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Alex Lapidus has been at 5 events

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Jeff Smith61,780Welcome 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 Wilson1,549,973@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 Donchak16,306Hi 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 Raeber1,154,407I 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 Diprose34,245SHOW 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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2016-07-29 12:18:33 (98 comments; 74 reshares; 558 +1s; )Open 

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Lightning over Lake Keowee

We were amazed to see an intense lightning storm -- fortunately at a healthy distance. Or perhaps it was Their landing craft -- I didn't see a base in the region, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist :-)
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My Night Skies album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5991811766995836433
The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
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 #o... more »

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2016-07-29 12:18:33 (98 comments; 74 reshares; 558 +1s; )Open 

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Lightning over Lake Keowee

We were amazed to see an intense lightning storm -- fortunately at a healthy distance. Or perhaps it was Their landing craft -- I didn't see a base in the region, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist :-)
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My Night Skies album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5991811766995836433
The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
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 #o... more »

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2016-07-29 12:18:33 (98 comments; 74 reshares; 558 +1s; )Open 

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Lightning over Lake Keowee

We were amazed to see an intense lightning storm -- fortunately at a healthy distance. Or perhaps it was Their landing craft -- I didn't see a base in the region, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist :-)
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My Night Skies album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5991811766995836433
The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
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 #o... more »

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2016-08-25 17:44:06 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

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Flowers in the Sky

One of my fireworks experiments from July 4. 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


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; #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #fireworksfriday  with +Jörg Seidel (+Fireworks Friday); +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion

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Flowers in the Sky

One of my fireworks experiments from July 4. 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


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; #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #fireworksfriday  with +Jörg Seidel (+Fireworks Friday); +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion___

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2016-08-23 20:26:18 (23 comments; 3 reshares; 94 +1s; )Open 

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Old Quebec

A charming city, on a slightly grim day.

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 #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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Old Quebec

A charming city, on a slightly grim day.

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 #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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2016-08-21 19:37:50 (23 comments; 11 reshares; 128 +1s; )Open 

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Just Before Dawn

A common time for me to be out and about in Vegas...

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 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #MoodyMonday #moodymondayphoto #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday Curated by +Alen Ianni ; #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause +Dmitry Jurkov #hqsparchitecture

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Just Before Dawn

A common time for me to be out and about in Vegas...

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 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #skysunday  with +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach (+Sky Sunday - Photography Theme); #MoodyMonday #moodymondayphoto #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday Curated by +Alen Ianni ; #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); +HQSP Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause +Dmitry Jurkov #hqsparchitecture___

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2016-08-19 19:36:16 (22 comments; 2 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

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How Does Your Autonomous Vehicle Feel Today?

It looks like my Personal Transport System had a rough night, and is none too happy with me this morning. You didn't think it would stop at self-driving cars, did you?
Happy #alienabductionfriday  and #scifiaugust !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
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 #scifisaturday   #scifiaugust  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August); +Alien Abduction Friday with me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission; #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski,+Julia... more »

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How Does Your Autonomous Vehicle Feel Today?

It looks like my Personal Transport System had a rough night, and is none too happy with me this morning. You didn't think it would stop at self-driving cars, did you?
Happy #alienabductionfriday  and #scifiaugust !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
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 #scifisaturday   #scifiaugust  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August); +Alien Abduction Friday with me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission; #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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2016-08-18 11:27:48 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 106 +1s; )Open 

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Smile

Those Canadians are a cheerful bunch, even the mannequins! From Quebec.

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 #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

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Smile

Those Canadians are a cheerful bunch, even the mannequins! From Quebec.

