Scenic Break

© Gary H. Minish

Scenic Break

Susana Matos 8/23/2003 9:42:39 PM

My first reaction was to say WOOOWWW!!!
This is so beautiful!!!
have you done some retouch in photoshop as your photo is so clear and has good sharpness and contrast?
cheers from Portugal, Su #54486

Susana Matos 8/23/2003 9:47:39 PM

Hi Gary, I donīt know why but when I am making my comment your name appears simply as Gary Minish and I thought : well it isnīt Gary H. Minish but what a coincidence having almost the same name and so beautiful photos!??
Then got back to new entries and saw your complete name, that made me laugh. LOL
But, this photo is so high detailed that I have to ask you if you retouched it or is just 707 just gorgeous!?
Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Pt
(i just couldnīt sleep, itīs 5 am here in Portugal!!!)
Susana #176600

Evy Johansen 8/23/2003 9:50:01 PM

Outstanding! Just as beautiful as "Deva" yesterday!!! #176604

Gary H. Minish 8/23/2003 9:57:13 PM

Susana; Thank you very much! Other than a little sharpening after shrinking it to entry size, nothing has been changed on this photo. The original photo loses a lot of sharpness when shrinking it to 640x480. I always apply just enough to bring it back as close as possible to the clarity of the original. You should see this at 1600x1200 on my Sony Flat screen monitor!

Evy; Thank you also! I've had two photo sessions with Deva so far. One last night in rather poor light and this afternoon in very good light. This one was taken today. #176612

Sharon D. Waters 8/23/2003 10:15:07 PM

Very beauitful!!! #176630

Gary H. Minish 8/23/2003 10:31:42 PM

Thank you, Sharon :-) #176645

Rick Joyce 8/24/2003 12:56:47 AM

Clear and sharp lending great definition to the foreground moraine.

RJ #176703

Gary H. Minish 8/24/2003 1:04:28 AM

Thank you, Rick! Knowing how crisp your photos always are, I take that as a very nice compliment :-) #176705

Wolfgang Dolak 8/24/2003 1:22:53 AM

Really lovely, how you have "set" the scene, Gary. No discussion about the sharpness of your photos, LOL!!
birdie #176710

Jean Papo 8/24/2003 2:28:50 AM

Another beauty, Gary! What scenery you have around you, and your dog is totally photogenic! Great shot! #176738

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/24/2003 3:40:41 AM

Chain that dog to your body!! This dog is wonderful!!! Don't let her out of your sight! Just gorgeous shots!!!!! #176767

Colette M. Metcalf 8/24/2003 4:13:19 AM

Just as beautiful as yesterdays!!! #176785

Joy Brown 8/24/2003 4:43:40 AM

Hi Gary - I missed yesterday's but today's is absolutely amazing! What an awesome image and dog! #176796

Roseann E. Dreasher 8/24/2003 7:10:24 AM

Really nice...ditto to all the nice remarks above!! #176997

Rick Riddle 8/24/2003 7:28:03 AM

Wonderful Detail & Colors A Beautiful Photo.Gary. #177036

Jill Battaglia 8/24/2003 8:02:32 AM

Just had to add my own WOW! Excellent, Gary!! :-) #177096

Gary H. Minish 8/24/2003 11:08:47 AM

birdie; Actually Deva "set" the scenes. It was my job to be in the right position for lighting and composition when she did. I got more exercise than she did, racing all over the mountain side trying to be in the right position for a good shot whenever she stopped moving :-) Thank you for commenting!

Jean; Thank you! Yes, she is very photogenic. She has great poise and presence for a 5 month old puppy.

Carolyn, Colette, Joy, Roseann, Rick, Jill; A big thank you from Deva for the compliments and another from me for your very nice comments :-)

Karen Seargeant 9/9/2003 1:35:53 AM

Great job, Gary! Way to go, Deva! (setting the scene)

Congrats! #192010

Gary H. Minish 9/9/2003 1:50:58 AM

Deva and I both thank you, Karen :-) #192022

Kathleen Clemons 9/9/2003 3:22:16 AM

It always amazes me how many wonderful images I miss each month! This is gorgeous, Gary! Congratulations to you! #192106

Susana Matos 9/9/2003 3:22:41 AM

Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Su #192107

Evy Johansen 9/9/2003 3:36:49 AM

I'm so glad to see one of theese wonderful Deva-images in the final! Congratulations! Well deserved, Gary! #192147

Barbara K. Breitsameter 9/9/2003 3:48:47 AM

Magnificent shot Gary. I have see the other one too of Deva on Bestfoto. Congrats! #192195

