West Virginia Is A State Of Mind

© Darren K. Fisher

West Virginia Is A State Of Mind

Robin L. Wehrman 9/1/2004 5:43:04 AM

WOW!! Another Magnificent shot of the waterfalls. The colors are beautiful and perfect sunlight. This sure is breathtaking Darren!! #164386

Colette M. Metcalf 9/1/2004 5:47:55 AM

Another beautiful shot from this angle, Darren!! #748943

Sherri L. Regalbuto 9/1/2004 5:58:14 AM

Darren, fabulous. What a beautiful shot. #748966

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/1/2004 5:58:49 AM

Holy freakin' cow! This is gorgeous!!!! #748968

Cathy Gregor 9/1/2004 6:00:56 AM

Absolutely stunning, Darren. Another great comp!
-cathy #748972

Darren K. Fisher 9/1/2004 6:15:01 AM

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West Virginia Is A State Of Mind

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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9/1/2004 5:40:37 AM

Wonderfully done Darren. I liked the composition and the lighting on this. Also like the way the water is coming down in different stages and the way you captured it. Excellent image. Wonder how far this is from my in laws. Hmmm . . . I'll have to check.

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Allan L. Whitehead 9/1/2004 6:41:43 AM

MAGNIFICENT, Darren, I love the majestic poetry of this photograph. Extremely well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #749058

Murry Grigsby 9/1/2004 6:44:40 AM

Like the others have already said -- this is very beautiful Darren!! #749064

Duane Carter 9/1/2004 6:48:54 AM

I'm with Carolyn, this is absolutely gorgeous Darren!!!!! #749079

Kelly Abernathy 9/1/2004 6:49:39 AM

This is one of my favorites Darren! I know how you love KS, but you're making me fall in love with WV through your photos! Just gorgeous! Love it -K #749084

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/1/2004 6:58:02 AM

What an advertisement for WV, Darren, this magnificent image makes me want to get in the car and go! Wow, don't have enough words for this, so will start with stunning, dynamic, and gorgeous!!! #749107

Sharon Day 9/1/2004 7:02:54 AM

WOW oh WOW!!! This is one of your very best IMHO! I just absolutely love the way you combine dark shadows with light. The long exposure on the water is perfect and the mossy rocks really frame the image nicely. Wonderfully done. Excellent! Perfect! #749116

Michael Khoury 9/1/2004 7:05:01 AM

And the magic continues...fabulous!...a Tolkien setting... #749119

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/1/2004 7:32:57 AM

Guess this is OK...Oh well, might as well 'fess up - I think this is just too wonderful for words, Darren!!! #749174

Sherri Conley 9/1/2004 8:17:46 AM

Whew! This one is beyond words! WOW!!! #749241

Donna J. Taff 9/1/2004 8:18:39 AM

Other than beautiful; what can I say!!!!! #749243

Susan T. Evans 9/1/2004 8:59:30 AM

Outstanding capture Darren, terrific light, colors and comp! #749364

Wendy M. Amdahl 9/1/2004 9:11:59 AM

How absolutely beautiful this is! It is so soothing and tranquil. Super job! #749404

Mellanie 9/1/2004 9:12:31 AM

Very beautiful, Darren!! I really love this shot! #749409

Diane Addonizio 9/1/2004 9:46:37 AM

Outstanding image, Darren! You have out done yourself! #749488

Larry Lawhead 9/1/2004 10:06:37 AM

Worod fail.... This is soooo good.



Karen Engelbreth 9/1/2004 12:13:31 PM

Beautiful, Darren! #749736

Claudia Kuhn 9/1/2004 1:32:34 PM

Very cool shot Darren, I love the tiny trickles of water and the lush green mossy rocks. #749841

Wally Orlowsky 9/1/2004 2:16:10 PM

Absolutely fantastic, Darren. You have truly mastered the art of exposure on these beautiful scenes. #749919

Dan Holm 9/1/2004 2:34:20 PM

GORGEOUS image, Darren! The glowing colors and beautiful composition are magnigicent! #749944

Terry R. Hatfield 9/1/2004 4:15:34 PM

Beautiful And Astounding Darren:-):-) #750027

Ed Heaton 9/1/2004 4:43:49 PM

Hi Darren,
This is an outstanding image! Did I mention OUTSTANDING...

I love the composition and colors. You have a perfect exposure on this!

