Scenic Break

Uploaded: August 23, 2003 21:37:30


Deva, taking a break (on Thompson Pass)


Susana Matos August 23, 2003

My first reaction was to say WOOOWWW!!!
This is so beautiful!!!
have you done some retouch in photoshop as your photo is so clear and has good sharpness and contrast?
cheers from Portugal, Su #54486

Susana Matos August 23, 2003

Hi Gary, I don´t know why but when I am making my comment your name appears simply as Gary Minish and I thought : well it isn´t Gary H. Minish but what a coincidence having almost the same name and so beautiful photos!??
Then got back to new entries and saw your complete name, that made me laugh. LOL
But, this photo is so high detailed that I have to ask you if you retouched it or is just 707 just gorgeous!?
Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Pt
(i just couldn´t sleep, it´s 5 am here in Portugal!!!)
Susana #176600

Evy Johansen level-classic August 23, 2003

Outstanding! Just as beautiful as "Deva" yesterday!!! #176604

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe August 23, 2003

Susana; Thank you very much! Other than a little sharpening after shrinking it to entry size, nothing has been changed on this photo. The original photo loses a lot of sharpness when shrinking it to 640x480. I always apply just enough to bring it back as close as possible to the clarity of the original. You should see this at 1600x1200 on my Sony Flat screen monitor!

Evy; Thank you also! I've had two photo sessions with Deva so far. One last night in rather poor light and this afternoon in very good light. This one was taken today. #176612

August 23, 2003

Very beauitful!!! #176630

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe August 23, 2003

Thank you, Sharon :-) #176645

Rick Joyce August 24, 2003

Clear and sharp lending great definition to the foreground moraine.

RJ #176703

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe August 24, 2003

Thank you, Rick! Knowing how crisp your photos always are, I take that as a very nice compliment :-) #176705

Wolfgang Dolak August 24, 2003

Really lovely, how you have "set" the scene, Gary. No discussion about the sharpness of your photos, LOL!!
birdie #176710

Jean Papo August 24, 2003

Another beauty, Gary! What scenery you have around you, and your dog is totally photogenic! Great shot! #176738

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 24, 2003

Chain that dog to your body!! This dog is wonderful!!! Don't let her out of your sight! Just gorgeous shots!!!!! #176767

Colette M. Metcalf August 24, 2003

Just as beautiful as yesterdays!!! #176785

Joy Brown August 24, 2003

Hi Gary - I missed yesterday's but today's is absolutely amazing! What an awesome image and dog! #176796

Roseann E. Dreasher August 24, 2003

Really nice...ditto to all the nice remarks above!! #176997

RICKY RIDDLE August 24, 2003

Wonderful Detail & Colors A Beautiful Photo.Gary. #177036

Jill Battaglia August 24, 2003

Just had to add my own WOW! Excellent, Gary!! :-) #177096

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe August 24, 2003

birdie; Actually Deva "set" the scenes. It was my job to be in the right position for lighting and composition when she did. I got more exercise than she did, racing all over the mountain side trying to be in the right position for a good shot whenever she stopped moving :-) Thank you for commenting!

Jean; Thank you! Yes, she is very photogenic. She has great poise and presence for a 5 month old puppy.

Carolyn, Colette, Joy, Roseann, Rick, Jill; A big thank you from Deva for the compliments and another from me for your very nice comments :-)

Karen Seargeant September 09, 2003

Great job, Gary! Way to go, Deva! (setting the scene)

Congrats! #192010

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 09, 2003

Deva and I both thank you, Karen :-) #192022

Kathleen Clemons September 09, 2003

It always amazes me how many wonderful images I miss each month! This is gorgeous, Gary! Congratulations to you! #192106

Susana Matos September 09, 2003

Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Su #192107

Evy Johansen level-classic September 09, 2003

I'm so glad to see one of theese wonderful Deva-images in the final! Congratulations! Well deserved, Gary! #192147

