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Lotus Carroll1,774,472Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 12th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 6th up until Monday morning, July 13th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106454850676445272777 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/JfZQt2) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-07-12 03:00:0065  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: *Love Is...* There is always quite a divide in feelings about Valentines Day out there, and about Love in general, and we figured that we'd let you guys battle out your feelings about that here on the "Self Portrait Stage" for this Challenge. Is Love Cruel? Is Love Kind? Is it something else? What is love? Let's see how you can conceptualize this with your self portraits! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Love Is..." theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. I've thrown some of my own self portraits that would loosely fit this theme into an album here: http://goo.gl/zZHbNG Here are search results for "love self portrait" on Flickr, a great place to view fine art photography, especially self portraiture: http://goo.gl/LkptQc If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Business http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 10 http://goo.gl/8k0xXo @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose Finalists, and then 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2015 (EXIF datFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is...2015-02-26 07:00:00116  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00153  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay. What is meant by this? This means that you'll either create an image in camera with two separate exposures or you'll use two separate images, overlaid with one another, to create a single image using post processing. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using the Double Exposure or Image Overlay technique. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @111514726900984316506, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to achieve double exposure and image overlay  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/lWWXpd and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here are some beautiful examples of double exposure portraits that will inspire you! Aneta Ivanova: http://goo.gl/ZeSnLy Sara K Byrne: http://goo.gl/J48iln Various artists: http://goo.gl/7Qbssy Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay2014-05-30 07:00:00168  
Jeff Smith62,116  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 25, 2014 No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday May 26/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-05-25 03:00:0079  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: Personality! What is meant by this? It's time to show us some personality, baby. Capture a self portrait that conveys a lot of personality - an element of your true personality or some other one that you'd like to portray. When you submit your image, use the photo caption area to tell us what personality element you are portraying. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Personality!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111718830236077991058, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on shooting self portraits - check it out here: http://goo.gl/xaPva8 He is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of ContApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00129  
Jeff Smith62,116  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 27, 2014 *Theme: Your Alter Ego* You have to ask yourself this question: Who or what would you want to be if you had the chance to change yourself? Or even perhaps what other "alter egos" just lurk inside your head, waiting to be revealed. Thanks to the "most" extraordinary @110573952887886961621 for his theme suggestion and photograph. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 28/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-27 03:00:0084  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 14/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-13 03:00:0097  
Jeff Smith62,116  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 30, 2014 Theme this week: *Fast and Furious* You can depict a sense of speed or anger or both in your selfy - if that helps. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 24/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-30 03:00:0067  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 2,null, 2014 *Theme: Le Chapeau - The Hat* It's been almost two years since we had this theme, now it's back, lets see those hats! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 3/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-02 03:00:00109  
Jeff Smith62,116*Happy New Year* Welcome to the first Selfy Sunday Project of 2014 (Jan. 5, 2014) *Theme: A fresh start* Since we have started a new year its time for everyone to have a fresh start so that is a theme for this week.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Jan. 6/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-01-05 03:00:00125  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 14/13. *No Theme this Week* Late posting the event so sorry for the delay. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for your allowing the use of your selfy in the event cover photo. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 16/13. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-15 03:00:00111  
Jeff Smith62,116  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 1/13. *Theme This week: 'Tis the Season* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 2/13* Older photos posted will be removed from the event* Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. *Again, please no dipping into the archives.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-01 03:00:00105  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00145  
Isabelle Fortin27,158Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00259  
Lotus Carroll1,774,472This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0086  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13. An open week this week so now particular theme. You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVg Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-25 03:00:00148  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00163  
Cassius Wright75,215**UPDATE** We're really excited to announce that @118357019708110162087, @115587901063824203147 and @114065674934822053945 are showing their support and appreciation for the G+ photographers of Chicago by donating LOADS OF AWESOME PRIZES.  We'll be giving away shirts, hats, straps, gift cards, accounts, and gorillapods.  This is not an event to miss... p.s. Prizes will be given out throughout the night, so make sure you show up and stick around!   SEE YOU SOON CHICAGO! We'll meet up in the evening to take advantage of the low light, and then the color as we progress into sunset, blue hour, and the lights of the skyline twinkling!  This will be an iconic Chicago Photowalk for an Iconic Occasion :)  Looking forward to a large crowd for the 2 year event!  Feel free to invite your friends, non-photographers, or anybody else who would add to the celebratory atmosphere!   G+ 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk Chicago2013-06-29 18:00:0074  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48129  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00173  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13. *Theme*: *True Colors* What we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00153  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Michael Bonocore324,175_* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*_ Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now (http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate? Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter? *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April_ event. *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *One Photo per person *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the May event, which will also be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00279  
Billy Wilson1,546,415@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographer and IT Director @115428993145818153559. Photographers @113367609333589754250 & @111718830236077991058. Geologist & Macro Photographer @102479920996524562919 who'll be showing us some mineral and gemstone samples live through a microscope! CEO of @111349608500505664040 @107982618909749811163. Our Special Musical Guest will be @108288981801464001867 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is currently embedded above.TSBW Variety Show #48: Photography, Fun, & Live Music from Tom Strasser ! (On Air Hangout)2013-03-02 04:00:00100  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00249  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12. _Please note, there is no theme this week!_ I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll  Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____________ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00224  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00180  
Peter From81,465Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00462  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00267  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  

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End of Times - The First Night

What we had all feared began to take place.  There was no safe place anymore, there was no peace or hope of it.  The bombing and the looting, the fires and the screams.... but worst of all The Gas.
That gas designed to eliminate every threat, any danger, hazard or menace..... in other words, everything and everyone.  

I am not sure when it started or by whom, but it was already here.  No time to prepare, nowhere to run. What to do now?  Armed with my mask, the only protection from the gas (if used properly) I rushed to the streets.  Not knowing what to expect, not sure what I would encounter or face, with no idea where to go.  The only thing I know is I could not stay still and........ I had to find her!

What I found outside was pure chaos.... oblivion.... disaster.... destruction.... all that was.... The firstnight<... more »

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2015-05-15 15:20:57 (61 comments, 6 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

End of Times - Day 38

I can't believe it has been more than a month.  I am feeling tired and discouraged.  I have not seen one human alive in all this time. Understandable? Yes, but nonetheless depressing. See, this gas kills 99.99% of all humans, and most animals.  Only 0.015% of the human population is immune.

