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Sheighla Friel has been at 8 events

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Jeff Smith61,994Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Jeff Smith61,994Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00288  
Jeff Smith61,994Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12. _Please note, there is no theme this week!_ I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll  Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____________ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00224  
Trey Ratcliff8,499,757A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Peter From81,957Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00468  
Jeff Smith61,994Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Jeff Smith61,994Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Karen Hutton1,808,161Yes it's true, my friends. Oct. 9th (TONIGHT) will be our very last show. We've LOVED bringing LIFE Through the Lens to you for nearly a year; it's been a deeply defining time for each of us. And now it's time to move onward. But first... we've decided it's time to throw a HUGE WRAP-UP PARTY and send this show off in a blaze of *inspired glory!!* (Hey, it's us - how could we do it any differently?) From the crew at @101457540902915376745: @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 and @107650451991930674897...  *THANK YOU* for taking this ride with us! It has been glorious.  So be ready! *Tonight, our guest will be @103857876783441100226* and oh yes - it will be BIG!! There are few people I know more full of energy, creativity, vision and life than Annette. And that's saying something! We'll be talking about her artist-to-photographer transition, the one concept her mentor taught her that has defined her entire career, the deeper meaning behind her fairytale image series, the humanitarian project of her heart and a whole bushel of inspiration for photographers and artists of all kinds!  Annette is THE PERFECT person to help us wind up a our wonderful show and send it off in a burst of inspiration! *Time:* 6pm PT / 9pm ET (Your World Time: http://goo.gl/l6Fpj) *Right here on my stream!* *Live YouTube:*   http://bit.ly/UlP3WL *Live Chat Room:*   http://bit.ly/RawW5E _Please share!_The final LIFE Through The Lens with special guest Annette Biggers2012-10-10 03:00:0087  

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2012-10-09 00:45:45 (39 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The weekend before last, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the New Bern Photowalk, hosted by +Lynne Goodwin and +Steve Hale.  It was well-organized and incredibly fun.  As in, my-face-hurts-from-smiling, my-stomach-hurts-from-laughing, please-stop-I-can't-breathe fun.  If you ever have an opportunity to attend a photowalk, go. They just keep getting better and better.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for bringing a group of mostly strangers together and making us feel immediately comfortable, +Lynne Goodwin and +Steve Hale.  Thank you for the laughter, the memories, the late-night and oh-my-gawd-is-it-already-morning photo events, the philosophical and not-so-philosophical conversations, the planned and oh!-shiny-object-let's-stop-here tour of New Bern, the impromptu bathroom selfies, thewe... more »

Most reshares: 3

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2012-11-07 03:44:09 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Empire State of Mind
There's a spot in Brooklyn where you can see the Empire State Building framed by the pylons of the Manhattan Bridge.

+Boris Gorelik was kind enough to point this out.








+BridgesOverTuesday with +Steve Boyko and +Clare Bambers.
+#BridgesAroundTheWorld with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen.

#BridgesOverTuesday   #BridgesAroundTheWorld  
#CanonPhotography   #CanonUsers   #NYC   #NYCphotography

Most plusones: 69

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2012-12-31 20:15:08 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

#Pre2013 2:56 PM - Walking on the beach, taking photos (shocking, right?), reflecting on everything that has happened this year, and looking forward to this evening. Not sure if I'll be online tonight, so I want to wish everyone a #HappyNewYear!  Be safe and have a great night!

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2013-01-15 22:56:08 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Minion's been feeling a bit neglected lately with everything that's been going on "distracting" me from him, so I scrounged through my archives and found this forgotten image from the fall...hopefully it will appease him, at least temporarily. ;)

For +Lars Clausen's #ToyTuesday.

#AndroidPhotography edited in #Snapseed at Swedenburg Estate Vineyard in Middleburg, Virginia.

Sidenote: A tall glass of mulled wine would be phenomenal right now.

Minion's been feeling a bit neglected lately with everything that's been going on "distracting" me from him, so I scrounged through my archives and found this forgotten image from the fall...hopefully it will appease him, at least temporarily. ;)

For +Lars Clausen's #ToyTuesday.

