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Alex Lapidus has been at 6 events

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Jeff Smith62,385Welcome 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  
Billy Wilson1,547,201@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 are joined by a group of Photographers including Night/Architecture Photographer @105380757076586578977, Photographers @108215644829092784557, @102361078944455275911, @116344214380239492521, & @104294083885937159989, along with Special Musical Guest @114459709723714686595 ! 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 embedded above.  Our musician Michelle currently has a kickstarter underway for her new album: http://goo.gl/h0aWXTSBW Variety Show #56: Photographers, Fun, Along with Live Music from Michelle Arseneau ! (On Air Hangout)2013-04-27 04:00:00201  
Lisa Donchak16,266Hi all, First #SouthBayShooters  photowalk! This is free and open to the public, and for all levels of photographers. Bring yo iPhones, DSLRs, and friends! We'll meet Wednsday, April 10th, at 6pm at the Oval on Stanford Campus. We'll wander around for a little bit and take pictures, then head downtown for a quick drink afterwards. This is where we'll meet: http://goo.gl/maps/ez1NR Tag photos with #SouthBayShooters hashtag! Afterwards (around 8p) meet up at Antonio's Nuthouse: 321 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 321-2550 antoniosnuthouse.com‎South Bay Shooters - Stanford Photowalk!2013-04-11 18:00:0027  
Eric Raeber1,158,200I got a post from @112417919317910781482 who is in the Bay Area this coming Friday evening and was wondering what we other photographers were up to. Sounds to me like a good excuse for a photowalk, no? On that, @108104041823912324329  proposed Alviso, which is a small city at the bottom tip of the bay with a bit of a history, as well as some old buildings to prove it. Here is the map: http://goo.gl/maps/xduKL We will start from the entrance of the Marina Park at 6.30pm. Park on the street, outside the parking lot, as the gate closes at sunset. @108104041823912324329 will tell us how she found out... Alviso also has a train crossing. If the passenger train is on time, we should get trains passing by around: - 6.08pm (northbound) - 6.23pm (southbound) - 7.33pm (northbound) - 8.30pm (southbound) This is a very small town. So even if you come late, you cannot miss us! If you come early, shoot the train! Bring on your flashlight and tripod. We’ll be in for some long exposures and light painting. We’ll have dinner at a restaurant of our choice after the photowalk. It is all within walking distance. Hope to see you there for some fun walk, fun talk, and fun shootsNight photowalk in Alviso, San Jose2013-01-18 18:30:0013  
Nathan Wirth357,562A Weekend Long Exploration of Long Exposure and Monochrome Photography  (a) I would be most appreciative if you could let me know below which individual walks you are planning on attending so that I can get an idea of how many people to expect. (b) I am looking for people to help carpool from the South Bay / Peninsula.   I am also looking for people to help out with carpooling for Sunday's events in Marin County.  Please contact me if you can help.  The Schedule Friday Schedule (January 4th) Sutro Baths Ruins – 3 pm – Dark – Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, and Grant Murray. Meet in the parking lot above the old ruins. ——————————————————————————— Saturday Schedule (January 5th) Downtown San Francisco Architecture Tour – 7 am to 10 am  –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Brian Day and Grant Murray Meet in front of 101 California (lots of street parking, but bring quarters for the meters - or park at the Sutter Street garage and walk down).  The tour will include the following buildings and bridge: 444 Market, 555 California, 600 Montgomery & the Bay Bridge. Street Photography Tour – 11am – 1:30 pm –Hosted by Brian Day Meet in Union Square Park (I recommend parking at the Sutter Street Garage on Stockton and Sutter). . Marshall Beach – 3 pm – Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, Steve Landeros and Grant Murray Meet at Battery Crosby.  Park at Baker's Beach and walk up the hill.  ——————————————————————————— Sunday Schedule (January 6th) Sunrise at Hawk Hill (Golden Gate Bridge) – Sunrise – 8 am –Hosted by Joe Azure and Steve Landeros  Meet in the parking area at Hawk Hill China Camp State Park – 9 am to 11:30 am –Hosted by Nathan Wirth and Steve Landeros Meet in the Parking Lot above China Camp (Bring a Five Dollar Bill to Pay for Parking) Drake’s Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore – 2 pm to Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth & Steve Landeros Meet in the Drake’s Beach Parking Lot ——————————————————————————— Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to bring? Truly necessary:  (1) Yourself  (2) A camera (3) an interest in photography Recommended: (1) A sturdy tripod  (2) a 10 stop Neutral Density filter Will there be any carpooling? Hopefully.  Who can help?  Are there any maps? I have provided maps for the meeting locations next to each individual walk on the official web page:   http://nlwirth.com/photography/a-slice-of-time-a-san-francisco-bay-area-photowalk-january-4-6-2013/San Francisco Bay Area Long Exposure Photowalk2013-01-05 00:00:00197  
Leigh Diprose34,525SHOW US YOUR BEST MOTION PHOTO! How do I enter my motion photo? GOOGLE+ USERS To be eligable to win the prize you will need to follow these steps: 1. Add @114907754216925041644   to your Circles 2. Add @116673938126812294472  (sponsor) to your Circles 3. Submit ONLY one photo to this event. FACEBOOK USERS enter at -  http://fstoplounge.com/the-challenge/ (Please note you will need to follow three different steps to Google+ users if you are using Facebook to submit your entry). **SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION**  What is the motion theme about? Some examples of the theme can be portrayed as the following:  Motion due to long shutter speed, panning, water movement, multiple shots and abstract motion to name a few. Your imagination is the limit. When does the competition start and finish? 10th September 2012 to 7th October 2012.   So when can I enter the competition? Entries will be accepted from the 10th September 2012. If you submit photos before this date then they will not be accepted.   What are the rules? 1.    The photograph can be a single image or a series of multiple images. 2.    Any aspect ratio is acceptable. 3.    Participants are only allowed to enter once by submitting one photo. 4.    By entering participants allow their photo (if selected) to be broadcast on a Google+ Hangout for the final judging. 5.    The competition is open to everyone over the age of 18 years of age. 6.    There is no restriction on the date of origin. 7.    You are the sole owner and author of your photo. 8.    The F Stop Lounge Photo Competition recognizes that you retain full ownership of the copyright of your entry. 9.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. The F Stop Lounge Competition assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 10.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 11.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page and Facebook page. 12.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 13.   The prize will be sent in a reasonable time from Perth, Western Australia (via Leigh Diprose). 14.   Your submission must not have previously been entered in any competition and/or won an award or prize of any kind. 15.   Your submission must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws and regulations the laws or regulations in any state where the Photographs were created. 16. The judges have the right to disqualify anyone who submits multiple entries or is found to be cheating. 17. Judging will be blind - no photographer name will be attached to the image. However in the modern world we live in F Stop Lounge cannot guarantee technology will abide by this rule. In some cases names may appear on photos or within the Google+ Event.   The F Stop Lounge Photo Competition - Motion Theme2012-09-09 18:00:00106  

