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Trey Ratcliff8,275,587Not long ago, I released a video tutorial series about Landscape Photography at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/landscape-and-travel-photography-tutorial-new-zealand/ - I thought it would be fun to process a photo live on the air! The Landscape Tutorial is 40% off for a few more days, so that's a good deal. The page says $79, but it will ring up as $47 in the store. Time/Date:  In the US, Sunday at 4 PM PT, 6 PM CST, 7 PM ET I'll invite a few people from the Stuck In Customs Community at https://plus.google.com/communities/114805630646077487810 to join in as well! :)  I'll be watching all the questions that are happening live as well as taking live questions during the hangout. I'll probably edit some of my new photos from Dubai and Germany so you can get a sense of what I do. Anyway, this is a free event... just to give back... hope you enjoy it! :)Live Photo-Processing Fun, Join me!2015-03-23 00:00:00361  
Fine Art Fantastic Photos5,377You want to win a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD with hundreds of online-training courses to strengthen your photographic skills? Then send us up to maximum 5 of your best Fine Art Fantastic pics. The Award will be granted approx. 4 weeks after the deadline by a jury of real-world art professionals. To enable good communications and plussing please add the organizers @112527225704468158520 @111799391995416167619 @102202857193383470434 - thanks and enjoy! To follow the shortlisting process you can join our FAF-community!Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner2015-01-14 23:00:0010  
Trey Ratcliff8,275,587The Big Photo Competition show goes live soon!  Every week, we get on a bunch of Masters from The Arcanum, each of whom brings some amazing photography from their Apprentices. The competition and scoring always gets a bit hot and spicy, so don't miss it! :) We usually start with a bit of news, so this week I'll be holding up the new DJI Inspire Quadcopter that is Absolutely Awesome — I'll be taking it down to Antarctica with me for two weeks and really give it a run! The Masters from www.TheArcanum.com joining us this week will be @106255898978966943774 @100152482963867776449 @107941091850661246411 @112311470127292513285 — and we'll be joined too by my Co-Host @103155291053045215105 ... and @105385127622787931046 and @104220190988450956658 will be on hand as well! We'll probably start up the show a little early... and you can enjoy the pre-show where there is often quite a bit of confusion!Show 5: The new DJI Inspire Quadcopter and Creation Wars Photo Competition Fun!2014-12-16 03:00:00141  
The Photoshop Show1,962Learn how to make your own video tutorials using Screenflow from our special guest @114570546309409287441 host of the venerable ScreenCastsOnline. @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557 bring you another fantastic guest. @114570546309409287441  is the host and producer of the successful ScreenCastsOnline training website. As one of the Podcasting pioneers, Don has been producing ScreenCastsOnline since August 2005, delivering weekly video tutorials on Apple Mac and iOS software to a global audience. More recently, Don has successfully published the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly magazine in Newsstand, as well as launching a number of standalone iOS and Mac tutorial apps.  If you can catch it live that's great!  Join @101437802758827481019 and @105845861210914905032 in the conversation in the live comments.  If you can't join us live you can watch the replay right here on the event, or better yet, Subscribe to @114084346097505894743 YouTUbe Channel: http://bit.ly/1bPG20V #Photoshop   #tutorial  The Photoshop Show 57 - with guest Don McAllister2014-05-14 03:00:0041  
Margaret Tompkins140,558*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 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, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00447  
Ron Clifford2,836,181He's Back and we are excited to Host another show with the King of Photoshop @117952114471085607930!   +David Biedny is and he's back to engage us in some Photoshop chops like only David can! The Jedi Master of Photoshop. David Tells  me he will be  be talking about the power of channels, Curves, advanced sharpening, and the magic of blue screen matte extraction and spill removal ........but .........if you know him,  you will know no matter what he demonstrates, it will be awesome! David will also  briefly demonstrate one of my secret weapons ,   imaging that is NOT Photoshop.  Oh the rumours that may start! Myself ( +Ron Clifford ) and +Jan Kabili  along with +Dave Bell and +Erika Thornes  want to invite you to the most relevant online Photoshop Show available. The Show is live but will also be available to view and review right after here on the event and later on the Show YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/14h2GsZThe Photoshop Show 52 - with guest David Biedny2014-03-05 03:00:0079  
paula contreras10,403Open from February 20th till April 5th 2014 Please direct all your invite answers to the other link https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvb471f7f2gos499j972j5dr35s There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want. http://youtu.be/VYmFpYdwqLsYou are Beautiful2014-02-21 04:00:0020  
The Photoshop Show1,962*Artistic Post Processing in Lightroom* *PIcked up from the cutting room floor, this image was nearly deleted before it was even considered*  Regular Co Host, @108215644829092784557  becomes this weeks guest and walks through the creative choices in producing the image "Swans In The Mist". Join us this week as we talk about creating this weeks  image then walk through the process that goes from boring before to artistic after.  Regular host @115571998474046088312 , producer @105845861210914905032, panelist @101437802758827481019 and guest panelist @101310898885731292139 will be there to keep it lively and engaging Sharing is caring! #photoshop   #lightroom  The Photoshop Show 52 - with Guest Ron Clifford2014-02-19 03:00:0051  