#AndroidPhotography edited in #Snapseed at Swedenburg Estate Vineyard in Middleburg, Virginia.

Sidenote: A tall glass of mulled wine would be phenomenal right now.___

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2013-01-14 03:22:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Sheighla Friel was tagged in Sheighla Friel's album.

Sheighla Friel was tagged in Sheighla Friel's album.___

2013-01-14 03:20:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.___

2013-01-11 22:14:06 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Please keep the good thoughts, prayers, karma, vibes, etc. coming for my family.

Thank you! and I greatly miss you all.

♥♥♥

Prayer, Positive Thoughts, Healing Karma Request
It's rare that I ask for anything, but there's some stuff going on IRL and my family needs all the prayers, positive thoughts, healing karma, good vibes, etc. that you can spare. I'm probably not going to be online or mobile much for at least a week, possibly more, but any time you can, please pray for my family.

I'd prefer not to discuss the details and appreciate your understanding on that.

Thank you for being such an amazing community, for your friendship and support, and for making me feel comfortable enough to ask this. You have no idea how much you mean to me.

♥ ♥ ♥___Please keep the good thoughts, prayers, karma, vibes, etc. coming for my family.

Thank you! and I greatly miss you all.

♥♥♥

2013-01-03 21:40:15 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Prayer, Positive Thoughts, Healing Karma Request
It's rare that I ask for anything, but there's some stuff going on IRL and my family needs all the prayers, positive thoughts, healing karma, good vibes, etc. that you can spare. I'm probably not going to be online or mobile much for at least a week, possibly more, but any time you can, please pray for my family.

I'd prefer not to discuss the details and appreciate your understanding on that.

Thank you for being such an amazing community, for your friendship and support, and for making me feel comfortable enough to ask this. You have no idea how much you mean to me.

♥ ♥ ♥

Prayer, Positive Thoughts, Healing Karma Request
It's rare that I ask for anything, but there's some stuff going on IRL and my family needs all the prayers, positive thoughts, healing karma, good vibes, etc. that you can spare. I'm probably not going to be online or mobile much for at least a week, possibly more, but any time you can, please pray for my family.

I'd prefer not to discuss the details and appreciate your understanding on that.

Thank you for being such an amazing community, for your friendship and support, and for making me feel comfortable enough to ask this. You have no idea how much you mean to me.

♥ ♥ ♥___

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2012-12-31 20:15:08 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

#Pre2013 2:56 PM - Walking on the beach, taking photos (shocking, right?), reflecting on everything that has happened this year, and looking forward to this evening. Not sure if I'll be online tonight, so I want to wish everyone a #HappyNewYear!  Be safe and have a great night!

#Pre2013 2:56 PM - Walking on the beach, taking photos (shocking, right?), reflecting on everything that has happened this year, and looking forward to this evening. Not sure if I'll be online tonight, so I want to wish everyone a #HappyNewYear!  Be safe and have a great night!___

2012-12-31 00:18:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.___

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2012-12-28 18:28:55 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

December Sky
Yesterday, a combination of posts inspired me to delve deeper into myself and my imagery. I've been in a bit of a rut lately...in life, spirit, and creative pursuits...so the posts by +Lynne Goodwin and +Sandra Parlow, though seemingly unrelated, both served as a much needed kick-in-the-hindquarters to stop, take stock, reevaluate the way I perceive things, and to create.

Thank you both for your inspiration, yesterday and everyday.

Simply, #BecauseILoveIt

December Sky
Yesterday, a combination of posts inspired me to delve deeper into myself and my imagery. I've been in a bit of a rut lately...in life, spirit, and creative pursuits...so the posts by +Lynne Goodwin and +Sandra Parlow, though seemingly unrelated, both served as a much needed kick-in-the-hindquarters to stop, take stock, reevaluate the way I perceive things, and to create.

Thank you both for your inspiration, yesterday and everyday.

Simply, #BecauseILoveIt___

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2012-12-25 06:18:21 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

It's About Presence, Not Presents
Time is precious and often limited; spend it wisely.

May your day be filled with love and laughter, joy and wonder, and may each and every moment bring you happiness.