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2016-01-15 21:37:36 (91 comments; 1 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

Join us for an in-person event to see and learn about the most powerful telescope ever. NASA Webb Telescope will provide images of the first galaxies ever formed, and now’s your chance to see it under construction. On Monday, Jan. 25, we’ll be hosing an event for our social media followers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. For details and to apply, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1RpCDN5 #NASASocial

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2016-01-10 16:55:22 (84 comments; 46 reshares; 732 +1s)Open 

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Wet Paint

Another image from a favorite sunset on Four Mile Beach.  If you like beaches, bays and bridges, you might like my Coastlines: Central California collection, at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/gs2wR .

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld );  #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos); #L... more »

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2016-01-10 16:55:22 (84 comments; 46 reshares; 732 +1s)Open 

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Wet Paint

Another image from a favorite sunset on Four Mile Beach.  If you like beaches, bays and bridges, you might like my Coastlines: Central California collection, at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/gs2wR .

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld );  #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos); #L... more »

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2016-02-13 18:44:06 (18 comments; 4 reshares; 117 +1s)Open 

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Blackest Night

When you're standing out on a beach at night in Arctic Norway waiting for the aurora, this isn't the weather you're looking for.  But it was still a majestic scene.

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner+Shanna... more »

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Blackest Night

When you're standing out on a beach at night in Arctic Norway waiting for the aurora, this isn't the weather you're looking for.  But it was still a majestic scene.

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Mohamed Hakem ; #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2016-02-12 18:33:57 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

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Bad Hair Day

I don't think he was in a very good mood when I met this, well, "gentleman" is probably the wrong word...  Fortunately the folks at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center were keeping him safely under glass for their research!
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

#StateofNASA   #NASASocial  My album from my visit to NASA Goddard is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6249511478454458577 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot BeNamed ... more »

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Bad Hair Day

I don't think he was in a very good mood when I met this, well, "gentleman" is probably the wrong word...  Fortunately the folks at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center were keeping him safely under glass for their research!
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

#StateofNASA   #NASASocial  My album from my visit to NASA Goddard is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6249511478454458577 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn  .  Also for #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday); #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels .___

2016-02-11 18:54:28 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

I've created a new Collection for my #StateofNASA  visit on Tuesday to +NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  It contains my first three posts at the moment, much more to come!

I've created a new Collection for my #StateofNASA  visit on Tuesday to +NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  It contains my first three posts at the moment, much more to come!___

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2016-02-11 18:51:33 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

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In Control

This is the control room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Hubble Space Telescope!  New software allows the Hubble to notify ground controllers even on their smartphones if it needs new commands or if there's a communication problem, but controllers have to be physically in this room to send new instructions into space (for security reasons).  Thanks again to the Goddard team for hosting our #StateofNASA   #NASASocial  visit!

My album from the Goddard Space Flight Center is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6249511478454458577 .


For a frenzy of #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday) and #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday).

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In Control

This is the control room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Hubble Space Telescope!  New software allows the Hubble to notify ground controllers even on their smartphones if it needs new commands or if there's a communication problem, but controllers have to be physically in this room to send new instructions into space (for security reasons).  Thanks again to the Goddard team for hosting our #StateofNASA   #NASASocial  visit!

My album from the Goddard Space Flight Center is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6249511478454458577 .


For a frenzy of #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday) and #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday).___

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2016-02-11 05:08:59 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

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The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plains

Why present Earth science data on flat paper if you can show it on a globe six feet (~2m) in diameter?  NASA's Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese gave us an overview of Goddard's research programs and missions using their Science on a Sphere display.

