All of A Sudden The Sky Began To Change Color

© Laura E. Swan

All of A Sudden The Sky Began To Change Color

Laura E. Swan Student 5/7/2012 2:17:06 AM

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Doug Pignet 5/7/2012 2:51:15 AM

nicely done #10127151

Stefania Barbier 5/7/2012 3:52:32 AM

great capture Lala! #10127211

Monnie Ryan 5/7/2012 5:26:26 AM

Fabulous, Miss Laura! #10127332

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/7/2012 9:07:44 AM

WoW great image and work here, Laura!

Dominick #10127543

John Connolly 5/7/2012 2:11:52 PM

A remarkable series Laura! You certainly had fun in the darkroom with this one! #10127941

Debbie Bray 5/7/2012 3:54:15 PM

Gees I LOVE it!! Your whimsical storytelling, and the great effects you've added to the images, you should be writing story books, Sweetpea!! You're a big winner in my books!! #10128043

Tammy Espino 5/7/2012 4:04:43 PM

Ya, what Debbie said :) #10128053

Laura E. Swan 5/7/2012 4:14:03 PM

Hi! "Sweetpea" reporting here. HeeHee. I love my new name, Debbie. So it's another way of saying Laura in Hawaiian? Did you stay attached here?

Thank you Doug, Stef, Monnie, Dom, Bro John, Debbie and Tam-tam! :)))
Your comments and support mean a lot to me.

-Lala :D (Aka: Sweetpea). #10128057

Terry Cervi 5/7/2012 5:26:14 PM

Wonderful imagination, storytelling and photo editing, Laura! Love it! Or is it Sweetpea now? LOL! #10128134

Carol Eade 5/7/2012 5:59:49 PM

Fantastic! #10128204

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/7/2012 7:13:30 PM

Fantastic story, NL, and awesome images! The only thing is...I get quizzy in my tummy just looking at these! 3 Ft of the ground and I get quizzy!!! LOL k #10128363

Laura E. Swan 5/7/2012 9:01:18 PM

Hi Terry! You know...I seem to be 'deemed' with a few new pet names a year and I collect them happily! I like Sweetpea. Isn't it cute? :)


Thank you Carol!! :))) xo


Hi NN! Don't worry. I promise the boat wasn't really moving when I took these. In fact I was in Florida playing PeeWee Golf! That was the theme of the REALLY FUN course. Pirates! #10128519

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 5/7/2012 10:28:04 PM

Fantastic work Laura!,
Amalia #10128600

Stephen Zacker 5/8/2012 3:48:26 AM

A Fav for me.. I Really like this #10128773

Bobby Ray Goodman 5/8/2012 4:59:25 AM

Hi Laura,Fantastic capture.Beautiful back lighting and effects my friend!!! #10128865

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/8/2012 7:39:49 AM

Outstanding Laura, also love the story, you do need to be doing books with your pictures!

jo ann c. #10129130

Ellen Hodges 5/8/2012 8:10:06 AM

Very awesome and cool shot, Laura! Absolutely love it!! #10129187

Reynaldo D. Reyes 5/8/2012 8:46:27 AM

Wonderful mood and has the makings of a great adventure movie. Excellent effects and work Laura. #10129228

Laura E. Swan 5/8/2012 9:56:44 AM

Gosh! Thank you so much Amalia, Steve, Bobby, Jo Ann, Ellen and Ray!

What a nice way to arrive this morning to your wonderful comments on these. :) I liked all three images and couldn't decide which to enter and while I made them a story unfolded for me.

I love adventure stories. It would be fun to try and write one.

So pleased that you all liked them!!

Have a great day and Thank you again!

-Laura :D #10129316

Neal D. Hatcher 5/8/2012 2:00:24 PM

Awesome capture #10129664

Laura E. Swan 5/8/2012 2:15:08 PM

Thanks Neal. :) ! #10129719

Emile Abbott 5/8/2012 3:14:51 PM

Takes me back to my sailing days. Oh the memories. #10129853

Heather Loewenhardt 5/8/2012 5:40:48 PM

Another beautiful creation Laura. That program is sure getting a workout by the master. #10130015

Laura E. Swan 5/8/2012 10:30:00 PM

Sailing is wonderful isn't it, Emile! :) I'm happy this brought back memories for you!!! I bet you have some neat stories to tell as well?!! :)


Hi Heather-Merryweather! Thank you! That little program is worth it's weight in gold because the combination possibilities are endless. Literally!!! They give a person the tools to let their imagination take over! :)))

Thanks you guys, and all of you, for taking the time to leave such great comments!!! :)

