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Lucille Galleli

Lucille Galleli 

A photographer, a geek and an all around fool!

Occupation: Hobbyist Photographer, Enthusiastic Networker and an all-around Fool!

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Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Whisk. What this means is that you need to create an image that uses a whisk - sounds easy, right? But we're challenging you to be as creative as possible - try your best to stay away from "safe, easy" images and go for something more. Think outside of the box and make the most interesting image you can using this month's "suggested item" - WHISK. Here is where you enter your ONE "Whisk" 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* 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 Porfolio 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 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/sale-rack-camera *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 2016 ~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 oAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Whisk2016-08-29 07:00:0035  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-) If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. *Be careful* - _don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner!_ Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing. Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" 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* I've curated a gallery of really interesting scanography self-portraits that you can check out for inspiration. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/81S5TH If you'd like, you can see an album of my own scanography here: https://goo.gl/sXCiW8 Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~ @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always isMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Scanography2016-03-29 07:00:0069  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season. What this means is create your image to portray or offer commentary on whatever the current season means to you... this should differ for each of us, though I'm sure there will be many common themes. Let's see what this time of year means to you, as creatively as possible! Here is where you enter your ONE "'Tis the Season" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during 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. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I've rounded up some truly magnificent "seasonal" self portraits in a gallery, and hope they inspire you as much as they do me! View that here: https://goo.gl/N99VSS 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.  Many thanks to @106324582128454068388 for letting us use a modified version of her image in the header this month! *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 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@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 OthDecember Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season2015-12-28 07:00:0061  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: "Morning Story." What this means is the image you create should tell us what your morning is like... do you love/hate it? Do you sleep in or jump right out of bed? Do you exercise, eat, shower, run, rush your kids out the door... or something else? You get the idea... this can be humorous or serious, it's up to you.  Here is where you enter your ONE "Morning Story" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during 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. (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* Check out this gallery of really great "Morning Story" self portraits - they are wonderfully inspiring: https://goo.gl/VBcxJE Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event, too, 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 @104871116467578397659 for suggesting this theme, and to Lorena Masi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lollyx34) for letting use her image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, ViolNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Morning Story2015-11-25 07:00:0073  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween. Interpret this however you'd like, whether it be full of horror or whimsy. From creepy ghouls to jack-o-lanterns, clowns and dolls, we want to see it all, so get in the spirit and show us your Halloweenie!  Here is where you enter your ONE "Halloween" Self Portrait. 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. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of amazing Halloween self portraits to get inspired! https://goo.gl/aWl83x 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 @110573952887886961621 for letting us use his amazing Halloween 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/UwJ69t ~@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 October 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must ResOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween2015-10-29 06:00:0080  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White.  Here is where you enter your ONE Black & White Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* "Our Monochrome Days" - a gallery of exceptional black and white self portraiture: https://goo.gl/TYRBlQ Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 30 http://goo.gl/o469IK ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95  http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in September 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants ~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant *_Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiratioSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White2015-09-28 07:00:00112  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This 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  
Landscape Photography Community10,861*Landscape Photography Community:  Delicate Light and Shadow* *NOTE:* NO harsh light or shadow.  We are looking for those subtle and delicate patterns of light and shadow. *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  Do NOT share someone else's photo.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, speed, f stop etc.  Photos that don't have complete EXIF data will be removed. 5) Leave a comment and tell us about this photograph. Where is this place located?  What were you trying to achieve?  What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?  We want to know WHY, not just WHAT. THE COMMENT IS REQUIRED. 5) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  6) Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 7) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, August 31, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 8) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. 9) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 10) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!! *Voting:* Feel free to leave positive encouraging comments on the entries at any time.  You know our photographers will love the attention.  Engage in conversation and see what you can learn!!  AFTER Monday, August 31, 2015, 3 pm CDT (when the event ends) and BEFORE Friday, September 4, 2015 at noon CDT, you may add another comment and include the hashtag, #LPCFavorite on five of your most favorite photographs!!  Those with lots of votes will be shared to the  page and honored!!!LPC Event #47: Delicate Light and Shadow2015-08-24 22:00:00448  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental. What this means is your self portrait should incorporate one or more of the elements in an obvious way - let's see how you commingle with Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire! Here is where you enter your ONE "Elemental" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Here's a gallery I created with some really wonderful examples of this kind of self portraiture - hopefully they will inspire you! Elemental Self Portraiture on Flickr: https://goo.gl/g1IOrp Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate* for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 2nd Brain Tablet Case http://goo.gl/iN5Ki1 ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in July 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 SpammJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental2015-07-29 07:00:0077  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 12th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 6th up until Monday morning, July 13th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106454850676445272777 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/JfZQt2) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-07-12 03:00:0063  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This 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 Carroll1,778,608This 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 Carroll1,778,608This 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  
