Mother Nature

© Laura E. Swan

Mother Nature

Dick W. Wyatt 2/19/2011 12:05:52 AM

Always wondered what she looked like !

A little older than expected. #1354383

Usman M. Bajwa 2/19/2011 12:16:51 AM

I never knew she was so beautiful!!! Cool dd work, Laura!

UB. #9249398

Tiia Vissak 2/19/2011 12:17:15 AM

very creative! #9249400

Michelle Alton 2/19/2011 2:59:55 AM

I guess if Mother Nature has borrowed you for cloud duty, you would not be at your computer. Hope all is well.

Pretty depiction of the strong Lady.
(She is blowing a gale here, and I keep hearing large branches thudding against the roof and deck. Too dark to see what her wrath is wreaking now!) #9249503

Bojan Bencic 2/19/2011 3:57:49 AM

Beautiful image, Laura. Work it out and get back soon. #9249566

Jack Gaskin 2/19/2011 4:07:20 AM

WAY COOL now get busy on fixing the weather patterns Mother Nature;o) !!!!

Get a MAC
Jack #9249577

Ron McEwan 2/19/2011 4:42:15 AM

OMG Laura this is incredible, bet we see it again. Super job on this creation #9249615

Douglas Pignet 2/19/2011 5:09:41 AM

Ms Laura another wonderful job in the DD...Well done #9249690

Gord MacEachern 2/19/2011 5:14:05 AM

For being such a quiet, lovely looking Mother Nature, you sure are wreaking havoc here this morning! lol.. #9249699

Ray Thoms 2/19/2011 5:33:49 AM

Great image Laura.....get back soon! #9249761

Monnie Ryan 2/19/2011 6:32:57 AM

She's sure beautiful (and looks vaguely familiar...)! So sorry about the laptop and hope you get back here SOON! #9249865

Annette Carr 2/19/2011 9:32:36 AM

Mother Nature is beautiful! Are you sure you're not related? #9250127

Laura E. Swan 2/19/2011 10:16:42 AM

Good Morning, Dick, Usman, Tiia, Michelle, Bojan, Jack, Ron, Doug, Gord, Ray, Monnie and Annette!

HI YOU GUYS!!!! Good to see you!!! Thank you for commenting even though you didn't have to! :)))

Yes..."OLD" Mother Nature was seen in a storm head cloud HEADING YOUR WAY! HeeHee...Actually as you can see, she was just hanging out! That old familiar face! HA!(ONE OF THESE DAYS there HAS TO BE A "Gold" BINGO, so I keep trying!)

I am on a lap top that isn't mine and I cant use it a lot. :) Glad I am able to come say thank you!!!

I enjoyed your comments very much! I will be on facebook next catching up there. :)


(MISS YOU ALL!) #9250164

Kim Andelkovic 2/19/2011 1:45:45 PM

P E R F E C T title.......awesome image Laura I reckon it will be a winner :-) #9250389

Carol Flisak 2/19/2011 1:50:00 PM

Great creativity and effects, Laura! #9250394

Renata Gusciora 2/19/2011 3:06:28 PM

Wow!Awesome creation!Amazing work,Laura!Love it! #9250485

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 2/19/2011 3:39:09 PM

I agree with Renate - awesome creation indeed. I absolutely love it, SSSLala. Get me a seat with the judges and you will hit gold with this one.

Karen Kessler 2/20/2011 6:32:30 PM

Beatiful, Lala! Definitely one of my faves & I believe the judges will agree! #9252301

Joyce S. Court 2/21/2011 2:13:04 PM

This is beautiful. Hurry back on here. We miss you! #9254062

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/22/2011 5:26:27 PM

FANTABULOUS work and hurry back, NL! :-) NN #9256467

John Connolly 2/23/2011 1:46:47 PM

Excellent work here Laura! I had lunch with Pat & Graham yesterday, they send their very best wishes! #9258168

Stephen Zacker 2/23/2011 4:52:25 PM

This is really Cool! Hope you get your own computer soon #9258457

Boyd L. Alexander 2/24/2011 6:59:55 AM

WOW!! This is an amazing image..just beautiful!! ( I know we will see this again!) #9259457

