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Chrysta Rae

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Occupation: Real Estate Photographer, Architectural Photographer (Chrysta Rae Photography)

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Chrysta Rae has been at 8 events

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Isabelle Fortin27,170It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
Robert Scoble7,481,712@104987932455782713675 and I are talking about how the filters work on Facebook and why they aren't as nice to photographers as Google+ is.  Which got me a ton of questions about my feed, and what I'm seeing/learning about how the filters work and how to "game" them to get things through to more people's feeds on Facebook. I'm linking to here from Facebook, so there. This one is for the Facebook fans (or haters)2014-08-07 01:11:30138  
The Drink and Click Show308After a month off to stock up on cocktail supplies, we're back! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 as they welcome guest @102691005290181713701 to talk about his photography and life adventures. I want to hear about the helicopter rides over San Francisco! :) We'll be talking about that and much more. Photographer panelists @107330772105497231799, @111204757488124368395, and @116330152168758926530 will be along for the ride, so we'll get a chance to check in with them and see what they've been up to as well. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us!  We'll also be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ March Challenge "Shallow DoF" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/mmIhDw Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for March: @116923983315199328802, @112776893091508996727, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621!  We'll be seeing some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on April 16th for the live show! #drinkandclick   #onair   #photography   _event photo copyright Toby Harriman, all rights reserved_The Drink and Click™ Show, EP10 with Guest Toby Harriman2014-04-17 04:30:00122  
Pat Kight15,682@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  
Drink and Click ™ YEG151Please 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  
Calgary Photo Walk247*When* : Saturday, June 29, 2013 - Starting at 9:30am!  *Where* : Calgary, AB, Canada - Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire & Kensington (Meeting at Sunnyside Bank Parking Lot...same as last year) *Who* : You! Photographers of all skill and levels. From beginners to pros. What if you only have a phone camera? YES! you too! *Why* : To celebrate the two year anniversary of Google+ by those of us in the G+ photo community. To hang out with other fun Google+ photographers. To SHARE MORE PHOTOS! To meet new and interesting people. *Cost* : All Free! The best things in life are free right? G+ Two Year Anniversary Photo Walk - Calgary2013-06-29 09:30:0015  
SmugMug47,120Have you ever wondered how to get your photos picked up by ad agencies? How does a photographer get their foot in the door? These are questions many of us have thought about before, since photography (and ads) are everywhere we look. Well, SmugMug Pro @114056084994793924628 helped answer some of those question during a recent SmugMug podcast (bit.ly/ZsDwsb). But, we found, that the interest in this subject is off the charts, and the follow up questions for Alan have been coming in fast and furious. So Alan has volunteered to spend an hour answering nothing but your questions in a live, On Air Google Hangout!  _Join SmugMug's Rocky Bowels and Michael Bonocore as they ask your questions to Alan Tuesday, June 11th at 9:00PM EST._ Have a question you would like us to ask Alan? Simply add it as a comment here, on this event. Alan will also do his best to respond to any questions we do not ask during the broadcast, right here in the Google+ event. So make sure to RSVP, and post your best question for Alan. We will even be giving away a year of SmugMug Portfolio to one lucky person who asks a question before the end of the live hangout.  And yes, this will be recorded to view on our YouTube channel.  #Photography #Advertising #Commercial #SmugMug #SmugMugProWhat Ad Agencies Want From You - Interested in Fashion or Commercial Photography?2013-06-12 03:00:0076  
Benjamin Cortis168,479*Photo Competition* November 2012 *Status: closed* *Thread:* Animals Small animals, large animals, wild animals, peaceful animals, funny animals ... what almost everything is allowed which represents animals. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* November 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Tiere Kleine Tiere, große Tiere, wilde Tiere, friedliche Tiere, witzige Tiere… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Tieren zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Viel Spaß #foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition #photocompetitionnovemberPhoto Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00341  

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2016-03-14 18:00:19 (501 comments; 48 reshares; 189 +1s)Open 

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL SIGN UP POST
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt,
 ROUND 18

SPONSORED BY ADOBE
- Yes folks, that means we have prizes from Adobe this round!

__________________________________________________________________
 The Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt is an incredibly fun way to learn, to grow as a photographer, and to meet great people.
If you love photography you can play!

