Photo of the Day Contest
Flashpoint! by Harry Lichtman
Sunday, 16th January 2011


by Harry Lichtman

A blanket of fog covered Cherry Pond in New Hampshire's White Mountains this September morning. I had hoped to capture the Presidential peaks behind the pond, but low clouds obscured them. Instead, I was able to photograph the sun through breaks in the fog over the pond and the Pliny Range. A magical moment in the mountains.
Equipment: Canon Elan, Tokina 28-70, Fuji Velvia 50
Harry Lichtman
I am a freelance landscape photographer based in seacoast New Hampshire. While many of my images are from New Hampshire, my travels have taken me to Africa, New Zealand, Peru, and the American West.

Flashpoint! by Harry Lichtman was photo of the day on Sunday, 16th January 2011. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


16th January 2011 at 2:27 am

Great shot, love the colors!

16th January 2011 at 2:34 am

Nice capture. Good for you in being paticence.

16th January 2011 at 4:48 am

Nice capture, Harry. Congrats on POTD


16th January 2011 at 6:14 am

oooooo aaaaa that is complete awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16th January 2011 at 8:54 am

WOW! This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing! It gives me a great nice feeling!
I wish you opulent wealth of being.

16th January 2011 at 9:13 am

Magical indeed. I remember my velvia days well. Don’t see suns like that anymore with digital. And good for you for chucking your expectations and making the most of what enfolded.

16th January 2011 at 9:42 am

Lovely shot; reminds me of something you would see at the beginning of a fantasy film.

16th January 2011 at 9:57 am

It goes to show you how much we digital users are missing. I used Velvia 50 for years before converting to digital. To this day, with all my digital colour work, I use the glorious Velvia saturation as a benchmark when post processing. A magical shot indeed, and well worth your trek to the mountains.

16th January 2011 at 1:55 pm

What a shot!

Helen Hart

16th January 2011 at 2:25 pm

“Magical” … says it all.


16th January 2011 at 2:30 pm

beautiful!…thank you


16th January 2011 at 2:46 pm

increĆ­ble! como de otro mundo!

16th January 2011 at 3:30 pm

this shot just proves the beauty on the appalachian trail & why so many hike it….from georgia to maine…..and everywhere inbetween :>)
Great soulful shot !

Marie Dunphy Harding

16th January 2011 at 4:35 pm

My mouth actually opened with “oh my gosh’; What a beautiful start to Sunday morning! Thank you.

16th January 2011 at 6:20 pm

This is fantastic. Breath-taking. Love it.

Richard Dart

16th January 2011 at 6:32 pm

I feel privileged to be able to view this extraordinary sight. Breathtaking in every way.

Laura Milholland

16th January 2011 at 6:59 pm

Magical indeed! And excellently executed. Congratulations.


16th January 2011 at 7:16 pm

When I first saw this, I thought I was looking at a famous painting. Then I realized it was the daily Earthshot. I couldn’t believe it, this transcends photography. I don’t know how to explain this, but there is something very famous about this scene already. I would love to see it in oils some day. Awesome!

Herman Bresser

16th January 2011 at 9:35 pm

Fantastic drama captured in this image


16th January 2011 at 9:38 pm

Beautiful setting.I don’t like such bright displays though. I know…it limits me.

Susan Snow Collins

16th January 2011 at 9:50 pm

I just love this picture. Thanks for sharing. It draws you in and makes you want to BE there!

17th January 2011 at 2:14 am

Thanks everyone for your comments and support.

Peggy, it does look a bit bright to me as well. It seems the brightness has increased with my upload, not sure how to explain it. My original was a bit darker and had a more mysterious feeling to it.

Thanks again, Harry

17th January 2011 at 2:58 am

Extremely Gorgeous!

E Mancuso

17th January 2011 at 3:15 am

I’m enjoying immensely all the earthshots. This one is particularly beautiful. Excellent composition, too. Thanks!


3rd February 2011 at 3:56 am


C. Fitzgerald

8th May 2011 at 2:19 pm

God sure knew what he was doing, on this day.

28th April 2012 at 3:05 pm

Amazing sky colors.

3rd September 2012 at 8:48 pm

Very nice sky colors.

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