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Swing Me? by Lois  Bryan

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Top Ten in the “Summer Fun in PA” challenge in Welcome Pennsylvania group August 5, 2010.
Featured in Tables and Chairs May 12, 2010.
Featured in Welcome Pennsylvania March 8, 2010.
Second Place in the “Benches” challenge in Tables and Chairs group September 21, 2009.
Featured in Nostalgic Art and Photography May 27, 2009.
Featured in Rural Around The Globe May 22, 2009.
Featured in Cottage Style May 22, 2009.

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Another in the Juniata Crossing Mercantile Series … off of Route 30 just a bit north-west of Breezewood, PA. This time a closer view of the porch swing. I loved the colors in the wonderful hand-made afghan!! So cozy!!

Image taken with the Nikon D40x and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens. Post processing included hdr (single image, hand held, +-2 eval) in Photomatix Pro, Orton, and a trip to Corel Painter for hand painting of the leaves to the right, most of which had been blown out by the sun, then back to Photoshop for a few more pansies just for the fun of it!!!

my apologies to those of you who stopped by and commented on a slightly different version … oops!!! I guess I forgot to hit the “hide” button!!! sorry!!!

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  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 5 years ago

    Lois, Lois, Lois….what can I say? …Yet another winner…a true BEAUTY! =))))))))))

  • Hi Karen!! Thank you so much!!!!! I’m thrilled that you like it!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful CAPTURE aND eDIT:)))))))))

  • Thank you, gorgeous!!!!! Hugzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 5 years ago

    Very inviting looking swing. Lovely shot.

  • Hi Wanda, hon!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, Lois!

  • Hi Vadim!!! Thank you!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 5 years ago

    Boy O boy…a wonderful setting…OOOooooOOOOooahahahahahha….this one will go far!!

  • thanks, sweetie … did you notice I “painted” the leaves??? WHEE!! I’m getting there, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Spent hours on an old porch swing similar to this at my grandparent’s cottage many moons ago but all those memories are such delightful ones as is this wonderful image! The composition and colors are magical and bring us right back to a time when things were much simpler…

  • Oh, Joanne … your comment goes right to my heart!!! My Aunt Alice, God rest her, had a fabulous porch swing .. in the days before air conditioning, the Washington summers can be rough … and the evenings on the porch, swinging, brought a wonderful coolness. Joanne, your comment just makes my day … to know that something that appeals to me brings back a happy memory to someone else is a wonderful reward!!!! Thank you, sweetheart!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 5 years ago

    Wonderful bit of artistry here,,,, looooooooooooove it Lois,,,,the swing really “pops” against the brick wall…. looks so inviting,,,, :))

  • Thanks Linda!!!! I’m glad that the swing did “pop” … I think the colorful afghan really helped!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Daniela Weil
    Daniela Weilover 5 years ago

    Great capture of the soul of this place, feels warm and inviting!

  • Thank you, Daniela … it truly is a beautiful old place!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fantastic compostive,

  • thank you, Scott!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Magee
    Mageeover 5 years ago

    Such lovely work again Lois!! I’ve just explored your portfolio, and I tried to exercise restaint with my comments, for fear of flooding your ‘my bubble page’. Please don’t spend time responding to them, or feel you have to return the gesture. I’d much prefer you spent that time shooting more photos, ‘cause you’re so jolly good at it!!! I loved the journey Lois, and I’m so happy to have finally discovered you and your very fine work. Warmest regards, Robyn!

  • Dear Robyn!!! Thank you so much!!!! I’m completely honored by your visit to the portfolio!!! Thank you!!!! As to my return visit … that’s very much something I want to do … you know how much I enjoyed the quick visit I’ve already made!! Thank you again … what a joy to have found YOU!!!!! You’ve made my day!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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