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Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)

Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula) 

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Occupation: Worked retail for 26 years, now I am pursuing a wonderful career in photography

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Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,732There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic. I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute. Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful. If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy. Mostly have fun! Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! This is an open event, please post only one photo anytime between now and March 18, 2017. I can honestly say that I was blown away by some of the posts this last couple of years and not just the photo's but the stories that went with them as well. We get into some discussions about body image So I encourage you to write if you need to, it will be most welcome.4th Annual "You are Beautiful" Event2017-02-08 04:00:0020  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for September 4th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Shadows Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 _If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe._ Sorry for the late creation/posting of this Event - New G+ doesn't have Events anymore - it's been confusing trying to figure out what to do with our Events. For now, I'm reverting to "Classic" G+ again until I can figure it out. In the future, it seems we're going to have to figure out something different. Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 29th up until Monday morning, September 5th. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.) The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture  _ #selfportraitsunday #selfportraiture #selfportrait #photographySelf Portrait Sunday: September 4th, 20162016-09-04 03:00:0019  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Big World." What this means is you should "shrink" yourself so that you are miniature compared to regular sized things. Here is where you enter your ONE "Big World" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Joel Robison is known for this type of art and is exceptionally good at creating beautiful miniaturized self portraits. Here is an article about him and his work on Peta Pixel: http://goo.gl/cV3OJo and here is a tutorial post by him: https://joelrobisonphoto.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/miniature-life-tutorial Here's a YouTube Photoshop tutorial by another artist, Aneel Neupane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnJSENVS2g Finally, check out this gallery of wonderfully miniaturized people for more inspiration: https://goo.gl/dPk6RF Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @118355981363094417166 for letting us use her image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own WJune Self Portrait Challenge: Big World2016-06-28 07:00:0052  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for May 1st, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, April 25th up until Monday Morning, May 2nd. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfportraitsunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #SSP   #selfportrait  May 1st: Self Portrait Sunday2016-05-01 03:00:0042  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our April 2016 Self Portrait Challenge: "Imitate Art." What this means is that you find and choose a classic or contemporary painting or iconic photo/image (art) to imitate with a self portrait. You'll need to be able to provide a link to the original and attribute the artist/creator. Please add the link and attribution in the caption of your submission. Here is where you enter your ONE "Imitate Art" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th 2016, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Remember that imitation does not have to = perfect replication. You can put your spin on things, get as close as possible, conceptualize a bit differently than the original, etc. Have fun looking through art online, selecting a piece or two to try and then experiencing the glory of trial and error. This is guaranteed to be fun as well as a great learning experience!  The article this idea came from has some great examples: http://goo.gl/fRQWKU And here are some more (kind of silly) examples: http://goo.gl/CgqPd8 Images like this are somewhat difficult to find, but I gathered a small handful into a gallery: https://goo.gl/ipcNbv Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. The header image for this event was expertly created by our own @117445337050042558867 (it has been cropped to fit the banner space; see the full image here: https://goo.gl/2RwmvS) and is an imitation of "Frida Kahlo" by Joanna Sierko Filipowska (view here: http://goo.gl/0VtSZy). If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and ModeratorsApril Self Portrait Challenge: Imitate Art2016-04-28 07:00:0047  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for April 3rd, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, March 28th up until Monday morning, April 4th. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @107494834634231938072 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  April 3: Self Portrait Sunday2016-04-03 03:00:0029  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 6, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, February 29th up until Monday morning, March 7th. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @113005905550907383573 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/6vELN9) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraiture  March 6: Self Portrait Sunday2016-03-06 03:00:0038  
kimberton pemberly133,051  *it's a hamburger party and you're all invited* Are we ready to wear some meat.. LadyGaGa style??  Take a photo of yourself, your cat, your dog.. your fish.. whatever floats your boat and paste that hamburger hat somewhere on the photo! This is all for Gilmar! Let's make her smile that huge gorgeous smile that we all love to see.  Lets get her hamburger hat all over the interwebs! If you don't want to wear the hamburger hat, any photo or happy dedication for her would be fantastical.  Use the hashtag *#HamburgersForGilmar* here is the download link from +Mark Rodriguez if you would like to use the original hamburger hat in your photo:: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ptju6wztncnxbp/hamburger-hat.png?dl=0 thanks for your participation, everyone!  :) WE LOVE YOU GILMAR!!!!!HAMBURGERS FOR GILMAR2016-02-19 15:00:0089  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for February 7th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, February 1st up until Monday morning, February 8th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @104121448289918927464 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #selfysunday   #selfiesunday  Self Portrait Sunday2016-02-07 03:00:0048  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,732  There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, *just pick one part*. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun!   Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @114914014463359366438 @109644800217243995428 and @100001056863377891580  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner. Show less This is an open event, you may add your photo at anytime between now and February 21, 2016.  Please remember only one photo, so take your time and think about what you want to submit. I can honestly say that I was blown away by some of the posts last year and not just the photo's but the stories that went with them as well.  So I encourage you to write if you need to, it will be most welcome. Keeping a list here of the songs so that if you like them you can find them. https://youtu.be/GXoZLPSw8U8  Colbie Caillat's Try https://youtu.be/xKyyt_nbkXg  Megan Trainor's Close your eyes https://youtu.be/IGFwVcStrzE  Bastille's  Flaws https://youtu.be/Pi3bc9lS3rg  John legend's  You and I3rd Annual "You are Beautiful"2016-01-22 04:00:0032  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for January 10th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - it's your choice! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, January 4th up until Monday morning, January 11th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfportraitsunday   #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2016-01-10 03:00:0067  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: "Morning Story." What this means is the image you create should tell us what your morning is like... do you love/hate it? Do you sleep in or jump right out of bed? Do you exercise, eat, shower, run, rush your kids out the door... or something else? You get the idea... this can be humorous or serious, it's up to you.  