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 #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___

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2016-08-16 17:04:24 (67 comments; 19 reshares; 276 +1s; )Open 

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Deluge

Yet another view of Iguazu Falls, this time from Argentina -- there are so many amazing facets to this 3km long waterfall complex! Again, the "tiny" birds flying around are large vultures.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ;
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #waterfallwednesday  with +Eric Leslie; #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+Ra... more »

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Deluge

Yet another view of Iguazu Falls, this time from Argentina -- there are so many amazing facets to this 3km long waterfall complex! Again, the "tiny" birds flying around are large vultures.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ;
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #waterfallwednesday  with +Eric Leslie; #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 ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion___

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2016-08-16 06:29:06 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

After meeting +Karolina Trapp in another mentorship (don't miss her marvelous Tales of Rain collection of street photography!), I was delighted to have her join my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Through all her experiments and adventures, she retains her distinctive and compelling sense of humanity in the context of the city, adapting all sorts of new tools to her urban storytelling. Please enjoy her terrific album from the program!

Have you ever tried shooting a parrot through your shower curtain?
If not, you really don’t know what you’ve missed ;))

As you may know, I’ve recently been busy discovering the exciting new territory of blur photography under the Blurs and Unsharp Photography 2016 Mentorship of +Alex Lapidus. Now, the day has come when we posted our final assignments and wave our goodbyes to all the fun we’ve had shooting some wonderfully crazy stuff. I’ve learnt that a scarf, sheet protector, maybe even the shower curtain can turn into powerful photographical tools: the potential of my humble street camera has no limits other than those of my imagination. And my oh my, didn’t I get a kick and boost in the creativity department! ;))

It's been a time of never-ending, eye-opening experimentation. Within the space of 8 weeks, I moved across street photography, abstract impressionism, fine art portraiture, nature photography, cityscapes, multiple exposures, BW and colour. On some occasions, I used accidental household objects, on other occasions I used PS, on yet others I moved my camera when taking photos. Before that, I hadn’t even realized that there can be so many ways to express visual impressions! I love how blurs take the distraction of unnecessary detail away making space for emotion, mood, or energy of the captured situation. The experience of learning how to create such photographs has been exhilarating!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my fellow mentees – it’s been wonderful to be a part of this group together with you! And a big thank you to +Alex Lapidus and the whole team of mentors, as well as +Robin Griggs Wood and the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, for offering this mentorship and inspiring me to experiment with kinds of photography that had been utterly new to me.___After meeting +Karolina Trapp in another mentorship (don't miss her marvelous Tales of Rain collection of street photography!), I was delighted to have her join my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Through all her experiments and adventures, she retains her distinctive and compelling sense of humanity in the context of the city, adapting all sorts of new tools to her urban storytelling. Please enjoy her terrific album from the program!

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2016-08-15 17:32:05 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

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Cornered

From our night tour of Alcatraz behind the scenes.

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 ; #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #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 ; ... more »

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Cornered

From our night tour of Alcatraz behind the scenes.

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 ; #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #windowwednesday  with +Jules Falk Hunter and +Cheryl Cooper (+#Window Wednesday); #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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2016-08-15 06:57:28 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

+Lisa s gave up a bit of detail, but she has certainly seen the Light! These images for my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography glow and shimmer with light, motion, and probably some completely new forms of energy -- reflective of the energy she brought to the program in support of the whole community. Please enjoy her work play from the program!

Are you looking for a creative outlet? Tired of producing predictable sharp images? Yes?.. Well look no further! +Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016 is an incredibly liberating 8 week mentorship program run by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers​ +Robin Griggs Wood​  and lead by the incredibliy talented +Alex Lapidus​ 
You will be amazed and so inspired by Alex’s insight and knowledge. His generosity of time and energy is stupendous!
For the past eight weeks, I was privileged to participate and share in such a dynamic mentorship with about 35 talented participants who inspired me every day. During this time, we learned many camera techniques for achieving blur including multiple exposures, post-processing, and various filter techniques as well as ,“out of the box” experimenting with wineglasses, free lensing, plastic wrap and vasoline! ( yes, vasoline)
I would encourage those of you, who haven't already, to follow +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and watch for the next announcement for sign ups.
Thanks again to +Alex Lapidus​  and all of the wonderful moderators for such a liberating and exhilarating experience!___+Lisa s gave up a bit of detail, but she has certainly seen the Light! These images for my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography glow and shimmer with light, motion, and probably some completely new forms of energy -- reflective of the energy she brought to the program in support of the whole community. Please enjoy her work play from the program!

