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Alex Lapidus has been at 7 events

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Drink and Click™ Monterey - Santa Cruz101UPDATEWe 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 16:00:0020G+
Jeff Smith60,238Welcome 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 03:00:00138G+
Billy Wilson1,542,563+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 04:00:00204G+
Lisa Donchak15,719Hi 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 18:00:0028G+
Eric Raeber1,177,625I 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 18:30:0014G+
Nathan Wirth195,238A 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 00:00:00201G+
Leigh Diprose31,595SHOW 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 18:00:00110G+

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Wendy Thanh Hồng134 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-27 03:31:05450111CC G+
Olga Kafka22,766 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-26 08:03:25495002CC G+
Circles Circles Circles40,148Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated August 25h, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/t1uWLJPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/6O91rKPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/tALHuWMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/1JP8DLPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/lRJnQ5Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8l#originalcontentcreators                           #circles                 #circlescirclescircles                       #circleshare                             #circleshare  #circles                           #newcircles                           #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-08-26 01:06:4644911984147CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,935* #AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday August 19th, 2014 - "Open Theme" *Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-08-25 15:40:15176048CC G+
shareing circle8,977my Friends! - You're in this Circle ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!  shared!2014-08-25 03:22:54397328CC G+
Gert Jan Hermus33,408Another one of my circles of INTERACTIVE Photographers, Bloggers and circle sharers!Add them to your circles and get inpired ;-)I shall share more great circles later on this week! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circleoftheday  2014-08-24 11:50:15247292151CC G+
Bảo Anh angels0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-24 06:15:40501347CC G+
Bảo Anh angels0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included 501Trong vòng kết nối này:Bảo Anh angels, Brian Buckley, Eric Delcour và 498 người khácThêm ngườiTới: Biểu tượng Public Công khai  *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-24 06:15:02501216CC G+
Circles Circles Circles39,889MEN 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/aG63uLPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/6O91rKPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/tALHuWMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/1JP8DLPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/D9AkbWOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8l#menarefrommars                                       #addmetoyourcircles                             #circles                                   #circlescirclescircles                               #circleshare                                     #circleshare2014-08-22 03:02:382888255116CC G+
Circles Circles Circles39,575Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated August 18th, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/aG63uLPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/hWwUE2Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/YA2q9GMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/Re2NFePublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/D9AkbWOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8l#originalcontentcreators                           #circles                 #circlescirclescircles                       #circleshare                             #circleshare  #circles                           #newcircles                           #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-08-19 13:14:2245514884185CC G+
Olga Kafka22,787Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-19 10:42:424960110CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,923#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   August 12th, 2014 - "WORLD ELEPHANT DAY"Three new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-08-18 17:52:44176044CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,913Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  L - 18 of 30Note: 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 July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 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 #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-18 10:37:0864202CC G+
Cableicous2,915Thanks for all teh cablezThanks muchly to all those who have contributed their #Cableicous  imagery for another grand week of beautaliciousness.And a new week begins...#photography #cables #cableicous #circleshare #2014 #cableriacirculus2014-08-17 01:41:45425016CC G+
Olga Kafka22,774Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-13 13:09:43496208CC G+
Circles Circles Circles39,209Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated August 11th, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/oKsFH7Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/2q6YZrPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/YA2q9GMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/Re2NFePublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:   http://goo.gl/TSpZxCOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#originalcontentcreators                         #circles                 #circlescirclescircles                     #circleshare                             #circleshare  #circles                         #newcircles                         #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-08-11 23:59:1045213599205CC G+
Nigil Haroon16,805The Great CircleHi FriendsTime for another circle, recognizing wonderful people on G+ who have engaged with some wonderful photographs on G+. People here are super engagers and give great feedback on your work. They share your work increasing the reach and audience.Do add them to your circles and enjoy interacting with them.Thank you for sharing this circle! #Circleshare  2014-08-09 23:11:16500154100128CC G+
Kerpi Burgan3,078#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team2014-08-09 11:09:244745014CC G+
Rosie Taylor6,171#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-09 07:04:2947318824CC G+
Circles Circles Circles39,434MEN 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/34KFv0Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/2q6YZrPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/YA2q9GMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/Re2NFePublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:   http://goo.gl/TSpZxCOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#menarefrommars                                     #addmetoyourcircles                           #circles                                 #circlescirclescircles                               #circleshare                                   #circleshare2014-08-08 17:53:592888740116CC G+
Olga Kafka22,802Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-05 18:50:244961110CC G+
Circles Circles Circles38,965Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated August 4th, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/34KFv0Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/2q6YZrPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/VyTQRXMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/8UPCeVPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:   http://goo.gl/TSpZxCOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#originalcontentcreators                       #circles                 #circlescirclescircles                   #circleshare                             #circleshare  #circles                       #newcircles                       #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-08-05 03:04:5345215086196CC G+
Photo Mania Global9,069Here is the +Photo Mania Global   Best of the Best Photographers circle for July 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages(+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Photo Mania India , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Photo Manie Nederland , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania Russia , +Photo Mania Scandinavia , +Photo Mania Schweiz , +Photo Mania South Asia , +Photo Mania USA)Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global  page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages and Photo Mania Global.This is our fantastic team of Photo Mania Global:+2014-08-01 08:37:28328283044CC G+
Circles Circles Circles38,092Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated July 28th, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/kpoaXGPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YR4QlaPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/VyTQRXMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/8UPCeVPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:   http://goo.gl/TSpZxCOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#originalcontentcreators                       #circles                 #circlescirclescircles                   #circleshare                             #circleshare  #circles                       #newcircles                       #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-07-29 04:11:5244814577196CC G+
Olga Kafka22,808Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-25 07:56:234962216CC G+
Circles Circles Circles38,242MEN 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/E0twUvPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YR4QlaPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/VyTQRXMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/8UPCeVPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:   http://goo.gl/TSpZxCOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#menarefrommars                                   #addmetoyourcircles                         #circles                               #circlescirclescircles                               #circleshare                                 #circleshare2014-07-25 02:26:352818235127CC G+
Rosie Taylor4,669GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-22 08:53:4347314421CC G+
Circles Circles Circles37,947Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated July 21st, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/E0twUvPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/Fs6clsPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/nFCsGwMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/tID4ZmPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:   http://goo.gl/TSpZxCOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#originalcontentcreators                     #circles                 #circlescirclescircles                 #circleshare                           #circleshare  #circles                     #newcircles                     #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-07-22 01:31:1744315779198CC G+
David Pond26,449#close2home   Contributor  Thank you circle!  July 20 2014+Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel 2014-07-20 17:31:55412221036CC G+
Gailen Mapes66,045Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  L - 18 of 30Note: 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 July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 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 #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-18 10:32:2466408CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,976#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   July 8th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-07-18 07:38:561732218CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,976#AFRICANature circle Version 5, July 18th, 2014This is the circle for the new daily theme   #AFRICANature . It displays all participants whose photos were selected for display on the +AFRICANature  page and also includes the theme curators. Add the circle if you want to see great nature and wildlife photos from Africa! The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your African nature and wildlife photos for the daily #AFRICANature  theme and to be selected for display on the +AFRICANature  page. For more information on the theme, visit the +AFRICANature  page.2014-07-18 07:14:3674046CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky89,063Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all!Circle brings together nice and interesting people with similar interests ...Share and be sharedБуду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами...I would be grateful to all those who will join and share it around.#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2014-07-18 03:16:444349149123CC G+
Circles Circles Circles37,797Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated July 14th, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/o82s0mPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IkCTLPPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/nFCsGwMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/tID4ZmPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/E6v81LOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#originalcontentcreators                   #circles                 #circlescirclescircles               #circleshare                         #circleshare  #circles                   #newcircles                   #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-07-15 02:22:4543713765194CC G+
Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!4,827*SUPER-MIXer*  VOL. 5HELLO to this weeks top #engagers     !!!  *Thanks for the your support*This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!   :DBoost 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 circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle   #circlesunday   #circlesundaycircle 2014-07-11 20:02:48322251431CC G+
Circles Circles Circles37,450MEN 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/jYLzB0Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IkCTLPPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/nFCsGwMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/tID4ZmPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Nk8kG2Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#menarefrommars                                 #addmetoyourcircles                         #circles                             #circlescirclescircles                               #circleshare                               #circleshare2014-07-11 14:32:312777834105CC G+
Sarvesh Kumar571To get in, and to ensure you stay in  #circleoffriends  you need to do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.#sharedcircles   #circleshare  #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  #sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares #circlesharing #circlesshare #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle #publiccircle #circle #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle 2014-07-09 10:07:3538614215CC G+
Olga Kafka22,815Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-08 07:35:514974216CC G+
Circles Circles Circles37,069Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated July 7th, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/jYLzB0Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/68KEDUPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/2LIA6BMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/Nrz4NSPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/Nk8kG2Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#originalcontentcreators                   #circles                 #circlescirclescircles             #circleshare                         #circleshare  #circles                   #newcircles                   #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-07-08 01:58:0143614469183CC G+
hanh duc1,024v92014-07-05 18:46:3448311019CC G+
HQSP Winners28,528Release 2014 June HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Sime Wareham +Philippe Avenel and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners  page in June- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2014-07-04 20:17:562859649115CC G+
Circles Circles Circles36,916MEN 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/YTDoxWPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/jmIr33Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ieL8WQMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/2PsxPxPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/DYO3O1Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxG#menarefrommars                               #addmetoyourcircles                         #circles                           #circlescirclescircles                               #circleshare                             #circleshare2014-07-04 03:36:342738033122CC G+
Rosie Taylor3,359GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 9   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-03 10:28:1747513623CC G+
Photo Mania USA1,410Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for June 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of June. Each day, one of these photographs was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page. Well done everyone!If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2014-07-02 09:23:17177649CC G+
Farid Shaikh2,467GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 16   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-02 01:38:2042910412CC G+
HQSP Night5,317Hello everybody, it is already july and here is the new monthy circle of +HQSP Night. All this fantastic photographers in this circle got shared at the  +HQSP Night theme page in the month june.If you want to be in the next circle you just have to add the +HQSP Night page to your cicles and share a night picture public and add the #hqspnight  tag to this picture.Feel free to add this photograhers to your circles and share the circle in your profile to support our night lovers.2014-07-01 11:46:07132469CC G+
Olga Kafka22,827Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-01 06:09:424972012CC G+
Circles Circles Circles36,836Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome this circle dated June 30th, 2014.Thank you for creating, ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with the rest of us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/YTDoxWPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/fmOadpPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/Oyg8RBMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/9NT51gPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/DYO3O1Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#originalcontentcreators                 #circles                 #circlescirclescircles             #circleshare                       #circleshare  #circles                 #newcircles                 #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-07-01 03:42:1042715465191CC G+
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2014-08-12 12:46:52 (45 comments, 20 reshares, 144 +1s)