I don't know if I am immune, and I am in no hurries to find out. If you have a gas mask and now how to use it you can survive.  Your body will only be able to resist the gas for 1 - 2 hours at a time without a mask.  If you go more than 2 hours exposed the damage is irreversible. Under an hour you will feel very bad, but your body can recover if you drink lots of fluid. It won't affect your skin but it will destroy your lungs, then your arteries and later your brain and heart. That means my mask is permanent, I am only able to take it off to eat, andclea... more »

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2015-07-30 19:31:30 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Don't cry 'no more

Yes, I know that title is grammatically incorrect, but it just fits better for the message, for the audience! 

Nothing beats us harder than being alone!  Having friends, but having no one to talk to.  When everybody is talking but we are just quiet, nodding and smiling in return. Where everything seems like normal, but inside us we are all desolate and lonely.  When we just want to sit and cry for no specific reason, all while feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. 

Be advised that you are not alone.  You won't be the first or the last to feel this way.... and this too, in a timely manner, shall pass. 

Don't let the weight of your own fist scare out the light and put pressure on your shoulders. Be strong, reach out, fight back!  You are never alone, there is always someone who can help. 
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Don't cry 'no more

Yes, I know that title is grammatically incorrect, but it just fits better for the message, for the audience! 

Nothing beats us harder than being alone!  Having friends, but having no one to talk to.  When everybody is talking but we are just quiet, nodding and smiling in return. Where everything seems like normal, but inside us we are all desolate and lonely.  When we just want to sit and cry for no specific reason, all while feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. 

Be advised that you are not alone.  You won't be the first or the last to feel this way.... and this too, in a timely manner, shall pass. 

Don't let the weight of your own fist scare out the light and put pressure on your shoulders. Be strong, reach out, fight back!  You are never alone, there is always someone who can help. 

When you feel this way let us hear you cry!! We will come and help rescue you!! 

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2015-07-29 14:16:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-24 15:08:34 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

End of Times - Search

Before I could turn around to check what this noise was, another noise, louder than the first one struck again.  I identified it this time, it was a cracking sound. I have never heard it before. Then there was another, and another one.  Before I could move to safety, as I figured out what was going on, the floor collapsed and the the balcony I was hiding on, plummeted to the ground. 

I don't know how long I was out, but it was now dark and cold. The light of the sun was no more and I was just surrounded and covered in rubble and debris.  I felt no pain. Is that good or bad? I asked myself.  What happened to me?  I was out of it and it took me about 5 minutes to remember what had happened. I was afraid to move, hoping I did not find any major injuries or broken bones.  I didn't want to move, but I had to.  I tried to pick myself up and duringthat ef... more »

End of Times - Search

Before I could turn around to check what this noise was, another noise, louder than the first one struck again.  I identified it this time, it was a cracking sound. I have never heard it before. Then there was another, and another one.  Before I could move to safety, as I figured out what was going on, the floor collapsed and the the balcony I was hiding on, plummeted to the ground. 

I don't know how long I was out, but it was now dark and cold. The light of the sun was no more and I was just surrounded and covered in rubble and debris.  I felt no pain. Is that good or bad? I asked myself.  What happened to me?  I was out of it and it took me about 5 minutes to remember what had happened. I was afraid to move, hoping I did not find any major injuries or broken bones.  I didn't want to move, but I had to.  I tried to pick myself up and during that effort the pain I felt was REAL. It hurt all over, but despite all of it I was still able to move and crawled out of all the rubbish and litter that surrounded me.  I did not see major signs of blood or areas of unbearable pain, so I figured I dodged a bullet.  Except for my pinkie finger, it was dislocated.  I figured that one was a quick fix. And some rags would do for the cut on my right thigh.  The limping while walking will take a couple days. 

It was at this point I realized I had no idea what happened to the group I was following.  Did they come over and check the noise of the collapsed balcony? Did they ignore and kept on their way? Are they close or far away? I had so many questions and many decisions to make, but was too tired to think clearly.  I found myself the safest place to spend the night, considering the circumstances, and forced myself to sleep with my axe in hand.

I was up bright and early the next morning, with the first orange-pink lights from the sun. These days you really don't know what color the sky will be.  The pain was considerably higher now, but I had to keep on going.  I figured I would follow whatever seemed like a logical path for the small group ahead of me to follow.  If they also slept at some point in the night they might just be a couple hours ahead of me. That is, if they didn't find me in the rubble, waited and are now following me.  Or maybe they saw me and left me for dead? Although still possessing my tools was a quick assurance I could dispatch that last idea.  They either saw me and left me to see what happens or didn't see me at all.  I am counting on the second choice.

After a couple hours I found what could have possibly been their rest spot.  Some empty cans, a place where a fire was burning, and some clean spots on the ground where people could have laid to rest.  The fire coals were not close to warm, it had been a while since they were last there. I also found a piece of crumbled up paper under a rock.. it had some notes and scribbles.  At the bottom it had a drawing and two words: "The Ship"

This was too obvious, why would they leave so many clues. Something is not right.  Unless they want people to know this, to search, to follow... but why?  Are they unto me? Is this a trap?  I swiftly looked over my shoulder and all around a 360 degree angle, up and down, to see if I spotted anything, anyone watching. 

Nothing. 

I guess if I want to know the answer to my questions, there is only one way to find out.

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2015-07-22 14:41:13 (41 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ok my peeps.... I need directions. 

I am trying to finally use this google photos thing to update my albums since apparently google+ photos is going away...... so I tried to upload a photo to my #wordlessonwednesday album....

After realizing I cant upload a photo from my computer to an album using google photos (unless I am missing something)... I then realized when I figured out how to find the photo (you can sort by date modified) that when I added it to the album.... I couldn't create a google post like I normally do..... Am I missing something??

Thanks.

Ok my peeps.... I need directions. 

I am trying to finally use this google photos thing to update my albums since apparently google+ photos is going away...... so I tried to upload a photo to my #wordlessonwednesday album....

After realizing I cant upload a photo from my computer to an album using google photos (unless I am missing something)... I then realized when I figured out how to find the photo (you can sort by date modified) that when I added it to the album.... I couldn't create a google post like I normally do..... Am I missing something??

Thanks.___

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2015-07-22 14:38:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

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2015-07-17 15:28:32 (38 comments, 0 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

End of Times - Got my eye on you

I have been running rampant for weeks now.... I am guessing weeks, it feels like weeks. Heck, I haven't even been following time, it could be months.  My focus is there but my goal is gone.  My mission is now to survive, by all means necessary.  Although I constantly, every day, struggle with the question: Survive for what? Why? What is the purpose..... if only to live alone or learn to live again?  My mood changes, my character flakes, my determination dwindles. I go along my day, each day a single instance; there is no continuity, no desire, nothing but a constant fight. 

