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Alex Lapidus has been at 7 events

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Drink and Click™ Monterey - Santa Cruz102UPDATEWe 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) 425-1984500 Hwy 1Ste CDavenport, CA 95017Group contact will be :George Krieger831-717-7214Final Meeting place will be: Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn1 Davenport AveDavenport, CA 95017(831) 426-8801davenportroadhouse.comJanuary 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 Smith60,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13.This weeks theme: In The ShadowsI 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.___________________UPLOADINGThe 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 03:00:00137 
Billy Wilson1,544,423+That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) 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 +Serge Ivanov, Photographers +Ron Clifford, +Wick Sakit, +Yasmin Simpson, & +Alex Lapidus, along with Special Musical Guest +Michelle Arseneau !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". +Tibby & I are excited!You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHThe 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 Donchak15,900Hi 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 Raeber1,172,685I 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 Wirth241,592A 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 ScheduleFriday 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 MurrayMeet 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 DayMeet 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 MurrayMeet 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 HillChina Camp State Park – 9 am to 11:30 am–Hosted by Nathan Wirth and Steve LanderosMeet 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 LanderosMeet in the Drake’s Beach Parking Lot———————————————————————————Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat do I need to bring?Truly necessary:  (1) Yourself  (2) A camera (3) an interest in photographyRecommended: (1) A sturdy tripod  (2) a 10 stop Neutral Density filterWill 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 00:00:00198 
Leigh Diprose31,713SHOW US YOUR BEST MOTION PHOTO!How do I enter my motion photo?GOOGLE+ USERSTo be eligable to win the prize you will need to follow these steps:1. Add +F Stop Lounge   to your Circles2. Add +Leigh Diprose  (sponsor) to your Circles3. 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 disqualifThe F Stop Lounge Photo Competition - Motion Theme2012-09-09 18:00:00108 

