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Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Oct. 26, 2014Halloween EditionDon't forget that this ties in well with:October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fearfound here  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgik4hlbf2g0j3fgv7kun5nkb28Thanks to +Christina Lawrie for her fantastic photo on the theme image.Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Your photo can be taken from Oct. 20/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Oct. 27/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event.Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event.Again, please no dipping into the archives.As always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-10-26 02:00:0060 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 6, 2014Theme for this week: In the mirror!Illustrate your ideas of reflection and what your selfy can portray while reflecting in a mirror or other reflective surface.Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday July 7/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event.Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event.Again, please no dipping into the archives.As always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-07-06 03:00:0040 
Jeff Smith61,221 Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 25, 2014No theme this week!Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday May 26/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event.Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event.Again, please no dipping into the archives.As always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-05-25 03:00:0081 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014Theme: Baby it's cold outsideShow us your best "how I stay warm" shots.Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse)Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event.Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event.Again, please no dipping into the archives.As always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._____________UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 2,null, 2014Theme: Le Chapeau - The HatIt's been almost two years since we had this theme, now it's back, lets see those hats!Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 3/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event.Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event.Again, please no dipping into the archives.As always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._________________UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-02 03:00:00109 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 14/13.No Theme this WeekLate posting the event so sorry for the delay.Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for your allowing the use of your selfy in the event cover photo.Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 16/13. Older photos posted will be removed from the event.Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event.Again, please no dipping into the archives.As always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._____UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-15 03:00:00111 
Jeff Smith61,221 Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 1/13.Theme This week: 'Tis the SeasonPlease read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 2/13 Older photos posted will be removed from the event*Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event.Again, please no dipping into the archives.As always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._______UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-01 03:00:00107 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 17/13.Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday.http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives.No theme for this weekAs always have some fun.Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies.Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._________UPLOADINGThe 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8Cheers,JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-17 03:00:00150 
Lotus Carroll1,770,056This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win.Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.TutorialNeed some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEfPrizes1 Year of +SmugMug Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features+Capturing Couture Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.comPlease circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner.There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community.At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)Please Remember These Rules:Enter Only Your Own Work*Enter Only ONE Photo*Only SELF PORTRAITS*Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013*Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months*Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact*Circle Our Prize Sponsors*No Trickery or Spamming*We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct*Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules November Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00191 
Isabelle Fortin25,892Hello again !!Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  ! thank you so much for all your photos and messages.This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics,I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortinPlease don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00259 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community 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 Project2013-10-20 03:00:0087 
Robert SKREINER1,213,784+BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE  ► ❶st ContestTheme: Your TOP Bird Photos includes all Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, etc.Contest Rules:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Please share this ► ❶st Contest Invitation● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 5 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Please add +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE & +Circle 4 You to your circles● Post a short own comment to your photos incl. location● You can also give +1 to your own photos!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● You can always change your photos during the contest,    if you delete before your previous photos!● Please don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!   There will be a NEW Contest of the Page:  +10000 Photographers BW  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1All ►TOP Bird Photos of this Contest◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE The 30 best of ►TOP Bird Photos on G+◄ will bealso shared at the G+ Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS The 3 best of ►TOP Photos◄ of the Winners will be sharedalso in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in a public shared ❶st Contest Circle of +Robert SKREINER & +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide - ► ❶st Contest2013-10-07 09:00:00794 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13.Theme for this week is: ConnectionsAs always it is up for interpretation.Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections.I really means many things to many people so have fun.Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our 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 community who can help you along the way._______________UPLOADINGThe 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 Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13.An open week this week so now particular theme.You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo.Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVgEveryone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun.Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way._________________UPLOADINGThe 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 Project2013-08-25 03:00:00150 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13.This weeks theme: In The ShadowsI 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.___________________UPLOADINGThe 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 03:00:00136 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13.Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. No theme this week , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks.Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way._____________________UPLOADINGThe 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 Project2013-07-28 03:00:00166 
Robert SKREINER1,213,784+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS ► ❶st ContestTheme: Natural Water Photos includes all Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc.by +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa Contest Rules:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 10 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Please add +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS & +Circle 4 You to your circles,    as well as +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location● You can also give +1 to your own photo!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please share this ► ❶st Contest Invitation in your stream!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!   There is also a Contest of the Page:  +10000 Photographers BW ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS and in our Community: TOP Photos on G+https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/10273038109519+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:002000 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13.No theme this week, its is a free for all.Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way._______________________UPLOADINGThe 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 Project2013-07-14 03:00:00159 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12.Please note, there is no theme this week!I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community.There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __________Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00226 