Courtney King Doudna10,176DRinK DESigN COnTEsT! Design a new Logo for The Bang Artist Networking Group.  Winner: You will see your design used on this page and of course given the credit & links to your works.   REQUIREMENT: Have a glass of wine a shot of whiskey or something before you submit your work.  Thanks! ;) **The Bang Artist Networking Group https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108919660401335492595 Bang Artist Networking Group is designed to help Artists of all mediums come together for Networking Opportunities.  The fields of this community are : Photography, painting, drawing, digital art, illustration, design, sculpture, pottery, craft, handmade artwork, technology, green art, art and business, activism, fashion, life style, media, models, musicians and more!DRink & DEsigN ConTesT!2015-04-25 02:00:0067  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This 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  
Landscape Photography Community10,861*Landscape Photography Community:  Winter* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 16, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #35: Winter2015-03-09 21:00:00692  
Werner Polwein29,398Lulu´s 5ter Geburtstag in FotosLulu´s Geburtstag2015-03-01 23:30:0094  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This 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  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,312There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00296  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608  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  
Landscape Photography Community10,861*Landscape Photography Community:  My Special Place*  *What's your special place?  Share a photo of it to the event and IN A COMMENT, tell us where it is and what makes it special.*     General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, January 19, 2015, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #31: My Special Place2015-01-12 22:00:00690  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: *Cinematic*. What this means is let your images be inspired by the look and feel of moving films, cinema, movies! Basically, they'll look like stills taken from a movie - drama, mystery, and action are all great genres to focus on. Location, lighting and angles will play key roles in your imagery, as well as your post processing technique for color, cropping, and more. Here is where you enter your ONE Cinematic Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during 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. (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* Like most things, there are many ways to achieve this kind of look (just as there are many styles of cinema!), so find a style that suits you and work with it. This @111480916026711337375 article has some interesting information that you might enjoy: http://goo.gl/KhWR79   A good thing to remember when creating your image is that _movies tell stories_. As such, the story being told by your photo will have a huge impact on how "good" the finished product is - does your one image effectively pack the punch to tell a story? I think that the greatest cinematic images have great scene, lighting, angles, post processing (color, cropping, etc) and ALSO have been set-up such that they tell a story with impact. 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. The header for this Event was created by @112528921891703025888.  If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue Citywalker 10 http://goo.gl/qSqyOl *@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 ofNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic2014-11-23 07:00:00102  
jany viala25,235one photo per person  a picture of what you like to do  Macro, Landscape, falling water, birds, City. Color or Black and White  not a concour. An event to see your work  thank you JanyArtist , photographer , amateur or professional2014-08-31 19:00:00336  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump! Time to practice your "ups" and catch an action shot of you jumping in some fashion. Get creative and make something fun - remember to use a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze that action! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Jump!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here:http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes and some jumping tips? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here:http://goo.gl/T0LvR The image in the header is a #JumpyPantsJeff  original. ;-) Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/PartAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!2014-08-30 07:00:0070  
Diana Grace567This is a tutorial on how to add a clickable link to your blog in one minute or less. www.income423.com www.fromoceansdeep.comHow to add a clickable link to your blog in one minute or less2014-08-24 05:57:001  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This 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 07:00:00169  
Courtney King Doudna10,176Sensuous Springtime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline May 20. sen·su·ous (sĕn′sho̅o̅-əs) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or derived from the senses. 2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses. 3. a. Readily affected through the senses. b. Highly appreciative of the pleasures of sensation. What do we have in common? Our 5 Senses -submit 5 photos, one photo for each Sense/Category as stimulated by Springtime. 2 Traditional senses 2.1 Sight 2.2 Hearing 2.3 Taste 2.4 Smell 2.5 Touch -Label/Title your photo according to the Springtime Sensation. BONUS (for those who read directions) BONUS CATEGORY: 6th Sense ~ You may include a 6th photo titled "6th Sense" sixth sense n 1. (Alternative Belief Systems) any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell Contest Rules & Conditions: ● Sign in with an introduction, comment CHECK-IN or Thank you! ● Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● MAX 5 PHOTOS per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ONLY G+ on the contest page will be counted ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ***Photos can be entered from February 19 - May 20 Winners: The Jury selected Winners (top 10) The ►TOP Photo People's Choice, with the most G+ votes top Amateur Photographer monochrome photographer *new *Best Collection/Project/Album Winners will be shared in the stream of +Courtney King Doudna **It is my goal to publish a book with at least the winners, from each of the seasons. This is your opportunity to submit your Spring photos. The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury. HashTAG! #sensuousspringtime   #sensuousspringtimephotographycontest  Sensuous Springtime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline May 20.2014-05-21 06:30:00443  