Julianne Bradford 2/24/2011 9:58:46 PM

This is awesome Laura!! I hope you get your computer fixed soon! And I hope we see this again soon! #9260645

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/25/2011 1:07:00 PM

Beautiful Laura!

jo ann c. #9261941

Wm Nosal 2/25/2011 6:01:10 PM

:) I Always New You Where A Storm
Cooooooool Image, Laura! #9262231

Laura E. Swan 2/25/2011 6:21:18 PM

Thank You All So Much Everyone!!! :)))) Sorry for my abscence. I got my new computer yesterday and am trying to put it together. Not one photo in it yet. :))))

I'll be back in the swing of things soon, I hope! I am downloading programs onto this new lap top tonight.

I loved every word here. Thank you all!!! :))))

(Have missed you, too!!!)

-Laura et,al.... #9262248

Patti Coblentz 2/26/2011 5:03:04 PM

FABULOUS, Laura!!!
..and congrats on your new and well deserved computer!! #9263552

Lorna Shutter 2/26/2011 6:52:12 PM

Wow! This is fabulous, Sis! You just never know where your face is going to appear! This is absolutely heavenly! Love your hair! The blue and white are beautiful! Glad to see you up and running again! Hope all goes well with setting up your new computer! :) #9263706

Mary K. Robison 2/28/2011 1:10:30 AM

What a lovely concept, Pom!
The image of billowy clouds for hair, washed in soft hues of blue, looks wonderful.
Can't wait to see what you create on your new computer! #9265306

Nancy J. Locke 2/28/2011 7:02:02 AM

TOTALLY AMAZING and my most fav photo of your gallery, dear Laura!!!

OUTSTANDING!!! You know I know where you belong with your photography. :D PERFECT!!!

Hugs, Nancy #9265832

frank w. degenhardt 2/28/2011 7:18:21 PM

I think we all know what its like not to have our pc and oh the withdrawal pains we go though till we get it back. Hope you get it all worked out. Gorgeous and creative look at mother nature. She is a beauty. Love the clouds, the lighting is really magical, the flowers in the hair, them beautiful eyes. Gorgeous and creative work dear friend. You take care. #9266961

Wm Nosal 3/4/2011 2:45:54 PM

Beautiful Image, Laura!
Storming Weather? :) #9273878

Laura E. Swan 3/10/2011 11:01:44 PM

Hi Everybody!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

You know what? I just tried to enter a new picture tonight and it didnt let me! Eek! Hope BP is just having a glitch and it's not my new computer in some way?! This would be a disaster!

I hope you are all well. Mother nature wouldn't want it ANY OTHER WAY! HA!

Thanks for the fun and sweet and kind comments!

-(S)Laura :))) #9284699

Ellen Hodges 3/20/2011 7:05:10 AM

Mother nature is beautiful, Laura!! Hope all is well! Best luck with your new computer! #9300634

Laura E. Swan 3/20/2011 9:44:38 PM

Ellen, thank you so much. You just made my night. (Mother Nature Says: "You are such a your sweet heart. :))

...And THAT is GOOD LUCK!... #9303138

Ivan Chacon 3/23/2011 12:19:53 PM

So cool, as always!!! :) #9312727

Laura E. Swan 3/25/2011 10:08:19 PM

Hi Ivan! Thanks so much! :)))

-Laura #9317725

Roxanne M. Bubar 3/27/2011 8:57:35 AM

Magnificent work and image. #9320023

Nancyj E. Hovey 3/27/2011 11:07:07 AM

Ms Laura, this is one of the best images you have created with your beautiful face. It is a fav!!! 8o) #9320258

Laura E. Swan 3/27/2011 4:28:46 PM

Hi Roxanne!!! Hi Mumj!!!

Thank you both so very much.

Do you really think so you guys?

I know I joke and play a lot with my images and especially using my own MUG (BECAUSE I WORK CHEAP!) but you know, I really like this one, too! I really appreciate your feedback!!!

