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Lotus Carroll1,771,033This 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 06:00:0084 
Google Local Austin356,786*Win a pair of seats to our exclusive evening at Franklin BBQ* – goo.gl/2Sn5jB We're giving you a chance to experience every Austin carnivore's dream: the most mouthwatering brisket, ribs, sausage and salty sides imaginable...without waiting three hours in line! Want access to chow down at Franklin's during our private buy out, complete with live music, ice cold beer, and enough leftovers to last a week? Start writing local reviews on Google. Each high-quality review you write between now and August 7 will increase your chances of landing two coveted spots at our family style table.  1) Make sure you’re signed up for City Experts: g.co/cityexpert 2) Enter the contest: goo.gl/2Sn5jB 3) Get your reviews in by Thurs., August 7. We'll announce the winners here (and via email) on Friday., August 8. _Photo by Franklin Barbecue_Franklin BBQ Takeover2014-08-12 18:30:00145 
Lotus Carroll1,771,033This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00119 
Google Local Austin356,786*Don't forget to RSVP here*: http://goo.gl/lfruUN Interested in becoming a City Expert and want to learn more? You're invited to uncover the mysteries of east Austin's local gems on our exclusive neighborhood crawl. Get to know your fellow aspiring City Experts while exploring the secret locations of our team adventure, using clues solved only by using your friendly @111401917971052287374 app. Led by trusted #CityExperts guides, each team will enjoy mouthwatering local bites, refreshing libations and more fun interactive experiences to be revealed at every stop. Learn more about Austin's growing City Experts community while we show you the ropes when it comes to writing high-quality reviews across Google.  Ready to join us? This exclusive event is for those who have signed up for City Experts (g.co/cityexperts) and want to learn more about our program. *If that's you, RSVP through this form (http://goo.gl/lfruUN) to reserve a spot by Friday, July 25. Due to event capacity, only the first 100 people to RSVP will be invited to attend*. Please note that guests are welcome to attend but must also be signed up for City Experts.  What is City Experts? Sign up to learn more today — http://g.co/cityexpertsEast Austin Mystery Tour2014-07-30 01:00:00161 
Daria Musk3,637,756*Expand to read the story and learn how to join live!* Three years ago to the day, I stood in front of my computer - a guitar in my hands, songs in my heart, fingers trembling - about to press a button that said, "Hangout". I was still waterlogged with rainy nights of lugging my amps into tiny clubs and tears from the not-knowing-what-would-happen to my dreams. That night, when I hit "Hangout" you saved my dreams, you saved me. Your faces popped in. We sang all night. Six hours later my heart was six million times bigger and I would never be the same. Every year I want to celebrate that day. I want to thank you face to face. I want to meet back at our special place and sing your praises. It's time for Hangoutiversary III.  *PLEASE, BE CELEBRATED* So please, meet me on July 16th. Right here, inside the place where we had our virtual first date. Comment back and let me know that you're planning to come, I will organize special circles of you all, so we can rotate the 10 seats and meet and meet and meet again. I'll sing our songs of celebration. I'll sing new songs of adoration, to you and this crazy world that gives us a chance just when we think maybe it can't. Come with your hopes and your dreams to be amplified and your updates and your friends and families and fantasies. Let's sing 'til our throats go weak and dance in front of computer screens, like the silly beautiful people we know ourselves to be.   *HOW TO HANG* In case you're new or rusty all you have to do to join this Hangout is:   ✪ RSVP a big fat *yes* here. ✪ On Wednesday, July 16th come back to this page when the Hangout starts (6PM Eastern US Time). ✪ You can watch or click "join" to on my page @100974258168375166691! ✪ Don't for get to comment and let me know if you want to join and around what time. I'll be sure to circle you and invite you when you're web-camera-ready! ✪ Come with song requests, stories and even a "dream to amplify". The theme of this hangout is #amplifyyourdreams  cause that's what you guys did for me. You turnt it up to 11! *SRSLY, MESSAGE ME* Send me a private message or chat or comment to me here if you'd like to arrange a special invite or if you're new and want to join the family and need some tips for getting in. I think I'm going to make invite circles for each half hour, so let me know when you want to join. Everyone's invited. It's really the greatest possible gift, just to let me sing for you and get to know you again and again and again.  *SPREAD THE LOVE* Share this invite too. Let's grow the family. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine and deserves some showcased virtual face-to-face time. *XO, Daria* PS. *CONNECTED BY* This concert celebration is being supported by our new friends at CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. CO-OP is all about connection, just like our epic House Of Blues Concert, they've partnered up with us to make sure we stay together and keep banking on this amazing feeling we get when we connect through ethernet lines HANGOUTIVERSARY CONCERT2014-07-17 00:00:00388 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP here before June 16*: http://goo.gl/ucEGaQ Grab your paddle boards, City Experts! We're treating you to the perfect summer escape: an evening on Town Lake. Check out kayaks and canoes from our private deck, or lounge around our lakeside patio to enjoy live island music, lawn games and breathtaking sunset views. Fresh ceviche and a deliciously DIY taco bar will be provided by La Condesa. We'll beat the heat with Google-inspired desserts from Coolhaus, then wrap up our evening with a guided kayak adventure in search of the South Congress Bridge's famous batty residents.  *Ready to hit the water? RSVP here (http://goo.gl/ucEGaQ) by Monday, June 16, and contribute at least 5 high-quality reviews each month to keep your status as a City Expert.*  Due to venue capacity, only the first 50 active top reviewers to RSVP will be permitted to bring a guest. Your confirmation email going out on 6/16 will note whether or not you are able to bring a +1.  _What is City Experts? It's an exclusive program for top reviewers on Google. Sign up to learn more today_ — http://g.co/cityexpertsCity Experts Exclusive: A Day at the Lake2014-06-21 18:00:00156 
FOX 11 Los Angeles825,159Come hangout with us & our favorite celebrities & @118321154050442304599 . Every Friday we talk movies first with RottenTomatoes.com @105435241277553338939 . Plus today, the star with Longmire's Lou Diamond Phillips & from TNT's Murder in the First's Nicole Ari Parker! Starting at 8:30amPST#Fanchat w/Lou Diamond Phillips, Nicole Ari Parker & more!2014-06-13 17:30:0022 
Daria Musk3,637,756*HUGE HANGOUT CONCERT!* _This Wednesday, 5/21, I'll be playing and hanging out with *you* live from the world-famous House Of Blues in New Orleans! OMG!!_ I am so crazy excited about this G+niuses! Beyonce drops surprise albums, we drop surprise Hangout Concerts!!! Yeah, we woke up like dis.  *HOUSE OF BLUES HERE WE COME!* It's time for our first big blow-out Hangout Concert of the season and I can't imagine a cooler way to do it! This will be the _first_ interactive live concert from The House Of Blues, ever! And most importantly, it's featuring *you*! There will be a huge screen up on stage with your gorgeous faces on it as you join and watch the show live!! That means you'll be the real stars of the show, with the packed house "ooohing and aaahing" at your awesomeness. *WATCH & JOIN THE HANGOUT CONCERT LIVE:* Read below to see how you can hop into the Hangout and be live on-stage with me on Wednesday! Yay! _Here's your Hangout to do list:_ ✖ RSVP HERE! ✖ Let me know - in the comments - that you'd like to join live and see your face on the big screen! ✖ You'll get a private message from me and the team who will be running the Hangout backstage to confirm your VIP first-join status! ✖ Feel free to make fun signs to show off in the Hangout so the crowd at the venue and the global audience watching see how awesome you are! ✖ Spread the love and share this post (and the event page) so everyone can rock out with us!! ✖ Get ready to rock on Wednesday 5/21! _Cannot wait to look up and see you on stage with me!_ *XO, Daria* _Ps. This concert will be brought to you by CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. Empowering people. Amplifying Dreams._DARIA MUSK ★ HANGOUT CONCERT ★ LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES2014-05-22 02:45:00394 
STEM Women on G+145,212Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to @114480095884024488890 on her career as a roboticist. Annika is an engineer who works on robotics and also a passionate STEM educator, teaching kids how to program and build robots through @101828427997295401901. She will talk to us about her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important.  This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229 and Dr @110756968351492254645  and you can tune in on Sunday April 13th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Annika O'Brien2014-04-13 23:30:0055 
Google Local Austin356,786We're giving our Austin reviewers a fun opportunity to win their choice of either a Nexus 7 tablet (http://goo.gl/zXz4Wl) or a Nexus 5 smartphone (http://goo.gl/0lvTRI). To participate, simply write new high-quality reviews of all the Austin businesses you’ve visited. *For a chance to win your choice of either Nexus device*: 1. *Sign up for the Google City Experts program*: http://goo.gl/AXjp4G 2. *Enter our contest here*: http://goo.gl/uAQxFZ 3. *Start writing high-quality reviews of all of the Austin businesses you've visited*. You can do so through Google Search or Google+ Local on your tablet or desktop, or review on the go by downloading the Google Maps app. One winner will be selected based on who writes the best reviews on Google, and every high-quality review you write between now and April 20th increases your chances of winning. To learn more, check out our tips for writing great reviews: http://goo.gl/Qd4RMiReview Austin businesses for a chance to win a Nexus device2014-03-25 16:00:0039 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP Here*: http://goo.gl/2mZ7DI Rouse your inner child, we’re renting out the new Children's Museum, Thinkery, to tell Austinites about #GoogleCityExperts !  Join us for an extraordinary evening filled with finger painting, Nintendo 64 face offs, lite brites and Mad Libs, a live DJ spinning throwback tunes, and more epic surprises to help you relive the magic of just being a kid. Did we mention each guest will receive one complimentary drink ticket and delicious appetizers, like gourmet Lunchables, PB&J Pop Tarts and Tomato Basil Mac n' Cheese bites?  *To attend our playful celebration, all you have to do is RSVP (http://goo.gl/2mZ7DI) and sign up for Google City Experts*: g.co/cityexperts. Currently active City  Experts—and *anyone else who writes 10 new high quality reviews of local Austin places—will be given priority admission to skip the line, an extra drink ticket, and will have access to a private VIP area.* The deadline to RSVP is Mon., March 17th. If you made it on the list, we’ll send you an email confirmation invite on Tues., March 18th.  Why all the hoopla, you ask? We're spreading the word around Austin about Google City Experts, our top reviewer program that rewards users who share their opinions about local places across Google. This event is open to the public, so tell your friends by sharing our event with the #GoogleCityExperts hashtag.  *What’s a Google City Expert, exactly*? This community program recognizes and rewards top reviewers who share their experiences with local places across Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+ Local. Active contributors receive invitations to exclusive events, special access to contests and more. To stay active, City Experts (users with at least 50 high quality reviews) only need to write five new reviews in the current month.  To sign up and learn more about our program, click here: g.co/cityexperts. To learn more about Thinkery, visit their website: http://thinkeryaustin.org/Google City Experts: Playtime at Thinkery2014-03-20 20:00:00220 
Simi Shonowo635Hi all, we are planning to walk in through downtown Austin, taking photos of what there is to see at SXSW. We would love to have anyone who is interested join us on Friday night at 6pm for the walk. We will start at City Hall and the end point will be announced at the walk. You can email me at simi@uchephotography.com or RSVP here.The goal is to walk a route that will allow us to take in most of the sites. You can see the event details at http://photowalk.artsimis.com/2014/03/09/announcement-march-2014-photowalk/. Please invite anyone who wants to come.March 2014 Photowalk in Austin,TX SXSW Zone2014-03-14 18:00:0035 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP Here*: http://goo.gl/fSCo7P From the street, it looks like the Capitol Saddlery Building. But wander up the staircase—inside one of Austin’s oldest hidden treasures—and you will discover the magic of Palazzo Lavaca… Google City Experts, those with 50+ high-quality reviews, are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the Versailles-inspired opulence of a local diamond in the ruff. We’ll delight you with Parisian cocktails, rich wine, and charcuterie provided by Henri’s. Experience our very own “Château de Versailles” by wandering through the vintage corridors, savoring “let them eat cake” balls and gilded truffle towers, or having your French portrait drawn by artist Aron Taylor (thematic props included). To join our lavish celebration, make sure you’re a qualified Google City Expert, meaning you’ve written 50+ high-quality reviews, with five new reviews in the past month. Don’t forget to RSVP (http://goo.gl/fSCo7P) to let us know if you can make it. *Due to venue capacity, only the first 30 GCEs to review and RSVP will be able to bring a +1 this time around.* *Once we’ve checked your reviews, we’ll send a confirmation email on Wed., Feb. 19th, to confirm that you’re on the list*. New to Google City Experts? Discover more here: http://goo.gl/env8nSGoogle City Experts Exclusive: Château de Versailles2014-02-26 02:00:00126 
Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas1,177That is correct. @108977422735122571732  is going to meet us for this event with 10 OM-D E-M1 cameras for us to try and ask questions about it. Several bloggers have named this as their top camera for 2013. I can't wait to get my hands on this baby. If the turn out is huge we might have to limit the time people can spend with the camera, but I'm sure you will get plenty of time to check out this beauty. We are meeting in Spider House since we have plenty of room at the backside of the patio to demo these babies. Go ahead invite that friend that has been looking for camera and have them talk to the Olympus rep. You can get all the buying camera research done in one place plus you can have a drink ;) This month's chapter wide challenge is "Rules of Third" 1st Place One Year Account from @118357019708110162087  2nd Place prize an awesome @101805767958295092343  3rd Place a Pixel Pocket Rocket from @100266938567862344330  Here is the February event page in case you want submit something. You need some Drink and Click™ gear? Come visit http://drinkandclickshop.spreadshirt.com/Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas and OLYMPUS Event2014-02-20 19:30:0037 
Daria Musk3,637,756*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00291 
Ron Clifford2,828,267On the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn   will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this. "After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls". My Website is  www.weatherandsky.com Your loyal hosts +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford  will be joined by producer +Dave Bell  and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes  and +Dan Hughes   #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0097 
Lotus Carroll1,771,033SEE SHOW VIEWER HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjo Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll next Wednesday, January 15th and watch Episode 8 of The +Drink and Click™ Show live! We're gonna hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Joe Azure and panelists +Tamara Pruessner, +Nicolai McCrary, +Tony Eckersley, +Vincent McMillen, & +George Krieger to talk Long Exposure Photography. You can view the show HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjo We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ December Challenge: "Celebration" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/JInmcN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +SmugMug, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs! That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Joe during the beginning of the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win one of his prints. First one to answer the question live in comments here wins! He's been making prints himself (I have one and they are wonderful). Read more here about his printing tips: http://goo.gl/9UzWko We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about +Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP8: Long Exposure Photography2014-01-16 04:30:00244 
Lotus Carroll1,771,033Join +Juan Gonzalez & +Lotus Carroll for a discussion of Long Exposure Photography and more with guest +Joe Azure and panelists +Vincent McMillen, +George Krieger, +Tamara Pruessner, +Nicolai McCrary, & +Tony Eckersley.The Drink and Click™ Show, EP8: Long Exposure Photography2014-01-16 04:14:22120 
FOX 11 Los Angeles825,159Everyday we "hangout" with our favorite celebrity guests starting at 8:30amPST...come join us!#Fanchat w/Kevin Bacon, Liam McIntyre, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola....2014-01-10 17:30:0026 
Lotus Carroll1,771,033Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest @110483720435337739097 and panelists @106787788124127706441, @100741886359727995612, @111397628815301589258, & @114435675631396141366 to talk Star Photography. What a lineup! You can view the show right here at the Event Page (viewer will appear at show time) or on my profile, and ask questions that we'll answer live. We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ November Challenge: "Transportation" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/2l9h1Y Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: @100266938567862344330, @116923983315199328802, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZD That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Dave during the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win a giveaway of Dave's Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial (3 Videos) AND his "Under The Stars" Lightroom Presets - see here for  more details: http://goo.gl/fG5OEo  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about @107732282190737721685 http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00161 
Google Local Austin356,786It’s time to dig out that tacky Christmas sweater from the back of your closet. We’re inviting our #GoogleCityExperts  to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! For the month of December, our trusted top reviewers will be celebrating at The Domain’s newest cocktail lounge, *Somersault Innovative Cocktails*. We’ll have delicious goodies from local popcorn purveyor, Cornucopia, along with creative _edible_ holiday cocktails. In the spirit of charity, Google City Experts will also be able to create holidays cards for hospitalized children to enjoy this winter. We’ll even have a surprise special guest, who will hand out festive Google swag and announce the winner of our “Ugliest Christmas Sweater” contest.  *Current Google City Experts (users with 50+ high quality reviews) only need to write five new reviews for the month to score an invite. If you’re a newbie, make sure you sign up for our top reviewer program here (http://goo.gl/e43OKs) then write a minimum of 50 high quality reviews of Austin places.* Email confirmation invites will go out as soon as we’ve checked your profile, so review away and don't forget to wear your tackiest X-mas sweater!Google City Experts: An Ugly Christmas Sweater Affair2013-12-12 03:00:00103 
Maria Quiban422,929Meet Gene Simmons, Alex Borstein & Talk to ghosts via James Van Praagh (He's a Medium!)Fanchat w/ Gene Simmons, Alex Borstein & James Van Praagh (Medium)2013-12-04 17:30:0046 
Google Local Austin356,786This holiday season, we’re giving Austin reviewers a fun opportunity to review their way around our lovely Capital City. Beginning on Dec. 4th, we’ll be sharing a different theme each day from the holiday classic, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. To participate in our challenge, pick a business in your city that fits the daily theme and share your experience there using Google Maps (or Google+ Local.) Every reviewer who completes all 12 days of the challenge will receive a special holiday gift from Google! *Ready to start the challenge?* *Step 1*: RSVP and begin reviewing based on the daily theme posted here and on our +Google Local Austin page. Don’t forget to share your reviews using the #12DaysofChristmasATX  hashtag. *Step 2*: Let us know where you’d like Google to send your holiday gift by filling out this form: http://goo.gl/7a0qpl *Step 3*: Sign up for the Google City Experts program to join our community of trusted top reviewers: http://goo.gl/oos8ty _Day One: Parks_ _Day Two: Romantic Restaurants_ _Day Three: French-inspired places_ _Day Four: Pet stores, veterinarians, or dog parks_ _Day Five: Holiday shopping places_ _Day Six: Brunch spots_ _Day Seven: Gyms, sports complexes, or fitness studios_ _Day Eight: Ice cream parlors or cheese shops_ _Day Nine: Nightlife venues_ _Day Ten: Places to meet new people_ _Day Eleven: Music venues or shops_ _Day Twelve: A classic holiday place_ _Missed a few days? Don’t worry, you've got until Thurs., 12/19, to join the fun! Just check out the past days’ themes below to catch up and get your reviews in now._12 Days of Christmas Challenge2013-12-04 07:00:0051 
Lotus Carroll1,771,033This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret - whatever you feel shows the season right now - whether that be holiday, celebration, or weather themed, it is up to you. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Seasonal" theme. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. Thanks to one of our moderators, @111514726900984316506 for the amazing theme photo in the banner of this Event! If you'd like to view her full image, see it here: http://goo.gl/CJaxI7 Additionally, there were some great #SelfySunday  entries a couple of weeks ago with a similar theme "'Tis the Season" - the participants always do a fantastic job! Have a look at them here: http://goo.gl/jUmqak Finally, if you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 5 winners! 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 4th place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in December 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season2013-12-01 07:00:00147 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP Here:* http://goo.gl/HR0Zpi We’re inviting our Google City Experts to an intimate farm-to-table dinner party at Eden East, Austin’s newest sustainable dining experience, located at Springdale Farm.  Join us to kick off our rustic autumnal evening with innovative jam-inspired cocktails from Confituras and the mellow stylings of the Blue Channel Jazz Quartet. City Experts can mix and mingle while playing classic lawn games like Croquet, Horseshoes, Bean Bag Toss, and more fun surprise activities. Foodies will rejoice upon seeing the deliciously fresh menu: savory whole roasted chicken with lemon, thyme and grilled spring onion, handmade baked Mac & Goat Cheese, seasonal slaw with roasted garlic aioli, and pumpkin soup with spicy notes of black pepper, chipotle and cocoa. As we dine, executive chef Sonya Cote will present the local twist to each dish and explain the impact of the farm-to-table movement. Finally, Springdale Farm owners Glenn and Paula Foore will discuss how to grow a sustainable garden to recreate farm-to-table at home! Want to join our fabulous farm-to-table fête? Current Google City Experts (users with 50+ high quality reviews) only need to write five new reviews for the month to qualify. If you’re new to Google+ Local, make sure you sign up for our top reviewer program here (http://goo.gl/e43OKs) then write a minimum of 50 high quality reviews of Austin places. *RSVP Here:* http://goo.gl/HR0Zpi *Please note that we have limited space for guests this time around. The first 30 City Experts to RSVP indicating they would like to bring a guest will be able to do so. Your confirmation email will state whether or not you have a +1 for this event!* Email confirmation invites will go out as soon as we’ve checked your profile, so review away and we’ll see you in November.Google City Experts Exclusive: Farm to Table Fête2013-11-07 19:00:00115 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP here*: http://goo.gl/4241PG Everything is bigger in Texas, and our September City Experts exclusive is no exception! This month, we’re inviting our top reviewers to a fabulous evening at Austin’s famous honky tonk, The Broken Spoke. Qualified Google City Experts (users with 50+ high quality reviews, and at least 5 new reviews in the last month) and their +1's are invited to two-step with us and pick up some tips from The Broken Spoke’s very own private dance instructor. Show off your new line dancin' skills during a live music performance by a country music artist special guest, then help yourself to some down home barbecue. We'll even be holding a Chicken-Fried Steak Eating Contest for the bravest, hungriest users in the West. Don't forget to pick up your Google City Experts bandana and stop by our famous Annie Ray photo booth to commemorate your evening of bootin' scootin' fun! Remember, to join our evening at the best Honky Tonk in Texas, you must be a qualified Google City Expert. *Current City Experts (users with 50+ high quality reviews) only need to write five new reviews for the month to qualify. If you’re new to Google+ Local, sign up for our City Experts program here: http://goo.gl/f91wdQ, then write a minimum of 50 high quality reviews of Austin places.* *RSVP here*: http://goo.gl/4241PG Email confirmation invites will go out as soon as we’ve checked your profile, so review away and pull out those cowboy boots! City Experts Exclusive: Bootin' Scootin' Western at The Broken Spoke2013-09-24 18:30:0065 
Maria Quiban422,929#Fanchat w/ Steve McCurry! One of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine & book covers#FANCHAT w/Steve McCurry2013-09-03 17:30:0085 
Maria Quiban422,929It's #FanChat with * Earth, Wind & Fire*  Yes, THAT EWF!! :) Plus, * Dot Marie Jones*,  Emmy Nominee  “GLEE” and Tony Hale,  Emmy Nominee “VEEP”#FANCHAT w/ * Earth, Wind & Fire* Yes, THAT EWF!! :)2013-08-21 17:30:0026 
Maria Quiban422,929#Fanchat   Amy Brenneman,  Rapture, Blister, Burn  PLUS:  Mike Tyson,  “Being: Mike Tyson”#FanChat Amy Brenneman, and "Iron" Mike Tyson2013-08-20 17:30:0041 
Maria Quiban422,929#FanChat w/Matthew Modine, Actor from "JOBS" movie & "Full Metal Jacket", "Birdy", "Weeds" & so many more!#FanChat w/Matthew Modine, from "JOBS" movie2013-08-16 17:30:0019 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP HERE:* http://goo.gl/jY94O3 Everyone’s got an inner rock star, and it’s time to let yours shine! Whether you’re sporting skin tight leather à la David Lee Roth or channelling some far out Hendrix vibes, you’ll fit right in at our Karaoke Apocalypse City Experts Launch Party. Guests will swagger into the Austin Ale House, one of Sixth Street’s newest live music venues, to begin their rock star transformation. On-site metal makeovers will prepare even the meekest attendee for their shot at the spotlight before taking the stage themselves as the frontman of their very own band-backed by Austin’s own live band karaoke outfit, Karaoke Apocalypse! After delighting the crowd with your stellar chops, swing by the bar to try the Axl Rose or the Steven Tyler, our specialty event cocktails, and document your Rock God status at our custom photobooth. Each guest will receive a pair of Google+ Local earbuds, and the best performer of the evening will even receive a Google+ Local branded Jambox!  Want to sing along with us?  *Current City Experts (users with 50+ high quality reviews) only need to write five new reviews for the month to qualify. If you’re new to Google+ Local, sign up for our City Experts program here: http://goo.gl/f91wdQ, then write a minimum of 50 high quality reviews of Austin places. *RSVP HERE:* http://goo.gl/jY94O3 *Email confirmation invites will go out as soon as we’ve checked your profile, so review away and start warming up those vocals! Costumes and duets strongly encouraged.*Karaoke Apocalypse: City Experts Launch Party2013-08-08 19:00:0065 
Maria Quiban422,929Coming up in my #HOA  at +FOX 11 Los Angeles Tuesday... 1) *Rick Springfield*!!!, talking to us about “An Affair of the Heart” Documentary       Twitter:@rickspringfield 2) Justin Willman,  Magician Who doesn't love Magic?!!!!!! ;) 3) & our favorite relationship expert Jenn Berman is back from VH1's "Couples Therapy” Join me starting at  8:30amPST      Hoping I can tap into the wonderful and smart community of G+ Broadcasters to join in on the Q & A with our guests. Please let me know if you'd like an invite!Fanchat w/Rick Springfield & More!2013-07-16 17:30:0053 
Google Local Austin356,786Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with a delicious Italian lunch at Peche's buzzyworthy new sister restaurant, Cherry Street: http://goo.gl/J3CPa. Join Austin's Community Manager, +Bryn Harrington, and other Google+ Local users as we sample delectable Italian dishes, such as Crispy Eggplant Parmigiana Paninis or Baked Mozzarella with Arrabiatta and Crostini. Come delizioso! Lunch is on your own tab, but we'll be handing out free Google swag to all the friendly users who check in with Bryn, upload photos, and learn about reviewing on Google+ Local.  *We've got room for nine users, so comment below if you’d like to attend and note that any +1's need to RSVP on their own. We'll send out a confirmation notification on this very event page to let you know if you’re on the list!* _As part of our monthly Newcomer series, we invite Google+ users to explore new places in Austin to review. All Austinites are welcome, so tell your friends to join!_  _Photo Courtesy of Flickr User 3inGiro._May Newcomer Lunch at Cherry Street2013-05-24 11:30:0010 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP today*: http://goo.gl/QoxuH Are you ready to keep Austin artsy?  It's time for another great Austin Google+ Local power user event, and this time, we're diving into the art scene with an exclusive cocktail party in the city's hottest art museum! Our evening will begin with cocktails and a private tour of AMOA's art collection, led by an in-house curator, from 7:30-8 PM. Afterwards, we'll reunite on the breathtaking rooftop for cocktails, music and some delectable appetizers courtesy of 34th Street Catering: Bacon and Jalapeno Wrapped Chicken, Grilled Vegetable Panini Bites, Caprese Skewers, and more! Want to join our evening of art appreciation? Remember that Power User Events are free but ONLY for our most active Google+ Local users (those who have and continue to write a large number of high quality reviews), so get writing if you've been off your game, and we'll see you at the Arthouse. *Be sure to RSVP here: http://goo.gl/QoxuH. We’ll send you an email confirmation invite as soon as we’ve checked on your lovely new reviews.* _Photo Courtesy of AMOA-Arthouse_May Power User Party: Keep Austin Artsy2013-05-14 19:00:0066 
Google Local Austin356,786*We associate spring with freshness, and that includes fresh reviews!* If you've been reviewing with us since "back in the day" you may find that some of your old reviews could use some updating, and we want to reward you with a fun, free outdoor happy hour just for doing a little spring cleaning on your reviews tab! *Spruce up 10 or more reviews* of places you’ve visited in the past year to include recent new experiences (or write 10 new high quality reviews if you've been reviewing for a year or less) *and we’ll invite you to a night of fun at Pelon's, celebrating the wonderful days of spring!* Visit this form to tell us you're in: http://goo.gl/hvdEo. Not sure how to update those reviews? It’s easy. Just click on the Reviews section of your G+ profile, scroll down to any review that’s at least a year old, and click the edit button. Update the ratings and text and click “done.” That’s all there is to it! And don't forget to tell your friends!  There are no +1s for this event, so each person will need to write or update their own reviews to get the freebies.  Happy spring, and happy reviewing! *RSVP here:* http://goo.gl/hvdEo#ATXSpringClean Happy Hour with Google Local Austin2013-04-30 18:00:0031 
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,889We admit it--sometimes we focused too much on the latter end of the digital publishing lifecycle. But for many should-be authors, getting past the "why would anyone care what I have to write about?" is a giant hurdle. If you're sitting there filled with self-doubt, you certainly aren't going to start writing, let alone get published. On the next Books & Beer Hangout, +Michael O'Reilly joins us for a lively conversation about this very topic. We'll deal with fears, rewards, tests and motivation to move you past that point and get you started on the path to being a published author. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions answered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Why Should Anyone Care What You Have To Write About?2013-04-30 03:00:007 
Google Local Austin356,786*Fellow ramen lovers, unite!* We're inviting you to create your own delicious bowl of ramen in the company of Austin's Community Manager, @109078332387708890824, and other Google+ Local users during our fun, casual Friday meetup at Michi Ramen (http://goo.gl/d4V8O).  Lunch is on your own tab, but we'll be handing out free Google swag to all the friendly users who check in with Bryn, upload photos, and learn about reviewing on Google+ Local. To see what else’s is on the menu, visit Michi Ramen’s website: http://www.michiramen.com Comment below if you’d like to attend and note that any +1's need to RSVP on their own. We'll send out a confirmation notification on this very event page to let you know if you’re on the list! _As part of our monthly Newcomer series, we invite Google+ users to explore new places in Austin to review. All Austinites are welcome, so tell your friends to join! Photo Courtesy of Michi Ramen._April Newcomer Lunch at Michi Ramen!2013-04-26 19:00:0014 
Google Local Austin356,786*RSVP TODAY:* http://goo.gl/xokpH Space Invaders! Pac-Man! Air Hockey! We’re celebrating one of our most popular past power user parties by bringing it back. Whatever arcade games you love to play, join us at 7 PM on March 28th for 13,000 square feet of pure arcade pandemonium, along with free adult beverages and delicious food from the Peached Tortilla. Did we mention the tokens are on us? *Be sure to RSVP, and we’ll send you an email confirmation invite as soon as we’ve read your lovely new reviews.* Remember that Power User Events are ONLY for our most active Google+ Local users (those who have and continue to write a large number of high quality reviews), so get writing if you've been off your game, and we'll see you at Pinballz! RSVP TODAY: http://goo.gl/xokpH Official website: http://www.pinballzarcade.com/March Power User Throwback Party at Pinballz Arcade!2013-03-28 19:00:0043 
Google Local Austin356,786_As part of our monthly Newcomer series, we invite Google+ users to explore new places in Austin to review. All Austinites are welcome, so tell your friends!  As a special departure from the "Newcomer" series, this month we're going to a classic Austin place, and therefore have dubbed this our "Oldcomer" lunch._ Lunch is on your own tab, but we'll be handing out Google+ swag to all the friendly users who check in with Bryn, upload photos, and learn about reviewing on Google+ Local. *We've got room for ten people, so comment below if you want to attend and note that any +1's need to RSVP on their own. We'll send out confirmation emails (and notifications) to let you know if you’re on the list, and have a wait list going for interest beyond that.* Hope to see you there! Austin Oldcomers Lunch: Blue Dahlia2013-03-22 12:00:0018 
Trey Ratcliff8,220,026Also you are invited to come to my featured (Google+ heavy!) speech at SXSW - "A Life Worth Living is a Life Worth Recording" - http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP16031  *Google+ PhotoWalk Details!* $1000's in Prizes! A ton of Google+ swag! Members of the Google+ team!! Bring your camera (even mobile phones are cool!) and bring your sense of adventure and discovery!  We'll walk around the streets of Austin together and grab some cool photos to share with one another.  If you've never been to one of these events before, then this is your chance.   Bring a friend or bring the kids -- it's a family-friendly event and all are welcome! :)  I'll be giving lessons and teaching how I set up for various shots.  Anyone can ask me anything at any time... sort of an in-person AMA! :)   When:  Monday, Mar 11 at 6:30 PM Austin Time Where:  City Hall - Gather in this Google Map location: http://goo.gl/maps/qXEdR Route Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  What to bring:  Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR with a tripod Tag to use for photos:  Attach the photos to this event and use the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013  ! :) *Prizes (in addition to free Google+ swag to be randomly distributed):* - Really Right Stuff Tripod goodies (BH-40 LR and some LB-40s) - Xumeadapters Prizes (http://www.xumeadapters.com) - $500 (5 $100 gift certificates from @110837982014303057310   - Syrp (A NEW Genie!!!) worth $1000 - http://www.stuckincustoms.com/time-lapse-photography-syrp-genie-review/  - FStop Loka Bag and 1 ICU (http://fstopgear.com/product/mountain/loka) - Camera Sutra t-shirts (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/shirts/camera-sutra) - Many Stuck In Customs Camera Straps (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/camera-straps) - 5 Copies of Midnight in Paris! ( http://store.stuckincustoms.com/tutorials/midnight-in-paris-tutorial-bonus ) *How To Win A Prize:* "Best Photos of Fellow Photowalkers!" Share your photos on Google+ and/or in The Photo Community with the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013 - winners will be chosen by a Team of Humans at Google and other coaches from the photowalk. *PhotoWalk Route* - See Google Maps Route Walk at: http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  We'll all start together at City Hall.  That's a great time to start trying to win the prizes by taking photos of fellow PhotoWalkers!  We'll then work our way up to 4th street, then 6th street and end the route inside the Hilton, where maybe one of you will buy me a drink.  We'll be taking photos of the city, the sights, and other PhotoWalkers all along the way.  The "ending" of these is always a bit strange because there is no formal gathering, but just keep taking photos until you peter out... you can drift away into the night like a firefly, then go home and get back on the sweet sweet internet with a beverage of your choice and post away.  You have a week to add photos to the event before the winners are chosen! :)  Thanks again in advance, and I think we'll have a great time together! Be sure to post yoGoogle+ SXSW Austin PhotoWalk with Trey Ratcliff - All Levels of Photographers - All Free! - Monday 6:30 PM CST2013-03-12 00:30:00989 
Google Creative Sandbox1,813,400Headed to Austin for #SXSW? So are we. Join us and be the first to see Google's latest advertising experiments. We’ve built out a full on Google Playground so you take our new “connected objects” for a spin (don't worry, you'll only work up a mild sweat). You can find us right across from the Convention Center. The Google Playground at SXSW2013-03-09 12:00:00403 
Sarah Hill2,787,140Calling all inhabitants of the Ghost Town.   Let's #HIRL in Austin, TX!!!   (Hangout In Real Life). Hear how ★ Plusketeers are using the +Google+  platform to create their own #humanmedia posse and how 2013 could be the year for + Google +.  Our venue only holds 100 so you *must RVSP* early and email googleplus@vu.com if you'd like to join us for lunch. +Veterans United is picking up the tab for free food and drinks but you're ghosts...so you don't eat much right?  ♥♥♥   #SXSWHIRL  HIRL in Austin, TX2013-03-09 12:00:00246 
Billy Wilson1,545,690@108595299975404341987 is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. Each Friday I bring together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we are joined by Cook, Blogger, & Social Butterfly Extraordinaire @105489064367742025310; Photographers @104723167398398004122 & @113312804462990112705 Maker, Bad Photographer, Hack Writer, and Aspiring Polymath @109043804130056015419; Graphic Designer & Illustrator @117344786984788205452; Musical Guest @112521138408876587660 & @101192027618827884017 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #44: Fun & Live Music from Kirk & Rivera Rustman ! (On Air Hangout)2013-02-02 04:00:00118 
Lotus Carroll1,771,033Hello Austin Area Photographers! Time for us to celebrate the time of year by getting together for a photo walk at Austin's Trail of Lights. It hasn't been opened in a couple of years, so you don't want to miss it this year. Come out and join @107430862196617669986 and myself, @102476152658204495450, for this free event no matter what your skill level or gear - bring your phone, point and shoot, or DSLR. This is a Family Friendly event - bring the kids if you want! Let's meet at 7:30 by the Big Tree at Zilker Park. Meet on the outside of the circle of lights created by the tree, right by the Kettle Corn Stand. We'll start walking towards the trail at 7:50. Visit http://austintrailoflights.org for more information about The Trail of Lights, including parking details. Please be aware that traffic is heavy and parking can take up to 45 minutes (and costs $10). Give yourself plenty of time to get there! We'll shoot through the Trail, enjoying the lights and getting to connect with one another. It will likely take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. It is very crowded, so we might lose one another a little bit.  Afterwards, we'll go to Shady Grove (their Google Local page is here: https://plus.google.com/110080551668516941351/about) to have food and drinks, for those interested. *We can all post our photos right to this Event to share after the walk.* I'm looking forward to seeing all of you! :) PS: Please make sure you review http://www.austintrailoflights.org/index.php/prohibited-items/ for a list of Prohibited Items. Large backpacks are on their list, so plan accordingly. See you there!Trail of Lights Christmas Photowalk2012-12-20 19:30:0084 
J. Greene & The Steady413,241RSVP on Do512 for FREE Admission: www.do512.com/event/1015766 All, We're back from our first national tour, and we want to celebrate and show our appreciation for all our amazing Austin supporters by throwing a FREE SHOW sponsored by 93.3 KGSR and Do512.com! It's all happening Thursday, August 30th at the Parish! Our friends Southbound Drive will kick it off at 9pm followed by the smooth R&B vocal stylings of the one & only Tje Austin! @110748045588517484202 will hit the stage at 11pm. See you there! And remember to invite everyone you know because...It's FREE! Also be sure to Tune in to 93.3. KGSR to hear Suite 709's new single "Life Won't Let you Down" now in regular rotation! or if you want to hear it sooner call in and request it! :) KGSR Request Line - (512) 390-5477KGSR & Do512 Present: Suite 709 Homecoming Party w/ guests Tje Austin & Southbound Drive - FREE SHOW!!!2012-08-30 21:00:0013 
Lotus Carroll1,771,033Has it been a year already? Yes it has! Let's celebrate the one year anniversary with an awesome photowalk! Join @107430862196617669986 and me for a walk - all skill levels, any kind of gear. Bring yourself, your camera/phone, and your good mood. We're blowing this mutha out. Meeting Spot: South Side of the Tower on the UT Campus, Downtown Austin Meeting Time: 10AM / Walk Start 10:30 Walk: From campus down to South Congress, ending at Guero's Taco Bar for drinks and lunch. What's that, you say? Party afterward? BUT OF COURSE. It's Austin! Join us at the Soco Studio for a party and live performance with @110748045588517484202 , drinks graciously provided by Spirit of Texas http://www.spiritoftx.com/. This is limited to the first 40 people who RSVP here: http://plancast.com/p/bxqz . The party will not be in walking distance from our stopping point, but we are arranging for cars to be available to get us all back to our vehicles (for those who joined the photo walk). Can't join us for the party but still want to groove to @110748045588517484202? Well, we've got you covered - we'll be broadcasting the entire performance and party via an On Air Hangout. It's a party, and in one way or another, you are all invited! BOOYAH. Tell your friends. :) #photowalkaustin   #photowalk   #GplusAnniversary  Google+ 1 Year Anniversary Photowalk in Austin Texas2012-06-30 17:00:0066 