See yesterday's post for more of an explanation of our #StateofNASA  event at the Goddard Space Flight Center.  My album from the visit is forming at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6249511478454458577 ; collection coming soon!
#NASASocial  


For #weatherwednesday  with +Jason Borg (+Weather Wednesday); #machinemonday  +Machine Monday and #technotuesday  +Techno Tuesday all week with +Michael Garza and +Andrew Gregor respectively!

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The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plains

Why present Earth science data on flat paper if you can show it on a globe six feet (~2m) in diameter?  NASA's Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese gave us an overview of Goddard's research programs and missions using their Science on a Sphere display.

See yesterday's post for more of an explanation of our #StateofNASA  event at the Goddard Space Flight Center.  My album from the visit is forming at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6249511478454458577 ; collection coming soon!
#NASASocial  


For #weatherwednesday  with +Jason Borg (+Weather Wednesday); #machinemonday  +Machine Monday and #technotuesday  +Techno Tuesday all week with +Michael Garza and +Andrew Gregor respectively!___

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2016-02-10 04:49:35 (26 comments; 4 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

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I've Been On Quite a Journey Today...

...though not nearly as far as this tape recorder has come.  My story first:  I had a very special opportunity to visit +NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center today for the #StateofNASA  event!  My group of 11 met with Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese for an overview of their projects and programs, and we were able to see the +James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) under construction and much more (I can't spill all my surprises yet :-)  ).  We also got to attend NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's State of NASA address (by satellite) to all of NASA's employees, and got a fascinating look not only into plans for 2016, but into the future of NASA missions and the exploration of our universe.

The tape recorder, as you might have guessed, represents the past rather than the future.  It was launched with theHubble ... more »

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I've Been On Quite a Journey Today...

...though not nearly as far as this tape recorder has come.  My story first:  I had a very special opportunity to visit +NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center today for the #StateofNASA  event!  My group of 11 met with Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese for an overview of their projects and programs, and we were able to see the +James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) under construction and much more (I can't spill all my surprises yet :-)  ).  We also got to attend NASA Administrator Charles Bolden's State of NASA address (by satellite) to all of NASA's employees, and got a fascinating look not only into plans for 2016, but into the future of NASA missions and the exploration of our universe.

The tape recorder, as you might have guessed, represents the past rather than the future.  It was launched with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990, along with two other recorders that could each store 1.2 gigabits of data.  This machine was retrieved from space and returned to Earth during Servicing Mission 2, in February, 1997 (the Hubble has received five servicing missions while in orbit).  You can see the yellow arrow pointing to the spot where the tape broke and sticks out; its replacement part is basically a memory stick.  I'm not sure how many millions of miles this device traveled during its lifetime, but I know it has a lot more frequent flier miles than I do.

My thanks to +Aries Keck and the #NASASocial  program, and to the terrific people who met with us today and introduced us to their work; some of them will probably turn up in future posts :-).  In the meantime, mostly for my own reference, this album will be at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6249511478454458577 , and I'll create a Collection when I have a few more posts and a suitable cover image.


While I'm here, I'll tag +Michael Garza for +Machine Monday  #machinemonday , and +Andrew Gregor for +Techno Tuesday  #technotuesday  -- lots more on the way for you guys!___

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2016-02-09 15:29:55 (22 comments; 8 reshares; 124 +1s)Open 

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Procession

I was thinking about a wonderful series of photos, City of Shadows by Alexey Titarenko ( http://www.alexeytitarenko.com/city1.html ), and decided to play a bit in the beautiful subway stations of Stockholm.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


Is there a #tunneltuesday ?  For #transportstops  with +Lauri Novak, +Annie Irving and +Ken Ilio (+Transport Stops); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+StreetPhotography Sat... more »

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Procession

I was thinking about a wonderful series of photos, City of Shadows by Alexey Titarenko ( http://www.alexeytitarenko.com/city1.html ), and decided to play a bit in the beautiful subway stations of Stockholm.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


Is there a #tunneltuesday ?  For #transportstops  with +Lauri Novak, +Annie Irving and +Ken Ilio (+Transport Stops); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov .___

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2016-02-08 17:02:45 (21 comments; 5 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

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Ripples

From our visit to Pillar Point Harbor with +David R Robinson!

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday).

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From our visit to Pillar Point Harbor with +David R Robinson!

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday).___

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2016-02-07 16:25:16 (43 comments; 13 reshares; 201 +1s)Open 

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Happy #SuperbOwlSunday !

Perhaps this beautiful Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) can help you keep an eye on your favorite team.  This photo is not from the wild; I saw him in Skansen, the combination zoo and cultural park in Stockholm.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson and +Terrie Gray ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ); #BirdsInFocus #BirdSpeciesLink by +Risto Talman (+Birds in Focus ); #Animalia (+Animalia)créé... more »

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Happy #SuperbOwlSunday !

Perhaps this beautiful Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) can help you keep an eye on your favorite team.  This photo is not from the wild; I saw him in Skansen, the combination zoo and cultural park in Stockholm.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson and +Terrie Gray ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ); #BirdsInFocus #BirdSpeciesLink by +Risto Talman (+Birds in Focus ); #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET .___

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2016-02-06 18:35:26 (41 comments; 2 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

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Pathways
Final Project for Interpreting the Street with +Brian Wood-Koiwa

Street Photography had not been a genre that I'd thought so much about, but that completely changed these past nine weeks.  Thanks to +Brian Wood-Koiwa, we really sunk our teeth into its history, pioneers and practitioners, and core ideas, and then explored how to go beyond our own history and habits to claim new ground for our art.

