Desertscape

Merna L. Nobile Student 4/1/2011 11:08:12 AM

This was the original image taken. I applied the Topaz night time filter and used the PS Moon brush. #1366024

Dayna Cain 4/1/2011 11:18:15 AM

Merna, this is amazing work. Fantastic job! #9329850

Jeff W. Robinson 4/1/2011 11:42:13 AM

This is Outstanding Merna! #9329874

Karen Slagle 4/1/2011 3:31:56 PM

Stunning, Merna, love the drama. #9330119

Michelle Alton 4/1/2011 4:49:11 PM

A fantastically successful effort, Merna. #9330216

Carrie M. Groseclose 4/1/2011 5:00:37 PM

Fantastic job on this Merna! #9330232

Merna L. Nobile 4/1/2011 9:36:36 PM

Hi Chris, Jeff, Karen, Michelle, and Carrie: This is a special day for me as I have been trying for so long to learn this effect. Your comment and support made my day. Thank you all for leaving a message. My best, Merna #9330489

Nadia Paul 4/2/2011 2:28:44 AM

What a fantastic job you've done Merna - this is amazing my friend! #9330613

Gina M. Savage 4/2/2011 3:22:23 PM

Amazing and beautiful work, Merna!! #9331465

Nancy Marie Ricketts 4/9/2011 8:34:33 AM

Merna: Haven't heard from you in awhile. So, this is what you've been doing. Fantastic image construction. This is certainly a favorite. Are you still working on your trip photos? Drop me a line and tell me what you've been doing lately. I miss you.

(Nancy) Marie Ricketts

nmrvirginearth@me.com #9342147

Merna L. Nobile 4/10/2011 9:10:24 AM

Hello Nadia: It is always a joy to hear from you. I have been missing in action for several days as I had the opportunity to join my granddaughter for a trip to Santa Barbara, which I think is beautiful and full of flowers, mountains and ocean.
Thank you for your comment about my photo, it took me forever to do this and I don't know how soon I will tackle it again. I am too old for all that excitement. Your opinion is so important to me and I really value your message.
Stay war and well, your friend, Merna
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Merna L. Nobile 4/10/2011 9:13:45 AM

Hi Gina: Thank you for the kind comment about my “futuristic” image. It is something new that I hope to be able to remember how to do again...Merna #9343524

Tammy Espino 5/18/2011 4:06:19 PM

Big congratulations on your finalist :) #9411034

Nancy Marie Ricketts 5/18/2011 6:04:51 PM

Way to go, Merna! Congratulations. I knew they must have seen a winner in this photo. #9411748

Freddy Bland 5/18/2011 7:55:26 PM

Congratulations, Merna, on this wonderful Finalist!!! #9412245

Jessica Jenney 5/18/2011 8:31:09 PM

Congratulations, Merna on your fabulous finalist! #9412394

Usman M. Bajwa 5/19/2011 12:22:32 AM

Beautiful capture and CONGRATZ on this fab Finalist!!!

UB. #9412774

Lyn Darlington 5/19/2011 2:58:03 AM

Merna this is amazing! Congrats on your finalist!!! #9412926

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 5/19/2011 3:21:57 AM

Awesome work Merna.....CONGRATULATIONS WHOO HOOO :-) #9412975

Nancyj Hovey 5/19/2011 5:50:43 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9413466

Emile Abbott 5/19/2011 8:13:40 AM

Amazing DD work Merna and huge congratulation on well deserving finalist. #9413954

Marcel J. Fernandez 5/19/2011 8:36:12 AM

Congratulations, Merna on your terrific Finalist. #9414046

Bill Johnson 5/19/2011 8:38:00 AM

Congrats on your finalist entry and good luck in the next round. #9414051

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/19/2011 10:53:28 AM

Way to go Merna, very creative girl!