-Laura :))) #9320725

Lorna Shutter 3/27/2011 5:30:17 PM

This is my favourite MUG shot of yours! :) #9320865

Laura E. Swan 3/27/2011 6:28:46 PM

Dooners. :) I love you. :)

-Gooners #9321011

Lorna Shutter 3/27/2011 6:36:31 PM

Gooners. :) I love you too. :)

-Dooners #9321026

Usman M. Bajwa 4/26/2011 7:13:53 PM

HUGE CONGRATZ on your fabulous Finalist SP, Laura. Good luck up next!

UB. #9371030

Patti Coblentz 4/26/2011 7:16:28 PM

Big congratulations on your finalist. Laura!! #9371039

Tammy Espino 4/26/2011 7:23:56 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot! #9371082

Tammy Espino 4/26/2011 7:26:32 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot! #9371099

Tammy Espino 4/26/2011 7:26:32 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot! #9371100

Tammy Espino 4/26/2011 7:26:32 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot! #9371101

Nancyj E. Hovey 4/26/2011 7:26:48 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9371103

Kim Andelkovic 4/26/2011 7:28:51 PM

Super congrats Laura.....I knew this would make it.....loved it straight from the start :-)

Misty Blue 4/26/2011 7:30:02 PM 1

CONGRATS!!!! #9371119

Annette Carr 4/26/2011 7:30:55 PM


Ken Smith 4/26/2011 8:14:15 PM

Way to go, Laura!! Congrats!! #9371361

Kathy Salerni 4/26/2011 8:28:42 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful well-deserved Finalist, Laura! #9371432

Phyllis A. Houghton 4/26/2011 9:27:43 PM

congratulations Laura. You are great at special effects and this is a well deserved finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!! #9371665

Ann Coates 4/26/2011 10:13:38 PM

This is so beautiful Laura. Congratulations on your well deserved finalist. #9371744

Rona L. Schwarz 4/26/2011 10:19:05 PM

Another one of your marvelous digital creations, Laura! This one is really magical - talent and
imagination are an unbeatable combination! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round! #9371754

Susan Weisensel 4/26/2011 11:06:53 PM

Awesome Laura, congrats and best of luck to you. #9371831

Mary K. Robison 4/26/2011 11:48:07 PM

As the saying goes, if it was a snake, it would've bit me, Pom!
For some reason, I thought this superb self-portrait was a finalist last month, and sailed past it, so I'm very glad for the head's up from you.
CONGRATULATIONS, and fingers crossed for you in the next round! #9371903

Bojan Bencic 4/27/2011 12:24:55 AM

Love this one, Laura. Congratulations on your finalist! #9371987

Renee Doyle 4/27/2011 12:53:50 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laura!! #9372029

Laura E. Swan 4/27/2011 1:04:25 AM

You guys are SO SUPER! This was a really nice surprise for me today. I came home from a LONG tax appt. and supper out only to see this AND you all here!!! Glad you started the party without me!

Thank you for your support and cinfidence in me. WOW!


P.S. I know how lucky I am to have you as fellow photographers, digital artists, friends and FAMILY.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!! #9372052

Avril Young 4/27/2011 1:32:16 AM

congrats on your fantastic finalist.. #9372102

Lorna Shutter 4/27/2011 4:18:29 AM

Hey Sis! I'm wearing my special ballroom gown to do the "Finalist" dance today!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Award for my favourite image of YOU!!!!! Good luck in the next round, Gooners!!! :)
Photobucket #9372359

Ellen Hodges 4/27/2011 6:15:23 AM

Huge congrats, Laura!! Awesome and wonderful! Best luck!!! #9372751

Carla Capra 4/27/2011 6:22:34 AM

Hi Laura;
This is just outstanding and creative.
;) CC #9372795

Emile Abbott 4/27/2011 6:56:05 AM

Your digital dark room work is always so outstanding Laura and this is no exception. Big congratulations on your well deserved finalist. Hope you got another computer. #9372954

Shawn Jennings 4/27/2011 9:10:55 AM

Very creative, Laura! Congratulations on your finalist! #9373520

Annette Carr 4/27/2011 12:57:07 PM

Beautiful image! Had to look at it again! #9374025

Monnie Ryan 4/27/2011 1:23:36 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist award, Miss Laura! #9374109

Wm Nosal 4/27/2011 1:56:58 PM

Congratulations, Laura! #9374175

Ann H. Belus 4/27/2011 3:18:42 PM

Fantastic finalist, Laura...congratulations! #9374527

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/27/2011 4:10:04 PM

Big Congrats, Laura! #9374680

Karen Kessler 4/27/2011 5:05:18 PM

WOO HOO, SIS!!! Congratulations on your FINALIST for this lovely photo! I got so excited when I got to the page of this photo & it just popped out at me like, "Hey, I know her!" :) #9374880

Laura E. Swan 4/27/2011 5:22:46 PM

HeeHee! Thanks for all the sweet, fun and really kind remarks. This is such an honor getting a finalist.

