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Lotus Carroll1,777,812  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00154  
Landscape Photography Community9,677*Landscape Photography Community:  Water in Macro* Water in any form: drops, ice, snow, steam, fog etc.  It MUST be a macro photograph and it MUST contain some form of water!!  Find your favorite photograph meeting those requirements.  Share it to the event!! Snowflakes or frozen water crystals would be great to see. General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, December 8, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #28: Water in Macro2014-12-01 22:00:00466  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: *Cinematic*. What this means is let your images be inspired by the look and feel of moving films, cinema, movies! Basically, they'll look like stills taken from a movie - drama, mystery, and action are all great genres to focus on. Location, lighting and angles will play key roles in your imagery, as well as your post processing technique for color, cropping, and more. Here is where you enter your ONE Cinematic Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Like most things, there are many ways to achieve this kind of look (just as there are many styles of cinema!), so find a style that suits you and work with it. This @111480916026711337375 article has some interesting information that you might enjoy: http://goo.gl/KhWR79   A good thing to remember when creating your image is that _movies tell stories_. As such, the story being told by your photo will have a huge impact on how "good" the finished product is - does your one image effectively pack the punch to tell a story? I think that the greatest cinematic images have great scene, lighting, angles, post processing (color, cropping, etc) and ALSO have been set-up such that they tell a story with impact. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. The header for this Event was created by @112528921891703025888.  If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue Citywalker 10 http://goo.gl/qSqyOl *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end ofNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic2014-11-23 07:00:00102  
Isabelle Fortin27,187It 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  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome 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 02:00:0059  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This 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  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 28, 2014 Sorry for the late notice but we can still squeeze in a SSP. *Lets keep it simple - No theme this week.* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Sept. 27/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 29/14. 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 Project2014-09-28 03:00:0057  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00118  
The Drink and Click Show310Grab your drinks! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @110258598415939907971 who will share her photography and expertise with us, and fill us in on an upcoming photowalk and photo tour. Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @117937415022745482256, @100377493270775536948, @112360192963453220143! We'll also find out who won the June "Blue / Golden Hour" Challenge sponsored by @101805767958295092343, @112776893091508996727, & @100266938567862344330 See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/mEufp4 RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesy of Athena Carey, all rights reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP13 with Guest Athena Carey2014-07-17 04:30:00137  
Landscape Photography Community9,677*Landscape Photography Community:  Country Roads Take Me Home* Thanks to all our great LPC members who suggested ideas for this event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, July 21, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #19: Country Roads Take Me Home2014-07-14 22:00:00513  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: Summer! Use your self portraiture powers this month to show us a very "Summery" photo - what is that? Well, that's up to you to interpret, so get creative. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Summer!" theme. 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. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Retrospective 7 http://goo.gl/YPOe7H @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Summer!2014-06-29 07:00:00120  
Landscape Photography Show12,926Come join an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom and in Adobe Photoshop @100152482963867776449  and the @114888971165518552849 panel on Tuesday June 3rd at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT for Time Lapse Pohotography. David will walk us through the steps from setting up the shots, to the final image editing and putting the video together.  *Check out these amazing Time Lapse Video from David* http://vimeo.com/92679072 http://vimeo.com/90941312 Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849 page!  We have a new look and a new URL!! Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air! Join the fun on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Episode #34 Time Lapse Photography with David Marx2014-06-04 04:00:00440  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This 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  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 11, 2014 No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday May 12/14. 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 Project2014-05-11 03:00:0086  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: Personality! What is meant by this? It's time to show us some personality, baby. Capture a self portrait that conveys a lot of personality - an element of your true personality or some other one that you'd like to portray. When you submit your image, use the photo caption area to tell us what personality element you are portraying. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Personality!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111718830236077991058, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on shooting self portraits - check it out here: http://goo.gl/xaPva8 He 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'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of ContApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00129  
Jeff Smith61,991  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 27, 2014 *Theme: Your Alter Ego* You have to ask yourself this question: Who or what would you want to be if you had the chance to change yourself? Or even perhaps what other "alter egos" just lurk inside your head, waiting to be revealed. Thanks to the "most" extraordinary @110573952887886961621 for his theme suggestion and photograph. 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 Apr. 28/14. 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 Project2014-04-27 03:00:0084  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. 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 Apr. 14/14. 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 Project2014-04-13 03:00:0097  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This 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 Smith61,991Welcome 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 Smith61,991Welcome 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 03:00:0097  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 16,null, 2014 *No theme this week* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday 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 Project2014-02-16 03:00:00105  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome 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 03:00:00144  
Jeff Smith61,991*Happy New Year* Welcome to the first Selfy Sunday Project of 2014 (Jan. 5, 2014) *Theme: A fresh start* Since we have started a new year its time for everyone to have a fresh start so that is a theme for this week.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Jan. 6/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-01-05 03:00:00125  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time 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. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN 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 January 2014 *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 ParticipantJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00137  
Pat Kight15,270@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  
Lotus Carroll1,777,812This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00192  
Robert SKREINER1,223,373+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001949  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome 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 03:00:0086  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome 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 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome 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 03:00:00154  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome 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 Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13. An open week this week so now particular theme. You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVg 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 Project2013-08-25 03:00:00148  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the 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 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 Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. 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 Project2013-07-28 03:00:00163  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome 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 03:00:00156  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. 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 Project2013-06-30 03:00:00139  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. 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 Project2013-06-02 03:00:48129  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 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 Project2013-04-21 03:00:00173  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. 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 EDT. 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 Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. 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 EDT. 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 Project2012-12-30 03:00:00288  
Feet Friday1,285Take a picture of your feet from wherever you are on Friday, December 21, 2012.   Post it to this event and/or the Feet Friday community.From Where I Stand/Sit ~ First Day of Winter2012-12-21 07:00:00100  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. 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 EDT. 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 myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Jeff Smith61,991Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. 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 EDT. 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 myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
Ron Clifford2,867,919Who's the most vibrant, versatile, vivacious photographer on G+? It's our featured guest on the next episode of @114084346097505894743  this coming Tuesday-- the talented @112471890387110967375! . Co-hosts  @115571998474046088312  and @108215644829092784557  invite you to tune in to the show at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT, Tuesday August 21 for a look behind the curtain at how Karen creates her scintillating photographs. Join us on Ron's G+ stream, http://bit.ly/NzZTrL  Chatroom is here: http://blyve.com/event/7e042f5024132a3449000000 our amazing panelists are @113977984500465768287  of @103211003560717503058 , and the oh so fun and talented @101437802758827481019 and our superwonderful, @114764567692252908296 .  Now that's a lineup of awesomesauce!!The Photoshop Show 142012-08-22 03:00:00115  

