Carol Quina level-classic March 08, 2012

So cool! Love it. Love the star burst from the light. The salt almost looks like shells. #1448422

Joy Rector March 10, 2012

excellent #10031572

Jane Holestine March 10, 2012

Usman, this is a fabulous image!! The comp detail, DOF, and lighting are great. #10031582

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 10, 2012

Very pretty and interesting, Usman, and I do see lots of "A" shapes in this one. Excellent detail, light and color. #10031814

Michele Peterson level-classic March 10, 2012

WOW! What an incredible place this must be! I love the A shapes, and the colors are amazing. HTD, Usman! #10031877

Marcie A. Fowler March 10, 2012

I love this. what a creative entry for the A theme. Beautifully composed and captured. Excellent details. #10031894

Graham Robards level-classic March 10, 2012

Awesome. HTD! Pat. #10032293

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic March 10, 2012

Usman, what an out standing photo! I really like the textures and the mounds of ancient salt that appear in"A" form. #10032295

Terry A. Stoa level-classic March 11, 2012

Very nice, Usman. Great composition and colors - I also really like the starburst of light. #10032889

Julianne Bradford March 11, 2012

A is for Amazing Usman! #10033006

Bunny Snow level-classic March 11, 2012

The lighting, color, shapes and textures are superb, Usman! What an "amazing" capture! Well done!!! #10033309

Jackie M. Sajewski April 17, 2012

What an amazing image. #10096345

Dawn Schwack level-addict April 18, 2012

Usman, fantastic image! I love the texture and the starburst. #10097334

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 18, 2012

The color, light and textures are fantastic here, Usman. Good luck with your favorite. #10098160

Jessica Jenney April 30, 2012

WOW! This is stunning, Usman! I want to see some gold! #10115072

Jill Odice level-classic May 05, 2012

This is outstanding! And y that you got it using a D40 really shows that it is the photographer, not the camera that makes a great image! #10123922

Gary R. Smith May 16, 2012

Awesome photo, Usman. Looks like a winner. #10139169

Katarina Mansson May 19, 2012

Impressive sight and capture; good luck this time around with this beauty Usman! #10142058

Dr Silly level-classic May 19, 2012

Awesome. :O)

Phyllis H. Burchett May 22, 2012

Amazing Usman! #10145982

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 23, 2012

WINNER! #10146972

Orsi May 23, 2012

WOOW!!! #10147338

Daniella Puente June 07, 2012

I hope to see this again, is fantastic, unique! #10171763

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 18, 2012

A Third Congratulations, Usman......are there more?......wonderfully captured....All the best with this image in the next round..... #10186409

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 18, 2012

Way to keep the faith on this beauty, Usman. Congratulations on the Finalist and good luck in the next round. #10186693

Phyllis H. Burchett June 18, 2012

BIG congrats Usman #10186927

Ann Coates level-classic June 18, 2012

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Usman. I hope we see this again. #10187174

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic June 18, 2012

Wonderful image and finalist,Usman! Congratulations and good luck with it!! #10187532

Carol Quina level-classic June 18, 2012

Love it Usman! Congrats on the finalist. Good luck in the next round! #10187540

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 19, 2012

wow Usman, superb... congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10187762

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 19, 2012

Congratulations, Usman! Glad to see this one make it! #10188371

Jessica Jenney June 19, 2012

Congrats, Usman! One of my favorites! #10188705

Debra R. Harder June 19, 2012

I cannot imagine this not winning GOLD, Usman! Truly MAGNIFICENT! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist!!!!! #10189337

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 19, 2012

Outstanding month for you Usman and congratulations again on another awesome finalist. #10189366

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe June 19, 2012

You are the Light Man this month Usman! #10189669

Maria Coulson June 19, 2012

Wow Usman, this is gorgeous! I am sure I will see it again. Congratulations! #10189780

Lydia Williams level-deluxe June 19, 2012

Wow, this just pops out at ya...Fantastic! Congratulations! Again!
:) #10189880

Rona L. Schwarz June 19, 2012

This is stunning, Usman, and so unusual! Magnificent details and love the starburst and textures! Huge congrats on yet another outstanding finalist! #10190307

Carol Eade level-addict June 20, 2012

Congratulations on your terrific finalist! #10191060

Dore Vorum June 20, 2012

Congratulations! An amazing image. #10191282

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Congratulations on your win, Usman! #10191290

Jessica Jenney June 20, 2012

Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous winner! #10191293

Don Christiana June 20, 2012

Congratulations Usman on your stunning GOLD winner. #10191317

Maria Coulson June 20, 2012

I knew it! Congratulations on your gold. #10191323

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 20, 2012

I loved this from the moment I saw it Usman!!! Congratulations on your WIN!!! #10191351

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 20, 2012

WTG on your fabulous May 2012 winner, Usman! :-) k #10191380

Michele Peterson level-classic June 20, 2012

Congratulations, Usman, on this unique and interesting find and capture getting gold!! Its fabulous!! #10191398

Monnie Ryan June 20, 2012

Awesome, Usman - congratulations on a well-deserved win! #10191449

Dennis Behm June 20, 2012

Congratulations on winning Gold! #10191511

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 20, 2012

Fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Usman. #10191561

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Congratulations great image #10191595

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 20, 2012

Big congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner Usman!

jo ann c. #10191647

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict June 20, 2012

FAscinating image, Usman. Great lighting, too. Congratulations on the Gold. TED #10191648

