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Alex Lapidus has been at 7 events

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Drink and Click™ Monterey - Santa Cruz102UPDATEWe will meet just a few miles north of Santa Cruz at Davenport ! This is one of the most beautiful sunset areas in central California!  We will start at Davenport Beach just across the street and wing it from there ending up at the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant to end the event.  The beach is sometimes cold after dark and after the front we have over us now goes through. The beaches are also fairly empty this time of year so we should have an area we can do whatever we want to :)  1st meeting location will be:4pm (if you want to eat or drink much please come earlier we will leave by 4:30 to sunset)Davenport Cafe Bar & Grill  (831) 425-1984500 Hwy 1Ste CDavenport, CA 95017Group contact will be :George Krieger831-717-7214Final Meeting place will be: Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn1 Davenport AveDavenport, CA 95017(831) 426-8801davenportroadhouse.comJanuary D&C We will do Sunset and Santa Cruz exact locations are being finalized.  We have a 2 month streak of winning one of the theme images 2nd place in Nov and Dec. Time to have a go at January with the theme "in Mid-Air"  Bring something to "launch" skyward :)January Drink & Click Santa Cruz Style2014-01-31 16:00:0020G+
Jeff Smith59,899Welcome 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 Wilson1,544,369+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 Donchak15,609Hi 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 Raeber1,181,965I 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 Wirth182,632A 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 Diprose31,531SHOW 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 18:00:00111G+

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Olga Kafka22,808Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-25 07:56:23496001CC G+
Circles Circles Circles38,140MEN 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 02:26:352817711CC 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 08:53:4347310315CC 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 01:31:1744313997175CC G+
Gert Jan Hermus30,806My new circles...I have put together 7 brand new circles of very interactive and creative photographers.This is circle no. 5 (There is no value judgment in this number) :-)#circleshare   #circle   #circlesharing  2014-07-21 06:07:28236472476CC 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 17:31:5541215725CC 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 10:32:2466207CC 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 07:14:3674045CC 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 03:16:444348448118CC 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 02:22:4543713778188CC 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 20:02:48322251528CC 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 14:32:312777443101CC 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 07:35:514974215CC 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 01:58:0143614474180CC G+
hanh duc1,024v92014-07-05 18:46:3448311018CC 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 20:17:562859652115CC 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 03:36:342738035120CC 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 09:23:17177638CC 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 06:09:424972011CC 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 03:42:1042715473191CC G+
Circles Circles Circles36,620MEN 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/R1nMzWPublished 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/DYO3O1Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#menarefrommars                             #addmetoyourcircles                         #circles                         #circlescirclescircles                               #circleshare                           #circleshare2014-06-27 02:20:312718236113CC G+
Pla Gota1,291 This circle will add amazing, wonderful content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - add +1 to the post2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - include me in your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)5. comment on thishttp://www.ovahomedesign.net/living-room-paint-ideas/More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou             #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles  2014-06-26 04:50:234179114CC G+
Shahroz Saddhu157The 360 Degrees Circle - 06/24/14If you want to meet some brilliant guys and ladies who wait for you to join them in a new relationship based on fun and friendship, add and share The 360 Degrees Circle, a marvellous fellowship of great people who turn everyday G+ to an awesome place2014-06-24 04:32:3349616220CC G+
Circles Circles Circles36,373Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to June 23rd, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATOR, 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/R1nMzWPublished 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             #payitforward2014-06-24 03:07:1342215293197CC G+
Deal-Dx4,494Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!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 circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle  2014-06-23 13:01:3950015628CC G+
Olga Kafka22,740Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-22 21:35:574983014CC G+
Rosie Taylor2,334GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 1   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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 #people #sharedcircle 2014-06-21 03:16:4547416321CC G+
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501204CC G+
Gailen Mapes65,191Hand 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 June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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 +Gailen Mapes2014-06-18 03:53:50665012CC G+
Circles Circles Circles35,533Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to June 16th, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATOR, 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/RPEbdlPublished 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/5mT3s0Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#originalcontentcreators               #circles               #circlescirclescircles         #circleshare                     #circleshare  #circles               #newcircles               #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-06-17 01:32:0740915782185CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,556#africanature circle Version 4, June 16th, 2014This is the circle for the new daily theme   #africanature . It display 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.2014-06-16 09:15:206510719CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,556#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 10th, 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  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.2014-06-16 08:53:191727316CC G+
Rosie Taylor1,693GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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 #people #sharedcircle 2014-06-16 02:23:514749519CC G+
Rosie Taylor658GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 1   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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 #people #sharedcircle 2014-06-15 20:05:4047412515CC G+
Rosie Taylor658GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 2   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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 #people #sharedcircle 2014-06-14 08:02:1147414519CC G+
Circles Circles Circles35,176MEN 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/qNJJGLPublished 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/cjJSibOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#menarefrommars                           #addmetoyourcircles                         #circles                       #circlescirclescircles                             #circleshare                         #circleshare2014-06-13 19:00:112527539114CC G+
TecnoAndroid.it12,159 #cerchie #cerchieitaliane #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing  #sharedcircleoftheday2014-06-12 22:43:55492371344CC G+
Ali Sadikin0Chad's Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!2014-06-11 22:29:26485104CC G+
Deal-Dx3,103Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!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 circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #shares   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #followme   #followers   #followback  2014-06-11 11:04:4949823426CC G+
Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure599Google Circle of creative individuals, I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will be sure to interact with you.#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol66 #authicle .com #circle #googleplus #coolpeople   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare #social   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking     #marketing   #affiliate   #internet   2014-06-10 16:42:4848315318CC G+
Olga Kafka22,635Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-10 14:34:294991011CC G+
Circles Circles Circles34,874Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to June 9th, 2014.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATOR, 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/9NRgujPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/5jCE3NPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/AYDqQjMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/1wCL1fPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/cjJSibOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#originalcontentcreators               #circles               #circlescirclescircles       #circleshare                     #circleshare  #circles               #newcircles               #circlesharing             #payitforward2014-06-10 01:47:1239713480180CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,445#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 3rd, 2014 - "African Nights"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  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.2014-06-09 19:44:461712417CC G+
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:02:5249814120CC G+
Kylie Jenner743GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 4   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *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 #people #sharedcircle 2014-06-08 15:04:0639011212CC G+

