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Loving Life

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In The Days of Old
Fires Would Burn In The Family TeePee's
Of The Native Indians On Cold Winter Nights.
The Warm Heat Would Rise To The Top Keeping Their Precious Little Babies Toasty And
Safe And Warm.

Having The Child's Hammock Higher Up Also Kept The Baby Out of Dangers Way From Animals In The Night.

Original Image Taken At:
"BUFFALO HEAD SMASHED IN"
ALBERTA, CANADA.

Summer 2010

I will include the image BEFORE DDR for those of you who like to look.

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Fractalius Filter Applied. (DDR)
TV 1/60, AV 3.5 ISO 800. 1
100810

© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
  BEFORE DDR
BEFORE DDR

I also edited some distractions out for the final entry with the healing tool in PSE7 such as
that white thing on the ground, and several other little things that took my eye away from the baby.
(Mainly on the TeePee itself).

I also used the SMUDGE tool in PSE7 with a fine tip to better define the baby's head and face.

MONTHLY THEME:
"Loving Life"

© Laura E. Swan
Nikon D90 Digital ...

 
 
 
Laura E. Swan
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2/12/2011 12:33:27 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Love how it turned out, Laura -- outstanding!


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2/12/2011 1:18:58 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks for sharing this scene with us Laura, I have never been in a Teepee, so this is a real education for me! You did a great job with this one!


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2/12/2011 1:26:54 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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I was going to say what John did , so I will I Have never seen the inside of a teepee before!! A wonderful capture and great treatment you used :)


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2/12/2011 2:14:19 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Sis, this is great! Love your treatment- the frac filter.
Cool!
Nicely done!
Christine
Smiling


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2/12/2011 3:41:12 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fabulous image, NL! GREAT colors, composition and effects! :-) NN


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2/12/2011 5:23:25 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Great Image, Laura!
It Could Get Realy Hot Up There For The Baby


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2/12/2011 5:24:18 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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The TeePee is a wonderful residence and you've captured the warmth and comfort of it here.
Beautiful work and image, MSSSLala.


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2/13/2011 1:41:56 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank You So Much Monnie, John, Tammers, Chrissy, NN Kitty, Wm and SSSKiki!!!

TeePee's are really cool, in fact you guys, SSSKiki and I were in a real one together at HERITAGE PARK, CALGARY (Right Sis???) and it had a fire going in it!!! YES IT WAS HOT IN THERE!!! ANY poor baby could have really overheated as the heat even had our feet warm! It was consuming heat.

At the top ANY real TeePee there is a way to pull back the flap of animal skin or thick tarp with a rope to regulate the heat however.. Like an exhaust pipe or chimney if you will.

Very engenious invention.

Thank You All For The Visit!

-Laura :)


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2/13/2011 5:47:12 PM

 
Rita Hill
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Wow, this is so cool! Great information and photograph. Well done Laura.


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2/13/2011 6:31:25 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Your colors, tones, lighting, clarity, & treatment make for a winning image here, Laura! Exceptional work, indeed!


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2/13/2011 7:17:34 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Those were the days :-) Great shot and history


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2/14/2011 4:01:34 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, wonderful image.

I have been in a tepee when it is 80f outside and inside with the bottoms slightly rolled up for ventilation, cool and just comfortable. I was amazed


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2/16/2011 9:35:39 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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Great work Laura.


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2/16/2011 11:52:54 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank You Rita, Paddy, Steve, Stan and Dick!

The Native Indians really were and are so resorceful. I so enjoyed learning more about their culture!!!

Thanks everyone!!! :)

-Laura


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2/25/2011 6:30:30 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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cool colors & effects!


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2/27/2011 8:40:38 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wowwwww....what a beauty Laura, I love it! I lost my fractalius when I got a new computer...boo hoo!

jo ann c.


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1/10/2013 8:21:36 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Tiia! Hi Jo Ann!

So did I, Jo Ann. I have been without my fract. filter for a long while (since the new lap top) but I still have it to install. Just having a hard time figuring out how. It was too long ago. :((( This is a re-entry!!

Thanks lots ladies!!!

-Laura :D


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1/10/2013 9:58:17 AM

 
John Connolly
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Nice work here Sister Swanee! I hope your rework grabs the judges attention this time!


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1/10/2013 12:52:24 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice DD work Laura and hope you get your Frac filter loaded on you new PC.


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1/12/2013 12:56:09 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you gentlemen! :D

-Swanee Lou :D


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1/12/2013 1:08:13 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Great choice for a re-submit, Pom!
Sorry about the current unavailability of your Frac. filter. You work such magic with its many variations. Best of luck "getting with the program".


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1/13/2013 8:51:29 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Cool image Miss Rose


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1/15/2013 7:04:52 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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I love your treatment on this fantastic shot, LaLa!! Very cool work!


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1/15/2013 8:44:13 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi BP Family :) Lets all get inside here and stay warm and cozy! It's chilly out!

Thanks for each visit and comment! :D

-Miss Rosy Lala Pom :D


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1/15/2013 8:48:14 PM

 
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