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Shannon Adelson has been at 26 events

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The Drink and Click Show287Join us this Wednesday night when our special guest will be +Don Komarechka, maker of all manner of wonderful imagery, most known for his amazing macros and often referred to as "The Snowflake Guy." :)  Hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll will be welcoming him along with panelists +Ryan MacLean & +Maki Silberberg. We'll see what everyone's been up to, see some great images, and also find out who won last month's "Black and White Portraits" Challenge sponsored by +Think Tank Photo, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, and Pan Am Brands http://panam.comSee all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/4RfN6aRSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast.See you all soon! Image courtesty of Don Komarechka, all rights reserved #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP11 with Guest Don Komarechka2014-05-15 04:30:00123 
Drink and Click™ Philadelphia176This month’s theme is TBD, I'll update as soon as it is announced.  Join us as we actually leave the city and head to the "future passed" for a Steampunk Fantasy Faire in New Hope, PA!  There are tickets to event halls available if you are interested, but there should be plenty going on to catch your eye on the streets.  http://www.visitnewhope.com/fantasy-faire/fantasy-faire-tickets/We will meet at the Starbucks at 4 E. Bridge Street and then go exploring.  We will relax at Triumph Brewing Co (400 Union Sq Dr) for refreshments when we’ve all decided it’s time for a break.This looks family friendly, so check out the web page, you might be able to make it an outing for all.  If you are car-less in the city and need a ride or have a car and are willing to take a few people with you, drop a line in the comments._Drink and Click™ does not require or encourage drinking alcohol. We are a social photowalking organization. People can join us and drink water if they want. We have many members that don’t drink alcohol and they still have a lot of fun with us. We are not responsible for any injuries to self or others, damage or loss of belongings, or incidents of any sort while meeting. Each attendee is responsible for their own actions while they are with at a Drink and Click™ Event. Our organization strongly discourages drinking and driving. If any Drink and Click™ attendee has consumed alcoholic beverages, we urge them to take a cab or ride with a designated driver. We want to see you all at future Events!Drink & Click Philly does...*Steampunk* for April2014-04-05 14:00:0016 
Trey Ratcliff7,806,530Going Live now! :)  We'll answer questions all about www.TheArcanum.com This Week in Photo! All about TheArcanum.com2013-12-04 01:59:35180 
Google+7,819,441The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034198 
matthew rappaport195,991+Hangout Conversations w/ +matthew rappaport is excited to have a FUN, Funny, Semi Educational Roundtable Conversation with some #awesomesauce  Photographers I've met here on +Google+ including +Lotus Carroll +Michael Bonocore +Mark Rodriguez and +Scott Detweiler !We will chat, cheers, show work and talk some style/craft but focus on the best stuff which is going on photowalks all over the world and meeting other Photographers = Making the EPIC +H.I.R.L. memories!Take off your lens cap and make sure your FLASH is on because we're gonna have a good time ..on this night! If you have any questions about anything related to my guests, photography, photowalks, +SmugMug , #selfies , art, rock, film, style, love, how to pose, how not to pose or other, BRING EM with you!Recent Episode Clips:Scribblegraph Wedding, New Zealand and #Movember in this Hangout Conversations #PLUSclipFriday Fun #PLUSclip from Hangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport 2 Year Celebration Hangout On AirScott Detweiler - Hangout Conversations w/Matt RappaportHangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport : Photographer Fun Roundtable2013-10-11 02:30:0047 
Ron Clifford2,755,607*Did you hear???*Websters included the word SELFY in the dictionary Oh yes they did!!!I think this weeks guest is solely responsible for that!  Mark is going to walk us through one of his recent creations as well as talk to us about doing the  Movie Mashup Theme day on G++Mark Rodriguez  is a graphic designer and visual artist that blurs the lines between photography and reality with his outrageous self portraits and his movie mashup posters. you never know what he will throw at you next in the way of his visual art The show will stream live right on this event at showtimeYouTube Channel where it will be live and recorded  http://bit.ly/14h2GsZLive interactive chatroom  http://bit.ly/14h1Ts2The Photoshop Show - with guest Mark Rodriguez2013-09-04 03:00:00206 
PhotographyTalk1,145,758+Jane Ellen and +Alex Schult learn all about lifestyle photography with +Jasmine Star (http://www.jasminestarblog.com)Photography Talk with Jasmine Star2013-07-31 00:00:0021 
SmugMug44,529Dear SmugMug Photographer,In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California.Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, +Don MacAskill. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002.We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it.Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement!http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug+Chris MacAskill & +Don MacAskill Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00291 
Google+ Photos3,531,100The Google+ Photos Chat Series is back and we've got all new digs to broadcast our show from! For our next topic, we're partnering with the Street Photography Community on Google+ and will be discussing the genre with a great panel.Joining us are three photographers who live for capturing all of those everyday moments of life moving by: +Alan Shapiro, +Brian Day and +Chris Suspect. Hosting the event will be +Google+ Photos Community Manager, +Brian Matiash.We'll be sure to share stories and tips about how to get the most out of your time roaming the streets with camera in hand.Be sure to become a member of the Street Photography Community by visiting them here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105098607907521136027Feel free to leave your questions for our panel and share your street photography here in the event stream!Google+ Photos Chat Series - Street Photography2013-07-25 03:00:00210 
PhotographyTalk1,145,758+Jane Ellen and +Alex Schult chat with innovative photographer +Jay P. Morgan (http://theslantedlens.com/about).Photography Talk with Jay P. Morgan2013-07-18 19:00:0060 
Yifat Cohen69,517You really have to experience it to believe it. I know I did.Ponder this for a minute - IF there's a hidden block that's stopping you from living the life you know you can live, how do you discover it? If it's hidden - how do you even know it's there?You don't. So how do you get rid of it and move on to bigger and better things?You join our Hangout this Thur. and experience it for yourself.Hangout will be live here:http://www.gplusgotogal.com/2568/live-hoa/how-to-get-unstuck-with-the-genki-masters/-------------#hoa   #hangoutsonair   #livehoa   #gplusgotogal   #selfgrowth   #spirituality   #therapy   #tapping   #meditation   #makemoney  No Fluff, Just Real Results.2013-07-18 18:00:0051 
Heidi Anne Morris63,706Take 2 - REPUBLISHED DUE TO G+ errors.PLEASE spread out your posts, try not to post one after the other please :)) Calling all DOG owners! Once again I'm Looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥The FOURTH  "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is Sunday 14th July 2013 opening 9am GMT ish!!!A selections of previous event photos here...  http://goo.gl/VFr8jYou are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one.scroll down for all the details- please only post your own imagesevent is open for OVER 24hrs starting  - Sunday 14th July  - (9AM ish GMT)You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)  ♥♥♥You migth also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ...+The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (Sunday 14th July 2013 issue)2013-07-14 07:30:5679 
Google Plus Week TV Show403Google Senior Vice President +Vic Gundotra will be joining me to answer your questions (and ours) in a live Google+ Hangout on Air Wednesday at noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific.  Joining us will be +Allen Firstenberg from Google Plus Week and +Nate Swanner from +Android Authority and Our Android Week.Here's last year's interview:  Google Plus Week Special with Google Senior VP Vic GundotraHere is this year's interview, with your questions: https://plus.google.com/u/0/hangouts/onair/watch?hid=AP36tYfZ5sy09OFmHtjpQtjO0M5MihMiGc3Y15Yq4aw3Gv8wgnW037-VCsxr2yEk4DfogfE&ytl=KCOLVcznEOQ&hl=enLIVE: Vic Gundotra Answers Your Questions2013-07-03 18:00:00302 
Sheila B. DuBois39,428+HEATHER FAY  has graciously agreed to let me  talk to her about how Google Plus  has enriched her life .  She will be singing a couple of Songs. (that is a must) :)    She  is amazing!  July 2 ,2013        It is  3:00 pm pacific. 4:00 pm Mountain. 5:00 pm Central. and 6:00 pm Eastern time. Feel free to invite your friends.  Those who say they are attending I will add to the invite circle. Invites will start a  half hour early/Interview with Heather Fay2013-07-03 00:00:0051 
Yifat Cohen69,517HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR HANGOUT ONCE IT'S OVERThis is a public hangout. Feel free to invite your peers.Hangouts are the new shiny objects, aren't they? Everyone's is (finally) jumping on the bandwidth of Hangouts OnAir and records away. The big question still remains - What do you do with that video once it's on YouTube?To answer that question I bring you the one and only +James Wedmore!James is an Online and Video marketing strategist, author, speaker and coach AND the founder of Video Traffic Academy which teaches powerful techniques for turning YouTube Video Traffic into highly qualified customers. He is also the creator of 6 Figure Outsourcing Secrets which gives marketers a tool to get success from any online training course. IN THIS HANGOUT YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO - Get MORE YouTube Subscribers - Market with YouTube- Tips and Tricksand best of all:- Get face to face with the one and only James Wedmore so you can ask him anything YOU want to know about YouTube marketing.----------#youtubemarketing   #gplusgotogal   #unscripted   #livehoa   #videomarketing   #videomarketingtips   #jameswedmore   #youtube   #hangoutsonair   #youtubetips   #viralvideomarketing  Transform Your Business with -hangouts- Video.2013-06-27 19:00:0076 
