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Alex Lapidus has been at 7 events

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Heidi Anne Morris67,113#birdweekend SEPTEMBER ! 10th & 11th Please post some pictures of birds (feathers not flesh) ! :) Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night *MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTO* No limit to the amount of images. *PLEASE try NOT to post whole albums at once* This is a weekend long event open to all. *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR BIRD FRIENDLY FRIENDS* Share with us *:)) it's #birdweekend on Google Plus You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag #birdweekend (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly to the event page - BUT - if you use the #birdweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them) :)))IT'S BIRD WEEKEND ON GOOGLE PLUS2016-09-10 10:30:0076  
Heidi Anne Morris67,113#dogweekend AUGUST 27 & 28th Please post some pictures of dog/s! Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night No limit to the amount of images. Please try not to post whole albums at once. *exception = if you are working with an Animal Shelter or Animal Rescue please share images of the dogs that need homes* This is a weekend long event open to all. *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS* Share with us *:)) it's #dogweekend on Google Plus You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag #dogweekend (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly there - BUT - if you use the #dogweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them) :)))IT'S #DOGWEEKEND on GOOGLE PLUS - AUGUST EDITION2016-08-27 10:00:00100  
Jeff Smith61,675Welcome 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 Wilson1,548,862@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 Donchak16,290Hi 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 Raeber1,153,627I 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 Diprose34,220SHOW 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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2016-08-28 17:41:29 (91 comments; 59 reshares; 563 +1s; )Open 

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Guided by the Stars

Always one of my favorite views: the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse, along the central California coast.

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


For #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 ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon... more »

Most reshares: 59

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2016-08-28 17:41:29 (91 comments; 59 reshares; 563 +1s; )Open 

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Guided by the Stars

Always one of my favorite views: the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse, along the central California coast.

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


For #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 ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon... more »

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2016-08-28 17:41:29 (91 comments; 59 reshares; 563 +1s; )Open 

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Guided by the Stars

Always one of my favorite views: the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse, along the central California coast.

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


For #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 ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon... more »

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2016-09-27 12:41:44 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

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Renewal

On the East side, especially, of Glacier National Park, there are some large areas where fires have made their way through in recent years. The park service used to suppress fire, but they have become recognized as an essential part of the renewal of the forest. We were amazed to see, even in late September, the colorful wildflowers blooming alongside the burnt trunks and the changing leaves.

I have a new album for the Northern Rockies at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L.... more »

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Renewal

On the East side, especially, of Glacier National Park, there are some large areas where fires have made their way through in recent years. The park service used to suppress fire, but they have become recognized as an essential part of the renewal of the forest. We were amazed to see, even in late September, the colorful wildflowers blooming alongside the burnt trunks and the changing leaves.

I have a new album for the Northern Rockies at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson ; #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +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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2016-09-24 14:31:34 (24 comments; 3 reshares; 118 +1s; )Open 

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Aspens

Having fun with the glorious trees changing color -- we don't see this at home!

I'm starting a new album for the Northern Rockies at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937
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; #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 +Alex... more »

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Aspens

Having fun with the glorious trees changing color -- we don't see this at home!

I'm starting a new album for the Northern Rockies at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937
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; #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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2016-09-23 14:23:32 (85 comments; 44 reshares; 422 +1s; )Open 

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Dark Sunset on Two Medicine Lake

As strange colors washed through the sky and darkness fell, a couple of the people near us seemed to slip away; I couldn't tell if it was on purpose or not...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
I'm starting a new album for the Northern Rockies at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


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

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Dark Sunset on Two Medicine Lake

As strange colors washed through the sky and darkness fell, a couple of the people near us seemed to slip away; I couldn't tell if it was on purpose or not...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033
I'm starting a new album for the Northern Rockies at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the crew of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn. Also for #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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2016-09-21 15:29:59 (47 comments; 20 reshares; 177 +1s; )Open 

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Where the Buffalo Roam

Once these American Bison (Bison bison) darkened the plains, but were hunted almost to extinction. Today, they've been reintroduced in a number of parks and reserves, and are making a recovery. They are also farmed; some of this group was tagged, so I don't know whether the tags indicate wildlife management or farming. This is from northern Montana, near Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.

I'm starting a new album at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937 if such a thing is possible.
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


For #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week )... more »

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Where the Buffalo Roam

Once these American Bison (Bison bison) darkened the plains, but were hunted almost to extinction. Today, they've been reintroduced in a number of parks and reserves, and are making a recovery. They are also farmed; some of this group was tagged, so I don't know whether the tags indicate wildlife management or farming. This is from northern Montana, near Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.

I'm starting a new album at
https://plus.google.com/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/6332806358535995937 if such a thing is possible.
I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com


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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2016-09-19 15:57:11 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

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Making Haste

Sébastien Bourdais leads Marco Andretti through turn 2, in practice for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma this past weekend. This was my first time at the race, so many more photos for you!

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 #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion .

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Making Haste

Sébastien Bourdais leads Marco Andretti through turn 2, in practice for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma this past weekend. This was my first time at the race, so many more photos for you!

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 #machinemonday  with +Michael Garza (+Machine Monday); #technotuesday  with +Andrew Gregor (+Techno Tuesday); #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion .___

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2016-09-18 14:46:47 (54 comments; 14 reshares; 119 +1s; )Open 

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Announcing G+ Museum Day 2016!

