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NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH
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NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH

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Nature's Confetti!
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At Valley Forge National Historic Park, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Though we have lived less than an hour from Valley Forge for 22 years, and have passed by its entrance SO MANY times, yesterday was the first time that I entered through the park's gates and walked the six-mile trail around the encampment.
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As I stood gazing at the arch, a breeze that I could not feel agitated the stately oak to the left, and its leaves began to fill the air.
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The inscription on this side of the arch reads: TO THE OFFICERS AND PRIVATE SOLDIERS OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY DECEMBER 19, 1777 JUNE 19, 1778
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    The Arch is a simplified version of the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome (A.D. 81) which marked the capture of Jerusalem by Emperor Titus in A.D. 70.
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This memorial arch with its single opening is classically proper as a national tribute to General Washington and the army he led.
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The inscription on the other side of the Arch reads: NAKED AND STARVING AS THEY ARE - WE CANNOT ENOUGH ADMIRE THE INCOMPARABLE PATIENCE AND FIDELITY OF THE SOLDIERY - Washington at Valley Forge February 16, 1776

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11/15/2010 1:30:01 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Love your pov and the leaves, Michelle!

11/15/2010 2:09:56 AM

 
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This image really captures the changing seasons! Well done, Michelle!

11/15/2010 2:40:51 AM

 
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Lovely capture Michelle

11/15/2010 2:55:56 AM

 
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FANTASTIC CAPTURE Dead leaves blowing past this tribute to those who made the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
should make everyone stop and remember!!!!!

HOPE I SEE THIS AGAIN !!!!!

Jack

11/15/2010 3:22:18 AM

 
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I didn't know about this monument ... thanks for sharing it !!

11/15/2010 3:48:36 AM

 
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  The opposite side of the Monument
The opposite side of the Monument
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The other side of the monument.

11/15/2010 3:50:43 AM

 
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The tones and especially the blowing leaves makes this one Very Impressive capture! Great job Michelle! Jeff

11/15/2010 4:24:19 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Michelle luck and opportunity must follow you where ever you go, to get those leaves at the moment of flight is awesome. Like the info too.

11/15/2010 4:36:31 AM

 
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How often do we pass by things in our own backyard only to travel hundreds of miles for the perfect image!

You stopped and captured a sensational one here Mickey!

Love the Floating Leaves
Spirits Rising?

11/15/2010 4:46:41 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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What a moment you have caught here Michelle. I love the leaves blowing through the shot.

11/15/2010 4:54:46 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome capture with the leaves!

11/15/2010 6:03:47 AM

 
John Rivera
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Great comp and capture Michelle!
Love the leaves!

11/15/2010 6:35:38 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Great composition, detail and timing, Michelle!

11/15/2010 6:39:29 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Excellent comp, color and clarity in this well timed image. Very well done.

11/15/2010 7:19:12 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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The swirling leaves really make this image for me Michelle -- great timing! I always enjoy your back stories and historical notes!! Have you ever thought about doing a photo book?

11/15/2010 7:19:18 AM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Michelle, Awesome Capture, as everybody has said, I also love how you captured the blowing leaves. Well Done!!

11/15/2010 8:21:16 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Those swirling leaves really make this one pop, Michelle -- fantastic capture!

11/15/2010 8:28:40 AM

 
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Wonderful capture, Michelle.

11/15/2010 11:34:57 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Excellent capture and those blowing leaves really make it, Michelle!

11/15/2010 12:09:12 PM

 
John Connolly
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A wonderfully timed capture Michelle, and thanks for the story and all the history!

11/15/2010 12:52:15 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Great timing - wonderful capture, Michelle...

11/15/2010 3:55:28 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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It's always the same when you live somewhere - you are always the last to visit!!! Wonderful comp and capture Michelle and the movement of the leaves the perfect touch!

11/15/2010 4:31:27 PM

 
David Phalen
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Fantabulous POV, light, and details!! The blowing leaves make this image special!!

