Another Rendition

© Laura E. Swan

Another Rendition

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/24/2009 11:54:31 PM

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Tiia Vissak 11/25/2009 12:06:03 AM

cool colors & effects! #8165339

Evy Johansen level-classic 11/25/2009 12:07:04 AM

LOL..... Beautiful image, Laura!! :) All three!! #8165341

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/25/2009 12:13:14 AM

Wonderful colours and use of effects Laura!! Very pretty floral!! #8165369

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 11/25/2009 12:38:09 AM

I hope those are not MY mushrooms that you're handing out, SSSLala!! HA!
Amazing job on these beautiful flowers! I love it!
And I think I love the original even more. The colors, the clarity, the details are outstanding. Composition too. And on the beauty-scale: 10 out of 10!!!
I really hope you will submit the original to the contest, Sis!! It's a winner!!!!!!!!! Please believe me. #8165408

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/25/2009 12:52:51 AM

Okay, SSSKiki. I will!!! Maybe tomorrow. Are we allowed to do that? Same flower, different treatment in the same month? I think so. :)

"Your" mushrooms you say? Why, NO SISTER! I dont have any (left) from the gazillions we found in your pockets all during OCTOBER! HAHAHAHA!!!


Thank you Renee! This was super fun to make! Glad you like it!!!


Hi Evy! Glad to make you smile! Thanks!


Thank you, Tiia! :)

-Laura #8165455

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 11/25/2009 1:02:32 AM

Lovely florals and effects placement, Laura.

Dominick #8165477

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/25/2009 1:27:37 AM

Thank you Dominic and good night to all!

I have been to visit you and many more.

Time for sleep!

Thank you in advance to any more who might visit before my return!!!

I appreciate you stopping in!

-Laura #8165554

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/25/2009 1:28:46 AM

truly beautiful, Lala! #8165558

Jyri Vissak level-classic 11/25/2009 1:33:24 AM

Beautiful floral image here! Great job. #8165569

Douglas Pignet level-classic 11/25/2009 2:38:16 AM

Very kewl work here, love the colors and filter work. #8165630

maria Warren 11/25/2009 2:51:49 AM

wow sis this is so pretty I love the effects on this great work!!! (((hugs)))♥♥♥ #8165660

Gord MacEachern level-classic 11/25/2009 3:16:00 AM

Lovely effects here Laura, great job! #8165708

Stephen Zacker level-classic 11/25/2009 3:30:01 AM

Pretty and Creative #8165741

Michelle Alton level-classic 11/25/2009 3:57:29 AM

Frac really brings out colors! Great little Fracky floral, Laura! #8165808

Renata Gusciora level-classic 11/25/2009 4:18:56 AM

Beauty!Awesome effects and fantastic colors!Outstanding work,Laura! #8165911

Jeff Robinson level-classic 11/25/2009 4:27:28 AM

Excellent treatment Laura - Very nice work! Jef

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 11/25/2009 5:08:37 AM

Yes, SSSLala! Every day if you want to!! I'm sure of it.
Are you telling me that you eat ALL my pocket mushrooms?? No wonder you're seeing these flowers everywhere!! HAHA!

Monnie Ryan level-classic 11/25/2009 6:31:56 AM

Really cool effects, Laura -- someday I'll have to learn how to use this filter. Gorgeous, eye-catching image! #8166480

Douglas Perry level-classic 11/25/2009 7:24:11 AM

Wow, great choice. Someone should make this in glass. Would look great in front of a window. #8166667

Ann Coates level-classic 11/25/2009 8:54:47 AM

Wow Laura, beautiful work. The results of the frac filter have really turned this image into a piece of art work. The colours are gorgeous and striking. Can you tell I like it. #8167036

AEK 11/25/2009 9:23:14 AM

as usual, always a chuckle here in laura's house. laughing as I type.

thanks, laura, for the adorable thanksgiving gift. i'm also amazed that you've figured out how to embed a music file on your great photo of the chains. I changed all the colors on my classic gallery - I broke the entire page - and betterphoto had to go in, do a repair job, and send me a css coach letter. I insisted on being gray! HA!


Karen Engelbreth 11/25/2009 9:23:37 AM

Wonderful capture - cool effect, Laura... #8167242

ROLAN NARMAN 11/25/2009 9:55:46 AM

Wonderful colors and effects Laura! Very pretty image! #8167384

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/25/2009 10:03:45 AM

Totally awesome image, Laura! Soooooo beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!! (R u clebrating tomorrow)? #8167405

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/25/2009 10:35:32 AM


HAPPPY THANKSGIVING TOMORROW, Stef, Juri, Doug (Not Jeff), Maria, Gord, Steve, Michelle Renata, Jeff (Not Doug), SSSKiki, Monnie, Mr. Tree, Ann, Arlene, Karen, Bro-lan and Ellen!

