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Most comments: 46

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2013-11-24 03:33:55 (46 comments, 6 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

If you're a praying person... Updated 6 Dec

This is an image I shot a couple of years ago of a friend of mine. He is currently in surgery having accidentally shot himself this evening. Prayers, good thoughts, whatever you can muster are much needed at the moment. 

Update

See comments for lastest update

McCall just got out of surgery again, and we just got the report from the doctor. No organs were significantly damaged. Nothing wrong with his intestines. They closed him up and will keep him sedated for atleast another 24 hours. All is good, he just needs some time now. The family would like to thank all of you around the world who prayed and sent your good thoughts on behalf of McCall.

It's incredible to be part of the caring G+ family.

Most reshares: 8

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2013-10-29 14:21:43 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Take that Melanoma

Explore, enlighten, and inspire for the Cause ...Brian

This is Brian and he has undertaken the giant task of riding from coast to coast to raise money and awareness for Melanoma. Brian's brother was diagnosed with Melanoma but has now been declared cancer free.

My wife, Beverly, and I just celebrated her fifth anniversary of being cancer free so I was immediately drawn to Brian's story as we met and talked at the Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo. Beverly had been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma to which the American Cancer Society gives a 15%-20% survival rate. She's one of the lucky ones.

It's people like Brian who make the world a better place, and I'd love it if you'd help support his cause.

Do me a favor:

First, go to noma-coast2coast.com and check it out. Give if you can to... more »

Most plusones: 76

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2013-11-24 03:33:55 (46 comments, 6 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

If you're a praying person... Updated 6 Dec

This is an image I shot a couple of years ago of a friend of mine. He is currently in surgery having accidentally shot himself this evening. Prayers, good thoughts, whatever you can muster are much needed at the moment. 

Update

See comments for lastest update

McCall just got out of surgery again, and we just got the report from the doctor. No organs were significantly damaged. Nothing wrong with his intestines. They closed him up and will keep him sedated for atleast another 24 hours. All is good, he just needs some time now. The family would like to thank all of you around the world who prayed and sent your good thoughts on behalf of McCall.

It's incredible to be part of the caring G+ family.

Latest 50 posts

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2014-08-05 21:20:25 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Why did the chicken cross the road?___

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2014-03-22 21:36:52 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

And again, I say, "Happy Birthday +Sarra Robinson!

#reptilebirthdaypresents  

And again, I say, "Happy Birthday +Sarra Robinson!

#reptilebirthdaypresents  ___

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2014-03-22 21:29:24 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday +Sarra Robinson!

Happy Birthday +Sarra Robinson!___

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2013-12-15 16:25:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Well Woman, London, England

Well Woman, London, England___

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2013-12-14 17:22:41 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Pretty (fabulous) in Pink

Pretty (fabulous) in Pink___

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2013-12-13 17:36:38 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Cool blue stole my heart
(with extra credit if you're familiar with the song)


+FloralFriday  #FloralFriday  by +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman and +Kiki Nelson 
#HQSPflowers   #HQSPmonochrome  

Cool blue stole my heart
(with extra credit if you're familiar with the song)


+FloralFriday  #FloralFriday  by +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman and +Kiki Nelson 
#HQSPflowers   #HQSPmonochrome  ___

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2013-12-11 14:22:54 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Let's set the night on fire

Let's set the night on fire___

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2013-12-10 21:23:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Are you familiar with Google Helpouts?

One of the foundational principles of my life is to be a life-long learner. This definitely applies to my passion for photography.  I've been a subscriber to Kelby Training for several years, have taken seminars and webinars by some of the leading photographers of our day and can say without exaggeration that there is no better teacher/mentor out there than +Alan Shapiro.   His knowledge of photography and post-processing is immense, yet he meets you where you are and gently leads you to places you never thought you would get in terms of skill and ability.

With Christmas upon us, this is a gift that you will want and that you will want to give to the photographers in your life!

Are you familiar with Google Helpouts?

One of the foundational principles of my life is to be a life-long learner. This definitely applies to my passion for photography.  I've been a subscriber to Kelby Training for several years, have taken seminars and webinars by some of the leading photographers of our day and can say without exaggeration that there is no better teacher/mentor out there than +Alan Shapiro.   His knowledge of photography and post-processing is immense, yet he meets you where you are and gently leads you to places you never thought you would get in terms of skill and ability.

