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The Comos

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Cosmos
The Cosmos

Somewhere In Space.

Oh Wait! No! That's Not it!
THIS IS A COSMOS FLOWER
FROM MY GARDEN! RIGHT!

Just Having Some Fun In Curves And PSE7.
Fractalius Filter Definitely Applied!
(HA!)

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TV 1/4000, AV 5.6, ISO 200
Original Pic DARK! Curved Light Bk In and reworked in DDR.
I'll Share it With You To Prove The Point
That DDR Can REALLY save a creation!

DON'T THROW OUT! RECYCLE!
© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
  Eeeeeeeek !
Eeeeeeeek !

Not Good Enough To Keep, RIGHT?

WRONG! I curved light back in to retrieve the flower,
Cropped it, and took it into PSE7!

SEE? Keep Your Images And Have FUN With Them In DDR!

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU CAN CREATE!
© Laura E. Swan
Canon PowerShot SD...

 
 
 
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    * * * * * RECYCLE! * * * * *


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7/11/2010 5:57:03 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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What a kewl image and nice ps...love it


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7/11/2010 6:07:02 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Ah such great recycling, fractilization and composition Laura. "Try to say that real fast,lol" I like it alot:-)


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7/11/2010 6:27:37 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Glorious colors, detail, clarity, treatment, b/g & presentation here, Laura!


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7/11/2010 7:21:06 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Fantastic treatment Laura! Beautiful recycled flower! well done! 8o)


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7/11/2010 7:36:18 PM

 
maria I. Warren
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very cool and pretty sis. nice work I like it :)(((hugs)))♥♥♥


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7/12/2010 12:49:24 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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You coaxed all THAT color and light from the black hole? Incredible.


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7/12/2010 2:10:24 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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I was working in my lab late one night when my eyes beheld an eerie sight. Very cool.


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7/12/2010 3:28:26 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Looks like a 70's flower :-)


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7/12/2010 3:39:48 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great save (You can save more than Whales!) - Fantastic DD work Laura!! Jeff


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7/12/2010 4:55:33 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Great work on this, Laura...the colors are fantastic against the black backkground!!


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7/12/2010 6:03:58 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Laura, a wonderful save and superb recycling job here has produced a really fabulous psychedelic floral image, my friend!! ;o) Well done!! :o) (Did you mean to title this one 'Cosmos'?)


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7/12/2010 8:34:57 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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You guys are so darned FUN!

GASP! YES! Carolyn! I DID mean Cosmos! I just fixed it! THANKS! I dont have dyslexia, that I know of, but I do make type-o's and I dont even SEE them. I look right AT THEM and they look great to me! (???!!!) Thanks lots!

I really enjoyed ALL the comments here...Thanks!

(Now I will be singing THE MONSTER MASH all day! HA!)...

-Laura, Lala, Miss Rose, et al...(That is not a type-o. They means "And the rest" in Latin!)


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7/12/2010 10:07:10 AM

 
John Connolly
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You sure got the message across about rescuing less than perfect images here Laura! A wonderful save and excellent presentation! Well done!


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7/12/2010 3:35:57 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thanks so much, John. It's my PACK RAT Nature but you know...I see VALUE in less than perfect images. Over and over I have made neat stuff with them and was glad I didn't just toss them! :)

-Laura


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7/12/2010 3:40:03 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Outstanding work,Laura!Love it!Fabulous colors too!


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7/13/2010 3:12:52 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Renata! Always a pleasure to see you have stopped in! Thanks much! Glad you like it!

-Laura


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7/13/2010 5:44:06 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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Great colors. Good luck on your finalist picture.


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7/14/2010 1:14:27 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Dick! I appreciate the visit!

-Laura


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7/14/2010 2:21:19 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Hi, Pom!
At first, I thought you were posting a photo of the late crooner, Perry Como, and his wife. (Just because you corrected the title after Carolyn mentioned it, doesn't mean the bp site changed the original title...)
This cosmos looks so pretty with the Frac filter and various colors. Great save from what would initially appear to be a photo doomed by darkness!
NOW I know what I can do with my thousands of less-than-perfect photos, saved for years and years!!


