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Alan Shapiro has been at 16 events

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James Day14,110You're invited to participate in a new G+ #art event called Google First Friday ~  #GoogleFirstFriday .  As with most new things Google First Friday will have humble beginnings. Given time though it will grow to be a great event for artists and art enthusiasts alike, to share the newest works being added to the art world each day. This is an event by and for artists. There's no need to starve or struggle if we all come together in support of each other. Hopefully over time that's what this event will become, a place not only to share your work but to connect with other creatives and to find patrons who love your art.  If you have questions, please check out the monthly art event #TwitterFirstFriday  which I've been curating since early 2014 https://twitter.com/hashtag/TwitterFirstFriday?src=hash. Over the past year it's turned into a sizable art event on Twitter. Please set your calendar for Friday June 5th which will be the first of many  #GoogleFirstFriday  art events to come! Thank you for reading and sharing, James DayGOOGLE FIRST FRIDAY2015-06-05 09:00:00190  
X-Rite Photo253Mylio - The next Generation Photo Management System is the FIRST app with color managed photo editing and viewing on mobile devices.   Hosted by X-Rite's Sandra Kehoe, joined by highly acclaimed Artist & Pro Photographer Helen Yancy,  Pro Photographer and Mylio guru Kevin Gilbert, and Jess Lampe, Mylio's most helpful Nomad to chat about the exciting collaboration between X-Rite and Mylio who have partnered to deliver the FIRST Mobile Photo Editing App that Integrates Color Management technology for mobile devices. Mylio Photography Management Software system delivers a whole new way to see, share, organize and protect your photos across multiple devices.  In a digital photo world, photo colors often display one way on the desktop and an entirely different way on a mobile device. With the integration of X-Rite ColorTRUE into the Mylio mobile app, your photos will display in exceptional and consistent color across all of your devices in a color-managed environment that is unique in the world of mobile apps. Users simply create a custom profile for their mobile device using an X-Rite calibrator and the ColorTRUE app – the profile automatically syncs to Mylio.   We invite you into the conversation to learn more about Mylio Photo Management System with X-Rite's ColorTRUE technology for mobile devices. It's a (Color) match made in heaven.X-Rite + Mylio talk mobile photo management with Helen Yancy and Kevin Gilbert2015-04-17 21:00:0022  
Joe McNally206,348Joe McNally and Bill Douthitt, collaborators for over 20 years at National Geographic, talk about the roles of the picture editor and photographer in constructing large, complex coverages. Insightful, funny, irreverent. BTS with Bill and Joe2015-02-22 20:02:5454  
Peter Giordano3,766Play hookey this Friday and join us for a Photowalk with some of The Arcanum Crew! I'll be joined by Masters @108742841816580780267 @108805430409141907975 @106255898978966943774 @116071535758899190237 @108531255239680225213  @114056084994793924628 and maybe a few surprise guests as well.  Meet us at 10am EST at the Entrance to Central Park at corner of 67th Street and 5th Avenue. At 10:30am EST we'll enter Central Park and visit the Lake and Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, Sheep Meadow, the Mall (Poets' Walk) and Gapstow Bridge and leave the Park at the corner of 59th street and 5th Avenue. We should finish up right about 12p. See you there! Adrian Mueller: amueller.com  Alan Shapiro: alanshapirophotography.com A.D. Wheeler: adwheelerphotography.com James Maher: jamesmaherphotography.com Rick Sammon: ricksammon.com Scott Wyden Kivowitz: scottwyden.com The Arcanum: TheArcanum.comThe Arcanum Flash Mob Photowalk in New York City2014-12-12 16:00:0020  
Elia Locardi2,320,678Join pro travel photographers Elia Locardi and Ken Kaminesky on September 20th for a Photokina Photo Walk in beautiful Cologne! 

The Photo Walk will begin at the steps of the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) at 6:00 pm, with stops along the way at other beautiful and iconic locations! 