Drink and Click™ Philadelphia176Drink and Click™ June's Challenge - Red  - Philly's line up1) Meet up at The City Tap House - 39th and Walnut Streethttp://www.citytaphouse.com/LIKE their FB page!https://www.facebook.com/CityTapHouse?fref=ts2) Explore University City for RED3) End at Local 44 - 4333 Spruce Street (Corner of 44th + Spruce) http://www.local44beerbar.com/upcomingevents.htmThe event will be documented every time we move locations by +Stacey Heritage  or +Allan Cabrera .Please feel free to invite anyone in the area that would enjoy this event.****The plan is to meet at a bar have a few drinks and get to know each other (if we haven't met already).  Then we can walk around the neighborhood and try to get some kick@ss shots, in the evening light.  Once the sun goes down go back to original bar or a different bar. Clicking the whole time with the monthly chapter challenge iin mind. ****IMPORTANT INFORMATION:- We love our sponsors. This month's sponsors are +SmugMug   , +Rocky Nook   and +Think Tank Photo   .  Create a post on your stream and give them some love. They deserve it =) Also go circle them and Rocky Nook at their FB page www.facebook.com/rockynookincEVENT CHALLENGE INFORMATION - Please see the event page for this month for more information regarding the challenge, prizes and rules.https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c42ig2s6j41ncqidlvkfu176h4o  - Circle Drink and Click’s Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6 and LIKE our FB page at http://goo.gl/2lsCE- Join our Drink and Click community here in Google+http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27**Drink and Click TM does not encourage drinking. You can join us and drink water if you want. We have many members which don’t drink alcohol and they still have a lot of fun with us.We are not responsible for any injury or incidents while meeting. You are responsible for your actions while you are with us. This is just the same as going to a bar with friends. Our organization does not encourage drinking and driving. If you had too much to drink please take a cab or bring a designated driver. *Philly Drink and Click gets educated in University City2013-06-25 16:00:0031 
SmugMug44,529Have you ever wondered how to get your photos picked up by ad agencies? How does a photographer get their foot in the door? These are questions many of us have thought about before, since photography (and ads) are everywhere we look.Well, SmugMug Pro +Alan Shapiro helped answer some of those question during a recent SmugMug podcast (bit.ly/ZsDwsb). But, we found, that the interest in this subject is off the charts, and the follow up questions for Alan have been coming in fast and furious. So Alan has volunteered to spend an hour answering nothing but your questions in a live, On Air Google Hangout! Join SmugMug's Rocky Bowels and Michael Bonocore as they ask your questions to Alan Tuesday, June 11th at 9:00PM EST.Have a question you would like us to ask Alan? Simply add it as a comment here, on this event. Alan will also do his best to respond to any questions we do not ask during the broadcast, right here in the Google+ event. So make sure to RSVP, and post your best question for Alan. We will even be giving away a year of SmugMug Portfolio to one lucky person who asks a question before the end of the live hangout. And yes, this will be recorded to view on our YouTube channel. #Photography #Advertising #Commercial #SmugMug #SmugMugProWhat Ad Agencies Want From You - Interested in Fashion or Commercial Photography?2013-06-12 03:00:0076 
Yifat Cohen69,517How to tell the story of the good work you do in ways that build your business.This is a Public Hangout. feel free to invite your friends.The role of purposeful storytelling is to unlock people's emotions so they can connect to your story and brand.JOIN +Simon Mainwaring AND +Yifat Cohen FOR AN INTERACTIVE HANGOUT ON AIR Simon Mainwaring is a Fortune 50 consultant and New York Times bestselling author of +We First  (voted Best Marketing Book of 2012 by strategy+business) joins us in an interactive OnAir Hangout to explains how the most successful brands in the world are using social media to accelerate their brand awareness, profits and positive social impact. IN THIS HANGOUT...You’ll learn how to tell a unique brand story that sets you apart from competitors and brings in new, loyal customers.You’ll learn how to use social media to inspire existing customers to buy and promote your brand.You’ll discover the proven digital, social and mobile marketing techniques that rapidly grow your reputation, profits and impact.http://goo.gl/OXPb4How To Use Social Media to Build Your Community.2013-05-23 18:00:0090 
Google+ Photos3,531,100Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering YOUR questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can.And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:00966 
Google+ Photos3,531,100Ever wonder what it is like to photograph some of the best musicians and performers on the planet? What about walking into a concert venue, flash a media pass, and get access backstage? What does it take to capture those defining concert moments while adjusting for challenging lighting and working around the crowds?  To find out, join our illustrious panel of renowned concert photographers as they share stories and tips on how to get access and get the shot. Hosted by +Dan Hughes this lively discussion includes seasoned concert photographers +Alan Hess, +Adam Elmakias, and +Paul R. Giunta. Rock on and see you there!4:00-5:00pm Pacific timeGoogle+ Photos Chat Series - Backstage Pass to Concert Photography2013-05-15 01:00:00625 
Drink and Click™ Philadelphia176Kicking off the first official Philly Drink and Click Event on South Street! Here is the line up:1) Meet at at Tattooed Mom's,  530 South Streethttp://tattooedmomphilly.com/.2) Independence Hall3) South Street Pier4) Paddywacks, 150 South Streethttp://www.paddywhackspub.com/2nd/homepage.phpThe event will be documented every time we move locations by +Stacey Heritage  or +Allan Cabrera .See ya next Saturday!Please feel free to invite anyone in the area that would enjoy this event.**********************************************************************The plan is to meet at a bar have a few drinks and get to know each other (if we haven't met already).  Then we can walk around the neighborhood and try to get some kick@ss shots with Leading Lines in mind, in the evening light.  Once the sun goes down go back to original bar or a different bar.**********************************************************************This month’s chapter wide challenge is “Leading Lines”IMPORTANT INFORMATION:To be eligible for this month’s Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following: (If you win a prize and your stream does not show you completed the sponsor mention your prize will be forfeited)- We love our sponsors. This month we have +Think Tank Photo  , +Gary Fong Flash Diffusers  and +Trey Ratcliff   +Stuck In Customs . Create a post on your stream and give them some love. They deserve it =)- Circle Drink and Click’s Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6 and like our FB page at http://goo.gl/2lsCE- Join our Drink and Click community here in Google+http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27Drink and Click TM does not encourage drinking. You can join us and drink water if you want. We have many members which don’t drink alcohol and they still have a lot of fun with us.We are not responsible for any injury or incidents while meeting. You are responsible for your actions while you are with us. This is just the same as going to a bar with friends. Our organization does not encourage drinking and driving. If you had too much to drink please take a cab or bring a designated driver. *Philly starts it off on South Street looking for Leading Lines2013-05-11 16:00:009 
Drink and Click NYC522(photo cred +Richard Miller )We are going to have an Drink and Click NYC event THIS SATURDAY. Figure we can shoot around the staten island ferry, the "charging bull" and around the battery park area. we are going to switch things up a bit this time though and meet at a bar (blarney stone) FIRST. (booya). we will try to get together a little while before sunset so we can get some drinks and then head out shooting. its been a while since weve had an official D+C event so lets try to make this a good one. the weather is supposed to be in the mid to upper 40s so it should be a decent day. lets all try to make it out to this one. invite some friends/connections that havent been to an event before. +Elena Solomon +reggie miller +Robert Francis +Nastia Rodionova +Gloria H +Rick Poston +Howard Hoffman +Jennifer Messina +Johnny Lam +Angel Figueroa +Drink and Click NYC March Event2013-03-23 22:30:0020 
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)106,169#Spartacus : War Of The DamnedGaius Claudius Glaber is dead. Many months have passed since his defeat, and the rebel army, led by Spartacus and his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, continue to amass victories over Rome. With the rebel numbers swelling to thousands of freed slaves, it has become a force that has started to challenge even the mighty armies of Rome.Spartacus is more determined than ever to bring down the entire Roman Republic. Following the death of Ashur, Naevia and Crixus fight as one with newfound strength and determination. And Gannicus, always seeking toembrace life to the fullest, shares his bed with the beautiful and dangerous Saxa.Together, the rebels engage in one bloody skirmish after another and prepare for the inevitable: a full out war with Rome.The Roman Senate turns to its wealthiest citizen, Marcus Crassus, for aid. A powerful, strategic politician, he respects his opponent and refuses to make the same mistakes Glaber and his predecessors have. With a young and fiercely competitive Julius Caesar as an ally, Crassus is determined to crush Spartacus and his rebellion.The epic conclusion of a legendary journey, Spartacus: War of the Damned will unleash a battle unlike anything ever seen before.Spartacus: War of the Damned [Season Premiere]2013-01-26 03:00:00143 
Isabelle Fortin24,875Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00148 
Anna Lowry30,264Let's start at Local 16 (if it's nice out, plan on meeting on the rooftop) and then we can work our way down the U st corridor. Remember, any type of camera will do and all are welcome.Come on DC, let's get the internet social by way of drinking and clicking. Please share the event with your circles as you might have people that haven't made it into mine. And be sure to circle the pagehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112097746219931978398/112097746219931978398/postsSee you guys soon! Also, there is going to be a Photo Challenge for the month of September for all of the Drink and Click groups. Here are the details:The September challenge is Reflections. Look around, more things reflect that you really care to notice when you are walking around. Water, Chrome, Mirrors, sunglasses, etc. You need some inspiration? here are some images to get you started with ideas http://digital-photography-school.com/27-resplendent-reflections-images-to-inspire-youChallenge Rules:-Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of September. Photos can be submitted by joining the Challenge event: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccqtjh576u9vfapvhs5b5ulaim4/107430862196617669986cc: +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll Drink and Click DC2012-09-08 16:30:0028 
Vivienne Gucwa1,707,098This is the official page for this awesome event. Led by myself (Alan Shapiro and Sharon Strandskov were there in spirit :) )The meeting up point is Columbus Circle at 1:00 pm. We have a nice path planned that will include several really beautiful locations throughout Central Park including (but subject to change): The Mall (and Literary Walk), Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Shakespeare's Garden, Strawberry Fields and Belvedere Castle!We also have some fun ideas up our sleeves for everyone that will utilize this event page space (particularly the shared album).Bring your walking shoes and a smile. This walk is open to everyone with or without a camera. Even if you don't have a camera but just want to come and celebrate, feel free! This event is all about celebrating the awesomeness of G+ on its one year anniversary! :)-#gplusanniversary #gplusanniversarynycThe Official NYC Google Plus One Year Anniversary Photowalk2012-06-30 13:00:0064 

