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Alex Lapidus has been at 7 events

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Drink and Click™ Monterey - Santa Cruz103*UPDATE* We will meet just a few miles north of Santa Cruz at Davenport ! This is one of the most beautiful sunset areas in central California!  We will start at Davenport Beach just across the street and wing it from there ending up at the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant to end the event.  The beach is sometimes cold after dark and after the front we have over us now goes through. The beaches are also fairly empty this time of year so we should have an area we can do whatever we want to :)   1st meeting location will be: 4pm (if you want to eat or drink much please come earlier we will leave by 4:30 to sunset) Davenport Cafe Bar & Grill   (831) 425-1984 500 Hwy 1 Ste C Davenport, CA 95017 Group contact will be : George Krieger 831-717-7214 Final Meeting place will be:  Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn 1 Davenport Ave Davenport, CA 95017 (831) 426-8801 davenportroadhouse.com January D&C We will do Sunset and Santa Cruz exact locations are being finalized.  We have a 2 month streak of winning one of the theme images 2nd place in Nov and Dec. Time to have a go at January with the theme "in Mid-Air"  Bring something to "launch" skyward :)January Drink & Click Santa Cruz Style2014-01-31 16:00:0019  
Jeff Smith61,376Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Billy Wilson1,545,597@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we are joined by a group of Photographers including Night/Architecture Photographer @105380757076586578977, Photographers @108215644829092784557, @102361078944455275911, @116344214380239492521, & @104294083885937159989, along with Special Musical Guest @114459709723714686595 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above.  Our musician Michelle currently has a kickstarter underway for her new album: http://goo.gl/h0aWXTSBW Variety Show #56: Photographers, Fun, Along with Live Music from Michelle Arseneau ! (On Air Hangout)2013-04-27 04:00:00202  
Lisa Donchak16,107Hi all, First #SouthBayShooters  photowalk! This is free and open to the public, and for all levels of photographers. Bring yo iPhones, DSLRs, and friends! We'll meet Wednsday, April 10th, at 6pm at the Oval on Stanford Campus. We'll wander around for a little bit and take pictures, then head downtown for a quick drink afterwards. This is where we'll meet: http://goo.gl/maps/ez1NR Tag photos with #SouthBayShooters hashtag! Afterwards (around 8p) meet up at Antonio's Nuthouse: 321 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 321-2550 antoniosnuthouse.com‎South Bay Shooters - Stanford Photowalk!2013-04-11 18:00:0027  
Eric Raeber1,167,484I got a post from @112417919317910781482 who is in the Bay Area this coming Friday evening and was wondering what we other photographers were up to. Sounds to me like a good excuse for a photowalk, no? On that, @108104041823912324329  proposed Alviso, which is a small city at the bottom tip of the bay with a bit of a history, as well as some old buildings to prove it. Here is the map: http://goo.gl/maps/xduKL We will start from the entrance of the Marina Park at 6.30pm. Park on the street, outside the parking lot, as the gate closes at sunset. @108104041823912324329 will tell us how she found out... Alviso also has a train crossing. If the passenger train is on time, we should get trains passing by around: - 6.08pm (northbound) - 6.23pm (southbound) - 7.33pm (northbound) - 8.30pm (southbound) This is a very small town. So even if you come late, you cannot miss us! If you come early, shoot the train! Bring on your flashlight and tripod. We’ll be in for some long exposures and light painting. We’ll have dinner at a restaurant of our choice after the photowalk. It is all within walking distance. Hope to see you there for some fun walk, fun talk, and fun shootsNight photowalk in Alviso, San Jose2013-01-18 18:30:0013  
Nathan Wirth284,139A Weekend Long Exploration of Long Exposure and Monochrome Photography  (a) I would be most appreciative if you could let me know below which individual walks you are planning on attending so that I can get an idea of how many people to expect. (b) I am looking for people to help carpool from the South Bay / Peninsula.   I am also looking for people to help out with carpooling for Sunday's events in Marin County.  Please contact me if you can help.  The Schedule Friday Schedule (January 4th) Sutro Baths Ruins – 3 pm – Dark – Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, and Grant Murray. Meet in the parking lot above the old ruins. ——————————————————————————— Saturday Schedule (January 5th) Downtown San Francisco Architecture Tour – 7 am to 10 am  –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Brian Day and Grant Murray Meet in front of 101 California (lots of street parking, but bring quarters for the meters - or park at the Sutter Street garage and walk down).  The tour will include the following buildings and bridge: 444 Market, 555 California, 600 Montgomery & the Bay Bridge. Street Photography Tour – 11am – 1:30 pm –Hosted by Brian Day Meet in Union Square Park (I recommend parking at the Sutter Street Garage on Stockton and Sutter). . Marshall Beach – 3 pm – Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth, Athena Carey, Steve Landeros and Grant Murray Meet at Battery Crosby.  Park at Baker's Beach and walk up the hill.  ——————————————————————————— Sunday Schedule (January 6th) Sunrise at Hawk Hill (Golden Gate Bridge) – Sunrise – 8 am –Hosted by Joe Azure and Steve Landeros  Meet in the parking area at Hawk Hill China Camp State Park – 9 am to 11:30 am –Hosted by Nathan Wirth and Steve Landeros Meet in the Parking Lot above China Camp (Bring a Five Dollar Bill to Pay for Parking) Drake’s Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore – 2 pm to Dark –Hosted by Nathan Wirth & Steve Landeros Meet in the Drake’s Beach Parking Lot ——————————————————————————— Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to bring? Truly necessary:  (1) Yourself  (2) A camera (3) an interest in photography Recommended: (1) A sturdy tripod  (2) a 10 stop Neutral Density filter Will there be any carpooling? Hopefully.  Who can help?  Are there any maps? I have provided maps for the meeting locations next to each individual walk on the official web page:   http://nlwirth.com/photography/a-slice-of-time-a-san-francisco-bay-area-photowalk-january-4-6-2013/San Francisco Bay Area Long Exposure Photowalk2013-01-05 00:00:00198  
Leigh Diprose33,413SHOW US YOUR BEST MOTION PHOTO! How do I enter my motion photo? GOOGLE+ USERS To be eligable to win the prize you will need to follow these steps: 1. Add @114907754216925041644   to your Circles 2. Add @116673938126812294472  (sponsor) to your Circles 3. Submit ONLY one photo to this event. FACEBOOK USERS enter at -  http://fstoplounge.com/the-challenge/ (Please note you will need to follow three different steps to Google+ users if you are using Facebook to submit your entry). **SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION**  What is the motion theme about? Some examples of the theme can be portrayed as the following:  Motion due to long shutter speed, panning, water movement, multiple shots and abstract motion to name a few. Your imagination is the limit. When does the competition start and finish? 10th September 2012 to 7th October 2012.   So when can I enter the competition? Entries will be accepted from the 10th September 2012. If you submit photos before this date then they will not be accepted.   What are the rules? 1.    The photograph can be a single image or a series of multiple images. 2.    Any aspect ratio is acceptable. 3.    Participants are only allowed to enter once by submitting one photo. 4.    By entering participants allow their photo (if selected) to be broadcast on a Google+ Hangout for the final judging. 5.    The competition is open to everyone over the age of 18 years of age. 6.    There is no restriction on the date of origin. 7.    You are the sole owner and author of your photo. 8.    The F Stop Lounge Photo Competition recognizes that you retain full ownership of the copyright of your entry. 9.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. The F Stop Lounge Competition assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 10.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 11.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page and Facebook page. 12.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 13.   The prize will be sent in a reasonable time from Perth, Western Australia (via Leigh Diprose). 14.   Your submission must not have previously been entered in any competition and/or won an award or prize of any kind. 15.   Your submission must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws and regulations the laws or regulations in any state where the Photographs were created. 16. The judges have the right to disqualify anyone who submits multiple entries or is found to be cheating. 17. Judging will be blind - no photographer name will be attached to the image. However in the modern world we live in F Stop Lounge cannot guarantee technology will abide by this rule. In some cases names may appear on photos or within the Google+ Event.   The F Stop Lounge Photo Competition - Motion Theme2012-09-09 18:00:00106  

