The Little People

© Laura E. Swan

The Little People

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/3/2011 5:50:27 PM

The Magic Was Done With Microsoft Digital Imaging! :D

(Either that or we all need a new pair of glasses! HA!) #1350015

Monnie Ryan 2/3/2011 6:05:08 PM

I always wondered about that, Laura -- mystery solved thanks to your creativity! ;-) #9211147

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/3/2011 6:05:40 PM

LOLOL...this is AWESOME, NN! I'm sure you are right about the little people! :-) k #9211149

Ron McEwan 2/3/2011 6:37:43 PM

You found them WTG Laura. This brought a smile to my face.

Laura this was the third and last time we drove by Bow lake. The water is that beautiful blue you always see. Because the Bow Glacier spills into it bringing with it the minerals that make the lake the color we enjoyed so much. I learned that the color all depends on the angle of the sun. When the sun gets high noon or front lighting to enhance the colors then you will see it. When up close the water does appear to be clear to some extent. This was early morning and not a leaf was turning. Couldn't ask for better conditions. I actually felt God was looking over my shoulder all the time, we has such perfect weather. Guess I should have sent this by another message, kind of long. You know me old windy Ron #9211229

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/3/2011 7:05:17 PM

Last to First:

No, Ron. You just pull up a chair any time and talk all you like. It's interesting for EVERY one to read. I don't mind one little bit! Thanks for explaining!

Hi Monnie and (NN) Kitty, too!

Thank you three for your fun, entertaining and sweet comments!

-Laura (N.L.)

:D #9211303

Kathy Salerni level-classic 2/3/2011 8:24:31 PM

I am still laughing at your comment on my Bully photo and now this!!! You are very creative, Laura!! #9211377

Kathy Salerni level-classic 2/3/2011 8:34:35 PM

I am still laughing at your comment on my Bully photo and now this!!! You are very creative, Laura!! #9211386

Stan Kwasniowski 2/3/2011 9:37:27 PM

Laura, lol, wonderful capture and story #9211444

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/3/2011 9:49:21 PM

Very creative, Laura!! This is so cute! It's great to be your Facebook friend too! #9211461

Dick W. Wyatt 2/3/2011 11:55:51 PM

Very creative, Laura . #9211560

Kerry Hill 2/3/2011 11:58:48 PM

Fabulous image Laura, so very creative...well done! #9211565

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 2/4/2011 12:48:25 AM

Lovely image and work, Laura!

Dominick #9211594

Cindy Bendush level-classic 2/4/2011 1:33:48 AM

Cute and creative -- well done Laura! #9211630

Douglas Perry level-classic 2/4/2011 3:25:16 AM

The "little people". The ones who hold everything together! #9211731

Ellen Hodges level-classic 2/4/2011 3:36:12 AM

Love your little people, Laura! Very cute!! #9211790

Ray Thoms level-classic 2/4/2011 4:00:59 AM

Very unique and creative Laura.....well done! #9211863

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 2/4/2011 6:44:00 AM

If BP ever gave out an award for the most creative look, this would be a grand prize winner girl. What a hoot, what a creative mind, love this amazing look using the gap in the wall to give us that feeling that we were looking through it to see the people. It is amazing what one can do when they have your kind of talent and imagination. Beautiful work of art my friend. #9212367

Gord MacEachern level-classic 2/4/2011 8:30:16 AM

I am going ouside right now to check the brick on my house. You never know what I might find there lol..
Cool fun image Laura, well done as always my friend!! #9212570

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 2/4/2011 8:30:19 AM

HAHA! OH, this is so funny, MSSSLala. And beautifully performed!! Big applaus!!!
I LOVE this magical world of yours. Can I come join? #9212571

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/4/2011 9:33:04 AM

I am siting here laughing! I have been waiting for you guys to arrive! HAHAHAHAHA! I laughed as I was making this one. See what long winters and cabin fever can do? (Still laughing!)

