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Don Spenner has been at 15 events

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Steve Alfano6,707You are cordially invited to enter our latest Pixel Pearls themed contest. The contest theme is "Art In The Abandoned or Forgotten." Submit ONE original image where the image features place, space or a thing that has been abandoned or forgotten. (The image can be color or black and white.) Here’s how to participate: 1) Accept this contest event invitation and submit ONE original (i.e., created and owned by you) image where the scene features a place, space or a thing that has been abandoned or forgotten. (The image can be color or black and white.) 2) Visit the contest event page and plus and comment on the work of the other contestants. 3) There will be first, second and third place winners chosen by a mystery judge. 4) Look for winner announcements and future contest event invitations in your stream. CONTEST RULES: -- You may submit only ONE ORIGINAL image that you have either previously shared publicly on Google+ or one that you have created recently and would like to share first, with us, in our contest. (Be sure to share only a single image, not an album, and enable comments on your post.) If you use a watermark, please keep the opacity and size from becoming an obstruction of your work. -- Submissions must be static images—no GIFs, videos or animation. -- Images (and comments) containing elements or words depicting violence, sexually explicit or profane content are not permitted. Images submitted to our contests may be shared to the public via Google+. Contestants grant the owners of Google+ Pixel Pearls theme page permission to repost original images submitted in our contest to our theme page, contests and promotional posts. - The community guidelines and contest rules may be modified at any time. Best of luck. Looking forward to seeing your entries. =^DPixel Pearls: "Art In The Abandoned or Forgotten" Contest2016-07-02 00:30:0058  
Lotus Carroll1,775,859This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Big World." What this means is you should "shrink" yourself so that you are miniature compared to regular sized things. Here is where you enter your ONE "Big World" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Joel Robison is known for this type of art and is exceptionally good at creating beautiful miniaturized self portraits. Here is an article about him and his work on Peta Pixel: http://goo.gl/cV3OJo and here is a tutorial post by him: https://joelrobisonphoto.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/miniature-life-tutorial Here's a YouTube Photoshop tutorial by another artist, Aneel Neupane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnJSENVS2g Finally, check out this gallery of wonderfully miniaturized people for more inspiration: https://goo.gl/dPk6RF Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @118355981363094417166 for letting us use her image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. 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, 3rd, & 4th 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 WJune Self Portrait Challenge: Big World2016-06-28 07:00:0052  
Don Spenner22,715Kansas City Art Institute • Art of the Car Concours A benefit for the Kansas City Art Institute Gather at 8:00 AM at 4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO Info about event and tickets below. https://www.artofthecarconcours.com/ https://www.artofthecarconcours.com/bpt/tickets Organizer:@107190581334337716350, let me know if you have questions. Please share the event...... #G+5KansasCity Photo Walk #G+5GlobalGoogle Plus 5 Year Anniversary Photowalk - Kansas City2016-06-26 15:00:007  
Lotus Carroll1,775,859This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White.  Here is where you enter your ONE Black & White Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* "Our Monochrome Days" - a gallery of exceptional black and white self portraiture: https://goo.gl/TYRBlQ Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 30 http://goo.gl/o469IK ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95  http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. 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, 3rd, & 4th 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 ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in September 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants ~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant *_Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiratioSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White2015-09-28 07:00:00112  
Jeff Smith61,227Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 3, 2015 *Theme* : All about the money! Show us some bling! You certainly don't need a lot of money to get this selfie done. Lots of inspiration around for this theme. Check YouTube. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 27/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday May 4/15. 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 many 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. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-05-03 03:00:0062  
Dominik “Eldorado” Horvath6,601All About Christmas ... Want to wish someone Merry Christmas? Or just share with others about your Christmas? You're at the right place! ;-)Christmas Time2014-12-22 07:00:0058  
Lotus Carroll1,775,859This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. 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, 3rd, & 4th 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 *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *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/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,775,859This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump! Time to practice your "ups" and catch an action shot of you jumping in some fashion. Get creative and make something fun - remember to use a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze that action! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Jump!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here:http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes and some jumping tips? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here:http://goo.gl/T0LvR The image in the header is a #JumpyPantsJeff  original. ;-) Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. 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, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th 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 *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *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/PartAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!2014-08-30 07:00:0070  
Lotus Carroll1,775,859This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. 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, 3rd, & 4th 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 *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *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/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00117  
Landscape Photography Community10,727*Landscape Photography Community:  Country Roads Take Me Home* Thanks to all our great LPC members who suggested ideas for this event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, July 21, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #19: Country Roads Take Me Home2014-07-14 22:00:00504  
Landscape Photography Show13,710The @114888971165518552849  is proud to bring back by popular demand another show on How to Improve Your Photos!!  These are YOUR photos and the panel would like to offer critiques on some of your landscape photographs!  This is an awesome opportunity to learn from experienced landscape photography judges and enthusiasts.  Find out what they are looking for in a great landscape photo and what you can do to make it even better!! Some photos will be edited live on the show!   Don't worry it will be positive Critiques!  Rules 1.Add the hashtag #ImproveMyPhoto   in the first comment if you would like your photo to be considered for critique. 2. photos must be at least 1200 px wide on the longest edge 3. Landscape photos ONLY!  We will still be choosing show starters from the photo's you submit so remember you can post up to 5 photos. Any landscape goes for this show! Join us for the fun, Tuesday July 8th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #36 #improvemyphoto2014-07-09 04:00:00454  
Lotus Carroll1,775,859This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: Personality! What is meant by this? It's time to show us some personality, baby. Capture a self portrait that conveys a lot of personality - an element of your true personality or some other one that you'd like to portray. When you submit your image, use the photo caption area to tell us what personality element you are portraying. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Personality!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111718830236077991058, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on shooting self portraits - check it out here: http://goo.gl/xaPva8 He is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. 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, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th 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 *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of ContApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00131  
Lotus Carroll1,775,859This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. 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, & 3rd 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 *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *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 DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Robert SKREINER1,226,247@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *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 @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● 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:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001991  
Syuzanna A.75,505I'm celebrating my (19-th) birthday, you're invited come and have a drink and HUGS , piece of cake !!! :)MY Birthday - 12/12/12 12:122012-12-12 09:12:00697  

