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Alex Lapidus has been at 7 events

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Drink and Click™ Monterey - Santa Cruz103*UPDATE* We will meet just a few miles north of Santa Cruz at Davenport ! This is one of the most beautiful sunset areas in central California!  We will start at Davenport Beach just across the street and wing it from there ending up at the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant to end the event.  The beach is sometimes cold after dark and after the front we have over us now goes through. The beaches are also fairly empty this time of year so we should have an area we can do whatever we want to :)   1st meeting location will be: 4pm (if you want to eat or drink much please come earlier we will leave by 4:30 to sunset) Davenport Cafe Bar & Grill   (831) 425-1984 500 Hwy 1 Ste C Davenport, CA 95017 Group contact will be : George Krieger 831-717-7214 Final Meeting place will be:  Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn 1 Davenport Ave Davenport, CA 95017 (831) 426-8801 davenportroadhouse.com January D&C We will do Sunset and Santa Cruz exact locations are being finalized.  We have a 2 month streak of winning one of the theme images 2nd place in Nov and Dec. Time to have a go at January with the theme "in Mid-Air"  Bring something to "launch" skyward :)January Drink & Click Santa Cruz Style2014-01-31 16:00:0019  
Jeff Smith61,435Welcome 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 Wilson1,546,091@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 04:00:00202  
Lisa Donchak16,113Hi 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 Raeber1,166,495I 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 Wirth294,407A 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 Diprose33,983SHOW 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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Mario Falcetti107,505Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated May 6th, ‘15)      #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers   #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle        #CircleOfTheWeek   #WeeklyCircle  2015-05-06 17:36:49501318263315
Kenneth Nicholson25,691This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your #circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#Homo #erectus #habianergaster #wit #earliest #Homo #sapiens #modern #human #founin #Ethiopibeindatciryears #ago #straddles #equar #anencompasses #numerous #climatareas #it #only #continent #stretcfrom #norrn #temperat #ern #temperatzones #Contents #hid #Etymology #Hry #Prehry #Early #civilizations #Nint 2015-05-06 10:28:253086711
Olga Kafka24,660 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-05-05 15:32:19492002
Grobler du Preez91,958#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  April 28th, 2015 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-05-05 11:02:24198003
Circles Circles Circles55,525 *Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators* Welcome to this circle dated May 4th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: https://goo.gl/KuU8ZTPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/OZleYnOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles    2015-05-05 04:16:104947412
HQSP Night8,578Well... it's never too late for a high quality circle so here we go...The HQSP Night Photographers - April 2015 editionDo yourself a favour and add these people to your circles to enjoy beautiful night shots from around the world in your stream!Thanks to all contributors! Keep it going!your friendly curators+Dirk Müller & +Nico Kaiser 2015-05-04 08:11:34111321340
Grant Stringer (Exposure)15,468Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 3rd – 10th May 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cdp138ovkd61bmv61fnpdslgqds?authkey=CKKz06Cf57PVVw5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-05-03 20:02:49490317
Sara B. Friis18Also check my movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7_e4VnB3DM)  :) Thank you #circleoftheday   #circleshared   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #teamcircleshare  #circleoftheday#CircleShared#SharedCircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#PublicCircle#Shared#SocialMedia#Engagers#TeamEliteEngagerCircle#dontconfusethecircles#Google#SocialMediaMarketing#Marketing#SEO#EliteInnerCircle#circleandline#AdWords#teamelitecircle#TeamElite#Engagement#Google+2015-04-29 15:10:18497000
Sara B. Friis18Also check my movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7_e4VnB3DM)  :) Thank you #circleoftheday   #circleshared   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #teamcircleshare  #circleoftheday#CircleShared#SharedCircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#PublicCircle#Shared#SocialMedia#Engagers#TeamEliteEngagerCircle#dontconfusethecircles#Google#SocialMediaMarketing#Marketing#SEO#EliteInnerCircle#circleandline#AdWords#teamelitecircle#TeamElite#Engagement#Google+2015-04-29 15:10:05498000
Circles Circles Circles55,211Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April 27th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/tknMt7Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/wLsbtEOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles    2015-04-28 14:33:3549511372164
Margaret Tompkins141,184Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-28 02:25:081747315
Grant Stringer (Exposure)15,427Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 26th April - 3rd May 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cnr7gu8kfn4cdr76950ettqebco?authkey=CJT1rJKjjLKc0gE5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-04-26 19:46:524928610
Antonio Westley2,112Very active community here just felt the need to +SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #circleshared  2015-04-23 06:45:27500013
Photo Theme Based Circles4,903New Circle Based on Former Photo Exchange Club MembersBased on some recent comments to a May 2014 circle share by +Photo Exchange Club http://goo.gl/qagSvg I figured I would release this out into the wild.The name reflects all the effort +Malthus John put into making this circle a high point on G+Users like +Michael A Koontz, +David D previously expressed interest in getting this going but like many side efforts it never found the goal line.  If anyone would like to help and possibly become a co-manager of this page let me know.So below is the verbatim boilerplate rules previously used by the PEC.  I will not setup the contest or worry about tracking the largest ripple at this point.  Let's just see if there's renewed interest.-------------------If you're new to G+, or you just love beautiful photos, add this curated circle, and enjoy viewing their posts in your stream!These people exchange photos here, and are active on G+.  If you are a photographer of any level, you may qualify to be in the club.  You need at least 25% of your posts to be either your own photos, or credited work of others. (preferably G+ users!)This circle is shared every 2 weeks, and if you want to be in the next one, add a URL to a recent G+ photo from your stream  in the comments below.  Mingle through the comments, click on some links to other people's shots and get to know some new people with similar interests.   Please do not add more than 1 photo per week here!-------------------As a side note +Grant Stringer has a good thing going with +Exposure running these type circles with a corresponding contest so be sure to check that out! #circleshare #curatedcontent2015-04-22 16:05:22386471534
Noah Wesley27,061Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this #circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Archived #original #December #Retrieved #December #Travel #Guide #Han #Chinese #Windows #Chinese #ReligionsCulture #North #Korea #Alternative #name #History #ethnic #relations #Countries #Their #Cultures #Advameg #Inc #Retrieved #IA #World #North #Korea #Bureau2015-04-22 10:12:09381326
Circles Circles Circles54,736Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April 20th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/hM7ecLPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/wLsbtEOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles    2015-04-21 04:33:12497548
Grobler du Preez91,802* #AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday April 14th, 2015 - "Changing Seasons"*One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-04-20 08:39:32196002
Clash of Clans Strategy0This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-04-20 02:50:31501000
Grant Stringer (Exposure)15,325Hi and welcome to +Exposure If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 19th – 26th April 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/events/cuncspa2phpbhesu2l1ro38drac?authkey=CNeL2aSh8-qR4wE5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-04-19 19:27:42492537
Long Cloud0This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-04-19 04:02:31501202
Margaret Tompkins140,583Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-18 13:22:26213335
Denyse Landry73,258Cercle d’Excellents Photographes actifs sur G + V.19. Circle of Excellent Photographers active on G+ V.19.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest: PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSCurrently I share 3 circles with different people. Présentement je partage 3 cercles: 1-Photographers  2- Arts 3- DiversityIf you are not already on TSU but want to register, click on this link and register directly: Si vous n’êtes pas sur TSU  mais que vous souhaitez vous inscrire, cliquez sur ce lien et vous inscrire directement: https://www.tsu.co/DenyseMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. J’apprécie votre travail et vos partages. #photography   #photooftheday   #photooftheday   #photographersongoogle+   #photographer   #photographertofollow   #photooftheweek   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #addcircle   #findcircles   #thankyoucircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #activepeople   #topsharedcircle   #thankyoucircle   2015-04-18 08:14:5939422831
Circle Connection8,554April Photographers Circle!To be included in our photographer's circles follow the instruction below.1. Add Circle Connection to your circle's.2. Share the photographers circle.3. You must be a photographer and share original content.2015-04-17 14:54:2748718518
