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Karin Nelson has been at 18 events

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Lotus Carroll1,777,944  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured 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. (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* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, 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 Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00154  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear. We figured we'd go beyond just a general "Halloween" theme, but still keep the "fright factor" alive. So show us something that absolutely terrifies you! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Greatest Fear" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear2014-10-29 06:00:0093  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Oct. 26, 2014 *Halloween Edition* Don't forget that this ties in well with: *October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear* found here  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgik4hlbf2g0j3fgv7kun5nkb28 Thanks to @113847951893881070422 for her fantastic photo on the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Oct. 20/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Oct. 27/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ 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 Project2014-10-26 02:00:0059  
Jeff Smith61,984  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 27, 2014 *Theme: Your Alter Ego* You have to ask yourself this question: Who or what would you want to be if you had the chance to change yourself? Or even perhaps what other "alter egos" just lurk inside your head, waiting to be revealed. Thanks to the "most" extraordinary @110573952887886961621 for his theme suggestion and photograph. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 28/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______ 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 Project2014-04-27 03:00:0084  
Jay Patel1,653,700Just how do you make a choice before getting the next tripod? We will also be sharing storied about what happens when things go wrong...and what is the best workflow to ruin your tripod. ;) @115105647022907007398, @101145980349117737014 and rest of the Visual Wildernes will join a special guest @117697399358826098478 to talk about how to go about selecting a tripod. Enjoy & Share. ________________ Via: http://visualwilderness.com/articles #landscapePhotography  Visual Wilderness E9: How to choose a Tripod2014-04-22 03:00:0066  
Jeff Smith61,984*Happy New Year* Welcome to the first Selfy Sunday Project of 2014 (Jan. 5, 2014) *Theme: A fresh start* Since we have started a new year its time for everyone to have a fresh start so that is a theme for this week.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Jan. 6/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____ 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 Project2014-01-05 03:00:00125  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 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* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! 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.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 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 A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 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 ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0086  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48129  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. 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 EST. 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 Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Peter From81,891Time 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 19:00:00468  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ 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! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Isabelle Fortin27,189Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00145  
Leslie Lina Sigala7,009Hello Everyone!  September 19 not only happens to be Luc Asbury Birthday  (Okay Ladies Swoon together ;p ...)  It's also "Talk Like a Pirate" DAY!!!!  Two of my favorite things wrapped into one day!   Surprise Luc with some Birthday Luv on September 19! If you can cross anything to do with Pirates, talking like a Pirate or some fun Nekkidness... (wink, wink) anything Luc is known for, Do it!!!!!!!  And don't forget to hash tag it as well !!!      #lucasburybday  #lucasburybirthday  Also, Please pass this along!!! Luc Asbury Birthday / Talk Like a Pirate Day2012-09-19 09:00:0012  
Scott Jarvie432,403*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 05:30:00143  

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2015-08-18 17:04:48 (42 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Cross Posting?
Now that Google+ is officially doomed, it's time to rev up the other social networks. I have been double posting sporadically, but I will now try to automate the posting from one social network to the other. 
Putting all my eggs in one basket no more... 
#sigh  

Most reshares: 13

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2015-08-22 04:11:44 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 165 +1s)Open 

Strawberries & Cream
I haven't tried these yet, but I sampled the blended concoction. Amazing. I filled a two-cup container to the brim with frozen strawberries. Then I poured in orange juice to level. Add a wee bit of lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of sweetened condensed milk. That's the strawberry base. For the "cream" topping", I used a mixture of pudding and water and more condensed milk with a bit more lemon for a spark. 

Most plusones: 166

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2015-08-09 21:59:53 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 166 +1s)Open 

I spent part of the afternoon making popsicles. Nutella fudgesicles filled with peanut butter cream. (Or, in one case, peanut butter cream filled with Nutella fudgesicle. 

They are very yummy, but a mess to make. 

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2015-09-02 03:13:35 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Holy Smokes... there is a Kelby Photowalk in my town on October 3rd. I'm actually getting a chance to go this time around! How cool is that???

What's not cool is the fact that in the registration process there is no option to register with a mirrorless camera. They want to know if I have a) a point a shoot, or b) a DSLR for less than $ 1000, or c) a DSLR for more than $ 1000, or d) a camera phone, or e) none of the above. Ok, as an owner of a mirrorless camera system I feel (again) discriminated against. At this day and age, it should be definitively an option.
steps off soap box

Holy Smokes... there is a Kelby Photowalk in my town on October 3rd. I'm actually getting a chance to go this time around! How cool is that???