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2017-01-16 12:30:17 (49 comments; 15 reshares; 341 +1s; )Open 

I have a dream speech August 28 1963

""And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"” -Martin Luther King Jr.

#MLK #MartinLutherKing #Freedom #Equality #Peace #Harmony

Most reshares: 48

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2017-02-10 12:59:40 (28 comments; 48 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

Can't Live Without You
Morning Light....

To learn more about Google+ Create: https://plus.google.com/create

#CantLiveWithout #Coffee #Mac #MorningLight #Iphonephotography #connect

Most plusones: 341

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2017-01-16 12:30:17 (49 comments; 15 reshares; 341 +1s; )Open 

I have a dream speech August 28 1963

""And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"” -Martin Luther King Jr.

#MLK #MartinLutherKing #Freedom #Equality #Peace #Harmony

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2017-02-27 13:45:11 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

Balance

For #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills

Today's theme is "Towers/Stacks"

Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner


Balance

For #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills

Today's theme is "Towers/Stacks"

Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner
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2017-02-26 18:49:19 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

Life Savers
Huntington Beach CA, USA

©2017 Don Spenner

#sepiatones #lifeguards #beach #california 

Life Savers
Huntington Beach CA, USA

©2017 Don Spenner

#sepiatones #lifeguards #beach #california ___

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2017-02-24 20:59:57 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

Reflections....