11/15/2010 7:14:16 PM

 
Stan J. Bendkowski
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Wonderful composition, timing and light, Michelle!

11/15/2010 11:41:50 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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This is so beautiful. Great time to be there.

11/16/2010 1:00:10 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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The swirling leaves make this lovely image so different and really set a mood. Great work, Michelle.

11/16/2010 7:31:23 AM

 
Sue  Marshall
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Love it!! :-)

11/16/2010 8:00:47 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I love how we can all come to visit your work and leave a more educated people. :) Thank you for the history lesson here.

Wonderful images. Both of them and those leaves blowing??? Dream shot! :) WOW!

Great job, Michelle!

-Laura

11/16/2010 10:22:45 AM

 
Dick Jenkins
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I like the photograph almost as much as I like the title, "Nature's Confetti". Very nicely done Michelle.

11/16/2010 3:39:20 PM

 
Dick Jenkins
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Let me reword my previous comment. I like the title almost as much as I like the photograph. Please excuse my senior moment Michelle.

11/16/2010 3:41:25 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Spectacular capture, Michelle! It's a great POV and terrific composition, by itself, but the addition of the swirling leaves really enhances the atmosphere and accentuates the emotional moment. Special! And, as always, thanks for the history lesson.

11/16/2010 7:43:13 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Got to agree with everyone else...great shot in itself but the blowing leaves just take it way over the top...

11/16/2010 10:53:00 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Oh wow!This is stunning,Michelle!Incredible capture,I love the leaves flying in the air!Very beautiful with fabulous feel to it!

11/17/2010 3:57:13 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Michelle, you have to be one of the most poetic photographers whose work I've ever seen!
A breath-taking moment!

11/19/2010 3:50:21 AM

 
Barbara Mason
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I agree with all of the above comments Michelle a super image - what great timing capturing the dancing leaves like that !!!

11/20/2010 2:26:22 PM

 
Dave Bell
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Lovely clarity and the leaves blowing around catch the eye firstly and then you see the couple standing at the arch, which is a secondry focus point for me, great.

11/24/2010 11:24:56 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Michelle, beautiful

11/26/2010 7:35:17 AM

 
David Van Camp
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Renata had to show this to me back when you posted... with the leaves flying around this is SPECTACULAR!!!! A winner for sure!! VERY nice, Michelle!!!!

12/9/2010 6:02:16 PM

 
Dave Bell
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well done Michelle for your finalist!

12/13/2010 12:31:58 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle.

12/13/2010 1:14:42 PM

 
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Yes, spectacular! Congrats Michelle!

12/13/2010 1:24:09 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Michelle on your finalist and best of luck in the next round.

12/13/2010 1:27:32 PM

 
Lester A. Garcia
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Beautiful finalist, Michelle. CONGRATULATIONS!

12/13/2010 1:30:07 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome!! SO happy to see this beauty again!! Congratulations Michelle!

12/13/2010 1:34:05 PM

 
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A gorgeous image, Michelle! Congratulations on such a beautiful Finalist!

12/13/2010 1:49:35 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Michelle!

12/13/2010 1:50:45 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Such a marvelous capture, Michelle! Hope to see it again. CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding Finalist, and good luck in the next round!

12/13/2010 2:48:45 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your fabulous finalist, Michelle.

12/13/2010 2:49:41 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful Finalist!

12/13/2010 3:13:36 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Stunning finalist Michelle, congratulations and always love to read your descriptions....Thankyou :-)

12/13/2010 3:17:57 PM

 
Dick Jenkins
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Congratulations Michelle, excellent work.

12/13/2010 3:20:59 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your finalist!!! :)

12/13/2010 3:38:54 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle.

12/13/2010 3:46:24 PM

 
Jim Baines
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Just look at it this way: It took 22 years to get the timing down perfectly and then you made it all happen! Congratulations on such a unique and eye-jolting FINALIST, Michelle!!

