Shower Power

© Laura E. Swan

Shower Power

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 09, 2014

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Laura E. Swan level-classic March 09, 2014


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 10, 2014 1

Let's hope we don't see THAT in real life!

The perspective and capture here are BRILLIANT, SSSister.

And the background works REALLY well.

GREAT job creating this fascinating image.

I really love how the sky lits up the reflections and give it color :) #10996704

Avril Young March 10, 2014

Your DD work is outstanding..wonderful pov...a winner.. #10996737

Colette M. Metcalf March 10, 2014

Outstanding, Laura!!! #10996779

Monnie Ryan March 10, 2014

Fabulous! #10996925

Jill Odice level-classic March 10, 2014 1

This went directly into my favs ! Very cool work Laura! #10997133

John Connolly March 10, 2014

Brilliant DD work Sister Swanee! You did an amazing job with this one! #10997232

Debbie Bray March 10, 2014 1

Lou Lou, I just love your creativeness here, and also the spiel on the meteor shower! Some years ago, the southern hemisphere actually got to see this rare event. We sat up all night to see shooting stars zooming everywhere, like fireworks falling to the ground, it was absolutely beautiful. The problem was, the streams were not really strong enough to photograph. #10997300

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 10, 2014

Sister Swanee/Lou Lou! You have more nicknames! Just to keep us on our toes huh? This is a masterpiece! Your creative touch took an ordinary image and turned it into a extraordinary work of art - bravo! #10997518

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2014

Hi Again my SSSKiki, and Newbies Avril, Colette, Monnie-Monnie-Monnie Monnieeeee, (She doesnt stay attached so I can call her a nick name of my choice! HeeHee! SEE PEOPLE!? You should stay attached and keep an eye on your nicknames you are given!) and also Hello again Jill, Brother John, Debbie- Doobie (? Hmmmm. 60's child??) and Moon Goddess Queen of the Butterflies!

First I have to tell you...I usually do not to images of IMPENDING DOOM, if ever, but golly these Hollywood Movies of Dooms Day inspire me to create my own pictures. I have always loved outer-space (no wise cracks please) and am trying my hand at a few things there that have not been posted yet.

Next, SSSKiki, I really lucked out with this effect and it emanated color down into the glass wall of the right side there because of those pole stretch gliders they offer on some of the filters there. Stretch and move from points in the center! HA! I just played with the two bars until I got the colors the way they felt right for the illusion of reflection! :D Thanks for noticing!

To Debbie: What a night that must have been!?!

And to Moon G. : Oh if you only knew all of my pet names. Someday when we both have 30 minutes I will read the list off to you. :))))) Lou Lou was the first one I ever had in my life, BTW. As a little kid. My older Sister was sure I was the Lou Lou (LuLu) that had a tug boat with a bell. Lol...

Thank you ALL for the super comments and your great visits. :)

I really appreciate them and YOU a lot!

-ME! :) <------ Thought I'd make it short for a change. :D


Mary K. Robison March 11, 2014

Pom, Pom, Pom. You little genius, you (with a bit of help from your latest toy). I loved this in thumbnail form; then, when the Big Picture appeared, I had to push my jaw back up before I could comment on the image.
It is fantastic in every sense of the word. I love the pov, the bold colors, and your self-made "reflections".
I faved this one, and I can't wait to see your next creations using your new effects.
And, finally, here's a one-word judgement:
WINNER! #10998251

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2014

Oh, Mare! :D Thank you for your REALLY delightful comments!! :) I can only take part credit for these new creations. SSSKiki taught me how to use this neato tool and without her help I'd just be doing macro's of kitty dander or something to pine away the winter hours :D

That being said - - - IT REALLY DOES LOOK KINDA COOL, huh!!!? :D I can almost feel that big rock passing over except in my imagination it's going really slowly and just passes us up! :) SO STAR TREK! :D

Well, I am feeling inspired. I can't wait to see what this new tool can do, too! :D HeeHee!

Thanks so much for each word. All of you!

-SSSLala, Swanee, Lou Lou, Rain Pebble, Pommy and let's throw Miss Rose in there, too, since I know Mr. Tree will be along one of these days! :D #10998302

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 14, 2014

OH, I see BP loves it too, Sister.
How fast they planted an EP on this beauty.

I want to see gold on this baby!!! #11000147

Wm Nosal March 16, 2014

Cool Image, Laura! #11001631

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 26, 2014

Well SSSKiki, it just this minute got a Staff Favorite! :D Maybe we are on our way to a Gold??? :D LIKE THE SKY HERE! Will you cross your fingers with me?

Thanks you two! (Kiki and Wm)

And Thanks all who visit here!

