A winter journey

© Monika Sapek

A winter journey

Jason 12/29/2003 10:20:46 PM

WOW!!! Unreal. I LOVE IT!! #83345

Evy Johansen 12/29/2003 11:13:58 PM

This is really a great image, Monika! I love it too! #311548

Robert Pranagal 12/30/2003 1:07:13 AM

Hi Monika!
Fantastic image! Great exposure and composition. And that little human figure really makes the difference!

Obviously, you had a great white Christmas!


RP #311598

Theresa McCloskey 12/30/2003 3:52:36 AM

Great capture - wonderful composition - :-) #311632

Karen Engelbreth 12/30/2003 4:14:54 AM

I agree with everyone else Monika, fantastic image. #311645

Gary O`Dell 12/30/2003 7:07:18 AM

Great Winter Scenic Monika..The small figure is a representaion of just how minicule we humans are compared to MOTHER NATURE...nicely done..Gary O #311895

Murry Grigsby 12/30/2003 8:03:10 AM

Great image, Monika! Spot-on exposure and terrific scale. Well done!! #312005

Terry R. Hatfield 12/30/2003 4:59:21 PM

Great Winter Image Monika! Nice Composition! Where Is This Taken? #312549

Jewel A. Hughes 12/30/2003 6:08:06 PM

So Pretty Great pic! #312591

Monika Sapek 12/31/2003 12:59:47 PM

Thank you very much foe all your wonderful comments, everyone! Im really delightful youve enjoyed this image!
The photo was taken in Alpental, WA. I was there a couple of times during the winter or summer, but the last time was the best. The best weather, the best freshly fallen snow and the lowest temperature 20 degrees. My fingers freeze every 5 photos taken, but it was cool since I cant take real winter photos full of snow so often. In Redmond where I live snow is very rare, so no white Christmas, Robert, just like in Poland ;-).
Thanks one more time and Happy New Year to everyone!

Murry Grigsby 1/15/2004 5:47:27 AM

Congrats Monika on your terrific finalist!! #332041

Gary O`Dell 1/15/2004 6:05:33 AM

Congratulations Monika..Gary O #332148

Kathleen Clemons 1/15/2004 7:59:00 AM

Congrats to you on all of your finalists, Monika! #332615

Terry R. Hatfield 1/15/2004 9:32:11 AM

Congrats Monika Super Image!! #333015

Jean Papo 1/15/2004 10:20:39 AM

Congratulations, Monika! Beautiful image! #333183

Evy Johansen 1/15/2004 11:06:01 AM

I'm so glad to see this beautiful image as a finalist! Many Congratulations, Monika - and good luck! #333366

Oksana Pashko 1/15/2004 12:15:17 PM

Many congrats, Monika! #333621

Monika Sapek 1/15/2004 6:11:31 PM

Murry, Gary, Kathleen, Terry, Jean, Evy, and Oksana thank you so much for your wonderful notes! Receiving all those good news about it and all your comments was such a nice and pleasant beginning of my day! Thank you!

Susie Peek-Swint 1/16/2004 3:13:10 AM

Wonderful image Monika -- many congrats on making the finals!! #334931

Kathleen Clemons 1/16/2004 10:51:28 AM

Congrats on your win, Monika!!! #335777

Murry Grigsby 1/16/2004 10:54:56 AM

Congrats on your fine image and win Monika!! #335798

Viveca Venegas 1/16/2004 1:06:23 PM

Bravo Monika, This win is gorgeous and can really give the feeling of very cold!! Viveca. #336108

Susan T. Evans 1/16/2004 1:15:32 PM

Congrats Monika on your win!!! awesome shot!! #336137

Jean Papo 1/16/2004 1:16:31 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Second Place win, Monika! #336142

Terry R. Hatfield 1/16/2004 2:26:40 PM

Hi Monika!! Congrats On Your Win Great Job!! #336282

Heather K. McFarland 1/16/2004 3:47:39 PM

Congrats on your win with this beauty Monika! #336373

Theresa McCloskey 1/16/2004 4:10:11 PM

Congratulations Monika :-) #336411

Rick Riddle 1/16/2004 4:57:48 PM

Congrats Monika Great Photo. #336476

Gary W. Lake 1/16/2004 6:06:53 PM

Wow Monika - what a stunning shot! Congrats! #336543

Evy Johansen 1/16/2004 8:11:23 PM

Many congrats on your Second Place win, Monica - one of my favourites... Well derserved! #336628

Peggy Wolff 1/16/2004 8:27:07 PM

Wow Monica, this almost looks like a video game of some sort, like if he doesn't play right he will fall off the cliffs.....ok, it is late and past my bed time. Well done and congrats! #336664

Robert Mann 1/16/2004 8:59:42 PM

WOnderful image, Monika! Big congrats on your win! RoB #336734

Colette M. Metcalf 1/17/2004 12:43:49 PM

Congrats to you, Monika!! #337458

Stephen Zacker 1/17/2004 2:35:40 PM

Congrats Monika on a simply wonderful winter scenic! #337680

Monika Sapek 1/17/2004 6:01:13 PM

Thank you very much for your nice comments, everyone! I just cant believe that this photo reached second place! Im thrilled and very happy, because landscape photos always are the biggest challenge for me.
Once again thank you for your time and your kindness!

Brenda Tharp 1/17/2004 11:28:57 PM

Hi Monika - this is one terrifi photograph! At first I didn't see the person, I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the mounds of snow and trees - and then "wow" - there they were - what a great surprise! Wonderful image, congratulations! #338028

Bernard B. Travers 1/18/2004 7:31:31 AM

Congratulations, Monika.

Monika Sapek 1/19/2004 6:12:05 PM

Brenda thank you very much for you kind comment! I have to tell you that I was patiently waiting for this little guy, because only his appearance could show us the real size of the trees and surrounding space. I just wish to have those trees looking a little bit taller, but that was all I could squeeze from my camera standing from the place where I was. Once again thank you for your time!

Bernard Im really grateful for your nice comment! Thank you!


Cathy Barrows 1/21/2004 6:07:03 AM

Congrats! now thats some snow #342111

Kathleen R. Struckle 1/21/2004 8:07:16 AM

Congrat's on your fine image and win Monika! Kathy S. #342334

Gary H. Minish 1/23/2004 12:51:49 AM

Looks just like my back yard, Monika! Very nice composition and excellent exposure and white balance. Congrats on a well deserved win :-) #344423

Lauren Backes 1/24/2004 7:00:54 PM

Woah, weird. I live in Redmond, too. I went up to Alpental this year... that day it definitely didn't look like that! I'm always afraid to take my camera to the mountain because I don't want to drop it. Do you have something that protects the camera? #346763

Monika Sapek 1/25/2004 3:25:04 PM

Cathy, Kathleen, Gary and Lauren a generous thank you for your nice comments!

Lauren I took this photo on December 29th and I was lucky enough to find this place covered by the freshly fallen snow. While I walk there I always carry my camera hanging on a strap from my neck or in my bag, never in my hands. There is always so much to hike up or slide down, so it could be dangerous carrying it just in hands. I must protect mostly myself at that time ;-).

Susana Matos 2/1/2004 1:17:51 AM

i agree with Brenda "I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the mounds of snow and trees"... I think this is BBBBBBeautiful!!! I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the mounds of snow and trees #356365

Monika Sapek 2/2/2004 6:57:16 PM

Thank you very much for your comment, Susana!


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