Well done! #750065

Susan T. Parady 9/1/2004 5:18:41 PM

Awesome color! Just super, Darren!! #750129

Gail Vitikacs 9/1/2004 5:27:10 PM

Darren, THIS ROCKS! I LOVE THIS!!! You realllllly did a wonderful capture on this.. #750144

April Bryant 9/1/2004 5:29:41 PM

Another wonderful photo.
A. #750149

Mary K. Robison 9/1/2004 6:04:19 PM

Darren, I'm running out of ways to say how outstanding your images of running water are. This is awesome, especially its composition. #750247

Stephen Zacker 9/1/2004 6:07:09 PM

I agree, this is truly outstanding. #750252

bob cornelison 9/1/2004 6:33:08 PM

OK! It's unanimous....A winner! Great shot!~:0) #750327

Janet S Weaver 9/1/2004 6:56:43 PM

Wow! What a beautiful image and place Darren! I agree it is a winner!!! #750387

Evy Johansen 9/2/2004 12:34:41 AM

What can I say....??? Just WOW!!!
My winner! #750623

Stanley J. Contrades 9/2/2004 12:42:27 AM

If I were looking for a superlative, which I am, "Outrageously STUNNING", comes to mind, Darren! Better not put too many of these up as Carolyn F. is going to hurt herself (RLOL!!!)!
Stan #750629

Evy Johansen 9/2/2004 12:51:17 AM

Darren, I'm sorry, but I have to use your space for a word to Stanley....:

LOL..... #750633

Cathy Barrows 9/2/2004 5:42:03 AM

Absolutely gorgeous...boy does that velvia make those greens jump #751036

Linda Slater 9/2/2004 2:41:11 PM

The first time I saw this one I said it was my favorite of your work just blows me away every time stunning. #752083

Janet Detota 9/2/2004 9:15:32 PM

Magnifique! Love the light on the moss and the soft texture of the falls. #752582

Susana Matos 9/5/2004 4:17:39 AM

a WINNER!!!! superbe!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #756576

Cora Miller 9/5/2004 2:19:15 PM

No words to describe this one, Darren. This surpasses them all!!!!!!!! #757341

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/17/2004 7:13:01 PM

Amazingly beautiful image, so well done!!!! #788136

Carol Engstrom 10/8/2004 9:04:42 PM

Amazingly beautiful! #831079

Carolina K. Smith 10/15/2004 4:21:32 PM

Congratulations on Finalist! Very beautiful :) #844010

William C. Raco 10/15/2004 4:25:42 PM

Well done, Darren.
Congratulations on this finalist!

bill #844044

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/15/2004 4:33:35 PM

Congratulations! #844103

Duane Carter 10/15/2004 4:46:53 PM

Congratulations, Darren!!! #844209

Wally Orlowsky 10/15/2004 4:52:57 PM

Congratulations again! #844260

Michelle R. Kovach 10/15/2004 5:38:19 PM

Congratulations Darren on all your finalists! Good Luck!
Have a great day!
Michelle #844711

Robin L. Wehrman 10/15/2004 5:41:16 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Darren! well deserved and good luck in the next round! #844749

Ed Heaton 10/15/2004 6:32:36 PM

Great image Darren,
This is tops in my book!

Congrats on your finalist!!! #845203

Terry R. Hatfield 10/15/2004 6:41:44 PM

Congratulations Darren!! #845273

Barbara K. Breitsameter 10/15/2004 8:40:26 PM

Congrats - well deserved! Hope to see this one go further. #846094

Diane Dupuis 10/15/2004 8:59:35 PM

Congrats Darren! #846160

bob cornelison 10/15/2004 11:07:01 PM

I'm leaning toward Grand Prize on this one!
~:O) #846558

Jennifer Rennison 10/15/2004 11:26:35 PM

Amazing, Darren! Your water images are so beautiful with rich colors, simply peaceful! Congratulations!! #846610

Debra Booth 10/16/2004 5:54:25 AM

Gorgeous shot, Darren!! Congrats!! #847448

Donna J. Taff 10/16/2004 8:06:46 AM

Congratulation's, Darren!!!!!! #848046

Carol Engstrom 10/16/2004 8:29:00 AM

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!! #848158

Murry Grigsby 10/16/2004 9:27:45 AM

Congrats Darren! #848442

Stanley J. Contrades 10/16/2004 11:49:48 AM

Would just love to see this one just once more, Darren!!! CONGRATULATIONS and the very best of wishes in the finals!
Stan #848946

