Rise and Shine

© Deborah Sandidge

Rise and Shine

Colette M. Metcalf July 27, 2004

This is gorgeous, Deborah!!! #151971

Dan Holm level-classic July 27, 2004

Beautiful capture, Deborah! Everything about it works wonderfully! The comp, the textures, the light...Excellent work! #672204

Deborah Sandidge July 27, 2004

Thanks so much Colette and Dan! It rained most of the time, windy, and a little snow and sleet too! #672238

Roseann E. Dreasher July 27, 2004

This is SO beautiful!! #672254

Stephen Zacker July 27, 2004

Wow.. Very impressive image! #672286

clifton Mair July 27, 2004

Dramatic shot, that's great. #672359

Wally Orlowsky July 27, 2004

Fantastic catch of the sun flare and low-lying haze, Deborah. #672565

Terry R. Hatfield July 27, 2004

Excellent Deb A Beautiful Image The Lighting Is Awesome!! #672593

Diane Addonizio level-classic July 27, 2004

Absolutely beautiful!! #672641

Nobu Nagase July 27, 2004

Very beautiful, Deborah!!!
...love the silhouette and sea of misty cloud formation below.
I assume it was fairly early in the morning...did you drive out to the overlook early? #672796

Debra Booth July 27, 2004

Excellent shot, Deborah!! Wonderful composition and great light! #672835

Deborah Sandidge July 27, 2004

Thanks so much Roseann, Stephen, Clifton, Wally, Terry, Diane, Nobi and Debra! Your comments are much appreciated!
Hi Nobi, yes very early! The sun was scheduled to rise at 5:51am, we were up early to catch it! This was taken near the top of Trail Ridge Road, the sun peeked over the mountains right on schedule. Although it's July, it was freezing cold up there! #672840

Dolores Neilson July 28, 2004

Deborah..I love everything you've done to get this! What a lovely image...and perfect in B&W! I expect to see this at least make finalist! #673011

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic July 28, 2004

Marvellous, Deborah! Love the composition, b&w, strong contrasts mixed with mist and last but not least the strong light! Good luck! #673083

Elisabeth A. Gay July 28, 2004

Beautiful Deborah, I love the sun effect particularly, very pretty. #673758

Deborah Sandidge July 29, 2004

Thank you for your kind comments, Dolores, Mette and Elisabeth! This seemed much nicer in B&W, (in the spirit of Ansel Adams!) #676464

Anette Linnea Rasmussen August 02, 2004

Beautiful, Deborah! I love it!

Best wishes

Deborah Sandidge August 02, 2004

Thank you Linnea! :o) #682971

Paula Showen August 02, 2004

This is just AWESOME! Excellent B&W work Deborah! #683539

Deborah Sandidge August 02, 2004

Thanks so much Paula, I'm glad you like it! #683550

Janet Detota August 02, 2004

Ansel Adams is exactly who I thought of when I saw this! It's simply wonderful! We have to see this again or there's something seriously wrong!! :-) #683717

Dale Ann Cubbage August 02, 2004

Wow, Deborah, you've really outdone your self on this outstanding image! Absolutely breathtaking!!! Oh, I think I have a new favorite Sandidge work of art! Truly phenomenal, I wish I had this hanging over my fireplace!! Exquisite! This is my grand prize choice! #683892

Deborah Sandidge August 03, 2004

Thank you Janet and Dale Ann! You two are so sweet! :o) I'm so glad you both enjoyed this, the Rockies are so beautiful! #685632

Susie Peek-Swint August 04, 2004

Beautiful Deborah ~ the black and white works well with this shot! #687141

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 04, 2004

This is so pretty- makes you wish you were there!! #687909

Deborah Sandidge August 04, 2004

Thank you Donna! Wish I could go back tomorrow.... #687931

Michael Khoury August 06, 2004

Hi Deborah...can't help but notice the similarity in design between this image and your 'Cormorant Conversation'...the silhouettes are in reverse with (one could say?) the trees replacing the birds....anyway, great photograph! #690725

Deborah Sandidge August 06, 2004

Hi Michael, thank you! That's funny, I would have never noticed that! I think I must be drawn to angles as Florida is so flat. I'll have to settle for rocky jetty's that look like mountains, LOL! #691100

Nancy Grace Chen August 06, 2004

Wow! Gorgeous! I love the mist and also the flare of from the sun. Great in b&W. Awesome image, Deborah!