After sign ups (500 spots are open)
I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!! So fun!!
I give you an amount of time to get those shots done (approximately 2 months).

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group ofSca... more »

Most reshares: 91

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2016-02-25 23:04:43 (94 comments; 91 reshares; 244 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of the next 10 days is pretty awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a photography scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10days... more »

Most plusones: 332

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2015-12-28 01:03:06 (59 comments; 3 reshares; 332 +1s)Open 

Once again, my heart fills way beyond full - 
basically SO full it's spilling all over everything, everywhere.

Luckily, tears can be wiped up, 
and more important - 
filled-up hearts stay full for a very, very long time.

I have just spend the most miserable 3 days of the year... 
Excited like heck for Christmas as always; counting down the days...
and then it hit. 

The flu. 
It hit me so hard I have yellow flags all over my room.
So sick. 

AND for the first time in 41 years... 
I missed Christmas with my Mom. 

The boys were also kept away from me, to keep me... well basically, quarantined.

So, basically, Christmas sucked eggs this year.

Until today.

Today I felt well enough to get my kids from my Mom and Papa.
Once there, I was shocked that therewere a f... more »

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2016-04-01 23:48:47 (61 comments; 1 reshares; 217 +1s)Open 

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2016-03-19 18:27:08 (68 comments; 4 reshares; 292 +1s)Open 

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2016-03-14 18:00:19 (501 comments; 48 reshares; 189 +1s)Open 

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL SIGN UP POST
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt,
 ROUND 18

SPONSORED BY ADOBE
- Yes folks, that means we have prizes from Adobe this round!

__________________________________________________________________
 The Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt is an incredibly fun way to learn, to grow as a photographer, and to meet great people.
If you love photography you can play!

After sign ups (500 spots are open)
I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!! So fun!!
I give you an amount of time to get those shots done (approximately 2 months).

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group ofSca... more »

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL SIGN UP POST
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt,
 ROUND 18

SPONSORED BY ADOBE
- Yes folks, that means we have prizes from Adobe this round!

__________________________________________________________________
 The Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt is an incredibly fun way to learn, to grow as a photographer, and to meet great people.
If you love photography you can play!

After sign ups (500 spots are open)
I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!! So fun!!
I give you an amount of time to get those shots done (approximately 2 months).

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group of Scavengers is one of the most supportive groups of people around.
This is just FOR FUN.
To get you using your camera in ways you might not do otherwise,
It's to push yourself to try new things.

During the course of the round, you will make friends, you will learn from some amazing photographers, we have behind-the-scenes lessons, we answer questions, we share techniques, etc. etc.
You will have support and be encouraged and be a part of THE MOST amazing community on G+.

SO, if that sounds like something you'd like to be a part of...
All you have to do is type two simple little words, "*I'M IN* "
And you will be registered. 
This round I am hoping to also see your location - so if anyone actually reads this, say I'M IN and give me your city and country. "I'm in - Edmonton, Canada" 

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP SOMEONE AS A PROXY (if someone has asked you to sign them up) do so on different comments.

I will only enter ONE PERSON per comment, if there are more than one on a single comment, only the first person will be entered. 
(This is the only way I can keep track of the 500 spots.)

PLEASE DO NOT comment on this post unless it is to sign up. Any stray comments will be deleted.

PLEASE DO NOT sign up unless you actually want to participate, not just because you see everyone else doing it.

I can't wait to get to know you!

And with that - (like any of you even read this) - let the registration BEGIN!!  

The image below is a collection of photographs that were created during Round 17." PHOTOS are: Cinnamon by +Kris Kowalewski, Cold by +Stefan Riss, Poison by +Andrea Martinez, Melt by +Stephanie MacNeill, Amused by +Jenny Loren, Glue by +Dragomir Madzharov, Unsophisticated by +Mary Presson Roberts, White by +Dana Finster, and Wind by +Christopher Germano         ___

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2016-03-13 19:13:52 (83 comments; 24 reshares; 178 +1s)Open 

SIGN UPS for ROUND 18
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt...
SPONSORED BY ADOBE (eeeee!)

will be held tomorrow,
Monday, March 14 at 12 noon mountain time
(just watch my profile page for the official sign up post)

Adobe will play an active role within our private community, will be a part of the judging, AND are also giving away prizes - the grand prize being a subscription for the entire Creative Cloud with access to the entire collection of 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC plus your own portfolio website, premium fonts and 20 GB of cloud storage!!!