Carra Riley46,647Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too!Google+ friends sponsoring this event +miri dunn  Canada   +Carra Riley   Arizona +Gene Mundt  Chicagoland Illinois +Tric Weyerbacher Ortiz  Florida  +Ronnie Bincer  Colorado   +Shira Gal   Israel  +Sadie-Michaela Harris  France +Luis Galarza  California  +Margaret Tompkins   Kansas City, Missouri  +Charles Lupica  Switzerland  +Robin Griggs Wood  from midwest USA and +Donna St. Pierre  from Rhode Island USA+Peace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00622 
Heidi Anne Morris63,964Please be gentle with me, this is my first use of the events feature....! :)) Calling all DOG owners!You are invite to post your canine images here a few side notes- please only post your own imagesmaximum of 3 images per person please (I'm sure you have loads to share, there will be other opportunities!)event is open for 24hrs starting now - 28.09.12 - 9.48am GMTLook forward to seeing your dog photos ! Have fun ♥+The G+ DogPark +Dog Lovers Worldwide - DLW +The Good Dog Guide +Lost Dogs +We Love Dogs! ♥♥♥let's give this baby a whirl! Cat Stevens "I Love My Dog" THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (September issue)2012-09-25 08:30:0064 
Scott Jarvie399,578UPDATE: it's online now: http://youtu.be/-DItFCAg4jM We like to call this a "PLUS ONE PARTY"Because people submit links to their albums and we look through the pictures and we plus one the pictures we like in the album.It's my way of giving quick feedback to people about which pictures really catch my attention out of their images. It's quick and yet helpful.Last time we looked at over 120 albumsLIVE PUBLIC HANGOUTYep it'll be a live public hangout again.Shorter and more awesome than last time.So if you LINK us an album make sure you know they will be on video and then on youtube. We're both really nice people and with people pictures we worry about commentary for fear they're related to you or something. But we may make commentary and you gotta be alright with that as well. The video won't be edited when it goes onto youtube.I'm basically saying: The easily offended need not applyTHEME = PEOPLE PICTURES+Susan Marinello and myself have a separate project going on where we're spending dozens of hours researching to find great photographers and create the most awesome list of "people shooters"https://plus.google.com/u/0/100962871525684315897/posts/UMBDiPKJqKaSo therefore we've made the theme this time to People pictures as well because that's what mood we're in.If you already have an album like that share it. Or maybe put together another one in the next 24hrs that you'd like us to go through. Professional work, weddings, families, kids, selfies, street candids, models etcJOIN INThis time we'll be linking the albums and having people join us as we go through the pictures... so you may be getting a lot more plus ones (eyeballs) than normal.FAQWe won't be looking at non-people pictures even if they're in the album.We'd rather not look at crazy large albums so try to keep them under 50 (but we can be a bit lenient)Please submit open/public albums specially since other people than myself will be wanting to view.Make sure you're following myself (+Scott Jarvie ) and +Susan MarinelloAlbum Viewing Party - People Themed (A Jarvie Production)2012-09-24 05:00:0077 
Isabelle Fortin25,892Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00146 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12Theme: Tales from the Dark SideOtherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out.Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride .Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00238 
Scott Jarvie399,578POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURESIt's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight.This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event.SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINKIt's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all.You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums.Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to.BENEFITWell it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most. I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion.To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks likeON AIRThis will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout.I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing.If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't.SPECIAL GUESTBecause I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things I will have my good friend and great photographer +Susan Marinello on the show to facilitate the discussion.She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well.We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access.DIRECTIONS1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album3.  IMPORTANT If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video.4. Make sure the album is Public access5. Add +Scott Jarvie  +Susan Marinello to your circles6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites.IMPORTANTIt bears repeating:If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video.DShare your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00144 
HACK THIS PHOTO4,464Hack This PhotoOur Photo.  Your Spin.Welcome to the Friday Night +HACK THIS PHOTO!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see!Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you.With the wonderful success of our Speed Hack, for our Friday night hack we've decided to feature yet another beautiful submission by the talented +Cheryl Cooper, although one from a decidedly different genre!  To Play:Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open it the editor of your choice, and have at it! When you're done, save your work.Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag.   Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.  You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.  We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.   This is such a source of joy for all of us.  Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions.Our Friday Night Hack photo this week:  https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/posts/5785656904258605362Many Thanks -+Stephanie Fecik+Howard Weitzel+Lina A. Gugliotti+HACK THIS PHOTO - 09-08-2012 - Friday Night Hack featuring Cheryl Cooper!!2012-09-08 03:00:0038 
Kelli Seeger Kim1,301,768It's +Karen Hutton 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But +Kerry Murphy and I couldn't wait any longer!)Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.  What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.  Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.  We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-)So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0058 
Blast From The Past3,854 OPTIONAL Theme for this Thursday~ Hot Mom's ~ kitchen hot or cute hot or just hot! You can always share any old photo with us! Every Thursday!Blast From The Past2012-09-06 17:00:00103 
HACK THIS PHOTO4,464Hack This PhotoOur Photo.  Your Spin.Welcome to +HACK THIS PHOTO!  The photo editing game where you take our photo and twist it, turn it, crop it, chop it, texturize it, pixelize it, make it your own.  Then post it for all of G+ to see!Everyone is welcome to play – no formal training, expensive software or previous experience is required to join us.  Use an app on your phone, the G+ photo editor, GIMP, Lightroom, CS6 – it’s up to you.Please join us for the next seven days as we process the wonderful work of the beautiful and talented +Cheryl Cooper!  To Play:Click on the link below to open our photograph.  Save it.  Open our video (or choose a song of your own if you like) and begin processing when the music starts.  When the music ends, save your work.Open this Event.  Click on the magic red button at the top of the window to add your photo to our Event album.  After your photo has been added, please open the caption and insert the #hackthisphoto hashtag.   Then click on the slideshow button at the top of the page to review the other entries and leave love notes and +’s behind.  You have a full week to play with this shot and submit as many entries as you like.  We are so grateful to everyone who joins us – whether you play, plus, comment or share.   This is such a source of joy for all of us.  Please drop us a line if you have any questions.  We are always open to feedback and suggestions.Our Speed Hack photo this week:   https://plus.google.com/photos/116361882895448900841/albums/5783693579031914065?authkey=COfX5_6H7-unnAEOur music this week:  http://youtu.be/m8NN4fpdm40Many thanks – +Stephanie Fecik +Howard Weitzel +Lina A. GugliHACK THIS PHOTO - Sept 6th Speed Hack Featuring an Image by Cheryl Cooper2012-09-06 07:00:0053 
Jeff Smith61,221Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/12The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format.There is no theme this week as we move to the event modeI will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time.+LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride .Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_________________UPLOADINGYou can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00246 