Tourej Ansari45,875This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this #Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.I will thankful if you plus, Include me in your circles and share this circle!  #SanFrancisco   #California  2015-04-17 04:19:59153015
NetMOBiz0My Circle with Top Engagers No. 1 !!!Thank you!! #sharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2015-04-15 19:40:49496000
Simon Weiner6,2771.19 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-14 17:12:52500003
Mario Falcetti104,677Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Apr.14th, ‘15)      #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared  #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople  #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle        #CircleOfTheWeek   #WeeklyCircle  2015-04-14 17:10:45501405222339
Jacob Dix33,761MobilographersThis is a highly curated circle of mobile photographers. I am notifying those who are in the circle. I'm asking you and others to share it. Please read about this circle of artists below.It is a mix of different genders, nationalities, ethnicity, religions, sexuality, political views, cameras used, artistic style, lifestyle, timezone, etc. There is everything in here from abstract art and free hand mobile drawing, to straight up photography. There are individuals who post from their blogs, some who post exclusively to communities, some who post on the main news of the world of mobile photography with a pinch of their own work, and then many more who post their own wonderful work and do so often. Some, including myself, are owners or moderators of mobile photography communities. There is an occasional cat and some food, lots of street, monochrome, nature photography and macro. I make little judgement as to quantity or quality, only that these are people who create beauty with their phones and are active here on Google+. How This Circle Was BuiltEveryone who enters this circle first entered what I call my "mobile watch" circle. I get notified of all posts from people in that circle. I give it a month or so to see what kind of content they post. When I'm satisfied, they enter this circle. Previous to posting this circle, as I've done here, I check to see whether individuals are actually still active on Google+. This circle, some year or so ago, was over 200 people. Some have passed away (well, just a couple souls), some have moved on to other social networks, some have simply stopped posting or post to private circles, etc. I've limited this circle to those who have posted at least something in 2015 that is preferably the person's own artistry. SharingI'd like you to share this circle. For starters, as I've mentioned above, it's a quality circle of artists, most of whom I interact with regularly on here. I'll vouch for them. Another reason I'd like you to share it is because mobile photography, and GOOD mobile photography, should be promoted. RequirementsI am also asking you to share it unconditionally. You don't have to share it to stay in the circle, nor to get in the circle, or to get others in the circle. This circle is content based. No gimmicks to get shares.How To Get In The CircleFirst, read how everyone else got in the circle. Then, if you feel you post mobile photography or mobile abstract work, and that you do so on a fairly regular basis here on G+, post a link to a gallery of yours. I'll put you in my "Mobile Watch" circle and see what happens.NotificationsAgain, I am notifying those who are in the circle. No one else. If you have received a notification from me on this post, then you are in this circle. I hope you share it with others.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #photography #photographers #mobile #mobilephotography #mobilography 2015-04-14 12:55:42140121016
Gailen Mapes85,424Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera J-L - 14 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-14 10:44:12173000
Circles Circles Circles54,568Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April13th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/okt5QmPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-04-14 04:20:0249713663185
Neil Bailey15,490If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#UnionThe #Gulf #WarThe #Nepalese #IndiaPakistan #WarsThe #Thai #coup #détatThe #Burmese #WarThe #Saffron #RevolutionThe #Arab #SpringThe #Israeli–Palestinian #conflictThe #Syrian #WarThe #SinoIndian #WarThe #literatures #of #Europe #Americas #He #also #writer #of #national #anthems #of #Bangladesh #IndiaOther 2015-04-13 06:28:44419537
Grant Stringer (Exposure)15,141Hi and welcome to +Exposure If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 12th – 19th April 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/events/c24kba2febm6625jm4claqq7v10?authkey=CM3E6Yzh9p-VKQ5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-04-12 19:29:5749310211
Simon Weiner6,1801.17 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-12 19:24:19499001
Harry Day17,062If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your #circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#statueany #of #worlds #major #religions #have #their #origins #Asian #mythology #complex #diverse #story #of #Great #Flood #example #as #presented #Christians #Old #Testament #first #found #Mesopotamian #mythology #Epic #of #Gilgamesh #Hindu #mythology #tells #about #an #Avatar #of 2015-04-11 06:58:4849214492168
Olga Kafka24,547Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-04-10 10:09:34493000
George Clark17,706If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#second #highest #achiever #in #the #world #in #terms #of #HDI #improvement #since #is #the #only #country #on #theTop #Movers" #due #to #income #rather #than #and #many #language #isolates #Most #Asian #countries #have #more #than #one #language 2015-04-09 04:57:17410511970
Circles Circles Circles54,174Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April 6th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/ygSjSePublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-04-07 03:22:4749912466193
Grant Stringer (Exposure)14,983Hi and welcome to +Exposure .If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 5th – 12th April 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/events/c3d2sfvm48ae9bev5sglg4ub44s?authkey=CNHi9JK3p4GwnQE5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-04-05 19:56:51495303
HQSP Gold32,169Release 2015 March HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Andy Brown and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Gold page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2015-04-04 05:57:282186411
LToo Kang630 This is my Gold Plussers 08 CircleThis circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.They are all great people, and without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google plus experience as they plus, share and comment on your own postsPlease plus, add and publicly share the circle so that everyone will benefitIf you are in the circle, then well done! You have reached the first level. To get to the next level and become a Team Elite Engager (and this also applies to people who aren't in this circle), there are two simple steps:1. +1 this post2. share this postMy Team Elite Engager Circles are shared regularly by the top Google Plus circle sharers (my Team Elite Engegers Red Edition got 348), and are typically reviewed and reshared weekly, so do yourselves a big favour and become one of the Elite!#circleshare                                                 ~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~2015-03-31 06:22:325013315
Circles Circles Circles53,694Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 30th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/0H9WboPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/JOIEqzMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/h2x9QqPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-03-31 04:27:4849915368213
Grobler du Preez91,734#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 24th, 2015 - "Ocean Views"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-30 14:42:48195116
Shoes Monday3,432Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-03-29 13:57:09481217
Denyse Landry66,337Cercle de Photographes intéressants et actifs sur G + V.18. 2015-03-28 23:24:01392011
Margaret Tompkins139,191Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-28 13:29:59201116
Harry Day16,495If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your #circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#IndoEuropeans #who #spread #their #languages #into #the #Middle #East #South #Asia #and #the #borders #of #China #where #the #Tocharians #resided #The #northernmost #part #of #Asia #including #much #of #Siberia #was #largely #inaccessible #to #the #steppe #nomads #2015-03-28 13:07:18431201431
Circles Circles Circles53,496MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/yeHswYPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/JOIEqzMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/h2x9QqPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#menarefrommars                                                       2015-03-28 04:51:59315282543
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Volkan DOBRİCELİ26Mobile PhotographersMobile Photography -- or as I call it  #Mobilography  -- is an artform that, happy to report, has flourished here on Google+. This circle of mobile photographers is not food and cats. It is art, it is creativity, it is beauty and content. Some of the individuals in this circle are film and DSLR photographers as well. The phone camera though is a regular and equally legitimate camera to use in their photography and documentation of their worlds.If you have been notified of this post, you are in the circle.Crowd SourcingI am taking suggestions for people to add to this circle for the future. If you are a mobile photographer, or know a mobile photographer, that isn't in this circle, please mention them here and include a link to a gallery of work.You are not required to share this circle to get into it. I can't stand that gimmick. Share it if you want people to know about our work.#MobilePhotography   #Mobilography   #Mobilographers   #MobilePhotographers   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  2015-03-26 15:02:264711217