Provisions are scarce and far in between.  What is not rotten is expired; what is not putrid is unsafe. Animals are slowly growing in numbers... birds, wild life, etc.  Maybe I should find myself a dog. Been alone is so hard, especially when it is your only option.Loneli... more »

End of Times - Got my eye on you

I have been running rampant for weeks now.... I am guessing weeks, it feels like weeks. Heck, I haven't even been following time, it could be months.  My focus is there but my goal is gone.  My mission is now to survive, by all means necessary.  Although I constantly, every day, struggle with the question: Survive for what? Why? What is the purpose..... if only to live alone or learn to live again?  My mood changes, my character flakes, my determination dwindles. I go along my day, each day a single instance; there is no continuity, no desire, nothing but a constant fight. 

Provisions are scarce and far in between.  What is not rotten is expired; what is not putrid is unsafe. Animals are slowly growing in numbers... birds, wild life, etc.  Maybe I should find myself a dog. Been alone is so hard, especially when it is your only option. Loneliness has become like a disease, that eats at you faster than you can imagine.  You end up talking to yourself, just to have company... without realizing that the company is yourself.  Am I going crazy? Is not like there is nobody else out there.  I have heard, I have seen others....but I don't know them. I can't trust them... Groups of 2 or up to 5. I spy on them and follow them just in case they have her. So far, all of it has been unfruitful. It is just me... and myself.  Two people, yet the same person. 

I started following this group of people four days ago... They seemed different, resourceful, experienced, seasoned. Three men and one woman...  for all I can see from afar, she is the leader and damn good one she is. I am very careful and keep my distance, I don't want to be seen.  They seem to have a plan, a route .... a purpose!  They seem to be in search of something.  A thing I can't see or understand, is it a thing or a place ....... or both?  This monocular I found a couple months back has proven to be so helpful. I found it in a dead man's bag, his lost was my gain.

Anyway... I  have made this my new priority: to follow them until I can get my head straight again or until I find another clue; which seems next to impossible in this land of complete nothingness, desolation and catastrophe.  Their is a scary green fog today that is surrounding everything at dusk... sometimes it is green, sometimes red, sometimes orange .... it always seem to change.  It makes it hard to watch, hard to see ... but I have my eye on them... they are on the move again.  But something is different... they splitted up, I can only pick up on 3 ... I can't find the fourth one.....  

That's when I heard this noise behind me.... 

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2015-07-16 19:19:52 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Against All Odds

Sometimes it feels it's just you against the Universe.  Even when nobody is watching, Even when people may judge you, Even when no one can help you up to your feet again, Even against all odds........ Don't let the universe beat  you! 

Against All Odds

Sometimes it feels it's just you against the Universe.  Even when nobody is watching, Even when people may judge you, Even when no one can help you up to your feet again, Even against all odds........ Don't let the universe beat  you! ___

2015-07-15 23:37:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Added photos to July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental.

Added photos to July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental.___

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2015-07-15 16:55:20 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-13 01:03:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Selfie Sunday: No Theme.

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2015-07-10 14:41:39 (44 comments, 2 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

End of Times - Despair

I raced to the top of the stairs, to the wall behind the statue, and read the writing on the wall.  It was less cryptic, it was direct, but it would only work if it was for the right person. 

- Your Birthday North, My Birthday East, for you a stride for some a leap.

That is 16 strides North and then 11 strides East. For a regular person, one of my strides might be a short leap. Being 6'8" would do that to you!  But when I got there there was nothing.  I mean I could not even get there because there was a wall before I could even get my 9th step in. I searched all around but found nothing, no other clue. Something was off!  What?  What if it is not only the days but also the months?  So I tried again.... adding months to my simple math equation. I arrived, of course, to a different destination.  There were no walls impeding myprogres... more »

End of Times - Despair

I raced to the top of the stairs, to the wall behind the statue, and read the writing on the wall.  It was less cryptic, it was direct, but it would only work if it was for the right person. 

- Your Birthday North, My Birthday East, for you a stride for some a leap.

That is 16 strides North and then 11 strides East. For a regular person, one of my strides might be a short leap. Being 6'8" would do that to you!  But when I got there there was nothing.  I mean I could not even get there because there was a wall before I could even get my 9th step in. I searched all around but found nothing, no other clue. Something was off!  What?  What if it is not only the days but also the months?  So I tried again.... adding months to my simple math equation. I arrived, of course, to a different destination.  There were no walls impeding my progress, but there was nothing around or above.....maybe below?

I dropped to my knees and checked the ground. Nothing obvious.  I started scrubbing with my hands and using a stick to dig around the dirt and broken wooden floors and quickly was able to find a weak spot. After more digging I removed the dirt and debry, and there in a rotten dirty box it was.  The clue I was looking for.  I read, and immediately felt despair.

- "Provisions are low, medications are gone. I need to get my meds. Find the closest hospital. I am using a map from the gas station! Guess google maps doesn't work anymore uh?! I cant wait to see you! Hurry!"

She was hopeful that we would reunite, and so was I.  But it know seems like time is running out. She is running out of food and possibly water, she is tired and weak... and she needs her medicines. What if she doesn't get them! "Don't panic!" - I said to myself. "Move!"

I  headed quickly to the gas station and picked up a map.  The closest hospital was less than 2 miles away.  I got there in no time. Once there I searched and searched. Top to bottom.  It took me 2 whole days to search everything.  I didn't find her.... I couldn't find her... I didn't even find a clue! Is it possible I am at the wrong place? I double checked the map, this is indeed, the closest hospital.  Why is there nothing for me here, no clue, no Debbie! 

I suddenly felt a sense of rage and anger I never experienced before. A delinquent and destructive mood.... Have I lost her forever? - I asked myself. What if she is no more?  These and other questions invaded my mind, which made me lose control of it all.  At that point, completely out of myself, I used all my energy to break and destroy everything around me.  I didn't care anymore, the option of living life alone ... well, was not one I could cope with! 

When there was no more damage to do there, I fearlessly moved on.. and started my reckless journey to .... wherever anger took me!

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This will be a series of composites that will span over several weeks.___

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2015-07-09 17:48:24 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

#TBT Studio 54

Leather and Disco... yay! Boogie Night!

#TBT Studio 54

Leather and Disco... yay! Boogie Night!___

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2015-07-08 15:02:52 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-03 18:46:09 (47 comments, 0 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

End of Times - Where Life Ends

It has been 16 days and 15 nights of walking, hiding, crawling my way to where I am now.  I hope I moved in the right direction, followed the tracks to where they were supposed to lead me.  It's being 16 days, or more like 17, 18 or 15.  My memory is failing.  Lack of sleep and lack of food can do that to you. Nobody to talk to, nothing to hear. No words, no noise, no music! Except the music in your head and the occasional brush of an animal against the bushes.  Yes, the animals are slowly coming back... or should I say they never left and are surviving the times?  They seem to adapt pretty well, so much better than we, the humans!  But in all this you know what seemed to be not affected at all? Take a guess..........  Yes, cockroaches. Is like nothing kill those damn cockroaches.  I have a new appreciation for them.