With Christmas upon us, this is a gift that you will want and that you will want to give to the photographers in your life!___

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2013-12-10 18:20:17 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Love in any language

The more I travel around the world, the more I realize how alike we all are at our most foundational levels.  We all want to be loved, to mean something to someone.  The baby below was born in an isolated region of China where neither Mandarin nor Cantonese is spoken, and yet words were not needed in making a connection with him or his grandmother.  Just a smile and taking the time to notice them was all it took.


#hqspportraits  +PortraitTuesday  #portraittuesday  

Love in any language

The more I travel around the world, the more I realize how alike we all are at our most foundational levels.  We all want to be loved, to mean something to someone.  The baby below was born in an isolated region of China where neither Mandarin nor Cantonese is spoken, and yet words were not needed in making a connection with him or his grandmother.  Just a smile and taking the time to notice them was all it took.


#hqspportraits  +PortraitTuesday  #portraittuesday  ___

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2013-12-09 22:29:12 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Nights of Chocolate and Roses


______________________________________________________________________

#macromonday (Petals) by +Sandra Parlow +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Jeff Moreau 
#monochromemonday  +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Charles Lupica +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz 
#moodymonday  +Moody Monday +Philip Daly 
#hqspmonochrome   #hqspflowers  
+Annelies Kroen-Jansen 

Nights of Chocolate and Roses


______________________________________________________________________

#macromonday (Petals) by +Sandra Parlow +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Jeff Moreau 
#monochromemonday  +Monochrome Monday by +Hans Berendsen +Charles Lupica +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz 
#moodymonday  +Moody Monday +Philip Daly 
#hqspmonochrome   #hqspflowers  
+Annelies Kroen-Jansen ___

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2013-12-08 18:52:14 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Testaments to yesterday


+SacredSunday™  #sacredsunday   #hqsplandscape  

Testaments to yesterday


+SacredSunday™  #sacredsunday   #hqsplandscape  ___

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2013-12-07 21:19:02 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday to you...

Happy birthday to you...___

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2013-12-06 18:03:34 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

My heart burns only for you



+FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson  #FloralFriday  +HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  

My heart burns only for you



+FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson  #FloralFriday  +HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  ___

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2013-12-05 19:27:31 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Can I have this dance for the rest of my life

Weddings are one of those occasions where you can be surrounded by people and yet be the only two people in the world.  

Can I have this dance for the rest of my life

Weddings are one of those occasions where you can be surrounded by people and yet be the only two people in the world.  ___

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2013-12-04 18:33:01 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday   #wordless  

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday   #wordless  ___

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2013-12-03 19:18:37 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Once upon a time in a land far, far away


#hqsplandscape   #landscapephotography   #textureblendphotography  

Once upon a time in a land far, far away


#hqsplandscape   #landscapephotography   #textureblendphotography  ___

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2013-12-01 17:04:08 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter___

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2013-11-26 16:57:34 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The Look of Love

The only problem was this look was directed at my 17 year old daughter...


+PortraitTuesday  #PortraitTuesday  by +Laura Balc & +Tana Teel  #hqspportraits  

The Look of Love

The only problem was this look was directed at my 17 year old daughter...


+PortraitTuesday  #PortraitTuesday  by +Laura Balc & +Tana Teel  #hqspportraits  ___

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2013-11-25 22:11:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Weightless


#MinimalMonday with +Olivier Du Tré and guest curator +Joel Tjintjelaar  #MonochromeMonday  +Monochrome Monday 

Weightless


#MinimalMonday with +Olivier Du Tré and guest curator +Joel Tjintjelaar  #MonochromeMonday  +Monochrome Monday ___

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2013-11-24 03:33:55 (46 comments, 6 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

If you're a praying person... Updated 6 Dec

This is an image I shot a couple of years ago of a friend of mine. He is currently in surgery having accidentally shot himself this evening. Prayers, good thoughts, whatever you can muster are much needed at the moment. 

Update

See comments for lastest update

McCall just got out of surgery again, and we just got the report from the doctor. No organs were significantly damaged. Nothing wrong with his intestines. They closed him up and will keep him sedated for atleast another 24 hours. All is good, he just needs some time now. The family would like to thank all of you around the world who prayed and sent your good thoughts on behalf of McCall.

It's incredible to be part of the caring G+ family.

