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Heiko Mahr

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Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham

Location: Near Stuttgart

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Cream of the Crop: 06/14/2012

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Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: "That 70's Self Portrait." What this means is make your image reflect that era in some way - it's up to you how you do it! Can't wait to see you all get groovy. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE "70's" Self Portrait. 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. *Tips & Inspiration* _Resources:_ Male Fashion: https://goo.gl/YBfhI4 Female Fashion: https://goo.gl/VjCMJx Hair: https://goo.gl/Np65C6 Makeup: https://goo.gl/GfwkB8 70s Self Portrait Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/uJisn1 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 @112528921891703025888 for letting us edit and use his 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 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/S4Vd8F ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap 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 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 August 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No MorAugust Self Portrait Challenge: That 70's Self Portrait2015-08-29 07:00:0058  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" 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* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC 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.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features 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 Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 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 TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00124  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month! Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 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* There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create! The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L 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 @107494834634231938072 for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @100266938567862344330  Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto *Please circle*@100266938567862344330 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe 2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H 3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv 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 Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be TMay Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler2015-05-29 07:00:00118  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet." In celebration of "April Showers," but very flexible conceptually, our "Wet" theme allows you to interpret however you like. Get creative - we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE "Wet" Self Portrait. 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._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - will you be underwater, in the rain, or soaking in the tub? Maybe riding some ocean waves or drowning in a lake? The possibilities are endless! Self Portraiture a la H2O Gallery on Flickr: http://goo.gl/NYwGKM 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 @111397628815301589258, one of our talented Moderators, for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @101789561086090624750! Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of *fashion and function*, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware. The @101789561086090624750 product line is proudly Made in the USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, also including an extensive collection of Guitar straps. The detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed. Visit the Website: http://www.capturingcouture.com Capturing Couture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturingCouture *Please circle*@101789561086090624750 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: camera strap of choice (excluding Peruvian) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/camera-straps 2nd Place: strap of choice off sale page (limited quantities) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 3rd Place: a Toddy wipe http://goo.gl/3UehSZ and lens cap leash http://goo.gl/eixjHw of choice 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 April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet2015-04-28 07:00:0096  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity. What this means is create a self portrait where you appear in the image multiple times (2 or more, your choice). Get creative and think up an interesting scene you can use this effect on and then make your image. Here is where you enter your ONE Multiplicity Self Portrait. 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. *Tips & Inspiration* There are several different ways to go about achieving this effect. In camera, you can use a long exposure and move around. Alternately, you can use post processing to create multiples in an image. Photoshop is most widely considered in this type of editing, but other programs can also be used to achieve effect, such as Gimp. For those with no experience with creating "multiplicity" images with post processing, here are a few resources to help you get started: Photoshop Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/cyTpyZ Gimp Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/hChZ0Q Examples from Flickr: http://goo.gl/os2P65 Other Examples: http://goo.gl/DqlDtR 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 @106324582128454068388, one of the talented moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture, for the image used in this Event's header. Prizes *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Retrospective 20 in Blue http://goo.gl/YNd9qP *@103681899249590183476 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 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 thaMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity2015-03-28 06:00:0087  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: *Love Is...* There is always quite a divide in feelings about Valentines Day out there, and about Love in general, and we figured that we'd let you guys battle out your feelings about that here on the "Self Portrait Stage" for this Challenge. Is Love Cruel? Is Love Kind? Is it something else? What is love? Let's see how you can conceptualize this with your self portraits! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Love Is..." theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, 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. I've thrown some of my own self portraits that would loosely fit this theme into an album here: http://goo.gl/zZHbNG Here are search results for "love self portrait" on Flickr, a great place to view fine art photography, especially self portraiture: http://goo.gl/LkptQc 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* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Business http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 10 http://goo.gl/8k0xXo @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap 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 Finalists, and then 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 February 2015 (EXIF datFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is...2015-02-26 07:00:00118  
Margot M0You are invited to make a quirky entrance into 2015 by submitting your images to this Once Only Event: *Rule Breakers Rule* In this event you get to break every photographic rule and, more importantly, play with breaking some of your own rules.  Perhaps this is the year to try Boring-Black&White, Freaking-Techno-Colour, In-your-Face-Street, Not-the-Rule-of-Thirds, Definitely Not-A-Straight-Horizon, Not-a-Thing-in-Focus, Take-Your-Clothes-Right-Off, Shot-from-the-Hip, Backlit-Shit, Another-Hippy-Dippy-Diptych, and many, many more. Anyway, who made these damn rules?  No irony intended, but here are the Rules of the Event:  * No more than two submissions per person * Add some clues about the rule you broke * Use #rulebreakersrule  on each images so we can find them. (No infractions please or the Rule Breaker Police will #uncircle , #block #ignore and #youwillbedeadtous ) Submissions from 21.01.15 - 31.01.15 @109935908035703002300 and I will chose the winner. We hope that in the process we don’t become #deadtoyou . The winner can choose a print from any of our images.  One from each of us. If you don't like our images, fair enough, we will send you a card :-) We will announce the winner by the 10 February 2015.  Peace and Have Fun... (Many thanks to @107253391394058390939 for the theme photo)Rule Breakers Rule2015-01-21 20:00:0029  