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2015-05-04 15:17:35 (136 comments, 49 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I will be taking on a small group of people for an eight week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously frommento... more »

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2015-05-04 15:17:35 (136 comments, 49 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I will be taking on a small group of people for an eight week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously frommento... more »

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2015-04-20 16:38:57 (52 comments, 42 reshares, 357 +1s)Open 

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Moonrise with Baobab and Octopus Trees

We found a spot to stop along the road for a full moon, near Ifaty.

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


For #africantuesday open theme ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #moonmondays  and #moonrisemonday  with +Stephen Krieg and +SyLvAiN RoUx; #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #bellesphotos  with +Jean-LouisLAURENCE and... more »

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2015-05-22 16:36:12 (34 comments, 8 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

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Around Any Corner

All those trips through the Wormhole Transit Facilitator #WTF  start to pile up.  So much time at relativistic speeds; so many alien transit systems bending Time back up on itself...  I start to wonder: is this going to be the day I stroll around some corner and come face to face with myself?  Am I waiting for me in the endless halls of ancient civilizations?  For some reason I felt a tickling at the back of my skull as I entered another nameless hall.  I raised my camera just as He did...  Had I finally run into my own past, or future?  No, this time it was +John Getchel.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; the AlienAbducti... more »

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Around Any Corner

All those trips through the Wormhole Transit Facilitator #WTF  start to pile up.  So much time at relativistic speeds; so many alien transit systems bending Time back up on itself...  I start to wonder: is this going to be the day I stroll around some corner and come face to face with myself?  Am I waiting for me in the endless halls of ancient civilizations?  For some reason I felt a tickling at the back of my skull as I entered another nameless hall.  I raised my camera just as He did...  Had I finally run into my own past, or future?  No, this time it was +John Getchel.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also 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 ; #photographingphotographers  with +Thorsten von Eyb and +Michael Rutta (+photographing photographers); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections).___

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2015-05-21 16:59:46 (48 comments, 35 reshares, 339 +1s)Open 

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Towards Sunset

You'd think I'd visit the Golden Gate Bridge more often, since I'm not so far away, but I've only photographed it twice (at least from nearby).

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


For #bridgesaroundtheworld  with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen (+#BridgesAroundTheWorld); #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+Kevi... more »

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Towards Sunset

You'd think I'd visit the Golden Gate Bridge more often, since I'm not so far away, but I've only photographed it twice (at least from nearby).

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


For #bridgesaroundtheworld  with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen (+#BridgesAroundTheWorld); #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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #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 ).___

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2015-05-20 15:16:52 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

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Coffee Jitters

From Montreal.  My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; 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); #otherthanbwwednesday  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 and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by+Christian Madsen and  ... more »

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Coffee Jitters

From Montreal.  My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; 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); #otherthanbwwednesday  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 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 .___

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2015-05-19 17:42:04 (32 comments, 6 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

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Nap Time

A baby Red-fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) riding around with mom, from the Andasibe-Mantadia region.  These lemurs are currently classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN, though essentially all of Madagascar's lemurs are vulnerable to likely habitat losses.

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 (I suppose if you want, you could always set the Collection for notifications); #africantuesday ( +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 +SandySch... more »

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Nap Time

A baby Red-fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) riding around with mom, from the Andasibe-Mantadia region.  These lemurs are currently classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN, though essentially all of Madagascar's lemurs are vulnerable to likely habitat losses.

