Awakening

Nicole Kessel 10/21/2005 11:37:34 AM

Breathtaking, Marc! Fantastic shot! #330489

Stephanie A. Laird 10/21/2005 11:42:55 AM

Marc this is beautiful! #1978675

Phil N. Jones 10/21/2005 12:32:37 PM

I live in the tropical south...this photo conveys the beauty of colder places..nice composition.... #1978996

Jessica L. Richard 10/21/2005 2:32:49 PM

gorgous image! this is amazing! #1979827

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas 10/21/2005 5:49:39 PM

Very beautiful Marc!,
Amalia #1981008

Sharon Day 10/21/2005 5:56:21 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Marc!!! I love your description! #1981047

Andrew Laverghetta 10/21/2005 7:28:14 PM

I love the composition and the way the edge of the lake leads you in, as you mentioned. I wish I could get on some of these trips where people just go out to have fun and take a few pictures. Maybe more than I few I guess "a few rolls." Maybe someday I can get out west. What lens did you use? The huge depth of field is great. #1981618

Marc E. Adamus 10/21/2005 7:59:27 PM

Hi Andrew. I used a Canon 17-40L lens at F16 and exposed Velvia 50 for 8 seconds. #1981740

Susana Heide 10/21/2005 9:45:30 PM

WOW!! I'm in AWE of this image and how you got it! I'm not an outdoorsy person but am so glad some photographers are, so that the rest of us can savour the beauty of scenes such as this one!! STUNNING!!! #1981945

Kerry Haines 10/23/2005 9:09:49 AM

Inspirational for all Marc! Unquestionably "another" wonderous image captured. Simply -- magnificent! You are the Outdoors Landscape Master!
Btw, have ever you photographed the Crater Lake area? #1987991

Karen Rahlf 10/23/2005 4:11:43 PM

Another stunning photo. Just awesome! #1989552

Ken Grooms 10/26/2005 2:10:17 PM

You're the best! ALL of your shots deserve GOLD! #2001588

Kristian L. Stricklin 10/26/2005 2:18:34 PM

Stunning image!! #2001609

Terry L. Ellis 10/26/2005 2:30:28 PM

PERFECTION, Marc! Outstanding perspective, colors, comp., light, everything!!!! Thank you for sharing! #2001635

Goshka G. 10/26/2005 2:44:05 PM

Almost unreal colors, Marc!! #2001695

Alton I. Vance 11/22/2005 10:42:42 PM

WOW! Absolutely stunning. The lighting is so gorgeous. Fantastic work. #2108957

Daniel G. Flocke 11/23/2005 5:06:05 AM

Marc - Stunning image!

Your beautiful composition and light reminds me of the late Galen Rowell. This image is the quality that appears on the cover of Outdoor Photographer. Well Done!!!

Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!! #2110122

Life Expressions 11/23/2005 5:56:14 AM

Congrats on being chosen as a finalist Marc!!!! #2110507

Katrina Diaz 11/23/2005 10:00:59 AM

WOW, Marc!!! The colors are GORGEOUS! The composition is perfect and I am SO glad to see it as a finalist! I am expecting to see this as something better too!!!
~K #2112456

Rick Clark 11/23/2005 4:00:36 PM

Marc-Once again, an outstanding image. #2114455

Chris Macer 11/23/2005 5:29:39 PM

Congrats on the finalist, Marc! Awesome as always. Best of luck :) #2114783

Natasha Ursula Pyle 11/26/2005 12:05:21 PM

Another exceptional image, Marc. And, this of one of my favorite places. :) #2122619

KHAWLA Haddad 11/26/2005 12:54:05 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win!!!! #2123038

Katrina Diaz 11/26/2005 1:14:22 PM

Congratualtions on placing 2nd with this!!! Gorgeous picture and well-deserving! ; )
~K #2123165

Kay Beausoleil 11/26/2005 5:28:27 PM

Congratulations on your win, Marc -- your long hike and the dramatic weather were worth it, no? #2124081

Janine Russell 11/26/2005 8:18:48 PM

Marc, great colors and clarity; congratulaions on your second place win. #2124527

Alton I. Vance 11/26/2005 10:08:02 PM

Mark,
Congratulations on your Second Place win. To me this could be in the Grand Prize Winners place in place of mine. Beautiful work. #2124801

Donna W. Neal 11/27/2005 1:52:23 PM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WINNER Marc #2127238

Sharon Day 11/27/2005 6:37:24 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #2128475

Cathy M. Gromball 11/29/2005 8:22:45 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Marc!