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The Fires of Heck

Hell would be an overstatement, but this is where I live today: my email has been hacked, and I'm trying to clean up the mess.

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #streetphotographysaturday with +Sunny ... more »

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2014-07-14 17:26:18 (29 comments, 18 reshares, 128 +1s)

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The Spotlight Awaits

I didn't get out for the full moon the other night, but here's one more from April of the moon over Pillar Point, rising into the clouds.

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 #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly and +Annelies Jansen (+Moody Monday); #moonmonday   #moonlitmonday  and #moonrisemonday  with +Stephen Krieg, +SyLvAiN RoUx and +Mark Upfield; #bforblue  with +Aileen Sorenson (+B for Blue); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #showyourbestwork  with +BrittaRogge (+ShowYou... more »

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2014-07-17 17:10:04 (35 comments, 8 reshares, 141 +1s)

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Drop Me a Line

This guy seemed really happy to be out fishing.  He worked his way up and down the beach near the Pacifica Pier until long after sunset.  I suppose he'd say the same about those photographers... :-)

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 +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +VinodKrishnamoorth... more »

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2014-07-25 07:01:32 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +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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2014-07-25 04:35:46 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)

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. Iha... more »

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2014-07-24 16:51:17 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +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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2014-07-24 06:06:00 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 60 +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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2014-07-24 03:56:10 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)

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 andkn... more »

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2014-07-23 17:40:13 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 58 +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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2014-07-22 16:53:01 (10 comments, 1 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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2014-07-22 07:23:31 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 64 +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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2014-07-22 04:25:11 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)

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 welearn a li... more »

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2014-07-21 16:58:39 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 81 +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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2014-07-21 05:33:02 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 61 +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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2014-07-21 00:35:26 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)

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 mentorshipw... more »

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2014-07-20 15:44:15 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)

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What These Eyes Have Seen...