While on my pathto who k... more »

End of Times - Where Life Ends

It has been 16 days and 15 nights of walking, hiding, crawling my way to where I am now.  I hope I moved in the right direction, followed the tracks to where they were supposed to lead me.  It's being 16 days, or more like 17, 18 or 15.  My memory is failing.  Lack of sleep and lack of food can do that to you. Nobody to talk to, nothing to hear. No words, no noise, no music! Except the music in your head and the occasional brush of an animal against the bushes.  Yes, the animals are slowly coming back... or should I say they never left and are surviving the times?  They seem to adapt pretty well, so much better than we, the humans!  But in all this you know what seemed to be not affected at all? Take a guess..........  Yes, cockroaches. Is like nothing kill those damn cockroaches.  I have a new appreciation for them.

While on my path to who knows where, I was beginning to wonder if I had missed my turn off point. What is "to the end of Life"?  Is that the end of the tracks, because I am certainly not there yet, or is it something else?  Is it a specific train wagon with a specific name? - I made sure I stopped and read/analyse all of them in detail looking for clues and more - Or is it a specific building or place?  What if it is a building?  What if it is a building I already passed days ago.  My mind was beginning to falter and I was starting to doubt! My feet were aching and tired and my body was thirsty. But I kept walking... heading who knows where.

It is incredible how vegetation can take over every existing man made construction.  Like mother nature is taking back what was always hers. I still had a half-day of walking in front of me but I had to stop.  Too thirsty, too tired.  I walked just enough to a high dense area that was overridden with trees, bushes and plants.  A good place for hiding, resting and possibly spending the night! Safety first! When I got there and pushed through the wall of branches and bushes... that's when I saw it. 

Behind all of that was the remnants of what used to be a huge and, from what I can tell, beautiful church. Just pieces of what used to be a magnificent construction remained standing.  From outside in the yard I watched in awe how the roof had caved in and how the walls were gone. I couldn't believe my eyes.  While walking around I stumbled upon something and when I looked down I froze in a combination of panic, fear and WTF. It was a tombstone, they were many more, all around... everywhere. So many tombstones, and that's when it hit me. "To the end of Life"

I paused and figured I had reached the right place, but then again.... was it the right time?

- I need to search for clues! I need to find my next clue!

- I think I see it, just above the stairs.  Just behind the Statue.

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2015-07-01 13:40:43 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-30 21:24:52 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Take me Away

There are times when the pain is too much and the path to the light is non existent.  And even if you can barely see that light, you are too weak to walk the road, full of bumps and walls.  You wish there was just something bigger that took you away.... away from the pain, away from the boredom, away from the unhappiness ........ Away!

But that is not where the story ends, because you are a warrior and a survivor and nobody can keep you down.... you struggle, but you fight back, you get up,  you push through.... because life does not come easy to all of us .... but we persevere! 

#NeverGiveUp #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat 

**This image is for those going through tough times... use it as motivation... know that you are not the only one feeling this way.... seek for help if you need, support... but never give up.  

***Thisdoes ... more »

Take me Away

There are times when the pain is too much and the path to the light is non existent.  And even if you can barely see that light, you are too weak to walk the road, full of bumps and walls.  You wish there was just something bigger that took you away.... away from the pain, away from the boredom, away from the unhappiness ........ Away!

But that is not where the story ends, because you are a warrior and a survivor and nobody can keep you down.... you struggle, but you fight back, you get up,  you push through.... because life does not come easy to all of us .... but we persevere! 

#NeverGiveUp #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat 

**This image is for those going through tough times... use it as motivation... know that you are not the only one feeling this way.... seek for help if you need, support... but never give up.  

***This does not have anything to do with how I am feeling right now.... just want to encourage my fellow life-livers ...so when the going gets tough, the tough gets going!!  ___

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2015-06-26 20:24:02 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Disintegrate in Style

Ashes to Ashes ... and style to style! Sometimes you wonder What else can you do? What more can you do? What can you do different? Can you bring something new to the table?  Your imagination is your only limit!! 

If you feel like you are  burned, take a pause, take time, refuel and re-energize.  Visit your old photos, look at them different, and create something new.....  Even if that means disintegrating and then later integrating again.

It is all in the substance, the essence!! Be Brabe. Be Bold!!

Disintegrate in Style

Ashes to Ashes ... and style to style! Sometimes you wonder What else can you do? What more can you do? What can you do different? Can you bring something new to the table?  Your imagination is your only limit!! 

If you feel like you are  burned, take a pause, take time, refuel and re-energize.  Visit your old photos, look at them different, and create something new.....  Even if that means disintegrating and then later integrating again.

It is all in the substance, the essence!! Be Brabe. Be Bold!!___

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2015-06-26 15:43:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

You know what is cool? 

Well +Michael Bonocore is cool... but what is cool about that is that he used his coolness to create more coolness!  Congratulations on being the Editor in Chief at Resource Travel Magazine. 

Please take some time to follow them on FB (https://www.facebook.com/ResourceMagTravel) and read the article Michael wrote http://travel.resourcemagonline.com/2015/06/travel-photography-will-change-your-life/796/ 

Enjoy the post and his photography. You wont regret it!

"Life is too short…and the world is too big" - Michael Bonocore

You know what is cool? 

Well +Michael Bonocore is cool... but what is cool about that is that he used his coolness to create more coolness!  Congratulations on being the Editor in Chief at Resource Travel Magazine. 

Please take some time to follow them on FB (https://www.facebook.com/ResourceMagTravel) and read the article Michael wrote http://travel.resourcemagonline.com/2015/06/travel-photography-will-change-your-life/796/ 

Enjoy the post and his photography. You wont regret it!

"Life is too short…and the world is too big" - Michael Bonocore___

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2015-06-26 14:31:55 (56 comments, 1 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

End of Times - The next stop

Six days it took me to get to the house.  Walking through mud pits, devastation, overgrown bushes and a bridge... a bridge some 15 miles away upstream that was not completely destroyed.  I wish I had gone upstream before trying to find a way in the other direction.  It would have saved me 2, maybe 3 days.  But what is done is done and I am finally at our home.  Or what used to be our home....... if this can still be called a home.

I quickly searched the house.... and there was nothing. I then searched intently for any sign of recent activity, but again nothing! I waited at our home for two days, giving her a chance to show up in case she was out looking for food or water, or just making her way back! But nothing.....One day more just in case. Nothing!