Isabelle Fortin27,198It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, 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 for the 3rd year !  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" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay. What is meant by this? This means that you'll either create an image in camera with two separate exposures or you'll use two separate images, overlaid with one another, to create a single image using post processing. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using the Double Exposure or Image Overlay technique. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 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* @111514726900984316506, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to achieve double exposure and image overlay  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/lWWXpd and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here are some beautiful examples of double exposure portraits that will inspire you! Aneta Ivanova: http://goo.gl/ZeSnLy Sara K Byrne: http://goo.gl/J48iln Various artists: http://goo.gl/7Qbssy 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion 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 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, & 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 May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay2014-05-30 07:00:00168  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! 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.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd 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 January 2014 *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 Disqualifies A ParticipantJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00138  
Jeff Smith61,995Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 14/13. *No Theme this Week* Late 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/SKnkZ8 You 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. _______ 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 Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-15 03:00:00110  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret - whatever you feel shows the season right now - whether that be holiday, celebration, or weather themed, it is up to you. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Seasonal" theme. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, 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. *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. Thanks to one of our moderators, @111514726900984316506 for the amazing theme photo in the banner of this Event! If you'd like to view her full image, see it here: http://goo.gl/CJaxI7 Additionally, there were some great #SelfySunday  entries a couple of weeks ago with a similar theme "'Tis the Season" - the participants always do a fantastic job! Have a look at them here: http://goo.gl/jUmqak Finally, 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* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so 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 3 remaining prizes. 4th place selects choice of 2 remaining 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 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 December 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 Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season2013-12-01 07:00:00146  
Jeff Smith61,995Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* 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. _____________ 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 Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00144  
Lotus Carroll1,777,399This 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. *Tutorial* Need 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/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please 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 Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00190  
Isabelle Fortin27,198Hello 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/isabellefortin Please 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 05:00:00263  
Jeff Smith61,995Welcome 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/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The 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 03:00:00224  
Jeff Smith61,995Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The 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 for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00179  
Peter From83,306Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00466  
UK Photography Community362,791_The +UK Photography Community cordially invite you to take part in a celebration of images photographed in United Kingdom, shared by professional and nonprofessional photographers - no exclusions_                        *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*               *this is a FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY event* ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ *Your image/s MUST have been photographed in the United Kingdom, please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's relevance to the UK* *THREE PICTURES per person for the duration of the event MAX please.* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event.*  _please only share your own images_ _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not UK related will be shamed or worse_ ;) *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* If you are *based in the UK* and are not yet a member of the +UK Photography Community   *** please ensure your profile clearly states where you are in the country *** add the page to your circles (we cannot share your images unless you do) *** follow this link http://goo.gl/QaExO to view the Regions available and indicate which region/s you would like to be added to with a comment here in the event stream, you can "+" mention the admin for your area if you wish - you will find out who that is by viewing the tags in the image, hover your mouse over the circles*  If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about the image and yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish. PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed._*                                *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  Find out when this Event *starts* in your time zone here http://goo.gl/bBTGe Event will be open for posting images from 6pm GMT (ish) this Friday 12th October 2012 - you will not be able to add images until then - Event *closes* Monday 15th October 2012.  See link for your time zone http://goo.gl/VkaDx  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community  ADMINS: A~ Z by region *London ReA CELEBRATION OF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM2012-10-15 18:00:00216  
Scott Jarvie444,882*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It'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 LINK* It'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. *BENEFIT* Well 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 like*_ *ON AIR* This 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 GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 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. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *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 access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It 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._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00141  
Trever McGhee96,745Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  