I shot many different subjects and in many different styles these past months; this is a set of images intended to represent a specific project.  Those of you who know me very well will find some surprises; don't worry, I certainly haven't given up on my in-camera blurs by any means :-).

Brian has been a wonderful mentor, leaving us to freely explore intriguing open-ended questions about what we consider art, andh... more »

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Pathways
Final Project for Interpreting the Street with +Brian Wood-Koiwa

Street Photography had not been a genre that I'd thought so much about, but that completely changed these past nine weeks.  Thanks to +Brian Wood-Koiwa, we really sunk our teeth into its history, pioneers and practitioners, and core ideas, and then explored how to go beyond our own history and habits to claim new ground for our art.

I shot many different subjects and in many different styles these past months; this is a set of images intended to represent a specific project.  Those of you who know me very well will find some surprises; don't worry, I certainly haven't given up on my in-camera blurs by any means :-).

Brian has been a wonderful mentor, leaving us to freely explore intriguing open-ended questions about what we consider art, and how we create it.  He created a great environment for discussion in our private community, and I'm grateful to my fellow participants as well, who put in so much of their own time and energy.  It was a treat for me to participate in this terrific program, and also reminds me what the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers does for this photography community; participating in Brian's program has also convinced me that I should offer my own Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play again, starting in May.  Thank you Brian, and thanks too to my fellow directors +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford!___

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2016-02-05 18:40:09 (68 comments; 23 reshares; 211 +1s)Open 

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Landing Zone

As I roamed the beach with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers, the fog rolled in, and darkness fell.  But the darkness was short-lived, as the fog began to glow, and the glow began to spread, from a giant humanoid figure, holding aloft a beacon.  They came down, in ones and twos, guided to Their landing zone, and the skies glowed for hours with the radiation of Their passing.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; my entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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Landing Zone

As I roamed the beach with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers, the fog rolled in, and darkness fell.  But the darkness was short-lived, as the fog began to glow, and the glow began to spread, from a giant humanoid figure, holding aloft a beacon.  They came down, in ones and twos, guided to Their landing zone, and the skies glowed for hours with the radiation of Their passing.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; my entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier  while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting .___

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2016-02-04 19:36:28 (38 comments; 5 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

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Dinner Preparations

If they're setting out six wine glasses per person for dinner, it's probably going to be a good one :-).

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costaand +Ambrogio Bello... more »

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Dinner Preparations

If they're setting out six wine glasses per person for dinner, it's probably going to be a good one :-).

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2016-02-03 17:13:33 (22 comments; 4 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

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He Went Thataway

Evening at the Mall of Berlin.

My whole Berlin album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6223626346116229105 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov .

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He Went Thataway

Evening at the Mall of Berlin.

My whole Berlin album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6223626346116229105 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov .___

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2016-02-02 19:34:28 (27 comments; 8 reshares; 94 +1s)Open 

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At the Sharp End

A guard at the Royal Palace, Stockholm.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel (+PortraitTuesday); #hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe .

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At the Sharp End

A guard at the Royal Palace, Stockholm.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel (+PortraitTuesday); #hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe .___

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2016-02-01 17:12:22 (88 comments; 30 reshares; 428 +1s)Open 

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The Sword of Damocles

At the sharp end of these amazing icicles, on our morning in Abisko, Sweden.  I think Linda has a photo of me getting this shot, which my parents will probably never want to see :-)

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole ; #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays).

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The Sword of Damocles

At the sharp end of these amazing icicles, on our morning in Abisko, Sweden.  I think Linda has a photo of me getting this shot, which my parents will probably never want to see :-)

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole ; #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays).___

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2016-01-31 16:55:55 (25 comments; 4 reshares; 112 +1s)Open 

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Unchain My Heart

Walking around Pillar Point the other day with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers (me, not the anchor chain).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0lCxoF88jU

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #rustysunday +RustySunday with +Gary Posner

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Unchain My Heart

Walking around Pillar Point the other day with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers (me, not the anchor chain).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0lCxoF88jU

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #rustysunday +RustySunday with +Gary Posner___

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2016-01-30 18:48:50 (35 comments; 6 reshares; 152 +1s)Open 

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Only In My Dreams

A bit of an experiment that I worked on for +Brian Wood-Koiwa's Interpreting the Street mentorship.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov ; #blurshot  with +Pavlik AndreïevitchKrylatov, +Kim Anglin and +d... more »

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Only In My Dreams

A bit of an experiment that I worked on for +Brian Wood-Koiwa's Interpreting the Street mentorship.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov ; #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers  +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth .___

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2016-01-29 19:04:21 (38 comments; 7 reshares; 161 +1s)Open 

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Sensory Overload

I met this prickly fellow in a laboratory in the Nyryx Medical Research Center.  Apparently They've decided to improve humankind, so They've added a whole new batch of senses, and the sensors to go with them.  Just don't call him oversensitive; he's touchy about that...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

