Gearing Up

© Laura E. Swan

Gearing Up

Uploaded: November 25, 2009



Here Is Wishing
An Extra Special

We All Have So Much To Be Thankful For!

* May We All Have Happy Holidays That Take Us Right To The New Year! *

Your Friend, Sister and Even Daughter (If you are Mumj!)

-Laura :)

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TV 1/8, AV 2.8 Macro hand Held

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/8 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 25, 2009

What a beautiful Thanksgiving image, Laura. With wonderful color, and treatments are perfect! May you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday, even though Canada celebrated it already... now you get to celebrate again, with all of your BP family! 8o) #1209456

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 25, 2009

I love this beautiful colourful Thanksgiving display sis...
Great words too!
Happy Thanksgiving EVERYONE -
SMILING #8168802

Monnie Ryan November 25, 2009

Colorful, fun image, Laura -- have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving! #8168850

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 25, 2009

You certainly get into the spirit of all occasions- you are like a "breath of fresh air", Swanee Laura! MAgnificent colors, tones, lighting, clarity & creativity on this fun & super image! WTG! #8169009

Graham Robards level-classic November 25, 2009

Great treatment little sister. We don't hold thanksgiving over here, all our relatives are convicts LOL. HA...~Pat #8169239

Kathy Coombs November 25, 2009

I baked with a friend all day for 20 people..tomorrow Champagne and Turkey..oh and a million pies! (Man I am tired!) :) #8169312

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 25, 2009

Last to first:

Kathy! Exhale. Tomorrow will be great! I KNOW IT! Hard work ALWAYS pays off! Get out the umbrellas for your slushies! Stick that turkey n and have some FUN now! ALOHA NOI!


Oh. Sister Pat. YOU MAKE ME LAUGH! So whose aren't? HA! SO, SO FUNNY! I learned, as a teen, that my grandmother's great great great PEOPLE were chicken thieves! IMAGINE MY SHOCK AND SHAME!!! (Peep, peep, PEEP!)

Please take a special moment and be thankful! (For whatever you can think up!) Even if you aren't eating TURKEY! Okay? HA! I love you!

-Little Sis :D !!!


Oh Sister. I love your divided loyalties like mine! :) As USA and CANADIAN brothers and sisters we ALL love each other and want the best for each of us!

THIS SUNDAY ... 19 years ago ... I moved to Canada! No regrets.

- Sis :D

(BTW...I am bad in if I said 20 years -ANYWHERE ELSE- I retract...It is 19!)

* are you. Don't think for a second that you are NOT! (A B.O.F.A.)


Monnie. Same to YOU and thank you so much! :)!!!



Mumj! :) ... Of all the people I have been honored to met on BP, YOU are so special to me....And YOU would know the most how much BP as changed my life...OH..SO MUCH FOR THE GOOD!

I am an AMERICAN living in CANADA.

I love BOTH Countries and understand so much how we are ALL brothers and sisters here. Even MUMZIES and daughters! It's wonderful and delightful.


Folks... we KNOW this for a fact.

With BP we can feel ALL THE WAY ROUND THE WORLD like brothers and sisters. As one.

Photography may have brought us all together but we KNOW that there is a special KINSHIP that surpasses this.

FOR THIS MAGICAL THING...I am thankful each day. Not just on Thanksgiving.

-Laura #8169338

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 25, 2009

What a sweet and cute image, SSSLala.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too. We sure have a lot to be grateful for in life and this is a good day to remember that. #8169412

Brett Dolsen November 26, 2009

Have a great Thanksgiving Laura and keep up the great digital darkroom work!!Brett #8169505

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 26, 2009

Excellent work, Laura!
Happy Thanksgiving! #8169603

Michelle Alton November 26, 2009

Another inspired creation, Laura. I don't know where all your energy and creativity comes from...How do you do it? You must also have the most well-developed typing muscles in your fingers! Happy Thanksgiving to the American side of you! Hey...the Canadian side is allowed in on this too! #8169849

Carol Sawyer November 26, 2009

Excellent fun image for today, Laura!! Happy Thanksgiving!! #8170012

Ron McEwan November 26, 2009

Better late than never they say. I would have been disappointed if you didn't post an appropriate image for today. Well done my friend.

The trip is about 20 percent mapped out now. Always have fun doing this. Great winter pastime. #8170083

Jack R. Perry November 26, 2009

Great image and words Laura!

to you and your family,
I hope you have many more. #8170090

Stephen Zacker November 26, 2009

Cute :-) Happy Thanksgiving #8170184

Renata Gusciora November 26, 2009

How cute!Fantastic treatments and colors,Laura!Happy Thanksgiving!:-) #8170403

Tiia Vissak November 26, 2009

a cool image! #8170573

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 26, 2009

You guys sure know how to make me smile and laugh!

Thanks so much. Each of you.




P.S. Thinking back to last Thanksgiving when I had my first piece of "Blackberry" pie. Remembering it fondly.


Don't eat too much Folks! #8170676

Yulianto Soeroso November 26, 2009

wow ....happy #8170783

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 26, 2009

FANTASTIC colors, comp and effects Laura, WTG!!! <>< #8170945

Karen Kessler November 26, 2009

Thank you, Sis Lala! Someone got a new "toy" recently, huh? :) (That frac filter is fun...and COOL!) #8171211

Robert K. Bemus level-classic November 26, 2009

Great image and frac, Laura!! Now I'm hungry again!! #8171462

ROLAN NARMAN November 26, 2009

A wonderful and colorful display for Thanksgiving Lulu! Well done!
I'm waiting outside my house with your share of the pumpkin pie in my hand sister! Where are you? It's cold out there! The whole neigborhood think I'm crazy! Please don't delay or else the neigbors will grab that pie any minute now! #8171482

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 26, 2009

wonderful image Lala! (Lulu?) #8171504

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