Beauty Along The Way

© Melissa Olsen

Beauty Along The Way

Monnie Ryan level-classic 10/3/2011 6:30:02 AM

What a magnificent scene! Fabulous capture, Melissa! #1412589

Bojan Bencic level-classic 10/3/2011 6:37:54 AM

WOW! Amazing scene and capture, Melissa. Beautiful photo. #9712979

Melissa Olsen level-classic 10/3/2011 6:54:13 AM

Thank you both Monnie and Bojan. I had to reduce the size and was so hoping that it wouldn't lose too much; can tell there is a bit lost but still gives the viewer some of RNMP's splendor. #9713024

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 10/3/2011 7:09:00 AM

10 miles? You go girl!!!! So glad you stuck this out. A magnificient scene, Melissa. #9713057

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 10/3/2011 7:20:48 AM

Just beautiful, Melissa! #9713081

Danny B. Head level-classic 10/3/2011 8:15:59 AM

Well worth the hike! #9713217

Jack Ryan level-classic 10/3/2011 8:44:15 AM

Wonderful view...wonderful image. #9713277

Melissa Olsen level-classic 10/3/2011 9:47:07 AM

Thanks Mary Beth, Sabrina, Danny and Jack. #9713440

John Connolly level-classic 10/3/2011 2:47:29 PM

What a superb capture of this magnificent scenery Melissa! It was really worth the effort, thanks for sharing! #9713988

John E. Steinway 10/3/2011 3:06:49 PM

A beautiful scene indeed Melissa. Very well captured. Terrific colors and composition. #9714030

Cathy Barrows 10/3/2011 4:04:10 PM

Gorgeous...don't think I would have made it #9714133

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 10/3/2011 4:55:42 PM

Melissa, this is soooo very beautiful! I need to get there some day! What an amazing view! Wondrous capture, indeed! #9714228

Tammy Espino 10/3/2011 5:30:02 PM

Gorgeous!! :) #9714287

Tammy Espino 10/3/2011 5:30:05 PM

Gorgeous!! :) #9714288

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 10/4/2011 11:30:50 AM

What more can I say Melissa that hasn't already been said except that it's going right into my favorite photos. #9716035

Ken Smith level-classic 10/4/2011 7:14:51 PM

I'm envious! Wish I had taken this hike. Outstanding, Melissa! #9716828

Bill Houghton level-classic 10/8/2011 10:33:21 AM

Melissa, this is such a beautiful scene. We never know what we will find around the next corner. Bill #9723624

Melissa Olsen level-classic 10/18/2011 10:27:30 AM

Thank you John, Cathy, Thomas, Tammy, Jeffrey, Ken and Bill! #9742941

Tammy Espino level-classic 11/16/2011 2:20:55 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist,Melissa! :) #9808507

Gary Lange level-classic 11/16/2011 3:52:45 PM

Many congrats, this is AWESOME as usual!! #9809303

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 11/16/2011 4:08:38 PM

A big congratulations my friend.WTG Melissa!!!! #9809481

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 11/16/2011 4:23:10 PM

Gorgeous, Melissa! Congratulations! #9809608

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 11/16/2011 4:26:21 PM

Congratulations Melissa and best of luck in the next round. #9809631

Allen O. Howard 11/16/2011 4:35:45 PM

A magnificent scene Melissa! Congratulations!!! #9809719

Jeana Clark 11/16/2011 4:53:12 PM


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

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

~J~ #9809872

Melissa Olsen level-classic 11/16/2011 5:15:08 PM

Thanks for all of your nice comments. #9810050

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 11/16/2011 5:51:55 PM

Beautiful shot, tenacity indeed paid off, congratulations! #9810286

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 11/16/2011 5:53:03 PM

A stunning Finalist! Congratulations, Melissa! #9810292

Sherran Andersen level-classic 11/16/2011 11:03:02 PM

Congrats Melissa... been swamped with work for so long it is nice to be able to stop by and comment... hope you are well. #9811500

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 11/17/2011 7:34:00 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist
Melissa!

jo ann c. #9812905

Mitch Spence level-classic 11/17/2011 9:01:44 AM

What a spectacle this is, Melissa. Congratulations to your on this lovely finalist. #9813216