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2016-05-13 22:45:29 (40 comments; 0 reshares; 78 +1s)Open 


I wish...
I could catch up in the project ...

2 done..
now 4 to go...
Better I be quick...

#BWProject2016 - Scale (6/26) and 5/26 Wish
Curated by +Lauri Novak and +Al Chris+The B&W Project 

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2016-04-22 19:49:42 (29 comments; 13 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

I love my home - and I guess if wild bees could speak to us they would tell us that they love their homes as well.

In parts of our world their homes are endangered - as we chop down old wood trees which the need to build a home or seal down ground due our spreading cities and ground.

Even if they are wild bees they have a important role in our environment. They are pollinators for trees and fruits and thus needed by us humans to harvest fruits and vegetables.

So you might think you can’t do nothing..
But that’s not true..
You can help the wild bees into a new home - just by building them a new condo.



The easiest designs can be build by a 4 to 5 year kid alone, we build our design in just one day..
The house for the wild bees was build by a group of people some years ago, andyou... more »

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2016-05-29 14:49:18 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 110 +1s)Open 


Padded in clouds..


Series: My Germany
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Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or black and white. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany #swabianalb

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2016-05-30 20:57:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 




Series: In Search of Georgia O'keeffe
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Flowers have always fascinated me.
They short lived, faced harsh weather and are often overlooked.
They are enticing, decoying and for seductive - at least for bees ;-) and photographers.
Georgia O'Keeffe once expressed what I can't say any better

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."


#flower #spring #tulip 




Series: In Search of Georgia O'keeffe
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Flowers have always fascinated me.
They short lived, faced harsh weather and are often overlooked.
They are enticing, decoying and for seductive - at least for bees ;-) and photographers.
Georgia O'Keeffe once expressed what I can't say any better

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not."


#flower #spring #tulip ___

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2016-05-30 20:39:01 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Metamorphosis

of light to shadows
and vice versa
to get lost
in the labyrinth of petals



Series: Structure & Clarity
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Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey #nature
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity

Metamorphosis

of light to shadows
and vice versa
to get lost
in the labyrinth of petals



Series: Structure & Clarity
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Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey #nature
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity___

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2016-05-30 20:32:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 


Rain in May

May can be quite different from year to year
soaring hot or wet and dump
and this year it is something between
started quite wet,
but as soon as the clouds lifting
and bit of light shines through
the foggy plumes start to raise
to reunite with their sibblings
up in the sky again


Series: My Germany
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Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or black and white. Hope you enjoy


#landscape... more »


Rain in May

May can be quite different from year to year
soaring hot or wet and dump
and this year it is something between
started quite wet,
but as soon as the clouds lifting
and bit of light shines through
the foggy plumes start to raise
to reunite with their sibblings
up in the sky again


Series: My Germany
-------------------------------------------------------
Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or black and white. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany #allgau___

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2016-05-29 14:49:18 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 110 +1s)Open 


Padded in clouds..


Series: My Germany
---------------------------------------------------------
Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or black and white. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany #swabianalb


Padded in clouds..


Series: My Germany
---------------------------------------------------------
Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or black and white. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany #swabianalb___

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2016-05-29 14:42:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 


Emerged

from the misty waters
of the tiny pond
no stains but bruises
emerged to stay afloat
till winter comes


Series: Structure & Clarity

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Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey #nature
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity


Emerged

from the misty waters
of the tiny pond
no stains but bruises
emerged to stay afloat
till winter comes


Series: Structure & Clarity

-----------------------------------------------------
Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey #nature
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity___

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2016-05-28 21:03:59 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 


Power to the world


Turning
in the summerly breeze
I harvest the wind
and send
power to the world


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
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Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #windpower #windturbine #impression #art


#unsharpsaturday with +Alex Lapidus +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
+... more »


Power to the world


Turning
in the summerly breeze
I harvest the wind
and send
power to the world


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
---------------------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #windpower #windturbine #impression #art


#unsharpsaturday with +Alex Lapidus +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
+Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian and
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2016-05-28 05:29:25 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 


Coin




Bologna, Italy, April 2016



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #streetlifeserenades




Coin




Bologna, Italy, April 2016



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #streetlifeserenades

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2016-05-26 21:03:17 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 


The true work of art is born from the Artist: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.
~Wassily Kandinsky~

A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03


Series Energy & Process
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The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies... more »


The true work of art is born from the Artist: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.
~Wassily Kandinsky~

A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03


Series Energy & Process
---------------------------------------
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into the unknown.


#blur #unsharp #abstract #abstracexpressionism #photography #art
#modernart___

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2016-05-24 21:30:25 (22 comments; 0 reshares; 107 +1s)Open 



plumes of fume
weave goodbye
to the rain

the rainydusk colors
brighten up
we were happy


#mygermany #alps #bavaria



plumes of fume
weave goodbye
to the rain

the rainydusk colors
brighten up
we were happy


#mygermany #alps #bavaria___

posted image

2016-05-22 21:08:55 (23 comments; 4 reshares; 94 +1s)Open 

Into Silence

Red Spot
Glowing in the dark woods
leading my steps to thee
the nucleus of an ethereal expanse
that will eventually set me free


Purple tulip
Hiding from the wide world
revealed only to those who seek
dwelling in the depths of a crystal lake
mirroring the loneliness of a mountain peak

Blood petals
Spiraling towards a black hole
building the mystery so weak
a galaxy fading away into silence
where even god chooses not to speak

The poem is a collaboration with the great +nooshin azadi and me,
the image is mine. The evolution of the poem you can find here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+nooshinazadi/posts/AgofxBzqWze

#visualpoems #tulip #spring #nature #collaboration

Into Silence

Red Spot
Glowing in the dark woods
leading my steps to thee
the nucleus of an ethereal expanse
that will eventually set me free


Purple tulip
Hiding from the wide world
revealed only to those who seek
dwelling in the depths of a crystal lake
mirroring the loneliness of a mountain peak

Blood petals
Spiraling towards a black hole
building the mystery so weak
a galaxy fading away into silence
where even god chooses not to speak

The poem is a collaboration with the great +nooshin azadi and me,
the image is mine. The evolution of the poem you can find here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+nooshinazadi/posts/AgofxBzqWze

#visualpoems #tulip #spring #nature #collaboration___

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2016-05-22 20:21:51 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 


“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
― Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art―


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03


Series Energy & Process
-----------------------------------------
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energieswhich r... more »


“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
― Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art―


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03


Series Energy & Process
-----------------------------------------
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into the unknown.


