Seasons Greetings

© Laura E. Swan

Seasons Greetings

Uploaded: December 12, 2009 11:51:20


Well...Time To Get My B.P.
Out To You All!


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It's Been Another Wonderful Year Filled With Fun And Friendship!
I'm So Happy To Know Each And Every One Of You!


With High Reguards,


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(Image Made From My Tree!)

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TV 1/10 AV 2.8
Frac Filter, Several adjustments,
Softening Filters, Unsharpened...

(DDR) 1208

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS


Christine Lobsinger level-classic December 12, 2009








Chris Ebben December 12, 2009

Well, thank you very much for this beautiful Christmas greeting. (You are organised, tree up already!!) Wishing you & Dale & Fangy & the rest of the cat family a great time over the Christmas season & the New Year, from Chris & Tony & Kody & the rest of the cat family=^..^= #8211138

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 12, 2009

Paul E. Earl
member since: 3/18/2005

Aaaahhhh!!! Beautiful! Happy Christmas to you too!

12/12/2009 12:17:19

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Thank you Chrissy and Chris and Early! My Sweet BP FAMILY!

Chrissy I hope you put your return address on this one! You will get one in return but late, okay? xoxo

!!! So fun to hear from you !!!


-Laura, Sister Lala, Lulu, Miss Alberta Rose OH GEE all know the rest of my names!

(I guess I should mention to you this this card is ALSO from ALL my sisters and cousins, too!)

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 12, 2009

A creative and beautiful Christmas dedication image Laura! #8211151

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic December 12, 2009

What a beautiful Christmas Card, SSSLala. Thank you so much.
This is really shimmering and sparkling!
Totally awesome. Straight into my favs.
Are you sure you're not on the MOST WANTED list in Disneyland!!?? I expect Chip and Dale to show up any minute!! #8211234

Kathy Coombs December 12, 2009

Beautiful..thanks! well done and a Merry Christmas to you! #8211245

John Connolly December 12, 2009

What a beautiful Christmas scene, Laura! The colors are just magic in this almost abstract presentation!


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 12, 2009

OH HOW beautiful..... ha... love the sparklingness of it all! Twinkle twinkle... happy holidays! 8o) #8211262

Monnie Ryan December 12, 2009

How wonderful, Laura!! Nothing beats shimmery and sparkly for Christmas! And my favorite red right there front and center! Best wishes for the merriest Christmas ever to you as well! #8211312

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 12, 2009

Last to first:

Monnie..I was just thinking about the color red. It represents so many things to we humans.

Firstly I would say Love & passion, then maybe anger, the even very blood that keeps us alive. It can mean caution, wonderful foods that we eat, beautiful birds and flowers that surround us, MY SPAGHETTI SAUCE that is likely burning right now OH AND SANTA's CLOTHES and RUDOLPH'S NOSE!

I love red, too. Thanks for your wonderful comments!


Nancyj, I am so glad you like it! It does kinda look TWINKLY doesn't it?!?! NEATO! Your comments are always so special!


Hi John! WOW! Thanks! I was hoping to achieve the spirit of Christmas so hearing it, in your rendition, really feels great!!! :D


Kathy...YOU are VERY welcome! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


OH SSSKiki, I ruined my Chances to be hired by Disney in the 70's! I should have jumped on the opportunity that I had. Too late now. No more connections there!!! Long story! SO GLAD YOU LIKE THIS!!! :D


Thank you Donna! I bet you will make something lovely and Christmas-y soon too...Your evening shots are amazing!


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Thanks all!!! Time to scrape the bottom of the spaghetti sauce pan!

-Laura :D #8211350

Lynne Morris level-classic December 12, 2009

What a beautiful christmas card Laura, Merry Christmas to you too. #8211357

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 12, 2009

Beautiful with wonderful effects, Laura!!! The very best of Christmases to you too!!! :-) k #8211359

Karen Kessler December 12, 2009

This is BEAUTIFUL as well as festive, Lala! Thank you for the Christmas Greeting! I hope you have a Merry Christmas, too! Love, Kalena #8211426

Douglas Pignet December 12, 2009

Very nice seasonal image and great colors,well done. #8211436

Ron McEwan December 12, 2009

Thank you Laura this is a beautiful surprise. I just finished the first draft of our plans for this summer and then I came over to look around and here you are a head of me by far. Wish you a Merry Christmas as well. I am sure you are having snow by now that really helps with the feelings of the season I am sure. #8211465

Tammy Espino December 12, 2009

What a beautiful Christmas card. Wishing you the happiest times this holiday season!! :) #8211531

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 12, 2009

The best part about this Christmas card is that you guys are signing it!!! Lucky me!

