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Alex Lapidus has been at 5 events

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Jeff Smith61,850Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Billy Wilson1,550,269@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we are joined by a group of Photographers including Night/Architecture Photographer @105380757076586578977, Photographers @108215644829092784557, @102361078944455275911, @116344214380239492521, & @104294083885937159989, along with Special Musical Guest @114459709723714686595 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above.  Our musician Michelle currently has a kickstarter underway for her new album: http://goo.gl/h0aWXTSBW Variety Show #56: Photographers, Fun, Along with Live Music from Michelle Arseneau ! (On Air Hangout)2013-04-27 04:00:00200  
Lisa Donchak16,319Hi all, First #SouthBayShooters  photowalk! This is free and open to the public, and for all levels of photographers. Bring yo iPhones, DSLRs, and friends! We'll meet Wednsday, April 10th, at 6pm at the Oval on Stanford Campus. We'll wander around for a little bit and take pictures, then head downtown for a quick drink afterwards. This is where we'll meet: http://goo.gl/maps/ez1NR Tag photos with #SouthBayShooters hashtag! Afterwards (around 8p) meet up at Antonio's Nuthouse: 321 South California Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 321-2550 antoniosnuthouse.com‎South Bay Shooters - Stanford Photowalk!2013-04-11 18:00:0027  
Eric Raeber1,155,252I got a post from @112417919317910781482 who is in the Bay Area this coming Friday evening and was wondering what we other photographers were up to. Sounds to me like a good excuse for a photowalk, no? On that, @108104041823912324329  proposed Alviso, which is a small city at the bottom tip of the bay with a bit of a history, as well as some old buildings to prove it. Here is the map: http://goo.gl/maps/xduKL We will start from the entrance of the Marina Park at 6.30pm. Park on the street, outside the parking lot, as the gate closes at sunset. @108104041823912324329 will tell us how she found out... Alviso also has a train crossing. If the passenger train is on time, we should get trains passing by around: - 6.08pm (northbound) - 6.23pm (southbound) - 7.33pm (northbound) - 8.30pm (southbound) This is a very small town. So even if you come late, you cannot miss us! If you come early, shoot the train! Bring on your flashlight and tripod. We’ll be in for some long exposures and light painting. We’ll have dinner at a restaurant of our choice after the photowalk. It is all within walking distance. Hope to see you there for some fun walk, fun talk, and fun shootsNight photowalk in Alviso, San Jose2013-01-18 18:30:0013  
Leigh Diprose34,266SHOW US YOUR BEST MOTION PHOTO! How do I enter my motion photo? GOOGLE+ USERS To be eligable to win the prize you will need to follow these steps: 1. Add @114907754216925041644   to your Circles 2. Add @116673938126812294472  (sponsor) to your Circles 3. Submit ONLY one photo to this event. FACEBOOK USERS enter at -  http://fstoplounge.com/the-challenge/ (Please note you will need to follow three different steps to Google+ users if you are using Facebook to submit your entry). **SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION**  What is the motion theme about? Some examples of the theme can be portrayed as the following:  Motion due to long shutter speed, panning, water movement, multiple shots and abstract motion to name a few. Your imagination is the limit. When does the competition start and finish? 10th September 2012 to 7th October 2012.   So when can I enter the competition? Entries will be accepted from the 10th September 2012. If you submit photos before this date then they will not be accepted.   What are the rules? 1.    The photograph can be a single image or a series of multiple images. 2.    Any aspect ratio is acceptable. 3.    Participants are only allowed to enter once by submitting one photo. 4.    By entering participants allow their photo (if selected) to be broadcast on a Google+ Hangout for the final judging. 5.    The competition is open to everyone over the age of 18 years of age. 6.    There is no restriction on the date of origin. 7.    You are the sole owner and author of your photo. 8.    The F Stop Lounge Photo Competition recognizes that you retain full ownership of the copyright of your entry. 9.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. The F Stop Lounge Competition assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 10.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 11.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page and Facebook page. 12.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 13.   The prize will be sent in a reasonable time from Perth, Western Australia (via Leigh Diprose). 14.   Your submission must not have previously been entered in any competition and/or won an award or prize of any kind. 15.   Your submission must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws and regulations the laws or regulations in any state where the Photographs were created. 16. The judges have the right to disqualify anyone who submits multiple entries or is found to be cheating. 17. Judging will be blind - no photographer name will be attached to the image. However in the modern world we live in F Stop Lounge cannot guarantee technology will abide by this rule. In some cases names may appear on photos or within the Google+ Event.   The F Stop Lounge Photo Competition - Motion Theme2012-09-09 18:00:00106  

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2016-06-23 15:38:38 (80 comments; 67 reshares; 702 +1s; )Open 

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Colors of the Night

I had this idea that I was going to process one of my Milky Way images in black and white. I picked out a new image, started working on it...and just couldn't do it. Please enjoy the colors of the stars instead :-). From Davenport Beach.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise... more »

Most reshares: 67

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2016-06-23 15:38:38 (80 comments; 67 reshares; 702 +1s; )Open 

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Colors of the Night

I had this idea that I was going to process one of my Milky Way images in black and white. I picked out a new image, started working on it...and just couldn't do it. Please enjoy the colors of the stars instead :-). From Davenport Beach.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise... more »

Most plusones: 702

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2016-06-23 15:38:38 (80 comments; 67 reshares; 702 +1s; )Open 

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Colors of the Night

I had this idea that I was going to process one of my Milky Way images in black and white. I picked out a new image, started working on it...and just couldn't do it. Please enjoy the colors of the stars instead :-). From Davenport Beach.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise... more »

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2016-07-25 15:26:35 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

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A Three Hour Tour

Doesn't it look ominous, with the fog? Just imagine the possibilities...

My album from Alcatraz is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #MoodyMonday #moodymondayphoto #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday Curated by +Alen Ianni ; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and WhitePhotos ); #Mag... more »

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A Three Hour Tour

Doesn't it look ominous, with the fog? Just imagine the possibilities...