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2016-08-14 15:08:05 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 126 +1s; )Open 

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The Chapel

From Quebec. 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 #SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison , +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill , +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +* ; #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 Chapel

From Quebec. 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 #SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison , +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill , +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles , +* ; #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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2016-08-14 06:52:30 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

I have the good fortune to go out shooting with +Sam Breach from time to time, so I'm not completely surprised that she surprised (and delighted) us at every turn in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. She stayed focused, so to speak, on her own goals, while exploring new ways to fit our blurry ideas into her photographic context. Please enjoy her album of images from the program!

I just finished participating in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016 Mentorship program hosted by +Alex Lapidus and his incredible team of supporters from the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers . As well as thanking them for all the lessons and encouragement, I'd like to share a little about the course has affected me, personally.
I like to shoot portraits and I have where possible tried the techniques within the context of portraiture. I already have my own style (also known as my own stubborn way of doing things), so personally it is difficult for me to let go of all the things I have worked so hard to develop over the years. Instead I have been trying to use these tools in ways that still make me feel like myself. In particular I enjoyed adding items in front of the lens that would act as a frame around a portrait. There were three main things that were a revelation to me (meaning that I had not really explore on my own much before now):
1) To create a portrait that is fully out of focus
2) The techniques on Pep Ventosa
3) Multiple exposure in camera.
Of these three, I particularly enjoyed the multiple exposure in camera play. I know that it is possible to do in a composite, and I am no stranger to compositing but there is something so much more viscerally satisfying about doing it on the fly.

From time to time I go on photo walks with friends, but given that I am not a street photographer, I don't usually enjoy the photography part of them much. However, I think with these new tools that Alex has opened my mind to, I might be able to have some exploratory fun on future walks, even if I don't have a willing model at my disposal...

+Robin Griggs Wood


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2016-08-13 17:39:40 (34 comments; 6 reshares; 124 +1s; )Open 

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Under Surveillance

I'm not sure quite what to say about this, except that I'd want security cameras too if these guys came to town... From Quebec.

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 .


I know there's no such thing as #seagullbuttsaturday ,  but perhaps these folks will know what to say: +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 +*** +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +DawnS... more »

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Under Surveillance

I'm not sure quite what to say about this, except that I'd want security cameras too if these guys came to town... From Quebec.

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 .


I know there's no such thing as #seagullbuttsaturday ,  but perhaps these folks will know what to say: +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 +*** +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 . Also for #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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2016-08-13 05:57:14 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

+Lauri Novak has launched a new round of her wonderful How Do You See? mentorship! Be sure to check the details and sign up on her original post.

The How Do You See? mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This is a special program for those who are looking to add that little extra umph to their images by looking at the world around them in a different way through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

I will be taking on a limited number of people for a 6 week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I have been taking photos for 40ish years (you do the math). It’s a passion and one of the things that has remained consistent throughout is my ‘photographic eye’. One of the questions I get asked most often is “how did you see that”? In college, on a trip to Greece I was shooting a flower coming through a fence when one of my fellow travelers asked what I was shooting, my reply: Don’t you SEE that? The answer was no of course they didn’t. I also have a passion for helping others and I’m hoping through this mentorship program I can help you find your photographic eye, to see the world around you in a new and different way and to help you produce images that make your viewer see something in a new way as well.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a technical workshop. You can use any kind of camera - phone - tablet - point and shoot - DSLR and yes, even mirrorless ;). Editing will actually not be allowed for most of this program so editing skills are not needed either! YAY!

Selections will begin Wednesday, August 17th for the mentorship beginning Sunday, August 21st.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class 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 no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LauriNovak/posts/HH6RX5PmeKo

(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus___+Lauri Novak has launched a new round of her wonderful How Do You See? mentorship! Be sure to check the details and sign up on her original post.

