Looking Back

© Laura E. Swan

Looking Back

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/2/2010 11:28:28 PM

* * * BEFORE/AFTER A FEW EXTRAS! * * * #1294255

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/2/2010 11:44:18 PM

Oops! Sorry Ann! Found You In Cyber Space!

Here You Go: :)

Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member

member since: /21/2008

It is very pretty Laura and you treatment works really well. Love all those bright colours.

8/2/2010 11:28:16 PM

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Thank You Very Much Ann!!!

-Laura :) #8802680

Tiia Vissak 8/3/2010 12:21:23 AM

cool colors, shapes & effects! #8802693

Lynne Morris 8/3/2010 12:43:05 AM

Wow this is gorgeous Laura, love the colours and effects. #8802710

Dick W. Wyatt 8/3/2010 1:09:22 AM

The original looks really good to me.

Love the colors, well done Laura. #8802751

Michelle Alton 8/3/2010 1:46:57 AM

The original wins my vote! But they are all scrumptious, Laura! #8802827

Paul E. Earl 8/3/2010 2:13:11 AM

The original works for me too but I am an original kind of guy! Beautiful floral, Swanee! #8802857

Avril Young level-classic 8/3/2010 2:17:47 AM

wow, outstanding capture and DD work..beautiful colour and effects.. #8802865

Gord MacEachern level-classic 8/3/2010 3:39:09 AM

Super cool Laura, you make it to hard to pick lol... great job here! #8802961

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/3/2010 3:53:00 AM

Very nice capture and DD work Laura! Jeff #8802988

Mukesh Srivastava level-classic 8/3/2010 4:03:09 AM

Great capture and use of Frac filter, Laura!!!! Love the original too... #8803011

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 8/3/2010 5:05:47 AM

The original does look good and I do like the Frac filter look as well. #8803133

Irene Colling level-classic 8/3/2010 7:29:16 AM

Love seeing all of your various filter versions of this lovely image.

Nice work Laura. #8803435

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/3/2010 7:56:42 AM

Than you everyone! Well since so many of you really like the original too, then I will re-enter it next month. I dont know that I would be allowed to this month? Humm..I should ask. Does anyone know?

Thank you so much Tiia, Lynne, Dick, Michelle, Early, Avril, Gord, Jeff, Mukesh, Sylvia and Irene.

So wonderful to hear you liked one or all of them! :)

-Laura (Swanee!) #8803508

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 8/3/2010 8:00:23 AM

They all are beautiful Laura, I like the one you chose to post best I think!

jo ann c. #8803523

Monnie Ryan level-classic 8/3/2010 10:22:46 AM

The one you entered is my favorite too, although they're all pretty! I'll bet Ron got a good one from the other direction, too! #8803775

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/3/2010 10:28:37 AM

Hi Jo Ann! Hi Monnie!

So glad you both like the one I entered. :)

Monnie, I salivated over that beautiful flower and resisted snapping away so Ron could have the shot. It will be great to see his!

Thanks so much! :D

-Laura #8803782

Ron McEwan level-classic 8/3/2010 11:48:39 AM

If I could just have a wee bit of Michelle and Franks vocabulary I could write you a real zinger of a comment Laura. I remember this one, we almost knocked each other out of the way to get it, kidding. You got it first. And well done indeed is the final results. (Johnson Canyon Right?)

We are melting down here. I want to go back. #8803904

John Connolly level-classic 8/3/2010 3:11:01 PM

Beautiful work here Laura! I feel it is so rewarding going on a photo shoot with other BP members! #8804216

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/3/2010 4:09:36 PM

Lol! Hi Ron!!! Yah! I think you might be right about us seeing it at the same time! YES! Johnston's Canyon.

BUT! YOU have the FRONT of the flower! THIS is the BACK! :D

I saved the best for you!

66* and SUNNY here today. Mild and beautiful! Sorry to hear you are melting. :( YOU ARE HOME NOW???


John C., NOW that I have experienced it first hand I have to agree! It was a blast! :)))

Thank you both so much for all you said and to all of you as well!


RON...Who gets the wooden bear family?