As always, I have my ways, and will be in charge of prize giveaways. I will not give away all my secrets just yet - but I will tell you, at least one prize will be given in a lottery style win - you enter a photo, you are... more »

SIGN UPS for ROUND 18
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt...
SPONSORED BY ADOBE (eeeee!)

will be held tomorrow,
Monday, March 14 at 12 noon mountain time
(just watch my profile page for the official sign up post)

Adobe will play an active role within our private community, will be a part of the judging, AND are also giving away prizes - the grand prize being a subscription for the entire Creative Cloud with access to the entire collection of 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC plus your own portfolio website, premium fonts and 20 GB of cloud storage!!!

As always, I have my ways, and will be in charge of prize giveaways. I will not give away all my secrets just yet - but I will tell you, at least one prize will be given in a lottery style win - you enter a photo, you are eligible for a prize. Because in my world - everyone who participates is a winner to me.

This... is going to be epic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ETncHK1wOg&feature=youtu.be___

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2016-03-13 16:01:17 (127 comments; 7 reshares; 231 +1s)Open 

Our 17th Round OVERALL WINNER is....

+Stefan Riss!!!

Huge congratulations, Stefan! 
Here is his album in full to enjoy!
insert standing ovation

Our 17th Round OVERALL WINNER is....

+Stefan Riss!!!

Huge congratulations, Stefan! 
Here is his album in full to enjoy!
insert standing ovation___

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2016-03-13 03:44:14 (16 comments; 12 reshares; 176 +1s)Open 

Your WINNERS from the "WIND" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes. +Sam Breach and +Alan Shapiro  

Your WINNERS from the "WIND" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes. +Sam Breach and +Alan Shapiro  ___

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2016-03-13 01:33:38 (15 comments; 10 reshares; 140 +1s)Open 

Your WINNERS from the "AMUSED" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro

Your WINNERS from the "AMUSED" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro___

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2016-03-13 00:36:38 (12 comments; 10 reshares; 118 +1s)Open 

 And HERE are your WINNERS from the "POISON" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro 

 And HERE are your WINNERS from the "POISON" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro ___

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2016-03-12 19:02:30 (20 comments; 12 reshares; 137 +1s)Open 

HERE are your WINNERS from the "WHITE" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!
Yay! So incredible shots in here!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro 

HERE are your WINNERS from the "WHITE" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!
Yay! So incredible shots in here!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro ___

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2016-03-12 17:14:44 (24 comments; 14 reshares; 145 +1s)Open 

HERE are your WINNERS from the "MELT" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!
Yay! So incredible shots in here!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro 

HERE are your WINNERS from the "MELT" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!
Yay! So incredible shots in here!

Thank you, as always, to our judges, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sam Breach, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro ___

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2016-03-12 16:39:43 (23 comments; 12 reshares; 137 +1s)Open 

Here are your WINNERS from the "UNSOPHISTICATED" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt.
Congrats to all!

Thank you to our judges, +Sam Breach, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro  

Here are your WINNERS from the "UNSOPHISTICATED" album
of the 17th round +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt.
Congrats to all!

Thank you to our judges, +Sam Breach, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro  ___

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2016-03-10 23:51:41 (35 comments; 20 reshares; 169 +1s)Open 

Here are your winners from the GLUE album!

Here are your winners from the GLUE album!___

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2016-03-08 16:16:59 (39 comments; 11 reshares; 159 +1s)Open 

Here are your WINNERS from the PERCEPTION album 
of the 17th Round, +Chrysta Rae Photographer Scavenger Hunt.

Thank you to our judges, +Sam Breach, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro 

Here are your WINNERS from the PERCEPTION album 
of the 17th Round, +Chrysta Rae Photographer Scavenger Hunt.

Thank you to our judges, +Sam Breach, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro ___

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2016-03-06 20:14:44 (24 comments; 0 reshares; 116 +1s)Open 

One year ago today I was in Las Vegas with 140 people I had never met... and it was the most incredible week of my life.

I took 2 group shots, as not everyone was available either time. So I hope I have everyone accounted for with the two. Please tag yourselves!!