From an exhibit on fashion of the future, in the Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm.  My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene ison a l... more »

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Sensory Overload

I met this prickly fellow in a laboratory in the Nyryx Medical Research Center.  Apparently They've decided to improve humankind, so They've added a whole new batch of senses, and the sensors to go with them.  Just don't call him oversensitive; he's touchy about that...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

From an exhibit on fashion of the future, in the Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm.  My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August); #fashionfridays  with +Faith Gauthier (+Fashion Fridays Theme); +Fashion Saturday #fashionsaturday #fashion curated by +Alessia De Bonis ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2016-01-28 18:53:34 (60 comments; 37 reshares; 527 +1s)Open 

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Eternity

I'm really looking forward to my upcoming trip to +NASA to see the James Webb Space Telescope (and more!); it's hard to get close to the stars, but we can bring them a little closer to us...

From Davenport Beach.  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +ChandlerL.... more »

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Eternity

I'm really looking forward to my upcoming trip to +NASA to see the James Webb Space Telescope (and more!); it's hard to get close to the stars, but we can bring them a little closer to us...

From Davenport Beach.  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole ; #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #longexposurethursday with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi ( +LongExposure Thursday ); #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy  and +Massimo Marengo ; #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night).___

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2016-01-27 19:21:46 (50 comments; 23 reshares; 335 +1s)Open 

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What's in the Stream?

Fish, hopefully, for this beautiful Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)!  A couple of nights in a row, we saw him waiting by a small waterfall near our lodge; apparently sometimes there are also caimans there as competition, but this time he had the place to himself.  From the Brazilian Pantanal.

My entire album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #catur... more »

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What's in the Stream?

Fish, hopefully, for this beautiful Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)!  A couple of nights in a row, we saw him waiting by a small waterfall near our lodge; apparently sometimes there are also caimans there as competition, but this time he had the place to himself.  From the Brazilian Pantanal.

My entire album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #caturday   #caturdayeveryday  with +Khrystiane Friedli, +Shantha Marie Fountain and +Cicely Robin Laing (+CATURDAY!); #catsallovertheworld by +Robert SKREINER
&  +Roswitha Böhmer  +CATS all over the World . ___

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2016-01-26 18:10:18 (40 comments; 11 reshares; 141 +1s)Open 

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Wipeout

Just before sunset on Oahu's North Shore.
The original, by the Surfaris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clr53fWVbTM

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday).

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Wipeout

Just before sunset on Oahu's North Shore.
The original, by the Surfaris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clr53fWVbTM

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday).___

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2016-01-25 20:03:40 (38 comments; 8 reshares; 135 +1s)Open 

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Fear of the Dark

_Plus Post for Weeks 6-7 of Interpreting the Street with +Brian Wood-Koiwa _

I learned to critique my own images from +Robin Griggs Wood in her first Art program as she was relaunching the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  Now, four years later, +Brian Wood-Koiwa has me starting my thought process at a much earlier stage.  Even though street photography can be about finding and discovering, I can also go out shooting with the intent to capture a certain kind of scene in a certain way, and I'm more aware of the options to process an image to help tell my story, rather than simply bringing out whatever exists in the shot.

For this image, I deliberately went out to shoot people isolated in dramatic, high-contrast light and shadow.  I discovered their expressions that I could interpret as fearful, scanning the darkness aroundthem... more »

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Fear of the Dark

_Plus Post for Weeks 6-7 of Interpreting the Street with +Brian Wood-Koiwa _

I learned to critique my own images from +Robin Griggs Wood in her first Art program as she was relaunching the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  Now, four years later, +Brian Wood-Koiwa has me starting my thought process at a much earlier stage.  Even though street photography can be about finding and discovering, I can also go out shooting with the intent to capture a certain kind of scene in a certain way, and I'm more aware of the options to process an image to help tell my story, rather than simply bringing out whatever exists in the shot.

For this image, I deliberately went out to shoot people isolated in dramatic, high-contrast light and shadow.  I discovered their expressions that I could interpret as fearful, scanning the darkness around them, and processed the image to show them tiptoeing into the scary and uncertain.  Thank you Brian!

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #moodymonday   #moodymondayphoto  with +Alen Ianni (+Moody Monday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov ; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2016-01-24 16:50:48 (78 comments; 29 reshares; 544 +1s)Open 

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Morning Mist

One of my favorite views of Iguazu Falls, a view along the valley from the Brazilian side, at sunrise.  Even this angle doesn't capture the entire expanse of the whole enormous waterfall system.

My entire album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


A special Sunday edition of #waterfallwednesday  for +Eric Leslie; #dawnonsunday  with +Linda Stokes and +Corey Gibson (+Dawn On Sunday);  #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy  and +Massimo Marengo ; #brazilmonday  with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by+Peter Marbai... more »

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Morning Mist

One of my favorite views of Iguazu Falls, a view along the valley from the Brazilian side, at sunrise.  Even this angle doesn't capture the entire expanse of the whole enormous waterfall system.