The Drink and Click Show311Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 with guest @113464569897311842405 and panelists @106478996597121286809, @100980643623677833022, @112092526384728873892,&@103650703836816496431 as we discuss Model Photography. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us! If you'd like, you can play our "that's what she said" drinking game, as well. :) We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ January Challenge: "In Mid-Air" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/QyS4CN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for January:@113464569897311842405, @112776893091508996727,& Pan Am Brands http://www.panam.com  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on February 12th for the live show! *  *  *  *  * More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™+ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP9: Model Photography with Jaime Ibarra2014-02-13 04:30:08132  
Trey Ratcliff8,275,587*The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with @115105647022907007398  @108805430409141907975 @118036378782834084572 and me!*  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET As we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community! Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors! The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm. *To Participate:* You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at @111508817579086020312 . Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :) And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a _bit_ (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com ! Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:00909  
Ron Clifford2,836,181Gly has generously given us a 50% off code for his tutorials!! The code is thepsshow0402 Valid only till Sunday!! Enter it during check out. http://glyndewis.com/store/ *When I think of a Photoshop Superstar, I think of @106535723624866309220 !! If you don't know Glyn, tune in Tuesday at 9pm eastern, If you do Know Glyn, them I'm sure I'll see you Tuesday!! ******************** *DESCRIPTION* In this weeks show Glyn will be covering some 'Quick Fire' Photoshop techniques that he uses in his own pictures to create lighting effects for added mood and atmosphere, Special Effects and more…  *ABOUT GLYN* Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer based just outside of Oxford in the UK. Having been introduced to Photography & Photoshop just over 8 years ago by a family member, Glyn now has clients ranging from Physique Athletes to large commercials such as Air New Zealand. Known mainly for his use of Photoshop, Glyn travels internationally teaching his own series of workshops and writes for several Photoshop magazine in the UK, Europe and USA. In 2012 Glyn was inducted as a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors and has been featured in the New York Times for his Photography techniques. ******************** Your Hosts @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557  OUr amazing Producer @105845861210914905032 and the our ever engaging panelist @101437802758827481019 will be there to meet with you all in the comments of the live show. The Live version will be right here on this event, On @114084346097505894743 page and on our YouTube channel here :http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ #photoshop   #lightroom   #HOA  The Photoshop Show 51 - with Guest Glyn Dewis2014-02-05 03:00:00122  
Lotus Carroll1,771,628Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest @110483720435337739097 and panelists @106787788124127706441, @100741886359727995612, @111397628815301589258, & @114435675631396141366 to talk Star Photography. What a lineup! You can view the show right here at the Event Page (viewer will appear at show time) or on my profile, and ask questions that we'll answer live. We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ November Challenge: "Transportation" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/2l9h1Y Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: @100266938567862344330, @116923983315199328802, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZD That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Dave during the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win a giveaway of Dave's Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial (3 Videos) AND his "Under The Stars" Lightroom Presets - see here for  more details: http://goo.gl/fG5OEo  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about @107732282190737721685 http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00159  
The Photoshop Show1,962*More than one computer?* Join hosts +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford  as we explore how to work between computers with your Lightroom Catalogue without losing your sanity. This week +Gene McCullagh   demonstrates his easy workflow with Lightroom, Smart previews and keeping it all together. Gene McCullagh is  a Adobe Community Professional, an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and an avid Lightroom fan. In addition to running Lightroom Secrets dealing with Lightroom and photography, he has  also written multiple articles for Photoshop User magazine and is the author of *Explore Lightroom 4: A Roadmap for Photographers*. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA)  and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).  Gene is also the Co-Founder of the Dallas Fort Worth Adobe User Group (DFWAUG). Join us right here on this Event live on Tuesday or catch the recording on +The Photoshop Show  You Tube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd2s9jicPHQHq7dHsAqnqtB4WCJ-SXLZl Producer +Dave Bell  Panelist +Erika Thornes The Photoshop Show - With Guest Gene McCullagh2013-12-11 03:00:0085  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The last First Friday Art Walk of the year will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)December First Friday Art Walk2013-12-06 14:00:0029  