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Caraselle Direct889#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-03-17 11:28:39478000
Tugay ÖzbilgiçVEVO235#sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #followme #followers #followback #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #addme #addcircle #addpeople #addfriends #addiction2015-03-10 19:55:08329011
Neil Lopez4,157This circle are all engagers. Add them up!You can also be included on the next circle to share:1. Add me Up2. +1 this post3. Share this circleHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle 2015-03-10 16:59:41479000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:23:25329000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:23:05329000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:22:47329000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:22:29329000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:22:12329000
Tugay ÖzbilgiçVEVO224#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle   #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #shared2015-03-10 01:38:04330010
Benjamin Davis8,096This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2015-03-09 09:41:40499001
Gailen Mapes81,130Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera N-R - 7 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation2015-03-07 12:39:29186001
John Sean14,651This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-03-05 07:19:444783311
MBC Ser657#circleoftheday #CircleShar  of the DayBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a commentI will thankful if you plus and share this circle!------------------------#circles #Gif #Life #Funny #love #addfriends #Addpeople #Addcircle #addcircles #food #circles #followers #Web #tsu #publicsharedcircles #Share #shared #Money #sharedcircleoftheday #Sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #Sharingcircles #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #LOL #Humor #Cute #activemembers #newfollowers #topsharedcircle #circlesharing #fullcircleshare 2015-03-04 17:16:45482003
Kenneth Nicholson20,528This circle contains people who are very active on Google+.People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle2015-03-04 05:51:32459336
CarDekhe0Hi Friends ...This is the TOP PEOPLE V8 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly follow  the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or comment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circles2015-02-28 06:21:41500111615
Hemant Atrish237Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle More At-http://www.poolarchitects.co.uk/2015-02-26 07:50:35351103
Hemant Atrish237"Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle More At-http://www.poolarchitects.co.uk/2015-02-26 07:28:05202102
Hemant Atrish181circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends  #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles2015-02-25 12:26:45351438
EDZUL FREDY KRISNAWAN0Masukan  ·  TurBantuan  ·  KawasanPrivasi  ·  Persyaratan  ·  Persyaratan MapsHertzer Tsaitwase14.997 pengikut|9.623.832 tampilanHertzer TsaitwaseDibagikan kepada publik  -  11 Jan 2014 #sharedcircles   Taukah kamu bahwa ada sosial media yang sangat bagus untuk kemajuan blog? Namanya yaitu Google Plus. Disini saya punya proyek Google Plus baru. Cara kerjanya kita menggunakan shared circle.Keuntungannya :> Mendapat followers google plus> Dapat meningkatkan posisi SERP> Page one google didepan mata> Orang yang terdaftar secara otomatis akan saya masukkan ke dalam shared circle iniSyarat untuk gabung ke circle ini :> Akun google plus aktif> Harus +1 dan share ulang pada shared circle, komen juga boleh> Harus follow saya di google plus (karena nanti kalian juga akan saya follow)> Membuat artikel mengenai "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" materi bisa kalian dapat di blog saya.> Sisipkan url shared circle pada artikel "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" (nanti saya beri tahu peletakannya)> Optimasi artikel yang kalian buat agar bisa berada di posisi page one google> Untuk membantu optimasi artikel, bisa juga gabung ke komunitas saya di Blogger Plus> Semakin banyak yang membuat artikel "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" maka semakin banyak peluang followers bertambah (apalagi jika posisi page one google)Untuk bergabung ke shared circle ini caranya gampang, tinggal follow saya https://plus.google.com/+EDZULFREDYKRISNAWAN/posts lalu klik https://plus.google.com/+EDZULFREDYKRISNAWAN/posts kemudian +1 dan share, lalu komen dan mention saya dengan hastag #addmetosharedcircleJangan lupa +1, share dan komen ya.#sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles2015-02-24 05:18:08326726
Shared Circles0 ➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)LINK TO THE ORIGINAL SHARED CIRCLE GROUPhttps://plus.google.com/communities/118227900918288458001Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!------------#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends 2015-02-23 19:56:54357111814
Robert Renard615https://plus.google.com/116703129387756846327/posts/1VxfttYoM3f #jokesoftheday   #jokes   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle  2015-02-23 00:28:44488000
Juhi Verma48Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london2015-02-19 11:49:50352001
Technology Pools519Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london2015-02-19 11:22:39351011
Ryan Johnson25,620This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-02-19 07:57:44415234
George Clark15,630Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-02-19 07:23:34376151426
Kenneth Nicholson17,437This circle contains people who are very active on Google+.People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle2015-02-17 05:37:38374149
Technology Pools423Circle brings together nice and interesting people.Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing  #circleoftheweek#london2015-02-13 11:52:52352011
Technology Pools423May be of interest...#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek#bristol #somerset #london #britain2015-02-12 12:01:15355222
Наталья Нестер514#кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMediaMarketing #CircleShare#Share#CircleSharing#Google#Google+#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#ADD#Circle2015-02-12 01:33:09459000
Gailen Mapes78,490Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera N-Q - 9 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-09 14:47:05117014
Doce Mel2,449HERE'S VERSION 93-A OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED THURSDAY 2/5/2015▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-02-06 17:28:28501645
John Cleese11,984Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-02-04 10:57:3106683103
John Sean12,158This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-31 07:30:48368171633
Simon Weiner2,462Quality People Circle 18. Enjoy.#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-01-23 07:57:1849822717
Becky Collins22,253Concerts Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2015-01-23 05:38:214898416
Doce Mel1,737HERE'S VERSION 91 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/21/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-22 00:10:42501435
Circles and Photography36,180Builders 10   1.21.15Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle 2015-01-21 09:00:34419367
Brian Mcquillan19,804Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-01-15 07:18:52498323
John Cleese10,248Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-01-15 05:26:16493000
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Terry Dyke1,332The #CulturalCreatives circle -- a carefully-vetted group of 100 artists, writers, makers, and thinkers on G+.They all have 1000+ followers and post actively. Most tend toward the humanist/progressive/green end of things, and all have a creatively provocative take on this stuff that fills our waking hours.If you are interested in joining the circle and expanding it, please do the following:1. Add this to your circles2. Add yourself to the circle3. Share the expanded circle to Public4. Include comments and #CulturalCreatives tagThanks!Terry Dyke#CulturalCreatives  #circles  #circlesharing   #sharedcircles    #publiccircles2015-01-13 00:56:20100000
Gailen Mapes75,136Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera N-Q - 9 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-09 18:43:011196314
Harry Day13,177*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-09 10:32:47496112
Doce Mel975Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   2015-01-08 20:56:11501568
John Cleese9,872Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos #circulocompartido #cerchiacondivisa #cerchia #bestengagers #chiudiilcerchio #closethecircle #shared4shared #thebigcommunity #kingcircle #topcircleshare #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innova2015-01-08 12:52:18494292444
Ercan Çakir4,538 VIP-Circles-01#circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   2015-01-05 06:06:41500324
Ercan Çakir4,538VIP-Circles-01 ------------------------------------- #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle 2015-01-05 06:05:00500000
Ercan Çakir4,538 VIP-Circles-01#circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   2015-01-05 06:03:49500216
Ercan Çakir4,538VIP-Circles-1 -------------------------------------- #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   2015-01-05 06:02:39500002