Thank you Tammy, Ron, Doug, Kalena, Kitty and Lynne!

It is minus 31c here right now and we had snow yesterday. The tree is up, the fire...HEY THE FIRE IS JUST CINDERS NOW... Well there WAS a nice fire.

My toes are cold and I need my SHAWL!

Whaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! HAHAHA!

Thank you all very much. Enjoy your card any time you like!

-Laura/Sis #8211554

Ray Thoms December 12, 2009

Wonderful image Laura..... #8211555

Rony Sagy December 12, 2009

This is so beautiful Laura. Wonderful effects great colors, so holidayish, and yes, it feel so personal So happy holidays to you too, and to all of us. #8211602

December 12, 2009

Awesome Christmas image from you Laura. Everything about this image is fantastic. great Clarity and Details for this photo.


Sherran Andersen level-classic December 12, 2009

Love the colours... Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Sherran #8211993

Brett Dolsen December 13, 2009

Beautifull Christmas Card Laura!!Have a great one!!Brett #8212130

Stephen Zacker December 13, 2009

I really like this one. Nice work #8212393

Jack R. Perry December 13, 2009

Thanks you for your Holiday wishes, I hope you have a great Merlot holiday.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone at your place!!

Jack #8212672

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 13, 2009

Well, well! I see the Merlot brothers have shown up here together! TELL me you don't indulge THIS early in the morning?! Of course if you have left over spaghetti for breakfast???!!! Hummm?!

Thanks Mr. Tree and Path! :D


Good morning, Steve! Big smile here. Thank you!


Thank you Brett! :) !!!


Aren't the colors of Christmas lovely, Sherran? I agree!


Thanks Brian! I made it to your gallery! It's beautiful!


Hi Rony! I owe you a visit! Thanks very much!


Thank you Ray! I hope you and yours are doing well!

Thanks -all- for each word here. I just wish you guys would make a LOT MORE TYPE-O's so I wouldn't feel so alone!


Keep Smiling!



Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 13, 2009

Excellent and soooooooo beautiful., Laura! Best of the Christmas and holiday season to you, too!! #8212911

ROLAN NARMAN December 13, 2009

A wonderful Christmas card you've created Lulu! Love the colors! #8213265

Susan Jane Allen level-classic December 15, 2009

Gorgeous work! #8216751

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 15, 2009

Good morning Ellen, Bro-lan and Susan. :)

I am sorry your card wont fit on the mantel but I hope it will go with you in your heart.

Thanks for coming to accept it and sign it! :D

-(S) Laura #8217637

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 15, 2009

One of the most beautiful Christmas cards I have ever seen, Laura! Phenomenal job on this, indeed! Hope to see this again! WTG! A fave too! #8217789

Annette Carr level-classic December 16, 2009

You never cease to amaze me. This is truly incredible. Definitely a favorite. #8225228

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 16, 2009

Hi Paddy! Hi Annette!!!

Huge smiles here you guys! Thank you so much!


If I could I would put YOU GUYS in FAVORITES!!! :D

I couldn't ask for a better support system than all of you!

Computer Hugs to all! -Laura #8225359

Robert Jensen December 17, 2009

This is simply outstanding #8226192

Graham Robards level-classic December 17, 2009

Absolutely beautiful the way you applied this filter ever so lightly,.

Merry Christmas to you too little sister! ~Pat #8226524

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 17, 2009

Thank you Robert!

Thank you Big Sister! (I will be joining your new club as soon as I have a photo for it! :)!!!)

I really like how this one turned out. So glad you two liked it, too!

-Laura :) #8226608

Graham Robards level-classic December 17, 2009

Yes it's so elegant this one, you should be pleased little sister.

At this time of year everything is so rushed hey getting ready for Christmas.

You can be an honorary member not needing a critter - not needing to post, Teena will be near Fangy in spirit and that's nice .
xxxxxxxxxxx #8226867

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 17, 2009

Have I told you I love you today?