Miss you!!!!!!

One year ago today I was in Las Vegas with 140 people I had never met... and it was the most incredible week of my life.

I took 2 group shots, as not everyone was available either time. So I hope I have everyone accounted for with the two. Please tag yourselves!!

Miss you!!!!!!___

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2016-03-06 16:44:13 (35 comments; 12 reshares; 164 +1s)Open 

Here are your winners from the COLD album!
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Huge thank you to our judges, +Sam Breach, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro 

Here are your winners from the COLD album!
______________________________________________________________

Huge thank you to our judges, +Sam Breach, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Erika Thornes and +Alan Shapiro ___

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2016-03-05 22:21:29 (67 comments; 49 reshares; 185 +1s)Open 

Well, this is it - DAY TEN of REVEALS
for the 17th Round of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt.

By now you all know what the Scavenger Hunt is, so I won't bore you with details on this post. However, if you don't know and are interested, just look at another album for details!

Day Ten of reveals is always full of the "happy-sads":
Sad this round is over, but excited for the next round to begin!!

And this next round will be AMAZING.
I am THRILLED to announce that ADOBE is sponsoring 
the 18th Round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt. 
That's right, folks. Adobe. ADOBE!!! 

I CAN'T EVEN!!

They will be a part of our community, 
they will be involved in activities, 
and there WILL be prizes. nodding
This round - you do not want to miss!!
SO... more »

Well, this is it - DAY TEN of REVEALS
for the 17th Round of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt.

By now you all know what the Scavenger Hunt is, so I won't bore you with details on this post. However, if you don't know and are interested, just look at another album for details!

Day Ten of reveals is always full of the "happy-sads":
Sad this round is over, but excited for the next round to begin!!

And this next round will be AMAZING.
I am THRILLED to announce that ADOBE is sponsoring 
the 18th Round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt. 
That's right, folks. Adobe. ADOBE!!! 

I CAN'T EVEN!!

They will be a part of our community, 
they will be involved in activities, 
and there WILL be prizes. nodding
This round - you do not want to miss!!

SO, the DATE FOR THE 18TH ROUND - Brought to you by ADOBE - SIGNUPS ARE ON:
MONDAY, MARCH 14th at 12 NOON (mountain time zone)

So that means you set your alarms, or you find yourself a reliable proxy that will be on MY PROFILE PAGE at 12 noon and watch for the official sign up post. I have a feeling this one might go fast, so make a note!

That said - here is our final album, our WHITE album.
1 word seen 252 different ways.

(none of the photos included in the album were taken by me. Each is taken by a different photographer involved in the 17th round of the scavenger hunt - All copyrights apply.)

Cover image by +Dana Finster ___

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2016-03-04 13:42:49 (30 comments; 60 reshares; 189 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the 9TH - the "*AMUSED*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things innew ... more »

We are officially on DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the 9TH - the "*AMUSED*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
TOMORROW THERE WILL BE NEWS ABOUT ADOBE JOINING OUR HUNT!!!! (slow nod)

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*AMUSED*" album,
1 item seen in 165 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Jenny Loren)___

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2016-03-03 20:51:53 (31 comments; 53 reshares; 180 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY EIGHT of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the 8TH - the "*WIND*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in newways... more »

We are officially on DAY EIGHT of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the 8TH - the "*WIND*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*WIND" album,
1 item seen in 178 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Shari Seibold)___

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2016-03-02 23:26:14 (59 comments; 18 reshares; 236 +1s)Open 

Surprise!
Here are your WINNERS
from the CINNAMON ALBUM!

Surprise!
Here are your WINNERS
from the CINNAMON ALBUM!___

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2016-03-02 16:36:49 (31 comments; 54 reshares; 162 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY SEVEN of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the seventh - the "*MELT*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeingthi... more »

We are officially on DAY SEVEN of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the seventh - the "*MELT*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*MELT" album,
1 item seen in 189 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Stefan Riss)___

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2016-03-01 17:43:26 (25 comments; 57 reshares; 162 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY SIX of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the sixth - the "*UNSOPHISTICATED*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets yousee... more »

We are officially on DAY SIX of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the sixth - the "*UNSOPHISTICATED*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*UNSOPHISTICATED" album,
1 item seen in 166 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Casey Grimley)___

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2016-02-29 16:02:14 (27 comments; 60 reshares; 168 +1s)Open 


We are officially on DAY FIVE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the fifth - the "*PERCEPTION*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets youseein... more »


We are officially on DAY FIVE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the fifth - the "*PERCEPTION*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
* THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*PERCEPTION" album,
1 item seen in 199 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Katie Schneider)___

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2016-02-28 22:13:49 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 111 +1s)Open 

Over 2500 sq foot, walkout bungalow located in Crimson Leaf Estates. Gorgeous, must see home! Call Danny Bonko for details at (780) 916 3814.