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 (I suppose if you want, you could always set the Collection for notifications); #africantuesday ( +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 ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +* +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski Jones ( +Monkey Monday ).___

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2015-05-18 17:37:12 (32 comments, 28 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

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Door to the West

I could have done the iconic sunrise view through Mesa Arch, in Canyonlands National Park, but, well, sunrise...  So here's the late afternoon scene, with the light and shadows showing off the amazing depth and variety of the landscape.

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #NationalParkPhotography
+US National Parks Photography curated by +Sunny Wu ; #amazinglandscapes ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +KevinRowe +... more »

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Door to the West

I could have done the iconic sunrise view through Mesa Arch, in Canyonlands National Park, but, well, sunrise...  So here's the late afternoon scene, with the light and shadows showing off the amazing depth and variety of the landscape.

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #NationalParkPhotography
+US National Parks Photography curated by +Sunny Wu ; #amazinglandscapes ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner .___

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2015-05-17 15:38:20 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

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Arc

This is +Kelsey Stillinger, diving in the recent Masters National Championships.

More diving photos at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5677581078910110977


For #sportssunday  with +Jörg Seidel and +Mike Criss; #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 .

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Arc

This is +Kelsey Stillinger, diving in the recent Masters National Championships.

More diving photos at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5677581078910110977


For #sportssunday  with +Jörg Seidel and +Mike Criss; #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 .___

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2015-05-16 17:12:57 (25 comments, 13 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

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The County Fair

Almost time for County Fair season in our area -- looking forward to some more photographic weird science!

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +AnjaWessels ... more »

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The County Fair

Almost time for County Fair season in our area -- looking forward to some more photographic weird science!

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ___

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2015-05-15 18:23:02 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

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I Remember Flowers

Hundreds and thousands of millennia have passed since so many of the galaxy's civilizations entered Their post-biological phase.  And it seems like countless lifetimes since They Collected me, to wander Their infinite halls and warrens, alone in flesh.  But every now and then, amidst the flickering light of Their quantum computers, there is a small reminder of what I once had.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien AbductionF... more »

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I Remember Flowers

Hundreds and thousands of millennia have passed since so many of the galaxy's civilizations entered Their post-biological phase.  And it seems like countless lifetimes since They Collected me, to wander Their infinite halls and warrens, alone in flesh.  But every now and then, amidst the flickering light of Their quantum computers, there is a small reminder of what I once had.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for a slightly odd #FloralFriday +FloralFriday  created by +Tamara Pruessner and co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James ; #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix; #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday); #FramedSubjectFriday | +FramedSubjectFriday by +Carsten Schlipf | +Claus Allweil | +Dirk Müller | +Klaus Baumecker | +Matthias Haeussler ; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-05-14 18:11:30 (11 comments, 13 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

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As the Rains Begin to Fall

The end of a whole day spent touring lighthouses on Canada's Prince Edward Island.  I think we had 63 to choose from, and made it to four; maybe we could have gotten them covered in one more day :-).  This is the Souris East lighthouse, dating from 1907.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +PeterMarba... more »

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As the Rains Begin to Fall

The end of a whole day spent touring lighthouses on Canada's Prince Edward Island.  I think we had 63 to choose from, and made it to four; maybe we could have gotten them covered in one more day :-).  This is the Souris East lighthouse, dating from 1907.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #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  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-05-13 17:10:18 (34 comments, 25 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

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Molten

Some of you will recognize my friend the rock, from Four Mile Beach.  Always one of my favorite subjects!

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


For #wetwednesday with +Jen Baptist ; #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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +DougHa... more »

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Molten

Some of you will recognize my friend the rock, from Four Mile Beach.  Always one of my favorite subjects!

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


For #wetwednesday with +Jen Baptist ; #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 +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ).___

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2015-05-12 18:15:26 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

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Rest Your Weary Head

I just saw a note that #capsandhatswednesday  would no longer be curated for the time being, so thanks to everyone who was doing that!

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


For #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .

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Rest Your Weary Head

I just saw a note that #capsandhatswednesday  would no longer be curated for the time being, so thanks to everyone who was doing that!

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


For #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-05-11 19:30:59 (13 comments, 10 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

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Dryad

A spirit of the trees, in urban Chicago.

My whole Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday);  #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday);  #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .

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Dryad

A spirit of the trees, in urban Chicago.

My whole Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday);  #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday);  #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-05-10 18:23:43 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

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Stairway to the Stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNn8JljyCSE
...Or at least hopefully to a comfortable room :-).

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


For #sanfranciscosunday  with +Michael Garza (+San Francisco Sunday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco); #sculpturesunday  again with +Kevin Burns and +Dirk Röber (+Sculpture Sunday); #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .

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Stairway to the Stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNn8JljyCSE
...Or at least hopefully to a comfortable room :-).

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


For #sanfranciscosunday  with +Michael Garza (+San Francisco Sunday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco); #sculpturesunday  again with +Kevin Burns and +Dirk Röber (+Sculpture Sunday); #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .___

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2015-05-09 17:34:23 (26 comments, 10 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

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Let the Sun Shine Down

#PLUSpost week2 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber #LightWIT

Anytime I go out to shoot, I'm aware of the light, and I work to make the best of what I have.  But until this week, I never really thought about choosing what type of light I wanted for a particular shot.  Eric's lesson gave us a clear and simple way to think about quality of light, and I'm starting to develop the tools to choose and execute a photo.

By the time I had finished reading the lesson, I could visualize not only the shots I wanted to take for my assignment, but also how to set them up.  In practice, they worked just as expected, so I was able to get pretty much straight to what I wanted -- without taking dozens of shots and fine-tuning along the way like usual.  Thanks Eric!

If you might be interested in photography mentorships,as ... more »

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Let the Sun Shine Down

#PLUSpost week2 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber #LightWIT

Anytime I go out to shoot, I'm aware of the light, and I work to make the best of what I have.  But until this week, I never really thought about choosing what type of light I wanted for a particular shot.  Eric's lesson gave us a clear and simple way to think about quality of light, and I'm starting to develop the tools to choose and execute a photo.

By the time I had finished reading the lesson, I could visualize not only the shots I wanted to take for my assignment, but also how to set them up.  In practice, they worked just as expected, so I was able to get pretty much straight to what I wanted -- without taking dozens of shots and fine-tuning along the way like usual.  Thanks Eric!

If you might be interested in photography mentorships, as a participant, a mentor, or both, be sure to follow the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.