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2014-12-14 03:38:34 (26 comments, 7 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

Newest Member Of The O'Reilly Family

Well, for tonight, at least. My wife had a Monarch butterfly chrysalis on a little branch in her mesh butterfly habitat, and when we got home this evening it had become this lovely butterfly. It's hanging out in the habitat with a bowl of water and fruit, and tomorrow will be released into the wide world of our backyard. Such are the exciting weekend times around here!

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2015-01-16 17:00:11 (21 comments, 90 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

This Week In The Google+ Help Community
Everything you wanted to know about Google+ Photos on your phone but were afraid to ask!

Welcome to the Google+ Help Weekly Report, where we discuss a trending topic within the Google+ Help Community! This week I’ve noticed a lot of questions regarding deleting and restoring photos in Google+, whether you’re on your computer or your phone.

Turning Auto Backup on and off.

First of all, you should be aware that Google+ has an Auto Backup feature that works with the Google+ app on your phone to automatically copy any photos you take on the phone into your Google+ account on Google’s servers. This allows you to easily share photos you’ve taken on the phone to your Google+ circles, even if you’re accessing them through the computer, and it also provides an excellent cloud backup of all your photos to help youavoid los... more »

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2014-12-14 03:38:34 (26 comments, 7 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

Newest Member Of The O'Reilly Family

Well, for tonight, at least. My wife had a Monarch butterfly chrysalis on a little branch in her mesh butterfly habitat, and when we got home this evening it had become this lovely butterfly. It's hanging out in the habitat with a bowl of water and fruit, and tomorrow will be released into the wide world of our backyard. Such are the exciting weekend times around here!

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2015-03-26 23:01:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Seeing The Band, Sword Style

Or is it seeing the sword, band style? This shot is from Fado Irish Pub here in Austin, as interpreted by +Jordan Schiappa. She thoughtfully posed with the sword on the edge of the stage while the band warmed up, for a little SXSW sword action.

Seeing The Band, Sword Style

Or is it seeing the sword, band style? This shot is from Fado Irish Pub here in Austin, as interpreted by +Jordan Schiappa. She thoughtfully posed with the sword on the edge of the stage while the band warmed up, for a little SXSW sword action.___

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2015-03-25 03:16:27 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

These Are Not The Owls You're Looking For.