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Candy Store

The wonderful colors of Montreal's Palais de Congres.  +Linda Villers and I met up here Sunday with +Johannes S. and his friend Eric, and +jerry robin -- we had a great visit with them, lots more photos to come!  I'm building a Montreal album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion ; #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #vibrantwednesday   #vividwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti.

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2014-08-22 13:35:24 (40 comments, 20 reshares, 138 +1s)

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Troubled Dreams

Many people say our galaxy must be carpeted with intelligent civilizations.  Others say, well, where are they?  Why haven't we found them yet, or they us?  The other night, on the remote shores of Nova Scotia's Bras d'Or Lakes, One came to me.  I heard, "your civilization lives beneath the clouds.  Break through, rise up, reach out!"  And then the clouds closed in again.  They await...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

Thanks again +Darryl Van Gaal!  After your coaching with Stellarium, I knew just when and where to look for the Milky Way.  If only the clouds had stayed clear long enough for me to get my turn with the wide angle lens -- see the similar shot from +Linda Villers for even more stars!  Clouds tonight, but we'll keep trying.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada isat https:/... more »

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2014-08-12 12:46:52 (45 comments, 20 reshares, 144 +1s)

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Candy Store

The wonderful colors of Montreal's Palais de Congres.  +Linda Villers and I met up here Sunday with +Johannes S. and his friend Eric, and +jerry robin -- we had a great visit with them, lots more photos to come!  I'm building a Montreal album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion ; #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #vibrantwednesday   #vividwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti.

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2014-08-27 12:33:24 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)

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On the Loose!

We saw this majestic moose (Alces alces) along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia -- a treat to finally get a glimpse after many hundreds of miles of road signs warning about them :-).  I'm sure +Sandra Parlow can tell you much more about this particular animal; I presume she knows each of them personally.

My album for Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; 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 .

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On the Loose!

We saw this majestic moose (Alces alces) along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia -- a treat to finally get a glimpse after many hundreds of miles of road signs warning about them :-).  I'm sure +Sandra Parlow can tell you much more about this particular animal; I presume she knows each of them personally.

My album for Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; 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 .___

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2014-08-26 12:47:18 (32 comments, 3 reshares, 115 +1s)

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The Secret Lagoon

+Linda Villers and I had an idyllic day at the beach yesterday with +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard; this probably looks like Bora Bora, but it's a gorgeous piece of Nova Scotia coast.  They took us to some very special places, and it was wonderful to have the improbable opportunity to visit with them!

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


For the new #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld ); #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #longexposurethursday with +Francesc... more »

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The Secret Lagoon

+Linda Villers and I had an idyllic day at the beach yesterday with +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard; this probably looks like Bora Bora, but it's a gorgeous piece of Nova Scotia coast.  They took us to some very special places, and it was wonderful to have the improbable opportunity to visit with them!

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


For the new #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld ); #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; 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 .___

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2014-08-25 10:58:24 (21 comments, 13 reshares, 97 +1s)

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A Little Night Music

Still life with ferry terminal and violin?  This is the striking ferry terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island, with a huge violin sculpture that I couldn't resist shooting.  We had a great visit with +Shawn Hudson here on the shores, for the end of sunset and some night shots -- fun to meet him, and Linda and I are grateful for all his suggestions for the region.

Last night we got to meet +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard for a lovely visit and concert -- no photos, but today we're heading out with them for a day at the beach!

My album from Montreal is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexandlinda.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #architexturetuesday with +R... more »

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A Little Night Music

Still life with ferry terminal and violin?  This is the striking ferry terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island, with a huge violin sculpture that I couldn't resist shooting.  We had a great visit with +Shawn Hudson here on the shores, for the end of sunset and some night shots -- fun to meet him, and Linda and I are grateful for all his suggestions for the region.

Last night we got to meet +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard for a lovely visit and concert -- no photos, but today we're heading out with them for a day at the beach!

My album from Montreal is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexandlinda.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser ; #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong .___

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2014-08-24 13:36:03 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 59 +1s)

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The Village Smith

I could make jokes about not everything in Nova Scotia being completely modernized, but hey, the guy was making a (very fancy) bottle opener, which is highly useful in any era!  The scene is from the Fortress of Louisbourg, a large reconstructed site where the staff demonstrates many of the activities that would have taken place in the town in the 18th Century.  The French lost the fortress to the British in 1745, and again in 1758 (after it had been returned in the meantime).

We finally got to meet up in person with +Shawn Hudson the other night and had a great visit and mostly post-sunset shoot -- hopefully I can post one of those shots tomorrow!

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


For #ca... more »

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The Village Smith

I could make jokes about not everything in Nova Scotia being completely modernized, but hey, the guy was making a (very fancy) bottle opener, which is highly useful in any era!  The scene is from the Fortress of Louisbourg, a large reconstructed site where the staff demonstrates many of the activities that would have taken place in the town in the 18th Century.  The French lost the fortress to the British in 1745, and again in 1758 (after it had been returned in the meantime).

We finally got to meet up in person with +Shawn Hudson the other night and had a great visit and mostly post-sunset shoot -- hopefully I can post one of those shots tomorrow!

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


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #peopleatworkmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+People At Work Monday); #knowhowandtraditions  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE (+Know-how and traditions).___

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2014-08-23 12:23:25 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 121 +1s)

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Nuclear Family

Some of you will have heard the expression "compose with your feet."  In my recent blur program, I wrote about zooming with your feet; here's an example -- a graphic on the wall of a shopping center in Saint John, New Brunswick.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints 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; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels ; #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography).

