Where This One Started!

© Laura E. Swan

Where This One Started!

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/13/2012 1:05:14 AM

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Avril Young level-classic 3/13/2012 1:08:08 AM

WOW, A WORK OF ART!! your DD work is outstanding..I did ask Alice, she is quite scary tho ;-) awesome stuff Laura! #10035656

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/13/2012 1:10:11 AM

HeeHee! :D I named it this because of what Mary said about Alice in Wonderland! Lol...

I think I like this better as a magical duplex! What do you guys think???

Thanks Avril! :D This JUST came out of the dark room 10 minutes ago!

-Laura #10035658

Louisa Hancock 3/13/2012 2:40:38 AM

Wow Laura this is just fantastic, I will have to revisit Smart Photo Editor, I wasn't that impressed with it but I will look again cause this image is just wonderful. The idea and colours work really well #10035711

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 3/13/2012 2:41:08 AM

Outstanding image and work, Laura!

Dominick #10035713

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/13/2012 3:23:38 AM

a cool creation! #10035784

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/13/2012 3:29:43 AM

You really know how to Jazz things up - Wonderful in every way Laura!! #10035794

Anita Hogue 3/13/2012 4:17:31 AM

A magical image! Fantastic work! #10035922

Michelle Alton 3/13/2012 6:01:07 AM

What a stunning transformation! #10036161

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/13/2012 7:02:45 AM

Photoshop is so much fun! Great work! #10036264

Monnie Ryan level-classic 3/13/2012 7:08:37 AM

Amazing difference, Laura - great job! I'd love to be 9 feet tall to see in those upper windows! #10036280

Mike Clime level-classic 3/13/2012 12:20:31 PM

Very cool old house and really nice dd work, Laura! #10036673

Ann Coates level-classic 3/13/2012 12:49:19 PM

It's a beautiful house to start with and you have turned it into a fantasy wonderland. WOW! Fantastic work Laura. #10036710

John Connolly level-classic 3/13/2012 1:11:06 PM

What a remarkable fantatsy image this is Laura! Great work! #10036738

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/13/2012 1:34:26 PM

You make me want to take some time off and enjoy the digital darkroom. Love the hyper-real effect. Magical Laura. #10036779

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/13/2012 3:29:59 PM

I like your version :) #10036895

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/13/2012 4:58:35 PM

Hi Everyone! :) Last night I sat here and made about 15 different renditions of the Prince House. This one, I think, is my favorite. I'm happy you like it, too! When I first bought this new editing program I thought it was semi limited but the more I take it in and use different images the more possibilities I see.

I highly recommend it! (Emilie! Maybe you will bring your lap top on the train ride and play in DDR across the PRAIRIE Provinces?)

Thanks all of you. Very much!

-Laura :D #10037038

Douglas Perry level-classic 3/13/2012 5:11:02 PM

Cool looking house. You turned it into a duplex! #10037078

Chris Ebben level-classic 3/13/2012 5:13:48 PM

Yes, I like your version best, much more colourful. Very good DDR work=^..^= #10037088

Barbara Waldoch 3/13/2012 5:18:40 PM

Fabulous work, Laura! #10037098

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 3/13/2012 5:21:56 PM

Hey Laura, this is absolutely impressive, it's always a pleasure to visit your gallery with creations like these. You have transformed the casual looking house into this enchanting marvel. Okay now, shall we go down the rabbit hole? Gotta favorite this as it tickles my imagination. #10037111

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/13/2012 5:49:53 PM

HOLY MOLY, NL...this is incredibly FANTABULOUS!!! :-) NN #10037166

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/13/2012 7:28:35 PM

HI Everybody! :D You know what I just noticed??? Look at the clouds at the center at the top! There is a smiley face there! HeeHee! That 180 reflection filter is really neat to use, and so were the rest listed above.

Thanks so much Mr Tree, Chris, Barbara, Rey and Kitty!!!

It's always a pleasure to have each of YOU in my gallery, too! Thanks for saying that Rey!

Have great evenings everyone! :)))

-Laura :D #10037300

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/13/2012 7:38:09 PM

P.S. I found Alice's BACK YARD on Photobucket! :)))

alice Pictures, Images and Photos #10037313

Stan Kwasniowski 3/13/2012 7:47:35 PM

Laura, what do you mean enhanced a little bit, Heck, you could rent out both sides as condo's and make a killing Laura, I'll be your real estate agent lol #10037325

Carol L. Fowler 3/13/2012 9:18:06 PM

You are having WAY too much fun!!! #10037408

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/13/2012 9:26:08 PM

Well Laura, you sure are getting your money's worth out of that program!! You'll be wearing it out before you know it! LOL!! Another super job with wonderful imagination and creativity!! #10037420

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 3/13/2012 10:10:03 PM

FANTASTIC WORK OF ART-Now how about mine #10037449

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/14/2012 12:33:17 AM

Fabulous imagination and dd work Laura!!!! You are having some fun :-)

Mary K. Robison level-classic 3/14/2012 2:53:08 AM

Whoa, Pom!!!
First of all, I faved this, and not just because of the Alice references... ;-D
What you did to turn the Prince House into a fantasy residence is phenomenal! If you'd bought that Smart Photo Editor program and used it just once, THIS is the image it was meant to create!
I can't over-state this, my imaginative friend: this is what a digital Work of Art is all about.
I have no doubt that the bp judges will be as impressed as I am. Looking forward to saying "Congratulations!" to you next month! #10037594

Stephen Zacker level-classic 3/14/2012 3:28:08 AM

This is Really Cool! I just kept looking at it #10037619

Graham Robards level-classic 3/14/2012 5:22:17 AM

Wow I'm impressed with this editor little Sister Sid, iI must run to look at the others.

ps we put a image up for you!