Hehe! #8804305

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/3/2010 5:36:37 PM

I like the first one you posted, Laura! Of course, I am a big fan of the fract filter!! I think they are all outstanding! WTG! #8804482

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/3/2010 5:44:26 PM

Wonderful effects on this cool image, Laura! :-) k #8804509

Renata Gusciora 8/3/2010 6:00:14 PM

So lovely,Laura!Wonderful effects and colors!Outstanding work! #8804560

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 8/3/2010 7:19:58 PM

This is a beautiful flower, Laura and your effects make it even better!! Gorgeous image and very beautifully done!! #8804693

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/3/2010 7:27:42 PM

Kathy! Thank You! Not everyone is!!! I appreciate your comments and visit! :)


Hi Miss Kitty! Thanks lots! :D


Hi Renata! Your comments always make me smile! Thanks a lot! :)


Thanks Denny! You are so kind to me and my images!!! Much appreciated!

I like that this is actually the BACK of the flower and it's STILL pretty!

Have wonderful evenings all!


Tammy Espino level-classic 8/3/2010 7:40:19 PM

I like them all!!! :) The original is beautiful for flowers , do the others for ddr ! Just do it! Hope your camping is going well~ #8804719

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/3/2010 8:22:34 PM

Okay Tammers! I will! Thanks! Maybe not tonight however?

We are home but heading back out soon!

Night night!

-Lala #8804775

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/3/2010 8:56:41 PM

The original capture is lovely, Pom, but I must say, I'm extremely fond of your Frac-filtered version. You've given this seen-from-behind floral such a striking beauty! #8804808

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 8/3/2010 9:00:33 PM

Laura, beautifully done #8804812

Tammy Espino level-classic 9/15/2010 4:39:56 PM

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!!! :) whooooooooo (bumping chest, high five)Whooooo ((cheerleader splits) #8903797

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 9/15/2010 4:53:22 PM

Laura, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!! #8903928

Carol A. Grady level-classic 9/15/2010 5:00:41 PM

Congratulations on ALL of your finalist picks Laura - WTG! Good luck in the next round. #8904000

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 9/15/2010 5:16:35 PM

Very cool, congratulations! #8904143

Tommy E. Burgess 9/15/2010 5:28:45 PM

Whew close call eh? LOL Huge Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved finalist Laura and best of luck in the next round. Thanks for the session last night. Now we just need to remember to not forget, or forget to not remember or something like that. #8904261

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/15/2010 5:29:28 PM

Mare, Stan, Tammy, Sharon, Carol, Randy!



-Laura #8904271

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/15/2010 5:32:37 PM


YES! LEST WE NEVER FORGET AGAIN! I GOT TWO THIS MONTH! Hehe! I better go see how you did! Be right there!

Thanks so much! #8904295

Ron McEwan 9/15/2010 5:33:25 PM

Congrats on getting Silver Laura and for any others you received for Aug. WTG #8904300

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/15/2010 5:34:28 PM

Thank You RON! :))) #8904310

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/15/2010 6:08:56 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Laura!!! Very best luck!!! #8904599

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 9/15/2010 6:32:18 PM

WTG on your wonderful August finalists Laura!! :-) k #8904819

Karen Kessler level-classic 9/15/2010 6:54:20 PM

Congratulations on your FINALIST for this lovely artwork!!! WTG!!! #8905043

Chris Ebben level-classic 9/15/2010 7:18:48 PM

I liked them all!! Good DDR work=^..^= #8905264

maria Warren 9/15/2010 7:29:36 PM

Sis Congrats on this beautiful finalist I love it (((hugs))) good luck on the next round:)

love ya #8905345

Mukesh Srivastava 9/15/2010 7:36:55 PM

Huge Congrats for the Finalist, dear friend Laura!!!! Good luck for the GOLD!!!! #8905403

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/15/2010 7:44:04 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8905481

Rona L. Schwarz 9/15/2010 7:47:23 PM

Wonderful DD work, Laura! Your effects are always so well-done! Congratulations On Your Superb Finalist, And Good Luck In The Next Round! #8905506

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/15/2010 7:56:14 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

Photobucket #8905562

Val Feldman level-classic 9/15/2010 8:07:38 PM

Your creativity knows no bounds - Laura Unleashed...go get 'em tiger or rather, tigress! Huge congrats on this gorgeous piece of dd work and all the best in the upcoming round! #8905620

Kathy Salerni level-classic 9/15/2010 8:08:18 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalists, Laura!! Best of luck in the next round! #8905622

Lorna Shutter 9/15/2010 8:44:46 PM

All right, Sis!!! CONGRATULATIONS on another great Finalist!!!!! :) Photobucket #8905898

Sherran Andersen level-classic 9/15/2010 9:12:51 PM

Congrats Laura!!!!!!!! #8906071

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/15/2010 9:56:21 PM

You guys are so good to me. Thank you everyone!


