Stress Therapy

© Patrick Di Fruscia

Stress Therapy

Dan J. Holm Student 11/18/2004 12:19:18 AM

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Patrick! Magnificent capture and presentation! #189383

Patrick Di Fruscia 11/18/2004 12:31:47 AM

Thanks a lot Dan. I really appreciate your comment #922619

Ashit D. Desai 11/18/2004 1:05:15 AM

Is this palce in Mexico? The white sand desert? truly beautiful shot #922642

Susana Matos 11/18/2004 1:24:10 AM

Patrick, all I can say is WOW!!! Another superbe image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #922668

Kelly Abernathy 11/18/2004 3:48:32 AM

Simply beautiful - wonderful composition, beautiful exposure - love the feel of this shot! -K #922820

Allan Farnsworth 11/18/2004 6:11:44 AM

Very nice! #923362

Judy S. Fung 11/18/2004 12:09:12 PM

Lovely image, Patrick! Nice comp and color. #923897

Darren K. Fisher 11/18/2004 4:14:25 PM

Well the simple composition works for me and made for such a strong looking image. I love the balance and the slight color from the sunset. Wonderful job as always Patrick. #924218

Phil S 11/18/2004 8:16:04 PM

Patrick,

What a wonderful photograph! That sand looks so inviting! Stress Therapy = sand, right? If so, I need some! #924673

S J 12/8/2004 12:18:30 AM

Patrick, congrats on you POTD with this terrific image! #959987

Kathleen Clemons 12/8/2004 1:42:35 AM

Congrats, Pat. Love the simplicity. #960014

Kristen McKain 12/8/2004 2:51:25 AM

Simply gorgeous. #960041

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 12/8/2004 2:56:48 AM

Hi Patrick! What a fantastic shot! The subject, lighting and composition are simply beautiful! Congrats on your well deserved POTD!
Hope to see you around the MCC one of these days! Happy holidays to you and yours! #960045

Kathleen L. Nelson 12/8/2004 3:17:44 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Patrick. I love the soft, soothing colors. Congratulations on your POTD. #960075

Susana Matos 12/8/2004 3:33:17 AM

Congratulations on this superbe image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #960129

Ed Heaton 12/8/2004 3:39:35 AM

Patrick,
What an awesome job! This is beautiful....
Congrats on POTD! #960142

Jonathan Lucas 12/8/2004 3:53:49 AM

Just when I thought I'd seen all the landscapes I could want, this one hits my mailbox! It's supremely tangible, with a real sense of tranquility and I would definitely hang this on my wall, so please let me know where to get a print.

Thanks also for the extra tech info in the description. Brilliant. #960178

Donna W. Neal 12/8/2004 3:54:20 AM

Wow! This is really stunning! Congratulation on POTD Patrick #960180

Scott Pedersen 12/8/2004 4:19:28 AM

Nice work. Simple compositions are always the best. #960256

Julie Randolph 12/8/2004 5:29:11 AM

Wow! One of the best pictures I've seen here in awhile!! Great shot! #960368

Dan Walters 12/8/2004 6:00:22 AM

Awesome shot. I really like the soft colors. #960415

Susana Heide 12/8/2004 6:07:24 AM

This image is absolutely STELLAR!! It evokes a sense of calmness and solitude. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! #960432

Blanca Acosta 12/8/2004 6:10:30 AM

A passionate photographer indeed! It's a perfect composition, a more poetical title came to my mind, Beyond the Dunes... #960444

Paula Showen 12/8/2004 6:16:57 AM

Beautiful, Patrick!! Congrats on the POTD. Where is this place? #960466

Louison Rousseau 12/8/2004 6:24:26 AM

Great image here, congratulations.

Funny, I was just visiting Timecatchers yesterday! And your Quebec portfolio at Timecatchers has made me realize I don't live in such a photographically bland region as I thought (SW Quebec). You have inspired me to go out and play! #960476

Brenda W. LaFleur 12/8/2004 6:40:18 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Pat. Beautiful, as always! #960520

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/8/2004 7:02:20 AM

Great image Pat!! Very beautiful landscape. Congratulations!! #960573

Jim Taylor 12/8/2004 7:16:43 AM

Excellent photo. So simple yet so strikingly beautiful. Great work. #960597

Casey A. Hanson 12/8/2004 7:32:27 AM

Beautiful image, Patrick!
Congrats on your POTD! :0) #960639

Pamela K 12/8/2004 8:13:43 AM

Congrats on POTD! This is a gorgeous image! (And I live near White Sands, so I've seen lots of yucca/sand shots.) This is truly one of the best I've seen! I love the combination of moon, clouds, and yucca set against the sand! Beautiful! Very well done!

