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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 Smith61,214Welcome 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 03:00:00136 
Billy Wilson1,545,280+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 Donchak15,984Hi 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 Raeber1,170,950I 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 Wirth260,159A 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 Diprose31,818SHOW 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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Circles Circles Circles49,466Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific holiday season, and are now ready to commence a very creative and productive year.Welcome to this circle dated January 26th, 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/aYbJWIPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/GNkGJhPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/PJ0rY7MEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/Dycu0DPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/uVS4sDOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles                                                                     2015-01-27 04:24:2849911213
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Anton Danilov1,815Public Shared Circle #27Reshare or if you want to be included in next circles#Bosmolcircle #GrowthCircle  #TopEngagers  #Sharers  #circleshare #circlesharing  #TheHood #Cicle #SharedCircle  #CicleOfDay  #Circles #SharedPublicCircles   #Engagers   #SocialMedia   #EngagersCircle  #Google #SharedCircleOfTheDay   #Shared   #SEO   #SocialMediaMarketing   #Marketing  #Google+ #SharingCircles   #PublicCicle   #SharedCircle   #Engagement2015-01-26 17:07:19285000
Top News Only103BEST CIRCLE 26 JANUARY 2015------------------------------------------------                BEST Circle Share By Top News Only                          New Year Share and Be Shared                    If you want to be shared in this circle                          Boost your visibility on Google+                 Watch car and motorcycle video                    FULL automotive                                   Car and Motorcycle PICTURE                2015 Car and Motorcycle VIDEO                   Share the circle! GET MORE QUICKLY CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER ON GOOGLE+HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE------------------------------------------------Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.-------------------------------------------------FOLLOW ME TO GET MORE CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER HERE http://goo.gl/os2LFw-------------------------------------------------+Andrea Gervasi +Bobby Lundmark +Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral Sharing +Dana Altman +Elevations RTC +Francisco Antunes +Ghufran AL hamo +Hammad Rais +Ivan Colmenero Photography +2015-01-26 15:54:16498001
Andrea Gervasi46,292TOP Team AG Friends Circle 0005Hey 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  2015-01-25 17:36:22499000
Sergej Heck728Top Engagers No.8,  you are the best!!! Lucrative Internet Business www.business-ibutler.comДоходный Интернет-бизнес www.business-ibutler.comLukratives Internet Business www.business-ibutler.com#circleshare   #circle   #geteiltekreise   #geteilterkreis   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги 2015-01-24 22:46:40492000
Mario Falcetti94,291Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Jan. 24th, ‘15)      #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers  #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared  #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople  #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle  #CircleOfTheWeek   #WeeklyCircle  2015-01-24 09:31:05501453847
Circles Circles Circles49,159MEN 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/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/GNkGJhPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/PJ0rY7MEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/Dycu0DPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/5mr38oOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#menarefrommars                                                       2015-01-23 18:32:1130913718
Markus Guhl24,953MY INSPIRATION CIRCLE...for the first time I share my circle of inspiration. It includes the photographers I look at on a regular basis. There is no need to share this circle to get into it...If you comment on my work and I like yours, I'm pretty sure you'll find yourself in my next circleshare.2015-01-21 19:38:10199001
Norman E Grant2,794I proudly present to you this wonderful circle of active people on Google+ Add, Plus and share circle2015-01-21 18:28:46320546
Circle Construct is for communication8,303Wow so many people have left Google. I just deleted at least 100 profiles. How many of you are still active = plus one. 2015-01-21 09:30:30184000
Circles and Photography36,093Builders 10   1.21.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle 2015-01-21 09:00:34419020
HQSP Macro12,165+HQSP Macro is happy to share this circle of current contributors to our pages. Each of the persons included in the circle has posted high quality macro photos in the last 3 months. Enjoy!!2015-01-21 05:56:50493000
Circles Circles Circles48,904Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific holiday season, and are now ready to commence a very creative and productive year.Welcome to this circle dated January 19th, 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/FJMs8YPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/CTbcpFPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/doPbhWMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/LLWVyFPublished 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                                                                                                 #circles                                                                     2015-01-20 04:07:01496224
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,525new friends....#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing 2015-01-19 10:02:53310001
Erin Egan0Circle Around Figuring out how to make google circles work!2015-01-18 22:14:47501000
Grant Stringer12,977Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 18th – 25th January 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle +Exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cv4nrk3k6gql1ge9p9o77c6lbac?authkey=CL3Zn6bgl9zYvgE5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the +Exposure  circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-01-18 21:00:07501341843
Olga Kafka24,457Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-01-18 20:03:28497004
Andrea Gervasi46,292TOP Team AG Friends Circle 0004Hey 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  2015-01-18 15:52:50482646
Gailen Mapes75,423Hand 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 January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-18 11:45:4166111
Circles Circles Circles48,695MEN 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/fVX5bZPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/CTbcpFPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/doPbhWMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/LLWVyFPublished 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                                                       2015-01-16 04:04:00309628
SelaySel AY5,491#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-01-15 01:38:464245315
Ercan Çakir4,741Let's break 136  shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   2015-01-14 06:13:05136001
Circles Circles Circles48,630Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific holiday season, and are now ready to commence a very creative and productive year.Welcome to this circle dated January 12th, 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: Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IhZvH8Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/TPK7qpMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/L2TG5hPublished 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                                                                                                    #circles                                                                     2015-01-13 03:44:35496000
Gayan Weerakutti0#Ubuntu #Linux #Fans #Circle2015-01-12 04:24:30457000
Techno Up Review69BEST CIRCLE 12 JANUARY 2015------------------------------------------------                BEST Circle Share By Techno Up Review                          New Year Share and Be Shared                    If you want to be shared in this circle                          Boost your visibility on Google+                 Watch Technology video                    FULL Technology Review                                   Technology PICTURE                2015 technology VIDEO                   Share the circle! GET MORE QUICKLY CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER ON GOOGLE+HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE------------------------------------------------Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.-------------------------------------------------FOLLOW ME TO GET MORE CIRCLE AND FOLLOWER HERE http://goo.gl/uPhCKp-------------------------------------------------    #News    #Android    #Linux    #Ubuntu    #CES2015    #AirDroid3    #Smartphone    #Samsung    #Apple    #JavaScript    #RaspberryPi    #Microsoft    #Lollipop    #Google    #HTML5    #AndroidWear    #Debian    2015-01-11 19:32:25457000
Marina Toptygina919This is my circle of Travelers an Travel lovers.To 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  • Comment on this post#circle #publiccircle #travelers #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing2015-01-11 17:00:01500001
Marina Toptygina919This is my circle of Travelers an Travel lovers.To 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  • Comment on this post#circle #publiccircle #travelers #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing2015-01-11 15:54:0750018620
Plus your Circles0A Circle of Photographers (FineArt & B/W)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.2015-01-11 14:21:13301000
Plus your Circles0A 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. #plusyourfollowers   #plusyourcircles   #photography  2015-01-11 14:11:39315000
Andrea Gervasi46,292TOP Team AG Friends Circle 0003Hey 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  2015-01-10 10:08:24457198152229

