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UP, UP and Away
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Deborah C. Lewinson
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    Excellent capture, Merna, love the angle, colors, lighting, and design!

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9/26/2010 8:37:58 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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OMGosh! A comment from you is a dream come true. You have the most amazing gallery and site I have ever seen. I am 72 years old and partially blind, and when I see work like yours, I get very emotional. I started taking photos of my 7 grandchildren about 15 years ago, they were very successful athletes. I did not think that it could get any better than that, but all of a sudden I wanted to take lovely photos. I have a long way to go, but I get up every morning and try to decide what photo do I want to take today. You are such an inspiration, that I need to thank you very much. Merna Nobile

9/26/2010 8:53:50 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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I just love your POV, Merna! Excellent! Beautiful lighting, as well.

9/26/2010 10:10:16 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you Mariann: You have been so kind to me, you will never know how much this means to me. Merna

9/26/2010 11:01:22 PM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Excellent Capture and Title Merna!!!!!.

9/27/2010 12:37:43 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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HELLO HAL! It is so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comment. Merna

9/27/2010 12:43:03 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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WOW! Great Shot!

9/28/2010 8:47:30 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Wm...You have been very generous with your comments lately, you have no idea how much this means to me. Thank you...Merna

9/28/2010 9:33:41 PM

 
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Loved the song by the 5th Dimension and love your visual presentation too Merna! Great low POV, tight framing, light and bold colors. Well done!!

9/29/2010 9:59:07 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture, colors, and perspective, Merna.

10/1/2010 4:30:38 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Murry: Thank you for the very nice comment. The song by the 5th Dimension's was one of my favorites, so it came to me right away. Love your work! Merna

10/2/2010 7:19:45 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Leslie: Thank you for your kind comment. Usually you can't get that close. It turned out to be a lot of fun.
Merna

10/2/2010 7:21:53 AM

 
Rod Partington
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Awesome capture Merna!
Love the POV,colors and everything about it. Well done!

10/3/2010 6:18:25 AM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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This is one amazing photo . .. Kudos to you!!!

10/3/2010 11:44:42 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Carolyn: Thank you for your very kind remark. Each and everyone makes me so happy. Merna

10/3/2010 11:58:26 AM

 
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Fantastic shot Merna, love your POV!

10/10/2010 5:42:38 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Phyllis: Thank you for taking the time to comment about my image. I had never taken a photo of something like this, so it was a lot of fun for me. Merna

10/10/2010 7:59:35 PM

 
Rita Hill
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Yes! Yes! Yes! congrats on the finalist award Merna. Well deserved.

10/15/2010 10:11:23 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congratulations on your Finalist Award!

10/15/2010 11:05:14 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Rita: Never did I ever believe that I could get two awards in one month. I am truly a very lucky person today.
Thank you again for all you do. Merna

10/15/2010 11:15:31 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you Douglas: and Congratulations on all the great work that do every day.
My best, Merna

10/15/2010 11:17:21 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Another congratulations, Merna, WTG!

10/15/2010 11:18:23 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thanks Carol, you are very kind. Merna

10/15/2010 11:34:29 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATULATIONS!

10/15/2010 11:39:33 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you very much, Stefania.
Merna

10/15/2010 11:46:38 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist,Merna!!! :) Yay

10/15/2010 11:52:25 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you Tammy, so nice of you to send a note. Merna

10/15/2010 12:15:37 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Merna on this great finalist!

10/15/2010 12:59:13 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you very much! Merna

10/15/2010 2:08:54 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Merna!

10/15/2010 3:09:45 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Merna, congratulaltions

10/15/2010 4:42:13 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture Merna, love your perspective, congrats on your finalist!

10/15/2010 4:59:40 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Big congrats on this wonderful shot Merna. Great color and perspective, great job!!

10/15/2010 6:04:30 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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This says winner to me, Merna! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/15/2010 6:29:01 PM

 
Usha Ganesh
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Congratulations Merna on your finalist. Good luck for the next round,
Usha

10/15/2010 6:34:05 PM

 
Ian M. Hill
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Congrats Merna,a beautiful capture and best of luck!

10/15/2010 7:25:16 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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10/15/2010 7:41:56 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats!

10/15/2010 8:02:20 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Wm Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:04:28 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Stan: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:06:09 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Claudia: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:08:20 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Randy Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:09:56 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Patricia: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:10:53 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Usha: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:11:57 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Ian: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:12:39 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Linda: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:13:10 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Carol: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:13:45 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

10/15/2010 11:27:15 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations Merna on this delightful finalist!