My album from Alcatraz is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5912779032573306209
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #MoodyMonday #moodymondayphoto #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday Curated by +Alen Ianni ; #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday currently uncurated(?); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi___

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2016-07-25 06:37:21 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

I started following +Marcelo Davera for his urban minimalism and live music photos, and I was delighted to see the many new directions he took these images in my recent mentorship on Blurs and Unsharp Photography! So many of his experiments were based in simplicity and subtlety, then enriched by his new ideas and discoveries. Please enjoy this fabulous album of his work play from the program!

For the past 8 weeks I've been learning lots of new tools and tricks thanks to the Blurs and Unsharp Photography Guided Play. Every week we were introduced to many ways of using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), long and multiple exposures, creative use of apps, software and stuff to be placed in front of the lens. Through this program, I could use some of these techniques that I already knew but never have used before as well as other amazing ones that I've never heard of.
Supported by the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and guided by the incredible +Alex Lapidus, it's more than a course that teaches some interesting techniques. To me, this program represented a changing experience of the way I see my camera and photography as a whole. In fact, since its beggining, I caught myself several times opting to take blurred photos at concerts and trips along with the sharp ones. After have been tied to the idea of tack sharp images as a rule for so long, it was liberating being able to take blurred and unsharp pictures as another way to convey any desired mood or meaning.
Thanks, Alex, for your detailed instructions and always deep and insightful comments, and +Heiko Mahr and all the helpers. I'd also like to thank my new friends. I was very lucky to be among such an interesting, supporting, friendly and inspiring group of photographers. You're great and I'll be following your next blurred moves from now on.
I made this post public because I strongly recomend this program to everyone interested in expand the boundaries of your photography. When comes the time to apply for the next mentorship (in 2017), don't think twice.___I started following +Marcelo Davera for his urban minimalism and live music photos, and I was delighted to see the many new directions he took these images in my recent mentorship on Blurs and Unsharp Photography! So many of his experiments were based in simplicity and subtlety, then enriched by his new ideas and discoveries. Please enjoy this fabulous album of his work play from the program!

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2016-07-24 14:55:41 (19 comments; 4 reshares; 84 +1s; )Open 

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The Big City

Doesn't this have a kind of Midcentury Modern feel to it?  I don't think I've ever posted this one publicly; from a quick trip to Chicago, walking with +Lauri Novak and my father.

My album from Chicago is at 
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5916659643821676689
I sell prints and other photo products at 
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #cityscapesunday with +Michael Bandy; #streetphotography ; #streetpics with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos  curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos .

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The Big City

Doesn't this have a kind of Midcentury Modern feel to it?  I don't think I've ever posted this one publicly; from a quick trip to Chicago, walking with +Lauri Novak and my father.

My album from Chicago is at 
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5916659643821676689
I sell prints and other photo products at 
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #cityscapesunday with +Michael Bandy; #streetphotography ; #streetpics with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos  curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos .___

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2016-07-23 15:11:47 (15 comments; 6 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

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A Girl's Best Friend, or, Extra Angel

Night in Vegas.  I can't quite decide between these titles, if anyone has opinions.

My entire Las Vegas album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller collection of favorites at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; +HQSP Motion  curated by  +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; +HQSP Urban & Street Photos  curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +AlexanderTarasenkov #hqspUrbanS... more »

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A Girl's Best Friend, or, Extra Angel

Night in Vegas.  I can't quite decide between these titles, if anyone has opinions.

My entire Las Vegas album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller collection of favorites at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; +HQSP Motion  curated by  +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; +HQSP Urban & Street Photos  curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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2016-07-23 06:53:49 (23 comments; 2 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

When I look at the warm, orange glow of some of +Guru Dutt's images, they represent to me the warmth and energy he brought to my recent mentorship on Blurs and Unsharp Photography.  Always a delight, tireless in support of his fellow participants, and endlessly enthusiastic over his many successes and discoveries, he wil tell you one marvelous story after another about the people, places and things that matter to him most.  Please enjoy his work play from the program!

Graduation Plus post - week 8 - Blurs and Unsharp Photography

* It's Week 8: The End of the Beginning as the title of 8 week tells.. that me along with mine super friends.... graduated the Blurs and Unsharp Photography 2016 under Mentorship of +Alex Lapidus and now starts the beginning of using all learning.. tricks.. tips.. that i learn in 8 weeks in the program... time to enhance what i learned and find more awesome techniques in blurs and unsharp photography...

* There are like tons of thing i learned in this program that i never knew of or even ever heard of those technique... so for me i learned awesome cool techniques... on the camera... off the camera... creative stuffs... that make anybody say... wow thats cool photo work

* By the grace of this program i got super frnds... awesome photographers around the world... and so much i learned from them and enjoyed viewing there masterpiece works in the program...

* In short the program is Learn with Fun the Fun omg so great... and when you learn with fun the creative side of your mind work more awesome... so environment in the program it was so relaxing so much fun...

* Never Miss awesome chance to enter In +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers ... check the page you may find some new mentorship program and apply for it... i may say it's Super Helpful... you will be learn super cool things... and more over it's a omg awesome type experience you will get...

* Huge thanks to All Masters.. Huge thanks to all fellow Members in the program... Huge thanks to +Alex Lapidus Guru ji and +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 

* Here 16 image i selected for full size view of my work during the 8 week of learning... Graduation Album

#PlusPost #gurudutt ___When I look at the warm, orange glow of some of +Guru Dutt's images, they represent to me the warmth and energy he brought to my recent mentorship on Blurs and Unsharp Photography.  Always a delight, tireless in support of his fellow participants, and endlessly enthusiastic over his many successes and discoveries, he wil tell you one marvelous story after another about the people, places and things that matter to him most.  Please enjoy his work play from the program!