(YES! YOU KNOW ME, Kalena! :D )

I like the one I made with the train, too, with these same clouds. It just shows what you can make out of an unusual back ground!

Much appreciated all of you!

Lorna, LOVE THAT DRESS! Patti wore it on her birthday.

-Laura :)


Douglas Perry 4/27/2011 6:12:25 PM

Did I miss or what? Big Congrats Miss Rose.

I am really going to have to watch those clouds now! #9375072

Laura E. Swan 4/27/2011 6:15:46 PM

I have heard it's not good to put your head in the clouds Mr. Tree but do I ever listen??? HeeHee...

Thanks for the fun congrats!

-Miss Rose #9375077

Raymond Pauly 4/27/2011 8:08:15 PM

Huge congrats on this awesome piece of work, Laura! WTG! #9375359

Kathy Salerni 4/27/2011 10:49:39 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful Winner, Laura! #9375542

Patti Coblentz 4/27/2011 11:13:42 PM

Yea, congratulations on your win!! #9375608

Bojan Bencic 4/27/2011 11:24:56 PM

So nice to see this one again, Laura. Congratulations on your win! #9375657

Usman M. Bajwa 4/27/2011 11:28:17 PM

WTG, Laura. The judges love your new hair style, lol. Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle!!!

UB. #9375671

Mary K. Robison 4/27/2011 11:59:23 PM

Never was there a more beautiful Winner, Pommers!
So happy for you!

Cindy Bendush 4/28/2011 12:12:50 AM

Fabulous Laura! Congratulations on your heavenly win!!! #9375762

Ann Coates 4/28/2011 12:23:41 AM

Oh Laura, I'm ecstatic about this. Congratulations on your fantastic GOLD award. #9375790

Barbara Waldoch 4/28/2011 12:25:52 AM

Congratulations, Laura! #9375796

Avril Young 4/28/2011 12:54:49 AM

congrats on your outstanding winner Laura...just so beautiful...well done. #9375809

Laura E. Swan 4/28/2011 1:04:01 AM


SO VERY MUCH EVERYONE!!! This is such a wonderful thing for me!

I don't think I will be able to wipe the "HAPPY" off of my face as I sleep tonight!

I sure appreciate your support and friendship!

-Laura :D #9375818

Laura E. Swan 4/28/2011 1:07:35 AM

Photobucket #9375824

Mukesh Srivastava 4/28/2011 1:16:57 AM

Love your creativity...Great work on layers...Huge congratulations for the GOLD, Laura!!!! #9375837

Kim Andelkovic 4/28/2011 1:17:46 AM

My prediction was rite......whooo hooo Winner I new it......outstanding image super congratulations dear lady :-)

Lyn Darlington 4/28/2011 2:40:32 AM

Laura this image is amazing.....CONGRATS on the gold!!!!!!! #9375867

Monnie Ryan 4/28/2011 3:30:11 AM


Michelle Alton 4/28/2011 3:33:19 AM

Enjoy your Kudos, Laura. So well deserved winner! Huge Congratulations! #9375954

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/28/2011 3:57:10 AM

OMG! Gold suits this image so PERFECTLY, MSSSLala. HUUUUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! I so love this image and I'm so happy that BP also sees it as a WINNER! #9376025

Lorna Shutter 4/28/2011 4:23:58 AM

Woo Hoo!!! You're really moving up in the Photography World, Sis! 2nd Place Win ... What a great achievement! I'm so proud of you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #9376169

Gord MacEachern 4/28/2011 4:29:31 AM

A real great big congratulations Laura, WTG!!!!!!!! #9376206

Ellen Hodges 4/28/2011 4:52:40 AM

Very huge congrats, Laura on an awesome winner of this beautiful lady!!! #9376356

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/28/2011 4:58:31 AM

CONGRATS, Laura! #9376376

Stephen Zacker 4/28/2011 5:03:30 AM

Big Congratulations Laura. This is Cool #9376400

Tammy M. Anderson 4/28/2011 5:15:57 AM

Congrats Laura. #9376454

Anita Hogue 4/28/2011 5:42:03 AM

WOW, Laura! This is awesome work!