Thanks Sis. I actually took some shots of the BABIES today. We'll see what turns up.



Phyllis H. Burchett December 19, 2009

Beautiful HOLIDAY capture Laura! #8232841

Alex T. Mizuno December 20, 2009

Thank you so much for the Christmas message Laura! Love your beautiful ornament image. Happy Holidays!!! #8236441

Tommy E. Burgess December 25, 2009

WhooHooo Laura!! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! I'm very happy for you. WTG!! #8245287

David M. Montero December 25, 2009

Way to go Laura!!! Great subject to frac. Well done. Congrats on your POTD and EP. The best is yet to come!

Merry Christmas! #8245290

Toni Riggs December 25, 2009

Congrats and Merry Christmas! #8245292

Paul E. Earl December 25, 2009

WTG!! POTD!! Well done, Swanee!! #8245293

Karen Engelbreth December 25, 2009

Wonderful image Laura....
A big congrats on your POTD... #8245300

Renata Gusciora December 25, 2009

Huge congratulations on your POTD!!!:-)Happy Christmas,Laura!:-) #8245301

Mary K. Robison December 25, 2009

How about that, Pom? I got through this time, to say CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful seasonal image being selected as POTD! And on Christmas Day, no less! So very happy for you!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, my friend! #8245307

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 25, 2009

A Christmas POTD! Congratulations Laura and Merry Christmas. #8245309

Ann Coates level-classic December 25, 2009

Yahoo Laura, what a great christmas present for you, POTD. Congratulations, well done. #8245326

Mukesh Srivastava December 25, 2009

Huge congrats on POTD win on Christmas day!!!!!!! Merry Christmas,Laura!!!!! #8245329

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic December 25, 2009

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!! A POTD!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! And on Christmas Day! WOW! I'm so excited I can't sit still!!! HUuuuuuuge congratulations on this honor, SSSLala. I'm so happy now. #8245330

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 25, 2009

OM gosh! It's 2:10 am here and I had fallen asleep on the couch after wrapping presents. I heard a noise in my chimney and woke up.

IT'S A POTD! HA!Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL AND THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming to congratulate me on this huge honor from Better Photo!

I will sleep the rest of the night with a smile on my face!


Thanks to those who have come and to those that will come while Santa delivers more gifts. May he be good to you and yours as well!

-Laura Swan in CANADA #8245333

Kathy Coombs December 25, 2009

Congratulations and Mele Kalikimaka! #8245334

Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 25, 2009

Huge congrats on a VERY well deserved POTD, Laura!! Glad to see that your passion and love for photography has been honored with this award-- Merry Christmas!! #8245337

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 25, 2009

WOW... a lovely Christmas Card for sure, Laura. CONGRATZ on the POTD gift from BP on Christmas Day. So glad for you....WTG!

UB. #8245355

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 25, 2009

Beautiful Laura - Congratulations on your POTD! #8245369

Graham Robards level-classic December 25, 2009

Oh wow little sister! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your photo of the day! WHOO WHOO! ~Pat #8245376

Michelle Alton December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, Laura...And thrilled to see that this earned the Christmas POTD! That ought to put a smile on your face, right? #8245377

Susie Peek-Swint December 25, 2009

Beautiful image and DD work Laura ~ many congrats for featuring on the Christmas POTD!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! #8245378

Adam CD Caron December 25, 2009

Big sis this is fantastic. way to go have a merry xmass #8245379

Max Aureli December 25, 2009

Sister.... it a great shot and wonderful work this image!!! Congratulations on your POTD, Laura!!!! ... and Merry Christmas!! :-)) #8245394

ROLAN NARMAN December 25, 2009

Oh Sister...Santa woke me up...told me there is a POTD I must see!!! Wow! I'm so happy for you! Huge Congratulations on your POTD for this wonderful image! Perfect timing!Going back to bed with a smile now!!! #8245401

Nikki McDonald level-classic December 25, 2009

Congratulations on your POTD for this beautiful card --wishing you a very Merry Christmas. #8245413

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 25, 2009

Congratulations Laura on your POTD Win!!!!

Dominick #8245432

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 25, 2009


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 25, 2009

Opps, sorry about the inactive account... 8o(

however!!! BIG congrats to your POTD image, Laura.......wtg...

