:53 AM

Sergey, wonderful detail and composition; congratulations on your POTD #1982463

Susie Peek-Swint 10/22/2005 1:21:46 AM

Wow ~ what a stunning shot ~ many congrats Sergey ~ well deserved! #1982494

Bill Houghton 10/22/2005 1:26:25 AM

WOW - Amazing photo. Great work. #1982498

PRABHAKAR M. SAIT 10/22/2005 1:40:23 AM

Fantastic! Makes you wonder about your technique and creativity. Just great.


Jos P. Ricarte 10/22/2005 1:58:42 AM

a work of art!
eye drops for the eyes! #1982539

Evy Johansen 10/22/2005 3:06:51 AM

Wow, wow, wow...... Awesome image! Big congratulations on your well deserved POTD, Sergey!! #1982600

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/22/2005 3:25:55 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Sergey, for this stunning and outstanding image!
-Debby #1982625

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/22/2005 3:32:32 AM

excellent. wow. love it. congrats on your potd. #1982629

Joline Frazier 10/22/2005 3:46:28 AM

This is magnificent! Congratulations on POTD, it is richly deserved. #1982654

Leanne M.E. Boyd 10/22/2005 3:48:30 AM

Cool shot, congratulation on your POTD! #1982657

Ed Heaton 10/22/2005 3:50:53 AM

Excellent image Sergey,
Very nicely done :-)
Congrats on POTD! #1982668

Debra Booth 10/22/2005 4:25:33 AM

Congrats on this wonderful POTD, Sergey!! #1982746

Donna W. Neal 10/22/2005 4:37:07 AM

This is WOW extradornaire!

Very nice work Sergey #1982769

Jessica L. Richard 10/22/2005 4:45:19 AM

wow, great image, love the lighting! congrats on POTD! #1982782

Ratna Ning 10/22/2005 4:51:18 AM

Great work of art. Congratulations Sergey! #1982790

Virginia L. Allison 10/22/2005 4:59:13 AM

Very pretty. Great shot, congrats. #1982804

Scott Pedersen 10/22/2005 5:05:31 AM

Exellent...Love them shadows #1982824

andrew papkov 10/22/2005 5:06:25 AM

fantastic image congratulations
Andrew #1982828

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 10/22/2005 5:14:30 AM

Awesome shot! absolutely awesome. Congratulations on your feature and enjoy your special day. Carolyn D. #1982867

Dan Walters 10/22/2005 5:21:16 AM

Great image! Love the light. #1982901

Mary N C. Taitt 10/22/2005 5:22:14 AM

Congratulations an a truly awesome phto, it's beautiful, what a great shadow! Mary :-) #1982905

Leonard Pierce 10/22/2005 5:59:26 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic POTD Sergey!!! #1983060

Clemente do Rosario 10/22/2005 5:59:31 AM

Excellent work, light & composition !
Congrats Sergey. #1983061

Mimi Katz 10/22/2005 6:01:23 AM

Great shot - I love everything about it! #1983069

Mary McAllister 10/22/2005 6:48:28 AM

Outstanding image -- congratulations! #1983359

Michael E. Quintana 10/22/2005 7:16:06 AM

Fantastic!! Congrats!! #1983471

Cynthia N. Westman 10/22/2005 7:37:34 AM

This picture is amazing Sergey. It took my breath away. Would you mind sharing some of the details?

Cynthia Westman #1983569

Quang Toai Le 10/22/2005 7:51:29 AM

EXellent shot. I love it. Congrats #1983627

Nancy Ryan 10/22/2005 8:18:56 AM

This is sooo fabulous... it is awesome how you got your shot facing the sun but with no harsh effects, I am in awe... very beautiful and skillfully done! #1983754

Joy Rector 10/22/2005 8:20:50 AM

congrats on the POTD #1983768

Danilo Piccioni 10/22/2005 8:23:31 AM

Hi Ser!
remember me? Dado! This is really awesome what a great picture!
COngratulations on this fantastic POTD!!!!

Danilo #1983783

Terrill Province 10/22/2005 8:52:54 AM

Love this POTD!!!

