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Ann Coates level-classic March 01, 2012

So pleased to see you here at this time Laura. I love your sense of humour. I'm glad it wasn't a real bear, whew! You executed your idea beautifully. #1446571

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 01, 2012

HeeHee...Aren't I mean?! Scaring you like that??? Oh, but it was so much fun!

Ann, I miss being on BP late at night like this. (Posting Time In Washington State USA is 12:00 Midnight. 1 AM my time). It's really good to see YOU, TOO! Just like the good old days! :))

Thanks for the visit. I was just to yours and WOW! So wonderful to see that Dominick was there and you got to meet him and he YOU! I love your contest post tonight. xoxo

-Laura #10014898

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 01, 2012

Oh, this is brilliant beyond brilliant, Sister. Totally cool and magnificent idea AND work. #10014918

Mary K. Robison March 01, 2012

The photo itself is lovely, Pom, and your new program puts an entirely different stamp on it. Glad you're enjoying your new toy. #10014939

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 01, 2012

I was in this exact spot in October. Now wouldn't we have had fun if we could get our timing down. Love the shot and the neat effect. #10014966

Douglas Pignet March 01, 2012

very kewl comp & pov...great colors #10014983

Jennifer L. Alder March 01, 2012

Fun creation! :) #10015019

Bob Cammarata March 01, 2012

Great comp...and a cool sense of humor! #10015022

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe March 01, 2012

Love this Laura!!! A winner in my book!
My son's mother-inlaw, who is less than 5ft tall thought she heard knocking at their back door. Well what she heard was a black bear shaking her door looking through the side-lite. Not to be intimidated she picked up her broom and started yelling and hitting the door with her broom. The last thing she seen of the bear was his south end running into the bush, lol.. #10015051

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 01, 2012

Too-Cool Laura!! Really nice work! #10015142

Stephen Zacker March 01, 2012

VERY cool and creative :-) #10015167

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 01, 2012

Hi everyone! Thank you so very much! It was fun to pull your leg even if for only a moment. A couple hours ago I sent this link to my nephew down in the States and he e-mailed back and said "I didn't know you had such a nice view!!!" Did I pull his leg or was he pulling mine? Lol...

Thanks all, for each wonderful comment. WOW! :)))))

Night night!

-Laura :D #10015182

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 01, 2012

Hi Laura,LOL!!!Looks like the kids were playing baseball in the front yard again.Fantastic capture my friend.WOW! What a vista!!! #10015183

Monnie Ryan March 01, 2012

Sure is beautiful, Laura! #10015341

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 01, 2012

Yes, don't scare us like that!...I guess I shoulda known better...this is an awesome image...gotta check out that website..I think you've sold a lot of us. Love ya, girl! Keep em coming! :)

Tammy Espino March 01, 2012

Love all the new programs you are discovering!! A super duper capture!! Don't cut yourself on the glass (wink) #10015485

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 01, 2012

Hi Bobby, Monnie, Lydia and Tammers! :)

I really needed a kick start lately to get back into being creative and I can tell you, having some new filters and software was really the ticket! (And having my Fractalius filter back!)

Emile, when you arrive on the thread here, I wanted to tell you that you will be staying right here on this lake when you stay at "Ch√Ęteau Lake Louise". And I mean RIGHT HERE. Walk out of the door to this! :))) In fact my friend, we have two hotels in the Rockies that we consider Castles or Palaces and YOU are staying at BOTH!!! At Lake Louise and in Banff Townsite!

ALSO Emile if you liked my image "Take a Peak" ... you will be 25 minutes from that lake (CLOSE!) while at Lake Louise and I suggest you get up VERY early and make your way there. Ask the front desk AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE for side tours if at all possible. Arrange it the day before (Or even now???!!! Things book up fast!). :) It's called Moraine Lake, Valley of the 7 Peaks. ALSO make it to Peyto Lake. Also in the Lake Louise area but the opposite direction from Moraine about a half an hour. I do hope you will have time. They are must see's and in my gallery to view.

Send me the exact dates for Lake Louise and Banff Springs hotel, too, and maybe we can try and be camping there during those days and can wisk you around in your short time here?

Once you have gotten a taste of our Rockies you can fly back and just stay in them a while and take in Gods beautiful creations for a lot longer!

Thanks everyone! :)))

-Laura :D #10016385

John Connolly March 01, 2012

You are certainly getting your moneys worth with your hew program, Sister Laura! This is a remarkable presentation, and you had me sucked in!
I think the Canadian Tourist Authority needs you as an ambassador! #10016406

Barbara Waldoch level-classic March 01, 2012

Excellent work, Laura!
I knew stright away it was no bear, as there is no blood! LOL #10016488

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 01, 2012

Thanks so much Laura it was your and Stan K images that convinced us to go ahead and do this while we were able. It looks beautiful and I can not wait. Talking about bear attacks when we were on the tundra at Cape Churchill on Hudson Bay a bear did crack the window by my sleeping birth and I had to fill the hole with my heavy jacket to keep from freezing in 29 degrees below 0. Bear attack do occur!!
Keep those rockies coming and thanks again my friend. Emile #10016637

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe March 01, 2012

Your such a cut-up :-D Love it! #10016741

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 01, 2012

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTAAAAAABULOUS image that is awesomely BEAUTIFUL, NL! :-) NN #10016829

Wm Nosal March 01, 2012

Cool Shot, Laura!
Our Bears Normally Knock On The Door
Before Ripping The Door Off
To Get In *<') #10016883

Neal D. Hatcher March 02, 2012


Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 03, 2012

It would be worth breaking the glass if the view on the window is as extra-ordinary as this. Wonderful rendition of Lake Louise, even made more inviting with your fabulous effects Laura. #10020549

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 04, 2012

Hi John, Barbara, Emile, Theresa, Kitty, Wm, Neal, and Rey!

I'm really enjoying your comments and bear stories on this thread! :)))

Last summer at the Lake Louise campground there was a bear running around in the early hours looking for food while we slept in. Good thing I hadn't gotten up at 6am to cook my traditional Canadian Lazy Maple Bacon and Eggs or WE'D HAVE BEEN THE BACON! HA!

Thanks for all you said here!!! You guys are the best!

-Laura :D #10022080

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 07, 2012

Super Wow and gorgeous, Laura!!! Extremely awesome color and pov!!! #10026660

Daniella Puente March 11, 2012

Love the scenery and fun effects :) #10033631

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 21, 2012

Love, love, love this Laura! I'm certainly having fun too with the programs!

Have a wonderful day friend!

jo ann c. #10047771

Chris Ebben May 04, 2012

I thought you were rather calm for just having had your window smashed!!! All the same, I think I'll stay with roos & cockys hanging around the campsites. A good fun image, well presented=^..^= #10123680

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Look At What Happened To My Kitchen Window!!!


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Okay, Okay. So this isn't really my kitchen window

It's a shot of Lake Louise I Took Last August
With A Cool New Layer Of Mine
FROM: "Smart Photo Editor"
A New Program I Bought From A BetterPhoto Advertisement!
(I'm having FUN with this new program!)
It Was On Sale For $19.95 Canadian! (Who-ahhh!)

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Early Morning Image f.28, 1/1000

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

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