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Beth Blackwell has been shared in 167 public circles

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Jessica Anggoela0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-06 08:15:27501217CC G+
Shoes Monday3,169Thank you circle #shoesmonday   #1 2014-04-06 07:55:55484106CC G+
Olga Kafka22,293Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-04-01 18:31:11486108CC G+
Catalina Oviedo2,575My #ElitePlus  Circle grew by 80 people last week!  Thank you to those that shared and made this circle such a hit!  G+ is a better place because of how active these folks are!  1.  Click Add People2.  Create a new circl3.  Add yourself to that circleTo be added, please comment and + this post!2014-03-30 16:43:3750011619CC G+
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308CC G+
Olga Kafka22,213Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-03-25 17:58:334862013CC G+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up260photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-17 05:00:41501418CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 20:37:4267021CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 20:36:5467003CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826829CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:13:225017715CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:12:34501339CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:12:085013510CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:11:285013410CC G+
Olga Kafka22,084 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-03-11 15:00:044864016CC G+
Olga Kafka21,887Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-03-04 19:25:234812111CC G+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002CC G+
Olga Kafka21,779 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-25 09:29:394813114CC G+
Olga Kafka21,677Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-18 08:28:334874217CC G+
Olga Kafka21,487Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-05 10:34:3648811216CC G+
Olga Kafka21,404Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-02-03 15:16:484886915CC G+
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001CC G+
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Back on the air with another edition of the Fab 400+. Time to meet this next bunch of newcomers:• +Condé Nast Traveler (a big surprise, as they're a major U.S. magazine)• +Paulo Furtado/(e)PJPF and +Rachel Bloomer/(e)RACHELBLOOM (found through +Empire Avenue missions)• +Detlev Artelt/(e)DET (another Empire regular)• +Christopher Osborne (furry out of nearby Massachusetts; thanks for the tutorials!)• +Chris Widener/(e)WIDENER (who's leaving Empire soon as he focuses on LinkedIn, hence the honorary spot on my list. Sell your shares while you still can, traders!)• +Cynthia Apruzzese (now with the Waterbury St. Vincent's Thrift Store, where I last worked)• +Valued Circle Shares (for the Circle Networks)• +Richard McLaughlin/(e)RICHMCL [who introduced me to Empire last May, thanks to an article by +Justin Matthew/(e)JMHHACKER that he shared]• +Aimee Mobile Marketing (circled by request)If you hear the bell and see "mentioned in post", you're already part of this update. Keep up the good work, guys—onward and upward in 2014! (Words of encouragement from +Sarah Wilson.)(NEXT UPDATE: 460 followers, ETA Sunday.)2014-01-08 22:08:40450316CC G+
Philip Daly15,073Curators CircleIt's been a while since I shared my Awesome Curators circle.Cool folks all!Unfortunately, G+ only allows 500 per share and truncates out the rest. I've no way of knowing who got cut so apologies if you're not in2013-09-15 08:04:0050116818CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,014Curators CircleThe latest version of our curators circle.for +Pam Boling  ;)2013-09-04 20:09:324309212CC G+
AyJay Schibig23,799SOCIAL CIRCLE  8.4.13 Welcome to my latest Release  of  this mix of  Active and Social G+ members.  Add it  to enliven  your circles! Share and Comment to be included in my next edition. Also see  my other 10 curated Circles ...http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday     #circleshare     #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject     #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles     #circle     #circles     #circlemeup   #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle     #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-08-04 17:34:0836710221CC G+
