NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH

© Michelle Alton

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH

Michelle Alton level-classic 11/15/2010 1:30:01 AM

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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Barbara Waldoch level-classic 11/15/2010 2:09:56 AM

Love your pov and the leaves, Michelle! #9034584

Beverley Scott level-classic 11/15/2010 2:40:51 AM

This image really captures the changing seasons! Well done, Michelle! #9034607

Doug Pignet level-classic 11/15/2010 2:55:56 AM

Lovely capture Michelle #9034621

Jack Gaskin 11/15/2010 3:22:18 AM

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 #9034650

Leland N. Saunders level-classic 11/15/2010 3:48:36 AM

I didn't know about this monument ... thanks for sharing it !! #9034682

Michelle Alton level-classic 11/15/2010 3:50:43 AM

The other side of the monument. #9034684

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 11/15/2010 4:24:19 AM

The tones and especially the blowing leaves makes this one Very Impressive capture! Great job Michelle! Jeff #9034774

Ron McEwan level-classic 11/15/2010 4:36:31 AM

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. #9034830

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 11/15/2010 4:46:41 AM

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?

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R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 11/15/2010 4:54:46 AM

What a moment you have caught here Michelle. I love the leaves blowing through the shot. #9034900

Linda D. Lester level-classic 11/15/2010 6:03:47 AM

Awesome capture with the leaves! #9035031

John Rivera level-classic 11/15/2010 6:35:38 AM

Great comp and capture Michelle!
Love the leaves! #9035094

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 11/15/2010 6:39:29 AM

Great composition, detail and timing, Michelle! #9035097

Jack Ryan level-classic 11/15/2010 7:19:12 AM

Excellent comp, color and clarity in this well timed image. Very well done. #9035205

Murry Grigsby 11/15/2010 7:19:18 AM

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? #9035206

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 11/15/2010 8:21:16 AM

Michelle, Awesome Capture, as everybody has said, I also love how you captured the blowing leaves. Well Done!! #9035390

Monnie Ryan level-classic 11/15/2010 8:28:40 AM

Those swirling leaves really make this one pop, Michelle -- fantastic capture! #9035422

Rony Sagy level-classic 11/15/2010 11:34:57 AM

Wonderful capture, Michelle. #9035705

Mike Clime level-classic 11/15/2010 12:09:12 PM

Excellent capture and those blowing leaves really make it, Michelle! #9035786

John Connolly level-classic 11/15/2010 12:52:15 PM

A wonderfully timed capture Michelle, and thanks for the story and all the history! #9035844

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 11/15/2010 3:55:28 PM

Great timing - wonderful capture, Michelle... #9037717

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/15/2010 4:31:27 PM

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! #9038125

David Phalen level-classic 11/15/2010 7:14:16 PM

Fantabulous POV, light, and details!! The blowing leaves make this image special!! #9039348

Stan J. Bendkowski level-classic 11/15/2010 11:41:50 PM

Wonderful composition, timing and light, Michelle! #9040235

Dick W. Wyatt 11/16/2010 1:00:10 AM

This is so beautiful. Great time to be there. #9040285

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 11/16/2010 7:31:23 AM

The swirling leaves make this lovely image so different and really set a mood. Great work, Michelle. #9041286

Sue Marshall level-classic 11/16/2010 8:00:47 AM

Love it!! :-) #9041383

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/16/2010 10:22:45 AM

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 #9041941

Dick Jenkins level-classic 11/16/2010 3:39:20 PM

I like the photograph almost as much as I like the title, "Nature's Confetti". Very nicely done Michelle. #9042951

Dick Jenkins level-classic 11/16/2010 3:41:25 PM

Let me reword my previous comment. I like the title almost as much as I like the photograph. Please excuse my senior moment Michelle. #9042957

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 11/16/2010 7:43:13 PM

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. #9043573

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 11/16/2010 10:53:00 PM

Got to agree with everyone else...great shot in itself but the blowing leaves just take it way over the top... #9043911