What's not cool is the fact that in the registration process there is no option to register with a mirrorless camera. They want to know if I have a) a point a shoot, or b) a DSLR for less than $ 1000, or c) a DSLR for more than $ 1000, or d) a camera phone, or e) none of the above. Ok, as an owner of a mirrorless camera system I feel (again) discriminated against. At this day and age, it should be definitively an option.
steps off soap box___

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2015-09-01 22:34:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Today was THIS sort of day ...
(Watch the video and DO NOT miss the ending!!)

Today was THIS sort of day ...
(Watch the video and DO NOT miss the ending!!)___

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2015-09-01 22:23:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Paddle Board Yoga
I had to do a 2 minute exposure so that the lady doing paddle board yoga wouldn't show up in the picture. Luckily, it was quite windy that day and she got pushed along swiftly...

Paddle Board Yoga
I had to do a 2 minute exposure so that the lady doing paddle board yoga wouldn't show up in the picture. Luckily, it was quite windy that day and she got pushed along swiftly...___

2015-09-01 22:02:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Alright then. You can send the money straight to 
www.PayPal.Me/karinnelson ...

Alright then. You can send the money straight to 
www.PayPal.Me/karinnelson ...___

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2015-09-01 03:49:50 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I heard this once, and now it's logged in my ear and it won't come out! Help!

I heard this once, and now it's logged in my ear and it won't come out! Help!___

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2015-09-01 00:13:35 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Finally: A clean and organized desk!

Finally: A clean and organized desk!___

2015-08-30 23:48:46 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Facebook is definitively bad for my health. I suffer from health anxiety, and all I ever see is posts about all kinds of diseases, cancers, apparent research that's often in stark contrast to what whatever my doctor tells me. No, this isn't good. Google Plus is so much better for my nerves. It takes about things I'm interested in, or - at least - things that don't give me nervous breakdowns. :)

Facebook is definitively bad for my health. I suffer from health anxiety, and all I ever see is posts about all kinds of diseases, cancers, apparent research that's often in stark contrast to what whatever my doctor tells me. No, this isn't good. Google Plus is so much better for my nerves. It takes about things I'm interested in, or - at least - things that don't give me nervous breakdowns. :)___

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2015-08-29 06:49:27 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Behold... no instruments. The Cuban artists' name is "Vocal Sampling". (Watch for the "guitar" solo starting at 4:19!)

Behold... no instruments. The Cuban artists' name is "Vocal Sampling". (Watch for the "guitar" solo starting at 4:19!)___

2015-08-28 23:33:49 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Started this lovely day by dropping my phone on the concrete. Yeah, and it didn't have a case on. 

At least we're all healthy and have a roof over our heads, right?

Started this lovely day by dropping my phone on the concrete. Yeah, and it didn't have a case on. 

At least we're all healthy and have a roof over our heads, right?___

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2015-08-27 23:20:11 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Fear the Sun
Let's face it: Who wants to go for a walk in the forest when it's overcast and grey? I sure don't. The forest draws me when it's sunny and bright outside, when the sun's rays play with the leaves and draw sunspots on mossy paths.
Taking pictures in a forest in bright sunshine is a nightmare, to put it mildly. It draws me time after time, and I fail miserably. But that doesn't stop me. Hell, if I'm good at something, it's at failing.  

Fear the Sun
Let's face it: Who wants to go for a walk in the forest when it's overcast and grey? I sure don't. The forest draws me when it's sunny and bright outside, when the sun's rays play with the leaves and draw sunspots on mossy paths.
Taking pictures in a forest in bright sunshine is a nightmare, to put it mildly. It draws me time after time, and I fail miserably. But that doesn't stop me. Hell, if I'm good at something, it's at failing.  ___

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2015-08-27 05:11:54 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Nightly Visitors
The grapes aren't quite ripe yet, but we already had our first visitors of the season. Nobody in my family likes to eat those grapes, but they're the racoons' favourite dessert.

Nightly Visitors
The grapes aren't quite ripe yet, but we already had our first visitors of the season. Nobody in my family likes to eat those grapes, but they're the racoons' favourite dessert.___

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2015-08-27 04:19:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

See what happens when teachers have too much time on their hands. Gosh, I love Flash Mobs...

See what happens when teachers have too much time on their hands. Gosh, I love Flash Mobs...___

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2015-08-25 20:10:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Do you own a Fuji X-T1? 
Then grab this e-book for $ 4.00. It's a great deal for an amazingly helpful in-depth book about the camera and it's (updated firmware) functions. 
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with neither the author nor the seller. My recommendation is based purely on my own personal experience.