Val Feldman level-classic 11/17/2011 1:19:00 PM

So beautiful! Huge and warmest congratulations, Melissa, on your stunning Gold Win! #9814031

Monnie Ryan level-classic 11/17/2011 1:31:19 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Melissa! #9814089

Tammy Espino level-classic 11/17/2011 1:40:12 PM

Congrats on your gold win!! :) #9814155

Jack Ryan level-classic 11/17/2011 1:42:08 PM

Way to go! Congratulations!!! #9814169

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 11/17/2011 2:46:14 PM

Beautiful scene Melissa, congrats! #9814404

Ken Smith level-classic 11/17/2011 3:21:12 PM

Way to go, Melissa. Congrats on the gold...beautiful!! #9814510

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 11/17/2011 3:56:45 PM

Outstanding scenic, congratulations on your gold, Melissa! #9814618

Cindy Bendush level-classic 11/17/2011 4:40:55 PM

Stunning view and capture ~ congratulations on your gold! #9814796

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 11/17/2011 4:48:41 PM

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

jo ann c. #9814848

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 11/17/2011 4:58:52 PM

WTG in this incredible October winner, Melissa! :-) k #9814899

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 11/17/2011 5:43:21 PM

Congratulations on your win with this spectacular image!! #9815068

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 11/17/2011 7:11:14 PM

Congratulations Melissa on taking home the gold, well deserved. #9815304

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 11/17/2011 7:34:56 PM

The journey is the fun, congratulations on your tenacity! #9815343

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 11/17/2011 7:50:13 PM

WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO HUGE congratulations on your win!!! #9815392

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 11/17/2011 7:51:09 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this incredible Winner! #9815397

Danny B. Head level-classic 11/18/2011 3:23:43 AM

Beautiful image! Congrats! #9815862

Jessica Jenney level-classic 11/18/2011 4:02:45 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your fabulous winner! #9815971

Mike Clime level-classic 11/18/2011 4:50:24 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #9816119

Melissa Olsen level-classic 11/18/2011 5:51:07 AM

Wow....thanks so much to all for your kind and thoughtful congrats! #9816235

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 11/18/2011 6:53:03 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Melissa! #9816335

Melissa Olsen level-classic 11/18/2011 7:03:28 AM

Thank you Sabrina!
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Patrick Rouzes level-classic 11/18/2011 10:46:25 AM

COngratulations on this captivating Winner, Melissa! WTg! #9816734

David M. Montero level-classic 11/18/2011 12:33:06 PM

Beautiful location, beautiful capture. Congratulations on scoring gold Melissa! #9816975

Jeana Clark 11/18/2011 4:58:13 PM


Congratulations on your fantastic WINNING image Melissa!!

~J~ #9817520

Glenn E. Traver level-classic 11/18/2011 6:03:50 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this Beautiful Winner. You took this one the Distance ~ GT #9817668

Marcel J. Fernandez 11/18/2011 6:07:17 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your Stellar Winning image. #9817677

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 11/18/2011 7:56:56 PM

Very beautiful! Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #9817813

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 11/18/2011 9:05:58 PM

Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna
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Tarun Bose 11/18/2011 11:32:08 PM

Big congrats Melissa for your winner. #9818168

Mitch Spence level-classic 11/19/2011 9:48:04 AM

Good for you, Melissa. Hooray. #9818860

Gina Cormier 11/19/2011 10:03:09 AM

Congrats Melissa on this stunner!!!! #9818900

Bojan Bencic level-classic 11/19/2011 10:59:58 AM

Beautiful. Congratulations on your WIN, Melissa! #9818993

Melissa Olsen level-classic 11/19/2011 11:04:11 AM

So many thank you's going out to all!
#9818999

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 11/20/2011 7:00:56 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winning image, Melissa! Michael #9821823

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 11/23/2011 12:21:31 PM

A big Congratulations on this beautiful win,Melissa!! #9827170

Melissa Olsen level-classic 11/23/2011 12:24:47 PM

Thank you Michael and Bobby!
Happy Thanksgiving! #9827176

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

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



Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Uploaded on 10/3/2011 6:19:50 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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