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2014-12-11 16:19:28 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

today they bury my dad.. went to the viewing yesterday.. that i shouldn't have done... I couldn't stay.. what I saw was not my dad.. my dad is no longer here.. it was only a body.. and I can't remember him that way.. so today I will go fishing.. or visit the ducks.. Dad loved to fish and loved ducks..

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2014-12-13 23:55:06 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 43

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2015-01-16 07:35:54 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Winters Finger

Week 2 Macro
#bwproject26   with   +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen 
  

Latest 50 posts

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2015-08-26 05:09:39 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

just peeking in to say hi..  hope you all have  had a  wonderful summer..

just peeking in to say hi..  hope you all have  had a  wonderful summer..___

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2015-03-27 18:58:45 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

her heart jumped
its been a long time sense I saw the ocean.. as most of you know how much I love being there.. a few weeks ago my son and I went to the Oregon Coast.. my heart really did jump.. and we are going back this week.. will be traveling hwy 101 from Portland on down south.. will be taking the grandkids with us this time.. can't wait..
if any of you have suggestions on what or where to go let me know.. and if your around that area and would like to meet up..  let me know.. would love to meet some of you..

#oceanview #oceanphotography   #travel  

her heart jumped
its been a long time sense I saw the ocean.. as most of you know how much I love being there.. a few weeks ago my son and I went to the Oregon Coast.. my heart really did jump.. and we are going back this week.. will be traveling hwy 101 from Portland on down south.. will be taking the grandkids with us this time.. can't wait..
if any of you have suggestions on what or where to go let me know.. and if your around that area and would like to meet up..  let me know.. would love to meet some of you..

#oceanview #oceanphotography   #travel  ___

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2015-03-25 22:21:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Got Milk ?

Got Milk ?___

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2015-02-27 18:45:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Somewhere in the distance
There's a place for me to go
I don't want you to hate me
But I think you need to know
You're weighing on my shoulders
And I'm sick of feeling down
So I guess it's time for me to say goodbye

Charles-Andre Comeau, Pierre Bouvier

#floralfriday with +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Beth Akerman +Tamara Pruessner 

Somewhere in the distance
There's a place for me to go
I don't want you to hate me
But I think you need to know
You're weighing on my shoulders
And I'm sick of feeling down
So I guess it's time for me to say goodbye

Charles-Andre Comeau, Pierre Bouvier

#floralfriday with +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Beth Akerman +Tamara Pruessner ___

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2015-02-27 00:19:17 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

do ya feel that soft warm glow ???


#flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers
#allthingspurple

do ya feel that soft warm glow ???


#flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers
#allthingspurple___

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2015-02-25 17:11:43 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday hosted by +Bette Kauffman
This is from a long time ago, we went camping on summer and found these pretty little things.. not to sure what they are called.. they didn't last long.. but were such a delight to see..

  #playingaround #snowinghereagain  

#wildflowerwednesday hosted by +Bette Kauffman
This is from a long time ago, we went camping on summer and found these pretty little things.. not to sure what they are called.. they didn't last long.. but were such a delight to see..