Boyd L. Alexander 4/28/2011 5:48:46 AM

A big congratulations on your awesome Gold Winner Laura! Very well deserved!! #9376567

Jeff Robinson 4/28/2011 5:49:44 AM

Congrats Laura on your Wonderful Win!! #9376572

Carla Capra 4/28/2011 6:12:26 AM

Hi Laura;
This is Fantastic...Congratulations.
;) CC #9376635

Nancyj E. Hovey 4/28/2011 6:39:05 AM


on your very deserving 2nd Place

WINNER!!!!!!!! 8o) #9376708

Amanda J. Tanner 4/28/2011 7:17:56 AM

Congratulations on this Beautiful Winner!

Val Feldman 4/28/2011 7:22:09 AM

Someone arrange for a marching band!!! Celebration time!!!! WTG, Ms. Laura - a fabulous Gold Win - Huge and warmest congratulations!!!! #9376836

Heather Loewenhardt 4/28/2011 7:23:27 AM

This image is outstanding. Congrats on your win Laura. #9376840

Jessica Jenney 4/28/2011 7:27:51 AM

Congratulations, Laura on your fabulous win! #9376862

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/28/2011 7:58:16 AM

Too cool and beautiful too!! Congratulations Laura! A creative win!! #9376968

Stefania Barbier 4/28/2011 8:14:13 AM

huge congrats on your wonderful winner!!! #9377009

Tammy Espino 4/28/2011 8:32:20 AM

Big congrts on your win :) Woot woot!!! #9377087

Phyllis A. Houghton 4/28/2011 8:46:43 AM

congratulations on your gold win!!!!!!!!!! #9377131

Stan Kwasniowski 4/28/2011 9:40:11 AM

Laura, "a BIG congratulations" #9377212

Lydia Williams 4/28/2011 9:58:18 AM

Hi Laura,
I had not finished all finalists, when all the golds were, I am so pleased to see this beauty get a gold...Your work IS the BEST! Congratulations! So happy for you! :) #9377264

Irene Colling 4/28/2011 10:38:26 AM

Mother Nature, I'm so pleased to know you. Now I know who to contact when I need a weather related favor.

Congratulations on your wonderfully creative photo art image Laura. A well deserved gold award. #9377398

Laura E. Swan 4/28/2011 10:51:55 AM

Comments, Thank you, Animated Butterflies, Keefers Pictures, Images and Photos

This is such a wonderful honor! I sure appreciate all of your comments and congratulations!!!

ALSO THANK YOU TO BETTER PHOTO for seeing this creations as GOLD quality!

That Makes Hard Work, Training and Effort all worth it. All of you inspire me to move forward and push the envelope!

(Having fun in DDR is a great bonus too!)

-Laura :))) #9377454

Patrick Rouzes 4/28/2011 11:01:09 AM

Swanee Laura, your beauty & talent sure created a lovely Image & Winner! Delighted for you & well deserved, my friend! Congratulations! #9377470

Rony Sagy 4/28/2011 12:04:09 PM

Congratulations Laura on this fantastic and well deserved Gold. #9377644

Mariann Kovats 4/28/2011 12:19:36 PM

Fantastic work! Congratulations on your winner, Laura! #9377700

Sharon Sawyer 4/28/2011 1:41:15 PM

Whoooooooooooo Hoooooooo!!! WTG, Laura! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!! #9377848

Ken Smith 4/28/2011 5:34:06 PM

Having fun...and getting the gold...super combo!! Congrats Laura! #9378401

Karen Kessler 4/28/2011 6:18:39 PM

For once it paid off to have your head in the clouds! ha! Congratulations on this WINNING PHOTO!!! #9378501

Laura E. Swan 4/28/2011 7:34:50 PM

Okay...Love is a big word. MUST BE CAREFUL HERE...

