Side Mirror Me

© Laura E. Swan

Side Mirror Me

Uploaded: August 08, 2013 01:02:48

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I DEDICATE THIS IMAGE TO
Mary Robison and Mumj
WHO WANTED TO SEE ME SMILE. :)

MONTHLY THEME - (SP)

Cruising Down The Road In
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
ALBERTA CANADA
* IN THE PASSENGER SEAT *

Headed to Emerald Lake near Lake Louise We
CAME ACROSS ROAD CONSTRUCTION and
SAT FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.

After taking photos of all the mountains and pretty scenes while waiting to get moving again I captured one of me in the side mirror!! :D

* * *

F5.6, 1/125

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 220, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 92.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Comments

Monnie Ryan August 08, 2013

Beautiful!! #1539547

Robert R. Goodman August 08, 2013

Hi Laura,So nice to see you my friend.Awesome SP!!! #10800440

Michelle Alton August 08, 2013

Captivating! I think you've taken overcontrol of the side-mirror genre! #10800463

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 08, 2013

Very lovely lady!
Wonderful S-P!
~♥~ #10800588

Stan Kwasniowski August 08, 2013

Laura, what do you mean you don't smile, beautiful #10800640

John Connolly August 08, 2013

A wonderful concept and capture Sister Swanee! What a great portrait! #10800871

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 08, 2013

Awww...no dd work required here - a natural beauty! You look awfully good for a gal who's been tromping around the Canadian woods on a camping trip, my dear! :) Love this, LOTW! #10800906

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 08, 2013

Hi Monnie, Bobby Ray, Michelle, Lisa, Stan, John and VAL!

You guys are way too sweet! If you saw my wrinkles in person you'd all run out and buy "Professional Portraits", too! (The program that saved my face here!) :)))) It's THAT GOOD!

My Moms family all had wrinkles on their foreheads in their 40's and well, I am my mothers daughter. FOR SURE! :D

Thanks for the big boost and for making my day. And Stan, I do smile. A lot! Just not too often for the camera.

GREAT seeing each of you!

-Laura :)

#10800923

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe August 08, 2013

I love all your SP entries, Laura...you are sooo creative! #10800953

Stephen Zacker August 08, 2013

You look like a movie star #10801153

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 08, 2013

Totally gorgeous Laura...Stephen has it right!Love it!
And hey, am sure everybody did a bit of improving on their picture!

jo ann c. #10801178

Tammy Espino August 08, 2013

beautiful you! :) #10801270

Terry Cervi level-classic August 08, 2013

Just beautiful, Miss Lala! Love it! #10801420

Candace M. Cleveland August 09, 2013

Gorgeous Laura!! #10801716

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 09, 2013

You are part of that beautiful scenery Laura. #10802026

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 09, 2013

Hi Ann,Steve, Jo Ann, Tammy, Terry, Candice and Emile!

I appreciate your support and fun/kind comments. Great to see you all.

I love each and every one of you.

-Laura :) #10802199

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic August 09, 2013

Very Nice SP Laura! You always look great! Your work is always exceptional! #10802512

Patrick Rouzes August 10, 2013

I would not have recognized you, Laura, but the beauty was apparent after a second look. Great work, my friend.
#10802676

Mary K. Robison August 10, 2013

Thanks for the dedication, Pom, and for giving all of us a treat! There the Real You sits, surrounded by all that natural beauty. And you fit right in.

You mentioned a post-camera editing program that treats your features kindly. My little Fuji has a setting for portraits shot in two ways, natural or "enhanced". Guess which one I prefer? HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Enjoy your weekend, enhanced in any conceivable way! #10802765

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic August 10, 2013

A beautiful SP, Sister!!!
#10802809

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 10, 2013

Hi Amanda, Paddy, Mare and SSSKiki...We had a really beautiful day when I shot this image and I will never forget it!

Thank you all so much. Mare, THAT WILL BE MY NEXT CAMERA! HA!

I hope you are all having a VERY super August 10th! :)

-Laura :) #10803094

Mary L. Graham August 10, 2013

Beautiful Sp Laura!! =) #10803287

Jill Odice level-classic August 10, 2013

You used your waiting time in a good way :-) Unique SP ! #10803391

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 11, 2013

Hi Mary! Hi Jill!

Thank you both very much! :) #10804211

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 12, 2013

HA, see how beautiful you smile!!!!!

Thanks for the dedication...however, your smile helps others smile...
That is the important thing...


You are beautiful! 8o) #10805415

Ellen Hodges August 12, 2013

Beautiful capture of a stunning Laura!! #10805567

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 12, 2013

* * * #10805815

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 12, 2013

Hi Mumj and Ellen! :)

Big smiles here :D Thanks so much!

-Laura :) #10806097

Wm Nosal August 13, 2013

Beautiful SP Laura! #10806862

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe August 19, 2013

Hi Laura...well it's taken me quite some time to get back into it...still not all the way...lol...my lightroom & computer are not behaving nicely....oh well...lovely self-portrait...still remembering our luncheon and how lovely it was to meet you & Dale on the road. Good to be home, but ready to plan our next adventure! Hugs....=^..^= #10813263

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 31, 2013

Hi, Wm. :) Thank you :)) !