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2016-07-22 16:38:26 (66 comments; 20 reshares; 333 +1s; )Open 

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Friday Haiku

Particles fluoresce
The hair rises on my neck
Forces wait, and dance

Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My album from Norway is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Warming up for #scifiaugust  +Sci Fi August with +Jacob Dix  #scifisaturday ! Also for #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+NightPhotogra... more »

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Friday Haiku

Particles fluoresce
The hair rises on my neck
Forces wait, and dance

Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My album from Norway is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; the Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Warming up for #scifiaugust  +Sci Fi August with +Jacob Dix  #scifisaturday ! Also for #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla ; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight).___

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2016-07-21 16:54:14 (47 comments; 32 reshares; 382 +1s; )Open 

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Redhead

Another view of the dramatic Louisbourg lighthouse, on the Nova Scotia coast.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla

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Redhead

Another view of the dramatic Louisbourg lighthouse, on the Nova Scotia coast.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6043709562062703185 ; prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #lighthousethursday  with +Heiko Köster (+LighthouseThursday); #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday); +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla___

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2016-07-21 07:04:20 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

+Cathy Custer Donohoue's discoveries over the past eight weeks have been almost overwhelming, and her joy and excitement have washed over everyone involved with my Blurs and Unsharp Photography mentorship! Different subjects speak to her in different ways, and, in this marvelous album of her work play from the program, you'll see an amazing variety of images and techniques that give each subject just what it seems to need. Enjoy!

Graduation Album - Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016

I have had an outstandingly good time during these last 8 weeks. I have never learned so much about what my camera and I can do together. I spent my first years as a photographer learning to take a tack sharp shot and deleting anything that didn't meet the guidelines. All of that has gone right out the window. I am addicted to the blur - and able to produce it in more ways than I had dreamed of. And I think it is beautiful! I want to thank the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  for sponsoring these mentorships. It is safe place to learn from such incredible talent. +Alex Lapidus  and crew have done an astounding job of teaching and bringing us along into this blurry landscape - always with encouragement. That means the world. I would like to thank each of them by name - they deserve it - but I know I'll leave someone out. You all know who you are. I also want to thank this group of awesome mentees.. You have shown me work that I would have never dreamed of - full of such vivid imagination and colors. Thanks to all of you for your always kind comments as our weeks together went along. I so hate that this mentorship is ending. I will never forget all that I learned from each of you!___+Cathy Custer Donohoue's discoveries over the past eight weeks have been almost overwhelming, and her joy and excitement have washed over everyone involved with my Blurs and Unsharp Photography mentorship! Different subjects speak to her in different ways, and, in this marvelous album of her work play from the program, you'll see an amazing variety of images and techniques that give each subject just what it seems to need. Enjoy!

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2016-07-20 15:39:24 (21 comments; 3 reshares; 102 +1s; )Open 

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Time Capsule

On this date 47 years ago, we landed men on the Moon, and (later) returned them safely to Earth. The Apollo Project was a dramatic success, set in motion by a challenge to the United States from President John F. Kennedy; I hope we will one day again find leadership that will challenge us to create a great future.

This is an Apollo Command Module, with an entire Saturn V rocket in the background, from the Kennedy Space Center.

My Orlando album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at :
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday); and a bonus #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday).

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Time Capsule

On this date 47 years ago, we landed men on the Moon, and (later) returned them safely to Earth. The Apollo Project was a dramatic success, set in motion by a challenge to the United States from President John F. Kennedy; I hope we will one day again find leadership that will challenge us to create a great future.

This is an Apollo Command Module, with an entire Saturn V rocket in the background, from the Kennedy Space Center.

My Orlando album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at :
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday); and a bonus #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday).___

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2016-07-20 06:22:34 (35 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

+Carmen Mandich is simply the life of the party! Graceful and eloquent with both words and images, she has not only pursued her own amazing photographic adventures during our eight weeks together in my Blurs and Unsharp Photography mentorship, but has also been a dedicated and unfailing source of support and ideas for her fellow participants. I'm grateful for the intensity and joy of her participation, and I hope you'll enjoy some of her marvelous creations from the program!

#PlusPost  Week 8: The End of the Beginning

During the past 8 weeks I have discovered that an image does not need to be perfectly sharp to capture our imagination. An unsharp image, consisting of colors, shapes and movement, evokes feelings. Fantasy takes over and emotions stir as the eye flows with the impressions of what we see....or what we think we see. To experience the sensation generated by such an image is wonderful. To be capable of creating such an image is exhilarating!
When Blurs and Unsharp Photography; Guided Play 2016 was offered as a mentorship, the air vibrated with nerves and excitement for me. The thrill generated by unsharp images sparked my curiosity and I needed to find out how they were created. With the exquisite guidance and talent of +Alex Lapidus along with all the creative photographers who give of their time and of their very spirit, I am just beginning to explore another dimension in photography.
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers offers various fabulous mentorships to asist photographers of all levels to develop their creative selves. Seize the opportunity to touch the heart, spirit and imagination with your creations by participating in a fun filled, "learn while you shoot" program. You will never view photography, or learning in general, in the same way again. Discover that special something in you that you never imagined and makes you unique! I highly recommend it for everyone. Don't miss out!!!
I would like to take this moment to thank each and every photographer in this mentorship, every one... a dear friend, for a journey that has touched my very spirit, sparked my imagination and changed me forever. Thank you ALL!!!

#oursanguincarmen   #blurs  ___+Carmen Mandich is simply the life of the party! Graceful and eloquent with both words and images, she has not only pursued her own amazing photographic adventures during our eight weeks together in my Blurs and Unsharp Photography mentorship, but has also been a dedicated and unfailing source of support and ideas for her fellow participants. I'm grateful for the intensity and joy of her participation, and I hope you'll enjoy some of her marvelous creations from the program!

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2016-07-19 14:32:41 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 105 +1s; )Open 

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Ripples II

Dark skies made for nice light on the water. From Pillar Point Harbor the same guy as in https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/5YSUpYMfobg .

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday).

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Ripples II

Dark skies made for nice light on the water. From Pillar Point Harbor the same guy as in https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/5YSUpYMfobg .

My entire San Francisco Bay Area album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809 with a smaller selection of favorites at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5871090242173904497 ; prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #coastalthursday  with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn (+Coastal Thursday).___

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2016-07-18 14:42:43 (15 comments; 3 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

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Synchronized Swimming

Linda and I had a chance to swim for awhile with this West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) along Florida's Gulf Coast. She was too busy grazing to model for us much; it takes a lot of salad to feed an animal this size! Manatees are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN, but are protected in Florida and hopefully making a comeback.

