Desert Bloom

© Cory L. Kittle

Desert Bloom

June Marie Sobrito level-classic 2/16/2003 8:10:36 AM

Outstanding! Great job with perspective! #22856

Joy Brown level-classic

I agree, Cory - this is outstanding! Everything about it is awesome! #53906

Kelly Baker level-classic

Very nice..I could use some desert weather :)dry and hot!- as we are cold and wet here in VA! #53908

Cory L. Kittle level-classic

Its been pretty miserable here in South Dakota as well Kelly, but today is sunny and possibly getting up in the mid 40's so I'm heading out right after the daytona for some scenics and possibly a sunset. Not quite the kind of weather your hoping for, but a good break for us! #53920

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic

Oh, Cory, what a shot!!!! Just super!! #53921

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic

Very pretty photo. I like that you've used the 2/3-1/3 rule. The little flower helps to create perspective, lovely sky. #53949

Cathy M. Gromball level-classic

A winning shot, Cory! This is wonderful with its perfect composition, perspective, lighting, lines, texture, colors and exposure! Great lens choice!

Cathy :) #53984

Darren K. Fisher level-classic

Im with Kelly nice and wet here in Va, very nice to see this warm image in which you have captured very well. Or I should say OUTSTANDING!!! #54028

Lem Metro level-classic

Bravo, Cory! Brilliant idea, execution and results. I expect to see this again in about a month! Wonderful! #54069

Kelly Baker level-classic

Hi Darren- are you near Roanoke too?

:) Brrrrr--rrr wet and icy here!!! #54079

Damian P. Gadal

The tenacity of life is amazing, and you've captured it so well here! #54103

Ken Ke-Wei Pan

\(WoW)/ It's a "sure win" shot ! Nice composition and lighting that you captured. #54149

Gary Minish level-classic

Exceptional shot, Cory! Very well executed and thanks for explaining how you did it! This should be a winner! #54185

Kathleen Clemons

Simply wonderful. :) #54261

Jill Battaglia level-classic

Excellent!!! I love it! :-) #55347

clifton Mair

Congrats, brilliant photograph! #61864

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic

Congrats on finals, Cory. #61946

Lem Metro level-classic

Did I mention the well executed drop shadow? This one should go far, Cory. Congratulations and good luck. #62003

Barbara J. Beck level-classic

Great Job Cory, I've been there on my travels and you captured the essence of the place. Did you go an climb the big ones too? Congrads on being a finalist.

Barb B. #62141

Cory L. Kittle level-classic

Thanks for everyones comments. Barb, I only got to spend one evening and the following morning exploring the place, and for the most part dune buggies and motorcycles had everything tore up, but the area's that were off limits to them were pretty nice. I did get some good action shots of the riders on the big stuff though. Neat place.

Cory #62163

Gary Minish level-classic

Well deserved, Cory and I'm sure it will go further! Congratulations so far! #63159

Cathy M. Gromball level-classic

Congratulaitons on finals, Cory! I agree with Gary!

Cathy :) #63188

Damian P. Gadal

Congrats Cory! #63197

Barbara J. Beck level-classic

Hi Cory, If you are in the area you may want to visit Coral Pink Sand Dunes. It is on the east side of Zion Park heading towards Kanab, UT. Lots of Dunes and low traffic during the week.

Barb B. #63199

Cathy M. Gromball level-classic

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Cory!

Cathy :) #64252

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic

Congrats, Cory.. Great shot!! #64355

Christopher Howeth level-classic

Great Photo Sgt Kittle. It's great to see your work again. Congrats on on your win. #64568

Ellen Peach level-classic

Congratulations, Cory! #64585

Bernard B. Travers

Congratulations, Cory. #64896

Cory L. Kittle

Thanks everyone for the kind remarks.

Cory #64920

Travis Lowe

Congrats Cory!
Great Job! This image is awesome and very creative.

Your Elk Images got me hooked on this massive animal.

Travis Lowe #65370

Cory L. Kittle

Hey Travis, its good to see you in here! Thanks Bud! #65387

Gary Minish level-classic

Just as I suspected :-) Congratulations, Cory! Very well deserved! #65506

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 4/14/2004 1:25:30 AM

Wonderful shot Cory - it was featured on one of the main pages, and I decided to have a look at the rest of your images in your gallery as well! You have some very interesting shots there! Are you still photographing wildlife?! #481921

Cory L. Kittle 4/14/2004 4:06:49 AM

Thank you Carolyn. Yes I still shoot wildlife regularly. Unfortunitely I havent had as much time to post new work on the site, but hopefully I will soon.

Cory #482027

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 2/12/2007 10:46:36 PM

This really is beautiful, great colors and perspective!! Congratulations! #3942180

Lori Carlson 6/7/2012 4:35:27 AM

I love this soooo much, Cory!! Wonderful comp! And ya have to love all those lines! Well seen and shot! Congrats on all your recognition! =) #10171384

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Description

These Brown-Eyed Susans were growing at the edge of the Little Sahara Sand Dunes in western Utah. The plants further up in the sand seamed fairly stunted compaired to the ones in the dirt at the edges of the park. After the previous day of photographing various sand formations I found this single bloom on the edge of one of the small sand dunes. I used a 19mm lens to make it look like a vast expanse of sand with the lens approx a foot from the flower.

Uploaded on 2/16/2003 8:04:16 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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