-SSSLala :D #11031045

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic April 27, 2014

My fingers are crossed, Sister. AAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL the way to the gold badge!!

I'm so happy to see this as a winner - well, it was always a winner - I'm just happy that BP noticed it too.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #11031309

Robert R. Goodman level-addict April 27, 2014

A big Congratulations my friend!!! #11031344

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 27, 2014

Ha! How exciting! :D

Thank you SSSKiki and Bobby Ray!

This one has a Hollywood Movie Poster feel to it doesn't it? I am really happy with how it turned out. :D

Yippeeeeeee!!! And Thanks again for the support!

SSSLala #11031455

Wm Nosal April 27, 2014

Congratulations, Laura! #11031518

Kathy Salerni level-classic April 27, 2014

Huge congrats on this awesome Finalist, Laura! #11031635

John Connolly April 27, 2014

Congratulations on your finalist award Sister Swanee! Well done! #11031675

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 27, 2014

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, Laura!! #11032060

Nadia Paul April 27, 2014

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Laura! #11032150

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 27, 2014

Thank you Wm, Kathy, B. John, Ellen and Nadia! :D I appreciate your support a lot!

-Laura :D #11032443

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe April 27, 2014

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Laura. You are a pro at DD work. Good luck in the next round! #11032475

Debbie Bray April 28, 2014

Woohoo LauraLou! Your celestial being is beaming in! Getting very close now - big congratulations on your finalist! #11032543

Debbie Bray April 28, 2014

ps. yes, I am a 60's child! :) #11032544

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 28, 2014

Congrats, Laura, on your powerful and creative Finalist!

Am rooting for the gold on this!
Debby #11032575

Stephen Zacker April 28, 2014

Out of this world Cool! Congratulations #11032686

Renata Gusciora April 28, 2014

Big congratulations on your super cosmic Finalist, Laura!!!:-) #11032703

Mary K. Robison April 28, 2014

I must have dozed off earlier this morning, while everyone else in the bp community was congratulating you...
But I'm here now, and sending you a huge CONGRATULATIONS on this brilliant result from your DD work becoming a Finalist.(Was there ever a doubt?)
Best of luck on the next level, my friend! #11032724

Kate Jackson level-classic April 28, 2014

WOW great work Laura - congrats on your finalist! #11032836

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 28, 2014

You should see the big smile on my face right now. :))))) Thank you all.

You're terrific friends and associates and even FAMILY! :))))

Seeing you here means a lot to me.

I AM ROOTING FOR YOURS TOO, if you got them!

-LouLou Laura and Pommy Rose :D
60's child at large. #11032859

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 28, 2014

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Laure! Love it!

jo ann c. #11032898

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 28, 2014

Such a cool finalist, Laura!
Love that you shared the before shot. Great work and fantastic thread, too.
Hugs, Lisa♥ #11033132

April 28, 2014

Very unique & great reflections. #11033212

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 28, 2014

Thank you Jo Ann, Lisa and The Judges @ BP!

I really appreciate your comments and feedback.

-Laura :D


Lisa, I like adding the before image and also really love it when others do as well. I think it helps us appreciate the final product more when we see the original where a person begins. #11033352

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 29, 2014

Very creative Laura and congrats on finalist award. #11034280

Julianne Bradford April 30, 2014

WTG Laura! Congratulations! #11034873

Liz blahh May 01, 2014

Congrats on your finalist! #11036528

Terry Cervi level-classic May 02, 2014

What a beauty, Ms.Laura!! I would have picked it to win gold!!! Congrats on the Finalist! #11037418

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 02, 2014

Thank you Emile, Julianne, Liz, Miss Terry. :D

Big smile here. :)) I will be by to visit you all when things settle down a little more here.

I wish this had gone Gold, too. I thought it might. Oh well. :)))

Thanks so much for your support everyone!

-Laura aka LOTW :) #11037477

Chris Ebben May 06, 2014

Well there's not really much else to say!! But "Congratulations on your wonderful finalist" Very good DDR work also=^..^= #11040245

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 08, 2014

Thank you Chris!! :) This was fumn to make!! :D


Hi Mr. Tree. I kinda thought it would. Oh well. :) I am happy for having a finalist, too!!! :))) TY!!

Miss Laura #11041545

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 09, 2014

So dramatic and unusual, Laura! Great work! #11041932

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 30, 2015

Hi Martha! Thanks so much!!! And now we just had another one flying by the Earth! WOW! #11234944

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A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth's surface. Intense or unusual meteor showers are known as meteor outbursts and meteor storms, which may produce greater than 1,000 meteors an hour.[1] Source: Wikipedia

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Sky Changed Out w/SPE
Thank You Kiki :D

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

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