12/13/2010 4:04:08 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Look at those flying leaves...amazing capture, Michelle! Congratulations on your finalist!

12/13/2010 4:59:18 PM

 
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Great moment -- the falling leaves really make this image!

12/13/2010 4:59:38 PM

 
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Thanks to you, Judges! I liked quite a few of my November entries--but none as much as this one, and I'm thrilled to see it with its Silver Badge.

12/13/2010 5:03:24 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Most certainly a special capture of not only the monument, but those leaves cascading across the sky...really adds a special touch and moment in time...congratulations Michele on your finalist selection!

12/13/2010 5:42:04 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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This is a beauty, Michelle! Congrats on your well deserved finalist!

12/13/2010 5:52:50 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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CONGRATULATIONS ! great perpective , Michelle.

12/13/2010 6:12:00 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulatios, Michelle, on your finalist for this marvelous image!

Debby

12/13/2010 6:22:58 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Outstanding, Michelle. Awesome!!

12/13/2010 6:27:30 PM

 
Lynn Sapadin
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Congratulations Michelle - this such a great capture

Lynn

12/13/2010 6:31:48 PM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Michelle, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!

12/13/2010 7:53:58 PM

 
Ian M. Hill
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Stunning Michelle,and congratulations on your finalist!

12/13/2010 8:06:27 PM

 
Denis Bennett
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Coool, worthy finalist

12/14/2010 12:43:36 AM

 
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Congratulations on this great finalist, Michelle!!!

12/14/2010 1:09:27 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderfull finalist Michelle!

12/14/2010 2:16:22 AM

 
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This image should be in a museum of photography of historic places! outstanding Michelle! 8o)

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

12/14/2010 2:50:32 AM

 
Stan J. Bendkowski
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Fantastic Finalist, Michelle! Big Congratulations.

12/14/2010 6:25:27 AM

 
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FABULOUS image and finalist,Michelle!! Congratulations!!

12/14/2010 7:00:45 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations Michelle, this is fantastic.

12/14/2010 9:36:54 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist Michelle!!

12/14/2010 11:27:22 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Wow, awesome finalist, Michelle...Congratulations!

12/14/2010 11:41:41 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on this AWESOME and well deserved finalist, WTG!!! <><

12/14/2010 12:15:27 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist. It has a wonderful sense of moment.

12/14/2010 3:32:35 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Very cool congratulations!

12/14/2010 4:21:06 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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One word Michelle-WOW!!! Congratulations!

12/14/2010 5:35:12 PM

 
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Fantastic capture, Michelle, congratulations!

12/14/2010 6:36:22 PM

 
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CONGRATULTIONS on your Fabulous Finalist, Michelle!

12/14/2010 8:00:35 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Hey, Michelle, BIG CONGRATULATIONS! WTG!

12/14/2010 8:06:52 PM

 
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Huge congrats on this fabulous finalist, Michelle! Very best luck!!!

12/14/2010 8:18:34 PM

 
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Beautiful in every way. Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round.

12/14/2010 9:36:09 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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No surprise here, Congratulations, I love it !!

12/15/2010 12:32:49 AM

 
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Congrats on your 2nd Place Winning Image.
;) CC

12/15/2010 7:31:15 AM

 
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Yay! Big congrats today, Michelle, on this awesome winner. :)

12/15/2010 7:42:02 AM

 
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Merry Christmas Michelle and a BIG congratulations on your winning image!

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12/15/2010 8:00:54 AM

 
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Congratulations on your amazing winner, Michelle!

12/15/2010 8:02:35 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Michelle!

12/15/2010 8:25:53 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Michelle!

12/15/2010 8:34:04 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your well deserved win, Michelle!

12/15/2010 8:39:52 AM

 
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Huge congratulations, Michelle, on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! This is FABULOUS!! Deb

12/15/2010 8:46:01 AM

 
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Congratulations, Michelle..a very deserving winner.