  #playingaround #snowinghereagain  ___

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2015-02-24 16:27:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 


 one of the grandkids last summer came running into the house so excited yelling at me to come out side for he found something that the cat was playing with.. we scooped it up in a bowel and brought it in the house.. fearful that the cat had done some damage.. but the little creature survived.. and the boys had fun watching it.. after wards we put it on a bush outside and scowled at the cat.. they loved its red dots..
can't wait to see these once again.. and flowers.. lots and lots of flowers..

p.s. comments are disabled for now.. so I thank you all in advance for the likes.. soft hugs have a wonderful day.. and keep warm by remembering how the summer sun feels.. it will come.. it will .. promise..at some point anyway..  :-)


 one of the grandkids last summer came running into the house so excited yelling at me to come out side for he found something that the cat was playing with.. we scooped it up in a bowel and brought it in the house.. fearful that the cat had done some damage.. but the little creature survived.. and the boys had fun watching it.. after wards we put it on a bush outside and scowled at the cat.. they loved its red dots..
can't wait to see these once again.. and flowers.. lots and lots of flowers..

p.s. comments are disabled for now.. so I thank you all in advance for the likes.. soft hugs have a wonderful day.. and keep warm by remembering how the summer sun feels.. it will come.. it will .. promise..at some point anyway..  :-)___

2015-02-23 19:41:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

just so you all know that I am not being mean spirited or don't want to hear what most of you have to say on my photos.. but because of late I have had to remove some comments.. to many really.. I have now disabled all comments on all posts.. and it will have to stay that way  until some very rude people get tired and go elsewhere..
hope you understand..
~Hope

just so you all know that I am not being mean spirited or don't want to hear what most of you have to say on my photos.. but because of late I have had to remove some comments.. to many really.. I have now disabled all comments on all posts.. and it will have to stay that way  until some very rude people get tired and go elsewhere..
hope you understand..
~Hope___

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2015-02-23 19:27:13 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

#macromonday with +Sandra Parlow and +Jeff Moreau
made some hot chocolate . asked the marshmallows to line up..
but most declined.. so I swallowed them up... serves them right in my way of thinking..

#macromonday with +Sandra Parlow and +Jeff Moreau
made some hot chocolate . asked the marshmallows to line up..
but most declined.. so I swallowed them up... serves them right in my way of thinking..___

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2015-02-20 19:23:04 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

flowers and chocolate go so well together..
#floralfriday #flowerpower #chocolateday

flowers and chocolate go so well together..
#floralfriday #flowerpower #chocolateday___

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2015-02-18 19:01:48 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday #wordlesswednesday



#selfie #fromthearchives #meetmylittlefriend #becauseIcan #haveagooday  

#wordlessonwednesday #wordlesswednesday



#selfie #fromthearchives #meetmylittlefriend #becauseIcan #haveagooday  ___

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2015-02-17 19:25:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

come on people lets help Michael out..
I have seen your generosity many  many times..
I have seen people help out with over 6,000 for help with a Vegas trip expense..  I have seen people help out with over a 1,000 dollars for a new computer.. this man needs our help.. its his life we are taking about.. and medical expense.. He has no job.. no insurance.. and the medical expense is just adding up and up...
so how about opening up your hearts and help this man.
even 5 dollars would help.. and we all can afford at least that..

Thank you so much to everyone that was able to help and for your thoughts and prayers and with that said I'm going to ask all 16,704 of you that follow me to reshare this post once for me .... I don't like or want to ask for help but you are my people you are my voice... every little bit helps .... and at the moment I need any and all of the help I can get ...
   #fckcancer      http://www.gofundme.com/FightOfMyLife___come on people lets help Michael out..
I have seen your generosity many  many times..
I have seen people help out with over 6,000 for help with a Vegas trip expense..  I have seen people help out with over a 1,000 dollars for a new computer.. this man needs our help.. its his life we are taking about.. and medical expense.. He has no job.. no insurance.. and the medical expense is just adding up and up...
so how about opening up your hearts and help this man.
even 5 dollars would help.. and we all can afford at least that..

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2015-02-17 18:29:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Feb. Texture
#12rulesproject15  

Feb. Texture
#12rulesproject15  ___

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2015-02-13 19:22:49 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

He came upon her path one day,
a weary traveler looking for a warmhearted berth
Her whispers came like a warm gentle breeze,
Softly kissing his soul

The melody of his being saturated
this untouched and pristine shore
releasing a fragrance
Invigorating their souls.

In the vastness of time and closeness they remain
Two souls unremittingly intertwined
Inhaling their essence enveloped within
a warm gentle breeze . . .


...-hope1997

#floralfriday #allthingsred #flowerphotography #valentinesday2015  

He came upon her path one day,
a weary traveler looking for a warmhearted berth
Her whispers came like a warm gentle breeze,
Softly kissing his soul

The melody of his being saturated
this untouched and pristine shore
releasing a fragrance
Invigorating their souls.

In the vastness of time and closeness they remain
Two souls unremittingly intertwined
Inhaling their essence enveloped within
a warm gentle breeze . . .


...-hope1997

#floralfriday #allthingsred #flowerphotography #valentinesday2015  ___

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2015-02-13 17:20:53 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Drink in my love
for #allthingsred with +Liz C

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day weekend.. 