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Circle Connection8,554April Photographers Circle!To be included in our photographer's circles follow the instruction below.1. Add Circle Connection to your circle's.2. Share the photographers circle.3. You must be a photographer and share original content.2015-04-17 14:54:27487012
Tourej Ansari45,875This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this #Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.I will thankful if you plus, Include me in your circles and share this circle!  #SanFrancisco   #California  2015-04-17 04:19:59153015
NetMOBiz0My Circle with Top Engagers No. 1 !!!Thank you!! #sharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2015-04-15 19:40:49496000
Simon Weiner6,2771.19 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-14 17:12:52500003
Mario Falcetti104,639Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Apr.14th, ‘15)      #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared  #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople  #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle        #CircleOfTheWeek   #WeeklyCircle  2015-04-14 17:10:45501232030
Jacob Dix33,761MobilographersThis is a highly curated circle of mobile photographers. I am notifying those who are in the circle. I'm asking you and others to share it. Please read about this circle of artists below.It is a mix of different genders, nationalities, ethnicity, religions, sexuality, political views, cameras used, artistic style, lifestyle, timezone, etc. There is everything in here from abstract art and free hand mobile drawing, to straight up photography. There are individuals who post from their blogs, some who post exclusively to communities, some who post on the main news of the world of mobile photography with a pinch of their own work, and then many more who post their own wonderful work and do so often. Some, including myself, are owners or moderators of mobile photography communities. There is an occasional cat and some food, lots of street, monochrome, nature photography and macro. I make little judgement as to quantity or quality, only that these are people who create beauty with their phones and are active here on Google+. How This Circle Was BuiltEveryone who enters this circle first entered what I call my "mobile watch" circle. I get notified of all posts from people in that circle. I give it a month or so to see what kind of content they post. When I'm satisfied, they enter this circle. Previous to posting this circle, as I've done here, I check to see whether individuals are actually still active on Google+. This circle, some year or so ago, was over 200 people. Some have passed away (well, just a couple souls), some have moved on to other social networks, some have simply stopped posting or post to private circles, etc. I've limited this circle to those who have posted at least something in 2015 that is preferably the person's own artistry. SharingI'd like you to share this circle. For starters, as I've mentioned above, it's a quality circle of artists, most of whom I interact with regularly on here. I'll vouch for them. Another reason I'd like you to share it is because mobile photography, and GOOD mobile photography, should be promoted. RequirementsI am also asking you to share it unconditionally. You don't have to share it to stay in the circle, nor to get in the circle, or to get others in the circle. This circle is content based. No gimmicks to get shares.How To Get In The CircleFirst, read how everyone else got in the circle. Then, if you feel you post mobile photography or mobile abstract work, and that you do so on a fairly regular basis here on G+, post a link to a gallery of yours. I'll put you in my "Mobile Watch" circle and see what happens.NotificationsAgain, I am notifying those who are in the circle. No one else. If you have received a notification from me on this post, then you are in this circle. I hope you share it with others.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #photography #photographers #mobile #mobilephotography #mobilography 2015-04-14 12:55:42140121016
Gailen Mapes85,424Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera J-L - 14 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-14 10:44:12173000
Circles Circles Circles54,497Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April13th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/okt5QmPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-04-14 04:20:02497779
Neil Bailey15,490If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#UnionThe #Gulf #WarThe #Nepalese #IndiaPakistan #WarsThe #Thai #coup #détatThe #Burmese #WarThe #Saffron #RevolutionThe #Arab #SpringThe #Israeli–Palestinian #conflictThe #Syrian #WarThe #SinoIndian #WarThe #literatures #of #Europe #Americas #He #also #writer #of #national #anthems #of #Bangladesh #IndiaOther 2015-04-13 06:28:44419537
Grant Stringer (Exposure)15,141Hi and welcome to +Exposure If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 12th – 19th April 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/events/c24kba2febm6625jm4claqq7v10?authkey=CM3E6Yzh9p-VKQ5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-04-12 19:29:5749310211
Simon Weiner6,1801.17 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-12 19:24:19499001
Harry Day17,062If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your #circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#statueany #of #worlds #major #religions #have #their #origins #Asian #mythology #complex #diverse #story #of #Great #Flood #example #as #presented #Christians #Old #Testament #first #found #Mesopotamian #mythology #Epic #of #Gilgamesh #Hindu #mythology #tells #about #an #Avatar #of 2015-04-11 06:58:48492769
Olga Kafka24,547Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-04-10 10:09:34493000
George Clark17,706If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#second #highest #achiever #in #the #world #in #terms #of #HDI #improvement #since #is #the #only #country #on #theTop #Movers" #due #to #income #rather #than #and #many #language #isolates #Most #Asian #countries #have #more #than #one #language 2015-04-09 04:57:17410304
Circles Circles Circles54,143Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated April 6th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/ygSjSePublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Others CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-04-07 03:22:4749912614
Grant Stringer (Exposure)14,983Hi and welcome to +Exposure .If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 5th – 12th April 2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/events/c3d2sfvm48ae9bev5sglg4ub44s?authkey=CNHi9JK3p4GwnQE5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-04-05 19:56:51495303
HQSP Gold32,169Release 2015 March HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Andy Brown and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Gold page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2015-04-04 05:57:282186411
LToo Kang630 This is my Gold Plussers 08 CircleThis circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.They are all great people, and without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google plus experience as they plus, share and comment on your own postsPlease plus, add and publicly share the circle so that everyone will benefitIf you are in the circle, then well done! You have reached the first level. To get to the next level and become a Team Elite Engager (and this also applies to people who aren't in this circle), there are two simple steps:1. +1 this post2. share this postMy Team Elite Engager Circles are shared regularly by the top Google Plus circle sharers (my Team Elite Engegers Red Edition got 348), and are typically reviewed and reshared weekly, so do yourselves a big favour and become one of the Elite!#circleshare                                                 ~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~2015-03-31 06:22:32501002
Circles Circles Circles53,590Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 30th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/0H9WboPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/JOIEqzMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/h2x9QqPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles    2015-03-31 04:27:48499101023
Grobler du Preez91,734#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 24th, 2015 - "Ocean Views"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-30 14:42:48195116
Shoes Monday3,432Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-03-29 13:57:09481102
Denyse Landry66,337Cercle de Photographes intéressants et actifs sur G + V.18. 2015-03-28 23:24:01392011
Margaret Tompkins139,191Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-28 13:29:59201116
Harry Day16,495If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your #circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#IndoEuropeans #who #spread #their #languages #into #the #Middle #East #South #Asia #and #the #borders #of #China #where #the #Tocharians #resided #The #northernmost #part #of #Asia #including #much #of #Siberia #was #largely #inaccessible #to #the #steppe #nomads #2015-03-28 13:07:18431201431
Circles Circles Circles53,778MEN ARE FROM MARS A Circle of Men Photographers/Artists/CreatorsYour re-share is appreciated! Follow and add to your circles and  you will find out more why these men are wonderful innovative creators with an edge.To be considered for this circle, please:1- Share this circle in your stream.2- Ask to be included in the comments section of the original post.3- Make sure you've added our page to your circles.4- You must post your own original work in your stream.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/yeHswYPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/q4THI9Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/JOIEqzMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/h2x9QqPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#menarefrommars                                                       2015-03-28 04:51:59315001