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/9/2003 4:01:06 AM

Congrats!! This is wonderful!! #192247

Dolores Neilson 9/9/2003 4:23:14 AM

She's a cutie..I've seen her twice ...and she really adds alot to the scene! WEll done, GAry! #192350

Colette M. Metcalf 9/9/2003 4:38:45 AM

Congrats, Gary!!! #192440

Murry Grigsby 9/9/2003 7:35:49 AM

Congratulations to you and Deva for making the finals, Gary!! #192869

William C. Raco 9/9/2003 12:46:03 PM

Excellent work, Gary

bill #193564

Carol Engstrom 9/9/2003 1:34:40 PM

Congrats, again! #193740

Jean Papo 9/9/2003 2:50:07 PM

Congratulations to you and Deva, Gary! You both deserve it! #193843

Elizabeth A. Zibas 9/9/2003 3:13:05 PM

Congrats Gary. I love the soft colors and details on this one. Nice comp. too. #193865

Gary H. Minish 9/10/2003 12:12:00 AM

Thank you all for your very nice wishes! Deva and I are very grateful :-) #194290

Viveca Venegas 9/10/2003 7:51:26 AM

Simply The Best, Gorgeous in every way gary. Viveca. #194730

Gary H. Minish 9/10/2003 9:30:30 AM

Thank you, Viveca! It's good to hear from you :-) #194947

Damian P. Gadal 9/10/2003 5:45:29 PM

Very nice - Congrats Gary! :-) #195288

Gene Spears 9/10/2003 7:23:03 PM

congrats Gary - a beautiful shot (and pup)! #195356

Gary H. Minish 9/10/2003 7:48:52 PM

Thank you, Damian and Gene! #195393

LJ Corliss 9/11/2003 12:21:20 AM

Congrats Gary :) #195625

Gary H. Minish 9/11/2003 12:30:18 AM

Thank you kindly, L.J.! #195635

Gerda Grice 9/11/2003 1:07:13 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Gary! Wow! The colours and clarity are truly amazing and the scene and Deva are beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck in the finals! #196354

Gary H. Minish 9/11/2003 7:42:43 PM

Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind comments & wishes, Gerda! It is definitely appreciated :-) #196633

Suzie Strasburg 9/13/2003 11:03:42 AM

Best of Luck!:~)) #198683

Gary H. Minish 9/13/2003 11:24:42 AM

Thanks, Suzie :-) #198731

Tim Chong 9/16/2003 7:37:23 PM

I haven't seen this one, but I'm glad it won. The photo is simply too good, Gary. ;) #202557

William C. Raco 9/16/2003 7:47:00 PM

A very deserving win, Gary

bill #202569

Gary H. Minish 9/16/2003 8:05:11 PM

Tim & Bill; Thank you both very much for your comments and support :-) #202601

Colette M. Metcalf 9/16/2003 8:16:34 PM

Congrats to you, Gary!!! #202629

Gene Spears 9/16/2003 8:25:53 PM

way to go Gary!! well deserved! #202650

Gary H. Minish 9/16/2003 8:31:59 PM

Thank you kindly, Colette & Gene! #202670

Connie L. Carpenter 9/16/2003 9:23:52 PM

Breathtaking... even without the dog... with the dog...well, it's beyond beautiful. One of the finest works I have ever seen. #202740

Rick Joyce 9/16/2003 9:30:00 PM

Congratulations Gary. You have set a new record for the most comments ever on one photo!

You will soon be receiving a roll of Kodachrome 64 (36 exposure) as your reward.


RJ #202745

Jean Papo 9/16/2003 9:51:10 PM

Congratulations, Gary! Happy to see your win with this wonderful shot! #202770

Gary H. Minish 9/16/2003 10:30:45 PM

Connie; such a fine endorsement from such a fine photographer as yourself is worth far more to me than the second prize in this contest! Deva and I are both very appreciative. Thank you :-)

Rick; Thank you :-) Will that be 128mb or 256mb Kodachrome? Actually, I believe Dolores has a few with comments at least twice this long!

