Oceanside California

© Laura E. Swan

Oceanside California

Wm Nosal 10/20/2014 10:50:30 PM 1

Very Cool, Laura!
You Too Are A True California Girl #1591782

Laura E. Swan 10/20/2014 10:58:29 PM

To Catch A Wave Is To Sit On Top Of The World. I know because they teach it in ALL the BEACH SIDE colleges! HeeHee! I miss it there, Wm. When I stood on the ocean no one could wipe the smile off of my face. Just the smell of it that first day silenced me as I took VERY deep breaths of My Pacific Ocean. :))) I am go glad Julianne and Donna keep the HOME FIRES burning so brightly. :D I am from the San Francisco area but it's the same ocean none the less. :))) Thanks for the visit!! #11164115

Laura E. Swan 10/20/2014 10:59:38 PM

*so ...not *go ... Sorry! #11164116

Laura E. Swan 10/20/2014 10:59:38 PM

*so ...not *go ... Sorry! #11164117

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/21/2014 12:37:37 AM 1

The colors are remarkable, I love the twinkling lights and reflections too. Very pretty Laura. It was a pleasure meeting you and we will hang out again soon. :) #11164144

Mary K. Robison 10/21/2014 12:55:58 AM 1

This beautiful capture is definitely right up there with the other sunset photos we see (and envy) regularly on bp. You should be very proud of this, Pom. Enlarge it and hang it on the wall of your Canadian home. And when the winter snows come, look at your photo longingly, and remember that special sundown on the shore with Julianne and Donna.
As for the bp judges...their eyes should thoroughly slow down to check this shot out...again and again...Best of luck with it next month!
Mare #11164149

Colette M. Metcalf 10/21/2014 3:39:22 AM 1

Wow! Gorgeous!!!! #11164203

Monnie Ryan 10/21/2014 6:43:42 AM 2

Woo hoo - awesome, Miss Laura! #11164337

Linda M. Solari 10/21/2014 7:37:26 AM 1

You really captured the essence of a gorgeous pacific sunset Laura!! I hope you see gold with this wonderful image! I love the colors and twinkling lights too.
#11164371

Linda M. Solari 10/21/2014 7:37:48 AM 1

You really captured the essence of a gorgeous pacific sunset Laura!! I hope you see gold with this wonderful image! I love the colors and twinkling lights too.
#11164372

Teresa A. Burnett 10/21/2014 8:44:12 AM 1

Stunning!! You certainly did more than justice to this lovely old pier, Laura!! Color and light are really spectacular!! #11164424

Laura L. Gonzales 10/21/2014 11:53:03 AM 1

GORGEOUS capture sis!!! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!! WTG on this OUTSTANDING capture! I see a WINNER here!!!! Good luck!!!! :) #11164518

John Connolly 10/21/2014 1:06:45 PM 1

A beautiful evening scene Sister Swanee! I am amazed that I share this ocean with so many wonderful people! #11164589

Val Feldman 10/21/2014 2:55:48 PM 1

You're now officially among the enviable ranks of the Southern California Dreamin' Gals - Julianne and Donna - with this over-the-top and perfectly executed capture of their favorite haunt on the beach! Wonderful work LOTW - or maybe better (for now), LOTS (surf) ! :) And add yourself another well-deserved Fave! #11164660

Laura E. Swan 10/21/2014 8:09:18 PM

Gosh you guys. Thank you so much! :))) !!! I loved every word here. I so much appreciate your support. :))) John, you sure DO! :) #11164921

Laura E. Swan 10/21/2014 8:10:31 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!! 7 of you clicked the heart button! Thank you SO, SO MUCH!!! :))))) !!!! #11164922

Stephen Zacker 10/22/2014 5:21:22 AM 1

This is Stunning.. I can just hear the waves crashing against the pier.. brings back memories :-) #11165147

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/23/2014 6:31:12 AM 1

Are you kidding??
This is brilliantly captured, SSSLala.
The judges will love it. How can they not?
Sooo beautiful!!!
A winner in my book for sure.
Fav'd! #11165974

Ellen Hodges 10/23/2014 8:33:23 AM 1

Very, very pretty capture, Laura!! Glad you got a chance to visit!! #11166058

Laura E. Swan 10/23/2014 9:33:13 AM

Wow! Thank you all! So much! I really feel encouraged with your feedback. None of my vacation photos have gotten EFP's yet. So, I wait to see. :) It was so wonderful there. And being with Julianne Bradford was such fun! #11166111

Gord MacEachern 10/23/2014 6:29:16 PM 1

Only one thing would make this image nicer Laura.... and that is when it receives a gold my friend!!! Hope you print it and hang it on your wall!! #11166541

Laura E. Swan 10/23/2014 8:13:02 PM

Gosh, Gord! Thank you! :))) Beaming smile here. Val said my new name is "LOTS!" (Lady of the Surf!) I miss living in California a lot. Being there again was bitter sweet and meeting Julianne and Donna was PURE SWEET! :) Then later I got to meet Mary Robison and then LATER Laura Gonzales! It was amazing. Oh and while in VEGAS this trip I got to meet Tammy Espino. Life is good to me! And so are all of you here! Thank you again!! -Laura :) #11166619