* * *

Hi Patricia. We JUST got back from two weeks in Jasper a couple of nights ago. What a treat it was.

I, too, am so glad we got to meet. You are a very special lady and it was a real honor.

I hope your computer and DDR's are working now???

Thanks so much and Thank You to ALL of you for visiting and for your really sweet comments. I just re-read each of them tonight. xo

-Laura :)

#10828105

Jill Odice level-classic September 30, 2013

Congrats on your finalist SP :-) #10856604

Wm Nosal September 30, 2013

Congratulations Laura! #10856673

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 30, 2013

Thank You Animation photo: ThankYouGreenSparkles ThankYouGreenSparkles.gif

FOR THE CONGRATS, Jill and Wm! I'm tickled to get this Finalist, for sure!
#10856704

John Connolly September 30, 2013

Congratulations on your finalist Laura! Well done! #10856723

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 30, 2013

Congrats Laura on your finalist AND Staff favorite, we both did the same! Yeaaaaaa!

jo ann c. #10856816

Robert R. Goodman September 30, 2013

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10856923

Nancy Marie Ricketts September 30, 2013

Congratulations on your great photo Finalist-very unique and beautiful-not many of us can say that about our self portraits! #10857089

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 30, 2013

:) :) :) :) :) Lots of smiles from me - a natural beauty you are (both inside and out) and a naturally beautiful SP Finalist this is! Warmest congrats, LOTW! #10857115

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 30, 2013

Blushing smiley photo: blushing smiley_blush.jpg Thank You All. :D You're the greatest!

#10857184

Lydia Williams level-deluxe September 30, 2013

Weeeee, Yay!!! It was your beautiful smile.(as Val said, both in and out)..look what it got you...a Finalist...I am so happy for you...congratulations!
Sis, Lydia #10857396

Ellen Hodges September 30, 2013

Huge congrats and very best luck with this fab finalist, Laura!! #10857488

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 30, 2013

What a beautiful self portrait, and great story about its development!

Congrats on your finalist, Laura, and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10857504

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 30, 2013

Thank You animation photo: ThankYouHeartsColoursBounce ThankYouHeartsColoursBounce.gif All Very Much. This is such a treat!!!

AND THANK YOU BetterPhoto for this honor!

-Laura :D #10857514

Julianne Bradford September 30, 2013

Congrats on this wonderful SP Finalist Laura! Smile on girlfriend! #10857890

Mary K. Robison October 01, 2013

See how it pays to listen to your friends, Pom? :-D
Congratulations on your smiling SP making Finalist, and best of luck to you in the next round! #10857952

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic October 01, 2013

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist and staff favorite, SSSLala.

I'm so glad to see this sp as a finalist - and of course to see your smile :)

I'm at home today with a very painful low-back pain. The good thing it that I can do a little catching up :) #10858227

Nadia Paul October 01, 2013

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Laura! #10858244

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 01, 2013

Hi Julianne, Mare, SSSKiki and Nadia!

Good to see you ladies!

Yes! It does pay to listen to my friends. Especially if it is you guys! :D

Well, this didn't go gold but did you see the one that did? It's fabulous. A woman cooking that really needs a vacation to Hawaii! I BET WE CAN ALL RELATE!!!

SSSKiki, you just relax today. No one is more deserving of this than you. I am just sad you are having to be in pain instead of really resting.

THEY ARE PREDICTING SNOW HERE TODAY! WHAT????????!!!!!!! Likely just a little to remind us of what is on the way.

Thanks all!
-SSSLaura Pom :) #10858822

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 01, 2013

Congratulations beautiful on your wonderful finalist. #10858918

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 01, 2013

Hello beautiful !! Excellent SP and finalist,congratulations!!!! #10859600

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 02, 2013

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST!!!!

8o) #10860681

Ann Coates level-classic October 02, 2013

Congratulations Laura, beautiful lady, beautiful finalist. #10860843

Ken Smith level-classic October 03, 2013

Way to go, Laura!!!! :-) Congrats to you~! #10861490

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 04, 2013

Thank You animated photo: Thank you. Animated popthank.gif Dr. Emile, Ujjwal, Mumj, Ann, Ken and Mr Tree!

Such nice comments! I appreciate them very much!

-Laura, Swanee, Miss Rose :D #10862273

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 04, 2013

Thank You animated photo: Thank you. Animated popthank.gif Dr. Emile, Ujjwal, Mumj, Ann, Ken and Mr Tree!

Such nice comments! I appreciate them very much!

-Laura, Swanee, Miss Rose :D #10862274

Stephen Zacker October 08, 2013

A Fantastic SP, Congratulations #10865801

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe October 12, 2013

Congrats on this outstanding capture and Finalist! Love this pov of this beautiful lady! Love you Sis!!!!!!!! :))))))) #10869578

Merna L. Nobile October 19, 2013

Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna #10876258

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