If you're a praying person... Updated 6 Dec

This is an image I shot a couple of years ago of a friend of mine. He is currently in surgery having accidentally shot himself this evening. Prayers, good thoughts, whatever you can muster are much needed at the moment. 

Update

See comments for lastest update

McCall just got out of surgery again, and we just got the report from the doctor. No organs were significantly damaged. Nothing wrong with his intestines. They closed him up and will keep him sedated for atleast another 24 hours. All is good, he just needs some time now. The family would like to thank all of you around the world who prayed and sent your good thoughts on behalf of McCall.

It's incredible to be part of the caring G+ family.___

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2013-11-23 23:25:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch___

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2013-11-22 14:16:04 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Ready to burst


+FloralFriday  #FloralFriday  by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +HQSP Flowers +ColorsOnFriday 

Ready to burst


+FloralFriday  #FloralFriday  by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +HQSP Flowers +ColorsOnFriday ___

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2013-11-20 21:27:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2013-11-20 17:05:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For those newer or less followed on Google+, circle shares are a good way to heighten your profile.  One of the best known sharers is +Peter From, and this is one of his best circles.

The AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER'S CIRCLE Is Back –– Announcement Post –– READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE ASKING FOR INCLUSION

Last week I promoted new talent in my Upcoming Stars Circle and now it's time to promote good amateur photographers no matter how many (or few) followers they have. So if you consider yourself an amateur photographer, then this circle is for you (and your friends here on Google+).

For those of you not remembering the APC, it's one of my most shared and popular circles since I started here on Google+ a couple of years ago. Many participants have received thousands of new followers and some of the people I helped promote in the APC now boast more followers than I do! I love that! It speaks for the positiveness and quality of this circle.

Now it's your turn to join the action. But only if you are an amateur photographer. This circle is NOT for bloggers, marketeers, SEO-ppl and their likes. If you do qualify, then read the guidelines on how to be a part of the APC.

The GUIDELINES (yeah, you remember, huh?):

1) Plus and comment this post to show that you want to participate (you must do that here on the original post). Please state what kind of photography you're into in your comment. You also may tag friends of yours to help promote them as well. I'll add them too if they meet my requirements.

2) Reshare this post to help promote your fellow G-plussers. That way YOU will receive more attention once the circle is released. If you do not reshare, I won't add you to the circle since this is a joint effort to promote good photographers. YOU deserve to be reshared, right? So does your friends.

3) Please do NOT add external or internal links to albums, websites, blogs etc. in the comments. This post is not the right place for advertisement nor for spam. Thanks.

Let's show some Google+ love! :)

Have fun!

Release Date
I will release this circle on Tuesday, November 26.

Have a great week everybody and enjoy all the great photography here on Google+!___For those newer or less followed on Google+, circle shares are a good way to heighten your profile.  One of the best known sharers is +Peter From, and this is one of his best circles.

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2013-11-19 20:48:37 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

A life well lived



+PortraitTuesday  #PortraitTuesday  by +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel 

A life well lived



+PortraitTuesday  #PortraitTuesday  by +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel ___

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2013-11-19 03:30:32 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Her inquisitive nature kept her looking for answers, even when there were no questions


#monochromemonday   #hqspmonochrome   #hqspflowers  +10000 Photographers BW 

Her inquisitive nature kept her looking for answers, even when there were no questions


#monochromemonday   #hqspmonochrome   #hqspflowers  +10000 Photographers BW ___

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2013-11-17 20:13:35 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The end of the tunnel
Dirleton, Scotland


+Zen Sunday  #ZenSunday  by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth +Simon Davis-Oakley  

The end of the tunnel
Dirleton, Scotland


+Zen Sunday  #ZenSunday  by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth +Simon Davis-Oakley  ___

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2013-11-17 16:29:39 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

...every knee shall bow


+SacredSunday™  #SacredSunday  curated by +Robyn Morrison +Chatchai Rombix +Steve Barge +Carolyn St.Charles 

...every knee shall bow


+SacredSunday™  #SacredSunday  curated by +Robyn Morrison +Chatchai Rombix +Steve Barge +Carolyn St.Charles ___

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2013-11-16 21:55:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Market day
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

Market day
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China___

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2013-11-15 15:37:39 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Locked in her own private world



#floralfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Beth Akerman  #hqspflowers   #macrophotography   #flowerpower  

Locked in her own private world



#floralfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Beth Akerman  #hqspflowers   #macrophotography   #flowerpower  ___