Allison Maslan1,500*Did your business become your job?* Have you reached a decent level of success in your business, but you are working so hard that you can't even enjoy it? Have you maxed out on how much money you can make because you can't squeeze in one more client into your already crazy work day? Cloning yourself is out of the questions, but shifting to a Passive-Revenue Model is the smartest thing you could ever do. Join me for a special hangout - *The 5 Steps to Shift Your Business from Dollars for Hours to a Massive Passive Revenue Machine* *WHO IS ALLISON MASLAN* +Allison Maslan has built 10 successful companies from the ground up starting out as a single mom with no money or support. She beat the odds and broke the code on major business success.Now she is going to share the exact steps so you can take your biggest revenue leaps in 2014! *Imagine being on vacation and your bank account is growing instead of shrinking.* What if you were able to reach 10x,100x or 1000x more people with your amazing products and services, while working less hours, with less effort? On this rare occasion, I am going to show how I went from seeing 1 person at a time in my early business when I completely burnt out and fell apart,  then walked away from it all. Then how I went onto build 9 more companies I  had a blast with, impacting millions and making millions in the process. I will show you how I did it and how I have  helped countless business owners like you do the same. Get ready for a powerhouse experience. Your business will thank you for showing up and I can't wait to talk to you LIVE! --------- #hangoutsonair   #smallbusiness   #passiveincome   #entrepreneurship   #entrepreneur  How to stop trading hours for dollars2013-12-05 03:00:0081  
The Hobbit2,095,119Join director Peter Jackson and stars Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage for our exclusive Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, December 4th, at 10:15am PT / 1:15pm ET / 6:15pm GMT! Our special guests will be answering your fan questions live (please submit them using #TheHobbit hashtag) and introducing a never-before-seen clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Watch the Google+ Hangout here: http://youtu.be/uZl8syHuebMThe Hobbit Google+ Hangout with Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage2013-12-04 19:15:004830  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0046  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0030  
The Photoshop Show1,962Want to know all about the NIK Collection by Google? Then watch The Photoshop Show live here tonight, Tuesday October 8 at 6pm PT/9pm EST. Googlers +Dan Hughes and +Laurie Rubin  will join hosts +Ron Clifford and +Jan Kabili to show off the amazing Nik  software by Google that will make your photos look terrific! Our very special guests Dan and Laurie are key members of the Google+ Photo Team. +Dan Hughes  has been creating educational content for the Nik Collection since 2009. He was classically trained in photography at the esteemed Rochester Institute of Photography. You'll find him on the Google+ Photos page, the Nik Photography Google+ page, and the Nik YouTube channel helping you use Nik software by Google. +Laurie Rubin   is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer. She is a Product Specialist on the Google+ Photos team, where she coordinates Google's photo education and outreach to influential photographers. Laurie was Product Education Manager a Nik Software for 8 years before Nik became part of Google. The YouTube event will be embedded here on this event, as well as on The Photoshop Show YouTube channel.  See you tonight. Don't forget to share this event.The Photoshop Show #41 with Googler Guests +Dan Hughes & +Laurie Rubin2013-10-09 03:00:0070  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0050  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0071  
The Photoshop Show1,962We had a great show with special guest @110924410828841148491 , along with co-host @115571998474046088312 (@108215644829092784557 was away this week) producer @105845861210914905032  & panelist @101437802758827481019  where Chris showed his techniques for combining photography with printing on unusually textured papers to create amazing unique story-filled works of art. Chris kindly provided the following links for materials and vendors he discussed in the show as well as additional tips for how he uses the special papers with his printers: Some of my favorite paper sources include: Hiromi Paper http://store.hiromipaper.com Paper Mojo http://www.papermojo.com Phoenix Art Supply http://www.phoenixartsupply.com Inkjet receptive coating (the stuff to brush onto the papers above to make them take a better print) is made by a few people, including: DASS Universal Precoat http://www.digitalartstudioseminars.com/store/product15.html Golden Digital Ground http://www.goldenpaints.com/mixmoremedia/digiground.php (By the way, I do create custom printer profiles for the inkjet receptive coatings to get better prints. The HP Z3100 has profiling hardware built in; for the Epsons, I use the X-Rite ColorMunki.) I use Rives BFK as my "ground" or "support" to glue my collages to. For my glue, I currently use a handheld Daige Roll-a-taq system: http://daige.com/ez-glide-liquid-laminators-from-daige-products-2/ To glue my finished photo + collage onto a wood panel, I use Promacto A-1023, which is hard to find; I used the bookbinding supplier Talas: http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&ProductID=17904 We did not get to discuss sealing or "varnishing" the print with a UV protectant top coat. I do this in two stages. After the print is made and has had a chance to gas out, I coat it with Krylon UV-Resistant Clear (gloss). After it is mounted to the panel, the finished work gets a final coat of  Krylon UV Archival Varnish (semi-gloss or satin).  I have written an article on mounting works on paper to panels; it can be found on Facebook (but should be available to all): http://www.facebook.com/notes/chris-meyer-hybrid-artist/mounting-works-on-paper-onto-wooden-panels/146173645573435 (I will be updating that article soon with things I have learned about the Krylon products.) Our YouTube Channel is here http://bit.ly/1fR6d9jThe Photoshop Show2013-10-02 03:00:0045  