DevicesReviewed0Circle sharing2015-03-27 12:08:03500000
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Volkan DOBRİCELİ26Mobile PhotographersMobile Photography -- or as I call it  #Mobilography  -- is an artform that, happy to report, has flourished here on Google+. This circle of mobile photographers is not food and cats. It is art, it is creativity, it is beauty and content. Some of the individuals in this circle are film and DSLR photographers as well. The phone camera though is a regular and equally legitimate camera to use in their photography and documentation of their worlds.If you have been notified of this post, you are in the circle.Crowd SourcingI am taking suggestions for people to add to this circle for the future. If you are a mobile photographer, or know a mobile photographer, that isn't in this circle, please mention them here and include a link to a gallery of work.You are not required to share this circle to get into it. I can't stand that gimmick. Share it if you want people to know about our work.#MobilePhotography   #Mobilography   #Mobilographers   #MobilePhotographers   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  2015-03-26 15:02:264711217
Hemant Atrish514 Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends#Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing #Shared #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheweek#london2015-03-26 11:19:00227000
Grobler du Preez91,720#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 17th, 2015 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-24 08:56:12194206
Daniel Gibbs22,781Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#far #and #wide #and #in #every #place #alike #serve #the #earth #and #the #deep #waters"The #Iliad #attributed #by #the #ancient #Greeks #to #Homer #mentions #two #Phrygians #the #tribe #that #replaced #the #Luvians #in #Lydia #in #the #Trojan #War #named #ios 2015-03-24 07:28:55449131621
Circles Circles Circles53,437Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 23rd, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/yeHswYPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ClrhvXMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/R1d81UPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                               #circles                                                                     2015-03-24 04:04:51499769
Matt Evans6,231The Richie Benaud Circle (3)Hey legends, this is my 3rd updated share of my Richie Benaud circle, which is filled with everyone who has left a comment on one of my images. I usually share it every 3 months or so.Welcome to all my new commenters :) I'll be sharing this once again after the 12th month (June) then I'll be resetting and starting all over again.It's easy to just click a button to + 1, but it takes a little more effort to comment (which is ironic since I don't comment on much). But I like to share this circle just to say a huge thanks to everyone who has found the time to flaunt those fingers across those keys. Really appreciate it. Stay awesome everybody :)#circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #circleoflegends   #richiebenaud2015-03-23 06:08:01340000
Grant Stringer14,791Hi and welcome to +Exposure If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 22nd – 29th March  2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded by a guest judge! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cj4hp0d5rudsm5g25fm2p6r16fg?authkey=CMWQ0M-yzuG-kgE6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-03-22 19:53:254969410
Mario Falcetti101,025Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Mar. 22nd, ‘15)      #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers  #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle        #CircleOfTheWeek   #WeeklyCircle  2015-03-22 10:07:34501362631
Margaret Tompkins138,669Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-22 00:26:53168134
Circles Circles Circles53,197MEN 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/gKAVwWPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ClrhvXMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/R1d81UPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#menarefrommars                                                       2015-03-21 22:16:473167756121
Olga Kafka24,454Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-03-20 14:03:29494002
Walter Soestbergen76,467✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯This is the 1st #Birds4All circle share for 2015.This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleSharing is not required but is highly appreciated when this is doneIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 which is greatly maintained by  +Jane Floor with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergen2015-03-18 20:01:56320924093
Allan watson23,502If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #to #the #south #Asian #cultures #had #no #say #in #this #system #of #deing #the #imaginary #boundaries #separating #them #from #Europecitation #needed§Asia–Oceania #boundaryThe #geographers #have #rejected #the #threecontinent #system #Europe #Africa #Asia #on #the #grounds #that #there #is #no 2015-03-18 09:52:27407467
Daniel Gibbs21,977Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next #circleshare: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#placed #somewhere #in #the #Malay #Archipelago #The #terms #Southeast #Asia #and #Oceania #devised #in #the #th #century #have #had #several #vastly #different #geographic #n #in #greenGeographical #Asia #is #a #cultural #artifact #of #European #conceptions #of #the #world #being 2015-03-17 11:02:414272311
Grobler du Preez91,488#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #AfricanTuesday  March 10th, 2015 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2015-03-17 09:38:55192000
Circles Circles Circles52,878Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators Welcome to this circle dated March 16th, 2015.Thank you for creating ORIGINAL CONTENT, and for sharing it with us. Those included in this circle are active creators of original content who also re-share this circle and encourage others to post creative personal work. This Circle is shared every Monday. Those included are our choice. They are NOT automatically added. To be considered: 1- Add the theme page to your circles 2- Ask to be included in the Original post 3- Re-share this circle in your stream 4- You must be a maker of ORIGINAL work 5- We will check your stream before adding you 6- Once added, please re-share in your stream at least once a month.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/gKAVwWPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ou8sYGMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/FvFbZ5Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/K7sU0uOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/XBE7WNSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/Y1RDCnG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf                                                                                                #circles                                                                     2015-03-17 04:17:1650013672199
Sachin Saroj5,062Hello friends, this is my second circle for most active Google Plus users.If you are getting this message then it mean you are included in this circle. To be included in my next circle do following steps-•  +1 this circle•  Share this circle to PUBLIC•  Include me in your circles•  Comment on this post to let me knowThank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#mondaycircle #circle #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare A special thanks to the master engagers :)+Jason Levy+Carmilita Zotomayor-Riveral+Nikica Beograd+Aqib Nuh+Vladimir Samsonov+Aheste Beste2015-03-16 09:32:09498012
Grant Stringer14,584Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 15th – 22nd march  2015This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckpju66m8hi8rehtenme1b9tlkk?authkey=CPXK--Ksm9TCzgE6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2015-03-15 20:06:37500113
Gailen Mapes83,662Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera J-L - 14 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-14 13:41:06177002
Circles Circles Circles52,604MEN 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/C8XIwAPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/8jtB40Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/ou8sYGMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/FvFbZ5Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/qJIagQOthers CirclesPublished Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS: http://goo.gl/RQDza9Published Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/YcKVd5Published Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : MEN ARE FROM MARS : Published Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/NcbRctOthers CirclesCREATIVES: http://goo.gl/9c5A3XSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/4UAeINTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/whvLzNG+ Pages: http://goo.gl/jNZdWf#menarefrommars                                                       2015-03-14 04:23:553197639115
Jayant Khoshiya18,343 +Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2015-03-13 11:18:31201000
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2015-03-19 19:04:02 (89 comments, 57 reshares, 652 +1s)Open 

