UP, UP and Away

© Merna L. Nobile

UP, UP and Away

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 9/26/2010 8:37:58 PM

Excellent capture, Merna, love the angle, colors, lighting, and design!

Debby #1311948

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 9/26/2010 8:53:50 PM

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 #8931588

Mariann Kovats level-addict 9/26/2010 10:10:16 PM

I just love your POV, Merna! Excellent! Beautiful lighting, as well. #8931621

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 9/26/2010 11:01:22 PM

Thank you Mariann: You have been so kind to me, you will never know how much this means to me. Merna #8931664

Hal Bambrick 9/27/2010 12:37:43 PM

Excellent Capture and Title Merna!!!!!. #8932963

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 9/27/2010 12:43:03 PM

HELLO HAL! It is so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comment. Merna #8932981

Wm Nosal level-addict 9/28/2010 8:47:30 PM

WOW! Great Shot! #8936004

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 9/28/2010 9:33:41 PM

Hi Wm...You have been very generous with your comments lately, you have no idea how much this means to me. Thank you...Merna #8936025

Murry Grigsby 9/29/2010 9:59:07 AM

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!! #8937110

Leslie McLain level-addict 10/1/2010 4:30:38 PM

Terrific capture, colors, and perspective, Merna. #8941920

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/2/2010 7:19:45 AM

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 #8942721

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/2/2010 7:21:53 AM

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 #8942732

Rod Partington level-addict 10/3/2010 6:18:25 AM

Awesome capture Merna!
Love the POV,colors and everything about it. Well done! #8944045

Carolyn McIntosh 10/3/2010 11:44:42 AM

This is one amazing photo . .. Kudos to you!!! #8944484

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/3/2010 11:58:26 AM

Hi Carolyn: Thank you for your very kind remark. Each and everyone makes me so happy. Merna #8944500

Phyllis Burchett level-addict 10/10/2010 5:42:38 PM

Fantastic shot Merna, love your POV! #8958689

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/10/2010 7:59:35 PM

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 #8958878

Rita Hill level-addict 10/15/2010 10:11:23 AM

Yes! Yes! Yes! congrats on the finalist award Merna. Well deserved. #8968327

Doug Pignet level-addict 10/15/2010 11:05:14 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist Award!
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Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 11:15:31 AM

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 #8968891

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 11:17:21 AM

Thank you Douglas: and Congratulations on all the great work that do every day.
My best, Merna #8968910

Carol Eade level-addict 10/15/2010 11:18:23 AM

Another congratulations, Merna, WTG! #8968921

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 11:34:29 AM

Thanks Carol, you are very kind. Merna #8969098

Stefania Barbier level-addict 10/15/2010 11:39:33 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! #8969145

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 11:46:38 AM

Thank you very much, Stefania.
Merna #8969225

Tammy Espino 10/15/2010 11:52:25 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist,Merna!!! :) Yay #8969273

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 12:15:37 PM

Thank you Tammy, so nice of you to send a note. Merna #8969486

Patricia Seidler level-addict 10/15/2010 12:59:13 PM

Congratulations Merna on this great finalist! #8969750

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 2:08:54 PM

Thank you very much! Merna #8970183

Wm Nosal level-addict 10/15/2010 3:09:45 PM

Congratulations, Merna! #8970498

Stan Kwasniowski level-addict 10/15/2010 4:42:13 PM

Merna, congratulaltions #8971134

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 10/15/2010 4:59:40 PM

Beautiful capture Merna, love your perspective, congrats on your finalist! #8971307

Randy D. Dinkins level-addict 10/15/2010 6:04:30 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful shot Merna. Great color and perspective, great job!! #8971598

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 10/15/2010 6:29:01 PM

This says winner to me, Merna! Congratulations on your finalist! #8971688

Usha Ganesh level-addict 10/15/2010 6:34:05 PM

Congratulations Merna on your finalist. Good luck for the next round,
Usha #8971699

Ian M. Hill level-addict 10/15/2010 7:25:16 PM

Congrats Merna,a beautiful capture and best of luck! #8971836

Linda L. Ruiz level-addict 10/15/2010 7:41:56 PM

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Carol L. Fowler level-addict 10/15/2010 8:02:20 PM

Congrats! #8971998

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:04:28 PM

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 #8972017

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:06:09 PM

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 #8972027

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:08:20 PM

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 #8972037

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:09:56 PM

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 #8972045

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:10:53 PM

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 #8972052

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:11:57 PM

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 #8972056

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:12:39 PM

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 #8972058

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:13:10 PM

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 #8972060

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/15/2010 8:13:45 PM

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 #8972063

Tiia Vissak level-addict 10/15/2010 11:27:15 PM

Congratulations! #8972549

Marilyn Cornwell level-addict 10/16/2010 4:32:03 AM

Congratulations Merna on this delightful finalist! #8972816

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 8:05:16 AM

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 #8973502

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 10/16/2010 9:41:57 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Merna! Such a powerful image, WTG!!! #8973764