 All are welcome to attend, including non-photographers!  Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the international photography community, get some great shots of Cologne and have the chance to walk away with some truly epic prizes including: • Three Fujifilm Cameras: an X-T1 with 18-55mm lens, an X-E2 with 18-55mm lens and one other camera yet to be announced • Two (soon to be released) Formatt-Hitech Filter Kits • A G-technology G-DOCK EV • A $1,000 USD voucher for Zeiss Lenses Register for the event and be entered in the drawing for prizes at: http://bit.ly/photokina-walk Use the hashtag #photokina-walk when posting to Social Media so we can follow along with your photo shares after the event. **An Important Note about Prizes:** You must be registered for the event with your real name as that information will be used to call out the Raffle Prize Winners. Only 1 entry is allowed per registrant and the winners MUST BE PRESENT or the prize will go to the next participant chosen that is present to receive it. Photokina Photo Walk 20142014-09-20 18:00:0082  
X-Rite Photo253This week @110146939041400933746  is very excited to welcome photographer and  #nikonambassador  @117510668326290837438  on to a X-Rite G+ Hangout to talk #travel   #photography   #infraredphotography   and #blackandwhite   conversions, #printing , #colormanagement  and much more. Be sure to join in!G+ Hangout with Vincent Versace2014-08-19 00:00:0026  
Jessica Lark1,334Shooting the lovely Sarah Clayton again, with some fun concepts and sexy results… I'll be teaching briefly at the beginning some of the basics of posing and interaction, however for the most part I'm inviting you to get in touch with your inner artistic voyeurism and be a fly on the lens throughout an entire session.   Q and A during down time with Apprentices of the Arcanum. It's broadcast complimentary, but afterwards will only be available to members of the Arcanum with access to the Grand Library! :) Arcanum Master Artist Jessica Lark, Live Shooting with Playboy Model Sarah Clayton - All Day Event2014-08-17 19:30:0372  
The Photoshop Show2,030Words we would use to describe @117716331467176309008  *Master Retoucher, Artist, Educator, Photographer, Inspiring* Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a Los Angeles based internationally published Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate. Retouching Academy founder, and Fstoppers Writer.  Julia is a dedicated artist committed to excellence in all that she does and encourages excellence through education and work ethic.  Along with your regular hosts, @115571998474046088312 , @108215644829092784557 and @105845861210914905032 we have a guest panellist, the amazing @100980643623677833022 will be joining us as well. If you don't know her yet, check out some of the amazing work she does here Portfolio: www.juliakuzmenko.com  Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JuliaKuzmenkoPhotography Behance page: www.behance.net/juliakuzmenko Blog: www.retouchingebooks.com/blog Fstoppers articles:www.fstoppers.com/author/julia Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.comThe Photoshop Show 61 - with Guest Julia Kuzmenko McKim2014-08-06 03:00:00165  
Wacom184,666If you haven’t seen @114056084994793924628's work (http://bit.ly/1pI3EOp), you should. Every photo pops off the page and mesmerizes you. From portraits to still life, learn how Alan brings his images to life with power, punch and passion. Bring your questions on how to stay creative while creating a business from your art this Wednesday, April 30 at 11:00am PST. *Please click here to join the hangout on air: http://bit.ly/1mV7fGF*Show Me The Money: Photographer and Advertising Chief Creative Officer, Alan Shapiro on Balancing Creative Intention with a Paycheck2014-04-30 20:00:0052  
Pat Kight15,132@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00150  
Jason T. Wiser21,540Let them find the smile again ! #yolandaph   Philippines deserve our help ... This HOA Event series is a part of the +LetTheSunShine  Awareness Campaign. And the Our Emergent World (Haiyan Typhoon crisis support) Community *Today's Broadcast on Mobile* http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA6 For Mobile Users here is the Event link http://jtw.bz/1dtnkzy  *Here's how you can get involved!*: 1) Click the link below and give... 10$ will feed 10 Children http://jtw.bz/YolandaPHP 2) Share this post to your circles and help us to spread the word https://plus.google.com/u/0/100829958311051085709/posts/VpvDor1dg8r The people of the Philippines deserve our Help, our Love, our Awareness. Let's stay close to them in this hard moment, and become a Sunbringer with us: http://www.crowdrise.com/letthesunshineonphilippines *G+ Community*  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104822593031281082392 Day #1 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA1  Day #2 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA2 Day #3 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA3 Day #4 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA4 Day #5 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA5 Day #6 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA6Typhoon Haiyan / Typhoon Yolanda #YolandaPh2013-11-29 16:00:00204  
Google+10,400,595The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033857  
Alan Shapiro3,484,548I'm continually flabbergasted (I love saying flabbergasted. Say it with me. Flabbergasted. Now say it ten times while pretending you just got your tongue pierced. Cool.) at the sheer number of certain products available for photographers. Choosing a camera bags has got to be one of the more time consuming and frustrating experiences. And a bag is one of the products that is really important right? We're carrying expensive gear around and want to protect it. But then it has to be comfortable. And easy to use. After spending far too much time searching online and walking the aisles of B&H, Adorama. PhotoPlus Expo most recently in search of the perfect camera bag, I decided to ask a friend, +Peter Waisnor from +Tenba to spend a half hour with me to talk about choosing a bag and what to look for in a bag (while promising me to stay as neutral as possible despite making *the best bags in the world.*) Join us tonight from 8:30pm - 9:00pm EST (5:30pm - 6:00pm PST) for our Hangout On Air (which will be recorded so if you can't make it, no worries. You can watch it online later)Picking a camera bag...what to look for and how to decide what's right for you2013-10-28 01:30:0080  
SmugMug46,304Join SmugMug Community Manager @106719979779567208605 and #SmugMugPro @114056084994793924628 for an afternoon of Photography fun, Big Apple style!  We will meet at the Javits Convention Center (where PPE is being held) at 3:30PM on Thursday, October 24th. From there, we will stroll southbound along the Hudson River towards the Meatpacking District, where we will hop on the world famous Highline!  Plenty of SmugMug swag for all in attendance, as well as prizes from SmugMug, X-Rite and many others! Bring whatever camera you have...even if it's just an iPhone or an Android device :)SmugMug New York City Photowalk At PhotoPlus Expo2013-10-24 15:30:0048  
The Photoshop Show2,030Want to know all about the NIK Collection by Google? Then watch The Photoshop Show live here, Tuesday October 22 at 6pm PT/9pm EST. Googlers +Laurie Rubin   will join hosts +Ron Clifford  and +Jan Kabili  to show off the amazing Nik  software by Google that will make your photos look terrific! Our very special guest is key member of the Google+ Photo Team.  +Laurie Rubin    is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer. She is a Product Specialist on the Google+ Photos team, where she coordinates Google's photo education and outreach to influential photographers. Laurie was Product Education Manager a Nik Software for 8 years before Nik became part of Google. The YouTube event will be embedded here on this event, as well as on The Photoshop Show YouTube channel.  Our Amazing Panel and production help is +Dave Bell and +Erika Thornes The Photoshop Show 42 - with Laurie Rubin2013-10-23 03:00:0080  
Drink and Click ™ YEG153Please meet at the front entrance of the Commerical Hotel on Whyte Ave at 6:00 pm.  I will be the one standing there with 3 lovely ladies who have agreed to model for us for the evening.  I am proposing to start off at the Blues on Whyte Pub and then proceed for a photowalk while it is still light.  We can then go back to the Blues on Whyte Pub or a different venue of our choosing for some drinks and eats then proceed with a further photowalk and repeat for as long as we wish.  Hope to see you all there.  Should you need to find us, please call or text me (Dawn) on my cell at 780-717-6245.  Bring lighting gear like flash as we will be photographing after sundown and possibly in an alley with lots of graffiti. So come prepared. Sorry for the confusion over multiple events - THIS is the correct one! Drink & Click YEG October "Shadow" Event (the RIGHT event is this one!)2013-10-05 18:00:0037  

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2015-06-10 11:14:12 (82 comments, 291 reshares, 2081 +1s)Open 

There's a legend from Japan which tells a sad story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be:
A young man tried to win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of earrings (which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of slippers (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She rejected him  and so, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower). Hence the bleeding heart.
But I like to believe that new legends can emerge where old ones fail to satisfy...so here goes:
The young lady loved the rabbits. Adored the earrings. And refused to take the slippers off because they were so comfy and warm. The young lady grabbed hold of the young man's hand and refused to let go while staring deep into his eyes. The man had never seen such beauty... more »

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2015-06-10 11:14:12 (82 comments, 291 reshares, 2081 +1s)Open 

There's a legend from Japan which tells a sad story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be:
A young man tried to win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of earrings (which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of slippers (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She rejected him  and so, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower). Hence the bleeding heart.
But I like to believe that new legends can emerge where old ones fail to satisfy...so here goes:
The young lady loved the rabbits. Adored the earrings. And refused to take the slippers off because they were so comfy and warm. The young lady grabbed hold of the young man's hand and refused to let go while staring deep into his eyes. The man had never seen such beauty... more »

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2015-06-10 11:14:12 (82 comments, 291 reshares, 2081 +1s)Open 

There's a legend from Japan which tells a sad story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be:
A young man tried to win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of earrings (which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of slippers (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She rejected him  and so, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower). Hence the bleeding heart.
But I like to believe that new legends can emerge where old ones fail to satisfy...so here goes:
The young lady loved the rabbits. Adored the earrings. And refused to take the slippers off because they were so comfy and warm. The young lady grabbed hold of the young man's hand and refused to let go while staring deep into his eyes. The man had never seen such beauty... more »

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2015-07-04 12:16:30 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Stars and Chucks Forever.

