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Chrysta Rae has been at 8 events

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Isabelle Fortin27,221It 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 05:00:00178  
Robert Scoble7,333,485@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 Show309After 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 Kight15,714@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  
SmugMug46,984Have 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 Cortis167,331*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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2015-11-13 19:00:14 (499 comments; 57 reshares; 252 +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 »

Most reshares: 73

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2015-10-27 18:28:04 (57 comments; 73 reshares; 247 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by  +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and ourwinn... more »

Most plusones: 314

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2015-12-28 01:03:06 (58 comments; 4 reshares; 314 +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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2015-12-28 01:03:06 (58 comments; 4 reshares; 314 +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; 3 reshares; 136 +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 (499 comments; 57 reshares; 252 +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; 128 +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 (184 comments; 21 reshares; 124 +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; 189 +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; 152 +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; 157 +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; 166 +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; 158 +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; 190 +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; 169 +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; 157 +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; 147 +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; 161 +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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2015-11-07 00:51:45 (48 comments; 18 reshares; 201 +1s)Open 

Well, you saw what the Scavengers brought this round - 
here is what the judges thought!!

I, of course, think you ALL should win!!!!

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

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

Well, you saw what the Scavengers brought this round - 
here is what the judges thought!!

I, of course, think you ALL should win!!!!

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

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

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2015-11-06 01:09:00 (57 comments; 3 reshares; 203 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-05 17:36:28 (37 comments; 55 reshares; 193 +1s)Open 

IT'S THE FINAL DAY OF OUR 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
____________________________________________________________
SIGN UPS FOR THE 17th ROUND OF THE SCAVENGER HUNT 
WILL BE HELD AT 12 NOON (Mountain time zone)
ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
____________________________________________________________

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 amazingpho... more »

IT'S THE FINAL DAY OF OUR 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
____________________________________________________________
SIGN UPS FOR THE 17th ROUND OF THE SCAVENGER HUNT 
WILL BE HELD AT 12 NOON (Mountain time zone)
ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
____________________________________________________________

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow  and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez   

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

There are 10 categories:
This is the TENTH - the "STRIPES" album. Please see previous days for the "Violet", "Electric", "Brick", "Fish", "Bunny", "Angry", "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*STRIPES*" album,
1 item seen in 273 different ways.

Cover shot by +Mark Rodriguez ___

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2015-11-04 14:59:25 (34 comments; 61 reshares; 214 +1s)Open 

WE'RE ON DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over thecourse... more »

WE'RE ON DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez  

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

There are 10 categories:
This is the NINTH - the "VIOLET" album. Please see previous days for the "Electric", "Brick", "Fish", "Bunny", "Angry", "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*VIOLET*" album,
1 item seen in 266 different ways.

Cover shot by +David R Robinson ___

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2015-11-03 19:33:23 (34 comments; 53 reshares; 188 +1s)Open 

HOLY COW, WE'RE ALREADY ON DAY EIGHT of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood +Sandra Parlow  and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez   

I then open the albums up to thepublic ... more »

HOLY COW, WE'RE ALREADY ON DAY EIGHT of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood +Sandra Parlow  and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez   

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

There are 10 categories:
This is the EIGTH - the "ELECTRIC" album. Please see previous days for the "Brick", "Fish", "Bunny", "Angry", "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*ELECTRIC*" album,
1 item seen in 223 different ways.

Cover shot by +Gary Munroe  ___

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2015-11-02 14:36:17 (17 comments; 49 reshares; 162 +1s)Open 

HERE IS DAY SEVEN of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood , +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over thecourse ... more »

HERE IS DAY SEVEN of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood , +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez  

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 "BRICK" album. Please see previous days for the "Fish", "Bunny", "Angry", "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*BRICK*" album,
1 item seen in 230 different ways.

Cover shot by +Jacqueline Johnson ___

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2015-11-01 15:13:47 (32 comments; 56 reshares; 169 +1s)Open 

ALREADY ON DAY SIX of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez 

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over thecours... more »

ALREADY ON DAY SIX of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez 

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 "FISH" album. Please see previous days for the "Bunny", "Angry", "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*FISH*" album,
1 item seen in 210 different ways.

Cover shot by +Rita Zietsma ___

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2015-10-31 15:34:45 (30 comments; 57 reshares; 204 +1s)Open 

 IT'S DAY FIVE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez 

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning overthe co... more »

 IT'S DAY FIVE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
I play a game with 500 photographers -
a photography scavenger hunt.

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez 

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 "BUNNY" album, (not very spooky on Halloween, I know). Please see previous days for the "Angry", "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*BUNNY*" album,
1 item seen in 191 different ways.