#blur #unsharp #abstract #abstracexpressionism #photography #art
#modernart___

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2016-05-22 19:51:51 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Waiting for Love...


Germany, May 2015



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #hqspurbanstreetphotos #urban #Germany

Waiting for Love...


Germany, May 2015



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #hqspurbanstreetphotos #urban #Germany___

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2016-05-21 21:45:25 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

A robe of flowers

Somehow the splendor
of the tree in full bloom
reminds me of
of the splendor of robes
from fashion designers
only that the trees
wear robes of flowers..




A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
-----------------------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #trees #spring #blossom #impression... more »

A robe of flowers

Somehow the splendor
of the tree in full bloom
reminds me of
of the splendor of robes
from fashion designers
only that the trees
wear robes of flowers..




A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
-----------------------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #trees #spring #blossom #impression #art


#unsharpsaturday with +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian and +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
( +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 )___

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2016-05-16 17:36:45 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

photo by +Benjammin James
poem by +Heiko Mahr and +nooshin azadi
suddenly a conversation with a new friend turns into a poetical exchange across borders and across cultures Nooshin found this great image from Benjamin James which completed this to a trio of collaboration which would not have been happened without Google Create!

( If you want to sees how this poem was created step by step, you can check the comments of this post:
https://plus.google.com/+nooshinazadi/posts/XrcpuVAy35S )

wor(l)d

the world
a living poem
each one of us
a word in it
who will read us?

the poem
a waiting world
each word of it
precious
who will discover it?

a poem
waiting to be read
words hearing
one another's sounds

a world
waiting to be known
souls hearing
one another's... more »

A large Ammonite, around 200 million years old, exposed on the foreshore in a Blue Lias Rock outcrop 

#kilve  
#geology  
#fossil   
#ammonite  
#beachphotography  
+Landscape Photography Community 
+Landscape Photography 
+Geology Page 
+Photo Mania UK 
+Offbeat Images ___photo by +Benjammin James
poem by +Heiko Mahr and +nooshin azadi
suddenly a conversation with a new friend turns into a poetical exchange across borders and across cultures Nooshin found this great image from Benjamin James which completed this to a trio of collaboration which would not have been happened without Google Create!

( If you want to sees how this poem was created step by step, you can check the comments of this post:
https://plus.google.com/+nooshinazadi/posts/XrcpuVAy35S )

wor(l)d

the world
a living poem
each one of us
a word in it
who will read us?

the poem
a waiting world
each word of it
precious
who will discover it?

a poem
waiting to be read
words hearing
one another's sounds

a world
waiting to be known
souls hearing
one another's songs

each discovering
as they are being discovered

layers by layers
pages turning
the world's story
is told

verse by verse
song aligning together
not longer notes
but harmonies

the beginning
sings to the end
the finale
dances with the overture

whirling and whirling
we all meet
at the center of the dance floor
where ouroboros lives


#collaboration #poetry #poemography #trio
Übersetzen

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2016-05-16 17:03:25 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

The sign-up for the new Blur photography mentorship by +Alex Lapidus is online.
Please apply via the original post!!

=
Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2016

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. I will be taking on a small group of people for a free eight week online mentorship which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence. My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously from mentorships and coaching offered by +Nathan Beaulne, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Darryl Van Gaal, +Sairam Sundaresan, +Eric Raeber, +Brian Wood-Koiwa, and others here on G+, and I’ve had the chance to assist with a number of additional programs and now to serve as a director of the overall Mentorship Program along with Robin and +Ron Clifford; I’m delighted to have the opportunity to offer my own favorite subject once again! To add to the fun, I've invited the people who participated in and assisted with the last two years' programs to help out this time around, so we'll have all of that fabulous experience in the group.

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps. My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones (1). You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, have at least a basic understanding of the Exposure Triangle, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week and perhaps many more (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough). You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Selections will be announced on Monday, May 23, and the first lesson will be posted on Thursday, May 26. The program will run eight weeks, through July 21.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and publicly posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– at least a public photo post every three days, and more is better (the program itself will be private to the group selected, except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end).
• You must be interactive here on G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please answer the following questions, on the main post only, here:
https://plus.google.com/+AlexLapidus/posts/4YW2Gezq8dQ
(your application will not be seen at any reshares). Please note that signups are not first-come, first-served, and comments will remain open for at least a few days, so please don’t worry if you’re not first in line.

1) Cameras (including smartphones) you expect to use in the program
2) Photo editing software and apps used most
3) Your goals for this mentorship
4) Amount of time you have available for participation


(1) There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point&shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks). The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).___The sign-up for the new Blur photography mentorship by +Alex Lapidus is online.
Please apply via the original post!!