Here is where you enter your ONE "Morning Story" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of really great "Morning Story" self portraits - they are wonderfully inspiring: https://goo.gl/VBcxJE Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event, too, in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @104871116467578397659 for suggesting this theme, and to Lorena Masi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lollyx34) for letting use her image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, ViolNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Morning Story2015-11-25 07:00:0073  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 29th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Pieces of Me Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, November 23rd up until Monday morning, November 30th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @101765609708918478314 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #sefiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: Pieces of Me2015-11-23 07:00:0035  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 15th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No Theme / Your Choice Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, November 9th up until Monday morning, November 16th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @111718830236077991058 for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2015-11-15 03:00:0041  
Isabelle Fortin27,347*It is time again, ladies* !! The 4th Annual Official G+ "Ladies Of Movember" event is ON! Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 4th year ! We have raised a lot of money in the past 4 years, I am very proud of all my mo-sistas ! This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember - Part 4 !2015-11-01 18:30:0045  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for November 1st. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Halloween! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, October 26th up until Monday morning, November 2nd. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj *PS: The October Self Portrait Challenge is also Halloween, so maybe you'd like to submit your image there, too! (It's fine to use the same image in both places.) Details:* https://goo.gl/KGn2QZ _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #halloween  The Selfie Sunday Project: Halloween2015-10-26 06:00:0024  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for October 18th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Shadows _I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see..._ ~Robert Louis Stevenson Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, October 12th up until Monday morning, October 19th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shadows  The Selfie Sunday Project: Shadows2015-10-18 03:00:0046  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White.  Here is where you enter your ONE Black & White Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* "Our Monochrome Days" - a gallery of exceptional black and white self portraiture: https://goo.gl/TYRBlQ Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 30 http://goo.gl/o469IK ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95  http://www.capturingcouture.com *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in September 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants ~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant *_Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiratioSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: Black & White2015-09-28 07:00:00112  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for September 20th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Black & White Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, September 14th up until Monday morning, September 21st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun - and invite your friends! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj *PS: The September Self Portrait Challenge is also Black & White, so maybe you'd like to submit your image there, too! Details:* https://goo.gl/O08okA _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #blackandwhite   #monochrome  The Selfie Sunday Project: Black & White2015-09-20 03:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for September 6th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 31st up until Monday morning, September 7th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @101517640605056528235 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/lk0x69) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture  The Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme2015-09-06 03:00:0055  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: "That 70's Self Portrait." What this means is make your image reflect that era in some way - it's up to you how you do it! Can't wait to see you all get groovy. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE "70's" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* _Resources:_ Male Fashion: https://goo.gl/YBfhI4 Female Fashion: https://goo.gl/VjCMJx Hair: https://goo.gl/Np65C6 Makeup: https://goo.gl/GfwkB8 70s Self Portrait Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/uJisn1 Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @112528921891703025888 for letting us edit and use his image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/S4Vd8F ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in August 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No MorAugust Self Portrait Challenge: That 70's Self Portrait2015-08-29 07:00:0058  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for Sunday, August 9th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week, so do whatever you like! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 3rd up until Monday morning, August 10th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! If you have time, remember to +1 and comment on your favorite images from other participants - spread the love and encouragement! _Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits._ :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @103650703836816496431 for letting us use her image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/tmQqEO) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-08-09 03:00:0054  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental. What this means is your self portrait should incorporate one or more of the elements in an obvious way - let's see how you commingle with Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire! Here is where you enter your ONE "Elemental" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Here's a gallery I created with some really wonderful examples of this kind of self portraiture - hopefully they will inspire you! Elemental Self Portraiture on Flickr: https://goo.gl/g1IOrp Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate* for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 2nd Brain Tablet Case http://goo.gl/iN5Ki1 ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in July 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or SpammJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental2015-07-29 07:00:0077  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 12th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 6th up until Monday morning, July 13th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106454850676445272777 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/JfZQt2) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-07-12 03:00:0063  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00124  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity. What this means is create a self portrait where you appear in the image multiple times (2 or more, your choice). Get creative and think up an interesting scene you can use this effect on and then make your image. Here is where you enter your ONE Multiplicity Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* There are several different ways to go about achieving this effect. In camera, you can use a long exposure and move around. Alternately, you can use post processing to create multiples in an image. Photoshop is most widely considered in this type of editing, but other programs can also be used to achieve effect, such as Gimp. For those with no experience with creating "multiplicity" images with post processing, here are a few resources to help you get started: Photoshop Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/cyTpyZ Gimp Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/hChZ0Q Examples from Flickr: http://goo.gl/os2P65 Other Examples: http://goo.gl/DqlDtR Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @106324582128454068388, one of the talented moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture, for the image used in this Event's header. Prizes *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Retrospective 20 in Blue http://goo.gl/YNd9qP *@103681899249590183476 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note thaMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity2015-03-28 06:00:0087  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,732There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00296  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00154  