Hi everyone, I’d like to offer up a fun event for the whole G+ community! In celebration of International Artist Day, I’m inviting all of you to visit a museum anytime from October 25 through November 1, and ideally to visit together with others from G+. At your option, I encourage you to write a post about your experience – whatever you found fun, exciting, inspiring, mystifying, funny, disturbing or even dreary – tag it #GPlusMuseumDay2016 , and feel free to plus-mention me and +Heiko Mahr if you’d like us to see your post. I’m making the announcement this far in advance in case some of you might have the opportunity to travel for a meetup.

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Announcing G+ Museum Day 2016!

Hi everyone, I’d like to offer up a fun event for the whole G+ community! In celebration of International Artist Day, I’m inviting all of you to visit a museum anytime from October 25 through November 1, and ideally to visit together with others from G+. At your option, I encourage you to write a post about your experience – whatever you found fun, exciting, inspiring, mystifying, funny, disturbing or even dreary – tag it #GPlusMuseumDay2016 , and feel free to plus-mention me and +Heiko Mahr if you’d like us to see your post. I’m making the announcement this far in advance in case some of you might have the opportunity to travel for a meetup.___

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2016-09-16 15:02:49 (49 comments; 3 reshares; 132 +1s; )Open 

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Sketches of Heaven

The bad news is that They're stepping up the collection rate for sentient species throughout our arm of the galaxy; but the good news is that at least They've agreed to enhance the habitats we're kept in...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ;
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 .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby WarriorT... more »

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Sketches of Heaven

The bad news is that They're stepping up the collection rate for sentient species throughout our arm of the galaxy; but the good news is that at least They've agreed to enhance the habitats we're kept in...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ;
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 .


+Alien Abduction Friday is brought to you by the team of me, +Heiko Mahr, +Jetski, and +Janice Hackney with +Ruby Warrior Terrier, while Captain Irene is on a long term mission, on behalf of the #gplusaliennation  and Others Who Cannot Be Named #owcbn . Also for #scifisaturday  with +Jacob Dix; #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 ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; #silhouettesaturday  with +Naila z (+SilhouetteSaturday).___

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2016-09-15 18:10:17 (40 comments; 7 reshares; 154 +1s; )Open 

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Nonchalant

Still one of my favorite sightings from the Brazilian Amazon, the adorable Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla). If you look at my post of a few days ago from boating through the flooded forest, you can imagine the habitat where we found him. He's a type of anteater (you might even be able to zoom in and see a leftover ant or termite crawling on his ear), much smaller than the Giant Anteater, but also much larger than the Silky Anteater.

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 ) ; ... more »

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Nonchalant

Still one of my favorite sightings from the Brazilian Amazon, the adorable Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla). If you look at my post of a few days ago from boating through the flooded forest, you can imagine the habitat where we found him. He's a type of anteater (you might even be able to zoom in and see a leftover ant or termite crawling on his ear), much smaller than the Giant Anteater, but also much larger than the Silky Anteater.

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 ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) créé par +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2016-09-14 14:19:21 (56 comments; 8 reshares; 137 +1s; )Open 

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The Brickmaker’s Daughter

Where do we even begin?

One of the things travel has always meant to me is the opportunity to ask questions with a fresh mind, to ask when I don’t think I already know the answer. And I’ve never found so many questions as in Madagascar: questions about poverty and education, about jobs and opportunity, about wildlife and nature, about democracy and legitimacy, about farms and cities and roads, about health and medicine, about power and water and food and shelter.

At home, it’s easy to feel like we know the solutions – sometimes even before the problem is posed – but what would I say to this girl? Over 20 million people live in Madagascar, rich in many things and poor in many others, not so different from the rest of us. Their lives, like ours, are shaped partly by decisions made 20 years ago or longer. What decisionswould we ma... more »

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The Brickmaker’s Daughter

Where do we even begin?

One of the things travel has always meant to me is the opportunity to ask questions with a fresh mind, to ask when I don’t think I already know the answer. And I’ve never found so many questions as in Madagascar: questions about poverty and education, about jobs and opportunity, about wildlife and nature, about democracy and legitimacy, about farms and cities and roads, about health and medicine, about power and water and food and shelter.

At home, it’s easy to feel like we know the solutions – sometimes even before the problem is posed – but what would I say to this girl? Over 20 million people live in Madagascar, rich in many things and poor in many others, not so different from the rest of us. Their lives, like ours, are shaped partly by decisions made 20 years ago or longer. What decisions would we make today, if we knew how much they will matter 20 years from now?___

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2016-09-13 17:48:21 (40 comments; 11 reshares; 140 +1s; )Open 

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Sunset on the Docks

This is from Manaus, one of the more impressive ports you'll see on a river. Manaus is the starting point for many Amazon River cruises, and also receives cargo ships from the Atlantic.

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


For #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #nauticalwednesday +Dale C +StPaul Herrmann +NauticalWednesday ; +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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Sunset on the Docks

This is from Manaus, one of the more impressive ports you'll see on a river. Manaus is the starting point for many Amazon River cruises, and also receives cargo ships from the Atlantic.

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


For #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #nauticalwednesday +Dale C +StPaul Herrmann +NauticalWednesday ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape .___

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2016-09-12 17:29:55 (47 comments; 10 reshares; 146 +1s; )Open 

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To the Point

From a walk in the new Park along the Strip with +Pam Boling. The sculpture, of course, is Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrane.