Curating Content on Google+7,506The new Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [Jul 25, 2013]The Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >> http://goo.gl/ztyCEWQuick start instructions:➀  post a URL link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂  publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream (instead of ours)➃  *+1 this post* to say "thanks", and add this circle  (replace it every week)Commenting and linking a photo are necessary to stay in!Full story:  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's (with name).  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too).  Re-sharing their circle-share helps them learn about Ripples, and builds our network!Participation here qualifies you to enter the Photo of the Week Contest.  Last week's winner was +Gail Beerman, see her photo here >> http://goo.gl/DWIqLvThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to  >>> +Mario Falcetti <<<  with a chain of 11 shares - a new record!  Average Ripple length for the whole circle = 3.59, awesome!  Thanks to those that helped: +Ronald Varley, +Paul Paradis, +Björn Kleemann, +Robin Cohen, +Rick Leaf, +Annelies Kroen, +Heiko Köster, and +Peter Grew !See the Hall of Fame Album http://goo.gl/LPFvb for Ripple history!See the Winners Photo Album http://goo.gl/ffWHe for Contest history! #photographycircles #weeklythemecircles 2013-07-25 23:36:22346313193222CC G+
Olga Kafka19,590Thank you circle #shoesmonday #1Many thanks everyone!2013-07-16 09:37:284935216CC G+
Olga Kafka19,454#shoesmonday   circle #1Thank you everyone!2013-07-03 16:27:054936112CC G+
Olga Kafka19,390Circle #shoesmonday #1Thank you everyone!2013-06-19 19:29:534935210CC G+
Olga Kafka19,043Thank you circle #shoesmonday #1 =)2013-05-29 18:59:074951318CC G+
Olga Kafka18,995Thank you circle  #shoesmonday #1 =)2013-05-21 14:36:134955214CC G+
Carl Spencer021ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  Also see Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-05-16 23:43:17493517CC G+
AyJay Schibig18,21821ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART I               Curated by  +AyJay Schibig This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition! Also see my other Curated Circles. All have unique members: 21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST Find links here ...  http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.html#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-05-16 20:46:464927110CC G+
Olga Kafka18,897Thank you circle #shoesmonday =)2013-05-08 10:18:155005119CC G+
Shoes Monday2,670THANK YOU CIRCLE #shoesmonday ^^2013-04-27 08:26:24436408CC G+
Olga Kafka18,344Thank you circle #shoesmonday   =))2013-03-16 08:56:2445911221CC G+
AyJay Schibig14,98621ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  I also curate Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-02-20 00:29:16409234CC G+
Tamam Newman4,920Sometime in December I started putting this circle together as a thank you. A thank you to those who have made G+ a community for me. This circle is primarily made up of photographers (of all levels and styles), G+ community builders, and some folks who are woefully under circled.  I am sure I have forgot someone and for that I apologize this circle is not intended to exclude but rather introduce.  I do hope you find some amazing artist :)If you like this circle please share if you got a notification you are in this circle.Happy Tuesday! #circleshare #circlesharing  2013-02-05 10:41:1822668952CC G+
Margaret Tompkins42,172>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles   2013-01-29 23:06:24499387127196CC G+
Olga Kafka17,986Thank you circle #shoesmonday =)2013-01-22 07:51:0242419324CC G+
Olga Kafka17,831Thank you circle #shoesmonday =))2013-01-10 10:44:563944014CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,43921ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE PART IThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest edition!  I also curate Part II of this circle.  #circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou       #ShareYourCircle2013-01-09 06:14:1247914610CC G+
Olga Kafka17,546   Thank you everyone! #shoesmonday circle =)2012-12-18 08:49:123915119CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,57021ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLEThis Circle is for G+ members passionate about photography. Feel free to Add and Re-Share this latest  version!  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-17 03:38:09497505CC G+
Tracy Sydor661Hey just wanted to share this circle with you guys.2012-12-11 16:13:2250013011CC G+
Olga Kafka17,445Thank you circle #shoesmonday =))Many merci everyone!!!!!!New curator +Thomas Andersen!!!!!2012-12-06 13:12:373915215CC G+
Michael Earley15,377We have had a lot of new contributors joining us in the last few weeks. Please update your circle. If you do not have in your circles, you might be missing some really exciting photographers. We now have two circles so please be sure to add both. Thanks from all of us +Gene Bowker  +Joe Paul  +Steve Boyko   and my self +Michael Earley  for sharing with us.2012-12-05 17:54:1149916419CC G+
Olga Kafka17,444Thank you circle #shoesmonday !2012-12-04 09:02:223913112CC G+
Olga Kafka17,422Thank you so much circle #shoesmonday =)2012-11-27 11:07:463872016CC G+