Cover shot by +Stephanie MacNeill ___

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2015-10-31 11:06:29 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 146 +1s)Open 

Happy Halloween Apples Everyone!! 🎃👻

Happy Halloween Apples Everyone!! 🎃👻___

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2015-10-30 16:33:14 (15 comments; 43 reshares; 158 +1s)Open 

DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by    +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow, and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez 

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over thecours... more »

DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by    +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow, and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez 

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 "ANGRY" album, see previous days for the "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*ANGRY*" album,
1 item seen in 166 different ways.

Cover shot by +Alan Bland ___

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2015-10-29 23:49:16 (35 comments; 54 reshares; 207 +1s)Open 

DAY THREE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by    +Robin Griggs Wood +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the courseof ... more »

THE URBAN LEGEND ALBUM for judging___DAY THREE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by    +Robin Griggs Wood +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez  

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 "URBAN LEGEND" album, see previous days for the "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

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.

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 round. 

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 "*URBAN LEGEND*" album,
1 item seen in 146 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Jenny Loren)
(PS, sorry for the share, but computer issues... im just thankful to share at all.)

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2015-10-28 17:18:47 (17 comments; 1 reshares; 157 +1s)Open 

There are few things I am more proud of than my Photography Scavenger Hunt.

16 TIMES now I have hosted and run this event. 
More than 4 years.

I invite 500 photographers from every place on the globe every round. 

I had 18 countries represented last round. 18 countries!!
It takes me countless hours of volunteer time to put it all together, 
(okay I counted once, somewhere between 400-500 hours each time).

I create a community every round where the participants can talk, teach each other, be inspired and push each other to greatness.

The things I have watched… the growth in these people. 
The kindness, and the open-book nature they have; sharing techniques and helping each other…

I don't think it's found anywhere else in any other photography community more than in the Chrysta Rae Photograpy ScavengerHunt.more »

such an honor

i am very honored that i was asked to be the guest writer today on +Scott Kelby's blog. it is a very personal piece that really resonates with this time of year and i am ever thankful to Scott and everyone at +KelbyOne for allowing me the opportunity to share it with you all

on a side note, keep an eye out later today (4pm EST) as i will also be the guest live on The Grid

...enjoy

. ___There are few things I am more proud of than my Photography Scavenger Hunt.

16 TIMES now I have hosted and run this event. 
More than 4 years.

I invite 500 photographers from every place on the globe every round. 

I had 18 countries represented last round. 18 countries!!
It takes me countless hours of volunteer time to put it all together, 
(okay I counted once, somewhere between 400-500 hours each time).

I create a community every round where the participants can talk, teach each other, be inspired and push each other to greatness.

The things I have watched… the growth in these people. 
The kindness, and the open-book nature they have; sharing techniques and helping each other…

I don't think it's found anywhere else in any other photography community more than in the Chrysta Rae Photograpy Scavenger Hunt.

It's a thing I continue to do out of my love of photography, and my love for helping other people find and grow their own love for photography.

One of the people I am most proud of...
+Mark Rodriguez 
Or, as we call him GOD-riguez.
He's won my scavenger hunt… I don't even know how many times now. 
A lot of times.

And Mark is being featured today on "The Grid". 
(It's a HUGE deal to photographers - like being invited to be interviewed by Oprah)

And looking through his portfolio of shots he will be talking about today, 90% of his shots were created BECAUSE of my scavenger hunt.

Of course, I do realize this is not about me - 
this is ALL about Mark -

but today I feel like a proud mama.

He is being featured because he's a freaking genius with his creativity and technical skills,
his talent and his never-ending enthusiasm to teach and help and keep other people motivated and encouraged...

but I DO get to say that I gave him the reason to create these unbelievable photos.

And today I am BURSTING with happiness for him.

Meet Mark Godriguez everyone. 

My friend, and someone who inspires ME on a daily basis.
If you love photography, if you want to meet one of the most amazing people I have in my life… go check out The Grid today.

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2015-10-28 16:01:24 (29 comments; 66 reshares; 208 +1s)Open 

IT'S DAY TWO of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood , +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez   

I then open the albums up to the public - every morningover th... more »

IT'S DAY TWO of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood , +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez   

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 "JUICY" album, see yesterday for the "plumber" 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.

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 round. 

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 "*JUICY*" album,
1 item seen in 136 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Tom Woll)___

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2015-10-27 18:28:04 (57 comments; 73 reshares; 247 +1s)Open 

We are officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by  +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and ourwinn... more »

We are officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - SWEET 16 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, to push your limits, to 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 - this round by  +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez   

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 "*PLUMBER*" 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.