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Holger Fährmann17,375Christmas Release of "PHOTOGRAPHER CIRCLE Vol. 1".Only handpicked photographers from all over the world. Add and share if you like.Thanks for commenting, sharing and pluses my posts. Have a nice christmas time!!! #photography   #photographer   #photographers   #photographersongoogle+   #photographersongoogleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  2014-12-22 15:24:37501000
Grant Stringer12,256Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 21st - 28th  December 2014 This 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/cmuimue5kp2cie06u3bjj5uijl0?authkey=CL3nq4zSoe8M5 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!!) 2014-12-21 20:00:11494201
Andrea Gervasi40,607TOP Team AG Friends Circle Christmas Day BB✻.•*˚ ❄•*˚❆ .•*˚ * ✶. • * ˚❅ *★. • *˚ ✻•*˚ ❄•*˚❆ .•*˚ * ✶.•*˚ * ✶☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆¸.•*¨*.☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆★★★●●►★  MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIENDS  ★◄●●★★★ ☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆¸.•*¨*.☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆.¸¸.•*¨*••.¸¸.☆✻.•*˚ ❄•*˚❆ .•*˚ * ✶. • * ˚❅ *★. • *˚ ✻•*˚ ❄•*˚❆ .•*˚ * ✶.•*˚ * ✶#merrychristmas  Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.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.#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared 2014-12-21 14:03:45262112
Kerlakyan Kallkhanan449AQUI ESTÁ VERSÃO 86-A ao meu círculo pública compartilhada ATUALIZADO quinta-feira 2014/12/18 ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ Vamos quebrar 500 partes novamente e manter o ritmo! Estes são os melhores dos melhores Engagers de todas as esferas da vida. Dê a si mesmo um pouco de diversidade e adicionar estas grandes pessoas aos seus círculos. ➤ Para ser adicionado para a próxima ação, siga estes simples passos: 1) Adicionar o círculo 2) Além disso, o post original 3) Compartilhe o círculo publicamente (e com os seus círculos / círculos estendidos) 4) Comente sobre o post original quando completa #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-20 07:47:03501000
Michael Ginsburg3,406A list of some awesome #bloggers  for your circling pleasure. #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharingcircles  2014-12-19 05:49:48501000
Gailen Mapes73,799Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera L - 18 of 31Note: 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 December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  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.2014-12-18 11:36:5968001
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HDCOC | TeamDTB1,040This 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#CoolPeople2014-12-16 21:09:32478000
Noah Wesley13,698This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.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 +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this post#circle #publiccircle #Liechtenstein #sharedcircles #music #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing2014-12-16 11:22:304788712
Circles Circles Circles47,236Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated December 15th, 2014.MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR, Happy Holidays in whichever way you celebrate this time of the year. Wishing you much happiness and love to you and your dear ones. Taking time off until the NEW YEAR. See you in 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of 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/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/38YhQiPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/s9RkeEMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/W8VDbBPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL    #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-12-16 03:59:15497638
Gabriel Garcia0Robby Ball originally shared: As pessoas que dizem "obrigado" (Dec15) (edição especial) - Este círculo é mostrar apreço aos 499 pessoas mais importantes que eu conheço aqui no G +. Todas essas pessoas que eu observado e tendo um segundo para dizer "obrigado". Eu estava tão feliz, estou espantado todos os dias o que um divertido grupo de pessoas têm vindo a acumular aqui no Google+. Eu continuo a ficar impressionado com a qualidade, o profissionalismo, e da sinceridade de todos que eu estou conhecendo. Este círculo é para você. ========================================== #TSU nova plataforma de mídia social gratuito. Registro quebrando crescimento para! M em 30 dias é muito impressionante CONVITE -> http://www.tsu.co/robbyba ========================================== Isto é para você - Para me dizendo #thankyou e mostrando gratidão para com outros seres humanos é uma das experiências mais maravilhosas e revela-me que #thankyoumagic é todos os dias mudar o mundo em que vivemos e tornando-o um pouco mais segura, mais agradável lugar para que todos possam viver em nós. Eu não acho que podemos ter uma valorização suficiente para o outro, então eu honrar, respeitar e amar a todos e cada um de vocês para a parte que você está tomando nessa empreitada comigo. DEPOIMENTOS ========================================== + Liz W - É bom ter um grupo de pessoas que sempre manter-se mutuamente em d círculo e apoiar uns aos outros e não apenas pensar abt para levantou d # de seguidores .. obrigado + Robby bola ... compartilhando aqueles bom post w me ... hv uma noite encantadora ... + Fauziah Samad - Oi querida Robby bola muito obrigado por sempre compartilhar e inclusive eu, realmente aprecio o que você fez. Plussed e reshared. + John Brody - Por favor, considere a inclusão de mim em sua próxima ação círculo. Você será plussed e compartilhadas publicamente. Eu sou um fotógrafo de paisagem do curso ativa - Muito obrigado :) + Tara Meyer-Robson - Eu absolutamente adoro círculos Robby Ball. Ele traz uma, linda energia, tais grato a curadoria de seus círculos, e por causa disso, ele reuniu um grupo de pessoas realmente adorável. Dê uma olhada e considerar a adição de alguns ou de todos estes grandes ers G + para seus círculos! Tenha um belo sexta-feira !! : O) + Heather Koroll - obrigado Robby bola para o círculo realmente excelente! Você é incrível! Plussed, compartilhado com muito apreço. Tenha uma semana fantástico! :) + Chris Winkley Robby bola mais uma vez obrigado, e obrigado por todo o tempo que você dedicou a apreciar todas aquelas pessoas que são educados, e apreciar o que você está fazendo no g + ... + Tee janna - Great um, os meus cumprimentos !!! Obrigado + Robby Bola por ter me entre estes grandes pessoas + Sandra Deichmann muito obrigado pela incluindo mim e para todos os seus esforços para compartilhar grandes círculos no G + :)) + Troy MacDonald Obrigado por sempre me incluindo, é sempre um prazer para mim mais e share =) Robby Bola de manter a dinâmica e o amigo trabalho incrível! Cheers, - Troy + Steven Krohn - Obrigado + Robby bola para a inclusão em seu círculo mais marcante. Estou feliz de adicioná-lo aos meus círculos e compartilhá-lo ao público + Krzysztof Felczak - Muito obrigado + Robby bola por me incluir neste grande círculo. Muito apreciado. Vai dividir o círculo + Igor Schevchenko Robby bola muito obrigado por me incluir neste grande círculo, meu amigo! Sinto-me honrado! Tenha uma ótima s2014-12-16 03:25:02501000
Daniel Gibbs12,933Active users on Google+. Circle Share. 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#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #public #publiccircle #China #Beijing #Chengdu #Chongqing #Dalian #Fuzhou #Guangzhou #Harbin #Hefei #Hong #Kong #Kunming #Nanchang #Qingdao #Shanghai #Shenyang #Shenzhen #Wuhan #Xiamen #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-12-15 10:13:47496212
GuruOmBha565This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost 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.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle#круги   #круглим  #друзья   #дружба   #circle   #circleshare   #circles  #circlesharing  #круги   #круглим   #кругляши   #музыка   #music   #musicvideo   #love   #lol  #russia   2014-12-15 00:53:14308001
Grant Stringer12,042Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the Exposure circle Edition: 14th December - 21st December 2014This 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/caimdvul1hfueat99ivu3jn0koc?authkey=CM7ys-qArojxCg5 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!!) 2014-12-14 18:42:06496103
Andrea Gervasi40,607Top Team AG Friends Circle 0001Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle AG Friends They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle friends contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.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.#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared  2014-12-14 14:06:09230024
Mario Falcetti88,381Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Dec. 12th, ‘14)#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers#social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared  #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople  #circlecount  #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle 2014-12-12 18:58:5350110592124
Circles Circles Circles46,925MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/Creators[Sorry for the publishing delay this week]Your 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/vGmMuZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/38YhQiPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/s9RkeEMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/W8VDbBPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL    #menarefrommars                                                       2014-12-12 04:08:513105213
GuruOmBha0This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost 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.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle2014-12-11 16:27:34414001
GuruOmBha0This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost 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.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles#sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles#publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle2014-12-11 16:27:20414001
Harry Day11,663*If 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...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-12-11 11:21:54449425
Dubie Bacino116,401Inspiring on Google+ Curated by +Dubie Bacino (14th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is inspiring content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------When it comes to #CircleSharing, my practice is to share two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is a way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).-----------------------------------------To connect with me -@Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------If you are on #TSU , connect with me: https://www.tsu.co/opajdara. If not, check it out, it's the new social network that pays you revenue for your online activity! -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautiful photography. Rain in itself is the master of special effects; from lightning strikes to water drops, mirror reflections to 2014-12-09 12:49:47485383159
Circles Circles Circles46,721Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated December 8th, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of 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/vGmMuZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/35g826Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/mIFlGQMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/dtyhT2Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL    #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-12-09 03:28:08495115
Natural Remedy for Diabetes1,824Share this circle for more followers2014-12-08 20:28:55496000
Daniel Gibbs12,284This 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.#themecircle #magnetixcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #addcircle #bestcircle #coolcircle #cookies #sharedcircles #ripplescircle #follow4follow #followme #engagerscircle #publicsharedcircles #circlegeek #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-08 10:08:39480131018
Kerlakyan Kallkhanan449Daniel Stock originally shared: ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ AQUI ESTÁ VERSÃO 84-B ao meu círculo pública compartilhada ATUALIZADO sábado 2014/12/06 ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ Vamos quebrar 500 partes novamente e manter o ritmo! Estes são os melhores dos melhores Engagers de todas as esferas da vida. Dê a si mesmo um pouco de diversidade e adicionar estas grandes pessoas aos seus círculos. ➤ Para ser adicionado para a próxima ação, siga estes simples passos: 1) Adicionar o círculo 2) Além disso, o post original 3) Compartilhe o círculo publicamente (e com os seus círculos / círculos estendidos) 4) Comente sobre o post original quando completa #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-12-08 01:45:11501000
Olga Kafka24,049Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-12-07 15:36:21497000
Wholesale for your home1,952Christmas Circle2014-12-07 04:32:2949591012
Circles Circles Circles46,654MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/Creators[Sorry for the publishing delay this week]Your 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/3BxXfjPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/35g826Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/mIFlGQMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/dtyhT2Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/Xs6jraOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL   #menarefrommars                                                       2014-12-07 01:56:13310527
John Cleese6,425Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-12-06 11:10:07464123
Bobby Shmurda0hey guys join the circle!2014-12-05 18:05:29501211722
Domenico Mallimo32,145Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlefriday #fridaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-12-05 10:15:30496161121
Sharon Caroline4,025Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this. :)#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-05 09:02:33501011
George Clark11,368Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If 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!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle 2014-12-05 07:48:39416758
Viveri Youth Services, LLC254Fabulous Friends CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.2014-12-05 00:16:07501000
HDCOC | TeamDTB0This 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. 2014-12-04 06:41:24495000
SHARED CIRCLES BEST ENGAGERS25,973X-MAS SHARERS ELITE CIRCLE NO 1@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU RECEIVED THIS NOTIFICATION IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED INTHIS CIRCLE:d@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@PLEASE SHARE FROM ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/2q1UqQHr8ow@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Hi!After a long time of adjustmentsI have made to all my circles,I am happy to share myfirst X-MAS SHARERS ELITE CIRCLE NO 1I have given this name because...X-MAS comes soon!I know it a few days left but I want tosay thank you to all of you and I want to shout MERRY CHRISTMAS!to all of you who are on G+Thank you guys! Let your wishes come true!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian Collinsauthor of over 100 life changingbooks.http://bit.ly/IanCollinsAmazon@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDEDIN A NEW VERSIONS OF MY CIRCLES THEN:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLIC3. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post (LINK BELOW)!Otherwise I may not notice your activity!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/103033650603951119751/posts/2q1UqQHr8ow@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian Collinsauthor of over 100 life changingbooks.http://bit.ly/IanCollinsAmazon@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #pho2014-12-03 11:32:32497000
Kenneth Nicholson10,233This circle contains people who are very active on Google+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#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles2014-12-02 12:26:29343181524
Daniel Gibbs11,963This 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.#themecircle #magnetixcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #addcircle #bestcircle #coolcircle #cookies #sharedcircles #ripplescircle #follow4follow #followme #engagerscircle #publicsharedcircles #circlegeek #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-02 05:38:3436812915
Circles Circles Circles46,244Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated December 1st, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of 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/3BxXfjPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/mRks2NPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/Tl3NskMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/JKLW0QPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/Xs6jraOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/CJDGYxSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/HBlNdL   #originalcontentcreators                                                                                                     #circles                                                                     2014-12-02 04:32:10498171024
Denyse Landry51,127Cercle des photographes qui sont vraiment intéressés et actifs sur G + V.13. 2014-12-01 19:18:4814914415
Arif Baltacı2,082#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia   #followme   #followback   #followbackteam   #follow4follow         Hello again my friends on G+.....I release my My Best Circle Number 16. I have add wonderful and important  engagment people.To be added into the next circle you should do some steps :1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( +Circle Network ) 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!2014-12-01 17:54:08432000
HQSP Night7,529It is my pleasure to present the november circle of +HQSP Night. Here is the circle of some awesome photographers who find light in the dark.Why not add them to your circles and get in touch with them.If you want to be a part of the next circle, just send us some pictures by using the hashtag #hqspnight  in your public posts.Sorry this is the second version of the circle, someone was missing ;-)2014-12-01 16:28:4217319624
HQSP Night7,529It is my pleasure to present the november circle of +HQSP Night. Here is the circle of some awesome photographers who find light in the dark.Why not add them to your circles and get in touch with them.If you want to be a part of the next circle, just send us some pictures by using the hashtag #hqspnight  in your public posts.2014-12-01 16:11:3517215321
HQSP HDR9,164HQSP HDR November 2014 Contributors Circle!Hello HDR fans! It gives me great pleasure to our share November Circle! Thanks to all of you who shared your work with in November! Add, share and engage with these awesome photographers! It's been a great pleasure for me and +Peter Lipa to curate the page last month, as we continue to get new contributors sharing their exciting photos with us. If you would like to be part of this circle, share your HDR work with the #hqsphdr +HQSP HDR theme page. Big thanks to all contributors and we're looking forward to all your December photos!Have a great festive season :)+HQSP HDR is owned by +Anja Wessels and curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen  Check out +HQSP Info   for more details.?+Dave Gen2014-11-30 21:01:4886101
Grant Stringer11,817Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 30th November – 7th December 2014.This 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/cgveb5i1ghg48unhqtqckjn64oo5 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!!) 2014-11-30 20:17:44492406
Project Bolony1,679Thanksgiving CircleRules are simple:1. SHARE this circle share Post PUBLICLY to your stream.2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it.3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle and SHARE#sharedcircle       #awesomepeople   #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle   #circleshared 2014-11-29 14:29:29265005
Mario Falcetti85,729Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Nov. 29th, ‘14)#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles#circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle  2014-11-29 09:11:07501463353
Circles and Photography34,575Builders 10     11.28.2014Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-11-29 03:30:05421016
Circles Circles Circles46,101MEN 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/ciNSq2Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/21tYhhPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/w8sYTrMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/YrNYA2Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Ik2RfOOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/Ahy2X9SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8llG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/9v2o43          #menarefrommars                                                       2014-11-28 01:55:463167411
Kenneth Nicholson9,952This circle contains people who are very active on Google+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#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  2014-11-26 12:05:55374101219