Oh....tears..Well..ANYWAY this one was MORE than fun to make. The layered image of the two men was taken inside of an actual CAVE in Banff National Park so it gave me the perfect subject to work with to complete the illusion. :)

I had work dwork with the HUES to get it to math the brick as the cave was a different color. Have to use my healing tool to spread a little MORTAR around too! :D



Yes Mr Tree. You are right. Without the little people the bricks would just topple down when bumped!

SSSKiki OF COURSE YOU CAN...but Mumj will have to use TINK DUST on you first to make you tiny! :)))

Thanks everyone. I am really enjoying your reactions to this one.

Frank, if this goes GOLD, send me your address. I'll send you some gold. It will be the same color as your heart!

-SSSLaura/Miss Rose/Swanee/LooLoo/Lala and Sis! #9212653

Jeff Robinson level-classic 2/4/2011 9:44:07 AM

Really creative, well thought out and accomplished Laura! Jeff #9212660

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/4/2011 10:06:32 AM

HA HA This is soooo funny!! Great work! #9212691

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/4/2011 10:12:22 AM

Thanks Jeff!!!


Shelly -Download that program and you can be doing this stuff by tonight!!! :D


Thanks you two! Fun to see you here enjoying my silliness!



Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 2/4/2011 10:15:46 AM

HA, I always knew there was some little eyes in those wall cracks...everywhere we go! Little eyes watching us....
Fantastic creativity! 8o) #9212715

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/4/2011 10:52:59 AM

Lol...Really laughing now...So funny. YES! I think they might live in hollow trees too....And ROCKS serve as trap doors. Oh I feel a whole DISNEY movie coming on now, don't you???

VERY FUN. Thanks for adding to the laughs, Mumj. You're the best!


Karen Kessler level-classic 2/4/2011 12:26:08 PM

Hey, I think I've seen these two on TV before..."Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" maybe?? Wow, they really ARE Little People! ha! #9212984

Stephen Zacker level-classic 2/4/2011 12:57:04 PM

No wonder I feel like the walls are watching me... :-) #9213045

John Connolly level-classic 2/4/2011 1:04:36 PM

I can see you had a bundle of fun creating this great image Laura! You really went to town on this one, well done! #9213061

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 2/4/2011 1:43:13 PM

Hey, are the little people handing out gold now? Is it coming from the Pot of
Gold? Are you having rainbows up your some for me!!
Looks like you had and are having a lot of fun with this one, Laura! Excellent DDR work and one of a kind!! WTG!! #9213134

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 2/4/2011 2:05:33 PM

Too fun - very creative and wonderful image, Laura... #9213160

Tammy Espino level-classic 2/4/2011 2:32:41 PM

Bawhahahahahah :) #9213205

Yulianto Soeroso level-classic 2/4/2011 4:05:38 PM

nice range to infinity yihaa #9213331

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/4/2011 9:00:00 PM

Okay...Have I told you guys lately how much I love you???!!!

I am still smiling and laughing...Is photography supposed to be this much fun? Maybe we are supposed to be stiff and sober so we can market ourselves better???

NAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! THAT'S THE OLD WAY of doing things! The new way is to BE OURSELVES...and for SOME OF YOU... it's to admit you have ALSO SEEN the LITTLE PEOPLE! HA! (Oh, laughing too hard!)


Denny...the only POT OF GOLD I have ever seen here in my gallery are boxes of CHOCOLATES that bare that name. (FROM WAL-MART NO LESS)...but ONE DAY... Somehow, someway, I hope BP will show me another kind. :D If they do, I WILL SHARE THE WEALTH!

So stay tuned! All of you!

And thanks for the HUGE smiles tonight everyone!

-Laura #9213738

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 2/4/2011 9:31:01 PM

Great DD and image, Laura!! #9213751

Tony Ebben 2/5/2011 2:46:29 AM

Maybe we have little people living in our brickwork!! I've noticed a few little holes like this!! A good fun image, well thought up. #9213935

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/5/2011 8:40:29 AM

Your mind works in wonderful ways, Laura! Congratulations on the well-deserved EP! Keep them coming! #9214488

Irene Colling level-classic 2/5/2011 11:09:39 AM

Laura, you are too much. I can't imagine what goes on in your head.