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 round. 

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 "*PLUMBER*" album,
1 item seen in 106 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Eilidh McHale)___

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2015-10-22 15:31:52 (20 comments; 6 reshares; 232 +1s)Open 

And another example of…
realtors are amazing at reala…ting.
They aren't photographers.

I AM a photographer!!!
And I am the first to admit, I can't reala…tor.

BUT!!! When two professionals who specialize in their careers come together - VOILA!!!

A note to you realtors - always hire professional photographers! It's a tiny investment that will bring in potential buyers, every time.

I promise we are worth it. 
Well… I AM! (teehee)

HOMEOWNERS - Ask for a professional photographer when listing your home! If your realtor doesn't offer this - you need a new realtor.

And another example of…
realtors are amazing at reala…ting.
They aren't photographers.

I AM a photographer!!!
And I am the first to admit, I can't reala…tor.

BUT!!! When two professionals who specialize in their careers come together - VOILA!!!

A note to you realtors - always hire professional photographers! It's a tiny investment that will bring in potential buyers, every time.

I promise we are worth it. 
Well… I AM! (teehee)

HOMEOWNERS - Ask for a professional photographer when listing your home! If your realtor doesn't offer this - you need a new realtor.___

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2015-10-13 02:46:29 (38 comments; 2 reshares; 284 +1s)Open 

My niece took a selfie of us!!

My niece took a selfie of us!!___

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2015-09-13 00:00:19 (28 comments; 2 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

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2015-09-12 23:42:55 (29 comments; 2 reshares; 83 +1s)Open 

So, incase you were wondering what it was like to be in Vegas with 140 Scavengers… here's a taste!

Las Vegas Great Scavenger Hunt Video

So, incase you were wondering what it was like to be in Vegas with 140 Scavengers… here's a taste!

Las Vegas Great Scavenger Hunt Video___

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2015-09-12 15:46:38 (35 comments; 8 reshares; 105 +1s)Open 

Why yes… yes that IS +Ron Clifford wearing a hotel bed sheet posing underwater in the pool for the amazing +Erika Thornes.  And yes… that so happened in Vegas!!!

Yep - It's official…
WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!
_________________________________________________________

jumps up and down

The Great Scavenger Meet Up is heading to NEW ORLEANS!!

nodding, big eyes, I know, right?!!

Any past or present Chrysta Rae Scavenger is welcomed and encouraged to come.

Year one was beyond EPIC 
year two is going to be MIND-BLOWING!!!

There will be daily group events, photowalks, meals, studio lessons, parties, and more fun than you could imagine.
Picture your most amazing family reunion, then times that by a million.

We are just in the planning stages ofeverythi... more »

Why yes… yes that IS +Ron Clifford wearing a hotel bed sheet posing underwater in the pool for the amazing +Erika Thornes.  And yes… that so happened in Vegas!!!

Yep - It's official…
WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!
_________________________________________________________

jumps up and down

The Great Scavenger Meet Up is heading to NEW ORLEANS!!

nodding, big eyes, I know, right?!!

Any past or present Chrysta Rae Scavenger is welcomed and encouraged to come.

Year one was beyond EPIC 
year two is going to be MIND-BLOWING!!!

There will be daily group events, photowalks, meals, studio lessons, parties, and more fun than you could imagine.
Picture your most amazing family reunion, then times that by a million.

We are just in the planning stages of everything,
but if you have been involved in my photography scavenger hunt,
you will soon receive a community invite.
I will invite all my scavenger circles, but if I miss you and you'd like to be included, please let me know. 

This trip… you do NOT want to miss.

LET'S GO TO NEW ORLEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!___

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2015-09-03 02:09:41 (69 comments; 4 reshares; 185 +1s)Open 

You know what's funny?
_Self awareness_… 
scratch that… 
self beat-yourself-up-ness.

I am VERY self aware.
I am also very confident.
I love me:
I'm a good person. I am a great mom, I am brilliant at my job, I have a nice home, I take care of animals, I love my Mom and I have a lot of friends. I'm REALLY happy with me...

BUT I also somehow think I am 20 lbs lighter than I am.

It's absolutely nowhere more apparent then when someone posts a photo of you that you LOVE but think - that doesn't look like me!!!!!
let me just… tweak it….
(Paul's permission of course)

Somewhere in my head, I'm still 20 lbs lighter.
I must think it's the past me, 
OR the future me (a few more hours on just dance on the wii)…
But I refuse to acknowledge those cheeks arethe present ... more »

You know what's funny?
_Self awareness_… 
scratch that… 
self beat-yourself-up-ness.