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 #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos .

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To the Point

From a walk in the new Park along the Strip with +Pam Boling. The sculpture, of course, is Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrane.

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 #headsupmonday  with +russ vallelunga (+HeadsUpMondays); #towertuesday  with +Jiri Papakiriakos (+TowerTuesday); +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos .___

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2016-09-12 08:22:46 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

+Darla Hueske can be a bit like a cat, in that she comes and goes from G+ as she pleases, but she's a delight whenever she's around, and it was a treat for me to have her in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Between her series of experiments with an archetypal red barn and her comfortable rural landscapes, you'll also find dynamic and adventurous images of racing rabbits, passing pedestrians, flying flags... Please enjoy her album from the program!

Graduation Plus Post - 2016 Blurs & Unsharp Photography Mentorship Program

Over the summer, I was fortunate to be part of the Blurs & Unsharp Photography Mentorship offered by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  under the direction of +Alex Lapidus  .
Thank you for this amazing experience.
The link should take you to an album of my greatest hits from the 8-week course. And, the learning will never stop.___+Darla Hueske can be a bit like a cat, in that she comes and goes from G+ as she pleases, but she's a delight whenever she's around, and it was a treat for me to have her in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Between her series of experiments with an archetypal red barn and her comfortable rural landscapes, you'll also find dynamic and adventurous images of racing rabbits, passing pedestrians, flying flags... Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-09-11 17:25:54 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 100 +1s; )Open 

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Candles

From one of the churches in lovely Quebec City (sorry I don't remember which one). 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 , +* ; #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 Bellot... more »

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Candles

From one of the churches in lovely Quebec City (sorry I don't remember which one). 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 , +* ; #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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2016-09-10 17:02:57 (53 comments; 6 reshares; 162 +1s; )Open 

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Slim to None

How do you like your chances 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 #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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Slim to None

How do you like your chances 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 #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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2016-09-10 08:56:25 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

It seemed like the deeper +Beena R got into my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, the greater the level of her intensity. From cheerful flowers, dancers, landscapes, she moved into the world of emotion, so often communicated by the eyes of her subjects, to produce unique and stunning results. Please enjoy her album from the program!

In to my eyes of creativity
Flows, deep down under..

The dark depths of my psyche..
The light,shadows and blur

Forming a tunnel vision
Erased are time space and awareness

Final graduation album and #PLUSpost  

Thank you for making it all possible, +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr and all the wonderful mentors!

You may have noticed that I was in this mentorship program called Blur and Unsharp Photography- Guided Play 2016. I missed the opportunity last year since I was already in another mentorship when this was offered, but kept wondering.. "Hmm.. what other camera technique could out there be any way ?" To my pleasant surprise, I was introduced to this Pandora's box of toys and techniques that were scientifically designed to take one's photographic pursuit to yet another level, except much higher!

I am very thankful for all the inspiration, knowledge, hard work and help that were offered by Alex and all the other mentors. Never had to wait for longer than a short duration to receive amazing in depth evaluation after I posted my work!

https://plus.google.com/photos/104312836922045220345/albums/6319117496256521393?authkey=CKKe7umbz-X8yQE___It seemed like the deeper +Beena R got into my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, the greater the level of her intensity. From cheerful flowers, dancers, landscapes, she moved into the world of emotion, so often communicated by the eyes of her subjects, to produce unique and stunning results. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-09-09 18:14:50 (23 comments; 8 reshares; 110 +1s; )Open 

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Reforestation

Our world is losing its forests and wild places at an alarming rate -- alarming to us, at least. But They already have plans for a new ecology...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ;
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 .


+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 #... more »

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Reforestation

Our world is losing its forests and wild places at an alarming rate -- alarming to us, at least. But They already have plans for a new ecology...
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ;
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 .


+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 #colorsonfriday  with +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge (+ColorsOnFriday).___

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2016-09-08 17:23:55 (90 comments; 39 reshares; 476 +1s; )Open 

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Lightning over Las Vegas

I saw quite a lightning storm on my recent trip to Vegas. Unfortunately, I saw it mostly from underneath for awhile, before I could get back to my room and see it better at eye level (and dry off). This is a single frame; thanks to +Linda Villers for helping me remove some of the reflections from inside the room.

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 #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Jesse Martineau, +Valesa Diamontes and +Patrick Zeiler (+Nightscapes);+HQSP ... more »

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Lightning over Las Vegas

I saw quite a lightning storm on my recent trip to Vegas. Unfortunately, I saw it mostly from underneath for awhile, before I could get back to my room and see it better at eye level (and dry off). This is a single frame; thanks to +Linda Villers for helping me remove some of the reflections from inside the room.

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 #nightphotographyfriday  with +Mark Hammon and +Steve Passlow (+Night Photography Friday); #nightscapes  with +Jesse Martineau, +Valesa Diamontes and +Patrick Zeiler (+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 ; +HQSP Landscape curated curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape___

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2016-09-08 07:58:20 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

It's so easy to remember +Joanna Koziara's dramatic portraits and storytelling that it was fun to be reminded of her subtle moods and abstract side as I look back through her work play from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Each of her images sets a tone, provokes a reaction, in a deliberate and skillful way. Please enjoy her album from the program!