Isabelle Fortin27,347It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
Jetski5There is another version of you.. one that we haven't seen before perhaps it is one where only the windows to your soul are visible.. or possibly a full body suit with a message bold; subliminal, or something that dwells in a deep grey we'd like to see it.. won't you share this view with us all? I do not believe in rules much; so as long as you keep your sanity in check and don't irritate others.. that'll do just fine and I cannot possibly envision what you'll have in store for us this Halloween.. so I will stay tuned hope you all can make it ;) I will be donning a hand made suit of ......??? _sorry, but you'll just have to attend to see it ;)_Masquerade Ball - Weens of the Hallow2014-10-31 17:00:0054  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Oct. 26, 2014 *Halloween Edition* Don't forget that this ties in well with: *October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear* found here  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgik4hlbf2g0j3fgv7kun5nkb28 Thanks to @113847951893881070422 for her fantastic photo on the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Oct. 20/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Oct. 27/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-10-26 02:00:0058  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay. What is meant by this? This means that you'll either create an image in camera with two separate exposures or you'll use two separate images, overlaid with one another, to create a single image using post processing. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using the Double Exposure or Image Overlay technique. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @111514726900984316506, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to achieve double exposure and image overlay  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/lWWXpd and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here are some beautiful examples of double exposure portraits that will inspire you! Aneta Ivanova: http://goo.gl/ZeSnLy Sara K Byrne: http://goo.gl/J48iln Various artists: http://goo.gl/7Qbssy Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay2014-05-30 07:00:00168  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 16, 2014 *No theme this week* so it is an open Selfy Sunday. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-16 02:00:00129  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0096  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,732Open from February 20th till April 5th 2014 Please direct all your invite answers to the other link https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvb471f7f2gos499j972j5dr35s There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want. http://youtu.be/VYmFpYdwqLsYou are Beautiful2014-02-21 04:00:0020  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,732There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want. http://youtu.be/VYmFpYdwqLsYou are Beautiful2014-02-21 04:00:0047  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Jan. 19, 2014 *No theme this week* So this is a chance for you to explore your own artistic "selfy" interpretations. Thanks +Mark Rodriguez for letting me use your most excellent "Breaking Bad" inspired selfy for the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Jan. 20/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-01-19 03:00:00145  
Pat Kight15,664@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00150  
Sheila B. DuBois47,419Going to attempt to sing.   Doesn't matter if your on key or not. The  main thing is if one enjoy singing then lift up your voice and sing!.  Silent Night2013-12-23 06:26:2327  
Margaret Tompkins153,873*Landscape Photography Community Fans, Let's have some FUN!!!* Welcome to the Landscape Photography Community People's Choice Contest Theme of Water *Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a landscape photograph with an element of "water", the water may be a lake, waterfall, river, ocean, bucket of water, drop of water, etc. and the water may be in any form such as frozen, steam, or liquid. 5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than December 9, 2013 5 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at December 11, 2013 5 pm CST.LPC People's Choice Contest #3: Water2013-12-03 02:00:00233  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret - whatever you feel shows the season right now - whether that be holiday, celebration, or weather themed, it is up to you. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Seasonal" theme. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. Thanks to one of our moderators, @111514726900984316506 for the amazing theme photo in the banner of this Event! If you'd like to view her full image, see it here: http://goo.gl/CJaxI7 Additionally, there were some great #SelfySunday  entries a couple of weeks ago with a similar theme "'Tis the Season" - the participants always do a fantastic job! Have a look at them here: http://goo.gl/jUmqak Finally, if you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 5 winners! 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 4th place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in December 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season2013-12-01 07:00:00146  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00143  
Isabelle Fortin27,347Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00264  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00156  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0084  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00167  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00153  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00155  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,732Harbor area, Harbor Drive next to Anthony's Fish Grotto walking toward Seaport Village and back.  If there is anyone who doesn't want to walk both ways, you can always leave a car at Seaport Village.G+ 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk, San Diego, CA2013-06-29 19:00:0015  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our June 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using artificial lighting techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 put together a fabulous Artificial Lighting Tutorial: "Let There Be Light" - find it here: http://goo.gl/OezJY *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting2013-06-01 07:00:00149  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00155  
Jeff Smith60,907Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00168  
Lotus Carroll1,772,468This is the Event for our April 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using either Selective Color or Textures (or both). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @107494834634231938072 put together a fabulous Tutorial about how and when to use Selective Color and Textures in your photography - find it here: http://goo.gl/c5sQQ *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantApril Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures2013-04-02 02:00:00123  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,732Post your best eye picture.  +Chrysta Rae we all have our eye on you! Thank you all so much for contributing to this event.  As always the  G+ community comes through.  Some of the most beautiful eye's are in these photo's.  Sorry I did not get back on until today, surprised by my brother coming into town for my B-day. Hope everyone has a most exceptional week.  Paula I've got my eye on you!2013-03-04 08:30:0071  