❤

It's About Presence, Not Presents
Time is precious and often limited; spend it wisely.

May your day be filled with love and laughter, joy and wonder, and may each and every moment bring you happiness.

❤___

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2012-12-19 12:20:49 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

No Where To Go But Up
Insomnia-inspired processing is such a departure from my norm that I don't typically share the images. Debating whether to start an album. Thoughts?

No Where To Go But Up
Insomnia-inspired processing is such a departure from my norm that I don't typically share the images. Debating whether to start an album. Thoughts?___

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2012-12-18 15:12:28 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Fading Memories

For +Tree Tuesday | #TreeTuesday with +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers. 

Fading Memories

For +Tree Tuesday | #TreeTuesday with +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers. ___

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2012-12-13 02:04:06 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

After Which the Sun Set and Darkness Returned
While driving home tonight, it occurred to me that I couldn't recall the last time I had seen the sun set. There are many reasons I love winter, but the absence of light in the evenings is not one of those things.

What do you like / dislike about winter?

This was from the day after Thanksgiving ... the last sunset I saw. Must correct that, stat.

#AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #Samsung #S3

After Which the Sun Set and Darkness Returned
While driving home tonight, it occurred to me that I couldn't recall the last time I had seen the sun set. There are many reasons I love winter, but the absence of light in the evenings is not one of those things.

What do you like / dislike about winter?

This was from the day after Thanksgiving ... the last sunset I saw. Must correct that, stat.

#AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #Samsung #S3___

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2012-12-11 03:11:33 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

My, What Golden Eyes You Have

It's pretty freakin' amazing the things you see, when you truly pay attention.

My, What Golden Eyes You Have

It's pretty freakin' amazing the things you see, when you truly pay attention.___

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2012-12-09 03:35:47 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

First (non-work) Christmas Party of the season. Every.single.room in my friends' house is decorated, even the bathrooms.

#BathroomSelfie #Christmas

First (non-work) Christmas Party of the season. Every.single.room in my friends' house is decorated, even the bathrooms.

#BathroomSelfie #Christmas___

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2012-12-06 19:39:39 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Minion wanted to test out #Snapseed for Android during "lunch" ... which consisted of coffee.

#AndroidPhotography #Coffee #MmmLavazza

Minion wanted to test out #Snapseed for Android during "lunch" ... which consisted of coffee.

#AndroidPhotography #Coffee #MmmLavazza___

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2012-12-01 20:21:15 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Spending the day in Antitem, Maryland. Hiked 7.94 miles in 2.5 hours. Now, for food and fellowship before the luminaries are lit.

Spending the day in Antitem, Maryland. Hiked 7.94 miles in 2.5 hours. Now, for food and fellowship before the luminaries are lit.___

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2012-11-27 02:57:13 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

life needs frosting
Dinner, tonight. Just because.

We all need something sweet in our lives sometimes. Food is a necessity but, often, also a delight. And when it comes fresh-out-of-the-oven, even better.

life needs frosting
Dinner, tonight. Just because.

We all need something sweet in our lives sometimes. Food is a necessity but, often, also a delight. And when it comes fresh-out-of-the-oven, even better.___

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2012-11-26 01:45:08 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Wish I could get this for every single one of my friends on G+.

Because cuddle.

Wish I could get this for every single one of my friends on G+.

Because cuddle.___

2012-11-23 02:50:56 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Giving Thanks
For all the blessings,
All the friendships,
All the beauty,
All the love,
All the everyday moments
That make life unbelievably precious,
I am eternally grateful.

Thank you for enriching my life.


Giving Thanks
For all the blessings,
All the friendships,
All the beauty,
All the love,
All the everyday moments
That make life unbelievably precious,
I am eternally grateful.

Thank you for enriching my life.
___

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2012-11-19 19:52:20 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Heart Song
Life's soundtrack is achingly beautiful, if you just listen.


For +MyMobileMonday Photography and +Sinead Sam McKeown.

#MyMobileMonday #AndroidPhotography #HTC #Evo4G 

Heart Song
Life's soundtrack is achingly beautiful, if you just listen.


For +MyMobileMonday Photography and +Sinead Sam McKeown.