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Nuclear Family

Some of you will have heard the expression "compose with your feet."  In my recent blur program, I wrote about zooming with your feet; here's an example -- a graphic on the wall of a shopping center in Saint John, New Brunswick.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints 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; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels ; #shoppingsaturday  with +Roy Ross; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography).___

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2014-08-22 13:35:24 (40 comments, 20 reshares, 138 +1s)

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Troubled Dreams

Many people say our galaxy must be carpeted with intelligent civilizations.  Others say, well, where are they?  Why haven't we found them yet, or they us?  The other night, on the remote shores of Nova Scotia's Bras d'Or Lakes, One came to me.  I heard, "your civilization lives beneath the clouds.  Break through, rise up, reach out!"  And then the clouds closed in again.  They await...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

Thanks again +Darryl Van Gaal!  After your coaching with Stellarium, I knew just when and where to look for the Milky Way.  If only the clouds had stayed clear long enough for me to get my turn with the wide angle lens -- see the similar shot from +Linda Villers for even more stars!  Clouds tonight, but we'll keep trying.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada isat https:/... more »

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Troubled Dreams

Many people say our galaxy must be carpeted with intelligent civilizations.  Others say, well, where are they?  Why haven't we found them yet, or they us?  The other night, on the remote shores of Nova Scotia's Bras d'Or Lakes, One came to me.  I heard, "your civilization lives beneath the clouds.  Break through, rise up, reach out!"  And then the clouds closed in again.  They await...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

Thanks again +Darryl Van Gaal!  After your coaching with Stellarium, I knew just when and where to look for the Milky Way.  If only the clouds had stayed clear long enough for me to get my turn with the wide angle lens -- see the similar shot from +Linda Villers for even more stars!  Clouds tonight, but we'll keep trying.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; 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 #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #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 ; #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser ; #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D .___

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2014-08-21 13:32:36 (22 comments, 10 reshares, 104 +1s)

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Red Alert

We caught the last light of day on the Kidston Island East lighthouse, just across from the lovely Baddeck harbor (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia).  It might have been the first light of day as well, after the dark clouds and rain had moved through.  Thanks to +Shawn Hudson for some local tips, and to lighthousesrus.org for an exhaustive list of the world's lighthouses!

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; is a navigable lake okay for #coastalthursday  +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+CoastalThursday)?; #... more »

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Red Alert

We caught the last light of day on the Kidston Island East lighthouse, just across from the lovely Baddeck harbor (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia).  It might have been the first light of day as well, after the dark clouds and rain had moved through.  Thanks to +Shawn Hudson for some local tips, and to lighthousesrus.org for an exhaustive list of the world's lighthouses!

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; is a navigable lake okay for #coastalthursday  +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday)?; #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 ; #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D .___

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2014-08-20 12:23:55 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 95 +1s)

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Family Grooming Time

Here's a funny scene we saw in the Berenty Reserve with these Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) grooming each other.  The male was grooming the female pretty vigorously, and her face was all squinched up, while the baby climbed randomly over both of them.  Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, the IUCN considers them Endangered due to habitat destruction.

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


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 +DickWh... more »

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Family Grooming Time

Here's a funny scene we saw in the Berenty Reserve with these Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) grooming each other.  The male was grooming the female pretty vigorously, and her face was all squinched up, while the baby climbed randomly over both of them.  Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, the IUCN considers them Endangered due to habitat destruction.

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


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 ).___

2014-08-20 03:57:12 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

"Some selected photos cannot be added or removed from highlights"

Ooh, so now it's a "feature" and not a bug?  From the day Highlights appeared, I thought it was the nastiest, most pernicious feature undermining the efforts of photographers to present their work on Google+, and now it's getting worse.  Initially, Highlights were the default view when someone opened an album; the Google folks graciously heard our feedback, and at least made "all photos" the default album view, but Highlights continue to be the default view that people see when they actually go to the trouble of clicking to someone's profile and selecting the Photos tab.

Google's algorithm for selecting Highlights is, in my experience, far worse than random chance -- almost the dead opposite of the photos I want representing my work.  I've spent many hourstr... more »

"Some selected photos cannot be added or removed from highlights"

Ooh, so now it's a "feature" and not a bug?  From the day Highlights appeared, I thought it was the nastiest, most pernicious feature undermining the efforts of photographers to present their work on Google+, and now it's getting worse.  Initially, Highlights were the default view when someone opened an album; the Google folks graciously heard our feedback, and at least made "all photos" the default album view, but Highlights continue to be the default view that people see when they actually go to the trouble of clicking to someone's profile and selecting the Photos tab.

Google's algorithm for selecting Highlights is, in my experience, far worse than random chance -- almost the dead opposite of the photos I want representing my work.  I've spent many hours trying to address the problem by carefully selecting highlight photos for each album, by creating new albums to show only "portfolio" images, and by sorting my albums to bring the Portfolio albums to the top.  Google has trashed those efforts by eliminating my ability to set album order (which I used to have to do through Picasa).

Now it appears that I can no longer choose my own highlight photos for each album; in no case in recent weeks have I been able to select highlights on or off for an image, and I've been reporting the problem as a bug through Feedback.  Now the message I titled this post with is what I see when I mouse over my grayed-out highlight checkbox.

I've been trying to steer people to the album view (showing all photos) or my own website in every single post, but there's no way I can swim upstream against my own profile page.  Why on earth would Google deliberately go to the trouble of taking away my ability to set my own highlights?  +Brian Matiash +Dave Besbris +Sam Breach +Robin Griggs Wood any thoughts on this?

EDIT:  Since inside every complaint should be an offer or a request, here's my request: if someone comes to my profile page and chooses the Photos tab, they should see all my albums in an order that I select.  If they select an album, they should see all the photos in the album, in the order that I select.___

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2014-08-19 13:29:21 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 114 +1s)

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Floored

I'm standing on the ocean floor.  Six hours before I took this shot, and six hours after, fish were swimming far above where my head is.  I'm in the amazing Bay of Fundy, where the tides are as great as anywhere on Earth -- this shot was at low tide, 2.00m today, while high tide was 11.73m (or over 30 feet higher).  You can see how the water has eroded the lower portion of the formation (I believe this one is called Diamond Rock), while the tree grows above the high tide line.  From the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 is finally starting to earn its full name; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  ,+Kim Tr... more »

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Floored

I'm standing on the ocean floor.  Six hours before I took this shot, and six hours after, fish were swimming far above where my head is.  I'm in the amazing Bay of Fundy, where the tides are as great as anywhere on Earth -- this shot was at low tide, 2.00m today, while high tide was 11.73m (or over 30 feet higher).  You can see how the water has eroded the lower portion of the formation (I believe this one is called Diamond Rock), while the tree grows above the high tide line.  From the Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 is finally starting to earn its full name; 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 ; a joint venture, I suppose, with #stonesaturday  with +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #amazinglandscapes  with +Rolf Hicker; #freshpics  with +Trevor Farrell (+Fresh Pics); #photojournalworldwide  with +andi rivarola (+Photo Journal Worldwide); #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 ; and #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D .___

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2014-08-18 11:50:29 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 82 +1s)

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Revolve

So here we were in the exquisite old town of Quebec for three days, and my favorite photos are of the revolving door in my hotel.  Really, I took 100 shots of this fabulous copper/brass door.  I can't help it, but I know some of you will have to forgive me.

My album for Montreal, Quebec and (soon) beyond is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels ; #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +PatriceChristian (+Un... more »

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Revolve

So here we were in the exquisite old town of Quebec for three days, and my favorite photos are of the revolving door in my hotel.  Really, I took 100 shots of this fabulous copper/brass door.  I can't help it, but I know some of you will have to forgive me.

My album for Montreal, Quebec and (soon) beyond is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels ; #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light).___

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2014-08-17 14:14:31 (15 comments, 7 reshares, 100 +1s)

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Wonder

A scene from the Chinese Garden at Montreal's Olympic Park.  My Montreal album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #doorsunday  with +André Roßbach, +Dave Krugman and +Maayan Windmuller (+DoorSunday); #summerphotos  with +Tiina Niskanen and +Andreas Helbig (+Summer Photos); #recesstime  with +Kris Vockler (+Recess Time! Kids & Playing); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus; and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .

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Wonder

A scene from the Chinese Garden at Montreal's Olympic Park.  My Montreal album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #doorsunday  with +André Roßbach, +Dave Krugman and +Maayan Windmuller (+DoorSunday); #summerphotos  with +Tiina Niskanen and +Andreas Helbig (+Summer Photos); #recesstime  with +Kris Vockler (+Recess Time! Kids & Playing); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus; and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-08-16 13:59:45 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 77 +1s)

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Straight On 'til Morning

This is a bit of an emotional image for me, because I was thinking about the Asiana crash in San Francisco ( see https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/54zGrrm6DnE ) and the lost Malaysian flights, and happened to go out and see planes landing into the beams of sunset.  Safe travels to you all!