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Clean Sweep

I've posted some photos from the Fortress of Louisbourg, but I think this is the first one I've shown of the nearby lighthouse.  I think it's a good example of the stony coastline (and dramatic skies) we found along Cape Breton Island's Eastern side.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); perhaps #stonesaturday  for +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +DaveGaylord +D... more »

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2015-03-19 19:04:02 (89 comments, 57 reshares, 652 +1s)Open 

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Clean Sweep

I've posted some photos from the Fortress of Louisbourg, but I think this is the first one I've shown of the nearby lighthouse.  I think it's a good example of the stony coastline (and dramatic skies) we found along Cape Breton Island's Eastern side.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); perhaps #stonesaturday  for +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +DaveGaylord +D... more »

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2015-03-19 19:04:02 (89 comments, 57 reshares, 652 +1s)Open 

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Clean Sweep

I've posted some photos from the Fortress of Louisbourg, but I think this is the first one I've shown of the nearby lighthouse.  I think it's a good example of the stony coastline (and dramatic skies) we found along Cape Breton Island's Eastern side.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); perhaps #stonesaturday  for +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +DaveGaylord +D... more »

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2015-04-17 17:20:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

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The Observer

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

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


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

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The Observer

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

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


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

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2015-04-16 17:40:14 (45 comments, 21 reshares, 219 +1s)Open 

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Tickled by Feathers

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

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


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

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Tickled by Feathers

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

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-04-15 18:14:51 (17 comments, 12 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

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Woolly Sweater

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

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


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

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Woolly Sweater

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

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


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

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2015-04-14 17:07:48 (33 comments, 9 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

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Hawaiian Ice

From the North Shore of Oahu.  My Hawaii album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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Hawaiian Ice

From the North Shore of Oahu.  My Hawaii album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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2015-04-13 18:19:47 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

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In Another World

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

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


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

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In Another World

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

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


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

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2015-04-12 21:31:50 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

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Just a Glimmer of Hope

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

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


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

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Just a Glimmer of Hope

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

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


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

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2015-04-12 15:41:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Last chance to sign up for +Eric Raeber's new mentorship Lighting with Intent  Please be sure to visit the original post for details and to sign up.

My mentorship on Lighting with Intent is ready for sign-ups!

►►► Read the instructions before you sign up! ◄◄◄

This is a special program through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers designed to help you understand light and make use of it to add emotion to your photography rather than have it constrain your creativity. You will learn and experiment with off-camera flash, light modifiers, combine flash with ambient light, and play with a host of other lighting techniques.

I will be taking on a handful of people for a nine week online mentorship program which includes lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time.

My passion for photography (or more precisely conceptual photography) has burgeoned over twenty years ago. Photography has always been for me a playground for art to intersect with technology; a place where I can explore new domains by pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. Lighting is one such domain.

I will be joined by an outstanding group of passionate photographers, artists, helpers, who will be there for questions and discussions as well as dispensing a good dose of cheer up. If you are as excited to acquire new skills as I am to share them, join me for an exciting and creative ride.

This is an advanced class. In order to participate, you must have a solid understanding of your camera and exposure in manual mode. You will need a camera with a flash hot-shoe (SLR or mirrorless). By the time we start, you will also need at minimum the following lighting equipment:

   - An off-camera flash on which you can manually adjust the power
   - A flash remote trigger (cable or wireless)
   - A light stand with a softbox (or alternatively an umbrella)
   - A reflector (or a large piece of white cardboard)
   - A set of gels. For example the Rosco Strobist kit
   - A tripod for your camera

If you are looking for specifics, here is the equipment I am using: www.ericraeber.com/Blog/Studio-lighting

PLEASE NOTE: Do not apply for this workshop if you do not meet these criteria.

Selections will begin on April 15th and the mentorship will start on April 25th

This is not first come first served. We will review the application and here are my selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three posts per week; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a weekly post and a public display album of your best work at the end.)

• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.

• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.

• You have the time available to participate in this workshop. You will be given about 3 different assignments each week.

• You must own or have access to the equipment above during this entire mentorship

I will use the same selection criteria that +Robin Griggs Wood uses for her "G+ Mentorship Art for Photographers Program", which you can read about here to see if you qualify:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105385385448524520257/posts/BT1Ei9qD2fi

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EricRaeber/posts/CGeSiag5RRp and answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) List the lighting equipment you own (or will have access to)
3) Your three favorite subjects
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer, shooting for 5 years
2) Canon Rebel T3i, 2 x Yongnuo YN-560 flash, RF trigger, softbox, stand, gels, tripod, reflector
3) Still Life, Portraits, Macro
4) To get my first paid shoot for a client
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but have most evenings free.