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2017-06-09 21:18:18 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

A Field of Dreams Wishes!

From my trip to South Lake Tahoe, really was a dream to be there again and so many wishes fulfilled! For all you #Bokeholics out there because #Fridaysarebokelicious
Wishing you all a Dreamy weekend! : )

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +***** +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobaltplease +Saji S... more »

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2017-06-21 01:54:48 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Stoned II

Just a little fun from Torrey Pines State Beach.

#oculusfun #orbalicious

Most plusones: 66

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2017-06-07 05:50:01 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessonWednesday

Latest 50 posts

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2017-06-24 04:10:44 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

*Sometimes you don't want your head in the clouds.
Sometimes you just want your feet planted in the rose garden!*

With +Tom Tran​
#FUF #feetupfriday

*Sometimes you don't want your head in the clouds.
Sometimes you just want your feet planted in the rose garden!*

With +Tom Tran​
#FUF #feetupfriday___

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2017-06-23 23:22:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Mare of the Harras

From my Fine Art America page.

Mare of the Harras

From my Fine Art America page.___

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2017-06-23 23:13:08 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Big Red Chevy

From my Fine Art America page.

Big Red Chevy

From my Fine Art America page.___

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2017-06-23 23:01:52 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Embrace

From my Fine Art America page.

Embrace

From my Fine Art America page.___

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2017-06-23 22:28:58 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Mariposa

Yellow Mariposa Lily with a little Torrey Pines #bokeh
From my trip to Torrey Pines State Reserve. For all you #Bokehloics out there because #Fridaysarebokehlicious Have a bright and beautiful weekend everyone!
+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobalt please +Saji Saju +Rosie Nixon


Mariposa

Yellow Mariposa Lily with a little Torrey Pines #bokeh
From my trip to Torrey Pines State Reserve. For all you #Bokehloics out there because #Fridaysarebokehlicious Have a bright and beautiful weekend everyone!
+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobalt please +Saji Saju +Rosie Nixon
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2017-06-23 21:03:08 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

A walk on the beach!

#oculusfun #orbalicious

A walk on the beach!

#oculusfun #orbalicious___

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2017-06-23 19:04:01 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Beach Time!

#beach #sandandsun

Beach Time!

#beach #sandandsun___

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2017-06-21 21:40:22 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

National Selfie Day!

There's a few....

#selfie #selfportrait #nationalselfieday

National Selfie Day!

There's a few....

#selfie #selfportrait #nationalselfieday___

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2017-06-21 03:42:28 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

It tells the Time

Everywhere!
For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "It tells the time".

It tells the Time

Everywhere!
For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "It tells the time".___

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2017-06-21 02:08:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

The Fathoms of my heart

It knows no depths
It is all consuming
Don't let it go though
Because it won't come back....

#TheRomanceofFlowers #floralphotographyart

The Fathoms of my heart

It knows no depths
It is all consuming
Don't let it go though
Because it won't come back....

#TheRomanceofFlowers #floralphotographyart___

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2017-06-21 01:54:48 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Stoned II

Just a little fun from Torrey Pines State Beach.

#oculusfun #orbalicious

Stoned II

Just a little fun from Torrey Pines State Beach.

#oculusfun #orbalicious___

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2017-06-21 01:43:04 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

The Path

There are just going to be those times when the path seems just a little rougher than it usually does. I just keep reminding myself, "One step at a time and I will get to the other side soon".