I sat at the front door entrance, pondering what to do? Thinking about all theposs... more »

End of Times - The next stop

Six days it took me to get to the house.  Walking through mud pits, devastation, overgrown bushes and a bridge... a bridge some 15 miles away upstream that was not completely destroyed.  I wish I had gone upstream before trying to find a way in the other direction.  It would have saved me 2, maybe 3 days.  But what is done is done and I am finally at our home.  Or what used to be our home....... if this can still be called a home.

I quickly searched the house.... and there was nothing. I then searched intently for any sign of recent activity, but again nothing! I waited at our home for two days, giving her a chance to show up in case she was out looking for food or water, or just making her way back! But nothing.....One day more just in case. Nothing!

I sat at the front door entrance, pondering what to do? Thinking about all the possibilities. But mainly I just sat there!  Just sat. Tired, hungry, weak and with yet the defeat of not being able to find the only thing I went looking for.  

Suddenly I realized there is this one spot I did not check. So I went to the TV and the DVR and turned them around, upside down and inside out. We used to spend a good amount of time watching DVR Series and shows.  Sitting on the couch or she just laying on me! "Of course she would leave a clue there, she said she was coming home... 1828" - I said to myself!  But again it was devastating when I found nothing.  Nothing!

I stood in the middle of the living room and tears started rolling from my eyes... under my gas mask. "I am not sure I can handle this any more!"- I thought! I felt a sudden weakness in my knees and not wanting to fall on the nastiness on the floor I let myself plummet to the nastiness on the couch! At least that was a little more comfortable. And as soon as I did that I heard a noise. I juggled and shake my body again, and there was the noise again. I quickly opened the middle compartment of the couch and there was the remote... and in the battery compartment..... a note! 

"Couldn't wait any longer PYT! On the move! Follow the Tracks! To the end of Life!"

I wanted to wipe my tears, but I just let them dry instead! I was now smiling. This just keeps me going and I will do whatever it takes. 

I rested for one night and then made my way to the station.  When I got there I looked left and right and then wondered: What direction should I go? It was then when it hit me. "First Up, Then Down"..... I hope this is what she meant! 

I am singing Pretty Young Thing and I am heading North! 

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2015-06-22 19:14:52 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Dissolving

Sometimes you feel you are creating, but maybe, instead, you are losing yourself... Into particles the dust will take away!!

Dissolving

Sometimes you feel you are creating, but maybe, instead, you are losing yourself... Into particles the dust will take away!!___

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2015-06-19 16:03:51 (36 comments, 3 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

End of Times - The Quest

A couple of weeks ago my leg stopped aching and I have been able to cover a lot more distance than before. It's being 69 days since the day I found that clue; since the moment I found purpose again and a burning desire to do whatever it takes to find my girl. My woman! My love! I found a renewed sense of energy and hope when I found that note. I knew what to do and I knew where to go... but there was still something bugging me, something I quite didn't understand!  

"First up then Down"

What does that mean? I still haven't been able to figure that out.  It is also interesting to me that she wrote "you know where I went" and not "you know where I am".  Does that mean she would be constantly on the move? Probably! Does that mean she won't be waiting for me at any specific place? I surely hope so,th... more »

End of Times - The Quest

A couple of weeks ago my leg stopped aching and I have been able to cover a lot more distance than before. It's being 69 days since the day I found that clue; since the moment I found purpose again and a burning desire to do whatever it takes to find my girl. My woman! My love! I found a renewed sense of energy and hope when I found that note. I knew what to do and I knew where to go... but there was still something bugging me, something I quite didn't understand!  

"First up then Down"

What does that mean? I still haven't been able to figure that out.  It is also interesting to me that she wrote "you know where I went" and not "you know where I am".  Does that mean she would be constantly on the move? Probably! Does that mean she won't be waiting for me at any specific place? I surely hope so, that would be smart. But then, what if I get there and she is not... anywhere around? Then what.............

Sometimes I get caught up in thoughts.  I guess it won't matter if I don't get there, I guess I shouldn't worry until I get there. But we humans, we worry and wonder, part of the reason we are alive.

I am close now, maybe a 2 day walk away. Just a couple miles to 1828. That is the number of the house we lived in, our house; and that's where I am heading.  I have been able to scavenge along the way, and this is my favorite, some cans of tuna in water! I also still have my can opener!  If I could only find a wine bottle we could celebrate with tuna and wine when we meet again. Ha, I would have never imagined that was a great combination, but in these times anything you can eat (and drink) is great! But first I need to get there, then she needs to be there! 

I suddenly stopped on my tracks. Life is life, and sometimes it seems like you never get a break.. and again this time it proves to be right. The bridge is down, all the bridges are down. I need to cross this river. I can swim I said!!.... I ran close to the river and then suddenly stopped. Because of debris and other stuff, but also because of common sense. I am really too weak to swim, plus the current can take me down for miles (to who knows where) before I even get across. 

I stop and look up to the skies, weak and battered. A two day trip has now turned into at least a 5 - 6 day voyage. So close yet so far! 

But I still have hope and purpose.

Hold on babe, I will be there soon!

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End of Times - You So Crazy

I ran as fast as I could, despite the leg and other ailments.  I couldn't feel the pain, the adrenaline rush was too high. A couple seconds later I was there... I could read clearly the message on the wall, right at the entrance of a subway stairway. It is a message that only I would understand, only I would be able to interpret the meaning. She was smart, she has always being.  In this day and era you can't leave a clear message that would indicate your whereabouts or plans, because people would use that to hunt you down, find you and hurt you.  You have to be stealth, cryptic, subtle.... and this message was exactly that.

I read it, over and over again, as to remember each and every time we said it to each other, in that funny, jovial joking tone.  When we were together on the couch cuddling watching a movie, or cooking in the kitchen,or ... more »

End of Times - You So Crazy

I ran as fast as I could, despite the leg and other ailments.  I couldn't feel the pain, the adrenaline rush was too high. A couple seconds later I was there... I could read clearly the message on the wall, right at the entrance of a subway stairway. It is a message that only I would understand, only I would be able to interpret the meaning. She was smart, she has always being.  In this day and era you can't leave a clear message that would indicate your whereabouts or plans, because people would use that to hunt you down, find you and hurt you.  You have to be stealth, cryptic, subtle.... and this message was exactly that.

I read it, over and over again, as to remember each and every time we said it to each other, in that funny, jovial joking tone.  When we were together on the couch cuddling watching a movie, or cooking in the kitchen, or eating at the table. It was as funny as it is silly:

"You so Crazy!"