My album from Orlando is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com


Is there a #manateemonday ? For #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo (... more »

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Synchronized Swimming

Linda and I had a chance to swim for awhile with this West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) along Florida's Gulf Coast. She was too busy grazing to model for us much; it takes a lot of salad to feed an animal this size! Manatees are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN, but are protected in Florida and hopefully making a comeback.

My album from Orlando is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com


Is there a #manateemonday ? For #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2016-07-17 14:52:01 (30 comments; 10 reshares; 181 +1s; )Open 

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Sunset Beneath the Crescent Moon

Another image of my friend the rock from Four Mile Beach.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
Prints and other photo products:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #beachsunday with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret... more »

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Sunset Beneath the Crescent Moon

Another image of my friend the rock from Four Mile Beach.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
Prints and other photo products:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #beachsunday with +Ross Campbell ( +Beach Sunday ); #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla ; #soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy and +Massimo Marengo___

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2016-07-16 14:51:50 (33 comments; 6 reshares; 164 +1s; )Open 

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Spin Cycle

Ever feel like you're running as fast as you can, and just not getting anywhere? From the San Mateo County Fair.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rininuringtyas +Giuseppe... more »

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Spin Cycle

Ever feel like you're running as fast as you can, and just not getting anywhere? From the San Mateo County Fair.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi___

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2016-07-15 16:33:33 (19 comments; 4 reshares; 94 +1s; )Open 

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Exobiology

As we search our galaxy for signs of life, we often make the assumptions that life is carbon-based; requires liquid water; will be found on planetary surfaces... Perhaps someone needs diversity training on a grander scale!
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 , and I have an album of Abstract Fireworks at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6168614092414121057 .
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Alsofo... more »

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Exobiology

As we search our galaxy for signs of life, we often make the assumptions that life is carbon-based; requires liquid water; will be found on planetary surfaces... Perhaps someone needs diversity training on a grander scale!
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 , and I have an album of Abstract Fireworks at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6168614092414121057 .
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #fireworksfriday  with +Jörg Seidel (+Fireworks Friday); +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight).___

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Eternal Dusk

Winter comes to Reine, in Norway's Lofoten Islands. We were staying in those little red cabins.

My album from Norway is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla... more »

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Eternal Dusk

Winter comes to Reine, in Norway's Lofoten Islands. We were staying in those little red cabins.

My album from Norway is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla ; #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos )___

2016-07-13 21:40:10 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

I'm delighted to announce a brand new program from the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: Photographing Flowers from the fabulous +Padma Inguva! Check out her own beautiful collection of flowers at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/0-yuSB , and be sure to sign up for the program on her original post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PadmaInguva/posts/h2o65YfpPB6 .

The ‘Photographing Flowers’ mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This is a special program on how to photograph flowers artistically through the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. I will be taking on a handful of people for an 8 week on-line mentorship program which will include assignments, informative links, and informal yet informative and constructive discussions. Everyone must participate and it’s intended to be a safe and fun learning environment!. These are hands-on assignments. The first week is a greet and meet, get to know you bit, and the final week is for a final portfolio review. I will have weekly hangout sessions to discuss composition, any guidance and to keep the motivation going depending on the majority of the group's availability.

I have been photographing flowers for a few years now with dedication and passion that comes from a lifelong interest in gardening. I have always been in love with the beauty of flowers filled with color and in some cases with intoxicating fragrance. Photographing flowers had led me to a journey of personal discovery and happiness. I have learned so much about myself during the umpteen hours working with flowers. I learned that I have a creative soul which was unseen before this journey. I have a newfound exuberance for life. I marvel at little things like raindrops on petals or the beautiful glow of the afternoon sun on glorious blooms while others just pass by.

My goal as a mentor is to get people to slow down, unite with natural world and absorb the beauty of flowers, create a little oasis in this rapid, constantly demanding stressful daily life. There is no better way to escape this running-around even for a little than through a lens. I want to set people on a path of inspiration, hope and joy and love that comes from appreciation of nature around us. My goal is for my mentees to look at flowers with a different perspective, observe, admire, associate and create art that lasts far longer than the flower does..

Duration: This is an eight Week- assignment based Mentorship Please Note that In consideration to the labor day weekend in US, a break will occur from 2nd September to 7th September.

Assignments are due on Monday of each week and a new one posted on Saturday morning of the previous week to give a head start for weekend warriors (which would give 9 days rather than 7 days to complete).

PLEASE NOTE: The work submitted to the Community must be current, in other words, you are to capture images based on the weekly assignment during that time period.

Selections will begin July 13th 2016 for the mentorship beginning July 21st, 2016.

PLEASE READ THIS: This is NOT a total technical Photography mentorship, NOT a Photoshop mentorship entirely. This is to help you take more remarkable photographs by increasing your understanding of basic principles.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting photographs regularly here on G+ no less than three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The workshop itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)

• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.

• You have the time available to participate in this mentorship.
You have basic understanding of the camera you have and basic post processing skills

To be considered for selection, please comment to this main post only at https://plus.google.com/+PadmaInguva/posts/h2o65YfpPB6
(your application will not be seen at any reshares)

Answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Aspirations within photography
4) Amount of time you have available for participation
5) How long have you been doing photography?
6) Current job/profession

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC
3) To sell prints of my work
4) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this
5) High School Math Teacher
6) Past 3 years

https://plus.google.com/+PadmaInguva/posts/LWUATuLJxqP___I'm delighted to announce a brand new program from the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: Photographing Flowers from the fabulous +Padma Inguva! Check out her own beautiful collection of flowers at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/0-yuSB , and be sure to sign up for the program on her original post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PadmaInguva/posts/h2o65YfpPB6 .

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2016-07-13 17:00:30 (15 comments; 5 reshares; 120 +1s; )Open 

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Keep Cool, but Don't Freeze

Does it still say that on a mayonnaise jar? From Montreal.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and WhitePhotos ); #Magnific... more »

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Keep Cool, but Don't Freeze

Does it still say that on a mayonnaise jar? From Montreal.

