The Power of Yellow

© Melissa Olsen

The Power of Yellow

Jean Campbell Creamer 9/5/2008 6:20:55 AM

These bring back sweet memories for me. These grew wild in our back yard when I was a young girl. We used to pick them and bring them in the house for Mom and be so proud that we made her day a little brighter. Thanks for the memories. #992760

Mary Beth Aiello 9/5/2008 6:22:07 AM

Very strong and dramatic, Melissa. Love the colors and contrasts. #6414335

Kathy L. Clark 9/5/2008 6:23:19 AM

Melissaa this is gorgeous. Wonderful warth, light and full frame comp. #6414344

Amanda O. Cannon 9/5/2008 6:29:07 AM

These are beautiful......Thanks for the uplifting photo on this rainy Friday!!! #6414380

Lynne Morris 9/5/2008 6:29:46 AM

Oh this is gorgeous Melissa, wonderful colours and lighting! #6414386

Sabrina Ryan 9/5/2008 6:37:00 AM

Beautiful floral photo, Melissa! Gorgeous color and lighting. Well done. #6414424

Sherran Andersen 9/5/2008 6:49:25 AM

Wonderful capture Melissa... great colours. Sherran #6414497

Barbara E. Sturgis 9/5/2008 6:55:56 AM

Love it,the colors and the shadows..Melissa. #6414538

Jennifer L. Taranto 9/5/2008 6:59:00 AM

beautiful full frame of these gorgeous flowers!! great clarity!!
(i think i've read somewhere that yellow also corresponds to creativity :) #6414548

Robert R. Goodman 9/5/2008 7:12:56 AM

I can not speaks for other,but as for myself I do feel ashamed that I missed your Birthday.But I do want to wish you a Happy(late but better than never)Birthday,my friend.That is a very beautiful capture.Great color and lighting,Melissa!!!!! #6414613

Kimi A. Phillips 9/5/2008 7:23:43 AM

Happy belated Birthday!! Wonderful, cheerful image!:) #6414659

Heidi Knight 9/5/2008 7:23:56 AM

Love the golden tones against the black. Amazing florel and presentation here, Melissa ;0) #6414661

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/5/2008 7:31:37 AM

Melissa, I remember this shot!!! You caught a terrific grouping of these dazzling flowers with those vivid hues of yellow..really eye catching, sharp detail and great lighting!! Wonderful floral shot!! #6414700

Sam Britt 9/5/2008 7:34:04 AM

Beautiful full frame floral image, Melissa. Great color, lighting & detail. #6414712

Jessica Jenney 9/5/2008 7:41:22 AM

Gorgeous detail, golden tones and composition, Melissa! #6414740

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/5/2008 7:48:41 AM

WOW! FANTASTIC and ever so BEAUTIFUL!! #6414770

Renata Gusciora 9/5/2008 8:09:41 AM

Wonderful image,incredible lighting and focus,Melissa!Lovely! #6414864

Tammy D. Ferren 9/5/2008 8:13:09 AM

Beautiful lighting and colors, love the effects, too! #6414874

Kay E. Mahoney 9/5/2008 8:18:15 AM

Nice capture, Melissa. Beautiful flowers. Love the effect and colors. #6414896

Sheila D. Robertson 9/5/2008 8:29:42 AM

What a sunny, happy capture. I like the effect and your composition. #6414943

Daniella Puente 9/5/2008 9:00:51 AM

Beautiful warm light and tones Melissa :)
Hope you had a wonderful day, send you a B-Day hug a little late! #6415060

Mike Clime 9/5/2008 9:05:43 AM

Beautiful colors and nice soft lighting, Melissa! #6415079

Kaye Burazin 9/5/2008 9:34:16 AM

I'm so mellowed by your yellow Melissa. #6415228

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 9/5/2008 9:52:34 AM

Beautiful full frame floral, Melissa. Wonderful light, colors and details. A happy Friday to you too :0) #6415301

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 9/5/2008 10:55:10 AM

This sure is a Full Frontal Floral!!
Fantastic Work Melissa!!
I am Stimulized!!! #6415474

Mitch Spence 9/5/2008 12:19:05 PM

Well, it does nice things for my state of mind, Melissa. I love your composition here, and the light. #6415775