Congratulations!!! #1983981

Wendy Stevenson 10/22/2005 9:02:20 AM

Such an artful, beautiful image!! Congratulations on your POTD Sergey!! #1984019

Andrew M. Smith 10/22/2005 9:29:13 AM

i love the contrast of lighting. it is very beautiful. #1984134

Dale S 10/22/2005 10:29:34 AM

Makes you feel really small in all the vast surroundings. Good work! #1984333

Mary Clarke 10/22/2005 10:36:15 AM

Many congratulations on POTD Sergey -this is absolutely fantastic. #1984353

Cathy Stancil 10/22/2005 10:38:02 AM

What a magnificent image !!! Bravo ! (beautiful gallery Sergey !) #1984358

Frank Iwanczuk 10/22/2005 10:47:35 AM

Congratulations Sergey onyour POTD Beautiful lighting and conrast. #1984395

Kathleen R. Struckle 10/22/2005 1:06:42 PM

WOW WOW!! So gorgeous. Congrats on POTD!! #1984858

Molly Pratt 10/22/2005 1:41:17 PM

OHHHHHH my heart be still Molly #1984951

Terry L. Ellis 10/22/2005 1:58:12 PM

Magnificent, Sergey! Congratulations on this stunning POTD! #1984984

Lindley Johnson 10/22/2005 2:37:00 PM

Your photograph is awesome! I love the use of light and shadow. The feeling is of solitude and the enormity of the world. I thought it was taken in a middle eastern desert until I read the caption. Fantastic! #1985129

Scott 10/22/2005 2:43:48 PM

Great Photo don't quite know what else to say other than I have a long way to go so I better get busy. #1985157

Lori Carlson 10/22/2005 3:00:28 PM

WOW! Congratulations on this incredible POTD Sergey!! :0) #1985210

Amanda Price 10/22/2005 3:20:30 PM

Unbelievably brilliant photo. Congrats on a truly quality POTD! #1985261

Anita Taylor 10/22/2005 5:42:50 PM

Incredible image, Sergey! Love the scale of the dunes with the hiker in the photo. #1985744

Anita Taylor 10/22/2005 5:52:47 PM

Love the shot. Love the shadows versus the highlights. Creates a dramatic effect. Well Done.. #1985764

Luhut Napitupulu 10/22/2005 7:11:35 PM

I really like the mood and the shadows plus the lighting, Sergey! Congratulations on POTD. #1986032

Victor Bustinza 10/22/2005 8:52:10 PM

Congratulations,I always enjoy with pics like yours, I am a fanatic of better photo, and soon I will send my own pics for you #1986358

suman 10/22/2005 9:31:53 PM

hi #1986407

Kern D. Hercules 10/22/2005 9:44:10 PM

I love it ,great composition with sepia under tone.. I love it again #1986431

Terri L. Scribner 10/23/2005 5:59:35 AM

Fantastic image!! Congratulations!!! #1987196

Ungku A. Razak 10/23/2005 7:58:59 PM

WOW....Fantastic #1990273

Sylvia B. Toftness 10/24/2005 6:40:59 AM

Outstanding composition and color. Congrats. #1991945

Claudette Foote 10/24/2005 7:11:56 AM

Very well done, Sergey! Congratulations on this POTD! #1992105

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/24/2005 10:34:49 AM

This is fabulous, great choice for photo of the day!! The lighting is perfect! #1992978

Judy S. Fung 10/24/2005 4:53:10 PM

Congrats on your POTD, Sergey! #1994609

Winnie Easton-Jones 10/25/2005 4:56:19 AM

Congratulations for having "the eye!"

Fabulous composition, lights and darks...!!!!!!

I teach drawing and I'll bring in my computer so the students can see this!
Winnie E-J. #1996031

Katrina M. Scheidler 10/25/2005 4:58:51 AM

very nice shot I love it #1996040

Sergey Ushakov 10/28/2005 9:30:52 PM

Thank you very much to everybody!!!
Sorry for not responding for a while - on vacation rigth now - typing from some South-East Asia internet cafe :) - what a nice surprise! Thanks again!

Sergey #2010148

Siete Meeter 11/23/2005 6:44:30 AM

Beautiful capture!!!
Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!

Danilo Piccioni 11/24/2005 6:45:23 AM

I remember this one!
Happy TG and big congrats! #2116426

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 11/25/2005 12:40:50 AM

Beautiful lines, light, color and shadow! #2118174

Jill M. Flusemann 11/26/2005 5:53:13 AM

WOW! Fabulous - congratulations on your finalist and something tells me you won't need luck with this picture in the next round :) #2121504

Sergey Ushakov 11/26/2005 9:20:53 AM

Huge thanks to everybody again!
I simply can not answer every comment personally on this picture - sorry :) #2122220

Vince Warwick 11/26/2005 12:21:16 PM

Very well deserved excellent image.