The Sky is Crying-Elmore James-1959
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFn538A_yBA

History of Red Roses
""The red rose began its illustrious symbolic history in Greek and Roman iconography, where it was tied to Aphrodite, or Venus, the goddess of love. Later, in early Christian times it became associated with the virtue of Virgin Mary. By the time Shakespeare rolled around it had already become a poetic standard that he, and later Gertrude Stein, both famously played with in their works. Throughout its long, storied history, the red rose still reigns as the ultimate symbol of passionate affection.""

http://www.proflowers.com/blog/history-and-meaning-behind-red-roses

Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner

#redrose #reflections #mirrorimage #fromygarden

Reflections....

The Sky is Crying-Elmore James-1959
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFn538A_yBA

History of Red Roses
""The red rose began its illustrious symbolic history in Greek and Roman iconography, where it was tied to Aphrodite, or Venus, the goddess of love. Later, in early Christian times it became associated with the virtue of Virgin Mary. By the time Shakespeare rolled around it had already become a poetic standard that he, and later Gertrude Stein, both famously played with in their works. Throughout its long, storied history, the red rose still reigns as the ultimate symbol of passionate affection.""

http://www.proflowers.com/blog/history-and-meaning-behind-red-roses

Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner

#redrose #reflections #mirrorimage #fromygarden___

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2017-02-24 18:07:14 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Snow & Ice
Frozen in time.....

#weeklytheme snow & ice.

Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner

Snow & Ice
Frozen in time.....

#weeklytheme snow & ice.

Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner___

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2017-02-24 18:04:29 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Country Barns
Kansas, USA

#farmfriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#countrybarns #ruralamerica #composite #chicken #farm


Country Barns
Kansas, USA

#farmfriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#countrybarns #ruralamerica #composite #chicken #farm
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2017-02-22 20:47:53 (27 comments; 2 reshares; 101 +1s; )Open 

Rozelle Court
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

For #joinindaily hosted by +Johnny Wills "Seating"

Photograph copyright 2017 Don Spenner

Rozelle Court
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

For #joinindaily hosted by +Johnny Wills "Seating"

Photograph copyright 2017 Don Spenner___

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2017-02-20 22:53:43 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Happy President's Day
Ronald Reagan

Happy President's Day
Ronald Reagan___

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2017-02-20 22:51:12 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

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2017-02-17 20:14:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Merci beaucoup pour l'invitation à faire l'expérience de la beauté des grands maîtres, très inspriing. J'accepte. +Roselyne Genest

Merci beaucoup pour l'invitation à faire l'expérience de la beauté des grands maîtres, très inspriing. J'accepte. +Roselyne Genest___

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2017-02-14 18:12:16 (17 comments; 2 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts. "
-William Shakespeare

❤ See the Entire Valentine's Day Collection
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/MOr2lB

History of Valentine's Day
""The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.""

Source: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/valentinesdayhistory.html

How This Photograph Was Made
• Large sheet red poster board
• One desk lamp, face of lamp covered with tracing paper to diffuse & soften light
• Large white foam core on opposite side and above to reflect light back into set and glass
• Glass shaped ❤ with candle
• Matches
• Camera on tripod
• Custom white balance reading taken from white card
• Camera set to multiple exposure on same frame, 4 exposures total (not all cameras will have this feature)
• 105mm micro lens set at f32, 4 seconds for each exposure
• Slight pan to right for each remaining exposure
• First exposure sharp focus on candle holder
• Second and subsequent exposures each adjusted for softer focus at each step
• Final and fourth exposure creates soft bokeh flame
• Processed raw image in Photoshop Elements 13, for adding copy, adjust curves, color hue, saturation and spotting & sharpness

❤ From the Lucky Eleven Valentine's Day Collection of Greeting Cards*
https://goo.gl/0O7pbF

#multiplexposures #love #valentinesday #donspennerphotography
❤ Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner ___❤

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2017-02-14 18:11:22 (17 comments; 5 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts. "
-William Shakespeare

❤ See the Entire Valentine's Day Collection
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/MOr2lB

History of Valentine's Day
""The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.""