#MyMobileMonday #AndroidPhotography #HTC #Evo4G ___

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2012-11-10 04:56:23 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Hidden Heart

For +FloralFriday | #FloralFriday  with +Tamara Pruessner.

Hidden Heart

For +FloralFriday | #FloralFriday  with +Tamara Pruessner.___

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2012-11-09 02:52:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Seeking: People who post beautiful (or fun or cool or funny or...) images on Instagram.  Comment below with your username if you'd like to connect.

I am @sheighlaf or instagram.com/sheighlaf -- but you are under no pressure or obligation to follow. 

Seeking: People who post beautiful (or fun or cool or funny or...) images on Instagram.  Comment below with your username if you'd like to connect.

I am @sheighlaf or instagram.com/sheighlaf -- but you are under no pressure or obligation to follow. ___

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2012-11-08 03:56:47 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Come a Little Closer, Baby
This was my entry for the "Mother Nature, What Were You Thinking?!?!" category of the September/Anniversary +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.  This guy was extremely infatuated with (or wanted to fight) his reflection in my lens.  Never previously knew just. how. fast. iguanas can be, when determined.  Plus, his Joker-type smile was kinda creepy.

Check out all the "MN, WWYT?!?!" images:  http://goo.gl/8EK8x
Honorable Mentions:  http://goo.gl/um6KK
Third Place Winners:  http://goo.gl/IeFb7
Second Place Winners:  http://goo.gl/yRHHa
First Place Winners:  http://goo.gl/HCjB6

Come a Little Closer, Baby
This was my entry for the "Mother Nature, What Were You Thinking?!?!" category of the September/Anniversary +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.  This guy was extremely infatuated with (or wanted to fight) his reflection in my lens.  Never previously knew just. how. fast. iguanas can be, when determined.  Plus, his Joker-type smile was kinda creepy.

Check out all the "MN, WWYT?!?!" images:  http://goo.gl/8EK8x
Honorable Mentions:  http://goo.gl/um6KK
Third Place Winners:  http://goo.gl/IeFb7
Second Place Winners:  http://goo.gl/yRHHa
First Place Winners:  http://goo.gl/HCjB6___

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2012-11-07 03:44:09 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Empire State of Mind
There's a spot in Brooklyn where you can see the Empire State Building framed by the pylons of the Manhattan Bridge.

+Boris Gorelik was kind enough to point this out.








+BridgesOverTuesday with +Steve Boyko and +Clare Bambers.
+#BridgesAroundTheWorld with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen.

#BridgesOverTuesday   #BridgesAroundTheWorld  
#CanonPhotography   #CanonUsers   #NYC   #NYCphotography

Empire State of Mind
There's a spot in Brooklyn where you can see the Empire State Building framed by the pylons of the Manhattan Bridge.

+Boris Gorelik was kind enough to point this out.








+BridgesOverTuesday with +Steve Boyko and +Clare Bambers.
+#BridgesAroundTheWorld with +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen.

#BridgesOverTuesday   #BridgesAroundTheWorld  
#CanonPhotography   #CanonUsers   #NYC   #NYCphotography___

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2012-11-06 04:26:49 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Hope is the Thing With Feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune -- without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've hear it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
--Emily Dickinson

This was my entry for the "Feather" category in the September/Anniversary +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.

All 327 amazing "Feather" entries: http://goo.gl/6BKIG
Honorable Mentions: http://goo.gl/r6c5v
Third Place Winners: http://goo.gl/4Kmfu
Second Place Winners: http://goo.gl/2JeyP
First Place Winners: http://goo.gl/ZXGiw

Hope is the Thing With Feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune -- without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've hear it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
--Emily Dickinson

This was my entry for the "Feather" category in the September/Anniversary +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.

