A View from the Top

© Alton I. Vance

A View from the Top

Donna Roberts 4/20/2005 12:07:26 AM

WOW oh WOW oh WOW.
Alton, this is fabulous and I loved reading what you went through to capture this shot.
The colouring, sunlight beams and the varying shadows all attribute to the outstanding result.
Very well done.
:-) from "downunder" #238629

Kristen McKain 4/20/2005 10:48:00 AM

simply amazing. #1271199

Kate Jackson 4/20/2005 12:28:25 PM

Glorious!! Absolutely WOW!! Nice to know someone is out there taking pictures in these stunning locations. I am very jealous!!

Did he come all the way down to give you his camera and climb all the way up again? #1271473

Alton I. Vance 4/20/2005 5:44:28 PM

No, I climbed up to where he was and took his picture from there.

Thank you for your gracious comments! #1272212

Donna Roberts 5/22/2005 3:30:51 AM

I am so very happy to see this as a finalist Alton.
Best of luck in the next round.
:-) from 'downunder' #1378144

Kate Jackson 5/22/2005 9:17:06 AM

Congratulations that this picture has started out on its way up or I will eat my hat. I so enjoy looking at it! #1380271

Sandy Driscoll 5/22/2005 11:10:43 AM

Wow! Great story, great photo! #1380876

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 6:49:51 PM

Alton congratulations on your 2nd place win.

Super job. Kerby #1392472

Kate Jackson 5/24/2005 11:02:53 PM

Congratulations again Alton although I was so certain this would be a FIRST but it certainly is in my books. It is so stunning to see it every time!! #1393307

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/31/2005 6:23:26 PM

Wonderful image, Alton - and SO deserving of your Second Place win with it!! Congratulations!! I like the story of how you came to get the shot, too!! :o) #1416337

Melody Molinaro 6/7/2005 2:09:38 PM

I love the sun glare. Very nice shot Alton! #1442403

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/1/2007 6:51:13 AM

Can I Say WOW?!! So very awesome Alton. Excellent timing and capture #4010827

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f/32, 1/30 sec, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L, Tripod, Taken April 14, 7:30 A.M. in the sand dunes near Stopepipe Wells, Death Valley, CA. I was hiking to the top of the tallest dune when another hiker past me. I set up my tripod and waited until he reached the peak. Just as I got him framed in my view finder he sat down. I yelled at him, because he was quite a distance away, and ask him if he would mind standing a moment. This was the resulting photograph. He later asked me to take his picture with his own camera. - AIV

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