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 9:57:44 AM

Hi Donna: Thank you for your support and the very kind comment. Merna #8973825

Bojan Bencic level-addict 10/16/2010 10:08:34 AM

That is a beautiful capture, Merna. Congratulations on your fantastic finalists. #8973852

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 10:14:51 AM

Thank you for your support and kind comment. Merna #8973875

Debra R. Harder level-addict 10/16/2010 10:23:42 AM

WOW, Merna! This is absolutely brilliant! Excellent framing, colors, details and timing. Huge congratulations on another superb finalist! Deb #8973902

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 10:34:15 AM

Hi Debra: I watch your work all the time, and to get a compliment from you makes my day. Thank you so much. Merna #8973938

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 10/16/2010 10:48:18 AM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on a terrific Finalist!!!

UB. #8973996

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 10:49:20 AM

Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment. Merna #8974005

Karen Bacon level-addict 10/16/2010 11:00:20 AM

Congrats again Merna on this fantastic finalist! #8974063

Linda Blair level-addict 10/16/2010 11:11:51 AM

Awesome finalist Merna....congratulations!!!!! #8974120

Lydia Williams level-addict 10/16/2010 11:21:26 AM

Well done, Merna...Congratulations on this fantastic finalist! #8974160

Lindley Johnson level-addict 10/16/2010 12:07:20 PM

Fantastic POV, angle, and colors! Congratulations on your excellent POTD, Merna! #8974330

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 12:20:01 PM

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

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Janet McNeil level-addict 10/16/2010 1:27:00 PM

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!!) #8974624

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 1:40:15 PM

It is very nice of you to let me know that you like my photographs. It means a lot to me. Merna #8974655

Rosemary Sampson level-addict 10/16/2010 2:21:01 PM

Awesome! a well deserved win! #8974747

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 2:52:44 PM

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


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Kathy Coombs 10/16/2010 3:52:45 PM

I love this! Beautiful shot..I love to go ballooning! WOW..Two awards! Congratulations big time! Good luck! #8974944

Nadia Paul level-addict 10/16/2010 5:12:40 PM

What a wonderful capture this is Merna - congrats on your most deserving finalist! #8975128

Sam Britt level-addict 10/16/2010 5:25:35 PM

Congratulations on your finalists, Merna! #8975155

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-addict 10/16/2010 5:41:53 PM

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

Congrats on a well deserved finalist..

jo ann c. #8975186

Ron McEwan 10/16/2010 5:47:20 PM

Congrats on this exceptional piece of art work, good luck in the next round. #8975194

Leslie McLain level-addict 10/16/2010 5:57:16 PM

Congrats on your terrific finalist. #8975208

Robyn A. Terrell 10/16/2010 7:58:13 PM

I love how you filled the frame, the stunning color and fantastic POV. Outstanding finalist, Merna....looks like a winner to me! #8975528

Erica Murphy level-addict 10/16/2010 8:22:57 PM

Congratulations on your excellent finalist Merna! #8975589

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 8:53:33 PM

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

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Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/16/2010 8:55:48 PM

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

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Sabrina Ryan level-addict 10/17/2010 5:01:26 AM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist, Merna! Great pov and nice bold colors! #8976056

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/17/2010 10:43:13 AM

Thank you Sabrina: I am happy that you like my image. Merna #8976968

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 10/17/2010 11:03:17 AM

Merna, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredibly well-done finalist! Good luck! Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my finalist! #8977002

Maria Coulson level-addict 10/17/2010 8:08:20 PM

Merna, love your POV. Congratulations! #8978863

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/18/2010 7:55:47 AM

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

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Robert K. Bemus level-addict 10/18/2010 9:26:00 PM

Congratulations on another great Finalist, Merna!! #8982103

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/19/2010 1:12:37 PM

Thanks again, Robert. Take care! Merna #8983804

Christine R. Lobsinger level-addict 10/19/2010 7:21:12 PM

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
Smiling Big #8984561

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 10/20/2010 5:34:26 PM

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 #8986328

Robert Jensen level-addict 12/3/2010 4:40:54 PM

Great colors and lighting - I especially like the angle you chose for this #9078802

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 12/3/2010 8:54:04 PM

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 #9079065

Paul D. 1/19/2011 7:58:11 PM

Merna, this is taken from such a great angle and the composition (cropped or not) is just great. Wonderful image! #9178451

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 1/19/2011 8:16:13 PM

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 #9178510

Carolyn McIntosh 1/20/2011 1:21:16 AM

and Congratulations to you as well . . I knew this was a winner photograph!!!!! #9179209

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"Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?"

Uploaded on 9/26/2010 6:56:58 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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