Barbara K. Breitsameter September 09, 2003

Magnificent shot Gary. I have see the other one too of Deva on Bestfoto. Congrats! #192195

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 09, 2003

Congrats!! This is wonderful!! #192247

Dolores Neilson September 09, 2003

She's a cutie..I've seen her twice ...and she really adds alot to the scene! WEll done, GAry! #192350

Colette M. Metcalf September 09, 2003

Congrats, Gary!!! #192440

Murry Grigsby September 09, 2003

Congratulations to you and Deva for making the finals, Gary!! #192869

William C. Raco level-classic September 09, 2003

Excellent work, Gary

bill #193564

Carol Engstrom level-addict September 09, 2003

Congrats, again! #193740

Jean Papo September 09, 2003

Congratulations to you and Deva, Gary! You both deserve it! #193843

Elizabeth A. Zibas September 09, 2003

Congrats Gary. I love the soft colors and details on this one. Nice comp. too. #193865

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 10, 2003

Thank you all for your very nice wishes! Deva and I are very grateful :-) #194290

Viveca Venegas level-deluxe September 10, 2003

Simply The Best, Gorgeous in every way gary. Viveca. #194730

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 10, 2003

Thank you, Viveca! It's good to hear from you :-) #194947

Damian P. Gadal September 10, 2003

Very nice - Congrats Gary! :-) #195288

Gene Spears September 10, 2003

congrats Gary - a beautiful shot (and pup)! #195356

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 10, 2003

Thank you, Damian and Gene! #195393

LJ Corliss level-classic September 11, 2003

Congrats Gary :) #195625

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 11, 2003

Thank you kindly, L.J.! #195635

Gerda Grice level-deluxe September 11, 2003

Absolutely gorgeous, Gary! Wow! The colours and clarity are truly amazing and the scene and Deva are beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck in the finals! #196354

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 11, 2003

Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind comments & wishes, Gerda! It is definitely appreciated :-) #196633

Suzie Strasburg September 13, 2003

Best of Luck!:~)) #198683

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 13, 2003

Thanks, Suzie :-) #198731

Tim Chong September 16, 2003

I haven't seen this one, but I'm glad it won. The photo is simply too good, Gary. ;) #202557

William C. Raco level-classic September 16, 2003

A very deserving win, Gary

bill #202569

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 16, 2003

Tim & Bill; Thank you both very much for your comments and support :-) #202601

Colette M. Metcalf September 16, 2003

Congrats to you, Gary!!! #202629

Gene Spears September 16, 2003

way to go Gary!! well deserved! #202650

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 16, 2003

Thank you kindly, Colette & Gene! #202670

Connie L. Carpenter September 16, 2003

Breathtaking... even without the dog... with the dog...well, it's beyond beautiful. One of the finest works I have ever seen. #202740

Rick Joyce September 16, 2003

Congratulations Gary. You have set a new record for the most comments ever on one photo!

You will soon be receiving a roll of Kodachrome 64 (36 exposure) as your reward.


RJ #202745

Jean Papo September 16, 2003

Congratulations, Gary! Happy to see your win with this wonderful shot! #202770

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 16, 2003

Connie; such a fine endorsement from such a fine photographer as yourself is worth far more to me than the second prize in this contest! Deva and I are both very appreciative. Thank you :-)

Rick; Thank you :-) Will that be 128mb or 256mb Kodachrome? Actually, I believe Dolores has a few with comments at least twice this long!