Those of you who kept up with our owl saga last year may recall that after removing the owl house that was occupied by bees instead of owls I put up a new owl house equipped with a camera. We have been anxiously checking for owls to move in this year, so far with no luck. Last night, however, my wife happened to do our weekly check and discovered that the house has indeed become inhabited. With the night vision on last night we saw a mama squirrel nursing three rather furry babies. Today in proper light I got this shot of the babies having a mid-day nap up there. They are awfully cute, but I hope they decide to vacate the place soon so some owls can move in.

These Are Not The Owls You're Looking For.

Those of you who kept up with our owl saga last year may recall that after removing the owl house that was occupied by bees instead of owls I put up a new owl house equipped with a camera. We have been anxiously checking for owls to move in this year, so far with no luck. Last night, however, my wife happened to do our weekly check and discovered that the house has indeed become inhabited. With the night vision on last night we saw a mama squirrel nursing three rather furry babies. Today in proper light I got this shot of the babies having a mid-day nap up there. They are awfully cute, but I hope they decide to vacate the place soon so some owls can move in.___

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2015-03-23 17:56:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Seeing A Bit Of The SXSW Music Scene

This past weekend I got invited to go to a little club on 6th Street to see a band play. I had a great time, and the band was pretty good! They were called Collective something or other. I had to shoot from the balcony, as the floor level was so ridiculously crowded that there was no moving anywhere. I hope the rest of you had a great weekend, too!

#sxsw   #sxsw2015  

Seeing A Bit Of The SXSW Music Scene

This past weekend I got invited to go to a little club on 6th Street to see a band play. I had a great time, and the band was pretty good! They were called Collective something or other. I had to shoot from the balcony, as the floor level was so ridiculously crowded that there was no moving anywhere. I hope the rest of you had a great weekend, too!

#sxsw   #sxsw2015  ___

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2015-03-22 19:52:34 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

The Sword In The Glass

I went on a photo walk last night, and right by the spot I parked was a wall with two circular backlit stained glass insets that caught my eye. A nice family happened to be passing by, and I asked if their boys would mind posing in front of the circle with the sword. It turned out they were happy to. I'm pretty happy with this result, and I think I'll have some more from last night to post, as well.

The Sword In The Glass

I went on a photo walk last night, and right by the spot I parked was a wall with two circular backlit stained glass insets that caught my eye. A nice family happened to be passing by, and I asked if their boys would mind posing in front of the circle with the sword. It turned out they were happy to. I'm pretty happy with this result, and I think I'll have some more from last night to post, as well.___

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2015-03-21 19:58:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Have Fun Storming The Capitol

The other morning I got to go visit +Amanda Retallack and shoot some pictures from her awesome view overlooking the Texas Capitol. Naturally I'm not one to let an opportunity go by without getting a sword picture or two, and Amanda was a good sport and let me take her picture with it. I really like the way this one turned out. She looks ready to grab her holocaust cloak and take on sixty guards.

Have Fun Storming The Capitol

The other morning I got to go visit +Amanda Retallack and shoot some pictures from her awesome view overlooking the Texas Capitol. Naturally I'm not one to let an opportunity go by without getting a sword picture or two, and Amanda was a good sport and let me take her picture with it. I really like the way this one turned out. She looks ready to grab her holocaust cloak and take on sixty guards.___

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2015-03-21 03:51:53 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Celebrating The Sword

I ran across this lady taking pictures of the SXSW revelries on 6th Street, and asked if she'd be willing to be in one of mine. As you have no doubt figured out by this point, she said yes. Really she seemed pretty happy about the idea.

Celebrating The Sword

I ran across this lady taking pictures of the SXSW revelries on 6th Street, and asked if she'd be willing to be in one of mine. As you have no doubt figured out by this point, she said yes. Really she seemed pretty happy about the idea.___

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2015-03-19 15:46:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Happy Hour And The Sword

I saw this couple chatting in the window of a bar and grill on 6th Street and asked them if they'd be willing to host the sword at their table barrel. They were, and seemed happy about it. I love people. :)

Happy Hour And The Sword

I saw this couple chatting in the window of a bar and grill on 6th Street and asked them if they'd be willing to host the sword at their table barrel. They were, and seemed happy about it. I love people. :)___

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2015-03-18 21:08:35 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The Lady And The Sword: Outtake

While I was wandering around 6th Street taking pictures of people with a rather sizable sword, I had some vague concerns about the heavy police presence and whether they might object to my having it there. Looking back at this additional shot of the young lady whose picture I recently posted, and another passer-by, apparently law enforcement did not find my activities too objectionable.

The Lady And The Sword: Outtake

While I was wandering around 6th Street taking pictures of people with a rather sizable sword, I had some vague concerns about the heavy police presence and whether they might object to my having it there. Looking back at this additional shot of the young lady whose picture I recently posted, and another passer-by, apparently law enforcement did not find my activities too objectionable.___

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2015-03-18 21:04:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

The Lady And The Sword

People on 6th Street the other evening were generally pretty happy to pose with the sword. When people ask me how I want them to pose with it I generally suggest they do so however they like, because I want to get their take on it. This young lady was rather devilish with it.

The Lady And The Sword

People on 6th Street the other evening were generally pretty happy to pose with the sword. When people ask me how I want them to pose with it I generally suggest they do so however they like, because I want to get their take on it. This young lady was rather devilish with it.___

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2015-03-17 21:29:34 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Wandering With The Sword

I was walking down 6th Street in Austin yesterday afternoon and ran across this group of young wanderers. They asked if I'd like to take a picture of all of them for a dollar. I considered telling them that's below market rate, but I figured that they probably actually wanted me to give them the dollar, rather than the other way around. I decided that I was willing to do so, but only if they'd be kind enough to hold my sword for the shot. Overall I think everyone came out of the deal satisfied.

Wandering With The Sword

I was walking down 6th Street in Austin yesterday afternoon and ran across this group of young wanderers. They asked if I'd like to take a picture of all of them for a dollar. I considered telling them that's below market rate, but I figured that they probably actually wanted me to give them the dollar, rather than the other way around. I decided that I was willing to do so, but only if they'd be kind enough to hold my sword for the shot. Overall I think everyone came out of the deal satisfied.___

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2015-03-16 01:28:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Once More In Front Of The Breach

I love people willing to pose with my sword, and +Marisa Maricich doesn't disappoint. Plus she's got awesome boots. This little barred gate out in front of Austin Beer Garden Brewing made a nice backdrop for pictures. You may recognize it from another shot in the sword album, too.

Once More In Front Of The Breach

I love people willing to pose with my sword, and +Marisa Maricich doesn't disappoint. Plus she's got awesome boots. This little barred gate out in front of Austin Beer Garden Brewing made a nice backdrop for pictures. You may recognize it from another shot in the sword album, too.___

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2015-03-11 16:33:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Into The Woods

I worked on another sword photo from my shoot with +Christina Trapolino, and I like the way this one turned out. The roots in this area of the park are pretty awesome, as is the model. I have a lot of fun doing these, and I hope people like them well enough, because I intend to keep on doing them.

Into The Woods

I worked on another sword photo from my shoot with +Christina Trapolino, and I like the way this one turned out. The roots in this area of the park are pretty awesome, as is the model. I have a lot of fun doing these, and I hope people like them well enough, because I intend to keep on doing them.___

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2015-03-07 23:54:46 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

It's My Park!

Today is It's My Park Day in Austin, where volunteers work on the parks around town doing trail maintenance, trash cleanup, and whatever else needs doing. My family and I volunteered at Walnut Creek Park, where we take our dogs and go hiking more weekends than not. We spent a few hours working on filling low spots with rock and dirt and building runoff arteries to keep water from building up on the trails, and then another hour gathering trash along the banks of the creek where it was deposited in the last round of flooding. It's satisfying to be able to give a little something back to the place that gives us so many enjoyable times. I highly recommend looking out for opportunities like this in your area. For those of you in the Austin area, maybe you can participate next year. I hope to see you around. :)

It's My Park!

Today is It's My Park Day in Austin, where volunteers work on the parks around town doing trail maintenance, trash cleanup, and whatever else needs doing. My family and I volunteered at Walnut Creek Park, where we take our dogs and go hiking more weekends than not. We spent a few hours working on filling low spots with rock and dirt and building runoff arteries to keep water from building up on the trails, and then another hour gathering trash along the banks of the creek where it was deposited in the last round of flooding. It's satisfying to be able to give a little something back to the place that gives us so many enjoyable times. I highly recommend looking out for opportunities like this in your area. For those of you in the Austin area, maybe you can participate next year. I hope to see you around. :)___

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2015-02-27 17:25:13 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

RIP, Leonard Nimoy

This makes me very sad to hear.

RIP, Leonard Nimoy

This makes me very sad to hear.___

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2015-02-25 23:53:43 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The Elegant Sword

Sometimes you need just the right accessory to go with your suit. I suggested a sword, and he seemed to think it was a fine look.

The Elegant Sword

Sometimes you need just the right accessory to go with your suit. I suggested a sword, and he seemed to think it was a fine look.___

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2015-02-24 23:52:50 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

The Sword At Rest

One more shot from last week's Drink & Click event. This fellow almost convinces me to do something edgier with my beard. I probably need to work out more, too...

The Sword At Rest

One more shot from last week's Drink & Click event. This fellow almost convinces me to do something edgier with my beard. I probably need to work out more, too...___

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2015-02-24 00:39:40 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Marisa And The Sword

Here's another shot I got at the Drink & Click event last Thursday. This is Marisa Maricich, a local model who was kind enough to pose with the sword for me. This is the first of hers I've processed, and there are more to come. Clearly I need more hours in the day, and even more nice people willing to pose with the sword.

Marisa And The Sword

Here's another shot I got at the Drink & Click event last Thursday. This is Marisa Maricich, a local model who was kind enough to pose with the sword for me. This is the first of hers I've processed, and there are more to come. Clearly I need more hours in the day, and even more nice people willing to pose with the sword.___

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2015-02-22 18:41:24 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Every Kid Needs A Good Sword

While I was out shooting with +Christina Trapolino, this boy and his dad came by to ask why we were in the park with a sword. The kid was quite interested in playing with it, so I figured it was a fine opportunity for another shot. He managed not to impale himself or any of the rest of us (though I guess at one point he came a little close to getting me) so I call it a fine success.

Every Kid Needs A Good Sword

While I was out shooting with +Christina Trapolino, this boy and his dad came by to ask why we were in the park with a sword. The kid was quite interested in playing with it, so I figured it was a fine opportunity for another shot. He managed not to impale himself or any of the rest of us (though I guess at one point he came a little close to getting me) so I call it a fine success.___

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2015-02-21 16:41:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Natasha And The Sword

I was at a +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas event this past Thursday evening, and the +Olympus people were kind enough to bring some equipment to test out and some models on whom to test them out. This is Natasha Aldridge, one of the models, who was kind enough to pose for me with the sword, which I happened to bring along just in case such an opportunity arose. I found this nice gate just outside the venue, which worked nicely for some shots. Here's the first one I got done, which I'm fairly happy with. Have a great weekend!

Natasha And The Sword

I was at a +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas event this past Thursday evening, and the +Olympus people were kind enough to bring some equipment to test out and some models on whom to test them out. This is Natasha Aldridge, one of the models, who was kind enough to pose for me with the sword, which I happened to bring along just in case such an opportunity arose. I found this nice gate just outside the venue, which worked nicely for some shots. Here's the first one I got done, which I'm fairly happy with. Have a great weekend!___

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2015-02-18 19:12:39 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Do On Google+

I'm sure lots of you have seen this, given the number of times it's been shared, but for those of you new around here, or have otherwise missed it, check out +Denis Labelle's awe-inspiring collection of links to tips and tricks for doing things with Google+. I'm sure there's probably something that isn't covered on this list, but I sure don't know what it is. This one is definitely worth bookmarking and referencing down the road when you come across something you'd like to do but don't know how. I'm very appreciative to all the people who wrote all the different guides linked here, and equally appreciative to Denis for putting together the list.

How To Google And Google Plus
First, Take a Tour of Google+ -> goo.gl/5WTMTP
I. 50 Google+ Tips
50. Create A Killer Hovercard: goo.gl/ifDhJW
49. Sharing to Circles vs. Publicly: goo.gl/1qr0YO
48. Google+ Communities: goo.gl/NC21Ly
47. Share Your G+ Posts on Other SM : goo.gl/QeefiD
46. Report Issues With G+ or Suggest Ideas: goo.gl/FywX2c

45. Create A "Save For Later" Circle: goo.gl/PmBRWf
44. Add A Large Image To Your Post: goo.gl/lVr3yj
43. The Various G+ Keyboard Shortcuts : goo.gl/7BaxMs
42. Share Someone Else's G+ Post : goo.gl/DYJo3U
41. Create A Mini Blog on G+: goo.gl/zEVIOM

40. Host A Google+ Hangout: goo.gl/2P0n0Q
39. Leave A Wake of Value-Add In Your Path: goo.gl/lpCzaD
38. Take Control Of Your G+ Notifications: goo.gl/WHU0p3
37. SEO Your Google+ Posts: goo.gl/oYb6J1
36. How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ

35. Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d
34. How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp
33. Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl
32. Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy
31. Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP

30. Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h
29. Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8
28. The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo
27. Understanding Ripples & Using Them To Your Advantage: goo.gl/Z47kxp
26. What Not To Do On G+ (Part 1): goo.gl/IdP51J

25. Edit Posts - Did You Know You Could Do That?: goo.gl/aFsKU9
24. Choose The Best Link Thumbnail For Your Post: goo.gl/wXTSh4
23. Start Building Your Author Rank: goo.gl/4427P3
22. Link G+ To Your Content With Authorship Tags: goo.gl/Rn4GGJ
21. Curate & Streamline Circles for Awesome News Streams: goo.gl/e8lNhh

20. Use Eye-Grabbing Headlines: goo.gl/p45IPK
19. Use Google Drive With Google+: goo.gl/zpwHHC
18. Track Circle Shares With CircleCount: goo.gl/TXfe2j
17. Be Awesome With AutoAwesome: goo.gl/Inq2bX
16. Build Your Following By Watching Hangouts: goo.gl/Rjgrhi

15. Overcome Difficulties With Plus-Mentioning People: goo.gl/nQsT9T
14. Write Posts That People Are Actually Looking For: goo.gl/D8NwGh
13. Use ‘The Google+ Effect’ To Improve Your Twitter Experience: goo.gl/hLE1Ia
12. Learn How To Use Images Appropriately & Legally: goo.gl/D3dzCc
11. Learn To Schedule Posts With +Do Share:  goo.gl/1BUcrN

10. Build A Community Around Your Passion: goo.gl/IsFrHg
9. Optimise Your Profile/Page/Community For Search: goo.gl/YMblJF
8. Share Beyond Your Circles & GPlussers: goo.gl/ryHWHQ
7. Blocking & Muting People - As Simple As It Sounds?: goo.gl/wqsXnN
6. Extend The Life Of Your Best Posts: goo.gl/tGw9g7

5. Merge Multiple Google+ Profiles Together: goo.gl/sRKzp8
4. Using Your About Tab More Effectively: goo.gl/sNqUDQ
3. Posting Multiple Photos Per Post: goo.gl/sM32aP
2. Use Google+ ...Every Day: goo.gl/fS0tIq
1. What Not To Do On Google+ (Part 2): goo.gl/3ahoO4
by +Rick Eliason

(More: Discover Google(+) -> goo.gl/eIJTNs )

II. New to Google+? Don't know where to start?
. Take a Tour on Google+: http://bit.ly/1HD2rkh
. Google+ best practices for beginners: http://bit.ly/1CmUT1X
. Choose what you share on your profile: http://bit.ly/1Aek1Hl
. Who can send you notifications: http://bit.ly/1EXjaJW
. Don't just drop links: http://bit.ly/15YSWea
. Share Google+ posts on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1AejncN
. Hide your circles and followers: http://bit.ly/1AejxAW
. Control what you see from your communities: http://bit.ly/15YVxVl
. Create a private community for yourself: goo.gl/biyWME
. Change the cover photo on Android: http://bit.ly/1JZAwJa
. Tips for sharing on Google+: http://bit.ly/1EXj5pI
. Tips for building relationships: http://bit.ly/1CmUInj
. Tips for community members: http://bit.ly/1EXdmjE
. Tips about Google+ Photos: http://bit.ly/1Lyr1lR
. Tips for using hashtags: http://bit.ly/15YURPN
. Tips for blocking someone: http://bit.ly/1EXiXGJ
. The official Google+ Help Center: http://bit.ly/1CmUMUa
. Set up recovery options for your Google account: http://bit.ly/1AejO6X
. Switch between Google accounts: http://bit.ly/1yYnjb7
. Account permissions and apps: http://bit.ly/15YVfxO
. All your Google+ statistics: http://bit.ly/1AekDN5
. Deleting a Google+ profile / Page: What happens to YouTube: http://bit.ly/1HD7OQB
. Who owns your business page and YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1EXjkRH
. Google+ Partner Playbook for businesses: http://bit.ly/1yYoyr0
. Promote your business on Google+: http://bit.ly/1JZAYHb
. Video: Google+ tips http://bit.ly/1D0WuJL
via +Google+ Top Contributors 