Nancy #692465

Deborah Sandidge August 09, 2004

Hi Nancy, thanks so much for your comments! :o) #697058

Cathy Gregor August 10, 2004

Another beauty! Wonderful composition.
-cathy #699220

Deborah Sandidge August 10, 2004

Thanks so much, Cathy! #699471

Terry R. Hatfield August 14, 2004

Congrats To You On Your Finalist Deb!! An Excellent Image:-) #707270

Dolores Neilson August 14, 2004

I completely missed this one! What a wonderful B&W, Deborah! Congrats! #707382

Wally Orlowsky August 14, 2004

Congratulations on this finalist, Deborah! #707490

William C. Raco level-addict August 14, 2004

Superb photo, Deborah!

bill #707709

Cindy Cone August 14, 2004

Congrats, Deb! #707743

Debra Booth August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Deborah!! #707860

Larry Lawhead August 14, 2004

Great shot, Deb!! Congratulations!!



Jennifer Rennison August 14, 2004

Beautiful image!! Congratulations, Deborah! #708355

Susan T. Evans August 14, 2004

Gorgeous catpure Deb, congrats! #708569

Nobu Nagase August 14, 2004

Hi Deb, many congratulations!!!
...i knew this was something special...
great to see it here... #708657

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 14, 2004

Congratulations! Just beautiful! -K #708667

Michael Khoury August 14, 2004

Superb...well-deserved, deborah!! #708831

Janet Detota August 14, 2004

Oh, real shocked to see this here!! :-)
Congratulations and I'm sure we'll see it in the final round! #709089

Deborah Sandidge August 14, 2004

Thank you so much for commenting and for the thoughtful congrats! Exciting to see all the Finalist images! Best of luck to everyone! :o) #709277

Donna J. Taff August 14, 2004

Congratulation's, Deborah!!! This is a winner in my book!!!! #709539

Kathleen Clemons August 14, 2004

I missed this one, Deborah- it's so beautiful! Congrats! #709849

Dan Holm level-classic August 14, 2004

Astunning image, Deborah! Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! #710042

Deborah Sandidge August 14, 2004

Thank you Donna, Kathleen and Dan! #710155

Colette M. Metcalf August 14, 2004

Congratulations to you, Deborah!!! #710233

Ellen Peach August 14, 2004

Fantastic shot, Deborah....congratulations! #710696

Deborah Sandidge August 14, 2004

Thanks so much, Colette and Ellen, best of luck to you both too! #710844

Karen Bacon August 14, 2004

Congratulations on this fantastic photo Deborah!! #710991

Anette Linnea Rasmussen August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Deborah and the best of luck in the next steps!

Beat regards
Linnea #711071

Deborah Sandidge August 15, 2004

Thank you Karen and Linnea! #712072

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 15, 2004

I'm so happy for you!! This is a very striking image and a well deserved finalist. Well done!! #713559

Deborah Sandidge August 16, 2004

Hi Donna - thank you sooo much!! #714367

Cathy Gregor August 16, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous image, Deborah. Congrats.
-cathy #714404

Deborah Sandidge August 16, 2004

Hi Cathy - thank you!!! #714581

Stephen Zacker August 22, 2004

Congratulations, Deborah! #727430

Deborah Sandidge August 22, 2004

Thanks so much, Stephen! #728043

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Sunrise over the misty mountains at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado - f25, 1/200, 18-35 @ 35mm, converted to grayscale and toned in PS.

Uploaded on July 27, 2004

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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