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2016-08-12 17:03:18 (51 comments; 5 reshares; 177 +1s; )Open 

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Colorful Language

I ran into an old buddy at the County Fair, Forwardmost Hivemaster Wygr -- not sure if he was there on business, or just for some R&R. Google Translate was having some trouble, as usual, with the electromagnetic waves and pulses that he uses to communicate, but I think he wanted to take me for a ride...
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:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
Prints and other photo products:
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, onb... more »

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Colorful Language

I ran into an old buddy at the County Fair, Forwardmost Hivemaster Wygr -- not sure if he was there on business, or just for some R&R. Google Translate was having some trouble, as usual, with the electromagnetic waves and pulses that he uses to communicate, but I think he wanted to take me for a ride...
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:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5816421653127321809
Prints and other photo products:
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 #scifisaturday   #scifiaugust  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #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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2016-08-12 05:56:41 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

+PK Donson kept telling us how much fun she was having in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, and it certainly showed in her assignments and in the additional photos she presented! She's a skilled photographer who always gave me what I asked for (including the odd koala here and there...), but also delivered it with a joyous abandon; please enjoy her album from the program!

 
Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016 Graduation Album
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers
+Robin Griggs Wood
+Alex Lapidus 

#blurs  

Recently, I participated in one of the most creative and fun mentorships on Google +. It was lead by +Alex Lapidus  and several other mentors joined him providing us with other useful material for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016. All the participants were a joy to "play" with as we each jumped into every assignment with zest. Speaking for myself, I was almost giddy with excitement when it came time to show everyone what I had produced with our new found techniques. It was the most fun I had with my clothes on in a long time!___+PK Donson kept telling us how much fun she was having in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, and it certainly showed in her assignments and in the additional photos she presented! She's a skilled photographer who always gave me what I asked for (including the odd koala here and there...), but also delivered it with a joyous abandon; please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-08-11 07:48:18 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

+Nicole Ina Michel surprised and delighted me every day during my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. She combines her imagination and creativity with prolific generation of ideas and images -- I think she posted almost as many images every day to her public profile as I'd asked for each week. Richly engaged with the rest of the group, she also helped everyone maintain their enthusiasm and momentum. Please enjoy her album from the program!

Re-shareing my Final Plus Post for "Blur and Unsharp Photography"

When do we BLURR?

Being a participant of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers​​​, "Blur and Unsharp Photography", a guided play by +Alex Lapidus​​​​, curated by +Robin Griggs Wood​​​​ this is a fair question to be asked. Is it only a technique to be learned or is it a tool that opens up a wide range of possibilities to our skills as photographers?

So - When do we BLURR?

When smoke, as not to say tears get in our eyes.
When one isn't wearing his glasses.
When you want to force the alert eye to take a second glance to capture the whole picture.
Inclining a long gone by memory.
When we want to draw the observer's attention to colors, changing light and shapes like in impressionism paintings.
When we want to express , the loss of orientation or create an air of fear and uneasiness.

"Blur and Unsharp Photography" gives us a powerful tool at hand to achieve all these possible expressions in our photography. So why stick to sharpness when there is a whole new challenging universe to be discovered?
Thank you +Alex Lapidus​​​​, +Heiko Mahr​​​​, +Jacob Dix​​​​, +Jetski​​​​  +Byron S​​​​, +Roxanne Bouche' Overton​​​​, +Alan Mason​​​​, +Jennifer Walton​​​​, +Sandra Nesbit​​​​ and all mentors, helpers and mentees for eight great weeks of learning and fun playing and toying around. Thx.
Nicole___+Nicole Ina Michel surprised and delighted me every day during my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. She combines her imagination and creativity with prolific generation of ideas and images -- I think she posted almost as many images every day to her public profile as I'd asked for each week. Richly engaged with the rest of the group, she also helped everyone maintain their enthusiasm and momentum. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-08-10 17:29:15 (23 comments; 10 reshares; 126 +1s; )Open 

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Paradise Tanager

This is an amazingly beautiful bird, and I wish I had a better photo for you -- this one is cropped quite a bit. The paradise tanager (Tangara chilensis) is a colorful little songbird living throughout the Amazon basin; I photographed this one from a canopy tower near Manaus.