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2014-11-27 07:15:58 (69 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Please Stop Supporting Theft and Spam

Apologies for the rant, but I hope someone hears this who needs to.  I've been sick of all the trash in my main stream lately, and just went through on a cleanup mission.  I found two major problems, because it appears that more and more of the content in my main stream comes from two sources: community posts, and posts I see because someone in my circles plused it and hasn't turned off the feature to spread those posts.

So, first, I don't care what you plus.  I'll add my voice to what should have been a sufficient chorus: please turn off that feature in your settings.  Don't make me name names.  Google, please kill the feature permanently.

Second, community moderators, if you're pretending to support real photography, you must deal with the spam and image theft in your communities.  I moderate 9commu... more »

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2014-11-08 20:30:28 (48 comments, 34 reshares, 725 +1s)Open 

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Storm at Sunset

The amazing skies from our second evening in Antananarivo.

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


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #quirkynature  with +Carissa Braun (+Quirky Nature); #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu ; and #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +LucaFerrogli... more »

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2014-11-08 20:30:28 (48 comments, 34 reshares, 725 +1s)Open 

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Storm at Sunset

The amazing skies from our second evening in Antananarivo.

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


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #quirkynature  with +Carissa Braun (+Quirky Nature); #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu ; and #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +LucaFerrogli... more »

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2014-12-21 21:04:47 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

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Creamsicle Sunset

Evening skies, from our second night in Antananarivo.  My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #allthingsorange  with +Kenneth Williams, +Nina Piccoli and +Lauren Kelly (+AllThingsOrange); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader ElAssy +Mic... more »

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Creamsicle Sunset

Evening skies, from our second night in Antananarivo.  My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #allthingsorange  with +Kenneth Williams, +Nina Piccoli and +Lauren Kelly (+AllThingsOrange); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey .___

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2014-12-19 20:55:15 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

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To a Better Place

Isn't that always the hope, that we'll be transported someplace better than where we are?
Happy #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 .  Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова+Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Gre... more »

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To a Better Place

Isn't that always the hope, that we'll be transported someplace better than where we are?
Happy #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 .  Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); and #transportstops  with +Ken Ilio, +Lauri Novak and +Annie Irving (+Transport Stops).

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 ; the Alien Abduction Friday archives are at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .  Prints are available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2014-12-17 18:45:07 (22 comments, 6 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

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The Cabin at the End of the World

A lovely spot we found at Peggy's Cove, 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 #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +TomLussier +davi... more »

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The Cabin at the End of the World

A lovely spot we found at Peggy's Cove, 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 #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2014-12-16 19:22:08 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

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Sweet Ride

No "take the train to the plane" here; we were heading out from Tulear on a boat trip, but it was low tide, so the kids ferried us across the mud flats.

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


For #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #photojournalworldwide  with +andi rivarola (+Photo Journal Worldwide).

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Sweet Ride

No "take the train to the plane" here; we were heading out from Tulear on a boat trip, but it was low tide, so the kids ferried us across the mud flats.