Graduation Plus Post - 2016 Blurs & Unsharp Photography Mentorship Program

For the past several months I have been participating in +Alex Lapidus mentorship, made possible by wonderful +Robin Griggs Wood and +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.
Let me start by saying that this was one of the most inspiring and eye opening photographic experiences I have ever experienced. And it was fun! Alex and many of the other mentors shared with us their art history knowledge, tips for various shooting and processing techniques. The whole community was extremely inspiring and very supportive of each other. It was amazing to see how everybody's creativity exploded and continues to spill all over G+ thanks to this program.
I can't say enough good things about this program, and I highly recommend it to everyone. In fact, I may sign up again myself :-)

Below are few of my favorite images I created for this mentorship___It's so easy to remember +Joanna Koziara's dramatic portraits and storytelling that it was fun to be reminded of her subtle moods and abstract side as I look back through her work play from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Each of her images sets a tone, provokes a reaction, in a deliberate and skillful way. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-09-07 17:54:07 (30 comments; 10 reshares; 177 +1s; )Open 

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Stumped

Don't worry, he'll figure it out soon! I thought this guy was funny, a Gray bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also sometimes called the Eastern lesser bamboo lemur. We had some great views in the Andasibe-Mantadia region, where they were fairly accustomed to having people traipsing through. Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, these guys are threatened by habitat loss, and the species is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; I sell prints and other photo products 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... more »

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Stumped

Don't worry, he'll figure it out soon! I thought this guy was funny, a Gray bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also sometimes called the Eastern lesser bamboo lemur. We had some great views in the Andasibe-Mantadia region, where they were fairly accustomed to having people traipsing through. Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, these guys are threatened by habitat loss, and the species is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; I sell prints and other photo products 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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2016-09-07 06:49:52 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

It's wonderful to wander again through +Vinod Kalathil's album from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, to see the structures and textures of the City presented in so many fresh ways. Somehow it seems like he has chosen just the perfect subject for each technique or experiment. Please enjoy his work play from the program!

Blurs and Unsharp Photography - Guided Play 2016
Eight weeks went by so quickly and left me with a group of extraordinary photographer friends and some very cool tools and techniques to add to my repertoire. From panning, textures, multiple exposures to wild and crazy camera movements, I have learned so many things that has opened my eyes to newer horizons. My photography will never be the same again - and that's a good thing.
I want to thank +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers​ by +Alex Lapidus​ and +Robin Griggs Wood​ and everyone else involved for this wonderful opportunity and all the time they are putting in for helping other photographers. As a community G+ is richer by the minute through their efforts. And a special thanks to +Sandra Nesbit​ and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton​ for being my inspiration and encouraging me to join this program.___It's wonderful to wander again through +Vinod Kalathil's album from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, to see the structures and textures of the City presented in so many fresh ways. Somehow it seems like he has chosen just the perfect subject for each technique or experiment. Please enjoy his work play from the program!

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2016-09-06 18:05:24 (53 comments; 15 reshares; 289 +1s; )Open 

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Deus Provera

I've posted so many waterfalls lately, I thought I should offer a very different type of landscape. This is the varzea, the flooded forest in the Amazon river basin, near Manaus.

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


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson ; #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #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 ;+HQS... more »

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Deus Provera

I've posted so many waterfalls lately, I thought I should offer a very different type of landscape. This is the varzea, the flooded forest in the Amazon river basin, near Manaus.

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


For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson ; #transporttuesday  with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving (+TransportTuesday); #mirrorsandreflections  with +Gemma Costa (+Mirrors and Reflections); #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___

2016-09-06 07:04:22 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

I've really enjoyed watching how +Renee McDaniel has expanded her toolkit and toy box from eons ago in Camera Basics through my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Her images show clear intent, executed skillfully and dynamically in camera or post. Please enjoy her album from the program!

Heartfelt thanks to +Alex Lapidus​, +Robin Griggs Wood​, +Heiko Mahr​, and moderators for making the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers​ Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play Mentorship 2016 possible. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
My first experience with blur photography was in 2014. I thought my phone was broken when it took a blurry, but pretty photo of Chinaberry Blossoms. I had no idea why it turned out that way. LOL. Then, I saw people posting blurry images. The name +Alex Lapidus​ was always associated. I loved them! Had to know what it was all about! The first time I signed up, I was not accepted :(
Finally, I was accepted! I quickly learned that long shutter speed produced blurred images. The processing time allows for added movements from camera and photographer! I found it to be freeing.
During the following weeks (8 weeks in all), I learned how to use layers in Photoshop to create Pep Ventosa blurs and twirls. I used alumium foil, x-ray glasses, and a magnifying glass to add blur and texture interest. I will not look at ordinary household items the same again.
I definitely feel blur has increased the quality of all participants photos. Yes, blur!! Im in awe of everyones artistic expression.
I wasn't able to try all the tips and links. Im excited to keep growing and improving.___I've really enjoyed watching how +Renee McDaniel has expanded her toolkit and toy box from eons ago in Camera Basics through my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Her images show clear intent, executed skillfully and dynamically in camera or post. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-09-05 16:36:33 (17 comments; 6 reshares; 131 +1s; )Open 

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War Games

Seen in old 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 #militarymonday  with +Joe Kaiser; #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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War Games

Seen in old 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 #militarymonday  with +Joe Kaiser; #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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2016-09-04 18:32:15 (19 comments; 9 reshares; 130 +1s; )Open 

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Proud Mom to Be

We saw this beautiful Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) on her nest in the Brazilian Pantanal -- you can even see two speckled eggs.