Over 2500 sq foot, walkout bungalow located in Crimson Leaf Estates. Gorgeous, must see home! Call Danny Bonko for details at (780) 916 3814.___

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2016-02-28 16:47:32 (28 comments; 57 reshares; 177 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the fourth - the "*GLUE*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeingthing... more »

We are officially on DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the fourth - the "*GLUE*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
AND LET ME TELL YOU - THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*GLUE*" album,
1 item seen in 131 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Dragomir Madzharov)___

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2016-02-27 14:03:14 (39 comments; 68 reshares; 213 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY THREE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the third - the "*COLD*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeingthing... more »

We are officially on DAY THREE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the third - the "*COLD*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
AND LET ME TELL YOU - THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*COLD*" album,
1 item seen in 208 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Christopher Germano)___

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2016-02-27 00:47:48 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

3 fully finished floors, 2,547 square foot, 4-bedroom home with amazing character located at 115 Wilkin Road, Edmonton. For more details, contact Murray Glick at (780) 990-4313

3 fully finished floors, 2,547 square foot, 4-bedroom home with amazing character located at 115 Wilkin Road, Edmonton. For more details, contact Murray Glick at (780) 990-4313___

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2016-02-26 20:26:29 (42 comments; 69 reshares; 192 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY TWO of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the second - the "*POISON*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeingthing... more »

We are officially on DAY TWO of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the second - the "*POISON*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
AND LET ME TELL YOU - THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*POISON*" album,
1 item seen in 151 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Andrea Martinez)___

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2016-02-25 23:04:43 (94 comments; 91 reshares; 244 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of the next 10 days is pretty awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a photography scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10days... more »

We are officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 17TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of the next 10 days is pretty awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a photography scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the first - the "*CINNAMON*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.
AND LET ME TELL YOU - THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE SURPRISE COMING!!!!

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*CINNAMON*" album,
1 item seen in 183 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Kris Kowalewski)___

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2016-02-25 21:01:29 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 69 +1s)Open 

Stunning 2800 square foot walkout basement available in Sherwood Park, 137 Campbell Drive. Call Cheryl Neiman Kurek for details at (780)720-7953

Stunning 2800 square foot walkout basement available in Sherwood Park, 137 Campbell Drive. Call Cheryl Neiman Kurek for details at (780)720-7953___

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2016-02-23 21:22:38 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 91 +1s)Open 

Fully furnished 1,000 square foot, 2 bedroom condo available for rent. Located at 671 Silverberry Road, Edmonton. For information please call Brenda King at (780)938-6077

Fully furnished 1,000 square foot, 2 bedroom condo available for rent. Located at 671 Silverberry Road, Edmonton. For information please call Brenda King at (780)938-6077___

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2016-02-17 14:58:22 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

Beautiful home available on 39 Beacon Crescent, St Albert, listed by Dan Chalifoux

Beautiful home available on 39 Beacon Crescent, St Albert, listed by Dan Chalifoux___

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2016-02-16 00:32:54 (17 comments; 1 reshares; 119 +1s)Open 

Here is my full album, my Ixtapa 2016.
My mom gave me this trip for Christmas last year, and we went with my boys, my brother, his wife and baby, and mom and papa. It was the best trip of my life hands down.

Here is my full album, my Ixtapa 2016.
My mom gave me this trip for Christmas last year, and we went with my boys, my brother, his wife and baby, and mom and papa. It was the best trip of my life hands down.___

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2015-12-28 01:03:06 (59 comments; 3 reshares; 332 +1s)Open 

Once again, my heart fills way beyond full - 
basically SO full it's spilling all over everything, everywhere.

