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Canadian Wilderness

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Canadian Wilderness
Canadian Wilderness

Banff National Park
Alberta, Canada.
BACK ROADS of Johnson's Lake

WITH Kiki and Leif Kjaer!
Sept 11th, 2010

Rain & Sunshine.

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Tiia Vissak
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    very beautiful!


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9/12/2010 12:09:57 AM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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One of your very best Laura !!!


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9/12/2010 1:12:10 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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A gorgeous landscape beautifully presented, Laura.


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9/12/2010 3:02:17 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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You are an amazing Tour Guide Laura!! Wonderful pov and capture! Jeff


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9/12/2010 3:44:00 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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OMG Laura, this sure looks like wilderness. Love the warm light and those clouds rounds the shot out perfectly, well done my friend. I guess Kiki and Leif are about ready to head back home by now. I know they had a blast.


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9/12/2010 5:31:06 AM

 
Carol A. Grady
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Beautiful landscape work Laura. Love the way the shot shows the different textures of our lovely land.


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9/12/2010 5:51:50 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Beautiful! Hi Kiki!


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9/12/2010 7:39:11 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Tiia, Dick, Michelle, Jeff, Ron, Carol and Mr. Tree!

1) Thanks you
2) WOW! Thanks
3) Very kind of you!
4) I know I am! HA! (THX!)
5) It sure was Ron. Thank you. And Nope. Not yet! They still have 11 more days! :D Jasper Time!
6) Thank you Mr. Tree. Kiki will love hearing from you! I'll be sure she see this.

All of you...Have wonderful days today, okay??? I will visit you all @ your galleries as soon as I am able.

-Laura :)


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9/12/2010 8:34:02 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Beautiful landscape captured, Laura! Wow!


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9/12/2010 2:35:13 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Superb colors, tones, clarity, lighting, perpsective, layers, & mood captured here, Swanee! Outstanding image & work, my friend! WTG!


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9/12/2010 3:19:52 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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Good to hear you are having a good time with your visitors. I bet they liked it in the " Canadian Wilderness". Wll done & say hello for Tony & I =^..^=


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9/12/2010 3:29:13 PM

 
John Connolly
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What a fantastic sky to set this magnificent scene off with Laura!
I bet Kiki and Leif had a ball with you!


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9/12/2010 3:40:15 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Sabrina, Paddy, Chris and John!!! Kiki and Leif are LOVING the ROCKIES and we have had SO DARNED MUCH FUN with them. We toured Banff together yesteday from about 9:30 am till 9:00PM!

We saw 2 foxes, (ON WAS HEATING A SQUIRREL WHOLE! UGH!) Giant Crows, A Bull Elk and then some Female Elk later. :) They saw BEARS from the Gondola ride in the Lake Louise area last week! WOW! So happy for them!

It has been a BLAST!

Thank you all. Having a great time here and really enjoying your comments!

-Laura

P.S. I will tell them for you guys! :)


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9/12/2010 3:59:30 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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WOW Breath taking view, image and presentation


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9/12/2010 4:05:27 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thanks Very Much, Roxanne!!! :)

-Laura


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9/12/2010 5:17:08 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Absolutely gorgeous Laura!

jo ann c.


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9/12/2010 7:21:03 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Wow! Beautiful, Laura!


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9/12/2010 10:56:37 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Jo Ann! Hi Wm!

Thank you so very much!!! :D

-Laura


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9/12/2010 11:25:46 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Wow! What a spectacular view, Laura! Sounds like you are having so much fun with Kiki & Leif (pronounced "Life")! Ha! Ha! The lighting and shadows are beautiful in this image! Awesome capture, Sis! :)


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9/13/2010 11:21:21 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thanks Sweetie! :D YES! Pronounced LIFE. I have always thought it was LEAF. So I catch myself making this mistake a lot!!! I hope he forgives me!

Glad you like my image, Lorna Doone. :) Thanks very much! I wonder where we are on the tour now in your gallery? I will go look!

-Lala


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9/13/2010 11:29:51 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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The colors & pov are fantastic, Lala! Another beauty from your neck of the woods! :)


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9/13/2010 12:21:34 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Ohhhhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhhhhh beautiful!!


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9/13/2010 5:33:17 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Ohhhhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhhhhh beautiful!!


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9/13/2010 5:33:17 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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I'm jealous...all we have here is flat, then there's flat and if you look close you will see FLAT! AWESOME image, Lorna! :-) k


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9/13/2010 5:34:02 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Kitty! Still chuckling. DON'T BE JEALOUS! I HATE JEALOUS! Just get your buns UP HERE! Then you can see take this beauty in FIRST HAND, too! :)))

Thanks so much Kalena and Tam-tam and Miss Kitty-kitty!

