Monument of the Sky

© Marc E. Adamus

Monument of the Sky

Uploaded: June 14, 2005 21:36:11


Peaks in Washington's Goat Rocks range stand amidst a sea of clouds at sunset. I used a 30 second exposure to soften the clouds and contrast the mountains and small aperture for the sun star effect. Captured from my camp near an icy summit. Fuji Velvia 50. Polarizing and 1 stop GND filters.


Phil Sauvey June 14, 2005


Totally breathtaking and one of the most beautiful I have seen yet! WOW!! #263463

Patrick Campbell June 14, 2005

Love the colors and the different textures you have combined here--very nice Marc! #1471493

clifton Mair June 15, 2005

Beautiful, very well taken! #1471659

Donna K. Kilcher level-classic June 15, 2005

a very beautiful capture #1471868

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic June 15, 2005

Stunning, could do with a tad bit more contrast. #1472116

Beverley Lu Steeves June 15, 2005

Absolutely breathtaking!!! #1474358

Kate Jackson June 20, 2005

Awesome Marc! #1491240

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum July 22, 2005

Congratulations Marc,

I agree with Beverly, this is absolutely breathtaking!

Pat #1623355

July 23, 2005

Beautiful mountain scenic! #1624041

Kelly Heaton July 23, 2005

Beautiful! I like how the sun is a little off center. And how you captured the clouds. Very well done..... #1627073

Robert Baer July 23, 2005

this is a real winner!!! congratulations on an awesome image!!justin baer #1628531

Jennifer Rennison July 23, 2005

Gorgeous, Marc! Congratulations!! #1628787

Ken Grooms July 23, 2005

Awesome...literally! #1628852

LJ Corliss level-classic July 24, 2005

Congrats :) #1633775

Piotr M. Organa July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this amazing shot and the FIRST PLACE, Marc!!! #1633892

clifton Mair July 25, 2005

Congrats Marc, well deserved :) #1633978

Per Lothe July 25, 2005

Stunning colors and lighting!! Congratulations on your winner photo, Marc Adamus! #1633987

Kerby Pfrangle July 25, 2005


Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634123

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your fabulous photo winner, Marc!
Kathleen #1634868

Kelly Heaton July 25, 2005

Congratulations ! #1635027

Jennifer Ralston July 25, 2005

Congrats Marc!!!!! I'm sure this won't be your first win!

Jenn Ralston #1635054

Barbara Helgason July 25, 2005

Stunning, congratulations on a very well deserved win! #1635291

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston July 25, 2005

Excellent photo, good work and congrats. #1635344

Patrick Campbell July 25, 2005

Congrats on your win, Marc! #1635355

Cathy Barrows July 25, 2005

Congrats on your win! this one is really above the clouds #1635381

Jennifer Rennison July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your first place win, Marc! #1635405

Kay Beausoleil July 25, 2005

Congratulations, Marc, on your win! #1635452

Alton I. Vance July 25, 2005

Very effectively calculated and executed! Congratulations on a well deserved first place. Alton #1635521

Wendy Stevenson July 25, 2005

Congratulations Marc on your FIRST PLACE win with this spectacular image!!! #1635596

Ken Grooms July 25, 2005

Awesome win for your awesome photo! #1635660

Marc E. Adamus July 25, 2005

Thanks all for your comments! Glad I could share this with you. It was an amazing moment in time I feel blessed to have been able to capture. #1635676

KHAWLA Haddad July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful first place winner!!! #1635681

Jill Flynn July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your AWESOME FIRST PLACE WIN Marc! I can't stop looking at this image. BEAUTIFUL! #1635924

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 25, 2005

Congratulations, Marc, on this wonderous first place win!! #1636652

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe July 25, 2005

Congrats, Marc! I've seen this before but love seeing it here in the winners circle! Great job. #1637393

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri July 25, 2005

Congratulations, wonderful photo #1637795

Serena Pierce level-classic July 25, 2005

Beautiful image Marc! Congratulations!! #1637825

Sharon Day July 25, 2005

Magnificant image, Marc!!! Big congratulations! #1638116

Dawn Evans July 25, 2005

congratulations #1638118

Cora Miller level-classic July 25, 2005

Your work in awesome! Congratulations on your win, Marc! #1638583

Gary H. Minish level-classic July 26, 2005

A very nice long exposure, Marc! Congratulations on your win! #1638869

Kenneth C. Long July 26, 2005

Beautiful shot, I love this one. Well deserved win, congradulations. #1643051

Nancy Grace Chen July 27, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous shot. You obviously knew what you were doing! Congratulations.

Nancy #1644952

Buddy Purugganan July 31, 2005

Its BREATHTAKING! Do I have to suffer a frostbite to get this magnificent shot??? #1658051

Shari Travison August 03, 2005

Gorgeous!!! Congratulations! #1672179

Matthew D. Indes August 04, 2005

Fantastic shot! Beautiful! Congratulations #1677950

Joy Rector August 06, 2005

congrats on this beautiful win. #1685642

Keith L. Clayton August 07, 2005

Astounding and magnificent! #1688570

Ed Heaton August 10, 2005

Great job Marc! Big congrats on this outstanding winner :-) #1702970

Swapnali Mathkar August 18, 2005

Lovely Image Mark. deserves the prize #1733245

Lori Carlson August 19, 2005

What a beautiful world you captured so perfectly Marc!!! Marvelous work!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0) #1736321

Paula Lorditch September 27, 2005

You have so many beautiful shots, it's almost impossible to pick one. I would love to have the opportunity to shoot like you, this is my absolute favorite type of work. #1890773

Pawel Smykalla December 12, 2005

a very beautiful capture,Great job Marc!


Candice L. Carter February 16, 2008

Beyond words. Exquisite. #5502308

Donna La Mattino Pagakis April 04, 2009

Absolutely beautiful Marc, congratulations! #7372114

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