Margaret Tompkins152,299*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00444  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #gplusphotos   #photgraphers   #photo_of_the_week   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusevent    G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-06 17:00:00198  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotos   #photographers #beautifulpictures   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-30 17:00:00185  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/UXlCTH 1st Place - *Jesse Martineau* 2nd Place - *Silke Tüxen* 3rd Place - *Walter Soestbergen* Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #curatedcontent   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #PEC   #gplusevent   G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-16 16:00:00361  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/8gaEyJ 1st Place - *Margaret Tompkins* 2nd Place - *Peter Ebner* 3rd Place - *Toshi Nakamura* Honorable Mention - *Graham Hartle* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #googleplusphotoevents   #curatedcontent  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-09 16:00:00219  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rwk2ok 1st Place - *Rosie Nixon* 2nd Place - *Rodney Campbell* 3rd Place - *Silke Tüxen* Honorable Mention - *Arnab Basu* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers #photo_of_the_week   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-02 16:00:00221  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/oLS4e8 1st Place - *Edith Kukla* 2nd Place - *Hanspi Schär* 3rd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* Honorable Mention - *Robert Glöckner* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-09 16:00:00231  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608Event is now closed to new submissions. Thanks! Stay tuned to my profile for announcements of Honorable Mentions, Finalists, and Winners.   * * * * *  This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality. What is meant by this? It's time to show us your real life. Capture a self portrait that conveys a sense of who you really are or what your life is really like, or portrays a real life situation you are facing. @105852782594022510198, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3xRrMx She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Capture Your Reality" 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. 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* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN *and* a @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://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 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 February 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality2014-02-01 07:00:00147  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/h3oZpP to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/h3oZpP.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/kqwKNG 1st Place - *Walter Soestbergen* 2nd Place - *Rosie Nixon* 3rd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-05 16:00:00290  
Jeff Smith61,679*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  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/fzQXsd 1st Place - *Margaret Tompkins* 2nd Place - *Markus Landsmann* 3rd Place - *Michael Sonntag* Honorable Mention - *Patrick Willemain* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-29 16:00:00230  
Pat Kight15,673@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00150  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/TJJEjN 1st Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 2nd Place - *Rosie Nixon* 3rd Place - *Pål Børsting* Honorable Mention - *Reiner Vogeley* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-22 16:00:00213  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,076*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rsxoM1 1st Place - *Silke Tüxen* 2nd Place - *Pete Marquess* 3rd Place - *Nancy Dempsey* Honorable Mention - ** *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-15 16:00:00197  
Massimiliano Marsiglietti26,011Post here your best autumn shots. I will reshare daily the ones I like the most. Get in! I want to see exceptional autumn photos and gorgeous colors. :)Your best autumn shots2013-11-24 23:30:00527  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This 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 01:00:00189  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) 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. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00178  
Robert SKREINER1,229,742@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001995  
Greg Griffin14,095*ATTENTION  Landscape Photographers!!!* *People's Choice Event in the Vista World* The *Landsacape Photography Community* proudly announces the People's Choice Event in the Vistas Category.   *YOU CHOOSE THE WINNER  -  YOU BE THE JUDGE !!!* All Landscape Photography Community members may post *ONE* photograph during the event.  You vote with your "+1" on the photos that you like in the event.  The photograph that gets the most votes or "+1s", wins the contest!  That photograph will be shared to the Inspiration Category as the *#PeoplesChoice*  !!  The photographer will be added to the special Landscape Photography Community Inspiration Circle at the end of the month. *Rules and Details* 1. You MUST be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2. Only one photograph per photographer - the others will be deleted. 3. The photograph MUST be original work by you! 4. The photo MUST be a vista of a natural landscape. *No Cityscapes.* 5. The photo MUST be shared directly to the event, NO links to external web sites are permitted. 6. Vote on as many photos as your want.  Your "+1" is your vote. 7. Campaigning is allowed and encouraged!!  Get all of your friends to come to the community and "+1" your photo.   8. *Time to post photographs: Monday May 20, 2013 9.00 am UTC - Sunday May 26, 8.00 am, UTC.*  9.*Time to vote: Monday May 20, 2013 8.00 am UTC  – Wednesday May 29, 2013 8.00 am UTC.* 10.  All photographs posted to the event after Sunday, May 26, 2013 8.00 am UTC, will be deleted.  11. Check your time zone here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html +Greg Griffin  Lead Moderator of the Catch All category will moderate this contest!   *YOU are the Judge!!*   *Good Luck!*People's Choice Event in the Vista World2013-05-20 11:00:00219  
Lotus Carroll1,778,608This is the Event for our April 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using either Selective Color or Textures (or both). Your photo must have been captured 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. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @107494834634231938072 put together a fabulous Tutorial about how and when to use Selective Color and Textures in your photography - find it here: http://goo.gl/c5sQQ *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 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 April 2013 *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 ParticipantApril Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures2013-04-02 02:00:00124  
Peter From83,133Time 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  
AllThingsRed3,316Hi there all you contributors to AllThingsRed!! It's time for a new sub-theme already.  As from Monday 8th. October, the new theme will be SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The sub-theme is voluntary but Lucille and I really hope you can find some images on the subject. Anything from Radios to phones to scientific apparatus. The list is endless! *Happy hunting!!#AllThingsRed - subtheme - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY2012-10-08 00:00:00119  
Victor Bezrukov1,658,357 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee ) don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00144  