Do you own a Fuji X-T1? 
Then grab this e-book for $ 4.00. It's a great deal for an amazingly helpful in-depth book about the camera and it's (updated firmware) functions. 
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with neither the author nor the seller. My recommendation is based purely on my own personal experience.___

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2015-08-25 15:05:28 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

It's JUST animation...
Those of you who think that no real acting efforts are involved when certain parts of a movie are computer generated - think again. 

That, and Benedict Cumberbatch is hot, whatever he's wearing.

It's JUST animation...
Those of you who think that no real acting efforts are involved when certain parts of a movie are computer generated - think again. 

That, and Benedict Cumberbatch is hot, whatever he's wearing.___

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2015-08-24 23:23:37 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

L'Alsace, France...
...where the streets look more German than in Germany. 

L'Alsace, France...
...where the streets look more German than in Germany. ___

2015-08-24 21:53:51 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Google+, your "Explore" is boring.

Google+, your "Explore" is boring.___

2015-08-24 05:46:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Help! I can't stop watching John Oliver...

Help! I can't stop watching John Oliver...___

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2015-08-24 01:47:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Rolley Lake
So the walk this afternoon didn't go so well. Some of the pictures were blurry (Yes. It does happen), the sun was really bright and everything kinda turned out like crap. To top it all up, I didn't take ONE picture of the three of us together.

Ah,@#$%@&&!!

Rolley Lake
So the walk this afternoon didn't go so well. Some of the pictures were blurry (Yes. It does happen), the sun was really bright and everything kinda turned out like crap. To top it all up, I didn't take ONE picture of the three of us together.

Ah,@#$%@&&!!___

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2015-08-22 04:56:50 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I can't even...

Only in America.

I can't even...

Only in America.___

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2015-08-22 04:11:44 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 165 +1s)Open 

Strawberries & Cream
I haven't tried these yet, but I sampled the blended concoction. Amazing. I filled a two-cup container to the brim with frozen strawberries. Then I poured in orange juice to level. Add a wee bit of lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of sweetened condensed milk. That's the strawberry base. For the "cream" topping", I used a mixture of pudding and water and more condensed milk with a bit more lemon for a spark. 

Strawberries & Cream
I haven't tried these yet, but I sampled the blended concoction. Amazing. I filled a two-cup container to the brim with frozen strawberries. Then I poured in orange juice to level. Add a wee bit of lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of sweetened condensed milk. That's the strawberry base. For the "cream" topping", I used a mixture of pudding and water and more condensed milk with a bit more lemon for a spark. ___

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2015-08-21 20:58:25 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 117 +1s)Open 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popsicles
My latest attempt... son says they're the best ones yet. I personally prefer the Vietnamese coffee ones, or even the mango creamsicles...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popsicles
My latest attempt... son says they're the best ones yet. I personally prefer the Vietnamese coffee ones, or even the mango creamsicles...___

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2015-08-21 00:14:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

The Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. 
What a beautiful place. 

The Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. 
What a beautiful place. ___

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2015-08-20 02:18:42 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Berlin Cathedral with the TV Tower in the background. Sometimes it pays off to turn around and look back. :)

Berlin Cathedral with the TV Tower in the background. Sometimes it pays off to turn around and look back. :)___

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2015-08-18 22:54:50 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

You see something during a walk in the forest. You stop taking a picture. And then you come home and the pictures looks NOTHING like what you saw when you were there. The lights are blown out. The shadows are way darker. You notice some branches and trees that hinder the composition...
Then the most important, most difficult work in taking the photograph is still ahead of you: making the picture appear on screen EXACTLY as it was when you saw while you were there. Exactly as you saw it when it made you stop in your tracks and think: "This is beautiful. I should take a picture of it."

A picture. First you take it. And then you make it. 

You see something during a walk in the forest. You stop taking a picture. And then you come home and the pictures looks NOTHING like what you saw when you were there. The lights are blown out. The shadows are way darker. You notice some branches and trees that hinder the composition...
Then the most important, most difficult work in taking the photograph is still ahead of you: making the picture appear on screen EXACTLY as it was when you saw while you were there. Exactly as you saw it when it made you stop in your tracks and think: "This is beautiful. I should take a picture of it."