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!

jo ann c. #9414333

Merna L. Nobile 5/19/2011 11:12:12 AM

Hello Tammy, Freddy, Jessica, Usman:
The opportunity to be able to thank all of you and let you know how exciting the Better Photo experience has become is an honor. Merna #9414360

Merna L. Nobile 5/19/2011 11:13:25 AM

Hello Lyn, Kim, Nancyj, Emile:
The opportunity to be able to thank all of you and let you know how exciting the Better Photo experience has become is an honor. Merna #9414363

Merna L. Nobile 5/19/2011 11:15:27 AM

Hello Marcel, Bill J. and Jo Ann:
The opportunity to be able to thank all of you and let you know how exciting the Better Photo experience has become is an honor. Merna #9414372

Merna L. Nobile 5/19/2011 11:20:58 AM

Hello Nancy Marie: I have been burning the candle at both ends. We had a party last night for my grandson who will be leaving for Paris to race, so many nice people and Dylan was just overwhelmed.
I am moving kind of slow today.
Thank you for the comment regarding my Finalist, I hope to be brave enough to try that again soon.
I will be checking all winner very soon. Your photo friend, Merna #9414377

Nancy Marie Ricketts 5/19/2011 11:43:50 AM

Merna: All of the comments from us here are well deserved. Have fun in Paris and try not to be too anxious as you watch your grandson. Talk when you get back.

(Nancy) Marie. #9414416

Bojan Bencic 5/19/2011 1:56:07 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Merna! #9414801

Merna L. Nobile 5/19/2011 4:08:39 PM

Hello Bojan: The opportunity to be able to thank all of you and let you know how exciting the Better Photo experience has become is an honor. Merna #9415070

Carol L. Fowler 5/19/2011 4:28:39 PM

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist! #9415150

Carol Eade 5/19/2011 4:51:01 PM

Gorgeous finalist, congratulations, Merna! #9415222

Ron McEwan 5/19/2011 5:21:10 PM

This is an incredible piece of art work Merna, congratulations on receiving this well deserved Silver good luck in the next round. #9415286

Lester A. Garcia 5/19/2011 5:22:37 PM

Congratulations, Merna on this beautiful finalist. #9415289

Teresa Warczak 5/19/2011 8:30:42 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, beautiful work, Merna!! #9415860

Debra R. Harder 5/19/2011 8:54:48 PM

WOW, Merna! This is AWESOME! EXCELLENT DD work! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9415942

Thomas E. Hinds 5/20/2011 6:32:46 AM

Wonderful Finalist, Merna! Congratulations! #9416769

Nichon L. Thorstrom Smith 5/20/2011 7:59:26 AM

You are soooo creative . . . Congrats!! #9416938

Merna L. Nobile 5/20/2011 8:36:18 AM

Hello Carol F, Carol E, Ron and Lester:
The opportunity to be able to thank all of you and let you know how exciting the Better Photo experience has become is an honor. Merna #9417033

Merna L. Nobile 5/20/2011 8:37:30 AM

Hello Teresa, Debra, Thomas and Nishon:
The opportunity to be able to thank all of you and let you know how exciting the Better Photo experience has become is an honor. Merna #9417038

Patricia A. Coblentz 5/20/2011 9:18:26 AM

An awesome image, Merna...congratulations on your finalist! #9417106

Patrick Rouzes 5/20/2011 12:16:04 PM

Congratulations & good luck, Merna! WTG, indeed! #9417358

Millie A. Talarico 5/20/2011 2:39:57 PM

FABULOUS WIN, MERNA!!! #9417626

Robert K. Bemus 5/20/2011 2:45:46 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved First Place Win, Merna!! #9417641

Michele Peterson 5/20/2011 2:50:38 PM

Congratulations Merna on this amazing and creative FIRST PLACE!!! #9417656

Val Feldman 5/20/2011 2:53:55 PM

WTG, Merna! Huge congratulations to you on your fantastic First Place Win!! #9417669

Nancy S. Kruskop 5/20/2011 3:07:24 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win and your stunning photo! #9417719

Karen E. Baumann 5/20/2011 3:07:42 PM

Congratulations, Merna!!! This is quite an image with clever and creative effects! #9417721

Amy M. Wilson 5/20/2011 3:14:18 PM

Wow, sorry I missed this in the Finalist round... huge congratulations on your FANTASTIC First Place win, Merna!! #9417747

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 5/20/2011 3:21:47 PM

1st Place Win whooo hoooo super congrats dear Merna.....enjoy the ride to fame :-) #9417778

Paul D. 5/20/2011 3:34:12 PM

Woo Hoo!!!