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Jan Havrda45,792It's my pleasure to introduce to you the:Interesting Photographers #circle 9th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in photography styles yet great in idea and realisation!This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2015-01-28 23:09:5148526930
Andreas Levi59,964Some of my awesome inspirators, supporters and friendsHere are some of fantastic peoples which I met on G+ and in real life, for instance on some photo walks and photo tours.You can find in this circle not only great photographers, of which I get a lot of ideas for my work, you find here many interesting nice guys (and ladies) with different interest, all very active, and - for me the most important part - all very kind peoples. With this circle I like to say a big thank you. Thanks for all your inspirations and for your kind comments, feedbacks, conversations, critiques and much more.A little note: I'm not in this circle, but if you get a notification, then you are inside^^ If you like, feel free to share this circle. Have a great day! #thankyou  2015-01-28 15:25:424700519
Ralf Stute773shared circle fotografen #sharedcircles  2015-01-23 11:21:49479000
Olga Kafka24,457Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-01-18 20:03:28497004
Daniel Gibbs16,519Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #Fiji #japan #tokyo #malaysia #malaysia #kota_kinabalu #malaysia #kuala_lumpur #malaysia #kuala_terengganu #malaysia #kuantan #malaysia #kuching #malaysia #langkawi #malaysia #penang #myanmar #myanmar #yangon #philippines #philippines #cebu #south_korea #south_korea #seoul #taiwan #taiwan #kaohsiung #taiwan #taipei #thailand #chiang_mai 2015-01-13 06:48:484534510
John Wood25,081This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #Funny #Software #Solar #Startup #SystemsThinking #Teaching #bigdata #Technology #tsunami #Transformation #Transplendence #Trust #Water #WaterResources #pharmacognosy #love #WavePower #Web #tsu #WebAnalytics #clinical #Wind #Addcircle #addcircles #tsunation #addfriends #Addpeople #cvd #awesomecircle #awesomepeople #circle #circleoftheday #food 2015-01-07 10:01:210281150
Gailen Mapes74,799Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C - 3 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-03 15:22:0872001
Olga Kafka24,203Merry Christmas! #shoesmonday circle #1 Thank you all for this wonderful year! And that you were with us!2014-12-28 08:37:464976014
Ardi Santoso273Share My Circle2014-12-24 06:13:49500406
Olga Kafka24,049Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-12-07 15:36:21497000
Gailen Mapes72,699Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C - 3 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-03 13:41:2075001
Kenneth Nicholson9,401This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#CircleShare #Belize   #Nicaragua  2014-11-19 07:16:554086414
Olga Kafka23,632Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-11-09 16:18:52497104
Gailen Mapes70,942Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C - 3 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes  .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-09 11:31:2984001
Harry Day10,043Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-31 12:40:25496014
Olga Kafka23,240 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-28 14:50:34496002
Jan Havrda39,829It's my pleasure to introduce to you theInteresting Photographers #circle 8th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in photography styles and great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-10-15 20:21:48476672193
Olga Kafka22,937Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-15 10:08:39495002
Olga Kafka22,931Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-12 11:29:06495005
Olga Kafka22,946Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-07 07:15:41496219
Olga Kafka22,889Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-05 15:19:47496002
Gailen Mapes68,477Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C - 3 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-03 10:16:3082012
Aahana Priyadarsinee22,011COOKIES CIRCLE SHARE: AVATAR #2!Yeah its The cute COOKIES CIRCLE share this time!The circle is ready for its second journey...only difference is it got biggerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!:DYeah yeah! I know it doesn't contain any sort of yummy cookies ....but a good number of interesting ENGAGERS on GOOGLE+! These people and pages are just so sweet like cookies that one cant avoid them but follow there much interesting pages!So friends, lets enjoy our time on G+!If you wish to get featured in the next circle share kindly do the following :1)Add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee  and my page +Magnetix Circles!  to your circle!2)+1 , comment and publicly share this circle in your stream.3)Grab a cookie and smile while eating it!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ #circle   #awesomepeopleongplus   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #bestcircle   #bestcircleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlemenow   #circlesharing   #circlemeup   #dcircle   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagerscircleshare   #followback   #followme   #follow4follow   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #ripplescircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #topcircleshare  2014-10-01 19:46:08429635
Olga Kafka22,894Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-09-19 17:08:224963211
Becky Collins16,214Car Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-09 09:07:27447117
Gailen Mapes67,397Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera C - 3 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-03 10:19:17823114
Olga Kafka22,840Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-09-03 06:36:42496218
Robert Connor16,278This circle contains people who have Commented in my posts within the last few weeksWould you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: *1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.*#CircleShare #CircleSharing #Share #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #Google #Google+ #SocialMedia #Friends #SocialMediaMarketing #Marketing #Engagers #SharingCircles #TeamElite #Engagement #GooglePlusTips #teamelitecircle #SouthAfrica #Photographer#NaturePhotography #Art #TravelPhotography #Photooftheday #Travel #Photographs #Landscape #PhotoContest #Sunset #Photos #Awesome #PortraitPhotography #Image #African 2014-08-27 06:27:51473116107156
Olga Kafka22,766 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-26 08:03:25495006
Olga Kafka22,787Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-19 10:42:424960112
Olga Kafka22,774Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-13 13:09:434962010
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Jan Havrda37,847Every day I watch a constant stream of freakingly great photographs. Here are the authors.Interesting Photographers #circle 7th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in follower count and photography styles, but both great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography fields.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-08-06 18:28:13463502159
Olga Kafka22,802Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-05 18:50:244961111
Gailen Mapes66,656Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  C - 3 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-03 10:58:13782210
Wayne Meador3,350My Most Recent "Active Engagers"Since most of you already know me, you probably don't need me to tell you, I DON'T LIKE SHARED CIRCLES (for the sake of gaining followers)!That said, I DO LIKE SHARED CIRCLES when they have a purpose of promoting others who are active engagers, and when those engagers have something valuable to add to conversations.I'm promoting this handful of individuals who not only create a lasting presence here on +Google+, but aren't afraid to step up and speak their mind via commenting and re-sharing.Who do you find valuable here on "The Plus"? Tag them below with their name and area of interest so I can add them to my circles as well!Included in this circle are: +David Anglin +Stephen Legaree +Jessica K +Lisa Engles +Andy Brine +Keith Bloemendaal +Phil Bowyer +Bradford Lowry +Alderman Farms +Steve Sherron +Pam Bell +Dan Grubbs +Ryan J. Rhoades +nan fischer +Kenneth Kapasi +2014-07-29 00:31:443445323
Olga Kafka22,808Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-25 07:56:234962216
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383856
Benno B0Circle Share!Check out my #photography  circle share and add those wild and talented youngsters to your circles for daily great photography!2014-07-08 08:47:04144001
Olga Kafka22,815Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-08 07:35:514974115
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Aahana Priyadarsinee9,780Another Great circle Share from me!ENGAGER CLUSTER: VERSION 5!Hey friends ENGAGER CLUSTER is ready to be shared, you to get MORE FOLLOWERS! This circle features some of the coolest GOOGLE + engagers who love keeping us engaged with their cool posts!Just to the following to feature in the next Edition of this Awesome Circle share:1. +1 this post!2.Publicly share this circle and if possible leave a comment behind!3.Don't forget to add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee 4.Keep smiling and enjoy the weekend! #saturday   #saturdayshare   #topsharedcircle   #awesomepeople   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #engagerspeople  2014-07-04 22:45:17400151119
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2015-01-06 09:06:00 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