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Danisa Tran1,325Google Friends! You're in this Circle           Simple Share and be shared                               No RulesAdd People, Share and be included in the next share!2014-09-20 09:44:02501001
steph wanamaker107,379#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-09-19 15:57:0019957047
Gorka Ortiz51,878              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED RELEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==NOW I'M ALSO ADDING PEOPLE TO MY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIST ON FACEBOOK!! https://www.facebook.com/lists/852972128064411If you are a photographer and want to be added also to that list, please send me a FB friendship request:https://www.facebook.com/HaizbeltzIndicating you would like to be added to the list and your photography interests.I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, aggressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuously so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and2014-09-18 06:16:0648511193146
Jane Ellen60,391Great photos always make my G+ stream better.  I put together a basic, starter circle of photographers/photography-related pages.  You're welcome.#sharedcircle #photographycircle #photography  #ns  #photographersongoogle+  2014-09-16 15:01:10281016
AyJay Schibig72,63821ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  9.15.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Please ReShare if you wish to be in this Circle.This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-16 01:16:55422232732
Circles and Photography29,405Builders 6       9.15.2014Add this circle to Build-up your G+ network! Please ReShare.#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-09-15 07:41:034217912
Gailen Mapes67,830Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 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 September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 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 #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-14 10:21:35204029
Amazing Circles790Amazing BigCircle updated. 2014-09-01 19:35:12500123
steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  This is my awesome men who comment circle2014-08-29 14:59:4519872262
EDZUL FREDY KRISNAWAN0Meet the People who WILL...Take This Circle To The TopLet 'er Rip! You guys and gals are SUPERSTARS!!!Want to be added to the #hyperadd?1) Add me to your circles.2) Share, +1, and Comment This Share3) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile) from today or the rest of this week.#circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlemaster  2014-08-29 11:28:1048511413
Added Healthy216This circle regularly tops 501 reshares because of all the awesome engagers in it. Make sure to be a part of it!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members!  http://addedhealthy.blogspot.com/2014/08/5-symptoms-and-cause-appendicitis.html#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-28 09:53:23501121113
Added Healthy0This circle regularly tops 450 reshares because of all the awesome engagers in it. Make sure to be a part of it!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members!  Optional but greatly appreciated: Connect with me on LinkedIn! http://goo.gl/u91p8W#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-25 08:56:06501339
DJ TIT84GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-24 06:17:31501034
Gorka Ortiz50,026              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED RELEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==NOW I'M ALSO ADDING PEOPLE TO MY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIST ON FACEBOOK!! https://www.facebook.com/lists/852972128064411If you are a photographer and want to be added also to that list, please send me a FB friendship request:https://www.facebook.com/HaizbeltzIndicating you would like to be added to the list and your photography interests.I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, aggressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuously so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and2014-08-20 10:23:2147511785131
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-08-15 19:12:4919678367
Gailen Mapes66,836Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 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 July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 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 #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-14 10:24:52192005
AyJay Schibig69,399AWESOME CIRCLE 8.12.14 by +AyJay Schibig RESHARE if you wish to be in this Circle.Some  awesome people  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay  2014-08-13 06:19:41500493763
Jan Havrda37,847Every day I watch a constant stream of freakingly great photographs. Here are the authors.Interesting Photographers #circle 7th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in follower count and photography styles, but both great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography fields.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-08-06 18:28:13463501956
AyJay Schibig68,461AMAZING WOMEN CIRCLE  8.1.14      by +AyJay Schibig RESHARE if you wish to be included.Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this Circle!  Add them to enliven your G+ network! #circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles  #circlemeup       #awesomepeople  #awesomecircle   #circleme  #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-08-01 21:05:30417182631
Icecorp Logistics361Gplus Elite Circle! #Business  #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #president   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpubliccircle   #share   #sharewithyou   #circlefriday   #circlethursday   #circletuesday   #followtuesday   #follow   #followme   #followers   #followback   #circle   #googleplus   #communities   #hangouts   #events   #google   #snowball   #vip   #coolpeople   #ffcircle   #ff   #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare   #social   2014-07-28 16:09:1546912725
Gorka Ortiz48,499              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED RELEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==NOW I'M ALSO ADDING PEOPLE TO MY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIST ON FACEBOOK!! https://www.facebook.com/lists/852972128064411If you are a photographer and want to be added also to that list, please send me a FB friendship request:https://www.facebook.com/HaizbeltzIndicating you would like to be added to the list and your photography interests.I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, aggressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuously so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and2014-07-28 08:25:4646812481161
steph wanamaker105,275#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle !2014-07-18 16:26:0820355655
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Have a good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:54:04501339
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Have a good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:53:46501014
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Have a good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:53:25501002
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Have a good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:53:00501012
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Have a good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:51:27501002
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Have a good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:51:11501002
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Have a good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:50:55501001
My-beez1,720Top Engagers  #3. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles Good monday !Julie, 2014-07-14 08:50:16501117
Aahana Priyadarsinee10,257FEMININE WORLD CIRCLE :VERSION 3Featuring the 3rd Edition of the circle ,FEMININE WORLD CIRCLE ; featuring amazing and awesome women Engagers on GOOGLE+!Just add me to your circles and do the following:1. +1 this post!2.Reshare this post publicly3.Click add people and follow these amazing people!!!!!!!!! #themecircle   #womenworld   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #circleshare  2014-07-08 15:39:18442141017
My-beez1,297Top Engagers  #1. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles Good monday !Julie, 2014-07-07 08:21:40501019
My-beez1,297Top Engagers  #1. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles Good monday !Julie, 2014-07-07 08:21:20501019
My-beez1,297Top Engagers  #1. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles Good monday !Julie, 2014-07-07 08:21:11501017
Gorka Ortiz47,193              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED RELEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==NOW I'M ALSO ADDING PEOPLE TO MY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIST ON FACEBOOK!! https://www.facebook.com/lists/852972128064411If you are a photographer and want to be added also to that list, please send me a FB friendship request:https://www.facebook.com/HaizbeltzIndicating you would like to be added to the list and your photography interests.I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me (if you haven't reached the 5000 limit yet!)PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, aggressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuously so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Th2014-07-06 09:32:2847714695155
Gary Matthews19,315Featured Engagers Forum!Social media at its best is a great conversation. The #FeaturedEngagersForum is a shared circle honoring people who, in my experience, practice and promote that art."Featured" means that if you’re in this circle, I'm inviting you to share a link to a favorite post of your own -- either recent or classic.Linking to a post is easy: Just click the small down-arrow at upper right. From the drop-down menu, choose “Link to post”: Copy the web address that pops up, and paste it into your comment.Please visit each other’s links. I certainly will! Please also visit each other’s profiles. I already have! All of you, in your own ways, have welcomed me to your engagement roundtable. My earnest hope is to return that favor by connecting you with others who will support you as you have supported me.This circle consists mostly of friends who interact with my non-circle posts in the form of plusses, comments, and reshares. Merely doing these things, however, won’t guarantee you a spot. Not doing them won't necessarily keep you out. To join this circle, you must join the conversation either by engaging directly, or by elevating the level of discourse in other ways. (For example, by sharing content that others might want to talk about.)==========================Some of my own recent posts:Make Your Own Animated GIFshttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/4DsG8Wtvs2UCircle Sharing on Ⓖⓞⓞⓖⓛⓔ  Ⓟⓛⓤⓢhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/bk8u3Rv8SzuIs Circle Sharing Really a Pyramid Scheme?Not if you manage shared circles my way! ≧◔◡◔≦ https://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/CV95E6zZGWrWhat Happens to Abandoned Facebook Photos?They become digital “unclaimed freight” -- and Facebook makes billionshttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/1UY88CnpfqbMy Favorite Superhero -- Lois Lane!https://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/gfpL8qx9cU6Introducing Full-Width Link ImagesGoogle Plus follows Facebook initiativehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/aRNSNuoE22AGoogle Comments Unleashedby new full-width link formathttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/C4gvwkHDnGmUse ℱᗩﬡᙅᎩ ℱOﬡ☂ᔕ and ϟ℘ℯ¢ḯαł ℭнαґα¢☂εґṧhttps://plus.google.com/108266630755932287913/posts/8GXkDfzzzsTA Knoxville Springtime!https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/XoDn4t5QM6vWhy I'm Changing My Namefrom "Gary L. Matthews" to "sʍǝɥʇʇɐW ʎɹɐ9"https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GaryMatthews/posts/UjD1MSSbjZBCharmian Matthews: My "influencing, rosy" Mom!A Mother’s Day tribute via anagrams2014-07-01 20:48:242982274488
Mustafa Ege491To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post #circle   #circleshare   #circleshared  2014-07-01 15:55:435015010
John Nuntiatio39,715You are in this circle.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-30 06:04:57292448
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:24:093795110
steph wanamaker104,936#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle ! Happy Weekend2014-06-27 17:07:25203661170
Nancy Levan3,336The Circle of AwesomenessThis is the final circle of everyone who participated in +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt - 2014 Spring Fling. These are all amazing, talented, fun, engaging and lovely people who made this round of the hunt one to remember.Thank you to everyone in the circle for participating! I hope we see you at the next round in a couple of weeks. Remember the next sign up is July 12th at Noon (Mountain Time). You need to be on +Chrysta Rae's page at that time and watch for the post to comment "I'm in!" on it. Spots go fast so be on time to get in. See you there!2014-06-26 18:56:0338943754
Jan Havrda36,146Interesting Photographers circle 6th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in follower count and photography styles, but both great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography fields.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-06-26 16:58:484606724101
AyJay Schibig64,87121ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHAREThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay2014-06-25 20:25:03410211229
AyJay Schibig64,871AWESOME CIRCLE 6.25.14 by +AyJay Schibig Please RESHARE.Some  awesome people/pages  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia   #circlesbyayjay  2014-06-25 19:55:19490464562
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215
Aahana Priyadarsinee7,025Introducing a new circle from me...................THE FEMININE WORLD!Add these cool women having varied interest and get followed of by them too!JUST-1)Include me to your circles +Aahana Priyadarsinee 2)Plus one this post3)Click on Add people and add this circle in your circle4) +1 , share and comment on their posts!5)share this circle publicly in your stream too.................@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Enjoy your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@#sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoiss2014-06-19 19:33:584418110
Mustafa Ege491#circleshare   #circleshared   #circle   #circlesharing #circlesdiscovery   #circleoftheday  2014-06-18 08:45:015019121
AyJay Schibig63,664AMAZING WOMEN CIRCLE  6.17.14Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this Circle!  Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-06-18 02:14:14439332944
Moge Slamet229New Friends, some activity with this circle1. Plus one2.Comment 3. Add People To Circles4. Share the circle (include yourself)2014-06-17 18:50:2749817632
Ali Sadikin585If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-17 12:37:43500107