Source: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/valentinesdayhistory.html

How This Photograph Was Made
• Large sheet red poster board
• One desk lamp, face of lamp covered with tracing paper to diffuse & softenlight
... more »

"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts. "
-William Shakespeare

❤ See the Entire Valentine's Day Collection
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/MOr2lB

History of Valentine's Day
""The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.""

Source: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/valentinesdayhistory.html

How This Photograph Was Made
• Large sheet red poster board
• One desk lamp, face of lamp covered with tracing paper to diffuse & soften light
• Large white foam core on opposite side and above to reflect light back into set and glass
• Glass shaped ❤ with candle
• Matches
• Camera on tripod
• Custom white balance reading taken from white card
• Camera set to multiple exposure on same frame, 4 exposures total (not all cameras will have this feature)
• 105mm micro lens set at f32, 4 seconds for each exposure
• Slight pan to right for each remaining exposure
• First exposure sharp focus on candle holder
• Second and subsequent exposures each adjusted for softer focus at each step
• Final and fourth exposure creates soft bokeh flame
• Processed raw image in Photoshop Elements 13, for adding copy, adjust curves, color hue, saturation and spotting & sharpness

❤ From the Lucky Eleven Valentine's Day Collection of Greeting Cards
https://goo.gl/0O7pbF

#multiplexposures #love #valentinesday #donspennerphotography
❤ Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner ___

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2017-02-10 13:34:55 (16 comments; 24 reshares; 267 +1s; )Open 

❤ Five Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

#CantLiveWithout Your Love...

Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love Corinthians 13:13

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1592 #longexposure #shiverquiver

❤ Five Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

#CantLiveWithout Your Love...

Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love Corinthians 13:13

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1592 #longexposure #shiverquiver___

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2017-02-10 13:24:36 (28 comments; 13 reshares; 118 +1s; )Open 

Twilight....
Missouri River, Parkville Missouri, USA
© 2017 Don Spenner

I'm touched & moved to witness the beauty of golden light at days end. For this image camera was mounted on a tripod due to slow shutter speed. By setting the white balance at 10,000 K I was able to achieve a rich warm golden glow. Final image was processed with Google Nik (free software) using HDR feature for a high dynamic range with final edits to curves, color and spotting in Photoshop Elements 13 on a trusted iMac.

Image Quality: Lossless Compressed RAW (14-bit)
Camera Info
Device: Nikon D810
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D
Focal Length: 80mm
Focus Mode: Manual
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 1/15s
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering: Matrix
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 64
White Balance: Color Temp. (10000K),
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Twilight....
Missouri River, Parkville Missouri, USA
© 2017 Don Spenner

I'm touched & moved to witness the beauty of golden light at days end. For this image camera was mounted on a tripod due to slow shutter speed. By setting the white balance at 10,000 K I was able to achieve a rich warm golden glow. Final image was processed with Google Nik (free software) using HDR feature for a high dynamic range with final edits to curves, color and spotting in Photoshop Elements 13 on a trusted iMac.

Image Quality: Lossless Compressed RAW (14-bit)
Camera Info
Device: Nikon D810
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D
Focal Length: 80mm
Focus Mode: Manual
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 1/15s
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering: Matrix
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 64
White Balance: Color Temp. (10000K),

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin

#Goldenhour #misssouririver #kansascityphotography

© 2017 Don Spenner
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2017-02-10 12:59:40 (28 comments; 48 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

Can't Live Without You
Morning Light....

To learn more about Google+ Create: https://plus.google.com/create

#CantLiveWithout #Coffee #Mac #MorningLight #Iphonephotography #connect

Can't Live Without You
Morning Light....