-Laura :D


Mary K. Robison 5/9/2012 12:32:15 AM

Pom, you've kicked those creative juices into high gear on this one (project, made up of three equally fine images).
I love the mystery of the first, and the lovely combination of colors in the second. As for the "actual", original photo, it's a wonderful silhouette capture. (Where the heck were you when you shot this?)
Finally, your story-telling skills shine here. Pom, you can be particularly proud tonight with the result of your efforts, both with words and digital art. Hat's off to you, Kiddo! #10130287

Laura E. Swan 5/9/2012 12:36:42 AM

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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 5/11/2012 1:09:47 PM

Pretty fabulous images, Sister Sweetpea :)
I dont' know what to say except: WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I love these images. And of course it was fun reading and seeing all 3 images. You have a winner here, SSSL. I'm sure of it. Maybe even 2!!
You have a way of creating magic!! BRAVO!! #10133832

Wm Nosal 5/24/2012 10:10:17 PM

How Did You Get The Shots From The 2011
Spring Fishing Trip (:)

COOL Image, Laura!

3 Weeks To Go... The 35th Annual Spring
Fishing Trip :):0:) #10149119

Christine R. Lobsinger 6/1/2012 5:09:18 AM

Beautiful series Laura...
I really love the first one!!!!!
Great story telling to compliement your work...
I'm Smiling with You,
Christine #10164264

John Rivera 6/6/2012 4:27:53 AM

Fabulous image and work! #10170236

Emile Abbott 9/24/2012 9:40:53 AM

Huge congratulations on this amazing finalist, Laura. #10335711

PATRICIA A. CASEY 9/24/2012 9:52:55 AM

Congratulations my Canadian Kin.....wonderful work here.....all the very best in the next round! #10335771

Bojan Bencic 9/24/2012 10:16:46 AM

Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Laura. #10335870

Stan Kwasniowski 9/24/2012 11:37:57 AM

Laura, congratulations #10336195

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/24/2012 12:40:03 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Laura!

jo ann c. #10336489

Tammy Espino 9/24/2012 12:57:52 PM

Congrats Laura!!! :) Gold is next!!! #10336633

Stefania Barbier 9/24/2012 1:17:07 PM

congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!! #10336796

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 9/24/2012 1:22:59 PM

WOO HOO! HUUUGE congratulations, SSSLala!! And so well deserved too. #10336840

Wm Nosal 9/24/2012 2:00:19 PM

Congratulations Laura! #10337057

Bobby Ray Goodman 9/24/2012 2:29:39 PM

Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Laura.WTG My friend!!! #10337242

Michelle Alton 9/24/2012 3:13:51 PM

Missed this somehow on its debut! Glad it's come back because it is truly inspired, Laura. Congratulations! #10337508

Terry Cervi 9/24/2012 3:49:40 PM

Gorgeous work, Laura! Congrats on your finalist! #10337713

Kathy Salerni 9/24/2012 5:02:03 PM

Big congrats on ANOTHER well deserved Finalist, Laura! #10338058

Neal D. Hatcher 9/24/2012 5:07:27 PM


The Judges at 9/24/2012 5:16:39 PM

Beautiful colors! #10338148

Ann Coates 9/24/2012 6:43:17 PM

Terrific work Laura, congratulations again. #10338617

Renee Doyle 9/24/2012 8:36:00 PM

Excellent work Laura! Congratulations! #10339082

Reynaldo D. Reyes 9/24/2012 9:31:56 PM

Woohooo! Wonderful work laura, Congrats on your finalist. #10339267

Laura E. Swan 9/24/2012 10:43:37 PM

Wow! Everyone! Thank you so much!!! What a wonderful surprise!!!

I'm really enjoying your responses and comments. :))))) I love my supportive BP family!

Thank you Betterphoto Judges, too! :D This was a blast to create!!!

-Laura/LooLoo/Lala/Emmy :)

P.S. I was just to my Fathers memorial. I'm not settled back in yet...I will be back as soon as I can. :))) #10339349

Mary K. Robison 9/24/2012 11:54:34 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your superb creation making Finalist, Pom! So well deserved!Best of luck to you next level up!
P.S. Welcome home!! #10339427

Christine R. Lobsinger 9/25/2012 3:47:35 AM

How Beautiful Sis!!!! WOWOW! I love all of these creations!!
Congratulations to you on your Finalist!
Hope to see this again!
Smiling With You, Chris #10339639

Lydia Williams 9/25/2012 11:19:56 AM

Oh my, how did I miss this are simply this one..and its mysterious and magical effects.. Congratulations! Happy for you! #10340703

Patrick Rouzes 9/25/2012 11:36:31 AM

CONGRATS & good luck, Swanee! AMAZING work!

