Stress Therapy

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Stress Therapy

Dan Holm level-classic November 18, 2004

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Patrick! Magnificent capture and presentation! #189383

Patrick Di Fruscia November 18, 2004

Thanks a lot Dan. I really appreciate your comment #922619

Ashit D. Desai November 18, 2004

Is this palce in Mexico? The white sand desert? truly beautiful shot #922642

Susana Matos November 18, 2004

Patrick, all I can say is WOW!!! Another superbe image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #922668

Kelly Abernathy level-classic November 18, 2004

Simply beautiful - wonderful composition, beautiful exposure - love the feel of this shot! -K #922820

Allan Farnsworth November 18, 2004

Very nice! #923362

Judy S. Fung November 18, 2004

Lovely image, Patrick! Nice comp and color. #923897

Darren K. Fisher level-classic November 18, 2004

Well the simple composition works for me and made for such a strong looking image. I love the balance and the slight color from the sunset. Wonderful job as always Patrick. #924218

Phil Sauvey November 18, 2004


What a wonderful photograph! That sand looks so inviting! Stress Therapy = sand, right? If so, I need some! #924673

S J December 08, 2004

Patrick, congrats on you POTD with this terrific image! #959987

Kathleen Clemons December 08, 2004

Congrats, Pat. Love the simplicity. #960014

Kristen McKain December 08, 2004

Simply gorgeous. #960041

Diane Dupuis December 08, 2004

Hi Patrick! What a fantastic shot! The subject, lighting and composition are simply beautiful! Congrats on your well deserved POTD!
Hope to see you around the MCC one of these days! Happy holidays to you and yours! #960045

Kathleen N. Nelson December 08, 2004

Absolutely beautiful, Patrick. I love the soft, soothing colors. Congratulations on your POTD. #960075

Susana Matos December 08, 2004

Congratulations on this superbe image!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #960129

Ed Heaton December 08, 2004

What an awesome job! This is beautiful....
Congrats on POTD! #960142

Jonathan Lucas December 08, 2004

Just when I thought I'd seen all the landscapes I could want, this one hits my mailbox! It's supremely tangible, with a real sense of tranquility and I would definitely hang this on my wall, so please let me know where to get a print.

Thanks also for the extra tech info in the description. Brilliant. #960178

Donna W. Neal December 08, 2004

Wow! This is really stunning! Congratulation on POTD Patrick #960180

Scott Pedersen December 08, 2004

Nice work. Simple compositions are always the best. #960256

Julie Randolph December 08, 2004

Wow! One of the best pictures I've seen here in awhile!! Great shot! #960368

Dan Walters December 08, 2004

Awesome shot. I really like the soft colors. #960415

Susana Ms Heide December 08, 2004

This image is absolutely STELLAR!! It evokes a sense of calmness and solitude. Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! #960432

Blanca Acosta December 08, 2004

A passionate photographer indeed! It's a perfect composition, a more poetical title came to my mind, Beyond the Dunes... #960444

Paula Showen December 08, 2004

Beautiful, Patrick!! Congrats on the POTD. Where is this place? #960466

Louison Rousseau December 08, 2004

Great image here, congratulations.

Funny, I was just visiting Timecatchers yesterday! And your Quebec portfolio at Timecatchers has made me realize I don't live in such a photographically bland region as I thought (SW Quebec). You have inspired me to go out and play! #960476

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe December 08, 2004

Congrats on your POTD, Pat. Beautiful, as always! #960520

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 08, 2004

Great image Pat!! Very beautiful landscape. Congratulations!! #960573

Jim Taylor December 08, 2004

Excellent photo. So simple yet so strikingly beautiful. Great work. #960597

Casey A. Hanson December 08, 2004

Beautiful image, Patrick!
Congrats on your POTD! :0) #960639

Pamela K December 08, 2004

Congrats on POTD! This is a gorgeous image! (And I live near White Sands, so I've seen lots of yucca/sand shots.) This is truly one of the best I've seen! I love the combination of moon, clouds, and yucca set against the sand! Beautiful! Very well done!