+Movie Mashup Tuesday with +Mark Rodriguez and +Isabelle Fortin 
Double trouble, boil and bubble +Sandra Parlow as Rapunzel and The Witch.
#moviemashuptuesday  

Most reshares: 7

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2015-01-23 06:45:56 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

“Winter came in days that were gray and still."
― Mildred D. Taylor,
A photo from our Tuesday walk of a couple old horses with textures and effects for a winters day look.


#textures  

Most plusones: 135

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2015-01-23 06:45:56 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

“Winter came in days that were gray and still."
― Mildred D. Taylor,
A photo from our Tuesday walk of a couple old horses with textures and effects for a winters day look.


#textures  

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2015-01-30 03:02:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

"Mom said to keep the doors locked and let no one in she would be right back."
A couple poodles I met waiting on Mom to get back.

#fidofriday  

"Mom said to keep the doors locked and let no one in she would be right back."
A couple poodles I met waiting on Mom to get back.

#fidofriday  ___

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2015-01-29 05:57:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

“The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds.” 
― Josephine Angelini

“The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds.” 
― Josephine Angelini___

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2015-01-28 04:08:18 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

“The paperweight was the room he was in, and the coral was Julia's life and his own, fixed in a sort of eternity at the heart of the crystal.” 
― George Orwell

“The paperweight was the room he was in, and the coral was Julia's life and his own, fixed in a sort of eternity at the heart of the crystal.” 
― George Orwell___

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2015-01-27 06:12:00 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

"Every man is called to give love to the work of his hands.
 Every man is called to be an artist."
The small family farm is one of the last places - they are getting rarer every day - where men and women can answer that call to be an artist, to learn to give love to the work of their hands. It is one of the last places where the maker - and some farmers still do talk about "making the crops" - is responsible, from start to finish.” 
― Wendell Berry

I went a little creative crazy on this photo, but you know I had fun!

"Every man is called to give love to the work of his hands.
 Every man is called to be an artist."
The small family farm is one of the last places - they are getting rarer every day - where men and women can answer that call to be an artist, to learn to give love to the work of their hands. It is one of the last places where the maker - and some farmers still do talk about "making the crops" - is responsible, from start to finish.” 
― Wendell Berry

I went a little creative crazy on this photo, but you know I had fun!___

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2015-01-26 01:20:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow.” 
― Amit Ray 
It was a rainy stay at home day with the Mitch and the dogs. A little cooking and lots of day off relaxing.
Took some time time to revamp an old photo.
I can't wait for the new leaves to sprout.

“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow.” 
― Amit Ray 
It was a rainy stay at home day with the Mitch and the dogs. A little cooking and lots of day off relaxing.
Took some time time to revamp an old photo.
I can't wait for the new leaves to sprout.___

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2015-01-25 04:08:30 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!”
― Pablo Picasso
I hope you are not tired of my horse play. Painted style photo in vanilla cream. 
#sketchgurusaturday   with +paula contreras +Christina Lihani +Oscar Lovett 

“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness!”
― Pablo Picasso
I hope you are not tired of my horse play. Painted style photo in vanilla cream. 
#sketchgurusaturday   with +paula contreras +Christina Lihani +Oscar Lovett ___

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2015-01-24 03:11:37 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

“Hay smells different to lovers and horses” ~Proverb 

Taken from far away with my long lens earlier this week

“Hay smells different to lovers and horses” ~Proverb 

Taken from far away with my long lens earlier this week___

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2015-01-23 06:45:56 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

“Winter came in days that were gray and still."
― Mildred D. Taylor,
A photo from our Tuesday walk of a couple old horses with textures and effects for a winters day look.


#textures  

“Winter came in days that were gray and still."
― Mildred D. Taylor,
A photo from our Tuesday walk of a couple old horses with textures and effects for a winters day look.