My entire album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


A special Sunday edition of #waterfallwednesday  for +Eric Leslie; #dawnonsunday  with +Linda Stokes and +Corey Gibson (+Dawn On Sunday);  #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy  and +Massimo Marengo ; #brazilmonday  with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting .___

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2016-01-23 19:05:32 (32 comments; 11 reshares; 183 +1s)Open 

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Golden Evening

From the rainy streets of Berlin.  My whole Berlin album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6223626346116229105 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov ; #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Hei... more »

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Golden Evening

From the rainy streets of Berlin.  My whole Berlin album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6223626346116229105 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa and +Alexander Tarasenkov ; #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight).___

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2016-01-22 18:57:35 (44 comments; 8 reshares; 138 +1s)Open 

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Eye of the Mothership

Ever feel like you're being watched?  In Las Vegas, you're almost certainly right.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is currently brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier  while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #monochromeworld with+andi ri... more »

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Eye of the Mothership

Ever feel like you're being watched?  In Las Vegas, you're almost certainly right.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is currently brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier  while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause and +Dmitry Jurkov .___

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2016-01-21 19:49:01 (38 comments; 10 reshares; 128 +1s)Open 

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End of the Line

The Shipwreck Point Lighthouse stands on a desolate Northeastern corner of Prince Edward Island, Canada.  The first lighthouse in this location was built in 1913; this version dates from 1967.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner+Shannan ... more »

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End of the Line

The Shipwreck Point Lighthouse stands on a desolate Northeastern corner of Prince Edward Island, Canada.  The first lighthouse in this location was built in 1913; this version dates from 1967.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole .___

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2016-01-20 19:46:48 (23 comments; 4 reshares; 116 +1s)Open 

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The Lighted Stage

From the Rush R40 tour.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiRuj2_czzw

My album from the show is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6175108835340527265 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #welovemusicwednesday  with +Folletto Folletto, +Harmony Goodson, +Andy Q., +Trillian Petrova and +LaDonna Pride; #hqspmusic +HQSP Music curated by  +Bill Merrow ; #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light).

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The Lighted Stage

From the Rush R40 tour.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiRuj2_czzw

My album from the show is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6175108835340527265 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #welovemusicwednesday  with +Folletto Folletto, +Harmony Goodson, +Andy Q., +Trillian Petrova and +LaDonna Pride; #hqspmusic +HQSP Music curated by  +Bill Merrow ; #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light).___

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2016-01-19 18:59:13 (57 comments; 40 reshares; 547 +1s)Open 

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Enchanted Forest

From our evening in Abisko, Sweden.  The fairy-dust sparkles are from ice frozen on the trees.

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night); #nightscapes  with +JesseMartineau, +V... more »

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Enchanted Forest

From our evening in Abisko, Sweden.  The fairy-dust sparkles are from ice frozen on the trees.

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night); #nightscapes  with +Jesse Martineau, +Valesa Diamontes and +Patrick Zeiler (+Nightscapes).___

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2016-01-18 19:14:14 (51 comments; 19 reshares; 299 +1s)Open 

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A Good Laugh

This Jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria) certainly seems amused about something; I hope you all find a good laugh today :-).  Photographed in the Brazilian Pantanal.

My Brazil album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;   #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson and +TerrieGray ;... more »

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A Good Laugh

This Jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria) certainly seems amused about something; I hope you all find a good laugh today :-).  Photographed in the Brazilian Pantanal.

My Brazil album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;   #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson and +Terrie Gray ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ); #BirdsInFocus #BirdSpeciesLink by +Risto Talman (+Birds in Focus ).___

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2016-01-17 17:01:55 (25 comments; 10 reshares; 236 +1s)Open 

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Standout

A single stone in the sea, at sunset.  From Oahu's West Shore.

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow .

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Standout

A single stone in the sea, at sunset.  From Oahu's West Shore.

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow .___

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2016-01-16 19:15:50 (26 comments; 6 reshares; 110 +1s)Open 

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Subway

From our evening in Stockholm with +Jacob Dix, a slightly grittier version of my blurry world.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve+Roxanne Bouche' Overton... more »

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Subway

From our evening in Stockholm with +Jacob Dix, a slightly grittier version of my blurry world.

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ; #transitstops  with +Lauri Novak, +Annie Irving and +Ken Ilio.___

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2016-01-15 21:37:36 (91 comments; 1 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

I'm so excited!  +NASA has invited me to come see the James Webb Space Telescope and participate in this event!  The JWST will be the successor to the Hubble, looking across space and time into the heart of the early universe.  I'm looking forward to bringing you whatever photos I can from its manufacture and assembly at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Some of you may remember my last NASA Social event, at Dryden Flight Research Center for the final journey of the shuttle Endeavour.  That album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5789942580206962769 with the collection of posts at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/oIGCX .

#nasasocial  

Join us for an in-person event to see and learn about the most powerful telescope ever. NASA Webb Telescope will provide images of the first galaxies ever formed, and now’s your chance to see it under construction. On Monday, Jan. 25, we’ll be hosing an event for our social media followers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. For details and to apply, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1RpCDN5 #NASASocial___I'm so excited!  +NASA has invited me to come see the James Webb Space Telescope and participate in this event!  The JWST will be the successor to the Hubble, looking across space and time into the heart of the early universe.  I'm looking forward to bringing you whatever photos I can from its manufacture and assembly at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Some of you may remember my last NASA Social event, at Dryden Flight Research Center for the final journey of the shuttle Endeavour.  That album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5789942580206962769 with the collection of posts at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/oIGCX .