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A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. -- Lord Dunsany

Humankind has learned so much about the structure of the universe over the last 20-30 years, about its origins and history, and even about its future.  But as we look into the night sky and marvel, and as we witness human events and doings in our own tiny corner of the cosmos, we sometimes need to remind ourselves of something else we have learned: that the human mind seeks stories, and will create them to its need.

One of the funny enterprises in which people engage -- and I mean funny in every sense of the word -- is the creation and dissemination of stories that are not factual, or at least beyond factual, to fill the vast void between our actual understanding and our desire to understand.  Some of those people are scientists, offering hypotheses to bet... more »

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2015-01-23 11:56:22 (63 comments, 27 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

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Beyond

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. -- Lord Dunsany

Humankind has learned so much about the structure of the universe over the last 20-30 years, about its origins and history, and even about its future.  But as we look into the night sky and marvel, and as we witness human events and doings in our own tiny corner of the cosmos, we sometimes need to remind ourselves of something else we have learned: that the human mind seeks stories, and will create them to its need.

One of the funny enterprises in which people engage -- and I mean funny in every sense of the word -- is the creation and dissemination of stories that are not factual, or at least beyond factual, to fill the vast void between our actual understanding and our desire to understand.  Some of those people are scientists, offering hypotheses to bet... more »

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2015-01-23 11:56:22 (63 comments, 27 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

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Beyond

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. -- Lord Dunsany

Humankind has learned so much about the structure of the universe over the last 20-30 years, about its origins and history, and even about its future.  But as we look into the night sky and marvel, and as we witness human events and doings in our own tiny corner of the cosmos, we sometimes need to remind ourselves of something else we have learned: that the human mind seeks stories, and will create them to its need.

One of the funny enterprises in which people engage -- and I mean funny in every sense of the word -- is the creation and dissemination of stories that are not factual, or at least beyond factual, to fill the vast void between our actual understanding and our desire to understand.  Some of those people are scientists, offering hypotheses to bet... more »

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Far across the galaxy, in the direction of Sagittarius but beyond the galactic core, the Nyryx have decided to reinvest in Their infrastructure.  Once limited to smaller scale Wormhole Transit Facilitators #WTF , They have decided to build the Star Bridge: a massive structure capable of transmitting entire solar systems over distances of hundreds of parsecs.  Sure, the project is taking twice as long and costing three times as much as They estimated, but, hey, They can always raise taxes on an entire Sector to foot the bill.

Here you can see Them running some early tests, with expendable stars.  I just got a quick glimpse, but They actually let +Dwayne Fuhlhage stay here for several days :-).
Happy #alienabductionfriday   #specialthursdayedition !

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The Star Bridge

Far across the galaxy, in the direction of Sagittarius but beyond the galactic core, the Nyryx have decided to reinvest in Their infrastructure.  Once limited to smaller scale Wormhole Transit Facilitators #WTF , They have decided to build the Star Bridge: a massive structure capable of transmitting entire solar systems over distances of hundreds of parsecs.  Sure, the project is taking twice as long and costing three times as much as They estimated, but, hey, They can always raise taxes on an entire Sector to foot the bill.

