Life's A Beach ...

© Laura E. Swan

Life's A Beach ...

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe January 09, 2015 1

This is a stunning image, Laura! Beautiful and creative. Instant favorite. #1603151

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic January 10, 2015 1

This is VERY creative, Sister. And soooo beautiful. A total FAV! #11221873

Gord MacEachern January 10, 2015

What a wonderful bright cheery Image Laura, so well done my friend!!! #11221879

Michelle Alton January 10, 2015

Awesome and so creative having those gigantic blossoms in the foreground. #11221910

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 10, 2015

Very Pretty, my friend..I might go see Gina Savage next week....I am in Pa. and she is DC. :) Been a few years so I am excited. Love this image! #11221936

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 10, 2015

BEAUTIFULLY composes and captured with great colors and lighting, WTG!!! <>< #11222087

Robert R. Goodman level-addict January 10, 2015

Hi Laural,Beautiful color my friend.Wonderful image,I hope to get out and shoot next week! #11222096

John Connolly January 10, 2015

What a beautiful summery image Sister Swanee! A glorious presentation! #11222202

Stephen Zacker January 10, 2015

Looks nice and inviting. After fog and icy rain yesterday, it looks good! #11222255

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 10, 2015

I get so concerned for everyone out there on the roads this time of year. (Except for Bobby Ray and John and others who live where it rarely gets critical as far as winters!!) Please be careful. You are precious cargo!! #11222310

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 10, 2015

A beautiful capture with a beautiful background, Laura! You are sooooo creative! #11222411

Evy Johansen level-classic January 10, 2015

Very beautiful image, Laura! #11222520

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 10, 2015

Hi Kathy and Evy!! Thank you so much Ladies and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! #11222530

Terry Cervi level-classic January 10, 2015

Very creative and just so beautiful, Laura! #11222548

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe January 11, 2015

Love this, Heidi.....ooooh, I mean Laura!! LOL!! Wonderful processing, and I love the giant daisies in those tiny bottles!! Must be sturdier than they appear!! LOL!! #11223007

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 11, 2015

Hi Terry :) Thank you!! ...
Hi Teresa :)) You are clever to realize the flowers are too heavy for the little bottles, but alas! I thought of that! In my imagination they are made of led! HeeHee...(Hence the red led glass in the one! S.S....Snort snort)...Thanks for the visit, ladies! Always a pleasure. -Heidi Lou :) #11223058

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 11, 2015

Stunning and pretty capture, Laura!! Very cheerful!! #11223215

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic January 12, 2015

Fantastic image Laura!,
Amalia #11223671

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 12, 2015

Hi Ellen and Amalia :) Thank you both very much. I'm trying to beat the winter blues here :))) #11223714

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 14, 2015

This image works!! :) #11224647

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 14, 2015

Why thank you Ms. Lydia! :))) Next week I can show you how I did it if you'd like? :))) You have the program. It was a little tricky and I had to think ahead before I put it all together but I pulled it off :))) Those are the flowers from Banff that I have been using for other images lately. :))) They are getting their ware! #11224696

Mary K. Robison January 22, 2015

Hiya, Pom! This beautiful creation tried to slip past me during my "time-out", but "better late than never" trumped it!
Really gorgeous complementary colors, and the frame behind the flowers makes for an eye-pleasing composition. Well done, as always, li'l cupcake (aka l'il Pom-Tom). #11229620

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 12, 2015

Love it Laura. #11245990

Ann Coates level-classic February 14, 2015 1

Wow, those flowers pop right out of the screen, a beautiful vibrant image here Laura. #11247564

Millie A. Talarico level-classic February 27, 2015 1

Beautiful Staff Fave, Laura!
#11255058

Lydia Williams level-deluxe February 27, 2015 1

So glad to see a SF here...Would love to see some more badges here too! #11255061

Julianne Bradford February 28, 2015 1

Wonderful finalist Laura! Congrats! #11255573

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe February 28, 2015 1

Love this creative flow Laura. Congrats on your gold medal win #11255977

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 28, 2015 1

Well done, Laura. Congratulations on your win! #11255978

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 28, 2015 1

How exciting, congratulations!!! #11256090

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 28, 2015 1

Thank you Mare, Emile, Ann, MIllie, Lydia, Julianne, Neighbor Heather and Bojan! Thank you all very much. :) I appreciate your comments and kindness very much! -Pommy Lala :) #11256091