To learn more about Google+ Create: https://plus.google.com/create

#CantLiveWithout #Coffee #Mac #MorningLight #Iphonephotography #connect___

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2017-02-08 01:08:23 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 73 +1s; )Open 

Eternity....
#6491

http://fineartamerica.com/products/1-eternity-don-spenner-framed-print.html

#twilight #pacific #pinkandblue

Eternity....
#6491

http://fineartamerica.com/products/1-eternity-don-spenner-framed-print.html

#twilight #pacific #pinkandblue___

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2017-02-02 14:05:10 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Dear Mr. President Trump

Kansas City MCI Protest: Muslim Ban
https://www.facebook.com/events/245084225937730/?active_tab=discussion

#angelprotester

Dear Mr. President Trump

Kansas City MCI Protest: Muslim Ban
https://www.facebook.com/events/245084225937730/?active_tab=discussion

#angelprotester___

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2017-02-01 13:24:17 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessonWednesday

#WordlessonWednesday___

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2017-02-01 00:33:34 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

#GrabYourWallet

Thanks +Shannon Coulter

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-related-businesses-boycotted-2016-11/#6pm-1

#GrabYourWallet

Thanks +Shannon Coulter

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-related-businesses-boycotted-2016-11/#6pm-1___

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2017-02-01 00:16:34 (29 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Bravo Google
Corporate Responsibility

https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/policy/technology/316841-report-google-execs-create-crisis-fund-to-help-refugees%3Famp

Bravo Google
Corporate Responsibility

https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/policy/technology/316841-report-google-execs-create-crisis-fund-to-help-refugees%3Famp___

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2017-02-01 00:12:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

+1 for Trump

https://www.google.com/amp/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/38819204

+1 for Trump

https://www.google.com/amp/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/38819204___

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2017-01-31 23:37:55 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

San Francisco sues Trump over executive order targeting sanctuary cities

San Francisco sues Trump over executive order targeting sanctuary cities___

2017-01-31 15:46:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Acting attorney general declares Justice Department won't defend Trump's immigration order

Acting attorney general declares Justice Department won't defend Trump's immigration order___

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2017-01-31 15:00:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Justice.......

Justice.......___

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2017-01-29 12:31:47 (24 comments; 20 reshares; 178 +1s; )Open 

❤ Seventeen Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1549 #mykitchenwindow #hyacynths

❤ Seventeen Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1549 #mykitchenwindow #hyacynths___

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2017-01-29 12:21:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Justice...

Justice...___

2017-01-29 02:41:19 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Apple's Cook takes aim at Trump's immigration ban

Apple's Cook takes aim at Trump's immigration ban___

2017-01-29 02:40:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

How Silicon Valley and Hollywood plan to fight Trump's Muslim travel ban

How Silicon Valley and Hollywood plan to fight Trump's Muslim travel ban___

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2017-01-29 02:40:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

US refugee ban: Canada's Justin Trudeau takes a stand

US refugee ban: Canada's Justin Trudeau takes a stand___

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2017-01-28 20:58:53 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

Women's March
Kansas City, 2017

#womensmarch #kansascityphotography

Women's March
Kansas City, 2017

#womensmarch #kansascityphotography___

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2017-01-27 23:10:29 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

❤ Eighteen Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." -Orson Welles

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography8463 #Ace #ivories

❤ Eighteen Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." -Orson Welles

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography8463 #Ace #ivories___

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2017-01-19 19:02:23 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Spread the Love........❤
26 Days Until Valentine's Day

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. -Lao Tzu

❤ Cards & Prints Available: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF

Spread the Love........❤
26 Days Until Valentine's Day

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. -Lao Tzu

❤ Cards & Prints Available: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF___

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2017-01-18 12:57:19 (20 comments; 9 reshares; 172 +1s; )Open 

Twenty Seven Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1579 #bleedingheart

Twenty Seven Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

Valentine's Day Cards https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1579 #bleedingheart___

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2017-01-17 12:55:00 (26 comments; 14 reshares; 231 +1s; )Open 

Twenty Eight Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

Available in print: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1592 #holdyourheart




Twenty Eight Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven" Valentine's Day Cards
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

Available in print: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1592 #holdyourheart


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2017-01-16 13:02:05 (13 comments; 6 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Twenty Nine Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.-Oscar Wilde

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven"
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Available in print: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1549 #holdyourheart


Twenty Nine Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.-Oscar Wilde

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven"
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Available in print: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1549 #holdyourheart
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2017-01-16 12:30:17 (49 comments; 15 reshares; 341 +1s; )Open 

I have a dream speech August 28 1963

""And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"” -Martin Luther King Jr.