All 327 amazing "Feather" entries: http://goo.gl/6BKIG
Honorable Mentions: http://goo.gl/r6c5v
Third Place Winners: http://goo.gl/4Kmfu
Second Place Winners: http://goo.gl/2JeyP
First Place Winners: http://goo.gl/ZXGiw___

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2012-11-05 04:25:48 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Exhausted
This was my entry for the "Exhausted" category in the Anniversary +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.  The night before the deadline, while battling insomnia, I scrapped all of my planned images and went back through my recent archives and pulled images that would kinda sorta? fit the categories.  Lessons learned:  
1) Decisions should not be made while averaging one hour of sleep per night.
2) Procrastinating about submitting the album leads to poor decisions (see #1).
3) What appears to be in focus at 2:00 AM may not actually be in focus.
Still, I love this image because it reminds me of the ginormous smile the little man gave me immediately after this capture.

Exhausted
This was my entry for the "Exhausted" category in the Anniversary +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.  The night before the deadline, while battling insomnia, I scrapped all of my planned images and went back through my recent archives and pulled images that would kinda sorta? fit the categories.  Lessons learned:  
1) Decisions should not be made while averaging one hour of sleep per night.
2) Procrastinating about submitting the album leads to poor decisions (see #1).
3) What appears to be in focus at 2:00 AM may not actually be in focus.
Still, I love this image because it reminds me of the ginormous smile the little man gave me immediately after this capture.___

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2012-11-04 03:36:18 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Dream a Little Dream With Me

Dream a Little Dream With Me___

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2012-11-03 03:27:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Who Wants to Play?
Chloe loves playing football.  If there were tryouts for the "Puppy Bowl," she would be there in half a heartbeat.

#FidoFriday   | +Fido Friday with +mel peifer, +Lisa Lisa, +Suhaib Ayaz, and +Wes Lum.

#CanonPhotography   #CanonUsers

Who Wants to Play?
Chloe loves playing football.  If there were tryouts for the "Puppy Bowl," she would be there in half a heartbeat.

#FidoFriday   | +Fido Friday with +mel peifer, +Lisa Lisa, +Suhaib Ayaz, and +Wes Lum.

#CanonPhotography   #CanonUsers___

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2012-11-02 04:09:03 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Gentle Encouragement
Even bees need a pat on the back every once in a while.

From the Tryon Palace Gardens during the #NewBernPhotowalk .










+FloralFriday | #FloralFriday  with +Tamara Pruessner. 
+PurpleCircle  | #PurpleCircle  with +Craig Szymanski, +Sinead Sam McKeown, +Lynn Langmade, and +Alexis Coram.

#CanonPhotography   #CanonUsers   #NaturePhotography   #Nature  

Gentle Encouragement
Even bees need a pat on the back every once in a while.

From the Tryon Palace Gardens during the #NewBernPhotowalk .










+FloralFriday | #FloralFriday  with +Tamara Pruessner. 
+PurpleCircle  | #PurpleCircle  with +Craig Szymanski, +Sinead Sam McKeown, +Lynn Langmade, and +Alexis Coram.

#CanonPhotography   #CanonUsers   #NaturePhotography   #Nature  ___

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2012-10-31 22:58:11 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Happy Halloween!
Besides having a day in which it's completely acceptable to scare the spit out of people, one of my favorite things about Halloween is carving pumpkins.  Here are two of this year's carvings.

Wishing everyone a safe and spooktacular All Hallows' Eve!

For +Halloween Town and +lane langmade, +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Brad Buckmaster, and +Gene Bowker. 

Happy Halloween!
Besides having a day in which it's completely acceptable to scare the spit out of people, one of my favorite things about Halloween is carving pumpkins.  Here are two of this year's carvings.

Wishing everyone a safe and spooktacular All Hallows' Eve!

For +Halloween Town and +lane langmade, +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Brad Buckmaster, and +Gene Bowker. ___

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2012-10-30 17:23:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Faerie Lights
There is something magical about dawn; the way the light dances and skips across the forest, making even the simplest things appear beautiful.

Another shot from [early] Saturday morning at Great Falls Park in McLean, Virginia.


#GrassPoker  | +Grass Poker with +Jules Falk Hunter, +Steve Sherwin, and +David Murphy. 
#GrassTuesday  | +Grass Tuesday with +Ray Bilcliff, +Margaret Tompkins, and +Marilou Aballe.