Luckily, tears can be wiped up, 
and more important - 
filled-up hearts stay full for a very, very long time.

I have just spend the most miserable 3 days of the year... 
Excited like heck for Christmas as always; counting down the days...
and then it hit. 

The flu. 
It hit me so hard I have yellow flags all over my room.
So sick. 

AND for the first time in 41 years... 
I missed Christmas with my Mom. 

The boys were also kept away from me, to keep me... well basically, quarantined.

So, basically, Christmas sucked eggs this year.

Until today.

Today I felt well enough to get my kids from my Mom and Papa.
Once there, I was shocked that therewere a f... more »

Once again, my heart fills way beyond full - 
basically SO full it's spilling all over everything, everywhere.

Luckily, tears can be wiped up, 
and more important - 
filled-up hearts stay full for a very, very long time.

I have just spend the most miserable 3 days of the year... 
Excited like heck for Christmas as always; counting down the days...
and then it hit. 

The flu. 
It hit me so hard I have yellow flags all over my room.
So sick. 

AND for the first time in 41 years... 
I missed Christmas with my Mom. 

The boys were also kept away from me, to keep me... well basically, quarantined.

So, basically, Christmas sucked eggs this year.

Until today.

Today I felt well enough to get my kids from my Mom and Papa.
Once there, I was shocked that there were a few presents for me under the tree to open, I was so happy.

Then my Mom brings out this... HUGE present.
I sit there grinning, thinking they have saved something so I can watch.
But... they're all grinning at ME.

What?

I'm given a gift bag, I open it and unfold a piece of paper with "apple care" on it... I don't know what's going on.

I open another piece of paper and I scan it. 
My eyes recognize names... 
Kathy Milks,, Pula Contreras", "Marilyn Benham" and "Dana and Bryan"...

I look at the big present in front of me, I look at my Mom's face, my kids' faces, 

Back down back at the page held in my shaking hands and scan further...

"Angie and Jim Migliore", "Dark Chocolate", "Susan Rosenberg", "Paul Howard", "Doug Alder", "Veronica Medina", "Jenny Bartolo"...

And now I know.
I know what is in that giant box.
I know that these amazing people in my life...
my online family; people from literally all over the world...
have done it again.

AGAIN.

Then I'm in tears...

Weeping, emotionally-handicapped SOBBING.

My online family have replaced the 27 inch iMac computer they bought me almost 4 years ago that has kicked the bucket...

I just received a brand new 27 inch iMac computer 
from photography friends I have from all over the world.
Just because they did.

So thank you
From the bottom of my heart.

Thank you to: (*edit note - I thanked everyone personally, but apparently I can't share to that many people!!!!! So... THANK YOU to everyone who donated!!!)

Huge Thank you to +Kathleen Milks  who I hear started this whole thing, and +Paul Howard who is always involved in everything, and to my Mommy, +Val Ives for putting it all together for me.
I hope I haven't missed anyone. 

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy heck you guys never cease to amaze me.

MERRRRRRRRRRRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!___

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2015-11-19 17:18:12 (106 comments; 4 reshares; 142 +1s)Open 

I have decided today is now called
Say Something Nice About Someone Day.

#saysomethingniceaboutsomeoneday 

Pick someone you appreciate on a regular basis - 
maybe someone who posts pretty pictures,
or posts funny comments consistently,
or someone who inspires you,
Someone you can count on,
Or better - someone who might not know how much you enjoy them.

Tag them, tell us why they matter to you,
Tell us why they bring you happiness, even on a small scale.

In our world that seems to be outpouring so much ugliness...
Let's remember what brings us beauty and joy.

I'll start - 

+Keith Johnston is pretty much my polar opposite, yet on a very regular basis we banter between ugly mole rats vs cute cuddly kittens. He consistently makes me laugh, I adore his sarcastic humour, and I appreciatethe... more »

I have decided today is now called
Say Something Nice About Someone Day.

#saysomethingniceaboutsomeoneday 

Pick someone you appreciate on a regular basis - 
maybe someone who posts pretty pictures,
or posts funny comments consistently,
or someone who inspires you,
Someone you can count on,
Or better - someone who might not know how much you enjoy them.

Tag them, tell us why they matter to you,
Tell us why they bring you happiness, even on a small scale.