#textures  ___

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2015-01-22 05:23:55 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

“That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold"
― William Shakespeare
macro lens snap at the park in St Charles this week

“That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold"
― William Shakespeare
macro lens snap at the park in St Charles this week___

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2015-01-21 07:58:23 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” 
― Steve Maraboli
New Town St. Charles where my husband I took a walk today

#texturesphotography   #texture  

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” 
― Steve Maraboli
New Town St. Charles where my husband I took a walk today

#texturesphotography   #texture  ___

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2015-01-20 06:11:25 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Making my photo looking like paper and a quote from a study
"Gift wrapping, through repeated pairing with joyous events in people's lives, has utility in cuing a happy mood which, in turn, positively biases attitudes," ~ Dr Howard, D. 
Gift-Wrapping Effects on Product Attitudes: A Mood-Biasing Explanation. Journal of Consumer Psychology,

Making my photo looking like paper and a quote from a study
"Gift wrapping, through repeated pairing with joyous events in people's lives, has utility in cuing a happy mood which, in turn, positively biases attitudes," ~ Dr Howard, D. 
Gift-Wrapping Effects on Product Attitudes: A Mood-Biasing Explanation. Journal of Consumer Psychology,___

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2015-01-18 18:27:16 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Collection of Winter photos I have taken

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” 
― Edith Sitwell

Collection of Winter photos I have taken

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” 
― Edith Sitwell___

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2015-01-14 15:33:39 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
― Anne Bradstreet

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
― Anne Bradstreet___

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2015-01-13 13:34:16 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Going down memory lane I found this photo I took a few years ago.
The dogs needed a stretch on our drive to Nebraska.
Textured Tractor #texturetuesday  

Going down memory lane I found this photo I took a few years ago.
The dogs needed a stretch on our drive to Nebraska.
Textured Tractor #texturetuesday  ___

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2015-01-13 05:42:31 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

http://creativecamerapics.smugmug.com/
I finally put my photos on a site my friends can order a print.
If you get a minute check it out and tell me if it is easy to use.
My husband thought there was only one gallery and missed that they are organized.
Your feed back is very welcome! 
I think the paper prints and household items are very affordable.
Once you get into matting it goes up a bit.
What do you think of the prices?
Thank you in advance

http://creativecamerapics.smugmug.com/
I finally put my photos on a site my friends can order a print.
If you get a minute check it out and tell me if it is easy to use.
My husband thought there was only one gallery and missed that they are organized.
Your feed back is very welcome! 
I think the paper prints and household items are very affordable.
Once you get into matting it goes up a bit.
What do you think of the prices?
Thank you in advance___

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2015-01-12 14:57:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

One of my favorite things used to be and still is finding a card from a friend in the mailbox
This set of cute mailboxes were along the way on our rainy walk yesterday

One of my favorite things used to be and still is finding a card from a friend in the mailbox
This set of cute mailboxes were along the way on our rainy walk yesterday___

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2015-01-11 23:01:46 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

“I wonder if rooms in an insane asylum have Do Not Disturb signs for the doors. I should hope not, because knock or no knock, every occupant in those rooms is already disturbed.” 
― Jarod Kintz

“I wonder if rooms in an insane asylum have Do Not Disturb signs for the doors. I should hope not, because knock or no knock, every occupant in those rooms is already disturbed.” 
― Jarod Kintz___

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2015-01-09 09:17:43 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 


This is the little face I have to say bye to in the mornings.
He always has that "do you have to go" look 
Macro lens


This is the little face I have to say bye to in the mornings.
He always has that "do you have to go" look 
Macro lens___

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2015-01-08 05:39:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Shhh...sighed the leaf. It is my time to sleep, wake me again when it is Spring.
~ me

Shhh...sighed the leaf. It is my time to sleep, wake me again when it is Spring.
~ me___

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2015-01-07 13:51:54 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

frosty world
"In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .
But first, you hear the crackle of their wings.” 
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

frosty world
"In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .
But first, you hear the crackle of their wings.” 
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration___

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2015-01-06 09:06:00 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

+Movie Mashup Tuesday with +Mark Rodriguez and +Isabelle Fortin 
Double trouble, boil and bubble +Sandra Parlow as Rapunzel and The Witch.
#moviemashuptuesday  

+Movie Mashup Tuesday with +Mark Rodriguez and +Isabelle Fortin 
Double trouble, boil and bubble +Sandra Parlow as Rapunzel and The Witch.
#moviemashuptuesday  ___

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2015-01-04 18:54:07 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Runner up
When I ran track "back in the day" I never won but found great joy in finishing the race.
 These 20 photo's didn't get the most plusses or shares of 2014 but are my runner up's. A few of my favorites of 2014 are in this album. 
Let's have a great 2015 !
#favoritesof2014   #favorites2014  

Runner up
When I ran track "back in the day" I never won but found great joy in finishing the race.
 These 20 photo's didn't get the most plusses or shares of 2014 but are my runner up's. A few of my favorites of 2014 are in this album. 
Let's have a great 2015 !
#favoritesof2014   #favorites2014  ___

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2015-01-04 18:24:29 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Top Photo's of 2014
According to Circlecount I posted 385 photos last year.
By the most plusses I made an album to share with you of the top 20.
THANK YOU !!
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
 ~Ralph Marston
    #bestof2014   #topphotosof2014  

Top Photo's of 2014
According to Circlecount I posted 385 photos last year.
By the most plusses I made an album to share with you of the top 20.
THANK YOU !!
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
 ~Ralph Marston
    #bestof2014   #topphotosof2014  ___

2015-01-04 16:26:19 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How do you see your most plussed photo's from 2014 ?Last year I used some kind of link I saw everyone use?
Thank you in advance

How do you see your most plussed photo's from 2014 ?Last year I used some kind of link I saw everyone use?
Thank you in advance___

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2015-01-04 01:11:03 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” 
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
#caturday   #caturdayeveryday  

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” 
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
#caturday   #caturdayeveryday  ___

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2015-01-02 04:29:44 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
~Neil Postman

 This little girl I have gotten to photograph a few times and her beauty always amazes me. I had time to create a little and made this out of one of her photos. Her Mom Melissa is a grown up version of her and just as beautiful.