A blonde bison in contemplation.  This is not from the wild; the photo was taken in an animal park at Royal Gorge.

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


For #eyesonsunday  with +Sonia Kalčić (+Eyes On Sunday); #zoosunday  with +Melanie MP (+Zoo-Sunday);  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith ; and #theexpressiveeye  with +Shantha Marie Fountain.

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2014-07-20 05:09:22 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

Graduation Post

Its a blurry unsharp world out there

For the past 8 weeks  I have been privileged to take part  in the Mentorship program "Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play" mentored  by +Alex Lapidus   with the help of the moderators team  +Julianne Bockius  +D Stuart  +Heiko Mahr   +Diana Boyd  +Linda Villers  +Paul Brown     +Gazzaroonii T.  +Jetski Jones       +Jacob Dix   +Nathan Beaulne  +John Suler   under the  +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers   and its owners  +Robin Griggs Wood  +Ron Clifford  +Tamara Pruessner 

What a fantastic mentorship, it definitely is a blurry old world out there.
During the last 8 weeks we have been encouraged, and at times forced (in a nice way) to think creatively, to explore new avenues and concepts. I am still finding my feet as it were in photography but thismentorship has opened up so man... more »

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2014-07-19 16:09:17 (29 comments, 3 reshares, 115 +1s)

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Training

Far from most prying eyes, the drill team conducts its secret exercises.  When even their finest #seagullbuttsindisguise  have been identified and documented by our intrepid team, they know that disguise is no longer enough.  If looking like pelicans is insufficient, they'll just have to learn to fly like them as well.  Here you can see the #seagulldrillsargeant  (near the light post) working with his #seagullbuttteam .

#seagullbuttsaturday  is #notatheme , perhaps because none of these people would ever be crazy enough to serve as curators: +Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +* +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman+Liz C ... more »

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2014-07-19 06:36:44 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 71 +1s)

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Coming Soon!

Well, not right away; this is a September shot of wine grapes from Paso Robles, so harvest is still quite a ways off this year.  The weather has been odd but manageable so far for California producers.

I missed it this week, but there's now #winethursday  in town, with +Andreas Eberhard (+Wine Thursday)!  Also for #farmfriday  with +Ellie Kennard, +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle (+Farm Friday);  #foodfriday  with +D. DeMonteverde, +Natty Netsuwan, +Jenn Oliver and +Moon Lee (+FoodFriday);  #HQSPFood  +1108933015068304806943 curated by +Suzi Harr +Anja Wessels ; #fruitsfriday  with +Vesna Krnjic and +Peter Teufl (+FruitsFriday).

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2014-07-19 00:18:24 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)

i never realized what i'd got myself into when +Julianne Bockius  suggested i put my name down for the Blur & Unsharp Guided Play program mentored by +Alex Lapidus .. its part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers established by +Robin Griggs Wood   ..
but .. talk about a full-on 8 weeks .. 8 weeks where i was challenged not only in my photography but as a person as well  ..
i found that a lot of my fears and anxieties have been watered down by having to complete the different assignments that we had been given ..
also being singled out to create an assignment with meaning was like a gift .. Alex seems to intuitively know where a person is at and give them what they need at the right time ..
i thankyou Alex from the bottom of my heart for sharing your knowledge and experience ..  and most importantly your kindness and presence ..
i found it difficult tocomp... more »

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2014-07-18 17:58:39 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 71 +1s)

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Small Town Show

We didn't get out to any of the big events for July 4, but we walked over to the little park near our house to see our local show.  No huge, impressive fireworks, but I think this shot conveys the flavor of the event, with the houses, lights on the lagoon, and people roaming the park.