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Graham Robards level-classic 3/14/2012 5:22:17 AM

Wow I'm impressed with this editor little Sister Sid, iI must run to look at the others.

ps we put a image up for you!

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Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/14/2012 9:29:40 AM

Gosh you guys! Your responses to this one has been better than ANY cup of my favorite morning coffee! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

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Stan, you got a deal. :D Being the PM (Property Manager) for this duplex will no doubt be a memorable event...(Or will it? Maybe once you step into the image each month to collect, you wont remember a thing when you step back out? Hmmmm!) Let's talk.


Carol, that was well said! :D


Hi Terry! HeeHee...Yes. I imagine one day I will go to click on it and nothing will happen. :( Just a little pop up will arise saying "You Must Be Kidding!"


Thanks Neal! Yes, and about yours...?! I went to see it and it's very pretty!!!


Hi Renee! :D Great to see you and Thanks so Much! :)))


MARE! WOW! What can I possibly say? What a wonderful friend you are. You are so supportive of me and my work I just can't thank you enough. If I ever own my own gallery, I'll fly you up as my guest of honor! :))) Oh wait, I have to strike it rich first to afford that ticket...Hmmmm...Must rethink that one! Please know in my heart you are so appreciated in my life and gallery. xo Thank you.


Hi Steve! Well, you just come on back any time you need to see it again. No doubt you had fun looking at the details there. I have too, and thank you for looking (and looking!Ha!)


BIG SISTER! Hi !!!!!!!!!!! WOW! I have missed you so much! We need to start thinking of our Halloween theme story with music one of these months? We missed doing it last year. What do you think??? Now that I have this new program we can whip up some real "doozies" and maybe even charge admission? (TO OUR HAUNTED HOUSE???????? HA!)

I'll go see what you have posted but first...this....(Perhaps a sneak peek into Halloween VIA this new filter!)


-Laura :D #10037975

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/14/2012 9:30:20 AM

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David M. Montero 3/14/2012 12:48:19 PM

Wonderful capture and presentation Laura! Love the vibrant colors and tone. #10038186

Gord MacEachern level-classic 3/14/2012 1:26:23 PM

Hi Laura amazing DD work my friend, what a change you made the the big house. Your DD work is just amazing!!
Very sunny and warm here these last few days. Early Spring? #10038209

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/14/2012 3:28:52 PM

Fantastic capture, colors and DD work, Laura. #10038309

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/14/2012 4:25:02 PM

Hi Dave, Gord, and Leslie!

This was really fun to make! I'm delighted that you all like it!

Thanks so much!

-Laura :) #10038394

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 3/14/2012 5:58:04 PM

Hi Laura,Beautiful capture my friend.Just got back into town,been over in Florence Az all day!!!! #10038508

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/15/2012 7:37:16 AM

Fantastic Laura, you are the great DD Queen.

p.s. I bought that filter and still can't get in into my CS 5 or Corel Paint Shop X13, now what am I doing wrong?? I have Windows 7 computer..

jo ann c. #10039180

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/15/2012 9:13:19 AM

Hi Bobby! I hope you had a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :))) Thanks for the visit!


Hi Jo Ann! I'll send you an e-mail in case you aren't here but if you are let me explain. :) It's not a filter. It's a program in itself, with MANY filters in it already!. So it wont fit in CS5 or any other program. You should find it on your desk top. :) Just double click on the picture of the black and white camera and it will open! :)))) Then go to the upper left corner and click on file and open (to photos) and pick a photo to work on. :) I hope this helped! :))) I'm so glad you bought it! :))

-Laura :D

P.S. You are the Queen. I am only one of many princesses! :))) !!! #10039299

Wm Nosal 3/16/2012 7:50:14 AM

COOL Image, Laura! #10040493

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 3/17/2012 11:12:55 AM

WOW!!! Sister, you are making some fantastic artwork images here. One more creative and amazing than the other. I LOVE this one. A winner in my book. #10041923

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/17/2012 7:16:52 PM

Super fab capture, Laura!!! All blessings to you and Dale on your anniversary!!! #10042389

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 3/19/2012 2:57:08 AM

Oh wow this has a magical spirit with it. Your creativity abounds. Congrats on your anniversary. Hope it was special. #10044105

Daniella Puente level-classic 3/21/2012 11:18:10 AM

What a cool work of art Laura! the effects are very good :) well done! #10048109

Susan Fox level-classic 3/22/2012 11:50:03 AM

Wow! Great photoshop work. I could see this as an Alice In Wonderland book illustration #10049546

John Rivera 3/30/2012 4:58:41 AM

Fabulous work here Laura!
A favorite! #10066843

Max Aureli 7/31/2012 8:43:23 AM

Wonderful work, Sister!! Thank you for your sweet words! :-)

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic 8/9/2012 3:23:25 PM

Hi Laura

You sure did a work of art with that picture,well done I love the red colors

Ysa... #10269351

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 8/11/2012 4:58:52 AM

FANTASTIC #10271467

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/11/2012 8:59:44 AM

Hi Wm, SSSKiki, Ellen, Heather, Daniella, Susan, John, Maxy and Ysa :)

So great to hear from you all! Your comments and support are much enjoyed and appreciated!!!

SSSLaura #10271668

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/18/2013 6:54:35 PM

Hi Neal! Somehow I missed you there! Very sorry and thanks so much for the visit and kind comments!

-Laura :) #10737691

Lydia Williams level-classic 12/10/2014 1:12:04 PM 1

This is beautiful! And plenty of work from the Master! #11204298

Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/10/2014 2:15:18 PM

Hi Big Sister Lydia! You are so kind to me and my work. Thank you so much!! Thank you and I really thank you for the gallery visit! :) #11204316

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