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


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #inthelight  with +andirivarola ... more »

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Straight On 'til Morning

This is a bit of an emotional image for me, because I was thinking about the Asiana crash in San Francisco ( see https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/54zGrrm6DnE ) and the lost Malaysian flights, and happened to go out and see planes landing into the beams of sunset.  Safe travels to you all!

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


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); and #sentimentalsunday  with +Louisa Catharine Forsyth (+Sentimental Sunday Theme).___

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2014-08-15 13:59:28 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 71 +1s)

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Demergence

I had my hopes, as we emerged from the Mothership into the light of day.  We climbed a vast tower, rising far above the planet's surface, and entered a capsule.  I believed that capsule meant my freedom: poised to launch, already partly beyond the claim of planetary gravity.  Instead, within an hour, They  returned me, as I've captured here.  They  never explained.  But then, They  never do.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, and me, 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); #bforblue  with +Aileen Sorenson (+Bfor Blue); #bl... more »

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Demergence

I had my hopes, as we emerged from the Mothership into the light of day.  We climbed a vast tower, rising far above the planet's surface, and entered a capsule.  I believed that capsule meant my freedom: poised to launch, already partly beyond the claim of planetary gravity.  Instead, within an hour, They  returned me, as I've captured here.  They  never explained.  But then, They  never do.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, and me, 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); #bforblue  with +Aileen Sorenson (+B for Blue); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet.

My Montreal album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2014-08-14 13:45:30 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 105 +1s)

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In the Fading Light (Monochrome)

I've posted a slightly different version of this image in color, but I think the water and rocks feel different in monochrome.  From Davenport Beach.  Color version at https://plus.google.com/104294083885937159989/posts/FguobGAKKaN .

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +JesseMartineau +D... more »

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In the Fading Light (Monochrome)

I've posted a slightly different version of this image in color, but I think the water and rocks feel different in monochrome.  From Davenport Beach.  Color version at https://plus.google.com/104294083885937159989/posts/FguobGAKKaN .

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #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 ;  #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and 110336976038750891860 ; #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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2014-08-13 12:49:32 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)

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A Face in the Crowd

Once again, I'm speechless :-).  From the Japanese Garden in Montreal's Botanical Gardens.  +Linda Villers and I had a great visit with +Fadi Hage today, who graciously took us around Mont-Royal, but I'm falling farther and farther behind on processing, as usual...

I'm building an album for Montreal (and soon more of Eastern Canada) at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #bagswednesday curated by +André Behrmann   +Michael Behrmann +Magdalena Szczygieł +Magdalena MadZ  and by +Nancy Battis Vita ; #wackywednesday  with +Jimmie Fisher; #weneedalaughwednesday  with +Pat Kennedy Corlin (+We Need A Laugh Wednesday); #whateverwednesday  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+Whatever Wednesday!!!); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  wi... more »

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A Face in the Crowd

Once again, I'm speechless :-).  From the Japanese Garden in Montreal's Botanical Gardens.  +Linda Villers and I had a great visit with +Fadi Hage today, who graciously took us around Mont-Royal, but I'm falling farther and farther behind on processing, as usual...

I'm building an album for Montreal (and soon more of Eastern Canada) at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #bagswednesday curated by +André Behrmann   +Michael Behrmann +Magdalena Szczygieł +Magdalena MadZ  and by +Nancy Battis Vita ; #wackywednesday  with +Jimmie Fisher; #weneedalaughwednesday  with +Pat Kennedy Corlin (+We Need A Laugh Wednesday); #whateverwednesday  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+Whatever Wednesday!!!); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-08-12 12:46:52 (45 comments, 20 reshares, 144 +1s)

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Candy Store

The wonderful colors of Montreal's Palais de Congres.  +Linda Villers and I met up here Sunday with +Johannes S. and his friend Eric, and +jerry robin -- we had a great visit with them, lots more photos to come!  I'm building a Montreal album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion ; #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #vibrantwednesday   #vividwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti.

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Candy Store

The wonderful colors of Montreal's Palais de Congres.  +Linda Villers and I met up here Sunday with +Johannes S. and his friend Eric, and +jerry robin -- we had a great visit with them, lots more photos to come!  I'm building a Montreal album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion ; #glassworldtuesday  with +Jana Smith; #vibrantwednesday   #vividwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti.___

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2014-08-11 14:25:00 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 55 +1s)

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Speak No Evil

What has been seen cannot be unseen!  This little Goeldi's Marmoset (Callimico goeldii) is exercising appropriate restraint.  This is not in the wild: photo from the Biodome in Montreal's Olympic Park.  These guys have very limited habitat and are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

For #monkeymonday  with me and +Sandy Schepis (+Monkey Monday); #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith ; #zoosdaytuesday  with +Windy Sawczyn (+ZoosDay Tuesday); #threatenedthursday  with +Anette Mossbacher, +Diego Cattaneo, +Sumit Sen and Sandy.  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

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Speak No Evil

What has been seen cannot be unseen!  This little Goeldi's Marmoset (Callimico goeldii) is exercising appropriate restraint.  This is not in the wild: photo from the Biodome in Montreal's Olympic Park.  These guys have very limited habitat and are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

For #monkeymonday  with me and +Sandy Schepis (+Monkey Monday); #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith ; #zoosdaytuesday  with +Windy Sawczyn (+ZoosDay Tuesday); #threatenedthursday  with +Anette Mossbacher, +Diego Cattaneo, +Sumit Sen and Sandy.  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2014-08-10 14:26:02 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 81 +1s)

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The Origin of Storms

We had dramatic skies over Montreal's Olympic Park Tower the other day!  For those of you keeping track, my own diving competitions were in the Parc Jean-Drapeau pool, not in the Olympic pool.  I've gotten started on a new album for this trip at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #cableicous   #cableicious  with +Charles Strebor (+Cableicous); #freshpics  with +Trevor Farrell (+Fresh Pics); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion ;  #MonochromeMonday(+Monochrome Monda... more »

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The Origin of Storms

We had dramatic skies over Montreal's Olympic Park Tower the other day!  For those of you keeping track, my own diving competitions were in the Parc Jean-Drapeau pool, not in the Olympic pool.  I've gotten started on a new album for this trip at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #cableicous   #cableicious  with +Charles Strebor (+Cableicous); #freshpics  with +Trevor Farrell (+Fresh Pics); #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light); #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion ;  #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and 110336976038750891860 ; #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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2014-08-09 11:48:27 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)

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I Can't Look!

From the streets of Montreal :-).  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .

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I Can't Look!

From the streets of Montreal :-).  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-08-08 15:15:59 (20 comments, 8 reshares, 97 +1s)

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The Misperception of Time

We can never control the many ways that time melts and reforms in the city.  But what if They  can?  Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Jetski Jones, +Heiko Mahr, 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; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels ; #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser ; #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +StevePasslow (+Night Phot... more »

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The Misperception of Time

We can never control the many ways that time melts and reforms in the city.  But what if They  can?  Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Jetski Jones, +Heiko Mahr, 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; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels ; #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser ; #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-08-07 12:30:02 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 131 +1s)

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Going to Extremes

Experimenting with a seven minute exposure on my first visit to the Pacifica Pier -- looks like a great spot, and not too inconvenient.  The little clumps of very slow moving people were fishing.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 .


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +LandscapePhotography Sho... more »

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Going to Extremes

Experimenting with a seven minute exposure on my first visit to the Pacifica Pier -- looks like a great spot, and not too inconvenient.  The little clumps of very slow moving people were fishing.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 .


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #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 ; #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; and a sort of #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski, +Patrice Christian and +Jetski Jones (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0).___

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2014-08-06 10:25:54 (24 comments, 10 reshares, 110 +1s)

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Shy

One more shot of the adorable Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec (Echinops telfairi), 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 ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals .

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Shy

One more shot of the adorable Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec (Echinops telfairi), 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 ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals .___

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2014-08-05 13:11:42 (24 comments, 4 reshares, 123 +1s)

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Witch's Garden

An eerie winter afternoon on the grounds of the Chateau de Chenonceau.  My album from last year's European trip is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 ; 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 ; #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #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 .

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Witch's Garden

An eerie winter afternoon on the grounds of the Chateau de Chenonceau.  My album from last year's European trip is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 ; 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 ; #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #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 .___

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2014-08-04 14:07:28 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 70 +1s)

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No, Nothing's Bugging Me, Why?

I guess this is my catnip -- a weird and wonderful scene, from the streets of Montreal.