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus___Last chance to sign up for +Eric Raeber's new mentorship Lighting with Intent  Please be sure to visit the original post for details and to sign up.

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2015-04-11 18:16:04 (31 comments, 7 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

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The Evolution of Shopping

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


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

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The Evolution of Shopping

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


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

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2015-04-10 18:38:00 (24 comments, 6 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

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Xanadu: The Caves of Ice

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

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

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


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

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Xanadu: The Caves of Ice

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

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

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


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

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

Also for #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-04-09 18:36:34 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

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Neon Red

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


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

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Neon Red

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


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

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2015-04-08 17:00:11 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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Smooth Sailing

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


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

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Smooth Sailing

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


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

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2015-04-07 18:25:49 (22 comments, 7 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

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Oversize Load

Bringing wood to market for cooking charcoal, in Tulear.

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


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

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Oversize Load

Bringing wood to market for cooking charcoal, in Tulear.

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


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

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2015-04-06 18:30:01 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

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Silver

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

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


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

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Silver

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

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


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

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2015-04-05 15:29:41 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

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The Firing of the Cannon

For once I really do want two N's :-).  From the Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  They really did fire it; unfortunately no way to get an angle showing the muzzle flash.

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


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #militarymonday  with +Joe Kaiser; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rininuringtyas ; #blackan... more »

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The Firing of the Cannon

For once I really do want two N's :-).  From the Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  They really did fire it; unfortunately no way to get an angle showing the muzzle flash.

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


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #militarymonday  with +Joe Kaiser; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-04-05 02:43:48 (27 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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Me Diving Today: Inward 2 1/2 from 7.5m Platform

First experiment with a new GoPro (don't worry, just 8 seconds).  We'll be hosting Masters Spring Nationals at Stanford from May 1-3, and I'd love to have any of you come watch or photograph the event!

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Me Diving Today: Inward 2 1/2 from 7.5m Platform

First experiment with a new GoPro (don't worry, just 8 seconds).  We'll be hosting Masters Spring Nationals at Stanford from May 1-3, and I'd love to have any of you come watch or photograph the event!___

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2015-04-04 17:20:28 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

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Sorry Buddy, Just Doing My Job

We could pretend that there's a bridge or a boat out there, but, really, we know the score.  We could say there's no such thing as #seagullbuttsaturday , that it's #notatheme , that there are no #gulluminati  running Western civilization.  Sure Buddy, whatever you like.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +* +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +* +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +GiselleSav... more »

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Sorry Buddy, Just Doing My Job

We could pretend that there's a bridge or a boat out there, but, really, we know the score.  We could say there's no such thing as #seagullbuttsaturday , that it's #notatheme , that there are no #gulluminati  running Western civilization.  Sure Buddy, whatever you like.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +* +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +* +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 

#gulloftheweek  with +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown ; #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ).___

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2015-04-03 17:31:35 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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Calligraphy

They come to me at night, imprinting Their glowing symbols on the Earth, the waters, and the sky.  I feel like I should be able to read Their message by now, but it's always just out of reach...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

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

+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others WhoCan... more »

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Calligraphy

They come to me at night, imprinting Their glowing symbols on the Earth, the waters, and the sky.  I feel like I should be able to read Their message by now, but it's always just out of reach...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

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

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

Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight).___

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2015-04-02 18:02:15 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

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Whispers of Night

About two and a half minutes of swirling clouds at dusk, over the San Mateo Bridge.

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


For #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #bridgesaroundtheworld  with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen (+#BridgesAroundTheWorld); #close2home +Close2Home curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel ; #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +RobHeron (+Water... more »

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Whispers of Night

About two and a half minutes of swirling clouds at dusk, over the San Mateo Bridge.

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


For #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #bridgesaroundtheworld  with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen (+#BridgesAroundTheWorld); #close2home +Close2Home curated by +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel ; #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin').___

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2015-04-01 17:47:04 (23 comments, 4 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

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Seen It All

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


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

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Seen It All

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


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

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2015-03-31 18:08:24 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

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Just Call Him Spike

This is the Warty Chameleon (Furcifer verrucosus), photographed in the Arboretum d'Antsokay near Tulear.  Those eyes were always swiveling around to watch us.

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


For #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; #reptilemonday with+Ni... more »

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Just Call Him Spike

This is the Warty Chameleon (Furcifer verrucosus), photographed in the Arboretum d'Antsokay near Tulear.  Those eyes were always swiveling around to watch us.

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


For #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; #reptilemonday with +Nicole Best and +Will Pirnasch ( +Reptile Monday ).___

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2015-03-30 17:52:53 (23 comments, 19 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

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Sea Foam

I believe this is from our visit to Marshall Beach to shoot the Golden Gate Bridge with +Sairam Sundaresan and +Frank Yuwono.  The foam on the beach seems so peaceful, until you end up waist deep :-).

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


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday);  #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by+Charles L... more »

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Sea Foam

I believe this is from our visit to Marshall Beach to shoot the Golden Gate Bridge with +Sairam Sundaresan and +Frank Yuwono.  The foam on the beach seems so peaceful, until you end up waist deep :-).

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


For #beachsunday  with +Ross Campbell (+Beach Sunday);  #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #inthelight  and #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light +California Dreamin'); and #themagicoflight  with +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein (+The Magic of Light).___

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2015-03-30 06:43:19 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

A wonderful resource from +Darryl Van Gaal for all sorts of night sky photography!

Tutorials
Please share so others may learn also

I've not been that active and for that I'm sorry.  Life seems to be getting in the way.  The same goes for my blog (Dark Clear Skies).
With the warmer weather coming, I hope to push myself to get out and shoot more often (and post).

I figured that it's also been some time since I've shared my tutorials so here they are.