Happy Independence Day.

#fourthofjuly #independenceday2015 #converse #allstars #photography #chucks #americana #americanflag #julyfourth #hightops

Stars and Chucks Forever.

Happy Independence Day.

#fourthofjuly #independenceday2015 #converse #allstars #photography #chucks #americana #americanflag #julyfourth #hightops___

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2015-07-03 14:00:05 (13 comments, 18 reshares, 285 +1s)Open 

Tulips are good. Four lips are better.

#floralfriday   #floralphotography   #photography   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #flowers   #hqspflowers   #hqspmonochrome   #btpflowerpro   #btpmonochromepro   #alanshapirophotography   #momentsinthemonochromegarden   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #googleplusphotos  

Tulips are good. Four lips are better.

#floralfriday   #floralphotography   #photography   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #flowers   #hqspflowers   #hqspmonochrome   #btpflowerpro   #btpmonochromepro   #alanshapirophotography   #momentsinthemonochromegarden   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-07-02 12:49:14 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 234 +1s)Open 

Seems Dorothy ran off with a Wicked Witch leaving the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in search of a Wizard in Queens.
Along the way, they ran into an Uptown Bear wearing ruby slippers but that's another story for another day. Oh my.

#prideparade #photography #streetphotography #streetpics #cosplay #prideparade2015 #hqspportraits #hqspmonochrome #btpportraitpro #btpmonochromepro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #vscocam #vsco #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotographers  

Seems Dorothy ran off with a Wicked Witch leaving the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in search of a Wizard in Queens.
Along the way, they ran into an Uptown Bear wearing ruby slippers but that's another story for another day. Oh my.

#prideparade #photography #streetphotography #streetpics #cosplay #prideparade2015 #hqspportraits #hqspmonochrome #btpportraitpro #btpmonochromepro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #vscocam #vsco #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotographers  ___

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2015-07-01 10:47:02 (25 comments, 14 reshares, 429 +1s)Open 

Still life with old man and young man

Saw this scene the other day before the Pride Parade here in NYC.
Been staring at it ever since. Wondering all sorts of things. Was he aware of the goings on? Does he comb his hair or brush it? What or to whom was he writing? Did he buy the bag himself or was it a gift?
How does this image make you feel? Or what does it make you feel?

#photography #portraitphotography #portraiture #hqspportraits #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #btpportraitopro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #seenandscene   #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotographers #streetphotography #streetpics #blackandwhitephotography

Still life with old man and young man

Saw this scene the other day before the Pride Parade here in NYC.
Been staring at it ever since. Wondering all sorts of things. Was he aware of the goings on? Does he comb his hair or brush it? What or to whom was he writing? Did he buy the bag himself or was it a gift?
How does this image make you feel? Or what does it make you feel?

#photography #portraitphotography #portraiture #hqspportraits #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #btpportraitopro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #seenandscene   #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotographers #streetphotography #streetpics #blackandwhitephotography___

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2015-06-30 11:10:44 (18 comments, 21 reshares, 423 +1s)Open 

Some days we set out to remove the veil of ignorance.
Other days, we merely wrap it tighter to keep out the chill.

An inside joke for a guy I am genuinely proud to call a friend; wonderful educator and light-hearted photographer +Tony Corbell

#monochromephotography #photography #monochromeworld #flowerphotography #flowers #callalily #Zantedeschia #Zantedeschiaaethiopica #momentsinthemonochromegarden #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #lily #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #flowerpower #googleplusphotos

Some days we set out to remove the veil of ignorance.
Other days, we merely wrap it tighter to keep out the chill.

An inside joke for a guy I am genuinely proud to call a friend; wonderful educator and light-hearted photographer +Tony Corbell

#monochromephotography #photography #monochromeworld #flowerphotography #flowers #callalily #Zantedeschia #Zantedeschiaaethiopica #momentsinthemonochromegarden #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #lily #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #flowerpower #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-29 19:01:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

A favor:
I don't do this often but if you have a few seconds, please vote for Grace, the daughter of one of my colleagues over at Burt's Bees. She is in the "B is for Beaming" category once you get there.

A favor:
I don't do this often but if you have a few seconds, please vote for Grace, the daughter of one of my colleagues over at Burt's Bees. She is in the "B is for Beaming" category once you get there.___

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2015-06-29 11:47:05 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

Another day, another (anything but) quiet stroll around the city.

Yesterday was quite the day here in NYC.
It was a crazy day.
A joyous day.
A loud, colorful, glitter-filled day.
An "I do...you may now kiss the whatever" day.
An over-the-top, unforgettable day
It was a proud day.
And a truly historic day.

#pride2015   #phototgraphy   #monochromemonday   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #hqspmonochrome   #btpmonochromepro   #streetphotography   #streetpics   #gaypride   #leather   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  

Another day, another (anything but) quiet stroll around the city.

Yesterday was quite the day here in NYC.
It was a crazy day.
A joyous day.
A loud, colorful, glitter-filled day.
An "I do...you may now kiss the whatever" day.
An over-the-top, unforgettable day
It was a proud day.
And a truly historic day.

#pride2015   #phototgraphy   #monochromemonday   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #hqspmonochrome   #btpmonochromepro   #streetphotography   #streetpics   #gaypride   #leather   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-06-28 12:51:52 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 377 +1s)Open 

#silentsunday  

#photography #momentsinthemonochromegarden  

#silentsunday  

#photography #momentsinthemonochromegarden  ___

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2015-06-27 14:17:27 (15 comments, 35 reshares, 471 +1s)Open 

Searching for starfish in floral tidal pools

www.alanshapirophotography.com
www.instagram.com/alanshapiro515

#floralphotography   #flowerphotography   #photography   #flowerpower   #flowercolors   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #macrophotography   #starfish   #seeingstars   #alanshapirophotography #flower   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro  

Searching for starfish in floral tidal pools

www.alanshapirophotography.com
www.instagram.com/alanshapiro515

#floralphotography   #flowerphotography   #photography   #flowerpower   #flowercolors   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #macrophotography   #starfish   #seeingstars   #alanshapirophotography #flower   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro  ___

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2015-06-26 21:21:33 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 242 +1s)Open 

Mott Street, NYC

#streetphotography #photography #streetpics #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #nyc #nycphotography  