Also for #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Hamid Dastmalchi, +Paul Stein and +Ray Bilcliff (+The Magic of Light); #freshpics  with +Trevor Farrell (+Fresh Pics); #justforthefunofit  with +Rob Hallifax; #lowanglephotography  with +Jeremy Lavender; #myownbackyard  with +Craig Pifer; #close2home +Close2Home curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel ; #sculpturesunday  with +Kevin Burns and +Dirk Röber (+Sculpture Sunday).___

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2015-05-08 18:21:10 (40 comments, 18 reshares, 197 +1s)Open 

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Turbulence

Linda and I were Called to the Canyonlands to investigate a series of mysterious...disturbances.  We arrived to blue skies -- a perfect day, perhaps, for a launch -- but as we surveyed the landscape, an intense storm arose and came howling towards us.  Coincidence?  Not on #alienabductionfriday !

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; 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 Captain +Irene Kato, with her team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #stormyfriday with ... more »

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Turbulence

Linda and I were Called to the Canyonlands to investigate a series of mysterious...disturbances.  We arrived to blue skies -- a perfect day, perhaps, for a launch -- but as we surveyed the landscape, an intense storm arose and came howling towards us.  Coincidence?  Not on #alienabductionfriday !

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; 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 Captain +Irene Kato, with her team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #stormyfriday  with +Reinhard Latzke; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-05-07 17:08:48 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

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Still Window Shopping?

If you're interested in my mentorship Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015 please be sure to visit the signup post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/Uv4ChbSaMXa .  Comments are still open, but I'll need to make my final participant selections soon.


My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturdayv2.0); #... more »

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Still Window Shopping?

If you're interested in my mentorship Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015 please be sure to visit the signup post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/Uv4ChbSaMXa .  Comments are still open, but I'll need to make my final participant selections soon.


My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-05-06 17:50:27 (78 comments, 48 reshares, 300 +1s)Open 

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Halfway There

The full moon rises into dense fog, over California's Pillar Point harbor.  Welcome and thank you to the folks who are following my Night Skies collection!

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #nauticalwednesday  with +Annelies Jansen, +StPaul Herrmann and +Dale Collins (+NauticalWednesday); #wharfwednesday  with +Michael Blyde and +Blake Harrold (+Wharf Wednesday); #waterworld  w... more »

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Halfway There

The full moon rises into dense fog, over California's Pillar Point harbor.  Welcome and thank you to the folks who are following my Night Skies collection!

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #nauticalwednesday  with +Annelies Jansen, +StPaul Herrmann and +Dale Collins (+NauticalWednesday); #wharfwednesday  with +Michael Blyde and +Blake Harrold (+Wharf Wednesday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-05-05 17:04:50 (41 comments, 19 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

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Close Quarters

I'm not so sure this isn't Alien Abduction Friday come early :-).  This is a particularly friendly example of the Gray bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also sometimes called the Eastern lesser bamboo lemur.  We had some great views in the Andasibe-Mantadia region, where they were fairly accustomed to having people traipsing through.  Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, these guys are threatened by habitat loss, and the species is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Welcome to the new folks now following the collection, and 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 Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature (+AFRI... more »

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Close Quarters

I'm not so sure this isn't Alien Abduction Friday come early :-).  This is a particularly friendly example of the Gray bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also sometimes called the Eastern lesser bamboo lemur.  We had some great views in the Andasibe-Mantadia region, where they were fairly accustomed to having people traipsing through.  Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, these guys are threatened by habitat loss, and the species is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Welcome to the new folks now following the collection, and 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 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 ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +* +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski Jones ( +Monkey Monday ).___

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2015-05-04 15:17:35 (136 comments, 49 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I will be taking on a small group of people for an eight week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously frommento... more »

Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I will be taking on a small group of people for an eight week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously from mentorships and coaching offered by +Nathan Beaulne, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Darryl Van Gaal, +Sairam Sundaresan and others here on G+, and I’ve had the chance to assist with a number of additional programs and now to serve as a director of the overall Mentorship Program along with Robin and +Ron Clifford; I’m delighted to have the opportunity to offer my own favorite subject once again!  To add to the fun, I've invited the people who participated in and assisted with last year's program to help out this time around, so we'll have all of that fabulous experience in the group.

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps.  My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones (1).  You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, have at least a basic understanding of the Exposure Triangle, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough).  You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Selections will be announced on Monday, May 11 (I’m in U.S. Pacific time: UTC - 8:00), and the first lesson will be posted on Thursday, May 14.  The program will run eight weeks, through July 9.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and publicly posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– at least a public photo post every three days, and more is better (the program itself will be private to the group selected, except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end).
• You must be interactive here on G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please answer the following questions, on the main post only, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/Uv4ChbSaMXa  (your application will not be seen at any reshares).  Please note that signups are not first-come, first-served, and comments will remain open for at least a few days, so please don’t worry if you’re not first in line.

1) Cameras (including smartphones) you expect to use in the program
2) Photo editing software and apps used most
3) Aspirations within photography
4) Previous art studies 
5) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Nikon D3100 and iPhone 4S
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Snapseed
3) To sell prints of my work
4) I have no previous art studies
5) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this 


(1) There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point&shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks).  The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).___

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2015-05-03 13:32:49 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

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Alone

I have a busy day ahead at the pool, have to catch up later, but I especially wanted to post this one for +Olivier Du Tré for  #minimalmonday .  From the West Shore of Oahu.

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


Also for #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .

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Alone

I have a busy day ahead at the pool, have to catch up later, but I especially wanted to post this one for +Olivier Du Tré for  #minimalmonday .  From the West Shore of Oahu.

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


Also for #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-05-02 15:48:30 (65 comments, 35 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

It's back!  I'm delighted to announce a new session of my mentorship, in partnership with the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: a free eight week program on the art and weird science of unsharp photography.  The official signup post will arrive Monday, May 4, and the program will run from May 11 through July 9.

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processingand phone... more »

Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

It's back!  I'm delighted to announce a new session of my mentorship, in partnership with the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: a free eight week program on the art and weird science of unsharp photography.  The official signup post will arrive Monday, May 4, and the program will run from May 11 through July 9.

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps.  My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones ().  You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough).  You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Because we've had too much fun to stop, I've invited everyone who fully completed this program last year to sit in and assist with this round!  That means you'll have not only their support and encouragement, but a huge amount of accumulated experience with these topics.  I'm extremely grateful for their help, and to the other directors of the Mentorship Program: +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford.