Dianne 10/23/2014 9:23:20 PM 1

Oh my, Oh my... Gorgeous!! #11166691

Laura E. Swan 10/23/2014 9:33:03 PM

Hi Dianne! Thank you so much! :))) #11166700

Julianne Bradford 10/24/2014 7:28:51 PM 1

Bee..useful Laura..just stunning! I'm so glad we got to meet face to face! This looks like a winner to me! Definitely a fab! #11167254

Julianne Bradford 10/24/2014 7:30:15 PM 1

Thats suppose to be bee-utiful stupid smart phone! #11167257

Laura E. Swan 10/26/2014 9:17:19 PM

I am, too, Julianne :) It was a very special day and evening for me. xo Thanks for all! #11168698

Laura L. Gonzales 11/4/2014 7:55:59 AM 1

Hi Sis!!! As I said before, THIS is a totally STUNNING shot! Im still waiting to see a badge on this one!!!!!! :) #11177817

Laura L. Gonzales 11/8/2014 5:12:54 PM 1

Congratulations on the EFP sis!!!!! One of my faves for sure!!!!! I keep coming back to look at this STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL CAPTURE #11181446

Chris Ebben 12/17/2015 12:32:40 AM 1

How could you not like this!!!! If I lived there I'd never need to go on holidays. A truly beautiful nautical night scene=^..^= #11413037

Emile Abbott 4/30/2016 11:38:37 AM 1

Congratulations Laura on great finalist. #11467820

Dr Silly 4/30/2016 11:45:34 AM 1

Beautiful capture, h ope it goes Gold. #11467832

Mary K. Robison 4/30/2016 7:07:57 PM 1

Congratulations on this beautiful seaside capture making the finals, Pommers! Well earned, and long overdue!
Now it's time for the judges to change the silver to gold, my friend! #11468329

Laura E. Swan 4/30/2016 11:33:28 PM

You spoke the words Mare, and they DID! Look! It just went to Second Place GOLD!!! :D WOW!!! Can you please come whisper that on ALL of my entries?!?!?!?!? Yeee Whooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Thank you all for visiting and commenting. To: Laura, Chrissy, Emile, Dr Silly and Mary! I thank you and all of you and the BP judges. And Julianne Bradford for being on the beach with me shooting photos as ALL BPers all dream of doing! #11468403

Laura E. Swan 4/30/2016 11:34:02 PM

You spoke the words Mare, and they DID! Look! It just went to Second Place GOLD!!! :D WOW!!! Can you please come whisper that on ALL of my entries?!?!?!?!? Yeee Whooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Thank you all for visiting and commenting. To: Laura, Chrissy, Emile, Dr Silly and Mary! I thank you and all of you and the BP judges. And Julianne Bradford for being on the beach with me shooting photos as ALL BPers all dream of doing! #11468404

Ann Coates 4/30/2016 11:50:35 PM 1

Congratulations on your beautiful win Laura. I do recognise this famous bridge too, even though I am on the other side of the world. You did a superb job with this. #11468407

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 5/1/2016 12:26:29 AM 1

Ahh, you finally got the gold this beauty deserves, SSSLala. I'm so happy for you.
Huge congratulations! #11468418

Alex T. Mizuno 5/1/2016 2:07:06 AM 1

Wow smashing work cousin Laura! Such beautiful twilight colors and great comp! Congratulations on your win!! #11468429

Alex T. Mizuno 5/1/2016 2:19:36 AM 1

Wow smashing work cousin Laura! Such beautiful twilight colors and great comp! Congratulations on your win!! #11468430

Bojan Bencic 5/1/2016 4:57:07 AM 1

Beautiful. Congratulations, Laura! #11468474

Mary K. Robison 5/1/2016 5:53:15 AM 1

Pom, I do believe I am as happy as you are about winning your Gold Award for this! Yours is the last Congratulations I'm sending this morning at 6:00...Have a rip-roaring Sunday ~ there's no doubt in my mind that you'll be floating around all day...Good for YOU, my sweet friend! #11468521

Amanda D. Austwick 5/1/2016 8:58:00 AM 1

Congratulations Laura on your well deserved Gold win! #11468633

Lydia Williams 5/1/2016 12:36:53 PM 1

So awesome, Sis! Congratulations....We are so alike! :) #11468714

frank w. degenhardt 5/1/2016 1:34:23 PM 1

Spent a lot of time there when I was in the Marines. Thanks for everything, letting us know about Ellen. Congratulations on the Second Place Win. Beautiful work. #11468776