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
~Neil Postman

 This little girl I have gotten to photograph a few times and her beauty always amazes me. I had time to create a little and made this out of one of her photos. Her Mom Melissa is a grown up version of her and just as beautiful.___

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2015-01-01 21:02:45 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

"Life unfolds and bloom and seasons come and go and the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.” 
― Charlotte Eriksson
leaf on the kitchen table

"Life unfolds and bloom and seasons come and go and the way the spring always finds a way to turn even the coldest winter into a field of green and flowers and new life.” 
― Charlotte Eriksson
leaf on the kitchen table___

2015-01-01 01:59:29 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Celebrating New Year's Eve
My last night of 2014 consist of the following: Mitch and I ate out a meal together before he heads to work, then changing out of my heels from work, treating the dogs to some sausage, watching the new Planet of the Apes movie and calling my husband at Midnight to say I love you! Hope yours is great!

Celebrating New Year's Eve
My last night of 2014 consist of the following: Mitch and I ate out a meal together before he heads to work, then changing out of my heels from work, treating the dogs to some sausage, watching the new Planet of the Apes movie and calling my husband at Midnight to say I love you! Hope yours is great!___

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2014-12-30 06:18:59 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

“Once upon a time, began the story of you.
Many perilous, wonderful, harrowing, brilliant, delightful, profound things happened.
And yet—the most exciting twists and best turns are yet to come.” 
― Vera Nazarian
(macro photo of some vines in the backyard)

“Once upon a time, began the story of you.
Many perilous, wonderful, harrowing, brilliant, delightful, profound things happened.
And yet—the most exciting twists and best turns are yet to come.” 
― Vera Nazarian
(macro photo of some vines in the backyard)___

2014-12-28 19:00:24 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I have a brown world slump going on with my photography.
The endless days of brown leaves, brown barren trees, and gray skies have my camera bag feeling lonely. I apologize for the lack of sharing of new photo's. I know this colorless, no photo taking will end soon. I look forward to a snowflake, a ray of sun or a pop of color so I get the "oh my where is my camera" moment again. The upswing is the weather has been fair and the dog walks have been wonderful.

I have a brown world slump going on with my photography.
The endless days of brown leaves, brown barren trees, and gray skies have my camera bag feeling lonely. I apologize for the lack of sharing of new photo's. I know this colorless, no photo taking will end soon. I look forward to a snowflake, a ray of sun or a pop of color so I get the "oh my where is my camera" moment again. The upswing is the weather has been fair and the dog walks have been wonderful.___

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2014-12-25 21:04:46 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
~ J. M. Barrie

God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
~ J. M. Barrie___

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2014-12-25 00:03:08 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Christmas quote
#quotes_of_the_day  

Christmas quote
#quotes_of_the_day  ___

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2014-12-24 23:07:30 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas

From our home to yours !

(Baxter, Missydoo and Fatboy)

Merry Christmas

From our home to yours !

(Baxter, Missydoo and Fatboy)___

2014-12-19 04:39:49 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Wrapping Christmas gifts tonight and Baxter the boston terrier keeps bring me his toys. One by one he lays them on the paper and goes back to get another. 
He made my boring wrapping a comedy.
#lovemypets  

Wrapping Christmas gifts tonight and Baxter the boston terrier keeps bring me his toys. One by one he lays them on the paper and goes back to get another. 
He made my boring wrapping a comedy.
#lovemypets  ___

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2014-12-15 05:52:26 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Today was such a warm and wonderful day for a Winter's day.
It reminded me of Summer.
Sharing a summery quote and photo
“I love the quietude of misty dawn before the sober sun is up... The morning songs of birds awakening in blooming garden sets my soul gently... Aroma flowers with glistering of the dew... Deep full chest breath... Shy sunbeams flickering over the tops of wisdom whispering choir of waving trees... Serenity of mind... The crystal still lagoon reflecting soft lavender sailing clouds...I step in breeze realm, close eyes and fly with them over the miles, time and space... The serenading music fills my heart... Above the skies the joy of the refreshing winds, as our summer, recalls my being by your side and makes me feel the touch of you and gladness of your tranquil vibes. I smile...” 
― Oksana Rus

Today was such a warm and wonderful day for a Winter's day.
It reminded me of Summer.
Sharing a summery quote and photo
“I love the quietude of misty dawn before the sober sun is up... The morning songs of birds awakening in blooming garden sets my soul gently... Aroma flowers with glistering of the dew... Deep full chest breath... Shy sunbeams flickering over the tops of wisdom whispering choir of waving trees... Serenity of mind... The crystal still lagoon reflecting soft lavender sailing clouds...I step in breeze realm, close eyes and fly with them over the miles, time and space... The serenading music fills my heart... Above the skies the joy of the refreshing winds, as our summer, recalls my being by your side and makes me feel the touch of you and gladness of your tranquil vibes. I smile...” 
― Oksana Rus___

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2014-12-13 13:24:52 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-13 04:39:33 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Not a creature was stirring....
#christmas2014  
Our little house mouse under the tree

Not a creature was stirring....
#christmas2014  
Our little house mouse under the tree___

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2014-12-11 17:47:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Break out the good stuff and dance a jig today it is a day to celebrate!
+Robin Griggs Wood 's birthday is today !!!
This is her photo I am sharing
Not my photo!
Love you RGW!!!!!!!