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2014-01-30 22:45:09 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)

Atlanta Snow Jam 2014

The first snowflakes began to fall in my neighborhood around 11:30 a.m. We knew the snow was coming, and yet, businesses and schools did not respond until it was too late. I was one of the lucky ones who made it home in about an hour and a half. Local and national news outlets are telling the stories of the many Atlantans who were stranded, but when this photo was taken, I was blissfully unaware of the chaos ... and I was enjoying the thrill of seeing snow in the South.

#atlantasnowpocalypse2014   #atlantasnow2014   #atlantasnow   #snowjam2014   #snowjamatlanta   #snowjam   #snowjam14  

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2013-07-21 14:36:24 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)


Such a beautiful city and country #dubrovnik   #croatia  

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2013-07-18 12:35:14 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

Hvar, Croatia

After several days in Split, we took the Jadrolinja catamaran over to the island of Hvar. Hvar is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The water is gorgeous, the fields are lush and green, the weather is so perfect.

A big thank you to fellow G+'er +Chuck Palmer, who told us about the climb to the top of the fortress for spectacular views of the harbor and nearby Pakleni Islands. We happened to be in Hvar during Yacht Week and you can see that the harbor is dominated by one of several super yachts that we saw during our stay. I probably took 30 shots from the top of the fortress ... still trying to decide which one I like best.

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2013-07-17 12:43:57 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 68 +1s)

Plitvice National Park

We drove from Split along A-1 (Croatia's autobahn) to Plitvice National Parks to see the amazing water and waterfalls. The park covers over 73,000 acres and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

It was packed the day we went which severely limited the ability to snap off a clean shot. A long exposure was entirely out of the question due to the massive crowds, but I did the best I could.

If you decide to visit Plitvice, I would strongly encourage you to visit before 11AM or after 3PM.

For more information on this gorgeous national park ....

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2013-07-13 21:36:10 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)

Split, Croatia

Split is Croatia's second largest city and sits at the edge of the Adriatic Sea. It is a gorgeous city, very sophisticated and friendly.

One of the afternoon traditions is strolling along the Riva to enjoy the moderate temperatures and people watching.

#croatia   #split   #riva  

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2013-07-12 14:22:19 (23 comments, 8 reshares, 122 +1s)


I have a lot of catching up to do on G+. I'm sorry I have missed your Squirrel Saturday pics, but I promise to catch up on everything this weekend.

Scott and I have been in Croatia and Montenegro. We had an amazing trip and I'll be sharing some photos from our travels. 

This photo was taken from the pool at Le Meridien in Split, Croatia. The sunsets there are like nothing I've ever seen before. Heavenly!

Happy Friday!

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2013-06-10 16:31:15 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 74 +1s)

Old Car City

I had so much fun on my first visit to OCC (May 25) that I went back again this past weekend. Now that I know my way around the trails, I can focus on composing my shots and not worry about getting lost. The mosquitos were out in full force, so if you decide to go, pack your insect repellent!  I also recommend taking your tripod, as many of the cars in heavily shaded areas.

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2013-06-05 16:06:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Atlanta Tattoo Expo

Last weekend I attended the Atlanta Tattoo Expo. Saw a lot of really beautiful ink, met some really cool people. 

  #tattoo   #tattooexpo   #atlanta   #atlantatattoo   #atlantatattooexpo  

2013-03-11 16:59:34 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Old Car City

I've been talking to +Gene Bowker about a trip to Old Car City which is about an hour north of ATL.  I believe +Patrice Christian is also interested in going ... wondering if anyone else is up for a photowalk?  Thinking some time in May before it gets too hot.

They are open on Saturdays from 9AM - 1PM.  Please let me know if you're interested, and if so, what Saturday in May works best.  I am not available on May 4.