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2014-08-21 13:12:27 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 136 +1s) 

"I got a real good feelin' somethin' bad about to happen..."

I'm not usually one for watching country music videos, but I happened to be flipping channels last night and caught this video, and it's quite addictive! A very catchy chorus, and love the way the hooks keep punching you with that hypnotic beat. I think I'll definitely have to check out some more stuff by Miranda Lambert...

Most reshares: 7

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2014-09-16 17:32:24 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 85 +1s) 

BANANA CARAMEL CREPE



My wife and I attended a street festival last weekend, and one of the vendors was selling fresh crepes in a bunch of different flavors. She settled on this one, which we finished off rapidly while the ingredients were all still warm, gooey and delicious! Doesn't it look yummy?





+HQSP Food curated by +Anja Wessels +Suzi Harr #hqspfood 
+foodporn curated by +matthew rappaport +Joseph Lee +Justin Rowland #foodporn 

Most plusones: 136

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2014-08-21 13:12:27 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 136 +1s) 

"I got a real good feelin' somethin' bad about to happen..."

I'm not usually one for watching country music videos, but I happened to be flipping channels last night and caught this video, and it's quite addictive! A very catchy chorus, and love the way the hooks keep punching you with that hypnotic beat. I think I'll definitely have to check out some more stuff by Miranda Lambert...

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2014-09-23 16:32:01 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s) 

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
~Dale Carnegie





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B&W Challenge: Day 3 of 5
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A few days ago +Mandy Sloan challenged me to join in this B&W five day adventure, so here we are right in the middle of it. Today I'd like to invite +Stacey Heritage to play with us too. I've seen quite a few wonderful images from her family photography lately (over on FB), so I'm sure she will come up with some really remarkable submissions. If you accept, Stacey, then post one B&W image per day for the next five days, and each day select a newp... more »

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
~Dale Carnegie





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B&W Challenge: Day 3 of 5
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A few days ago +Mandy Sloan challenged me to join in this B&W five day adventure, so here we are right in the middle of it. Today I'd like to invite +Stacey Heritage to play with us too. I've seen quite a few wonderful images from her family photography lately (over on FB), so I'm sure she will come up with some really remarkable submissions. If you accept, Stacey, then post one B&W image per day for the next five days, and each day select a new photographer that you wish to play along too.




+FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla #flowerpower #floralphotography   #flowerphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochromephotography  ___

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2014-09-22 17:36:01 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s) 

"Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us."
~Jane Roberts



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B&W Challenge: Day 2 of 5
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Although not quite as elegant and sensual as the roses from +Erin A.D., I did my best to showcase a similar processing style. I love the way her images have that dreamy mood, filled with suspense and innuendo. Since she's no stranger to illustrating mysterious monochrome moments, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if she'd like to join in the fun here too. So +Erin A.D. this is me inviting you to a B&W challenge with which I know you're totally gonna blow us all away! The rules are simple, post a B&W image of your own each day for five days, and with each subsequent post suggest yet another photographer to come along and play... more »

"Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us."
~Jane Roberts



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B&W Challenge: Day 2 of 5
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Although not quite as elegant and sensual as the roses from +Erin A.D., I did my best to showcase a similar processing style. I love the way her images have that dreamy mood, filled with suspense and innuendo. Since she's no stranger to illustrating mysterious monochrome moments, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if she'd like to join in the fun here too. So +Erin A.D. this is me inviting you to a B&W challenge with which I know you're totally gonna blow us all away! The rules are simple, post a B&W image of your own each day for five days, and with each subsequent post suggest yet another photographer to come along and play too.




+Monochrome Monday curated by +HBE +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday 
+Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola #monochromeworld ___

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2014-09-22 00:05:38 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s) 

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY

My wife and I went to an event in New Jersey a few weeks ago, and as we were checking out we noticed this sign on the back of the hotel room door. I immediately chuckled, wondering how many people found it as humorous as we did. I think this playful approach was rather clever, and we ended up telling them so. As it turns out, their staff was fantastic, and we only had good things to report about our stay there. Maybe there are still a few places left that actually care about customer service...

+Sign Sunday curated by +Lori Carey +Janice Hackney +Jetski Jones #signsunday 

Shot with my trusty #Nexus4   #Android  smart phone.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY

My wife and I went to an event in New Jersey a few weeks ago, and as we were checking out we noticed this sign on the back of the hotel room door. I immediately chuckled, wondering how many people found it as humorous as we did. I think this playful approach was rather clever, and we ended up telling them so. As it turns out, their staff was fantastic, and we only had good things to report about our stay there. Maybe there are still a few places left that actually care about customer service...

+Sign Sunday curated by +Lori Carey +Janice Hackney +Jetski Jones #signsunday 

Shot with my trusty #Nexus4   #Android  smart phone.___

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2014-09-21 18:34:35 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 91 +1s) 

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Let me first say that I know almost nothing about vehicle photography. There was an auto show yesterday at the local winery, and my wife and I stopped by to check it out. I took the camera with me in hopes of maybe seeing some cool antiques or something. Since I'm unfamiliar with this niche, there were quite a few models I didn't recognize. However, the car owners were all pretty cool, and shared some historical details about each one. You can't look at all those curves and tell me that cars back then weren't sexy, right? And look at how the clouds are reflected on that shiny finish... Ahhh!

+Mandy Sloan just offered me the opportunity to participate in the Five Day B&W Challenge, so this is Day 1. As per the guidelines of this game, I am supposed to nominate another photographer to play along with us each day, so today I would liket... more »

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Let me first say that I know almost nothing about vehicle photography. There was an auto show yesterday at the local winery, and my wife and I stopped by to check it out. I took the camera with me in hopes of maybe seeing some cool antiques or something. Since I'm unfamiliar with this niche, there were quite a few models I didn't recognize. However, the car owners were all pretty cool, and shared some historical details about each one. You can't look at all those curves and tell me that cars back then weren't sexy, right? And look at how the clouds are reflected on that shiny finish... Ahhh!

+Mandy Sloan just offered me the opportunity to participate in the Five Day B&W Challenge, so this is Day 1. As per the guidelines of this game, I am supposed to nominate another photographer to play along with us each day, so today I would like to ask +Remo Primatesta if he wishes to join in the fun. I've been following his work for some time, and love the amazingly colorful imagery he creates in a variety of categories. So I can't help but wonder what incredible monochrome magic he will bring to this game...

+Remo Primatesta If you are interested in playing, over the next five days please share one B&W photo each day, and then suggest yet another photographer of your choice to play along with us...