The Path

There are just going to be those times when the path seems just a little rougher than it usually does. I just keep reminding myself, "One step at a time and I will get to the other side soon".___

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2017-06-20 07:25:08 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

In the dark of the night!

When the bumps and boogies abound
There you'll find me, slowly
Creeping....
In and out amongst
The monsters in my head
Leave me be to the darkness
Let my mind empty of the unkindness of the day
Let me float in
The black soothing pool of the night.

P. Contreras

#mymusings

In the dark of the night!

When the bumps and boogies abound
There you'll find me, slowly
Creeping....
In and out amongst
The monsters in my head
Leave me be to the darkness
Let my mind empty of the unkindness of the day
Let me float in
The black soothing pool of the night.

P. Contreras

#mymusings___

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2017-06-18 19:36:20 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

She lived for the Silver Screen

She lived for the Silver Screen___

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2017-06-18 19:22:08 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Big Blue
Oh my what a big front end you have...
Ran into this beauty down at the car show, what a beautifully redone 1955 Ford c600. And my favorite color. Have always had a love for the cars in the 50's, especially '55 to '57 and this one is no exception with the beautiful chromed stack and that wonderful big front end.
Wishing all you guys out there, car freaks or not, a very Happy Father's Day.

#planestrainsandautomobiles

Big Blue
Oh my what a big front end you have...
Ran into this beauty down at the car show, what a beautifully redone 1955 Ford c600. And my favorite color. Have always had a love for the cars in the 50's, especially '55 to '57 and this one is no exception with the beautiful chromed stack and that wonderful big front end.
Wishing all you guys out there, car freaks or not, a very Happy Father's Day.

#planestrainsandautomobiles___

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2017-06-18 16:35:45 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Left Behind

Some of the most beautiful and fascinating things are those that have been left to die! Look for the beauty all around you, you never know where you might find it. For +RustySunday #rustysunday with +Gary Posner
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!

Left Behind

Some of the most beautiful and fascinating things are those that have been left to die! Look for the beauty all around you, you never know where you might find it. For +RustySunday #rustysunday with +Gary Posner
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!___

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2017-06-17 23:52:41 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Big Yellow

Beautiful 1940 Ford Coupe, custom paint with flames. Oooohhh Baby!

#planestrainsandautomobiles


Big Yellow

Beautiful 1940 Ford Coupe, custom paint with flames. Oooohhh Baby!

#planestrainsandautomobiles
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2017-06-17 08:43:09 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Golden Kisses

For +Johnny Wills​​ #joinindaily theme of "At least 80% Yellow". Have a beautiful Saturday everyone. 

Golden Kisses

For +Johnny Wills​​ #joinindaily theme of "At least 80% Yellow". Have a beautiful Saturday everyone. ___

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2017-06-17 01:10:39 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Yum

A little get well food for the #joinindaily brought to you by +Wade Brooks​ as we wish +Johnny Wills​ get well wishes!
Homemade chocolate/mocha cake.
Have a great weekend all.

Yum

A little get well food for the #joinindaily brought to you by +Wade Brooks​ as we wish +Johnny Wills​ get well wishes!
Homemade chocolate/mocha cake.
Have a great weekend all.___

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2017-06-16 10:00:36 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

We got a thing that's called Radar Ladybug love...

https://youtu.be/aZObv6QgRXc

For all you lovers Bokeholics out there, because #Fridaysarebokehlicious
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobalt please +Saji Saju +Rosie Nixon

... more »

We got a thing that's called Radar Ladybug love...

https://youtu.be/aZObv6QgRXc

For all you lovers Bokeholics out there, because #Fridaysarebokehlicious
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobalt please +Saji Saju +Rosie Nixon


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2017-06-16 09:26:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Dreams and Fantasies

Fingers curled around wisps of hair
Strokes of a hand on a hip
Appendages intertwined as one
One finger on a lip
Movement here
Movement there
This could be love
Anywhere...

P. Contreras

https://youtu.be/nRpjsFcb2uo?list=PL_UNPp7u9sH4pSt9yOoSecruwgydlSQSX

#TheRomanceofFlowers #Floralphotographyart

Dreams and Fantasies

Fingers curled around wisps of hair
Strokes of a hand on a hip
Appendages intertwined as one
One finger on a lip
Movement here
Movement there
This could be love
Anywhere...

P. Contreras

https://youtu.be/nRpjsFcb2uo?list=PL_UNPp7u9sH4pSt9yOoSecruwgydlSQSX

#TheRomanceofFlowers #Floralphotographyart___

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2017-06-16 05:59:35 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

*B&W Project 2017
12/26: Wow Factor!*

#BWProject2017
Just a bundle of posies for your pleasure, peonies to be precise!