Mott Street, NYC

#streetphotography #photography #streetpics #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #nyc #nycphotography  ___

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2015-06-26 11:34:41 (6 comments, 13 reshares, 354 +1s)Open 

Mermaid Parade 2015
Coney Island, Brooklyn

#mermaidparade2015   #mermaidparade   #costume   #portraitphotography   #portraiture   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #hqspportraits   #btpportraitpro  

Mermaid Parade 2015
Coney Island, Brooklyn

#mermaidparade2015   #mermaidparade   #costume   #portraitphotography   #portraiture   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #hqspportraits   #btpportraitpro  ___

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2015-06-25 11:29:05 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 361 +1s)Open 

Moments in the Monochrome Garden: Anemone

http://www.alanshapirophotography.com/Portfolio/Moments-in-the-Monochrome/

#photography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #anemone   #hqspmacro   #hqspflowers   #hqspmonochrome   #btpflowerpro   #btpmonochromepro   #macrophotography   #macro4all   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #momentsinthemonochromegarden   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  

Moments in the Monochrome Garden: Anemone

http://www.alanshapirophotography.com/Portfolio/Moments-in-the-Monochrome/

#photography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #anemone   #hqspmacro   #hqspflowers   #hqspmonochrome   #btpflowerpro   #btpmonochromepro   #macrophotography   #macro4all   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #momentsinthemonochromegarden   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-06-24 10:18:09 (35 comments, 29 reshares, 673 +1s)Open 

I swear this is exactly how I looked when I glanced in the mirror this morning. Need coffee. And a haircut. And 3 days to sleep. Oh well. Now off to a 7am meeting.

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #momentsinthemonochromegarden #googleplusphotos

I swear this is exactly how I looked when I glanced in the mirror this morning. Need coffee. And a haircut. And 3 days to sleep. Oh well. Now off to a 7am meeting.

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #momentsinthemonochromegarden #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-23 19:54:38 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 304 +1s)Open 

Mermaid Parade 2015

#photography #hqspportraits #btpportraitpro #portraiture #costume #makeup #portraitphotography #streetportraits #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #mermaidparade #coneyisland #nyc

Mermaid Parade 2015

#photography #hqspportraits #btpportraitpro #portraiture #costume #makeup #portraitphotography #streetportraits #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #mermaidparade #coneyisland #nyc___

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2015-06-23 11:10:07 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 274 +1s)Open 

Quiang Liu rockin out on his Qinqin.

As I was watching Mr Liu, I reminisced about wanting to play the Banjo as a young boy. It might have been watching Roy Clark on Hee Haw while dreaming about Barbi Benton and Misty Rowe. Then went through a mental checklist of all the Banjo players I could name...Earl Scruggs, Béla Fleck, Steve Martin, Abigail Washburn, Grandpa Jones, Alison Brown, Noam Pikelny, Kermit the Frog...ummm. Yeah, that's all i got. Gonna be humming dueling banjos all day now. C'mon everybody strum along.

#photography #streetphotography #streetpics #blackandwhitephotography #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #monochromeworld #roamingwithmycamera #chinatown #newyorkcity #monochromephotography #banjo #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #musician

Quiang Liu rockin out on his Qinqin.

As I was watching Mr Liu, I reminisced about wanting to play the Banjo as a young boy. It might have been watching Roy Clark on Hee Haw while dreaming about Barbi Benton and Misty Rowe. Then went through a mental checklist of all the Banjo players I could name...Earl Scruggs, Béla Fleck, Steve Martin, Abigail Washburn, Grandpa Jones, Alison Brown, Noam Pikelny, Kermit the Frog...ummm. Yeah, that's all i got. Gonna be humming dueling banjos all day now. C'mon everybody strum along.

#photography #streetphotography #streetpics #blackandwhitephotography #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #monochromeworld #roamingwithmycamera #chinatown #newyorkcity #monochromephotography #banjo #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #musician___

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2015-06-22 10:34:00 (23 comments, 37 reshares, 612 +1s)Open 

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015

Mermaids as far as the eye could see. Pirates and sailors and lobsters, oh my. Jelly fish, sea monsters and...hey, is that a 70 year old Neptune in a thong...OH MY!
   Oh...and photographers in every manner of garb jockeying for position and elbowing each other out of the way. Oh. My eye!!!! (Fortunately it was a rainy day or the proportion of photographers to participants would have been nearer to equal.)
   Nonetheless, it is one of the more delightful days to shoot interesting people who like having their picture taken each year. I highly recommend it for all those shooters who want to do street portraiture but get anxious approaching people. Here, if you don't take their picture, they will think they did something wrong and offer you a trinket or some chum.

#mermaidparade2015 #photography #mermaids #portraits #me... more »

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015

Mermaids as far as the eye could see. Pirates and sailors and lobsters, oh my. Jelly fish, sea monsters and...hey, is that a 70 year old Neptune in a thong...OH MY!
   Oh...and photographers in every manner of garb jockeying for position and elbowing each other out of the way. Oh. My eye!!!! (Fortunately it was a rainy day or the proportion of photographers to participants would have been nearer to equal.)
   Nonetheless, it is one of the more delightful days to shoot interesting people who like having their picture taken each year. I highly recommend it for all those shooters who want to do street portraiture but get anxious approaching people. Here, if you don't take their picture, they will think they did something wrong and offer you a trinket or some chum.

#mermaidparade2015 #photography #mermaids #portraits #mermaidparadeportraits #portraitphotography #portraiture #streetphotography #streetportraits #hqspportraits #btpportraitpro #bubbles #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #coneyisland #costumes___

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2015-06-21 13:25:33 (41 comments, 25 reshares, 486 +1s)Open 

Here's to SuperDads everywhere

Our powers are the stuff of comic books; to be hidden under beds and read by flashlight. Our exploits live on to be told and retold in hushed whispers (with the occasional giggle or snort of derision).
    We are faster than speeding bullets (except for the one time we couldn’t get to our 8 month old son as he rolled off the bed in super slow motion).
    We are more powerful than locomotives (HO Gauge or Thomas the Tank Engine), able to leap tall buildings (those made of Lego, Lincoln Logs or wooden blocks) in a single bound.
    We can read minds, predict the future, heal with a touch or hug, shape-shift, fly, stop time. We have many other super powers that we keep secret; to be revealed only when absolutely necessary. (To be truthful, we are not even aware of many of these powers until a dire situation arises.)
    We havebelts fil... more »