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


For #birdweekend  with +Heidi Anne Morris; +Margaret Tompkins Wikipedia describes the lapwing as a wading bird, living in wetlands and flooded grasslands, so you may want her for #waterbirdwednesday  (+Water Bird Wednesday); #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #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 ); #birdloversworldwidewi... more »

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Proud Mom to Be

We saw this beautiful Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) on her nest in the Brazilian Pantanal -- you can even see two speckled eggs.

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


For #birdweekend  with +Heidi Anne Morris; +Margaret Tompkins Wikipedia describes the lapwing as a wading bird, living in wetlands and flooded grasslands, so you may want her for #waterbirdwednesday  (+Water Bird Wednesday); #brazilmonday with +Marton Divenyi (+Brazil Monday ); #Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All) ; +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Ian Calland and +Anja Wessels #hqspbirds ; #birdsgallery with +Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson ( +Birds GALLERY ); #birdloversworldwide with +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer and +Gemma Costa ( +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ); #BirdsInFocus #BirdSpeciesLink by +Risto Talman (+Birds in Focus ); #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week )___

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2016-09-03 17:20:20 (20 comments; 3 reshares; 81 +1s; )Open 

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The Rouen Project

+Heiko Mahr inspired me to take this series of shots on my recent trip to Las Vegas (you should see five, and hopefully they'll stay in order...). Many of you may be familiar with Monet's series of paintings of the Rouen Cathedral in different light (you can see them at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouen_Cathedral_(Monet_series) ). I set out to take a series of the facade of CityCenter at different times of day (and in different weather, it turned out). These are all hand-panned from the same spot (though the reddish night shot was with the phone, so framed slightly differently).

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 printsa... more »

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The Rouen Project

+Heiko Mahr inspired me to take this series of shots on my recent trip to Las Vegas (you should see five, and hopefully they'll stay in order...). Many of you may be familiar with Monet's series of paintings of the Rouen Cathedral in different light (you can see them at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouen_Cathedral_(Monet_series) ). I set out to take a series of the facade of CityCenter at different times of day (and in different weather, it turned out). These are all hand-panned from the same spot (though the reddish night shot was with the phone, so framed slightly differently).

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 Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause +Dmitry Jurkov #hqsparchitecture___

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2016-09-03 06:45:36 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

When +Bev Potter says she sometimes felt odd and uncomfortable during my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, then I know I did my job :-). Bev truly made the effort to stretch out and try experiments that were new and adventurous, and she was rewarded with some fascinating images, and with the foundations for many more. Please enjoy her album from the program!

Blurs and Unsharp Photography - Guided Play 2016
Week 8 - Plus Post and Graduation Album

+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers
+Robin Griggs Wood

The past 8 weeks under the leadership of +Alex Lapidus and amazing mentors and mentorship participants I have learned to approach photography in the blurred and unsharp world. New techniques in the use of the camera, in camera modes and post processing led to amazing adventures and a new artistic approach to photography. At times, it felt odd, uncomfortable and I was unsure about the journey, but in the end it was an amazing experience with fantastic leadership and support from +Alex Lapidus , mentors and the participants themselves. Look for the next Blurs and Unsharp Photography mentorship and apply to sign up for a truly wonderful experience in photography. ___When +Bev Potter says she sometimes felt odd and uncomfortable during my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, then I know I did my job :-). Bev truly made the effort to stretch out and try experiments that were new and adventurous, and she was rewarded with some fascinating images, and with the foundations for many more. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-09-02 17:43:36 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

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Oversight

Okay, sure, this...Being...is in Las Vegas to abduct helpless Earthlings and generally commit alien mayhem. But still, couldn't someone have left him a ticket at will call for the Gwen Stefani concert?
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ;
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 .


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Oversight

Okay, sure, this...Being...is in Las Vegas to abduct helpless Earthlings and generally commit alien mayhem. But still, couldn't someone have left him a ticket at will call for the Gwen Stefani concert?
Happy #alienabductionfriday !

The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ;
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 .


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

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2016-09-02 07:50:53 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

If you like birds and flowers, you probably already know +Marilou Aballe well. But take a look at her work play from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography and you'll see there's much more to the story -- people, places, dynamic abstracts, and scenes you'll want to step right into. Please enjoy her album from the program!

Graduation Plus Post - 2016 Blurs & Unsharp Photography Mentorship Program

( My album of favorite images I created and submitted during the program )