#automotivephotography   #vehiclephotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhitephotos  
+All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez
+Bill Wood #allThingsMonochrome  
+Americana Photo curated by +Gene Bowker +Patrice Christian #Americana  
+Classic Cars Photography curated by +Robert SKREINER #classiccarsphotography  
+HQSP Monochrome curated by +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Lammert Doddema #hqspmonochrome  ___

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2014-09-20 16:20:36 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s) 

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
~Gloria Steinem





I went wandering yesterday with the 35mm f/1.8 in hopes of finding some willing flowers to pose for me, and just when I was about ready to leave the botanical gardens and head home, I came upon this little bundle. I'm sure I shot at least 100 frames inside the greenhouse, but this one jumped out at me and so I had to oblige and find a treatment to match its unusual shapes and colors. So this is my attempt at an impressionistic processing interpretation a la +Rosie Nixon.  I was going for that soft, delicate nuance yet with a playful mystery. How did I do?





+Unsharp Saturday v2.0 curated by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Pewinski#... more »

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
~Gloria Steinem





I went wandering yesterday with the 35mm f/1.8 in hopes of finding some willing flowers to pose for me, and just when I was about ready to leave the botanical gardens and head home, I came upon this little bundle. I'm sure I shot at least 100 frames inside the greenhouse, but this one jumped out at me and so I had to oblige and find a treatment to match its unusual shapes and colors. So this is my attempt at an impressionistic processing interpretation a la +Rosie Nixon.  I was going for that soft, delicate nuance yet with a playful mystery. How did I do?





+Unsharp Saturday v2.0 curated by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski Jones +Patrice Christian +Nadia Pewinski #unsharpsaturday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers ___

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2014-09-19 13:10:43 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s) 

"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself."
~Bill Murray





This #bokehlicious  bloom makes its appearance in honor of +Leo Deegan and the rest of the bokeh band: +Michael B. Stuart, +Elizabeth Hahn, +Wesly Smith, +paula contreras, +Liz C and +Paul Moody. 

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 
#flowerphotography   #floralphotography   #flowers   #flowerpower  

"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself."
~Bill Murray





This #bokehlicious  bloom makes its appearance in honor of +Leo Deegan and the rest of the bokeh band: +Michael B. Stuart, +Elizabeth Hahn, +Wesly Smith, +paula contreras, +Liz C and +Paul Moody. 

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 
#flowerphotography   #floralphotography   #flowers   #flowerpower  ___

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2014-09-18 20:40:46 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

I used the +Circloscope tools a while back, but the software has grown in leaps and bounds since I first experimented. And now after watching this presentation by +Christine DeGraff today, I realized just how much I've been missing. Everything you wanted to know about managing your Circles is here, including a bunch of stuff you probably didn't even think to ask. If I had been using this properly, I could've saved myself hours and hours of wasted time doing everything manually. There is so much more than simply removing inactive people, it's a way of measuring everything you do on G+, so you can improve your workflow efficiencies, whether for your personal account or if you are managing a business page. Despite having tens of thousands of followers, I've often wondered why certain posts do better than others, even when the topics are the same ors... more »

How to Grow an Active, Engagement Following on Google+

+Christine DeGraff gave a fabulous hanginar presentation with plenty of tips and how-tos about managing your Circles and how to find the best people to engage with for your business. 

Then, Christine gave a demonstration of +Circloscope, a powerful tool for managing your circles. 

If you're frustrated because you're not getting any engagement on your posts, maybe the right people don't know about you yet. This is where Circloscope comes in to help you identify and connect with those people. Once you start carefully targeting the people you want to know, thing can happen pretty quickly, as Christine showed us.

Watch this video today because if you like what you see, you can get a 25% discount on on the Premium version, BUT ONLY UNTIL 9 AM ET today (9/18)

Here's the link:  http://circloscope.com/denisewakeman

And the link for the free version is http://denisewakeman.com/circlefree

I am an affiliate for Circloscope and will get a small referral fee if you sign up for the premium version 

I love Circloscope because it makes me more efficient with my time around finding and connecting with right people. ♥ ♥ ♥

Watch it and let me know what you think!

#circloscope   #circloscopetips   #circlemanagement  ___RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

I used the +Circloscope tools a while back, but the software has grown in leaps and bounds since I first experimented. And now after watching this presentation by +Christine DeGraff today, I realized just how much I've been missing. Everything you wanted to know about managing your Circles is here, including a bunch of stuff you probably didn't even think to ask. If I had been using this properly, I could've saved myself hours and hours of wasted time doing everything manually. There is so much more than simply removing inactive people, it's a way of measuring everything you do on G+, so you can improve your workflow efficiencies, whether for your personal account or if you are managing a business page. Despite having tens of thousands of followers, I've often wondered why certain posts do better than others, even when the topics are the same or similar. Being able to isolate the specific engagers and message them directly is definitely a piece of the puzzle I've been missing. 

"Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while."

"Even a broken clock is right twice a day."

Wouldn't you rather take charge of engagement within your Circles, instead of leaving everything to chance? I rarely speak out on topics that aren't my primary niche, but I'd easily compare this to photographers using the "spray and pray" method; if you take enough shots, eventually you'll get something good. So for all my photographer friends out there, I believe the efficiencies I've just witnessed in the +Circloscope tools can be likened to shooting in manual mode, making ALL decisions about how you want your images to look. This type of control should definitely make circle engagement better and more enjoyable...

The FREE version is linked in the post below. And if you try it and like it, I understand there are a few additional benefits when upgrading to the premium version. I've been on Google+ since the beta days, and I confess there were definitely a few things shared here in this video that I didn't know. So check it out, and let me know if you're as impressed as I am! Thanks!

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2014-09-18 16:37:15 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s) 

"A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower."
~Kin Hubbard





+Bee Thursday curated by +Dorothy Pugh #BeeThursday 
+HQSP Macro curated by +Anja Wessels +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel #hqspmacro 

"A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower."
~Kin Hubbard





+Bee Thursday curated by +Dorothy Pugh #BeeThursday 
+HQSP Macro curated by +Anja Wessels +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel #hqspmacro ___

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2014-09-17 23:56:57 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s) 

AERIAL VIEW OF BOSTON

Many thanks to +Traci Cappiello for alerting me to the #bostonphotographer  theme from +Google Local Boston. While I am not a resident, I did have the opportunity to visit there last month, and grab some snaps during our vacation. I rarely shoot cityscapes, but my wife really wanted to see the Skywalk at the Prudential Building. Imagine my surprise to learn we were going all the way up to the 50th floor! (Yup, I'm terribly afraid of heights!!!) Anyway, despite my trepidation, the views were just as amazing as you'd expect, 360 degrees around the city, and the weather was so fantastic we could see clearly for miles in every direction. If y'all like this stuff, I'll be happy to upload a few more shots from that trip.

#Boston   #cityscape   #cityscapephotography   #cityscapephotos  

AERIAL VIEW OF BOSTON

Many thanks to +Traci Cappiello for alerting me to the #bostonphotographer  theme from +Google Local Boston. While I am not a resident, I did have the opportunity to visit there last month, and grab some snaps during our vacation. I rarely shoot cityscapes, but my wife really wanted to see the Skywalk at the Prudential Building. Imagine my surprise to learn we were going all the way up to the 50th floor! (Yup, I'm terribly afraid of heights!!!) Anyway, despite my trepidation, the views were just as amazing as you'd expect, 360 degrees around the city, and the weather was so fantastic we could see clearly for miles in every direction. If y'all like this stuff, I'll be happy to upload a few more shots from that trip.

#Boston   #cityscape   #cityscapephotography   #cityscapephotos  ___

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2014-09-17 13:45:09 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-09-17 03:14:00 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s) 

"Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something's time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings."
~Henry Cloud




Although there should have been plenty of room left in my Circles, I think the error messages from the Google Gods were a sign that it's time to clean house again. It's been a few months since I reviewed my Circles, and got rid of inactive profiles. So despite my hesitation, I went through and did a clean sweep. I can't believe I still had some people in there that haven't posted in days weeks months! So yeah, they just had to go. This is a social platform, and (among other things) we are here to engage with one another. But that's definitely a two-way street. Sure, I know there are a few... more »

"Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something's time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings."
~Henry Cloud




Although there should have been plenty of room left in my Circles, I think the error messages from the Google Gods were a sign that it's time to clean house again. It's been a few months since I reviewed my Circles, and got rid of inactive profiles. So despite my hesitation, I went through and did a clean sweep. I can't believe I still had some people in there that haven't posted in days weeks months! So yeah, they just had to go. This is a social platform, and (among other things) we are here to engage with one another. But that's definitely a two-way street. Sure, I know there are a few folks that are shy, and comment on others' works even when they don't often post their own. So I did take the time to go through manually and exempt one or two that have proven exceptions to the rule. But for anyone else that just doesn't use this place anymore, I had to make room for some new people, and get those wonderful conversations started up again.

Inevitably, every time I go through this process, there are a few accidental deletions that I didn't mean to get rid of. If you fall into this category, please shout out ASAP, so I can get you back in with the cool kids.

If you are NEW and just started following me (29,000 total followers as of the beginning of this week), then "WELCOME!", please take a moment to introduce yourself, tell me where you found out about me, and tell us all a little about yourself and why you are here on G+.