#CanonPhotography   #CanonPhotographers   #nature   #NaturePhotography

Faerie Lights
There is something magical about dawn; the way the light dances and skips across the forest, making even the simplest things appear beautiful.

Another shot from [early] Saturday morning at Great Falls Park in McLean, Virginia.


#GrassPoker  | +Grass Poker with +Jules Falk Hunter, +Steve Sherwin, and +David Murphy. 
#GrassTuesday  | +Grass Tuesday with +Ray Bilcliff, +Margaret Tompkins, and +Marilou Aballe.


#CanonPhotography   #CanonPhotographers   #nature   #NaturePhotography___

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2012-10-29 23:23:29 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

As the Sun Rose
As some of you know, I'm not at all a morning person.  So it took quite a bit of internal cajoling for me to accept +Matt Austin's invitation to meet for a mini photowalk on Saturday before dawn at Great Falls Park in McLean, Virginia.  I hoped, once I got there (and got some coffee in my system), that the beauty of the park would kick me out of my it's-too-early-to-even-pretend-to-be-human grumpiness.

It was totally worth it.

Thank you, Matt.

#NationalParksMonday   hosted by +Juan Pons.

As the Sun Rose
As some of you know, I'm not at all a morning person.  So it took quite a bit of internal cajoling for me to accept +Matt Austin's invitation to meet for a mini photowalk on Saturday before dawn at Great Falls Park in McLean, Virginia.  I hoped, once I got there (and got some coffee in my system), that the beauty of the park would kick me out of my it's-too-early-to-even-pretend-to-be-human grumpiness.

It was totally worth it.

Thank you, Matt.

#NationalParksMonday   hosted by +Juan Pons.___

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2012-10-29 01:29:56 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Dem Bones
You never know who may pop up for a visit this time of year.

For +Halloween Town, with +lane langmade, +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Brad Buckmaster, and +Gene Bowker.

Dem Bones
You never know who may pop up for a visit this time of year.

For +Halloween Town, with +lane langmade, +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Brad Buckmaster, and +Gene Bowker.___

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2012-10-26 04:10:25 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Thunder Rolls
You finally find the perfect, peaceful, spot...and immediately a storm blows in.
This was my entry for the "Bad Luck" category in the Anniversary (September 2012) +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.
 
Check out all the amazing "Bad Luck" entries and winners on +Chrysta Rae's page:
*Full Album:  http://goo.gl/eZuXs
*Honorable Mentions:  http://goo.gl/fbT7Y
*Third Places: http://goo.gl/8P4rc 
*Second Places:  http://goo.gl/sVRcH
*First Places:  http://goo.gl/Spiw3

Thunder Rolls
You finally find the perfect, peaceful, spot...and immediately a storm blows in.
This was my entry for the "Bad Luck" category in the Anniversary (September 2012) +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.
 
Check out all the amazing "Bad Luck" entries and winners on +Chrysta Rae's page:
*Full Album:  http://goo.gl/eZuXs
*Honorable Mentions:  http://goo.gl/fbT7Y
*Third Places: http://goo.gl/8P4rc 
*Second Places:  http://goo.gl/sVRcH
*First Places:  http://goo.gl/Spiw3___

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2012-10-24 01:55:48 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

In Memory of Elizabeth
Who was born Oct. 31st. 1832 and departed this life Sept 27th. 1846.
Consort of William Jones

She hadn't yet celebrated her 14th birthday.

I wonder if she crosses the veil on All Hallow's Eve.  The stories she could tell, I imagine, would be fascinating.

For +Halloween Town | #HalloweenTown  by +lane langmade, +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Brad Buckmaster, and +Gene Bowker 

In Memory of Elizabeth
Who was born Oct. 31st. 1832 and departed this life Sept 27th. 1846.
Consort of William Jones

She hadn't yet celebrated her 14th birthday.

I wonder if she crosses the veil on All Hallow's Eve.  The stories she could tell, I imagine, would be fascinating.

For +Halloween Town | #HalloweenTown  by +lane langmade, +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Brad Buckmaster, and +Gene Bowker ___

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2012-10-23 17:47:21 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Where Water Meets Sand, She Dreams
This was my entry for "Triangle" Category in the Anniversary (September 2012) Edition of +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.