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2013-11-14 18:00:42 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Karina of Kuşadası

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.  ~ G.K. Chesterton
 

I shot this image at ISO 100 (way too low!) at f/5.0 and 1/250 sec.  Because it was underexposed, I used Nik Collection's Viveza to bring it to a proper exposure and Color Efex Pro to fine tune. #nikcoverphoto   #thirstythursdaypics  by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra 
+Coastal Thursday  #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn 

Karina of Kuşadası

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.  ~ G.K. Chesterton
 

I shot this image at ISO 100 (way too low!) at f/5.0 and 1/250 sec.  Because it was underexposed, I used Nik Collection's Viveza to bring it to a proper exposure and Color Efex Pro to fine tune. #nikcoverphoto   #thirstythursdaypics  by +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra 
+Coastal Thursday  #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn ___

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2013-11-13 18:33:04 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

#WordlessonWednesday   #WordlessWednesday  

#WordlessonWednesday   #WordlessWednesday  ___

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2013-11-12 18:00:04 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

The world on his shoulders

Age has a way of etching one's life story in the lines of a face. But there are those who's struggle for existence writes the story much earlier.



#portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel #nikcollection 

The world on his shoulders

Age has a way of etching one's life story in the lines of a face. But there are those who's struggle for existence writes the story much earlier.



#portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel #nikcollection ___

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2013-11-11 22:04:03 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

And then she was gone


#MonochromeMonday  +Monochrome Monday
#LeadingLinesMonday  +Leading Lines Monday

And then she was gone


#MonochromeMonday  +Monochrome Monday
#LeadingLinesMonday  +Leading Lines Monday___

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2013-11-10 18:28:05 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Dieu et mon droit
St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland


#sacredsunday  

Dieu et mon droit
St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland


#sacredsunday  ___

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2013-11-09 22:38:13 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Once was a King


#Caturday   #bigcats   +CATURDAY! 

Once was a King


#Caturday   #bigcats   +CATURDAY! ___

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2013-11-08 18:42:20 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Like morning's first kiss


#floralfriday  curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James and +Kiki Nelson 
#hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro  

Like morning's first kiss


#floralfriday  curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James and +Kiki Nelson 
#hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro  ___

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2013-11-07 15:50:15 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Sometimes it's okay to stare directly into the sun


#hqspflowers #flowerpower #flowercolors

Sometimes it's okay to stare directly into the sun


#hqspflowers #flowerpower #flowercolors___

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2013-11-06 22:28:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Last Call

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
~Pamela Hansford Johnson


#sunsetphotography   #beachlife   #lifesabeach  

Last Call

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
~Pamela Hansford Johnson


#sunsetphotography   #beachlife   #lifesabeach  ___

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2013-11-06 18:55:20 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday   #wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlesswednesday   #wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2013-11-04 22:18:32 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Snails Pace

For #macromonday  because we all know that a snail's shell is spiral.

#macromonday  curated by +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Jeff Moreau and +Sandra Parlow 

Snails Pace

For #macromonday  because we all know that a snail's shell is spiral.

#macromonday  curated by +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Jeff Moreau and +Sandra Parlow ___

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2013-11-03 19:08:50 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Story Time St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh



#sacredsunday   #stainedglasswindows

Story Time St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh



#sacredsunday   #stainedglasswindows___

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2013-11-02 23:02:58 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Civic Duty

Outside of Photoshop Worlds, Expos and the like, I detest conventions.  I'll make the usual round of glad handing, networking, etc., but when the fun starts inside, I disappear outside or around the corner to see what adventures are awaiting me.


#hqspmonochrome   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #blackandwhitephotography  

Civic Duty

Outside of Photoshop Worlds, Expos and the like, I detest conventions.  I'll make the usual round of glad handing, networking, etc., but when the fun starts inside, I disappear outside or around the corner to see what adventures are awaiting me.


#hqspmonochrome   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #blackandwhitephotography  ___

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2013-11-01 17:31:07 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As gentle as love's first kiss


#floralfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman 
#hqspflowers  

As gentle as love's first kiss


#floralfriday  with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman 
#hqspflowers  ___

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2013-10-31 16:11:42 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Check in... if you dare


#halloween   #halloween2013  

Check in... if you dare


#halloween   #halloween2013  ___

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2013-10-30 22:18:31 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Still Watching

Yesterday I posted about someone I met who is riding coast to coast to raise awareness and funds for cancer.  Thank you so much to everyone who shared that message from my post.