Here you can see Them running some early tests, with expendable stars.  I just got a quick glimpse, but They actually let +Dwayne Fuhlhage stay here for several days :-).
Happy #alienabductionfriday   #specialthursdayedition !

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 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 #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix; #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #designthursday  with +Venkatram Harish Belvadi (+Design Thursday); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #urbaninviewsandlife  and #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy ; #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco).___

2015-01-29 05:37:09 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I'm delighted that +Jetski Jones will be joining me as a curator of +Monkey Monday!  My thanks to +Sandy Schepis for creating it with me and helping out for over three years.

Welcome +Jetski Jones!

Hi everyone, after over three years, +Sandy Schepis will be stepping down as a curator for Monkey Monday, and +Alex Lapidus will be joined by +Jetski Jones!  Please welcome him to the team, and plus-mention the Monkey Monday page along with Alex and Jetski so we can find your posts.  Thank you!___I'm delighted that +Jetski Jones will be joining me as a curator of +Monkey Monday!  My thanks to +Sandy Schepis for creating it with me and helping out for over three years.

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2015-01-28 20:00:06 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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The Face of Madagascar

A Red Fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) from the Andasibe-Mantadia region.  This was a spot where they were pretty well acclimated to human presence, and I was able to get out the macro lens.

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


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

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The Face of Madagascar

A Red Fronted Brown Lemur (Eulemur rufifrons) from the Andasibe-Mantadia region.  This was a spot where they were pretty well acclimated to human presence, and I was able to get out the macro lens.

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


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

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2015-01-27 18:29:43 (46 comments, 12 reshares, 172 +1s)Open 

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Three Witches by Daylight

I was experimenting with the flare, and ended up with a very ominous shot here.  From the Avenue of the Baobabs, near Morondava.

My entire 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 ; #treesilhouettewednesday  with +Andrew Sowerby and +Charles Fromage (+TreeSilhouette Wednesday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +JesseMartineau ... more »

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Three Witches by Daylight

I was experimenting with the flare, and ended up with a very ominous shot here.  From the Avenue of the Baobabs, near Morondava.

My entire 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 ; #treesilhouettewednesday  with +Andrew Sowerby and +Charles Fromage (+TreeSilhouette Wednesday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell Fine Art +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea ; #wideanglewednesday  with +Asif Patel (+Wide Angle Wednesday).___

2015-01-27 05:10:41 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Would anyone like to take over, or help me with, Monkey Monday?

+Sandy Schepis and I have been running the #monkeymonday  theme and page (+Monkey Monday) for several years now.  Sandy has never had a great deal of time available, and I'm finding myself very busy with other G+ photography projects (including the Mentorship Program, Alien Abduction Friday, and Unsharp Saturday in particular).  The burden certainly isn't great; we get a few posts per week, plus I usually round up a few more as I find images or news in my stream.  Anyone interested in helping out?
cc: +Daily Photo Themes 

Would anyone like to take over, or help me with, Monkey Monday?

+Sandy Schepis and I have been running the #monkeymonday  theme and page (+Monkey Monday) for several years now.  Sandy has never had a great deal of time available, and I'm finding myself very busy with other G+ photography projects (including the Mentorship Program, Alien Abduction Friday, and Unsharp Saturday in particular).  The burden certainly isn't great; we get a few posts per week, plus I usually round up a few more as I find images or news in my stream.  Anyone interested in helping out?
cc: +Daily Photo Themes ___

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2015-01-26 19:03:36 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

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Breathe

For #minimalmonday  with +Olivier Du Tré.

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Breathe

For #minimalmonday  with +Olivier Du Tré.___

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2015-01-25 16:26:45 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

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Behind Bars II

A view of the main cellblock.  My Alcatraz album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #rustysunday  with +Gary Posner (+RustySunday); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .

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Behind Bars II

A view of the main cellblock.  My Alcatraz album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #rustysunday  with +Gary Posner (+RustySunday); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .___

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2015-01-24 19:18:37 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

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Downtown

We got into the city this week to meet up with +Dwayne Fuhlhage for a late dinner.  He probably has photos of me stalking this poor couple :-).

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andirivarola (+T... more »

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Downtown

We got into the city this week to meet up with +Dwayne Fuhlhage for a late dinner.  He probably has photos of me stalking this poor couple :-).

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


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

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2015-01-23 11:56:22 (63 comments, 27 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

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Beyond

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. -- Lord Dunsany

Humankind has learned so much about the structure of the universe over the last 20-30 years, about its origins and history, and even about its future.  But as we look into the night sky and marvel, and as we witness human events and doings in our own tiny corner of the cosmos, we sometimes need to remind ourselves of something else we have learned: that the human mind seeks stories, and will create them to its need.

One of the funny enterprises in which people engage -- and I mean funny in every sense of the word -- is the creation and dissemination of stories that are not factual, or at least beyond factual, to fill the vast void between our actual understanding and our desire to understand.  Some of those people are scientists, offering hypotheses to bet... more »

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Beyond

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. -- Lord Dunsany

Humankind has learned so much about the structure of the universe over the last 20-30 years, about its origins and history, and even about its future.  But as we look into the night sky and marvel, and as we witness human events and doings in our own tiny corner of the cosmos, we sometimes need to remind ourselves of something else we have learned: that the human mind seeks stories, and will create them to its need.