Renata Gusciora level-classic 11/17/2010 3:57:13 AM

Oh wow!This is stunning,Michelle!Incredible capture,I love the leaves flying in the air!Very beautiful with fabulous feel to it! #9044256

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 11/19/2010 3:50:21 AM

Michelle, you have to be one of the most poetic photographers whose work I've ever seen!
A breath-taking moment! #9050519

Barbara Mason level-classic 11/20/2010 2:26:22 PM

I agree with all of the above comments Michelle a super image - what great timing capturing the dancing leaves like that !!! #9053763

Dave Bell 11/24/2010 11:24:56 AM

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. #9061816

Stan Kwasniowski 11/26/2010 7:35:17 AM

Michelle, beautiful #9064243

David Van Camp level-classic 12/9/2010 6:02:16 PM

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!!!! #9090123

Dave Bell 12/13/2010 12:31:58 PM

well done Michelle for your finalist! #9096916

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/13/2010 1:14:42 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle. #9097284

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 12/13/2010 1:24:09 PM

Yes, spectacular! Congrats Michelle! #9097379

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 12/13/2010 1:27:32 PM

Congratulations Michelle on your finalist and best of luck in the next round. #9097408

Lester A. Garcia 12/13/2010 1:30:07 PM

Beautiful finalist, Michelle. CONGRATULATIONS! #9097431

Renee Doyle level-classic 12/13/2010 1:34:05 PM

Awesome!! SO happy to see this beauty again!! Congratulations Michelle! #9097467

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 12/13/2010 1:49:35 PM

A gorgeous image, Michelle! Congratulations on such a beautiful Finalist! #9097591

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 12/13/2010 1:50:45 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Michelle! #9097599

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 12/13/2010 2:48:45 PM

Such a marvelous capture, Michelle! Hope to see it again. CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding Finalist, and good luck in the next round! #9097916

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 12/13/2010 2:49:41 PM

Congrats on your fabulous finalist, Michelle. #9097920

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 12/13/2010 3:13:36 PM

Beautiful Finalist! #9098129

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) level-classic 12/13/2010 3:17:57 PM

Stunning finalist Michelle, congratulations and always love to read your descriptions....Thankyou :-) #9098166

Dick Jenkins level-classic 12/13/2010 3:20:59 PM

Congratulations Michelle, excellent work. #9098191

Tammy Espino level-classic 12/13/2010 3:38:54 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!! :) #9098304

Randy A. Myers level-classic 12/13/2010 3:46:24 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle. #9098350

Jim Baines level-classic 12/13/2010 4:04:08 PM

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!! #9098473

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 12/13/2010 4:59:18 PM

Look at those flying leaves...amazing capture, Michelle! Congratulations on your finalist! #9098779

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 12/13/2010 4:59:38 PM

Great moment -- the falling leaves really make this image! #9098782

Michelle Alton level-classic 12/13/2010 5:03:24 PM

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. #9098796

Gerri R. Jones level-classic 12/13/2010 5:42:04 PM

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! #9098968

Terry Cervi level-classic 12/13/2010 5:52:50 PM

This is a beauty, Michelle! Congrats on your well deserved finalist! #9099013

Graeme Chow level-classic 12/13/2010 6:12:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ! great perpective , Michelle. #9099080

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 12/13/2010 6:22:58 PM

Congratulatios, Michelle, on your finalist for this marvelous image!