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2013-01-05 18:37:04 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)

It's Shakespeare #squirrelsaturday !  And I love seeing everyone's photos.  Even if you don't have a Shakespeare quote to share, be sure to share your squirrel shots!

Thanks to my partner in crime +Skippy Sheeskin and our guest curator +Russo's Books for making today's #squirrelsaturday  so creative and fun!

“Time is very slow for those who wait
Very fast for those who are scared
very long for those who lament 
Very short for those who celebrate
But for those who love time is eternal” 
― William Shakespeare 

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2012-11-03 14:23:16 (36 comments, 5 reshares, 82 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Don't they have the cutest expressions?!  Hope you are all having a great weekend ... I'm heading over to check out your squirrelicious #squirrelsaturday  pics!  

#squirrelsaturday  curated by +Skippy Sheeskin and me :)  (I can't find my own name on G+!)

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2012-10-27 12:57:04 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Hope you are all having a SPOOKTACULAR #squirrelsaturday  ! +Skippy Sheeskin and I can't wait to see your pics!!

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2012-10-20 14:27:54 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Good morning, fellow squirrel lovers!!  I caught this sweet girl grabbing one of the millions of acorns that have fallen around our house.  Talk about a breakfast buffet!

Will be a full day of football at our house:  LSU - Texas A&M, followed by the Gamecocks in The Swamp.  Looking forward to seeing your #squirrelsaturday  photos!  Go Gameocks!!!

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2012-10-19 02:18:48 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)

New Orleans

It's been a crazy couple of weeks ... between starting a new job, planning a wedding and traveling to Louisiana, I have not been online all that much.  I am looking forward to visiting your streams over the next few days to see what I've missed.

In the meantime I wanted to share this photo with you that I took last Friday in the French Quarter.  It was around noon and there was a big crowd that had gathered to watch this talented couple dance to amazing music played by a band that set up outside the Lousiana Supreme Court building.  A lot going on in this photo ... if you take a few minutes to look :)

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2012-10-06 13:42:59 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 93 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Happy Fall Ya'll!  +Skippy Sheeskin and I are celebrating the colors of fall for today's #squirrelsaturday !  Or a spooktacular Halloween style photo of you have one?  But really, we're just suckers for any cute, fun photo you have of our favorite furry friends!

Lots of good football on today!  Who are you cheering for??  My Gamecocks play those mean ol' Bulldogs tonight so I have to say:  GO GAMECOCKS!!!

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2012-09-29 14:20:04 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Good morning Squirrel and Chipmunk lovers!!  Did you know that #squirrelsaturday  is trending again this weekend??  You guys rock!  Keep those gorgeous photos coming!!

Now ... back to breakfast :)

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2012-09-26 11:58:55 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)

State Fair

Shot using my 10-22 mm wide angle lens at 10mm, cropped tight. f/5, 8 second exposure.  Ran it through Color Efex to get a little extra color saturation, sharpened a bit in LR4.

One of my favorite shots ... not sure why, just really dig it.  Hope you do too!

#hellofall   #statefair  

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2012-09-24 15:00:53 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 57 +1s)

To The Moon

I have been inconsistent over the last couple of weeks with my postings!  Please forgive me!!  I have missed interacting with all of my G+ pals and am looking forward to visiting your streams to see what you have been up to.

Yesterday +Scott Cullen and I went to the North Georgia State Fair.  It's been years since I've been to the state fair, and we really enjoyed it.  Corn dogs, skee ball, petting zoos and of course, the ferris wheel!

I probably should have saved this for #transportationtuesday , but hopefully the curators will let me sneak this one in early :) 

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2012-09-22 12:54:29 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 82 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Who's hungry for some #squirrelsaturday  action??  I know I am!!  Can't wait to see what you've got for me and +Skippy Sheeskin today!  

Have a great Saturday, and thank you to everyone who supports our theme :)

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2012-09-15 15:39:54 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 67 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

We are in Kentucky for the Bourbon Festival and running very short on time.  For you creative folks, it's funky, creative #squirrelsaturday   today. Ramp up those colors and let's see what you've got!  Don't forget to tag me and +Skippy Sheeskin so we can enjoy your photos!

