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© david ong
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if we keep looking back, we are going to miss what in front of us..... in my case, i miss an exit!

86 responses

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    I can see why you were distracted ;o)

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful David. Purple mountains majesty. LuvIt. dp


    JOE FAILK gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Well said Great shot!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Incredible shot D!! Fantastic color and lighting!! Now turn left at Denver on I-70and follow to the Moab exit in Utah. Turn left there and follow it back to Sante Fe! :)

  • Rhonda Taylor

    Rhonda Taylor gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    amazing shot..awesome color and framing..good theme

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball said (25 Oct 2009):

    btw "Where I'm at"?!?!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    wow!! i could sit and look at that all day! the blur of the mirror frame just adds to the beauty of the scene.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (25 Oct 2009):

    David, this is beautiful. I'm thinking Georgia O'Keeffe. Have you been to the Museum yet?

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    OH oh,,,wow,,this is truly amazing,,love your concept too,,glad you didn't miss the exit either...LOL

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Really beautiful cloud imagery and the road leading to the purple mountains is beautiful too..I am trying to figure out what the knife like spatula is by the side of the mirror with two fingers on it,,,maybe an optical illusion or were you slicing a piece of cake when you shot this, David?:-))

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    oh wow. how stunning!!!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (25 Oct 2009):


  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    WOW.... you are in my favorite part of the country!! this is magnificent!!! it's REALLY amazing in the lightbox!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Your note made the picture. Truer words were never spoken. It is good to remember the past- so we can appreciate the future. Very nice picture David.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Like a gorgeous framed painting! Fabulous shot, David. Too bad about the exit, but you got a great shot out of it.

  • Kayla Shulka

    Kayla Shulka gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    This should be an album cover.

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Super cool picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    WOW David this is most excellent! Great work! and what a friend in Michael Ball to spotlight it!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    This is a bring-the-house-down shot....WOWWOWWWOW!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    This is excellent David, see how easily we can be distracted by real beauty, so you missed your exit, you can always turn back. By missing it you gained seeing something of beauty! In the end you lost nothing and only gained.

  • A F

    A F gave props (25 Oct 2009):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    I am so glad you looked back and got this incredible shot!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Wow, David.....beautiful beyond words! What a capture!!

  • Rusty Katchmer

    Rusty Katchmer gave props (25 Oct 2009):


  • Tom Freese

    Tom Freese said (25 Oct 2009):

    Love the picture, going to have to try this myself

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Absolutely amazing capture!!! rad too :)

  • david ong

    david ong said (25 Oct 2009):

    O'keeffe is truly amazing Richard, im so glad i get to see her work, i think she just changed the way i look at things.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    I never see anything like that when I look in the side mirror....what a fabulous adventure you are on David ~ thanks for sharing the Beauty!!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    Excellant capture....creative too!!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    WOW!!!!! Incredible image, reflection, composition...thank you for the spotlight, Michael!!! So very deserving!!!!!

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    well, i do normally loathe the side view mirror shots. but, what is in the mirror in this image is particularly gorgeous!

  • Aurora Bubbaloo

    Aurora Bubbaloo gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    This is so amazing! You are so lucky to have seen that!

  • Kyra Gibson

    Kyra Gibson gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    oh, hindsight... love it!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    This just knocked my socks into the next county!! What a fantastic shot of the scenery you just passed....my Dad always said the same thing, you can't move forward if you're looking back." You are so creative, David!!!! This photo is a joy to look at again and again!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    great capture, very creative. Love your caption very much, David!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Totally awesome shot, David! Creative, clever AND artistic

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    This photo and view is worth missing your exit! After Andrea mentioned the sharp object I see it too.

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (26 Oct 2009):

    But with a rear view like this, it is hard not to look back.

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    Sensational image!!!!!!

  • Sylvie Setiady

    Sylvie Setiady gave props (26 Oct 2009):

    aaahhh.... no wonder, its a breath taking view ^^

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    This is so stunning, the framing in such a small area is a work of art David!

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    WOW!!! breathtakingly beautiuful.. thanks for capturing and sharing

  • Cee Matos

    Cee Matos gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    WOW! Love It

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Clever, very well done!

  • Knopka Bronko

    Knopka Bronko (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    lost in translation.. beautiful expression!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Wow, this is stunning!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    This is a stunning shot, so well done, love your caption..

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    My word David. This one is spectacular. Glad to see you are always looking every which way with that magical eye of yours.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Incredible doesn't do this justice!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Wow, David, this is spectacular. I so love the movement of the road, peaks, and clouds, as well as the lighting and shadows.

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    Fabulous image well done!!

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    DANG!!! This is awesome :D

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (31 Oct 2009):

    Wow!!! This is friggin' awesome!

  • marilu

    marilu (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2009):

    Fantastic composition! Your words are so true! Watch out for those exits though! :)

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (31 Oct 2009):

    Really, really nice shot David. Your framing is excellent and I really like how the focus effects the mirror

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (1 Nov 2009):

    a perfect shot!

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    David, this is as a colors dream.. in retrospective... great concept!!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (3 Nov 2009):

    Awesome Capture!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (5 Nov 2009):

    No offense but glad you missed the exit :)

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (6 Nov 2009):

    This one is great,very well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2009):

    HOLY COW! This is OUTstanding work! I can't stop looking at it!

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (10 Nov 2009):


  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (10 Nov 2009):

    Purple mountains majesty! Super image your expertise is apparent

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (10 Nov 2009):


  • Stephanie Smith!

    Stephanie Smith! gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    WOW! This is amazing!

  • Dawn Hayes

    Dawn Hayes gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    WOW!!!! what an amazing picture, beautifully done

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (21 Nov 2009):

    It was worth missing!

  • Madeline Moser

    Madeline Moser gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Yeah i agree I can understand why you missed your exit. This is a beautifull photo ! I like how its out of the mirror its different but i like it !!

  • Angelina

    Angelina gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Absolutely gorgeous! Wow! Amazing colours too! :D

  • Donna Whitecotton

    Donna Whitecotton gave props (7 Dec 2009):

    Fantastic shot through the rear view mirror....this is a classic....a true work of ART!

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    A wonderful sight to look back on. Well captured!

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    Great work. Excellent composition.

  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Fantastic Shot!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (3 Jan 2010):


  • Katy Wimer

    Katy Wimer gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Rock on! Love the contrast.

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (20 Jan 2010):

    amazing shot. Beautiful.

  • Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer said (6 Feb 2010):

    You may have missed an exit, but oh my.........what a beautiful picture.

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    this is incredible.

  • Xong Hang

    Xong Hang gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    Of all the side mirror images I've seen, this one tops it all, GORGEOUS David.

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    Mirror images are always tempting but rarely as successful as this one

  • Teara Autry

    Teara Autry gave props (4 Aug 2010):


  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (26 Aug 2010):

    Amazing! One of the best I've seen!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (1 Sep 2010):

    Exceptional work! and well worth missing an exit for...lol

  • Ursula Tillmann

    Ursula Tillmann gave props (21 Jan 2011):

    fantastic shot

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    Great capture!

  • Jared Rowley

    Jared Rowley gave props (15 Jul 2012):

    so rad!

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