Christopher J. Budny 9/25/2012 4:04:12 PM

He sure enjoyed quite a show... glad YOU didn't keep it to yourself ;) Congratulations! #10341259

Heather Loewenhardt 9/25/2012 9:29:34 PM

Fabulous DD work Laura. Congrats on this finalist. #10341717

Nancyj Hovey 9/26/2012 7:47:42 AM

WOW, how did I miss THIS one?

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10342225

Laura E. Swan 9/26/2012 10:09:05 AM

Hi Everyone! I am so tickled this image got chosen. That filter program is so awesome. (Smart Photo Editor). The possibilities are endless. A persons imagination is what sets them free.

Thank you all, and Thank You again BP Judges.

-Laura #10342356

Joyce S. Court 9/26/2012 3:49:27 PM

Wow Laura! I have Smart Photo Editor but I haven't played with it yet. You have the gift of fantasy and expression. Write a book! #10342647

Stan Kwasniowski 10/2/2012 8:11:06 AM

Laura, congratulations #10350404

Christopher J. Budny 10/2/2012 8:27:11 AM

Congratulations once more! #10350444

Wm Nosal 10/2/2012 8:46:39 AM

:) Congratulations Again Laura! #10350504

Anita N. Hogue 10/2/2012 9:02:20 AM

WOW, Laura! This is awesome! Congratulation on your win! #10350547

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/2/2012 9:20:06 AM

Hi Laura,big congratulations my friend.You will always be a winner in my books!!!! #10350590

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/2/2012 9:29:49 AM

You worked your magic Laura, huge congratulations! #10350621

Val Feldman 10/2/2012 9:52:24 AM

Incredible dd work combined with the best ever of story-telling skills - LOTW, you are one incredibly talented lady! Sending you much deserved and warmest congrats for a wonderful Gold Win! WTG! #10350687

Monnie Ryan 10/2/2012 9:52:46 AM

Terrific work, Miss Laura - congratulations! #10350689

Ann H. Belus 10/2/2012 10:17:34 AM

Amazing image, Laura...Congratulations! #10350806

Julianne Bradford 10/2/2012 10:27:52 AM

Hey.Hey.Hey!! Terrific work here Laura! Congrats big time! Love your golden creation :-) #10350823

Daniella Puente 10/2/2012 10:46:52 AM

CONGRATS!!!! a great winner Laura, very creative :) #10350855

Bojan Bencic 10/2/2012 11:09:39 AM

Well done. Congratulations on your win, Laura. #10350923

Stefania Barbier 10/2/2012 11:10:43 AM

GORGEOUS winner Lala, congratulations!!! #10350930

Terry Cervi 10/2/2012 12:08:47 PM

Awesome work, Ms.Laura! Congrats on your win! #10351096

PATRICIA A. CASEY 10/2/2012 12:25:14 PM

Hi there, Canadian Kin, A huge congrats on your gold!!! Welcome home too...=^..^= #10351157

Stephen Zacker 10/2/2012 12:29:19 PM

I always liked this one. Congratulations, Laura #10351172

Tammy Espino 10/2/2012 1:28:21 PM

Congrats on your win :) #10351425

Nancyj Hovey 10/2/2012 1:38:18 PM

Fantastic...isn't this one on your wall??? at home???

Huge C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving GOLD!!!! 8o)


JudyAnn Rector 10/2/2012 1:56:13 PM

Oh, Laura, your image is absolutely fabulous!! CONGRATULATIONS!! #10351537

Ann Coates 10/2/2012 2:43:23 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Gold Laura, well done. #10351647

Emile Abbott 10/2/2012 3:06:50 PM

Not a bit surprised to see this in the Gold column Laura. Huge TEXAS CONGRATULATIONS. #10351699

Kathy Salerni 10/2/2012 4:28:54 PM

Woo Hoo! Huge congrats on this Gold Winner, Laura! WTG! #10351862

Michelle Alton 10/2/2012 4:43:20 PM

You should be duly pleased with this great image's golden badge! Wonderful, Laura. #10351909

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/2/2012 5:38:29 PM

I'm not a bit surprised we see this again in Gold, big congratulations Laura!

jo ann c. #10352059

Laura E. Swan 10/2/2012 5:43:02 PM

Wow!!! Thank you guys so very much!!! :) What a huge honor for me to have you all here and to have won the GOLD! Ha!!!!!!!!!


What a wonderful thing.

I appreciate ever word written here. You guys are the best.

SSSLaura/Lala/Emmy/Miss Rose and good old What's Her Name. :) #10352074

Laura E. Swan 10/2/2012 6:08:28 PM

y .... <----That is for Sister Karen. Lol..