III. Google+ Infographics
. How To Improve Engagement on Google Plus: goo.gl/4kWbne . How To Get More Interaction On Google+: goo.gl/6ZZqwk
by +Irfan Ahmad / +Digital Information World
. The Beginner’s Guide to Google+: goo.gl/DQPRd1
by +Mervik Haums 

IV. Google+ Help Communities in
. English: goo.gl/5PmCXu
. Portuguese: goo.gl/jbWtX2
. Turkish: goo.gl/7t9H8y
. German: goo.gl/BpB6F5
. Spanish: goo.gl/BTud7c
. Italian: goo.gl/gXYbF2
. Indonesia: goo.gl/0NlPFa
. Japanese: goo.gl/Z4flcY
. Russian: goo.gl/mT1BKS
. French: goo.gl/T1vjXl
. Finnish: goo.gl/OQqYGg
via +Google+ Top Contributors
 
V. 132 Google+ Help Tips
132. Get a custom URL for your YouTube channel (and Google+): goo.gl/3C6VWM
131. Controlling your privacy on Google+: goo.gl/32R1pt

130. Troubleshooting your G+ Business Pages: goo.gl/CsWoFQ
129. How to use Google+ polls: goo.gl/8XIxKD
128. Posting, Handling fake accounts and switching pages on Google+ or YouTube: goo.gl/5Tn4P6
127. Basic guide to Google+ Circles: goo.gl/E7j4ws
126. Everything you wanted to know about Google+ Photos on your phone: goo.gl/Cd6qnv

125. Everything you’ll want to know about Google Pages but were afraid to ask: goo.gl/upafgK 124. Changing Names, Clash of Clans, Auto Enhance: goo.gl/yTwDU4
123. Communities, Circles, Posts: goo.gl/Osr0zD
122. How to Remove Yourself from Someone's Google+ Circles goo.gl/h6ft6L
121. Comments, Community, Circles and Google+ Album: goo.gl/k3OYbB

120. People You Meet in G+ Communities: goo.gl/JhzPlD
119. Profile, Photos, Auto Backup: goo.gl/w9ffcT
118. Whom Should You Circle?: goo.gl/RoNPvA
117. Make use of Google+ tours: goo.gl/c5RZFy
116. Photos: goo.gl/fF6lth

115. Save posts, articles and ideas on G+: goo.gl/WSN8Ov
114. 3 steps to more privacy on your G+ profile: goo.gl/u3I3Wv
113. Actively managing your community membership: goo.gl/TVymDg
112. How to explore and join Communities: goo.gl/zL2pl3
111. How to send feedback on G+: goo.gl/VvLWoX 

110. Make Your G+ Photos “Auto Awesome”: goo.gl/UdahMn
109. Automatically share your blog posts to Google+: goo.gl/sHDbhm
108. Ways to use Google+ photo editing: goo.gl/Byk90r
107. Let hashtags find fun posts for you: goo.gl/MWWD4i
106. Make your Communities happier and healthier: goo.gl/DoByrf

105. Do More with Your Photos From Auto Backup: goo.gl/f9WFRJ
104. Search your own photos -> goo.gl/VB3ZEU
103. How to delete your Auto Backup photos -> goo.gl/oTO6Eq
102. Google Photos app is one-tap access to your Google+ Photos: goo.gl/jJ2Dma
101. How to post publicly, to your circles, or to a community: goo.gl/5NTmUo

100. Share an album with someone not yet on G+: goo.gl/M9RJDR
99. How to restore photos from Trash: goo.gl/hpgp3c
98. How to adjust the mix of posts in your Home stream: goo.gl/4XCqy4
97. Follow your favorite YouTube channel on Google+: goo.gl/RgsI55
96. Assign a G+ Page Manager: goo.gl/ccGqji

95. Getting started on Google+: goo.gl/scpl11
94. Turning on Auto Backup on Android: goo.gl/tEMs9F
93. Formatting a Google+ Post: goo.gl/va50H0
92. Start a scheduled Hangout on Air: goo.gl/nWc3Fk
91. Grow your following on G+: goo.gl/0GII5U

90. Use Q&A in your Hangout: goo.gl/X5ZMNA
89. Select your stream based on your circles: goo.gl/mmoFVb
88. Produce your Hangout with Control Room: goo.gl/CmktPj
87. Article Rendering: goo.gl/3ogWrA
86. See more posts from your favorite communities: goo.gl/QPT3VS

85. Mastering the art of Hangouts on Air: goo.gl/WEjUik
84. How to leave a Google+ community: goo.gl/ya1hUS
83. How to Get Rid of Junk in Your G+ Home Stream: goo.gl/X0tUoW
82. Seeing Junk in What's Hot?  Clean Up Your Circles!: goo.gl/PQHRKq
81. Why Your Community Posts Might Be Flagged As Spam: goo.gl/3sJd18

80. Why Are My Private Posts in Google Search Results?: goo.gl/QOAxKx
79. How to Set Your Profile Picture: goo.gl/mXqE6y
78. How to add text to an image already in a G+ album: goo.gl/qrOQau
77. Ensure Images from Your Website "Full Bleed": goo.gl/ebV15t
76. To Mute or To Block? That is the Question!: goo.gl/CVZXin

75. Dealing with Google+ Notification Overload: goo.gl/kwHHyu
74. Why You Can Only Post to One Google+ Community at a Time: goo.gl/KBiCDl
73. Circles, Your Circles, and Extended Circles: How Sharing and Notifications Work: goo.gl/iLEfsl
72. Google+ Tips Collection: goo.gl/Th3hV0 What's Hot and  Recommended: How Posts Get Selected: goo.gl/jNlTMT
71. Using Photo Sphere on your device: goo.gl/JO8Xa9

70. Deleting Business Pages, How "Google feedback" works, Transferring to another Google Account: goo.gl/ZaaZEo
69. Public view of profile, Updating page information and Managing circles: goo.gl/MzAj9B
68. Lost in Translation, 2 Many Accounts, Added You Back: goo.gl/asV6wy
67. Focus on Communities and a Google+ Update: goo.gl/wtWrTC
66. Deleting Google+ Photos, Who Follows You On Google+, Hangout Invitations: goo.gl/9XzCdk

65. Profiles & Pages, Public posts to Communities, Private Communities: goo.gl/eUY0E0
64. Photos, Profile, Custom URL: goo.gl/TpR3I8
63. Frozen Auto Backup, Auto Backup on Multiple Devices, and Changing Cover Photos: goo.gl/MTfErM
62. Auto-Backup and Page Ownership: goo.gl/OsWeL0
61. Connect G+ page to website, Retrieving deleted pics and videos, Add links to G+ business page: goo.gl/OIFJbS

60. Spam, Stories, Profiles: goo.gl/5GMoG5 
59. Pages and Communities: goo.gl/pRmH6D
58. Page Managers, Duplicate account, Hangouts Help: goo.gl/rtbKqR
57. HOA invites, Autobackup management, YouTube Migration to Brand Page: goo.gl/vBq5lz
56. Communities, Pages, and Photos: goo.gl/SWvj5D

55. Community sharing preferences, reporting spammers and mobile stream not loading: goo.gl/CACcc1
54. Followers, Cover Banner, Brand Pages: goo.gl/7oeSw8
53. Getting more followers, deleting an old local page: goo.gl/0pj1yi
52. Autobackups, Custom URL’s and +1’s and viewcounts: goo.gl/uhZuTU
51. Pages, Names, and Photos: goo.gl/S3c3k4

50. How To Get Help, Stories privacy, Google+ Page: goo.gl/az1T3K
49. Photo Privacy, Finding All Your +1s, and Pages Without Profiles:  goo.gl/TbCuZ0
48. Profile/Page Clarification, Google+ Auto-backup,  Circling Limits: goo.gl/3Cw5s4
47. Circles, Google maps listing for business, different types of Hangouts: goo.gl/mXNh1W
46. Google+ Posts notification emails , “Avis” tap , Merge G+ local page with G+ business page: goo.gl/GuiKTe

45. Engagement, Photos to albums, Larger images in posts: goo.gl/NYAi2k
44. Creating Community From Mobile, Upgrading To Full Size Auto Backup: goo.gl/dCb3y0
43. Page views, Hoffsome photos, Home page filters: goo.gl/LDe1Ji
42. Apps, Extended Circles, and Hashtags: goo.gl/9aoNg1
41. Profile Verification, What’s Hot list, Access Auto Backup photos: goo.gl/WCR0Xy

40. Page ownership, Privacy, Personalized URLs: goo.gl/Myy5ha
39. Community Pinned Posts, Preventing Circle Adds, Images in Web Shares: goo.gl/XH4d6P
38. Ignore/Mute a conversation, Commenting on YouTube, Google+ Hashtags: goo.gl/f7aQaj
37. Gmail notices, Circles, and Photo AutoBackUp: goo.gl/dPfFp8 
36. Google Plus pages, Using A Business page to +1 and share from the web, Formatting GPlus posts: goo.gl/mysxFK

35. Visibility of private posts, Merging profile with Google Apps, Deleting Google Local photos: goo.gl/jxRdlt
34. Public posts, picture tagging, and privacy: goo.gl/4uIOcF
33. Managing Google+ Business Page, Google+ backing up pictures, Transferring Google+ custom URLs: goo.gl/o0TcG9
32. Restore, Backup, and Business: goo.gl/KVbTeZ
31. Your Posts and Membership in a Community, Turning Off Community Posts in Profile, Vanity URLs: goo.gl/V3OgfJ

30. Contacts, YouTube, and Auto Awesome Movies: goo.gl/9pFZU3
29. Pages, pages, and more pages: goo.gl/kVxIhd
28. Photos, Videos: goo.gl/4KrntW 
27. Downloading your photos, Google+ Local Pages, Authorship: goo.gl/CpvL6u
26. Migrating to a new account, Post visibility, Profiles & Pages: goo.gl/gTMhZc

25. Auto Backup, E-mail notification, Change E-mail Account: goo.gl/84yhdq
24. Custom URL Changes, YouTube Comments Explained, Managing a Business Page: goo.gl/9faF4o
23. Random People, Cover Photos, That’s My Face: goo.gl/4MhWMz
22. Custom URLs, Photo upload settings: goo.gl/ceVyyZ 
21. Images, Blogger Comments, Archived Hangouts: goo.gl/hj7Gru 

20. Names, endorsements, newbies: goo.gl/ox2zTD
19. Community Abandonment, Business Pages,  Notification Exhaustion: goo.gl/ajNwnN 
18. Getting noticed, protecting youth, & photo editing: goo.gl/99Fhn7 
17. Adblock Plus, Google Places, G+ Page/YouTube: goo.gl/1DJ6mP
16. Hangouts without webcams, local business listings, and resharing posts: goo.gl/sPIAQl

15. Events, Communities, and Monetization: goo.gl/65ewNH 
14. Upload videos from Google+ straight into YouTube, Auto Backup of pictures from mobile: goo.gl/yDC3nF
13. Recover pictures back to my phone or tablet, change the privacy settings on old posts, search the posts for a single community: goo.gl/hZO2xK
12. Post to Circles and to a community at the same time, Who can see my post when I make them Public: goo.gl/FiCzoM 
11. Google+ Support Firefox, What time zone shows up on Events, Can non-Gmail users become G+ users: goo.gl/wzuOoI 

10. Faces, Photos, and Plusses: goo.gl/gM3NTn
9. Notifying circles, Google+ training resources, Finding hangouts, Securing your Google+: goo.gl/87NHjk
8. Communitues, Commenting, Hangout Request, and Email Notifications: goo.gl/9JsanF
7. Webmasters, Geotags , Notifications , and +1's: goo.gl/zSCX9T 
6. +1 activity posts, Why can’t I post to Communities and Circles/Public at the same time, Why can't I add more people to my circles: goo.gl/tpDzuK 

5. Searching, Filtering, Boxes, and Histories: goo.gl/203smg
4. Photo and video privacy, removing yourself from circles, migrating circles from Profile to Page: goo.gl/G1Nx2U
3. How to Choose Photos When Sharing Links: goo.gl/SrGZmp
2. See your Google+ stream in chronological order: goo.gl/94N6IX
1. 11 Useful Google+ Keyboard Shortcuts: goo.gl/U2ksVi
by +Google+ Help

(More: Discover Google(+) -> goo.gl/eIJTNs )

VI. Google+ Management Tools
1. +Circloscope / www.circloscope.com
. Google+ Circles On Steroids: goo.gl/sGCPbU
. Removing No Follow Backs From Your G+ Circles: goo.gl/kxJEFM
. Removing Inactive Profiles From Your G+ Circles: goo.gl/VLm7fV
. Creating Blacklists Using Circloscope: goo.gl/794sMz
. Creating Whitelists Using Circloscope: goo.gl/L1RtrN
. Adding Engagers To Your Google Plus Circles: goo.gl/E3byML
. Remove Blue Heads (No Profile Photo) From Your G+ Circles: goo.gl/y4FSb9
. How To Create a Curated Circle to Share: goo.gl/r6FpCR
. How to Export G+ ID's for Plus Mentioning: goo.gl/vTMrmr
. Adding Other People's Followers to Your Circles: goo.gl/9CdQpx
. Adding People Who Attended a G+ Hangout On Air: goo.gl/GHrhxW
. Adding Community Members To Your G+ Circles: goo.gl/RqS2jD
. Find, Combine & Add Multiple Shared Circles: goo.gl/Qctp5K
. How To Update Circloscope: goo.gl/JqIdRw
. How To Find Your Google+ Profile ID: goo.gl/fUzDqz
. Send Multiple URLs to Circloscope: goo.gl/bsvVeK
. CircleCount & Circloscope Integration: goo.gl/VVe79I
. Importing Facebook Friends to Google+: goo.gl/ZBVxEb
. Finding YouTube Video Engagers To Add To Your G+ Circles: goo.gl/wGYwZe
. Importing LinkedIn Contacts to Google+: goo.gl/tSMKPh
2. +CircleCount / www.circlecount.com
. Getting Started with CircleCount: goo.gl/eMDI3F
. Explore CircleCount: goo.gl/7LUi2O
. Profile Overview on CircleCount: goo.gl/uGli6I
. Shared Circles Including You on CircleCount: goo.gl/EvtDbN
. Follower Map/Demographics on CircleCount: goo.gl/1YUPAh
. Graphs & Charts on CircleCount: goo.gl/6b1q4v
. Adjusting Settings & Newsletter Sign-Up: goo.gl/81P83P

VII. Google & Google+ 157 How To's
First, have a look here -> goo.gl/v9yHoY
157. A Complete Google+ User Guide: goo.gl/wnzsrU
156. The Anatomy of an Engaging G+ Post: goo.gl/ojMVf5
155. A Guide to HOA Event Notifications: goo.gl/bbLHEj

154. Google+ Posts - 10 Things You Should Know: goo.gl/au3dvh
153. How to disable reshares or comments prior to posting on Google+: goo.gl/5DCeNr
152. How to change which YouTube channel connects to your Google+ account: goo.gl/CiS5YK
151. What are the best sized images to use on your Google+ profile?: goo.gl/HSN30k

150. How to have a ‘Local Reviews Box’ as a landing page: goo.gl/98okxI
149. Can you change a Google Local Page to a Brand Page, or vice versa?: goo.gl/vdxTvK
148. Google+ Partner Playbook: Audio-Visual Guide: goo.gl/yFBrG3
147. How to manage two or more G+ profiles at the same time: goo.gl/B6Wdcj
146. G+ comments generating suggestions on a mobile: goo.gl/qNqrGA

145. The Google Review Revolution: goo.gl/FhRc9c
144. Need help with a Google+ and YouTube account issue?: goo.gl/7mrQdH
143. How to ‘pin a post’ to a Profile or a Page on Google+: goo.gl/7yGWJf
142. Super Smart ‘Google Apps Management’ Tip: http://goo.gl/xHNkbj
141. How to change settings in a public Google+ community: goo.gl/wbKsxc