My album from Montreal and Eastern Canada is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6043709562062703185 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi___

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2016-07-12 18:11:23 (22 comments; 9 reshares; 131 +1s; )Open 

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Wildflower

The marvelous Kay Neupane! Many thanks to +Sam Breach for organizing such a fun G+ anniversary photowalk at the Albany Bulb, and for bringing Kay to model for us. I'd never photographed a Real Model before, and Kay simply transformed every scene.
#Gplus5global #Gplus5BayArea #G+5Global #G+5BayArea

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel (+PortraitTuesday); and +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #hqspportraits .

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Wildflower

The marvelous Kay Neupane! Many thanks to +Sam Breach for organizing such a fun G+ anniversary photowalk at the Albany Bulb, and for bringing Kay to model for us. I'd never photographed a Real Model before, and Kay simply transformed every scene.
#Gplus5global #Gplus5BayArea #G+5Global #G+5BayArea

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel (+PortraitTuesday); and +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #hqspportraits .___

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2016-07-11 17:13:46 (23 comments; 7 reshares; 114 +1s; )Open 

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Don't I Know You from Somewhere?

Didn't this guy play guitar for that '80s metal band... Unfortunately, like hair bands, this Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) is critically endangered, living in the wild only in a tiny corner of Colombia (this one is part of a conservation project at Disney's Animal Kingdom).

My album from Orlando is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday )

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Don't I Know You from Somewhere?

Didn't this guy play guitar for that '80s metal band... Unfortunately, like hair bands, this Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) is critically endangered, living in the wild only in a tiny corner of Colombia (this one is part of a conservation project at Disney's Animal Kingdom).

My album from Orlando is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday )___

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2016-07-10 15:01:37 (47 comments; 2 reshares; 142 +1s; )Open 

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Quartet

Seen (and cannot be unseen) strolling along Waikiki Beach.

My album from Hawaii is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #dogweekend  with +Heidi Anne Morris; #FidoFriday (+Fido Friday) curated by +mel peifer, +Lisa Lisa, +Suhaib Ayaz, and +Wes Lum ; #sundogsunday  with +Nancy Battis Vita; #woofwednesday  with +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond (+Woof Wednesday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos .

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Quartet

Seen (and cannot be unseen) strolling along Waikiki Beach.

My album from Hawaii is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #dogweekend  with +Heidi Anne Morris; #FidoFriday (+Fido Friday) curated by +mel peifer, +Lisa Lisa, +Suhaib Ayaz, and +Wes Lum ; #sundogsunday  with +Nancy Battis Vita; #woofwednesday  with +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond (+Woof Wednesday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos .___

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2016-07-09 15:03:18 (20 comments; 6 reshares; 153 +1s; )Open 

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The Captain

A scene from the airport -- I love his posture!

My Chicago album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov#hqspUrbanStreetPhotos... more »

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The Captain

A scene from the airport -- I love his posture!

My Chicago album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos___

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2016-07-08 16:13:16 (32 comments; 2 reshares; 185 +1s; )Open 

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The Lost City of Althor

Once upon a time, there was a very advanced race -- well, I suppose some races were more advanced, and some less so, but positive self-talk is usually healthy. At any rate, as they gained greater and greater command of the laws of physics, they began to play something like a Sim City game on a grand scale with the famous City of Althor that covered their planet.

At first, they were amused by simple tricks, like creating buildings of the purest gold and diamonds, but those quickly wore thin. In much the same way that their own bodies and minds Transcended the flesh to become thinly entangled masses of quantum probability, the City itself began to evolve ever faster, flickering in and out of existence at a rate that would require an even more advanced race to measure.

Today -- if "today" can even be said to mean anything at all... more »

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The Lost City of Althor

Once upon a time, there was a very advanced race -- well, I suppose some races were more advanced, and some less so, but positive self-talk is usually healthy. At any rate, as they gained greater and greater command of the laws of physics, they began to play something like a Sim City game on a grand scale with the famous City of Althor that covered their planet.

At first, they were amused by simple tricks, like creating buildings of the purest gold and diamonds, but those quickly wore thin. In much the same way that their own bodies and minds Transcended the flesh to become thinly entangled masses of quantum probability, the City itself began to evolve ever faster, flickering in and out of existence at a rate that would require an even more advanced race to measure.

Today -- if "today" can even be said to mean anything at all to the City of Althor -- it is hard to even describe where, what, or when the City might be. It lives in the memories of few ancient Travelers who saw it back in the day...and perhaps nowhere else that can be described in words.

Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
My album from the San Francisco Bay Area is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Also for #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix -- #scifiaugust  +Sci Fi August coming up! #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet___

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2016-07-07 16:19:48 (61 comments; 31 reshares; 396 +1s; )Open 

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A Bolt of Sunset

This is the followup to yesterday's woodpecker, a sunset return in the canoe, along a branch of the Amazon, to the Uacari Floating Lodge in the Mamiraua Reserve.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu... more »

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A Bolt of Sunset

This is the followup to yesterday's woodpecker, a sunset return in the canoe, along a branch of the Amazon, to the Uacari Floating Lodge in the Mamiraua Reserve.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape___

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2016-07-06 16:00:21 (43 comments; 17 reshares; 197 +1s; )Open 

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Chestnut Woodpecker

We saw this beautiful Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans) from a canoe in the Mamiraua Reserve, in the Brazilian Amazon. So many amazing woodpeckers and flickers on the trip, a group of birds I'd barely ever seen before.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland and +Anja Wessels #hqspbirds ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers... more »

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Chestnut Woodpecker

We saw this beautiful Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans) from a canoe in the Mamiraua Reserve, in the Brazilian Amazon. So many amazing woodpeckers and flickers on the trip, a group of birds I'd barely ever seen before.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland and +Anja Wessels #hqspbirds ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ); #BirdsInFocus #BirdSpeciesLink by +Risto Talman (+Birds in Focus ); #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ); #Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2016-07-05 16:37:35 (30 comments; 9 reshares; 198 +1s; )Open 

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Modern

The CityCenter monorail passes in front of the Vdara.

My entire Las Vegas album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller collection of favorites at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdaytomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW +URBAN - in views and life); +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause +Dmitry Jurkov #hqsparchitecture ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All ThingsMonochrom... more »

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Modern

The CityCenter monorail passes in front of the Vdara.