In our world that seems to be outpouring so much ugliness...
Let's remember what brings us beauty and joy.

I'll start - 

+Keith Johnston is pretty much my polar opposite, yet on a very regular basis we banter between ugly mole rats vs cute cuddly kittens. He consistently makes me laugh, I adore his sarcastic humour, and I appreciate the fact he is my friend all the time.

So Now it's your turn... tell me something nice about someone.___

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2015-11-13 19:00:14 (500 comments; 56 reshares; 260 +1s)Open 

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL 2015 "17" ROUND SIGN UP
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Don't know what that is?
It's an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
COME JOIN US!!

Simply type "I'M IN" in the comments below and the first 500 people to sign up will be entered.

After sign ups I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!!
It's so much fun!!
I give you a few weeks to get the shots done.

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need a fancy camera.
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group of Scavengers is one of the most supportive groups of peoplea... more »

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL 2015 "17" ROUND SIGN UP
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Don't know what that is?
It's an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
COME JOIN US!!

Simply type "I'M IN" in the comments below and the first 500 people to sign up will be entered.

After sign ups I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!!
It's so much fun!!
I give you a few weeks to get the shots done.

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need a fancy camera.
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group of Scavengers is one of the most supportive groups of people around.
This is just FOR FUN.
It's me getting you to use your camera in ways you might not do otherwise,
It's to push yourself to try new things,
learn new techniques,
join a group of like-minded people who will encourage you
and teach you sooo much!
Basically I'm giving you a fun excuse to take pictures you wouldn't have otherwise - for example, once I got to pour yellow paint over my boyfriend's head!! 

During the course of the month, you will make friends,
You will have support and be encouraged and be a part of the best community on G+.
You WILL be welcomed and surrounded by wonderful people
who WANT you to watch you succeed and surprise yourself!!

SO, if that sounds like something you'd like to be a part of...
All you have to do is type two simple little words, "*I'M IN*"
And you will be registered.

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP SOMEONE AS A PROXY (if someone has asked you to sign them up) do so on different comments.
And I NEED there to be a G+ account linked to that name.

I will only enter ONE PERSON per comment, if there are more than one on a single comment, only the first person will be entered. 
(This is the only way I can keep track of the 500 spots.)

PLEASE DO NOT comment on this post unless it is to sign up.
Any stray comments will be deleted.

PLEASE DO NOT sign up unless you actually want to participate,
not just because you see everyone else doing it.

I can't wait to play with you!!!!

And with that - (like any of you even read this) - let the registration BEGIN!! bounces around room

The example below was from our "colourful" album.
Photos by +Ricardo Williams, +Nikki C, +LaLine Ray, +Gabriel Bucataru, +Mark Rodriguez, +Tonya Freed, +Tom Tran, +Christin McLeod, +Richard Kimbrough ___

2015-11-13 18:41:50 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 129 +1s)Open 

No matter what time zone you are in - scavenger hunt sign ups are in 20 minutes.

No matter what time zone you are in - scavenger hunt sign ups are in 20 minutes.___

2015-11-13 15:45:31 (0 comments; 12 reshares; 126 +1s)Open 

A reminder,
the sign ups for the 17th Round Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt will be held TODAY at 12 noon (mountain time zone)!
Be here on my profile page to get your spot!!

A reminder,
the sign ups for the 17th Round Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt will be held TODAY at 12 noon (mountain time zone)!
Be here on my profile page to get your spot!!___

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2015-11-11 19:45:33 (185 comments; 21 reshares; 125 +1s)Open 

***THE SPOTS FOR MENTORSHIP ARE ALMOST GONE. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR DONATION WILL EARN YOU A SPOT WITH A MENTOR AFTER THE 25 SPOTS ARE TAKEN**

The sign ups for the 17th Round of the Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt are coming this Friday, November 13 at 12 noon mountain time zone.

https://www.gofundme.com/Round-17

***THE SPOTS FOR MENTORSHIP ARE ALMOST GONE. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR DONATION WILL EARN YOU A SPOT WITH A MENTOR AFTER THE 25 SPOTS ARE TAKEN**

The sign ups for the 17th Round of the Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt are coming this Friday, November 13 at 12 noon mountain time zone.

https://www.gofundme.com/Round-17___

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2015-11-10 21:39:34 (64 comments; 3 reshares; 192 +1s)Open 

AND...
the WINNER of the +Mark Rodriguez vote, AND tied -winner of the +Sandra Parlow vote...
AND ONCE AGAIN MAKING HIM
OUR OVERALL WINNER...

