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Alema Misilo , August 27, 2007; 09:16 A.M.


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Paula Grenside , August 27, 2007; 09:26 A.M.

Stunning, Jay. The flood of light,a real lightfall, gives the image a dreamy-surreal atmosphere, and then, that corner of green with red flowers, an extra touch.

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Jitka Unverdorben , August 27, 2007; 09:37 A.M.


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Ian Ward , August 27, 2007; 10:04 A.M.

Another great exposure. well done Jay

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Stuart Williams , August 27, 2007; 10:29 A.M.


excellent - but i prefer the other, vertical image

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Joaquin Tornel , August 27, 2007; 10:31 A.M.

Hello Jay

A great photo, mainly I like since the contour of mountains with the light of the sun has been stumped.

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Bruno Moniz , August 27, 2007; 10:40 A.M.

Jay... you're the man! Beautiful in every aspect... 7/7

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Linh Dinh , August 27, 2007; 10:55 A.M.

Excellent 7/7. Best regard.

Linh Dinh

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A.K. Sircar , August 27, 2007; 11:04 A.M.

WOW! Spectacular image.Magical light & colors.

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Mark Geistweite , August 27, 2007; 11:26 A.M.

I bow to you!!!

Jay, this is outrageous. I am not worthy, but this image is worthyful. There is great separation from fore and background and the paintbrush add bright color to the mix. I like the vertical as well because you can see the stream far below, which is not visible here. I am one who believes in the use of Photo Shop to finish an image that is not quite perfect. Therefore, I find the two white dots of snow on the mountain to the left distracting (small thing). I would clone stamp those suckers out and act like they were never there. Otherwise, I am totally inspired by your art. Glacier park is so beautiful in its own right, you have conveyed its beauty so well.

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Dave Nitsche , August 27, 2007; 11:28 A.M.

Brilliant as always Jay...

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Lalit Deshmukh , August 27, 2007; 12:02 P.M.

Truly beautiful. This has to be your image of the year :-)

Regards +Lalit

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Christopher Harris , August 27, 2007; 01:21 P.M.

Fantastic composition and exposure, Jay! Big-time 'Wow' factor. I agree with Mark's suggestion to remove the two tiny white snow patches. Superb work! A 7/7 anonymously. Cheers! Chris

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ibrahim javed , August 27, 2007; 02:44 P.M.


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Avishek Roy , August 27, 2007; 05:41 P.M.

Fantastic photograph Jay. very inspiring stuff.

Thanks for sharing.

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Anish Desai , August 27, 2007; 07:34 P.M.

Great vision and timing, Jay. The sun and clouds cooperated beautifully with you here, but credit to you for "seeing" it before it happenened and being ready with the camera to capture this awesome moment.


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Kieu Minh Tuan , August 28, 2007; 04:47 A.M.

Great photo, I really love your portfolio.

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Airi Pung , August 28, 2007; 07:53 A.M.

Wow, amazing sequence. Very clear picture. Nice job!!!

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Darius Tulbure , August 28, 2007; 02:41 P.M.

I can't manage not to ask if this is real, or digitally made... Amazing play of light!!

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Jay Patel , August 28, 2007; 03:21 P.M.


What makes you think this is digitally made? This is as real as it gets....You can check out my vertical image taken moments after this photograph at: The Searchlight (v)

Igor Laptev , August 28, 2007; 04:04 P.M.

Excellent light!

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Curtis Forrester , August 28, 2007; 11:52 P.M.


WOW! Amazing light capture with an excellent composition!

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Jay Patel , August 29, 2007; 06:20 A.M.

Thank you all

Thank you all for taking time to comment on this photograph. The light play on this day was fantastic. We too several shots while we were stood there watching the sun light up the valley below us. A vertical version can be found at: The Search Light.

Javed Chawla , August 29, 2007; 01:24 P.M.

amazing light and colors regards

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Robert G. , August 29, 2007; 08:13 P.M.

Jay you where in the right place at the right time , Ive captured light like this before , but not in such a grand place , wonderful !!!Hard to top this photo!!! regards Robert

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Anush Krishnaswami , August 31, 2007; 03:29 P.M.


Did the place just wait for you? Incredible lighting. Congrats!

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DX Feng , September 03, 2007; 08:21 P.M.


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Paula Grenside , November 02, 2007; 02:25 P.M.

This one, too, is stunning, Jay. Your love for light reaches the very top here.

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Piotr Cichosz , November 08, 2007; 03:14 P.M.

Amazing light Jay !!!!

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Kim Tural , November 24, 2007; 08:47 A.M.

It's almost like one of those fairy tale settings where you wonder,"Is there such a place so mysterious and incredibly beautiful?!" You chose another magnificent spot and patiently waited for the perfect light! Great work Jay! Kind regards, Kim.

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Dorota Kaminska , December 16, 2007; 11:51 A.M.


They said everything before me.Breath taking photo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chris Womack , January 10, 2008; 09:53 P.M.

Hi Jay, I have been at death`s door twice, and I can remember this shot exactly !!! - fantastic exposure, and WHAT a location !!! !!! 7/7Regards, Chris Womack

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Toni Houtz , January 28, 2008; 03:30 P.M.


All I can say is wow!!!!! The way the light covers the whole valley is beautiful, plus the flowers in the foreground. 7/6

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Nick Owen , February 13, 2008; 05:11 A.M.

heaven's gate!

Found this on front page google image search along with my own version

Wonderful Easy to say the light is too milky and the flowers not distinct and clear enough as subject

misses the point

because this is Heaven's gate and needs that slightly indistincy dreamy quality

great title

Image Attachment: heaven's gate.jpg

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Michael Sulka , January 06, 2009; 01:30 P.M.


Well Done!

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Urs Blickenstorfer , August 03, 2011; 05:23 P.M.


This is simply stunning! Congrats!

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