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Beauty Along The Way

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Beauty Along The Way
Beauty Along The Way
It is so grand to find beauty while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Our destination was Black Lake, a strenuous 10 mile round trip excursion gaining 1,430’ in elevation and had it not been for my stubbornness to continue when my old bones wanted to stop and turn around I would have missed this glorious scene. Nature did her best to reward my tenacity to finish what I started.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Monnie Ryan
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    What a magnificent scene! Fabulous capture, Melissa!


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10/3/2011 6:30:02 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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WOW! Amazing scene and capture, Melissa. Beautiful photo.


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10/3/2011 6:37:54 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Thank you both Monnie and Bojan. I had to reduce the size and was so hoping that it wouldn't lose too much; can tell there is a bit lost but still gives the viewer some of RNMP's splendor.


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10/3/2011 6:54:13 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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10 miles? You go girl!!!! So glad you stuck this out. A magnificient scene, Melissa.


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10/3/2011 7:09:00 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Just beautiful, Melissa!


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10/3/2011 7:20:48 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Well worth the hike!


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10/3/2011 8:15:59 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Wonderful view...wonderful image.


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10/3/2011 8:44:15 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Thanks Mary Beth, Sabrina, Danny and Jack.


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10/3/2011 9:47:07 AM

 
John Connolly
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What a superb capture of this magnificent scenery Melissa! It was really worth the effort, thanks for sharing!


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10/3/2011 2:47:29 PM

 
John E. Steinway
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A beautiful scene indeed Melissa. Very well captured. Terrific colors and composition.


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10/3/2011 3:06:49 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Gorgeous...don't think I would have made it


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10/3/2011 4:04:10 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Melissa, this is soooo very beautiful! I need to get there some day! What an amazing view! Wondrous capture, indeed!


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10/3/2011 4:55:42 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Gorgeous!! :)


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10/3/2011 5:30:02 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Gorgeous!! :)


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10/3/2011 5:30:05 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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What more can I say Melissa that hasn't already been said except that it's going right into my favorite photos.


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10/4/2011 11:30:50 AM

 
Ken Smith
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I'm envious! Wish I had taken this hike. Outstanding, Melissa!


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10/4/2011 7:14:51 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Melissa, this is such a beautiful scene. We never know what we will find around the next corner. Bill


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10/8/2011 10:33:21 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Thank you John, Cathy, Thomas, Tammy, Jeffrey, Ken and Bill!


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10/18/2011 10:27:30 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist,Melissa! :)


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11/16/2011 2:20:55 PM

 
Gary Lange
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Many congrats, this is AWESOME as usual!!


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11/16/2011 3:52:45 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations my friend.WTG Melissa!!!!


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11/16/2011 4:08:38 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Gorgeous, Melissa! Congratulations!


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11/16/2011 4:23:10 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Melissa and best of luck in the next round.


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11/16/2011 4:26:21 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A magnificent scene Melissa! Congratulations!!!


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11/16/2011 4:35:45 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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<---- Jealous of your surroundings and your camera!!!

Outstanding shot Melissa!!!
Congratulations on your Finalist!!!
Good Luck in the Next Round!!

~J~


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11/16/2011 4:53:12 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Thanks for all of your nice comments.


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11/16/2011 5:15:08 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful shot, tenacity indeed paid off, congratulations!


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11/16/2011 5:51:55 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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A stunning Finalist! Congratulations, Melissa!


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11/16/2011 5:53:03 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa... been swamped with work for so long it is nice to be able to stop by and comment... hope you are well.


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11/16/2011 11:03:02 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist
Melissa!

jo ann c.


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11/17/2011 7:34:00 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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What a spectacle this is, Melissa. Congratulations to your on this lovely finalist.


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11/17/2011 9:01:44 AM

 
Val Feldman
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So beautiful! Huge and warmest congratulations, Melissa, on your stunning Gold Win!


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11/17/2011 1:19:00 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Big congratulations on your win, Melissa!


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11/17/2011 1:31:19 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your gold win!! :)


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11/17/2011 1:40:12 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Way to go! Congratulations!!!


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11/17/2011 1:42:08 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful scene Melissa, congrats!


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11/17/2011 2:46:14 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, Melissa. Congrats on the gold...beautiful!!


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11/17/2011 3:21:12 PM

 
Millie A. Talarico
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Outstanding scenic, congratulations on your gold, Melissa!


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11/17/2011 3:56:45 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Stunning view and capture ~ congratulations on your gold!


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11/17/2011 4:40:55 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner Mel;issa...fantastic!!!

jo ann c.


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11/17/2011 4:48:41 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG in this incredible October winner, Melissa! :-) k


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11/17/2011 4:58:52 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congratulations on your win with this spectacular image!!


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11/17/2011 5:43:21 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Melissa on taking home the gold, well deserved.


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11/17/2011 7:11:14 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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The journey is the fun, congratulations on your tenacity!


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11/17/2011 7:34:56 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO HUGE congratulations on your win!!!


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11/17/2011 7:50:13 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Congratulations, Melissa, on this incredible Winner!


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11/17/2011 7:51:09 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Beautiful image! Congrats!


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11/18/2011 3:23:43 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your fabulous winner!


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11/18/2011 4:02:45 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa!


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11/18/2011 4:50:24 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Wow....thanks so much to all for your kind and thoughtful congrats!


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11/18/2011 5:51:07 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Melissa!


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11/18/2011 6:53:03 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Thank you Sabrina!


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11/18/2011 7:03:28 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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COngratulations on this captivating Winner, Melissa! WTg!


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11/18/2011 10:46:25 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Beautiful location, beautiful capture. Congratulations on scoring gold Melissa!


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11/18/2011 12:33:06 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Congratulations on your fantastic WINNING image Melissa!!

~J~


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11/18/2011 4:58:13 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Melissa on this Beautiful Winner. You took this one the Distance ~ GT


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11/18/2011 6:03:50 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations, Melissa on your Stellar Winning image.


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11/18/2011 6:07:17 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Very beautiful! Congratulations on your winner, Melissa!


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11/18/2011 7:56:56 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


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11/18/2011 9:05:58 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Melissa for your winner.


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11/18/2011 11:32:08 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Good for you, Melissa. Hooray.


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11/19/2011 9:48:04 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats Melissa on this stunner!!!!


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11/19/2011 10:03:09 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Beautiful. Congratulations on your WIN, Melissa!


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11/19/2011 10:59:58 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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So many thank you's going out to all!


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11/19/2011 11:04:11 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations on your beautiful winning image, Melissa! Michael


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11/20/2011 7:00:56 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big Congratulations on this beautiful win,Melissa!!


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11/23/2011 12:21:31 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Thank you Michael and Bobby!
Happy Thanksgiving!


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11/23/2011 12:24:47 PM

 
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