What a wonderful gift on Christmas Morning, now wake up, get out of bed, and dance!!!! 8o) WOW... so proud of you! 8o) #8245517

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 25, 2009

congratulations on your gorgeous POTD, Lala! #8245528

Candice L. Carter December 25, 2009

WOW! Look at you! It's about time SiS, Congrats! You must be so proud! Love ya baby! Merry Christmas! #8245530

Gord MacEachern December 25, 2009

WOWWW Look at this!!!!
Fantastic Laura WTG!!
Great big congratulations on this well deserved POTD!!! #8245552

Janet McNeil level-classic December 25, 2009

Congratulations and Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! #8245561

Anita Hogue December 25, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful Christmas image POTD! Merry Christmas!

(By the way, I did contact Bill and wished him a speedy recovery) #8245564

Dr Silly level-classic December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Laura to you and your family. Congratulations on having the Christmas Day POTD. :O) #8245565

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 25, 2009

Congrats, Laura! Merry Christmas! #8245567

Joan E. Hoffman December 25, 2009

What a wonderful Christmas present it was to turn on my puter this morning and to see POTD and your name Laura. Huge congratulations and a wishes for a fabulous Christmas Day to you and yours! #8245571

Joy Rector December 25, 2009

congrats on the POTD and happy holidays #8245580

Stephanie Laird level-classic December 25, 2009

Laura, this is soooo beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful sentiment too! Merry Christmas to you and a very happy 2010 and beyond #8245604

Christine Lobsinger level-classic December 25, 2009

I'm so so happy for you... to wake up and find a Christmas gift from BetterPhoto...and on Christmas Day too!!!


I believe this Beauty will GO ALL THE WAY!!!


SMILING #8245615

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 25, 2009

What a beautiful POTD Laura! Congratulations!

Wishing you and yours the best ever Christmas and New Years!

jo ann c. #8245623

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 25, 2009


Ken R. Frischkorn December 25, 2009

Beautiful photo for the Holidays, congratulations on you “Photo of the Day” pick #8245725

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 25, 2009

WTG, Laura!!!! Awesome POTD!!! :-) k #8245732

Max Aureli December 25, 2009

LOL!! :-)) Happy for Sister !! #8245741

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic December 25, 2009

You heard what Nancy said:
Let's dance, SSSLala. The electric dance:
DBSK - Mirotic; Dancing in the Lazers Pictures, Images and Photos #8245748

Sue C. Cole December 25, 2009

Very cool effects Laura, great presentation. Congrat's. #8245756

Sherran Andersen level-classic December 25, 2009

Congrats Laura. Merry Christmas. #8245772

Janice Mezzacappa December 25, 2009

HI Laura Huge Congrats on your fantastic festive creative work of art and POTD!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! #8245777

Jessica Jenney December 25, 2009

Congratulations, Laura on your beautiful Xmas POTD! Merry Christmas! #8245780

Cassie L. Woodlee December 25, 2009

WTG !!congratulations on a well deserved POTD! Merry Christmas! #8245783

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe December 25, 2009

Congratulations on the POTD.....Just Lovely, Laura.....Thank you for your Holiday Greeting....All the very best to you in 2010....Cheers & Happy Holidays to everyone..... #8245791

Mary J. Lewis December 25, 2009

What a STUNNING photo! Congratulations. What is a frac filter, though? I need to tinker more with Photoshop! Merry Christmas all. #8245792

Ilene Samowitz December 25, 2009

BEautiful and creative.....congrats on a well deserved POTD #8245807

Stephen Zacker December 25, 2009

Big Congratulations and Merry Christmas #8245823

December 25, 2009

Congrats on your POTD Award Laura. Well deserving on Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas to and your Family.
Brian #8245841

Evy Johansen level-classic December 25, 2009

How very beautiful, Laura!!! Congratulations! And Happy Hollidays to you!! #8245851

Thomas E. Hinds December 25, 2009

Fantastic POTD, Laura! Beautiful colors, comp! Happy Holidays! #8245859

Rony Sagy December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Laura and huge congratulations on a very deserving POTD. #8245894

Carol L. Fowler December 25, 2009

MeRrY ChRiStMaS! FANTASTIC Christmas present for us as well as you! #8245910

Carol Engstrom level-addict December 25, 2009

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!!! This is beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! #8245912

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 25, 2009


This is such an honor and such a treat! Imagine on CHRISTMAS DAY!