SmugMug45,959*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of November.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For November event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on October 31st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on November 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the December event, which will also be open for submissions by December 1st *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For November 20132013-10-01 09:30:00145  
Ron Clifford2,836,181*Did you hear???* _Websters included the word *SELFY* in the dictionary_ Oh yes they did!!! I think this weeks guest is solely responsible for that!  Mark is going to walk us through one of his recent creations as well as talk to us about doing the  Movie Mashup Theme day on G+ @110573952887886961621  is a graphic designer and visual artist that blurs the lines between photography and reality with his outrageous self portraits and his movie mashup posters. you never know what he will throw at you next in the way of his visual art  The show will stream live right on this event at showtime YouTube Channel where it will be live and recorded  http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ Live interactive chatroom  http://bit.ly/14h1Ts2The Photoshop Show - with guest Mark Rodriguez2013-09-04 03:00:00206  
Trey Ratcliff8,275,587Whoa - this show is blowin' up ! :)   +Kim Dotcom is here in town and coming over to open up the show with me in person... it'll be fun!  We'll talk about the new https://mega.co.nz/ and how it's a cool, secure place to store your photos or whateva with crazy-advanced encryption.  We'll also be taking live questions if you have any via the G+ Questions interface... And then we're also big giveaway for the new v2 of the Camera Capture Clip at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2013/08/12/the-colors-of-death-valley/  +Peter Dering will pop on to talk about that... And then after all that awesomeness, we'll move on to talk about printing and selling prints!   Joining us are +Karen Hutton +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel to get that discussion nice and meaty.  Thanks to our producer +Dave Veffer  ! :) Will +Gino Barasa show up?  Only the shadow knows....New Live Show #87 - Kim Dotcom, Capture Clip Giveaway, + Photographers and Prints! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-08-13 04:00:00217  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The August #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The August First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013. ------------------------------------------------------ How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)August First Friday Art Walk2013-08-02 15:00:00130  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00105  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00232  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:0047  
Ron Clifford2,836,181*Mouse or Tablet?  Which one do you use.*  Should you be using a tablet? Will it help your workflow?  Is it difficult to use?  To help us with those questions we are very excited to bring you Special Guest and  senior evangelist at Wacom Technology, Wes Maggio. +Weston Maggio  is a Senior Solutions Manager and Evangelist for the global leader in pen input technology, Wacom Technology Services Corp. As a seasoned veteran tablet user and regular beta-tester of the industry-leading graphic software applications, Wes regularly consults with creative professionals and enthusiasts, instructing them on the latest ways in which they can realize their vision and optimize their workflow. A passionate trainer and speaker, Wes speaks and presents at industry events around the world. +Ron Clifford  will also be giving a demo on Noise reduction techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.  He will demonstrate on a .jpeg image that was Shot at 1600 ISO indoors with poor light and it includes feathers.  The  results may surprise you! *And yes we have a shiny new Intous5 small tablet to be given away, details to be announced at the beginning of the broadcast A $229 value. http://www.wacom.com/en/products/pen-tablets/intuos/intuos5-touch-small* This week we will be using the Youtube Chat and player to keep things simple.  My Channel is here : http://bit.ly/16ewICkThe Photoshop Show 34 - With Guest Wes Maggio of Wacom2013-06-26 03:00:00117  
Jeff Smith61,355Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 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 Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
SmugMug45,959Have you ever wondered how to get your photos picked up by ad agencies? How does a photographer get their foot in the door? These are questions many of us have thought about before, since photography (and ads) are everywhere we look. Well, SmugMug Pro @114056084994793924628 helped answer some of those question during a recent SmugMug podcast (bit.ly/ZsDwsb). But, we found, that the interest in this subject is off the charts, and the follow up questions for Alan have been coming in fast and furious. So Alan has volunteered to spend an hour answering nothing but your questions in a live, On Air Google Hangout!  _Join SmugMug's Rocky Bowels and Michael Bonocore as they ask your questions to Alan Tuesday, June 11th at 9:00PM EST._ Have a question you would like us to ask Alan? Simply add it as a comment here, on this event. Alan will also do his best to respond to any questions we do not ask during the broadcast, right here in the Google+ event. So make sure to RSVP, and post your best question for Alan. We will even be giving away a year of SmugMug Portfolio to one lucky person who asks a question before the end of the live hangout.  And yes, this will be recorded to view on our YouTube channel.  #Photography #Advertising #Commercial #SmugMug #SmugMugProWhat Ad Agencies Want From You - Interested in Fashion or Commercial Photography?2013-06-12 03:00:0076  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013. ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00231  