Merna, you won't be sleeping for a WEEK!

Congrats on FIRST PLACE! #9417806

Maria Capilupi 5/20/2011 3:34:31 PM

Excellent work, Congratulations Merna! #9417807

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/20/2011 3:43:55 PM

Congratulations, Merna, on your awesome First Place winner!

Debby #9417841

Vicki Hunt 5/20/2011 3:50:05 PM

WOW!!!!!!! Way to go! #9417874

Ellen Hodges 5/20/2011 3:50:06 PM

Huge congrats on a very fab winner, Merna!! #9417875

Thomas E. Hinds 5/20/2011 3:50:51 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Merna! #9417883

Maxine C. Schnitzer 5/20/2011 4:04:16 PM

HUGE Congratulations, Merna! Way to go!!! #9417956

Nancyj Hovey 5/20/2011 4:06:20 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
1st Place WINNER! 8o) #9417974

Mariann Kovats 5/20/2011 4:10:55 PM

Huge Congrats, Merna on your 1st place Winner! Stunning work! #9417997

Tammy Espino 5/20/2011 4:22:48 PM

Congrats on your win, Merna :) #9418053

Michelle Alton 5/20/2011 4:28:55 PM

A magnificent transformation, worth of its First Place badge, Merna. Congratulations! #9418089

Tomas Widow 5/20/2011 4:34:32 PM

Merna:
A fair reward for a amazing work.
Congratulations! #9418118

Misty Blue 5/20/2011 4:53:08 PM

Merna ~ Congratulations. This is a beautiful image , your editing is fabulous!
=)
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Monika Sapek 5/20/2011 4:53:29 PM

Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Merna! #9418218

Patrick Rouzes 5/20/2011 5:33:17 PM

Congratulations on your Gold Medal Winner, Merna! #9418333

Randy D. Dinkins 5/20/2011 5:35:24 PM

Very nice work. Big congrats on your gold! #9418345

Carol Eade 5/20/2011 5:36:46 PM

Warm congratulations on your First Place, Merna, fabulous work! #9418351

Susan D. Royce 5/20/2011 5:44:56 PM

Congratulations, Merna, on your beautiful winner!! #9418380

Sabrina Ryan 5/20/2011 6:03:50 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your very cool Winning image, Merna! #9418437

Sharon 5/20/2011 6:04:30 PM

Whoooo Hooooooooo!!! WTG, Merna!!! HUGE congratulations on your amazing and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN #9418443

Rolando Rosito 5/20/2011 6:06:01 PM

Big congratulations Merna, well deserved!! #9418452

Terry Cervi 5/20/2011 6:12:30 PM

Merna, congrats on your awesome First Place win!! #9418503

Kay Beausoleil 5/20/2011 6:15:32 PM

Beautiful work, Merna -- congratulations on your first place win! #9418531

Debra R. Harder 5/20/2011 6:16:34 PM

WTG, Merna! Huge congratulations on your MAGNIFICENT FIRST PLACE WINNER!!! Deb #9418538

Barbara Waldoch 5/20/2011 6:17:52 PM

Big congratulations, Merna! #9418549

Glenn E. Traver 5/20/2011 6:43:57 PM

Congratulations Merna ! Beautiful Winner ~ GT #9418698

Ellen Devenny 5/20/2011 6:52:35 PM

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this WINNER!!!
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Jeana Clark 5/20/2011 6:55:36 PM


Fabulous First Place Winner Merna!!!
Many Congrats to you!!!!!

~J~ #9418730

Ruth Grimm 5/20/2011 7:18:58 PM

HUGE congratulations on this wonderful winning image, Merna!! WTG!!! #9418764

Ann Coates 5/20/2011 7:22:29 PM

Fantastic creativity here Merna. Congratulations on your Gold award. #9418772

Raymond Pauly 5/20/2011 7:47:49 PM

Big congratulations, Merna! #9418820

Patricia A. Coblentz 5/20/2011 7:49:50 PM

Congratulations on your wonderfully creative gold winner image, Merna!! #9418821

Bobby Ray Goodman 5/20/2011 8:09:07 PM

A big congratulations,Merna.Beautiful win!!!! #9418862

Memoriee G. Sconce 5/20/2011 8:34:48 PM

Congratulations nice work.
Memoriee #9418932

Guy D. Biechele 5/20/2011 8:40:58 PM

Amazing!! Congratulations on your win, Merna. #9418955

Usman M. Bajwa 5/20/2011 10:31:06 PM

A stunning piece of imagery and treatment, Merna. CONGRATZ on your First Place GOLD!!

