Heaven's Playground

© Teresa H. Hunt

Heaven's Playground

Teresa H. Hunt 4/6/2013 5:32:53 PM

This is what I saw on the instrument panel when I got into the tiny plane :) #1522751

Beth Spencer 4/6/2013 8:30:00 PM

Other than the sign on the instrument panel I bet you must have felt a sense of awe at the beauty you were seeing up there. This is an amazing shot and the colors are gorgeous, wish I could have been there!! #10643753

Jeff E Jensen 4/6/2013 8:40:19 PM

This is excellent, Teresa! What a fantastic opportunity.


Kristin Duff 4/6/2013 9:11:47 PM

Teresa...I am in love with this photo! I fly all the time but it has never looked as good as it does here! what a fantastic shot and a wonderful title. this one is a winner! #10643798

Michael Kelly 4/6/2013 11:48:21 PM

You caught a real beauty here Teresa. I think you have a winner for sure, just beautiful! Going in my favorites. #10643875

Rita K. Connell 4/7/2013 10:06:08 AM

this must of taken your breath it is beautiful, this one should be hanging on your wall. going in my favorites for sure. I love the colors and oh how this makes me want to come back to the Seattle area again. I hope you saw the sign on the instrument panel on your way out of the plane....! #10644343

Debbie E. Payne 4/7/2013 1:05:10 PM

A favorite for me, too. Are you learning to fly, too?
This is an amazing image. I think it might look completely different as a pano if you were to crop just above the orange area. Just an idea. Why tinker with perfection. #10644505

Christopher Budny 4/7/2013 1:43:29 PM

Beautiful! The vantage point is spectacular, but the time of day, and the 2nd mountain peak in the back really knock this one out of the park! #10644624

Lucy Abrao 4/7/2013 7:29:43 PM

Beautifully captured, Teresa. Love the colors and perspective. #10645067

Dale Hardin 4/8/2013 5:33:20 PM

Teresa, this is an incredible capture and is definitely a winner. The texture, the mountain, the color and the composition are a one in a lifetime view.

Even so, I think you can improve on it slightly with just a simple levels adjustment. Check your histogram and tweak the black and white sliders to taste.

You might also consider a 3x5 crop to cut a bit of the sky and balance the composition closer to a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio. However, the crop is simply a subjective suggestion 'cause the existing image works well as is. #10646054

Stephen Shoff 4/9/2013 2:53:35 AM

Wonderful image, Teresa. They don't get much better than this. I think the crop suggestions were good ones. #10646485

Elaine Hessler 4/9/2013 12:47:36 PM

Very pretty-this is a view most of us would not have (or take) the opportunity to see. I love the colors of the sunset against the clouds and mountains. Gorgeous! #10647188

lisa anderson 4/10/2013 4:21:54 PM

What a gorgeous shot, Teresa! I would;ve been a little nervous to get on that plane/ #10648487

Usman M. Bajwa 4/12/2013 1:43:46 AM

I completely agree with Dale. If this doesn't get you a First Place or a Grand, try Dale's suggestion and resub.

This is definitely awe-inspiring and what a feeling for you to see it first-hand. An instant FAVE!!!

UB. #10650035

Teresa H. Hunt 4/17/2013 9:57:04 PM

I entered this in the contest before Dale gave me his suggestions. It hasn't even gotten an EP. I find that a little odd.

I'm posting 2 variations. I applied the levels suggestion (love the difference). I also tried Dale's 1x3 prop. I felt that was a bit to cramped so I tried a custom crop. #10657607

Dale Hardin 4/17/2013 10:29:32 PM

Teresa, that isn't the crop I was suggesting. Need to work on my communication skills, I guess. :o) Here is the look I was after. #10657622

Teresa H. Hunt 4/17/2013 10:34:17 PM

Oh dear! I like that crop better.

Is the levels adjustment I did what you were thinking? #10657631

Dale Hardin 4/18/2013 8:20:18 AM

Yes. It is not a lot, but that little bit makes a difference. What a great opportunity it was for you to capture this exquisite image. #10658013

Sherran Andersen 5/26/2013 8:52:54 PM

Congrats Teresa. #10708205

Dale Hardin 5/26/2013 9:52:36 PM

Saw this one coming. Congratulations Teresa. #10708329

Teresa H. Hunt 5/26/2013 10:07:20 PM

Thanks Dale and Sherran :) #10708345

Usman M. Bajwa 5/27/2013 3:18:58 AM

CONGRATZ Teresa on the Finalist award, good luck!!!

