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Celebration of A Life

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Way of Life
A Way of Life

Today We Celebrate The Life of A
Very Special Member Of Better Photo.
Kirsten "Kiki" Kjaer!

This image is to honor she and her life, her peaceful beliefs and her love for the Native Indian Ways.

Her life story is MOST interesting and
I VALUE HER FRIENDSHIP and SOUL SISTERHOOD Very Much!

!!! YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON !!!
! Those Who Know You Adore You !

THIS POW WOW IS FOR YOU, Kiki!


Photo Taken On A Prairie In Southern Alberta.
(Buffalo Head Smashed In Overlook Area)

TV 1/640, AV 6.3
(I'll share the original below, too).

Taken Aug 10th, 2010

MT- LIFE


RE-ENTERED DDR -1/10/2013

© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
  Before DDR
Before DDR

See What A Pretty Area This Is?

OF COURSE FOR SSSKiki I NEEDED TO GO ALL OUT
AND USE MY FAVORITE FILTER!

Fractalius Filter in PSE7.

I know many of you appreciate straight photography so I
added it for you and for Kiki to enjoy!

THIS IS SUCH A PEACEFUL AREA!
(In Honor Of A Peacful person!)

© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
 
 
Laura E. Swan
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2/9/2011 12:53:47 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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WOW! I love this image so much, MSSSLala. And I feel so honored and happy for everything you wrote.
Is that rouge on my cheeks or am I blushing? HE!
Thank you so very much my very special friend and soul sister.


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2/9/2011 12:57:54 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Wonderfull wishes and image for Kirsten's birthday Laura!!Happy Birthday Kirsten!


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2/9/2011 1:16:57 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful work, Laura!
Happy birthday Kiki!


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2/9/2011 1:29:44 AM

 
Avril Young
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very creatively done Laura...what a great find...Beautiful work!!

Happy birthday Kiki..


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2/9/2011 1:49:51 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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SSSKiki you are most welcome! Hope your day is as terrific as you are!

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Thank you Brett, Barbara and Avril! :D

Great to see you all!


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2/9/2011 2:41:40 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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2/9/2011 2:45:18 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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How cute is this???Nice post work Laura


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2/9/2011 2:50:09 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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What a Great BD Card for her!! Outstanding work Laura! Jeff


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2/9/2011 3:00:15 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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It does make a great tribute (the original photo is a gem in its own right). Happy birthday to Kiki! (I'm wondering if Kiki and Brett Dolsen are in touch. He is deeply involved, and of the same heart and mind, it seems)


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2/9/2011 3:04:20 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Very beautiful M/T Laura, well done.
Nice birthday tribute.
Happy Birthday Kiki!
PS. hanks for the advice Laura, I will look that mag up!!


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2/9/2011 3:10:06 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Happy Birthday Kiki!! I hope these posts will act as a dreamcatcher made up of well wishers to keep your dreams safe.


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2/9/2011 3:13:58 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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A wonderful image and dedication!!


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2/9/2011 3:27:08 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very nice of you


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2/9/2011 3:38:26 AM

 
Julie Christiansen
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Very impressive.


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2/9/2011 3:48:21 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Great birthday tribute~ HBD Kiki!


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2/9/2011 3:58:48 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful image Laura...
Happy birthday Kirsten...


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2/9/2011 4:02:59 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Happy birthday Kiki!! And Laura, I love both photos but I think I lean a little towards the au naturel version! That is definitely a beautiful place! Kiki, hope you have the most wonderful day!


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2/9/2011 4:15:20 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Laura I sure remember the cool blustery day that Shirley and I hiked the trail below the cliff. Excellent DD work too.

I will send a special note to Kiki


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2/9/2011 5:07:10 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Nice! I love the image and I also love the effects and colors!! My hubby is part Indian too. Love it!!


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2/9/2011 6:03:09 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Happy Birthday KiKi....may all of your dreams come true!

Laura, a gorgeous card, and your DDR treatment is beautiful. The original is gorgeous also! Makes a wonderful card! 8o)


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2/9/2011 6:15:02 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Happy Birthday Kiki. A wonderful and artful image to dedicate to Kiki on her birthday. I love the beuatiful colors and that fract is such a beautiful addition to the look. A gorgeous wide open phace of beauty it is. A work of art my friend.


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2/9/2011 6:18:47 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Happy Birthday Kiki!
Lovely image in honor of her birthday!