+The B&W Project +Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller +Pat Kight +Marilyn Benham +Iva Pas Photography
+Anita W +Eve Aebi +Angela Migliore +Lauri Novak +Christine Bichler +Stuart Vivian
+Walter Gantt +Gernot Glaeser +Brian C +Fred Brundick +Alan Mason +Paul Howard
+Ray Pompilio +Ina Gat +Thomas Deckert +Christina Lihani +Jacqueline Johnson +Art through the Aperture Photography
+John Dusseault +Devyani Sen +kay phelps +Rose Badlani +karin e +Constantinos Catsoulis
+Suzie Smith +Jane Levine +Heidemarie Kueck
+Glen Schlueter +Martin Heller +Janusz Bednarski
+Carmen Mandich +Joanna Koziara +Brenda Ortiz
+Michael Griffin +Kathleen Milks +Martin... more »

*B&W Project 2017
12/26: Wow Factor!*

#BWProject2017
Just a bundle of posies for your pleasure, peonies to be precise!

+The B&W Project +Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller +Pat Kight +Marilyn Benham +Iva Pas Photography
+Anita W +Eve Aebi +Angela Migliore +Lauri Novak +Christine Bichler +Stuart Vivian
+Walter Gantt +Gernot Glaeser +Brian C +Fred Brundick +Alan Mason +Paul Howard
+Ray Pompilio +Ina Gat +Thomas Deckert +Christina Lihani +Jacqueline Johnson +Art through the Aperture Photography
+John Dusseault +Devyani Sen +kay phelps +Rose Badlani +karin e +Constantinos Catsoulis
+Suzie Smith +Jane Levine +Heidemarie Kueck
+Glen Schlueter +Martin Heller +Janusz Bednarski
+Carmen Mandich +Joanna Koziara +Brenda Ortiz
+Michael Griffin +Kathleen Milks +Martin Kling
+Julie Brocca +Isabel Kelly +Françoise Dhulesia
+Ulrike E. +Piotr Edelman
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2017-06-15 04:41:40 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

A little late, but it's still #webcamwednesday with +Isabelle Fortin​
Down at the Antique Car Show in my town.

A little late, but it's still #webcamwednesday with +Isabelle Fortin​
Down at the Antique Car Show in my town.___

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2017-06-14 20:29:21 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessonWednesday

#WordlessonWednesday___

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2017-06-14 20:27:58 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

Jungle Pathways

The pathway down to the Sumatran Tiger area at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
For +Johnny Wills #joinindaily theme of "At least 80% Green".

Jungle Pathways

The pathway down to the Sumatran Tiger area at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
For +Johnny Wills #joinindaily theme of "At least 80% Green".___

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2017-06-13 17:55:56 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 64 +1s; )Open 

And the Heavens opened up

For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "seems to be gold". Have a beautiful day everyone!

And the Heavens opened up

For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "seems to be gold". Have a beautiful day everyone!___

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2017-06-12 21:15:52 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Five in the Sky

Pelicans flying high at the beach. For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "Five". Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Five in the Sky

Pelicans flying high at the beach. For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "Five". Hope you are having a wonderful day!___

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2017-06-12 17:49:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Peonies ll


When in full bloom these beauties look like they are just dancing in the wind. 

Peonies ll


When in full bloom these beauties look like they are just dancing in the wind. ___

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2017-06-12 07:31:45 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Peonies!

Peonies!___

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2017-06-10 18:10:05 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

A little something for your listening pleasure on Saturday morning. Have a great day everyone!
#SOOC

https://youtu.be/T84LqClui9A

A little something for your listening pleasure on Saturday morning. Have a great day everyone!
#SOOC

https://youtu.be/T84LqClui9A___

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2017-06-10 16:54:18 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Sailing On

Imagine the places that we could see as the ocean goes on and on....
For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "Goes on an on ".

Go catch a wave peeps or just go dream!

Sailing On

Imagine the places that we could see as the ocean goes on and on....
For +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "Goes on an on ".

Go catch a wave peeps or just go dream!___

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2017-06-10 10:24:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Tangled Dreams

Try as I may to sway my mind away,
Still they come, the tangled dreams of you...

#TheRomaceofFlowers #floralphotographyart 

Tangled Dreams

Try as I may to sway my mind away,
Still they come, the tangled dreams of you...

#TheRomaceofFlowers #floralphotographyart ___

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2017-06-10 10:18:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Early Morning Static!

What happens when you can't sleep.
#floralphotographyart

Early Morning Static!

What happens when you can't sleep.
#floralphotographyart___

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2017-06-10 02:18:12 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Lazy Evening

A little laziness on a Friday night is a good thing.
For #FUF #feetupfriday with +Tom Tran​​ and +*****​. 