Vince #2122697

KHAWLA Haddad 11/26/2005 12:44:13 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Place win!!! #2122926

Jill Flynn 11/26/2005 1:03:19 PM

Congratulations on your win Sergey! This is breathtaking. #2123110

Siete Meeter 11/26/2005 1:03:21 PM

Congratulations on your 1st Place win!!! #2123111

Wendy Stevenson 11/26/2005 1:28:31 PM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Sergey!! Stunning image!!! #2123221

Kristi A. Howson 11/26/2005 2:15:35 PM

Wonderful light and form here Sergey. Congratulations on your 1rst Place win! #2123496

Kerby Pfrangle 11/26/2005 2:24:18 PM


Congratulations on your first place win. Job well done. Kerby #2123537

Claudine Grove 11/26/2005 2:58:18 PM

Congratulations on your first place win. It's an awesome image #2123674

Mary Clarke 11/26/2005 4:28:43 PM

Many congratulations on you First Place winner Sergey. I loved your image when it was POTD and if it's possible I love it even more seeing it again. #2123912

Kay Beausoleil 11/26/2005 5:39:17 PM

Congratulations on this haunting image and on your first place win, Sergey! #2124104

Johnny Santoso 11/26/2005 6:15:19 PM

Many congratulations on this First Place winner.. Regards, #2124178

Susana Ms Heide 11/26/2005 8:54:27 PM

I can't put it any better than what others have already said but I do want to add my congrats for this magnificient image!!!! #2124616

Evy Johansen 11/26/2005 9:28:54 PM

I love this awesome image!! Congratulations on your well deserved first place win, Sergey!! #2124699

Sharon Day 11/26/2005 10:09:41 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding first place win!!

Danilo Piccioni 11/26/2005 10:18:44 PM

Congratulation my friend! very well deserved first place! #2124840

Dolores Neilson 11/27/2005 12:45:43 AM

I love the feeling of isolation and desolation here, Sergey! Wonderful image! Must be gorgeous in print! Enjoy your first place win! Well deserved! #2125011

Jill M. Flusemann 11/27/2005 5:17:56 AM

Congratulations on a great first place! #2125419

Leanne M.E. Boyd 11/27/2005 8:10:47 AM

Amazing shot, Sergey! Congratulations on your win! #2126248

Noel Baebler 11/27/2005 8:55:42 AM

HUZZAH!!! #2126419

Donna W. Neal 11/27/2005 12:57:06 PM


Beverly Belcamino 11/27/2005 4:03:49 PM

Sergey--the composition and shadows are just spectacular--Congratulations on your well deserved first place.
Beverly #2127773

Chris Macer 11/27/2005 5:00:12 PM

Congrats on the win, Sergey! #2127965

bob cornelison 11/28/2005 7:52:08 AM

Great shot! Congrats!
~:O) #2130403

Jeffrey Smith 11/28/2005 9:17:12 AM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Sergey! Stunning image. #2130718

Brenda Tharp 11/28/2005 10:47:40 AM

Great job, Sergey - your photograph did this place justice. Great study of light and shadow, and the hiker adds such scale to the whole scene. Congratulations on your first place win! #2130930

Brenda Tharp 11/28/2005 10:48:36 AM

Great job, Sergey - your photograph did this place justice. Great study of light and shadow, and the hiker adds such scale to the whole scene. Congratulations on your first place win! #2130931

lyn winans 11/28/2005 2:42:07 PM

Superb Sergey, many congrats on this one !! #2131720

Sergey Ushakov 11/28/2005 3:40:50 PM

Thank you all again for all the warm words! The place is really magic and - probably for good - is very remote and "underused". Tthere are many people at the parking lot in summer (nobody in winter) but if you hike a little bit you will have it all to youself - and your subject who is seeking the same solitude :) #2131874

Cathy M. Gromball 11/28/2005 5:39:01 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Sergey!

Cathy :) #2132186

Marta Azevedo 11/29/2005 7:18:54 AM

This is wonderful, Sergey. Congratulations #2133973

Allan L. Dy 11/30/2005 9:17:24 PM

Absolutely superb! Congratulations Sergey! #2140282

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/1/2005 3:40:02 PM

OUTSTANDING image, a big congratulations!! #2143066

Gary H. Minish 12/1/2005 8:49:04 PM

Good eye and an excellent exposure, Sergey. Congratulations on your win! #2143778

Monika Sapek 12/1/2005 9:29:57 PM

Many congratulations on your First Place Win with this stunning image, Sergey!

Irina Kotikova 12/5/2005 12:53:56 PM

This is just an amazing picture! It can not get more perfect - can not believe you could spot it in Colorado! Have you used fiters or special effects? #2155405

Alton I. Vance 12/15/2005 5:59:23 PM

Stunning work! Lighting is perfect and the composition capturing. Really a very nice gallery. #2190060

Aki Jinn 12/22/2005 6:35:14 PM

Such amazing shot! Love the contrast , light & shadow , details! #2215008

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Late afternoon, Colorado, 12-24 lens

Uploaded on 10/14/2005 2:27:59 PM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day

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