LET'S GET BP TO DO A SUMMIT UP HERE IN BANFF! HA! THEN WE CAN MEET IN PERSON! ALL OF US!

Kiki and Leif are having a BLAST!

-Laura


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9/13/2010 6:05:41 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Thanks Kitty! Glad you like this image! Too bad I can't take the credit for it though! It's Sister Laura's! LOL! :D


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9/13/2010 6:25:41 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Of COURSE you Can Sister. Whats mine is yours. <3

Now ABOUT MY MASTER CARD BILL...


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9/13/2010 6:30:43 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Forget it!!! LOL! :D


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9/13/2010 6:44:16 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hehe! Poor Sport. It might have been FUN!


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9/13/2010 7:27:27 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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STUNNING Em!!! You really out did yourself on this one! These images should be hung up, or featured in travel guides!! Breathtaking for sure!! Hugs:) Laura


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9/13/2010 10:22:21 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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Beautiful colors and clarity..Well done


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9/14/2010 2:56:19 AM

 
James E. Coleman
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AAAAAHHHH, yes I see now, the pretty places!!
gorgeous stuff, nice!!..:)


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9/14/2010 5:14:32 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful!!


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9/14/2010 6:29:48 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Laura, Doug, James and Shelly!

So nice to see you all here! I haven't had much time for commenting lately. Hope you will bare with me. I will catch up! :)

Appreciate your kind comments and visit!

-Laura :)


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9/14/2010 9:20:59 AM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Absolutely stunning Vista and capture Laura!! What a breath taking capture!


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9/14/2010 11:04:41 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Oh WOW and this at your back door!Amazing Laura!


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9/15/2010 1:06:45 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Yes. This is what makes the long harsh winters worth it. Just keep that roaring fire going until you see THIS again! :D

Thanks for all you said, Tommy & Brett!

-Laura


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9/15/2010 1:58:20 AM

 
Val Feldman
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EXCEPTIONAL!! Wow, LOTW, this is truly spectacular...no, magnificently glorious...no, stunningly striking...I'm thinking I don't have enough superlatives! Truly, you've captured the heart and soul of your beautiful country with this one...just breathtaking!


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9/15/2010 8:08:08 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Wonderful image and view,Laura!Fantastic composition,pov and lovely sky!


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9/15/2010 8:23:43 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Valarie and Renata! Okay NOW you guys REALLY have me smiling. WOW! Valarie, I think you need to become a Canadian and live here too. I think part of your heart yearns for this type of beauty? Mine does, too. When we first moved here 20 years ago I missed the ocean so much where I was born and raised and lived...but realized PRETTY FAST that I had been given one BEAUTY for ANOTHER! Wonderful and an even trade off! I might even have the best end of the stick now!

So glad you both love this vista! Thank you again so much!

-Laura :)


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9/15/2010 9:24:43 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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What a beautiful capture Laura, I hope we get to see this one again, love it!!


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9/21/2010 3:46:09 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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I don't know what LOTW means, but if it comes from Miss Kilmer, I'll 2nd it! Glorious vista with such color, depth, and beauty! Beautifully captured, Laura!


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9/23/2010 11:33:28 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Gord! :) Do you stay attached to threads or am I talking to air? Who knows??? But so fun to see you here! :)))... Truth e known, my typing scares MOST people off...So I don't blame you! :)

IN CASE YOU AR STILL HERE, Thanks so very much for the visit and huge vote of confidence!

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Patti, I know you are here. :) Well, LOTW means...(Drum roll):

Lady Of The Woods!

Lady Laura Layers Herself in the woods a fair amt and our dear one VAL has picked up in this one..and tagged me a new pet name for it. :)

You guys are so fun! Thanks very Much! I can't even count the number of smiles you guys have brought to my life.

-Laura


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9/23/2010 11:55:10 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Wow, a gorgeous scene here! Beautiful capture Laura!


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9/25/2010 12:49:05 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Carol!!! :D Very much appreciated! Yes. Standing there was amazing. :)))

-Laura :)


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9/25/2010 1:29:06 AM

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


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10/15/2010 10:19:59 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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OHMY GOSH! I JUST GOT A FINALIST ON THIS! HA! Mumj!!! LOOK!!! Thank you for the congrats! I didn't know I got one! I love this image and am VERY proud that it went finalist! :)

MAYBE IT WILL GO GOLD! HA!

-Laura :)


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10/15/2010 10:22:06 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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10/15/2010 11:02:09 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist :) You think GOLD it deserves it Laura loo loo!!


