Desert Sunflower & Telescope Peak

I thought this was a nice shot of Telescope Peak which is in the distance. Of course the focal point of this pic is not the peak, but the Desert Sunflower, but the contrast between flower and snow-covered peak is a good one, I think! This was taken in March 2005. The flowers were amazing in Death Valley that spring!


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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 17, 2006 1:05 am - Voted 10/10


I appreciate your humility, but I'll say it IS a nice shot, a very nice one.

By the way, I read your Kelso Dunes page and was disappointed by the comments made by the low voter, and I agree with the points you made in response. In fact, I am going to do a Eureka Dunes page in the next few days, and I will use similar reasons as yours for posting it. I hope you'll see and enjoy the page.


tarol - Oct 17, 2006 1:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You

Thanks for your comments. As I recall this was one of the first shots I posted to Summitpost and I wasn't sure if it was a shot people would appreciate. Glad to see people like it!

It was also disappointing to me to get a low vote, and not for the lack of quality of the page. And I will be sure to visit your Eureka Dunes page!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 18, 2006 1:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: You

Right now, I'm leaning toward posting Eureka as an Area/Range page rather than a Mountain/Rock since, unlike the Great Sand Dunes in CO, there aren't any named dunes I know of, and since the SP Create Page defines Mountain/Rock as peaks, crags, walls and boulders, clearly knocking dunes from contention (but that gets us back to whether a dune is a peak-- I guess the lack of a specific name is the basis of my decision). However, I still find it extremely petty what that person did-- she could have registered her complaint in other ways rather than using her vote weight in a bullying way just to enforce her own preferences. And you're right-- it clearly wasn't about the quality of the page. Small, very small.


tarol - Oct 18, 2006 3:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: You

Not all landforms fall into such neat categories - I think it would be fine to do Eureka Dunes as an area/range or peak - or maybe a custom object?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 18, 2006 3:20 am - Voted 10/10

Re: You

Well, it's up now, right or wrong-- as an Area/Range and also attached to your Death Valley page.


tarol - Dec 9, 2006 1:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Well done

Thank you!


Kerstin - Apr 15, 2007 1:05 am - Voted 10/10


I absolutely love this photograph!


tarol - Apr 16, 2007 9:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thank you! It's one of my favorites :)

dai tora

dai tora - Sep 26, 2007 6:11 am - Voted 10/10

very nice

the clouds are like UFO in the sky


tarol - Sep 26, 2007 8:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: very nice



GroundControl - Jan 16, 2008 4:54 am - Voted 10/10


Your pictures absolutely capture me! My husband is always trying to get me to look at this website with him... I've finally got a reason. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures and perspectives.


tarol - Jan 18, 2008 9:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Breathtaking!

Thank you :) There are a lot of wonderful photos on this site!

Roam Around - Apr 3, 2008 4:33 pm - Voted 10/10


Wonderful composistion


tarol - Apr 3, 2008 4:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: !!

Thanks :)


mikus - Sep 6, 2008 8:50 am - Voted 10/10

Good Shot

A little bit more brightness and contrast would be nice. Superb photo though.


tarol - Sep 7, 2008 11:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good Shot

I generally don't manipulate my photos, that's the scene as it was in real life, but thanks for the comment!


mikus - Sep 8, 2008 11:30 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Good Shot

The better for you great collection of photos =P
unfortunately even taken with best digital cameras pictures are often far from being realistic ;/


markmay - Mar 23, 2010 3:02 am - Hasn't voted




tarol - Mar 24, 2010 10:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great


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