Debby #9099132

Ken Smith level-classic 12/13/2010 6:27:30 PM

Outstanding, Michelle. Awesome!! #9099169

Lynn Sapadin level-classic 12/13/2010 6:31:48 PM

Congratulations Michelle - this such a great capture

Lynn #9099204

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 12/13/2010 7:53:58 PM

Michelle, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!! #9099798

Ian M. Hill 12/13/2010 8:06:27 PM

Stunning Michelle,and congratulations on your finalist! #9099922

Denis Bennett 12/14/2010 12:43:36 AM

Coool, worthy finalist #9100897

Beverley Scott level-classic 12/14/2010 1:09:27 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Michelle!!! #9100940

Brett Dolsen 12/14/2010 2:16:22 AM

Congratulations on your wonderfull finalist Michelle! #9101062

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 12/14/2010 2:50:32 AM

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) #9101157

Stan J. Bendkowski level-classic 12/14/2010 6:25:27 AM

Fantastic Finalist, Michelle! Big Congratulations. #9101923

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 12/14/2010 7:00:45 AM

FABULOUS image and finalist,Michelle!! Congratulations!! #9102072

Ann Coates level-classic 12/14/2010 9:36:54 AM

Congratulations Michelle, this is fantastic. #9102428

Kerry Hill 12/14/2010 11:27:22 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Michelle!! #9102627

Lydia Williams level-classic 12/14/2010 11:41:41 AM

Wow, awesome finalist, Michelle...Congratulations! #9102670

Nancy L. Green level-classic 12/14/2010 12:15:27 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on this AWESOME and well deserved finalist, WTG!!! <>< #9102796

Charles C. Berkeley level-classic 12/14/2010 3:32:35 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist. It has a wonderful sense of moment. #9103257

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 12/14/2010 4:21:06 PM

Very cool congratulations! #9103378

Allen O. Howard 12/14/2010 5:35:12 PM

One word Michelle-WOW!!! Congratulations! #9103607

Carol Eade level-classic 12/14/2010 6:36:22 PM

Fantastic capture, Michelle, congratulations! #9103741

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 12/14/2010 8:00:35 PM

CONGRATULTIONS on your Fabulous Finalist, Michelle! #9103966

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 12/14/2010 8:06:52 PM

Hey, Michelle, BIG CONGRATULATIONS! WTG! #9103986

Ellen Hodges level-classic 12/14/2010 8:18:34 PM

Huge congrats on this fabulous finalist, Michelle! Very best luck!!! #9104013

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 12/14/2010 9:36:09 PM

Beautiful in every way. Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round. #9104190

Dick W. Wyatt level-classic 12/15/2010 12:32:49 AM

No surprise here, Congratulations, I love it !! #9104389

Carla Capra level-classic 12/15/2010 7:31:15 AM

Congrats on your 2nd Place Winning Image.
;) CC #9105167

Jennifer L. Alder 12/15/2010 7:42:02 AM

Yay! Big congrats today, Michelle, on this awesome winner. :) #9105222

Kathy Cline level-classic 12/15/2010 8:00:54 AM

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

glitter-graphics.com #9105349

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 12/15/2010 8:02:35 AM

Congratulations on your amazing winner, Michelle! #9105356

Monnie Ryan level-classic 12/15/2010 8:25:53 AM

Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Michelle! #9105446

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/15/2010 8:34:04 AM

Congratulations, Michelle! #9105493

Terry Cervi level-classic 12/15/2010 8:39:52 AM

Congrats on your well deserved win, Michelle! #9105537

Debra R. Harder level-classic 12/15/2010 8:46:01 AM

Huge congratulations, Michelle, on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! This is FABULOUS!! Deb #9105582

Jack Ryan level-classic 12/15/2010 9:07:05 AM

Congratulations, Michelle..a very deserving winner. #9105669

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 12/15/2010 9:17:18 AM

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! #9105693

Tiia Vissak level-classic 12/15/2010 9:21:45 AM

Congratulations! #9105708

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 12/15/2010 10:04:49 AM

What a beautiful shot... Congratulations on your Winner, Michelle!! #9105797

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 12/15/2010 10:05:49 AM

Congratulations on your exceptional win Michelle! #9105798

Rony Sagy level-classic 12/15/2010 10:15:37 AM

Huge congratulations on this wonderful winner, Michelle. #9105826

Marcel J. Fernandez level-classic 12/15/2010 10:20:12 AM

Congratulations, Michelle on your outstanding Winning Image!!! #9105836

Linda D. Lester level-classic 12/15/2010 10:56:53 AM

What a beauty....Congratulations!!! #9105920

Stefania Barbier level-classic 12/15/2010 11:19:07 AM

fantastic win, congratulations!!! #9106007

Anita Hogue level-classic 12/15/2010 12:15:57 PM

WOW, this is fantastic, Michelle!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!! #9106188