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2015-10-23 17:53:26 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

The cathedral of Leon. A breathtaking spectacle of architecture, art and plain old awesomeness! 

#Cathedral   #Architecture   #Leon   #hqsparchitecture  

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2016-09-24 10:10:56 (5 comments; 16 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Lose yourself!

The Dyrhólaey reserve, a sanctuary for birds and waif souls in search of peace!


#LandscapePhotography #Iceland #Dyrhólaey #EuropeanPhotography 

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Lose yourself!

The Dyrhólaey reserve, a sanctuary for birds and waif souls in search of peace!


#LandscapePhotography #Iceland #Dyrhólaey #EuropeanPhotography 

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2016-09-25 20:38:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Don't be a frog in a well Sage advice I first heard from my Grandma.

Ranita de San Antonio, also known as European Tree frog or Hyla arborea.

#close2home #Todaysmemory #MacroPhotography #EuropeanPhotography

Don't be a frog in a well Sage advice I first heard from my Grandma.

Ranita de San Antonio, also known as European Tree frog or Hyla arborea.

#close2home #Todaysmemory #MacroPhotography #EuropeanPhotography___

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2016-09-25 18:10:14 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

* Ranita de San Antonio*
European Tree frog or Hyla arborea.

#close2home #Todaysmemory #MacroPhotography #EuropeanPhotography


* Ranita de San Antonio*
European Tree frog or Hyla arborea.

#close2home #Todaysmemory #MacroPhotography #EuropeanPhotography
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2016-09-24 10:14:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Lose yourself!