UB. #9419036

Joannie M. Bertucci 5/20/2011 11:42:00 PM

This is what digital darkroom is all about Merna! Congrats on your First Place Gold! #9419084

Bojan Bencic 5/20/2011 11:43:31 PM

Congratulations on your win, Merna. Well done. #9419088

Natasa Mikuz 5/21/2011 12:10:21 AM

Congratulation, Merna! #9419107

Janet McNeil 5/21/2011 4:28:49 AM

Congratulations on winning the gold!! #9419354

Patricia Seidler 5/21/2011 4:55:10 AM

Congratulations Merna! #9419406

Karen Celella 5/21/2011 5:45:15 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous first place winner, Merna. Exceptional work! #9419540

Karen Bacon 5/21/2011 7:00:34 AM

A big congratulations on this awesome winner Merna! #9419679

Irene Colling 5/21/2011 8:48:21 AM

Outstanding editing to transform day into night Merna. Your skillfull application of filters and effects created a real masterpiece.

Congratulations on your gold award. #9419784

Louvette Fowler 5/21/2011 12:08:33 PM

Congratulations Merna! What an accomplishment! Beautiful work. #9420078

Gina Cormier 5/21/2011 1:58:46 PM

Congrats on this creative and fabulous image~!!! #9420176

Lydia Williams 5/21/2011 2:06:18 PM

AWESOME, Merna! Congratulations! #9420194

Martha R. Mazon 5/21/2011 2:09:46 PM

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Merna!! #9420205

Gary Lange 5/21/2011 2:27:21 PM

Many congrats, Merna!! #9420228

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:04:40 PM

Good Morning:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Mike Clime 5/21/2011 4:06:39 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #9420418

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:06:57 PM

Good Morning Martha M.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Monica Mermoz 5/21/2011 4:07:00 PM

Huge congratulations, Merna, on this well deserved gold!!
Excellent editing to get this fantastic image!! #9420421

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:08:30 PM

Good Morning Monica:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:10:17 PM

Good Morning Mike M.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:11:41 PM

Good Morning Martha Mazon:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:13:29 PM

Good Morning Lydia:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:16:40 PM

Good Morning Gina:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:18:04 PM

Good Morning Louvette:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:19:24 PM

Good Morning Irene:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:22:18 PM

Good Morning Karen:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:23:54 PM

Good Morning Patricia:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:25:25 PM

Good Morning Karen C.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:26:38 PM

Good Morning:Janet M.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:28:44 PM

Good Morning Natasa:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:29:51 PM

Good Morning Bojan:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:30:55 PM

Good Morning Joannie B:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:31:52 PM

Good Morning Usman:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:33:22 PM

Good Morning Memoriee:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:34:17 PM

Good Morning Patricia C.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:35:09 PM

Good Morning Raymond P.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:36:54 PM

Good Morning Bobby G:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:38:37 PM

Good Morning Guy B:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/21/2011 4:41:14 PM

WTG, Merna! Huge congratulations on your MAGNIFICENT FIRST PLACE WINNER!!!

jo ann c.

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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:41:17 PM

Good Morning Ann C:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:42:44 PM

Good Morning Ruth G:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420479

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:44:21 PM

Good Morning Jeana
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420483

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:45:31 PM

Good Morning Ellen D:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420486

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:47:11 PM

Good Morning Glenn:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420489

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:49:01 PM

Good Morning Barbara W: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420492

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/21/2011 4:49:42 PM

WTG, Merna! Huge congratulations on your awesome FIRST PLACE WINNER!!!

jo ann c. #9420494

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:50:54 PM

Good Morning Debra H:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420496

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:52:02 PM

Good Morning Kay B:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420499

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:53:28 PM

Good Morning Terry C.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420503

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:55:08 PM

Good Morning Rolando R:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420509