Jean; Thank you very much for your kind words! #202819

Lem Metro 9/16/2003 11:04:49 PM

Beautiful photo & a well deserved win, Gary. Congratulations. I have been absent most of the last two months, but hope to get back to submitting, now that I have my new Olympus C-5050. I really love it. Just as I love your excellent work. Keep it up! Soon we will be seeing mass snow scenes coming from your talented lens. I can't wait. Talk to you soon.
Lem #202838

Gary H. Minish 9/16/2003 11:09:59 PM

Hi Lem! I'm happy to hear from you again! Glad to see you're back and I'll be looking forward to seeing some of the magic you should be able to create with that 5050! I'm not quite ready for that snow yet...but somehow I don't think I'm going to have a lot of choice in the matter :-) Thank you for your kind wishes! #202847

Kathleen Clemons 9/17/2003 3:17:49 AM

Congratulations to you, Gary!!!!!!! #202901

Evy Johansen 9/17/2003 3:44:07 AM

Of course Deva was a winner!! Congratulations, Gary! Well derserved! #202941

Theresa McCloskey 9/17/2003 3:50:06 AM

Congratulations :-) #202956

Claudia Kuhn 9/17/2003 4:05:51 AM

Congratulations on a great image Gary! #203022

Jean-Francois Schmutz 9/17/2003 4:27:12 AM

A big Bravo, Gary !
I love the contrast here !

JF #203072

Murry Grigsby 9/17/2003 5:19:31 AM

Congrats to you and Deva, Gary, on a great win!! #203163

Barbara K. Breitsameter 9/17/2003 5:34:15 AM

Striking dog shot Gary! Congrats on you win. #203219

Judith G. Secco 9/17/2003 5:37:12 AM

Can't believe I haven't commented on this one yet! Just love it, Gary!
Judy #203230

Elizabeth A. Zibas 9/17/2003 5:46:31 AM

Congrats Gary. Absolutely breathtaking. #203259

Sharon D. Waters 9/17/2003 5:59:18 AM

Congratulations !!! #203283

Bernard B. Travers 9/17/2003 8:08:01 AM

Gary job, Gary. Congratulations. #203416

Patricia Marroquin 9/17/2003 9:44:40 AM

Stunning! As are all your Deva images. Congratulations, Gary! #203613

Carol Engstrom 9/17/2003 12:07:07 PM

A big congratulations to you! #203752

Wolfgang Dolak 9/17/2003 1:34:18 PM

Hi Gary!! So glad to find you here. Great photo made by a great guy!
birdie #203822

Heather K. McFarland 9/17/2003 3:15:40 PM

Many congrats on your 2nd place win Gary! That puppy makes a wonderful model and you have set him off so well! #203947

Gerda Grice 9/17/2003 4:36:16 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful image and your very well deserved win, Gary! #204027

Gary H. Minish 9/17/2003 8:19:37 PM

Wow! I can't keep up! For all those whom I have not yet thanked, Please know that your recognition is very much appreciated and is FAR more valuable to me than a year extension on my gallery. My sincere thank you for your kind words and continued support :-) #204144

Darren K. Fisher 9/17/2003 9:06:14 PM

Such a beautiful image, and well deserved win. Congrats. #204163

Gary H. Minish 9/17/2003 9:35:09 PM

Many thank you's, Darren :-) #204184

Oksana Pashko 9/17/2003 10:41:56 PM

Many congrats, Gary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #204219

Gary H. Minish 9/17/2003 11:20:52 PM

Why thank you, Oksana! #204229

Dolores Neilson 9/20/2003 7:50:44 AM

Many congratulations, Gary!! It's been rather busy at my end but glad I could scoot over for a peek at your fantastic win!! Well deserved, my friend!! Enjoy your win! #206528

Gary H. Minish 9/20/2003 9:45:39 AM

A huge thank you from Deva and myself for taking the time to stop by and leave your kind wishes, Dolores :-) #206714

Dan S. Coquia 9/22/2003 11:59:00 AM

This is so wonderful, Gary! Congratulations! #208616

Gary H. Minish 9/23/2003 12:36:38 AM

Thank you very much, Dan! #209093

Elizabeth Stiles 10/5/2003 11:36:46 PM

A BIG Congrats on this wonderful image Gary! I love the addition of the cute dog:0)
Elizabeth #222876

Gary H. Minish 10/5/2003 11:43:10 PM

Thank you very much, Elizabeth! The dog wasn't an addition though. She was sitting right there when I took the photo. I took about 200 photos of her that day on the pass. Most every one is different. It's a fantastic place to shoot dog portraits :-) #222879

Lee Teft 6/19/2004 4:40:14 PM

Took me a minute or two to scroll down past all these well-deserved comments. My comment is: a wonderful shot particularly given that dogs rarely sit still for long. Seriouslr, congrats Gary - excellent work as always.

Lee #605499

Gary H. Minish 6/19/2004 6:05:18 PM

Thanks, Lee! Its all uphill to this locations so by the time she got to here she was ready for a break. So was I, but I had to grab the photo first. I don't know how you stumbled on this one, it was buried pretty far down in my gallery! #605561

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Deva, taking a break (on Thompson Pass)

Uploaded on 8/23/2003 9:37:30 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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