Golden Moment

© Francis Cailles

Golden Moment

Marcie A. Fowler 12/19/2004 4:47:51 PM

Absolutely gorgerous. The colros are fantastic and the clarity is right on. #197754

ashley nicholas 12/19/2004 4:49:21 PM

Another beautie Francis, nice and clear. #986870

Leesa White 12/19/2004 5:29:30 PM

This is beautiful!! Your gallery is also beautiful Francis! #986942

Costas Partassides 12/21/2004 4:35:14 AM

wow :) #989533

Beverley Lu Steeves 12/21/2004 5:02:32 AM

This is simply gorgeous Francis!! #989583

Paula Showen 12/21/2004 7:45:30 PM

Gorgeous!!! #990792

Kelly Heaton 1/18/2005 5:21:42 AM

Wonderful Capture! Congratulations! #1042036

Joannie M. Bertucci 1/18/2005 3:30:16 PM

Hi Francis and congratulations on Finalist, but I'm not a bit surprised! Looks like Dr. D was a fine inspiration on this one :-) #1045286

Francis Cailles 1/18/2005 5:27:53 PM

Wow! A Finalist..What a pleasant surprise!

Thanks all for the wonderful comments. Very much appreciated!

Thanks Joannie. You make me smile! :-) #1045751

Paula Showen 1/18/2005 6:12:33 PM

Gorgeous! Congratulations! #1046014

Ed Heaton 1/18/2005 6:18:34 PM

Outstanding image Francis,
Congratulations on your finalist :-) #1046043

Jennifer Rennison 1/18/2005 6:35:56 PM

Gorgeous, Francis!! Congratulations on your finalist! #1046144

Brenda W. LaFleur 1/19/2005 9:46:47 PM

This is WooHoo quality, Frances :)

Congrats!! #1049387

Sherrye Nozaki 1/20/2005 2:09:43 AM

This is absolutely spectacular. It should be on the front cover of a magazine.

Aloha,
Sherrye Nozaki #1049592

Judy S. Fung 1/20/2005 2:43:28 AM

Congrats on your first place win, Francis! #1049647

Jordi Delgado 1/20/2005 2:47:51 AM

AMAZING SHOT, AMAZING WIN, FRANCIS!!!

CONGRATS!!!

:-)) #1049655

Paul C. Gazzanigo 1/20/2005 3:02:01 AM

Congratulations! #1049706

William C. Raco 1/20/2005 3:38:58 AM

Congratulations, Francis!
What a beautiful photo.

bill #1049799

Cathy Gregor 1/20/2005 3:45:17 AM

A gorgeous scene, Francis! Congratulations!
-cathy #1049819

Francis Cailles 1/20/2005 5:24:54 AM

Thanks all for the wonderful comments! This is unbelievable! Woo-hoo!! #1050220

Wendy Stevenson 1/20/2005 5:38:45 AM

Congratulations Francis on this stunningly beautiful, FIRST PLACE win!!!! #1050284

Judith G. Secco 1/20/2005 5:45:29 AM

Wonderful! congratulations to you. #1050313

Darren K. Fisher 1/20/2005 6:31:16 AM

Man oh man. No surprise here well yea it is, I was thinking grand prize. You and Donna sure did rack up some awesome images from this trip and this one is just icing on the cake. A big congrats to you. Now the two of you Donna and yourself are two people I really need to catch up with some time and shoot with, that is on my wish list. OKAY? #1050528

Lisa Deaton 1/20/2005 7:18:06 AM

Simply Beautiful!!! Congrats on your win!!! #1050745

Jill Flynn 1/20/2005 7:28:37 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win Francis. Beautiful and spectacular photograph! #1050792

Audrea Telkamp 1/20/2005 7:49:21 AM

Congratulations Francis!! What gorgeous light!! #1050905

Brenda W. LaFleur 1/20/2005 7:49:43 AM

Yep, a big First Place Win Woo Hoo!! Way to go Frances. A most deserving recognition. #1050907

Kay Beausoleil 1/20/2005 7:58:13 AM

Congratulations on your First Prize, Francis -- El Capitan looks lit from within! #1050952