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 #fireworksfriday  with +Jörg Seidel (+Fireworks Friday); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #americana with +Gene... more »

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2014-07-18 08:09:25 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 69 +1s)

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Nebula of Souls

They gather there, away from any major worlds or spacelanes, accreted by the collective gravity of their pasts.  They remain there, in their plasma firmament, as eons pass.  They endure there, as some kind of collective quantum memory of civilizations lost, and of those yet to emerge.
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/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 .

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

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2014-07-18 04:43:04 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)

The Blur & Unsharp Photography Guided Play mentorship (run by +Alex Lapidus  as part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers program by +Robin Griggs Wood ) has finally come to a close, and I must say it was a fantastic experience.

Recently I had become increasingly disillusioned with so many of the cliches of ‘normal’ sharp photography, and had been increasingly drawn to more abstract images. Therefore, when I heard about this blur mentorship, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to explore the other side of photography.

... And I wasn't wrong!

So what did we do during this program? We explored all sorts of blur in camera (motion, panning, zoom, rotation), and with our phones. We tried blur through post-processing. We use home-made filters (from nylon stockings through to glass bottles), pinholes, and lensbabies, reflections. And the biggest hit wasfree-l... more »

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2014-07-17 17:10:04 (35 comments, 8 reshares, 141 +1s)

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Drop Me a Line

This guy seemed really happy to be out fishing.  He worked his way up and down the beach near the Pacifica Pier until long after sunset.  I suppose he'd say the same about those photographers... :-)

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 +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +VinodKrishnamoorth... more »

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2014-07-17 07:15:53 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)

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Surreal Appeal

Seen in the "streets" of the Forum Shops at Caesar's.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites available at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; 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); #wackwednesday  with +Jimmie Fisher; #whateverwednesday  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+Whatever Wednesday!!!); #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); and #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday).

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2014-07-16 23:27:22 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

This is public album of just some of the photos I took for the G+ Mentorship that I was lucky enough to be accepted into. "Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play".  I had almost zero photography experience and knowledge. Now, I have learned so much, gained so much knowledge and inspiration, (and skill if I may be so bold!), that I am missing this mentorship and longing for the next lesson & assignment! I hope to be privileged enough to be invited into more G+ mentorships. +Alex Lapidus and all of his Moderators were right there and right-on for any and all assistance, answers, suggestions.... and my fellow "Mentor-ites" as well!  This was a very fun, educational and enlightening "course". I very much appreciate all the effort and work put into this. Thank You! 

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2014-07-16 16:25:20 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 84 +1s)

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Lemur Leapfrog

I feel bad for cutting the one guy off; I was trying to take a photo of the mother and baby when he literally leaped right over them!  These are Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta), photographed in the Berenty Reserve.  Despite their prominence in many zoos, the IUCN considers them Endangered 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 #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich , +Anette Mossbacher +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #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+Su... more »

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2014-07-16 06:36:06 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)

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Take a Seat

Definitely not the Tour de France -- a scene from Chicago.  My whole Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #repetitivetuesday  with +Frank Schillinger, +Andy Q., +Thomas Andersen and +Ping Doherty (+Repetitive Tuesday); #twowheeledtuesday  with +Akhil Kalsh (+RiderZone); #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life);  #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 ).... more »

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2014-07-16 01:28:59 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)

Blurs and Unsharp Photography Mentorship
Final PLUS Post

I've been privileged to spend the past eight weeks or so learning, working and playing (oh, the playing!) with a remarkable group of photographers under the able, inspiring and encouraging guidance of +Alex Lapidus, who has mentored us through exploring the strange and wonderful world of intentional blur and unsharp photography. The course - and that's exactly what it amounted to, complete with lessons, assignments and thoughtful, encouraging critiques - was part of the wonderful +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers established by +Robin Griggs Wood.