The Dyrhólaey reserve, a sanctuary for birds and waif souls in search of peace!


#LandscapePhotography #Iceland #Dyrhólaey #EuropeanPhotography 

Lose yourself!

The Dyrhólaey reserve, a sanctuary for birds and waif souls in search of peace!


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2016-09-24 10:10:56 (5 comments; 16 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Lose yourself!

The Dyrhólaey reserve, a sanctuary for birds and waif souls in search of peace!


#LandscapePhotography #Iceland #Dyrhólaey #EuropeanPhotography 

Lose yourself!

The Dyrhólaey reserve, a sanctuary for birds and waif souls in search of peace!


#LandscapePhotography #Iceland #Dyrhólaey #EuropeanPhotography ___

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2016-09-12 20:23:47 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Thereby hangs a tail.

#EuropeanPhotography
#Close2Home
#Water #Whale #Iceland #Husavik
#Wildlife
#Animal


Thereby hangs a tail.

#EuropeanPhotography
#Close2Home
#Water #Whale #Iceland #Husavik
#Wildlife
#Animal
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2016-09-11 20:52:34 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

On my rocky perch.
Cairns, cairns everywhere.... and look, I found the perfect one to perch on!

#Bird #Perch #Iceland #Close2Home #Wild #Travel


On my rocky perch.
Cairns, cairns everywhere.... and look, I found the perfect one to perch on!

#Bird #Perch #Iceland #Close2Home #Wild #Travel
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2016-09-08 21:32:20 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Hvítserkur

Several species of birds, such as gulls and fulmars, live on at Hvítserkur and its name ("white shirt" in Icelandic) comes from the color of the guano deposited on its rocks.

Hvítserkur

Several species of birds, such as gulls and fulmars, live on at Hvítserkur and its name ("white shirt" in Icelandic) comes from the color of the guano deposited on its rocks.___

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2016-09-02 19:06:32 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Eh, say what?

#Landscape #LandscapePhotography #Travel #WanderLust #Iceland #EuropeanPhotography #Europe


Eh, say what?

#Landscape #LandscapePhotography #Travel #WanderLust #Iceland #EuropeanPhotography #Europe
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2016-08-15 21:30:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Hverir just after the storm.

Hverir just after the storm.___

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2016-07-15 20:11:11 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I once was a grape hyacinth, I've aged gracefully, I dare you to do the same.


I once was a grape hyacinth, I've aged gracefully, I dare you to do the same.
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2016-07-14 19:44:02 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Seeing you basking in the evening sun, made me grab my camera :)



Seeing you basking in the evening sun, made me grab my camera :)

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2016-07-07 20:50:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Splashhhhh!!!

Splashhhhh!!!___

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2016-07-03 14:36:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Finally getting my Blog in place.

Finally getting my Blog in place.___

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2016-06-30 21:45:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Caught in it's own web! 

Caught in it's own web! ___

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2016-06-29 20:31:52 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Just keep on moving

Just keep on moving___

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2016-06-28 20:19:03 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Bugging you, is easy cause you're buggable!


Bugging you, is easy cause you're buggable!
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2016-06-27 20:37:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Bottled up!

Bottled up!___

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2016-06-20 20:18:04 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Churches do preach love :)


Churches do preach love :)
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2016-06-18 21:28:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Rise and shine

#OhHeavens #OhCielos


Rise and shine

#OhHeavens #OhCielos
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2016-06-18 15:06:07 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Bug me baby, one more time! 

Bug me baby, one more time! ___

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2016-06-18 14:50:54 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Colour me orange! 

Colour me orange! ___

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2016-05-06 20:10:21 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

You, my darling, complete me!


You, my darling, complete me!
___

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2016-04-25 19:47:54 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Colour me orange!





Colour me orange!



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2016-04-23 19:10:26 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

I can spend hours, recounting stories of your beauty and charm.

Tulips from our garden, decorating the table, lit by the sun.

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field... more »

I can spend hours, recounting stories of your beauty and charm.

Tulips from our garden, decorating the table, lit by the sun.