One of the funny enterprises in which people engage -- and I mean funny in every sense of the word -- is the creation and dissemination of stories that are not factual, or at least beyond factual, to fill the vast void between our actual understanding and our desire to understand.  Some of those people are scientists, offering hypotheses to be tested.  Some of them are your #alienabductionfriday  team and participants :-).  One was Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, an influential and prolific writer, mostly of fantasy, who got me thinking along these lines tonight.  Some are politicians, marketers, religionists, philosophers, con men (and women)...

Some of the stories are helpful in our lives, while others hold us back in various ways.  If anyone has read this far and feels like humoring me, step outside tonight -- there's not much moon, and hopefully you'll have some clear skies and can see the stars -- and let yourself marvel at how much we know about this amazing universe, and equally at how much we don't yet know.  For one night, try to set aside the stories, and simply enjoy what is.

P.S.1: How did I get to this place, standing at night on the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy with rock formations towering over me?  I told the story in a post the morning after I took this shot, along with a different version; you can find it at https://plus.google.com/+AlexLapidus/posts/SNhPq2nEq3A .

P.S.2: I know I have a noise problem with the image.  If you look at the other version, you'll see the noise greatly reduced -- but it also really diminishes the number of stars and overall intensity of the night sky, so I thought I'd offer this one as an alternative, to feature the stars.


+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 #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde ; #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 +Doug Hagadorn ; #inspirationalsaturday  with +Charlotte Therese Björnström, +Khrystiane Friedli and +Mylah Nazario (Mylah, are you around?); #stonesaturday  with +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #amazinglandscapes  with +Rolf Hicker.

http://www.alexlapidus.com___

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2015-01-22 20:39:05 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

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The Face of the City

I thought for a change I'd de-emphasize the canals a bit to focus on the architecture.  For some reason I can't get into this album today; I hope everyone else can see it.

My entire Italy album is (supposed to be) 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 #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #italyfriday  with +Elia Locardi (+ItalyFriday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .

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The Face of the City

I thought for a change I'd de-emphasize the canals a bit to focus on the architecture.  For some reason I can't get into this album today; I hope everyone else can see it.

My entire Italy album is (supposed to be) 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 #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #italyfriday  with +Elia Locardi (+ItalyFriday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .___

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2015-01-21 19:56:15 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

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Awaiting Morning

We had a lovely sunset here at the Vakona Lodge in the Andasibe-Mantadia region of Madagascar.  The canoes ferry guests to an island that the hotel maintains as a preserve for a group of lemurs.  I guess the canoes spend the night on the far side so the guests don't sneak down to use them (or so that the lemurs can?  :-)  ).

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


For #nauticalwednesday  with +Dale Collins, +StPaul Herrmann and +Annelies Jansen (+NauticalWednesday); #wharfwednesday  with +Michael Blyde and +Cheryl Harrold (?) (+Wharf Wednesday); #watercraftwednesday  with +David Breazeale; #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #mirrorsandref... more »

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Awaiting Morning

We had a lovely sunset here at the Vakona Lodge in the Andasibe-Mantadia region of Madagascar.  The canoes ferry guests to an island that the hotel maintains as a preserve for a group of lemurs.  I guess the canoes spend the night on the far side so the guests don't sneak down to use them (or so that the lemurs can?  :-)  ).

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


For #nauticalwednesday  with +Dale Collins, +StPaul Herrmann and +Annelies Jansen (+NauticalWednesday); #wharfwednesday  with +Michael Blyde and +Cheryl Harrold (?) (+Wharf Wednesday); #watercraftwednesday  with +David Breazeale; #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde ; #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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2015-01-20 19:05:39 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

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Bushed

On our way into Tulear.  Don't miss the person napping up on top :-).

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); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); and I suppose this qualifies for #twowheeledtuesday  with +Akhil Kalsh (+RiderZone).

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Bushed

On our way into Tulear.  Don't miss the person napping up on top :-).

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); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); and I suppose this qualifies for #twowheeledtuesday  with +Akhil Kalsh (+RiderZone).___

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2015-01-19 19:54:53 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

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Boundaries

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


For #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 ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsenand  +Fiery Orang... more »

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Boundaries

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


For #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 ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde ; #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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2015-01-18 19:33:31 (36 comments, 6 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

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The Space Between

High clouds starting to light up with sunset, as the fog spills over the hills and down towards the reservoir.  This is why June/July isn't really summer around here.

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


For #skysunday  with +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #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+Howa... more »

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The Space Between

High clouds starting to light up with sunset, as the fog spills over the hills and down towards the reservoir.  This is why June/July isn't really summer around here.

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


For #skysunday  with +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #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 ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde .___

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2015-01-17 19:16:27 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

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Grab a Bite?

I recommend it!  My favorite restaurant in Vegas.

