Beauty Along The Way

© Melissa Olsen

Beauty Along The Way

Monnie Ryan October 03, 2011

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 03, 2011

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

Melissa Olsen October 03, 2011

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 October 03, 2011

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

Danny B. Head level-deluxe October 03, 2011

Well worth the hike! #9713217

Jack Ryan October 03, 2011

Wonderful view...wonderful image. #9713277

Melissa Olsen October 03, 2011

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

John Connolly October 03, 2011

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

John E. Steinway October 03, 2011

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

Cathy Barrows October 03, 2011

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

Thomas E. Hinds October 03, 2011

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

Tammy Espino October 03, 2011

Gorgeous!! :) #9714287

Tammy Espino October 03, 2011

Gorgeous!! :) #9714288

Jeffrey R. Bange October 04, 2011

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 October 04, 2011

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

Bill Houghton October 08, 2011

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

Melissa Olsen October 18, 2011

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

Tammy Espino November 16, 2011

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

Gary Lange November 16, 2011

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

Robert R. Goodman level-addict November 16, 2011

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 16, 2011

Gorgeous, Melissa! Congratulations! #9809608

Jeffrey R. Bange November 16, 2011

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 16, 2011

A magnificent scene Melissa! Congratulations!!! #9809719

Jeana Clark November 16, 2011

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

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

~J~ #9809872

Melissa Olsen November 16, 2011

Thanks for all of your nice comments. #9810050

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe November 16, 2011

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

Thomas E. Hinds November 16, 2011

A stunning Finalist! Congratulations, Melissa! #9810292

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 16, 2011

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 November 17, 2011

Congratulations on your awesome finalist

jo ann c. #9812905

Mitch Spence level-classic November 17, 2011

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

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 17, 2011

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

Monnie Ryan November 17, 2011

Big congratulations on your win, Melissa! #9814089

Tammy Espino November 17, 2011

Congrats on your gold win!! :) #9814155

Jack Ryan November 17, 2011

Way to go! Congratulations!!! #9814169

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 17, 2011

Beautiful scene Melissa, congrats! #9814404

Ken Smith level-classic November 17, 2011

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

Millie A. Talarico level-classic November 17, 2011

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

Cindy Bendush level-classic November 17, 2011

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 17, 2011

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

jo ann c. #9814848

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 17, 2011

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

Katherine Kuhn level-classic November 17, 2011

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

Jeffrey R. Bange November 17, 2011

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

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe November 17, 2011

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 17, 2011

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

Thomas E. Hinds November 17, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa, on this incredible Winner! #9815397

Danny B. Head level-deluxe November 18, 2011

Beautiful image! Congrats! #9815862

Jessica Jenney November 18, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa on your fabulous winner! #9815971

Mike Clime November 18, 2011

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #9816119

Melissa Olsen November 18, 2011

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

Melissa Olsen November 18, 2011

Thank you Sabrina!

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 18, 2011

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

David M. Montero November 18, 2011

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

Jeana Clark November 18, 2011

Congratulations on your fantastic WINNING image Melissa!!

~J~ #9817520

Glenn E. Traver November 18, 2011

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

Marcel J. Fernandez November 18, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa on your Stellar Winning image. #9817677

Eivor Kuchta November 18, 2011

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

Merna L. Nobile November 18, 2011

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

Tarun Bose November 18, 2011

Big congrats Melissa for your winner. #9818168

Mitch Spence level-classic November 19, 2011

Good for you, Melissa. Hooray. #9818860

Gina Cormier level-classic November 19, 2011

Congrats Melissa on this stunner!!!! #9818900

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 19, 2011

Beautiful. Congratulations on your WIN, Melissa! #9818993

Melissa Olsen November 19, 2011

So many thank you's going out to all!

Michael G. Marshall November 20, 2011

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

Robert R. Goodman level-addict November 23, 2011

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

Melissa Olsen November 23, 2011

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 October 03, 2011

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