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#FreshPics +* curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#The Magic of Light +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

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2016-04-22 16:37:44 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

I was all dark and grey
but then you looked at me,
and I burst forth in colour.

#BokehTuesday +* curated by +Bob Baxley
#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtelmore »

I was all dark and grey
but then you looked at me,
and I burst forth in colour.

#BokehTuesday +* curated by +Bob Baxley
#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#nikonshooters
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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2016-04-17 18:32:10 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

They tease
And wonder
Why I am smiling so
And humming happy tunes under my breath
And why the strut's back in my walk...
But I won't tell them
Because if I do
Everyone would want
A little piece of this heaven too.
So I'll just keep right on smiling
And struting
And humming happy tunes under my breath
And keeping you a secret all to myself!
Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

#BuggyFriday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina... more »

They tease
And wonder
Why I am smiling so
And humming happy tunes under my breath
And why the strut's back in my walk...
But I won't tell them
Because if I do
Everyone would want
A little piece of this heaven too.
So I'll just keep right on smiling
And struting
And humming happy tunes under my breath
And keeping you a secret all to myself!
Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

#BuggyFriday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, , +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein
#YellowCircle curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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2016-04-14 20:08:59 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

"Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek
Love lights Her fire from that flame.
When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night
Love comes and finds a heart
entangled in tresses.
Beauty and Love are as body and soul.
Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond."
-Rumi

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All... more »

"Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek
Love lights Her fire from that flame.
When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night
Love comes and finds a heart
entangled in tresses.
Beauty and Love are as body and soul.
Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond."
-Rumi

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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2016-04-13 20:10:02 (13 comments; 5 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Wash over me

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#The Magic of Light +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul... more »

Wash over me

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#The Magic of Light +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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2016-04-09 19:48:31 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Backyard Baubles!

When golden light fills the evening, even the simplest blossom becomes a jewel to behold.

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukesmore »

Backyard Baubles!

When golden light fills the evening, even the simplest blossom becomes a jewel to behold.

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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2016-03-31 20:01:17 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Purple grape hyacinth in the setting sun. Spring, so full of surprises!

#Purple #Spring #Hyacinth #Purplecircle

Purple grape hyacinth in the setting sun. Spring, so full of surprises!

#Purple #Spring #Hyacinth #Purplecircle___

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2016-03-30 20:03:36 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Well, since we all know Orange is the new black!

#orange #black #spring #Flowers #Flora

Well, since we all know Orange is the new black!

#orange #black #spring #Flowers #Flora___

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2016-03-14 20:44:23 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

He dared me to a staring contest, I won. He called for a rematch. 

He dared me to a staring contest, I won. He called for a rematch. ___

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2016-02-28 12:59:30 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Waking up to blooms frozen over :)

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#BuggyFriday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes curated by +Steve Sieren... more »

Waking up to blooms frozen over :)

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#BuggyFriday curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes curated by +Steve Sieren
#10minutephotos curated by +Brian Dukes and +Mark Hall
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, , +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#lowanglephotography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein
#todaysmemory +Today's Memory curated by +Simona AN
#YellowCircle curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser


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2016-02-13 19:47:17 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

@Ta Prohm ... Nature is taking back!

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#lowanglephotography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad


@Ta Prohm ... Nature is taking back!

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#lowanglephotography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
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2016-02-04 21:38:14 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Taking a few minutes off. The banks of the Mekong can do that to you :D

Taking a few minutes off. The banks of the Mekong can do that to you :D___

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2016-01-17 21:45:19 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Pachyderm coping mechanisms... sand showers :)

#cambodia #elephants
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#EquineTuesday +#EquineTuesday curated by +Jillian Chilson
portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong
#ElephantWednesday +Elephant Wednesday curated by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth , +Diego Cattaneo , +Matthias Haeussler
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher
#furryfriday +Furry Friday curated by +Ross Campbell
#CATURDAY +CATURDAY! curated by +Khrystiane Friedli , +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Cicely Robin Laing
#SquirrelSaturday +Squirrel Saturday curated by +* and +Skippy Sheeskin
#catsbigandsmallthebest +Cats Big And Small The Best curated... more »