UB. #10708583

Debra R. Harder 5/27/2013 7:20:07 AM

This is really beautiful, Teresa! Love this! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist!! #10709111

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 5/27/2013 8:28:00 AM

Beautiful. #10709267

Beth Spencer 5/27/2013 9:05:57 AM

Congratulations and good luck in the next round!! #10709357

Elaine Hessler 5/27/2013 9:10:47 AM

Congrats!!! #10709372

Kim Andelkovic 5/27/2013 10:13:09 PM

Awesome finalist, congrats Teresa :-) #10711107

Teresa H. Hunt 5/27/2013 10:52:28 PM

Thank you everyone :) #10711151

Anthony L. Mancuso 5/28/2013 8:15:49 AM

Stunning image Teresa..congrats on your finalist!!! #10711664

Mike F. Anderson 5/28/2013 6:41:05 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Teresa - It's a beauty! #10712619

Jennifer L. Alder 5/28/2013 8:32:01 PM

A heavenly win! big congrats my friend :) #10712782

Susan Williams 5/28/2013 8:33:41 PM

Congratulations on your Gold, Teresa. It is breathtaking! So very happy for you! #10712785

Teresa H. Hunt 5/28/2013 8:35:18 PM

Thank you so much! :) #10712788

Lucy Abrao 5/28/2013 8:35:32 PM

Congrats on this gold, Teresa. #10712790

Dale Hardin 5/28/2013 11:01:09 PM

A big congratulations Girl! Good work. #10713003

Debra R. Harder 5/29/2013 6:25:11 AM

Happy to see this beauty with a GOLD badge underneath it, Teresa! What an amazing sight!!! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL win!! #10713519

Carla Capra 5/29/2013 6:58:55 AM

Teresa, what a glorious image. Congratulations!! #10713611

Martha R. Mazon 5/29/2013 8:13:40 AM

What a special and very beautiful perspective, Teresa! Congratulations! #10713841

Denny E. Barnes 5/29/2013 8:36:30 AM

Very beautiful and well deserved, Teresa! Congratulations! #10713886

Beth Spencer 5/29/2013 10:13:39 AM

Congratulations!!!!!! It is a Beautiful shot!! Way to go! #10714067

Michael Kelly 5/29/2013 2:59:31 PM

Had to be gold! Such an outstanding capture. Sure wish you would be with us in Utah. #10714441

Teresa H. Hunt 5/29/2013 4:21:54 PM

Thank you all very much. This was an amazing view. :)

Mike, I really wish I could go to Utah as well. :( Hopefully next year! #10714529

Carmody Baker 5/29/2013 4:32:08 PM

Just a beautiful capture. Congratulations Teresa! #10714535

Usman M. Bajwa 5/29/2013 7:26:54 PM

Happy to see it with Gold underneath it, Teresa. CONGRATZ ON THE WINNER.

UB. #10714779

Patrick Rouzes 5/29/2013 7:55:50 PM

Big Congrats on your Gold Medal, Teresa. Well deserved.

Teresa H. Hunt 5/29/2013 10:11:47 PM

Thank you so much :) #10714921

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/30/2013 7:41:46 AM


Big congratulations on this superb 2nd Place Finalist Teresa!

jo ann c. #10715314

Christopher Budny 5/30/2013 7:44:06 AM

What a beautiful scene you've captured; thanks for braving the amateur plane, too ;) Congratulations! #10715316

Marilyn Cornwell 6/1/2013 6:34:20 AM

Congratulations on your Win, Teresa! #10717820

Merna L. Nobile 6/1/2013 9:37:36 PM

It is such an honor to be able to congratulate each and every one of you for your winning photographs for the month of April, 2013. Merna Nobile

Tad Bowman 6/2/2013 11:46:37 AM

Fantastic photo Teresa. Congratulations. #10719455

Teresa H. Hunt 6/2/2013 12:31:03 PM

Thank you all :) #10719510

Carol Flisak 9/5/2013 7:43:48 AM

This gorgeous image appeared on the front page of BP. What a wonderful sight to behold! Huge congratulations on your win, Theresa! #10834048

Teresa H. Hunt 9/5/2013 5:46:20 PM

Thank you Carol. This is one of my favorite shots. I'm so glad everyone likes it too. :) #10834530

Elaine Hessler 9/6/2013 4:31:12 AM

Congrats! #10834835

Diane Underwood 8/7/2014 9:10:05 AM

Just beautiful.. see myself dancing.. with wings on..

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I had the opportunity to go flying at sunset the other day. It was so fantastic!! We flew between the mountains during sunset. This photo show's Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams in the background

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 4/6/2013 5:15:47 PM

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