Lazy Evening

A little laziness on a Friday night is a good thing.
For #FUF #feetupfriday with +Tom Tran​​ and +*****​. ___

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2017-06-09 21:28:21 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Strawberry Moon

Just happened to peek out the window last night and noticed the full moon, and a Strawberry Moon nonetheless so had to grab the camera and tripod and try for a few shots. Love this one! Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

Strawberry Moon

Just happened to peek out the window last night and noticed the full moon, and a Strawberry Moon nonetheless so had to grab the camera and tripod and try for a few shots. Love this one! Have a wonderful Friday everyone!___

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2017-06-09 21:18:18 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

A Field of Dreams Wishes!

From my trip to South Lake Tahoe, really was a dream to be there again and so many wishes fulfilled! For all you #Bokeholics out there because #Fridaysarebokelicious
Wishing you all a Dreamy weekend! : )

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +***** +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobaltplease +Saji S... more »

A Field of Dreams Wishes!

From my trip to South Lake Tahoe, really was a dream to be there again and so many wishes fulfilled! For all you #Bokeholics out there because #Fridaysarebokelicious
Wishing you all a Dreamy weekend! : )

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +***** +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobalt please +Saji Saju +Rosie Nixon
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2017-06-08 18:13:08 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Ring-A-Round-a-Posie

Is there any question that I wouldn't post something about flowers and dancing. LOL

#frommysistersgarden

Ring-A-Round-a-Posie

Is there any question that I wouldn't post something about flowers and dancing. LOL

#frommysistersgarden___

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2017-06-07 22:34:11 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

Water Play

One of my all time favorites of the kids playing at Universal Studios at the water park. So many years ago! For +Johnny Wills #joinindaily theme of "Splash".
Have a wonderful Wednesday Peeps!

Water Play

One of my all time favorites of the kids playing at Universal Studios at the water park. So many years ago! For +Johnny Wills #joinindaily theme of "Splash".
Have a wonderful Wednesday Peeps!___

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2017-06-07 05:50:01 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessonWednesday

#WordlessonWednesday___

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2017-06-06 15:48:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

Lean on Me



Lean on Me

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2017-06-06 15:44:02 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

Silhouettes of the Day

Another from Emerald Bay for +Tree Tuesday with +Ralph Mendoza and +David R Robinson
Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

Silhouettes of the Day

Another from Emerald Bay for +Tree Tuesday with +Ralph Mendoza and +David R Robinson
Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!___

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2017-06-06 03:38:02 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

One Night!

https://youtu.be/kxze3nn_z3E

One Night!

https://youtu.be/kxze3nn_z3E___

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2017-06-06 00:33:09 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

A little lightness!

The Cabrillo Lighthouse in San Diego for +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "Lighthouses".

A little lightness!

The Cabrillo Lighthouse in San Diego for +Johnny Wills​ #joinindaily theme of "Lighthouses".___

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2017-06-05 06:56:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Only Human

And I need a human touch,
A soft cheek,
A sturdy hand,
And thirsty lips

Just hold me!

https://youtu.be/T84LqClui9A

#TheRomaceofFlowers #floralphotographyart

Only Human

And I need a human touch,
A soft cheek,
A sturdy hand,
And thirsty lips

Just hold me!

https://youtu.be/T84LqClui9A

#TheRomaceofFlowers #floralphotographyart___

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2017-06-04 00:52:41 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Baby you can drive my car...

One of my favorite edits of this beautiful Big Red Chevy.

https://youtu.be/DcQDqZIN09I

+AllThingsRed​ with +Liz C​

Baby you can drive my car...

One of my favorite edits of this beautiful Big Red Chevy.

https://youtu.be/DcQDqZIN09I

+AllThingsRed​ with +Liz C​___

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2017-06-04 00:24:08 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Out in the Field

For +Johnny Wills #joinindaily theme of "Horses". Have a beautiful Saturday all!

Out in the Field

For +Johnny Wills #joinindaily theme of "Horses". Have a beautiful Saturday all!___

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2017-06-03 18:23:34 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

My Happy Place 11/26
#BWProject2017

Wow, so many things that make me happy, but my true happy place is right in the middle of my heart.
I love the water and find a certain point of peace and tranquility there always, but what truly makes me happy are all the wonderful people in my life that reside right in the middle of my heart. How could any material thing or place really make you happy if you don't have the loving people in your life to share them with.
I am reminded even more how important this is the older I get. Children growing up and leaving home, older family and friends leaving for good and leaving a hole in your heart. Life changes, hold on to those that put a smile on your face, a dance to your step, and the love in your heart.

Have a spectacular day Peeps!

+The B&W Project +Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller +Pat Kight ... more »

My Happy Place 11/26
#BWProject2017

Wow, so many things that make me happy, but my true happy place is right in the middle of my heart.
I love the water and find a certain point of peace and tranquility there always, but what truly makes me happy are all the wonderful people in my life that reside right in the middle of my heart. How could any material thing or place really make you happy if you don't have the loving people in your life to share them with.
I am reminded even more how important this is the older I get. Children growing up and leaving home, older family and friends leaving for good and leaving a hole in your heart. Life changes, hold on to those that put a smile on your face, a dance to your step, and the love in your heart.