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10/15/2010 11:20:34 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist :) You think GOLD it deserves it Laura loo loo!!


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10/15/2010 11:20:34 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Tiia and Tammy! :D What a nice surprise for me today. IT IS SNOWING HERE LIKE CRAZY! Can you believe it!

Canada is so beautiful!

I appreciate your congratulations. Will be off the air for a while. See you when I return!! :)

-Laura


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10/15/2010 11:35:28 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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lovely finalist, congratulations!!!


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10/15/2010 12:07:02 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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10/15/2010 12:07:22 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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WTG, Sis!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this spectacular image!!!!! It could very well turn to Gold!!! Good luck! :)
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10/15/2010 12:40:53 PM

 
Annette Carr
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Absolutely stunning! Huge Huge Congratulations on the finalist award :) Hope to see it continue, this is a beautiful photograph.


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10/15/2010 1:18:28 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Oh, I'm so thrilled, MSSSLala! Congratulations. I love this beautiful image. And to think that I was there with you when you took it. It warms my heart so much to think about it. And I'm so happy that this is a finalist. It shows the splendor of the Rockies that you love so much. And I love them too.
I'm happy about my finalist too. And a little sad that I can't stay and enjoy it. It's late and I have so much work tomorrow.
I'll be back tomorrow night, though.
I hope your image will strike gold!!


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10/15/2010 1:39:31 PM

 
John Connolly
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Huge congratulations on your finalist Laura, it is well deserved, thats's for sure!
It is wonderful that both you and Kiki received a finalist for your great work!


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10/15/2010 2:26:53 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Laura!


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10/15/2010 3:07:03 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Congratulations on this excellent finalist image, Laura!


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10/15/2010 3:13:59 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Big Congrats Laura


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10/15/2010 4:28:55 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Go girl!!! Congratulations and a big hug...wtg!!!


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10/15/2010 4:34:32 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Oh how wonderful is this Madame Lala, gto girl and best of luck in the next round. ~Pat


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10/15/2010 4:59:44 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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BIG CONGRATS my friend on this beautiful SILVER for September


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10/15/2010 5:37:24 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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Congratulations on your awesome FINALIST, Lala!!! Well deserved!


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10/15/2010 6:46:59 PM

 
Kathy Coombs
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Beautiful!! Love it there..congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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10/15/2010 7:12:25 PM

 
maria I. Warren
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big congrats big sis. :) I love this and good luck on the next round :)


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10/15/2010 7:51:37 PM

 
Irene Colling
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You certainly do have glorious landscape up there and you skillfully captured its beauty in this image.

Congratulations on the Finalist Laura.


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10/15/2010 7:56:21 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! This is so gorgeous, Laura! You do Banff really proud! Have enjoyed reading this thread and sorry I have not been around much this month. Gotta catch up! But HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist Good luck in the next round!


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10/15/2010 8:18:09 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Yes, Our LOTW (sounds almost spiritual, doesn't it??:), this may very well go GOLD - it has all the makings for it, for sure and no "Ha's" about it!! I hope so...fingers, toes, eyes and nose (?) crossed! (Hope to be back from MIA soon and then I'll catch up on your spooktacular train ride..... ~Val


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10/15/2010 8:29:51 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Laura!


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10/15/2010 10:36:02 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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Congratulations, this is so good !!!


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10/16/2010 12:50:29 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations on your Finalist Laura! Such a breathtaking image!!!


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10/16/2010 3:32:54 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Laura! So Beautiful!


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10/16/2010 4:52:49 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on this awesome finalist, Laura! Very best luck in the next round!!!


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10/16/2010 6:28:39 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile


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10/16/2010 11:30:55 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Beautiful, congrats Miss Rose and good luck.


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10/16/2010 11:38:45 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This is such a wonderful surprise!!! Thank you all so VERY MUCH! I see many of you have them this month too! AWESOME. So many more were deserving too, that got passed over. WE AREA ALL WINNERS!!! ALL OF US!!! I feel very grateful to be surrounded by so many unique and talented photographers.

I truly appreciate the support!

-Laura/Lala/LOTW/LooLoo/MissRose/Sis/and HEY YOU. :D


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10/16/2010 11:48:23 AM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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Bravo, way to go, LooLoo! Fantastic capture! I haven't had a Finalist for 5 months, so happy for you! I am really enjoying your train ghost story and images. Keep up the great work!


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10/16/2010 12:09:52 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist! What a stunner Laura!


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10/16/2010 12:24:55 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you guys! :) MUCH appreciated!!! Very exciting here!