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 9/5/2008 1:04:14 PM


KARU. #6415953

Melissa Olsen 9/5/2008 1:33:02 PM

Thanks everyone...I am glad you liked the yellow. #6416057

Hendrik Storme 9/5/2008 2:14:07 PM

Wonderful color and light! Great floral image!!! #6416246

Claudia Kuhn 9/5/2008 2:36:19 PM

Beautiful full frame floral! #6416320

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/5/2008 2:40:09 PM

Melissa...this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! The vivid colors are incredible and the details fantastic!!!!! ♫ k #6416340

Janet Daniel 9/5/2008 2:55:43 PM

Beautifully captured bunch here, Melissa!
A belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a good one! #6416417

Bill Knaps 9/5/2008 3:00:23 PM

Wooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo You Melissa's just had to team up and outdo us all. LOL Great Floral Melissa O. Bill #6416435

Eugenio Diaz 9/5/2008 3:07:30 PM

Hi Melissa, a belated Happy birthday to you wishes and all the best!
This is just magically exquisite. I love the glow -- it has an otherworldly quality #6416460

Karen Engelbreth 9/5/2008 3:38:53 PM

Beautiful full frame image, Melissa! #6416595

Deb Koskovich 9/5/2008 5:46:07 PM

It was your birthday??? Well dang, girl! Happy Belated One! LOL

Awesome shot, the details rock! #6417072

Debbra Bailey 9/5/2008 7:40:32 PM

Lovely color and light! #6417471

frank w. degenhardt 9/5/2008 10:12:49 PM

Melissa- Good morning my dear friend. I have missed you and your work. Happy Birthday girl.
Love the rich, vivbrant colors that do make one feel good. The full frame is excellent and beautiful to each border. That lighting is sensational. It really puts the glow to the flowers. Marvelous clarity. The details are stunning. I love the textures and the way you captured each minute feature.
Remarkable work
Have a wonderful day, you take care, be safe, keep up the great work girl. #6417779

Melissa Olsen 9/6/2008 5:51:08 AM

Thank you all so much and I am glad that I could bring a bit of sunshine to your Friday! #6418550

Susan M. Campbell 9/6/2008 8:01:51 AM

Such wonderful lighting and exposure Melissa. Colors are terrific. A beautiful image. #6419052

ROLAN NARMAN 9/6/2008 2:28:25 PM

Nice color tones and lighting! It brought sunshine to my Saturday also! Great job Melissa! #6420421

Jeana Clark 9/7/2008 10:41:34 AM

This is STUNNING Melissa!!!!
I'm sorry that I'm so late in telling you how beautiful this is!!!!
Color is fantastic!!!
Certainly has brightened my day!!!

~J~ #6423809

Melissa Olsen 9/12/2008 8:57:25 AM

Thank you Susan, Rolan and Jeana! #6445850

Sandra K. StJohn 9/12/2008 2:52:30 PM

The colors here are very rich - great texture - just beautiful. #6447008

Melissa Olsen 9/19/2008 5:36:29 AM

Thank you Sandra! #6474970

Jeana Clark 10/22/2008 7:37:15 PM

M E L I S S A!!!!
Hope it moves on!!!!

~J~ #6639823

Susan M. Campbell 10/22/2008 7:52:03 PM

Way to go girl.....congrats!!! #6639976

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/22/2008 7:53:35 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on this stunning finalist!!! #6639994

Robert R. Goodman 10/22/2008 8:15:17 PM

A big congratulations,Melissa! #6640217

Eivor Kuchta 10/22/2008 9:15:22 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #6640886

Nadya Johnson 10/22/2008 9:25:30 PM

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Melissa! Best of luck in the second round! #6640964

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/22/2008 9:30:50 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!! #6641019

frank w. degenhardt 10/22/2008 10:16:38 PM

Melissa- My dear sweet friend. I am so happy for you. I love your work, your friendship. A big congratulations on this finalist. Enjoy the moment dear friend. Way to go. #6641357

ROLAN NARMAN 10/22/2008 10:22:19 PM

Huge congrats Melissa! It is a beautiful finalist! #6641383

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/22/2008 11:12:09 PM

HUGE CONGRATS and best of luck in the next round! #6641742

Stefania Barbier 10/22/2008 11:27:14 PM


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/23/2008 12:47:05 AM

Congratultions on your beautiful finalist, Melissa. #6642187

Melissa Olsen 10/23/2008 5:46:54 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #6643856