Wm Nosal February 28, 2015 1

Cool Capture, Laura!
Congratulations! #11256111

Lydia Williams level-deluxe February 28, 2015 1

Happy, Happy to see this gold Sis~ Congratulations~ #11256185

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe February 28, 2015 1

No surprise here... Congratulations on your gorgeous Winner, Laural! #11256244

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic February 28, 2015 1

Congratulations Laura on your Gold Winner! #11256396

Mary K. Robison February 28, 2015 1

Hey, Pom! SO glad to see this with the Gold Winners!
Gigantic Congratulations on your well earned Gold Winner!
#11256410

Irene Colling level-deluxe February 28, 2015 1

Excellent DD work Laura. Those are certainly 'eye popping' flowers. Congratulations on your wonderful winning photo. #11256424

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe February 28, 2015 1

Great creativity, detail, color on comp on this Gold Winner! #11256558

Terry Cervi level-classic February 28, 2015 1

Congrats on your beautiful win, Laura!! #11256636

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 28, 2015 1

Hi Everyone! I am so tickled! I appreciate your visits and support very much!! :D #11256702

Debbie Bray February 28, 2015 1

Wow Laura Lou, this is truly beautiful, wooohooo on getting a gold badge for it! Your daisys are drop dead gorgeous! #11256754

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 01, 2015 1

Congrats Laura on this Outstanding 2nd Place Win! #11256845

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 01, 2015 1

Woo Hoo! Big congrats on your beautiful Second Place Win, Laura! #11256908

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic March 01, 2015 1

Nice....congrats. #11256940

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe March 01, 2015 1

I just knew we would see this one again, Laura!! Huge Congratulations on the well deserved Win!! #11257059

Julianne Bradford March 01, 2015 1

Congrats big time Laura!! #11257103

Karen Kessler March 01, 2015 1

Congratulations, Lala! This is so bright & cheery...something all of us could use these days! :) #11257452

Karen Kessler March 01, 2015 1

Congratulations, Lala! This is so bright & cheery...something all of us could use these days! :) #11257454

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 01, 2015

Thank you everybody!! :) #11257466

Nadia Paul March 01, 2015

How very beautiful Laura - congrats on your win! #11257717

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 02, 2015

Hi Laura,congratulations my friend! #11257844

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 02, 2015

Congratulations Laura on wonderful winner. #11257929

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 03, 2015

Laura, I love how you think outside the box! Congrats on your "huge sunflowers" gold badge! :-) #11259160

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 03, 2015

Beautiful capture. CONGRATZ on the Gold Winner!!!

UB. #11259313

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 04, 2015

Of course this is a winner, Sister. It is SUCH beautiful work. Huuuuuuuge congratulations. I'm so happy for you. #11259486

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 04, 2015

Huge ciongrats on a fabulous and beautiful winner, Laura!! #11259561

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 04, 2015

Hi Nadia, Bobby Ray, Emile, Joannie, Usman, SSSKiki and Ellen. :D Thank you all so much! I was very happy to get this Gold. #11259571

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 08, 2015

Outstanding Winning entry Laura. A huge Congrats on this one. #11262578

Annette Carr level-classic October 03, 2015

Congratulations! This is simply perfect. #11381914

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 10, 2016

Hi Laura I found another of yours on the Best of the Best DD on BP's 20 years. Congrats again my friend. #11444836

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2016

Hi Emile and Mr Tree! Thank you both so very much!! :D It's great to see you!! #11445266

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 11, 2016

Yay, Another beauty, Sis! Congats! #11445391

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2016

Thank you Big Sis Lydia! I will be back later to visit galleries! I hope you have yours up front and center? #11445544

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 12, 2016

:) #11446130

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 12, 2016

:) #11446286

Laura L. Gonzales March 14, 2016

Congrats sis on the Best of the Best Editors Pick!!!!!!! Good luck in the next round!! #11446962

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 15, 2016

Another very well deserved All Time EP!!! Huge congratulations, SSSL. Still a FAV! #11447365

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 16, 2016

Thank you Laura and SSSKiki :D #11447572

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 23, 2016

A beautiful winner! Hope to see it back again, LOTW! Add another well-deserved Fave! #11450792

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 23, 2016

:D Thank yah, Darlin'! :D Great to see you, Val!! :))))) - Well, back into the woods now! :D #11450841

Mary K. Robison March 25, 2016 1

Yessss! So nice to see this among your AT-EP's, Pom!
Congratulations, and best of luck in the rounds to follow for ALL your AT awards! #11451779

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 25, 2016

Thank you very much Mare! :)))) This is fun. :D #11451784

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic April 05, 2016

I love this new feature, don't you?
Now I can look at your winners all at once :)
I really like that.
A beautiful collection, that's for sure. #11457260

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 05, 2016

YES! The changes that are being made have been great ones. Thank you SSSKiki. I need to come check yours out too! :D #11457445

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Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on January 09, 2015
Entered into contest on 2015-01-09 21:16:03

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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