Ken Smith 10/2/2012 6:29:34 PM

That's fantastic, Laura...should have been first place!! #10352191

Mary K. Robison 10/2/2012 6:51:58 PM

What a smart move on the bp judges' part --- giving you a much-deserved Gold award for this wonderful work of digital art (three for the price of one!)!!
SOOO very happy for you, Pomma-llama! #10352287

Christine R. Lobsinger 10/2/2012 7:03:47 PM

COngratS to you on your beautiful artwork- and WINNER..
I'm so happy too!!!!!
Smiling With You,
Chris #10352317

Cindy Bendush 10/2/2012 7:04:10 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous gold winner Laura! #10352318

Ellen Hodges 10/2/2012 8:24:49 PM

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner, Laura!!!! #10352428

Rona L. Schwarz 10/2/2012 9:09:32 PM

WOW! Your creativity and whimsy knows no bounds, Laura! What a marvelous, marvelous image and terrific story-telling! You should be writing children's books, you are one very talented lady! Hope you are well. And HUGE, HUGE CONGRATS to you on this spectacular GOLD WINNER! #10352451

Nancy Marie Ricketts 10/2/2012 9:46:00 PM

HUGE congratulations on this fantastical gold winner, Laura-I'm so proud of you!! W T G!!! #10352482

Renee Doyle 10/2/2012 10:50:24 PM

WTG Laura!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!! #10352517

Ujjwal Mukherjee 10/2/2012 10:55:36 PM

What a wonderful creation and winner,Laura! HUGE congratulations!! #10352522

frank w. degenhardt 10/3/2012 2:13:57 AM

A picture that tells us one adventurous story. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. #10352645

Sabrina Ryan 10/3/2012 6:56:23 AM

Congratulations on your Awesome Winning image, Laura! #10353071

Pat and Graham Robards 10/3/2012 7:57:15 AM

Congratulations little Sister, love this. Your creative imagination is just awesome. Love the poem!

Patxxxxxxxxxxxxx #10353185

Neal D. Hatcher 10/3/2012 9:36:12 AM


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/3/2012 10:32:47 AM

I'm so happy to see gold on this beauty, Sister. So well deserved. One of my favorites!! Congratulations!! #10353391

Lydia Williams 10/3/2012 11:09:49 AM

Yay, Laura! So happy for you and your golden win...You are the MASTER of DD! Love the effect!!! :) #10353419

Laura E. Swan 10/3/2012 2:29:34 PM

Hi Everybody!!!! Thank you all so much!!! You are the greatest!!! I appreciate your loving and kind support so much! I'll be along to visit your galleries soon, I hope!!!

This is such an honor for me and has been proof that even every day photos from a vacation (See photos in thread that I added) can be taken into DDR and made into something entirely new and cool! :)))


-SSSLaura/Little Sis/LuLu/LooLoo/Miss Rose, et al :D #10353723

Laura E. Swan 10/4/2012 4:40:17 PM

Mumj, I meant to answer you :). I will be putting this on canvas soon. It's in my next top 5. :) I just cant decide how large to make it yet. :))) I have an "Oceanic Room" in my home and I think it might look great in there. :)

Thank you again everyone. :) #10355654

Merna L. Nobile 10/5/2012 2:04:59 PM

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

Mary Beth Aiello 10/6/2012 1:59:48 PM

Beautiful work, Laura. Huge congrats. #10358318

Usman M. Bajwa 10/8/2012 4:09:28 AM

Big CONGRATZ on the Gold Winner, Laura!!

UB. #10360121

Laura L. Gonzales 10/13/2012 10:15:28 AM

Congratulations Emmy on this most beautiful and well deserved GOLD WIN!!!! You are the master of creativity my dear friend!! I think that if I were up there, I would lose my lunch for sure! Lol ;) Have a great day:) #10367753

David M. Montero 10/27/2012 3:38:58 PM

A belated but huge congratulations on your win for this marvelous work Laura!!! #10387004

Janice Mezzacappa 11/12/2012 6:45:06 PM

I knew I would have such an amazing journey through your work....I love them all and huge congrats on this amazing winner as I believe they all are Laura!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent :) #10416318

Ellen Hodges 3/24/2013 5:21:02 AM

Hi Laura, this was on the front page today!! Simply wonderful!! #10621910

Laura E. Swan 3/24/2013 10:11:52 AM

It WAS??????????? Tell me more! Tell me MORE! Lol...What front page? The scrolling winners on the contest page???

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Thank you *ALL* for your wonderful comments! Please forgive me for being so tardy in saying this!

THANK YOU AGAIN BP and the BP JUDGES for this Great Honor!

-Laura :D #10622229

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Celestial Lights. Auroras of All Colors Filled The Sky.

It would be a long night for this sailor...

And in the morning who would believe His Story?

Exif: F Number: 2.6, ExposureTime: 126/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, FocalLength: 7.60 mm, Model: HP PhotoSmart C812 (V08.28)

Uploaded on 5/7/2012 2:21:11 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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