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


For #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #photojournalworldwide  with +andi rivarola (+Photo Journal Worldwide).___

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2014-12-15 19:07:36 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

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Passage of Time

We were able to visit inside one of Montreal's classic bank buildings, on a walk through the Old Port area with +Johannes S., Eric, and +jerry robin.

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); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); and #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov .

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Passage of Time

We were able to visit inside one of Montreal's classic bank buildings, on a walk through the Old Port area with +Johannes S., Eric, and +jerry robin.

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); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); and #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov .___

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2014-12-14 20:08:31 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

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Curb Ap-Peel

For sale.  One owner, sturdy construction, waterfront with dock.  Needs a little work.

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


For #shadowsonsunday  with +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner (+ShadowsOnSunday); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); and #tuesdecay  with +Ian Ference, +Jean-Claude Dahn and +Christian Gruner (+TuesDecay).

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Curb Ap-Peel

For sale.  One owner, sturdy construction, waterfront with dock.  Needs a little work.

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


For #shadowsonsunday  with +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner (+ShadowsOnSunday); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); and #tuesdecay  with +Ian Ference, +Jean-Claude Dahn and +Christian Gruner (+TuesDecay).___

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2014-12-13 19:30:33 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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Is There an Echo in Here?

From the Cosmopolitan.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints 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; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +ОксанаКрысюкова +Alejandro... more »

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Is There an Echo in Here?

From the Cosmopolitan.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints 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; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #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 ; #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life); #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #paintitsaturday   #paintitclub  with +Richard Mabb (+PaintIt Club).___

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2014-12-12 19:13:35 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

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The Apothecary

What potions and elixirs will he be whipping up today?  And will Earthlings be his customers, or his ingredients?
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

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 #thisishalloweenphotography  with +Shantha Marie Fountain; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #worldsmarketsfriday  with +Lauri Novak and +KenIlio (+At the World'... more »

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The Apothecary

What potions and elixirs will he be whipping up today?  And will Earthlings be his customers, or his ingredients?
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

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 #thisishalloweenphotography  with +Shantha Marie Fountain; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #worldsmarketsfriday  with +Lauri Novak and +Ken Ilio (+At the World's Markets Friday).___

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2014-12-11 18:59:05 (24 comments, 6 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

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The First Day of the Rest...

One of the many places I would never have gone, literally or photographically, without +Robin Griggs Wood.  Thank you Robin, and happy birthday!

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


Also for #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #mirrorsandreflections  with Gemma (+Mirrors and Reflections); #cophotowednesday  with +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit and +Stan Showalter; #thankfulthursday  with +Bonnie Pickartz (+#ThankfulThursday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D+Jesse Martine... more »

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The First Day of the Rest...

One of the many places I would never have gone, literally or photographically, without +Robin Griggs Wood.  Thank you Robin, and happy birthday!

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


Also for #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #mirrorsandreflections  with Gemma (+Mirrors and Reflections); #cophotowednesday  with +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit and +Stan Showalter; #thankfulthursday  with +Bonnie Pickartz (+#ThankfulThursday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; and #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak .___

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2014-12-10 18:30:55 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

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C'mon Mom, Playtime Again!

This little Red-fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) was the funniest and most playful character we saw, just learning to climb and leap from tree to tree (and climbing around indiscriminately on his family members as well, who would then get tired of him and send him on to the next one).  Photographed in the Andasibe-Mantadia area.

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+Sa... more »

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C'mon Mom, Playtime Again!

This little Red-fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) was the funniest and most playful character we saw, just learning to climb and leap from tree to tree (and climbing around indiscriminately on his family members as well, who would then get tired of him and send him on to the next one).  Photographed in the Andasibe-Mantadia area.

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 ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; #monkeymonday with me and +Sandy Schepis ( +Monkey Monday ).___

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2014-12-09 19:21:00 (15 comments, 7 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

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Slightly Twisted

Seen along the road near Tulear.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; 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 ; #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 ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +TomHierl ... more »

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Slightly Twisted

Seen along the road near Tulear.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; 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 ; #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 ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak ; #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

2014-12-09 19:09:40 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Free Piano

Baldwin upright, good condition but needs tuning; you'll need to pay to move it (in Palo Alto area now).  Contact me for more details.  Sorry to the non-NorCal folks -- I don't have a separate local circle.

Free Piano

Baldwin upright, good condition but needs tuning; you'll need to pay to move it (in Palo Alto area now).  Contact me for more details.  Sorry to the non-NorCal folks -- I don't have a separate local circle.___

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2014-12-08 19:38:33 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

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Sunset in Venice

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 #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #inthelight with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein ; and #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura+David Pi... more »

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Sunset in Venice

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 #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #inthelight with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein ; and #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak .___

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2014-12-07 17:37:23 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

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Shut Up and Bring Me More Marble

Re-imagining the construction of the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, about 900 years ago, in Venezia :-).

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 #doorsunday  with +André Roßbach, +Dave Krugman and +Maayan Windmuller (+DoorSunday); #SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +*** ; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ; #architexturet... more »

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Shut Up and Bring Me More Marble

Re-imagining the construction of the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, about 900 years ago, in Venezia :-).

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 #doorsunday  with +André Roßbach, +Dave Krugman and +Maayan Windmuller (+DoorSunday); #SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +*** ; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ; #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati.___

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2014-12-06 18:57:20 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

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Mr. Smith Takes the Subway

I don't see a lot of movies, but does this make anyone else think of the Matrix?  From Barcelona.

My album from last year's European trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Patrice Christian and +Nadia Pewinski (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #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 Gre... more »

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Mr. Smith Takes the Subway

I don't see a lot of movies, but does this make anyone else think of the Matrix?  From Barcelona.

My album from last year's European trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Patrice Christian and +Nadia Pewinski (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #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 ; #transportstops  with +Ken Ilio, +Annie Irving and +Lauri Novak (+Transport Stops).___

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2014-12-05 22:53:57 (29 comments, 6 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

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Circular Reasoning

The holidays in Vegas, from last year.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #FramedSubjectFriday | +FramedSubjectFriday by +Carsten Schlipf | +Claus Allweil | +Dirk Müller | +Klaus Baumecker | +Matthias Haeussler ; #colorsonfriday  with +Britta Rogge and +Karsten Meyer (+ColorsOnFriday); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +JesseMartineau (+Ni... more »

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Circular Reasoning

The holidays in Vegas, from last year.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

For #FramedSubjectFriday | +FramedSubjectFriday by +Carsten Schlipf | +Claus Allweil | +Dirk Müller | +Klaus Baumecker | +Matthias Haeussler ; #colorsonfriday  with +Britta Rogge and +Karsten Meyer (+ColorsOnFriday); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser .___

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2014-12-04 15:15:03 (43 comments, 7 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

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A Hole in the Sky

Version 1:  I didn't go out shooting for over a month; I tore a calf muscle in October, and pretty much didn't leave the house when I didn't have to for awhile.  This is from just a few days ago, my first walk out to the Bay, and one of my first "real" photos in weeks.  This is in full, living color, but at least we have some good skies (and the first real rain in about two years) this week.