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly and +Annelies Jansen (+Moody Monday);  #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .

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No, Nothing's Bugging Me, Why?

I guess this is my catnip -- a weird and wonderful scene, from the streets of Montreal.


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly and +Annelies Jansen (+Moody Monday);  #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-08-02 11:02:11 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 109 +1s)

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Having a Ball

One of the glorious sunsets from our stay in Anjajavy.  All my Madagascar photos are at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #africanature  with +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez, +Morkel Erasmus, +Anette Mossbacher, +Berndt Weissenbacher and +Wayne Marinovich (+AFRICANature); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; 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 +KaiKosonen +S... more »

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Having a Ball

One of the glorious sunsets from our stay in Anjajavy.  All my Madagascar photos are at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #africanature  with +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez, +Morkel Erasmus, +Anette Mossbacher, +Berndt Weissenbacher and +Wayne Marinovich (+AFRICANature); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; 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 .___

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2014-08-01 14:09:41 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 90 +1s)

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The Plasma Forests of Capella

While many alien abductions end poorly, every now and then you get to visit some of the galaxy's most famed tourist spots.  Here's a snapshot from a recent visit to the Plasma Forests of Capella -- wish They'd let me stay longer, but you know how those timeshare deals can be...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, and me, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .

Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #colorsonfriday with +K... more »

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The Plasma Forests of Capella

While many alien abductions end poorly, every now and then you get to visit some of the galaxy's most famed tourist spots.  Here's a snapshot from a recent visit to the Plasma Forests of Capella -- wish They'd let me stay longer, but you know how those timeshare deals can be...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, and me, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .

Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-07-31 10:52:30 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 100 +1s)

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The Surf Zone

From Pescadero Point with +Linda Villers and +Swee Oh, and eventually +Sam Post and +Justin Spelbrink.  I tried processing it with a bluer, higher-contrast look that I've seen a lot of here, but it only lost detail in the rocks and water, so I backed carefully away.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape , +HQSPLandscape cura... more »

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The Surf Zone

From Pescadero Point with +Linda Villers and +Swee Oh, and eventually +Sam Post and +Justin Spelbrink.  I tried processing it with a bluer, higher-contrast look that I've seen a lot of here, but it only lost detail in the rocks and water, so I backed carefully away.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #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 ; #monochromeworld  with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and 110336976038750891860 ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Lammert Doddema ; #blackandwhitephotos  with +Gemma Costa, +Andrea Erbifori, +Rob Heron and +Salvatore Ferrante (+Black and White Photos); #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday).___

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2014-07-30 16:29:23 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 69 +1s)

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Daydreaming in Color

This one feels to me like it should become a short story :-).  My Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .

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Daydreaming in Color

This one feels to me like it should become a short story :-).  My Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-07-29 15:07:48 (23 comments, 9 reshares, 73 +1s)

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There's a Tail to Be Told

A family of Verreaux's Sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi), photographed in the Berenty Reserve -- I've posted a lot of shots from Berenty partly because it was a great spot, but partly just because I still haven't sorted and processed all the photos from the trip.  These guys are considered Endangered, like most of Madagascar's wildlife, due to habitat loss.

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


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock +Grobler du Preez +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +A... more »

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There's a Tail to Be Told

A family of Verreaux's Sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi), photographed in the Berenty Reserve -- I've posted a lot of shots from Berenty partly because it was a great spot, but partly just because I still haven't sorted and processed all the photos from the trip.  These guys are considered Endangered, like most of Madagascar's wildlife, due to habitat loss.

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


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

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2014-07-29 03:49:18 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)

I admired +Rosie Nixon's photography long before I dreamed up my recent program Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play, and I was thrilled -- and just a bit nervous -- when she applied to join.  I had to dream up strange new ideas pretty fast to stay a lesson ahead of her, because she was so quick to absorb and assimilate ideas into her art, and she already has a startling and gorgeous new body of work from just the last few weeks.

In this post, she describes the program perhaps better than I could have: the sense of play, the comradeship of the participants, the excitement of creation.  And her sample album really takes me back into the program, somehow each image clearly communicating what it meant to be there capturing it.

My thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for their support,and ... more »

Blurs and Unsharp Photography: My Guided Play Album
At the beginning of May I entered into the world  of unfocus and unsharpness, abstract blurs, reflections, multiple /double exposures, montages, impressionist photography and  intentional camera movement.

I never realised how extensive the subject of blur really is!  As fresh new assignments were posted we wondered where the Champion of Blur on G+ our mentor - +Alex Lapidus  would take us to next ...especially by the middle of the course as we thought that there couldn't be much more to learn BUT there was!

On the course we zoomed, panned, tilted, freelensed, rotated, moved with our feet and shot from moving vehicles many times using  long exposures and aided by our ND filters and speedlites.   

With the help of Alex guiding us through all of the assignments and all the encouraging comments from fellow mentees and mentor assistants we pushed our creativity into new realms of possibility.

With the exception of Alex it got to the stage where I forgot who was a mentor assistant and who was a mentee as we all were learning so much from each other and discovering new things.  

There was so much buzz and excitement in the private community especially when we started playing with vaseline, tights, plastic bags, pin hole cameras, fabric, lensbabies along with mobile phone photography apps and post editing software - it was a photographer's playground!

Finally I want to thank my fellow mentees and mentor assistants for making this such a worthwhile venture.  A lot of time goes into creating one of these mentorships and you really only benefit from the mentorship if you put your heart and soul into it.  My experience was so rewarding and well worth the amount of time given over solely to the assignments and the private community.  Thanks also goes out to +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner  for creating this wonderful learning platform +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 

I'll leave you all with a  small selection of images from the course and this quote by Henry Peach Robinson which sums up the mentorship for me ...

Nothing in nature has a hard outline, but everything is seen against something else, and its outlines fade gently into something else, often so subtly that you cannot quite distinguish where one ends and the other begins. In this mingled decision and indecision, this lost and found, lies all the charm and mystery of nature.

#impressionistphotography    #blurphotography   #unsharpphotography    #longexposurephotography___I admired +Rosie Nixon's photography long before I dreamed up my recent program Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play, and I was thrilled -- and just a bit nervous -- when she applied to join.  I had to dream up strange new ideas pretty fast to stay a lesson ahead of her, because she was so quick to absorb and assimilate ideas into her art, and she already has a startling and gorgeous new body of work from just the last few weeks.

In this post, she describes the program perhaps better than I could have: the sense of play, the comradeship of the participants, the excitement of creation.  And her sample album really takes me back into the program, somehow each image clearly communicating what it meant to be there capturing it.

My thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for their support, and to the terrific team who offered me their assistance in running the program: +Nathan Beaulne, +Heiko Mahr, +Paul Brown, +Jacob Dix, +Diana Boyd, +Julianne Bockius, +Linda Villers, +D Stuart, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T. and +John Suler.  This wraps up the first round of completed work from the program, though I still have high hopes for some of my blurry stragglers :-).

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2014-07-28 16:31:16 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)

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The Gondolieri's Shadow

The end of the day in Venezia.

My entire Italy album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5748059674756397569 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871074165719763441 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly and +Annelies Jansen (+Moody Monday). 

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The Gondolieri's Shadow

The end of the day in Venezia.

My entire Italy album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5748059674756397569 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871074165719763441 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly and +Annelies Jansen (+Moody Monday). ___

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2014-07-28 01:18:58 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)

With the life and joy she expresses through her photography, +Deborah Miles was a delight to work play with in my recent program Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play.  She rapidly overcame her relative inexperience as a photographer by exploring and discovering, and took us all on some fabulous visual adventures.

I could say that Deborah's energy dial goes up to 11, but actually I'm not sure it goes down much below 9 or so :-).  Please enjoy her tour of glorious color and light from the program (and a couple from beyond)!

I'm grateful to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for their support, and to my wonderful team for helping throughout the program: +Jacob Dix, +Paul Brown, +Heiko Mahr, +Nathan Beaulne, +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +D Stuart, +Linda Villers, +Jetski Jones,+Gazz... more »

+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers +Ron Clifford  +Robin Griggs Wood  +Tamara Pruessner  +Alex Lapidus all my G+ Friends. a selection of my work produced during Alex Lapidus  Blurs and Unsharp Mentorship Programme for photographers
" A Life line"  
Multiple interconnecting paths
Multiple choices
Multiple life's
All leading to the vast ocean of fate.  +José Ramos Thank You.