It's been an amazing experience - the perfect combination of hard work and exuberant, liberating play as some three dozen of us explored every imaginable method of what I've come to think of as "doing the wrong things for all the right... more »

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2014-07-15 16:10:19 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 83 +1s)

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On the River

The Chateau de Chenonceau in winter, from our whirlwind European trip last year.  The whole album from the trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5847863603102680369 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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2014-07-15 04:56:12 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)

What a wonderful blur I have been in for the past two months!
I had the pleasure to participate and help in the 
_Blurs and Unsharp Photography : Guided Play Mentorship-
lead by the generous +Alex Lapidus  and sponsored by the
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  lead by +Robin Griggs Wood  +Ron Clifford  and +Tamara Pruessner .
We learned everything from pan, rotation and zoom blur, long exposure, post processing, to even making our own DIY filters to create dreamy blur art
I want to thank everyone involved in this blurry community
for all the well learned fun!!!

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2014-07-14 17:26:18 (29 comments, 18 reshares, 128 +1s)

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The Spotlight Awaits

I didn't get out for the full moon the other night, but here's one more from April of the moon over Pillar Point, rising into the clouds.

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 #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly and +Annelies Jansen (+Moody Monday); #moonmonday   #moonlitmonday  and #moonrisemonday  with +Stephen Krieg, +SyLvAiN RoUx and +Mark Upfield; #bforblue  with +Aileen Sorenson (+B for Blue); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #showyourbestwork  with +BrittaRogge (+ShowYou... more »

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2014-07-14 01:28:43 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)

Final PLUS post (Blurs and Unsharp Graduation Album)

I've spent the past 8 weeks playing with new photography techniques in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play mentorship, led by +Alex Lapidus. You may have seen a few blur photos in my stream during the past two months. I knew I was going to learn a lot when the exercises in the first week covered pretty much all of the in-camera blur techniques I had ever explored on my own. For the next seven weeks it was all new to me, and so much fun. Each week brought a new set of toys to play with. The weekly exercises required making hundreds of practice photos each week to learn the new techniques enough to be able to control them. Sometimes I got what I expected, and sometimes I was totally surprised by the outcome!

Intentional blur changes the game for me. Saturday I spent a few hours at Rocky Mountain National Park and... more »

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2014-07-13 22:00:10 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 87 +1s)

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Rest Your Weary Head

What I think I'm going to go do right now :-)

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


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh ; 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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2014-07-13 02:33:01 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)

Blurs & Unsharp Photography: Guided Play Mentorship: Graduation Album
I just spent a really stimulating and creative 8 weeks in a wonderful blurs mentorship, led very intelligently, gently and creatively by +Alex Lapidus and a very generous, talented group of mentors. 
 It was a  joy to be immersed with such a creative group... having so many people (both mentors and students) to learn from.  I learned new ways of creating blur: multiple exposures, freelensing, motion blur. Most significantly though,  this mentorship help increase my confidence in my artistic intuitions through the supportiveness of the group play and the knowledge and inspiration gleaned through a group process. 
This mentorship is part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 
 created by +Robin Griggs Wood, +Tamara Pruessner  and +Ron Clifford  .  I hope that you circle their mentorship programpage, so yo... more »

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2014-07-12 23:34:22 (38 comments, 6 reshares, 96 +1s)

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The Fires of Heck

Hell would be an overstatement, but this is where I live today: my email has been hacked, and I'm trying to clean up the mess.

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


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #mobileartphotography  with +Jimmie Fisher (+Mobile Art Photography); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #streetphotographysaturday with +Sunny ... more »

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2014-07-12 06:29:27 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 76 +1s)

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Invitation

Always more to be discovered...

I have an album of flowers at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5895176086359590961 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #FloralFriday +FloralFriday created by +Tamara Pruessner and co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James ; #colorsonfriday  with +Britta Rogge and +Karsten Meyer (+ColorsOnFriday); #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk and +Dominik Horvath .

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2014-07-11 22:44:47 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)

Graduation Plus Post

Participating in an 8 week mentorship:

Blurs and Unsharp Photograpy: Guided Play

with ever helpful and friendly +Alex Lapidus in charge, offering in-depth tuition and advice, was truly an honour and a privilege for me.  I would like to thank the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers with +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford for the opportunity.