Cathy :) #2134230

Stefan G 11/29/2005 8:47:36 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, just perfect! Congratulations, Marc! #2136301

Kelly Heaton 11/30/2005 7:26:44 AM

Wow! Just Beautiful! Congratulations! #2137461

Dawn O 12/23/2005 12:34:57 AM

Now that's a beautiful photograph! #2215762

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/23/2005 1:03:55 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!!! #2215799

Darryl Wilkinson 12/23/2005 1:33:51 AM

Belated congrats on your win, Marc, and congratulations on your POTD!!!! #2215841

Thomas M. Reid 12/23/2005 2:48:25 AM

Congratulations on your photo of the Day Marc, it's another of your typical beauties! #2215950

David Phalen 12/23/2005 4:30:20 AM

Just beautiful! Congratulations on your win. #2216144

Leslie A. Wilson 12/23/2005 4:49:01 AM

Breathtakingly majestic. Obviously a work of love. I especially like the way the curved directional line leads your eye to the mountain. Very effective. I can almost feel the freezing cold! #2216262

Leslie A. Wilson 12/23/2005 4:50:09 AM

Breathtakingly majestic. Obviously a work of love. I especially like the way the curved directional line leads your eye to the mountain. Very effective. I can almost feel the freezing cold! #2216269

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/23/2005 4:53:50 AM

Awesome winning image and congrats on potd! #2216287

Scott Pedersen 12/23/2005 5:26:24 AM

This is most excellent. Shoulda gotten first place. #2216470

Mary Timman 12/23/2005 5:36:04 AM

Just absolutely stunning. Congratulations on POTD. I think that's a huge honor! #2216521

Jane P. Anderson 12/23/2005 5:40:29 AM

Breath taking shot. I love the reflection in the water. A lot of photograhers forget about the reflection but here you have clarity, color and fabullous depth of field. Awesome job and congrats! #2216540

Joy Rector 12/23/2005 5:42:48 AM

congrats on the POTD #2216548

Susan E. Patrick Harris 12/23/2005 5:57:04 AM

CONGRATS! wonderful capture. The colors are awe-inspiring. #2216621

Jacqueline C. Harmon 12/23/2005 6:05:21 AM

wow! simply breathtaking!congrats on a wonderful potd! #2216645

Mary N C. Taitt 12/23/2005 6:46:45 AM

Congratulations on a stunning POTD! Mary :-) #2216840

Lisa Clark 12/23/2005 6:59:17 AM

This is extraordinary photography. So refreshing to see. Congratulations on POTD and a well deserved 2nd place win. #2216890

Jill Odice 12/23/2005 7:03:28 AM

What a wonderful way to start my day :-) Thanks Marc,I love your work and am glad you are nuts enough to endure the conditions you do to bring us your always wonderful photos! #2216907

Jean Papp 12/23/2005 7:07:42 AM

WOW!!! Are you selling a print? #2216933

Michelle R. Kovach 12/23/2005 7:15:02 AM

Congratulations on your POTD feature & your win! #2216960

Martin J. Preslar 12/23/2005 7:18:14 AM

Ditto what Jill said! :) Your work is truly inspiring! Congrats on the POTD on top of the winner! Bravo!!!!! #2216973

Llewellyn Williams 12/23/2005 7:21:23 AM

Super image, Marc. Just like the ones that the landscape special issue of Outdoor Photographer featured! The depth of field is astounding and almost looks like the final image was made from 4-6 separate digital frames perfectly indexed and merged in "Photoshop".

Just outstanding (and worth the hike in and the harsh conditions)!

--Llew #2216987

Wendy Stevenson 12/23/2005 7:41:59 AM

Congratulations on this stunning POTD!! #2217060

Claudette Foote 12/23/2005 7:48:12 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

#2217081

Chad M. Vandenbusch 12/23/2005 8:21:07 AM

Great photo! Outstanding! #2217271

Robert L. Andersen 12/23/2005 8:31:45 AM

Outstanding Image !! The color is awesome !! Congrats !! #2217336

Amanda Murray 12/23/2005 8:32:27 AM

This image is so inviting. I wandered onto your BP website and absolutely love your shots that play with clouds, light, and vast landscapes. Inspiring! #2217341