Pam #960699

Evy Johansen 12/8/2004 8:42:03 AM

Gosh..... this is so beautiful!! Many congratulations on a well deserved POTD win, Patrick!! #960723

Pu Chen 12/8/2004 10:57:37 AM

Just beautiful! Congratulations, Patrick! #960995

Cindy Paquette 12/8/2004 3:05:06 PM

Lovely, depicting solitude while providing a place to develop and enhance an inner self awareness...compelling. Congratulations Patrick on this beauty! #961297

Elisabeth A. Gay 12/8/2004 3:33:49 PM

Beautiful Patrick - I have bookmarked the website, it's gorgeous! Congrats on POTD #961335

Sonya Turner 12/8/2004 3:54:51 PM

Beautiful image! Just looking at the photo gives me a sense of peacefulness! #961366

Anita Taylor 12/8/2004 3:56:18 PM

A beautiful photo, Patrick! So calming in it's simplicity. #961370

Katleen R. Struckle 12/8/2004 4:06:20 PM

Just gorgeous Patrick!! Congrats.on POTD #961375

Carol Brill 12/8/2004 5:03:03 PM

I feel more relaxed already, Patrick, thanks for this soothing moment of zen in an otherwise crazy day, and congratulations on your POTD! #961470

Robert L. Andersen 12/8/2004 8:00:41 PM

phenominal Image! Absolutely Gorgeous! #961737

Patrick Di Fruscia 12/8/2004 9:10:18 PM

Thank you so much for all you great comment. I am really speechless by the respond. To answer many. This shot was taken at the White Sand National Park in New Mexico. A remarkable place and also a must see for any landscape and nature photographer

Thanks again and Happy Holidays to all
Pat #961767

Kevin Elliott 12/9/2004 12:10:58 PM

Nice shot, but looking at it I had a sense that I'd seen it before. Here it is:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/1photo-pages/w/ws-sunrise.shtml

#962796

Carol Brill 12/16/2004 12:05:26 AM

This is one of my very favorite shots of yours, Patrick, congratulations on reaching the finals, and best of luck! #974761

Carol Brill 12/16/2004 5:07:20 AM

You have captured a wonderful atmosphere, great job, I love it, congratulations! #975664

Elisabeth A. Gay 12/16/2004 3:28:39 PM

Congratulations Patrick!
Ann #978416

Judy S. Fung 12/16/2004 6:18:36 PM

Congrats, Patrick! #979335

Mette Vendelboe Allison 12/17/2004 5:20:35 AM

A beauty! Congrats and good luck! #980665

Dan J. Holm 12/17/2004 5:42:13 PM

Congratulations on your WIN with this awesome shot, Patrick!!! #982342

Susana Heide 12/17/2004 6:34:13 PM

CONGRATS on winning with this STUNNING image!!! I was hoping it would be among the winners!! #982670

Patrick Di Fruscia 12/17/2004 9:29:33 PM

Thank you all for all your great comments and support I really appreciate this. With all the incredible pictures displayed here on a daily basis it is a great honor.

#983141

Carol Brill 12/17/2004 9:57:05 PM

Patrick, congratulations on your winning finish this month, a very well deserved honor! #983198

Mette Vendelboe Allison 12/17/2004 11:47:24 PM

Congrats once more, Patrick! Well-deserved! #983367

Gary Minish 12/18/2004 12:37:04 AM

Great composition and an excellent exposure! Love the colors in this one. Good eye and great shooting, Patrick! Congratulations on your win :-) #983400

Patrick Campbell 12/18/2004 9:08:50 AM

Congrats Patrick--I love the colors and the composition. #984693

Louison Rousseau 12/18/2004 9:59:27 AM

Félicitations encore, Patrick. Excellent photo. Joyeux Noël et Bonne année! #984801

Michael Allen 12/18/2004 5:00:28 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Patrick.

You're in a different league...

Terrific work. ..mike ;-] #985294

Sonya Turner 12/18/2004 6:15:40 PM

Beautiful indeed!! #985386

Leonard Pierce 12/18/2004 9:35:43 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Patrick!!!! #985645

Paula Showen 12/18/2004 9:44:24 PM

Love this, Pat! Congratulations!!! #985658

Jennifer Rennison 12/20/2004 5:53:37 PM

Very peaceful!! Congratulations on your win! #988703

Murry Grigsby 12/20/2004 6:57:32 PM

Congrats on your win Patrick!! #988859

Patrick Di Fruscia 12/20/2004 7:05:43 PM

Thank you all for all you great comments. Happy Holidays to everyone! #988881

Kristi A. Howson 12/20/2004 7:59:26 PM

Congratulations Patrick...this is fantastic..love the simplcity and depth...very artistic!!!!! #989023

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Description

Being in such a pure Zen like place, I couldn't help it. I had to take this shot. A really simple composition was called for here. I decided to include the moon to create a stronger sense of loneliness & vastness. Being in a secluded place away from all the stress in the world sure feels good. I took a spot reading from the sand and opened up 1 stop to make the sand white while keeping the sky dark.

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Uploaded on 11/18/2004 12:08:56 AM

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Camera: Minolta Maxxum 7 SLR Camera

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