My Tutorials

Deep space photography is not as hard as you think it is! - http://tinyurl.com/94lm5og

Why a GEM for astrophotography?  -  http://tinyurl.com/9knog45

The "Top Secret" "Rule of 600" - http://tinyurl.com/98vdqdy

Hate how airplanes wreck your star-trail images? -  http://tinyurl.com/9uzbhb5

No more funky colors around your stars - http://tinyurl.com/9kyqgm7

Coolers aren't just for beer!! - http://tinyurl.com/n6a4v3v

Pinpoint Stars and Over 80 Seconds of the International Space Station How was it done?  - http://tinyurl.com/mcehhga

How to stop camera lens fog - http://tinyurl.com/mdcfp9c

Shooting Starry Night Landscapes.....  How to make it look even "Cooler"  -  http://tinyurl.com/lywr4ym

How to be a Master Astronomer (or at least pretend to be) - http://tinyurl.com/mb6dojd

Inexpensive Solution to Widefield Astrophotography - http://tinyurl.com/mh4n9t4

One of a Landscape Astrophotographers "Must Have" tools - http://tinyurl.com/lh6akcm

Make Stellarium More Realistic when planning for a night shot - http://tinyurl.com/ob2lztj

Enhancing the Milky Way - http://tinyurl.com/qyrgnhu

How to Enhance a Meteor Streak or Satellite Trail - http://tinyurl.com/mb58eqm

The Beginners Guide to Landscape Astrophotography - http://tinyurl.com/klccg8j

Landscape Astrophotography - Before the Big Night Out (2nd post in the series) -  http://tinyurl.com/nperug5

Photographing Star Trails - http://tinyurl.com/8ec7kx8

How to photograph the moon - http://tinyurl.com/q5vteob

Why Subtract Dark Frames? - http://tinyurl.com/9puuuva

The Power of Stacking Images - http://tinyurl.com/8qnn63c

The Orionids: Photographing Shooting Stars - http://tinyurl.com/k2lt64q

Photographing Meteor Showers  From Planning to Post Processing

     First post - http://tinyurl.com/mjyp27w

     Second Post - http://tinyurl.com/qb6l4bt

     Third Post - http://tinyurl.com/pdjtlo9

     Fourth Post - http://tinyurl.com/owbgso5

How to Make the Stars POP! - http://tinyurl.com/mh82hse


#tutorials   #night   #astrophotography   #howto  ___A wonderful resource from +Darryl Van Gaal for all sorts of night sky photography!

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2015-03-29 22:16:06 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

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The Arboretum

From the Bellagio, with +Linda Villers and +John Getchel.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #shadowsonsunday  with +André Roßbach and +Daniel Graupner (+ShadowsOnSunday); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski Jones, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +MichaelSonntag +Оксана Кр... more »

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The Arboretum

From the Bellagio, with +Linda Villers and +John Getchel.  My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller selection of favorites at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints always available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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2015-03-28 20:10:25 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

NOT MY PHOTO   This is the excellent work of +Chris Hamilton , who unfortunately had his account deleted and needs to start all over again.  Chris is one of my favorites in my "street and urban" circle, definitely recommended!

Big Fish.
#urbanphotography   #streetphotography   #breakfastartclub   #londonphotography   #blackandwhitephotography  ___NOT MY PHOTO   This is the excellent work of +Chris Hamilton , who unfortunately had his account deleted and needs to start all over again.  Chris is one of my favorites in my "street and urban" circle, definitely recommended!

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2015-03-28 03:12:45 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

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The Nyryx Data Center

I've been on a special mission for #alienabductionfriday  this week, and the good news is that I was able to gain unprecedented access to the famous Nyryx Data Center, in the heart of the Fornax Cluster.  You can see Their famous Data Towers, reporting in realtime on the doings of ten thousand worlds.  The bad news is that I was unable to achieve an exit; I am being held here indefinitely.  The weather is fine, the mechanics appear to be on duty, but They say there is no pilot for my return craft.  So I've pirated a signal from a fellow abductee's communicator to report to you in the meantime :-).

+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 CannotBe Name... more »

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The Nyryx Data Center

I've been on a special mission for #alienabductionfriday  this week, and the good news is that I was able to gain unprecedented access to the famous Nyryx Data Center, in the heart of the Fornax Cluster.  You can see Their famous Data Towers, reporting in realtime on the doings of ten thousand worlds.  The bad news is that I was unable to achieve an exit; I am being held here indefinitely.  The weather is fine, the mechanics appear to be on duty, but They say there is no pilot for my return craft.  So I've pirated a signal from a fellow abductee's communicator to report to you in the meantime :-).

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

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


Also for #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy ; +Edith Kukla's +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW and +URBAN - in views and life; and #freshpics  with +Trevor Farrell (+Fresh Pics).___

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2015-03-26 19:31:59 (15 comments, 18 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

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The Blush of Spring

When was the last time I posted a flower?  +Linda Villers, +John Getchel and I visited the conservatory at the Bellagio, where they now have a very busy and colorful Japanese tea garden display.

For more flowers, see my album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5895176086359590961 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #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 +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas .

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The Blush of Spring

When was the last time I posted a flower?  +Linda Villers, +John Getchel and I visited the conservatory at the Bellagio, where they now have a very busy and colorful Japanese tea garden display.

For more flowers, see my album at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5895176086359590961 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #ondisplaythursday  with +Laura Loralieh Nixon (+On Display Thursday); #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 +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas .___

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2015-03-24 22:36:43 (74 comments, 44 reshares, 596 +1s)Open 

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Our Private Beach

At the end of our Madagascar trip, we stayed at a fabulous resort called Anjajavy, on the northwestern coast.  We had our pick of seven beaches, and never saw another person on them!  With special thanks to the #africantuesday  curators +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday), for today's theme Ocean Views.

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


Also for #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics with +Mark E... more »

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Our Private Beach

At the end of our Madagascar trip, we stayed at a fabulous resort called Anjajavy, on the northwestern coast.  We had our pick of seven beaches, and never saw another person on them!  With special thanks to the #africantuesday  curators +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday), for today's theme Ocean Views.

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


Also for #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #seatuesday  with +Julia Anna Gospodarou (+Sea Tuesday); #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .___

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2015-03-24 06:09:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

We have another terrific program just announced from the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: The Single Frame: Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling, from +Morgana Creely! I had the pleasure of "visiting" with Morgana by Hangout, and this is going to be a fabulous experience for the right people. Check out her profile and her description of the program, and be sure to sign up on the original post.

The “Single Frame: Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling” mentorship is ready for sign-ups!
 
This is a special program introducing some of the compositional elements of visual storytelling through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. I will be taking on a handful of people for a six week on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!
 
Hi I’m Morgana, a Photographer and author, and I’ve always been passionate about creating images that tell stories, and helping other photographers find their own storytelling voice. You can find out more about what I do over on my website at www.imagecinematic.com


 
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a technical workshop and this is NOT a course for beginners. 


 
You will be expected to own and know how to use a DSLR, basic lighting principles and have access to artificial lighting (Studio, speedlight, even practical lighting such as desk lamps would be fine. You will also need access to and a basic working knowledge of post processing software such as Photoshop or Lightroom.
 