-Laura #8906371

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 9/15/2010 10:19:51 PM

Another well deserved finalist!! Huge congratulations, MSSSLala. This is worth celebrating!! #8906509

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/15/2010 11:16:40 PM

Great treatment!!! Big congratulations to you Laura!! #8906726

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/15/2010 11:21:44 PM

Hi SSSKiki and Renee! Thank you both so VERY MUCH! What a thrill for me! Thanks for sharing in the excitement!

-Laura :D #8906733

Dick W. Wyatt level-classic 9/16/2010 12:41:22 AM

Way to go Laura. #8907030

Ann Coates level-classic 9/16/2010 1:08:50 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist Laura. #8907134

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/16/2010 2:19:44 AM


Stephen Zacker level-classic 9/16/2010 3:27:02 AM

Very artistic. Congratulations Laura #8907715

John Connolly level-classic 9/16/2010 3:48:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalists Laura, and I hope you do well in the next round! #8910076

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/16/2010 6:09:28 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Swanee Laura! Good luck, my friend! #8910810

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 9/16/2010 7:05:12 PM

Congratulations Sis, another WONDERFUL FINALIST....
All the best in the next round!!
Smiling again #8910938

Sam Britt level-classic 9/16/2010 7:38:16 PM

Big Congrats, Laura!! #8911096

Julianne Bradford level-classic 9/16/2010 7:47:48 PM

Awesome finalist Laura!! WTG! #8911147

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/17/2010 1:26:46 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on the Finalist Award!

UB. #8911735

Irene Colling level-classic 9/17/2010 11:06:55 AM

Each of your photo effects is special in its own way making many lovely images.

Congratulations on your finalist Laura. #8912682

John Anderson level-classic 9/17/2010 7:37:57 PM

Superb color and detail...Excellent work, Congratulations on the FINALIST..... #8914265

Wm Nosal 9/18/2010 3:29:22 AM

Beautiful Shot! And or Shots
Congratulations! #8914759

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/18/2010 10:17:48 AM

Good Morning Everyone! Thank You SO VERY MUCH for coming by to congratulate me!

A huge honor. Thanks for all you have said!

-Laura :))) #8915677

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/19/2010 1:02:52 PM

Big congratulations Laura!

jo ann c. #8918077

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/19/2010 1:59:39 PM

Thank you Jo Ann :)

Much appreciated!

-Laura #8918133

Graham Robards level-classic 10/3/2010 9:43:11 AM

Oh I must have been away and missed this.

Lovely Lala and a belated congratulations.

x #8944313

Laura E. Swan level-classic 10/3/2010 9:45:47 AM

Thank you Big Sis!!! I am working on an image for the ghost train right now to coincide with your WONDERFUL GHOST on the horse! You said he is here to show us safely to our rooms! AND HE SHALL!!!

Good to see you!!! xxxxxxx!!!
-Lala #8944320

Gina M. Savage level-classic 4/2/2011 3:03:30 PM

Love this one, Laura.....CONGRATS!! #9331429

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/2/2011 7:20:05 PM

Hi Gina! :)))) Thank you very much! :)))

Ellen Hodges level-classic 4/27/2011 6:14:19 AM

Huge congrats, Laura!!! #9372742

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/27/2011 12:41:46 PM

Hi Ellen! Thank you lady!!! :)))

-Laura :))) #9373979

Stephen Zacker level-classic 4/28/2011 5:05:17 AM

Congratulations Laura #9376406

Lydia Williams level-classic 4/28/2011 10:01:31 AM

Oh, Laura...fantastic work on this one...you make me want to try it all..Congratulations on this finalist...I love it. :) #9377274

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This is the Back Of
The Most Beautiful Flower
I Had Seen All Day.
Of course I let Ron McEwan Shoot The Front!
You Will See It ~MUCH LATER~ From Him!

Frac Filter Applied

(I'll Show You The Original, Too. It's Very Pretty)

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TV 1/200, AV 7.1 ISO 200
(DDR) 210710


Exif: Model:

Uploaded on 8/2/2010 11:26:18 PM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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