RGW's BTS Hunt Special
Bringing to life "The Miner 49er & His Darlin' Clementine"

I've been super busy and it's been a long while since I have had a chance to write one of my BTS posts. Thank you for hanging in there with me!

It was the most extreme privilege to have had this image, "The Miner 49er & His Darlin' Clementine", awarded 1st place honors from judges +Alan Shapiro and +Jacob Lucas and a 2nd place from +Derek Kind in +***** 2013 Summer edition in the category for Campfire. What a thrill! … and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity from +Chrysta Rae … hugs to you all!

Background

I was limited to shooting most of what is in the images I created for the past Hunt with a non-dSLR (I used a Canon G12––essentially a "point & shoot"; fixed lens). It does have the capability of shooting in raw format (more information to work with) and in manual. However, almost everything I have done to create these images could be done with a "point & shoot" and Ps Elements (usually $99) or GIMP (free). I want to bring this message to some of you that may want it, there is no limit! Imagination and drive level the playing field here.

The making of "The Miner 49er & His Darlin' Clementine"

Getting the idea.

It is straightforward enough; the idea for this shot came about in seeking to overcome the liabilities of my small camera. "Small", in this instance, meaning "not fast"––shooting fire shots with my camera has always been a great disappointment to me. While, I do have the option to shoot manually, adjust ISO, etc., to work with low light, my nemesis with the G12 is digital noise. I did try shooting a real campfire for this category, but was very unhappy with the results. So, on to "Plan B" … ;o)

I decided to imply a campfire instead of having an actual fire in the shot––and that's where these two characters and their friends came into fruition. Initially, my idea was to simply have two people on a log and the implied firelight. The entire image evolved based around my extreme pleasure at making people smile or laugh. The phrase "wouldn't it be funny, if" pounced upon my mind repeatedly as the work evolved and elements of the image peppered their way throughout.


The Layers

It is good to base your ideas on a solid understanding of composition and the best ways to support your main focal point in your image. For this, I knew I wanted a background that would help to point to and frame my "main actors" in the scene. Since many campfires are enjoyed in the mountains, that's where I decided to place my characters. I went to our local mountains to shoot and searched the perfect spot to capture:

link––
https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums/5941775356132709313/5941771604266567394?pid=5941771604266567394&oid=103698889037599783920

This view had just the right elements I was looking for. The sky between the crook of the far mountain acts as a pointer to the main characters and the upward rise on each side helps to frame them as well, leading the viewer's eye directly to the main part of the story.

I chose to take multiple exposures of this. The primary reason, and something to always consider when trying to get a bit more from a smaller camera, is the more you shoot of a given scene, the more image information you have in the end to work with. This makes for a higher quality image with a camera that typically delivers lower quality images from a single shot. Using multiple exposures, and blending or merging them together in post-work, you gain a fuller dynamic range of shadow and light in the final piece. As I've mentioned before, taking multiple shots, specifically of an unmoving subject, and merging them in post is also how I manage to eliminate the higher noise I get from the smaller sensor of my camera.

The mid- and foregrounds were shot in the same mountain area; a large log on the roadside. I pulled all of the background from the following shot, but left the trees in as more framing to my main characters. Later on, as I was putting the final composite together, I ended up removing the tree on the left to keep that lovely light in the left background.

link––
https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums/5941775356132709313/5941774291460794274?pid=5941774291460794274&oid=103698889037599783920

The next layer was the main characters, the miner and his lady. This was shot in my cleared out living room. Using the back wall to help me in creating the mask later. This is me and my boyfriend (the morphing of my body for the plumpness seen in the final composite was done in Liquefy in Photoshop, but I will admit to having an entire sweater stuffed down my top there ... ;oD … Liquefy was also used to create more extreme alterations to noses and other features towards more comical looking characters.) 

A light with a blue gel is reflected off the ceiling for the moon light eventually needed for the final scene, and two lights (down quite low, like a campfire on the ground), one with a red gel and the other a yellow. A clear plastic bottle was placed in front of those to scatter them a bit (again, like the light of a campfire would be.)

The "models" are merely seated on the coffee table, which is covered in a red blanket (this is a bit of thinking ahead to the final composite for any color scatter that might occur from light bounce). Small boxes were placed underneath the feet area to get the right bend in the knees that would match how they would be seated on the log in the image referenced above. (Amazon boxes, size "A3", in case anyone wants a reference on the highly professional equipment that was used … ;o7)

link––
https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums/5941775356132709313/5941771614877785890?pid=5941771614877785890&oid=103698889037599783920

The idea of the critters in the shot came partly from my "wouldn't it be funny, if" thoughts and secondarily from my wanting to add other "camp" and "fire" suggestions to my implied campfire scene: the "warmth" of stalwart and friendly companions (the old horse and the raccoon), and the "fire" of excitement should the bear decide to attack eventually … ;o).

I had the idea about the critters early on, with faint hope of finding the shots I needed. However, we did find a very small zoo out of town, with the bear and raccoon inside, and a petting corral outside with the horse. It was pure luck I suppose––however, I had set my mind on having them, so it was a mixture of luck and persistence.

As you can see, they were quite a bit of work to extract them from their "homes."

link––
https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums/5941775356132709313/5941771605158594930?pid=5941771605158594930&oid=103698889037599783920

Final Notes

If you've made it this far, and looked through the linked images, you will have noticed the variability of color of all the images I used. A key thing to remember in creating a successful composite is pulling it all together with a tight color palette and color correction. As I mentioned in one of my earlier BTS posts, know the color wheel and about color harmonies and you will make more successful composites, as well as improve your general photography.