Leonard Pierce 10/16/2004 11:50:13 AM

Congratulations Darren! #848949

Janet Detota 10/16/2004 1:57:20 PM

Congratulations, Darren!! #849307

Cathy Barrows 10/17/2004 3:53:49 PM

Congrats!...stunning #851425

Colette M. Metcalf 10/17/2004 5:21:43 PM

Just gorgeous Darren!! Congratulations!! #851613

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/18/2004 8:49:54 AM

Congrats Darren!!! #853167

Cathy Barrows 10/18/2004 1:43:50 PM

Congrats!...on your win #853656

Dan Holm 10/18/2004 1:45:51 PM

Congratulations, Darren!! Well deserved! #853667

Terry R. Hatfield 10/18/2004 1:52:57 PM

Congratulations Darren On Your Winner!!! #853713

Michael Khoury 10/18/2004 1:59:39 PM

So well-deserved...congratulations Darren!! #853747

Sharon Day 10/18/2004 2:11:34 PM

Congratulations, Darren!!! WTG!!! #853818

Mary K. Robison 10/18/2004 2:11:53 PM

So happy for you, Darren ~ CONGRATULATIONS!!! #853823

William C. Raco 10/18/2004 2:12:54 PM

Great job, Darren
Congratulations on the win!!

bill #853826

Janet Detota 10/18/2004 2:13:06 PM

Way to go, Darren!! #853829

Colette M. Metcalf 10/18/2004 2:13:39 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Darren!!! #853830

Carolyn M. Fletcher 10/18/2004 2:19:17 PM

Now those West VA cards have a purpose!! (Smile) #853861

Dan Holm 10/18/2004 2:29:05 PM

Congratulations on you win, Darren!!!! #853906

June Marie Sobrito 10/18/2004 2:29:58 PM

Congrats!! Beautiful!! #853910

Bonnie C. Lackey 10/18/2004 2:32:18 PM

Wonderful tribute to this beautiful piece of art... #853922

Kathleen Clemons 10/18/2004 2:41:26 PM

So well-deserved, Darren. Congrats! #853970

Carol Engstrom 10/18/2004 2:44:02 PM

I'm so glad to see this placed Darren. It is so beautiful! Congrats! #853990

Murry Grigsby 10/18/2004 2:48:07 PM

Congratulation of your fine image and win Darren!! #854019

Susan T. Parady 10/18/2004 2:52:58 PM

Congratulations on your big win! Way to go, Darren!!

Sue #854060

Ed Heaton 10/18/2004 2:53:22 PM

Hi Darren,
Congrats on your winner! Well done :-) #854065

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 10/18/2004 3:05:19 PM

WOW! Beautiful, Darren!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes
Linnea #854139

Cathy Gregor 10/18/2004 3:21:15 PM

Congratulaitons Darren !
-cathy #854216

Cindy Paquette 10/18/2004 3:51:13 PM

SOOOOO Lovely Darren...Congratulations!! #854397

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/18/2004 4:19:07 PM

This looks better each time it's viewed, but this is the best! Congratulations, Darren on your win!!!

-Debby #854470

Kristen McKain 10/18/2004 4:22:40 PM

Wow - beautiful! Congrats! #854480

Donna J. Taff 10/18/2004 4:36:59 PM

Congratulation's on your win, Darren; it is well deserved!!!!!!! #854528

Patricia A. Kuniega 10/18/2004 4:37:31 PM

Congratulations on this exquisite shot Darren! #854535

Duane Carter 10/18/2004 5:11:31 PM

Congratulations on your win, Darren!!!! #854652

Claudia Kuhn 10/18/2004 5:17:14 PM

Congrats, Darren, on your winner!! #854669

Donna L. Cuic 10/18/2004 5:39:53 PM

Beautiful image Darren. Congrats on your win.
Donna #854773

Carol Brill 10/18/2004 5:43:34 PM

Congratulations on winning second place with this spectacular shot, Darren! #854791

Jennifer Rennison 10/18/2004 5:49:53 PM

Congratulations on you win, Darren! #854829

Dale Gast 10/18/2004 5:52:29 PM

Congrats, Darren!!! Beautiful!!! #854848

Michelle R. Kovach 10/18/2004 5:56:12 PM

Congratulations on your Win Darren! I knew this was a hit!
Have a great day!
Michelle #854877

Mellanie 10/18/2004 6:06:04 PM

Congrats, Darren! #854939

Stephen Zacker 10/18/2004 6:15:16 PM

Congratulations, Darren! #854978

Rob Friedman 10/18/2004 6:58:53 PM

Congrats, Darren!! Excellent work! #855084

Debra Booth 10/18/2004 7:10:00 PM

Congratulations, Darren!! #855137

Debra Booth 10/18/2004 7:10:01 PM

Congratulations, Darren!! #855138

Joy Brown 10/18/2004 7:12:07 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Darren! #855148