12/15/2010 9:07:05 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I get up late...so I'm always late with my comments...but I had a sneaking suspicion we would see this again! One of my favorites of yours and a very special image, Michelle! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding Gold Winner!

12/15/2010 9:17:18 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

12/15/2010 9:21:45 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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What a beautiful shot... Congratulations on your Winner, Michelle!!

12/15/2010 10:04:49 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Congratulations on your exceptional win Michelle!

12/15/2010 10:05:49 AM

 
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Huge congratulations on this wonderful winner, Michelle.

12/15/2010 10:15:37 AM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations, Michelle on your outstanding Winning Image!!!

12/15/2010 10:20:12 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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What a beauty....Congratulations!!!

12/15/2010 10:56:53 AM

 
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fantastic win, congratulations!!!

12/15/2010 11:19:07 AM

 
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WOW, this is fantastic, Michelle!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!!

12/15/2010 12:15:57 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congratulations Michelle on this stunning image :-)

12/15/2010 12:21:49 PM

 
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Congratulation on your beautiful Win Michelle!

12/15/2010 12:22:53 PM

 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your awesome win!

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12/15/2010 12:55:07 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Michelle on your gorgeous win!

12/15/2010 12:55:49 PM

 
Mike Clime
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WOOHOO! A big congratulations to you, Michelle!

12/15/2010 12:56:15 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Thanks so much to everyone for the huge compliments. I really loved this shot, even before I snapped the shutter. It was such an emotional feeling to be standing there, thinking about the soldiers that were encamped there almost 250 years ago and their winter hardships, and suddenly the Oak gave up all its leaves to an imperceptible breeze. Wow! I'm thrilled that it made a gold badge!
~Michelle

12/15/2010 1:01:11 PM

 
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Big congratulations on your 2nd Place winner....beautifully done I LOVED this Michele!

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12/15/2010 1:07:43 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations Michelle on getting the gold...It is really beautiful.

12/15/2010 1:13:13 PM

 
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Big congratulations to you Michelle on this fabulous winner!!!

12/15/2010 1:14:13 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Big congrats on your win :)

12/15/2010 1:43:48 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Hear, hear! SO well-deserved! After reading your comment above, I'd like to think each drifting leaf was a Revolutionary soldier's soul thanking you for your moment of tribute to them and their hardships....Huge congratulations, Michelle, on this magnificent Gold Winner!

12/15/2010 1:51:21 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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An AWESOME image, Michelle. Congratulations on a well deserved win. Big WOW!!!

12/15/2010 1:51:29 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Michelle, on this wonderful winner!

12/15/2010 2:00:36 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Valarie, you've found the perfect words to convey the feeling I had as the whole event went up and down. I am keeping that description! Thanks so much.

12/15/2010 2:37:46 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Spectacular moment - spectacular capture and a most deserving winner!!!! BIG congratulations to you Michelle!!

12/15/2010 3:18:56 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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A Fantastic and Well Deserved WIN!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE!!!!!

~J~

12/15/2010 3:20:04 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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What a wonderful moment you have captured Michelle! Many congratulations!

12/15/2010 3:34:20 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna

12/15/2010 3:43:28 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Wow, Michelle. What a fabulous winning image and the story you told just gives me chills. The old soldiers were certainly with you on this day. Huge congrats to you...

12/15/2010 4:08:25 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations Michelle on this beautiful winning image and winning descriptions as well!!!

12/15/2010 4:20:09 PM

 
Jim Baines
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A hearty congratulations straight from the Heart o' Texas!! I'm firin' up the candles 'n breakin' out the Armadillo Punch right now!!!!

12/15/2010 4:21:05 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Congratulations on your gold, Michelle!

12/15/2010 5:02:59 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Glad to see this phenomenal capture in the Winner's pyramid...congratulations, Michelle!!!

12/15/2010 5:22:58 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderfully composed, congratulations Michelle!

12/15/2010 5:33:38 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this awesome winner!!!!!!