Drink in my love
for #allthingsred with +Liz C

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day weekend.. ___

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2015-02-11 19:26:41 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman 
#wordlessonwednesday  

#wildflowerwednesday by +Bette Kauffman 
#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-02-09 18:46:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Together again
swans are so cool.. don't get to see them very often where I live.. but they are in abundance where my mom lives.. for now anyways.. she says they only stay for a short time.. when I was there visiting last week.. the first day there were only two.. the next day three, and later that evening.. we saw five. the following day they were gone..  pleased I had my camera with me.. for now I can see them when ever I want..

#swans #ducks  

Together again
swans are so cool.. don't get to see them very often where I live.. but they are in abundance where my mom lives.. for now anyways.. she says they only stay for a short time.. when I was there visiting last week.. the first day there were only two.. the next day three, and later that evening.. we saw five. the following day they were gone..  pleased I had my camera with me.. for now I can see them when ever I want..

#swans #ducks  ___

2015-01-31 18:56:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless.

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless.___

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2015-01-28 18:44:55 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-01-21 19:59:57 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-01-20 19:29:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

+Diana Boyd  is an amazing person and photographer..  her insight and art totally rock ones world with inspiration.. if you don't have her in your circles.. then boy oh boy are you missing out on some amazing work.
IN OTHER WORDS....
CHECK HER OUT.. you won't be disappointed.. and that I promise..

Nature's Green Energy







+Tree Tuesday  +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera  +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman  +David R Robinson  #treetuesday  ___+Diana Boyd  is an amazing person and photographer..  her insight and art totally rock ones world with inspiration.. if you don't have her in your circles.. then boy oh boy are you missing out on some amazing work.
IN OTHER WORDS....
CHECK HER OUT.. you won't be disappointed.. and that I promise..

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2015-01-16 07:35:54 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Winters Finger

Week 2 Macro
#bwproject26   with   +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen 
  

Winters Finger

Week 2 Macro
#bwproject26   with   +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen 
  ___

2015-01-15 20:12:09 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

ya ll up for a joke ?

why was 6 scared ?



cuz...... _ 7_     8     9


bwaaaaa


now just in case you didn't get it.. like  me the first time..
7..... ate... 9

ya ll up for a joke ?

why was 6 scared ?



cuz...... _ 7_     8     9


bwaaaaa


now just in case you didn't get it.. like  me the first time..
7..... ate... 9___

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2015-01-14 18:52:16 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Think your seeing a double post only with this one upside down.. well then I would guess your right.. +Marilyn Benham mentioned on  the  other photo..
that if it was turned upside down.. it would like a frozen forest.. so I tried it.. and she is right.. looks better this way as well..
 so today I have learned a very valuable lesson..
moral of this story ?
its ok to turn things up side down from time to time.. makes life interesting..
try it..you just may like it..  sly grins Just don't get yourself into trouble..

Think your seeing a double post only with this one upside down.. well then I would guess your right.. +Marilyn Benham mentioned on  the  other photo..
that if it was turned upside down.. it would like a frozen forest.. so I tried it.. and she is right.. looks better this way as well..
 so today I have learned a very valuable lesson..
moral of this story ?
its ok to turn things up side down from time to time.. makes life interesting..
try it..you just may like it..  sly grins Just don't get yourself into trouble..___

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2015-01-14 17:07:49 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

2015-01-13 01:05:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

always wanted to do a selfy ? but didn't want to show your face ?
well now is your chance.. one two three.. what are you waiting for ?
JUMP in.. does not hurt.. promise.

 
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 +Jason Mayers 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 +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
*$150 Gift Certificate for +BorrowLenses.com  http://www.borrowlenses.com 
*+Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK
* +Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and +500px 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 Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct
*Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant___always wanted to do a selfy ? but didn't want to show your face ?
well now is your chance.. one two three.. what are you waiting for ?
JUMP in.. does not hurt.. promise.

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2015-01-12 18:46:23 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

want a good belly laugh ? check out this dad and his daughter..

Amazing! The Photographs of This Man And His Daughter Alice Bee Are Totally Fantastic http://bit.ly/1D4Motj___want a good belly laugh ? check out this dad and his daughter..

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2015-01-11 19:17:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I know I don't get notifications as I once did.. and have heard from many others that they don't either.. Tamara states it beautifully..
so lets shake things up.. and dance once again...

New Day's Hope

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how my main stream no longer shows everyone, or even a few and their newest posts, about how my own posts get increasingly smaller interaction, and how if my posts are doing that, then everyone's are.  I think the algorithm that governs what we see and what others see of our own stuff has gotten too restrictive.  And it frustrates me to no end - especially when I have 100 new posts in my stream and most are either 24 hours old, something I have already seen (and plussed or commented) or both.  Fresh isn't happening anymore and it is FRUSTRATING.