Barbara Gordon 10/18/2004 8:09:54 PM

Wow! Beautiful. Congrats! #855260

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/18/2004 8:20:40 PM

Well deserved. Congratulations on your award winning image. #855273

Wendy M. Amdahl 10/18/2004 8:55:17 PM

Congratulations Darren...beautiful image...well deserved! #855377

Brenda W. LaFleur 10/18/2004 10:05:52 PM

Hey Darren, congrats on this winner. I'm late sending along my congratulatory email as I'm traveling for business tomorrow....in Houma UGH! Anyway, way to go. This is a beauty!! #855486

Stanley J. Contrades 10/18/2004 11:20:07 PM

Fabulous! Congratulations once again, Darren!
Stan #855549

Evy Johansen 10/19/2004 1:00:35 AM

Many congratulations on you very well deserved win, Darren! #855632

Leanne M.E. Boyd 10/19/2004 3:06:46 AM

Congratulations Darren! Gorgeous shot! #855729

Colleen Braun 10/19/2004 3:54:44 AM

congratulations on a superb image... #855827

Wally Orlowsky 10/19/2004 4:56:42 AM

Congratulations on this marvelous winner, Darren. #855986

Judith G. Secco 10/19/2004 4:57:08 AM

One incredible image, Darren! Congratulations.
Judy #855988

Teresa L. Bernard 10/19/2004 6:04:35 AM

Beautiful image, Congratulations! #856120

Marie Fields 10/19/2004 6:04:48 AM

Congratulations on this AWESOME winner, Darren!!! #856121

Patrick Campbell 10/19/2004 8:02:54 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous winner, Darren! Love the color and the composition. It has a wonderful dream sequence kind of look. If you don't mind sharing, how did you get the diffused light look in this photo? #856373

Wanda Judd 10/19/2004 8:07:20 AM

Darren, congratulations, this is truly an extraordinary photo...It's hard to believe it not our beloved VA. #856388

Robin L. Wehrman 10/19/2004 9:19:54 AM

WOW! Congratulations on your Magnificent win Darren well deserved!! #856473

Paula Showen 10/19/2004 1:40:22 PM

This is so gorgeous, Darren! Congratulations on a well deserved win! #856999

bob cornelison 10/19/2004 2:47:16 PM

You was robbed...1st place at least!
~:O) #857109

Peggy Wolff 10/19/2004 6:44:26 PM

Absolutly stunning Darren! Congrats on a great win! #857626

Susana Matos 10/19/2004 9:15:44 PM

A well deserved winner, a first prize on my book! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #857838

Leonard Pierce 10/21/2004 5:48:58 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win Darren!!! #861758

Dolores Neilson 10/22/2004 9:00:47 AM

A big congrats to you for your 2nd place win, Darren!! #863071

Diane Dupuis 10/23/2004 6:56:58 AM

WOW - Darren - this is FANTASTIC! CONGRATS! #864333

Donna Dunbar 11/1/2004 3:57:48 AM

How did I miss this when you posted it, this is absolutely gorgeous and yes a beautiful postcard for my state of choice West By God Virginia :-) #882368

Cora Miller 11/1/2004 5:51:33 PM

Darren, congratulations on your win. You have attained perfection with this image. Your talent and abilities match anyone doing this professionally. Go man, go! #884147

Roseann E. Dreasher 12/11/2004 8:25:57 PM

GEEZ this has to be the record for responses!! (and well-deserved!) I always hear that Virginia is for Lovers...now I know why..I am in love with this image! Congrats a little late. : ) #966826

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/9/2005 1:00:16 PM

Wow, this is so beautiful. Where is this in W. Va. I sure would like to go there. Also, can you teach how to make the water look soft when you have time? Great job....I love your gallery.
Shelly #1159753

Robert Mann 10/15/2005 8:48:36 AM

I knew this was yours before I scrolled down and saw your name, Darren! I guess it's the richness of the green in this lovely scene! Many Congrats on your win! #1954920

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/18/2005 1:40:37 PM

this is one of the prettiest waterfall images I've seen in a long, long time. awesome work. #1966264

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Taken along Shays Run in Wv. Used a polarizer tripod velvia ISO 50 at 40 and the settings of f/8 1/2 sec.

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