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2016-05-13 22:45:29 (40 comments; 0 reshares; 78 +1s)Open 


I wish...
I could catch up in the project ...

2 done..
now 4 to go...
Better I be quick...

#BWProject2016 - Scale (6/26) and 5/26 Wish
Curated by +Lauri Novak and +Al Chris+The B&W Project 


I wish...
I could catch up in the project ...

2 done..
now 4 to go...
Better I be quick...

#BWProject2016 - Scale (6/26) and 5/26 Wish
Curated by +Lauri Novak and +Al Chris+The B&W Project ___

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2016-05-11 16:29:25 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

Exploding...


We had some very warm days
last week and nature literally seems
to explore...
Blossom and flowers come and go,
so fast, some could nearly see it grow..
Somehow it inspired me...



A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
---------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #trees #spring #blossom #impression #art

Exploding...


We had some very warm days
last week and nature literally seems
to explore...
Blossom and flowers come and go,
so fast, some could nearly see it grow..
Somehow it inspired me...



A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
---------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #trees #spring #blossom #impression #art___

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2016-05-10 20:51:31 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday
#wordless

#wordlessonwednesday
#wordless___

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2016-05-09 21:19:32 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

A world as the stage..

those travelling musicians
made the pedestrian zone
a more lively place.
Playing anything
from classic to pop,
from happiness to sadness
the world is a stage
and they did dare to stand up
while most around
did take
a detour


Germany, March 2015



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #hqspurbanstreetphotos #urban #Germany

A world as the stage..

those travelling musicians
made the pedestrian zone
a more lively place.
Playing anything
from classic to pop,
from happiness to sadness
the world is a stage
and they did dare to stand up
while most around
did take
a detour


Germany, March 2015



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #hqspurbanstreetphotos #urban #Germany___

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2016-05-09 21:14:57 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

A bouquet of grace...

The other day
one of my kids
cull a bouquet of muscari -

with him home
the blue vase
fill fresh water in

now in beauty
not in vain
grace in our house..


#stilllife #bouquet #nature #flowers #spring #soft

A bouquet of grace...

The other day
one of my kids
cull a bouquet of muscari -

with him home
the blue vase
fill fresh water in

now in beauty
not in vain
grace in our house..


#stilllife #bouquet #nature #flowers #spring #soft___

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2016-05-07 21:49:16 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Whispers


#unsharpsaturday with +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski ( +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 )

Whispers


#unsharpsaturday with +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski ( +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 )___

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2016-05-07 21:24:05 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 77 +1s)Open 

Angels in the Sky?



the wind sketches
dreams and drama
in loops and lines
by whisk and whizz
luminous or tenebrous
a stage of it's own if you look up...




#cloudscapes #sky #clouds #light

Angels in the Sky?



the wind sketches
dreams and drama
in loops and lines
by whisk and whizz
luminous or tenebrous
a stage of it's own if you look up...




#cloudscapes #sky #clouds #light___

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2016-05-07 20:55:23 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 


Remnants from the rain

Following an little buttkick
from one of my photography friends..
I'm working on a series of flowers
in black and white...

Thank you for showing the direction +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

-----------------------------
Series: Structure & Clarity
Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey #nature
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity


Remnants from the rain

Following an little buttkick
from one of my photography friends..
I'm working on a series of flowers
in black and white...

Thank you for showing the direction +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

-----------------------------
Series: Structure & Clarity
Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey #nature
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity___

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2016-05-06 23:19:02 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 63 +1s)Open 

the expression becomes radiant

Approaching it in one way,
I see no essential difference
between a line one calls 'abstract' and a 'fish'.
But rather an essential likeness.

This isolated line and the isolated fish alike are
living beings with forces peculiar to them, though latent.
They are forces of expression for these beings
and of expression on human beings,
because each has an impressive 'look' which manifests itself by its expression.
But the voice of these latent forces is faint and limited.
It is the environment of the line and the fish that brings about a miracle: the latent forces awaken, the expression becomes radiant.. .The environment is the composition. The composition is the organized sum of the interior functions (expressions) of every part of the work. (Paris, March 1935)
~Wassily... more »

the expression becomes radiant

Approaching it in one way,
I see no essential difference
between a line one calls 'abstract' and a 'fish'.
But rather an essential likeness.

This isolated line and the isolated fish alike are
living beings with forces peculiar to them, though latent.
They are forces of expression for these beings
and of expression on human beings,
because each has an impressive 'look' which manifests itself by its expression.
But the voice of these latent forces is faint and limited.
It is the environment of the line and the fish that brings about a miracle: the latent forces awaken, the expression becomes radiant.. .The environment is the composition. The composition is the organized sum of the interior functions (expressions) of every part of the work. (Paris, March 1935)
~Wassily Kandinsky


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

-------------------------------------------
Series Energy & Process
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into the unknown.


#blur #unsharp #abstract #abstracexpressionism #photography #art
#modernart___

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2016-05-05 20:40:42 (25 comments; 2 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 


Hallway of time

columns by columns,
guiding the way
build by the monks
which lived in silence
centuries away

columns by columns
guiding the way
walks of the pupils
which sat in silence
but lived the day..