I don't normally notify anyone of my posts but for this, I am (and I am not even sure how many will get the notification - over 3500 in my circles).  What I am proposing is an experiment of sorts.  To all of those that comment on this post, I will go to your stream and plus the heck out of you, comment as much as possible, and over the next week, share a few my favorite posts.  Here is the catch - you have to share this post or something similar, calling your own circles to action.  

Let's see if we can shake up the algorithm a bit.  Let's see if we can take back control of our streams LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE.  Let's see if our streams start showing our favorite people again.  A week from now, I will make a new post so I can see if my stream has changed... hopefully, mine will and so will yours.

#ShakeUpTheStream   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #Arizona   #desert   #sunrise  

#throughtamseyes  ___I know I don't get notifications as I once did.. and have heard from many others that they don't either.. Tamara states it beautifully..
so lets shake things up.. and dance once again...

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2015-01-11 17:34:32 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

January Leading lines
Rue was excited at first for his leading line was short, simple and to the point. All he had to say was "Baby I love you "... then he found out he had to say it to a rabbit... so he curled up in his favorite chair and dreamed of better leading lines
#12rulesproject15  

sorry if this does not follow the RULES per say.. but there are leading lines in this.. wanted to do something different then the norm on leading lines..

January Leading lines
Rue was excited at first for his leading line was short, simple and to the point. All he had to say was "Baby I love you "... then he found out he had to say it to a rabbit... so he curled up in his favorite chair and dreamed of better leading lines
#12rulesproject15  

sorry if this does not follow the RULES per say.. but there are leading lines in this.. wanted to do something different then the norm on leading lines..___

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2015-01-02 18:54:32 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 


#bwproject26 Week 1, New Beginnings
with +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen

New Beginnings and goals.. love new beginnings..  but for me goals are elusive.. they come, they go.. and make one more times than not.. feel let down.. because they are not accomplished.  So.. this time I think I will set a goal in photography to be simple.. to do things that I normally don't do.. such as photographing buildings.. or things that are out of the normal genera of photography.. at least for me.. I am more or less a flower or landscape photographer.. I have dabbled somewhat in portraiture..animals, people, flowers ect... but so far really haven't done much with just plain old buildings.. and we have lots and lots of those here where I live.. don't we all ?
this year I think I will explore this new field.. to capture what is around this mining town..t... more »


#bwproject26 Week 1, New Beginnings
with +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Alison Christensen

New Beginnings and goals.. love new beginnings..  but for me goals are elusive.. they come, they go.. and make one more times than not.. feel let down.. because they are not accomplished.  So.. this time I think I will set a goal in photography to be simple.. to do things that I normally don't do.. such as photographing buildings.. or things that are out of the normal genera of photography.. at least for me.. I am more or less a flower or landscape photographer.. I have dabbled somewhat in portraiture..animals, people, flowers ect... but so far really haven't done much with just plain old buildings.. and we have lots and lots of those here where I live.. don't we all ?
this year I think I will explore this new field.. to capture what is around this mining town.. to tell a different story that what has already been told a million times before.. and see if i can put a new spin on it..
and if I fail.. that is cool to.. cuz then I will  just go back to smelling the pretty flowers.. one can't go wrong with that right ?? "-)___

2014-12-25 17:17:26 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

to all of you who are missing your loved ones today..
I wish you peace.. I wish you found memories.. and I wish you happiness..
much love and a Merry Christmas...
~Hope

to all of you who are missing your loved ones today..
I wish you peace.. I wish you found memories.. and I wish you happiness..
much love and a Merry Christmas...
~Hope___

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2014-12-24 16:16:32 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

It was deep night. Deeper still was the night which enveloped humanity, enslaved in sin and beyond hope of salvation. On this night so deep the Light appeared, my little Infant was born. At a time when no one was looking for his coming, when there was no place open to receive Him.

With my spouse Joseph, a just and chaste man, humble and strong, chosen by the Father to be of precious assistance to me during these moments, I completed the last stage of a most fatiguing journey. I felt the fatigue of the journey, the sharpness of the cold, the uncertainty of the arrival, the insecurity of what might be lying ahead of us.

And yet I dwelt, as it were, far from the world and the things of the world, all absorbed in a continual ecstasy with my Child, Jesus, whom I was about to give birth. As a mother I thought of a house, and the Father prepared us a shelter. I dreamt of a cradle for my... more »

It was deep night. Deeper still was the night which enveloped humanity, enslaved in sin and beyond hope of salvation. On this night so deep the Light appeared, my little Infant was born. At a time when no one was looking for his coming, when there was no place open to receive Him.

With my spouse Joseph, a just and chaste man, humble and strong, chosen by the Father to be of precious assistance to me during these moments, I completed the last stage of a most fatiguing journey. I felt the fatigue of the journey, the sharpness of the cold, the uncertainty of the arrival, the insecurity of what might be lying ahead of us.

And yet I dwelt, as it were, far from the world and the things of the world, all absorbed in a continual ecstasy with my Child, Jesus, whom I was about to give birth. As a mother I thought of a house, and the Father prepared us a shelter. I dreamt of a cradle for my little baby, and even then the manger was ready.