#nasasocial  

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2016-01-15 19:23:07 (21 comments; 4 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

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Voyage of the Star Moose

We always imagine that when They finally arrive, They will look like we do (if you ignore the green color or the extra pair of ears).  But evolution may produce strange results in strange places...  They made an appearance in Stockholm; I suspect +Sandra Parlow may know of sightings as well.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and OthersWho Ca... more »

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Voyage of the Star Moose

We always imagine that when They finally arrive, They will look like we do (if you ignore the green color or the extra pair of ears).  But evolution may produce strange results in strange places...  They made an appearance in Stockholm; I suspect +Sandra Parlow may know of sightings as well.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight).___

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2016-01-14 20:01:37 (82 comments; 25 reshares; 557 +1s)Open 

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Busy Skies

I found this one from a walk in June out by the San Francisco Bay.  This is a single frame, no compositing or Photoshop.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


Is #flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade still a thing?  Otherwise I'll have to leave this to the tender mercies (?) of the people who don't serve as curators of #seagullbuttsaturday , because there is no such thing.
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +*** +Jon Cassill+T... more »

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Busy Skies

I found this one from a walk in June out by the San Francisco Bay.  This is a single frame, no compositing or Photoshop.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


Is #flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade still a thing?  Otherwise I'll have to leave this to the tender mercies (?) of the people who don't serve as curators of #seagullbuttsaturday , because there is no such thing.
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +*** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +*** +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen ___

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2016-01-13 18:55:19 (14 comments; 6 reshares; 145 +1s)Open 

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A Roof Over My Head

From Brussels.  My album from this whirlwind European trip is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5847863603102680369 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photoscurated by +Michael Sonnt... more »

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A Roof Over My Head

From Brussels.  My album from this whirlwind European trip is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5847863603102680369 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa .___

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2016-01-12 17:34:32 (67 comments; 17 reshares; 280 +1s)Open 

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Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast

Morning at the Berenty Reserve, and don't expect to eat your breakfast alone -- the Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) are ready and waiting to see what fruit might be left unguarded.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday African Holiday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis+... more »

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Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast

Morning at the Berenty Reserve, and don't expect to eat your breakfast alone -- the Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) are ready and waiting to see what fruit might be left unguarded.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday African Holiday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia ( +Animalia ) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).___

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2016-01-11 18:06:09 (29 comments; 5 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

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On the Run

Even when I include people in my photos, their faces are so often blurred or hidden; I'm resolved to shoot people's faces a bit more often :-).

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #ontherunmonday  with +Tom Gort (+On The Run Monday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ; #streetsofsanfrancisco  ... more »

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On the Run

Even when I include people in my photos, their faces are so often blurred or hidden; I'm resolved to shoot people's faces a bit more often :-).

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #ontherunmonday  with +Tom Gort (+On The Run Monday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ; #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco).___

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2016-01-10 16:55:22 (84 comments; 46 reshares; 732 +1s)Open 

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Wet Paint

Another image from a favorite sunset on Four Mile Beach.  If you like beaches, bays and bridges, you might like my Coastlines: Central California collection, at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/gs2wR .

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld );  #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos); #L... more »

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Wet Paint

Another image from a favorite sunset on Four Mile Beach.  If you like beaches, bays and bridges, you might like my Coastlines: Central California collection, at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/gs2wR .

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld );  #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow___

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2016-01-09 19:09:26 (44 comments; 10 reshares; 195 +1s)Open 

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Cartoon World

I think it's funny that the two women are in black and white, as if they're out of place amidst the crazy colors.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & StreetPhotos curated... more »

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Cartoon World

I think it's funny that the two women are in black and white, as if they're out of place amidst the crazy colors.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ; #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday); #spectrumsunday  with +Laura Ockel (+Spectrum Sunday).___

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2016-01-08 19:43:49 (48 comments; 9 reshares; 185 +1s)Open 

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The Zoo of Suns

Just as They swoop down and collect some of us each Friday for Their assorted mysterious purposes, it appears that They have been collecting much, much more...

Our own latest theories of universe formation posit that our universe may be part of a much vaster multiverse, in which, via quantum processes, a "false vacuum" is constantly spawning bubbles of enormous energy, each of which becomes an island universe like ours with its own physical laws (see http://www.space.com/31465-is-our-universe-just-one-of-many-in-a-multiverse.html for a helpful article on the subject).

Well, that certainly makes for incredible numbers of suns for Them to collect, but I suppose that only adds to the challenge...  You can see that They're off to a good start.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !


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The Zoo of Suns

Just as They swoop down and collect some of us each Friday for Their assorted mysterious purposes, it appears that They have been collecting much, much more...

Our own latest theories of universe formation posit that our universe may be part of a much vaster multiverse, in which, via quantum processes, a "false vacuum" is constantly spawning bubbles of enormous energy, each of which becomes an island universe like ours with its own physical laws (see http://www.space.com/31465-is-our-universe-just-one-of-many-in-a-multiverse.html for a helpful article on the subject).

Well, that certainly makes for incredible numbers of suns for Them to collect, but I suppose that only adds to the challenge...  You can see that They're off to a good start.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !