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) level-classic 12/15/2010 12:21:49 PM

Congratulations Michelle on this stunning image :-) #9106197

Mariann Kovats level-classic 12/15/2010 12:22:53 PM

Congratulation on your beautiful Win Michelle! #9106199

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/15/2010 12:55:07 PM

Photobucket

WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your awesome win!

Photobucket #9106350

Jessica Jenney level-classic 12/15/2010 12:55:49 PM

Congratulations, Michelle on your gorgeous win! #9106353

Mike Clime 12/15/2010 12:56:15 PM

WOOHOO! A big congratulations to you, Michelle! #9106356

Michelle Alton level-classic 12/15/2010 1:01:11 PM

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 #9106377

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 12/15/2010 1:07:43 PM

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

jo ann c. #9106401

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 12/15/2010 1:13:13 PM

Congratulations Michelle on getting the gold...It is really beautiful. #9106429

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 12/15/2010 1:14:13 PM

Big congratulations to you Michelle on this fabulous winner!!! #9106433

Tammy Espino 12/15/2010 1:43:48 PM

Big congrats on your win :) #9106545

Val Feldman level-classic 12/15/2010 1:51:21 PM

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! #9106567

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 12/15/2010 1:51:29 PM

An AWESOME image, Michelle. Congratulations on a well deserved win. Big WOW!!! #9106568

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 12/15/2010 2:00:36 PM

Congrats, Michelle, on this wonderful winner! #9106600

Michelle Alton level-classic 12/15/2010 2:37:46 PM

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. #9106670

Renee Doyle level-classic 12/15/2010 3:18:56 PM

Spectacular moment - spectacular capture and a most deserving winner!!!! BIG congratulations to you Michelle!! #9106783

Jeana Clark 12/15/2010 3:20:04 PM


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

~J~ #9106789

Muriel Jackson level-classic 12/15/2010 3:34:20 PM

What a wonderful moment you have captured Michelle! Many congratulations! #9106885

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 12/15/2010 3:43:28 PM

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9106923

Karen Slagle level-classic 12/15/2010 4:08:25 PM

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... #9107078

Agnes Fegan level-classic 12/15/2010 4:20:09 PM

Congratulations Michelle on this beautiful winning image and winning descriptions as well!!! #9107133

Jim Baines level-classic 12/15/2010 4:21:05 PM

A hearty congratulations straight from the Heart o' Texas!! I'm firin' up the candles 'n breakin' out the Armadillo Punch right now!!!! #9107138

Lydia Williams level-classic 12/15/2010 5:02:59 PM

Congratulations on your gold, Michelle! #9107259

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 12/15/2010 5:22:58 PM

Glad to see this phenomenal capture in the Winner's pyramid...congratulations, Michelle!!! #9107315

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 12/15/2010 5:33:38 PM

Wonderfully composed, congratulations Michelle! #9107354

Gina Cormier level-classic 12/15/2010 5:38:25 PM

Congrats on this awesome winner!!!!!! #9107364

Sandra J. Anderson level-classic 12/15/2010 5:43:17 PM

Outstanding image Michelle.
Congratulations on your win.
Cheers
Sandy #9107384

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 12/15/2010 5:54:46 PM

Big congrats Michelle, great job! #9107432

Nadia Paul level-classic 12/15/2010 6:04:58 PM

Wonderful image Michelle - congrats on your win! #9107469

Sam Britt level-classic 12/15/2010 6:45:26 PM

Big Congrats on this second place winner, Michelle! #9107595

Carol Eade level-classic 12/15/2010 6:48:00 PM

Congratulations, Michelle! #9107610

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 12/15/2010 6:56:52 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Winner, Michelle! WTG! #9107660