#sunflower   #sunflowerphotography   #flowerphotography  
Photo by +Shannon Adelson Taken at the location listed below:
http://www.sussexcountysunflowermaze.com/___

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2014-09-16 17:32:24 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 85 +1s) 

BANANA CARAMEL CREPE



My wife and I attended a street festival last weekend, and one of the vendors was selling fresh crepes in a bunch of different flavors. She settled on this one, which we finished off rapidly while the ingredients were all still warm, gooey and delicious! Doesn't it look yummy?





+HQSP Food curated by +Anja Wessels +Suzi Harr #hqspfood 
+foodporn curated by +matthew rappaport +Joseph Lee +Justin Rowland #foodporn 

BANANA CARAMEL CREPE



My wife and I attended a street festival last weekend, and one of the vendors was selling fresh crepes in a bunch of different flavors. She settled on this one, which we finished off rapidly while the ingredients were all still warm, gooey and delicious! Doesn't it look yummy?





+HQSP Food curated by +Anja Wessels +Suzi Harr #hqspfood 
+foodporn curated by +matthew rappaport +Joseph Lee +Justin Rowland #foodporn ___

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2014-09-15 21:45:13 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 44 +1s) 

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
~Alphonse Karr






+NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist #NatureMonday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 
#flowerphotography   #rosesphotography   #floralphotography  

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
~Alphonse Karr






+NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist #NatureMonday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 
#flowerphotography   #rosesphotography   #floralphotography  ___

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2014-09-14 14:51:25 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

MODEL MAYHEM: What Are Your Thoughts?

After nearly a decade away, I was finally talked into giving +Model Mayhem another try... I'm still a little apprehensive about how this experiment will turn out, but I'm willing to be open-minded, and see what adventures lie ahead.

If any of you are also using this network, please leave a link to your profile in the comments, so we can connect. Also, if you have feedback/comments/suggestions about best practices or highlights you've experienced with #ModelMayhem  I look forward to hearing your insights.

#modelphotography   #portraitphotography   #portraits  

MODEL MAYHEM: What Are Your Thoughts?

After nearly a decade away, I was finally talked into giving +Model Mayhem another try... I'm still a little apprehensive about how this experiment will turn out, but I'm willing to be open-minded, and see what adventures lie ahead.

If any of you are also using this network, please leave a link to your profile in the comments, so we can connect. Also, if you have feedback/comments/suggestions about best practices or highlights you've experienced with #ModelMayhem  I look forward to hearing your insights.

#modelphotography   #portraitphotography   #portraits  ___

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2014-09-13 14:34:13 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s) 

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
~Vivian Greene




Good Morning, Plus Peeps!
According to Google, there are two important birthdays we need to celebrate today, so I'd like to take this opportunity to extend warmest wishes for a happy celebration to +DeShaun Craddock and +Shannon Tibbetts, who have both been in my Circles since way back in the day...  Hope you are both planning an epic party with friends and family!




+Inspirational Saturday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Khrystiane Friedli +Mylah Nazario #inspirationalsaturday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
~Vivian Greene




Good Morning, Plus Peeps!
According to Google, there are two important birthdays we need to celebrate today, so I'd like to take this opportunity to extend warmest wishes for a happy celebration to +DeShaun Craddock and +Shannon Tibbetts, who have both been in my Circles since way back in the day...  Hope you are both planning an epic party with friends and family!




+Inspirational Saturday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Khrystiane Friedli +Mylah Nazario #inspirationalsaturday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers ___

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2014-09-12 14:23:42 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s) 

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
~Walt Disney





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
~Walt Disney





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers ___

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2014-09-11 17:17:30 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s) 

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
~Henry Ford




+#ThankfulThursday curated by +Bonnie Pickartz #ThankfulThursday 
+On the Wings of Butterflies! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing +Sharon Jeannette #WingsofButterflies 

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."
~Henry Ford




+#ThankfulThursday curated by +Bonnie Pickartz #ThankfulThursday 
+On the Wings of Butterflies! curated by +Cicely Robin Laing +Sharon Jeannette #WingsofButterflies ___

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2014-09-10 13:39:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-09-09 20:13:25 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s) 

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
~Aldous Huxley





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster #HQSPPortraits 
+HQSP Music curated by +Bill Merrow #hqspmusic 

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
~Aldous Huxley





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster #HQSPPortraits 
+HQSP Music curated by +Bill Merrow #hqspmusic ___

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2014-09-09 00:09:55 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s) 

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
~Michelangelo





#MacroMonday  "On the Inside" +Jeff Moreau +Sandra Parlow 
+Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff #LilyMonday 
+HQSP Macro curated by +Anja Wessels +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel #hqspmacro 
#flowerphotography   #floralphotography   #waterlily   #waterlilyphoto  

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."
~Michelangelo





#MacroMonday  "On the Inside" +Jeff Moreau +Sandra Parlow 
+Lily Monday curated by +Ray Bilcliff #LilyMonday 
+HQSP Macro curated by +Anja Wessels +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel #hqspmacro 
#flowerphotography   #floralphotography   #waterlily   #waterlilyphoto  ___

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2014-09-05 14:08:53 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s) 

"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers."
~Erich Fromm





+Buggy Friday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh #BuggyFriday 
+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 

"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers."
~Erich Fromm





+Buggy Friday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Dorothy Pugh #BuggyFriday 
+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers ___

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2014-09-04 16:36:43 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s) 

"Only the gentle are ever really strong."
~James Dean




+HQSP Animals curated by +Anja Wessels +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith #hqspanimals 
#armadillo   #zoo   #pettingzoo  

"Only the gentle are ever really strong."
~James Dean




+HQSP Animals curated by +Anja Wessels +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith #hqspanimals 
#armadillo   #zoo   #pettingzoo  ___

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2014-09-03 12:24:31 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-08-30 12:56:35 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s) 

"It's better to burn brightly for half as long than to be a dim lingering light."
~Roland Gift




I always love seeing the  #bokehlicious  posts from +Leo Deegan, but I never seem to remember to get mine up at the correct time. So I hope you'll forgive that I'm a little late with this entry. While taking shelter from a recent rainstorm, I found these lonely flowers hanging on for dear life, lest the raindrops weigh them down and they fall to the ground. Not sure what kind of flowers they are, but the tiny explosion of color against the wet forest in the background was too bright and cheerful to pass up, so I had to grab a quick shot.





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion+M... more »

"It's better to burn brightly for half as long than to be a dim lingering light."
~Roland Gift




I always love seeing the  #bokehlicious  posts from +Leo Deegan, but I never seem to remember to get mine up at the correct time. So I hope you'll forgive that I'm a little late with this entry. While taking shelter from a recent rainstorm, I found these lonely flowers hanging on for dear life, lest the raindrops weigh them down and they fall to the ground. Not sure what kind of flowers they are, but the tiny explosion of color against the wet forest in the background was too bright and cheerful to pass up, so I had to grab a quick shot.





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers ___

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2014-08-27 15:47:09 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 54 +1s) 

MUSIC LOVERS: WHERE ARE YOU?

A few months ago I stopped posting music photos here on +Google, because they seemed to have the lowest engagement of any genre I shoot. Now I know we're supposed to produce Art only for ourselves, regardless of whether or not people understand or appreciate it. But unfortunately I'm one of those people who is fueled by validation, that incredible feeling when you know that someone out there really gets what your work is all about. I've tried repeatedly to fight this inclination, but it's a very difficult obstacle that I just haven't overcome yet.

Anyway, I decided to give it another try here, after seeing a post yesterday about the rebirth of the +HQSP Music page. +Bill Merrow is trying to revitalize that community, and I really hope it takes off. I've watched others like +DeShaun Craddock post brilliant concert imageswi... more »

MUSIC LOVERS: WHERE ARE YOU?

A few months ago I stopped posting music photos here on +Google, because they seemed to have the lowest engagement of any genre I shoot. Now I know we're supposed to produce Art only for ourselves, regardless of whether or not people understand or appreciate it. But unfortunately I'm one of those people who is fueled by validation, that incredible feeling when you know that someone out there really gets what your work is all about. I've tried repeatedly to fight this inclination, but it's a very difficult obstacle that I just haven't overcome yet.

Anyway, I decided to give it another try here, after seeing a post yesterday about the rebirth of the +HQSP Music page. +Bill Merrow is trying to revitalize that community, and I really hope it takes off. I've watched others like +DeShaun Craddock post brilliant concert images with disappointingly low interaction, despite being very compelling action shots that tell a unique story. I've also seen well-established concert photographers like +Alan Hess post music shots with similarly apathetic responses, and that guy is a friggin' legend in this genre.

So let's set aside for the moment whether or not people understand or appreciate concert photos...

What do YOU feel makes a great concert photo?

WHY do these rarely spark conversations with followers?

There are many passionate advocates of the music scene, from the live acts featured by +Christine DeGraff and her +My Music Hangout partiers, to the recorded music celebrations hosted by +Sean Cowen on the +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS.  Almost everyone loves listening to music, and we probably do it every day at some point or another. And I can remember back in the beta days on this platform when I would look forward to each new post from +Artists In The Plus hoping to discover something or someone cool that wasn't already in my iPod. Music is a very audio-visual experience, and when you take the audio away, is there a disconnect somewhere? Is it possible for the photo to tell its own story, without simultaneously hearing the music?

For example, there are many bands that +Thomas Hawk covers that I'm not familiar with, yet some of his images make me feel like I was actually at the show, right there in the mosh pit screaming and swaying with the rest of the audience... So I believe it's possible to appreciate that band, even though I've never heard a note of their music. What do YOU think?