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

For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #paintitsaturday   #paintitclub  with +Richard Mabb (+PaintIt Club); #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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Grab a Bite?

I recommend it!  My favorite restaurant in Vegas.

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

For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #paintitsaturday   #paintitclub  with +Richard Mabb (+PaintIt Club); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-01-16 18:01:19 (41 comments, 6 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

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Part III: Raise Me Up
The Hall Beyond Time: A Saga of Alien Abduction in Three Parts

Gently, the thin, frayed edges of their seeking minds came into contact.  They learned to share their perceptions of the forces that surrounded them.  They created language, and, with language, sought to describe opportunity.

Together, they reached into the forces that bound them.  They studied, explored, expanded.  They Called.  And one day there was an Answer.


Part I: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104294083885937159989/posts/HJnsFpuw6A4
Part II: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104294083885937159989/posts/QFS1jPndNNp

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 ; theAlien ... more »

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Part III: Raise Me Up
The Hall Beyond Time: A Saga of Alien Abduction in Three Parts

Gently, the thin, frayed edges of their seeking minds came into contact.  They learned to share their perceptions of the forces that surrounded them.  They created language, and, with language, sought to describe opportunity.

Together, they reached into the forces that bound them.  They studied, explored, expanded.  They Called.  And one day there was an Answer.


Part I: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104294083885937159989/posts/HJnsFpuw6A4
Part II: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104294083885937159989/posts/QFS1jPndNNp

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

#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 #streetphotography ; #streepics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve ; #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix; #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); and #justforthefunofit  with +Rob Hallifax.___

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2015-01-15 18:56:41 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

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Suspended

From our peaceful but icy morning at Brainard Lake, near Rocky Mountain National Park.  This is actually from a smaller lake nearby.  I wasn't sure whether to bring this up or not, but I suspect the objects on the rock are moose poo; perhaps +Sandra Parlow can identify the moose involved.

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


For #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #stonesaturday  with +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +PeterMarbaise and... more »

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Suspended

From our peaceful but icy morning at Brainard Lake, near Rocky Mountain National Park.  This is actually from a smaller lake nearby.  I wasn't sure whether to bring this up or not, but I suspect the objects on the rock are moose poo; perhaps +Sandra Parlow can identify the moose involved.

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


For #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #stonesaturday  with +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #waterworld  with Gemma and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde ; 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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2015-01-14 20:01:42 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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On the March

Another image of the marvelous Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) from the Berenty Reserve.  My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and+Al... more »

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On the March

Another image of the marvelous Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) from the Berenty Reserve.  My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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2015-01-13 19:53:38 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

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Sway

Not often I'm shooting at 300mm while sitting in an indoor restaurant having lunch, but...  From the Crystals shopping center.

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


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photoscurated by +M... more »

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Sway

Not often I'm shooting at 300mm while sitting in an indoor restaurant having lunch, but...  From the Crystals shopping center.

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


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve .___

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2015-01-12 18:47:57 (37 comments, 6 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

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Turn it Up!

Happy to be playing a bit again lately, after too long a break.  I guess if +Pete Donohue can get his camera going again, I can put the guitars back to work :-).

Listening bonus: a couple of tracks from Porcupine Tree that I've been enjoying lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BLJPCcjg7I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSxz6vhoQRU


For #macromonday  with +Sandra Parlow, +Jeff Moreau, +Jules B and +Wendy Baker; #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden ; #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... more »

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Turn it Up!

Happy to be playing a bit again lately, after too long a break.  I guess if +Pete Donohue can get his camera going again, I can put the guitars back to work :-).

Listening bonus: a couple of tracks from Porcupine Tree that I've been enjoying lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BLJPCcjg7I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSxz6vhoQRU


For #macromonday  with +Sandra Parlow, +Jeff Moreau, +Jules B and +Wendy Baker; #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden ; #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 ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea ; #dofmonday  with +Mark Hall, +Mara Acoma, +Nigel Smith and +Alan Gurling (+DOFMonday); #musicmonday  with +Nathan Lucking ( +MusicMonday ).___

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2015-01-11 15:17:58 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

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The Endless Battle

Yes, this is my friend the rock from Four Mile Beach once again!  The tide is higher than in most of my photos, but he's still showing off that warm sunset glow.

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


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #stonesaturday  a bit late with +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #splashsunday  with +Christy Martin (+#SplashSunday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape +HQSPLandscape cur... more »

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The Endless Battle

Yes, this is my friend the rock from Four Mile Beach once again!  The tide is higher than in most of my photos, but he's still showing off that warm sunset glow.

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


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday); #stonesaturday  a bit late with +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #splashsunday  with +Christy Martin (+#SplashSunday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise and +Albert Vuvu Konde ; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #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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2015-01-11 02:18:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

And away we go!  +Pam Boling is up and running with the first new mentorship program of the year -- be sure to sign up on her original post, and I'll close comments here.  I've gone out shooting with Pam in person, and, in addition to her marvelous eye for composition, Pam is extremely articulate about photography; she's going to be a marvelous mentor!

For more upcoming programs, keep an eye on the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and me.  And by all means let us know if you might yourself be interested in mentoring other photographers!