My entire Las Vegas album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller collection of favorites at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233 ; prints available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #architectureyesterdaytomorrow  and #urbaninviewsandlife  with +Edith Kukla (+ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW +URBAN - in views and life); +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause +Dmitry Jurkov #hqsparchitecture ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi___

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2016-07-04 15:54:15 (29 comments; 8 reshares; 204 +1s; )Open 

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What, Me Worry?

I found a penguin I've never posted, a blissful looking Chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) for you -- I hope everyone can get out and enjoy the sun a bit today!

My album from Antarctica is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5665272794843969393
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #polarthursday  with +Alistair Knock and +Marie Knock (+Polar Thursday); #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ); #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland and +Anja Wessels #hqspbirds ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER+R... more »

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What, Me Worry?

I found a penguin I've never posted, a blissful looking Chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) for you -- I hope everyone can get out and enjoy the sun a bit today!

My album from Antarctica is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5665272794843969393
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #polarthursday  with +Alistair Knock and +Marie Knock (+Polar Thursday); #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ); #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland and +Anja Wessels #hqspbirds ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ); #BirdsInFocus #BirdSpeciesLink by +Risto Talman (+Birds in Focus )___

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2016-07-03 15:00:11 (55 comments; 12 reshares; 377 +1s; )Open 

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Burst

There should be plenty of fireworks in the stream Monday, so I thought I'd better get a head start :-) This is a single frame of 1.6 seconds from the Western Pyrotechnic Association's Winter Blast.

I have an album of Abstract Fireworks at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6168614092414121057
Prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #fireworksfriday  with +Jörg Seidel (+Fireworks Friday); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight

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Burst

There should be plenty of fireworks in the stream Monday, so I thought I'd better get a head start :-) This is a single frame of 1.6 seconds from the Western Pyrotechnic Association's Winter Blast.

I have an album of Abstract Fireworks at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/6168614092414121057
Prints and other photo products available at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #fireworksfriday  with +Jörg Seidel (+Fireworks Friday); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight___

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2016-07-03 05:51:13 (45 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

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Honored to Be in Capture Mania's June/July Issue!

I'm delighted and honored to be included in the latest issue of Capture Mania, with an Editor's Choice Award and even a tiny piece of the cover! My sincerest thanks to Guest Editor +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and to the whole team; they've done a marvelous job with this publication. I'm also thrilled to be in the company of these other outstanding photographers; you'll find plenty of fabulous work in the magazine. Enjoy!

https://issuu.com/capturemania/docs/capture_mania_photography_magazine__475b5927a0f9c6/3?e=23423198/36924557

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Honored to Be in Capture Mania's June/July Issue!

I'm delighted and honored to be included in the latest issue of Capture Mania, with an Editor's Choice Award and even a tiny piece of the cover! My sincerest thanks to Guest Editor +Roxanne Bouche' Overton and to the whole team; they've done a marvelous job with this publication. I'm also thrilled to be in the company of these other outstanding photographers; you'll find plenty of fabulous work in the magazine. Enjoy!

https://issuu.com/capturemania/docs/capture_mania_photography_magazine__475b5927a0f9c6/3?e=23423198/36924557___

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2016-07-02 14:58:10 (31 comments; 5 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 

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Guardian of the Circle

An image from the G+ 5th anniversary photowalk in Albany. Many thanks to the marvelous Kay Neupane for modeling for us, and to the likewise marvelous +Sam Breach for organizing the event! This is mostly a single exposure, however I used just a bit of a second frame around Kay for texture, and the lightning bolt is completely fake :-). Thanks also to the participants in my Blurs mentorship for their helpful suggestions!
#G+5BayArea #G+5Global #Gplus5BayArea #Gplus5global

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot with... more »

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Guardian of the Circle

An image from the G+ 5th anniversary photowalk in Albany. Many thanks to the marvelous Kay Neupane for modeling for us, and to the likewise marvelous +Sam Breach for organizing the event! This is mostly a single exposure, however I used just a bit of a second frame around Kay for texture, and the lightning bolt is completely fake :-). Thanks also to the participants in my Blurs mentorship for their helpful suggestions!
#G+5BayArea #G+5Global #Gplus5BayArea #Gplus5global

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi___

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2016-07-01 17:40:12 (30 comments; 8 reshares; 136 +1s; )Open 

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The One that Got Away

"Curses, foiled again!" Although innocents (if there are truly any such in Las Vegas) get nabbed from the streets all the time, every now and then, your #alienabductionfriday  team can rescue one or two from the clutches of the Little Green Men. You're welcome.

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
My album from Las Vegas is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #ow... more »

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The One that Got Away

"Curses, foiled again!" Although innocents (if there are truly any such in Las Vegas) get nabbed from the streets all the time, every now and then, your #alienabductionfriday  team can rescue one or two from the clutches of the Little Green Men. You're welcome.

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
My album from Las Vegas is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Also for #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos .___

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2016-06-30 18:01:05 (26 comments; 4 reshares; 153 +1s; )Open 

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Eye of the Dragon

My, there have been a lot of dragons roaming my profile lately! One more, from the San Mateo County Fair with +Björn Kleemann and +Linda Villers.


My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night PhotographyFriday); +HQSP Night cura... more »

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Eye of the Dragon

My, there have been a lot of dragons roaming my profile lately! One more, from the San Mateo County Fair with +Björn Kleemann and +Linda Villers.


My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #inmotionthursday  with +Scott Thomas (+InMotion Thursday); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #longexposurethursday  with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi (+LongExposure Thursday); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #saturdaynightlight  with +Dirk Heindoerfer (+SaturdayNightLight).___

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2016-06-29 18:05:50 (18 comments; 8 reshares; 175 +1s; )Open 

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Night Sighting

We were very fortunate to see this Pale Fork-marked Lemur (Phaner pallescens) on a night walk in the Kirindy Forest. These guys are considered Endangered by the IUCN, and are so little-known that their entire Wikipedia entry is one short sentence.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife... more »

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Night Sighting

We were very fortunate to see this Pale Fork-marked Lemur (Phaner pallescens) on a night walk in the Kirindy Forest. These guys are considered Endangered by the IUCN, and are so little-known that their entire Wikipedia entry is one short sentence.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday )___

2016-06-29 05:25:01 (19 comments; 1 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

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... And Many More!