Here's to SuperDads everywhere

Our powers are the stuff of comic books; to be hidden under beds and read by flashlight. Our exploits live on to be told and retold in hushed whispers (with the occasional giggle or snort of derision).
    We are faster than speeding bullets (except for the one time we couldn’t get to our 8 month old son as he rolled off the bed in super slow motion).
    We are more powerful than locomotives (HO Gauge or Thomas the Tank Engine), able to leap tall buildings (those made of Lego, Lincoln Logs or wooden blocks) in a single bound.
    We can read minds, predict the future, heal with a touch or hug, shape-shift, fly, stop time. We have many other super powers that we keep secret; to be revealed only when absolutely necessary. (To be truthful, we are not even aware of many of these powers until a dire situation arises.)
    We have belts filled with supertools,  pockets filled with superstuff and garages filled with boxes of superjunk. 
    We have x-ray vision and the ability to disperse any size crowd with a single blast of...ahem...gas.
    We have powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men (where our children are concerned). We can change the course of mighty rivers (during rainstorms for boats made of newspaper), bend steel in our bare hands (or at least fix bicycles and assemble toys on all those Winter Holiday Eves or mornings). 
    And yes, we have our disguises as we go off to our day jobs; mild-mannered Clark Kents or high-pressured Tony Starks.
   But, alas, we SuperDads also have our kryptonite…those weaknesses that bring us to our knees and make us vulnerable. And while we hope those moments are fleeting, we pray in our SuperDad superhearts that you see us as the caring, love-filled heroes we aspire to be... tough and strong, needing you to feel safe and protected…but, when all is said and done, that our vulnerability can be it’s own super power.
And that in the end, our love for our children conquers all.

Happy Father's Day. (To my very own super dad and all the other superdads everywhere.)


#fathersday2015   #fathersday   #photography   #superhero   #superdad   #portraits   #btpportraitpro   #hqspportraits   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-06-20 11:58:06 (27 comments, 53 reshares, 656 +1s)Open 

Wishing you all a colorful and delightful day

www.alanshapirophotography.com
www.instagram.com/alanshapiro515

#flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #photography #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #bokehphotography   #bokeh

Wishing you all a colorful and delightful day

www.alanshapirophotography.com
www.instagram.com/alanshapiro515

#flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #photography #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #bokehphotography   #bokeh___

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2015-06-19 12:07:46 (43 comments, 75 reshares, 940 +1s)Open 

A quick little Friday morning pick me up for y'all.
Now, once you're comfortable, let's turn it into a weekend-long  keep me up.

P.S. Why do they call it a piggy back?

#photography   #ape   #gorilla   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #piggyback   #hqspwildlife   #hqspanimals   #btpwildlifepro   #monkey   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #monkeyonmyback   #lowlandgorilla   #babygorilla   #babyface  

A quick little Friday morning pick me up for y'all.
Now, once you're comfortable, let's turn it into a weekend-long  keep me up.

P.S. Why do they call it a piggy back?

#photography   #ape   #gorilla   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #piggyback   #hqspwildlife   #hqspanimals   #btpwildlifepro   #monkey   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #monkeyonmyback   #lowlandgorilla   #babygorilla   #babyface  ___

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2015-06-18 12:47:50 (19 comments, 17 reshares, 502 +1s)Open 

"Among Us" is a new project I have started featuring friends and friends-to-be assuming the role of...well...you know.
Here's one of my favorite photographers: +Jessica Lark
Normally she's smiling. And creating brilliant work like her "Reliquarian" Project (which you really should check out.) But I love her vulnerability and ability to articulate so well her thoughts and feelings on this collective creative journey (easy and anything but) that
so many of us are on.
Oh yeah...and her hubby is a serviceman (thank you for your service, Michael) and a genuinely great guy. So yeah, there truly are angels among us. I know. I've been hugged by them.

#amongus #angels #photography #hqspmonochrome #hqspportraits #btpmonochromepro #btpportraitpro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #portraitphotography #portraiture #portrait ... more »

"Among Us" is a new project I have started featuring friends and friends-to-be assuming the role of...well...you know.
Here's one of my favorite photographers: +Jessica Lark
Normally she's smiling. And creating brilliant work like her "Reliquarian" Project (which you really should check out.) But I love her vulnerability and ability to articulate so well her thoughts and feelings on this collective creative journey (easy and anything but) that
so many of us are on.
Oh yeah...and her hubby is a serviceman (thank you for your service, Michael) and a genuinely great guy. So yeah, there truly are angels among us. I know. I've been hugged by them.

#amongus #angels #photography #hqspmonochrome #hqspportraits #btpmonochromepro #btpportraitpro #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #portraitphotography #portraiture #portrait #wings #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotographers___

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2015-06-17 11:14:25 (12 comments, 20 reshares, 323 +1s)Open 

Analog Anemone

Early morning playtime with +Nik Collection by Google  #anaalogefexpro2 . Power user tip: make several different versions and blend them in Photoshop using blending modes and layer masks.
Stay inspired

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #textureblending #macrophotography #flowerportraits #textureblendphotography #analogefexpro2 #phototherapy #nikcollectionbygoogle #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos  

Analog Anemone

Early morning playtime with +Nik Collection by Google  #anaalogefexpro2 . Power user tip: make several different versions and blend them in Photoshop using blending modes and layer masks.
Stay inspired

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #textureblending #macrophotography #flowerportraits #textureblendphotography #analogefexpro2 #phototherapy #nikcollectionbygoogle #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-06-16 17:57:38 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

Hey everybody...judging a photo contest for my friends at +ViewBug - Photo Contests Did a video talking about my approach and  what I'm looking for with my favoritest gal-pal +Laurie Rubin. Have a watch. Submit your best "emerging from shadows" style portrait" and share your stuff with us all to "oooh" and "ahhhhh" over. Most of all...have fun!

What a fun interview with the one and only, +Alan Shapiro! 

Alan has a new contest on +ViewBug - Photo Contests called "Emerging From Shadows". We talk about his amazing portfolio of images and what he is looking for in a winning image.

30 days left if you want to enter the contest and win some great prizes!
http://www.viewbug.com/contests/emerging-from-shadows-photo-contest___Hey everybody...judging a photo contest for my friends at +ViewBug - Photo Contests Did a video talking about my approach and  what I'm looking for with my favoritest gal-pal +Laurie Rubin. Have a watch. Submit your best "emerging from shadows" style portrait" and share your stuff with us all to "oooh" and "ahhhhh" over. Most of all...have fun!

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2015-06-16 10:51:41 (17 comments, 12 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

A lonely chair on a cloudy day with two pots to piss in.

#photography #monochrome #monochromeworld #wandering   #monochromephotography #hqspmonochrome #backyardblues   #btpmonochromepro #blackandwhitephotography #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers  

www.alanshapirohotography.com
www.instagram.com/alanshapiro515

A lonely chair on a cloudy day with two pots to piss in.