The Seeing Compositions mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

This is a special program to help you improve your photographic composition skills through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. The primary goal of this workshop is to help you learn to see and capture better compositions. I will be taking on a handful of people for a six-week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I have been a photographer for over thirty years and have worked professionally for much of that time. I am currently an Apprentice in the Arcanum under the tutelage of +Robin Griggs Wood. I work in many genres, though my current bent is primarily landscapes and macro.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not about basic camera operation or technical aspects of photography. You will be learning the ART of photographic composition and how to make your photographs more appealing. We will explore ways to draw your audience in and hold attention.

This will be an intensive Mentorship. I will ask that you give your all, as will I. Your reward will be commensurate with your investment of time and effort. I expect you to be shooting a LOT because the more you practice, the better ingrained these concepts will become – and the better photographer you will be. There will be weekly assignments based on a theme/concept. I will ask that you shoot ten photographs based on the theme, but you will only be required to post two or three of those. The remaining photos will be on the honor system and for your benefit because, again, how much time and effort you invest determines how much improvement you will see.

Selections will begin January 19 for the mentorship beginning January 28 – I chose a Wednesday to give us a chance to settle in, introduce ourselves and have a weekend to get out shooting, for those who may have regular Monday to Friday jobs.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)
• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.
• You are willing to shoot and process 10+ photographs per week (only three will be shared in the community, but they will be the “best of” the ten or more that you shoot).

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation
8) How often you currently shoot

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this 
8) Twice a week

I will read all responses. However, I will not be able to respond individually to each of you. 

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus

photo by +Alex Lapidus ___And away we go!  +Pam Boling is up and running with the first new mentorship program of the year -- be sure to sign up on her original post, and I'll close comments here.  I've gone out shooting with Pam in person, and, in addition to her marvelous eye for composition, Pam is extremely articulate about photography; she's going to be a marvelous mentor!

For more upcoming programs, keep an eye on the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and me.  And by all means let us know if you might yourself be interested in mentoring other photographers!

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2015-01-10 20:00:57 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

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Window Shopping

Another recent image from Vegas that I shot without looking at the camera.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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Window Shopping

Another recent image from Vegas that I shot without looking at the camera.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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2015-01-10 03:31:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Here's a great question from +Morgana Creely!  I'll close comments to be sure you comment on her original post.

To all the fabulous photographers out there - what is the one things you want to learn about photography or retouching this year? :) #photography  ___Here's a great question from +Morgana Creely!  I'll close comments to be sure you comment on her original post.

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2015-01-09 18:02:32 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

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Part II: Won’t You Help?
The Hall Beyond Time: A Saga of Alien Abduction in Three Parts

There was an inside and an outside.  She could feel the lines of force, see the barriers, press against the edges, even slightly warp the membrane that defined her space.  She was inside.  They were outside.

She wanted to be outside.  Through cycles uncounted, she had felt nothing.  But her perceptions had changed; possibility had awakened.  And a notion became an itch, became a compulsion.

She called out, into the empty parade of the masses.  She received no response.

But there was Another...


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

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Part II: Won’t You Help?
The Hall Beyond Time: A Saga of Alien Abduction in Three Parts

There was an inside and an outside.  She could feel the lines of force, see the barriers, press against the edges, even slightly warp the membrane that defined her space.  She was inside.  They were outside.

She wanted to be outside.  Through cycles uncounted, she had felt nothing.  But her perceptions had changed; possibility had awakened.  And a notion became an itch, became a compulsion.

She called out, into the empty parade of the masses.  She received no response.

But there was Another...


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

#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 #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix,  #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 ; #justforthefunofit  with +Rob Hallifax; #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections).___

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2015-01-09 04:27:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

I'm really looking forward to a great group of mentorship programs already in the planning for this year!  Our first announced program is coming from +Pam Boling -- stay tuned for Saturday!  Don't worry, you needn't sign up right away, and it's not first come first served; Pam will be taking applications on her post.

We've been working hard to make 2015 an exciting year for YOU!
A new mentorship is coming soon!!!
Tune in to +Pam Boling's profile stream this Saturday, 2pm PST (10:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time [GMT]) to find her post, learn more about it and sign up there. Share this post, if you know of others looking for a mentorship to join in on ... :o)___I'm really looking forward to a great group of mentorship programs already in the planning for this year!  Our first announced program is coming from +Pam Boling -- stay tuned for Saturday!  Don't worry, you needn't sign up right away, and it's not first come first served; Pam will be taking applications on her post.

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2015-01-08 19:58:13 (46 comments, 11 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

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Warming Trend

At least it gives the appearance of a warm evening on the coast -- something that doesn't actually happen too often :-).  Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andirivarola (+Cal... more »

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Warming Trend

At least it gives the appearance of a warm evening on the coast -- something that doesn't actually happen too often :-).  Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise ; #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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2015-01-07 19:30:36 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

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Prince of the Forest

The elk were very active during our recent visit to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The risk was that, while we were watching one group, another could sneak up from a different direction...

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


For #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 ; #cophotowednesday  with +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit and +Stan Showalter.