I know some of you are in countries that don't celebrate Thanksgiving but we can still all be thankful for each other and for what we have, right???

Canada had Thanksgiving in early we celebrated it then.

I surely am Thankful for each one of you and really have enjoyed your feedback on this one.

Arlene, sorry to hear of your gallery troubles!! Yikes! Glad it's all fixed now!

Yes, the frac filter is so worth having and learning. It really CAN make colorful, creative, pretty things. It's been really great having it. (It was a birthday gift!!! HA! Best one, too!)

Mr Tree...I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS as a stained glass front door! WOWZA!

Do you know how to make them? YOU'RE HIRED! :D

Thanks very much, all!!!


Carol Sawyer level-classic 11/25/2009 1:47:07 PM

Beautiful work, colors and effects, Laura!! #8167975

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 11/25/2009 3:17:17 PM

Beautiful comp., colors and effects, Laura! #8168219

Ron McEwan level-classic 11/25/2009 5:31:39 PM

Another beautiful creation Laura, you have the talent I only dream of having. #8168646

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/25/2009 6:27:32 PM

WOW, this is gorgeous, and the frac tool really works well with this image... fantastic look of stained glass... this is a special image worth much recognition!!! 8o) #8168772

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 11/25/2009 7:47:37 PM

Hey Swanee, would you please send me some seeds?
INCREDIBLE colors, detail, clarity, lighting & trreatment on this super captivating image! WTG! Your work improves by the minute,my friend! #8169078

Graham Robards level-classic 11/25/2009 8:56:30 PM

LOve it and love the title Swanneeeeeee! ~Pat #8169233

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 11/25/2009 10:56:58 PM

I really like what you've done with the frac here, Laura!! I'll pass on the mushroom... #8169395

Brett Dolsen 11/26/2009 1:05:36 AM

Love your filter work and great artistry Laura!!Brett #8169506

Joanne E. Bohenstengel 11/26/2009 9:48:09 AM

Beautiful colors and use of fractalius. #8170544

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/26/2009 11:33:32 AM

Hi Carol, Margaret, Ron, Mumj, Paddy, Sister Pat, Surfer Robert, Brett and Joanne!

Thank you all so much for each kind word here and ......




-Laura #8170668

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 11/26/2009 9:58:26 PM



SMILING #8171410

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/27/2009 1:10:49 AM

YOU are WAY too kind to me, Sister Chrissy! Thanks so MUCH for saying so, however!!!

Hey...I owe you an E-mail! I am falling asleep here at the wheel but I will write you tomorrow!

Thanks so much for the visit!

-Sister Laura #8171708

Sam Britt 11/27/2009 1:27:17 AM

More lovely work, Laura. You'll really enjoy Fractalius. I've had it for more than a year now. #8171753

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/27/2009 2:42:00 AM

Thank you Samantha!!! :) It really is a blast so far!

-Laura #8171841

Joseph N. DiGilio 11/29/2009 3:44:02 PM

Very nice work Laura. I think your image as the look of stained glass. #8177719

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/29/2009 4:41:39 PM

Thank you Joseph! I'm having TONS of fun with my new frac filter that I was given for my birthday!

I'm glad you like it! :-)

Appreciate the nice gallery visit tonight!

-Laura #8177821

Cassie L. Woodlee 11/30/2009 3:12:11 PM

Fantastic Laura!! #8180106

Z. Banu 12/14/2009 12:05:16 AM


Michelle Alton 12/17/2009 3:04:41 AM

Hey Laura--

Congratulations on this making the "Before and After" feature in the DD newsletter! #8225741

Robert Jensen level-classic 12/17/2009 6:20:20 AM

Glad this was in the newsletter as I missed it - wonderful effects. #8226194

Dianna Murphy 12/17/2009 8:00:16 AM

Congratulations on your feature photo this week. #8226431

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 12/17/2009 10:25:46 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WTG, Laura!!! Huge congratulations on being featured in Digital Darkroom today...beautifully done. #8226821

Cary Rogers 12/17/2009 10:35:51 AM

Very cool effects in your image, Laura!! We have wild fractalia flowers growing in the stained glass areas of Colorado, too! ;-) Congrats on your DD feature! #8226851