Images used for example during this course will not necessarily be family friendly or safe for work. Whilst I ask that images of nudity or violence are not posted to this course, examples and course content may include dark or adult themes.
 
Selections will begin March 30th, 2015 AEST for the mentorship beginning April 10, 2015


 
These are the selection criteria:
 
• You must own and know how to use a DSLR, basic lighting principles and have access to and a basic working knowledge of PS or LR. 


 
• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)

• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.

• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.

• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.

• You must have a sense of humour, a willingness to give and take constructive criticism, and not be offended by dark or adult themes.


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




 
1) Photography skill level

2) Photo editing software used most

3) Favourite film and stills photography genres

4) What you want to get out of this mentoring course

5) Previous non-technical art, photography or cinematography studies

6) Amount of time you have available for participation___We have another terrific program just announced from the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: The Single Frame: Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling, from +Morgana Creely! I had the pleasure of "visiting" with Morgana by Hangout, and this is going to be a fabulous experience for the right people. Check out her profile and her description of the program, and be sure to sign up on the original post.

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2015-03-23 20:00:12 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

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Two Way Street

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


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve ; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +HowardSalmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #black... more »

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Two Way Street

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


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve ; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-03-21 19:43:43 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

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Magical Thinking

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke

Happy #alienabductionfriday  Special #unsharpsaturday  Edition!

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


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for +Unsharp Saturdayv2.0 ... more »

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Magical Thinking

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke

Happy #alienabductionfriday  Special #unsharpsaturday  Edition!

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


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian; #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix.___

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2015-03-19 19:04:02 (89 comments, 57 reshares, 652 +1s)Open 

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Clean Sweep

I've posted some photos from the Fortress of Louisbourg, but I think this is the first one I've shown of the nearby lighthouse.  I think it's a good example of the stony coastline (and dramatic skies) we found along Cape Breton Island's Eastern side.

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


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); perhaps #stonesaturday  for +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger (+Stone Saturday); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +DaveGaylord +D... more »

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Clean Sweep

I've posted some photos from the Fortress of Louisbourg, but I think this is the first one I've shown of the nearby lighthouse.  I think it's a good example of the stony coastline (and dramatic skies) we found along Cape Breton Island's Eastern side.

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


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

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2015-03-18 16:47:37 (30 comments, 10 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

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The Gang's All Here

An extended family of Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta), photographed in the Berenty Reserve.  This batch seems to be thriving, though they're considered Endangered in the wild due to habitat loss.

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

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

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The Gang's All Here

An extended family of Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta), photographed in the Berenty Reserve.  This batch seems to be thriving, though they're considered Endangered in the wild due to habitat loss.

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

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

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2015-03-17 18:37:39 (24 comments, 17 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

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The Long Road

Just outside of Tulear, probably headed to a distant village.  My Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #fromthecartuesday  with +J. Rae Chip and +Jetski Jones; #africantuesday  with +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez (+African Tuesday); #candidmoodtuesday  with +Paul Scott (+Candid Mood Tuesday).

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The Long Road

Just outside of Tulear, probably headed to a distant village.  My Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


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

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2015-03-16 17:47:47 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

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Night Ride

From the Stanford campus last week with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers.

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


For #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); #circleshapesmonday  with +Cliff Loresco (+Circle Shapes Monday ☀); #mofomo  with +Alexander Kesselaar and +Michael Sutton (+mofomo); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by+Melania Pierce and... more »

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Night Ride

From the Stanford campus last week with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers.

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


For #moodymondayphoto  with +Philip Daly (+Moody Monday); #circleshapesmonday  with +Cliff Loresco (+Circle Shapes Monday ☀); #mofomo  with +Alexander Kesselaar and +Michael Sutton (+mofomo); #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Julianne Bockius, +Jetski Jones, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-03-15 21:38:29 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

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I'm Late!

Another shot from the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.

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


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #peopleatworkmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+People At Work Monday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).

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I'm Late!

Another shot from the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.

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


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #peopleatworkmonday  with +Baki Karacay (+People At Work Monday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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2015-03-14 18:29:38 (33 comments, 6 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

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The Time Is Near

They gather.  There will be a reckoning.

From the Sutro Baths, San Francisco.  The following people have no interest in #seagullbuttsaturday  because it is #notatheme :
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +LoraLee... more »

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The Time Is Near

They gather.  There will be a reckoning.

From the Sutro Baths, San Francisco.  The following people have no interest in #seagullbuttsaturday  because it is #notatheme :
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran  +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 
So this post is actually for #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #sanfranciscosunday  with +Michael Garza (+San Francisco Sunday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #gulloftheweek  with +Melanie MP and +Renee Hawk; #birdloversworldwide  with +Robert SKREINER (+BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE); #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner .

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

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2015-03-13 18:19:19 (24 comments, 5 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

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The Weight of the Worlds

It's tough to be the responsible one.  Always on the go from planet to planet; supervising in turn your lazy or overzealous underlings; worried about the health of your specimens, and their survival in their natural habitats...  Yeah, building and maintaining a major galactic zoo is not for the faint of heart (or whatever other organ you may rely on).
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

I captured this being while out shooting with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers.  +Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturdayv2.0); #b... more »

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The Weight of the Worlds

It's tough to be the responsible one.  Always on the go from planet to planet; supervising in turn your lazy or overzealous underlings; worried about the health of your specimens, and their survival in their natural habitats...  Yeah, building and maintaining a major galactic zoo is not for the faint of heart (or whatever other organ you may rely on).
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

I captured this being while out shooting with +David R Robinson and +Linda Villers.  +Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by Captain +Irene Kato, with her crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski Jones, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn .  Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea ; and #sculpturesunday  with +Kevin Burns and +Dirk Röber (+Sculpture Sunday) -- one of the Rodin Burghers of Calais, at Stanford.

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites (which I probably need to update) at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .___

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2015-03-12 18:23:37 (32 comments, 8 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

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Incursion

I have one more from this series, from what now seems like an ancient excursion to the California coast north of Santa Cruz.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape+HQSP Landscap... more »

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Incursion

I have one more from this series, from what now seems like an ancient excursion to the California coast north of Santa Cruz.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra; #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #californiadreamin  with +andi rivarola (+California Dreamin'); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner .___

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2015-03-11 18:29:33 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

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Besieged

Anyone else having a hectic morning?

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


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

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Besieged

Anyone else having a hectic morning?