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 9:00:38 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful
Finalist! #6645632

Mitch Spence 10/23/2008 9:02:34 AM

My big congratulations to you, Melissa! #6645652

Janet Daniel 10/23/2008 9:30:52 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! :-) #6645960

Jennifer L. Taranto 10/23/2008 10:18:54 AM

Glad to see this as a finalist - WTG!!!! #6646372

Heidi Knight 10/23/2008 11:51:04 AM

Well Melissa... What an awesome finalist! God luck in the next round ;0)
I am so happy for you ;0) #6647029

Denny E. Barnes 10/23/2008 2:18:45 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! It's a beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #6647716

Kathy Cline 10/23/2008 2:33:48 PM

HI Melissa and a BIG GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist!! I wish that ZEBRA was up for one! Have a blessed day. OH YA I love your new personal photo!!
Kathy #6647757

Eugenio Diaz 10/23/2008 4:37:59 PM

Hi Melissa, Congratulations on a beautiful and well deserved finalist...Good luck in the next round! #6648426

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/23/2008 5:12:59 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!!
Excellent Finalist!!
Good Luck in the Next Round!!! #6648694

Sam Britt 10/23/2008 5:23:29 PM

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Melissa! #6648782

Usman M. Bajwa 10/23/2008 9:03:09 PM

Huge Congrats.on a well deserved Finalist.

UB. #6649841

Mike Clime 10/24/2008 4:48:50 AM

Congratulations you your finalist! #6651412

Amy M. Wilson 10/24/2008 5:47:11 AM

A BIG congratulations, Melissa! #6651636

Melissa Olsen 10/24/2008 10:22:49 AM

Thank you all so much! #6653150

Dr Silly 10/24/2008 10:25:25 AM

Beautiful finalist. Congrats. :O)

Mike D. Perez 10/24/2008 1:05:40 PM

Congratulations on you beautiful floral Finalist, Melissa! Great lighting and colors. #6653715

Renata Gusciora 10/24/2008 1:27:46 PM

Big congratulations on this fabulous winner,Melissa! #6653805

Bojan Bencic 10/24/2008 1:34:44 PM

Congratulations on your WIN, Melissa. #6653873

ROLAN NARMAN 10/24/2008 1:46:05 PM

Huge congratulations on your magnificent win Melissa! #6653974

Jessica Jenney 10/24/2008 1:50:28 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful win! #6654007

Sandy Powers 10/24/2008 2:01:38 PM

Yayyyy!!!!! Congratulations, Girlfriend!!! This photo is BREATHTAKING! :) YOU are THE BOMB!


Mike Clime 10/24/2008 2:07:26 PM

Congratulations on this beauty, Melissa! #6654148

Cyn Valentine 10/24/2008 2:08:10 PM

So beautiful Melissa..congratulations!!! #6654155

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/24/2008 2:12:03 PM

HUGE congratulations on this stunning winner, Melissa!!!!! #6654180

Patricia A. Stalter 10/24/2008 2:21:39 PM

So happy for you! Congratulations!!! WTG #6654260

Colette M. Metcalf 10/24/2008 3:01:24 PM

Congrats!!! #6654491

Claudia Kuhn 10/24/2008 3:15:16 PM

So beautiful Melissa, congratulations! #6654575

Nadya Johnson 10/24/2008 3:30:08 PM

Congratulations on your great winner, Melissa! #6654695

Debbra Bailey 10/24/2008 3:34:03 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #6654735

Elida Gutierrez 10/24/2008 3:40:44 PM


 "A Humble Thophy"

A Special Trophy for

"September Winners"


Sam Britt 10/24/2008 4:45:07 PM

Congratulations on this second place win, Melissa! #6655167

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/24/2008 4:59:47 PM

Congratulations Melissa!

