Summer Celebration

© Mary K. Robison

Summer Celebration

Uploaded: July 08, 2015 00:05:17 | Entered: July 08, 2015 00:05:17


My niece Valerie and her husband host so many wonderful parties throughout the year. Last August was a great example, celebrating both a birthday and Life in general. I used the star filter in my camera to "brighten" the shot.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 10/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 3.58 mm, Model: DMC-FZ70


Barbara Waldoch July 08, 2015

Wonderful capture, Mary! I am glad to see you posting again! #1623332

Jeff Sielski July 08, 2015

Great capture Mary K! Welcome back! #11328489

Gord MacEachern July 08, 2015

Sure looks like you captured a festive moment Mary, good to see your post!! #11328516

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 08, 2015

Fantastic MT entry Mary - Good to see you back! #11328528

Mary K. Robison July 08, 2015

Thanks for your friendly comments, Barbara, Jeff S., Gord, and Jeff. It's good to BE back!! #11328532

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 08, 2015

Wonderful MT capture, Mary. Hope you are feeling better. #11328540

Ann Lyssenko level-addict July 08, 2015

Intimate story image Mary that draws me into the image becoming the gal in the foreground and watching with her. Well Done! Ann #11328570

John Connolly July 08, 2015

Nice in camera work Mary! An excellent theme image for this month! #11328780

Terry Cervi level-classic July 08, 2015

Welcome back, Mary!! So glad you're doing better! This is a fantastic shot!! #11328841

Mary K. Robison July 09, 2015

Thanks very much for taking time to comment, Tammy, Ann, John, and Terry. I appreciate your supportive feedback!

Tiia Vissak July 09, 2015

a cool image! #11328964

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic July 09, 2015

Ohhh, I like this SO much, Mary.
Your perspective is SUPERB and the whole scene is so appealing: Children playing and having fun around the pool, Dad supervising and Mom bringing cake.
I assume this is a BD-party.
Summer Celebration is a perfect title for this beautiful image. This really is celebrating Summer in the best way.
I also love the lines here illustrating sun rays and a very sunny day.
Fav'd!!! #11328971

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic July 09, 2015

Wonderful an fun image. Perfect for the MT. I like the star effect. #11329247

frank w. degenhardt July 10, 2015

What a fun and beautiful look at this celebration of a birthday and life this is. Colorful, so clear, and I just love that star filter look that makes it sparkle. Take care my friend. #11329283

Ujjwal Mukherjee July 10, 2015

A beautiful take on the MT,Mary!! Delightful capture!! #11329330

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 10, 2015

I just checked my mail box here at home and the invitation with directions hasn't arrived yet. I assume you will keep this wonderful Birthday/Summer and Life celebration going until we all get there? You know how we BPers are. We leave the front porch light on for each other!!! :D What a fun image. This one will surely make the judges smile. I did, us!
-Pom Tree at your Party :)))
KEEP RESTING, Okay? #11329442

Nadia Paul July 11, 2015

Beautifully done Mary - a wonderful theme entry! #11330124

Mary K. Robison July 12, 2015

Thank you very much, all who've commented on this. I'm running out of steam at 3 AM (the aftermath of pneumonia, hospital, etc.), so I hope you understand that I'll be back tomorrow night to comment on your photos.

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe July 12, 2015

Love the treatment, Mary!! A wonderful fun filled image!! #11330507

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic September 01, 2015

Huuge congratulations on your first place gold win, Mary.
I am SO happy for you and the gold badge is so well deserved.
I loved it from the start and I love it still. It's simply brilliant and how wonderful it is that BP sees this too :) #11352852

Gail Sullivan level-classic September 01, 2015

Mary...this is wonderful...big congrats! #11352855

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic September 01, 2015

P.S. Don't you even dare comment on any of my images, Mary.
You just get well and enjoy your winner! #11352856

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 01, 2015

Congrats on your wonderful Winner, Mary. Hope you are feeling better. #11352868

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 01, 2015

Congrats on your first place winner Mary. Hopefully you are beginning to recover from the pneumonia #11352924

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe September 01, 2015

Big congrats on your First Place Winner, Mary! #11353007

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 01, 2015

Congratulations on your sparkling win, Mary! #11353027

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 01, 2015

MARY- If this FIRST PLACE WIN doesn't inspire your body to GET WELL and come back to us, I do not know what will. This is so exciting. Please keep getting better and come home to us all soon and here's to your FIRST PLACE WIN!!! What a great send off to our summer. Honoring YOU! I'm with Kiki. Don't worry about responding. Just take in the glory because you deserve it. We all know you'd visit us back if you could. Just rest and get well. Okay? This is so exciting! Sending love and prayers up and around! -Laura :) #11353057

frank w. degenhardt September 01, 2015

I miss you girl. Hope you are getting better. Pray for you. Congratulations on this most beautiful First Place Win my friend. #11353306