Having all of you come to enjoy YOUR card from me to YOU and then having BP chose it for POTD....???!!!


Truly my biggest honor is to know all of you but this is a very close second! HA!

Thank you again everyone. So much and THANK YOU BP for this HUGE HONOR for me and for us all!!!

-Laura Swan #8245939

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 25, 2009


This is such an honor and such a treat! Imagine on CHRISTMAS DAY!

Having all of you come to enjoy YOUR card from me to YOU and then having BP chose it for POTD....???!!!


Truly my biggest honor is to know all of you but this is a very close second! HA!

Thank you again everyone. So much and THANK YOU BP for this HUGE HONOR for me and for us all!!!

-Laura Swan #8245940

Cary Rogers December 25, 2009

Super Congrats, on this GREAT POTD, Laura! Great use of effects!
Merry Christmas! #8245958

AEK December 25, 2009

Emtwig!!!!!!! I am so excited. Way to go.

Raymond Pauly level-classic December 25, 2009

Beautiful Christmas card, Laura!! Lovely work and dedication! Very Merry Xmas to you and huge congratulations on your lovely POTD! #8246001

Heather Thorsen December 25, 2009

Fantastic image Laura. Thank you for the greetings, and I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful Christmas too.
Heather #8246018

Tiia Vissak December 25, 2009

Congratulations! #8246075

Michael Umbreit December 25, 2009

Laura - Congratulations on your POTD and thank you for the Christmas wish! Merry Christmas!! - Mike #8246195

Margie R. Kirby December 25, 2009

Wow! Congratulations on your POTD! What a beautiful image. Thanks for sharing. Great work! #8246207

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 25, 2009

Congrats Laura on your Wonderful POTD - Merry Christmas!! Jeff #8246209

John Connolly December 25, 2009

Huge Congratulations on your POTD, Laura, well done!
It must be an even Happier Christmas for you now! #8246211

Shirley A. Kinney December 25, 2009

Beautiful, Laura and congrations on your POTD. #8246216

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 25, 2009

Hi Everyone! We are having a big feed here today so only popping in to say THANK YOU AGAIN! This is SUCH A THRILL for me and so glad you are here to share it with me!!!

-Laura :)



Wm Nosal December 25, 2009

COOL! Congratulations
Great Christmas Gift

But, Remember You JUST! Made the Nice
List this year #8246250

Julianne Bradford December 25, 2009

Wonderful POTD Laura. Just beautiful Merry Christmas! #8246327

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 25, 2009

Very funny brother Wm! :l ... And all jokes aside, thank you!


Thank you Julianne!!!

Daniella Puente December 25, 2009

Congrats and a wonderful Christmas Laura!!! #8246449

Alex T. Mizuno December 25, 2009

Wowee, Congratulations on your POTD Laura!! Such a perfect choice for today! Your creativity paid off!!! Wish you a Happy New Year!!!

Alex #8246610

Donna McMillan December 25, 2009

What a great photo! Love the creativity with the filters! Merry Christmas! #8246754

Siete Meeter December 26, 2009

What a beautiful christmas card Laura, Merry Christmas to you too,and a Happy New Year!!!Congratulations


Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 26, 2009

HUGE AND HAPPY CONGRATS, Laura! So very awesome and well deserved!! Wowee!!! Sooooo wonderful! Yeah!!! Merry Christmas!!! #8246995

Leslie McLain level-deluxe December 26, 2009

Congrats on your wonderful POTD. #8247009

Guy D. Biechele level-classic December 26, 2009

Wonderful image! Congrats on your POTD, and Happy Holidays! #8247140

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe December 26, 2009

Congrats on POTD! #8247178

Vicki L. Filippin December 26, 2009

I'm a little late on the congrats, little sis, but I was awake when the email came through on my blackberry and I was like...OMG, LAURA GOT THE CHRISTMAS POTD!!!! I'm sooooooo excited for you! Awesome image and an even awesomer (?) honor to be selected on this special day. Have your feet touched the ground yet???
xoxo #8247224

Cathy Barrows December 26, 2009

congrats on your potd...the works is perfect for this shot #8247377

Dianna Murphy December 26, 2009

Congratulations on your Christmas Day POTD! #8247553

Darryl Wilkinson December 26, 2009

Beautiful, Laura! Congrats on your award!