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2/9/2011 6:33:34 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous, creative image, Laura -- and Happy Birthday to Kiki!


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2/9/2011 8:00:35 AM

 
Annette Carr
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Wonderful image Laura, so peaceful. I like the original, it is beautiful. But I love the one you worked in ddr, it's incredible.
Kiki, you are one of the people I love to see your comments. You are always so sweet. I hope your birthday is sweet and fun!
Celebrate!


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2/9/2011 9:43:25 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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WOW! Hi everyone! It's so great to see all of you! Kiki will be thrilled when she sees all of your greetings and wishes for her!

This was so nice of all of you!

Thanks for what you said about the card, too!!! :)))

You guys are the best! Each one of you!

-Laura


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2/9/2011 10:53:47 AM

 
John Connolly
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIKI!

It's good to see you around again Laura, you did a superb job on Kiki's Card! Love the before and after images!


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2/9/2011 1:08:56 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Thank you again so much, MSSSLala for making this day such a fun and wonderful day.
And thank you so much, everyone, for all your kind wishes. You all helped to make this day very special to me.


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2/9/2011 2:27:02 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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A wonderful birthday card Laura. Happy birthday Kirsten :)


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2/9/2011 3:58:58 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Exceptional DD work creating this beautiful image, Laura! Should be framed and hung! Beautiful original also!
Happy Birthday,Kiki!


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2/9/2011 6:50:47 PM

 
Ann Coates
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This is terrific Laura and a lovely birthday wish for Kirsten. I love both images.


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2/9/2011 6:51:43 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Thank you so much for your birthday wishes, everyone. It meant a lot to me.


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2/10/2011 1:53:05 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Very Happy Birthday blessings to you, Kiki!!! Many happy days ahead!! Beautiful image, Laura!!!


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2/10/2011 3:21:27 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So creative and beautiful Laura!!


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2/10/2011 11:08:52 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you so much! This has been a wonderful party for our Kiki! :)

SO HAPPY! :D

-Laura


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2/10/2011 11:11:19 AM

 
ronald Lunn
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Well all I can think to say is WOW!!!


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2/10/2011 11:40:10 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Well...THANK YOU Ronald! :) That is a great comment!

-Laura


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2/10/2011 4:21:38 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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And thanks so much again, MSSSLala and all you other great BPers, for making my BD such a happy one.


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2/12/2011 2:40:03 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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AND NOW IT HAS BECOME A RE-ENTRY! I always loved this image and I hope maybe the judges will take a second look.

Your Birthday Will Soon Be Here Again Sister! Wow. Time sure flies!

A Happy Day Wished To Each Who Visit This Special Tribute To Our, SSSKiki!

SSSLaura :D


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1/10/2013 12:27:44 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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And I am honored once again by this beautiful dedication, Soul Sister.

I hope too that the judges will open their eyes and see what you and I see.

Yes, time flies. Sometimes I think it's speeding :)


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1/10/2013 1:06:44 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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:D

Great to have you here again Sister!

Huggies!


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1/10/2013 1:09:30 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, gorgeous,
I guess what you wrote to DK is why I love doing Pow Wow's for the Tsuu 'tina Nation. I get nothing monetary in return, but self satisfaction.


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1/10/2013 9:40:54 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful capture and words of tribute
The best tribute is the one given when
the person can hear and read them-Well deserved-(Kiki)


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1/11/2013 6:54:06 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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well done!


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1/12/2013 1:18:57 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Wonderful DD work and a lovely dedication image for Kiki, Pom!
Have a terrific weekend!


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1/12/2013 5:13:29 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Tiia! Thank you!

Hi Mare!!! WOW! I was JUST now to your gallery and didn't know yet that you paid me a visit today too! :)))))

Fun!

This is a re-enter but the dedication is still fresh and new for our Kiki :) For sure!

Thanks very much and thank you everyone. Good to see you all!

-Laura Pommers


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1/12/2013 11:11:53 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Beautiful tribute Laura.


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1/12/2013 12:57:19 PM

 
Avril Young
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outstanding work here, looks awesome, I think it is a winner...wonderful land capture too..


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1/13/2013 6:04:10 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Hi Laura... that filter sure looks like fun... hope you get it back on soon.


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1/14/2013 10:21:29 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Wonderful DDR, Laura!
Happy Birthday Kiki!


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1/17/2013 6:55:05 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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This is a very creative dedication cousin Laura! I love the original image too.


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1/19/2013 1:53:25 PM

 
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