Datha Y. Thompson 12/17/2009 11:10:16 AM

LOL!! all the "mushroom" talk!! You always crack me up Laura, I love it!!
And I love this Beautiful work and Congratulations for being featured!!! WTG :0) #8226917

John Connolly level-classic 12/17/2009 1:32:07 PM

Huge congratulations on your DD feature Laura! This is one special image! Did you eat the mushrooms before or after the darkroom session? #8227198

Karen Kessler 12/17/2009 6:08:42 PM

Hey Sis, you're famous! Can I get your autograph? :)

Congrats on being featured in the DDR Newsletter today! #8227822

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/17/2009 7:04:39 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful feature.... (so glad I have your 'autograph'!!!) 8o) #8227963

Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/17/2009 8:37:38 PM

THIS IS SUCH AN HONOR! I have been away most of the day. To come home to see that BetterPhoto has chosen these images to be an example in their newsletter is so rewarding to me!


I love showing you guys where my work starts and where it ends. If you know me well, you know this to be true.

So at this moment I'd like to thank BP FIRST for noticing this part of my professional side. I'd also like to TOTALLY thank all of you, who have always been such a wonderful support system to me here. -YOU- are the reason that I share what I do.

Thank you all for reading your BP Newsletters!!! HA! YOU FOUND ME!

NOTE: ~NOW~ YOU ~KNOW~ that BP is really wanting us -all- to participate in sharing more and more with one another. It's so positive and it sets us free to share what we know and to see others grow because of it.

Did you notice???? They left instructions on how to share your B4 and after shots! So step up folks! It will be fun.

(Be PROUD of where you started and where you finished in DDR!!! BRING IT ON!)

I'm on top of the world right now and I see all of you there with me...

Thank you ALL again!

-Laura #8228375

Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/17/2009 8:38:41 PM

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Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/17/2009 11:07:06 PM

8o) #8228686

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 12/18/2009 4:38:11 AM





Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/19/2009 1:21:44 AM

Thank you Sister Chrissy!!! HA! This is such an honor for me. I really do love showing B4 and after shots because I know others appreciate it, so I'm just just glad more BPers got to see it.

Thank you for sharing in my joy and excitement for this recognition!!!

All of you!

-Laura #8232356

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 12/19/2009 2:48:43 PM

Way to go, AMAZING WORK! #8233777

Tammy Espino level-classic 4/19/2010 3:47:55 PM

Congrats!! You are on a roll. Goooooo Laura!! (handstand & doing the splits, rah rah rah) #8551384

Lori Carlson level-classic 4/19/2010 5:12:23 PM

Hi-fives, miss Laura!!! Way to go!!!
This really is sooo cool!!
And you're description made me giggle. =) #8551698

Carol L. Fowler 4/20/2010 12:44:03 PM

I have seen these flowers in Glacier! Beautiful! #8554778

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/20/2010 1:21:10 PM

Hi Theresa! Tam-Tam! Lori! and Carol!

The Rockies are so beautiful in the Spring time and summer. These were shot in July...nearing August. Can't wait to see them in person again.

Tickled that you liked this one. :D Thanks so much for the visit, Ladies!

-Laura #8554864

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 4/21/2010 9:34:41 AM

Beautiful!! #8558457

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 4/21/2010 7:18:11 PM

I can see why they used this in their Newsletter ,Laura! Well- deserved honor & a phenomenal image!

CONGRATULATIONS on your success, my friend! There will be more! The original is spectacular also! #8560087

Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/21/2010 11:07:11 PM

beautiful! #8560456

Ellen Hodges level-classic 4/22/2010 3:49:34 AM

Congrats, Laura, on this awesome image and really awesome recognition!!!!! Wow~ So well deserved!!!! #8560813

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/22/2010 6:28:54 AM

Hi Shelly and Paddy, Stef and Ellen!!! :)

Thank you for coming to view this one. I enjoyed making it and even more so enjoyed BP using it! :) !!!

You guys are a great support system. Thank you so much! See you at your galleries soon. So to be so busy lately!

-Laura #8561269

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/29/2010 7:30:13 PM

Fannnnntasticcccc Laura!

jo ann c. #8652167

Laura E. Swan level-classic 5/29/2010 8:14:54 PM

Thanks so MUCH Jo Ann! :) I like the way you say that!

Sure appreciate the visit! :D

-Laura #8652223

Karen Celella level-classic 7/18/2010 10:20:53 AM

Fabulous work Laura! Congrats on your feature! #8771516

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/18/2010 10:25:52 AM

Thank you Karen! :) #8771524

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