Give it some thought, and then please do me a favor: post a link in the comments to YOUR favorite concert photo, and WHY you like it so much. THANK YOU!





#hqspmusic  #concertphotography   #livemusicphotography  
#WeLoveMusicWednesday  +Andy Q. +Trillian Petrova +Harmony Goodson +LaDonna Pride +Folletto Folletto ___

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2014-08-26 18:06:24 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s) 

"Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone."
~Paul Tillich





+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen 

"Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone."
~Paul Tillich





+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen ___

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2014-08-25 14:28:01 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 73 +1s) 

"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it."
~Rosalia de Castro





+Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling +Michael B. Stuart +Elle Rogers +David Murphy +Simos Xenakis +Andreas Levi #leadinglinesmonday 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen 
+HQSP Landscape curated by +Anja Wessels +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Dorothy Pugh +Craig Loxley +Jesse Martineau +David D #hqsplandscape 

"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it."
~Rosalia de Castro





+Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling +Michael B. Stuart +Elle Rogers +David Murphy +Simos Xenakis +Andreas Levi #leadinglinesmonday 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen 
+HQSP Landscape curated by +Anja Wessels +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Dorothy Pugh +Craig Loxley +Jesse Martineau +David D #hqsplandscape ___

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2014-08-24 10:50:46 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s) 

"True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful."
~Paul Sweeney




Personally, there's no way I'm going anywhere near that thing, except on the other end of my zoom lens. However, it got me thinking how many of us sometimes avoid the things that make us uncomfortable.

What are YOU afraid of? I'm not a fan of spiders either, but the guy that does our pest control every month tells me they are good for the environment, and keep balance in the rest of the bug population around our house. Hmm...

Still, I think I'll keep safe distance from such things. I never photographed a snake before, but the festival I attended yesterday had one of those traveling zoos, where they introduce animals to young kids, and explain their various roles in nature. Despite my initial fears, I did actually take the opportunity to... more »

"True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful."
~Paul Sweeney




Personally, there's no way I'm going anywhere near that thing, except on the other end of my zoom lens. However, it got me thinking how many of us sometimes avoid the things that make us uncomfortable.

What are YOU afraid of? I'm not a fan of spiders either, but the guy that does our pest control every month tells me they are good for the environment, and keep balance in the rest of the bug population around our house. Hmm...

Still, I think I'll keep safe distance from such things. I never photographed a snake before, but the festival I attended yesterday had one of those traveling zoos, where they introduce animals to young kids, and explain their various roles in nature. Despite my initial fears, I did actually take the opportunity to pet the nine-banded armadillo, which turned out to be quite a cute little animal, and very friendly.

While you are all out enjoying your weekend, take a moment to think about something you are afraid of, and if how you plan on conquering that fear.

HAPPY WEEKEND, PLUS PEEPS!




+*** curated by +Melanie MP #Zoo-sunday 
+HQSP Animals curated by +Anja Wessels +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith #hqspanimals ___

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2014-08-21 18:37:07 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 56 +1s) 

"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away."
~Eudora Welty




Earlier this morning +Beth Akerman challenged me to produce a contribution to the #snapsfordyllon  campaign, and after reading her post I'm happy to assist in the #helpfordyllon  efforts here. For those that are in a position to donate monetarily, I'm sure the family greatly appreciates it. And if you'd like to show your support by sharing images like this one, please make sure to click on the hashtags above, and see all the other artwork being submitted daily to this cause. 

Here are a couple of the posts that immediately caught my attention:

http://goo.gl/f3JOpi by +David Stickney

http://goo.gl/3nSvwG by +miri dunn

http://goo.gl/ABeJ0f by +Gailen Mapes 

http://goo.gl/EBWHvk by +David Pond

Are you inspiredyet?... more »

"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away."
~Eudora Welty




Earlier this morning +Beth Akerman challenged me to produce a contribution to the #snapsfordyllon  campaign, and after reading her post I'm happy to assist in the #helpfordyllon  efforts here. For those that are in a position to donate monetarily, I'm sure the family greatly appreciates it. And if you'd like to show your support by sharing images like this one, please make sure to click on the hashtags above, and see all the other artwork being submitted daily to this cause. 

Here are a couple of the posts that immediately caught my attention:

http://goo.gl/f3JOpi by +David Stickney

http://goo.gl/3nSvwG by +miri dunn

http://goo.gl/ABeJ0f by +Gailen Mapes 

http://goo.gl/EBWHvk by +David Pond

Are you inspired yet? I hope so! Thank you for taking the time to check out my work, and the work of all the other artists that are raising awareness about this family's struggle. 

If anyone wishes to assist the family financially with the costs associated with his treatments, you may donate via PayPal at adam.white17@gmail.com or at their Go Fund Me page http://www.gofundme.com/ct7iq8  





+On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette 
#butterfly   #butterflyphotography   
+NatureArtThursday curated by +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan #natureartthursday 
+HQSP Animals curated by +Anja Wessels +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith #hqspanimals 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers ___

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2014-08-21 13:12:27 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 136 +1s) 

"I got a real good feelin' somethin' bad about to happen..."

I'm not usually one for watching country music videos, but I happened to be flipping channels last night and caught this video, and it's quite addictive! A very catchy chorus, and love the way the hooks keep punching you with that hypnotic beat. I think I'll definitely have to check out some more stuff by Miranda Lambert...

"I got a real good feelin' somethin' bad about to happen..."

I'm not usually one for watching country music videos, but I happened to be flipping channels last night and caught this video, and it's quite addictive! A very catchy chorus, and love the way the hooks keep punching you with that hypnotic beat. I think I'll definitely have to check out some more stuff by Miranda Lambert...___

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2014-08-20 15:57:19 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-08-19 23:17:18 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 70 +1s) 

"There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature."
~Aristotle




I couldn't think of a better way to honor +Sumit Sen on his birthday than by sharing some of nature's beauty with him like he does with us every day. I can't imagine you aren't all already following his work. But if for some reason you've never heard of him, please make sure to head over to his page ASAP and check out his amazing photography. Although he is perhaps most known for his incredible collection of bird shots, he has some fabulous environmental portraits as well. As if that wasn't enough, he's been here on G+ since the beta days, and you really won't find a nicer guy to have in your Circles. 

Happy Birthday! +Sumit Sen 




+YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli #YisforYellow 
+HQSP Animalscur... more »

"There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature."
~Aristotle




I couldn't think of a better way to honor +Sumit Sen on his birthday than by sharing some of nature's beauty with him like he does with us every day. I can't imagine you aren't all already following his work. But if for some reason you've never heard of him, please make sure to head over to his page ASAP and check out his amazing photography. Although he is perhaps most known for his incredible collection of bird shots, he has some fabulous environmental portraits as well. As if that wasn't enough, he's been here on G+ since the beta days, and you really won't find a nicer guy to have in your Circles. 

Happy Birthday! +Sumit Sen 




+YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli #YisforYellow 
+HQSP Animals curated by +Anja Wessels +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith #hqspanimals 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 
#butterfly   #butterflyphotography  +On the Wings of Butterflies! +Sharon Jeannette ___

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2014-08-19 16:06:21 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s) 

"Always wear a smile because you never know who is watching."
~Gracie Gold





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster #HQSPPortraits 
+HQSP Monochrome curated by +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Lammert Doddema #hqspmonochrome 

"Always wear a smile because you never know who is watching."
~Gracie Gold





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster #HQSPPortraits 
+HQSP Monochrome curated by +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Lammert Doddema #hqspmonochrome ___

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2014-08-16 12:07:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Copyright Controversy!?

It's pretty simple... If you don't own it, get permission. +Thomas Hawk generously shares his work for all of us to observe and enjoy. So basically, in the words of Will Wheaton, don't be a dick, and read the license guidelines!

[Please leave comments over on the OP.]

Those of you who know me know that I’m very generous with my photography.  I license 99% of my images Creative Commons noncommercial and am happy for anyone to use my images under the terms of that fairly liberal license.  It is a very specific license however.

I do make a fair amount of money licensing my images commercially and my general feeling is that if a for profit company wants to use an image, I’m happy to license it if they want to pay a fair licensing fee.

A few years back I was disgusted by an article that Valleywag wrote.  I had first hand knowledge of facts reported in the article and felt that Valleywag had purposely twisted a story in a dishonest way.

At that time I contacted +Nick Denton and asked him to remove any images of mine that had been published on Valleywag previously and asked that none of my images be used on his site in the future.  Valleywag complied and removed my images that they'd previously used.

Valleywag is part of Gawker, a commercial enterprise and as such is not entitled to use my images without my permission in violation of my license.  It’s also a publication I’d rather my work not be associated with.

So I was disappointed tonight to see that Valleywag had written an article that I felt was disparaging towards +Kevin Rose and that they used a photograph of mine without authorization, payment or approval.

What’s just as bad is that when notified about this infringement Kevin Montgomery the author of the piece seemed to suggest that because my photo is licensed Creative Commons Non-Commercial that he was within his rights to use it.  Since when did the Gawker Media Empire become a non commercial entity?

I want Kevin Rose to know that they did not have approval to use that photo and I’ve asked Kevin Montgomery to remove the image.