Jean; Thank you very much for your kind words! #202819

Lem Metro September 16, 2003

Beautiful photo & a well deserved win, Gary. Congratulations. I have been absent most of the last two months, but hope to get back to submitting, now that I have my new Olympus C-5050. I really love it. Just as I love your excellent work. Keep it up! Soon we will be seeing mass snow scenes coming from your talented lens. I can't wait. Talk to you soon.
Lem #202838

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 16, 2003

Hi Lem! I'm happy to hear from you again! Glad to see you're back and I'll be looking forward to seeing some of the magic you should be able to create with that 5050! I'm not quite ready for that snow yet...but somehow I don't think I'm going to have a lot of choice in the matter :-) Thank you for your kind wishes! #202847

Kathleen Clemons September 17, 2003

Congratulations to you, Gary!!!!!!! #202901

Evy Johansen level-classic September 17, 2003

Of course Deva was a winner!! Congratulations, Gary! Well derserved! #202941

Theresa McCloskey September 17, 2003

Congratulations :-) #202956

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 17, 2003

Congratulations on a great image Gary! #203022

Jean-Francois Schmutz September 17, 2003

A big Bravo, Gary !
I love the contrast here !

JF #203072

Murry Grigsby September 17, 2003

Congrats to you and Deva, Gary, on a great win!! #203163

Barbara K. Breitsameter September 17, 2003

Striking dog shot Gary! Congrats on you win. #203219

Judith G. Secco September 17, 2003

Can't believe I haven't commented on this one yet! Just love it, Gary!
Judy #203230

Elizabeth A. Zibas September 17, 2003

Congrats Gary. Absolutely breathtaking. #203259

September 17, 2003

Congratulations !!! #203283

Bernard B. Travers September 17, 2003

Gary job, Gary. Congratulations. #203416

Patricia Marroquin September 17, 2003

Stunning! As are all your Deva images. Congratulations, Gary! #203613

Carol Engstrom level-addict September 17, 2003

A big congratulations to you! #203752

Wolfgang Dolak September 17, 2003

Hi Gary!! So glad to find you here. Great photo made by a great guy!
birdie #203822

Heather K. McFarland level-classic September 17, 2003

Many congrats on your 2nd place win Gary! That puppy makes a wonderful model and you have set him off so well! #203947

Gerda Grice level-deluxe September 17, 2003

Congratulations on this beautiful image and your very well deserved win, Gary! #204027

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 17, 2003

Wow! I can't keep up! For all those whom I have not yet thanked, Please know that your recognition is very much appreciated and is FAR more valuable to me than a year extension on my gallery. My sincere thank you for your kind words and continued support :-) #204144

Darren K. Fisher September 17, 2003

Such a beautiful image, and well deserved win. Congrats. #204163

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 17, 2003

Many thank you's, Darren :-) #204184

Oksana Oksamit September 17, 2003

Many congrats, Gary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #204219

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 17, 2003

Why thank you, Oksana! #204229

Dolores Neilson September 20, 2003

Many congratulations, Gary!! It's been rather busy at my end but glad I could scoot over for a peek at your fantastic win!! Well deserved, my friend!! Enjoy your win! #206528

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 20, 2003

A huge thank you from Deva and myself for taking the time to stop by and leave your kind wishes, Dolores :-) #206714

Dan S. Coquia September 22, 2003

This is so wonderful, Gary! Congratulations! #208616

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 23, 2003

Thank you very much, Dan! #209093

Elizabeth Stiles October 05, 2003

A BIG Congrats on this wonderful image Gary! I love the addition of the cute dog:0)
Elizabeth #222876

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe October 05, 2003

Thank you very much, Elizabeth! The dog wasn't an addition though. She was sitting right there when I took the photo. I took about 200 photos of her that day on the pass. Most every one is different. It's a fantastic place to shoot dog portraits :-) #222879

Lee Teft June 19, 2004

Took me a minute or two to scroll down past all these well-deserved comments. My comment is: a wonderful shot particularly given that dogs rarely sit still for long. Seriouslr, congrats Gary - excellent work as always.

Lee #605499

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe June 19, 2004

Thanks, Lee! Its all uphill to this locations so by the time she got to here she was ready for a break. So was I, but I had to grab the photo first. I don't know how you stumbled on this one, it was buried pretty far down in my gallery! #605561

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