10/16/2010 4:32:03 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Tiia and Marilyn: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/16/2010 8:05:16 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Merna! Such a powerful image, WTG!!!

10/16/2010 9:41:57 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Donna: Thank you for your support and the very kind comment. Merna

10/16/2010 9:57:44 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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That is a beautiful capture, Merna. Congratulations on your fantastic finalists.

10/16/2010 10:08:34 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you for your support and kind comment. Merna

10/16/2010 10:14:51 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Merna! This is absolutely brilliant! Excellent framing, colors, details and timing. Huge congratulations on another superb finalist! Deb

10/16/2010 10:23:42 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Debra: I watch your work all the time, and to get a compliment from you makes my day. Thank you so much. Merna

10/16/2010 10:34:15 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on a terrific Finalist!!!

UB.

10/16/2010 10:48:18 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment. Merna

10/16/2010 10:49:20 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congrats again Merna on this fantastic finalist!

10/16/2010 11:00:20 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Awesome finalist Merna....congratulations!!!!!

10/16/2010 11:11:51 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Well done, Merna...Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!

10/16/2010 11:21:26 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Fantastic POV, angle, and colors! Congratulations on your excellent POTD, Merna!

10/16/2010 12:07:20 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Karen, Linda, Lydia and Lindley: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/16/2010 12:20:01 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Merna, on two beautiful Finalists this month!! I wish you the best of luck in the next round!! (Love the pov on this one!!)

10/16/2010 1:27:00 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is very nice of you to let me know that you like my photographs. It means a lot to me. Merna

10/16/2010 1:40:15 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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Awesome! a well deserved win!

10/16/2010 2:21:01 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna


10/16/2010 2:52:44 PM

 
Kathy Coombs
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I love this! Beautiful shot..I love to go ballooning! WOW..Two awards! Congratulations big time! Good luck!

10/16/2010 3:52:45 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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What a wonderful capture this is Merna - congrats on your most deserving finalist!

10/16/2010 5:12:40 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your finalists, Merna!

10/16/2010 5:25:35 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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What a great shot Merna, the colors are super and your composition is OUTSTANDING..

Congrats on a well deserved finalist..

jo ann c.

10/16/2010 5:41:53 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Congrats on this exceptional piece of art work, good luck in the next round.

10/16/2010 5:47:20 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific finalist.

10/16/2010 5:57:16 PM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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I love how you filled the frame, the stunning color and fantastic POV. Outstanding finalist, Merna....looks like a winner to me!

10/16/2010 7:58:13 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist Merna!

10/16/2010 8:22:57 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Kathy, Nadia and Samantha: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/16/2010 8:53:33 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Robyn and Erica: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/16/2010 8:55:48 PM

 
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Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist, Merna! Great pov and nice bold colors!

10/17/2010 5:01:26 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you Sabrina: I am happy that you like my image. Merna

10/17/2010 10:43:13 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Merna, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredibly well-done finalist! Good luck! Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my finalist!

10/17/2010 11:03:17 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Merna, love your POV. Congratulations!

10/17/2010 8:08:20 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Patrick and Maria: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/18/2010 7:55:47 AM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on another great Finalist, Merna!!

10/18/2010 9:26:00 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thanks again, Robert. Take care! Merna

10/19/2010 1:12:37 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Merna, you amaze me!!!!!! An excellent pov/with outstanding eye popping full blown off the page colour and detail...
I love your whole gallery because I love the way you "SEE"....
Congrats again my friend, another excellent Finalist!!!!!
Christine
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10/19/2010 7:21:12 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you so much, Christine: you have a way of lifting my spirits and making me smile. I have wanted to tell you that if you come to California, I would really like you to come by and visit with me and my family. Please keep that in mind. Merna

10/20/2010 5:34:26 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Great colors and lighting - I especially like the angle you chose for this

12/3/2010 4:40:54 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Robert: Thank you for your never ending support. You are a great friend, and I admire the work that you do so well. Merna

12/3/2010 8:54:04 PM

 
Paul D.
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Merna, this is taken from such a great angle and the composition (cropped or not) is just great. Wonderful image!

1/19/2011 7:58:11 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I feel so fortunate to be a Better Photo Member and call all of you my friend. Thank you for your kind words and support. My best, Merna

1/19/2011 8:16:13 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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and Congratulations to you as well . . I knew this was a winner photograph!!!!!

1/20/2011 1:21:16 AM

 
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