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 ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +DilipM... more »

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Paradise Tanager

This is an amazingly beautiful bird, and I wish I had a better photo for you -- this one is cropped quite a bit. The paradise tanager (Tangara chilensis) is a colorful little songbird living throughout the Amazon basin; I photographed this one from a canopy tower near Manaus.

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 ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #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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2016-08-10 06:39:57 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

+Julie Brocca put her urban visions on the cover of this album from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, but even the simplicity of grass in the sun comes alive at her touch! It was exciting to see her moving forward every week, conducting experiments, using the results as foundations for the next image, and ultimately achieving a vision she had earlier set out. Please enjoy her work play from the program!

Week 8 PlusPost

These past 8 weeks have been an amazing experience in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography Mentorship! I've learned so many new techniques like zooming, panning, reflections, dynamic range, multiple exposures, using toys (objects) to create an image. But most of all, to create a story using emotions. I was very fortunate to be part of an dynamic group that inspired me each day. I wold like to thank +Alex Lapidus for the time and effort he has put into this mentorship. His experience and knowledge has been invaluable to us! Thank you +Robin Griggs Wood and +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers for providing these wonderful mentorship programs to us!!___+Julie Brocca put her urban visions on the cover of this album from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, but even the simplicity of grass in the sun comes alive at her touch! It was exciting to see her moving forward every week, conducting experiments, using the results as foundations for the next image, and ultimately achieving a vision she had earlier set out. Please enjoy her work play from the program!

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2016-08-09 15:58:48 (20 comments; 2 reshares; 82 +1s; )Open 

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Water Feature

An ornamental waterfall, somewhere deep in the heart of Vegas. It might be from the Wynn, but I'm not positive.

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 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #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 Bello... more »

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Water Feature

An ornamental waterfall, somewhere deep in the heart of Vegas. It might be from the Wynn, but I'm not positive.

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 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #architexturetuesday  with +Ranjan Saraswati; #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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2016-08-08 16:14:07 (78 comments; 2 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

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My Diving Highlights from Masters Nationals

Well, it isn't Rio, but perhaps at least a warmup! Here are a few of my dives from the recent Masters Summer Nationals (less than a minute of video); I won three gold and two bronze medals in my five events.

EDIT: If the video won't play properly, here a YouTube link:
https://youtu.be/XzS__9e6T-4

3m Springboard:
1. Forward 2 1/2 somersaults pike
2. Back 1 1/2 somersaults with 1 1/2 twists
3. Back 2 1/2 somersaults tuck
Platform
4. Forward 1 1/2 somersaults with 1 twist (5m)
5. Inward 1 1/2 somersaults tuck (5m)
6. Back 2 1/2 somersaults tuck (7.5m)


For #midairmonday  with +Jeff Moreau.

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My Diving Highlights from Masters Nationals

Well, it isn't Rio, but perhaps at least a warmup! Here are a few of my dives from the recent Masters Summer Nationals (less than a minute of video); I won three gold and two bronze medals in my five events.

EDIT: If the video won't play properly, here a YouTube link:
https://youtu.be/XzS__9e6T-4

3m Springboard:
1. Forward 2 1/2 somersaults pike
2. Back 1 1/2 somersaults with 1 1/2 twists
3. Back 2 1/2 somersaults tuck
Platform
4. Forward 1 1/2 somersaults with 1 twist (5m)
5. Inward 1 1/2 somersaults tuck (5m)
6. Back 2 1/2 somersaults tuck (7.5m)


For #midairmonday  with +Jeff Moreau.___

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2016-08-08 05:50:11 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

+Björn Kleemann indeed wandered widely, from an artistic standpoint, during my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. As someone I would describe as fairly committed to his path, he still found plenty of fascinating detours, while also discovering ideas and tools that can speed him on his way. Please enjoy his album of images from the program!

Over the past eight weeks I was a participant in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography mentorship hosted and organised by +Alex Lapidus +Robin Griggs Wood and +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 
As an experience and an eye opener for a more creative and playful approach to photography this is quite literally priceless, we have been introduced to so many ideas and techniques to tap into the creative potential hidden in each and everyone of us.
Below is my final post in the community, sort of a graduation appraisal.

