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QT Luong
Works at pro travel/nature photographer, Terra Galleria
Attended PhD University of Paris, ENS, X
Lives in San Jose, CA
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Unlike leaves of most trees, the leaf of the aspen (photographed in Rocky Mountain National Park) contains chlorophyll on both sides; when they turn from side to side with the breeze, they always present a working surface to the sun !
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From the north shore of Bear Lake, by scrambling up the boulder field, I discovered a fine view from high above. From an opening between trees, the lake appears in the middle ground with Longs Peak in the background. The spot is most remarkable in the autumn when yellow-colored aspens border the field to the west, and orange-colored aspens border it on the east.

Bear Lake is one of the ten Rocky Mountain National Park locations pictured and described in http://treasuredlandsbook.com
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Amaizing, wounderfull.
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Alberta Falls is one of the most easily accessed (1.2 miles round-trip; 200-foot elevation gain from Glacier Gorge trailhead) waterfalls in the park. It faces north, so the best light is when contrast is low early or late in the day and during cloudy periods. After photographing it from the trail, I scrambled down the riverbed for another perspective, to capture a small cascade in the foreground echoing the waterfall above it. The small aperture required to keep both in focus also allowed for a slow shutter speed.

This is one of the ten Rocky Mountain National Park locations described in http://treasuredlandsbook.com
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Beautifull, creature.
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I am very honored to have a photo on a USPS Stamp celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. More details here: qtl.us/1Tx5FZn
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That is pretty cool! Congrats!
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Great Sand Dunes National Park is the second highest national park in the US by average elevation. Here is the view from the high point, Mount Herard (13,610 feet) looking at the dunes (7,520 feet). Denali is 20,310 feet but the lowest point in Denali NP is 240 feet. 

A few days left to enter April drawing for free signed copy of my book:http://treasuredlandsbook.com
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Bear Lake through trees and autumn leaves. Rocky Mountain National Park
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Earth tones of ever green, mountain Brown, chestnut - autumn leaves, clear blue skies, and brewed fresher waters in natures sight..
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Bear Lake is one of the most popular locations in Rocky Mountain National Park. You can park nearby if you arrive early enough, or you can catch a shuttle. A flat trail circles the lake, concealing the view for the first part of the hike. By walking a short (0.25 miles round-trip) distance to a boulder field on the north shore, I found a more open view that includes Longs Peak in the distance. [...] From the opposite shore, the slopes provided beautiful reflections of the aspens, and I photographed them after the sun had left the area.

This is one of the ten Rocky Mountain National Park locations described in http://treasuredlandsbook.com
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Milky Way, Sand Creek Valley, and Tijeras Peak. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. From "The remote corner of Great Sand Dunes NP&P" http://qtl.us/1Ll1oSY
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There are no established trails with good views of the dune field from above in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. However, you can find high vistas 8 miles south of the park at the Zapata Falls Recreation Area, where you will be able to photograph from the edge of the parking area.

That's one of the 7 Great Sand Dunes locations described in detail in http://www.treasuredlandsbook.com
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Although seldom visited, the  "Preserve" part of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the National Park System. 
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On the anniversary of the fall of Saigon and end of Vietnam War,  my "HCMC" project.
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Can you guess which of the 59 U.S. national parks this image is from ? Hint (maybe a surprise): second highest national park. Answer here: http://qtl.us/1OwvNUc
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I cheated also via the link. I didn't know that there were that many National Parks! I've been to only three out west and I have been desiring to go back there. I can't imagine what USA would be like without them. I road my 450 Rebel through these parks and I still haven't forgotten how much enjoyment I had - there are no words to describe this kind of beautiful freedom. I have a photo of a place similar to what you show. This is gorgeous!
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Photographer, author of treasuredlandsbook.com featuring all US National Parks
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I celebrate the splendor and variety of the natural and human heritage through my photography.  Favoring clarity and truthfulness, I seek to convey the emotions and the sense of connection that I experienced in some of the most beautiful corners of the earth, with the hope that aesthetic appreciation will lift our soul and eventually lead to awareness and respect for our planet and its inhabitants.

I am known for being the first to  photograph each of the 59 US National Parks and also for my website http://www.terragalleria.com with more than 30,000 images from around the world  - one of the most visited of all individual photographer's websites (~ 500,000 monthly visits). Print sales and image licensing from that website are the sole source of income for our family. 

My photographs have been published in more than 30 countries, in every possible media, and in two large photo books under my name: "Beautiful North America" (2007) and "Spectacular Yosemite" (2011). They have been the subject of museum and gallery solo exhibits on both US coasts. I have been profiled in more than a dozen press articles (eg, Boston Globe, National Geographic Explorer, Parks Magazine, Outdoor Photographer), and featured as a character in Ken Burn's film "The National Parks, America's Best Idea" (2009).
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Father of two, co-winner of first Koenderink prize for fundamental contributions to computer vision, climbed solo Mt Mc Kinley and four Italian Mont Blanc routes, first ascent of a V-6 frozen waterfall
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