Friday, October 27, 2006

Week #62 Winner

Originally uploaded by billyd2.
This Weeks Winner: Billyd2
Week #62: 10/27 - 11/02

Photo: Sex-on-the-dock

Like the Best: The color

Camera: Olympus e-330

Like the Least: Would have been nice to have the shadows of the wings in focus.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Week #61 Winner

Mostly Undisturbed
Originally uploaded by thewrightshot.
This Weeks Winner: thewrightshot
Week #61: 10/20 - 10/26

Photo: Mostly Undisturbed

Like the Best: I like the contrast in the clouds, and the wood the best.

Camera: Canon 30D.

Like the Least: Well, it's been commented that the branch touching the clouds is too distracting. I think it's the amount of white lower down on the branch personally.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Week #60 Winner

Simply White Sands
Originally uploaded by Leviathor.
This Weeks Winner: Leviathor
Week #60: 10/13 - 10/19

Photo: Simply White Sands

Like the Best: Simplicity.

Camera: Canon 20D.

Like the Least: The combination of polarization and digital bit-depth caused some posterization in the gradient of the sky.

At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies the Tularosa Basin. In the heart of this basin lies one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Dunes of gypsum sand have covered 275 square miles of desert. This is the world's largest gypsum dune field. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of the dune field and the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this hars[h] environment. -From the NPS.

Compared to Great Sand Dune National Park (in set), White Sands' gypsum sand is easy to climb, making trekking across large areas fairly easy, except for that the sun taxes not only from above, but by reflection off the pure, white sands.

White Sands also tastes much different than GSDNP and Death Valley's dunes--those composed of quartz sand.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Week #59 Winner

Mt Shishapangma camp, Tibet
Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks.
This Weeks Winner: xtremepeaks
Week #59: 10/06 - 10/12

Photo: Mt Shishapangma camp, Tibet

Like the Best: like the stormclouds and sunlight reflected from the ice pinnacles

Camera: Nikon F80

Like the Least: the climber in front of the tent

Advance base camp at 19,500ft near the ice pinnacles.