Version 2:  I know They've been out there waiting for me.  The fast-moving shadows when I step outside to get the paper, the scent of ozone from the occasional reconnaissance drone.  Finally it was time again to walk down to the shore and face Them -- but They wouldn't come.  They just sat there, engines burning a hole in the sky.  They wait.  Well, I can wait too.
Happy early #alienabductionfriday !

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A Hole in the Sky

Version 1:  I didn't go out shooting for over a month; I tore a calf muscle in October, and pretty much didn't leave the house when I didn't have to for awhile.  This is from just a few days ago, my first walk out to the Bay, and one of my first "real" photos in weeks.  This is in full, living color, but at least we have some good skies (and the first real rain in about two years) this week.

Version 2:  I know They've been out there waiting for me.  The fast-moving shadows when I step outside to get the paper, the scent of ozone from the occasional reconnaissance drone.  Finally it was time again to walk down to the shore and face Them -- but They wouldn't come.  They just sat there, engines burning a hole in the sky.  They wait.  Well, I can wait too.
Happy early #alienabductionfriday !

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 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/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 +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, +Jetski Jones, +Heiko Mahr and me, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot be Named #owcbn .  Also for #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #bridgesaroundtheworld  with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen (+#BridgesAroundTheWorld); a sort of #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #close2home +Close2Home curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel ; #freshpics  with +Trevor Farrell (+Fresh Pics); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak ; and #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey .___

2014-12-04 09:17:21 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I just found a couple of photos in an album that were rotated 90 degrees and the aspect ratio distorted to match.  I can rotate them back, but they stay distorted.  Anyone know how or why that happened, or any way to fix other than by going through the ridiculous Picasa process to replace a photo?

I just found a couple of photos in an album that were rotated 90 degrees and the aspect ratio distorted to match.  I can rotate them back, but they stay distorted.  Anyone know how or why that happened, or any way to fix other than by going through the ridiculous Picasa process to replace a photo?___

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2014-12-03 20:10:24 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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No Tenderfoot

This pretty little guy is a male Littoral Rock Thrush (Monticola imerina), endemic to Madagascar and photographed along the Southwestern coast near Nosy Ve and Toliara.

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 ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;#Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +MarkR... more »

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No Tenderfoot

This pretty little guy is a male Littoral Rock Thrush (Monticola imerina), endemic to Madagascar and photographed along the Southwestern coast near Nosy Ve and Toliara.

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 ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;#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 ).___

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2014-12-02 20:20:41 (32 comments, 13 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

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Things Are Looking Up

Fun with fog and glare in Chicago!  The Marina Towers, Langham and Trump.  My Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #highkeytuesday  with +Jörn Schimmelpfeng (+High Key Tuesday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ; #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with+Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio... more »

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Things Are Looking Up

Fun with fog and glare in Chicago!  The Marina Towers, Langham and Trump.  My Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #highkeytuesday  with +Jörn Schimmelpfeng (+High Key Tuesday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ; #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2014-12-01 20:11:05 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

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The Sisal Harvest

The Berenty Reserve is one of Madagascar's most magical wildlife habitats, but it resides in the middle of vast commercial sisal (Agave sisalana) plantations -- in fact, the owners of the plantation founded and protect the wildlife reserve.  On our way out, we saw these guys bringing in the harvest, with far more equipment on hand than is available for most of the country's family farms.

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


For #peopleatworkmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+People At Work Monday); #tractortuesday  with +Russell Wageler (+Tractor Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #photojou... more »

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The Sisal Harvest

The Berenty Reserve is one of Madagascar's most magical wildlife habitats, but it resides in the middle of vast commercial sisal (Agave sisalana) plantations -- in fact, the owners of the plantation founded and protect the wildlife reserve.  On our way out, we saw these guys bringing in the harvest, with far more equipment on hand than is available for most of the country's family farms.

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


For #peopleatworkmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+People At Work Monday); #tractortuesday  with +Russell Wageler (+Tractor Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #photojournalworldwide  with +andi rivarola (+Photo Journal Worldwide).___

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2014-11-30 20:03:25 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

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Dangerous Curves II

From Colorado's Great Sand Dunes.  My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #desertsandday  with +Tuan Le (+DesertSandDay); #shadowsonsunday  with +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner (+ShadowsOnSunday); #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   +Kevin O&#... more »

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Dangerous Curves II

From Colorado's Great Sand Dunes.  My American West album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #desertsandday  with +Tuan Le (+DesertSandDay); #shadowsonsunday  with +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner (+ShadowsOnSunday); #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak .___

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2014-11-29 20:24:02 (26 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing

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

For #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #saturdaystyle #sas with +Lynn Langmade and +lane langmade (+SaturdayStyle); #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with+Sergey Sus (+StreetPi... more »

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing

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

For #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #saturdaystyle #sas with +Lynn Langmade and +lane langmade (+SaturdayStyle); #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #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 .___

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2014-11-28 19:58:32 (31 comments, 17 reshares, 397 +1s)Open 

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The Dragon's Egg of Rigel

Travel anywhere in the Rigel Sector and you'll hear an oft-told tale of the Dragon's Egg.  It is said that the breath of the Dragons, an Ancient Civilization from the galactic core, created the spiral arms and the nebulae; that Their tears made the brightest stars in the sky; that globular clusters...well, never mind that.  Anyway, nobody knows why the Dragons disappeared from the galaxy around two Rotations ago -- perhaps 520 million years -- but it is said that They may be reborn.  At any time, in any corner of known space, a glowing orb of purest molten gold might rise again, to seed the galaxy for its next transformation...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My whole Madagascar album is available at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5933913563025170673 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside atht... more »

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The Dragon's Egg of Rigel

Travel anywhere in the Rigel Sector and you'll hear an oft-told tale of the Dragon's Egg.  It is said that the breath of the Dragons, an Ancient Civilization from the galactic core, created the spiral arms and the nebulae; that Their tears made the brightest stars in the sky; that globular clusters...well, never mind that.  Anyway, nobody knows why the Dragons disappeared from the galaxy around two Rotations ago -- perhaps 520 million years -- but it is said that They may be reborn.  At any time, in any corner of known space, a glowing orb of purest molten gold might rise again, to seed the galaxy for its next transformation...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My whole Madagascar album is available at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5933913563025170673 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/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 #scifiaugust   #scifiwhenever  for +Jacob Dix; #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #quirkynature  with +Carissa Braun (+Quirky Nature); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak .___

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2014-11-27 20:02:10 (44 comments, 4 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

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On the Move

A big travel week here; I hope everyone is surrounded by family and friends!  From the San Francisco Airport.

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


For #travelthursday  with +Laura Mitchum; #stairsthursday  with +Véronica Riboulot (+Stairs Thursday); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #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  +HQSPMotion curated b... more »

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On the Move

A big travel week here; I hope everyone is surrounded by family and friends!  From the San Francisco Airport.