Pachyderm coping mechanisms... sand showers :)

#cambodia #elephants
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#EquineTuesday +#EquineTuesday curated by +Jillian Chilson
portraittuesday +PortraitTuesday curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong
#ElephantWednesday +Elephant Wednesday curated by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth , +Diego Cattaneo , +Matthias Haeussler
#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher
#furryfriday +Furry Friday curated by +Ross Campbell
#CATURDAY +CATURDAY! curated by +Khrystiane Friedli , +Shantha Marie Fountain, +Cicely Robin Laing
#SquirrelSaturday +Squirrel Saturday curated by +* and +Skippy Sheeskin
#catsbigandsmallthebest +Cats Big And Small The Best curated by +Mark HELM
#catsallovertheworld +CATS all over the World curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +*, and +Andy Smith
#onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page curated by +Sandra Deichmann
#The Magic of Light +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein
#todaysmemory +Today's Memory curated by +Simona AN
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson


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2015-12-24 14:49:32 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Finally ready ... for a very merry Christmas!

Cheers!


Finally ready ... for a very merry Christmas!

Cheers!
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2015-12-18 19:22:19 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The streets lit up!

#StreetPics +StreetPics curated by +Pablo Luis Gonzalez , +Monika Pia , +* , +Dragos Ioneanu
#velothursday +VeloThursday curated by +James Thomas , +Michael Loison
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#HQSPFood +1108933015068304806943 curated by 114511010563829107443 and +Anja Wessels
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#photojournalworlwide +Photo Journal Worldwide curated by +andi rivarola
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva , +Maria Roco
#BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curatedby +Werner Polwein... more »

The streets lit up!

#StreetPics +StreetPics curated by +Pablo Luis Gonzalez , +Monika Pia , +* , +Dragos Ioneanu
#velothursday +VeloThursday curated by +James Thomas , +Michael Loison
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#HQSPFood +1108933015068304806943 curated by 114511010563829107443 and +Anja Wessels
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#photojournalworlwide +Photo Journal Worldwide curated by +andi rivarola
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva , +Maria Roco
#BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Chester Omorodion​
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2015-12-16 20:39:50 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Window shopping, anyone?

#HumpDay
#StreetPics +StreetPics curated by +Pablo Luis Gonzalez , +Monika Pia , +* , +Dragos Ioneanu
#velothursday +VeloThursday curated by +James Thomas , +Michael Loison
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#photojournalworlwide +Photo Journal Worldwide curated by +andi rivarola
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva , +Maria Roco
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +WernerPolwein
#BTPOt... more »

Window shopping, anyone?

#HumpDay
#StreetPics +StreetPics curated by +Pablo Luis Gonzalez , +Monika Pia , +* , +Dragos Ioneanu
#velothursday +VeloThursday curated by +James Thomas , +Michael Loison
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#photojournalworlwide +Photo Journal Worldwide curated by +andi rivarola
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva , +Maria Roco
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Chester Omorodion​
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

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2015-12-15 22:42:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Get lucky this Christmas :)

Get lucky this Christmas :)___

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2015-12-03 22:00:06 (15 comments; 5 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Tis the season..... not for tulips... but beauty needs no reason or rhyme!

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All... more »

Tis the season..... not for tulips... but beauty needs no reason or rhyme!

#BuggyFriday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff , +Dorothy Pugh, +Victoria Etna and +Sherry McBriar
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +*, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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2015-11-23 20:48:39 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

And the Madrid sky finally shows it's true colours!
‪#‎ohcielos‬ ‪#‎ohheavens‬

#SilhouetteSaturday +SilhouetteSaturday curated by +Naila z
#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday curated by +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey


And the Madrid sky finally shows it's true colours!
‪#‎ohcielos‬ ‪#‎ohheavens‬

#SilhouetteSaturday +SilhouetteSaturday curated by +Naila z
#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday curated by +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
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2015-11-07 16:12:21 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Taking the night and all that traffic in my stride! 