BUT I LOVE YOU ALL! Oops! I slipped! HeeHee!

Dale has challended me to a game of pool. Do you think I should leave the computer to play AND MAYBE EVEN WIN???

He is PRO level and I beat him last time!!! I bet he just let me win....but I used to be good!!!

Chicken wings and 4 1/2 x 9 tables here we come!!!

Thank you all.

SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!! This is so exciting.

Hugs and love,
Laura #9378599

Robert R. Goodman 4/28/2011 9:06:42 PM

Hi Laura,WOW!!That is a gorgeous capture.Big congratulations on you stunning win!!! #9378687

Rona L. Schwarz 4/28/2011 9:25:57 PM

W TG Laura - WOW!!! Your outstanding creativity and imagination is only outdone by your warm friendship and popularity here at BP! It couldn't happen to a more talented, funny, and friendly photographer!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS VERY DESERVING GOLD WINNER!!! #9378699

Merna L. Nobile 4/28/2011 10:57:20 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Renee Doyle 4/29/2011 1:01:03 AM

Doing a happy dance :-) WTG Laura!! Congratulations! #9378909

Datha Y. Thompson 4/29/2011 10:13:00 AM

Beautiful work Laura!! Love it :)

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/29/2011 12:55:42 PM

Congratulation on this fantastic win, NL! :-) k #9379883

Ann H. Belus 4/29/2011 1:37:05 PM

Huge congratulations, Laura, on this awesome winner! #9379938

Shawn Jennings 4/29/2011 6:37:36 PM

Congratulations on your win, Laura! #9380495

Douglas Perry 4/30/2011 4:28:04 AM

And she hits one out of the ball park! #9380875

Emile Abbott 4/30/2011 11:55:19 AM

Way to go Laura on this well deserved gold winner. You rock #9381473

Carol A. Grady 4/30/2011 8:16:23 PM

Congrats on your well deserved win Laura!

It is a well deserved honor - you continue to amaze! #9382075

Laura E. Swan 5/1/2011 2:34:46 AM



So happy to see you all here!

Thanks for all you said!

-N.L., Laura, Miss Rose :D #9382266

Ujjwal Mukherjee 5/2/2011 2:27:17 AM

Wonderful !!

HUGE congratulations,Laura!! #9383951

Carol A. Grady 5/2/2011 6:47:43 AM

Congratulations on the well deserved winner Laura! #9384418

Max Aureli 5/3/2011 7:15:14 PM

WOW!!!! #9387690

Laura E. Swan 5/3/2011 10:18:09 PM

Thank you Ujjwal, Carol and Brother Sharkey!


Great to see you all!

-Laura #9387882

Ulysses A. Villamin 5/4/2011 3:32:13 AM


Laura E. Swan 5/4/2011 8:31:45 AM

Hey little Brother! What's new? So nice to see you!!!

Thanks for the congrats!

-Big Sister, Laura :) !!! #9388728

Christine Lobsinger 5/4/2011 10:38:44 AM

Beautiful Laura, simply Beautiful!!!!
A big Congrats to you on your WINNER!
Chris #9388889

Annette Carr 5/4/2011 1:19:32 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! BetterPhoto Winner is hard to get! I am so happy for you. Huge smiles here! #9389097

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/4/2011 3:47:39 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd place winner Laura..

Have been unable to comment due to all the tornado's to the area here in north Alabama..but thankfully we are safe and we now have power again...

jo ann c. #9389358

Laura E. Swan 5/4/2011 4:50:43 PM

Hi Chris! Thanks so much! My mug shot finally paid off! HA! This was really exciting to get! :))))) !!!!!


Hi Nette!! I agree with you so you can only imagine my SHOCK! Thank you ma'am!


Jo Ann, OM GOSH! I had forgotten that you live in Alabama. I was thinking Tennesee! I am so so sorry to hear that you were effected and we can all be so GRATEFUL that you are okay!!!

Thanks for taking the time to congratulate me! You are so sweet!