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
---------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #architecture... more »


Hallway of time

columns by columns,
guiding the way
build by the monks
which lived in silence
centuries away

columns by columns
guiding the way
walks of the pupils
which sat in silence
but lived the day..


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
---------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #path #architecture #ways___

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2016-05-05 19:41:03 (33 comments; 3 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

Tranquil light

In these spring days,
when tranquil light encompasses
the four directions,
why do the blossoms scatter
with such uneasy hearts?
~Ki no Tomonori~ 9th Century

#sakura #hanami #cherryblossom #cherry #spring

Tranquil light

In these spring days,
when tranquil light encompasses
the four directions,
why do the blossoms scatter
with such uneasy hearts?
~Ki no Tomonori~ 9th Century

#sakura #hanami #cherryblossom #cherry #spring___

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2016-05-05 19:31:43 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 


Google Plus Collections have turned one just yesterday.
For those of you which might seek for help on how to you them here is a great HOW TO from G+ Create member +Nina Trankova


#CollectionsTurn1 #GooglePlusCollections

How To Get Help For Google Plus Collections

Managing your Collections is a work in progress. It's a good idea to check Help from +Google+ and find out more useful details. Desktop.

Easy to read and do: ninatrankova.com

#GooglePlusCollections #Help___
Google Plus Collections have turned one just yesterday.
For those of you which might seek for help on how to you them here is a great HOW TO from G+ Create member +Nina Trankova


#CollectionsTurn1 #GooglePlusCollections

2016-05-05 19:29:41 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 


There are many ways to use collections -
from "collecting" links over organizing a certain type of artworks
to telling stories.

One of the best collections with stories is
"The Stories of a Wanderer" by my dear friend +Ellie Kennard

I Hope you enjoy it as today is the 2nd day to celebrate that Google Collections have turned 1

#CollectionsTurn1 #GooglePlusCollections


There are many ways to use collections -
from "collecting" links over organizing a certain type of artworks
to telling stories.

One of the best collections with stories is
"The Stories of a Wanderer" by my dear friend +Ellie Kennard

I Hope you enjoy it as today is the 2nd day to celebrate that Google Collections have turned 1

#CollectionsTurn1 #GooglePlusCollections___

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2016-05-03 20:18:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

A journey through the Alp - Close to Verona..


As the day did come to an end I ended the travel through the alps.
The last foothills close to Verona said goodbye and see you...
soon.



#landscape #italy #sundown #journey

A journey through the Alp - Close to Verona..


As the day did come to an end I ended the travel through the alps.
The last foothills close to Verona said goodbye and see you...
soon.



#landscape #italy #sundown #journey___

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2016-05-03 12:49:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

MAY SALE..

For a limited time I do offer my book

"From Energy and Impression"
with a discount of 25 %!!!!

Just enter this discount code during your order
and get 25 % off..

CODE: MYBOOKSALE25


The offer is limited till the 6th of May..


#book #photographybook #sale

MAY SALE..

For a limited time I do offer my book

"From Energy and Impression"
with a discount of 25 %!!!!

Just enter this discount code during your order
and get 25 % off..

CODE: MYBOOKSALE25


The offer is limited till the 6th of May..


#book #photographybook #sale___

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2016-05-02 20:27:41 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

An evening with friends


Bologna is full of small alleys,
streets full of old buildings
and wonderful arcades
and so very lively.
I can only guess where they have
been heading..



Bologna, March 2015



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #hqspurbanstreetphotos #urban #italy

An evening with friends


Bologna is full of small alleys,
streets full of old buildings
and wonderful arcades
and so very lively.
I can only guess where they have
been heading..



Bologna, March 2015



#streetphotography #streetsincolor #hqspurbanstreetphotos #urban #italy___

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2016-05-01 20:40:50 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

Color provokes a psychic vibration.
Color hides a power
still unknown but real,
which acts on
every part of the human body.
Wassily Kandinsky


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

-----------------------------------------------
Series Energy & Process
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into... more »

Color provokes a psychic vibration.
Color hides a power
still unknown but real,
which acts on
every part of the human body.
Wassily Kandinsky


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

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Series Energy & Process
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into the unknown.


#blur #unsharp #abstract #abstracexpressionism #photography #art
#modernart
___

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2016-05-01 18:34:06 (23 comments; 0 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

In a new light ..

we can see
if we take a second look
and another
till what we see
start to speak within us....



Series: Structure & Clarity
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Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity

In a new light ..

we can see
if we take a second look
and another
till what we see
start to speak within us....



Series: Structure & Clarity
------------------------------------------
Removing the original colors
from an image reveals forms and structures
and their relationships in a decluttered
clarity, which allows us new insights about the world
surrounding us.