WE AREA ALL WINNERS! No matter what awards we get or don't get! NEVER FORGET THIS!!!

(Sure is amazing to get awarded however! Make me so proud to show off my area to you and to have the BP Judges love it, too!)

Thanks Everyone! :D

-Laura


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10/16/2010 1:25:32 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations on this fantastic scenic Laura


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10/16/2010 4:51:45 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your gorgeous and well deserved finalist Laura!!


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10/16/2010 11:24:58 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
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So beautiful!
Congrats!


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10/17/2010 10:12:48 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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GORGEOUS mountain scene, Pommers! So happy to see the judges agree on this!
CONGRATULATIONS X 10, LOTW!!!! :-D


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10/18/2010 4:04:14 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Laura. Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately but we have run out of broadband (fast internet) so are on slow internet until the 21st of this month. I can't even upload a photo on to BP. Roll on the 21st. This is very deserved of a finalist award Laura.


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10/18/2010 7:48:38 PM

 
David M. Montero
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Congratulations on your finalist selection Laura!!!


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10/19/2010 1:46:20 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Hey my friend!!!!! Congratulations to you on your beautiful Finalist shot!
Just popping in your gallery and I found this one!
Right on!
Very deserving sis!
Hope you are healthly/happy!
Come back soon!
Chris
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10/19/2010 6:48:50 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Swanee! I am not surprised at all! WTG!


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10/20/2010 9:19:26 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Laura! A pretty painted picture of the mountains I love.
Steve


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10/20/2010 10:28:11 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you all so very much! :))) I really love your comments and appreciate the support!! :D

-Laura


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10/20/2010 1:26:38 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on a well deserved Finalist, Laura!!


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10/20/2010 11:16:02 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Laura!!!:-)


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10/22/2010 3:45:31 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Robert!! :D I am proud of YOU TOO! I bet you are so happy about your surfer! :D

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Thanks Renata! You too! :)))

-Laura


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10/22/2010 8:33:39 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Don't know how I missed this Laura!

Congratulations girl..

jo ann c.


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10/22/2010 12:12:45 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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:) Thank you so much, Jo Ann! :)


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10/22/2010 1:27:30 PM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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SUPER SUPER CONGRATS on this MOST DESERVING FINALIST CAPTURE!!!


Soooo PROUD of you, dear Laura!!!

Hugs, Nancy


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10/25/2010 6:33:09 AM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Laura

CONGRATULATIONS

Ysa...


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10/27/2010 7:04:10 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Nancy J ! So wonderful to see you here and thank you so much dear lady!!! :)))

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Hi Ysa! Thanks for the CONGRATULATIONS! :) This was a wonderful surprise for me to get a finalist for my beautiful back yard! :) It would remind you of your trip to Banff 2 years ago! :)))

Thank you again ladies! :D

-Laura


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10/28/2010 9:41:15 AM

 
Gina M. Savage
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Congrats, Laura, on this fantastic finalist. Breathtaking!


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2/25/2011 5:44:37 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank You So Much, Gina. It really is beautiful in the Canadian Rockies. Leif and Kiki Kjaer stood right here with us this very second this image was shot. We all took a deep breath together and enjoyed the view while cameras were shooting.

So glad BP loved this one too! :)

Fun to have you visiting! -Laura


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2/25/2011 6:15:29 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Laura, this is such a great photo. The colors and detail are wonderful. Have a great day, Bill


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3/14/2011 10:31:49 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Quite amazing place you feature here Laura. Congratulations on this finalist.


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9/5/2011 11:24:30 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Bill and Reynaldo! Great to see you both! This place is so close to home. About an hour away. I've missed being here...Must post soon. Thank you both very much for your wonderful visit!

-Laura :D


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9/5/2011 11:37:11 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I've long wanted to see Banff... what a beauty! I like the shadows on the mountain, and those tall trees at right. Congratulations!


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10/14/2011 8:05:36 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Chris! :) I agree with you, and do you know what I like the best about this image? There is no sign of MAN. It's just wilderness and natural beauty. It's why people never come here once if they can afford to return.

Banff has become a huge Honeymoon destination, especially in Hong Kong. The best photos in the world are to be taken here. Okay. I might be a bit bias. HA!

Do you know BPer Courtenay Vanderbilt? She and her hubby were just here last month. We went shooting with them for a day. WOW! She even gets up at the crack of dawn to take her photos and she is just starting to post some of them. I hope you will go take a peak!

Also Ron McEwan has dozens of images he has posted while he and his wife were here in July 2009.

LUCKY ME getting to meet all of the BPers as they come through! :)

-Laura :)


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