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2012-09-07 11:46:42 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

Food Friday

My first contribution to Food Friday!  These pics are from our lunch last weekend at Alma Cocina, which is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta.  Really friendly service, fresh, tasty food!

We like the fried avocado taquito (below) and as you can see, +Scott Cullen is enjoying a Classico Margarita con sal.  

#foodfriday  curated by +Light Bandit +Natty Netsuwan +D. DeMonteverde 

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2012-09-06 11:36:50 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)

Speakeasy Entertainer

Last weekend we attended the Speakeasy Cocktail Festival at the Georgia World Congress Center.  This is a new event for Atlanta and while they put forth a nice effort, the event was not what we expected.  

We did enjoy the entertainment :)

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2012-09-05 11:18:13 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

Dragon Con - CNN iReport

Yesterday afternoon one of the editors from CNN iReport contacted me about the Dragon Con photos I posted on Flickr.  He asked me to contribute 10 shots online along with a write up. About an hour after I uploaded the shots, he emailed me and asked me to upload another 10 shots!  You can see my report and the shots here:


#dragoncon   #dragoncon2012  

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2012-09-04 11:32:33 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

Dragon Con 2012

In this installment of Dragon Con photos we have some of the scariest characters I saw.  Not sure who the first girl is ... anyone know?  The second girl was a dancer in the Michael Jackson "Thriller" group.  And the last guy was hanging out near the host hotel, Marriott Marquis.  I know he looks incredibly menacing, but I have to tell you he was so nice!  He instantly broke into laughter after striking the pose you see here.

#dragoncon   #dragoncon2012  

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2012-09-03 17:06:00 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

Dragon Con 2012

More photos from the Dragon*Con 2012 festivities.  I do not know who these characters are ... if you do, please let me know!

#dragoncon   #dragoncon2012  

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2012-09-03 15:35:30 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

Happy Birthday Moon Lee!

One of my very favorite G+'ers is having a birthday today!!  +moon lee I love your inspirational messages, food photos, beautiful droplets and amazing flower images.  Hope you have a rockin' day today!

#mohawkedmoonlee  with big thanks to +Mylah Nazario for organizing!

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2012-09-02 12:23:56 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

Dragon Con 2012

Dragon Con is the world's largest fantasy/sci-fi convention, held annually in Atlanta, GA, on Labor Day weekend.  The parade kicked off yesterday at 10 a.m. We arrived around 8:45 to get shots of the parade participants prior to the start.  I have a lot of photos.  Over the next few days I'm going to share some scary ones with some not so scary ones.  

Everyone is passionate about something:  golf, photography, fishing, exercise, movies, computers, etc. so while this is not my passion, I wholeheartedly respect the effort, time and enthusiasm the parade participants put into making their costumes and the parade a huge success.

#dragoncon   #dragoncon2012

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2012-09-01 11:40:10 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

I need help with captions for this one ... ??  

Looking forward to seeing your photos, but first, I gotta run downtown and get some really cool Dragon*Con shots for you to enjoy.  It's 72 degrees in Atlanta with 97% humidity, so it's going to be a gnarly one ...

Don't forget to use the #squirrelsaturday  hashtag and include +Skippy Sheeskin and +SE Blackwell as your curators!

Hope everyone has a squirrel-tastic day today! 

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2012-08-31 11:47:27 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)

Fido Friday

I'm helping a few local animal rescues with photos of dogs that are available for adoption.  Hopefully the photos will help them find homes quickly and get the pups into happy, loving homes.  We are posting photos & information on Facebook, so if you are interested in learning more about the dogs available for adoption you can visit:

https://www.facebook.com/BethBlackwellPhotography  or

#fidofriday  curated by +Wes Lum +Suhaib Ayaz +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa 

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2012-08-30 11:37:46 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)

Dragon Con 2012

Quick reminder:  the Dragon Con parade will take place this Saturday!  Parade participants will gather and organize around Woodruff Park.  I'll be there at 9 a.m.  Parade begins at 10.  I'd suggest taking Marta if you can because traffic will be congested all weekend with so many activities (Nascar, 2 college football games & several other festivals).  If you can't make the parade and still want to shoot, you can go anytime and walk through the hotels, around the streets.  There is a lot to see, and the attendees are very friendly and happy to pose for photos.