140. Who can comment on your Google+ posts?: goo.gl/kVQmzh
139. How to claim your Google+ custom URL: goo.gl/GGiLA1
138. What if you have an issue with ‘Google Local’ listing?: goo.gl/MFqBLz
137. Want more subscribers on your YouTube channel?: goo.gl/a9OHsY
136. A ‘Small Business’ guide to using Google+: goo.gl/Fa1dw7

135. How “Keeping it Real” Became the Next Thing In Marketing: goo.gl/JoMakj
134. How to filter a private Google+ community using Circloscope: goo.gl/9JM0Em
133. How to delete a circle on Google+: goo.gl/ez5MRB
132. How to create a custom ‘Google Map’: goo.gl/bsQ1nI
131. How many businesses in your area are on Google Maps?: goo.gl/lH4kya

130. Why use a URL shortener?: goo.gl/wGxwlO
129. How to find the embed code for a Business Listing on Google Maps: goo.gl/2FfDf1
128. How to find the URL for a Business Listing on Google Maps: goo.gl/AYx2XB
127. What do you need to claim a custom URL on YouTube?: goo.gl/eoJoHq
126. What pages are not eligible to be Google Local Pages?: goo.gl/psfvwe

125. How to create a 24/7 Google Hangout: goo.gl/XSERHn
124. How to cross connect between Gmail and Linkedin: goo.gl/89YOPr
123. How to put a village on the map: goo.gl/ABUA2J
122. The Art of Managing a Google + Brand Page: goo.gl/wg0RjW
121. How to add in a shared circle on Google+: goo.gl/scCBPr

120. How to change your cover photo on Google+: goo.gl/Baxb5Z
119. How to change your profile picture on Google+: goo.gl/atDLKB
118. How to find the 21 digit ID of a Google+ Profile or Page: goo.gl/vGLWie
117. Socialize – adding and engaging with people from your area: goo.gl/Ek4Rx7
116. Optimize – helping people find your Google+ Page: goo.gl/7UYL0x

115. Localize – how to get yourself on the Map with Google: goo.gl/zOJGzw
114. How to reach more people with your Google+ content: goo.gl/bX8Q8k
113. A Guide to Collaborative Working using Google software and tools: goo.gl/cifIq7
112. Personal Branding using Google+, an A-Z Guide: goo.gl/ou75bk
111. Want to add in a delivery radius to a ‘Storefront’ Business?: goo.gl/9KXmh7

110. Google Pages for Businesses who ‘deliver as well’: goo.gl/iSU948
109. How to Integrate Google+ into Your Editorial Calendar: goo.gl/SmTF4d
108. How to stop showing YouTube tab on your Profile: goo.gl/9z0djW
107. Make your Google+ Page or Profile a Destination: goo.gl/4JE8h5
106. How to import your Linkedin Contacts to Google+: goo.gl/MraUx3

105. How to rename a Google+ community: goo.gl/d7dqOn
104. Who can see your Google+ posts?: goo.gl/f80hCh
103. How to use Google Plus Communities for outstanding Customer Service: goo.gl/eVY3NY
102. Can you turn off the plus ones on Google+?: goo.gl/U9mGQ8
101. How to share circles between Profiles and Pages: goo.gl/275uYK

100. A Guide to Google Plus Polls: goo.gl/mxqmJL
99. Google Plus and Social SEO Facts and Evidence: goo.gl/uqGTmn
98. Google Plus Marketing Case Study Teaser: goo.gl/LpKjIO
97. How to share a blog post from a website as a Google Plus page, not a profile: goo.gl/KYGgKi
96. The value of using tools on Google Plus: goo.gl/mhUvh0

95. What are extended circles on Google+? And why should we care anyway: goo.gl/k5YcgC
94. How to delete a Google+ Business Page: goo.gl/qNNGqD
93. Anatomy of a Time Stamp Post: goo.gl/ZAyoge
92. The Power to ‘Recommend’ on Google Plus: goo.gl/FFIOjc
91. Google Business View: Step Inside the Sage Group Headquarters: goo.gl/DQYBJT

90. 10 brilliant things you can do with Circloscope: goo.gl/4XzFn5
89. How to Use Clean Google+ URLs & the Google+ Canonicals: goo.gl/RTYbOl
88. ‘Google+ for Business’ Presentation: goo.gl/imhF5W
87. Discover Google Plus: goo.gl/5AXCsk
86. A Complete Guide to Google Pages: goo.gl/J0PwN7

85. Google Plus Marketing Stats: goo.gl/gG6ESY
84. Google Plus ‘Explore’ and Hangouts: goo.gl/wYW8JA
83. Google Plus Marketing Circles and Communities: goo.gl/Dy9NJ1
82. Google Plus Marketing Profile and Pages: goo.gl/a74DQg
81. Google Plus Posts: goo.gl/iabGnJ

80. A Complete Guide to Google+ Marketing: goo.gl/Q218qw
79. 10 brilliant things you can do with CircleCount.com: goo.gl/zlFDHZ
78. Google Plus Analytics and Insights: goo.gl/rSCNu2
77. Google Plus SEO: Trust, Reputation and Authority: goo.gl/3cs1zi
76. How to create a ‘plus post ad’ within Google Adwords: goo.gl/B1Uu9s

75. Social Media Marketing and the Power of Google Plus: goo.gl/IMFMpn
74. How to REALLY build a community on Google Plus: goo.gl/jel8DH
73. The ‘View Count’ Feature on Google Plus explained and explored: goo.gl/dPdNNE
72. Organizational Analysis on Google Plus: goo.gl/RiyaQm
71. Google Plus – Frequently Asked Questions: goo.gl/pVN6UB

70. Social, Search and Site – how to use Google+ to make it all work together: goo.gl/V03LZF
69. Google Chrome Extensions – as Suggested by the Google+ Community:  goo.gl/YTT3JG
68. Lights, Camera, Produced Hangouts: goo.gl/IYXIt7
67. A Guide to Google Maps Business View: goo.gl/OvgTr5
66. Complete Guide to Google Hangouts for Businesses and Individuals: goo.gl/eBldKf

65. Content is King; Community is Kingdom: goo.gl/TFbaUG
64. Planning Your Social Media Marketing Strategy, using Google Plus: goo.gl/D9XZ34
63. Content Creation Tools: goo.gl/10lUbC
62. Hashing Out Google Plus Hashtags: Uncover Their Hidden Powers: goo.gl/NBxOm9
61. Free Google Plus Training Materials: goo.gl/ZmjtHs

60. A guide to Google Plus notifications: goo.gl/ChhCPi
59. Google Plus Coaching, Training, Consulting Directory: goo.gl/l96JIA
58. How to create a private Google Hangout-on-Air (VIDEO): goo.gl/Dhh3X8
57. Google Plus For Business and Individuals: goo.gl/LQ0qD3
56. Getting your Google Plus Brand Page ready for +Post Ads: goo.gl/p9Es89

55. How to build niche email lists using Google+: goo.gl/OPKfZt
54. What is Content Marketing? And how to use Google+ to do it brilliantly: goo.gl/aeWLVX
53. How to use content marketing for high visibility in Google Search: goo.gl/PP0zyU
52. 6 Circles every Google Plus business page should have: goo.gl/XtqfRO
51. How to create a Google+ Community: goo.gl/VDZVJn

50. Beginners Guide to Google Plus: goo.gl/6C7ibF
49. Google Plus Custom URLs: goo.gl/oOuACS
48. How does Google Plus influence online behavior?: goo.gl/LSNPa5
47. How to use Google+ for Social SEO: goo.gl/FY82rB
46. A Complete Guide to Google Pages: goo.gl/txD0RX

45. Google+ and YouTube comment integration: goo.gl/ChSu7N
44. A Complete Guide to Google Helpouts: goo.gl/ryqKAR
43. How to make a Google Plus Page: goo.gl/e2dgFq
42. Should you choose a ‘Profile’ or a ‘Page’ on Google Plus?: goo.gl/oqsVZ0
41. Google Plus Tips Guide: goo.gl/7MiUZA

40. Shortcuts: goo.gl/dg07uL
39. How to resume from a position ‘down stream’ and receive more content too: goo.gl/5jiYVC
38. Viewing the profile as if from other’s perspectives: goo.gl/dshbLq
37. Changing your profile circle settings: goo.gl/X82l3B
36. How to filter searches on Google Plus: goo.gl/Uiml5D

35. How to subscribe and receive emails of new content: goo.gl/71RMUq
34. Showing or hiding posts to communities on your Profile or Page: goo.gl/K0Osma
33. How to submit feedback on Google+: goo.gl/nC1Kw7
32. Where to mute or block a profile: goo.gl/3fLO5b
31. Customise your hangout settings (part 1): goo.gl/ZyztlQ

30. Customise your hangout settings (part 2): goo.gl/EGBR18
29. How to change the flow of content from communities in your stream: goo.gl/sduvMX
28. Top fans on YouTube–circles: goo.gl/3dP9vS
27. How to turn notifications on or off: goo.gl/gvsWQb
26. How to change the flow of content from circles in your stream: goo.gl/11HQxz

25. Adding people to circles from ripples: goo.gl/hJ2u3d
24. Mute posts you no longer want to hear from: goo.gl/VQ8JRQ
23. Create a private community with categories for future posts: goo.gl/BMdkRT
22. How to find channel settings and monetization on Youtube: goo.gl/tsMGBV
21. Changing your photo settings: goo.gl/m5hfK4

20. Share public for maximum reach: goo.gl/txbTzL
19. Change settings on who can interact with you: goo.gl/4yQKKp
18. Flipping the Google Plus cards: goo.gl/9t6WUB
17. Choosing to notify a circle by email: goo.gl/Sq96Y8
16. How to create a new circle from activity on a post: goo.gl/P18Ji0

15. How to disable comments and reshares before you post: goo.gl/nJjpu0
14. How to open a new link by dragging and dropping: goo.gl/7PZfB7
13. How to embed a Google Plus post into a website: goo.gl/wQbrT4
12. Google+ Page Manager Circle Tip: goo.gl/SuZ4Y4
11. Using Google Plus communities to work on projects: goo.gl/mexhiA

10. Analyzing your Google+ Page Content using SNA: goo.gl/ZHJ1WD
9. What is Google Drive? – a complete user guide: goo.gl/RCWUh0
8. Gain social reach by adding shared circles to circlecount.com: goo.gl/6WqYrZ
7. Refining Google Plus Search Using Filters: goo.gl/lO4EcL
6. Google Circles Management Tips: goo.gl/858xNX

5. Connect Google account to YouTube: goo.gl/rOF3Jf
4. Add a thumbnail to your YouTube videos: goo.gl/sAAHoa
3. Google+ Plus Training Modules: goo.gl/n8QBpQ
2. Google Apps for Business: http://goo.gl/gG7cUv
1. Google Plus Cover Photo and Design Tips: goo.gl/r9HP9m
by +Plus Your Business!

(More: Discover Google(+) -> goo.gl/eIJTNs)

VIII. Google+ Hangouts
. Training You for Hangout Success: goo.gl/UCCKUV . Hangout on Air via YouTube Live Event Quickstart: goo.gl/P5eb2z
. Scheduled Hangout on Air Event Quickstart: goo.gl/KGLD7Z
. Hangouts and Hangouts on Air Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid: goo.gl/h5pml4
. New Account Setup for Hangouts and Hangouts on Air: goo.gl/pGXPYM
. What is a Hangout on Air Event: goo.gl/c9tNnu
(by +Ronnie Bincer)
More: HOA guides
. goo.gl/1ukAs9
. goo.gl/Mlu2uw
. goo.gl/ZlU7jF 
. goo.gl/2zTH7P
. goo.gl/p3gJke

IX. 21 Awesome Google Tips
21. Your Personal Google Search Trends History: goo.gl/agMWXD

20. Google Chrome: goo.gl/ynciWj
19. Search like a Pro: goo.gl/dkUgf4
18. Google Doodles: goo.gl/s65qHq
17. Google Alerts: goo.gl/uaY3Oj
16. Google Docs: goo.gl/UYSdiV

15. Shorten Your Links with Google: goo.gl/UvWmpP
14. Back in time with Google Maps: goo.gl/5dqv60
13. Google Location History:  goo.gl/oJ0kbl
12. Google Dashboard: goo.gl/3KmiFM
11. YouTube Playlists: goo.gl/1lgkmM

10. Google Translate: goo.gl/VFmYGn
9. Google Calender: goo.gl/PmkIoM
8. Google Trends: goo.gl/7i6GW4
7. Secure your Google account: goo.gl/7tNJvL
6. Android Device Manager: goo.gl/rHtCqm

5. Make money with Google Adsense: goo.gl/37M90D
4. Advertising with Google Adwords: goo.gl/y0RRAe
3. Google Chrome & Search Tricks: goo.gl/mj2vst
2. 15 Awesome Gmail Tricks: goo.gl/vLHyBd
1. Google Plus - Series Finale: goo.gl/37l2Q7
More: danielfuterman.com/21-awesome-google-tips-and-tricks/
(by +Daniel Futerman)

X. 10 reasons Businesses need to get started on Google Plus Now!: goo.gl/mq8gB7

XI. Google+ University: goo.gl/noz9LH
(by +Mike Allton)

XII. Google Support & Forums: www.support.google.com

XIII. Google Blogs
News, features, tips, training and more
. YouTube Creator: goo.gl/je4fNd
. YouTube: goo.gl/7C8X8p 
. Think With Google: goo.gl/75oPW0
. Online Security: goo.gl/03MRU1
. Work: goo.gl/2ZEVZF
. Google: goo.gl/7m92Nj
. Gmail: goo.gl/E2REJQ
. Mobile Ads: goo.gl/BnUzuu
. Inside Search: goo.gl/ShngX3
. Inside AdWords: goo.gl/DbktUp
. Inside AdSense: goo.gl/UfnfbL
. Google+: goo.gl/clH5tj
. Webmaster: goo.gl/c6fMu6
. Translate: goo.gl/TI4ud0
. Shopping: goo.gl/1BXHif
. Google News: goo.gl/6ECpH7
. Earth & Maps: goo.gl/zVX9Go
. Nonprofits: goo.gl/5f28QK
. Drive: goo.gl/wouQnB
. Commerce: goo.gl/G5VH9x
. Cloud: goo.gl/nQuYBM
. Chrome: goo.gl/1bCPpa
. Google & Your Business: goo.gl/V1CBLd
. Analytics: goo.gl/9LKizW
. Agency: goo.gl/bsjdYf
. Android: goo.gl/jo98mU
. DoubleClick Advertiser: goo.gl/VDnsTt
. DoubleClick Publishers: goo.gl/CpYMeB
. DoubleClick Search: goo.gl/O9M0Fu

XIV. Google on YouTube
. Google: goo.gl/dHuVIc
. Google Help: goo.gl/M0x94i
. Google Top Contributors: goo.gl/pgsuFp
. Google Security and Privacy: goo.gl/rR1PSo
. Google+: goo.gl/Ar3qLn
. Google Chrome: goo.gl/CmEdjH
. Chrome Help Center: goo.gl/A725Cp
. Google Webmasters: goo.gl/X8KHQx
. Google Maps: goo.gl/RCbH6a
. Google Earth: goo.gl/ECYIit
. Google Android: goo.gl/Xe28un
. Google Nexus: goo.gl/2O7zNN
. Google Play: goo.gl/IIk7jT
. Google Glass: goo.gl/FfCSRS
. Google for Entrepreneurs: goo.gl/tvecVa
. Google and Your Business: goo.gl/2HFhTf
. Google Engage for Agencies: goo.gl/djALY2
. Google Mobile Ads: goo.gl/678bYq
. Google AdSense: goo.gl/6IL6Y3
. Google AdWords: goo.gl/ghbgfr
. Google Analytics: goo.gl/8ZtQfW
. DFP for Small Business: goo.gl/I4nJzy 
. DoubleClickBusiness: goo.gl/bwiBr8
. Google Consumer Surveys: goo.gl/19XZeg
. Google Enterprise: goo.gl/ZBYrsK
. Google Maps for Business: goo.gl/1a8Kb1
. Google Watch this Space: goo.gl/pVp9fl
. Google Creative Sandbox: goo.gl/0DLtJY
. Learn with Google: goo.gl/cPWHNt
. Think with Google: goo.gl/D7pyky
. Google Ventures: goo.gl/meoIxr
. YouTube Creator Academy: goo.gl/fvKNCg
. YouTube Curriculum: goo.gl/h502jy
. YouTube Help: goo.gl/RExT0f
. YouTube Advertise: goo.gl/nnj53U
. YouTube Creators: goo.gl/t7cJ45
. YouTube Spotlight: goo.gl/4ElAHP
. YouTube Live: goo.gl/S2nq4p
. YouTube for Nonprofits: goo.gl/iHYg54
. Google for Nonprofits: goo.gl/fQupWj
. Google Art Project: goo.gl/rukwpM
. Google Earth Outreach: goo.gl/5JV3Wd
. Google in Education: goo.gl/wXQmnk
. Google Green: goo.gl/ocgHK4
. GoogleOrg: goo.gl/NSYDms
. Google Cultural Institute: goo.gl/hPYMge
. Google Idea: goo.gl/wYFPak
. Google for Media: goo.gl/jw1epv