Carrie M. Groseclose 5/1/2016 2:50:44 PM 1

This is gorgeous, Laura. Congratulations on your well deserved GOLD! #11468826

Reynaldo D. Reyes 5/1/2016 3:55:57 PM 2

It's so beautiful and inspirational Laura. Congratulations the BP judges agreed that this is worth a second look. For me it's worth more than that perhaps an nth look, Laura. A huge Congrats on this inspiring Winner. Maybe I should visit that place myself. #11468856

Ray 5/1/2016 5:11:45 PM 1

Congratulations on your gorgeous Gold Badge Winner, Laura! #11468901

Nadia Paul 5/2/2016 12:17:02 AM 1

This is just stunning Laura - congrats on your win! #11469076

Ujjwal Mukherjee 5/2/2016 4:41:58 AM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner,Laura!! #11469120

Teresa A. Burnett 5/2/2016 9:59:03 AM

I'm so glad to see this one wearing Gold, Laura!! Huge Congratulations!! #11469240

Emile Abbott 5/2/2016 10:55:02 AM

HUGE TEXAS CONGRATULATIONS LAURA ON BRINGING HOME THE GOLD. So sorry for the loss of our BP friend Ellen, she will be missed very much. #11469301

Laura E. Swan 5/2/2016 11:45:49 AM

Thank you so very much everyone. This beach in Oceanside is well worth seeing and taking photos of. This time of year is beautiful too. We are ll in shock and so sad over losing Ellen Hodges. She was a STAPLE here on BP and so very kind and sweet and encouraging to us all. her talents seemed limitless and her golden images all had such a special touch to them that were all her won. I often wanted to ask what her secret DDR techniques were but held back because it was her special thunder. All her own and magnificent! Alex Mizuno and a few others have these same special talents and effects and I am always in awe. Ellen was a special Angel on Earth. Just so sad and shocked. Selfishly. :/ Thank you everyone. I appreciate your visits and YOU. -Laura :) #11469324

Val Feldman 5/2/2016 5:14:37 PM 1

Hope you have room for one more BIG congrats on this spectacular California Dreamin' image and stunning Gold Winner, LOTS. I have no difficulty imagining you there, Pacific breezes blowin' thru your hair watching (and capturing beautifully, I may add) the last colorful remnants of a wonderful day passing into the ocean. Hold onto those wonderful memories and hum a few bars of "Surfer Girl" while reminiscing! :) :) Big Congrats on your Gold Winner!! #11469543

Laura E. Swan 5/2/2016 5:21:15 PM

:))))))))))))))))))) Thank you Val...!!! :D #11469545

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:14:13 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469606

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469607

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469608

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469609

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469610

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469611

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469612

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469613

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469614

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469615

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469616

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469617

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469618

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469619

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469620

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:15:07 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469621

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:16:05 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469622

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:16:05 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469623

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:16:05 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469624

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:16:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469625

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:16:06 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469626

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:16:56 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469627

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:16:56 PM

Congratulations Laura on your 2nd Place Gold! I was lucky to get my first 2nd Place Gold in the March contest! Hopefully this is the first of many Golds in your future! #11469628

Linda M. Solari 5/2/2016 7:18:24 PM

Sorry about all the comments my kindle went crazy #11469630

Laura E. Swan 5/2/2016 7:33:47 PM

I can never hear it enough, Linda! HeeHee :) Thank you many times over! And big congrats on your GOLD too! What an honor and so exciting! :D #11469638

Laura E. Swan 5/2/2016 7:37:08 PM

Linda I tried to come view your gallery but it says not yet published. How can I get there?? #11469640

Carol L. Fowler 5/3/2016 9:42:19 PM

Congrats on the superb winner #11470017

Carol L. Fowler 5/3/2016 9:43:27 PM

Congrats on the superb winner #11470018

Douglas Perry 5/4/2016 5:07:08 AM

Congrats on a wonderful winner. #11470062

Linda M. Solari 5/4/2016 7:40:44 AM

Laura you have to view my website, since my gallery expired : ) #11470086

Linda M. Solari 5/4/2016 7:41:20 AM

Laura you have to view my website, since my gallery expired : ) #11470087

Jeff Robinson 5/5/2016 3:16:30 AM

Congrats Laura on your Very Special Win this month!! #11470482

Terry Cervi 5/5/2016 12:53:46 PM

Congrats on your stunning win, Laura!! #11470662

Leslie McLain 1/3/2017 4:30:29 AM

Belated congrats on your beautiful winner, Laura. One of my favorite piers as well. #11550660

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One of My Favorite Places In The World.
We are all so spoiled by Julianne B and Donna P's images of this famous bridge and finally I got to have my whack at it as well.
I hope the BP judges feel this is worthy of a second look since I am pretty happy about this one. :)

Thank you Julianne for a MOST WONDERFUL DAY and Thank You to Donna, as well. We had a great day at the Ranch together and I have the bouquet of feathers to prove it! Big hugs to you both! I'm so happy that I met you! -Laura :))

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 10/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 10/20/2014 9:38:16 PM
Entered into contest on 3/22/2016 11:44:54 PM

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Camera: Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera


BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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