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


For #travelthursday  with +Laura Mitchum; #stairsthursday  with +Véronica Riboulot (+Stairs Thursday); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #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 ; #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 #transportstops  with +Ken Ilio, +Annie Irving and +Lauri Novak (+Transport Stops).___

2014-11-27 07:15:58 (69 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Please Stop Supporting Theft and Spam

Apologies for the rant, but I hope someone hears this who needs to.  I've been sick of all the trash in my main stream lately, and just went through on a cleanup mission.  I found two major problems, because it appears that more and more of the content in my main stream comes from two sources: community posts, and posts I see because someone in my circles plused it and hasn't turned off the feature to spread those posts.

So, first, I don't care what you plus.  I'll add my voice to what should have been a sufficient chorus: please turn off that feature in your settings.  Don't make me name names.  Google, please kill the feature permanently.

Second, community moderators, if you're pretending to support real photography, you must deal with the spam and image theft in your communities.  I moderate 9commu... more »

Please Stop Supporting Theft and Spam

Apologies for the rant, but I hope someone hears this who needs to.  I've been sick of all the trash in my main stream lately, and just went through on a cleanup mission.  I found two major problems, because it appears that more and more of the content in my main stream comes from two sources: community posts, and posts I see because someone in my circles plused it and hasn't turned off the feature to spread those posts.

So, first, I don't care what you plus.  I'll add my voice to what should have been a sufficient chorus: please turn off that feature in your settings.  Don't make me name names.  Google, please kill the feature permanently.

Second, community moderators, if you're pretending to support real photography, you must deal with the spam and image theft in your communities.  I moderate 9 communities and follow 37 more (after the cull -- the number was higher an hour ago), and I've checked all of them (and mostly turned down or off the presence of community posts in my stream).  The volume of posts that don't meet your specifications for your communities is ridiculous, especially posts that are evidently stolen images and have no connection to the poster.  Yes, some of your communities get a lot of posts.  Deal with it, and get help to moderate if you need it, or step down and ask for new blood.

/rant off___

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2014-11-26 19:24:23 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

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Fading Glory

Late afternoon at Pillar Point.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #wharfwednesday  with +Blake Harrold and +Michael Blyde (+Wharf Wednesday); #woodenwednesday  with +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner and +Jan Lindenberg (+Wooden Wednesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile.

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Fading Glory

Late afternoon at Pillar Point.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #wharfwednesday  with +Blake Harrold and +Michael Blyde (+Wharf Wednesday); #woodenwednesday  with +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner and +Jan Lindenberg (+Wooden Wednesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile.___

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2014-11-25 19:42:12 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

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Local Color

Seen around Tulear.  I felt the image had some flaws, so I started playing a bit...

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


For #africantuesday  Open Theme with +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #highkeytuesday  with +Jörn Schimmelpfeng (+High Key Tuesday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #streetphotographysaturday  with... more »

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Local Color

Seen around Tulear.  I felt the image had some flaws, so I started playing a bit...

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


For #africantuesday  Open Theme with +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #highkeytuesday  with +Jörn Schimmelpfeng (+High Key Tuesday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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2014-11-24 19:07:11 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

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Not Much Light at the End of the Tunnel

We were able to visit this walkway inside and above the main cellblock in Alcatraz.  Fortunately we were allowed to leave again.

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

For #leadinglinesmonday   #leadinglines ; #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently unurated(?); #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).

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Not Much Light at the End of the Tunnel

We were able to visit this walkway inside and above the main cellblock in Alcatraz.  Fortunately we were allowed to leave again.

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

For #leadinglinesmonday   #leadinglines ; #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently unurated(?); #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 ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2014-11-23 19:57:33 (19 comments, 8 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

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Sculpture Garden

First light on Brainard Lake, Colorado.

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


For nature's #sculpturesunday  with +Dirk Röber and +Kevin Burns (+Sculpture Sunday); #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections) and #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #dawnonsunday  with +Ray Bilcliff and +Linda Stokes (+Dawn On Sunday); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+KevinO'Connell... more »

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Sculpture Garden

First light on Brainard Lake, Colorado.

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


For nature's #sculpturesunday  with +Dirk Röber and +Kevin Burns (+Sculpture Sunday); #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections) and #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #dawnonsunday  with +Ray Bilcliff and +Linda Stokes (+Dawn On Sunday); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak ; and #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey .___

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2014-11-22 20:09:04 (31 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

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Wet Night in the City

A recent post by +Deborah Miles drew some comments about how much blur was the right amount.  On one end of the spectrum, if there's too little blur, you risk giving viewers the uncomfortable impression that the shot was meant to be crisp, and failed.  At the other end, you risk losing the story of the image into abstraction.  It got me thinking about how little information a photo can contain while still communicating a scene, so here's one that's much more impression than form, but I hope still conveys the feel of the rainy night.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

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Wet Night in the City

A recent post by +Deborah Miles drew some comments about how much blur was the right amount.  On one end of the spectrum, if there's too little blur, you risk giving viewers the uncomfortable impression that the shot was meant to be crisp, and failed.  At the other end, you risk losing the story of the image into abstraction.  It got me thinking about how little information a photo can contain while still communicating a scene, so here's one that's much more impression than form, but I hope still conveys the feel of the rainy night.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Patrice Christian, +Jetski Jones and +Nadia Pewinski (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #mobileartphotography  with +OgreSupreme Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #paintitsaturday   #paintitclub  with +Richard Mabb (+PaintIt Club); #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser ; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-11-21 18:58:26 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

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Bigger in Texas

Is everything bigger in Texas?  We saw these amazing hummingbird moths (genus Hemaris I think, couldn't find good photos to identify the species) enjoying the honeysuckle at +Sue Anderson's house.

My San Antonio album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6010560498118838321 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


Special bug alert for +Dan Peterson, +John Alft and +cobalt please; also for #buggyfriday  with +Ray Bilcliff and +Dorothy Pugh; #FloralFriday +FloralFriday created by +Tamara Pruessner and co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James ; #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith .

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Bigger in Texas

Is everything bigger in Texas?  We saw these amazing hummingbird moths (genus Hemaris I think, couldn't find good photos to identify the species) enjoying the honeysuckle at +Sue Anderson's house.

My San Antonio album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6010560498118838321 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


Special bug alert for +Dan Peterson, +John Alft and +cobalt please; also for #buggyfriday  with +Ray Bilcliff and +Dorothy Pugh; #FloralFriday +FloralFriday created by +Tamara Pruessner and co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James ; #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith .___

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2014-11-20 19:56:50 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

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Abduction on My Mind

My once per five years visit to a shopping mall yesterday put me in mind of alien abduction a day early -- such a target rich environment!
Happy #alienabductionfriday   #specialthursdayedition !