A picture. First you take it. And then you make it. ___

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2015-08-18 20:15:09 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

I'm getting increasingly proficient with this whole popsicle making thing. Now that I have the recipe book, it's going even better. Or is it?
They go to great lengths to describe what doesn't freeze well, and they mention alcohol. Then the recipe asks for a tablespoon of vanilla extract. The second ingredient in vanilla extract is ALCOHOL. Put it together with your other ingredients, and your popsicle will fall apart. Since I replaced the vanilla alcohol with vanilla sugar (and left some regular sugar out), the popsicle is finally behaving. Dipped in my fabulous magic shell (100 g dark chocolate, 40 g coconut oil), they disappear faster than I can make them. Thank goodness they only take 10 minutes to make. :)

I'm getting increasingly proficient with this whole popsicle making thing. Now that I have the recipe book, it's going even better. Or is it?
They go to great lengths to describe what doesn't freeze well, and they mention alcohol. Then the recipe asks for a tablespoon of vanilla extract. The second ingredient in vanilla extract is ALCOHOL. Put it together with your other ingredients, and your popsicle will fall apart. Since I replaced the vanilla alcohol with vanilla sugar (and left some regular sugar out), the popsicle is finally behaving. Dipped in my fabulous magic shell (100 g dark chocolate, 40 g coconut oil), they disappear faster than I can make them. Thank goodness they only take 10 minutes to make. :)___

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2015-08-18 17:25:27 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Do you De-Haze?
Maybe you should. Depending on how the light hits your lens, you may notice a slight fog or glare on your images. With Photoshops excellent de-hazing slider (buried inside the Camera Raw Filter menu), you can bring out the shine and sparkle in every image - not just a hazy landscape shot.

Do you De-Haze?
Maybe you should. Depending on how the light hits your lens, you may notice a slight fog or glare on your images. With Photoshops excellent de-hazing slider (buried inside the Camera Raw Filter menu), you can bring out the shine and sparkle in every image - not just a hazy landscape shot.___

2015-08-18 17:04:48 (42 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Cross Posting?
Now that Google+ is officially doomed, it's time to rev up the other social networks. I have been double posting sporadically, but I will now try to automate the posting from one social network to the other. 
Putting all my eggs in one basket no more... 
#sigh  

Cross Posting?
Now that Google+ is officially doomed, it's time to rev up the other social networks. I have been double posting sporadically, but I will now try to automate the posting from one social network to the other. 
Putting all my eggs in one basket no more... 
#sigh  ___

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2015-08-18 05:13:47 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I don't always take pictures during a Sunday afternoon walk.
But when I do, they're at f1.2 in Classic Chrome. 

I don't always take pictures during a Sunday afternoon walk.
But when I do, they're at f1.2 in Classic Chrome. ___

2015-08-18 04:29:26 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"99% of people are fools. And the rest of us are in constant danger of contagion."

"99% of people are fools. And the rest of us are in constant danger of contagion."___

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2015-08-17 00:43:16 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

The blackberries are ripening. (Found today at a walk by the river).

The blackberries are ripening. (Found today at a walk by the river).___

2015-08-14 00:00:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

It seems I dodged another bullet...

It seems I dodged another bullet...___

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2015-08-13 16:31:48 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

US $ 120 for two of them. What are you waiting for?

US $ 120 for two of them. What are you waiting for?___

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2015-08-13 01:46:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

We have a little park in our neighbourhood up on the hills, and there are stairs leading from the valley up into this park. A lot of people use these stairs (over 100 steps) to exercise in the fresh air. And then, this happened...

Only in Canada... :)

We have a little park in our neighbourhood up on the hills, and there are stairs leading from the valley up into this park. A lot of people use these stairs (over 100 steps) to exercise in the fresh air. And then, this happened...

Only in Canada... :)___

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2015-08-11 22:22:18 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The "KaDeWe", or rather, Kaufhaus des Westens (Department Store of the West), was built between 1905 and 1907 and destroyed during WWII. Rebuilt and reopened in 1950, the "KaDeWe" soon became a symbol of the regained economic power of West Germany during the Wirtschaftswunder economic boom, as well as emblematic of the material prosperity of West Berlin versus that of the East.
It is still the biggest department store in continental Europe. 

The "KaDeWe", or rather, Kaufhaus des Westens (Department Store of the West), was built between 1905 and 1907 and destroyed during WWII. Rebuilt and reopened in 1950, the "KaDeWe" soon became a symbol of the regained economic power of West Germany during the Wirtschaftswunder economic boom, as well as emblematic of the material prosperity of West Berlin versus that of the East.
It is still the biggest department store in continental Europe. ___

2015-08-11 17:15:22 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My son wants a Leviboard. Apart from being way too expensive, what do we know about Leviboards? 

My son wants a Leviboard. Apart from being way too expensive, what do we know about Leviboards? ___

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2015-08-10 23:48:01 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Reaching out...

Reaching out...___

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2015-08-10 23:00:28 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Yippiee! Another one of my pictures will appear on Chromecast! Or Google. Or Alphabet. Or whatever.