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:56:30 PM

Good Morning Sharon:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420514

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 4:58:28 PM

Good Morning Sabrina R: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420519

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:00:02 PM

Good Morning Susan R:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420523

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:03:58 PM

Good Morning Carol E:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420533

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:05:37 PM

Good Morning Randy D:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420539

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:07:42 PM

Good Morning Patrick R:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420545

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:09:59 PM

Good Morning Ron M:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420553

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:10:57 PM

Good Morning Lester G:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420558

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:11:56 PM

Good Morning Carol F:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420563

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:14:30 PM

Good Morning Michelle A:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420569

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:15:46 PM

Good Morning Tomas E.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420574

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:16:52 PM

Good Morning Monika S:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420577

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:17:56 PM

Good Morning Misty Blue:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420581

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:21:07 PM

Good Morning Tammy E:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420586

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:22:02 PM

Good Morning Mariann K.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420587

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:22:50 PM

Good Morning Nancyj:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420589

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:23:57 PM

Good Morning Maxine S:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420591

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:36:38 PM

Good Morning Thomas H:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420611

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:37:33 PM

Good Morning Ellen H:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420613

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:38:32 PM

Good Morning Vicki H:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420615

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:39:38 PM

Good Morning Deborah L:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420620

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:40:48 PM

Good Morning Maria C:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420622

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:43:57 PM

Good Morning Robert B:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420635

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:44:53 PM

Good Morning Paul D:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420638

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:46:00 PM

Good Morning Kim K:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420641

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:46:58 PM

Good Morning Nancyj:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420645

Sandra J. Anderson 5/21/2011 5:46:59 PM

Huge congratulations Merna. So very creative. #9420646

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:48:02 PM

Good Morning Val F:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420647

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:49:07 PM

Good Morning Michele P:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420651

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:49:59 PM

Good Morning Millieanne T:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420654

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:57:34 PM

If I have missed anyone, I am so sorry, please take this message and know that it is your thank you note.
Good Morning:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420667

Merna L. Nobile 5/21/2011 5:59:21 PM

Good Morning Nadia P:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9420671

Denny E. Barnes 5/21/2011 7:08:40 PM

Outstanding!! Congratulations, Merna on your fantastic First Place Win!! #9420843

Lyn Darlington 5/22/2011 4:08:01 AM

HUGE CONGRATS ON FIRST PLACE!!!! #9421309

Emile Abbott 5/22/2011 10:03:42 AM

Huge congratulation on your first place winner Merna. Exceptional #9421981

Randy A. Myers 5/22/2011 11:33:53 AM

Congratulations Merna. Well done! #9422120

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 12:02:13 PM

Good Morning Randy:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9422144

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 12:04:12 PM

Good Morning Dr. Abbott:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9422146

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 12:07:35 PM

Good Morning:Lyn:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9422151

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 12:08:29 PM

Good Morning Danny:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9422153

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 12:09:40 PM

Good Morning Denny:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9422157

Claudia Kuhn 5/22/2011 12:56:00 PM

Congratulations Merna, on your wonderful first place winner! Well done. #9422205

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 1:04:53 PM

Good Morning Claudia: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9422215

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/22/2011 4:24:13 PM

Huge Congrats on a well deserved Winner, Merna! #9422683

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 5:35:04 PM

Good Morning Courtenay:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9422730

Mary K. Robison 5/23/2011 12:52:55 AM

A great deal of time in the DDR, but obviously time well spent!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner, Merna! #9423024

Martin J. Wells 5/23/2011 2:22:51 AM

Merna, congratulations. I didn't realise you got a first place for this one, I'm really happy for you it's wonderful.

Great work!!

Martin #9423044

Margaret R. Barry 5/23/2011 8:01:34 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Merna! #9423771

Lester A. Garcia 5/23/2011 8:35:14 AM

Merna,

After all that has been said I would likewise wish to extend my congratulations on your superb winning photo.

To get an Editor's Pick is great, to get a second place gold is glorious but to earn a First Place Medal on your photo is the sweetest. Having your "Dreamscape" chosen from more than 30,000 photos is definitely an achievement and you deserve it. Be proud, not many earn that distinction from their images.