Fate, destiny, right place at the right time, sums up my life since my first photographic posting on G+  3 months ago.  When l first picked up a camera with the intentionality to compose and shoot.  The time photography stole my heart, became my passion and produced excitement flowing through my veins.   l owe so many thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  and its directors   +Ron Clifford  +Robin Griggs Wood  +Tamara Pruessner  who offer the G+ community, photographic mentorships open to all to apply.   10 weeks ago  l applied and was shocked but fortunate to be given a place on the brilliant +Alex Lapidus  Blurs and Unsharp Mentorship Programme.  Covering camera techniques such as rotational Blur, Zooming,  POV, Dynamic Range,  Double Exposure  to name a few.   What a life changer,  as a teacher Alex was a magician knowing instinctively how to  develop and bring out the very best creativity and photographic skill in all his students.  he gave me wings to fly, brought me to life.   For me the experience of learning in a fun, private and safe community developed my very basic camera skills to a level where l feel confident enough to experiment and tweak  shutter speed, ISO and aperture.  All my fellow mentees and the Moderators on the programme gave endless support,  positive encouragement and all produced the most wonderful creative images.  G+ friends for life l hope.
If you see a +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  offered, please apply or give your support by offering your photographic expertise, it will be fulfilling,  life changing,  the greatest opportunity and the most amazing experience you can virtually have : - )

Sending my biggest thanks and best wishes to +Alex Lapidus  all the moderators  and  friends your the best .  Check out their work!!      +D Stuart  +Diana Boyd   +Julianne Bockius +Heiko Mahr  +Jacob Dix  +Jetski Jones  +Paul Brown   +Nathan Beaulne  +Pat Kight +Margaret Ziede  +Tee Gee  +Jo Houlbrook  +Roz Batten +Rachel Ferris +Janice Hackney  +Patt Dickson  +Robin Cohen +Sharon Woodward  +Rosie Nixon  +cobalt please +renee Q  +Dwayne Fuhlhage  +Dayne Reast  +Alan Mason  +Alan Bland +Andrew Knowlton  +steve abbott  +Janusz Bednarski  +Adrian J Nyaoi 



 +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers     please apply, support or  offer your photographic expertise___With the life and joy she expresses through her photography, +Deborah Miles was a delight to work play with in my recent program Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play.  She rapidly overcame her relative inexperience as a photographer by exploring and discovering, and took us all on some fabulous visual adventures.

I could say that Deborah's energy dial goes up to 11, but actually I'm not sure it goes down much below 9 or so :-).  Please enjoy her tour of glorious color and light from the program (and a couple from beyond)!

I'm grateful to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for their support, and to my wonderful team for helping throughout the program: +Jacob Dix, +Paul Brown, +Heiko Mahr, +Nathan Beaulne, +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +D Stuart, +Linda Villers, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T. and +John Suler.  It's a delight to help move the program forward.

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2014-07-27 16:07:28 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 62 +1s)

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Electric Skies

An amazing crackle of light over the Great Sand Dunes.  With the wind howling and the sand blowing, it felt like pure energy swirling around me.

My album from our American West road trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5873039525431504161 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #desertsandday  with +Tuan Le (+DesertSandDay); #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl+Carolyn ... more »

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Electric Skies

An amazing crackle of light over the Great Sand Dunes.  With the wind howling and the sand blowing, it felt like pure energy swirling around me.

My album from our American West road trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5873039525431504161 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #desertsandday  with +Tuan Le (+DesertSandDay); #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #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 .___

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2014-07-27 03:36:02 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

+renee Q was one of the participants in my recent program Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play who took her own intriguing path.  Renee's images tell subtle and sometimes mysterious stories, dark and delicate; she makes a little bit of water, or shadow, go a long way.

It was a treat to have Renee with us!  Please enjoy this selection of soft stories she's shared from the program!

My deep thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for all their support; and to the wonderful team of people who agreed to help me with the program: +Nathan Beaulne, +Paul Brown, +Jacob Dix, +Heiko Mahr, +D Stuart, +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +Linda Villers, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T. and +John Suler.  I'm so happy to have done this, and I hope some of you out there will consider mentoringother p... more »

Sharing few images I took past eight weeks for my first mentorship program done by +Alex Lapidus "Blurs and unsharp photography: guided play". Gotta experiment some cool unsharp tricks, thanks to Alex for all the interesting assignments.___+renee Q was one of the participants in my recent program Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play who took her own intriguing path.  Renee's images tell subtle and sometimes mysterious stories, dark and delicate; she makes a little bit of water, or shadow, go a long way.

It was a treat to have Renee with us!  Please enjoy this selection of soft stories she's shared from the program!

My deep thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for all their support; and to the wonderful team of people who agreed to help me with the program: +Nathan Beaulne, +Paul Brown, +Jacob Dix, +Heiko Mahr, +D Stuart, +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +Linda Villers, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T. and +John Suler.  I'm so happy to have done this, and I hope some of you out there will consider mentoring other photographers or supporting a program should the opportunity arise.

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2014-07-26 21:42:06 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 80 +1s)

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Pardon me, but the fourth equation should show x cubed, not x squared

The sculpture is from the installation Borders, by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir.  The woman I can't totally explain.

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


For #benchsaturday  with +Rainer M. Ritz; #sculpturesunday  with +Dirk Röber and +Kevin Burns (+Sculpture Sunday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .

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Pardon me, but the fourth equation should show x cubed, not x squared

The sculpture is from the installation Borders, by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir.  The woman I can't totally explain.

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


For #benchsaturday  with +Rainer M. Ritz; #sculpturesunday  with +Dirk Röber and +Kevin Burns (+Sculpture Sunday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .___

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2014-07-26 07:07:29 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 62 +1s)

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Take Off, eh

The Great White North: over Canada in winter.  I'll be heading that way again soon, though in a much more hospitable season :-)

This was from my European trip of last year, album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Dan Peterson and +Rachael Alexandra; #fromtheairfriday  with +Andrew Vaughan Smith (+From The Air Friday # Page); #aerialphotography  with +Markham Lane, +David R Robinson and +Lynda Cochrane (+AerialPhotography); #ruralsaturday  with +Linda Stokes, +Mario Cerroni and +Heath Ramsey (+#RuralSaturday); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +MargaretTompkins +Jim... more »

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Take Off, eh

The Great White North: over Canada in winter.  I'll be heading that way again soon, though in a much more hospitable season :-)

This was from my European trip of last year, album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 .  Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Dan Peterson and +Rachael Alexandra; #fromtheairfriday  with +Andrew Vaughan Smith (+From The Air Friday # Page); #aerialphotography  with +Markham Lane, +David R Robinson and +Lynda Cochrane (+AerialPhotography); #ruralsaturday  with +Linda Stokes, +Mario Cerroni and +Heath Ramsey (+#RuralSaturday); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #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 .___

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2014-07-25 17:48:55 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 70 +1s)

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...and Darkness was upon the Face of the Deep

To look at Her was to look straight into the cold depths of space itself...

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 .  The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .

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...and Darkness was upon the Face of the Deep

To look at Her was to look straight into the cold depths of space itself...

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 .  The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .___

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2014-07-25 07:01:32 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 81 +1s)

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Storming the Beach

The beach at Monterosso al Mare, in Italy's Cinqueterre, from the sea.  No place to land.

My entire Italy album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5748059674756397569 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871074165719763441 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #travelthursday  with +Laura Mitchum; #turquoisethursday  with +Tatiana Parmeeva (+TurquoiseThursday); #italyfriday  with +Elia Locardi (+ItalyFriday); #feelgoodfriday  with +Rebecca Borg and +Jason Borg (+FeelGoodFriday); #summerphotos  with +Tiina Niskanen and +Andreas Helbig (+Summer Photos).

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Storming the Beach

The beach at Monterosso al Mare, in Italy's Cinqueterre, from the sea.  No place to land.

My entire Italy album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5748059674756397569 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871074165719763441 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #travelthursday  with +Laura Mitchum; #turquoisethursday  with +Tatiana Parmeeva (+TurquoiseThursday); #italyfriday  with +Elia Locardi (+ItalyFriday); #feelgoodfriday  with +Rebecca Borg and +Jason Borg (+FeelGoodFriday); #summerphotos  with +Tiina Niskanen and +Andreas Helbig (+Summer Photos).___

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2014-07-25 04:35:46 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)

As photographers, we just don't always see the world the same way as everyone else, and that is abundantly true for +Andrew Knowlton!  I first met Andrew when he participated in the Camera Basics mentorship program, and was delighted to have him in my recent Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play; I've seen terrific changes in his photography in just a few months, because Andrew really puts new ideas to work, and has turned new discoveries into striking images.