Katleen R. Struckle 1/20/2005 10:05:03 AM

Congrats on your win Francis!! #1051373

Patrick Campbell 1/20/2005 11:01:45 AM

Congrats Francis on your win! A gorgeous Yosemite landscape! #1051506

Jennifer Rennison 1/20/2005 3:56:08 PM

Congratulations, Francis, on your beautiful first place win!! #1052095

Debra Booth 1/20/2005 4:08:29 PM

Congratulations!! #1052124

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/20/2005 5:06:16 PM

Wow, this is amazing!! The lighting is perfect. Very well deserved!!! #1052239

Nemil B. Chabebe 1/20/2005 7:36:02 PM

This is one beautiful picture. The composition, light and balance are perfect. #1052434

Kip T. Berger 1/20/2005 10:44:23 PM

Congratulations on your win Francis for this beautiful scene! #1052613

Susana Matos 1/21/2005 3:12:15 PM

wonderful photo! Congratulations!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #1054441

Kristi A. Howson 1/21/2005 3:41:06 PM

Wonderful capture and presentation of this beautiful place...love this composition. Congratulations Francis!!!!! #1054515

Eric Highfield 1/22/2005 9:48:57 PM

Congratulations of your fantastic win, Francis! I've enjoyed the TimeCatcher website very much. You and the team do excellent work, and this is a great addition to the collection! Well done! #1057258

Leonard Pierce 1/23/2005 5:08:17 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win Francis!!! #1058834

Francis Cailles 1/23/2005 6:52:06 PM

Thanks all for looking and commenting. Very much appreciated! #1059010

Rick Riddle 1/24/2005 6:03:26 PM

Amazing Photo Francis Congrats. #1061090

Nancy Grace Chen 1/31/2005 3:56:27 PM

Lovely lighting and scene. A late congrats to you on your first place winner!!

Nancy #1075598

Lori Carlson 2/21/2005 8:03:51 AM

Wow Francis!! When I just went back to the home page and this photo appeared I gasped!! True sign of a breath taking photo,huh!? :0)
Congratulations!! It's gorgeous.
#1122401

William Neill 3/10/2005 1:18:08 PM

Congrats Francis. As the saying goes, "there is only one thing wrong with this photo. Its not mine!"

Keep up the good work!

William Neill #1162199

Keith L. Clayton 7/11/2005 4:06:46 PM

Absolutely awesome! #1581861

Wanda-Lynn Searles 11/1/2007 1:12:06 AM

WOW! What an awesome photo and colors!
Just amazing!!
Congratulations on your First Place win Francis! #5013002

Francis Cailles 3/7/2009 11:31:36 AM

Devil's Elbow area, Yosemite Valley, CA. This was shot after a snowstorm had just passed over Yosemite Valley. When I first got here, I can barely see El Capitan's glow through the thick fog/clouds that fully engulfed the granite monolith, so I was a bit disappointed. Hoping for the best, I proceeded anyway to compose a shot using the perfectly still Merced River and a partially submerged tree branch covered in fresh snow as my foreground elements. I metered for the snow, locked my camera in place, and waited. I paced about to keep warm, keeping an eye on El Capitan...after what seemed like an eternity, the fog/clouds engulfing El Capitan cleared revealing the most beautiful light I have ever seen. I managed to fire a couple or so shots, and within what seemed to be a few seconds (could be a lot longer, but time sure flew!), El Capitan was engulfed once more. I checked my camera's LCD to see what I got, and I smiled to myself...how lucky can one man get? #7255235

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Description

Yosemite Valley, CA. This was shot after a snowstorm had just passed over Yosemite Valley. When I first got here, I can barely see El Capitan's glow through the thick fog/clouds that fully engulfed the granite monolith, so I was a bit disappointed. Hoping for the best, I proceeded anyway to compose a shot using the perfectly still Merced River and a partially submerged tree branch covered in fresh snow as my foreground elements. I metered for the snow, locked my camera in place, and waited. I paced about to keep warm, keeping an eye on El Capitan...after what seemed like an eternity, the fog/clouds engulfing El Capitan cleared revealing the most beautiful light I have ever seen. I managed to fire a couple or so shots, and within what seemed like a few seconds (could be a lot longer, but time sure flew!), El Capitan was engulfed once more. I checked my camera's LCD to see what I got, and I smiled to myself...how lucky can one man get?



Uploaded on 12/19/2004 4:23:22 PM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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