Again, CONGRATULATIONS, MERNA

Lester #9423840

Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 9:25:50 AM

Good Morning Mary K. Robison:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 9:27:36 AM

Good Morning Martin J. Wells:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 9:29:15 AM

Good Morning Margaret R. Barry:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 9:30:39 AM

Good Morning Lester A. Garcia:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Dianne 5/23/2011 11:30:25 AM

Merna,

Congratulations on your beautiful First Place photo!! Very nice, and well deserved!
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Robert Jensen 5/23/2011 12:07:25 PM

Congratulations Merna. Somehow I missed this one during the month. Great image. #9424207

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/23/2011 12:26:21 PM

Incredible darkroom skills Merna, this is an eye catching and beautiful image! Congratulations on your First Place win! #9424233

Stefania Barbier 5/23/2011 12:30:48 PM

Huge congrats on your gorgeous winner!!! #9424244

Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 1:17:39 PM

Good Morning Diane:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 1:20:27 PM

Hi Dianne: I am so sorry for the misspelling of your name. Merna #9424315

Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 1:21:58 PM

Good Morning Robert:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 1:23:22 PM

Good Morning Donna:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9424319

Merna L. Nobile 5/23/2011 1:24:46 PM

Good Morning Stefania:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Sharon Day 5/24/2011 8:17:36 AM

Striking image, Merna!! Congratulations! #9425669

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2011 10:15:54 AM

Congrats on your win...very nice #9425864

Linda Blair 5/24/2011 3:26:24 PM

Awesome Merna...a big congrats on getting 1st place!!!! #9426192

Maria Coulson 5/24/2011 4:12:14 PM

Merna, congratulations! What an icredible transformation, beautiful work. #9426240

Nadia Paul 5/24/2011 11:53:40 PM

I'm so very happy for you Merna - congrats on your wonderful first place win my friend! #9426779

Phyllis Burchett 5/25/2011 8:34:27 AM

BIG congrats Merna on this fantastic first place winner! #9427654

Merna L. Nobile 5/25/2011 12:47:46 PM

Good Morning Sharon:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/25/2011 12:48:43 PM

Good Morning Cathy B.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9428164

Merna L. Nobile 5/25/2011 12:49:45 PM

Good Morning Linda:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9428167

Merna L. Nobile 5/25/2011 12:50:49 PM

Good Morning Maria C.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9428170

Merna L. Nobile 5/25/2011 12:51:57 PM

Good Morning Phyllis B.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Gail Vitikacs 5/26/2011 5:09:01 PM

This is fabulous....congratulations on many levels! #9430227

Teresa Warczak 5/26/2011 5:44:17 PM

Congratulations on your Gold Medal Winner, Merna!
I wish you more such Gold Medals.
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Mary Beth Aiello 5/27/2011 11:25:20 AM

Absolutely spectacular work, Merna... and an outstanding transformation. Huge congrats on this beautiful First Place Gold. #9431473

Merna L. Nobile 5/27/2011 5:11:16 PM


Good Morning Gail V: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Merna L. Nobile 5/27/2011 5:13:04 PM

Good Morning Mary Beth:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9431853

Merna L. Nobile 5/27/2011 5:14:07 PM

Good Morning Teresa W.
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9431855

Charles C. Berkeley 5/28/2011 6:00:53 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win! Charles #9433034

Merna L. Nobile 5/31/2011 10:02:02 PM

Good Morning charles:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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Phyllis A. Houghton 5/31/2011 11:32:16 PM

Amazing Merna. Congratulations on your first place. You are so good at the digital darkroom!! #9438079

Merna L. Nobile 6/1/2011 12:03:53 AM

Good Morning Phyllis:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS 6/1/2011 11:19:14 PM

Dear Merna

I am so happy for you and I need to apologize for being late to congratulate you but only this morning I was looking for the winners for May and found you in April. This is the first time I looked trought the winners. I knew that picture was fantastic. Took it to school when you got an editor's pick to show the teacher and explain to us how you had done it.
My congratulations again.