In the spirit of this whole ice bucket thing, I’d also ask Valleywag to make a $2,000 donation to cover the copyright infringement of this image to the ALS Association in lieu of a licensing fee to me on the image.

Also maybe someone from the Gawker Media legal department can school Kevin Montgomery on how photo licensing works.___Copyright Controversy!?

It's pretty simple... If you don't own it, get permission. +Thomas Hawk generously shares his work for all of us to observe and enjoy. So basically, in the words of Will Wheaton, don't be a dick, and read the license guidelines!

[Please leave comments over on the OP.]

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2014-08-13 20:22:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-08-12 23:45:03 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s) 

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
~Albert Camus




While visiting Boston a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to walk the Freedom Trail. At the start (near the visitor information center) there are actors/guides dressed in period clothing. After a quick conversation about where we were  from and what we had planned for the day, she allowed me to capture a quick portrait. She remarked at how many people pass by each day and snap pictures without ever saying a word, or even asking her it it's OK to do so. Sure, they are out in Public and serving a functional role for an audience. Nevertheless, common courtesy goes a long way, and she actually thanked me for asking permission, and taking the time to inquire about her. 

For more information about thisv... more »

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
~Albert Camus




While visiting Boston a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to walk the Freedom Trail. At the start (near the visitor information center) there are actors/guides dressed in period clothing. After a quick conversation about where we were  from and what we had planned for the day, she allowed me to capture a quick portrait. She remarked at how many people pass by each day and snap pictures without ever saying a word, or even asking her it it's OK to do so. Sure, they are out in Public and serving a functional role for an audience. Nevertheless, common courtesy goes a long way, and she actually thanked me for asking permission, and taking the time to inquire about her. 

For more information about this vacation spot, check out the website:
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/index.html




+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster #HQSPPortraits 
#Boston   #FreedomTrail   #Cosplay   #HistoryTour  ___

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2014-08-11 17:30:46 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s) 

"I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs."
~Robert Schumann





+Happy MOments MOnday curated by +Baki Karacay #HappyMomentsMonday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster #HQSPPortraits 
#summer   #park   #bubbles  

"I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs."
~Robert Schumann





+Happy MOments MOnday curated by +Baki Karacay #HappyMomentsMonday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster #HQSPPortraits 
#summer   #park   #bubbles  ___

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2014-08-10 12:33:14 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s) 

"The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing."
~James Brown

"The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing."
~James Brown___

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2014-08-09 23:33:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s) 

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go."
~Dr. Seuss




#peacelovenchucks  for +Erin A.D. & +Lyndsay York 

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go."
~Dr. Seuss




#peacelovenchucks  for +Erin A.D. & +Lyndsay York ___

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2014-08-08 18:21:32 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s) 

Belated Birthday Wishes...

Apparently I missed the opportunity to offer these on time earlier this week, so please accept my apologies for the delay, and join me in wishing a Happy Birthday to +Shannon S. Myers. She is not only an amazing photographer of beautiful things, but a long-time friend since the early beta days of this network. If you aren't already following her, please go check out her stream, and I'm sure you'll be glad you did.



 +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers 

Belated Birthday Wishes...

Apparently I missed the opportunity to offer these on time earlier this week, so please accept my apologies for the delay, and join me in wishing a Happy Birthday to +Shannon S. Myers. She is not only an amazing photographer of beautiful things, but a long-time friend since the early beta days of this network. If you aren't already following her, please go check out her stream, and I'm sure you'll be glad you did.



 +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu #hqspflowers ___

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2014-08-07 16:09:20 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s) 

Hula Hoop Animation

I was shooting a concert in the park last night, and got a few frames of this girl playing around with her hula hoop. I brought it back into Photoshop CC, and experimented with the frame animation timeline. It is composed of only four frames, and is somewhat choppy. I tried to smooth it out a little with tweening, but that didn't go so well. Any suggestions for how to get this to look a little more natural are greatly appreciated...

I might upload these individual shots into an album, just to see if Google will #autoawesome  them for me, and how that version compares to the one created here from Photoshop.

Hope you are all having a great week so far! Make sure you take some time out to have a little fun too.

HAPPY THURSDAY, PLUS PEEPS!

Hula Hoop Animation

I was shooting a concert in the park last night, and got a few frames of this girl playing around with her hula hoop. I brought it back into Photoshop CC, and experimented with the frame animation timeline. It is composed of only four frames, and is somewhat choppy. I tried to smooth it out a little with tweening, but that didn't go so well. Any suggestions for how to get this to look a little more natural are greatly appreciated...

I might upload these individual shots into an album, just to see if Google will #autoawesome  them for me, and how that version compares to the one created here from Photoshop.

Hope you are all having a great week so far! Make sure you take some time out to have a little fun too.

HAPPY THURSDAY, PLUS PEEPS!___

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2014-08-05 13:34:45 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s) 

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
~Albert Einstein




Here's another beautiful tree from our recent vacation in New England. This particular one is featured along the back walkway of The Elms mansion in Newport, RI.

For more information about this mansion, check out the website here:
http://www.newportmansions.org/explore/the-elms





+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen 

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
~Albert Einstein




Here's another beautiful tree from our recent vacation in New England. This particular one is featured along the back walkway of The Elms mansion in Newport, RI.

For more information about this mansion, check out the website here:
http://www.newportmansions.org/explore/the-elms





+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen ___

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2014-08-02 07:54:56 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s) 

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
~Golda Meir




#trees   #bubbles   #possibilities   #evergreen  

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
~Golda Meir




#trees   #bubbles   #possibilities   #evergreen  ___

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2014-07-30 13:21:37 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 49 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-07-29 16:24:45 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s) 

Good Afternoon, Plus Peeps!

We are finally back from our Summer vacations, and will now begin slowly catching up with correspondence we missed along the way. I'm sure a few of you are eager to hear where we've been, and what we've been up to, so I won't disappoint...

Over the coming weeks, you'll see images from throughout New England, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island. From downtown Boston all the way to the mansions on the sea shore in Newport, we toured vigorously, cameras always at the ready. I look forward to sharing our travel adventures with you all soon!

For now, I hope you'll enjoy this peaceful tree we found amidst the gardens on the outer grounds of one of the mansions.

+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+Everything Green... more »

Good Afternoon, Plus Peeps!

We are finally back from our Summer vacations, and will now begin slowly catching up with correspondence we missed along the way. I'm sure a few of you are eager to hear where we've been, and what we've been up to, so I won't disappoint...

Over the coming weeks, you'll see images from throughout New England, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island. From downtown Boston all the way to the mansions on the sea shore in Newport, we toured vigorously, cameras always at the ready. I look forward to sharing our travel adventures with you all soon!

For now, I hope you'll enjoy this peaceful tree we found amidst the gardens on the outer grounds of one of the mansions.

+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen ___

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2014-07-22 14:56:47 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s) 

"The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play."
~ Arnold J. Toynbee





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Maurice Loy #HQSPPortraits 

"The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play."
~ Arnold J. Toynbee





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Maurice Loy #HQSPPortraits ___

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2014-07-17 03:52:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s) 

It's Maki's Birthday!

I was just about to head to bed, and realized I almost forgot to post some Birthday Wishes for +Maki Silberberg. Obviously my brain is tired, and if I was still allowed to drink it, desperately in need of some of this richly aromatic java. Alas, I'll have to settle for absorbing the contact aromas vicariously, as y'all are drinking the elixir of essential energy.

As you all know, Maki is supremely talented as a photographer, and totally rockin' the Mom thing now too. Tomorrow when I'm a little more coherent I'll scramble around for the nearest cupcake and toast to a super fabulous friend and colleague here in this wonderful community.

Hope you have an amazing Birthday, full of precious moments with family and friends!

Happy Birthday!

[NOT MY PHOTO. For those just joining, I disable comments when I share posts from... more »

Wake up and smell the coffee

No Folgers here. mmmm.....coffee.

#whateverwednesday by +Cicely Robin Laing___It's Maki's Birthday!

I was just about to head to bed, and realized I almost forgot to post some Birthday Wishes for +Maki Silberberg. Obviously my brain is tired, and if I was still allowed to drink it, desperately in need of some of this richly aromatic java. Alas, I'll have to settle for absorbing the contact aromas vicariously, as y'all are drinking the elixir of essential energy.

As you all know, Maki is supremely talented as a photographer, and totally rockin' the Mom thing now too. Tomorrow when I'm a little more coherent I'll scramble around for the nearest cupcake and toast to a super fabulous friend and colleague here in this wonderful community.

Hope you have an amazing Birthday, full of precious moments with family and friends!

Happy Birthday!

[NOT MY PHOTO. For those just joining, I disable comments when I share posts from others; so if you aren't already following +Maki Silberberg, then please hop on over to her page to leave your plus love and thoughtful comments. Have a great night everyone!]  

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2014-07-16 13:56:39 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-07-14 23:35:11 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s) 

"Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem."
~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton



+DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith #DOFMonday 
+HQSP Macro curated by +Anja Wessels +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron #hqspmacro 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath #hqspflowers 
#flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #rose   #yellowrose  

"Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem."
~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton



+DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith #DOFMonday 
+HQSP Macro curated by +Anja Wessels +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron #hqspmacro 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath #hqspflowers 
#flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #rose   #yellowrose  ___

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2014-07-09 21:22:06 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s) 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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