Nimisha Awasthy 12/23/2005 8:53:46 AM

Amazingly beautiful,full of peace. #2217431

Kathleen R. Struckle 12/23/2005 8:54:46 AM

Absolutely stunning!! Congrats on your win and POTD!! #2217441

Kay Beausoleil 12/23/2005 9:12:10 AM

Congratulations again, Marc -- this time for your well-deserved POTD! #2217509

Jeffery Haws 12/23/2005 9:23:15 AM

Wonderful POTD! Photo title is perfect. I sensed the absolute quiet. Thank you for such a capture. #2217555

Judith MacArthur 12/23/2005 9:36:56 AM

This is simply breathtaking, Marc. Your perfect composition literally (not figuratively!) sweeps the viewer up into the magnificent mountain. Thank you so much for being one of the hardy, adventuresome souls who captures these kinds of images for the enrichment of all of us! #2217613

Chris Van Antwerp 12/23/2005 10:25:45 AM

Marc, Beautiful. Shots like this inspire me to get out and shoot more. #2217839

Teri Soares 12/23/2005 10:52:47 AM

Marc,

It's obvious that I am not alone as I admire this magnificent image.

I am certain this landscape was beutiful when you saw it, but the real feat is that you have brought it with you to share with all of us here! I know how difficult it can be to get the camera to see what caught your eye, yet you have managed to do so with great technical skill, effort (not to mention freezing off parts of your anatomy!) and a true artists eye.

Thank you for making the arduous trek to capture this beauty and thank you again for allowing us see to be there as well!

Teri #2217939

Ed Heaton 12/23/2005 12:50:07 PM

Very nice work Marc, I enjoyed browsing your website as well! You go the extra mile and it's apparent!!!
Congrats on POTD! #2218281

Lindley Johnson 12/23/2005 1:09:37 PM

Absolutely stunning! All of the images in your gallery are equally stunning. Congratulations on your POTD. #2218332

Mary Clarke 12/23/2005 1:27:54 PM

Many congratulations on POTD Marc, wonderful image #2218364

Kathy F. Nash 12/23/2005 1:28:46 PM

Absolutely stunning! This is evidence that we go the extra mile, literally, to get that special shot. I am impressed! I've only had one class in photography here at Better Photo, and my work has improved considerably, especially with inspiration like this.
Congratulations! #2218366

Corinne M. Thompson 12/23/2005 2:40:19 PM

Wonderful capture with lovely colors. #2218484

Garth D. Beatty 12/23/2005 7:54:48 PM

Very Nice!! I love good reflection shots
and this one is tops. #2219029

Theresa M. VanderStaay 12/24/2005 7:36:56 AM

This is just beautiful Marc. Congrat on POTD! It is an amazing capture. #2220283

F 12/24/2005 8:32:50 AM

This is an amazing photograph. I just love the color scheme of it. #2220410

PiperAnne L. Worcester 12/24/2005 10:54:53 AM

Now that is a stunning capture. Congratulations on your POTD and winner. it is so well composed! And the light, the light! #2220730

Anita Taylor 12/24/2005 6:16:36 PM

Well worth the effort for the incredible image, Marc! I do like how the shore leads your eye in as you said. Congratulations! #2221173

Leon Markarov 12/26/2005 11:39:10 AM

Beautiful capture, Marc. Congratulations! #2224212

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/2/2006 11:04:07 AM

This is so very beautiful!! Congratulations on your potd win!!! #2244936

Ozan Aktas 10/2/2007 6:28:29 AM

Hi Marc.This is really good.Colors and details are soft and deep.I love your pics.I will look your gallery everyday.You are good photographer.Congrats... #4872927

Candice L. Carter 2/16/2008 6:50:52 AM

Simply exquisite. Wonderful capture. #5502296

Corné Arts 3/14/2008 3:27:54 AM

Awesome shot!! #5640771

Rebecca K. Lefferts 4/16/2009 9:26:30 AM

Gorgeous shot- What a lovely composition. Great work! #7411064

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Description

Early Winter in Oregon's Three Sisters Wilderness. I liked the subtle, peaceful mood and how the composition of the sweeping shoreline leads around towards the reflected peak. The hike in was a rainstorm, then a blizzard which put down 4 inches in an hour, followed by a freezing rainstorm. It was intresting to say the least. I set up camp in the fury of the storm near treeline at this remote alpine lake, about ten miles in. Fortuantely, the stormy conditions subsided by the next morning and things were as calm and placid as it gets. I was lucky to get a bit of glowing color behind the peak at dawn. I shot a couple rolls then climbed the north face of the peak and hiked out later that day.

Uploaded on 10/21/2005 8:48:53 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 3 35mm SLR Camera

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