My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause and +Dmitry Jurkov ; #architectureyesterdaytomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW).___

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2016-01-07 18:38:41 (57 comments; 30 reshares; 473 +1s)Open 

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The Shore of Winter

I think this is my favorite so far to try to convey the chilly majesty of the Lofoten coast in Winter!

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola(+M... more »

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The Shore of Winter

I think this is my favorite so far to try to convey the chilly majesty of the Lofoten coast in Winter!

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #polarthursday  with +Alistair Knock and +Marie Knock (+Polar Thursday).___

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2016-01-06 18:12:42 (48 comments; 16 reshares; 335 +1s)Open 

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Disapproving Frog Disapproves

This guy wasn't very large, maybe 2 inches (5 cm) long, but the force of his disapproval made the forest tremble!  I photographed him at night in the Mamirauá Reserve, a region within the Brazilian Amazon.  I think he's some type of Glass Frog, order Centrolenidae, but I'm sure he disapproves of my classification attempts.

My album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia(+Anima... more »

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Disapproving Frog Disapproves

This guy wasn't very large, maybe 2 inches (5 cm) long, but the force of his disapproval made the forest tremble!  I photographed him at night in the Mamirauá Reserve, a region within the Brazilian Amazon.  I think he's some type of Glass Frog, order Centrolenidae, but I'm sure he disapproves of my classification attempts.

My album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET .  Is there still a #frogfriday  or #froggyfriday ?___

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2016-01-05 20:00:28 (30 comments; 7 reshares; 120 +1s)Open 

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Faces of the City

I liked this pretty carousel from the Christmas market  in front of the modern towers of Berlin's Potsdamerplatz.  You can see my new Berlin photos at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6223626346116229105 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause and +Dmitry Jurkov .

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Faces of the City

I liked this pretty carousel from the Christmas market  in front of the modern towers of Berlin's Potsdamerplatz.  You can see my new Berlin photos at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6223626346116229105 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause and +Dmitry Jurkov .___

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2016-01-04 16:40:31 (83 comments; 38 reshares; 556 +1s)Open 

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The Big Dipper

While waiting for the aurora on an Arctic beach, I had this perfect view of the Big Dipper framed by the clouds.  You can see the handle begin right near the center of the frame, with the bowl stretching toward the upper right.

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow; #LandscapeP... more »

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The Big Dipper

While waiting for the aurora on an Arctic beach, I had this perfect view of the Big Dipper framed by the clouds.  You can see the handle begin right near the center of the frame, with the bowl stretching toward the upper right.

My Norway album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller, +Nico Kaiser and +Steven Markham (+HQSP Night); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos).___

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2016-01-03 20:36:39 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 118 +1s)Open 

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Magic Island

A view of Honolulu from the Magic Island lagoon.  My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #cityscapesunday  with +Michael Bandy; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting .

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Magic Island

A view of Honolulu from the Magic Island lagoon.  My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #cityscapesunday  with +Michael Bandy; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting .___

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2016-01-02 19:36:08 (35 comments; 7 reshares; 179 +1s)Open 

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The White Scarf

Winter shopping in Stockholm.  My whole Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ; #paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by+Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho... more »

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The White Scarf

Winter shopping in Stockholm.  My whole Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ; #paintitclub +PaintIt Club  curated by +Richard Mabb +Celso de Carvalho +Clare Bambers  +Carol Small +Assi Kolorilo +Milena Ilieva +Stefan Kierek +Elin Vaeth .___

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2016-01-01 20:47:21 (30 comments; 4 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

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Is This the First Thing You Saw This Morning?

Someone might have had one glass too many of Champagne, but probably you've just been abducted again -- I hear this look is all the rage in the Greater Deneb Zone.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

From an exhibit on fashion of the future, in the Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm.  My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #fashionfriday  #fashion... more »

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Is This the First Thing You Saw This Morning?

Someone might have had one glass too many of Champagne, but probably you've just been abducted again -- I hear this look is all the rage in the Greater Deneb Zone.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

From an exhibit on fashion of the future, in the Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm.  My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at  https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #fashionfriday   #fashionfridays  with +Faith Gauthier (+Fashion Fridays Theme); +Fashion Saturday #fashionsaturday #fashion curated by +Alessia De Bonis .___

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2015-12-31 19:06:30 (91 comments; 11 reshares; 254 +1s)Open 

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Cheers!

Thank you all so much for your friendship and support this year, and all the best for 2016!


My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

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Cheers!

Thank you all so much for your friendship and support this year, and all the best for 2016!


My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2015-12-29 20:46:00 (75 comments; 28 reshares; 613 +1s)Open 

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Dripping with Color

A pink/purple Ype tree, from the Refúgio Ecológico Caiman in the Brazilian Pantanal.  We were there just after storms had passed through, so there was more water than usual for the season.

My entire album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow.... more »

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Dripping with Color

A pink/purple Ype tree, from the Refúgio Ecológico Caiman in the Brazilian Pantanal.  We were there just after storms had passed through, so there was more water than usual for the season.

My entire album from Brazil is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow .___

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2015-12-28 18:28:14 (48 comments; 14 reshares; 215 +1s)Open 

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Tending to His Flock

Something new from the streets of San Francisco.My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome#AllThingsMonochrome by ... more »

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Tending to His Flock

Something new from the streets of San Francisco.My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and +José Luís Costa ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Kardiyanti Djunaidi ; #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco).___

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