Heaven's Playground

Uploaded: April 06, 2013 17:15:47


I had the opportunity to go flying at sunset the other day. It was so fantastic!! We flew between the mountains during sunset. This photo show's Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams in the background

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Teresa H. Hunt April 06, 2013

This is what I saw on the instrument panel when I got into the tiny plane :) #1522751

Beth Spencer April 06, 2013

Other than the sign on the instrument panel I bet you must have felt a sense of awe at the beauty you were seeing up there. This is an amazing shot and the colors are gorgeous, wish I could have been there!! #10643753

Jeff E Jensen April 06, 2013

This is excellent, Teresa! What a fantastic opportunity.


Kristin Duff April 06, 2013

Teresa...I am in love with this photo! I fly all the time but it has never looked as good as it does here! what a fantastic shot and a wonderful title. this one is a winner! #10643798

Michael Kelly level-classic April 06, 2013

You caught a real beauty here Teresa. I think you have a winner for sure, just beautiful! Going in my favorites. #10643875

Rita K. Connell level-classic April 07, 2013

this must of taken your breath it is beautiful, this one should be hanging on your wall. going in my favorites for sure. I love the colors and oh how this makes me want to come back to the Seattle area again. I hope you saw the sign on the instrument panel on your way out of the plane....! #10644343

Debbie E. Payne April 07, 2013

A favorite for me, too. Are you learning to fly, too?
This is an amazing image. I think it might look completely different as a pano if you were to crop just above the orange area. Just an idea. Why tinker with perfection. #10644505

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 07, 2013

Beautiful! The vantage point is spectacular, but the time of day, and the 2nd mountain peak in the back really knock this one out of the park! #10644624

Lucy Abrao level-classic April 07, 2013

Beautifully captured, Teresa. Love the colors and perspective. #10645067

Dale Hardin April 08, 2013

Teresa, this is an incredible capture and is definitely a winner. The texture, the mountain, the color and the composition are a one in a lifetime view.

Even so, I think you can improve on it slightly with just a simple levels adjustment. Check your histogram and tweak the black and white sliders to taste.

You might also consider a 3x5 crop to cut a bit of the sky and balance the composition closer to a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio. However, the crop is simply a subjective suggestion 'cause the existing image works well as is. #10646054

Stephen Shoff April 09, 2013

Wonderful image, Teresa. They don't get much better than this. I think the crop suggestions were good ones. #10646485

Elaine Hessler April 09, 2013

Very pretty-this is a view most of us would not have (or take) the opportunity to see. I love the colors of the sunset against the clouds and mountains. Gorgeous! #10647188

lisa anderson April 10, 2013

What a gorgeous shot, Teresa! I would;ve been a little nervous to get on that plane/ #10648487

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 12, 2013

I completely agree with Dale. If this doesn't get you a First Place or a Grand, try Dale's suggestion and resub.

This is definitely awe-inspiring and what a feeling for you to see it first-hand. An instant FAVE!!!

UB. #10650035

Teresa H. Hunt April 17, 2013

I entered this in the contest before Dale gave me his suggestions. It hasn't even gotten an EP. I find that a little odd.

I'm posting 2 variations. I applied the levels suggestion (love the difference). I also tried Dale's 1x3 prop. I felt that was a bit to cramped so I tried a custom crop. #10657607

Dale Hardin April 17, 2013

Teresa, that isn't the crop I was suggesting. Need to work on my communication skills, I guess. :o) Here is the look I was after. #10657622

Teresa H. Hunt April 17, 2013

Oh dear! I like that crop better.

Is the levels adjustment I did what you were thinking? #10657631

Dale Hardin April 18, 2013

Yes. It is not a lot, but that little bit makes a difference. What a great opportunity it was for you to capture this exquisite image. #10658013

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 26, 2013

Congrats Teresa. #10708205

Dale Hardin May 26, 2013

Saw this one coming. Congratulations Teresa. #10708329

Teresa H. Hunt May 26, 2013

Thanks Dale and Sherran :) #10708345

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 27, 2013

CONGRATZ Teresa on the Finalist award, good luck!!!

UB. #10708583

Debra R. Harder May 27, 2013

This is really beautiful, Teresa! Love this! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist!! #10709111

May 27, 2013

Beautiful. #10709267

Beth Spencer May 27, 2013

Congratulations and good luck in the next round!! #10709357

Elaine Hessler May 27, 2013

Congrats!!! #10709372

Kim Andelkovic May 27, 2013

Awesome finalist, congrats Teresa :-) #10711107

Teresa H. Hunt May 27, 2013

Thank you everyone :) #10711151

Anthony L. Mancuso May 28, 2013

Stunning image Teresa..congrats on your finalist!!! #10711664

Mike F. Anderson May 28, 2013

Congratulations on your finalist Teresa - It's a beauty! #10712619

Jennifer L. Alder May 28, 2013

A heavenly win! big congrats my friend :) #10712782

Susan Williams May 28, 2013

Congratulations on your Gold, Teresa. It is breathtaking! So very happy for you! #10712785

Teresa H. Hunt May 28, 2013

Thank you so much! :) #10712788

Lucy Abrao level-classic May 28, 2013

Congrats on this gold, Teresa. #10712790

Dale Hardin May 28, 2013

A big congratulations Girl! Good work. #10713003

Debra R. Harder May 29, 2013

Happy to see this beauty with a GOLD badge underneath it, Teresa! What an amazing sight!!! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL win!! #10713519

Carla Capra Anderson May 29, 2013

Teresa, what a glorious image. Congratulations!! #10713611

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 29, 2013

What a special and very beautiful perspective, Teresa! Congratulations! #10713841

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe May 29, 2013

Very beautiful and well deserved, Teresa! Congratulations! #10713886

Beth Spencer May 29, 2013

Congratulations!!!!!! It is a Beautiful shot!! Way to go! #10714067

Michael Kelly level-classic May 29, 2013

Had to be gold! Such an outstanding capture. Sure wish you would be with us in Utah. #10714441

Teresa H. Hunt May 29, 2013

Thank you all very much. This was an amazing view. :)

Mike, I really wish I could go to Utah as well. :( Hopefully next year! #10714529

Carmody Baker May 29, 2013

Just a beautiful capture. Congratulations Teresa! #10714535

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 29, 2013

Happy to see it with Gold underneath it, Teresa. CONGRATZ ON THE WINNER.

UB. #10714779

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 29, 2013

Big Congrats on your Gold Medal, Teresa. Well deserved.

Teresa H. Hunt May 29, 2013

Thank you so much :) #10714921



Big congratulations on this superb 2nd Place Finalist Teresa!

jo ann c. #10715314

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 30, 2013

What a beautiful scene you've captured; thanks for braving the amateur plane, too ;) Congratulations! #10715316

Marilyn Cornwell June 01, 2013

Congratulations on your Win, Teresa! #10717820

Merna L. Nobile June 01, 2013

It is such an honor to be able to congratulate each and every one of you for your winning photographs for the month of April, 2013. Merna Nobile

Tad Bowman June 02, 2013

Fantastic photo Teresa. Congratulations. #10719455

Teresa H. Hunt June 02, 2013

Thank you all :) #10719510

Carol Flisak level-classic September 05, 2013

This gorgeous image appeared on the front page of BP. What a wonderful sight to behold! Huge congratulations on your win, Theresa! #10834048

Teresa H. Hunt September 05, 2013

Thank you Carol. This is one of my favorite shots. I'm so glad everyone likes it too. :) #10834530

Elaine Hessler September 06, 2013

Congrats! #10834835

Diane Underwood August 07, 2014

Just beautiful.. see myself dancing.. with wings on..

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