Please enjoy this selection of his images from the program!  I love some of the dramatic abstracts, and there's much more.

My thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner; to my excellent crew who made the program possible: +Nathan Beaulne, +Jacob Dix, +Paul Brown, +Heiko Mahr, +D Stuart, +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +LindaVil... more »

Final Plus Post

The end.

But it really isn't the end, it is the beginning. The beginning of a new perspective. The beginning of a mind freeing thought process in regards to photography.

I have completed an 8 week mentorship titled Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play. The mentorship was created by +Alex Lapidus  and sponsored by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers , and +Robin Griggs Wood .

I first want to thank Alex for selecting me to participate in such a thought provoking, inspiring, and muse training program. I would also like to thank all the moderators and fellow mentors for providing such an awesome learning atmosphere.

The value of this mentorship became abundantly evident in the last week. My family and I went to Medieval Times and while there I started seeing things that would make a great blurred photos. I have selected my favorite from that trip as the cover photo to this album. If it wasn't for this mentorship I would have never known that I could, or how to, take a photo like that. It is bright, it is abstract, it was taken on my phone, and I really like it.

As for the rest of the photos in the album, some of them are my favorites from the mentorship and some are new. I love the fact that the mentorship has shown me it is okay to break out of the 'every photo must be perfectly sharp' mentality. 

Again, thank you +Alex Lapidus and crew for such a great program.___As photographers, we just don't always see the world the same way as everyone else, and that is abundantly true for +Andrew Knowlton!  I first met Andrew when he participated in the Camera Basics mentorship program, and was delighted to have him in my recent Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play; I've seen terrific changes in his photography in just a few months, because Andrew really puts new ideas to work, and has turned new discoveries into striking images.

Please enjoy this selection of his images from the program!  I love some of the dramatic abstracts, and there's much more.

My thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner; to my excellent crew who made the program possible: +Nathan Beaulne, +Jacob Dix, +Paul Brown, +Heiko Mahr, +D Stuart, +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +Linda Villers, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T. and +John Suler; to +Sam Breach who is running a new mentorship right now; and to +Darryl Van Gaal, +Sairam Sundaresan, +Beth Akerman, +Randy Jay Braun and the many others who have led programs in the past as a gift to this photography community.

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2014-07-24 16:51:17 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 72 +1s)

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The Chase

Scenes from an evening in Las Vegas...

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


For #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R and +Anja Wessels ; #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова+Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel G... more »

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The Chase

Scenes from an evening in Las Vegas...

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


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

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2014-07-24 06:06:00 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 69 +1s)

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On the Climb

I'm watching the Tour de France right now, and this guy is leading a solo breakaway on a very steep climb indeed :-).  This is the Warty Chameleon (Furcifer verrucosus), endemic to Madagascar, 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 #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock +Grobler du Preez +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; and an out ofse... more »

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On the Climb

I'm watching the Tour de France right now, and this guy is leading a solo breakaway on a very steep climb indeed :-).  This is the Warty Chameleon (Furcifer verrucosus), endemic to Madagascar, 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 #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock +Grobler du Preez +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; and an out of season #reptilemonday with +Nicole Best and +Will Pirnasch ( +Reptile Monday ).___

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2014-07-24 03:56:10 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)

If unsharp is the new sharp, then +Patt Dickson is on top of the latest photography fashion!  Patt discovered the blur while searching for focus, and I love how she describes the process of working with her camera and linking cause to effect -- although the results may be dramatically different, our process together really supported all sorts of photography.

Patt dug deep into the toybox, and headed off into some unexpected directions.  Take a close look at some of her lovely images from the program -- things aren't always what they seem!

My thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for their support, and to +Darryl Van Gaal for turning me onto StarStaX for night sky photography -- who knew my group would use it for daisies and cows... :-).  Thanks always to the team who volunteered to help methrougho... more »

My focus is on focus

Graduation Plus Post

Earlier this year, I was in a melancholy funk caused by a winter that seemed never to end and exasperated  with my seeming derailment of creative flow and lack of technical competence. A post in February by +Sandra Parlow (thanks lady :) ) gave me a kickstart; and I set myself a goal to focus on my focus; technically and creatively.
I found it therefore pretty ironic when I was accepted to this particular mentorship. I had no idea how much taking a step into the blurry world; seeking the unsharp would help me in that goal. Spending 8 weeks in that wonderfully warm, supportive and focused community has helped my photography in every way. 
I have become far more comfortable with my cameras, and am taking the first tentative steps towards actually realizing cause and effect.. in setting out to achieve a certain image and knowing how to get it. 
+Alex Lapidus is amazing, and I was pretty much convinced the man did not sleep for 2 months! I was astounded by the wealth of technical and artistic knowledge he shared; and the supportive and instructive comments on every image posted by this large group; and the progressively challenging assignments that greeted us every Sunday.
Bravo sir.. I cannot thank you enough. 
I also want to extend my appreciation to ALL the cast and crew.
My fellow mentees are such a wonderfully talented bunch , and so sharing and supportive; I so much look forward to seeing more of your work!!
I loved that the moderators were working along side us; and I want to give +Diana Boyd , +Linda Villers , +Heiko Mahr , +Julianne Bockius and +D Stuart a big virtual hug. You were so inspirational and helpful, every step of the way :)
I was so happy to have found the amazing photography community on G+. This level of engagement exists nowhere else in the virtual world. 
I have watched the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers grow over the past few years, and am thrilled and grateful that I got to experience the selfless sharing of expertise and talent that I think is unique to G+. 
+Robin Griggs Wood .. m'dear, you have created a monster .. bless you !! ;)


 ___If unsharp is the new sharp, then +Patt Dickson is on top of the latest photography fashion!  Patt discovered the blur while searching for focus, and I love how she describes the process of working with her camera and linking cause to effect -- although the results may be dramatically different, our process together really supported all sorts of photography.

Patt dug deep into the toybox, and headed off into some unexpected directions.  Take a close look at some of her lovely images from the program -- things aren't always what they seem!

My thanks to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for their support, and to +Darryl Van Gaal for turning me onto StarStaX for night sky photography -- who knew my group would use it for daisies and cows... :-).  Thanks always to the team who volunteered to help me throughout the program: +Paul Brown, +Jacob Dix, +Heiko Mahr, +Nathan Beaulne, +Linda Villers, +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +D Stuart, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T. and +John Suler.  Perhaps now it's your turn to create a new program... :-)

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2014-07-23 17:40:13 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 62 +1s)

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In a Rush

From Davenport Beach.  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David HeathWilliams +Tom... more »

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In a Rush

From Davenport Beach.  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D ; #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 ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); #allthingsmonochrome with +Charles Lupica , +Ludwig Keck , +Brian Cox and +Enrique Pelaez (+All Things Monochrome ); #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +* +Luis Vivanco S.            +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова  +Nader El Assy ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2014-07-22 16:53:01 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

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Slipping Between Winter

A golden afternoon at the Palau Nacional, Barcelona, built in the late 1920s.  My album from this trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 ; 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 ; #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion and  +Wing Yau Au Yeong ; #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light).

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Slipping Between Winter

A golden afternoon at the Palau Nacional, Barcelona, built in the late 1920s.  My album from this trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 ; 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 ; #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion and  +Wing Yau Au Yeong ; #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light).___

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2014-07-22 07:23:31 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 71 +1s)

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On the Edge

Oh, the irony.  Literally while I was waiting for this photo to upload, I spent almost an hour and a half on live chat with +AT&T, trying to figure out why my "business class" 2.5 Mbps fixed IP DSL service was running at 0.59 Mbps download speed and exactly 0.00 Mbps upload according to AT&T's speed test on their own website (they're sending out a technician Thursday).  These kids in the flooded rice fields of Antananarivo, Madagascar probably have a different set of issues in their lives.

My Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #africantuesday  Open Theme with +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid MoodTuesday... more »

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On the Edge

Oh, the irony.  Literally while I was waiting for this photo to upload, I spent almost an hour and a half on live chat with +AT&T, trying to figure out why my "business class" 2.5 Mbps fixed IP DSL service was running at 0.59 Mbps download speed and exactly 0.00 Mbps upload according to AT&T's speed test on their own website (they're sending out a technician Thursday).  These kids in the flooded rice fields of Antananarivo, Madagascar probably have a different set of issues in their lives.

My Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #africantuesday  Open Theme with +Dick Whitlock, +Grobler du Preez and +Morkel Erasmus (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +Jetski Jones and +J. Rae Chip.___

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2014-07-22 04:25:11 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

You always know when +D Stuart is in da house, and that's a good thing!  He really immerses himself in projects; he was a lively participant in round two of the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic program, and I was delighted when he volunteered to help me with my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play.  David was helpful from the early planning stages through every week of the program, sharing ideas, answering questions, and encouraging everyone in the group.

He also participated fully in the program, and his album of selections shows off a wide range of ideas, from bold abstracts to intriguing reflections to subtly textured scenes.  Please enjoy his work play from the program!

David said everything I would have in his post, but just in case you've missed the first 17 of these, my thanks always for the support of the +G+ Mentorship Program forPho... more »

Graduation PLUS Post

For the past two months I have had the honor and good fortune to participate and assist in +Alex Lapidus  ’ Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play with the support of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood , +Ron Clifford  and +Tamara Pruessner .
 Along with the Maestro of Blur, +Alex Lapidus  were +Julianne Bockius +Heiko Mahr +Diana Boyd +Linda Villers +Paul Brown +Jetski Jones +Nathan Beaulne +Jacob Dix +John Suler +Gazzaroonii T. as crew.

Intentional camera movement and other modes of blur can really change how a scene is perceived and felt, and that brings as many challenges as it does options for changing how a scene is presented. ‘Comfort zone’ is not on the assignment list, and exercises are both fun and a bit of work. Working and experiencing the exercises sets the concepts, and each module we learn a little bit more. Each time something new is tried offers an opportunity for growth, adding new tools and ways of seeing on a journey with no apparent end.

There is a symbiotic, or gestalt, phenomenon in such mentorships, and it seems as if everyone teaches others at one time or another. It is a great experience and I highly recommend it to people who have the time to invest and a desire to learn. I encourage anybody with a desire to teach to contact the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  to arrange such an experience. It will help you as much as you help others. It’s an amazing program and a wonderful movement to be a part of.

Beyond the blurry science and art, the creativity, and the skill, the core of such a mentorship is people with big hearts, and the experience is a camaraderie seldom seen. I am so glad to meet everyone who participated in the inaugural Blurs project. You are an awesome, creative, and wonderful bunch!___You always know when +D Stuart is in da house, and that's a good thing!  He really immerses himself in projects; he was a lively participant in round two of the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic program, and I was delighted when he volunteered to help me with my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play.  David was helpful from the early planning stages through every week of the program, sharing ideas, answering questions, and encouraging everyone in the group.

He also participated fully in the program, and his album of selections shows off a wide range of ideas, from bold abstracts to intriguing reflections to subtly textured scenes.  Please enjoy his work play from the program!

David said everything I would have in his post, but just in case you've missed the first 17 of these, my thanks always for the support of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner (who I think must have muted me by now :-)  ); and thanks too to David and the others who gave their time and energy to make the program possible: +Julianne Bockius, +Diana Boyd, +Linda Villers, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T., +John Suler, +Heiko Mahr, +Paul Brown, +Jacob Dix, and +Nathan Beaulne.

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2014-07-21 16:58:39 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 85 +1s)

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Fire in the Sky

More fun from the County Fair!  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #happymomentsmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+Happy MOments MOnday); #allthingsorange  with +Kenneth Williams, +Nina Piccoli and +Lauren Kelly (+AllThingsOrange); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Nadia Pewinski, +Patrice Christian, +Julianne Bockius and +Jetski Jones (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; and #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curatedby +Maria B-R +Mick... more »

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Fire in the Sky

More fun from the County Fair!  My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #happymomentsmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+Happy MOments MOnday); #allthingsorange  with +Kenneth Williams, +Nina Piccoli and +Lauren Kelly (+AllThingsOrange); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Nadia Pewinski, +Patrice Christian, +Julianne Bockius and +Jetski Jones (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; and #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R +Mick Logan .___

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2014-07-21 05:33:02 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 63 +1s)

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A Roof Over My Head

Singyeongju Station, from my wacky, whirlwind trip to Korea last year.  The album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5899374324068189969 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #transportstops  with +Ken Ilio, +Annie Irving and +Lauri Novak (+Transport Stops); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion and  +Wing Yau Au Yeong ; #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World );#allthingsmon... more »

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A Roof Over My Head

Singyeongju Station, from my wacky, whirlwind trip to Korea last year.  The album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5899374324068189969 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #transportstops  with +Ken Ilio, +Annie Irving and +Lauri Novak (+Transport Stops); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +HQSP Promotion and  +Wing Yau Au Yeong ; #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); #allthingsmonochrome with +Charles Lupica , +Ludwig Keck , +Brian Cox and +Enrique Pelaez (+All Things Monochrome ); #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +* +Luis Vivanco S.            +Massimiliano Marsiglietti +Оксана Крысюкова  +Nader El Assy ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ).___

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2014-07-21 00:35:26 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

I was extremely fortunate to have +Linda Villers help with my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play.  Linda is not only a wonderful photographer, but also an experienced technical trainer, and has helped lead both sessions of the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic program.  She was terrific help backstage with the logistics, as well as offering great tips and support to the whole group.

I was doubly fortunate that Linda chose to leap in and play with all the assignments.  Come see this selection of her work during the program, and don't miss the Golden Gate Bridge at night, the Cosmic Gargoyle, and the Hallway of Mysteries (sorry, my titles :-)  ).  I am many times more fortunate even than that to be married to her, but that's another story...

My thanks again to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +RonCliffo... more »

Final Plus Post

For the past 8 weeks  I have been helping out with the Mentorship program "Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play" mentored by +Alex Lapidus. They did allow me to play along with them, woohoo! What an amazing journey to open our eyes to the power of unsharp photography in all of it's forms. 

Some of my favorite artists of all time were the impressionists. The way they were able to portray a sense of time and emotion with their soft brush strokes was very powerful. This mentorship has showed us the way to capture some of that power and emotion in our photographs. I had no idea there were so many types and styles of blurs and unsharp photography, but we explored multiple possibilities each week. Now we have an amazing toolbox available of things to experiment and play with when we want to portray such scenes. I'm so glad that this mentorship was called "guided play" since that is exactly what it was - play time. No feeling of pressure or rules, just go out and have some fun. And at the end of the week, it was amazing how much we learned from that play and experimentation. This was just the very beginning of a new and blurry journey of creativity and inspiration!

+Alex Lapidus is a master of the blur and inspired us at every turn along the way with expert guidance and a nudge or extra encouragement for those that were having a hard time. It was a privilege to be on the helping team of this great group. You were all a fabulous group that produced amazing work every week. At the beginning, we wondered if we were asking for too much from everyone, but Alex insisted that we won't know until we ask them. That is the sign of an inspiring leader! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and sleepless nights making sure no student was left behind. (Be sure to check out +Alex Lapidus's page to see a sampling of work from everyone in the group. He will share the final album from each person over the next couple of weeks.)

I look forward to keeping in touch and following everyone's work as we all move forward and beyond the mentorship!

And an extra thank you to +Robin Griggs Wood and the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers along with +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner for creating the framework for these mentorships on G+. I have been involved as a helper in several of them now and it is a wonderful platform to help others and to pay it forward for help received in my past. Thanks again!___I was extremely fortunate to have +Linda Villers help with my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play.  Linda is not only a wonderful photographer, but also an experienced technical trainer, and has helped lead both sessions of the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic program.  She was terrific help backstage with the logistics, as well as offering great tips and support to the whole group.

I was doubly fortunate that Linda chose to leap in and play with all the assignments.  Come see this selection of her work during the program, and don't miss the Golden Gate Bridge at night, the Cosmic Gargoyle, and the Hallway of Mysteries (sorry, my titles :-)  ).  I am many times more fortunate even than that to be married to her, but that's another story...

My thanks again to the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and its directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner.  While this was the first program of my own, it was the sixth for which I've had the opportunity to offer at least a bit of help, and, as I mentioned, Linda's third.  It's a great joy for me to have the opportunity to give back to this wonderful community!  Thanks also to the rest of my excellent crew: +Heiko Mahr, +Jacob Dix, +Paul Brown, +Nathan Beaulne, +Diana Boyd, +D Stuart, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Gazzaroonii T. and +John Suler.

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