What a hectic and unforgettable two month journey into the creative world of Blur Photography this has been. We were given the tools and comprehensive tuition instructions each week plus assignments to complete.  The fun part of the assignments was having to take HUNDREDS of photographs with old and new Tools of Trade and then to choose your 'best' of the week and post it within the group for constructive commentary. Well, the instruction has come to an end but theunforge... more »

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2014-07-11 17:58:41 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 73 +1s)

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The Still of Night

From a late stroll through the back "streets" of 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 #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #italyfriday  with +Elia Locardi (+ItalyFriday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser ; and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .

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2014-07-11 06:50:47 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)

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Unleashed

Sometimes, the Forces cannot be contained.  Sometimes, the energies of the cosmos emerge at unexpected places and times, and, most certainly, in unexpected ways.  Sometimes, one once mortal must spread his wings, and allow the Fire to claim him.
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 #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); and #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Maria B-R +Mick Logan .

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2014-07-11 03:13:06 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

For the past eight weeks, I have privileged to participate in Mentorship program "Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play" mentored by +Alex Lapidus   with the help of moderators team +D Stuart  +Diana Boyd   +Gazzaroonii T.   +Heiko Mahr   +Jacob Dix   +Jetski Jones   +John Suler   +Julianne Bockius   +Linda Villers   +Nathan Beaulne  +Robin Griggs Wood  +Paul Brown  
under the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  and its owners +Robin Griggs Wood  +Ron Clifford   +Tamara Pruessner 

I was very happy to be selected for this program and on the road I have learned so many new techniques, I met new friends in this journey.This new techniques helped me to explore different perspective and express myself with blur and unsharp photography to tell the story. That program  opened for me new horizons in photography. I wish to do similar programin the future.
I want to... more »

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2014-07-10 18:20:40 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)

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Facing the Music

A reflection on the faces (and the faceless) of Chicago :-).  My Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #urbanthursday  with +Laurent Chades (+Urban Thursday); #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+URBAN - in views and life); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #theoreticalthursday  with +Jason Dell (+TheoreticalThursday); and #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey .

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2014-07-10 06:48:00 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 78 +1s)

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Silk and Stone

From our visit to the Whiskeytown area to meet +Eric Leslie, the Waterfall King ( #waterfallwednesday ).

Prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .

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2014-07-10 04:06:06 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)


Graduation PLUS Post

For the past eight weeks, I have been privileged to participate in the Mentorship program "Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play" mentored  by +Alex Lapidus  with the help of the moderators team  +Julianne Bockius +D Stuart +Heiko Mahr +Diana Boyd  +Linda Villers +Paul Brown    +Gazzaroonii T.  +Jetski Jones         +Jacob Dix +Nathan Beaulne +John Suler  under the  +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers   and its owners  +Robin Griggs Wood +Robin Clifford +Tamara Pruessner .
 
I had been interested in using blur and camera movement techniques for a while but I had never fully explored them. I knew there was potential for artistic expression that would allow me to expand and improve my photography. So I was very happy when I was accepted into this program.

The program surpassed all of my expectations.There are so many types of... more »

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2014-07-09 17:16:24 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 86 +1s)

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Night Vision

This is the tiny Brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus rufus), zipping around at night in the trees of Ranomafana.  It was always a highlight to spot any of the very cute mouse lemurs on our trip, but they're certainly a challenge to photograph.  These guys are classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN; almost all of Madagascar's lemurs are threatened 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 #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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2014-07-09 07:28:14 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 80 +1s)

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Sea Level

I'm realizing that I haven't taken photos of the San Mateo Bridge in a long time.  Somehow it seems more peaceful from this side, where you can't see the traffic.  Time to get back out there!