#photography #monochrome #monochromeworld #wandering   #monochromephotography #hqspmonochrome #backyardblues   #btpmonochromepro #blackandwhitephotography #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers  

www.alanshapirohotography.com
www.instagram.com/alanshapiro515___

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2015-06-15 11:17:59 (29 comments, 60 reshares, 751 +1s)Open 

Cleomes taunt me, challenge me, make me dizzy and make me see/feel that I have a long way to go as a photographer.
(Note: This is not a bad thing at all)

#photography #macrophotography #macromonday #macroaddict #macro4all #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #cleome #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclefro #alanshapirophotography

Cleomes taunt me, challenge me, make me dizzy and make me see/feel that I have a long way to go as a photographer.
(Note: This is not a bad thing at all)

#photography #macrophotography #macromonday #macroaddict #macro4all #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #cleome #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclefro #alanshapirophotography___

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2015-06-14 12:37:44 (26 comments, 51 reshares, 762 +1s)Open 

Bear Mountain looking out on Hudson River on way to Cold Spring, NY. No...the sky didn't fall. Not yet anyway.
#scenicoutlooksunday  

#photography #landscapephotography #cloudscapephotography #cloudscape #clouds #storm #hqsplandscape #specialplaces #btplandscapepro #alanshapirophotography #landscape #hudsonriver #riverscape #riverscapephotography

Bear Mountain looking out on Hudson River on way to Cold Spring, NY. No...the sky didn't fall. Not yet anyway.
#scenicoutlooksunday  

#photography #landscapephotography #cloudscapephotography #cloudscape #clouds #storm #hqsplandscape #specialplaces #btplandscapepro #alanshapirophotography #landscape #hudsonriver #riverscape #riverscapephotography___

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2015-06-13 11:30:45 (20 comments, 59 reshares, 689 +1s)Open 

Poppy during the blue hour.

#poppy #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercolors #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #photography

Poppy during the blue hour.

#poppy #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercolors #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #photography___

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2015-06-12 11:30:26 (18 comments, 31 reshares, 469 +1s)Open 

Among Us.


#photography #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #streetphotography #nyc #nycphotography #AmongUs #alanshapirophotography #angels #fallenfriday #blackandwhitephotography #monochromeworld #monochromephotography  

Among Us.


#photography #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #streetphotography #nyc #nycphotography #AmongUs #alanshapirophotography #angels #fallenfriday #blackandwhitephotography #monochromeworld #monochromephotography  ___

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2015-06-11 11:52:45 (24 comments, 61 reshares, 712 +1s)Open 

This daffodil watched Jack and Jill
run up the hill
to fetch her a drink of water.
When Jack fell down and broke his crown,
Jill jumped on the next bus to LA. 

The daffodil despised that Jill
for being a fair weather friend.
Now Jack came back.
But Jill OD'd on crack.
And with karma the story does end.

#flowerphotography   #photography   #flowers   #macro   #daffodil   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   

This daffodil watched Jack and Jill
run up the hill
to fetch her a drink of water.
When Jack fell down and broke his crown,
Jill jumped on the next bus to LA. 

The daffodil despised that Jill
for being a fair weather friend.
Now Jack came back.
But Jill OD'd on crack.
And with karma the story does end.

#flowerphotography   #photography   #flowers   #macro   #daffodil   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   ___

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2015-06-10 11:14:12 (82 comments, 291 reshares, 2081 +1s)Open 

There's a legend from Japan which tells a sad story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be:
A young man tried to win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of earrings (which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of slippers (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She rejected him  and so, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower). Hence the bleeding heart.
But I like to believe that new legends can emerge where old ones fail to satisfy...so here goes:
The young lady loved the rabbits. Adored the earrings. And refused to take the slippers off because they were so comfy and warm. The young lady grabbed hold of the young man's hand and refused to let go while staring deep into his eyes. The man had never seen such beauty... more »

There's a legend from Japan which tells a sad story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be:
A young man tried to win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of earrings (which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of slippers (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She rejected him  and so, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower). Hence the bleeding heart.
But I like to believe that new legends can emerge where old ones fail to satisfy...so here goes:
The young lady loved the rabbits. Adored the earrings. And refused to take the slippers off because they were so comfy and warm. The young lady grabbed hold of the young man's hand and refused to let go while staring deep into his eyes. The man had never seen such beauty and delight which caused his heart to grow then open wide to let all the joy he was feeling come pouring out.
The end? Nope. Just the beginning.

#openyourhearttoday #photography #flowers #flowercolors #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #bleedingheart #lamprocapnos #heart #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-09 11:26:21 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 327 +1s)Open 

Between a rock and a hard place. (Literally)

#photography #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #baboon #primates #animallovers #teeth #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #naturephotos #googleplusphotographers #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #blackandwhitephotography #betweenarockanddahardplace

Between a rock and a hard place. (Literally)

#photography #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #baboon #primates #animallovers #teeth #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #naturephotos #googleplusphotographers #monochromeworld #monochromephotography #blackandwhitephotography #betweenarockanddahardplace___

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2015-06-08 20:44:45 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 266 +1s)Open 

Calla Lily Studies

#photography #callalily #momentsinthemonochromegarden #flowers #flowerphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #lily #monochromemonday #monochromeworld #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #flowerpower #bwphotography #blackandwhitephotography

Calla Lily Studies

#photography #callalily #momentsinthemonochromegarden #flowers #flowerphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro #lily #monochromemonday #monochromeworld #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #flowerpower #bwphotography #blackandwhitephotography___

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2015-06-08 10:35:36 (8 comments, 15 reshares, 280 +1s)Open 

Another Moment In The Monochrome Garden®: An Icelandic Poppy.

#monochromemonday #macromonday #poppy #photography #hqspmonochrome #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #monochromeworld #momentsinthemonochromegarden #alanshapirophotography #monochromephotography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all

Another Moment In The Monochrome Garden®: An Icelandic Poppy.

#monochromemonday #macromonday #poppy #photography #hqspmonochrome #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #monochromeworld #momentsinthemonochromegarden #alanshapirophotography #monochromephotography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all___

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2015-06-07 20:40:20 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful nightmare. Her flame red hair was long and flowing that breathed sparks at night and writhed like tentacles when brushed (or brushed against). Her eyes burned hot and bright as embers when stoked. Her laughter was that of a finely tuned pipe organ after too many scotches. 
Our late at night heroine collected things that inspired her, amused her and perplexed her. She tucked them away on shelf after shelf to inform the thoughts she shared with those fortunate enough to fall in to her dreamy embrace.