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 +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, +Jetski Jones, +Heiko Mahr and me, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +MichaelSonntag +Ок... more »

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Abduction on My Mind

My once per five years visit to a shopping mall yesterday put me in mind of alien abduction a day early -- such a target rich environment!
Happy #alienabductionfriday   #specialthursdayedition !

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 +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, +Jetski Jones, +Heiko Mahr and me, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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2014-11-19 19:42:17 (41 comments, 13 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

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Skin Deep

This one goes back to a photowalk from almost two years ago at the Sutro Baths.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  and #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco +California Dreamin'); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #photographing... more »

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Skin Deep

This one goes back to a photowalk from almost two years ago at the Sutro Baths.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  and #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco +California Dreamin'); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #photographingphotographers  with +Thorsten von Eyb and +Michael Rutta (+photographing photographers); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak .___

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2014-11-18 19:36:08 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

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Greenery

We saw this lovely tree with colorful bark in the Arboretum d'Antsokay near Tulear -- sorry I can't name it for you; I'm sure someone will know.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; 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 ; #abstractsinnature  with +Beth Akerman (+Abstracts In Nature).

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Greenery

We saw this lovely tree with colorful bark in the Arboretum d'Antsokay near Tulear -- sorry I can't name it for you; I'm sure someone will know.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; 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 ; #abstractsinnature  with +Beth Akerman (+Abstracts In Nature).___

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2014-11-17 20:00:22 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

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Cornered

Not sure if the natives would call this mist, fog, or low clouds, but definitely a dark, moody day in Chicago.

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


For #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #mistymonday  with +Martin Rak (+Misty Monday); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus) ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+MonochromeWorld ); +All... more »

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Cornered

Not sure if the natives would call this mist, fog, or low clouds, but definitely a dark, moody day in Chicago.

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


For #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #mistymonday  with +Martin Rak (+Misty Monday); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus) ; #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 +Lammert Doddema ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2014-11-16 19:16:26 (35 comments, 10 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

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Solitude

At the foot of the Great Sand Dunes and the Sangre de Cristo range, Colorado.

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


For #desertsandday  with +Tuan Le (+DesertSandDay); #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #mountainmonday  with +Michael Russell (+Mountain Monday); #mountainphotos  with +Baki Karacay (+Mountain Photos); #85mmsunday  with +Jonathan Davis; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +TomLussier +d... more »

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Solitude

At the foot of the Great Sand Dunes and the Sangre de Cristo range, Colorado.

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


For #desertsandday  with +Tuan Le (+DesertSandDay); #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #mountainmonday  with +Michael Russell (+Mountain Monday); #mountainphotos  with +Baki Karacay (+Mountain Photos); #85mmsunday  with +Jonathan Davis; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Craig Loxley +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey .___

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2014-11-15 20:09:54 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

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Massing for the Attack

These #seagullbuttsindisguise , carefully made up in their harmless shorebird outfits, were gathering in vast numbers by the San Mateo Bridge to prepare their final assault.  They may look small and harmless, but they've got a mean streak a mile wide!  I know the #gulluminati  will stand beside me in the ultimate battle.

#seagullbuttsaturday  is #notatheme , but I just like to bug +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Dari... more »

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Massing for the Attack

These #seagullbuttsindisguise , carefully made up in their harmless shorebird outfits, were gathering in vast numbers by the San Mateo Bridge to prepare their final assault.  They may look small and harmless, but they've got a mean streak a mile wide!  I know the #gulluminati  will stand beside me in the ultimate battle.

#seagullbuttsaturday  is #notatheme , but I just like to bug +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen .  Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #bridgesaroundtheworld  with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen (+#BridgesAroundTheWorld).

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2014-11-14 17:07:23 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

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Low Budget

Times are tight all over the galaxy, and the Nyryx Empire is no exception.  Although the budget has been cut for Their once-famous Medical Research Center, They'll find a way to make do.
Happy #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 .  Also for #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Lammert Doddema ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos).

The Ali... more »

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Low Budget

Times are tight all over the galaxy, and the Nyryx Empire is no exception.  Although the budget has been cut for Their once-famous Medical Research Center, They'll find a way to make do.
Happy #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 .  Also for #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Lammert Doddema ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; my Alcatraz album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2014-11-13 19:19:47 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

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Big Time

Dreaming in gold, one night in Reno.
Peter Gabriel - Big Time

I have an album from Reno and Virginia City at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5921087265694776497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For a late #bagswednesday  with +Magda Sz, +Magdalena MadZ, +André Behrmann, +Michael Behrmann and +Nancy Battis Vita (+Bags Wednesday); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0);  #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ;  #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова+Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Gre... more »

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Big Time

Dreaming in gold, one night in Reno.
Peter Gabriel - Big Time

I have an album from Reno and Virginia City at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5921087265694776497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For a late #bagswednesday  with +Magda Sz, +Magdalena MadZ, +André Behrmann, +Michael Behrmann and +Nancy Battis Vita (+Bags Wednesday); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0);  #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ;  #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics).___

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2014-11-12 15:01:20 (32 comments, 9 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

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Curiosity

Mom is so over people, but this little baby Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) was still willing to give us a look.  Photographed in the Berenty Reserve; this was one of the best spots for ring-tails, considered Endangered due to habitat destruction.

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


Lemur alert for +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; also 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 ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week) ; ... more »

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Curiosity

Mom is so over people, but this little baby Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) was still willing to give us a look.  Photographed in the Berenty Reserve; this was one of the best spots for ring-tails, considered Endangered due to habitat destruction.

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


Lemur alert for +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; also 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 ; #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 +Sandy Schepis ( +Monkey Monday ).___

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2014-11-11 19:03:13 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

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Cycles

It was a busy day down at the river.  These two were quarrying stone from the dry riverbed, while elsewhere people were mostly washing clothes.  Seen along the road between Berenty and Fort Dauphin.

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


For #twowheeledtuesday  with +Akhil Kalsh (+RiderZone); #africantuesday  open theme with +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday).

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Cycles

It was a busy day down at the river.  These two were quarrying stone from the dry riverbed, while elsewhere people were mostly washing clothes.  Seen along the road between Berenty and Fort Dauphin.

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


For #twowheeledtuesday  with +Akhil Kalsh (+RiderZone); #africantuesday  open theme with +Grobler du Preez, +Dick Whitlock and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday).___

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2014-11-10 20:21:07 (49 comments, 24 reshares, 251 +1s)Open 

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Mirror rorriM

A little after sunrise at Brainard Lake, Colorado.

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


For #mountainmonday  with +Michael Russell (+Mountain Monday); #mountainphotos  with +Baki Karacay (+Mountain Photos); #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #cophotowednesday  with +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit and +Stan Showalter; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David HeathWilliams +Tom H... more »

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Mirror rorriM

A little after sunrise at Brainard Lake, Colorado.