Allen O. Howard 12/15/2010 7:26:00 PM

This had winner all over it Michelle! Congratulations! #9107746

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 12/15/2010 8:39:55 PM

An amazing winner!!!
Congratulations, Michelle!
~♥~Lisa #9107883

Craig D. Minton 12/15/2010 10:27:49 PM

A great winner, Michelle! #9108037

Aimee S. McMaster level-classic 12/16/2010 3:37:16 AM

...congratulations on this most amazing winner Michelle...beautiful! #9108268

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 12/16/2010 3:46:48 AM

Glad to see it on the Winners page,Michelle!! Congratulations on a very well deserved win!! #9108287

Alan L. Borror level-classic 12/16/2010 4:02:09 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful winner, Michelle! #9108319

Richard B. Hallick level-classic 12/16/2010 4:49:47 AM

Congratulations. Beautiful image. #9108476

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 12/16/2010 4:52:16 AM

WTG Michelle. Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner. #9108484

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 12/16/2010 5:18:35 AM

Congratulations #9108606

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 12/16/2010 7:04:11 AM

This is just spectacular, Michelle. Huge congrats on this magnificient Gold. #9108872

Karen Celella level-classic 12/16/2010 7:26:41 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Michelle! Your story provides an emotional connection. #9108921

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/16/2010 8:00:02 AM

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

UB. #9109010

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 12/16/2010 10:46:04 AM

Congratulations Michelle on a well deserved win, what a nice way to finish out the year. #9109272

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 12/16/2010 12:41:23 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic win, Michelle! :-) k #9109458

Cindy Bendush level-classic 12/16/2010 2:44:11 PM

Beautiful autumn mood! Big congrats on your outstanding second place win Michelle! #9109676

Maria Morrow level-classic 12/16/2010 2:53:36 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner Michelle! #9109694

Ken Smith level-classic 12/16/2010 4:09:25 PM

Way to go, Michelle! Congrats!! #9109819

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 12/16/2010 7:24:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome Winning image, Michelle! #9110206

Renata Gusciora level-classic 12/16/2010 7:40:37 PM

Big congratulations on your outstanding winner,Michelle!!!:-) #9110265

Irene Colling level-classic 12/16/2010 8:44:39 PM

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

Congratulations Michelle. #9110325

Brett Dolsen 12/17/2010 2:21:48 AM

Yahhh Michelle!!Wonderfull result and congratulations. #9110502

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 12/17/2010 6:08:49 PM

Congratulations Michelle!
So Beautiful! #9112040

Lester A. Garcia 12/17/2010 10:42:06 PM

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 #9112396

Datha Y. Thompson 12/18/2010 12:29:25 AM

WOW!! OUTSTANDING Michelle!! LOVE it
CONGRATULATIONS :) #9112451

Gerri R. Jones level-classic 12/20/2010 4:31:23 PM

Finally getting back to congratulate you on this most well deserved winner, Michelle...it is one of those images that you remember! #9116741

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 12/21/2010 8:28:32 AM

Congratulations on your win Michelle, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! #9118062

Maria Coulson level-classic 12/26/2010 6:08:01 AM

Michelle, what a great capture. Congratulations. I am sure you will go back to this park. #9125509

Brad Harding 1/10/2011 2:33:29 PM

Congrats on this wonderful shot on the National Memorial Arch. Was there several years ago and enjoyed all the history. #9154492

Denis Bennett 1/14/2011 1:06:15 AM

Great image #9161894

Raymond Pauly level-classic 1/20/2011 9:06:05 AM

I had missed this beautiful Winner here, Michelle! Wonderful capture. Big congratulations! #9180287

Val Feldman level-classic 2/23/2011 9:06:45 AM

This came up on the BP home page and I had to comment again...it still gives me shivers, Michelle...what a wonderful capture! #9257736

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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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Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 23.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 11/15/2010 1:24:17 AM


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