XV. Official Google Communities on G+
. Google+ Help -> goo.gl/Ebmtni
. Google+ Your Business -> goo.gl/Ut0cAj
. Developing with Google+ -> goo.gl/Bhuhha
. Google TV -> goo.gl/7V1viI
. Google Art Project -> goo.gl/YoOljq
. Google Cultural Institute -> goo.gl/SvcTli
. Google Drive Developers -> goo.gl/R9MJSS
. Learn with Google for Publishers -> goo.gl/SDFHSP
. Google+ YouTube Integration -> goo.gl/Ca3liz
. YouTube Creators -> goo.gl/k6VYRD
. YouTube Analytics - goo.gl/VVwuIH
. YouTube Google+ Integration - goo.gl/Oy7nFL.
. YouTube Creators - goo.gl/s1WbxE
. Google Play -> goo.gl/c07NJL
. Life at Google -> goo.gl/EzNnll
. Advanced Power Searching -> goo.gl/H0mihP
. Mapping with Google -> goo.gl/BWoBVo
. Online Marketing 101 -> goo.gl/tG0gpv
. Nexus -> goo.gl/w4e1qD
. Google Giving -> goo.gl/UvBDvP
. Chrome Developers -> goo.gl/uV9Hes
. Android -> goo.gl/1KFP5o
. Android Developer Tools -> goo.gl/mHHnoC
. Android Development -> goo.gl/tjzYK5
. Android Design -> goo.gl/PhRm3Z
. Google Science Fair -> goo.gl/aiJ8wb
. Project Loon -> goo.gl/LCrJQg
. Google Government -> goo.gl/OdM4ce

XVI. Google on Google+: Circle (click ->) +Google+, +Google+ Help, +Google+ Your Business, +Google+ Top Contributors, +Google for Work, +Google for Entrepreneurs, +Think with Google, +Google Ads, +Google Analytics, +Google Partners, +Google AdSense, +YouTube Creators, +YouTube Advertisers, +Google Wallet, +Google Offers, +DoubleClick Digital Marketing,  +Google Creative Sandbox, +Google Consumer Surveys, +Google Maps, +Helpouts by Google, +Accelerate with Google, +Google Earth, +Google Ideas, +Google Web Designer, +Google Express,  +AdMob and +Google Design            
 
About +Denis Labelle: plus.google.com/+DenisLabelle/about
(Image by +Rick Eliason) 

Google+: Discovering, Sharing and Socializing the Web with You.___Everything You Ever Wanted To Do On Google+

I'm sure lots of you have seen this, given the number of times it's been shared, but for those of you new around here, or have otherwise missed it, check out +Denis Labelle's awe-inspiring collection of links to tips and tricks for doing things with Google+. I'm sure there's probably something that isn't covered on this list, but I sure don't know what it is. This one is definitely worth bookmarking and referencing down the road when you come across something you'd like to do but don't know how. I'm very appreciative to all the people who wrote all the different guides linked here, and equally appreciative to Denis for putting together the list.

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2015-02-17 20:50:30 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Just Doing My Part To Help With The Tobacco Industry

I watched John Oliver's show on Big Tobacco on Last Week Tonight and am posting this nice photo of Jeff the Diseased Lung in a Cowboy Hat to help out. For those of you interested in watching, here's the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UsHHOCH4q8

Enjoy!

#jeffwecan  #Marlboro

Just Doing My Part To Help With The Tobacco Industry

I watched John Oliver's show on Big Tobacco on Last Week Tonight and am posting this nice photo of Jeff the Diseased Lung in a Cowboy Hat to help out. For those of you interested in watching, here's the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UsHHOCH4q8

Enjoy!

#jeffwecan  #Marlboro___

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2015-02-11 17:20:21 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Christina And The Sword

I asked +Christina Trapolino if she'd participate in my sword album, and she said yes! She was kind enough to pose at a neighborhood park and let me work on my silhouette technique, resulting in my favorite sword shot to date. I'm very happy how this one turned out, and look forward to more.

Christina And The Sword

I asked +Christina Trapolino if she'd participate in my sword album, and she said yes! She was kind enough to pose at a neighborhood park and let me work on my silhouette technique, resulting in my favorite sword shot to date. I'm very happy how this one turned out, and look forward to more.___

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2015-02-10 18:30:58 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

After The Gym, The Sword

I have been wanting to do some silhouette shots, and the other day coming out of the gym I noticed the sun just above the highway across the parking lot. This fellow was also leaving the gym about the same time, and was kind enough to help me out with it. Conveniently, I even had the sword with me so I can add the shot to the album. I need some practice with the technique, but I like this as a first attempt.

After The Gym, The Sword

I have been wanting to do some silhouette shots, and the other day coming out of the gym I noticed the sun just above the highway across the parking lot. This fellow was also leaving the gym about the same time, and was kind enough to help me out with it. Conveniently, I even had the sword with me so I can add the shot to the album. I need some practice with the technique, but I like this as a first attempt.___

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2015-02-10 01:04:28 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

On The Town With The Sword

Sometimes you dress up a bit when you've got a handsome sword to accompany.

On The Town With The Sword

Sometimes you dress up a bit when you've got a handsome sword to accompany.___

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2015-02-03 19:26:38 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Chicken Tetherball

Here's a short video I took this morning bringing a treat out to the girls. Our poor, oppressed birds live in such squalor! Just one little event in the life of backyard chickens. For others of you out there keeping chickens, this is a fine trick for keeping them entertained while giving them some greens. Enjoy!

Chicken Tetherball

Here's a short video I took this morning bringing a treat out to the girls. Our poor, oppressed birds live in such squalor! Just one little event in the life of backyard chickens. For others of you out there keeping chickens, this is a fine trick for keeping them entertained while giving them some greens. Enjoy!___

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2015-01-29 20:36:42 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The Sword In The Park

This shot is from the Riha/Lucio family shoot I did a couple of weeks ago. After they were done with their family color photos I asked if any of them would be willing to pose with the sword for my album. As it turned out, they all were! It makes me happy that so many people are happy to help out with my little endeavor. I look forward to the next one. :)

The Sword In The Park

This shot is from the Riha/Lucio family shoot I did a couple of weeks ago. After they were done with their family color photos I asked if any of them would be willing to pose with the sword for my album. As it turned out, they all were! It makes me happy that so many people are happy to help out with my little endeavor. I look forward to the next one. :)___

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2015-01-25 17:11:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

At The Creek

We're out for a hike, and it's nice to see the water really flowing at the creek. I hope all of you are having a great weekend, too!

At The Creek

We're out for a hike, and it's nice to see the water really flowing at the creek. I hope all of you are having a great weekend, too!___

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2015-01-21 18:03:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Darrah And The Sword

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I think it might take just about that many to explain this one. Suffice it to say this is not her normal, day to day appearance. Nevertheless, this shot certainly injects a bit of color into the sword album.

Darrah And The Sword

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I think it might take just about that many to explain this one. Suffice it to say this is not her normal, day to day appearance. Nevertheless, this shot certainly injects a bit of color into the sword album.___

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2015-01-16 17:02:43 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Some Photo Tips And Tricks

I just shared this week's collection of tips and tricks in the Google+ Help Community, with a slew of information on dealing with the Auto Backup feature of the Google+ app on your phone. I thought I'd reshare it here in case the information turns out to be handy for any of you.

Have a great weekend!

This Week In The Google+ Help Community
Everything you wanted to know about Google+ Photos on your phone but were afraid to ask!

Welcome to the Google+ Help Weekly Report, where we discuss a trending topic within the Google+ Help Community! This week I’ve noticed a lot of questions regarding deleting and restoring photos in Google+, whether you’re on your computer or your phone.

Turning Auto Backup on and off.

First of all, you should be aware that Google+ has an Auto Backup feature that works with the Google+ app on your phone to automatically copy any photos you take on the phone into your Google+ account on Google’s servers. This allows you to easily share photos you’ve taken on the phone to your Google+ circles, even if you’re accessing them through the computer, and it also provides an excellent cloud backup of all your photos to help you avoid losing them in case something happens to your phone. To use the Auto Backup, as well as see additional information about its features, follow the directions found at https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1647509?hl=en

Controlling which folders on the phone are automatically backed up.

You can control whether photos in folders other than the Camera folder should be backed up and, if so, which folders. To enable/disable Auto Backup for folders other than the Camera folder, touch the 3-dot icon in the upper right hand corner of the Photos app, select Settings, select Auto Backup, and make sure there is a check after Back up local folders. To select which local folders you want photos to be Auto Backed up from, return to the main screen of the Photos app, swipe from the left side of screen, scroll down to On Device, and select folders by using the cloud icon to the right of each folder name. If it is blue, Auto Backup is enabled for the folder. If it is gray with a line through it, Auto Backup is disabled.

Deleting local and online copies of photos in the Google+ Photos app:

If you want to delete photos entirely from Google+ on your phone and on Google’s servers, in the Google+ app, go to Everything, and then, at the bottom, go to Photos. Find the first photo you want to delete under "All" and long press the first to select it, then select any others. Touch the bin icon at the top right to delete from your phone and online.

Deleting local copies of photos in the Google+ Photos app:

If, on the other hand, you just want to delete the copies of the photos on the phone while leaving them in your Google+ account on the servers you’ll use these instruction. When in the Photos app on the phone, touch the Photo symbol at the top left to bring up the menu, then go to On Device. Find the "Camera" folder, then touch the folder name to open it up. If you delete photos from there, only the local copy will be deleted.

Restoring Photos in the Google+ Photos app:

In the Photos app on the phone, touch the Photo symbol at the top left to bring up the menu, then go to Bin (you may need to scroll down). Find the image(s) you want to restore, then long press on it. A menu bar will appear; the sideways u shaped arrow next to the bin will restore the photo. When this menu is up, you can select more photos and restore them. This will restore the photo to your phone and your backups or albums.

Restoring Auto-backup photos to your phone:

In case you’ve deleted photos from your phone but want to restore them from your Google+ account back to the phone, you will need to use your desktop or laptop. On your computer, hover over the Home button, and from the menu that appears, go to Photos. Click in the search bar and select Auto-backup. Select the first image by clicking on the checkmark on the top left of the image. You can then scroll down to the last image, hold down shift, and click the checkmark on that one to select all the photos in between. Once you’re in selection mode, with a blue bar above the photos, you can individually select and deselect other photos. Once you have all the photos you want to restore selected, then click on More in the blue bar, and then choose Download. Note that you can only download a maximum of 500 pictures at a time. When the photos have been downloaded, just transfer them to your Camera folder on your phone via USB. Please consult your phone manufacturer’s help documentation to see how that’s done.

You can also use Google Takeout to get all of your photos: https://www.google.com/settings/takeout, but this will download everything, not just the Auto-backup photos.

Tip of the Week: Viewing your Auto Backup photos

Several users asked, and various people answered, “How do I find my photos that were backed up by Auto Backup?” Full instructions for all platforms can be found at https://support.google.com/plus/answer/4528877?hl=en but the quick answer when you’re on your computer is go to https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/search/%23AutoBackup and you’ll see all your Auto Backup photos displayed for you.

Thanks for all of your questions and insights this week. Special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics and all the other help questions this week. Make sure to check back again next week when +George Cohn will help to highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyreport #googleplusprotip #besthelpontheweb___Some Photo Tips And Tricks

I just shared this week's collection of tips and tricks in the Google+ Help Community, with a slew of information on dealing with the Auto Backup feature of the Google+ app on your phone. I thought I'd reshare it here in case the information turns out to be handy for any of you.

Have a great weekend!

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2015-01-16 17:00:11 (21 comments, 90 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

This Week In The Google+ Help Community
Everything you wanted to know about Google+ Photos on your phone but were afraid to ask!

Welcome to the Google+ Help Weekly Report, where we discuss a trending topic within the Google+ Help Community! This week I’ve noticed a lot of questions regarding deleting and restoring photos in Google+, whether you’re on your computer or your phone.

Turning Auto Backup on and off.

First of all, you should be aware that Google+ has an Auto Backup feature that works with the Google+ app on your phone to automatically copy any photos you take on the phone into your Google+ account on Google’s servers. This allows you to easily share photos you’ve taken on the phone to your Google+ circles, even if you’re accessing them through the computer, and it also provides an excellent cloud backup of all your photos to help youavoid los... more »

This Week In The Google+ Help Community
Everything you wanted to know about Google+ Photos on your phone but were afraid to ask!

Welcome to the Google+ Help Weekly Report, where we discuss a trending topic within the Google+ Help Community! This week I’ve noticed a lot of questions regarding deleting and restoring photos in Google+, whether you’re on your computer or your phone.

Turning Auto Backup on and off.

First of all, you should be aware that Google+ has an Auto Backup feature that works with the Google+ app on your phone to automatically copy any photos you take on the phone into your Google+ account on Google’s servers. This allows you to easily share photos you’ve taken on the phone to your Google+ circles, even if you’re accessing them through the computer, and it also provides an excellent cloud backup of all your photos to help you avoid losing them in case something happens to your phone. To use the Auto Backup, as well as see additional information about its features, follow the directions found at https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1647509?hl=en

Controlling which folders on the phone are automatically backed up.

You can control whether photos in folders other than the Camera folder should be backed up and, if so, which folders. To enable/disable Auto Backup for folders other than the Camera folder, touch the 3-dot icon in the upper right hand corner of the Photos app, select Settings, select Auto Backup, and make sure there is a check after Back up local folders. To select which local folders you want photos to be Auto Backed up from, return to the main screen of the Photos app, swipe from the left side of screen, scroll down to On Device, and select folders by using the cloud icon to the right of each folder name. If it is blue, Auto Backup is enabled for the folder. If it is gray with a line through it, Auto Backup is disabled.

Deleting local and online copies of photos in the Google+ Photos app:

If you want to delete photos entirely from Google+ on your phone and on Google’s servers, in the Google+ app, go to Everything, and then, at the bottom, go to Photos. Find the first photo you want to delete under "All" and long press the first to select it, then select any others. Touch the bin icon at the top right to delete from your phone and online.

Deleting local copies of photos in the Google+ Photos app:

If, on the other hand, you just want to delete the copies of the photos on the phone while leaving them in your Google+ account on the servers you’ll use these instruction. When in the Photos app on the phone, touch the Photo symbol at the top left to bring up the menu, then go to On Device. Find the "Camera" folder, then touch the folder name to open it up. If you delete photos from there, only the local copy will be deleted.

Restoring Photos in the Google+ Photos app:

In the Photos app on the phone, touch the Photo symbol at the top left to bring up the menu, then go to Bin (you may need to scroll down). Find the image(s) you want to restore, then long press on it. A menu bar will appear; the sideways u shaped arrow next to the bin will restore the photo. When this menu is up, you can select more photos and restore them. This will restore the photo to your phone and your backups or albums.

Restoring Auto-backup photos to your phone:

In case you’ve deleted photos from your phone but want to restore them from your Google+ account back to the phone, you will need to use your desktop or laptop. On your computer, hover over the Home button, and from the menu that appears, go to Photos. Click in the search bar and select Auto-backup. Select the first image by clicking on the checkmark on the top left of the image. You can then scroll down to the last image, hold down shift, and click the checkmark on that one to select all the photos in between. Once you’re in selection mode, with a blue bar above the photos, you can individually select and deselect other photos. Once you have all the photos you want to restore selected, then click on More in the blue bar, and then choose Download. Note that you can only download a maximum of 500 pictures at a time. When the photos have been downloaded, just transfer them to your Camera folder on your phone via USB. Please consult your phone manufacturer’s help documentation to see how that’s done.