As I thought about what to say for the fifth birthday of Google Plus #Gplus5 , it was pretty clear what I wanted to offer you. I could tell you about the guy who invited me here when his company had a New Thing to try out; the photographers who inspired me when I first started looking around; the people, notably +Robin Griggs Wood, +Nathan Beaulne, +Darryl Van Gaal, +Sairam Sundaresan, +Eric Raeber and +Brian Wood-Koiwa, who gave me the freedom, knowledge and tools to create art with a camera; the dozens -- probably hundreds -- of friends I've now met in person, all over the world; my #brotherinblur  +Heiko Mahr and the (incredibly) thousands of you who have supported my experiments, been kind to my efforts, and inspired me to create for you... And, of course, my wife, +Linda Villers: how amazing to have a partner in life who really understands what Ido... more »

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... And Many More!

As I thought about what to say for the fifth birthday of Google Plus #Gplus5 , it was pretty clear what I wanted to offer you. I could tell you about the guy who invited me here when his company had a New Thing to try out; the photographers who inspired me when I first started looking around; the people, notably +Robin Griggs Wood, +Nathan Beaulne, +Darryl Van Gaal, +Sairam Sundaresan, +Eric Raeber and +Brian Wood-Koiwa, who gave me the freedom, knowledge and tools to create art with a camera; the dozens -- probably hundreds -- of friends I've now met in person, all over the world; my #brotherinblur  +Heiko Mahr and the (incredibly) thousands of you who have supported my experiments, been kind to my efforts, and inspired me to create for you... And, of course, my wife, +Linda Villers: how amazing to have a partner in life who really understands what I do here!

But, instead, I want to tell you about my blurry children. I'm currently right in the middle of my third mentorship on Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play, and, once again, I've been astonished at every turn by the art, adventures, and sheer joy of the group. Despite 50-ish terrific photographers having completed the first two rounds, this bunch has done many, many things I've never seen before. Meanwhile, the first two groups are helping me run the program, providing fabulous tips and guidance, and continuing to inspire me with their own photography.

I can't believe how fortunate I am to be able to give this gift back to the G+ photography community, to help create the artistic freedom for other photographers that was given freely to me. Thanks too to +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford for inviting me to join them as a Director of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, where I can support the programs and projects of other generous mentors. Please enjoy this collection of the graduation posts from my Blurs program -- so many fabulous images, wise words, and daring experiments in photography!___

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The Shady Tree

From a quick stop in Haleiwa. This is a rare multiple exposure for me, a combination of 33 frames taken as I walked around this beautiful spreading tree. A couple of years ago, in my first Blurs mentorship, +Rosie Nixon called our attention to the photography of Pep Ventosa (see http://www.pepventosa.com/index.html ), and she and others were inspired to experiment with his techniques (one of my favorite examples of Rosie's is https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RosieNixon/posts/BqvgaZk3D5f ). Many people in that and the next two Blurs programs have created these images, but I never really took the time to try it myself until now.

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by... more »

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The Shady Tree

From a quick stop in Haleiwa. This is a rare multiple exposure for me, a combination of 33 frames taken as I walked around this beautiful spreading tree. A couple of years ago, in my first Blurs mentorship, +Rosie Nixon called our attention to the photography of Pep Ventosa (see http://www.pepventosa.com/index.html ), and she and others were inspired to experiment with his techniques (one of my favorite examples of Rosie's is https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RosieNixon/posts/BqvgaZk3D5f ). Many people in that and the next two Blurs programs have created these images, but I never really took the time to try it myself until now.

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape___

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Here we are in the middle of Blurs 2016, and +Sharon Stone decided it was time to post her public graduation album from last year :-). I'm delighted to see her work play again; you'll see how she's drawn to abstraction and strong color. Beyond the images, I'm happy to have her help with the current program; she also assisted with this year's Camera Basics mentorship, and I'm so grateful for all she does for the G+ photography community!

Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015  
Graduation Album and Plus Post
The license plate on my car is: IM SO L8 which, unfortunately, is the story of my life.  I am always late, but I think this is a new record, not of the good kind though, Ugh!
I was fortunate to be chosen to participate in Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015 led +Alex Lapidus along with a crew of photographers that were always ready, willing and able to answer all of our questions.  We learned how to blur and move our cameras in a way that produced some really amazing photos.  I even had a zombie in one of my shots.  Not sure where he came from, but he was pretty cool.

If you have ever wanted to learn more or to enhance your photography skills, check out the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers which was started by +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford.  It has grown to include some really fabulous photographers who give so freely of their time and photography skills.  I have met so many wonderful people through these different mentorships, both on line and in real life.

___Here we are in the middle of Blurs 2016, and +Sharon Stone decided it was time to post her public graduation album from last year :-). I'm delighted to see her work play again; you'll see how she's drawn to abstraction and strong color. Beyond the images, I'm happy to have her help with the current program; she also assisted with this year's Camera Basics mentorship, and I'm so grateful for all she does for the G+ photography community!

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2016-06-27 17:46:09 (26 comments; 4 reshares; 94 +1s; )Open 

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By the Numbers

Is this what it means to live in a digital world +John Suler? Probably not :-) From Crystals.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233
Prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos

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By the Numbers

Is this what it means to live in a digital world +John Suler? Probably not :-) From Crystals.

My entire Las Vegas album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 , or you can find selected favorites at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5992767698854499233
Prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #mirrormonday   #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos___

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2016-06-26 16:29:48 (76 comments; 57 reshares; 564 +1s; )Open 

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Red Dawn

An amazing sunrise from Brainard Lake, Colorado. Now, back to sleep... :-)

My American West album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #dawnonsunday  with +Linda Stokes and +Corey Gibson (+Dawn On Sunday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai ; #bellesphotos pour +Belles photos ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +DormaWigg... more »

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Red Dawn

An amazing sunrise from Brainard Lake, Colorado. Now, back to sleep... :-)

My American West album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5873039525431504161
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #dawnonsunday  with +Linda Stokes and +Corey Gibson (+Dawn On Sunday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai ; #bellesphotos pour +Belles photos ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin .___

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2016-06-25 14:42:49 (40 comments; 8 reshares; 219 +1s; )Open 

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Evening at the Fair

The San Mateo County Fair, from the other Friday night with +Björn Kleemann and +Linda Villers.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).

