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Dr Silly level-classic January 08, 2007

Beautiful capture, Les. Don't get run down running in to the street. LOL :O)

January 08, 2007

This is magnificient, Les!! Wonderful capture. #3793869

Paul Michko January 08, 2007

What a magnificent vista, Les. There is such a great sense of grand splendor. #3793879

Susie Peek-Swint January 08, 2007

Oh this is stunning Les ~ worth dodging traffic for .. the light is almost ethereal.. must have been a great trip! #3793896

Colette M. Metcalf January 08, 2007

Wow! Beautiful, Les! #3793942

Donald K. Cherry level-classic January 08, 2007

Gorgeous scenery and fantastic capture, Les! Love the comp, colors and lighting! #3793966

Katarina Mansson January 08, 2007

Simply stunning! The view, the composition, the light - a real winner! #3794208

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 08, 2007

This is Outstanding Les!! Beautifully seen and captured! Jeff #3794342

Kara L. Hendricks January 08, 2007

UM..... WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are incredibly talented Les!!!!!!!!!! #3794502

Datha Y. Thompson January 08, 2007

GORGEOUS!!! The lighting is Excellent and so is your shot!!! :0) #3794793

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 08, 2007

Les! Spectacular work! Reminds me of the large-scale paintings by Thomas Moran and his peers, of the American West... The lighting is terrific in your image! #3794831

Joy Rector January 08, 2007

this is awsome, love the lighting and colors #3795047

Rachel McKinnie January 08, 2007

Gorgeous! Gotta love when things just come together for you!!! #3795314

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 08, 2007

Les, wonderful colors and lighting. #3795493

Les Rhoades level-classic January 08, 2007

My thanks to everyone who has posted a comment today. It's nice to capture a good image every now and again. I hope the judges like it... #3795632

Cathy M. Gromball January 08, 2007

This is just gorgeous, Les!

Cathy :) #3795810

Jennifer Rennison January 08, 2007

Gorgeous image, Les!! Excellent lighting, colors and comp, excellent work! #3797218

Sheryl A. Hudson January 08, 2007

Awesome lighting and colors!!!! Stunning ! #3797708

Susana Ms Heide January 08, 2007

This is GORGEOUS!! What an exciting life you must lead! WTG!! #3797918

Autum Rhoades January 10, 2007

Stunning image, Les! Everything about this is just amazing! The clouds, the lighting, the dark yet visible trees - brilliant work! #3802659

Mary N C. Taitt January 10, 2007

WHOA! GREAT SHOT! That's GOT to be a WINNER! Super! Great lighting and scene! #3803190

Kara L. Hendricks January 16, 2007

Just stopping back in and saying.... WOWZA again... I really love this Les... A POWERFUL nature shot.... Incredible tones and wonderful harmony between elements...I would support this for GRAND PRIZE....

This had better see GOLD!! #3827700

Kara L. Hendricks February 24, 2007

And here I am again... Saying CONGRATULATIONS MAN!!!! #3982893

Bob Cournoyer level-addict February 24, 2007

Jack n Coke is on me!!
Congratulations, Les!


Susan Fox February 24, 2007

Congrats Les!!!!! #3983479

Sylvia Rossler February 24, 2007

Big congrats on another finalist Les :O) Now you can open one of your 50 bottles to celebrate :O) #3983666

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 24, 2007

Les, congratulations on your finalist. #3983943

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 24, 2007

Very nice to see this one make the cut! Congratulations, Les! #3986423

Dr Silly level-classic February 24, 2007

Les, congratulations one more time. :O)

Datha Y. Thompson February 24, 2007


Katarina Mansson February 25, 2007

I have said it before: it looks like a winner! But first: congratulations to a well-deserved finalist! #3988839

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 25, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3989566

Kate Jackson level-classic February 25, 2007

Oh my gosh Les! This is so stunning. Reminds me of a Turner. What amazing light and you were there and captured it to perfection. Many congratulations and trust this has a way to go yet! #3990391

Ken Smith level-classic February 25, 2007

Awesome job, Les. Congrats on your multiple finalists! #3990521

Jennifer Rennison February 25, 2007

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Les! #3991130

Colleen Farrell February 25, 2007

Stunning! What a unique landscape--congratulations on your finalist! #3991541

Claudine Grove February 25, 2007

This is beautiful! Has kind of an "Old World" artistic style. Love it! Congrats #3991548

Cyn Valentine level-classic February 25, 2007

Congratulations Les!! #3991554

Colette M. Metcalf February 25, 2007

Congrats again, Les!! #3992736

Marie Fields level-classic February 25, 2007

Wow! Another outstanding finalist, Les! Congratulations!! #3993316

Sheryl A. Hudson February 26, 2007

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist!!!
sheryl #3999360

Susana Ms Heide February 26, 2007

I'm once again awed by this almost magical scene!! Congratulations on this well deserved medal!! Good luck in the golden round Les!! #3999459

John V. Roscich level-deluxe February 27, 2007

JOHN #4003062

Emily E. Bem June 30, 2007

Positively breathtaking....PERIOD. #4458598

Susan M. Hembree level-classic September 28, 2007

Sorry I missed this one, Les. I have a picture hanging above my couch of Yosemite Valley that I love and this photo looks a lot like that. Especially the mountains behind the trees. What a gorgeous photo! #4859333

Lisa B. North November 13, 2007

Hi Les...I think that this is one of my most favorite photos on BetterPhoto. It really got to me. I keep coming back to it! What an emotionally moving photo! Lisa #5070484

January 05, 2008

All this needs is a good scripture verse etched across the reminds me something I saw in a dream once. I only pray to live in a place like this one day...I didn't know such a place was real! Thanks for putting this on here, I know now where to look for homes on sale. :) PS - your mother and my mother are as good a penpals as me & Zak. :) Just a useless bit of info... #5297678

Sandy Powers September 21, 2008

I was just browsing thru your beautiful gallery as I contemplate getting one of the upgrades to my own gallery here.

This photo is breathtaking! I can't believe it didn't win! It should have.


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I took this picture last year while on a motorcycle tour of the Italian Dolomites. I stopped for an early morning coffee along the Passo di Sella ( Sella Pass) in the heart of this famous region.

The coffee and apple strudel was wonderful. I was sitting outside the restaurant on the patio when I say this image developing across the street. I grabbed my camera, dodged traffic and ran across the street. I have fond memories of this trip and hope to go back again this spring.

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