Exciting, fun, liberating, inspiring and amazing!!!! These are just a few of the many positive words that describe my learning experience from the recently concluded 8-week Blurs & Unsharp Photography Mentorship Program (2016), that I had the privilege of being a participant. This program led by the the multi-talented +Alex Lapidus, is run by the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers headed by +Robin Griggs Wood. For eight weeks we studied, learned, practiced and discovered the beauty and excitement of blur and unsharp photography. Huge thanks to our lead instructor +Alex Lapidus who is exceptionally inspiring, knowledgeable and very encouraging. The lessons, reading and assignments were top rate. In addition we had able moderators and helpers that supported us during the learning process throughout the program. More importantly, we had great fun while learning in a very safe interactive, online community environment. Every week we were continually inspired, motivated and amazed by each other's creativity and work submissions.
I'm very grateful for the opportunity provided by +Robin Griggs Wood of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.
With the new techniques and knowhow learned from this program, I have more confidence now to try new subjects and to take my photography to another level where I can express myself more. I will still be photographing and sharing my favorite subjects but this time with more variety in processing.
As I have consistently said in my prior plus posts, I highly recommend this program. Follow the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers page and continue to check out their upcoming mentorship programs and how to apply.___If you like birds and flowers, you probably already know +Marilou Aballe well. But take a look at her work play from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography and you'll see there's much more to the story -- people, places, dynamic abstracts, and scenes you'll want to step right into. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-09-01 17:33:20 (75 comments; 23 reshares; 328 +1s; )Open 

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Frozen in Motion

We spent a night and a morning wandering along this lovely freezing river in Abisko, Sweden; easy enough to get long exposures in the dim, winter light.

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


For #longexposurethursday with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi ( +LongExposure Thursday ); #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... more »

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Frozen in Motion

We spent a night and a morning wandering along this lovely freezing river in Abisko, Sweden; easy enough to get long exposures in the dim, winter light.

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


For #longexposurethursday with +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi ( +LongExposure Thursday ); #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 ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion___

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2016-09-01 06:55:01 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

While the album ends in Lunacy, +Piotr Edelman's work play in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography was anything but. His approach to photography is careful and well-crafted, but he also shook loose for plenty of creative fun. Please enjoy his marvelous adventures in the city and beyond!

At the beginning of summer +Alex Lapidus was kind enough to accept me into his Blurs and Unsharp Photography Guided Play 2016 that was made possible thanks to +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers . For eight weeks we have been going through series of assignments leading to intentionally blurry images obeying only one strict rule: ‘go out and shoot’. We have learned how to defeat anti-shake mechanisms modern cameras have, to shoot in low light and to create low light, to intentionally move our point of view and to capture moving subjects. We also practiced creation of such effects in post-processing. We tried free-lensing, photographed through optically imperfect objects, used smoke and mirrors.

Every task was introduced with perfectly written essay, well illustrated and referenced and finally discussed by the group. The G+ closed community provided a friendly structure for critiques and exchanges of information. Everyone had a chance to discuss the ideas, ask questions, admire the results.

It has been a beautiful and inspiring journey. A huge thank you to all our mentors, to +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers to +Robin Griggs Wood and to our guide +Alex Lapidus.

My travel log is below.
___While the album ends in Lunacy, +Piotr Edelman's work play in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography was anything but. His approach to photography is careful and well-crafted, but he also shook loose for plenty of creative fun. Please enjoy his marvelous adventures in the city and beyond!

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2016-08-31 18:01:01 (25 comments; 6 reshares; 101 +1s; )Open 

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Temple of the Bag

Once upon a time, I am told, the Bag had a function. It carried Things. Oh, there was innovation of course -- a nifty new handle here, a snazzy zipper pull there, perhaps a leopard print; designers in the Fornax Sector were known to be especially clever. But fashion began to get out of hand. Bags were constructed of materials barely known in nature, with half-lives of femtoseconds; they were gengineered together with small household pets; they were shrunken to the point where you could lose your Bag under a microscope, and grown to the scale of a small moon. Finally, one of the Nyryx kings -- the history books disagree on whether it was Xwyr III or one of his many spawn -- undertook to convert his entire planet to the Temple of the Bag. Atmosphere and oceans, crust, mantle and core -- and, of course, the dwellings and even the bodies of 19 billion inhabitants... more »

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Temple of the Bag

Once upon a time, I am told, the Bag had a function. It carried Things. Oh, there was innovation of course -- a nifty new handle here, a snazzy zipper pull there, perhaps a leopard print; designers in the Fornax Sector were known to be especially clever. But fashion began to get out of hand. Bags were constructed of materials barely known in nature, with half-lives of femtoseconds; they were gengineered together with small household pets; they were shrunken to the point where you could lose your Bag under a microscope, and grown to the scale of a small moon. Finally, one of the Nyryx kings -- the history books disagree on whether it was Xwyr III or one of his many spawn -- undertook to convert his entire planet to the Temple of the Bag. Atmosphere and oceans, crust, mantle and core -- and, of course, the dwellings and even the bodies of 19 billion inhabitants -- every molecule was sacrificed to create the ultimate temple. Glowing in every wavelength, it orbits in a forgotten corner of our spiral arm, a giant poem to last season. Today, I hear, the Shoe is trending...

A special for the finale of #scifiaugust  with +Jacob Dix (+Sci Fi August), and the return of #bagswednesday  with +Magda Sz, +Magdalena MadZ, +Nancy Battis Vita, +André Behrmann and +Michael Behrmann (+Bags Wednesday).

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 .


Also for #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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2016-08-31 07:21:15 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

From the stillness of the sea to a race through the city -- or even a leap into space -- +Rita Zietsma truly captured a marvelous range of possibilities in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Her eye for light and form embraced a variety of ideas and techniques that she was quick to adapt to favorite scenes and settings. Please enjoy her album of work play from the program!