12/15/2010 5:38:25 PM

 
Sandra J. Anderson

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Outstanding image Michelle.
Congratulations on your win.
Cheers
Sandy

12/15/2010 5:43:17 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Big congrats Michelle, great job!

12/15/2010 5:54:46 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Wonderful image Michelle - congrats on your win!

12/15/2010 6:04:58 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on this second place winner, Michelle!

12/15/2010 6:45:26 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations, Michelle!

12/15/2010 6:48:00 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Winner, Michelle! WTG!

12/15/2010 6:56:52 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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This had winner all over it Michelle! Congratulations!

12/15/2010 7:26:00 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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An amazing winner!!!
Congratulations, Michelle!
~♥~Lisa

12/15/2010 8:39:55 PM

 
Craig D. Minton
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A great winner, Michelle!

12/15/2010 10:27:49 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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...congratulations on this most amazing winner Michelle...beautiful!

12/16/2010 3:37:16 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Glad to see it on the Winners page,Michelle!! Congratulations on a very well deserved win!!

12/16/2010 3:46:48 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on a wonderful winner, Michelle!

12/16/2010 4:02:09 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Congratulations. Beautiful image.

12/16/2010 4:49:47 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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WTG Michelle. Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner.

12/16/2010 4:52:16 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Congratulations

12/16/2010 5:18:35 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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This is just spectacular, Michelle. Huge congrats on this magnificient Gold.

12/16/2010 7:04:11 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Michelle! Your story provides an emotional connection.

12/16/2010 7:26:41 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS on your terrific Second place GOLD, Michelle. WTG!

UB.

12/16/2010 8:00:02 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Michelle on a well deserved win, what a nice way to finish out the year.

12/16/2010 10:46:04 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic win, Michelle! :-) k

12/16/2010 12:41:23 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Beautiful autumn mood! Big congrats on your outstanding second place win Michelle!

12/16/2010 2:44:11 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Congratulations on this awesome winner Michelle!

12/16/2010 2:53:36 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, Michelle! Congrats!!

12/16/2010 4:09:25 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome Winning image, Michelle!

12/16/2010 7:24:49 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Big congratulations on your outstanding winner,Michelle!!!:-)

12/16/2010 7:40:37 PM

 
Irene Colling
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The blowing leaves are showering confetti on you in celebration of your winning photo.

Congratulations Michelle.

12/16/2010 8:44:39 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Yahhh Michelle!!Wonderfull result and congratulations.

12/17/2010 2:21:48 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations Michelle!
So Beautiful!

12/17/2010 6:08:49 PM

 
Lester A. Garcia
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Michelle,

Whether it be the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the Siegestor in Munich and the Wellington Arch in London, nothing comes close to how beautiful your rendition of this Triumphal Arch is.
A truly deserving winner for its dynamism, sense of movement and flow even if its only an image of an edifice. Captured at the exact moment to show its grandeur and magnificence. Beautifully done and created, this merits the accolade it deserves.
CONGRATULATIONS!

Lester

12/17/2010 10:42:06 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW!! OUTSTANDING Michelle!! LOVE it
CONGRATULATIONS :)

12/18/2010 12:29:25 AM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Finally getting back to congratulate you on this most well deserved winner, Michelle...it is one of those images that you remember!

12/20/2010 4:31:23 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Michelle, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

12/21/2010 8:28:32 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Michelle, what a great capture. Congratulations. I am sure you will go back to this park.

12/26/2010 6:08:01 AM

 
Brad Harding
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Congrats on this wonderful shot on the National Memorial Arch. Was there several years ago and enjoyed all the history.

1/10/2011 2:33:29 PM

 
Denis Bennett
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Great image

1/14/2011 1:06:15 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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I had missed this beautiful Winner here, Michelle! Wonderful capture. Big congratulations!

1/20/2011 9:06:05 AM

 
Val Feldman
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This came up on the BP home page and I had to comment again...it still gives me shivers, Michelle...what a wonderful capture!

2/23/2011 9:06:45 AM

 
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