#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #BWphotography #BW #monochrome #lowkey
#stilllife #blackwhitephotography #blackwhite #clarity___

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2016-04-30 14:37:45 (29 comments; 1 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 


Bath in the light
the brightness reveals
a smile in the shadows


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
-------------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #tree #spring #abstract

#impressionism #tree #naturephotography #


Bath in the light
the brightness reveals
a smile in the shadows


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
-------------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #tree #spring #abstract

#impressionism #tree #naturephotography #___

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2016-04-29 22:37:10 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

If there were
no cherry blossoms in the world,
My mind would be peaceful.
~ Fujiwara Norihira~


#sakura #cherryblossom #cherry #spring #flowers

If there were
no cherry blossoms in the world,
My mind would be peaceful.
~ Fujiwara Norihira~


#sakura #cherryblossom #cherry #spring #flowers___

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2016-04-29 21:51:57 (23 comments; 0 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

Immediate action needed...
they seem to minimize and dematerialize this little village...

I need to call the #alienabductionfriday team to maybe have a chance to stop them.

+Alex Lapidus +Janice Hackney +Jetski and +Ruby Warrior Terrier and the other which can not be named

(but contribute to observation of them in particular +John Getchel +Roxanne Bouche' Overton .. hopefully they will grow again.

#alienabductionfriday #alien #fun

Immediate action needed...
they seem to minimize and dematerialize this little village...

I need to call the #alienabductionfriday team to maybe have a chance to stop them.

+Alex Lapidus +Janice Hackney +Jetski and +Ruby Warrior Terrier and the other which can not be named

(but contribute to observation of them in particular +John Getchel +Roxanne Bouche' Overton .. hopefully they will grow again.

#alienabductionfriday #alien #fun___

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2016-04-29 21:17:31 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Vestiges of the night


A homegrown tulip
Sometimes gardening can be very rewarding...

#flower #flowerphotography #tulip #tulipfestival #macro

Vestiges of the night


A homegrown tulip
Sometimes gardening can be very rewarding...

#flower #flowerphotography #tulip #tulipfestival #macro___

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2016-04-28 21:16:14 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Light at the horizon

even in the darkest nights
when the thunder clouds do gather
there is a light
at the horizon
promising hope after the storm

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Series: My Germany

Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or blackandwhite. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany

Light at the horizon

even in the darkest nights
when the thunder clouds do gather
there is a light
at the horizon
promising hope after the storm

-------------------
Series: My Germany

Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or blackandwhite. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany___

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2016-04-27 21:48:15 (24 comments; 1 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 


Leaf by leaf, blossom for blossom
unfolding for bees
when the daylight accends
folding for sleep
when the night falls
vanish beauty but living on


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
-----------------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #tree #spring #abstract


Leaf by leaf, blossom for blossom
unfolding for bees
when the daylight accends
folding for sleep
when the night falls
vanish beauty but living on


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
-----------------------------------------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #tree #spring #abstract___

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2016-04-27 20:35:25 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Impressions from Bologna...


Bologna, Italy, March 2016

#streetphotography #streetsincolor #italy

Impressions from Bologna...


Bologna, Italy, March 2016

#streetphotography #streetsincolor #italy___

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2016-04-26 18:50:00 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

A voyage through the Alps - To the Brenner


#landscape #alps #clouds #Austria

A voyage through the Alps - To the Brenner


#landscape #alps #clouds #Austria___

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2016-04-26 18:25:44 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

.さすが花ちるにみれんはなかりけり
sasuga hana chiru ni miren wa nakari keri

when cherry blossoms
scatter...
no regrets
ISSA, undated, estimated before 1821


#sakura #cherry #cherryblossoms

.さすが花ちるにみれんはなかりけり
sasuga hana chiru ni miren wa nakari keri

when cherry blossoms
scatter...
no regrets
ISSA, undated, estimated before 1821


#sakura #cherry #cherryblossoms___

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2016-04-25 21:39:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Monastery Bebenhausen - Courtyard

close to Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany

Build as a Monastery,
then a School
followed by a King's Hunting castle and finally
a Museum...
times they are changeing..

---------------------------------
Series: My Germany

Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or blackandwhite. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany

Monastery Bebenhausen - Courtyard

close to Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany

Build as a Monastery,
then a School
followed by a King's Hunting castle and finally
a Museum...
times they are changeing..

---------------------------------
Series: My Germany

Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
it has high mountains like the alps, mountainous areas like black wood forest and rolling hills close to my home, and plains with a far horizons in the north - and many, many sights in between.
I do want to show you a bit of the variety of my country - how I do see it in color or blackandwhite. Hope you enjoy


#landscape #landscaping #germany___

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2016-04-25 21:09:14 (18 comments; 3 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 


Falling blossoms
the days are running fast
lingering on a bench






#sakura #cherryblossom #spring2016 #flowers


Falling blossoms
the days are running fast
lingering on a bench






#sakura #cherryblossom #spring2016 #flowers___

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2016-04-24 20:03:56 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 88 +1s)Open 

The sound of gold

The sound of colors 
is so definite 
that it would be hard to find
anyone
who would express bright yellow with base notes, 
or dark lake with the treble. 
Wassily Kandinsky


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

-------------------------------------------------------------
Series Energy & Process
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in anong... more »

The sound of gold

The sound of colors 
is so definite 
that it would be hard to find
anyone
who would express bright yellow with base notes, 
or dark lake with the treble. 
Wassily Kandinsky


A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

-------------------------------------------------------------
Series Energy & Process
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into the unknown.