Happy Holidays! #8247569

Karen Kessler December 26, 2009

Congratulations on your EP AND POTD, Lala! Gorgeous image! :) #8247852

Songbird Cline level-classic December 26, 2009

Wow, Laura!! how exciting POTD!! Congrats!! Beautiful Christmas image! Goos job! and a merry Christmas to you and the family! #8247892

Annette Carr level-classic December 26, 2009

YIPPEEEE!!!! EYE!!!! YAY!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved Photo of the Day !!!!!! See I told you that you were amazing! #8248428

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 26, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Thank you SO MUCH for your congratulations and for cheering me on.

Each and every one! Your comments have meant so much to me!

You're the BEST!


(Fun to see old friends and new faces here, too!!!) #8248437

Nancy J. Locke December 27, 2009

Dear Laura, super congrats on this AWESOME POTD!!! I loooove your photography style. It's very classy. :D

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8248501

maria Warren December 27, 2009




Ivan Chacon December 27, 2009

Congrats on your POTD, great work.Happy holidays to you too!!! :) #8249026

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 27, 2009

Hi Nancy J, Hi Maria! Hi Ivan!

Thank you three for stopping in to congratulate me on this exciting honor! I sure appreciate all that you have said.

-Laura :D


Patti Coblentz December 27, 2009

Wow...I just saw this!!!! Congratulations, exciting!!! A warm up for the new year!

Happy New Year!
Patti #8250304

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 28, 2009

Thank you, Patti!!! This was a wonderful Christmas present!


Thanks Mr. Tree! :D

-Laura #8251775

Richard D. Love December 28, 2009

Wow! Congratulations, Laura. Truly a beautiful image.

Rick #8252006

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 28, 2009

HEYYYYYYYYYYY, Laura Swanee,told you it was 'Phenomenal"! I knew it was only a matter of time before you got an award,my friend! Gigantic, humongous CONGRATULATIONS indeed! Walking to the fridge & whistling a happy tune......................................... #8252364

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 28, 2009

Hi Rick. Thanks very much and for your visit!

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Paddy. You are so darned sweet. Thanks so much! :) !!! I'm pretty thrilled too! And on Christmas day no less! :D

-Laura (Swanee)

Tammy Espino December 28, 2009

Hot Dayum, see what I get for taking a few days off here!! WHOOOOOOOOOO, Congrats!!!!! :))))))) #8252468

Tammy Espino December 28, 2009

Hot Dayum, see what I get for taking a few days off here!! WHOOOOOOOOOO, Congrats!!!!! :))))))) #8252469

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic December 28, 2009

Incredibly beautiful !! HUGE congratulations once again,my friend!!! #8252559

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe December 29, 2009

Great Christmas card shot. Wonderful color and effects. Congrats on the POD, well done. #8254667

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 29, 2009

Thank you Tammy, Ujjwal and Randy!!!

I really appreciate your great comments!

-Laura :D #8255129

Lorna Shutter December 30, 2009

Wow! I sure have been away a LONG time!!! I don't even remember seeing a notice for this one ... CONGRATULATIONS on your EFP & POTD!!!!! What a fantastic Christmas present for you to open! This is aweseome! Love the bright colours and creative effects! All of your images have been fabulous lately! ... and look at all the EFP's!!! WTG, Sis!!! Photobucket Woo Hoo!!!!! :) #8255920

Avril Young December 31, 2009

congrats on this awesome rock girl...

M.Christine Duncan January 01, 2010

I'm away from BP for a couple weeks and look what happens!!!! CONGRATS Lala dear on your fantastic POTD!!!!! WHOOOOO!!!! HOOOOO! And HAPPY NEW YEAR Big Sis! #8262630

Sharon Sawyer January 01, 2010

HUGE congratulations on your Christmas present from BP, Laura! WOW!!! Christmas Day POTD... doesn't get any better than that!!!

I look forward to seeing many more of your creative and wonderful images in 2010! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! #8262813

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 02, 2010

Gosh! So many of my BP sisters showing up at once!!!

Thank you L.S., Avril, Coco and Sharon!

This as such an honor and a second one to see you have visited!