Blurs and Unsharp Photography G+ Mentorship - Graduation Plus Post

All good things come to an end, and so it is with the most amazing Blurs and Unsharp Photography G+ Mentorship put on by +Alex Lapidus +Robin Griggs Wood  and +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. Many many thanks to the three of them, and all of the moderators for this wonderful, hugely informative, educational and fun mentorship.

Over 8 weeks we learned a variety of techniques to help us think outside of our "everything must be sharp" boxes. I personally found this such a freeing, fun and artistic way of seeing things. It expanded my creativity enormously and has given me a whole new set of tools to bring to the table each time I go out shooting. I've had many FB friends come up to me and tell me that they are really enjoying the blurry images I have posted - who would have thought. It is not as easy as it looks to get an effective image. I'm excited to keep playing with these new techniques and growing my skills in this area.

I want to also thank all of my amazing fellow mentees who helped make this a safe, positive and creative learning space!!!

A must take mentorship for all!!___From the stillness of the sea to a race through the city -- or even a leap into space -- +Rita Zietsma truly captured a marvelous range of possibilities in my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography. Her eye for light and form embraced a variety of ideas and techniques that she was quick to adapt to favorite scenes and settings. Please enjoy her album of work play from the program!

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Bliss Dance Dance

Some of you may have known that Lady Bliss, the sculpture Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrane, had moved from her former home on Treasure Island (near San Francisco) to Las Vegas. Here she is in her new spot, with the delightful Gina Pero and Angel Morales dancing with her! Gina and Angel do regular shows, and Gina is also a Performance and Life Coach, a Dance/Movement Specialist, and a speaker (see www.ginapero.com ) -- I was very pleased to meet her, and I hope to come shoot Gina and Angel again when I'm prepared with some extra lighting. As a special bonus, I've got +Linda Villers and +Pam Boling in the background :-).

My entire Las Vegas album is at
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104294083885937159989/albums/5667148324313814433 with a smaller collection of favorites atmore »

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Bliss Dance Dance

Some of you may have known that Lady Bliss, the sculpture Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrane, had moved from her former home on Treasure Island (near San Francisco) to Las Vegas. Here she is in her new spot, with the delightful Gina Pero and Angel Morales dancing with her! Gina and Angel do regular shows, and Gina is also a Performance and Life Coach, a Dance/Movement Specialist, and a speaker (see www.ginapero.com ) -- I was very pleased to meet her, and I hope to come shoot Gina and Angel again when I'm prepared with some extra lighting. As a special bonus, I've got +Linda Villers and +Pam Boling in the background :-).

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 #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel (+PortraitTuesday); +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion .___

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2016-08-29 23:44:19 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

It's always toy time with +Mary Wardell, and you can see how much fun she has throughout her album from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography (and certainly since)! Mary's photographic world is creative and playful, colorful and joyous, and contains lots of little friends to get to know :-). Please enjoy her album from the program!

Week 9 Onward!: Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016
For the last 8 weeks I have been busily learning and having fun under the guidance of +Alex Lapidus and his many helpers in the Blurs & Unsharp Photography: Guided Play mentorship. My creativity has been unleashed as I learned how to zoom, pan, blur, swirl, twirl and build fun composites. Oh, and to do these things on purpose - not as an accident. Photographs do not have to be sharp to be good. And most of all, I relearned the spirit of play in my photography. "It's never too late to have a happy childhood!" - Chieko Okasaki

Thank you Alex for all of your energy, support & challenge! I highly recommend this mentorship to all of my friends out there the next time it's offered. This is a part of the wonderful +G+Mentorship Program for Photographers - a program of photographers helping others to grow and learn. Thanks to +Alex Lapidus & +Robin Griggs Wood for all of their hard work along with too many to name for fear of missing one. Thank you also to all of my co-mentees. I hope we'll keep on as friends and creatives.___It's always toy time with +Mary Wardell, and you can see how much fun she has throughout her album from my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography (and certainly since)! Mary's photographic world is creative and playful, colorful and joyous, and contains lots of little friends to get to know :-). Please enjoy her album from the program!

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Guided by the Stars

Always one of my favorite views: the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse, along the central California coast.

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


For #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 ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon... more »

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Guided by the Stars

Always one of my favorite views: the Milky Way over the Pigeon Point lighthouse, along the central California coast.

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


For #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 ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn ; #californiadreamin with +andi rivarola ( +California Dreamin' ); #bellesphotos with +Jean-Louis LAURENCE and +Claudya Bonnet ( +Belles photos ); #nightscapes  with +Patrick Zeiler, +Valesa Diamontes and +Jesse Martineau (+Nightscapes)___

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2016-08-28 06:57:31 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

+Margrit Schwarz was well grounded in impressionist and abstract photography long before she came to my door, but when she calls her experience in my recent Blurs and Unsharp Photography program "a passageway into another world," I could say the same about these amazing images of hers. In recent weeks, Margrit has seized hold of a fresh and stunning interpretation of the City, creating photography I could never have imagined. Please enjoy her album from the program!