Check out all of the phenomenal "Triangle" entries and winners on +Chrysta Rae's page:
Full album (337 interpretations of "Triangle" by 337 different photographers): http://goo.gl/qKHcH
Honorable Mentions: http://goo.gl/Yul48
Third Place: http://goo.gl/L8jQG
Second Place: http://goo.gl/I5O85
First Place: http://goo.gl/nQ6L8

Where Water Meets Sand, She Dreams
This was my entry for "Triangle" Category in the Anniversary (September 2012) Edition of +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt.

Check out all of the phenomenal "Triangle" entries and winners on +Chrysta Rae's page:
Full album (337 interpretations of "Triangle" by 337 different photographers): http://goo.gl/qKHcH
Honorable Mentions: http://goo.gl/Yul48
Third Place: http://goo.gl/L8jQG
Second Place: http://goo.gl/I5O85
First Place: http://goo.gl/nQ6L8___

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2012-10-17 02:43:00 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Reach for the Sun
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” -- Karen Ravn

From the Tryon Palace Gardens on the New Bern Photowalk.






#PurpleCircle  by +Lynn Langmade, +Alexis Coram, +Sinead Sam McKeown, and +Craig Szymanski.

Reach for the Sun
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” -- Karen Ravn

From the Tryon Palace Gardens on the New Bern Photowalk.






#PurpleCircle  by +Lynn Langmade, +Alexis Coram, +Sinead Sam McKeown, and +Craig Szymanski.___

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2012-10-15 23:04:52 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Love is Everywhere
For yesterday's +Selfy Sunday Project themed "Where is the Love?" hosted by +Jeff Smith and +LaDonna Pride. 

#SelfySundayProject   #SelfySunday

Love is Everywhere
For yesterday's +Selfy Sunday Project themed "Where is the Love?" hosted by +Jeff Smith and +LaDonna Pride. 

#SelfySundayProject   #SelfySunday___

2012-10-15 02:33:14 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 2012.

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 2012.___

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2012-10-09 18:08:29 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

You never know what each day will bring, what surprises are in store for you, what beauty you'll find.  This is one reason I always carry my camera(s) with me.  Otherwise, I'd probably not remember that this ol' gent was sitting, patiently waiting, in the back of the grocery store parking lot, nor how much fun my friend and I had while procuring produce that particular day.



For +TransportTuesday | #TransportTuesday  by +Gene Bowker, +Joe Paul, +Steve Boyko, and +Michael Earley.  

You never know what each day will bring, what surprises are in store for you, what beauty you'll find.  This is one reason I always carry my camera(s) with me.  Otherwise, I'd probably not remember that this ol' gent was sitting, patiently waiting, in the back of the grocery store parking lot, nor how much fun my friend and I had while procuring produce that particular day.



For +TransportTuesday | #TransportTuesday  by +Gene Bowker, +Joe Paul, +Steve Boyko, and +Michael Earley.  ___

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2012-10-09 00:45:45 (39 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The weekend before last, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the New Bern Photowalk, hosted by +Lynne Goodwin and +Steve Hale.  It was well-organized and incredibly fun.  As in, my-face-hurts-from-smiling, my-stomach-hurts-from-laughing, please-stop-I-can't-breathe fun.  If you ever have an opportunity to attend a photowalk, go. They just keep getting better and better.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for bringing a group of mostly strangers together and making us feel immediately comfortable, +Lynne Goodwin and +Steve Hale.  Thank you for the laughter, the memories, the late-night and oh-my-gawd-is-it-already-morning photo events, the philosophical and not-so-philosophical conversations, the planned and oh!-shiny-object-let's-stop-here tour of New Bern, the impromptu bathroom selfies, thewe... more »

The weekend before last, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the New Bern Photowalk, hosted by +Lynne Goodwin and +Steve Hale.  It was well-organized and incredibly fun.  As in, my-face-hurts-from-smiling, my-stomach-hurts-from-laughing, please-stop-I-can't-breathe fun.  If you ever have an opportunity to attend a photowalk, go. They just keep getting better and better.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for bringing a group of mostly strangers together and making us feel immediately comfortable, +Lynne Goodwin and +Steve Hale.  Thank you for the laughter, the memories, the late-night and oh-my-gawd-is-it-already-morning photo events, the philosophical and not-so-philosophical conversations, the planned and oh!-shiny-object-let's-stop-here tour of New Bern, the impromptu bathroom selfies, the we're-not-ready-to-go-home-can-we-please-go-shoot-some-more extension of the weekend when some of us  just.couldn't.leave ...but, mostly, thank you for the friendships formed.

