Orbiting Worlds by Signal-Womb (13048)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-09-01 20:15
I love this one. You have some of the best shots of Ireland I've seen, but this one of Cumbria is up there with the best of them. The telephoto effect, the misty mountains in the distance, and of course the nearly full moon combine to make a fantastic shot. Really nice.
The City, The Smog, The Andes - Part 2 by lomax (801)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-06-29 15:50
The smog's actually not that bad here, or they've improved it since I lived there. Most days, you wouldn't be able to see the mountains really at all. I remember a few times heading to Farellones in the Andes early in the morning, seeing the clear mountain air as we drove up--only to see the city smog encroaching in the canyons as you drove back in the afternoon. Yuck!
This is a nice shot of beautiful (though dirty) Santiago. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. :)
Blue Glacier Grey by mkamionka (24529)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-06-29 15:46
It's actually not minerals present in the glacier so much as it is the minerals ground down by the glacier, which get suspended in the water and give it a blue-green color. It's the same thing in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies, or anywhere there are major glaciers. This is a really fine one of Grey Glacier, other than one small complaint: the top of the frame looks a bit overprocessed and it has less color than I would have expected based on other pictures I've seen. But as I haven't been here, I'm not the best judge. Otherwise, fabulous shot.
Santiago by marcelokaz (27)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-06-29 15:40
Ah, my second city. I haven't been to this spot in years (I lived in Santiago in 2001-2002). I like the composition, but there are a couple things I'd change. First is that it's tilted slightly right. Second is I would have gone for a wider angle, or perhaps created a stitch, to include the whole left tower. Third is that the left tower is quite blurry. But you got pretty good light, and I always love to see Santiago. :)
The Wolf of the Rockies by InasiaJones (29337)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-06-29 10:34
I had never noticed that it looks like a wolf until you mentioned this. Fantastic shot. Good to know about the sun as well. I'll be in Alberta in late July, and I'm planning on a sunrise at Herbert Lake down the road, with a visit to Peyto. Wasn't sure what time to show up, but you've given me a better idea. Thanks!
Morning Glory by InasiaJones (29337)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-06-01 15:48
Couldn't agree more on the tourists, but I love it! It means that those of us that truly appreciate the beauty of nature have the wild to ourselves when it's at its most beautiful. I hope it never changes and that the 10 to 6 crowd keeps visiting nature from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. I'm happy to enjoy it the rest of the time.
This is a really nice shot of what I presume is the Tower of Babel from the Rockpile at Moraine Lake. Even though the light's not there, the hint of blue sky and wispy clouds really make it a nice shot. You also did a fantastic job managing the glare from the snow.
Overall, it's a heck of a shot.
Rain or Shine by Waylim (22355)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-04-26 15:59
Love it. One of the best shots of the Golden Gate Bridge I've seen. The pastle colors in the clouds and the sea, the little bit of light on one half of the bridge and the city, the composition--everything's fantastic. Very well done.
la barcaccia by donluicu (24692)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-04-08 20:11
Don't know why this one hasn't gotten any points, but I really like it. Exposure and WB are perfect, and you can't beat such a subject. I only have one complaint: the image is arranged in such a way that everything is in that awkward spot between centered and off-center enough to look natural. It doesn't ruin the photo, but it does detract a bit for me. Otherwise, fantastic.
Mexican Dunes by macjake (39227)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-03-06 18:00
This is probably my favorite beach I've ever been to. The Gran Bahia Principe has a heck of a location. These things are actually man-made to keep the beaches from eroding, or so I'm told. As I'm sure you saw, it also makes the water a bit calmer behind them.
A different take on this beautiful beach. Colors are fantastic. You got some great weather as well.
Glenariff by chawax (14898)
cdmonson (4301) 2011-03-05 7:54
County Antrim is one of the most enchanting places I've ever been. Certainly it was the most enchanting part of Ireland I visited. Greener, more beautiful, and more mysterious than anything else I saw in the country.
This is a fantastic shot of Glenariff, and a bit different from the standard shot of the waterfalls of the glen. Love the light, but particularly the inclusion of the beach. Great shot.