Pam #960699

Evy Johansen level-classic December 08, 2004

Gosh..... this is so beautiful!! Many congratulations on a well deserved POTD win, Patrick!! #960723

Pu Chen December 08, 2004

Just beautiful! Congratulations, Patrick! #960995

Cindy Paquette December 08, 2004

Lovely, depicting solitude while providing a place to develop and enhance an inner self awareness...compelling. Congratulations Patrick on this beauty! #961297

Elisabeth A. Gay December 08, 2004

Beautiful Patrick - I have bookmarked the website, it's gorgeous! Congrats on POTD #961335

December 08, 2004

Beautiful image! Just looking at the photo gives me a sense of peacefulness! #961366

Anita Taylor December 08, 2004

A beautiful photo, Patrick! So calming in it's simplicity. #961370

Kathleen R. Struckle December 08, 2004

Just gorgeous Patrick!! Congrats.on POTD #961375

Carol Brill December 08, 2004

I feel more relaxed already, Patrick, thanks for this soothing moment of zen in an otherwise crazy day, and congratulations on your POTD! #961470

Robert L. Andersen December 08, 2004

phenominal Image! Absolutely Gorgeous! #961737

Patrick Di Fruscia December 08, 2004

Thank you so much for all you great comment. I am really speechless by the respond. To answer many. This shot was taken at the White Sand National Park in New Mexico. A remarkable place and also a must see for any landscape and nature photographer

Thanks again and Happy Holidays to all
Pat #961767

Kevin Elliott December 09, 2004

Nice shot, but looking at it I had a sense that I'd seen it before. Here it is:


Carol Brill December 16, 2004

This is one of my very favorite shots of yours, Patrick, congratulations on reaching the finals, and best of luck! #974761

December 16, 2004

You have captured a wonderful atmosphere, great job, I love it, congratulations! #975664

Elisabeth A. Gay December 16, 2004

Congratulations Patrick!
Ann #978416

Judy S. Fung December 16, 2004

Congrats, Patrick! #979335

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic December 17, 2004

A beauty! Congrats and good luck! #980665

Dan Holm level-classic December 17, 2004

Congratulations on your WIN with this awesome shot, Patrick!!! #982342

Susana Ms Heide December 17, 2004

CONGRATS on winning with this STUNNING image!!! I was hoping it would be among the winners!! #982670

Patrick Di Fruscia December 17, 2004

Thank you all for all your great comments and support I really appreciate this. With all the incredible pictures displayed here on a daily basis it is a great honor.


Carol Brill December 17, 2004

Patrick, congratulations on your winning finish this month, a very well deserved honor! #983198

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic December 17, 2004

Congrats once more, Patrick! Well-deserved! #983367

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe December 18, 2004

Great composition and an excellent exposure! Love the colors in this one. Good eye and great shooting, Patrick! Congratulations on your win :-) #983400

Patrick Campbell December 18, 2004

Congrats Patrick--I love the colors and the composition. #984693

Louison Rousseau December 18, 2004

Félicitations encore, Patrick. Excellent photo. Joyeux Noël et Bonne année! #984801

Michael Allen December 18, 2004

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Patrick.

You're in a different league...

Terrific work. ..mike ;-] #985294

December 18, 2004

Beautiful indeed!! #985386

Leonard Pierce December 18, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Patrick!!!! #985645

Paula Showen December 18, 2004

Love this, Pat! Congratulations!!! #985658

Jennifer Rennison December 20, 2004

Very peaceful!! Congratulations on your win! #988703

Murry Grigsby December 20, 2004

Congrats on your win Patrick!! #988859

Patrick Di Fruscia December 20, 2004

Thank you all for all you great comments. Happy Holidays to everyone! #988881

Kristi A. Howson December 20, 2004

Congratulations Patrick...this is the simplcity and depth...very artistic!!!!! #989023

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Being in such a pure Zen like place, I couldn't help it. I had to take this shot. A really simple composition was called for here. I decided to include the moon to create a stronger sense of loneliness & vastness. Being in a secluded place away from all the stress in the world sure feels good. I took a spot reading from the sand and opened up 1 stop to make the sand white while keeping the sky dark.

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