Photobucket #8262923

Cynthia M. Yarde-Kiernan January 05, 2010

Beautiful work!! Very eye-catching #8271336

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 05, 2010

Thank you Cynthia!!! :)

-Laura #8272043

Ivan Chacon January 06, 2010

Amazing work!!! Happy 2010!!!...and congrats on your POTD! :) #8275753

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 09, 2010

Thank you Ivan! :)

-Laura #8284247

Z. Banu January 10, 2010

WOW!!!!So Beautiful image OUTSTANDING!!Very well done.. Big congratulation for POTD!!
:) KEEP IT UP LAURA. Wish you wonderful new year..2010 #8285650

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 11, 2010

Zaanat, it's so nice to see you again!

Here's wishing you a very Photobucket to you and yours!

Thanks for the many kind words!!!

-Laura #8287832

Karen Kessler January 13, 2010

Just looking through your gallery some more. I see you've become quite a favorite on BP (of course, I always thought that anyway!)

Congratulations on your POD here, Sis! #8295258

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 13, 2010

Hey Sis! This is the very first award BP has ever given me besides making it through MANY first rounds.

I am still so honored! They gave me this on Christmas Day! :) !!! IMAGINE!

Thanks, Kalena! Always a pleasure. #8295610

Kenny Metro level-classic January 15, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

WTG...Couldn't be any happier for you!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) #8298876

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 15, 2010

I can see this! HA!

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You're so funny, Ken!

Thanks so much!!!

-Laura _ #8299643

Brett Dolsen January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderfull prestigious award Laura!! #8310389

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 19, 2010

Gosh, Thanks Brett! And huge congrats again on your finalist last night!

WAY COOL! Hope your computer is feeling better soon!!!

-Laura #8311984

Sherry McClead January 23, 2010

WOW look at the badges here... and such a wonderful image... I see alot has changed while I was away... #8323507

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 23, 2010

Yes. Can you believe it? I only seem to use CURVES for lighting adjustments now, and I got PSE7 late last summer! In November life changed at Birthday time AGAIN being given the Fractalius filter.

Thank you Sherrybear. So good to see you again! Welcome home.

-Laura #8323993

Kerry Hill January 25, 2010

Wooooo Hooooo CONGRATULATIONS Laura, awesome work!!! So happy for you!!!! :-) #8330457

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 26, 2010

:D Thanks LOTS Kerry!!! :D #8330535

February 12, 2010

beautiful photo! #8376700

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 29, 2010

HUGE Congrats on AWSOME POTD #8495670

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 29, 2010

Thank you so much Jennifer and Peaches!!!

This was SUCH a thrill for me! A true honor! :)

And on CHRISTMAS no less! :)

Thank you ladies for coming by. Sorry I am late answering Jennifer!

-Laura #8495875

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay April 20, 2010

Beautiful POTD Laura! Congrats! #8554566

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 20, 2010

Hi Ruth! :) Thank you VERY MUCH!!! :)

-Laura #8554877

Debbie E. Payne July 08, 2010

Just an awesome shot and great DD work as well. A POTD is a wonderful thing to get anytime, but especially on Christmas. #8742726

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 08, 2010

I cried Debbie. That's how much it meant to me. :)Yes! it was the best Christmas gift EVER!

Thanks so much for the visit!


-Laura #8742804

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 17, 2010

Photobucket , to me. hee hee #8913785

Dick W. Wyatt December 15, 2010

Way to go Laura !! #9104375

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas to you, this is always special everytime I see it. #9105392

Chris Ebben November 25, 2011

Nearly time you got this one out again=^..^= #9829392

Robert R. Goodman level-addict January 23, 2013

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,my friend!!! #10530806

Stan Kwasniowski January 23, 2013

Laura, congratulations #10531062

Sharon Sawyer January 23, 2013

Laura, congratulations on your wonderful finalist and all the best in the next round!!! One of my all time holiday favourites. (A lil Canadian spelling 4 ya. LOL) #10531166

Julianne Bradford January 23, 2013

Congratulations on this great finalist Laura!! #10531202

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 23, 2013

Huge congrats on this awesome Finalist and good luck in the next round, Laura!
Love that fract filter! #10531234

Annette Carr level-classic January 23, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS! You are so creative and talented :)

Alex T. Mizuno January 24, 2013

Congratulations on your Finalist cousin Laura! Glad to see this lovely holiday image again!! #10531529