When fatigue had seized upon us and the continual refusal to receive us had worn out our human endurance, then the cave was ready for the light. Unexpected, unwelcome, reflected by humanity,- and yet at this moment redemption begins for humanity. There is so much darkness all about. And yet an ever increasing light shines within the cave. And now it appears entirely from heaven, while the Mother is deeply absorbed in prayer. Now completely enveloped in this divine light, I behold for the first time his body: his eyes, his checks, his lips, his face, his arms, his hands. I feel his little heart which has scarcely begun to beat.

Thus the light rises in the midst of darkness and my little Child comes to save the world. He is born in poverty and in the pain of this rejection, and his first cries are but tears of mourning, he feels the rigor of the chill as the whole world envelops Him in its cold. My Heart gathered the first tears of the divine Child. They were mingled with those of my own Heart and I wiped them away with my mother's kisses.

Our Lady's words..to her children.

  Embrace this little child within your heart this Christmas season, and through out the coming year. Protect Him from the coldness of this world. Look into his eyes, and see the Love that He has for you...~Hope___

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2014-12-23 18:25:34 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Ribbons and presents oh my
what is your favorite Christmas story ?
I will tell you mine.. its a true story.. although many don't believe it..
when I was around 12 one Christmas Eve.. as usual I got up after everyone was sleeping.. to check the presents under the tree.. I had this wonderful gift or so I always thought, which my mom never agreed with where I could open up a present see what was inside and then wrap it up again with no one the wiser...  and yes at times I would even change the names on the package to suit my taste.. like the time where I found out that all three of us girls got a doll for Christmas.. two of which had blonde hair.. and one with dark hair.. I was to get the one with blonde hair.. didn't like her so I switched the names.. and got the one with dark hair _ my mom when she saw this was perplexed.. but what could she do ? my sisters already opened up their... more »

Ribbons and presents oh my
what is your favorite Christmas story ?
I will tell you mine.. its a true story.. although many don't believe it..
when I was around 12 one Christmas Eve.. as usual I got up after everyone was sleeping.. to check the presents under the tree.. I had this wonderful gift or so I always thought, which my mom never agreed with where I could open up a present see what was inside and then wrap it up again with no one the wiser...  and yes at times I would even change the names on the package to suit my taste.. like the time where I found out that all three of us girls got a doll for Christmas.. two of which had blonde hair.. and one with dark hair.. I was to get the one with blonde hair.. didn't like her so I switched the names.. and got the one with dark hair _ my mom when she saw this was perplexed.. but what could she do ? my sisters already opened up their dolls and loved them.. giggling.. ok. now to the real story..
as I was checking out the packages.. I heard this sound.. wonderful bells.. so I looked out the window..and saw a shadow of a sleigh.. honest  I was so scared I ran back to bed..
in the morning.. first thing I did was run out side.. and out into the field that was right by us.. and there were tracks of a sleigh and tiny little hove prints.. I ran back into the house so excited no one could understand me.. but I did manage to make them come out side and look what I had found.. and sure enough they all saw the tracks.. of course they thought that I had some how managed to make them..
but I didn't.. they were real.. I saw and heard Santa that  night.. and saw the tracks in the morning to prove it.. I still believe it to this day..
sometimes reality is better than make believe..
that is my story.. and its the truth.. believe it or not..
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.___

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2014-12-22 22:05:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Hope you have a beautiful start of Christmas week..
blessing to you all..

Hope you have a beautiful start of Christmas week..
blessing to you all..___

2014-12-22 16:41:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

something different.. sounds like it will be a fun learning experience.. if you want to join in..  you have to comment on the original post..
hopefully I will see you there..

12 Rules Project 2015
 
So, due to both the success of this year's #12rulesproject  and multiple inquiries about doing it again next year I'm writing this post.
 
The project consists of a list of 12 composition elements to be focused on over the course of the year. Only one element for an entire month, 12 months = 12 elements. No old or archived photos, that month's/element's photo will be taken in that current month. If you are earnestly interested please let me know on this post, before the new year begins you will be added to my circle and to the project's community. I will not add anyone after the first of the year.
 
P.S. You opinion about rules, following rules, whether there should be rules in photography, calling them rules in the first place or anything similar to that is neither necessary nor desired on this post. I chose the title I did to keep things simple, easy to recognize and to be easily distinguishable in searches. It's worked for almost a year now, I'm not going to change it.___something different.. sounds like it will be a fun learning experience.. if you want to join in..  you have to comment on the original post..
hopefully I will see you there..

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2014-12-15 20:11:08 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Always be sure to show compassion and kindness to strangers..for you never know when you may be in the company of an angel..

Always be sure to show compassion and kindness to strangers..for you never know when you may be in the company of an angel..___

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2014-12-13 23:55:06 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-12 22:09:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Mirror mirror on the wall who is the fairest one of all ?


#rosesformyfriends  

Mirror mirror on the wall who is the fairest one of all ?