#blur #unsharp #abstract #abstracexpressionism #photography #art
#modernart___

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2016-04-23 19:31:30 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 


The new Capture Mania magazine is out -
it covers photographers round about the world
and nearly all styles of photography.

A lot of photographers in this magazine are present
in her G+ as well - thanks to the great +Roxanne Bouche' Overton which was a guest editor this month.


You'll find works from
+Aamir Shahzad
+Christine Bichler
+Sandra Nesbit
+Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
+Sam Stapleton
+Bill Hewitt
+Alex James
+Annick Jaquillard
and maybe some more which might be at G+ but
I never met.



#magazine #photography #collaboration


The new Capture Mania magazine is out -
it covers photographers round about the world
and nearly all styles of photography.

A lot of photographers in this magazine are present
in her G+ as well - thanks to the great +Roxanne Bouche' Overton which was a guest editor this month.


You'll find works from
+Aamir Shahzad
+Christine Bichler
+Sandra Nesbit
+Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
+Sam Stapleton
+Bill Hewitt
+Alex James
+Annick Jaquillard
and maybe some more which might be at G+ but
I never met.



#magazine #photography #collaboration___

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2016-04-22 23:56:51 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

A Cornucopia of Abundance



A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
---------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #tree #spring #abstract

A Cornucopia of Abundance



A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03

Series Atmosphere & Impression
---------------------

Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -



#multipleexposure #impressionism #tree #spring #abstract___

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2016-04-22 19:49:42 (29 comments; 13 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

I love my home - and I guess if wild bees could speak to us they would tell us that they love their homes as well.

In parts of our world their homes are endangered - as we chop down old wood trees which the need to build a home or seal down ground due our spreading cities and ground.

Even if they are wild bees they have a important role in our environment. They are pollinators for trees and fruits and thus needed by us humans to harvest fruits and vegetables.

So you might think you can’t do nothing..
But that’s not true..
You can help the wild bees into a new home - just by building them a new condo.



The easiest designs can be build by a 4 to 5 year kid alone, we build our design in just one day..
The house for the wild bees was build by a group of people some years ago, andyou... more »

Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.

I love my home - and I guess if wild bees could speak to us they would tell us that they love their homes as well.

In parts of our world their homes are endangered - as we chop down old wood trees which the need to build a home or seal down ground due our spreading cities and ground.

Even if they are wild bees they have a important role in our environment. They are pollinators for trees and fruits and thus needed by us humans to harvest fruits and vegetables.

So you might think you can’t do nothing..
But that’s not true..
You can help the wild bees into a new home - just by building them a new condo.



The easiest designs can be build by a 4 to 5 year kid alone, we build our design in just one day..
The house for the wild bees was build by a group of people some years ago, and you see it is densely populated. As you can see it was built mostly from natural materials,
Artificial materials like bricks or a tar board for the roof.

Our design is
Two egg boxes - painted with red color for and with some holes are a condo for Green lacewings. Green lacewings are controlling populations of other insects like aphids and are a gardener's friend.
The tin can are filled with elder twigs which are a perfect condo for wildbees
The wood box is filled with straw for Earwigs which also live from aphids or other insects which you not want in a garden
The bricks are filled with cast and provide a condo for some sorts of bumblebees which need a harder ground to make their home.



Here are some building instructions from various organisations ranging from very easy to more advanced
https://www.growwilduk.com/content/how-build-your-own-solitary-bee-house
https://resonatingbodies.wordpress.com/resources/building-houses-for-native-bees/
https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/bee_hotel.pdf
http://www.foxleas.com/make-a-bee-hotel.asp

So why don’t you go out and collect some raw materials and start building some condos for wild bees...
We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme: Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.
#CreateCommunityEarthDay


Image Credit: All images taken by Heiko Mahr The image are remaining the properties of Heiko Mahr but is shared on Google Plus in accordance with Google Plus terms and conditions. I grant Google an irrevocable licence to use this image to promote Google Plus and Earth Day.___

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2016-04-17 19:55:20 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Stretching to the light

and then she stretched out
for the morning so light
till the sky is open
and the sun will bright

#spring #morning #spring2016 #naturephotography

Stretching to the light

and then she stretched out
for the morning so light
till the sky is open
and the sun will bright

#spring #morning #spring2016 #naturephotography___

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2016-04-17 19:49:12 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

A journey through the Alps - Fernpass


Lately I had the luck that I travelled
through the alps on a sunny day with blue skies..
This is a loose series of some of my impressions
from this journey.

#landscape #landscaping #austria

A journey through the Alps - Fernpass


Lately I had the luck that I travelled
through the alps on a sunny day with blue skies..
This is a loose series of some of my impressions
from this journey.

#landscape #landscaping #austria___

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