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


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

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2015-03-10 17:36:44 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

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Eye of the Eagle

I got an intense look from this male Red-shouldered Vanga (Calicalicus rufocarpalis).  These little guys are considered Vulnerable due to their small population and range.  Seen near Tulear.

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


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

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Eye of the Eagle

I got an intense look from this male Red-shouldered Vanga (Calicalicus rufocarpalis).  These little guys are considered Vulnerable due to their small population and range.  Seen near Tulear.

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


For #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; #hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ); #BirdsInFocus #BirdSpeciesLink by +Risto Talman (+Birds in Focus ).___

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2015-03-09 18:15:59 (39 comments, 8 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

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Escher's Summer Cottage

When +Dwayne Fuhlhage comes to town, I suppose one should expect strange sights and discoveries :-).

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


For #sanfranciscosunday  with +Michael Garza (+San Francisco Sunday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTUREYESTERDAY - ... more »

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Escher's Summer Cottage

When +Dwayne Fuhlhage comes to town, I suppose one should expect strange sights and discoveries :-).

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


For #sanfranciscosunday  with +Michael Garza (+San Francisco Sunday); #streetsofsanfrancisco  with +andi rivarola (+The Streets of San Francisco); #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #metallicmonday  with +Thomas Raschbacher (+#MetallicMonday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW +URBAN - in views and life); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy ;  #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-03-08 21:46:46 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

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The Cannoneers

From the Fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  They did in fact fire off a cannon, though it was hard to get an ideal angle for photos.

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


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #knowhowandtraditions  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE (+Know-how and traditions).

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The Cannoneers

From the Fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  They did in fact fire off a cannon, though it was hard to get an ideal angle for photos.

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


For #castlesparkssunday  with +Christian Gruner; #knowhowandtraditions  with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE (+Know-how and traditions).___

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2015-03-07 19:22:29 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

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2H

Lifeguard shack 2H watches the sun set, from Honolulu.  My Hawaii album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner .

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2H

Lifeguard shack 2H watches the sun set, from Honolulu.  My Hawaii album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #sunsetsaturday  with +Dennis Hoffbuhr; #skysunday  with +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner .___

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2015-03-06 19:26:38 (31 comments, 10 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

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Fire Dance

On the fifth planet of the Albireo system, in the constellation Cygnus, the Darkness lasts for centuries.  Albireo V makes its extended elliptical orbit around the dance of two tightly-coupled suns; after 483 years in the cold, it makes its dive through the inner system, and its ancient race of inhabitants celebrates the Fire Dance.  Our own abductees throw off their shackles, and the world is renewed in the Light.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

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

On the fifth planet of the Albireo system, in the constellation Cygnus, the Darkness lasts for centuries.  Albireo V makes its extended elliptical orbit around the dance of two tightly-coupled suns; after 483 years in the cold, it makes its dive through the inner system, and its ancient race of inhabitants celebrates the Fire Dance.  Our own abductees throw off their shackles, and the world is renewed in the Light.
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

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


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

Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; #colorsonfriday  with +Britta Rogge and +Karsten Meyer (+ColorsOnFriday); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #hqspnight  with +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser (+HQSP Night); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight); #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday); #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto   +Daniel Grey  and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve ; and #inthelight  with +andi rivarola (+In the Light).___

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2015-03-05 18:31:31 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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The Loyal Opposition

A single stone, against the tide...  From Oahu's west shore.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +KevinRowe +Toshi Nakam... more »

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The Loyal Opposition

A single stone, against the tide...  From Oahu's west shore.

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


For #wetwednesday  with +Jen Baptist (+Wet Wednesday); #thirstythursdaypics  with +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #waterworld  with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron (+WaterWorld); #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner ; #hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and  +Fiery Orange Azalea .___

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2015-03-04 19:30:32 (72 comments, 22 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

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Island Fever

Someone may have lived on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, a little too long...

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


For #wackywednesday  with +jimmie fisher; #weneedalaughwednesday  with +Pat Kennedy Corlin (+We Need A Laugh Wednesday); #whateverwednesday  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+Whatever Wednesday!!!); #vividwednesday   #vibrantwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti; #woodenwednesday  with +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner and +Jan Lindenberg (+Wooden Wednesday).

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Island Fever

Someone may have lived on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, a little too long...

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


For #wackywednesday  with +jimmie fisher; #weneedalaughwednesday  with +Pat Kennedy Corlin (+We Need A Laugh Wednesday); #whateverwednesday  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+Whatever Wednesday!!!); #vividwednesday   #vibrantwednesday  with +Ajay Hatti; #woodenwednesday  with +Jennifer Landua, +Stefan Bittner and +Jan Lindenberg (+Wooden Wednesday).___

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2015-03-03 19:07:10 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

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The Cresta Tower seen from the Guaita Tower, San Marino.

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 #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .

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The Cresta Tower seen from the Guaita Tower, San Marino.

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 #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW); #hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy .___

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2015-03-03 09:39:48 (39 comments, 1 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Normally I'd avoid photos of myself, but my little friend is irresistible!  One of my favorite experiences from Madagascar.

Many of you have seen my Madagascar photos (album at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ).  In case you haven't seen +Linda Villers', her Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+LindaVillers/albums/5934094655406531329?sort=1 .

Wait, You're Not a Tree...

This cute little brown-fronted lemur hopped out of the tree and landed on +Alex Lapidus's shoulder for a bit. This guy is from Lemur Island at Vakona Lodge next to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. The guides bring bananas for the lemurs, so they are quite friendly. It is quite a jolt when one of them jumps out of a tree to land on you since they normally come at you from the side or the back and perch on your camera backpack! Have a wonderful week everyone...

#AfricanTuesday +African Tuesday +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock 
#threatenedthursday   +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#monkeymonday  +Monkey Monday +Alex Lapidus +Jetski Jones ___Normally I'd avoid photos of myself, but my little friend is irresistible!  One of my favorite experiences from Madagascar.

Many of you have seen my Madagascar photos (album at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ).  In case you haven't seen +Linda Villers', her Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+LindaVillers/albums/5934094655406531329?sort=1 .

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2015-03-02 22:51:35 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

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


For #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #grasstuesday  with +Margaret Tompkins (+Grass Tuesday); #allthingsgreen  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+All Things Green); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner .

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


For #ministractmonday  with +Tom McLaughlan (+Ministract Monday); #beautifulmundanemonday  with +Shaun G; #grasstuesday  with +Margaret Tompkins (+Grass Tuesday); #allthingsgreen  with +Cicely Robin Laing (+All Things Green); #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner .___

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2015-02-28 16:42:22 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

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


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

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


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

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