Very creative idea and excellent photo work. #9214763

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/5/2011 11:10:10 AM

Hi Robert, Tony and Paddy! I had fun making this one! So happy you like it! HA!

Breakfast time here. Yum! Have great days all!

-Laura #9214766

Wm Nosal 2/5/2011 12:05:58 PM

Ha! :) The Great Wall Of Calgary
Wonderful Image, Laura! #9214891

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/5/2011 12:24:30 PM

Gong Hay Fat Choy to YOU, TOO, Wm! HA! :))) Yes. China has NOTHING on Calgary!

Lol...Thanks for the smile!

-Laura #9214919

Lorna Shutter 2/5/2011 1:12:44 PM

... and here I thought they were talking about me!!! LOL! :D
What an extremely funny image you've created here, Laura! Love the angle you took this on! Do the poor little people have any food or heating in that hole? ... or do they run into the house at night to pick up some crumbs?! Ha! Ha! Fantastic DDR work, Sis! :) #9214978

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/5/2011 1:23:10 PM

OM GOSH! I'd better check my mouse traps in the kitchen! Lol...

You know, Sis, I think they have WALL HEATERS. Does this make sense?? HA!

Thanks for the fun! :D

-Lala :)))

Lorna Shutter 2/5/2011 1:30:58 PM

Does any of it make sense?? LOL! :D #9215022

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/5/2011 1:44:07 PM

I don't know. Let's think about it.

Photobucket Photobucket #9215049

Wm Nosal 2/5/2011 1:44:17 PM

The Altimate Snow Fort! #9215050

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/5/2011 1:54:14 PM

Yah! With only one secret way to get there!

HA! #9215068

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/5/2011 1:56:41 PM

Hi Irene! We were commenting at the same time up there! Sorry I missed what you said. Thanks for your visit!

-Laura #9215071

Mary K. Robison 2/5/2011 2:58:33 PM

Pommers, I just knew you were smiling - or even out-and-out laughing - every moment you spent on this! And your discussion thread confirms it!!
This is way too cute. I'm picturing you in mid-March, giving the "little people" some green outfits and shillelaghs (had to do a spell-check on that one!), and chomping on some Lucky Charms... I'm sure Denny (above) will agree. #9215154

Nancy L. Green level-classic 2/5/2011 3:19:03 PM

This is just TOO funny for words!!! You know, I always wondered who the "little people" were??? <>< #9215187

Patti Coblentz level-classic 2/5/2011 4:10:26 PM

This is hilarious, Laura! :)))
Great capture...such a good eye to see them tucked away in there! LOL...great DD work! #9215263

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 2/5/2011 4:46:42 PM

I'm 5ft. and 2 inches I don't fit in :-D
Clever image Laura! #9215323

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/5/2011 6:20:29 PM

Hey, -HI- Everybody! OM GOSH...Little green outfits? Do you think they'd go for it? I don't even know what shillelaghs are but I'd love to try and get the little people to wear them. WE CAN ALL WEAR HEM so they won't feel "DIFFERENT"! What do you think??? :D

Nancy...I love the little people now that I know where they are. I think a lot of you might be keeping your eyes open for your own now! :D HA! (It's cheap entertainment, anyway!)

(Uh oh! I just heard a mouse trap)...

Hi Patti! I KNOW! I KNOW! I am so glad I stopped at the dollar store to get a better pair of glasses. Who knows HOW LONG they have lived there going unnoticed!???