I suddenly broke out of my almost hypnotic state and tried to enter the subway station, but the entrance was blocked by debris and concrete. It was impossible to get through that.  But I had to get in, nothing could stop me.

I searched and searched, every angle, every possibility.... and after about an hour I found a way.  There was a hole on the north side of what was a building, completely on the opposite side of the subway entrance.  The hole lead right into the station. Without thinking about it I jumped in. I was there, where I wanted to be.  I started searching, I am not completely sure for what. For anything, any clue, any sign. The smell was putrid, the place was humid, I knew for sure it was very unlikely that there was a living person there.... I searched for hours and couldn't find anything. Whatever was there I couldn't "see" it. Exhaustion got the best of me and I dropped to the ground....  I passed out.

A stream of light woke me up, I am not sure how long I was out. Defeated and battered, it was time to figure out a way out of this hole. That is when I saw it... there was this locker closet behind a red door... all the lockers were open and sacked except one.  One locker was untouched, it had a lock.  I made my way to it and started trying to open it.  There was no proper angle or tool to force it open, maybe one of the reasons it was still there. I needed to come up with the combination, what could it be?

One try, nope. Second try, nope. Tried and tried again, what combination would she had used for me to figure out.  Tried again, and again and again.......finally it hit me: 1 - 8 - 2 - 8

It opened.

Inside was a note: "If you opened this locker, you know where I went. First up then down. You so crazy! I love you!

I turned around, put the shirt on, walked out of the locker room and gathered myself.

I know where to go now!

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Life - Part of it is like a Crushing Fist

We have all being there .... and if we are still here... is because we pushed through it! 

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Life - Part of it is like a Crushing Fist

We have all being there .... and if we are still here... is because we pushed through it! 

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2015-06-05 20:32:30 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

In the 70's

That's how they use to roll.... just chilling reading a newspaper.  I have found myself processing some of my old self-portraits and old material in general. It is interesting to see how I processed things then and how I do now.  How I used LR then (what a mess, what the hell was I thinking) and how I do now!!

It also makes me sit and reflect... a picture is worth a thousand words, but I have come to notice that sometimes I want to attach texts to my photos... for whatever reason.... just posting a photo does not cut it anymore... there must be a little history to it!! 

That's unless I am posting to instagram, then who cares right? You can find me there at www.instagram.com/ricardowilliams16 .... and also on flickr, 500px, viewbug, ello, tsu, etc, etc etc....

Well have a great Friday!! 

In the 70's

That's how they use to roll.... just chilling reading a newspaper.  I have found myself processing some of my old self-portraits and old material in general. It is interesting to see how I processed things then and how I do now.  How I used LR then (what a mess, what the hell was I thinking) and how I do now!!

It also makes me sit and reflect... a picture is worth a thousand words, but I have come to notice that sometimes I want to attach texts to my photos... for whatever reason.... just posting a photo does not cut it anymore... there must be a little history to it!! 

That's unless I am posting to instagram, then who cares right? You can find me there at www.instagram.com/ricardowilliams16 .... and also on flickr, 500px, viewbug, ello, tsu, etc, etc etc....

Well have a great Friday!! ___

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End of Times - Rage and Hope

I am hungry, tired and weak. There is just pestilence, destruction and a depressing atmosphere all around.  What used to be great cities are now a faint, ignominious debacle of a great existence. Who we were, we are no more. This is now just terrifying. I would have never figured this is what the NWO (New World Order) would look like.  

As I take every step the pain in my leg gets worse, that Tornado from a month and a half ago is still cashing in on the bruises it left on my already battered body.  I remember running from it, trying to find refuge, with no idea what to do.  A building, a house, a car... they would have provided no safe guard.  But a manhole, a direct access to a rat infested underground sewer system, provided the protection I needed, not without also providing many battle scars.  The debris that was sucked out and dropped inleft ... more »

End of Times - Rage and Hope

I am hungry, tired and weak. There is just pestilence, destruction and a depressing atmosphere all around.  What used to be great cities are now a faint, ignominious debacle of a great existence. Who we were, we are no more. This is now just terrifying. I would have never figured this is what the NWO (New World Order) would look like.  

As I take every step the pain in my leg gets worse, that Tornado from a month and a half ago is still cashing in on the bruises it left on my already battered body.  I remember running from it, trying to find refuge, with no idea what to do.  A building, a house, a car... they would have provided no safe guard.  But a manhole, a direct access to a rat infested underground sewer system, provided the protection I needed, not without also providing many battle scars.  The debris that was sucked out and dropped in left me with little movement and a whole lot of pain for weeks. 

I am now able to scavenge and move around again, albeit slowly and precariously. That's when I spotted something, is it really? I could not believe my eyes.  I knew that shirt.... yes, that shirt!  Or is it just a regular shirt?  I hunched behind a car and watched as that person came out of an abandoned building, is it really possible? She took that shirt with her on all of her trips, she said she wanted something to remind her of me! I thought it was funny, but romantic. She took it on this last trip too.  I looked closely, yes it is my shirt.  But, it is not her.  Who the fuck is him?!?!

Ignoring my pain and body limitations I stealthily approach this person. When I am right behind him, he turns, but no sooner than that he receives a right fist to the face. While dazed but facing me I grab behind his head with both of my hands, pull down with force and drive his nose right into my knee!

- Where did you get that shirt? - I asked.
- Who are you, I am sorry! - He replied, while spitting blood and looking disoriented.
- Where did you get it? - I asked again, with fire raging in my eyes!

A bit less surprised he looked up at me and with a sinister laugh he babbled back....
- Fuck you! She is gone..... 

The rest of what happened is just a blur... I remember hearing begging, snorting sounds, scuffles, gasps ... and after a while nothing! Silence again... That is when I noticed my hands still around his neck!

I left him there, my first kill! I took the shirt, MY Shirt, Our Shirt!  And moved on!

After just a few steps I wondered: What to do now? As somebody once said: Having purpose is essential to the will to live.  And my purpose, seems to be gone! 

I dropped to my knees and looked up at my surroundings, tears rolling down my cheeks.  I was contemplating taking my mask off, and just laying and staring up to the dirty contaminated skies... and it was then I saw it.  Is it really possible? Is it really there? There is Hope!

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Can someone help me  understand, What exactly is Google Photos? I am honestly kinda confused!! 