#rosesformyfriends  ___

2014-12-11 16:19:28 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

today they bury my dad.. went to the viewing yesterday.. that i shouldn't have done... I couldn't stay.. what I saw was not my dad.. my dad is no longer here.. it was only a body.. and I can't remember him that way.. so today I will go fishing.. or visit the ducks.. Dad loved to fish and loved ducks..

today they bury my dad.. went to the viewing yesterday.. that i shouldn't have done... I couldn't stay.. what I saw was not my dad.. my dad is no longer here.. it was only a body.. and I can't remember him that way.. so today I will go fishing.. or visit the ducks.. Dad loved to fish and loved ducks..___

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2014-12-07 22:27:55 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

on the wings of a dove
have you ever talked to your self ? have you ever answered yourself?
some say that its ok to talk to ones self.. as long as one does not answer ones self.. I seem to find my self on a slippery slop here..
I want to turn back the time.. where there are no more should have could have would have shit..
you all know those times. for we all go through them on this journey  called life... but one does not a time machine.. (besides it no doubt  really wouldn't matter if one did have a time machine.. we are who we are..and one just has to accept that fact.. flaws  and all..
that is what was so great about my dad.. he never judged anyone.. he never had anything to say bad about anyone..  ( well he didn't like some.. but never let that taint his outlook and passion he had with life and the people within it.. ) He accepted one as they were,. and wherethe... more »

on the wings of a dove
have you ever talked to your self ? have you ever answered yourself?
some say that its ok to talk to ones self.. as long as one does not answer ones self.. I seem to find my self on a slippery slop here..
I want to turn back the time.. where there are no more should have could have would have shit..
you all know those times. for we all go through them on this journey  called life... but one does not a time machine.. (besides it no doubt  really wouldn't matter if one did have a time machine.. we are who we are..and one just has to accept that fact.. flaws  and all..
that is what was so great about my dad.. he never judged anyone.. he never had anything to say bad about anyone..  ( well he didn't like some.. but never let that taint his outlook and passion he had with life and the people within it.. ) He accepted one as they were,. and where they were..
anyway..
I deal with upsets in life through escape.. now this can also lead to a two edge sword.. type of thing.. but so far the pendulum isn't swinging to far in either direction.. thanks to my camera.. and my new found love of smoke..  (smoke photography)
which I believe has become more of a therapy than anything else right  now..
One can take a zillion captures.. and one might find one or two that says HI...
this one that I am posting not only said HI.. but said I'm ok..
I see a dove.. its head is hard to see.. towards the middle left.. ( its green) then its wings spans upwards.. (white/ with a hint of pink;red)
there is a figure sitting or standing on the back of the dove.. (blue ./white)
and towards the behind of the dove is orange..
that is what I see... what I feel.. what it says to me..
sometimes its the little things in life that speak the loudest..
much love to you all. and thank all of you who walk this path holding me hand..means more than words can express....

#smokephotography #smoketherapy #thankyoujesus  
  #sentimentalsunday  ___

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2014-12-05 09:32:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Do you ever feel trapped ?
“The cork was in the bottle. He and the Atropos were trapped.”
― C.S. Forester, Hornblower and the Atropos
#smokephotography  

Do you ever feel trapped ?
“The cork was in the bottle. He and the Atropos were trapped.”
― C.S. Forester, Hornblower and the Atropos
#smokephotography  ___

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2014-12-04 17:41:24 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Don't forget tomorrow is +Fairy Friday ... and seeing how its the Christmas season.. why not bring in some angles.. elf's.. or what ever you have  to the party..
and don't for get to tag +Marilou Aballe +Sharon Stone and my self .. so we can find you.

Don't forget tomorrow is +Fairy Friday ... and seeing how its the Christmas season.. why not bring in some angles.. elf's.. or what ever you have  to the party..
and don't for get to tag +Marilou Aballe +Sharon Stone and my self .. so we can find you.___

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2014-12-01 20:15:14 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Do you hear what I hear
a very old photo but one of my favorites for bringing in the Christmas spirit..
have a great Monday...
#christmas #christmas2014 #christmastown  

Do you hear what I hear
a very old photo but one of my favorites for bringing in the Christmas spirit..
have a great Monday...
#christmas #christmas2014 #christmastown  ___

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2014-12-01 18:19:26 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Putting a spell on you
+Levi Moore just now gave me a great idea.. I had this smoke that looked like a tree sorta.. but not quiet right.. and really didn't know what to do with it.. then Levi posted a smoke today where he put two smokes together.. which turned out really cool.. soooooooooo I figured I would give it a try.. thank you for the idea Levi.. hugs..
also for the smoking gang.. +Paul Howard  and the elusive +Ricardo Williams and everyone else who enjoys smoking  er smoke photography..
I put a spell on you by Bette Midler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaC-WDrvmUQ