#MLK #MartinLutherKing #Freedom #Equality #Peace #Harmony

I have a dream speech August 28 1963

""And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"” -Martin Luther King Jr.

#MLK #MartinLutherKing #Freedom #Equality #Peace #Harmony___

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2017-01-15 19:01:10 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 179 +1s; )Open 

Thirty Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. -George Sand

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven"
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Available in print: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1549




Thirty Days Until Valentine's Day
Show someone you care.....

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. -George Sand

❤ Newly Released, "Lucky Eleven"
https://youtu.be/Fvq15X3mBck

❤ Available in print: https://goo.gl/0O7pbF
Plant a tree, send a card.

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#love #valentine #hearts #happiness #sendavalentinecardtoday
#donspennerphotography1549


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2017-01-14 03:12:08 (33 comments; 5 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

Dedicated to all those who share my work using the share button on Google+. Thank you!

Dance in the Garden
Native Missouri Wildflowers-Grey Headed Coneflower

A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it. -Maximillian Degenerez

Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM4okRvCg2g

Available: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/garden-dancers-don-spenner.html

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#ntp #fmhcvn


Dedicated to all those who share my work using the share button on Google+. Thank you!

Dance in the Garden
Native Missouri Wildflowers-Grey Headed Coneflower

A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it. -Maximillian Degenerez

Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM4okRvCg2g

Available: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/garden-dancers-don-spenner.html

Photograph © 2017 Don Spenner

#ntp #fmhcvn
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#WordlesssOnWednesday

#9552 #diversity #donspennerphtography

#WordlesssOnWednesday

#9552 #diversity #donspennerphtography___

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2017-01-09 01:34:41 (19 comments; 1 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

Mission Basilica
San Juan Capistrano CA, USA

For #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills, todays theme is "Churches."

#church #sepiatone #donspennerphotogrqphy



Mission Basilica
San Juan Capistrano CA, USA

For #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills, todays theme is "Churches."

#church #sepiatone #donspennerphotogrqphy

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2017-01-03 21:40:25 (20 comments; 2 reshares; 84 +1s; )Open 

Bottoms Up
Gone Fishing

#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins

#donspennerphotography #divingducks

Bottoms Up
Gone Fishing

#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins

#donspennerphotography #divingducks___

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2017-01-01 01:12:05 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

End Note~
Sharing a Great Book on Photographic Lighting

The word photography is derived from Greek roots that means, to write with light.

I picked this book up 25 years ago and found it to be an invaluable resource for lighting many types of subjects both in an out of the studio.
Several years ago I gave my copy to a fellow Googler and last year Santa brought me another. If you are looking to take your photography to the next level or just brush up on your lighting skills, this book is sure to please. Chalk full of well written set ups with high quality images and diagrams.

Technical Notes
• Camera on tripod, mirror up, timed release.
• Custom white balance taken from large white foam core
• Two LED light bulbs, one in 24" x 24" Lastolight soft box, one in table lamp.
• Fill light in soft box at 90 degreesleft, w... more »

End Note~
Sharing a Great Book on Photographic Lighting

The word photography is derived from Greek roots that means, to write with light.

I picked this book up 25 years ago and found it to be an invaluable resource for lighting many types of subjects both in an out of the studio.
Several years ago I gave my copy to a fellow Googler and last year Santa brought me another. If you are looking to take your photography to the next level or just brush up on your lighting skills, this book is sure to please. Chalk full of well written set ups with high quality images and diagrams.