#AbstractArtMonday +*** curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doh
#10minutephotos +*** curated by +Brian Dukes and +Mark Hall
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#The Magic of Light +The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein 
#todaysmemory +Today's Memory curated by +Simona AN
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)

Taking the night and all that traffic in my stride! 

#AbstractArtMonday +*** curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doh
#10minutephotos +*** curated by +Brian Dukes and +Mark Hall
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#The Magic of Light +The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein 
#todaysmemory +Today's Memory curated by +Simona AN
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)___

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2015-11-06 23:08:02 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

I'm not very superstitious ... but this sky was so definitely a great omen for a concert that I rate "Bloody Brilliant".
If ever you get a chance, do catch Track Dogs live. They will change your life... well... at least get you to gaze open mouthed, in total awe, at sheer musical genius! 
Yes! I love these guys!  

#OhCielos   #OhHeavens   #Madrid  

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by+Tua... more »

I'm not very superstitious ... but this sky was so definitely a great omen for a concert that I rate "Bloody Brilliant".
If ever you get a chance, do catch Track Dogs live. They will change your life... well... at least get you to gaze open mouthed, in total awe, at sheer musical genius! 
Yes! I love these guys!  

#OhCielos   #OhHeavens   #Madrid  

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#nikonshooters
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#feelgoodfriday +FeelGoodFriday curated by +Becca and +Jason Borg
#SilhouetteSaturday +SilhouetteSaturday curated by +Naila z
#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday curated by +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#nikonshooters
#photojournalworlwide +Photo Journal Worldwide curated by +andi rivarola
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva , +Maria Roco
#The Magic of Light +The Magic of Light curated by +Ray Bilcliff, +Hamid Dastmalchi and +Paul Stein 
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad___

2015-11-01 20:34:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to October Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween.

Added photos to October Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween.___

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2015-10-31 22:48:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

If you are a professional photographer or thinking of going down that road... try these guys! 

http://www.picr.com/ref/1Bkgr

If you are a professional photographer or thinking of going down that road... try these guys! 

http://www.picr.com/ref/1Bkgr___

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2015-10-26 19:41:45 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

*Monday morning ... and it did seem that the universe conspired to take my breath away! *

#OhHeavens #OhCielos #Madrid #Monday

#mistymonday +Misty Monday curated by +Martin Rak
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday+... more »

*Monday morning ... and it did seem that the universe conspired to take my breath away! *

#OhHeavens #OhCielos #Madrid #Monday

#mistymonday +Misty Monday curated by +Martin Rak
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey___

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2015-10-26 19:30:09 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

If you don't want to see your pics misappropriated, high time you chime in with +Jasbir S. Randhawa against the cheap copy and paste tactics our "scientist" +Christophe Avon is indulging in. 

Portrait of an Image Thief +Christophe Avon
https://plus.google.com/101756210504597080402 

He's stolen my image, and those of thousands of others.
When he was found out, he blocked me.
My stolen image can still be seen at this link, since he is utterly shameless, and he doesn't have the grace or the decency to delete my stolen work:
https://plus.google.com/101756210504597080402/posts/VdEWCMNMiHU
My original image is here:
https://plus.google.com/+JasbirSRandhawa/posts/aypjsG1qGgM 
PLEASE RESHARE, SO AS TO ALERT AND WARN OTHERS___If you don't want to see your pics misappropriated, high time you chime in with +Jasbir S. Randhawa against the cheap copy and paste tactics our "scientist" +Christophe Avon is indulging in. 

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2015-10-23 17:53:26 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

The cathedral of Leon. A breathtaking spectacle of architecture, art and plain old awesomeness! 

#Cathedral   #Architecture   #Leon   #hqsparchitecture  

The cathedral of Leon. A breathtaking spectacle of architecture, art and plain old awesomeness! 

#Cathedral   #Architecture   #Leon   #hqsparchitecture  ___

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2015-10-18 11:42:45 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Arches and vaults. Architecture that makes you look up and wonder. 

#architecture   #architecturephotography   #cathedral   #Spain  
#hqsparchitecture  

Arches and vaults. Architecture that makes you look up and wonder. 

#architecture   #architecturephotography   #cathedral   #Spain  
#hqsparchitecture  ___

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