Not all who wander are lost.

I like this quote so much I carry it around on the back of my car - but so far I have attributed it more to my habits as a traveler. Until now I wasn't fully aware that it means so much more than that.
Over the past eight weeks we all have been wandering, finding new and unexpected places. We may have heard that some of these places exist, others were very unknown territory.
Our eyes have been opened :)
As a photographer I am almost completely self taught, I never attended art classes or any other formal education in these subjects and only very recently I began the transition towards finding ways to express a more artistic vision in my photography.
I can't place a value high enough on how much this mentorship has been an inspiration to continue on that path and dig deeper into the creative powers that are hidden within all of us.
So thanks to +Alex Lapidus​ and everyone behind the scenes for making this possible and guiding us through this enjoyable journey.

Some of the images in this album I haven't shared anywhere yet, I thought this would be a good moment to get them out there - I hope you like them.___+Björn Kleemann indeed wandered widely, from an artistic standpoint, during my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. As someone I would describe as fairly committed to his path, he still found plenty of fascinating detours, while also discovering ideas and tools that can speed him on his way. Please enjoy his album of images from the program!

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2016-08-07 15:08:59 (33 comments; 8 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

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Plastic Fantastic

Taken in an installation by Olafur Eliasson in the Moderna Museum, Stockholm. I can only think of Jefferson Airplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Hvp1Z10TI :-)

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ;
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #spectrumsunday  with +Laura Ockel (+Spectrum Sunday); #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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Plastic Fantastic

Taken in an installation by Olafur Eliasson in the Moderna Museum, Stockholm. I can only think of Jefferson Airplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Hvp1Z10TI :-)

My Stockholm album is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5676069088322674913 ;
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #spectrumsunday  with +Laura Ockel (+Spectrum Sunday); #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___

2016-08-07 05:59:47 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

In my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, +Lou McCorkle demonstrated an amazing ability to turn the prosaic into the magical. With a taste for abstraction and the skills in shooting and processing to make it work, she always makes the most of light, color and form. Please enjoy her album from the program!

I have happily spent the past 8 weeks in the Blurs and Unsharp Photography - Guided Play mentorship led by +Alex Lapidus with assistance from a great group of helpers.

Guided play is a good way of describing it. Alex wrote excellent posts every week that introduced us to new topics, gave us meaningful assignments, and encouraged us to play! I was astounded every week by the wonderful images that the group produced!

The Blurs and Unsharp mentorship is one of many amazing mentorships sponsored by the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. If you are at all interested in improving your photography, then I'd suggest you circle both Alex and the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

Special thanks to +Roxanne Bouche' Overton for encouraging me to sign up for the Blurs and Unsharp mentorship!___In my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, +Lou McCorkle demonstrated an amazing ability to turn the prosaic into the magical. With a taste for abstraction and the skills in shooting and processing to make it work, she always makes the most of light, color and form. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-08-06 14:55:40 (30 comments; 6 reshares; 168 +1s; )Open 

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Whaling Ships at Grytviken

A midsummer snow falls on these relics of another time, at the old Grytviken station on South Georgia Island.

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


I guess I should have posted this on Thursday, for #polarthursday  with +Marie Knock and +Alistair Knock (+Polar Thursday); and #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday).

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Whaling Ships at Grytviken

A midsummer snow falls on these relics of another time, at the old Grytviken station on South Georgia Island.

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


I guess I should have posted this on Thursday, for #polarthursday  with +Marie Knock and +Alistair Knock (+Polar Thursday); and #coastalthursday  with +Jon Kahn and +David Polzine (+Coastal Thursday).___

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Growing Up

Agents of Change are not simply born – or hatched, or extruded... One might say that they are made, but that making takes many forms in this corner of our galaxy. And for Them to infiltrate our quiet little world, well, vivid lights in the sky may not draw even a moment’s notice in a place like Las Vegas, but one can’t simply set an interstellar lander down on the streets of Greensboro, North Carolina. It takes patience to grow an Agent in place – but then, They are patient indeed...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

This image from the Weatherspoon Art Museum includes the work Soundsuit (2011) by Nick Cave; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Cave_(performance_artist) for more information.

