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Noelle_Zaleski
04-29-2008, 11:01 AM
NJ had the awards banquet last night. It was an amazing night for me. I am still floating.

I am so proud to say I got Rookie of the Year!
Kodak Gallery Award
Judges Choice
2 Court of honors
320 Club Pin

StaceyDamon
04-29-2008, 12:19 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am soo happy for you!!! You must be on cloud 9!!! Lets see the images!!!

David_A._Lottes
04-29-2008, 12:54 PM
You Go Gurl!!!
I was just telling some friends that we may have a lot of Rookies on OurPPA but man.....they're the best darn Rookies on any forum anywhere! Go Noelle..Go Noelle...Go Noelle!

Erin_L._Clark
04-29-2008, 01:04 PM
fantastic! Congrats!!

Louise_St.Romain
04-29-2008, 01:05 PM
Congrats!!!! :)

Sandra_Pearce
04-29-2008, 01:08 PM
Noelle,

So proud for you. What an accomplishment. Our forum certainly made a great showing.

Sandra

Keith_A_Howe
04-29-2008, 01:44 PM
Way to go Noelle
Keith

Liz_Vance
04-29-2008, 02:18 PM
Yay for you! Congratulations!!

-e

Kate_Higdon
04-29-2008, 03:11 PM
Noelle,

That's fantastic! Congratulations and I'd love to see the images.

Cassandra_Sullivan
04-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Yay for you! ...Applause...

Linda_Gregory
04-29-2008, 05:59 PM
WooHOOO! Congratulations!!! And THANK YOU for sharing with us!!!

Jim_Heidorn
04-29-2008, 07:03 PM
Way to go Noelle! Great job and congratulations!

Jim

Keely_Deuschle
04-29-2008, 08:25 PM
Noelle,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is awesome news! I'd be floating, too! :)

Darren_Osgood
04-29-2008, 09:45 PM
Congratulations Noelle, that means alot to be accepted in a big way. Keep it up. Now lets see some of those images you won awards for as there are a few of us hoping to be in your shoes one day.

Darren

Theresa_Pastorcich
04-29-2008, 09:47 PM
Way to go Noelle!! That's an awsome acheivement and you should be proud.

Noelle_Zaleski
04-29-2008, 09:48 PM
Thanks everyone!!

Darren, you can see them here.
Page 2

http://www.ourppa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11760&page=2

Don_Chick
04-29-2008, 10:14 PM
Wow, Congratulations!!!

It's exciting to see you doing so well in print competition.

MarilynDillon
04-30-2008, 12:03 AM
Congrats Noelle! You are an inspiration.

Darren_Osgood
04-30-2008, 12:14 AM
Nice images Noelle, sorry I missed the original post. You did an awesome job with the anguished solitude. It made me look for a very long pause as I was immediately taken by the "age" of the print. The iris is very, very pretty-love the way you created the backdrop.

Looking forward to more from you...

Darren

Noelle_Zaleski
04-30-2008, 12:22 AM
Thank you so much! I have been inspired by soooo many people so it's really nice to hear that I may have inspired someone else.

I have learned so much from this competition and it has also helped me to learn new skills in PS and to go out and look for new and interesting subjects to photograph.

I am working on a couple more for nationals and then regionals in September. I have alot of work ahead of me.

Mark_Levesque
04-30-2008, 12:25 AM
Congrats, Noelle! You must be very proud! And you should be. :)

Heather_L._Smith
04-30-2008, 12:51 AM
Way to go, Noelle! It's been a pretty incredible week for the ourppa folks!!! Woohoo!!!!!!!!

Andrea_Chapelo
04-30-2008, 12:57 AM
Sorry I am just posting my congrats Noelle! Way to go:D

Jeff_Dachowski
04-30-2008, 01:19 AM
Hey Noelle,
I am so happy for you!!! Way to go!!
Jeff

Cheri_MacCallum
04-30-2008, 01:46 AM
Congratulations!!! You certainly made a big splash!!! Way to go!!

Steven_Yahr
05-02-2008, 02:09 AM
Noelle
It was an amazing night for both of us I want congratulate you on how well you did well done!!!
For me I am still also not yet down to earth after how well two of my prints did
after many years of competing with some Blues and a few courts
this year-- Two Courts, Fasbender Award ,Zeltsman Award the new CCP print award, Fuji Award, Gallery Award & 320
Two Photograph of the year awards
After what was a difficult year for me and also running this years convention it sure was a great ending and one I will never forget
Steven Yahr CPP FP
1st VP PPANJ

Art_Wright
05-02-2008, 09:14 AM
Wow, congrats to both of you!

Noelle_Zaleski
05-02-2008, 10:07 AM
Steven, I feel the same way! Your images were well deserving of the awards they received. My favorite was your Social image of the young lady. The only problem I will have now is living up to my first time out, I have raised the bar very high for myself. This is going to keep me on my toes.

You did a wonderful job with the convention and it was so nice the way you thanked your wife for helping you. I always tell my friends in the business that I need a wife! LOL

Steven_Yahr
05-02-2008, 11:04 AM
Thanks Art
Noelle love your work!!
The convention was a huge amount of work ,but it was a great team effort so I cannot take all the credit,we will be back at Bally's again next year
This Saturday my sons wedding and then off to MARS class in Cape May Sunday
Not sure if my feet have touched the ground yet and with the wedding & MARS not sure if I will be back down to earth for a while!!
Steve

Noelle_Zaleski
05-02-2008, 11:22 AM
Steven, enjoy the wedding and Mars!