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2015-05-28 20:07:52 (51 comments, 2 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

End of Times - Ominous

Weeks have passed since that time I ran into the group of savages. Thinking I would had to take them out one by one, I was relieved to avoid that altogether. The odds were definitely not in my favor.  Just before I thought a face to face with the weakest link was imminent, they all ended up moving in another direction. It felt like in the movies, when you miss an action scene by just a hair of luck.  [Sigh]

Now I just have this bad feeling in my gut. What is going to happen next? Just a few days ago, the whole atmosphere changed. Days became muggier, the air became heavier and there is just this haze of green dust-fog-cloud falling upon me. I haven't seen a bird or heard a noise in days. No footprints, no activity. Nothing!  Some canned foods are starting to pass their expiration dates and I haven't been able to find another lighter to replacemy... more »

End of Times - Ominous

Weeks have passed since that time I ran into the group of savages. Thinking I would had to take them out one by one, I was relieved to avoid that altogether. The odds were definitely not in my favor.  Just before I thought a face to face with the weakest link was imminent, they all ended up moving in another direction. It felt like in the movies, when you miss an action scene by just a hair of luck.  [Sigh]

Now I just have this bad feeling in my gut. What is going to happen next? Just a few days ago, the whole atmosphere changed. Days became muggier, the air became heavier and there is just this haze of green dust-fog-cloud falling upon me. I haven't seen a bird or heard a noise in days. No footprints, no activity. Nothing!  Some canned foods are starting to pass their expiration dates and I haven't been able to find another lighter to replace my dying one. Go figure, who would have imagined it was going to be so hard to find a lighter?!  But there's more than that, there is something else.  The worse part? I don't know what it is.

Mold and vegetation is now growing on almost every object. Is this the way it's going to be? Is that the reason for this cloud that is all around me? Where should I head now? Should I stay in one place or just keep looking for her?  So many questions.............. I need to stop. I  need to sit. I need to rest.......

Suddenly I hear this rare sound.  It is like a whistle.  I haven't heard a thing in days, so what could this be?  It started getting louder and louder, like a high pitch noise... and then suddenly it started sounding more like a roar.   The wind is picking up, dust and small debris is blowing around. My gut feeling was right. While sitting I turn and look over my shoulder, and there it was. As if things weren't already bad, I watched and saw the biggest, scariest and meanest monster coming towards me, and my surroundings. 

A TORNADO!

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Maybe I get lucky!

Check out what +raphael reyes is giving out... you might be interested, and then you might get lucky!!

Hi folks! I have an extra copy of this magazine to give away to anyone who shares this post. Has a bunch of tips and DVD. Everyone who shares will be put on a list for random draw. Pluses don't count, only shares. Will pick the random person on Monday June 1 2015 and mail it out to them. Good luck huhuhu:)___Maybe I get lucky!

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End of Times - Mayhem

Today is a rare day, I could see the sun.  It gives me a sense of hope. An idea that spells that there could still be a future. It gives me a will to scavenge and search for food and ....... to search for her, my love! 

But the sun also shined with chaos and destruction.  According to my calculations, the number of people immune to this gas attack is close to 1.2 million .... all over the world, most of them probably in China, just based on population.  That does not include those that were prepared to survive it with gas masks and/or oxygen. Neither does it include those damn political figures, who might be safe in some bunker somewhere.  What makes their life more precious than mine? Nothing! But they are still in a secure place ... damn them!

Taking all that into account, today I discovered a group of survivors, not more than 4 or 5. The... more »

End of Times - Mayhem

Today is a rare day, I could see the sun.  It gives me a sense of hope. An idea that spells that there could still be a future. It gives me a will to scavenge and search for food and ....... to search for her, my love! 

But the sun also shined with chaos and destruction.  According to my calculations, the number of people immune to this gas attack is close to 1.2 million .... all over the world, most of them probably in China, just based on population.  That does not include those that were prepared to survive it with gas masks and/or oxygen. Neither does it include those damn political figures, who might be safe in some bunker somewhere.  What makes their life more precious than mine? Nothing! But they are still in a secure place ... damn them!

Taking all that into account, today I discovered a group of survivors, not more than 4 or 5.  They were still burning and wrecking whatever they saw fit. Loud and obnoxious, with not a care in the world (who would at this point). They acted like a pack;  did not seem human anymore, but like a group of savages. I can't trust them, I don't want to! I must not let them see me, find me.  They won't accept me, they would kill me!

I should avoid them, but they are in my way.... on my path to my destiny... in my way to find her.  I could also use some new air filters for my mask. Should I ask nicely? No way!!  It's them or me. I had never being in this position before....... I have made a choice.... there is only one way.  And.......

I will not be killed! 

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Glued

Sometimes you feel like things are weird.... how is this possibly happening?  Like things are in a flux, upside down... but even then, stuff is not spilling.  Your mind goes: What in the World?!?!?! Or the most common What the Hell.... or WTF? 

Just keep on keeping on... this too shall past!

Glued

Sometimes you feel like things are weird.... how is this possibly happening?  Like things are in a flux, upside down... but even then, stuff is not spilling.  Your mind goes: What in the World?!?!?! Or the most common What the Hell.... or WTF? 

Just keep on keeping on... this too shall past!___

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2015-05-16 01:48:07 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Arm in the Valley

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End of Times - Day 38

I can't believe it has been more than a month.  I am feeling tired and discouraged.  I have not seen one human alive in all this time. Understandable? Yes, but nonetheless depressing. See, this gas kills 99.99% of all humans, and most animals.  Only 0.015% of the human population is immune.

I don't know if I am immune, and I am in no hurries to find out. If you have a gas mask and now how to use it you can survive.  Your body will only be able to resist the gas for 1 - 2 hours at a time without a mask.  If you go more than 2 hours exposed the damage is irreversible. Under an hour you will feel very bad, but your body can recover if you drink lots of fluid. It won't affect your skin but it will destroy your lungs, then your arteries and later your brain and heart. That means my mask is permanent, I am only able to take it off to eat, andclea... more »

End of Times - Day 38

I can't believe it has been more than a month.  I am feeling tired and discouraged.  I have not seen one human alive in all this time. Understandable? Yes, but nonetheless depressing. See, this gas kills 99.99% of all humans, and most animals.  Only 0.015% of the human population is immune.

I don't know if I am immune, and I am in no hurries to find out. If you have a gas mask and now how to use it you can survive.  Your body will only be able to resist the gas for 1 - 2 hours at a time without a mask.  If you go more than 2 hours exposed the damage is irreversible. Under an hour you will feel very bad, but your body can recover if you drink lots of fluid. It won't affect your skin but it will destroy your lungs, then your arteries and later your brain and heart. That means my mask is permanent, I am only able to take it off to eat, and clean it. And if you eat, make it quick! 

I have traveled over 300 miles now, miles of devastation, desolation and sadness.  They are no buildings without damage, not a soul in the streets. Rioting, stealing and vandalizing were just a waste of time. People should have worried about being safe, preparing; instead of ill advised looting.  But not many people knew what was about to come. They should have listened to more than just the news.  You needed insight, almost secret clearance!