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 #bridgesovertuesday  with +Clare Bambers (+BridgesOverTuesday); #bridgesaroundtheworld  with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen (+#BridgesAroundTheWorld); #mytowntuesday  with +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong; #bridgewednesday  with +Mara Acoma, +Mark Hall, +Nigel Smith and +Alan Gurling (+Bridge Wednesday); #close2home +Close2Homecurated by +Da... more »

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2014-07-08 21:40:46 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)

Week 8: Plus Post

8 weeks ago marked the beginning of my journey into the blur, with my acceptance and participation in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play ran by +Alex Lapidus  through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers with +Ron Clifford  and +Robin Griggs Wood 
Sometimes you look at a blurry photo and you wonder What the heck was I taking a picture of?!  But, when you set about to intentionally create a blurry photo you do it with the idea you are creating a mood, placing emphasis on an emotion, telling a story, or creating something completely abstract.  There are so many ways to create blur, and the mentorship with Alex at the helm provides a safe and nurturing environment to learn and share your successes, questions, and ideas.  
Here I present my blurry journey – enjoy!

2014-07-08 20:07:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

I am happy to announce that the  
SUBJECT ISOLATION  
techniques for aiding visual story-telling by making your key element stand out from the crowd
mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This programme, via the  +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  is designed for beginner to intermediate photographers who are working to improve their artistry. This course is designed to give you tools that will help you to enhance your main subject in an image, so that your audience is left in no doubt about what you want them to look at. Sam Breach and her team of wonderful volunteer helpers will be taking on a lively group of people for an 8 week online mentorship programme, starting July 22nd,  which will include lessons, weekly assignments, and support throughout. Everyone who participates will learn through completing fun and engaging challenges with the aim of creating a smallbody... more »

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2014-07-08 17:35:31 (19 comments, 12 reshares, 118 +1s)

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Palm Tree Sunset

Another view of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by Frank Gehry.  Thanks again +Pam Boling and +John Getchel for taking me around!

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 #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson ; #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curatedby +HQSP Promoti... more »

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2014-07-08 06:40:17 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 83 +1s)

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Further On Up the Road

I think I've mentioned hard work once or twice in connection with Madagascar...  Here's another good example, seen along the road from Isalo to Ranomafana (near Fianarantsoa).
Further on up the Road(live) - Eric Clapton

For #peopleatworkmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+People At Work Monday); #africantuesday  (no theme?) with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday); #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel (+PortraitTuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #ontherollshots  with +Rob Hallifax; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics).

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2014-07-07 21:11:07 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Graduation Plus Post

For the past eight weeks, I was privileged to participate as a ‘helper’ in a wonderful photography learning experience – Blurs and Unsharp Photograpy: Guided Play lead by +Alex Lapidus under the umbrella of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers with the help of +Robin Griggs Wood and others volunteers like myself.

Alex generously and tirelessly, with great sensitivity, kindness, insight, and knowledge, lead the group of about 35 participants through basic camera techniques for achieving blur, and onward to more advanced techniques including multiple exposures, post-processing, numerous filter ideas, and using the full dynamic range to achieve specific moods. He masterfully setup a safe and supportive environment in a private G+ community, and carefully maintained the positive atmosphere. There was never any doubt as to what was expectedof us... more »

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2014-07-07 17:45:34 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)

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Celebration!

While assignments are still rolling in, and I'll still be rolling out everyone's graduation albums for the next couple of weeks, I'm sort of done with my Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play program!  It's been a wonderful eight weeks with a terrific group of people, and I know the fun will never truly end.


For #happymomentsmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+Happy MOments MOnday); #mofomo  with +Michael Sutton and +Alexander Kesselaar (+mofomo); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Patrice Christian and +Nadia Pewinski (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); and #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet.

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2014-07-07 06:46:53 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 85 +1s)

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Grain By Grain

An abstract from the Great Sand Dunes, Colorado.  I could probably spend many days doing these :-).

My album from our road trip is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #desertsandday  with +Tuan Le (+DesertSandDay); #85mmsunday  with +Jonathan Davis; #minimalmonday  with +Olivier Du Tré; #nationalparksmonday  with +Juan Pons (+NationalParksMonday); #naturemonday  with +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church; #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 , +HQSPLandscape cu... more »

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