David M. Montero 5/11/2011 1:25:54 PM

Awesome work Laura. Congratulations on your winning selection!!! #9400008

Laura L. Gonzales 5/19/2011 9:52:17 PM

Wow Emmy! Congratulations on your spectacular win! Your creativity sure paid off. Simply stunning! Ya know what they say, "Don't fool around with mother nature"! Ha.. Really beautiful Laura and congrats again on this well deserved win! Have a great night, hope all is going well . Hugs, Laura #9416042

Laura E. Swan 6/1/2011 3:45:21 PM

Thank you lots Dave! Great to see you!!!


LAURA LEE! Hi !!! I have to tell you, this was really fun to make. It still makes me giggle looking at it. What a huge honor to get GOLD for it! WOW! The only thing better than THAT is having fun friends and family like you!

Thanks and Thank You EVERYONE. :)


HA! (Get it? Mother Nature???) #9439299

Lorna Shutter 6/1/2011 3:48:08 PM

flower smile Pictures, Images and Photos #9439301

Laura E. Swan 6/1/2011 3:59:05 PM

Hi Dooners. I see we are sporting the same smile today.

But then why wouldn't we? WE are TWINS! #9439310

Laura E. Swan 6/1/2011 4:03:18 PM

flower smile Pictures, Images and Photos flower smile Pictures, Images and Photos #9439315

Rod Partington 8/28/2011 6:19:48 PM

Love,Love,Love this! Awesome work of art Laura! Well done! Congrats on the gold.Totally deserves it! Peace. #9639379

Amanda D. Austwick 2/27/2012 5:05:59 AM

Late coming in on this, but this is fantastic work! Never knew mother Nature was so beautiful! #10006405

Laura E. Swan 2/27/2012 9:20:28 AM

Hi Rod!!!! Well I must say there is something really refreshing about having ones head in the clouds! HeeHee


And Thank You ALSO to Amanda!!! It's so nice to see you both here!!! I'm really happy with this image and how it turned out.

-Laura #10007431

Louisa Hancock 3/1/2012 4:40:52 PM

Hello Laura, thankyou for your great comments in my gallery, it is wonderful when someone appreciates your work. I have been looking through your gallery as well and WOW I do love this, your work is outstanding and I must say I think it helps to have your head in the clouds when you want to be creative lol.
-Louisa #10016746

Laura L. Gonzales 3/9/2016 5:48:38 PM

Yippeeee!!! Congrats on another pick by the Judges for the best of the best! Happy for you! :) #11444608

Laura E. Swan 3/9/2016 6:44:10 PM

Hi Louisa and Laura :D

Thank you both so much. I'm very honored by each word! #11444634

Lydia Williams 3/10/2016 4:59:42 AM

Happy to see this one again, dear Laura! A very special one! #11444777

Emile Abbott 3/10/2016 7:09:50 AM

Congratulations on another Best of the Best, Laura #11444816

Mary K. Robison 3/12/2016 1:03:19 AM

Hey, Pom! I just used your e-mail link to find this forever-beautiful SP as one of your All-Time Gold EP's ~ the judges definitely got it right on this one! CONGRATULATIONS, and
best of luck in the rounds to follow! #11446089

James Kooper 3/12/2016 1:27:21 AM

How beautiful it is Laura! Thank you for posting it here! #11446092

Heather Loewenhardt 3/12/2016 6:22:19 AM

This is a fabulous entry Laura. Congrats on the gold medal. #11446138

Laura E. Swan 3/12/2016 11:05:58 AM

Hi Big Sis Lydia, Emile, Mare, Jannatul and Heather. Thank you so very much!! I'm really tickled that it got chosen! AND EVEN MORE TICKLED that you came to visit me and my work! Thanks very much!! #11446285

Ellen Hodges 3/23/2016 4:27:14 AM

Huge congrats and best luck with this Fab image, Laura!! #11450464

Laura E. Swan 3/23/2016 12:05:40 PM

Thank you Ellen!!! :D And the same to you! Did you put yours up front and center so w can find them? I hope so because I am on my way to your gallery!! :D #11450660

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(DDR) Layered Face Into Cloud. Cloud Was From Last Summer. ADOBE PSE7 and Digital Imaging 2006.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/12500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 2/18/2011 11:48:14 PM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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