The gas is still so dense outside after all this time.  I can only hope, that like a fog, it starts clearing out.  It is not easy to tell night from day sometimes, much less have a sense of time. It is HOT every single moment. I am surprised of how tasty Pork n Beans can be when you are really hungry.  And the importance of a can opener.  I carry that, a torch lighter, and a small hatchet in my pack. Traveling light is essential, the rest I pick up on the way.  They are still plenty of supplies everywhere, meaning not many people were prepared, much less survived. 

I got to her hotel, searched every inch of it.  She wasn't there. If work had not sent her on that business trip, maybe, maybe it would have been easier to find her whereabouts.  If we could at least still fly, I am sure I won't be bitching about plane delays. 

I hope she got my last text: "Find a gas mask. A good one. And do it fast!"

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End of Times - The First Night

What we had all feared began to take place.  There was no safe place anymore, there was no peace or hope of it.  The bombing and the looting, the fires and the screams.... but worst of all The Gas.
That gas designed to eliminate every threat, any danger, hazard or menace..... in other words, everything and everyone.  

I am not sure when it started or by whom, but it was already here.  No time to prepare, nowhere to run. What to do now?  Armed with my mask, the only protection from the gas (if used properly) I rushed to the streets.  Not knowing what to expect, not sure what I would encounter or face, with no idea where to go.  The only thing I know is I could not stay still and........ I had to find her!

What I found outside was pure chaos.... oblivion.... disaster.... destruction.... all that was.... The firstnight<... more »

End of Times - The First Night

What we had all feared began to take place.  There was no safe place anymore, there was no peace or hope of it.  The bombing and the looting, the fires and the screams.... but worst of all The Gas.
That gas designed to eliminate every threat, any danger, hazard or menace..... in other words, everything and everyone.  

I am not sure when it started or by whom, but it was already here.  No time to prepare, nowhere to run. What to do now?  Armed with my mask, the only protection from the gas (if used properly) I rushed to the streets.  Not knowing what to expect, not sure what I would encounter or face, with no idea where to go.  The only thing I know is I could not stay still and........ I had to find her!

What I found outside was pure chaos.... oblivion.... disaster.... destruction.... all that was.... The first night

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2015-05-06 20:20:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I am not sure how many of you guys are here, but I just wanted to share it just in case: My Imagebrief profile +ImageBrief 

http://www.imagebrief.com/p/R9UQQVob

I am not sure how many of you guys are here, but I just wanted to share it just in case: My Imagebrief profile +ImageBrief 

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2015-04-27 19:08:59 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

The Road

This photo won a Finalist in the "Wanderer Photo Contest* on +ViewBug - Photo Contests.  Thank you guys for all your support.  I hope to keep creating images that you may find inspiring and creative.

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The Road

This photo won a Finalist in the "Wanderer Photo Contest* on +ViewBug - Photo Contests.  Thank you guys for all your support.  I hope to keep creating images that you may find inspiring and creative.

http://www.viewbug.com/photo/50268451

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Sunrise - That's what you look like!

I had seen many sunrises in my life... but I had never photographed one. Sometimes watching them behind buildings, trees and houses. So sunrises were always a memory in my head..... Well not anymore. I can now put together all the memories and experience of the sun creeping up above the horizon... with a photograph to go with it.  And this photograph will always take me back to that warm moment in the Valley of Fire with all the crew that was along for the event... 

Yea... be gentle as this is the first time I post-process a sunrise.... but this is as close as it gets to what I really saw with my own very eyes... enjoy my peeps!! 

#TGSMU15   #TGSMU   #TGSMU2015  

Sunrise - That's what you look like!

I had seen many sunrises in my life... but I had never photographed one. Sometimes watching them behind buildings, trees and houses. So sunrises were always a memory in my head..... Well not anymore. I can now put together all the memories and experience of the sun creeping up above the horizon... with a photograph to go with it.  And this photograph will always take me back to that warm moment in the Valley of Fire with all the crew that was along for the event... 

Yea... be gentle as this is the first time I post-process a sunrise.... but this is as close as it gets to what I really saw with my own very eyes... enjoy my peeps!! 

#TGSMU15   #TGSMU   #TGSMU2015  ___

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If you want to have some wonderful and unique art.... make sure you check the post of my friend +Rachel Tine out.  You will be getting some great photographs while also doing a Great Solid

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Very Important – Please Read

For those of you who don’t know, I was married once, and I have a beautiful and awesome 5 year old son from that ill-fated union. Due to abusive behavior, I won my divorce in 2012, and have been raising my son on my own ever since. In that time, I have earned my Bachelor’s degree in psychology and have started to get my freelance photography business off the ground. However, my ex-husband stopped paying his court-ordered child support 3 months ago, and in that time I have spent much of my savings while trying to expedite the process of building a financially viable photography business and providing for my son. In an attempt to stay afloat while I put the pedal to the metal with photography, I have decided to offer my first limited edition print sale. For this sale, I will be offering only 10 copies each (after which I will never print the image again) of any of the abandonment prints on my website (http://racheltinephotography.com/abandonments/), any of the images from my first published magazine editorial (http://racheltinephotography.com/beauty-portraits/), and the image featured in this post, which was just published on Vogue Italia’s website. All photographs will be printed on Kodak Endura Luster paper; the prices for this limited edition print sale are as follows:

8x12 - $50
10x15 - $75
12x18 - $100
16x24 - $120

Payments can be made through PayPal to racheltine@gmail.com; please be sure to indicate the name and size of the print that you are purchasing, as well as your mailing address. Non-limited edition prints of other images are available at lower price points; shoot me an email at racheltine@gmail.com for more info. Thank you in advance for your support. <3 <3 <3


Now, on to your regularly scheduled programming:

For #halfnekkidthursday ,  #tbt , and for #lyricallyinspired  from +Jason Jakober, +Tara Romasanta, +Amanda Recker and me, here’s a song to accompany a shot from my first time shooting a model (Lauren Arsenault) in an abandoned building:

#TheNational  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef1nJWtkprU

“Today you were far away
and I didn't ask you why
What could I say
I was far away
You just walked away
and I just watched you
What could I say

How close am I to losing you

Tonight you just close your eyes
and I just watch you
slip away

How close am I to losing you

Hey, are you awake
Yeah I'm right here
Well can I ask you about today

How close am I to losing you
How close am I to losing.”


Thank you for your constant encouragement and support; I’ve grown so much since joining this community, and I look forward to what the future has in store! :)___If you want to have some wonderful and unique art.... make sure you check the post of my friend +Rachel Tine out.  You will be getting some great photographs while also doing a Great Solid

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