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Evening at the Fair

The San Mateo County Fair, from the other Friday night with +Björn Kleemann and +Linda Villers.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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Soul Crying Out

In the gravitational maelstrom that whirls at the heart of the Lesser Magellanic Cloud, lost souls from countless ancient races call out to those few who can still hear...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi1KRgolnsI

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
My album from the San Francisco Bay Area is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Al... more »

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Soul Crying Out

In the gravitational maelstrom that whirls at the heart of the Lesser Magellanic Cloud, lost souls from countless ancient races call out to those few who can still hear...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi1KRgolnsI

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
My album from the San Francisco Bay Area is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Also for +Jacob Dix and #scifisaturday   #scifiaugust  +Sci Fi August; #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet___

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Colors of the Night

I had this idea that I was going to process one of my Milky Way images in black and white. I picked out a new image, started working on it...and just couldn't do it. Please enjoy the colors of the stars instead :-). From Davenport Beach.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise... more »

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Colors of the Night

I had this idea that I was going to process one of my Milky Way images in black and white. I picked out a new image, started working on it...and just couldn't do it. Please enjoy the colors of the stars instead :-). From Davenport Beach.

My album from the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
I sell prints and other photo products at:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #longexposurethursday with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi ( +LongExposure Thursday ); +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes); #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday).___

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In the Garden

Dreaming a bit with the Hawaiian light...

My Hawaii album is:
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033
Prints and other photo products:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +GiuseppePetruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #black... more »

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In the Garden

Dreaming a bit with the Hawaiian light...

My Hawaii album is:
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033
Prints and other photo products:
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #monochromeworld with +andi rivarola (+Monochrome World ); +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood ; +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella #hqspmonochrome ; #blackandwhitephotos with +Gemma Costa and +Ambrogio Bellotti ( +Black and White Photos ); #MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi ; #unsharpsaturday  with me, +Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0).___

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Best Seat in the House

At least if all goes well! This is Firing Room 4 in +NASA's Launch Control Center for Launch Complex 39, at the Kennedy Space Center. The later Space Shuttle missions were launched from this room; currently it's being reconfigured for more flexibility to support both NASA and private space launches. I'm guessing the console instrumentation might get a bit of an update...

My Orlando album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at :
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); and #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday).

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Best Seat in the House

At least if all goes well! This is Firing Room 4 in +NASA's Launch Control Center for Launch Complex 39, at the Kennedy Space Center. The later Space Shuttle missions were launched from this room; currently it's being reconfigured for more flexibility to support both NASA and private space launches. I'm guessing the console instrumentation might get a bit of an update...

My Orlando album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at :
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); and #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday).___

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Off to Market

I haven't posted anything from Madagascar in awhile. This was a common scene, a family heading off to market with their zebu (the cattle).

My Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5933913563025170673 ; I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).

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Off to Market

I haven't posted anything from Madagascar in awhile. This was a common scene, a family heading off to market with their zebu (the cattle).

My Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5933913563025170673 ; I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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The Skies, and Beyond

This is Pad B at Launch Complex 39 of the Kennedy Space Center, where +NASA launched Apollo missions and many of the Space Shuttles. Currently Pad B is being being retooled for the Space Launch System, and a new set of missions beyond Earth orbit, beginning over the next couple of years, while 39A has been leased to +SpaceX for launches with their new Falcon Heavy system.

My Orlando album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at :
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday).

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The Skies, and Beyond

This is Pad B at Launch Complex 39 of the Kennedy Space Center, where +NASA launched Apollo missions and many of the Space Shuttles. Currently Pad B is being being retooled for the Space Launch System, and a new set of missions beyond Earth orbit, beginning over the next couple of years, while 39A has been leased to +SpaceX for launches with their new Falcon Heavy system.

My Orlando album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at :
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday).___

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He Got the Last Laugh

I thought I had found a target-rich environment in which to complete my nonexistent #seagullbuttsaturday  mission; I crept stealthily nearer to these #seagullbuttsindisguise ... But they knew all along that I was there. Curses, foiled again!

Sorry, my friends, I have failed you. Good thing this is #notatheme .
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham... more »

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He Got the Last Laugh

I thought I had found a target-rich environment in which to complete my nonexistent #seagullbuttsaturday  mission; I crept stealthily nearer to these #seagullbuttsindisguise ... But they knew all along that I was there. Curses, foiled again!

Sorry, my friends, I have failed you. Good thing this is #notatheme .
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen and +Christi Nielsen

My album from Orlando is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


I suppose there are some actual themes that might be interested: #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland and +Anja Wessels #hqspbirds ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen ( +Birds4All ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ).___

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A Step at a Time

He came strolling lightly from one cluster of dimensions to the next, trailing a swirl of strings and branes behind him, causing a myriad of pocket universes to be created and destroyed in each unmeasurable quantum moment. He stopped before me, and told me there was a Place I had to go, but I couldn't understand quite where that Place was. He tried to take me, but I was unable to make the Transition. He left me wondering if I might ever have the opportunity again -- or if I had already been offered it a billion billion times before...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
My album from Orlando is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products... more »

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A Step at a Time

He came strolling lightly from one cluster of dimensions to the next, trailing a swirl of strings and branes behind him, causing a myriad of pocket universes to be created and destroyed in each unmeasurable quantum moment. He stopped before me, and told me there was a Place I had to go, but I couldn't understand quite where that Place was. He tried to take me, but I was unable to make the Transition. He left me wondering if I might ever have the opportunity again -- or if I had already been offered it a billion billion times before...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
My album from Orlando is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6281906444734201505
I sell prints and other photo products at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mmission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Also for #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski and +Patrice Christian (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet.___

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Just Smile and Wave

Another dramatic beach from Norway's Lofoten Islands.

My album from Norway is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion... more »

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Just Smile and Wave

Another dramatic beach from Norway's Lofoten Islands.

My album from Norway is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6220479708234583793 ; prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #thirstythursdaypics with +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #waterworld with +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron ( +WaterWorld ); #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion .___

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