Today, I've been thinking about a friend who is, quite literally, fighting for her life from the same awful disease, cancer.  I use the word friend somewhat loosely, as I've done as terrible a job of keeping in touch with her as I have with you all over the last year and a half.

Nonetheless, my thoughts are always with her and I wanted to encourage her with this image.  +Lee Daniels, I'm still watching.

Still Watching

Yesterday I posted about someone I met who is riding coast to coast to raise awareness and funds for cancer.  Thank you so much to everyone who shared that message from my post.

Today, I've been thinking about a friend who is, quite literally, fighting for her life from the same awful disease, cancer.  I use the word friend somewhat loosely, as I've done as terrible a job of keeping in touch with her as I have with you all over the last year and a half.

Nonetheless, my thoughts are always with her and I wanted to encourage her with this image.  +Lee Daniels, I'm still watching.___

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2013-10-29 14:21:43 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Take that Melanoma

Explore, enlighten, and inspire for the Cause ...Brian

This is Brian and he has undertaken the giant task of riding from coast to coast to raise money and awareness for Melanoma. Brian's brother was diagnosed with Melanoma but has now been declared cancer free.

My wife, Beverly, and I just celebrated her fifth anniversary of being cancer free so I was immediately drawn to Brian's story as we met and talked at the Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo. Beverly had been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma to which the American Cancer Society gives a 15%-20% survival rate. She's one of the lucky ones.

It's people like Brian who make the world a better place, and I'd love it if you'd help support his cause.

Do me a favor:

First, go to noma-coast2coast.com and check it out. Give if you can to... more »

Take that Melanoma

Explore, enlighten, and inspire for the Cause ...Brian

This is Brian and he has undertaken the giant task of riding from coast to coast to raise money and awareness for Melanoma. Brian's brother was diagnosed with Melanoma but has now been declared cancer free.

My wife, Beverly, and I just celebrated her fifth anniversary of being cancer free so I was immediately drawn to Brian's story as we met and talked at the Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo. Beverly had been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma to which the American Cancer Society gives a 15%-20% survival rate. She's one of the lucky ones.

It's people like Brian who make the world a better place, and I'd love it if you'd help support his cause.

Do me a favor:

First, go to noma-coast2coast.com and check it out. Give if you can to support the cause.

Second, share the Noma link or this post so that others can become aware as well. An estimated 9,480 people will die from Melanoma this year. Spread the love as you spread the word.

#melanoma #cancer #rideforthecure #portraittuesday___

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2013-10-28 13:40:57 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

A new way of seeing

I uploaded an image last week that my friend, Alan Shapiro, was kind enough to admire.  He finished by challenging me to look at it as a monochrome.  Then he did one better, he spent the time to show me ways of converting to monochrome that I'd never seen/tried before.  This is the result.  Thanks +Alan Shapiro for letting me trample through your Monochrome Garden and teaching me a new way of seeing.


#monochromemonday   #monochromephotography   #hqspflowers   #hqspmonochrome  

A new way of seeing

I uploaded an image last week that my friend, Alan Shapiro, was kind enough to admire.  He finished by challenging me to look at it as a monochrome.  Then he did one better, he spent the time to show me ways of converting to monochrome that I'd never seen/tried before.  This is the result.  Thanks +Alan Shapiro for letting me trample through your Monochrome Garden and teaching me a new way of seeing.


#monochromemonday   #monochromephotography   #hqspflowers   #hqspmonochrome  ___

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2013-10-26 22:38:59 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Meerkaturday

Okay, so a meerkat isn't really a cat, but hey, it's the thought that counts!


meer #caturday   #hqspanimals   #meerkat   

Meerkaturday

Okay, so a meerkat isn't really a cat, but hey, it's the thought that counts!


meer #caturday   #hqspanimals   #meerkat   ___

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2013-10-25 13:02:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Great Personality

Though age had taken its toll on her looks, nothing could dim her radiant personality



#floralfriday   #flowersonfriday   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #nikcolorefexpro4   #niksilverefexpro2  

Great Personality

Though age had taken its toll on her looks, nothing could dim her radiant personality



#floralfriday   #flowersonfriday   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #nikcolorefexpro4   #niksilverefexpro2  ___

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