Oh....Theresa...That sounds so sad. WELL if you REALLY want to fit in with the CAVEMEN there, we'll start with your pinky finger and the rest of us will push! A little TINKER BELL DUST and Who Knows! :D

Thanks for the fun everyone. :)))

-Pommy Laura

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 2/6/2011 11:33:08 AM

Lol! I did'nt know that they could double for brick support and I'd remember this when I run out of mortar for my project. Too bad I'm short too and would also be a likely target. Love it! #9216744

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 2/8/2011 11:48:21 AM

Wowza! How cool Laura!

jo ann c. #9221261

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/8/2011 4:35:22 PM

Oh, Rey! Your comments still have me laughing.

Well...They MIGHT do more DAMAGE than help! Who really knows??? I hear they have hollowed colony's! HA!

Here are my wise words for you for today:

Never worry about being one of the little people. The Sun Will Still Shine On The Top Of Your Head!

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Hi Jo Ann! "Wowza?" I love that word! Thanks so much!

-Laura :D

Ann Coates level-classic 9/16/2011 11:00:01 PM

This has to be a Laura image, full of fun and creativity! #9675459

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/17/2011 11:01:24 AM

Now that's kool Laura, love it...

jo ann c. #9676216

Emile Abbott level-classic 9/21/2011 3:44:22 PM

You are so creative Laura. Great title too #9683862

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/23/2011 4:19:53 AM

Extremely cute capture and work, Laura!! #9686512

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/23/2011 9:41:13 AM

Good morning Ann, Jo Ann, Emile and Ellen! I love this one. I laugh every time I see it! HA! I'm tickled that you like it, too! :)))

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL and Thank You for yur visit!!!

-Laura :D #9687055

Karen Kessler level-classic 2/26/2012 6:29:23 PM

This is SO FUNNY!!! You certainly should win the top prize for this creative piece, Lala! Still LOL... #10004583

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 1/3/2013 11:37:26 AM

Great to see this again Laura. Hope you had a fantastic New Year with Dale and Dale's Dad. For all the sweet little people and short one's too (like me) I wish that the celebration continues the whole year round. Cheers! #10497551

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 1/5/2013 10:28:57 PM

Laura, lol, what can we say, you covered all the bases in your intro #10501425

Laura E. Swan level-classic 1/6/2013 11:23:46 AM

Hi Sister Karen!!! HeeHee...I want this to win so badly. I just love it! Lol..I laugh too. I wish BP had a humor category. HEY! Maybe I should have put this in "detail and macro"??? Not DDR again??? :)


Hi Rey!! Thank You and I hope the same for you! :) ... And join the crowd. I, too, am a shorty. Maybe not THIS shorty, but pretty shorty. :)))


Ha! Stan. No need to say a word. So long as I can hear you laughing! :)))

Great to see you all!
-Laura :) #10502023

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 1/16/2013 7:28:39 AM

Hi Canadian this is a side buster!!!! I've been away from posting & commenting for a bit....lots going on here at home...first a Silversmithing Class that I'm taking...then there's the Exposure Expo on 1/26 and arts & crafts fair 3/23 for our photo club...then there's the Friends of White Tank Mountain Park A&C Fair on 2/23 ....whew...been busy...which is a good thing...I don't know how I did this all when I was employed full time...but life is good...hope it's good for you and yours too! Love & hugs
=^..^= #10517879

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/15/2013 5:25:57 PM

Hi Patricia! Thank heavens you took a break for all of that stuff to come on up to Canada and meet with us. It was such a delight. And you saw beautiful JASPER again, too! WE LOVED IT SO MUCH!

Yes! I had a blast making this image. Lol...That is my Brother and Dale in the grouting there. HA! We were actually in a CAVE when I took this photo. (Banff Cave and Basin!) I think that was on your list of things not to miss? :D Or maybe it was still closed down for upgrades while you were here??

Thanks for the fun visit. It was so wonderful to meet you and Roger in Banff!

Love and hugs right back to you!
-Laura :) =^..^= #10845279

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Have You Ever Been Watching The
EMMY'S or OSCARS and They Say:

"I'd Like To Thank The Little People"...

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TV 1/1000. AV 2.8
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Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

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