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


For #mountainmonday  with +Michael Russell (+Mountain Monday); #mountainphotos  with +Baki Karacay (+Mountain Photos); #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #cophotowednesday  with +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit and +Stan Showalter; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu ; and #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D +Mike Hankey +Leo Schubert .___

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2014-11-09 22:45:50 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

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Just a Passing Thought

A wisp of cloud at sunset, from the plane on the way to Las Vegas.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #zensunday  with +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Simon Davis-Oakley and +Nathan Wirth (+Zen Sunday); #aerialphotography  with +David R Robinson, +Lynda Cochrane and +Markham Lane (+AerialPhotography); #purplecircle  with +Lynn Langmade, +Craig Szymanski, +Alexis Coram and +Sinead Sam McKeown (+PurpleCircle); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show+Margaret Tom... more »

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Just a Passing Thought

A wisp of cloud at sunset, from the plane on the way to Las Vegas.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #zensunday  with +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Simon Davis-Oakley and +Nathan Wirth (+Zen Sunday); #aerialphotography  with +David R Robinson, +Lynda Cochrane and +Markham Lane (+AerialPhotography); #purplecircle  with +Lynn Langmade, +Craig Szymanski, +Alexis Coram and +Sinead Sam McKeown (+PurpleCircle); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu ; #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D +Mike Hankey +Leo Schubert .___

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2014-11-08 20:30:28 (48 comments, 34 reshares, 725 +1s)Open 

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Storm at Sunset

The amazing skies from our second evening in Antananarivo.

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


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #quirkynature  with +Carissa Braun (+Quirky Nature); #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu ; and #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +LucaFerrogli... more »

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Storm at Sunset

The amazing skies from our second evening in Antananarivo.

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


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #quirkynature  with +Carissa Braun (+Quirky Nature); #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu ; and #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D +Mike Hankey +Leo Schubert .___

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2014-11-07 19:22:26 (45 comments, 3 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

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Empty

Oh sure, everyone thinks about the abductees, but did you ever wonder what happens to them after they've been returned to Earth?  Luckily there are still a few decent jobs available in retail...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

Oh, and thanks +Robin Griggs Wood for inviting me to try the #splittonefivedaychallenge !  This is image 5; I tried to choose gentle but slightly dreary complementary colors to help convey emptiness :-).

My Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/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 +JaniceHac... more »

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Empty

Oh sure, everyone thinks about the abductees, but did you ever wonder what happens to them after they've been returned to Earth?  Luckily there are still a few decent jobs available in retail...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

Oh, and thanks +Robin Griggs Wood for inviting me to try the #splittonefivedaychallenge !  This is image 5; I tried to choose gentle but slightly dreary complementary colors to help convey emptiness :-).

My Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/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 #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #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 +Lammert Doddema ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2014-11-06 19:14:02 (38 comments, 9 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

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Blues at Sunrise

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King - Blues At Sunrise [HQ]
Some of the endless color of Las Vegas!  I think this really was at or around sunrise, but of course I didn't have to wake up specially for it there.

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 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #turquoisethursday  with +Tatiana Parmeeva (+TurquoiseThursday); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #longexpos... more »

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Blues at Sunrise

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King - Blues At Sunrise [HQ]
Some of the endless color of Las Vegas!  I think this really was at or around sunrise, but of course I didn't have to wake up specially for it there.

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 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #turquoisethursday  with +Tatiana Parmeeva (+TurquoiseThursday); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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2014-11-05 20:07:28 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

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Sing for the Day

This happy-looking little guy is the Madagascar Bee-eater (Merops superciliosus), or Olive Bee-eater, photographed in the Arboretum d'Antsokay near Tulear.

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


For #BirdPoker Beautiful Birds curated by +Phil Armishaw; #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 ); #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +AndyBrow... more »

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Sing for the Day

This happy-looking little guy is the Madagascar Bee-eater (Merops superciliosus), or Olive Bee-eater, photographed in the Arboretum d'Antsokay near Tulear.

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


For #BirdPoker Beautiful Birds curated by +Phil Armishaw; #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 ); #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 ).___

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2014-11-04 19:40:10 (46 comments, 34 reshares, 312 +1s)Open 

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Teach Your Children

+African Tuesday invited posts for "Africa Today" this week, and with the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their work on behalf of children's education, I thought I'd touch on education in Madagascar.

As in any poor country, there is always a tension between education and work for children, and we saw many children hard at work throughout the country, whether tending domestic animals, carrying new bricks from a kiln, or bringing charcoal to market.  But, generally speaking, the tide has been turning towards education in Madagascar.

Through 2009, education rates at the primary school level had risen above 60%, with at least nominal equality for girls and boys -- there are no particular religious barriers in Madagascar to girls' education, and internationalor... more »

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Teach Your Children

+African Tuesday invited posts for "Africa Today" this week, and with the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their work on behalf of children's education, I thought I'd touch on education in Madagascar.

As in any poor country, there is always a tension between education and work for children, and we saw many children hard at work throughout the country, whether tending domestic animals, carrying new bricks from a kiln, or bringing charcoal to market.  But, generally speaking, the tide has been turning towards education in Madagascar.

Through 2009, education rates at the primary school level had risen above 60%, with at least nominal equality for girls and boys -- there are no particular religious barriers in Madagascar to girls' education, and international organizations and foreign aid programs had paid for an expansion of schools and the training of teachers.  Even tiny communities often have primary schooling, paid for (when they can) by local families.

While over 60% of children get primary schooling, the numbers are much lower at other levels.  There is almost no preschool, and secondary school enrollment drops to about 35% with completion at about 25%.  Another challenge is language skills: although the country is technically bilingual, students mostly learn only Malagasy, with French being the key to better employment opportunity.

Following the 2009 coup, Madagascar was largely cut off from the international community, with steep costs to its education efforts (along with wildlife protection, but that's another story).  The loss of funds has certainly hurt; my hope is that last year's election will restore legitimacy to the government, and enable the country to once again receive aid.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children

We saw this lovely young lady on the road between Berenty and Fort Dauphin.  My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #africantuesday  "Africa Today" 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; #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel (+PortraitTuesday); #hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Ryan Ottaway Martin ; and #photojournalworldwide  with +andi rivarola (+Photo Journal Worldwide).___

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2014-11-03 19:09:02 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

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Glass Houses

+Robin Griggs Wood invited me to participate in the #splittonefivedaychallenge ; here's a more restrained example, from our walk around Montreal's Old Port area with +Johannes S., +jerry robin and Eric.

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); an early #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW +URBAN - in views and life); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong ;  #MonochromeMonday +MonochromeMonday Curated ... more »

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Glass Houses

+Robin Griggs Wood invited me to participate in the #splittonefivedaychallenge ; here's a more restrained example, from our walk around Montreal's Old Port area with +Johannes S., +jerry robin and Eric.

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); an early #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW +URBAN - in views and life); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus) ; #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 +Lammert Doddema ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light).___

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