The incredible... +Derek Kind!!!
standing ovation

You continue to inspire us, +Derek Kind. Way to go my friend.

AND...
the WINNER of the +Mark Rodriguez vote, AND tied -winner of the +Sandra Parlow vote...
AND ONCE AGAIN MAKING HIM
OUR OVERALL WINNER...

The incredible... +Derek Kind!!!
standing ovation

You continue to inspire us, +Derek Kind. Way to go my friend.___

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2015-11-10 21:34:49 (34 comments; 2 reshares; 156 +1s)Open 

The +Sandra Parlow WINNER(S) TIED.
Here is her first winner...

+Rasa G-V 

The +Sandra Parlow WINNER(S) TIED.
Here is her first winner...

+Rasa G-V ___

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2015-11-10 21:29:40 (43 comments; 3 reshares; 159 +1s)Open 

Our +Robin Griggs Wood WINNER
for the Sweet 16 Round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt goes to...
+Eric Raeber!!!
Here is his entire album!

Congratulations, Eric!! Very well played!

Our +Robin Griggs Wood WINNER
for the Sweet 16 Round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt goes to...
+Eric Raeber!!!
Here is his entire album!

Congratulations, Eric!! Very well played!___

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2015-11-10 21:15:57 (13 comments; 10 reshares; 135 +1s)Open 

your WINNERS for the STRIPES album are...

your WINNERS for the STRIPES album are...___

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2015-11-10 01:43:58 (14 comments; 16 reshares; 167 +1s)Open 

Here are your VIOLET WINNERS...

Here are your VIOLET WINNERS...___

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2015-11-09 23:49:32 (19 comments; 14 reshares; 161 +1s)Open 

One of my favourite albums ever...
the WINNERS from the ELECTRIC album are...

One of my favourite albums ever...
the WINNERS from the ELECTRIC album are...___

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2015-11-09 22:48:29 (14 comments; 13 reshares; 161 +1s)Open 

Here are your winners from the BRICK album!

Here are your winners from the BRICK album!___

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2015-11-08 16:41:31 (31 comments; 14 reshares; 189 +1s)Open 

Here are your winners for the FISH album!

Here are your winners for the FISH album!___

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2015-11-08 15:14:57 (24 comments; 12 reshares; 173 +1s)Open 

Here are your winners from the BUNNY album!

Here are your winners from the BUNNY album!___

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2015-11-07 19:46:58 (24 comments; 11 reshares; 160 +1s)Open 

Here are your WINNERS
from the 2015 Sweet 16 Scavenger Hunt Round -
Album - ANGRY

Thank you to our judges: +Mark Rodriguez, +Robin Griggs Wood and +Sandra Parlow 

Here are your WINNERS
from the 2015 Sweet 16 Scavenger Hunt Round -
Album - ANGRY

Thank you to our judges: +Mark Rodriguez, +Robin Griggs Wood and +Sandra Parlow ___

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2015-11-07 19:19:46 (22 comments; 13 reshares; 148 +1s)Open 

Here are your WINNERS
from the 2015 Sweet 16 Scavenger Hunt Round -
Album - URBAN LEGEND

Thank you to our judges: +Mark Rodriguez, +Robin Griggs Wood, and +Sandra Parlow 

Here are your WINNERS
from the 2015 Sweet 16 Scavenger Hunt Round -
Album - URBAN LEGEND

Thank you to our judges: +Mark Rodriguez, +Robin Griggs Wood, and +Sandra Parlow ___

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2015-11-07 15:40:26 (31 comments; 16 reshares; 162 +1s)Open 

Here are your WINNERS
from the 2015 Sweet 16 Scavenger Hunt Round -
Album - JUICY

Thank you to our judges: +Mark Rodriguez, +Robin Griggs Wood +Sandra Parlow 

Here are your WINNERS
from the 2015 Sweet 16 Scavenger Hunt Round -
Album - JUICY

Thank you to our judges: +Mark Rodriguez, +Robin Griggs Wood +Sandra Parlow ___

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