Hope to see you there!

#dragoncon #dragoncon2012

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2012-08-29 12:08:13 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)


If you shoot enough shots ... especially in continuous mode ... you're bound to capture a bird pulling a crab from the sand for breakfast :)

Have a great day G+'ers!

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2012-08-28 11:28:18 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 68 +1s)


I have really enjoyed +Sharon Jeannette's butterfly images and wanted to jump in on her theme but alas, no butterflies.  Until this past weekend!  Our butterfly bush turned a corner, I guess?  All I know is we had the biggest, most beautiful butterflies fluttering around the backyard.  Not the easiest to photograph, but I was happy with this shot.
Drum roll please .... my first contribution to  #onthewingsofbutterflies curated by the fabulous +Sharon Jeannette & +Cicely Robin Laing!  Thank you for the inspiration, ladies! 

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2012-08-27 11:57:24 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)

Beach Birds

Hoping Isaac slows down, hoping it won't be as bad as it sounds ... 

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2012-08-25 19:56:38 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)


Turbo tried to wake me up several times this morning.  When I refused to pay him attention he knocked the coins off my nightstand one.coin.at.a.time.  When that didn't work he came over, sat next to me and started patting my nose and mouth with his paw.  

Happy #caturday  :)

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2012-08-25 12:56:14 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Every once in a while I catch these guys trying to break into the bird feeder.  Caught this little fella red handed!  Busted on #squirrelsaturday  :)

And now it's time for +Skippy Sheeskin and me to make the rounds and see what you've got for us today, squirrel lovers!  

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2012-08-24 11:43:54 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 72 +1s)


Her name is Janey, she's 12 years old and incredibly sweet.  Her owners got her from Atlanta Lab Rescue.  

For #fidofriday  curated by +Wes Lum +mel peifer +Suhaib Ayaz +Lisa Lisa 

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2012-08-23 11:45:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

Southern Art

Southern Art is Chef Art Smith's (Top Chef Masters on BRAVO) restaurant. The restaurant is on the ground floor of the Intercontinental Hotel and features a very nice Bourbon Bar that we enjoy very much.  Their Old Fashioned is one of the best I've ever had.  

On that note ... wondering if anyone out there has been to the Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Kentucky?  If so, what'd you think?  What's a must do?

#bourbon   #bourbonfestival #atlanta  

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2012-08-22 12:07:05 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)

Topsail Island Sunset

The captain of this boat did not follow the channel markers posted along the intracoastal waterway and found himself in waters more shallow than he anticipated.  Most people don't realize that the water in this channel is only about a foot deep in most spots, and you can frequently see people wading and collecting oysters.

#topsailisland  #topsail #sunset  

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2012-08-21 11:36:40 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 61 +1s)

Amelia Island

This was taken a few months ago during a trip to Amelia Island, Florida. In this image stormy skies were beginning to clear up just as the sun was setting.  

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2012-08-18 13:07:21 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 82 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

We have an agreement ... I bring the peanuts, Chippie brings the entertainment.  It took about 7 or 8 trips, but he stuffed every single one of these peanuts in his chubby little cheeks.  They'll eat well this winter :)

+Skippy Sheeskin & I have already seen some really great shots this morning and we're looking forward to seeing even more!  Don't forget to use the #squirrelsaturday  hashtag - it's the best way for us to find your photos. And as always, thank you to our contributors who make this day the best day ever!

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2012-08-17 01:27:32 (30 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)


Meet Chicken, a mix of chihuahua and dachshund.  She is the child dog of a friend of a friend, and we did a photo shoot last weekend at Piedmont Park. Chicken is extremely affectionate and loaded with personality.  She loves to run at full speed in the big wide open fields at the park ... and, as you can see, she loves the camera.