Marijana Fajgl September 01, 2015

Big congratulations on your well deserved winner, Mary! #11353332

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 01, 2015

Big congratulations on your wonderful First Place Winner, Mary - hope you're feeling better! #11353393

Patrick Rouzes September 01, 2015

Congrats on the Gold, Mary. WTG. #11353488

Ellen Hodges September 01, 2015

Huge Congrats on a fabulous First Place winner, Mary! Soooo glad that you are feeling better. Rest up girl!! #11353574

Mary K. Robison September 01, 2015

From Mary, as written by her husband:
I'm so thrilled that my photo, "Summer Celebration", was awarded First Place. I didn't even know it had made Finalist! My current hospital stay just got much easier.
I deeply appreciate all the support and good thoughts from my fellow photographers. And a special thank you to the judges for the award.
I hope everybody is as happy as I am today!

Nadia Paul September 02, 2015

So sorry to hear you are in hospital again Mary - I hope this wonderful winner will cheer you up my friend - congrats! #11353603

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 02, 2015

Big congrats for your 1st Place Winner Mary, very well deserved!! #11353793

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 02, 2015

Oh Mary, I'm so happy to see this one wearing a First Place Gold badge!! Huge Congratulations my friend!! Hope this will cheer you up, and pray you will be feeling much better and be home very soon!!! #11353855

Ann Lyssenko level-addict September 02, 2015

Super Win Mary! Congratulations! Ann #11353934

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 03, 2015

Beautiful !! Congratulations Mary on your First Place win. #11354580

Ujjwal Mukherjee September 13, 2015

Huge congratulations on your Super First place Winner,Mary!! #11358589

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 01, 2015

Congrats, Mary! Perfect ! #11380391

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 01, 2015

Hope September being here will begin a new month feeling much better Mary, you are part of the BP Family!! Prayers are being lifted! Q! #11380510

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 01, 2015

Congratulations on your MT Gold. I heard you are out of the hospital! What great news! #11380653

John Connolly October 01, 2015

Congratulations on your gold win Mary! Well done! #11380685

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 18, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Mary on this wonderful story telling image, VERY well deserved!! <>< #11387525

Mary K. Robison October 19, 2015

Thanks very much to everyone for your comments and Congrats! Much appreciated! #11387676

Chris Ebben October 27, 2015

I'll my Congratulations to the list. Well done. Isn't it good to see families all getting along & having fun. A great scene=^..^= #11392482

Mary K. Robison October 28, 2015

You're so right, Chris. It's so much fun, especially in the company of my niece and her family! Such lovely people! #11392492

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2016

HOW EXCITING! I FOUND ONE! Look Mary! The extra Badge is there! Isn't this fun!? Happy 20th Anniversary to BP and for this great honor of making the first round of the cream of the huge crop! I'll be back later to look for more. Must sleep now. 4:30 a.m.!! From one owl to the other! xo #11445291

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 11, 2016

I too love the added gold badge here Mary. Congratulations! #11445451

Mary K. Robison March 11, 2016 1

Thanks so much for letting me know about this, Pom. Thank you, too, Lydia.
And a big THANK YOU to Jim and the bp staff for adding an All-Time Gold EP badge to this. I really appreciate it because of the special people in the shot. Can't wait to show them just how special they are!! #11445922

Avril Young March 13, 2016

wow!! huge her hat too ;-) stunning photography Mary.. #11446882

Reynaldo D. Reyes March 13, 2016

So happy for you Mary, Wonderful gold emblems on top of one another. It's an All Time Favorite indeed! #11446885

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 15, 2016

Huuge congratulations on all 5 of your most wonderful images to make it to All Time EP. A great achievement I think. And I'm so glad to see it, Mary. #11447247

Mary K. Robison March 17, 2016

Thanks very much, Avril, Rey, and Kiki. I appreciate your kind comments. #11448193

Nadia Paul April 08, 2016

Congrats on another wonderful ATEP Mary! #11458415

Patrick Rouzes July 19, 2016

I remember this well, Mary. Congrats on the AT-EP!!! #11497023

Mary K. Robison July 21, 2016

Thanks very much, MY friend! #11497542

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