You can also use Google Takeout to get all of your photos: https://www.google.com/settings/takeout, but this will download everything, not just the Auto-backup photos.

Tip of the Week: Viewing your Auto Backup photos

Several users asked, and various people answered, “How do I find my photos that were backed up by Auto Backup?” Full instructions for all platforms can be found at https://support.google.com/plus/answer/4528877?hl=en but the quick answer when you’re on your computer is go to https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/search/%23AutoBackup and you’ll see all your Auto Backup photos displayed for you.

Thanks for all of your questions and insights this week. Special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics and all the other help questions this week. Make sure to check back again next week when +George Cohn will help to highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyreport #googleplusprotip #besthelpontheweb___

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2015-01-16 16:42:37 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Melissa And The Sword

Here's another shot for my sword album. On a business trip one of my coworkers was generous enough to stop with me and pose. She said she's not a big fan of being in front of the camera, but I thought she did great, and being willing to give it a shot is all I can really ask. This project continues to be fun, and I look forward to making more of these.

Melissa And The Sword

Here's another shot for my sword album. On a business trip one of my coworkers was generous enough to stop with me and pose. She said she's not a big fan of being in front of the camera, but I thought she did great, and being willing to give it a shot is all I can really ask. This project continues to be fun, and I look forward to making more of these.___

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2015-01-13 22:03:00 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Amy And The Sword

I'm sure at some point I'll ask someone if they're willing to pose with this sword and they'll turn me down, but it hasn't happened yet. Here's another entry into the album for your viewing pleasure. I have come up with a good idea for a future iteration, but it's going to take some doing. Wish me luck!

Amy And The Sword

I'm sure at some point I'll ask someone if they're willing to pose with this sword and they'll turn me down, but it hasn't happened yet. Here's another entry into the album for your viewing pleasure. I have come up with a good idea for a future iteration, but it's going to take some doing. Wish me luck!___

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2015-01-10 17:48:57 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

The Dark Side Of Wood Burning

This year for the holidays my family spent some time burning designs onto wooden spoons to give as presents. My wife spent by far the most time working on it, as she's really creative and good at crafty stuff. My kids did several, and I did a couple of them, too, though I wasn't really into traditional wooden spoon designs. Here's one of my creations almost completed.

#crafts   #starwars  

The Dark Side Of Wood Burning

This year for the holidays my family spent some time burning designs onto wooden spoons to give as presents. My wife spent by far the most time working on it, as she's really creative and good at crafty stuff. My kids did several, and I did a couple of them, too, though I wasn't really into traditional wooden spoon designs. Here's one of my creations almost completed.

#crafts   #starwars  ___

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2015-01-09 19:11:01 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Climbing In The Old Days

I meant to post this here yesterday for Throwback Thursday, but I missed doing so. However, I do still want to share it. This was a climbing trip some friends and I took just about twenty years ago, back when I was young and spry. Sadly there were no digital cameras at the time so there are fewer records of the stuff we did, but we did get the occasional pictures like this one. This shot is of me climbing the 45 Degree Wall at Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas. I am informed that this spot has been banned from climbing, so I'm glad I got to do it when I did. I think maybe I'll work on getting back into shape and getting up on some things. I kind of miss this.

I hope all of you have a great weekend doing whatever activities you enjoy!

#tbt   #tbthursday  

Climbing In The Old Days

I meant to post this here yesterday for Throwback Thursday, but I missed doing so. However, I do still want to share it. This was a climbing trip some friends and I took just about twenty years ago, back when I was young and spry. Sadly there were no digital cameras at the time so there are fewer records of the stuff we did, but we did get the occasional pictures like this one. This shot is of me climbing the 45 Degree Wall at Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas. I am informed that this spot has been banned from climbing, so I'm glad I got to do it when I did. I think maybe I'll work on getting back into shape and getting up on some things. I kind of miss this.

I hope all of you have a great weekend doing whatever activities you enjoy!

#tbt   #tbthursday  ___

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2015-01-07 19:56:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Just Another Day At The Office...

Here's one of my coworkers channeling his inner James Dean posing with the sword from this album. I've been having fun talking people into posing with it, and I haven't had too many look at me like I'm crazy. A few, though...

Just Another Day At The Office...

Here's one of my coworkers channeling his inner James Dean posing with the sword from this album. I've been having fun talking people into posing with it, and I haven't had too many look at me like I'm crazy. A few, though...___

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2014-12-31 16:36:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

A Colorful Day!

Some friends of mine had an idea for some family photos while they were all in town for the holidays and asked me to take the pictures. I'm glad they did, because it was a really fun idea. They got some of the colored powder like you see used at color runs, and proceeded to have a big color party at the kids' schoolyard. I put together this album of shots for them and linked them to it last night, but something weird went on and I also got some plusses from other people who have me circled, so in an effort to get it all right here's an official public post of the album. There are even some bonus sword shots at the end, as everyone was keen on participating with that project, too. Thanks very much to the Rihas and Lucios for including me in this fun event. :)

A Colorful Day!

Some friends of mine had an idea for some family photos while they were all in town for the holidays and asked me to take the pictures. I'm glad they did, because it was a really fun idea. They got some of the colored powder like you see used at color runs, and proceeded to have a big color party at the kids' schoolyard. I put together this album of shots for them and linked them to it last night, but something weird went on and I also got some plusses from other people who have me circled, so in an effort to get it all right here's an official public post of the album. There are even some bonus sword shots at the end, as everyone was keen on participating with that project, too. Thanks very much to the Rihas and Lucios for including me in this fun event. :)___

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2014-12-30 18:43:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Playing In The Woods

Some friends asked me to take some family photos for them, and wanted to have fun using the colored powders you see used for color runs. We all had a great time and got their pictures, and afterward I asked if anyone would be willing to do some shots for my sword collection. Sure enough, several of them were excited about the idea so we did that, too, with excellent result. I hope you all are having a fine holiday season, and we're closing in on what will hopefully be a happy new year!

Playing In The Woods

Some friends asked me to take some family photos for them, and wanted to have fun using the colored powders you see used for color runs. We all had a great time and got their pictures, and afterward I asked if anyone would be willing to do some shots for my sword collection. Sure enough, several of them were excited about the idea so we did that, too, with excellent result. I hope you all are having a fine holiday season, and we're closing in on what will hopefully be a happy new year!___

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2014-12-25 17:06:00 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Have A Merry Christmas!

In a bit of serendipity, I'm kicking off a new album of shots which I'll be adding to over time, and thought this one was oddly appropriate for today. Mind you, this is not the O'Reilly family Christmas tree, or a member of the O'Reilly family, but she's a friend of ours who was kind enough to pose for my album the other day.

Anyway, I hope all of you are having a wonderful time and happy holidays. Enjoy yourselves and may you all have a happy new year!

Have A Merry Christmas!

In a bit of serendipity, I'm kicking off a new album of shots which I'll be adding to over time, and thought this one was oddly appropriate for today. Mind you, this is not the O'Reilly family Christmas tree, or a member of the O'Reilly family, but she's a friend of ours who was kind enough to pose for my album the other day.

Anyway, I hope all of you are having a wonderful time and happy holidays. Enjoy yourselves and may you all have a happy new year!___

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2014-12-23 19:21:36 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My Year In Photos

Google was kind enough to put together this movie made up of various photos I've posted throughout the year. Overall it seems like a reasonable collection, though it did choose several photos from either private shares or albums that I never shared at all. (Though are available publicly.) So not bad effort for a computer algorithm attempting to sum up my year. :)

My Year In Photos

Google was kind enough to put together this movie made up of various photos I've posted throughout the year. Overall it seems like a reasonable collection, though it did choose several photos from either private shares or albums that I never shared at all. (Though are available publicly.) So not bad effort for a computer algorithm attempting to sum up my year. :)___

2014-12-22 18:23:37 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A Little Holiday Saga

Sorry for the lack of posting for the past week. My older son got sick with what we originally thought was a stomach bug and after about five days of indeterminate symptoms turned out to be appendicitis. So late Friday evening he went into the emergency room and in the wee hours of Saturday morning had surgery. He was in the hospital until yesterday afternoon and is now home resting comfortably. He'll have a few weeks of recovery and then should be as good as new except he'll be missing out on the important functionality of his appendix, which presumably won't be a big deal.

Anyway, so hopefully I can get back to taking some pictures and posting them, and doing holiday stuff in general. Never a dull moment in the O'Reilly household!

A Little Holiday Saga

Sorry for the lack of posting for the past week. My older son got sick with what we originally thought was a stomach bug and after about five days of indeterminate symptoms turned out to be appendicitis. So late Friday evening he went into the emergency room and in the wee hours of Saturday morning had surgery. He was in the hospital until yesterday afternoon and is now home resting comfortably. He'll have a few weeks of recovery and then should be as good as new except he'll be missing out on the important functionality of his appendix, which presumably won't be a big deal.

Anyway, so hopefully I can get back to taking some pictures and posting them, and doing holiday stuff in general. Never a dull moment in the O'Reilly household!___

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2014-12-15 18:34:55 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Monarch Update

Yesterday morning the Monarch butterfly was hanging out inside the mesh habitat looking fine and fit. My wife made him a fruit bowl and moved him outside to the front yard. He stayed there much of the day enjoying the feast, but by late afternoon he had moved on. I wish him well in his journey!

Monarch Update

Yesterday morning the Monarch butterfly was hanging out inside the mesh habitat looking fine and fit. My wife made him a fruit bowl and moved him outside to the front yard. He stayed there much of the day enjoying the feast, but by late afternoon he had moved on. I wish him well in his journey!___

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2014-12-14 03:38:34 (26 comments, 7 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

Newest Member Of The O'Reilly Family

Well, for tonight, at least. My wife had a Monarch butterfly chrysalis on a little branch in her mesh butterfly habitat, and when we got home this evening it had become this lovely butterfly. It's hanging out in the habitat with a bowl of water and fruit, and tomorrow will be released into the wide world of our backyard. Such are the exciting weekend times around here!

Newest Member Of The O'Reilly Family

Well, for tonight, at least. My wife had a Monarch butterfly chrysalis on a little branch in her mesh butterfly habitat, and when we got home this evening it had become this lovely butterfly. It's hanging out in the habitat with a bowl of water and fruit, and tomorrow will be released into the wide world of our backyard. Such are the exciting weekend times around here!___

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2014-12-12 18:52:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Sometimes The Only Competition Is Yourself

I went to my company holiday party last night, at a venue with food, drinks, video games, and an air hockey table. My coworker Yurii pretty much owned the air hockey game, beating all comers. That inspired me to put together this shot of him playing with the only person in the room that could give him a run for his money.

Sometimes The Only Competition Is Yourself

I went to my company holiday party last night, at a venue with food, drinks, video games, and an air hockey table. My coworker Yurii pretty much owned the air hockey game, beating all comers. That inspired me to put together this shot of him playing with the only person in the room that could give him a run for his money.___

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2014-12-08 19:12:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa Strikes Again

This time of year is really wonderful for the chance to give to others, and occasionally to get something yourself. +Secret Santa really adds to the fun of the season. Thank you so much to +Diana Dueñas for getting me the Kindle version of Inquisitor, by +R.J. Blain. It's been on my list to read for a while now, and I'm happy to finally have the opportunity to get to it. Happy holidays, everyone!

Secret Santa Strikes Again

This time of year is really wonderful for the chance to give to others, and occasionally to get something yourself. +Secret Santa really adds to the fun of the season. Thank you so much to +Diana Dueñas for getting me the Kindle version of Inquisitor, by +R.J. Blain. It's been on my list to read for a while now, and I'm happy to finally have the opportunity to get to it. Happy holidays, everyone!___

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2014-12-06 19:17:18 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

What These Eyes Have Seen

I ran into this gentleman sitting on a short stone wall last week at the Texas Renaissance Festival and asked if I could take his picture. He was kind enough to agree, and when I showed him the shot on the camera he said "Wow, I'm looking kind of old and worn." I told him I thought he looked pretty cool.

#texasrenaissancefestival   #renaissancefestival  

What These Eyes Have Seen

I ran into this gentleman sitting on a short stone wall last week at the Texas Renaissance Festival and asked if I could take his picture. He was kind enough to agree, and when I showed him the shot on the camera he said "Wow, I'm looking kind of old and worn." I told him I thought he looked pretty cool.

#texasrenaissancefestival   #renaissancefestival  ___

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2014-12-05 18:24:56 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Fiery

Yesterday evening I attended a +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas event at Fado Irish Pub here in Austin. Fuji Film was in attendance showing off gear, and they were kind enough to also bring along models and lighting. Lots of people did lots of shooting, and it was a great time. Here's a shot I got of +KayLorraine Oetting, one of the models in attendance. She has pretty awesome hair. I guess if I'd been clever I would have waited to post it on #gingerthursday , but I didn't want to wait.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Fiery

Yesterday evening I attended a +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas event at Fado Irish Pub here in Austin. Fuji Film was in attendance showing off gear, and they were kind enough to also bring along models and lighting. Lots of people did lots of shooting, and it was a great time. Here's a shot I got of +KayLorraine Oetting, one of the models in attendance. She has pretty awesome hair. I guess if I'd been clever I would have waited to post it on #gingerthursday , but I didn't want to wait.

Have a great weekend, everyone!___

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2014-12-04 20:02:20 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa Strikes!

+Secret Santa has just started up again, and through the magic of the Internet someone was kind enough to get me a book to read! Thanks so much to Connie N. for a shiny new virtual copy of The Wise Man's Fear, by +Patrick Rothfuss. I am quite tickled that someone was so kind as to send a gift.

For others wishing to participate it's not too late. Head to the +Secret Santa page and look for instructions on adding your wish list and finding others that you can delight with a little something for the season. Happy holidays, everyone!

Secret Santa Strikes!

+Secret Santa has just started up again, and through the magic of the Internet someone was kind enough to get me a book to read! Thanks so much to Connie N. for a shiny new virtual copy of The Wise Man's Fear, by +Patrick Rothfuss. I am quite tickled that someone was so kind as to send a gift.

For others wishing to participate it's not too late. Head to the +Secret Santa page and look for instructions on adding your wish list and finding others that you can delight with a little something for the season. Happy holidays, everyone!___

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2014-11-30 20:53:26 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Tilting Away The Afternoon

Here's a shot I got of one of the jousting contestants at the Texas Renaissance Festival on Friday. I believe this happy fellow represented France in the competition, and had just done well skewering rings with his lance. Soon after this he and the other contestants donned their helmets and proceeded to attempt to unhorse each other. Germany prevailed in that event.

#texasrenaissancefestival   #renaissancefestival  

Tilting Away The Afternoon

Here's a shot I got of one of the jousting contestants at the Texas Renaissance Festival on Friday. I believe this happy fellow represented France in the competition, and had just done well skewering rings with his lance. Soon after this he and the other contestants donned their helmets and proceeded to attempt to unhorse each other. Germany prevailed in that event.

#texasrenaissancefestival   #renaissancefestival  ___

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2014-11-29 18:30:11 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Crack That Whip!

My family and I attended the Texas Renaissance Festival yesterday, and it occurred to me to take my camera along. I took a ton of pictures, including this one of Adam "Crack" Winrich using a chain-mail bullwhip to whip a soft drink can in half. We had a ton of fun, as usual, and I look forward to going through all the pictures and seeing what else I ended up with to share. I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and a great holiday for those of you where it's Thanksgiving.

#texasrenaissancefestival   #renaissancefestival  

Crack That Whip!

My family and I attended the Texas Renaissance Festival yesterday, and it occurred to me to take my camera along. I took a ton of pictures, including this one of Adam "Crack" Winrich using a chain-mail bullwhip to whip a soft drink can in half. We had a ton of fun, as usual, and I look forward to going through all the pictures and seeing what else I ended up with to share. I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and a great holiday for those of you where it's Thanksgiving.

#texasrenaissancefestival   #renaissancefestival  ___

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2014-11-29 03:55:13 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Thanksgiving Moon

I took this shot of the moon yesterday evening, a clear Thanksgiving night. Note the marked difference 2.5 weeks makes since I posted the other moon shot I took. We take the phases of the moon for granted, since they're always going on overhead, but when we take the time to pay attention it's a very fascinating thing.

Thanksgiving Moon

I took this shot of the moon yesterday evening, a clear Thanksgiving night. Note the marked difference 2.5 weeks makes since I posted the other moon shot I took. We take the phases of the moon for granted, since they're always going on overhead, but when we take the time to pay attention it's a very fascinating thing.___

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