I am VERY self aware.
I am also very confident.
I love me:
I'm a good person. I am a great mom, I am brilliant at my job, I have a nice home, I take care of animals, I love my Mom and I have a lot of friends. I'm REALLY happy with me...

BUT I also somehow think I am 20 lbs lighter than I am.

It's absolutely nowhere more apparent then when someone posts a photo of you that you LOVE but think - that doesn't look like me!!!!!
let me just… tweak it….
(Paul's permission of course)

Somewhere in my head, I'm still 20 lbs lighter.
I must think it's the past me, 
OR the future me (a few more hours on just dance on the wii)…
But I refuse to acknowledge those cheeks are the present me. 
Whose cheeks are those?

So thank THE HEAVENS for photoshop, am I right?

My amazing friend +Paul Howard was out at a horse ranch with me a few days ago, I was in my glory - surrounded by horses and friends with cameras. I could NOT smile bigger or have had a better evening.

So when he posted a photo of me smiling, hugging a horse - 
I LOVED IT!!! 
But um… 
I looked… puffy. 
Cuz I see me differently.

But whose reality is that?

When is photoshop not your friend 
but your warped "let-me-pour-you-another-glass-of-wine" helper in reality? 

I will look back in ten years at MY version of this photo and think, "why did I ever worry about self image?" 
But… it's because I changed it. 

I did very little to the image itself, 
other than liquifying my cheeks and arms. 
I lightened my face under my hat, and put on my favourite purple filter… so there isn't a LOT I changed… 
but I did it. 
And it made me ridiculously happy seeing the end result. 
Like a… "that's better" feeling.

But… am I seeing my life thru photoshop at this point?
It's very confusing... but enlightening... but am I strung out on photoshop?

Okay, I totally need to start the diet tomorrow.
Or not?

How do women have confidence at ALL anymore? 
I love me, but still did all this tonight. 

What do you think about this issue?___

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2015-08-19 18:35:44 (59 comments; 14 reshares; 179 +1s)Open 


That makes our *OVERALL WINNER*… by a lot…
+Mark Rodriguez!!!!!!
AGAIN!!

Way to always be an inspiration to us, Mark. And for consistently BRINGING IT to the hunt.
Striving to beat you… is what motivates a lot of us  - including me!!!

Well freaking done my friend.


That makes our *OVERALL WINNER*… by a lot…
+Mark Rodriguez!!!!!!
AGAIN!!

Way to always be an inspiration to us, Mark. And for consistently BRINGING IT to the hunt.
Striving to beat you… is what motivates a lot of us  - including me!!!

Well freaking done my friend.___

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2015-08-19 18:32:05 (12 comments; 3 reshares; 103 +1s)Open 

And your FIRST PLACE WINNERS
from the YELLOW ALBUM are...

And your FIRST PLACE WINNERS
from the YELLOW ALBUM are...___

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2015-08-19 00:24:30 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 100 +1s)Open 

Your second place winners!

Your second place winners!___

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2015-08-18 23:52:58 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

3RD PLACE winners, Yellow album...

3RD PLACE winners, Yellow album...___

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2015-08-18 22:22:37 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

Your HONOURABLE MENTIONS from the YELLOW album...

Your HONOURABLE MENTIONS from the YELLOW album...___

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2015-08-18 21:35:30 (14 comments; 4 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

And your FIRST PLACE WINNERS
from the WAX album go to...

And your FIRST PLACE WINNERS
from the WAX album go to...___

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2015-08-18 20:51:31 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 90 +1s)Open 

Your SECOND PLACE winners from the WAX album...

Your SECOND PLACE winners from the WAX album...___

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2015-08-18 20:46:15 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Your THIRD PLACE WINNERS
from the WAX album...

Your THIRD PLACE WINNERS
from the WAX album...___

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2015-08-18 20:13:41 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 90 +1s)Open 

Your HONOURABLE MENTIONS
for the WAX ALBUM are...

Your HONOURABLE MENTIONS
for the WAX ALBUM are...___

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2015-08-14 21:27:23 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 102 +1s)Open 

And your FIRST PLACE WINNERS
from the RISK album go to...

And your FIRST PLACE WINNERS
from the RISK album go to...___

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2015-08-14 21:25:46 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 90 +1s)Open 

Your SECOND place winners
from the RISK album

Your SECOND place winners
from the RISK album___

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2015-08-14 20:17:40 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 90 +1s)Open 

Your THIRD PLACE WINNERS
from the RISK album...

Your THIRD PLACE WINNERS
from the RISK album...___

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