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Great Sand Dunes NP
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - July 27, 2008
View from High Dune to the north
Taken the morning after a heavy rain which made hiking much easier
and rewarded us with dune formations like this one
Truly one of my favorite pictures ever!

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gimpilatorI can see

gimpilator

Voted 10/10

why this is one of your favorites. The lighting is great and the shadow line draws you in.
Posted Sep 27, 2008 3:43 pm

silversummitSo right!

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Walking back down the dunes I showed this shot to a friend on the camera's lcd and he declared it pretty good for a PnS. Thanks for the compliment!
Posted Sep 28, 2008 3:38 pm

Mark DoironRe: So right!

Mark Doiron

Voted 10/10

It is a great image, P&S notwithstanding. In fact, I always say good shots are in the eye of the photographer, not in the gear in his/her bag. BTW: My top-rated SP shot is also at Great Sand Dunes--wonderful place to visit! --mark d.
Posted Oct 5, 2008 7:40 am

silversummitRe: So right!

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Thanks Mark! Your words express what photos mean to me also. I notice that you are in Scouting also. The Great Sands trip and many of my other out west photos were taken with our troop's Venture Patrol's rafting/sightseeing trip last summer and previous trips to Idaho, Montana and New England. Thanks again!---Kathy
Posted Oct 5, 2008 8:27 am

Mark DoironRe: So right!

Mark Doiron

Voted 10/10

Yes, Kathy, I'm very heavy into Scouting. And photography. I love it when sometimes the two come together--check out pages 18-19 of the March-April '08 issue of Scouting magazine to see what I mean. ;-) --mark d.
Posted Oct 5, 2008 4:46 pm

silversummitRe: So right!

silversummit

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Woo Hoo! Grand Prize! Quite a picture and an honor! The closest I've come to anything in Scouting magazine is to take our Venture Patrol on the trip on the Salmon and Snake Rivers described in the May/June 2003 issue. It was great but our trip on the Arkansas this past July was 10x better! I'm thinking of doing an album on mountains viewed from rivers.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 9:24 pm

runawayreignbowwow!!

runawayreignbow

Voted 10/10

I've never seen a photo where the dune looks so plasticized. It's incredible.....looks surreal. Fabulous work there. :)
Posted Oct 19, 2008 1:57 am

silversummitRe: wow!!

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Thanks! We really lucked out arriving the night before in a rainstorm. But the next morning when we hiked up the dune, the sand was still very damp and unusually stable. Most in our group didn't realize how unique it all was! Thanks again! Kathy
Posted Oct 19, 2008 10:59 am

Boriss AndeanWow!

Boriss Andean

Voted 10/10

Amazing picture!. I'd like to go back to the dunes soon. One of my favorite places I've been at.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 5:28 pm

exposureBrilliant

exposure

Voted 10/10

just brilliant...
Posted Nov 11, 2008 3:32 pm

silversummitThanks!

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Glad you enjoy it!
Posted Nov 11, 2008 4:41 pm

Antonio GianiBellissima!!!

Antonio Giani

Voted 10/10

Immagine...

Ciao Antonio
Posted Nov 22, 2008 8:37 am

silversummitThank you!

silversummit

Hasn't voted

It was a magnificent day!
K.
Posted Nov 22, 2008 12:34 pm

silversummitRe: Like a river.

silversummit

Hasn't voted

I never quite thought of it that way but you're right. You are very nice to think it's qualified to be picture of the week! Thanks again for the vote and the compliments!
Kathy
Posted Nov 29, 2008 2:37 pm

DeanWow !!

Dean

Voted 10/10

I just saw this one for the first time. WOW was the first word I could say when I saw it.
What a superb picture.
Posted Nov 29, 2008 5:14 pm

silversummitRe: Wow !!

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Thank you. I was lucky to catch the dunes on an unusual day. Thanks for looking and voting.
Kathy
Posted Nov 29, 2008 6:11 pm

yatsekLike

yatsek

Voted 10/10

1. I like it very much - or actually love it - like the others.
2. To me, it looks like a state-of-the-art screening of Frank Herbert's Dune.
Posted Dec 27, 2008 2:53 pm

silversummitRe: Like

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Thank you so much! I was lucky to be there right after a rainstorm.
Kathy
Posted Dec 27, 2008 3:59 pm

NarcisseLike a big cup of

Narcisse

Voted 10/10

hot chocolate...

Great photo!

/Christina
Posted Jan 1, 2009 8:56 pm

silversummitRe: Like a big cup of

silversummit

Hasn't voted

Thanks! That sounds great right now!
Kathy
Posted Jan 1, 2009 11:54 pm

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