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A Story of Love
  Joyful Pages
Joyful Pages

As the Pages of Our Lives Turn
And We Build Chapters Of Memories
There is No Greater Joy Than
The Love of Our Family.

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I Had The Great Privilege of Visiting With My Nephew And Family Last Month In California.
He And His Little Girl Love Each Other So Much. What A Joy To Watch Them Together!!!


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f 2.8, 1/200 Hand Held Late Afternoon
Filters and Layers Used Here Are From Smart Photo Editor.

© Laura E. Swan
Canon PowerShot SD...

Bobby Ray Goodman
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    Hi Laura,Great capture my friend.Hope you had a great time.Been a while since I've been to Cali!!!

10/28/2012 6:24:24 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful effects- you are becoming quite the expert applying them!! Hope you had a great time in the warmth!

10/28/2012 6:39:13 PM

Terry Cervi
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I'll bet you had a wonderful time and I'll bet they enjoyed your visit too, Ms. Laura! I really love the treatment you've used on this fantastic shot!

10/28/2012 6:59:05 PM

Laura E. Swan
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Thank you so much you guys! It really was wonderful. I was there for my Fathers memorial service and I really needed to be with my family. It really filled my cup!


10/28/2012 11:38:52 PM

Mary K. Robison
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Pom, the capture's happy mood is great, the effects are always great, and the relationship between father and daughter is the best there is! (See my photo posted in an hour or so...)
I'm so glad your family visit had joyful as well as poignant moments. You needed that!

10/29/2012 12:49:01 AM

Laura E. Swan
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Mare I was so happy with the happy moment that I caught here. Thank you for noticing. :)

It really was a great visit and you are right. I so much needed it. When Dad passed away it was so difficult for me being nearly 2,000 miles from my nearest relative for 3 months without a hug!

It was the Governments fault his funeral/memorial wasn't in July, mostly mine that it wasn't in August and the family as a group decided on Sept., but it was a long stretch.

Thank you for your loving support. I might not be able to stay awake to see your entry tonight but I will try. If not I will be by tomorrow. :)))

-Pommy Doodle :D

10/29/2012 1:04:17 AM

Doug Pignet
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what a wonderful capture nicely done

10/29/2012 2:37:35 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Very nice image and great effects!!

10/29/2012 4:10:43 AM

Lorna Shutter
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You can just see the love exuding from these two! I'm glad you were finally reunited with your family! It was a long wait, but I'm sure it was worth it! ... It made seeing each other again that much more special! Beautiful, touching capture here, Sis! Wonderful treatment too! :)

10/29/2012 8:35:25 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Beautiful capture, Laura!

10/29/2012 10:31:23 AM

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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What a happy moment you've captured here, SSSLala. Fathers and daughters they are such a match and I know both you and I shared the same joy and love with our fathers.
I love the treatment here. A story book. What could be better for this wonderful scene.

10/29/2012 2:41:30 PM

Laura E. Swan
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I come from a very loving family and I know how lucky I am. :) I also know how lucky I am to have all of you in my life. Thanks for your super comments Doug, Colette, Dooners, Monnie and SSSKiki :D


Laura, SSSis and just plain old ME!

10/29/2012 2:47:50 PM

Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Image Laura!

How About Sharing Birthdays :)

10/30/2012 1:23:10 PM

John Connolly
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What a fantastic moment you have captured here Swanee! Your darkroom finesse is truly remarkable!
Nothing beats quality time with your family!

10/30/2012 1:33:25 PM

Tammy Espino
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A wonderful family shot. A moment in time captured forever :)

10/30/2012 4:47:40 PM

Nadia Paul
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Such a beautiful moment captured Laura!

10/30/2012 10:20:15 PM

maria I. Warren
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i totally love this photo sis. :) love how happy they look together :) ♥♥♥♥

10/31/2012 1:17:19 AM

Emile Abbott
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Great emotional capture of the moment. This composition tells the story perfectly.

11/1/2012 8:32:47 AM

Laura E. Swan
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Thank you all! I enjoyed your visits!

Wm- So glad we did. It was fun. Blue Cake baby has yet to make her appearance, too! So the party isn't over yet! :D

John- You are so right. Family makes us complete once we see them again! And these two love every minute together. It's a crop because I wanted just their emotions to come through. :D Glad it did!

Nadia- They really have such a pure love for each other.

Maria-I'm so tickled you love it. (((HUGS!))) Love you!

Emile- I love how her hair is swinging there. :) I thought it really added to it and made this image a total "verb" and not just an "adjective" :D

-Laura :D (Sis!)

11/1/2012 2:09:20 PM

Carol A. Grady
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What a fantastic feeling of joy, joy, joy! Love, love, love. Thank you so much for inviting us in to this special event/moment in your life. I, personally feel honored.

11/1/2012 2:30:55 PM

Laura E. Swan
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Gosh Carol. What a wonderful comment. :) I too, feel honored having had you visit.


11/1/2012 3:14:10 PM

Gina M. Savage
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Awe...Laura, you captured pure joy and love between a father and daughter. I am sure they will love this for years to come. Simply beautiful.

11/1/2012 10:06:31 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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11/2/2012 11:20:36 AM

Stan Kwasniowski
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"Many Happy Returns of the Day"

go a "beautiful lady"

11/4/2012 2:57:32 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Wonderful image, Laura! So well done!

11/4/2012 4:16:11 PM

Ellen Hodges
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Wonderful capture and Happy Birthday, too, dear Laura!!

11/4/2012 6:24:13 PM

Reynaldo D. Reyes
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It's always a pleasure to have that precious interaction with family members, like this image that shows immense joy between your nephew and baby girl, something that money cannot buy. It sure is wonderful for you to be able to have that fellowship with your relatives in California and I'm sure they felt the same way about your visit...a privilege as well. Have a great birthday celebration Laura, it is so well deserved.

11/4/2012 8:56:53 PM

Anthony G. Comella
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Wonderful image and treatment - you certainly know your stuff!!

11/5/2012 10:46:44 AM

Rona L. Schwarz
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What a joy to be in your gallery today and to catch up with your life, Laura! So sorry to hear about your father...fathers and daughters are very difficult it must have been to be away from your family during this time. So glad you got to go visit finally and bask in their warmth and support. A what a lovely image this is - pure love and joy is all over their faces! A terrific moment you've captured here, Laura, and the effects are marvelous!

11/5/2012 9:47:52 PM

Laura E. Swan
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Hi Gina, Shelly, Stan, Tom, Ellen, Rey, Anthony and Rona. :D

I love you responses to this image and guess what, so many of you have expressed that you could feel their joy. DECEMBERS theme is JOY! So I renamed the title, added some thoughts on JOY and entered it again under the MT. I think it might have a chance. :D I hope so because "JOY" really is what these two emanate when they are together!!

Actually our whole family feels it when we are together. We have great love for one another.

I feel BP is my home away from home and you folks are the reasons why.

Thanks again for your support and friendship and love.

-Laura :)

12/21/2012 11:09:07 PM

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