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints and other photoproduct... more »

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Growing Up

Agents of Change are not simply born – or hatched, or extruded... One might say that they are made, but that making takes many forms in this corner of our galaxy. And for Them to infiltrate our quiet little world, well, vivid lights in the sky may not draw even a moment’s notice in a place like Las Vegas, but one can’t simply set an interstellar lander down on the streets of Greensboro, North Carolina. It takes patience to grow an Agent in place – but then, They are patient indeed...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

This image from the Weatherspoon Art Museum includes the work Soundsuit (2011) by Nick Cave; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Cave_(performance_artist) for more information.

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ; prints and other photo products 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 . Also for #scifiaugust   #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August); #unsharpsaturday  with me, Jetski, +Julianne Bockius, +Patrice Christian and +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski (+Unsharp Saturday v2.0); #blurshot  with +Pavlik Andreïevitch Krylatov, +Kim Anglin and +delo projet.___

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I first saw the photography of +Michal Vörös when he applied for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic mentorship, and was struck by his strong sense of storytelling, grounded in strolls through beautiful scenery with his adorable beagle Donna. In my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, he found a new path, with a fresh and creative perspective on the scenes and characters. Whether you're looking for a ballad or a wakeup call, please enjoy his album from the program!

Have a beautiful day my dear friends!! :))

The last 8 weeks I was a part of a wonderful mentorship program “Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016” and this is my final Plus Post.

I could say it was a wonderful program…yes, because it was; I could say I met many wonderful people…yes, because I met; I could say in the last 8 weeks my favourite day was Thursday because of the new lessons/assignments….yes, because it is true…BUT now I want to say just one thing: This program gave me the most important value: Freedom….. and something changed in my “inner me”!! It is great to be consciously unconventional…wow :))

Here I chose some of my favourite pics, now I want to mention my/our super great mentor +Alex Lapidus  and also +Robin Griggs Wood  and +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers . So +Alex Lapidus  this is for you: "You walked with me, Footprints in the sand, And helped me understand, Where I'm going...” (Leona Lewis - Footprints In The Sand). :))Thank you very very much!!!!!!___I first saw the photography of +Michal Vörös when he applied for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic mentorship, and was struck by his strong sense of storytelling, grounded in strolls through beautiful scenery with his adorable beagle Donna. In my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, he found a new path, with a fresh and creative perspective on the scenes and characters. Whether you're looking for a ballad or a wakeup call, please enjoy his album from the program!

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Flying Too Close to the Sun

From Magic Island park in Honolulu.

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; 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 ); #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 ; +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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Flying Too Close to the Sun

From Magic Island park in Honolulu.

My album from Hawaii is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6110583158346778033 ; 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 ); #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 ; +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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Stuck?

This baby brown lemur was gleefully bouncing and flopping through the trees, learning to climb; every now and then a parent had to come help him out. From the Andasibe-Mantadia region, this is either a common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), a red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur rufifrons), or possibly even a hybrid; like most lemur species, both are considered Near Threatened by the IUCN due to habitat loss.

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... more »

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Stuck?

This baby brown lemur was gleefully bouncing and flopping through the trees, learning to climb; every now and then a parent had to come help him out. From the Andasibe-Mantadia region, this is either a common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), a red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur rufifrons), or possibly even a hybrid; like most lemur species, both are considered Near Threatened by the IUCN due to habitat loss.

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 )___

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Head in the Clouds

I rediscovered this image from Chicago. My whole Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #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 +MagnificentMonochrome Curated by... more »

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Head in the Clouds

I rediscovered this image from Chicago. My whole Chicago album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5916659643821676689 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); #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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Dusk at Iguazu Falls

A view of spectacular Iguazu, from the Brazilian side, on a calm evening.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ;
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For an early #waterfallwednesday  with +Eric Leslie; #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 ; +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy and +Massimo Marengo ; #bellesphotos pour +Belles photos

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Dusk at Iguazu Falls

A view of spectacular Iguazu, from the Brazilian side, on a calm evening.