() There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point &shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks).  The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).  Questions welcome anytime, and keep an eye out for the signup post on May 4!___

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2015-05-02 06:12:28 (80 comments, 0 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

I won 3m Springboard today!

My back 2 1/2 from today's event at the Masters National Championships.  One event down, five more to go :-).

I won 3m Springboard today!

My back 2 1/2 from today's event at the Masters National Championships.  One event down, five more to go :-).___

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2015-05-01 13:06:28 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

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THE EMISSARY SPEAKS:

You Earthlings are so ignorant of Science!  You are still bound by the puny speed of light, you have no idea what the Dark Energy is that composes most of your Universe, and you are only now attempting to model the thermodynamics of your own little planet as its entropic condition deteriorates.

But all of that pales alongside Alex Lapidus’s ignorance of photographic lighting before this week.  When he wanted images of my Kind in decent light, he had to step outside at sunset, and hope we showed up!  At last, he has finally taken at least a first step down the parsecs-long road to knowledge.

This week, Alex actually read his camera manual (a rare event among your kind, only twice ever before documented by our Observers).  He reread the flash assignment from the Camera Basics program, and began on the Strobist blog.  He duly acceptedInstru... more »

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THE EMISSARY SPEAKS:

You Earthlings are so ignorant of Science!  You are still bound by the puny speed of light, you have no idea what the Dark Energy is that composes most of your Universe, and you are only now attempting to model the thermodynamics of your own little planet as its entropic condition deteriorates.

But all of that pales alongside Alex Lapidus’s ignorance of photographic lighting before this week.  When he wanted images of my Kind in decent light, he had to step outside at sunset, and hope we showed up!  At last, he has finally taken at least a first step down the parsecs-long road to knowledge.

This week, Alex actually read his camera manual (a rare event among your kind, only twice ever before documented by our Observers).  He reread the flash assignment from the Camera Basics program, and began on the Strobist blog.  He duly accepted Instruction from his Wife on the operation of speedlights and flash triggers.  And, at long last, began his climb of +Eric Raeber ‘s Lighting with Intent mountain.

You can see how Alex is now able to feature my glowing, red eyes, oft-praised by gemales, nemales and temales of my Kind, while preserving my essential modesty (I’m still not quite sure how he talked me out of my robes...).  But I fail to understand why he chuckles every time he hears the word “snoot.”  Snoot, snoot, snoot!

#PLUSpostweek1 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber #LightWIT

#alienabductionfriday ( +Alien Abduction Friday ) is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato , with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr , +Jetski Jones , and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier , on behalf of the #gplusaliennation and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .

My Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 .___

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2015-04-30 15:36:17 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

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Freedom

A Red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) soars from the island of Nosy Ve, near Tulear.  For me, springboard and platform diving is the dream of human flight; that's what I'll be doing for the next few days, if you don't see me around much.

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


For #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY );#b... more »

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Freedom

A Red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) soars from the island of Nosy Ve, near Tulear.  For me, springboard and platform diving is the dream of human flight; that's what I'll be doing for the next few days, if you don't see me around much.

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


For #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown ; #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 ); #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ).___

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2015-04-29 17:03:56 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

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Within the Walls of Time

A favorite scene from Bologna.  My entire Italy album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5748059674756397569 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871074165719763441 ; 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); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .

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Within the Walls of Time

A favorite scene from Bologna.  My entire Italy album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5748059674756397569 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871074165719763441 ; 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); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-04-29 08:02:31 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

I'm delighted to be included in this extraordinary (and free!) collection of photographic collages and combinations from +Magda Sz!  There is some truly elegant and thought-provoking imagery here, both in the original works and in their pairings and juxtapositions.  Come sink into this world for a few minutes!

The Inner Space
Collection of collages

This is a free on-line photo-book with collection of collages made  over the last 2 years together with great team of photographers.

First of all I'd like to thank RE Community and especially +Crina Prida  for the inspiration.

I'm the most thankful to all photographers, who first agreed to take a part in collaborations and then allowed me to create this book.

Happy hunting and I count on you to create new things in the future!

THANK YOU!

+Aleka Iakovidou +Alex Lapidus +Alexandra Marcol +André Behrmann +Bernd Schaefers +Carsten Schulz +Crina Prida +dimuth perera +Dorota Dylka +Erwin Vindl +FotoAgnieszka Ambro +Georgie Pauwels +Henning S P +Hikari Honda +Ina Gat +Johan Nilsson +LoLo Rnx +Marcin Pękalski +Marek Smiena +Margot M +Maria Kirgan +Marius Vieth Street Photography +Masayuki KAGA +Michael Behrmann +Nina Agi B. +Richard Kralicek +Sheng Li +Theodoros T. +Tibor Cibira +Wit S ___I'm delighted to be included in this extraordinary (and free!) collection of photographic collages and combinations from +Magda Sz!  There is some truly elegant and thought-provoking imagery here, both in the original works and in their pairings and juxtapositions.  Come sink into this world for a few minutes!

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2015-04-28 15:38:32 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

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Bare

Linda and I paid just a quick visit to Canyonlands in 2013, and, once she posted a couple of favorites, I had never really looked back at my shots.  I had a chance to go through them the other day, so I'll finally have a few for you!

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; 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 ; #treesilhouettewednesday  with +Andrew Sowerby and +Charles Fromage (+TreeSilhouette Wednesday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJWilner ; ... more »

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Bare

Linda and I paid just a quick visit to Canyonlands in 2013, and, once she posted a couple of favorites, I had never really looked back at my shots.  I had a chance to go through them the other day, so I'll finally have a few for you!

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; 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 ; #treesilhouettewednesday  with +Andrew Sowerby and +Charles Fromage (+TreeSilhouette Wednesday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #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  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-04-27 16:42:44 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

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Stars in the Heavens

Or at least nice lights to brighten up dinner!  This was just after we met up with +Shawn Hudson, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, at a very nice restaurant he suggested.

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


For #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); and #circleshapesmonday  with +Cliff Loresco (+Circle Shapes Monday ☀).

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Stars in the Heavens

Or at least nice lights to brighten up dinner!  This was just after we met up with +Shawn Hudson, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, at a very nice restaurant he suggested.