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8/4/2010 11:41:45 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Mare!

So cute. Yes. Let's go with COMO! I loved him, too! So FAIR a FACE! I didn't know that he passed away! She did too? Very sad.

YES! SAVE YOUR SHOTS. THEY ARE WORTH IT!

DDR B4 the trash can! FOR SURE!

Thanks Sweet Mare!

-Pommy


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8/5/2010 12:02:14 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving EFP! 8o)


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8/5/2010 7:11:27 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Why, Thank You Mumj!!! :D


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8/5/2010 7:15:20 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Beautiful floral,awesome presentation,Laura!Very creative with lovely colors and effects!


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8/16/2010 6:49:47 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Renata! Nice to see you. Thanks lots, sweetie!!!


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8/16/2010 7:54:56 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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Beautiful colors & effects, Sis! Thanks for the tip on "recycling", too - great idea!


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8/17/2010 6:29:50 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Kalena!!! :D

Thank you and you are very welcome! :)))!!!

-Lala


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8/17/2010 8:24:01 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Wonderful image Laura! I don't have the Fractalius filter, but I'm learning a few tricks in Topaz.


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8/17/2010 3:38:16 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I'd love to have TOPAZ! Wonderful effects with that filter.

I highly recommend the Fractalius filter, too. It's so MUCH FUN!

Great to have you visiting, Amanda! :)

Have a wonderful evening with all of those stars in your sky!

-Laura


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8/17/2010 5:31:47 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Maybe some stars after midnight. We had very heavy rains and thunderstorms this evening. I feel that it is like living in the west coast of FL again.
I'm trying to stop being such a night owl.


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8/17/2010 6:29:41 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I am one, too, Amanda...but by nature I am a morning person...so I stay up late and get up early! EEK! BAD COMBO!

Stay dry, okay? :)


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8/17/2010 6:36:30 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Me too, but working at home, I can take naps in the afternoon, but never later than 2, and never more than 1&1/2 hours.
Below is my newest image.


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8/17/2010 8:45:53 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Oh boy, I'm lovin this floral, Laura! Love the frac filter and the great effects you can get from it! Wonderful work on this doomed flower!!


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8/17/2010 9:28:53 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Again, Amanda. Gosh. I should consider the nap thing. Great idea. And never more than 1 1/2 hours. I will remember this. :) I love your latest image. WOW! how beautiful. It actually reminds me of Christmas. :)))

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Hi Kathy! Lol! The doomed flower gets saved! HA! Love it! Thanks so much for your comments. Big smile here.

What a wonderful place BP is. I try harder because of all of you.

Thank you. Each one.

-Laura


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8/17/2010 9:39:24 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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You are so right to call this beautiful flower cosmos, SSSLala.
It seems to me that all of cosmos is in every tiny flower - and we are all part of each and every flower that we see.
At least that's how I feel.
Beautiful work, Sister!!!


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12/5/2012 7:09:20 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Creative, colorful & exceptional treatment & b/g, Swanee! WTG!


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12/5/2012 7:55:42 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Awesome job!!! :) Your so creative!!


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12/5/2012 3:24:25 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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What a pretty flower, Lala!! I can't believe you salvaged that from such a dark pic! Fantastic work! I'll bet there's not many that would have deemed that origial a keeper!


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12/5/2012 4:29:52 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, gorgeous


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12/6/2012 8:45:58 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! That's amazing, Laura! You sure do wonders in the DDR! So creative - fantastic work! I sure wish I could get the frac filter to work in my (PC) environment. As for my D700 - I traded it in on the new model(s)... Couldn't afford to shell out all that money without a trade!


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12/6/2012 10:10:14 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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stand up comedy...yes...funny comments....amazing reprieve on this shot!!!! lesson learned by me here, Canada.....hugs....=^..^=


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12/7/2012 5:26:50 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wowza! I love that Laura, you are always very creative girl, and we certainly enjoy your creativity!

jo ann c.


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12/7/2012 12:17:17 PM

 
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