Fernanda #9439831

Merna L. Nobile 6/2/2011 10:33:23 AM

Good Morning FERNANDA:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
#9440622

Merna L. Nobile 6/2/2011 10:41:28 AM

Hello Dear Friend: Thank you for such up uplifting message. That was a very special thing to take it to
school and talk about the photograph. Merna
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Rona L. Schwarz 6/2/2011 6:34:19 PM

Hi Merna,

Missed this earlier, sorry I am so late in congratulating you for this magnificent first place Winner! What truly inspirational digital darkroom work! Thank you so much for elaborating on how you did this. I have no idea what the PS Moon brush is, but I'm going to look it up. It was well worth all your effort - superb work and composition. Congrats again! #9441317

Merna L. Nobile 6/2/2011 6:57:01 PM

Good Morning Rona:
As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile
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marcia A. molnar 6/8/2011 6:08:58 PM

Merna this is fantastic!! Congratulations!! Well done! Thank you for sharing how you created it! #9450990

Patricia A. Stalter 6/16/2011 9:14:07 AM

Hi,
Found it! How I missed it to begin with is a mystery. My Bad. Hope you had as much fun as I did at the **** rock, yesterday! #9463761

Carol L. Fowler 6/18/2011 8:45:03 AM

Congrats on the Win! #9466537

Craig W. Myers 6/21/2011 4:38:31 PM

Way to go, Merna. Terrific work that is amply rewarded. Congratulations. #9471649

Merna L. Nobile 6/29/2011 2:10:58 PM

Good Morning Carol: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile


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Merna L. Nobile 6/29/2011 2:12:10 PM

Good Morning Craig: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile


#9495169

Merna L. Nobile 6/29/2011 2:13:34 PM

Good Morning Patricia: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile


#9495170

Mary L. Lemley 6/30/2011 8:07:48 PM

Whoaaaaaaaa Merna!!!! I remember seeing this photo in DD, but didn't follow the winners in April. Very late and much deserving congrats!!!! #9498223

Merna L. Nobile 7/1/2011 9:18:06 AM

Good Morning Mary: As you know by now, I have received a First Place Gold Medal. I have always admired the other recipients, but never expecting to get one myself. I am so inspired and thrilled to see that medal attached to my photograph “Dreamscape”.
I would like to thank the Judges at “Better Photo” and the members who have commented and supported my effort since 2003
I treasure the wonderful friendships and the assistance and for all the help in learning
what it takes to earn a gold medal. For all of this and more, I thank you with all my heart.
Merna Nobile


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Sarah Spohn 8/25/2011 9:27:08 PM

I don't know why you never expected a win, this is wonderful. I am a West/Desert/Nevada person and I just want to let you know you really captured the feel and mystery of the desert. Love it!! #9631318

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/28/2011 5:57:55 PM

So creative, Merna!! You took a very nice image and turned it into a piece of art! Congratulations on your first place win on this! Great job
Also I want to thank you for your kind a generous remarks on my finalist this month. Very sweet of you! :)
Thanks,
Jean #9703894

Merna L. Nobile 9/30/2011 8:26:54 AM

Hello Sara: Thank you for the wonderful note, sorry I am so slow, having problems with my eyes, but will be writing more later. Merna #9707236

Merna L. Nobile 9/30/2011 9:06:50 AM

Hello Jean: Thank You! Just two small words to express so much gratitude, Merna #9707311

Merna L. Nobile 9/30/2011 9:09:11 AM

Dear Better Photo Member: If I have neglected to thank anyone, please accept my apology. Merna #9707316

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/9/2013 6:54:08 AM

Awesome 1st Place win Merna...just found it when I was going to look at the winners and it was up! Reall a great winner..

Hey, I don't think you forgot to thank ANYBODY, what happened did you get carried away on clicking your repsonse? LOl! :-)

jo ann c.

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Merna L. Nobile 4/12/2013 9:25:56 AM

Your comment means so much to me, thank you. Merna #10650417

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Description

Valley of Fire, Nevada State Park.
Scenic drive thru the park, taken around sunset. Used my 24-120mm Nikkor lens. Set at ASA 200, f11 at 1/125sec.
Used PS detail and Topaz filters, layered in Moon and polorized filter.


Exif: F Number: 20, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 8/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 4/1/2011 11:05:31 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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