All compositing work should be supported by RESEARCH.  With research and sufficient observation you have all the basic visual information you need to pull off a successful image composite. The "Care & Feeding of Your Muse" articles I posted earlier gives you the base you may be looking for to create your masterpiece … :o)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103698889037599783920/posts/fzjmUArCPwA

OR

The Care and Feeding of Your Muse part 1 | robingriggswoodart

The Care and Feeding of Your Muse Part 2 | robingriggswoodart



Happy compositing, everyone!
Robin






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You have been notified of these posts that I am sharing with the Autumn round of the Scavenger Hunt because you asked to be included in my BTS circle. Please let me know, if you no longer wish to be notified.___Break out the good stuff and dance a jig today it is a day to celebrate!
+Robin Griggs Wood 's birthday is today !!!
This is her photo I am sharing
Not my photo!
Love you RGW!!!!!!!

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2014-12-08 16:22:39 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

snowmen decorate our home this time of year
Santa Claus: Don't cry, Karen, Frosty's not gone for good. You see, he was made out of Christmas snow and Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.
#macromonday  "festive theme" +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau 

snowmen decorate our home this time of year
Santa Claus: Don't cry, Karen, Frosty's not gone for good. You see, he was made out of Christmas snow and Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.
#macromonday  "festive theme" +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau ___

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2014-12-07 18:08:42 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow”
 ~ Norman Vincent Peale 
#sunday  

“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow”
 ~ Norman Vincent Peale 
#sunday  ___

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2014-12-04 04:59:06 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

#namememe  
Thanks to my friend +Shelly Kay for helping me !

#namememe  
Thanks to my friend +Shelly Kay for helping me !___

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2014-12-03 04:46:33 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

I was walking in the park and this guy waved at me.
Then he said, 'I'm sorry, I thought you were someone else.' I said, 'I am.'
~ Demetri Martin

I was walking in the park and this guy waved at me.
Then he said, 'I'm sorry, I thought you were someone else.' I said, 'I am.'
~ Demetri Martin___

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2014-11-29 04:07:31 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

“As a lamp, a cataract, a star in space
an illusion, a dewdrop, a bubble 
a dream, a cloud, a flash of lightning 
view all created things like this.” 
― Red Pine

“As a lamp, a cataract, a star in space
an illusion, a dewdrop, a bubble 
a dream, a cloud, a flash of lightning 
view all created things like this.” 
― Red Pine___

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2014-11-27 21:34:38 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Gratitude turns what we have into enough ~ Melody Beattie
The grateful hearts and hungry tummy's at our home today had turkey smiles.
Fatboy is a carrot lover and really enjoyed his side of special cooked carrots with his turkey. 
Baxter's turkey had extra gravy and the L-Tryptophan is working, he is sound asleep.
Missydoo who usually waits to eat after her food is very cold, today gobbled her turkey down warm and licked her lips.
Mitchell is sound asleep and said a wonderful blessing.
I was thrilled with the chocolate pecan pie and the thankful smooch I got for making everyone's tummy happy.
Hope you have a full tummy and a warm place today and are thankful for the little corner of your world that is enough.
Photo from hwy 79 earlier in the year.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough ~ Melody Beattie
The grateful hearts and hungry tummy's at our home today had turkey smiles.
Fatboy is a carrot lover and really enjoyed his side of special cooked carrots with his turkey. 
Baxter's turkey had extra gravy and the L-Tryptophan is working, he is sound asleep.
Missydoo who usually waits to eat after her food is very cold, today gobbled her turkey down warm and licked her lips.
Mitchell is sound asleep and said a wonderful blessing.
I was thrilled with the chocolate pecan pie and the thankful smooch I got for making everyone's tummy happy.
Hope you have a full tummy and a warm place today and are thankful for the little corner of your world that is enough.
Photo from hwy 79 earlier in the year.___

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2014-11-27 00:36:43 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

How cute!

there's no better way to celebrate charles schulz's birthday than to watch a charlie brown thanksgiving ....

just don't think too hard about the fact that woodstock is sort of a cannibal ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ961y0VKEk___How cute!

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2014-11-23 22:26:41 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Last year about this time I took this photo down town St. Charles.
Driving down the street today I saw him coming out of a store and he still had that pipe.
Thought I would re-share him and wish you the best of the Season!

Last year about this time I took this photo down town St. Charles.
Driving down the street today I saw him coming out of a store and he still had that pipe.
Thought I would re-share him and wish you the best of the Season!___

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2014-11-22 04:46:16 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” 
― Roman Payne

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” 
― Roman Payne___

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2014-11-21 06:54:28 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Last day of the the #splittonefivedaychallenge  it was fun!

“The ground's soft with pine needles and the occasional crunch of a cone. The air smells like it's just been born.” 
― Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Last day of the the #splittonefivedaychallenge  it was fun!

“The ground's soft with pine needles and the occasional crunch of a cone. The air smells like it's just been born.” 
― Libba Bray, Going Bovine___

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2014-11-19 07:07:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

#splittonefivedaychallenge  day 4 :)
  #wordlessonwednesday  

#splittonefivedaychallenge  day 4 :)
  #wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2014-11-18 18:17:21 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

+Isabelle Fortin and +Mark Rodriguez are two of the best there are out there in Google+ land.
They co-curate blast from the past with me and I so very much appreciate them!
Today is their day with the fun theme they rock +Movie Mashup Tuesday  #moviemashuptuesday  and I just wanted to send a thank you to them both today!
Here is the lovely Isabelle in my Movie Poster choice for today!

+Isabelle Fortin and +Mark Rodriguez are two of the best there are out there in Google+ land.
They co-curate blast from the past with me and I so very much appreciate them!
Today is their day with the fun theme they rock +Movie Mashup Tuesday  #moviemashuptuesday  and I just wanted to send a thank you to them both today!
Here is the lovely Isabelle in my Movie Poster choice for today!___

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