Have a spectacular day Peeps!

+The B&W Project +Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller +Pat Kight +Marilyn Benham +Iva Pas Photography
+Anita W +Eve Aebi +Angela Migliore +Lauri Novak +Christine Bichler +Stuart Vivian
+Walter Gantt +Gernot Glaeser +Brian C +Fred Brundick +Alan Mason +Paul Howard
+Ray Pompilio +Ina Gat +Thomas Deckert +Christina Lihani +Jacqueline Johnson +Art through the Aperture Photography
+John Dusseault +Devyani Sen +k phelps +Rose Badlani +karin e +Constantinos Catsoulis
+Suzie Smith +Jane Levine +Heidemarie Kueck +Glen Schlueter +Martin Heller +Janusz Bednarski
+Carmen Mandich +Joanna Koziara +Brenda Ortiz +Michael Griffin +Kathleen Milks +Martin Kling
+Julie Brocca +Isabel Kelly +Françoise Dhulesia +Ulrike E. +Piotr Edelman
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2017-06-03 00:33:13 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Oh Happy Day

Down at the beach at my sister's house. #FUF #feetupfriday with a cupcake! Have a spectacular day everyone.
With +Tisha Luk​ and +Tom Tran​

Oh Happy Day

Down at the beach at my sister's house. #FUF #feetupfriday with a cupcake! Have a spectacular day everyone.
With +Tisha Luk​ and +Tom Tran​___

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2017-06-02 19:13:54 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

Boundless Joy

From my trip to South Lake Tahoe. I was in heaven, there were tulips everywhere, I mean everywhere. The gardens and front yards of almost every resident had tulips and daffodils in them. So lovely to see them growing on not cut in the grocery store or nursery. I had such a wonderful time photographing here for a week. Need to go back!
So a big shout out to all you #bokeholics because #fridaysarebokehlicous
Have a beautiful and joy filled weekend everyone!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John... more »

Boundless Joy

From my trip to South Lake Tahoe. I was in heaven, there were tulips everywhere, I mean everywhere. The gardens and front yards of almost every resident had tulips and daffodils in them. So lovely to see them growing on not cut in the grocery store or nursery. I had such a wonderful time photographing here for a week. Need to go back!
So a big shout out to all you #bokeholics because #fridaysarebokehlicous
Have a beautiful and joy filled weekend everyone!

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom +Janice LaMere +ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ +cobalt please +Saji Saju +Rosie Nixon
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2017-06-01 18:46:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Vikingsholm

Part of my trip to Tahoe was in anticipation of going to Emerald Bay for Sunrise shots and trying to capture the small castle down at the bottom of Eagle Falls. I captured the Sunrise and the Castle (Although I didn't get down to the beach, it was a mile hike at dawn and I was by myself so decided against it), and from the boat I also captured the Tea House on Fannette Island.

Vikingsholm was constructed in 1929 by 200 workers. Vikingsholm was built by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight as a summer home. Before building the structure Mrs. Knight and her architect traveled to Scandinavia to gather ideas for the construction of the house. Some parts of the structure contain no nails or spikes, as a result of old-fashioned construction methods. Most of the building was made from materials found at Lake Tahoe.
Mrs. Knight is best known for building Vikingsholm, but... more »

Vikingsholm

Part of my trip to Tahoe was in anticipation of going to Emerald Bay for Sunrise shots and trying to capture the small castle down at the bottom of Eagle Falls. I captured the Sunrise and the Castle (Although I didn't get down to the beach, it was a mile hike at dawn and I was by myself so decided against it), and from the boat I also captured the Tea House on Fannette Island.

Vikingsholm was constructed in 1929 by 200 workers. Vikingsholm was built by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight as a summer home. Before building the structure Mrs. Knight and her architect traveled to Scandinavia to gather ideas for the construction of the house. Some parts of the structure contain no nails or spikes, as a result of old-fashioned construction methods. Most of the building was made from materials found at Lake Tahoe.
Mrs. Knight is best known for building Vikingsholm, but she and her husband Harry, a businessman were primary backers of Charles Lindbergh's nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Mrs. Knight also traveled to Scandinavia to purchase furniture for the house, but the countries would not let her remove any because most were considered relics, so Mrs. Knight hired the best woodmakers to make sketches of the Scandinavian furniture and rebuild it. In most cases you could not tell the real from the fake.

Vikingsholm, along with the "Tea House" on Fannette Island and Emerald Bay, is a part of Emerald Bay State Park. Emerald Bay has also been declared a National Natural Landmark. Tours are given of the American Craftsman Vikingsholm museum home for a nominal fee.___

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