My Brazil album is at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6188255514953762913 ;
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For an early #waterfallwednesday  with +Eric Leslie; #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 ; +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape ; #soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy and +Massimo Marengo ; #bellesphotos pour +Belles photos___

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2016-07-31 12:04:47 (28 comments; 7 reshares; 150 +1s; )Open 

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Liquid Gold

Roaming the palaces of Fool's Gold...

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 ; 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 ; +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Ser... more »

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Liquid Gold

Roaming the palaces of Fool's Gold...

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 ; 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 ; +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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Lightning over Lake Keowee

We were amazed to see an intense lightning storm -- fortunately at a healthy distance. Or perhaps it was Their landing craft -- I didn't see a base in the region, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist :-)
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My Night Skies album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5991811766995836433
The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
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 #o... more »

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Lightning over Lake Keowee

We were amazed to see an intense lightning storm -- fortunately at a healthy distance. Or perhaps it was Their landing craft -- I didn't see a base in the region, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist :-)
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

My Night Skies album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5991811766995836433
The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
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 #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Jesse Martineau and +Valesa Diamontes (+Nightscapes); +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; +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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Showdown in Brazil

There's a competition in Brazil, but it isn't the Olympics this guy will be competing in -- he's competing with his fellows to try to attract the girls' attention! This is the Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), one of the most crazily beautiful birds I've ever seen, photographed in the Brazilian Amazon.

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 ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen(... more »

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Showdown in Brazil

There's a competition in Brazil, but it isn't the Olympics this guy will be competing in -- he's competing with his fellows to try to attract the girls' attention! This is the Guianan cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), one of the most crazily beautiful birds I've ever seen, photographed in the Brazilian Amazon.

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 ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET ; #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 ); #allthingsorange  with +Nina Piccoli, +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly (+AllThingsOrange).___

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+Bill Hewitt made himself known for well-chosen words and well-constructed images in my recent mentorship on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Like a number of the participants, he came into the program familiar with some of our branches of Weird Science more than others, but he had a developed taste, or sensibility, that has informed his experiments and his helpful feedback within the group. Please enjoy his album of work play from the program!

Each of us a photographers have our good days and bad. We have days where we get excited about what we are shooting and other days where we don’t have anything on our agenda. We sit at home and wonder what shall I go out and shoot.

Well along comes something called +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, and for the next eight weeks I am part of a group of photographers having the time of our lives. This one I just finished was entitled Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016. We broke all the rules. The only rule was go out and shoot. Go out and do anything you want to make images that for the most part become art. There are guidelines to be followed. +Alex Lapidus  was our fearless leader, he along with previous members acting as moderators have encouraged us to twist that zoom lens , twist the camera. Slow down the shutter. use filters and menus in Photoshop we have only dreamed of.

Some participants knew or have used some of these techniques, and others struggled to get it, but you could see the excitement when they did accomplish something that was outside the rules they have been following in photography.

Everyone of the members of this group grew their photography this last eight weeks. I was so proud to be part of this 30+ member group and when the time came to look at all we had accomplished I was blown away. I can’t wait for another opportunity. To put it in perspective here are some of the photographs I shared..___+Bill Hewitt made himself known for well-chosen words and well-constructed images in my recent mentorship on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Like a number of the participants, he came into the program familiar with some of our branches of Weird Science more than others, but he had a developed taste, or sensibility, that has informed his experiments and his helpful feedback within the group. Please enjoy his album of work play from the program!

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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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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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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 (17 comments; 10 reshares; 136 +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 (26 comments; 2 reshares; 50 +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 (98 comments; 35 reshares; 453 +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 (69 comments; 36 reshares; 467 +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; 62 +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 (27 comments; 6 reshares; 128 +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 (37 comments; 0 reshares; 54 +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 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 118 +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 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 117 +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 (38 comments; 11 reshares; 200 +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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