#smokephotography  

Putting a spell on you
+Levi Moore just now gave me a great idea.. I had this smoke that looked like a tree sorta.. but not quiet right.. and really didn't know what to do with it.. then Levi posted a smoke today where he put two smokes together.. which turned out really cool.. soooooooooo I figured I would give it a try.. thank you for the idea Levi.. hugs..
also for the smoking gang.. +Paul Howard  and the elusive +Ricardo Williams and everyone else who enjoys smoking  er smoke photography..
I put a spell on you by Bette Midler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaC-WDrvmUQ

#smokephotography  ___

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2014-11-29 19:08:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Cat Scratch Fever
the November Self Portrait challenge this month is about Cinematic.. I have been wanting to do a Avatar selfie for some time.. so when this theme came out.. I figured it would be a good time as any.. found a tutorial so I figured sweet. .right ? hahaha
there is more work involved that I had figured.. for sure.. but things went pretty well until the time came for the strips on the face.. boy do I have more to learn.. but that is ok.. even if it looks like I was in a cat fight.. I submitted it anyway.. you all still have time to submit your work.. it ends tomorrow.. and good luck to all of you who have submitted a photo..
I think I like being blue

Cat Scratch Fever
the November Self Portrait challenge this month is about Cinematic.. I have been wanting to do a Avatar selfie for some time.. so when this theme came out.. I figured it would be a good time as any.. found a tutorial so I figured sweet. .right ? hahaha
there is more work involved that I had figured.. for sure.. but things went pretty well until the time came for the strips on the face.. boy do I have more to learn.. but that is ok.. even if it looks like I was in a cat fight.. I submitted it anyway.. you all still have time to submit your work.. it ends tomorrow.. and good luck to all of you who have submitted a photo..
I think I like being blue___

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2014-11-29 01:02:25 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Among friends
for #feetupfriday hosted with +Tom Tran  and +Tisha Montgomery
so  how was your day after Thanksgiving ?  pretty lazy here....
#feetupthanksgiving  

Among friends
for #feetupfriday hosted with +Tom Tran  and +Tisha Montgomery
so  how was your day after Thanksgiving ?  pretty lazy here....
#feetupthanksgiving  ___

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2014-11-27 09:52:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

such a hot head
I think I am becoming addicted to smoke photography
its like opening up presents
one never knows what will appear

Hope you all , who are celebrating Thanksgiving today
have a wonderful peace filled day.. good food.. loving friends.. and lots of laughter.... . and no hot heads at the gathering ..  :-)
better viewed in large format

#smokephotography #smoketherapy  

+Paul Howard +Levi Moore +Ricardo Williams 

such a hot head
I think I am becoming addicted to smoke photography
its like opening up presents
one never knows what will appear

Hope you all , who are celebrating Thanksgiving today
have a wonderful peace filled day.. good food.. loving friends.. and lots of laughter.... . and no hot heads at the gathering ..  :-)
better viewed in large format

#smokephotography #smoketherapy  

+Paul Howard +Levi Moore +Ricardo Williams ___

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2014-11-26 21:44:49 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Lets boogie
joining in the dance with +Ricardo Williams +Levi Moore +Paul Howard and the lovely +Tamara Pruessner ( ya all got to see the dance they have going on.. and join in..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXcHtKbnsLM


#smokephotography  

Lets boogie
joining in the dance with +Ricardo Williams +Levi Moore +Paul Howard and the lovely +Tamara Pruessner ( ya all got to see the dance they have going on.. and join in..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXcHtKbnsLM


#smokephotography  ___

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2014-11-24 02:07:29 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

How is everyone's Sunday ? It snowed here last night.. so now the earth is covered in this white blanket.. makes fun for driving..
I just found out today that the photo below is on Explore over at Flickr.. which makes me smile big..
I have had an account over there sense the very beginning.. but don't post much there anymore.. main reason is because I can't download my photos there anymore.. anyway.. just wanted to share with you all my excitement..
She let her hair down
my deepest thanks to +Ricardo Williams +Levi Moore  and +Paul Howard  for inspiring me...
you guys are tops in my book..


#smokephotography #smoketherapy

How is everyone's Sunday ? It snowed here last night.. so now the earth is covered in this white blanket.. makes fun for driving..
I just found out today that the photo below is on Explore over at Flickr.. which makes me smile big..
I have had an account over there sense the very beginning.. but don't post much there anymore.. main reason is because I can't download my photos there anymore.. anyway.. just wanted to share with you all my excitement..
She let her hair down
my deepest thanks to +Ricardo Williams +Levi Moore  and +Paul Howard  for inspiring me...
you guys are tops in my book..


#smokephotography #smoketherapy___

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2014-11-22 19:19:06 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Smoking Kitty to the rescue
its amazing the images that come forth from smoke.. even if one does not do it the correct way..
hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.. its starting to snow here .. just a little.. but coming down.. never the less.. sorta pretty really..
Keep warm everyone!
#smokephotography  

Smoking Kitty to the rescue
its amazing the images that come forth from smoke.. even if one does not do it the correct way..
hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.. its starting to snow here .. just a little.. but coming down.. never the less.. sorta pretty really..
Keep warm everyone!
#smokephotography  ___

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