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Prince of the Forest

The elk were very active during our recent visit to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The risk was that, while we were watching one group, another could sneak up from a different direction...

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


For #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 ; #cophotowednesday  with +Howard Weitzel, +Al Nesbit and +Stan Showalter.___

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2015-01-06 19:57:21 (36 comments, 8 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

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Christmas in the Desert

Why use one string of lights when two will do?  Or two when you could use 1.3 million?  +John Getchel took us out to the Ethel M chocolate factory in Henderson for this eye-popping scene :-).

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


#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #vibrantwednesday   #vividwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti; #wackywednesday  with +Jimmie Fisher; #weneedalaughwednesday  with +Pat Kennedy Corlin (+We Need A Laugh Wednesday); #whateverwednesday  with +Cicely RobinLaing (+What... more »

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Christmas in the Desert

Why use one string of lights when two will do?  Or two when you could use 1.3 million?  +John Getchel took us out to the Ethel M chocolate factory in Henderson for this eye-popping scene :-).

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


#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #vibrantwednesday   #vividwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti; #wackywednesday  with +Jimmie Fisher; #weneedalaughwednesday  with +Pat Kennedy Corlin (+We Need A Laugh Wednesday); #whateverwednesday  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+Whatever Wednesday!!!); #justforthefunofit  with +Rob Hallifax; #wideanglewednesday  with +Asif Patel (+Wide Angle Wednesday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night).___

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2015-01-05 20:04:12 (39 comments, 12 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

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Expanse

From my recent trip to Las Vegas -- found some interesting new spots.

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


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #mofomo  with +Alexander Kesselaar and +Michael Sutton (+mofomo); #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+MonochromeWorld ); +Al... more »

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Expanse

From my recent trip to Las Vegas -- found some interesting new spots.

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


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #mofomo  with +Alexander Kesselaar and +Michael Sutton (+mofomo); #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ;  #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 ).___

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2015-01-04 19:58:16 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

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Giant Sky

I've posted a monochrome version of this image, but wanted to show the color as well.  From Colorado's Great Sand Dunes; for a bit of scale, there are at least 12 people in this photo (plus my friend the bush).

 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); #NationalParkPhotography
+US National Parks Photography curated by +Sunny Wu ; #skysunday  with +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light);#landscapepho... more »

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Giant Sky

I've posted a monochrome version of this image, but wanted to show the color as well.  From Colorado's Great Sand Dunes; for a bit of scale, there are at least 12 people in this photo (plus my friend the bush).

 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); #NationalParkPhotography
+US National Parks Photography curated by +Sunny Wu ; #skysunday  with +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); #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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2015-01-03 20:30:54 (25 comments, 6 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

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Full Spectrum Shopping

I tried something new: this is from a series taken without looking at the camera, just watching my subjects.

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0);  #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #spectrumsunday  with +Laura Ockel (+Spectrum Sunday); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #streetphotog... more »

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Full Spectrum Shopping

I tried something new: this is from a series taken without looking at the camera, just watching my subjects.

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0);  #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #spectrumsunday  with +Laura Ockel (+Spectrum Sunday); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #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 .___

2015-01-03 00:03:47 (41 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

I'm profoundly honored and delighted to be joining +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford as a director of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I feel like the Program, and Robin in particular, have given me the gift of art; I've taken so much joy in my photography over the past few years, and perhaps even more joy in helping to pass that gift along.

This is going to be another fun and busy year!  I'm thinking about running my Blur program again (let me know if you might be interested), and, while I don't want to spill anyone else's secrets, there are a number of other mentorships under development, some of which may start rolling out in the coming months.

Keep an eye on the Program page, and, if you might consider offering to mentor photographers yourself, let me, Robin or Ron know.  We can offer all kinds of help to get you started and make the process easy!

Howdy, folks! Happiest of new years to you!
(Robin here) ... I've been heavily involved in a mentoring project of my own and have not been able to support this program as much in the past couple of months. My apologies for the quiet (... at least you know that, if you have us in a "Notify" circle, we don't spam the stream ... ;oD). We DO have some folks that are working towards creating mentorships this coming year––just so you know we've not forgotten you. However, we don't have times available yet. We will keep you posted here as soon as the come available.

We would also like to welcome +Alex Lapidus as one of our new program directors –– yeah, Alex! Lauds to you for your commitment to improving the lives of others ... :o)

More Professional Photographers are needed to mentor!
If you've benefitted from one of our free programs, consider offering up what you know and mentor others here. Even if you're short on time, consider what you could offer in as little as 2-4 weeks for 6-8 people. Easy, right? We do support you in creating your own mentorship and have lots of help to pass on ... :o)

To become a mentor or to discuss what is possible for your mentorship here, plus-mention +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus in a private message here.___I'm profoundly honored and delighted to be joining +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford as a director of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I feel like the Program, and Robin in particular, have given me the gift of art; I've taken so much joy in my photography over the past few years, and perhaps even more joy in helping to pass that gift along.

This is going to be another fun and busy year!  I'm thinking about running my Blur program again (let me know if you might be interested), and, while I don't want to spill anyone else's secrets, there are a number of other mentorships under development, some of which may start rolling out in the coming months.