Technical Notes
• Camera on tripod, mirror up, timed release.
• Custom white balance taken from large white foam core
• Two LED light bulbs, one in 24" x 24" Lastolight soft box, one in table lamp.
• Fill light in soft box at 90 degrees left, with table lamp as main 90 degrees right. Flagged table lamp with black foam core to allow small shaft of light.
• One large white foam core reflector positioned close overhead to bounce light back into scene during exposure & fill deep shadows.
* I still use a light meter when possible and am impressed with the results. This scene had a 3 stop ratio from main to fill or what's called a contrast ratio.
• 60mm lens set at F22 for 8 seconds-captured in a dark room, viewfinder covered. 8 seconds is a long time and it would have been easy to pick up extraneous room light.
• Post processed in PS Element with light spotting, level adjustment and added a touch of lens flare to front of speedlight face to simulate light burst. (no flash was used for this photo)

I enjoy working with continuous light sources as they are much easier to see than flash. However long shutter speeds tend to be the norm with continuos light (other than the sun or professional quality continuous lights), which make it difficult to stop motion, resulting in use of flash.

#donspennerphotography ~


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2016-12-31 20:27:47 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

Year in Review
Trendsetters

Sales Trends 2016
https://youtu.be/z1FFpmp7wIE

#donspennerphotography

Year in Review
Trendsetters

Sales Trends 2016
https://youtu.be/z1FFpmp7wIE

#donspennerphotography___

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2016-12-31 20:25:27 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Year in Review
Trendsetters

Sales Trends 2016
https://youtu.be/z1FFpmp7wIE

#donspennerphotography

Year in Review
Trendsetters

Sales Trends 2016
https://youtu.be/z1FFpmp7wIE

#donspennerphotography___

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2016-12-30 12:58:24 (26 comments; 3 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

Year in Review
2016 Roundup

I am grateful to friends and followers who + comment and share my work on +Google+. Thank you! ❤

A special thanks to the curators of these great themes who inspire and tirelessly share their time and talent throughout the year. ❤

+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla

It's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

#GrassTuesday +Grass Tuesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur and +Ian Calland

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas Photography +Francine Vanlé and +Patrick Nolan

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan +GuyVerk... more »

Year in Review
2016 Roundup

I am grateful to friends and followers who + comment and share my work on +Google+. Thank you! ❤

A special thanks to the curators of these great themes who inspire and tirelessly share their time and talent throughout the year. ❤

+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla

It's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

#GrassTuesday +Grass Tuesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur and +Ian Calland

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas Photography +Francine Vanlé and +Patrick Nolan

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin

#newbirdpoker created by +Phil Armishaw curated by +Marilyn Benham +Dusty Gedge +Dominique Morice & +Jim Robertson

For +TransportTuesday #TransportTuesday
Curated by +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving

#tulipsaturday +Eustace James +Marilyn Benham & +Measie Elizabeth (who will be missed)

#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday: Curators +Margaret Tompkins

Art available for acquisition: don-spenner.pixels.com

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2016-12-27 15:57:44 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

“Let you light kindle the flame of another’s torch.” — Fr. Alfred Boeddeker

https://www.stanthonysf.org/donate-to-st-anthonys/

#giving ❤

“Let you light kindle the flame of another’s torch.” — Fr. Alfred Boeddeker

https://www.stanthonysf.org/donate-to-st-anthonys/

#giving ❤___

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2016-12-24 19:08:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Twas the Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a... more »

Twas the Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONDER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

Photograph © 2016 Don Spenner

#pleasesaveoneforsanta #cookiesandmilk #christmastreats ___

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https://youtu.be/V7uiqRCW6I8

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2016-12-22 18:51:41 (33 comments; 1 reshares; 90 +1s; )Open 

History of Christmas Cookies

""Modern Christmas cookies can trace their history to recipes from Medieval Europe biscuits, when many modern ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, almonds and dried fruit were introduced into the west. By the 16th century Christmas biscuits had become popular across Europe, with lebkuchen being favoured in Germany and pepparkakor in Sweden, while in Norway krumkake were popular.