The last 2 months were a fun ride with the Blurs and Unsharp Photography Mentorship program hosted by +Alex Lapidus, +Robin Griggs Wood and an amazing team of mentors from the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers ! For me, it was a passageway into another world, a world of creative freedom and endless possibilities. No sunset or moonrise, no wave, no tree, no building and no street scene will ever look the same again :-) I had intentional camera movement (ICM) firmly in my toolkit before I joined the program, yet my learning curve was way steeper than expected. From simple blur tips to complex multiple exposure techniques and detailed know-how for a whole range of processing software, Alex and his team expertly guided us through weekly assignments that built on each other in ways that continued to surprise me. All this was complemented by discussions on creativity, abstraction, expressionism and, most importantly, by constant, thoughtful and constructive feedback. The result was a super fun and safe environment in which we could all exchange, support each other, learn and grow. THANK YOU Alex & team for your amazing energy and gentle nudging - some of us needed a little longer to put down roots in Blurryland, but they are that much deeper!

For me, this started happening in week 4, with the introduction of multiple exposure techniques. Several thousand trial-and-error images later, during my recent travels, I 'discovered' a multilayered reality through which people seem to move with deliberation yet unclear destination, passing by each other in urban environments of increasing abstraction. Light and shadow reveal individual trajectories that intersect but rarely converge. Colors highlight, or hide, layers beyond the visible, leaving much to our imagination.

I can't wait to continue playing with this and many other new directions I discovered over the past 8 weeks - the possibilities are endless!___+Margrit Schwarz was well grounded in impressionist and abstract photography long before she came to my door, but when she calls her experience in my recent Blurs and Unsharp Photography program "a passageway into another world," I could say the same about these amazing images of hers. In recent weeks, Margrit has seized hold of a fresh and stunning interpretation of the City, creating photography I could never have imagined. Please enjoy her album from the program!

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2016-08-27 17:52:29 (31 comments; 7 reshares; 118 +1s; )Open 

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Checking into the Kennel

The Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas is fabulous, but these dogs appear totally unimpressed. For a special #dogweekend  with +Heidi Anne Morris!

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 .


Also for #FidoFriday (+Fido Friday) curated by +mel peifer, +Lisa Lisa, +Suhaib Ayaz, and +Wes Lum ; #woofwednesday +Woof Wednesday by +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond ; +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos

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Checking into the Kennel

The Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas is fabulous, but these dogs appear totally unimpressed. For a special #dogweekend  with +Heidi Anne Morris!

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 .


Also for #FidoFriday (+Fido Friday) curated by +mel peifer, +Lisa Lisa, +Suhaib Ayaz, and +Wes Lum ; #woofwednesday +Woof Wednesday by +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond ; +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos___

2016-08-27 06:55:10 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

+teresa pilcher created this marvelous collection to wrap up my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, but, like Teresa's innovative photography, the collection continues to grow and evolve. Before, during, and after the program, she has impressed me with how readily and effectively she incorporates new ideas and techniques into her work play. Please enjoy her collection from the program and beyond!

This Colour and Motion Collection was inspired by +Alex Lapidus in his Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016 Mentorship. It has been an amazing journey over the past 8 weeks where we immersed ourselves in blur and creativity and were only limited by our imagination. A big thank you to all the Mentors especially +Heiko Mahr  and my fellow participants for your invaluable feedback and inspiration. To +Robin Griggs Wood +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers for this wonderful opportunity to learn and make new and lasting friendships. Very excited to use these new ideas and skills out at street to create more impressionistic images. Thank you Alex for all your tireless efforts and support it was indeed an amazing experience.___+teresa pilcher created this marvelous collection to wrap up my recent program on Blurs and Unsharp Photography, but, like Teresa's innovative photography, the collection continues to grow and evolve. Before, during, and after the program, she has impressed me with how readily and effectively she incorporates new ideas and techniques into her work play. Please enjoy her collection from the program and beyond!

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2016-08-26 16:09:47 (49 comments; 10 reshares; 182 +1s; )Open 

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Obelisks of Light

There are Spaces where the beings of this galaxy gather – hard to describe just where, because we don’t yet have the language, or the physics, but in some ways nearby, and, in others, terribly far away. They wouldn’t bring me there, but They granted me a momentary Portal, and created obelisks of light, for me to view the scene in the meager dimensions that I could comprehend...
Happy #alienabductionfriday and #scifiaugust !


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

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Obelisks of Light

There are Spaces where the beings of this galaxy gather – hard to describe just where, because we don’t yet have the language, or the physics, but in some ways nearby, and, in others, terribly far away. They wouldn’t bring me there, but They granted me a momentary Portal, and created obelisks of light, for me to view the scene in the meager dimensions that I could comprehend...
Happy #alienabductionfriday and #scifiaugust !


The Alien Abduction Friday Archives reside at
https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5931560242904294033 ;
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 .


+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 +Sci Fi August with +Jacob Dix; #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 Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos ; +HQSP Motion curated by +Leanne Cole #hqspmotion ; +HQSP Night curated by +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight ; #streetphotography ; #streetpics  with +Sergey Sus and +George Bolkvadze (+StreetPics); #streetphotographysaturday  with +Sunny Wu (+Street Photography Saturday).___

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2016-08-25 17:44:06 (30 comments; 4 reshares; 107 +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 (41 comments; 8 reshares; 154 +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 (33 comments; 9 reshares; 171 +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 (25 comments; 5 reshares; 115 +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 (23 comments; 5 reshares; 125 +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 (79 comments; 33 reshares; 354 +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; 1 reshares; 80 +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 (12 comments; 3 reshares; 123 +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 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 63 +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 (13 comments; 7 reshares; 169 +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 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 77 +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


___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!

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