#photography #creepydolls #snapseed #wherenightmareslive #attic alnshapirophotography #nightmares

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful nightmare. Her flame red hair was long and flowing that breathed sparks at night and writhed like tentacles when brushed (or brushed against). Her eyes burned hot and bright as embers when stoked. Her laughter was that of a finely tuned pipe organ after too many scotches. 
Our late at night heroine collected things that inspired her, amused her and perplexed her. She tucked them away on shelf after shelf to inform the thoughts she shared with those fortunate enough to fall in to her dreamy embrace.

#photography #creepydolls #snapseed #wherenightmareslive #attic alnshapirophotography #nightmares___

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2015-06-07 13:20:51 (13 comments, 29 reshares, 498 +1s)Open 

Fresh out of the shower

#roses #rosephotography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #yellow #dewdrops

Fresh out of the shower

#roses #rosephotography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #yellow #dewdrops___

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2015-06-06 15:38:05 (37 comments, 110 reshares, 1131 +1s)Open 

#caturday 

#caturday ___

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2015-06-05 14:26:13 (41 comments, 64 reshares, 677 +1s)Open 

A repost about a small epiphany (that has grown larger for me of late):

For me, every picture is a small prayer.
each one different and heartfelt and important (in it's own distinct way)
About something to be thankful for,
To be celebrated
Something to be corrected,
or to be sorry for,
Something that makes us feel big (in a small way)
Or small (in a big way)
Something that needs to be thought about
over and over and over.
Or that needs to be shared.
That needs to live on
or needs to be heard.

For me, every picture is an acknowledgement
A reminder
A plea
A thank you

Something that makes us feel at peace.
Awed.
Inspired.
Incredibly, profoundly moved.
Part of something huge
and magnificent
and connected.

For me, every picture is a prayer. And sometimes... more »

A repost about a small epiphany (that has grown larger for me of late):

For me, every picture is a small prayer.
each one different and heartfelt and important (in it's own distinct way)
About something to be thankful for,
To be celebrated
Something to be corrected,
or to be sorry for,
Something that makes us feel big (in a small way)
Or small (in a big way)
Something that needs to be thought about
over and over and over.
Or that needs to be shared.
That needs to live on
or needs to be heard.

For me, every picture is an acknowledgement
A reminder
A plea
A thank you

Something that makes us feel at peace.
Awed.
Inspired.
Incredibly, profoundly moved.
Part of something huge
and magnificent
and connected.

For me, every picture is a prayer. And sometimes is a prayer answered.
Amen.

Just thought I'd share this incredibly personal thought again.
Never really articulated why I love photography so much. Now I know.

And now for something new.
A huge heartfelt thank you to you all.
Prayers are answered in different ways.
Mine comes from feeling heard. Supported. Encouraged.
And from the sharing of that which we all care about
You each do that for me. Which makes me beyond grateful.

#photography #floralfriday #floralphotography #rosephotography #roses #macro #macrophotography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #thankyou___

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2015-06-04 15:23:42 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

Another day, another woman who knows why the caged bird sings...
(and will do everything in her considerable power to let her children, her grandchildren and her soon to come great grandchild) know as well.

This is Dorothy. In a post from nearly 4 years ago. She is an artist. A writer. A retired freedom fighter (although I can't imagine one ever really retires from that avocation).

We talked of Maya Angelou (her hero), life for her as a young child and now. We talked  of the many, many young children in her life. This was one of those moments, for me as a photographer, where it was more important for me to listen than to take pictures. That my 12 year old daughter Lindsey was with me listening as raptly as I made the connection that much stronger. And left another indelible mark on us both.

She ended our conversation with this
"Now if you listen... more »

Another day, another woman who knows why the caged bird sings...
(and will do everything in her considerable power to let her children, her grandchildren and her soon to come great grandchild) know as well.

This is Dorothy. In a post from nearly 4 years ago. She is an artist. A writer. A retired freedom fighter (although I can't imagine one ever really retires from that avocation).

We talked of Maya Angelou (her hero), life for her as a young child and now. We talked  of the many, many young children in her life. This was one of those moments, for me as a photographer, where it was more important for me to listen than to take pictures. That my 12 year old daughter Lindsey was with me listening as raptly as I made the connection that much stronger. And left another indelible mark on us both.

She ended our conversation with this
"Now if you listen closely
I'll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And I can hear the moan,
'Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone."

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#photography #portraitphotography #portraiture #portraitphotographer #emergingfromshadows #anotherday #hqspmonochrome #hqspportraits #btpmonochromepro #btpportraitpro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #freeatlast___

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2015-06-04 10:39:22 (50 comments, 76 reshares, 1196 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-03 18:41:49 (24 comments, 37 reshares, 681 +1s)Open 

Something simple and totally nonprovocative (in contrast to today's earlier post)

#flowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #dianthus #floralphotography  

Something simple and totally nonprovocative (in contrast to today's earlier post)

#flowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #dianthus #floralphotography  ___

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2015-06-03 11:13:09 (45 comments, 53 reshares, 706 +1s)Open 

We call it wildlife, but is it?
They don't kill senselessly.
They don't take more than they need, sometimes literally raping and pillaging our world; stripping it of its resources. 
They don't enslave, exploit or go on senseless rampages against each other.
No.
We do.

So who's the wildlife? And who belongs in cages?

#wildlifephotography   #wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotos   #photography   #animalphotography   #animallovers   #westernlowlandgorilla   #gorilla   #gorillababy   #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro   #alanshapirophotography   #hqspmonochrome   #btpmonochromepro   #monochromeworld   #googleplusphotographers   #monochromephotography  

We call it wildlife, but is it?
They don't kill senselessly.
They don't take more than they need, sometimes literally raping and pillaging our world; stripping it of its resources. 
They don't enslave, exploit or go on senseless rampages against each other.
No.
We do.

So who's the wildlife? And who belongs in cages?

#wildlifephotography   #wildlifewednesday   #wildlifephotos   #photography   #animalphotography   #animallovers   #westernlowlandgorilla   #gorilla   #gorillababy   #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro   #alanshapirophotography   #hqspmonochrome   #btpmonochromepro   #monochromeworld   #googleplusphotographers   #monochromephotography  ___

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2015-06-02 11:02:26 (24 comments, 50 reshares, 694 +1s)Open 

Western Lowland gorilla mother and child

This is Layla, a 16 year old, lowland gorilla and her 6 month old baby. 
Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered so breeding programs like those we have here at the Bronx Zoo are quite important. This season, we are enjoying 4 new babies. They are ridiculously cute and each has their own very distinct personality. More powerful to me is watching the interaction between mother and child. So much nurturing. So much much love. So much like us.