This image of most of our group was captured by the amazingly delightful +Angela Nelson (thank you!!!). Around the table from left to right are +Ginnie Lerch, +Steve Hale, +Zach Frailey, +Wade Brooks, +Kevin J. Chen, +David Locher, +Robert Marney, +Matt Austin, me (+Sheighla Friel), and +Lynne Goodwin.  

In addition to +Angela Nelson  the following people are not pictured but were integral to the awesomeness of the weekend: +Crystal Thornton, +Brian Davis, and +Jim Preis. 

#NewBernPhotowalk   #GooglePlusPhotowalk___

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2012-10-08 18:14:01 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Rusted Beauty
While [very patiently] waiting for +Chrysta Rae to perform her magic (read: work her tokhes off for days with little sleep) with all the entries for the Anniversary edition of the +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt, I realized that I've not uploaded most of my past entries into a Public album.  This was my submission for the "Purple" category in the March 2012 Hunt.

Found this old girl in an alley adjacent to a restaurant in Austin, Texas, while at SXG+/SXSW.  
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+PurpleCircle | #PurpleCircle   by +Lynn Langmade, +Sinead Sam McKeown, +Craig Szymanski, and +Alexis Coram.

Rusted Beauty
While [very patiently] waiting for +Chrysta Rae to perform her magic (read: work her tokhes off for days with little sleep) with all the entries for the Anniversary edition of the +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt, I realized that I've not uploaded most of my past entries into a Public album.  This was my submission for the "Purple" category in the March 2012 Hunt.

Found this old girl in an alley adjacent to a restaurant in Austin, Texas, while at SXG+/SXSW.  
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+PurpleCircle | #PurpleCircle   by +Lynn Langmade, +Sinead Sam McKeown, +Craig Szymanski, and +Alexis Coram.___

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2012-10-07 16:53:58 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Simple Pleasure
In this increasingly fast-paced world, how often do you stop and just be? Take a moment, just a moment, for yourself...to breathe, to notice what's around you, to appreciate yourself, to appreciate the little things, the quiet things, to see what otherwise may go unnoticed -- internally or externally?

Simple Pleasure
In this increasingly fast-paced world, how often do you stop and just be? Take a moment, just a moment, for yourself...to breathe, to notice what's around you, to appreciate yourself, to appreciate the little things, the quiet things, to see what otherwise may go unnoticed -- internally or externally?___

2012-10-04 02:38:26 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

There is more to life than
What we perceive
What we can conceive
What we think we believe

There is more.

There is more to life than
What we perceive
What we can conceive
What we think we believe

There is more.___

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2012-10-03 02:33:27 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Web of Freedom

Web of Freedom___

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2012-09-24 17:13:06 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Where I'd Prefer To Be
Instead of sitting at the service station, thinking of all the things that must.be.done today and wondering if there are enough moments to complete them.

Where would you rather be?

#AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #HTC #Evo4G #StThomas

Where I'd Prefer To Be
Instead of sitting at the service station, thinking of all the things that must.be.done today and wondering if there are enough moments to complete them.

Where would you rather be?

#AndroidPhotography #MobilePhotography #HTC #Evo4G #StThomas___

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2012-09-23 01:32:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

More from Sunday at #sxg+  / #sxgoogle+  / #sxsw .

More from Sunday at #sxg+  / #sxgoogle+  / #sxsw .___

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2012-09-22 19:04:36 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

More SXG+ / SXSW shenanigans.

It helps to post "public."

___More SXG+ / SXSW shenanigans.

It helps to post "public."

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2012-09-21 23:53:36 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2012-09-21 22:14:56 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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