Miss Chicken is ready for her close up on #fidofriday  curated by +Wes Lum +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa & +Suhaib Ayaz 

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2012-08-16 02:57:15 (35 comments, 1 reshares, 91 +1s)

East Coast Waves

Shot on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  Processed in Silver Efex.  It may not be technically perfect. It may not be the way you would process it, but it's my shot and as a result, I get to do with it whatever I want ... and this one may very well get printed and framed ... cause I like it!

Who's ready for the weekend??

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2012-08-15 02:32:59 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)

Intracoastal Waterway

Have you ever played that game where you talk about how you'd spend your lottery winnings?  What would you do with all that money?  We've played this game many times and have decided that part of our lotto winnings would go towards a house on the intracoastal waterway of North or South Carolina.  We'd have a walkway to our dock to go crabbing and enjoy sunsets.  In fact, this spot would do quite nicely :)   

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2012-08-14 02:28:44 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)

Topsail Island Swing Bridge

There are so many things I love about Topsail Island, but one of my favorites is the swing bridge that connects the island to the mainland.  It opens every hour on the hour during the day.  I hope they never replace it ... this is a shot of the bridge opening as we cruise through ... so cool!

For #bridgesovertuesday  curated by +Steve Boyko & +Clare Bambers 

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2012-08-13 11:44:08 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)

100 Strangers

Meet Ernie, his wife Dora and their dachshund, Ken Hans.  Scott and I met them while walking along the docks along the intracoastal waterway.  We struck up a conversation with them and learned that they moved to Topsail Island about 15 years ago and are now full time residents.  They were so much fun to talk to, so friendly.  As we were saying our goodbyes I said, "Would you mind if I get a photo of you?  I like to take pictures of the people I meet."  As you can see, they were happy to oblige.  (I stole that line from another G+ photographer!!)

Ernie <16/100> and Dora <17/100> #100strangers  #100strangersproject 

To learn more about this project, check out our page +100 Strangers Project or contact the curators +kim scianghetti & +SE Blackwell 

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2012-08-11 13:02:36 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)

Squirrel Saturday

Good morning squirrel lovers!!  I see many of you have already started filling the G+ airwaves with your squirreltastic images ... we can't wait to see your photos.

+Skippy Sheeskin & I have been playing around with additional themes over the last few weekends and this weekend highlights literature.  Maybe you have a favorite line from a poem, book, or short story that you want to share?  I'm a Faulkner fan, but today I wanted to share a line from another writer that I think fits well for today.

"Four legs good, two legs bad."  That's an easy one ... do you know the book??

Play along if you like, but no worries if it's not your thing - just keep those photos coming and use the #squirrelsaturday  hashtag so we can find you!

2012-08-10 13:31:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)

Added photos to The August #Bestshot Event and virtual photo-exhibition (#1).

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2012-08-10 01:38:05 (38 comments, 5 reshares, 79 +1s)

Surf City Sunrise

I'm not an early bird.  But we managed to get up early and make it to the beach and get a few sunrise shots.  The humidity did a number on my camera and lenses, so it took a while for the "fog to clear" before I could get a few clean shots.  This one was one of my favorites.  I hope you like it :)

#surfcity #topsail #topsailbeach   #topsailisland   #sunrise  

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2012-08-08 22:49:47 (24 comments, 5 reshares, 75 +1s)

Lois and Superman

If you take a really close look, you'll see the guy on the right is wearing a Superman t-shirt.  So the girl on the left must surely be Lois, right?

This was taken at the southern most point of Topsail Island. There are no developments or housing in this particular area, just natural wildlife habitats, sky, sand and surf. 

#topsailisland   #surfcity   #canonusers   #wideanglelens  

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2012-08-07 13:36:52 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 68 +1s)

Board Meeting

Now this is my kind of Board Meeting!  

Submitting for #transporttuesday  (no motors) curated by the amazingly talented crew of +Gene Bowker +Michael Earley +Joe Paul +Steve Boyko  


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