Keep an eye on the Program page, and, if you might consider offering to mentor photographers yourself, let me, Robin or Ron know.  We can offer all kinds of help to get you started and make the process easy!

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2015-01-02 20:51:13 (24 comments, 6 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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Part I: Caged
The Hall Beyond Time: A Saga of Alien Abduction in Three Parts

She felt frozen between ticks of a clock.  They came and went.  Some stopped and stared; others passed without a glance.  She never felt tired or hungry; never slept.  She never felt joy, or hope, or anticipation.  There was no true light, or darkness.

But there was motion.  Beings and groups from every corner of the galaxy came and went.  Styles of clothing and adornment changed and evolved.  Her...container...took on different electromagnetic properties, and she somehow sensed other changes she could not quite perceive.

And then, there was an Idea...




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

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Part I: Caged
The Hall Beyond Time: A Saga of Alien Abduction in Three Parts

She felt frozen between ticks of a clock.  They came and went.  Some stopped and stared; others passed without a glance.  She never felt tired or hungry; never slept.  She never felt joy, or hope, or anticipation.  There was no true light, or darkness.

But there was motion.  Beings and groups from every corner of the galaxy came and went.  Styles of clothing and adornment changed and evolved.  Her...container...took on different electromagnetic properties, and she somehow sensed other changes she could not quite perceive.

And then, there was an Idea...




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

#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 #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix;  #framedsubjectfriday  with +Carsten Schlipf, +Dirk Müller, +Matthias Haeussler and +Claus Allweil (+FramedSubjectFriday); #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 ; #freshpics  with +Trevor Farrell (+Fresh Pics); #justforthefunofit  with +Rob Hallifax; #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections);  #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2015-01-01 20:45:31 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

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More Furry Friends

I still feel like I'm just getting started on the lemur photos from Madagascar, but I should also have lots of other wildlife for you this year.  These are the beautiful and endangered Verreaux's Sifakas, photographed in the Berenty Reserve.

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 ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis+... more »

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More Furry Friends

I still feel like I'm just getting started on the lemur photos from Madagascar, but I should also have lots of other wildlife for you this year.  These are the beautiful and endangered Verreaux's Sifakas, photographed in the Berenty Reserve.

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 ) ; #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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2014-12-31 07:56:55 (27 comments, 10 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

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Return

I'm home, and it's so peaceful here after the energy and chaos of Las Vegas :-).  I picked this shot, one of a series from Davenport Beach, to represent that sense of peace.

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


For #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #bforblue with +Ailee... more »

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Return

I'm home, and it's so peaceful here after the energy and chaos of Las Vegas :-).  I picked this shot, one of a series from Davenport Beach, to represent that sense of peace.

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


For #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #bforblue  with +Aileen Sorenson (+B for Blue); #bellesphotos  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet (+Belles photos); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #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 .___

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2014-12-28 20:55:55 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

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On the Town

Sorry I haven't been keeping up very well this week, but the night calls...  Out with +Pam Boling, +John Getchel, +Linda Villers, and our friends Carlos and Ginger.

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


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

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On the Town

Sorry I haven't been keeping up very well this week, but the night calls...  Out with +Pam Boling, +John Getchel, +Linda Villers, and our friends Carlos and Ginger.

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #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 ; #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #mofomo  with +Alexander Kesselaar and +Michael Sutton (+mofomo).___

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2014-12-25 20:43:27 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

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Season's Greetings from the Jellyfish of Algol II

From all over the galaxy, our alien friends, nemeses, and Beings of Indeterminate Status are sending wishes for happy holidays!  They say abductions will be limited until the new year -- but Their notions of "limited" and "new year" are at best poorly understood.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, +Jetski Jones and +Heiko Mahr, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot be Named #owcbn .  Also for #designthursday  with +Venkatram Harish Belvadi (+Design Thursday); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday).

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Season's Greetings from the Jellyfish of Algol II

From all over the galaxy, our alien friends, nemeses, and Beings of Indeterminate Status are sending wishes for happy holidays!  They say abductions will be limited until the new year -- but Their notions of "limited" and "new year" are at best poorly understood.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, +Jetski Jones and +Heiko Mahr, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot be Named #owcbn .  Also for #designthursday  with +Venkatram Harish Belvadi (+Design Thursday); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday).

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 reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .  Prints are available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2014-12-23 21:04:01 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

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Into Thin Air

Here's a slightly different approach from some of my other shots of Chicago's towers.  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; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW +URBAN - in views and life); +World of Work Wednesday curated by +Rick Castillo #worldofworkwednesday ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSPMonochrome ... more »

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Into Thin Air

Here's a slightly different approach from some of my other shots of Chicago's towers.  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; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong and +Roman Kruglov ; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW +URBAN - in views and life); +World of Work Wednesday curated by +Rick Castillo #worldofworkwednesday ; #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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2014-12-21 21:04:47 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 85 +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 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 75 +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, 129 +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, 60 +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, 76 +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, 68 +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, 5 reshares, 99 +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 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 122 +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, 8 reshares, 73 +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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