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 24, 2013

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10531674

Renee Doyle level-classic January 24, 2013

Wonderful dd work Laura! Congratulations! #10531790

Mary K. Robison January 24, 2013

Sure hope this makes it to your current Congrats comments, Pom!! (The one above me is from 2009!)
CONGRATULATIONS for your POTD making Finalist! It won't surprise me to see this silver turn to gold, to match your first one! #10531888

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic January 24, 2013

SSSLala - this is SUCH a magical image.
I love it!
All it needs now is one more gold badge! I'm sure you'll get it. #10532019

Nancy Marie Ricketts January 24, 2013

Beautiful, Laura! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!! #10532938

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 24, 2013

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Laura! Love it...

jo ann c. #10533028

Wm Nosal January 24, 2013

Congratulations Laura *<:) #10533067

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 24, 2013

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist, Laura! #10533127

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 24, 2013

Everyone! This is so exciting! :D And you are all here with me. That means a lot!


-Laura :D #10533136

Colette M. Metcalf January 24, 2013

WTG! Congrats to you Laura!!! #10533316

Terry Cervi level-classic January 24, 2013

Wondeful treatment and so very pretty, Lala! Congrats on your finalist!! Thanks for your kind words on my Falls shot too!! Much appreciated! #10533399

Ann Coates level-classic January 24, 2013

I found you on the very last page. You know what they say, they always keep the best till last. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Laura. #10533612

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 24, 2013

Double congratulations Laura! #10533742

Nadia Paul January 24, 2013

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Laura! #10533934

Tammy Espino January 24, 2013

Took me two days to get to the bottom of this and congrat Good luck in the next round, I am sure you got it!!! How could you not :) GO FOR GOLD! #10534012

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 24, 2013

Huge congrats and very best luck with this beauty, Laura!!! #10534150

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 24, 2013

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10534377

Stephen Zacker January 24, 2013

Very Cool! Here's to another good year, and Congratulations #10534776

Ken Smith level-classic January 24, 2013

Way to go, Laura. Congrats to you! #10535079

Thomas E. Hinds January 24, 2013

Congratulations, Laura, on this beautiful work-of-art-Finalist! Hope you are well! #10535188

Rona L. Schwarz January 24, 2013

Just so beautiful and a very joyous work of art, Laura! A picture-perfect Finalist - Congrats! #10535485

Carol L. Fowler January 24, 2013

Congrats on this beautiful Finalist! #10535711

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe January 25, 2013

Love the sparkle and shine Laura. Congrats on your finalist award. #10535770

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic January 25, 2013

What a Joyous colorful image. Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist! Hope it goes higher! #10536780

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 25, 2013

BIG CONGRATS & good luck, my friend!

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 25, 2013

Congrats. #10537546

Guy D. Biechele level-classic January 26, 2013

Stunning image! Congrats on your Finalist, Laura. #10538670

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 27, 2013

YAHOO, SIS. LAURA!!! I am finally getting to my BP finalists and emails...This is so beautiful...and I LOVE IT! C'mon Gold!! #10539889

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe January 28, 2013

Laura, this is soooo fantastically beautiful...a perfect tribute to the magic that is Christmas!!! Huge congratulations! #10541995

Irene Colling level-classic January 30, 2013

Excellent work Laura.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

Congratulaions on your finalist. #10546409

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 30, 2013

Everyone For Coming To Support My Finalist And Me and Thank You ALSO TO The BP Judges!!

Happy New Year, Everyone! 2013!

-Laura :) #10546438

Merna L. Nobile February 02, 2013

Are you amazed at the vivid colors, sharpness and composition of your photographs? Well the judges are, CONGRATULATIONS you are a winner for the month of December, 2012!

Chris Ebben December 07, 2013

AS I said before, it's nearly time for you to re-send this one to us all again. It was so good to see all the familiar faces & re-read their comments, where have all the years gone!!! Merry Xmas to everyone=^..^= #10917061

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 07, 2013

8o)...I remember this one...really beautiful. #10917121

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 07, 2013

:D Nice to see you ladies here!!!You stayed attached. I thought they gave me a new finalist on a very old entry for a minute! :D

Thank you gals for bringing me a smile! #10917145

Lydia Williams level-deluxe December 08, 2013

Agree....this is soooo beautiful...thank you dear Laura....Merry Christmas to you and yours and to all our BP Family.

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