#photography #animalphotography #gorilla #westernlowlandgorilla #hqspanimals #hqspmonochrome #btpanimalpro #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #naturephotography #animallovers #motherandchild #mothersday #motherhood #googleplusphotos

Western Lowland gorilla mother and child

This is Layla, a 16 year old, lowland gorilla and her 6 month old baby. 
Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered so breeding programs like those we have here at the Bronx Zoo are quite important. This season, we are enjoying 4 new babies. They are ridiculously cute and each has their own very distinct personality. More powerful to me is watching the interaction between mother and child. So much nurturing. So much much love. So much like us.

#photography #animalphotography #gorilla #westernlowlandgorilla #hqspanimals #hqspmonochrome #btpanimalpro #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #naturephotography #animallovers #motherandchild #mothersday #motherhood #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-01 23:16:37 (14 comments, 23 reshares, 538 +1s)Open 

I share what I love (what I see, what I learned, how I feel). More importantly, I love who I get to share it with.

For +Christina Lihani and +Cathy Custer Donohoue. Just because.


#photography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #floralphotography #macromonday #macrophotography #macroaddict #alanshapirophotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #googleplusphotos

I share what I love (what I see, what I learned, how I feel). More importantly, I love who I get to share it with.

For +Christina Lihani and +Cathy Custer Donohoue. Just because.


#photography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #floralphotography #macromonday #macrophotography #macroaddict #alanshapirophotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-01 11:36:23 (28 comments, 24 reshares, 469 +1s)Open 

We stared at each other for awhile. Like...a looong while. Was eerie. And beautiful. Then she closed her eyes. I took just one picture, watched her for a few seconds and for some reason, closed mine.
I stayed like that for a minute or two. Feeling connected. And all was right with the world.

#baboon #monochromemonday #monochromeworld #photography #hqspmonochrome #hqspanimals #btpmonochromepro #btpanimalpro #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #primates #baboonportrait #hairierrelatives #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #analogefexpro2 #nikcollectionbygoogle #nikcollection

We stared at each other for awhile. Like...a looong while. Was eerie. And beautiful. Then she closed her eyes. I took just one picture, watched her for a few seconds and for some reason, closed mine.
I stayed like that for a minute or two. Feeling connected. And all was right with the world.

#baboon #monochromemonday #monochromeworld #photography #hqspmonochrome #hqspanimals #btpmonochromepro #btpanimalpro #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #primates #baboonportrait #hairierrelatives #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #analogefexpro2 #nikcollectionbygoogle #nikcollection___

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2015-05-31 14:20:51 (27 comments, 41 reshares, 605 +1s)Open 

#silentsunday  


#photography #baboon #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #alanshapirophotography #babybaboon #googleplusphotos  

#silentsunday  


#photography #baboon #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #alanshapirophotography #babybaboon #googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-05-30 12:42:12 (24 comments, 23 reshares, 524 +1s)Open 

If +Billy Idol were a chicken.
Oh yeah...talk about flesh for fantasy

PS. Liking the new album

#photography   #chicken   #birds   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #hqspbirds   #btpbirdpro   #alasnshapirophotography   #googleplusphotographers  

If +Billy Idol were a chicken.
Oh yeah...talk about flesh for fantasy

PS. Liking the new album

#photography   #chicken   #birds   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #hqspbirds   #btpbirdpro   #alasnshapirophotography   #googleplusphotographers  ___

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2015-05-29 17:48:57 (8 comments, 15 reshares, 388 +1s)Open 

Outta here.

#photography #bicycle #skatepark #clouds #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos  

Outta here.

#photography #bicycle #skatepark #clouds #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-05-29 11:31:01 (24 comments, 40 reshares, 739 +1s)Open 

Ungapatchket

#dahlia #photography #momentsinthemonochromegarden #flower #flowerphotography #floralfriday #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #flowerpower #monochromeworld #monochromephotography

Ungapatchket

#dahlia #photography #momentsinthemonochromegarden #flower #flowerphotography #floralfriday #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #alanshapirophotography #flowerpower #monochromeworld #monochromephotography___

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2015-05-28 19:59:19 (15 comments, 31 reshares, 576 +1s)Open 

Sometimes the tiniest things make me smile.

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #macrophotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #bokeh #kleiniafulgens #alanshapirophotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #succulent #floralphotography

Sometimes the tiniest things make me smile.

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #macrophotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #bokeh #kleiniafulgens #alanshapirophotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #succulent #floralphotography___

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2015-05-28 10:50:33 (23 comments, 16 reshares, 492 +1s)Open 

I get this look a lot.
Actually...let's reframe that.
I GET this look. A lot.
I get looking at things sideways. Crossways. Upside down. I get the feeling of cautious trepidation. Of curiosity, inquisitiveness, furtiveness. Of walking by something and then stopping short to come back for a second (or third or fourth) look. And then doing the little walk around, head bobbing this way and that. Neck craning for an alternate view; wondering if this will further change my take on this world I enjoy so much to reveal something even more wondrous. I get it because, in my core, I am a passionate photographer. And it's what I/we do.

#photography #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #ocellatedturkey #turkey #animalphotography #animallovers #featheredfriends #birdsofafeather #alanshapirophotography #wildlifephotography #looks #Igetthislook ... more »

I get this look a lot.
Actually...let's reframe that.
I GET this look. A lot.
I get looking at things sideways. Crossways. Upside down. I get the feeling of cautious trepidation. Of curiosity, inquisitiveness, furtiveness. Of walking by something and then stopping short to come back for a second (or third or fourth) look. And then doing the little walk around, head bobbing this way and that. Neck craning for an alternate view; wondering if this will further change my take on this world I enjoy so much to reveal something even more wondrous. I get it because, in my core, I am a passionate photographer. And it's what I/we do.

#photography #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #ocellatedturkey #turkey #animalphotography #animallovers #featheredfriends #birdsofafeather #alanshapirophotography #wildlifephotography #looks #Igetthislook #wildlifephotos #googleplusphotographers___

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2015-05-27 20:01:28 (38 comments, 35 reshares, 594 +1s)Open 

Tough day. Stressed. I need coffee. But, at least my hair is still fabulous.

#primates #monkey #photography #animallovers #gelada #animal #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotography #wildlife #baboon #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

Tough day. Stressed. I need coffee. But, at least my hair is still fabulous.

#primates #monkey #photography #animallovers #gelada #animal #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotography #wildlife #baboon #hqspanimals #btpanimalpro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos___

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