The earliest examples of Christmas cookies in the United States were brought by the Dutch in the early 17th century. Due to a wide range of cheap imported products from Germany between 1871 and 1906 following a change to importation laws, cookie cutters became available in American markets. These imported cookies cutters often depicted highly stylised images with subjects designed to hang on Christmas trees. Due to the availability of these utensils,... more »

History of Christmas Cookies

""Modern Christmas cookies can trace their history to recipes from Medieval Europe biscuits, when many modern ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, almonds and dried fruit were introduced into the west. By the 16th century Christmas biscuits had become popular across Europe, with lebkuchen being favoured in Germany and pepparkakor in Sweden, while in Norway krumkake were popular.

The earliest examples of Christmas cookies in the United States were brought by the Dutch in the early 17th century. Due to a wide range of cheap imported products from Germany between 1871 and 1906 following a change to importation laws, cookie cutters became available in American markets. These imported cookies cutters often depicted highly stylised images with subjects designed to hang on Christmas trees. Due to the availability of these utensils, recipes began to appear in cookbooks designed to use them. In the early 20th century, U.S, merchants were also importing decorated lebkuchen cookies from Germany to be used as presents.

In Canada and the United States, since the 1930s, children have left cookies and milk on a table for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, though many people simply consume the cookies themselves. The cookies are often cut into such shapes as those of candy canes, reindeer, and holly leaves.""

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_cookie

Photograph © 2016 Don Spenner
#christmascookie #candycane #christmastree #snowman #nmt___

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2016-12-21 13:49:52 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 118 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

Thanks +Lindsey Stirling, living legend among us, for this beautiful score of music.

Celtic Carol -Lindsey Sterling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg4sZZaf3Gg&list=PLuiQ6z8mof5i82tTLiog4GX3U-mEqC6GV

Star Ornament hand crafted by sixth grade elementary school student Luke R.

Photo Detail: f22, 2 seconds, flash, rear curtain, with continuous light for blurred light trails.

Photograph © 2016 Don Spenner
#star #hope #holidays #christmas #blurs #longexposure #lightrails

#wordlessonwednesday

Thanks +Lindsey Stirling, living legend among us, for this beautiful score of music.

Celtic Carol -Lindsey Sterling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg4sZZaf3Gg&list=PLuiQ6z8mof5i82tTLiog4GX3U-mEqC6GV

Star Ornament hand crafted by sixth grade elementary school student Luke R.

Photo Detail: f22, 2 seconds, flash, rear curtain, with continuous light for blurred light trails.

Photograph © 2016 Don Spenner
#star #hope #holidays #christmas #blurs #longexposure #lightrails___

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2016-12-20 00:05:22 (27 comments; 6 reshares; 147 +1s; )Open 

Enterprise
Enjoy the Ride

Missouri State Fair, Sedalia Missouri, USA
Captured on assignment for an electrical utility company. This has always been a favorite image. Client used this in 75th Anniversary Book and a series of 40" x 40" framed prints for corporate display.

Retro film image, captured using 120, Zeiss Distagon T✻ 40mm f/4 CF , on tripod at dusk, providing a beautiful blue sky. Color transparency film, scanned on Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner, edited in Photoshop Elements. A long shutter speed was used to show the motion and create the blur of the ride.The 40mm Zeiss is by far one of the sharpest, distortion free lenses I've ever used. Back in the day it cost a pretty penny and was worth every cent.

#phototipstricks   #whatselling  

Enterprise
Enjoy the Ride

Missouri State Fair, Sedalia Missouri, USA
Captured on assignment for an electrical utility company. This has always been a favorite image. Client used this in 75th Anniversary Book and a series of 40" x 40" framed prints for corporate display.

Retro film image, captured using 120, Zeiss Distagon T✻ 40mm f/4 CF , on tripod at dusk, providing a beautiful blue sky. Color transparency film, scanned on Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner, edited in Photoshop Elements. A long shutter speed was used to show the motion and create the blur of the ride.The 40mm Zeiss is by far one of the sharpest, distortion free lenses I've ever used. Back in the day it cost a pretty penny and was worth every cent.

#phototipstricks   #whatselling  ___

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