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


For #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); and #circleshapesmonday  with +Cliff Loresco (+Circle Shapes Monday ☀).___

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2015-04-26 15:34:29 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

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Off Season

An imposing view of the Chateau de Chenonceau, in France's Loire Valley.  Worth a visit any time of year!

My album from this European trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .

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Off Season

An imposing view of the Chateau de Chenonceau, in France's Loire Valley.  Worth a visit any time of year!

My album from this European trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .___

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2015-04-25 14:59:37 (28 comments, 6 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

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Electric Nights

This is a wild one, but you can still tell that Linda's hair is perfect :-)

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street PhotographySaturday); #H... more »

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Electric Nights

This is a wild one, but you can still tell that Linda's hair is perfect :-)

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-04-24 17:29:05 (27 comments, 9 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

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The Skies Can Barely Contain Them

Somewhere in the Arizona desert, north of Yuma, Experiments are taking place...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; 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 Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); a special Friday #fromth... more »

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The Skies Can Barely Contain Them

Somewhere in the Arizona desert, north of Yuma, Experiments are taking place...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; 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 Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); a special Friday #fromthecartuesday  for Jetski and +J. Rae Chip; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-04-23 17:53:54 (18 comments, 16 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

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Crow's Nest

These stairs led to an observation spot in the main cellblock.  My Alcatraz album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #stairsthursday  with +Liz MC (+Stairs Thursday); #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  +Fiery Orange Azalea .

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Crow's Nest

These stairs led to an observation spot in the main cellblock.  My Alcatraz album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #stairsthursday  with +Liz MC (+Stairs Thursday); #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  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-04-22 17:28:46 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

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Day at the Office

From Nosy Ve, a sand bar/island off Madagascar's southwestern coast near Tulear.  I'm not sure if this guy was fishing, or hoping to give rides to visitors.

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


For #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #nauticalwednesday  with +Annelies Jansen, +StPaul Herrmann and +Dale Collins (+NauticalWednesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #watercraftwednesday  with +David Breazeale; #woodenwednesday  with +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner and +Jan Lindenberg (+WoodenWednesday); #wor... more »

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Day at the Office

From Nosy Ve, a sand bar/island off Madagascar's southwestern coast near Tulear.  I'm not sure if this guy was fishing, or hoping to give rides to visitors.

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


For #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #nauticalwednesday  with +Annelies Jansen, +StPaul Herrmann and +Dale Collins (+NauticalWednesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #watercraftwednesday  with +David Breazeale; #woodenwednesday  with +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner and +Jan Lindenberg (+Wooden Wednesday); #worldofworkwednesday  with +Rick Castillo (+World of Work Wednesday).___

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2015-04-21 18:37:22 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

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The Truth in the Mirror

From our walk around Lake Merritt with +Lucretia Yeh.  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites (which I probably need to update) at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); and #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .

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The Truth in the Mirror

From our walk around Lake Merritt with +Lucretia Yeh.  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites (which I probably need to update) at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); and #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .___

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2015-04-21 04:55:44 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

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Full Twisting Forward 2 1/2 from 10m Platform

This is me diving, from yesterday's practice.  I'm getting ready for Masters Spring Nationals, which we're going to host at Stanford May 1-3.  I hope some of you can stop by to watch or shoot the event!  +Richard Ball, you might be glad to know that I'm not going to do the front 3 1/2 this time; I'll be using this one along with back 2 1/2 and inward 2 1/2 from 7.5m as my optional dives from platform.

I've got a selection of diving photos, and now a couple of videos, at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5677581078910110977 .

It's not a still photo, but hopefully nonetheless a good #midairmonday  for +Jeff Moreau.

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Full Twisting Forward 2 1/2 from 10m Platform

This is me diving, from yesterday's practice.  I'm getting ready for Masters Spring Nationals, which we're going to host at Stanford May 1-3.  I hope some of you can stop by to watch or shoot the event!  +Richard Ball, you might be glad to know that I'm not going to do the front 3 1/2 this time; I'll be using this one along with back 2 1/2 and inward 2 1/2 from 7.5m as my optional dives from platform.

I've got a selection of diving photos, and now a couple of videos, at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5677581078910110977 .

It's not a still photo, but hopefully nonetheless a good #midairmonday  for +Jeff Moreau.___

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2015-04-20 16:38:57 (52 comments, 42 reshares, 357 +1s)Open 

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Moonrise with Baobab and Octopus Trees

We found a spot to stop along the road for a full moon, near Ifaty.

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


For #africantuesday open theme ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #moonmondays  and #moonrisemonday  with +Stephen Krieg and +SyLvAiN RoUx; #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #bellesphotos  with +Jean-LouisLAURENCE and... more »

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Moonrise with Baobab and Octopus Trees

We found a spot to stop along the road for a full moon, near Ifaty.

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


For #africantuesday open theme ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #moonmondays  and #moonrisemonday  with +Stephen Krieg and +SyLvAiN RoUx; #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-04-19 20:52:48 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

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Long-Tailed Ground Roller

I'm not much of a list-keeping birder, but we saw many rare and beautiful birds throughout Madagascar that I haven't posted for you yet.  This is the Long-tailed ground roller (Uratelornis chimaera), seen in a region of spiny desert near Ifaty.  Not only are these guys endemic to a very small region of coastal Southwestern Madagascar, but their population density is low, and spiny deserts are not currently protected in any way.  Unsurprisingly, they are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN due to habitat loss, and have even been hunted or had eggs collected.

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


For #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +SuziHar... more »

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Long-Tailed Ground Roller

I'm not much of a list-keeping birder, but we saw many rare and beautiful birds throughout Madagascar that I haven't posted for you yet.  This is the Long-tailed ground roller (Uratelornis chimaera), seen in a region of spiny desert near Ifaty.  Not only are these guys endemic to a very small region of coastal Southwestern Madagascar, but their population density is low, and spiny deserts are not currently protected in any way.  Unsurprisingly, they are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN due to habitat loss, and have even been hunted or had eggs collected.