#alphabet   #confused   #whatsgoingon  

Yippiee! Another one of my pictures will appear on Chromecast! Or Google. Or Alphabet. Or whatever.

#alphabet   #confused   #whatsgoingon  ___

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2015-08-10 17:32:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

That's funny. :)

That's funny. :)___

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2015-08-09 21:59:53 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 166 +1s)Open 

I spent part of the afternoon making popsicles. Nutella fudgesicles filled with peanut butter cream. (Or, in one case, peanut butter cream filled with Nutella fudgesicle. 

They are very yummy, but a mess to make. 

I spent part of the afternoon making popsicles. Nutella fudgesicles filled with peanut butter cream. (Or, in one case, peanut butter cream filled with Nutella fudgesicle. 

They are very yummy, but a mess to make. ___

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2015-08-09 20:40:41 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Yep. It's another sunny day today.

Yep. It's another sunny day today.___

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2015-08-08 16:56:25 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

So it seems that today is the international day of cats. So I thought, I'm going to reprocess an image from 6 years ago, when little Gracie first found her way to us.
She was found in an abandoned drug house, and has a crippled front paw. At only three months old, the SPCA gave her into the care of a vet who happens to be a friend of mine. Since I had lost my beloved Ciccio to kidney diseases, she figured it would be perfect kitten to fill the empty spot in my heart. We brought her home, and she was super shy. After two days in the acclimatization room, the first steps outside led her to a bathroom. And from behind the door, she observed us for a while, before deciding that she would join us. And she's been with us ever since.

#caturday  

So it seems that today is the international day of cats. So I thought, I'm going to reprocess an image from 6 years ago, when little Gracie first found her way to us.
She was found in an abandoned drug house, and has a crippled front paw. At only three months old, the SPCA gave her into the care of a vet who happens to be a friend of mine. Since I had lost my beloved Ciccio to kidney diseases, she figured it would be perfect kitten to fill the empty spot in my heart. We brought her home, and she was super shy. After two days in the acclimatization room, the first steps outside led her to a bathroom. And from behind the door, she observed us for a while, before deciding that she would join us. And she's been with us ever since.

#caturday  ___

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2015-08-07 22:39:56 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

I always thought the Brandenburger Tor was such a big, imposing building. But it really isn't that big at all.

I always thought the Brandenburger Tor was such a big, imposing building. But it really isn't that big at all.___

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2015-08-07 16:19:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

So yeah, this is another one for the lightning pictures I took in Germany. I except more great lighting storms with the temperatures they have today... unfortunately, I won't be there to take pictures. 

So yeah, this is another one for the lightning pictures I took in Germany. I except more great lighting storms with the temperatures they have today... unfortunately, I won't be there to take pictures. ___

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2015-08-06 20:47:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

We need to settle on one. We really do. 

We need to settle on one. We really do. ___

2015-08-06 19:50:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

What sad and uninteresting life must I be living for me not to see the need to purchase any POV camera system whatsoever. 

What sad and uninteresting life must I be living for me not to see the need to purchase any POV camera system whatsoever. ___

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2015-08-04 22:25:31 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Then I'll just process another flower picture...

Then I'll just process another flower picture...___

2015-08-04 17:32:08 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Somehow, lately I'm incredibly unlucky when it comes to internet shopping... first, I get sent (and charged for ) 19 backpacks instead of one. It took me 10 days to get this sorted out. Now, I ordered a popsicle maker (with extra fast shipping to get it before summer's over) and get sent a pacifier and diarrhea medicine.

Haven't I suffered enough?

Somehow, lately I'm incredibly unlucky when it comes to internet shopping... first, I get sent (and charged for ) 19 backpacks instead of one. It took me 10 days to get this sorted out. Now, I ordered a popsicle maker (with extra fast shipping to get it before summer's over) and get sent a pacifier and diarrhea medicine.

Haven't I suffered enough?___

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2015-08-03 23:16:57 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

In my quest for the perfect Lemon Chia Seed Muffin, I've done away with the instant lemon pudding powder and settled on a more basic, less chemistry-laden recipe. 

Mind you, I haven't tried them yet.

In my quest for the perfect Lemon Chia Seed Muffin, I've done away with the instant lemon pudding powder and settled on a more basic, less chemistry-laden recipe. 

Mind you, I haven't tried them yet.___

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2015-08-03 21:15:21 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

No. It's NOT a sunflower.

No. It's NOT a sunflower.___

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2015-08-02 22:02:11 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Am I posting too many flowers yet? Are you getting bored?
Should I make a collection with all the flower macros I've created over the years?

Am I posting too many flowers yet? Are you getting bored?
Should I make a collection with all the flower macros I've created over the years?___

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