Gina Cormier level-classic June 20, 2012

Congrats on this fabulous image, #10191664

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Congrats on an amazing winner, Usman. #10191686

Gerri R. Jones June 20, 2012

Amazing place and such a beautiful capture! Congratulations Usman! #10191843

Janet Fikar June 20, 2012

Wow, this is so fabulous! Congratulations. #10191877

Ann Coates level-classic June 20, 2012

So pleased to see this get a Gold, congratulations Usman. #10191904

Danny B. Head level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Congrats on your win, Usman! #10192110

Terry Cervi level-classic June 20, 2012

What a fantastic capture, Usman!! Congrats on this beautiful win! #10192285

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 20, 2012

WTG all the way to the GOLD badge Usman. Congratulations. #10192500

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic June 20, 2012

You introduce us to some of the most unique / fascinating places and things through your special images, Usman. Congratulations for the Gold on this one. #10192527

Bob Cournoyer level-addict June 20, 2012

Congrats on your gold, Usman... :-) #10192564

Dr Silly level-classic June 20, 2012

UB congrats on your Gold for this awesome photo. :O)

Wm Nosal June 20, 2012

Awesome! Usman
Congratulations #10192691

Debra R. Harder June 20, 2012

No surprise here, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! #10192790

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 20, 2012

A wonderful winner Usman, congrats! #10192806

Sharon Sawyer June 20, 2012

WOW!!! WTG, Usman! HUGE congratulations on your stunning and well deserved SECOND PLACE WINNER!!! #10192876

Nancy Marie Ricketts June 20, 2012

Congratulations, Usman, on this superb winning shot! #10192956

Tarun Bose June 20, 2012

Big congrats Usman for your winner. #10193075

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Huge congrats on a stunning winner, Usman!!!! WTG!!! #10193123

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 20, 2012

Thank you all for your kind comments and continuing support. My day has just got brighter. Thanks to the Judges for considering it gold-worthy.

UB. #10193199

Charles C. Berkeley level-classic June 20, 2012

Congratulations on your Second Place Win! Charles #10193206

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic June 20, 2012

HUGE congratulations,Usman!! Well deserved Winner!! #10193233

Karen E. Baumann June 20, 2012

Awesome!!! Congratulations, Usman! #10193296

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe June 20, 2012

This is interesting, informative, greatly composed, great detail and lighting. Congratulations Usman! #10193317

Robert K. Bemus level-classic June 20, 2012

Congratulations on your Win, Usman!! #10193332

Raymond Pauly level-classic June 20, 2012

Wonderful winner here, Usman! Congratulations! #10193393

Graham Robards level-classic June 20, 2012

Congratulations UB! Wonderful to see this image gets the medal it deserves. Pat #10193395

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 21, 2012

gorgeous win Usman, huge congrats!!! #10193509

Katarina Mansson June 21, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful and spectacular winner Usman! #10193548

Cheryl Schneider June 21, 2012

How intriguing! Big congratulations, Usman. #10193589

John Rivera level-deluxe June 21, 2012

Congratulations Usman on this great winner! #10193740

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic June 21, 2012

Usman, I'm nit surprised at all that you won Gold on the unusual beauty. Congratulations!!! #10193761

Christine Czernin level-classic June 21, 2012

So beautiful, like a book illustration.
Many congrats on your gold, Usman. #10193862

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 21, 2012

F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C, Usman!!! Congratulations! #10194069

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 21, 2012

Congratulations on your WIN Usman!! This is such a coooooool image!!! WTG! #10194287

Rona L. Schwarz June 21, 2012

WTG, Usman! So happy to see this one with GOLD, but not surprised at all - it is one magnificent image! Huge Congratulations! #10194387

Debbie Bray June 21, 2012

Usman, this image had winner written all over it right from the beginning - a truly superb picture. CONGRATULATIONS!! #10194434

Susan Fox June 21, 2012

Fabulous image, congrats #10194703

David Phalen June 21, 2012

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #10194758

Phyllis H. Burchett June 21, 2012

Congrats Usman! #10195058

Diane E. Deming level-classic June 22, 2012

Congratulations, Usman. This is just fantastic! #10195956

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 22, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful winner Usman!!!! #10196036

David M. Montero June 23, 2012

How cool! Congratulations on your Gold medal Usman! #10196679

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 24, 2012

Love your composition Usman! Congratulations on your win! #10197504

Lydia Williams level-deluxe June 24, 2012

So happy to see this get a gold, Usman..Congratulations! #10198338

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 25, 2012

Great capture and treatment, big Congrats!!! #10200062

Merna L. Nobile June 27, 2012

Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna #10202850

Rolando Rosito July 04, 2012

Fantastic image Usman, Congratulations!! #10214583

Joseph M. Muench level-classic July 20, 2012

You've done it again, Usman. Stunning image.
-Joe #10238153

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Deep inside the Khewra Salt Mines (2nd largest in the World) in Punjab, Pakistan.

Stalactites and Stalagmites are natural formations in the caves of mountains having limestone/salt. These form when rainwater seeps through spaces in the mountain dissolving limestone/salt over time and dripping from the ceiling. The hanging ones are called Stalactites while Stalagmites are deposited on the ground. The lighted tower in the bg is erected of salt bricks.
11mm, f/22, 20sec.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 20/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 11.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on March 08, 2012

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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