Terrific image! #6655246

Ken Smith 10/24/2008 5:10:13 PM

Way to bring it home, Melissa. Very well deserved!! #6655311

Jennifer L. Alder 10/24/2008 5:11:29 PM

Congrats, Melissa, on your winning image- gorgeous work! :) #6655322

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/24/2008 7:15:44 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa!!!! Well deserved! #6655827

Stephanie Frey 10/24/2008 7:32:09 PM

Congratulations on your winning image!! #6655921

frank w. degenhardt 10/24/2008 9:19:09 PM

Melissa- Oh yea my dear dear friend. Way to go. So happy for you. Your work so beautiful and am proud of your taking home the gold. Congratulations. Enjoy the moment my dear friend. Savor it. #6656338

Sirsendu Gayen 10/24/2008 10:28:06 PM

Huge congratulations on your win #6656529

Dr. Harmeet Singh 10/24/2008 11:46:00 PM

Heartiest congrats on this gorgeous winner. #6656687

Janet Daniel 10/25/2008 4:48:19 AM

A big congratulations on your win, Melissa! :-) #6657194

Hendrik Storme 10/25/2008 6:13:36 AM

Big congrats on this fantastic winner Melissa!!! #6657438

Melissa Olsen 10/25/2008 7:27:34 AM

Thank you all so very much! I appreciate the EP's and wins and always feel honored when I get the recognition, however I will say it again...the support and friendship I get from you folks mean so much more to me. You help me grow as a photographer and person and I for one am thankful to BP for being such a wonderful avenue in which to share my thoughts and photos!
Have a wonderful day and keep clicking :-) THANK YOU ALL! #6657841

Karen E. Baumann 10/25/2008 7:32:56 AM

Melissa, this is just beautiful. I have enjoyed browsing your gallery, reading the wonderful captions and quotes and I have especially loved the beauty of the "tour" you have shared with us during your Autmn photo journies! Thanks so much for sharing... and, a Big Congratulations on this very fine WIN! #6657865

Jeana Clark 10/25/2008 7:36:24 AM

NOBODY could be happier
for you than I!!
THis is a stunning image
and your WIN is

~J~ #6657888

Tiia Vissak 10/25/2008 8:17:45 AM

Congratulations! #6658112

Usman M. Bajwa 10/25/2008 11:41:07 AM

WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD.

UB. #6658871

Karen Bacon 10/25/2008 12:01:06 PM

A big congratulations Melissa!! #6658995

David Phalen 10/25/2008 12:58:42 PM

BIG Congrats on a wonderful Winner!! #6659155

Tarun Bose 10/25/2008 1:21:30 PM

Big congrats for your winner, Melissa. #6659261

Colleen Farrell 10/25/2008 2:01:22 PM

Breathtaking beauty, Melissa! Big congrats on your win! #6659382

Mike D. Perez 10/25/2008 6:15:43 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved winner, Melissa! #6659984

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/25/2008 6:19:37 PM

HUGE congratulaions on this wonderful win, Melissa!!!!! ♫ k #6660002

Lorna Shutter 10/25/2008 7:01:51 PM

Beautiful work, Melissa! Congratulations on your 2nd Place Win!!!!! :) #6660170

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/25/2008 9:36:54 PM

Congratulations Melissa, gorgeous! #6660620

Deb Koskovich 10/26/2008 6:49:30 AM

HOORAY, Melissa! I'm so happy for you, big congrats on this gorgeous winner! #6662024

Barbara E. Sturgis 10/26/2008 7:19:41 AM

Congratulations!!!Melissa.. #6662178

Denny E. Barnes 10/26/2008 5:48:24 PM

Congratulations Melissa, on your beautiful winning image! It's well deserved!! #6664187

Robert R. Goodman 10/26/2008 8:07:00 PM

Congratulations Melissa,very well done!!!!! #6664610

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/27/2008 2:37:26 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your Win.

Dominick #6665490

Theresa Marie Jones 10/27/2008 2:39:57 PM

BRAVO! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful shot! #6668749

Pamela Shane 10/27/2008 9:11:07 PM

Spectacular! Big congratulations on this
beautiful winner Melissa. #6670342

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/29/2008 11:32:27 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winning entry. #6679043

Heidi Knight 10/29/2008 2:15:38 PM

Sorry melissa... Just notised that this beauty went from a finalist to a win!!! I am so thrilled for you! WTG ;0) #6679770

Melissa Olsen 10/29/2008 2:27:58 PM

You guys are the best!
Thanks! #6679847

Susan M. Campbell 11/1/2008 11:22:57 AM

Congrats Melissa on this awesome winner. Way to go! #6693150

Melissa Olsen 11/1/2008 1:04:47 PM

Thanks Susan! #6693467

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