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


For #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown ; #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 ); #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ); #africantuesday though I don't know the theme for this week yet ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; and a slightly out of season #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ).___

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2015-04-18 17:38:23 (24 comments, 8 reshares, 206 +1s)Open 

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Shapes of Things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc17DqcA6Qc
From the Cosmospolitan.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #saturdaystyle  with +Lynn Langmade and +lane langmade; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday with +Sunny ... more »

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Shapes of Things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc17DqcA6Qc
From the Cosmospolitan.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #saturdaystyle  with +Lynn Langmade and +lane langmade; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-04-17 17:20:16 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

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The Observer

Aren't there already enough human entities and agencies watching our every move?  Of course, They've been at it much, much longer...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 .  My Hawaii album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #LandscapePhotography +LandscapePhotograp... more »

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The Observer

Aren't there already enough human entities and agencies watching our every move?  Of course, They've been at it much, much longer...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 .  My Hawaii album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-04-16 17:40:14 (61 comments, 24 reshares, 282 +1s)Open 

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Tickled by Feathers

Trying to take advantage of great skies at the Louisbourg lighthouse, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World );+All Thi... more »

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Tickled by Feathers

Trying to take advantage of great skies at the Louisbourg lighthouse, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #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  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-04-15 18:14:51 (17 comments, 14 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

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Woolly Sweater

For some reason this made me think of how, when parents are chilly, they dress up their kids really warmly to go outside (not that keeping warm was ever much of a problem in Madagascar).  These are Verreaux's sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi), photographed in the Berenty Reserve.  The species in considered endangered, not simply due to habitat loss as for many other lemur species, but because they are particularly sensitive to the loss of larger trees and of certain types of plants (they mostly eat leaves).

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; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez , +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and+Ane... more »

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Woolly Sweater

For some reason this made me think of how, when parents are chilly, they dress up their kids really warmly to go outside (not that keeping warm was ever much of a problem in Madagascar).  These are Verreaux's sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi), photographed in the Berenty Reserve.  The species in considered endangered, not simply due to habitat loss as for many other lemur species, but because they are particularly sensitive to the loss of larger trees and of certain types of plants (they mostly eat leaves).

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; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez , +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 ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski Jones ( +Monkey Monday ).___

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2015-04-14 17:07:48 (35 comments, 16 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

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Hawaiian Ice

From the North Shore of Oahu.  My Hawaii album 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); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .

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Hawaiian Ice

From the North Shore of Oahu.  My Hawaii album 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); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-04-13 18:19:47 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

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In Another World

I found this woman in dreamland, staring off into the trees along the trail at Diamond Head.

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


For #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); and #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light).

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In Another World

I found this woman in dreamland, staring off into the trees along the trail at Diamond Head.

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


For #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); and #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light).___

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2015-04-12 21:31:50 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

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Just a Glimmer of Hope

Unaccountably, they left the door open for me.  Solitary confinement, Alcatraz.

 My Alcatraz album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #doorsunday  with +André Roßbach, +Dave Krugman and +Maayan Windmuller (+DoorSunday); #shadowsonsunday  with +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner (+ShadowsOnSunday); #sanfranciscosunday  with +Michael Garza (+San Francisco Sunday).

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Just a Glimmer of Hope

Unaccountably, they left the door open for me.  Solitary confinement, Alcatraz.

 My Alcatraz album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #doorsunday  with +André Roßbach, +Dave Krugman and +Maayan Windmuller (+DoorSunday); #shadowsonsunday  with +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner (+ShadowsOnSunday); #sanfranciscosunday  with +Michael Garza (+San Francisco Sunday).___

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2015-04-11 18:16:04 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

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The Evolution of Shopping

From Crystals.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia 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 ; #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban &am... more »

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The Evolution of Shopping

From Crystals.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia 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 ; #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-04-10 18:38:00 (24 comments, 5 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

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Xanadu: The Caves of Ice

From whence come our many myths and legends?  Perhaps some have their origins in actual terrestrial events of bygone ages; others may emerge from pure human imagination.  But the more we travel this grand galaxy of ours on #alienabductionfriday , the more of the storied places we discover Elsewhere...

To stand within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste anew the fruits of life
The last immortal man
To find the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
Oh, I will dine on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise

-- Rush, Xanadu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEuOoMprDqg


My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites ath... more »

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Xanadu: The Caves of Ice

From whence come our many myths and legends?  Perhaps some have their origins in actual terrestrial events of bygone ages; others may emerge from pure human imagination.  But the more we travel this grand galaxy of ours on #alienabductionfriday , the more of the storied places we discover Elsewhere...

To stand within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste anew the fruits of life
The last immortal man
To find the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
Oh, I will dine on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise

-- Rush, Xanadu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEuOoMprDqg


My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .

Also for #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  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-04-09 18:36:34 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

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Neon Red

Las Vegas works in mysterious -- and colorful -- ways.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #winethursday  with +Andreas Eberhard (+Wine Thursday); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections).

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Neon Red

Las Vegas works in mysterious -- and colorful -- ways.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #winethursday  with +Andreas Eberhard (+Wine Thursday); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections).___

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2015-04-08 17:00:11 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

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Smooth Sailing

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #nauticalwednesday  with +Annelies Jansen, +StPaul Herrmann and +Dale Collins (+NauticalWednesday); #watercraftwednesday  with +David Breazeale; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday);  #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #allthingsorange  with +Nina Piccoli, +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly (+AllThingsOrange); #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +BillWood +Tony Phillips +... more »

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Smooth Sailing

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist; #nauticalwednesday  with +Annelies Jansen, +StPaul Herrmann and +Dale Collins (+NauticalWednesday); #watercraftwednesday  with +David Breazeale; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday);  #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #allthingsorange  with +Nina Piccoli, +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly (+AllThingsOrange); #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-04-07 18:25:49 (24 comments, 8 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

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Oversize Load

Bringing wood to market for cooking charcoal, in Tulear.

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


For #africantuesday  with +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve ; #twowheeledtuesday  with +Akhil Kalsh (+RiderZone).

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Bringing wood to market for cooking charcoal, in Tulear.

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


For #africantuesday  with +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve ; #twowheeledtuesday  with +Akhil Kalsh (+RiderZone).___

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We got to spend last evening with the wonderful +Lucretia Yeh!  This is from our stroll around Lake Merritt; an American coot (Fulica americana) for anyone keeping lists.

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


For #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); #inthelight  and #californiadreamin with +andi riv... more »

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We got to spend last evening with the wonderful +Lucretia Yeh!  This is from our stroll around Lake Merritt; an American coot (Fulica americana) for anyone keeping lists.

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


For #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); #inthelight  and #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light +California Dreamin'); #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ).___

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