Google+ Photos5,085,680Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering *YOUR* questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can. And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:00969  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:* Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty! Also, please circle @103038056099487506311   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @104672614700283598130 and @107923530149758134024 May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00264  
Google+ Photos5,085,680Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad. This week's panel includes: +Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager +Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer +Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer +Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer *For those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!* This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion. Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00230  
Trey Ratcliff8,275,587This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00775  
SmugMug45,959SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos _Photos like this beauty from @110483720435337739097 at Mount Rainier National Park, which is a finalist for the 2012 Smithsonian Photo Contest. Want to learn Dave's secrets for taking night photos? Check out his free tutorial at_ bit.ly/PiB5Wg Well, the April SmugMug Cover Photo Contest was a *HUGE* Success! We have announced one of the four winners, with the others being announced on a weekly basis. All of images submitted were fantastic, and we loved the excitement and interaction throughout the contest. So...*let's do it again!* How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May_ event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on April 30th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including the four April winners, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on May 7th, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the June event, which will also be open for submissions by May 7th *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May 20132013-04-12 04:00:00122  
Heidi Anne Morris64,408                      *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down I'd love to know/see what you've been creating lately :O)) *Please post just "ONE" PHOTO COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a PHOTO COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3H0Vd40It0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                             _Looking forward to getting to know some MORE new folks!_ All my best Heidi         Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello    :0)2013-04-10 13:00:4896  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The April #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The April First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, April 5 to 12 a.m. Saturday, April 6. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. April 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-04-05 14:00:57197  
Sheila B. DuBois45,175 Denis will be talking about what it takes to start a business from scratch and also talking about how he started his not for profit website www.dailywow.org https://plus.google.com/105180939688719292080/postsInterviewing Denis Nurmela2013-03-09 18:30:0027  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The March   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The March First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, March 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, March 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. March February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-03-01 14:00:29146  
Ron Clifford2,836,181*There's gonna be a showdown* Here it is!  The link to the 2 photos for you to try your hand at post processing Ron's Lake scene http://db.tt/jIdFb0S2 Jan's book scene http://db.tt/1TfxpP6b The Rules. - Download one or both images - Edit them as creatively or modestly as you want - upload one image to the Upload Pictures right here on the top of this event - A couple of days before the next show we will announce the winner/s on the *Photoshop and Lightroom Users*  Community and on our streams For this week the prize is the love and accolades of being selected. If we get good engagement we will surely have some prizes in the future. O.K not a showdown, more like a challenge.  This week +Jan Kabili  and Myself +Ron Clifford will be introducing a new segment we are starting. It will be called something like *"Now Process This"* and it will involve you!  That's right, we want to have you involved by offering a challenge each show to download and process an image we provide during that show.  You will have until the next show (2 weeks) to process it however you see fit (in good taste) and upload it to our event.  The winner of each week will be featured in a post on our "Photoshop and Lightroom users" Community page as well as announced on the event thread and in our streams.  If this is half as awesome as I know it will be, then we hope to be wrangling up some prizes to be awarded as well. We are going to be using a new feature as well so viewers can have the option to see a high resolution live view of our desktops while we share.  I have used it now and it works really well! To get the whole scoop, you will need to tune in on Tuesday (Tomorrow) and find out how you can be involved!   The show will be Broadcast right from this event and on my stream +Ron Clifford The Chat will be here http://blyve.com/event/8c041051753efe25440c0000 +Dave Bell and +Taylor Beckley will be joining us to -heckle- cheer us on and bring your questions to us through the live chat.The Photoshop Show 24 - The Big Event2013-02-06 03:00:0051  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57142  
Trey Ratcliff8,275,587This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00525  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133  
SmugMug45,959Ever wonder how world traveler and humanitarian photographer +Colby Brown creates such stunning images? Please join SmugMug, +Nik Software  and Colby himself to get an exclusive sneak peek into his personal Lightroom workflow. He'll show you how you can do everything from import to upload in one single program, including using Nik Software's Plugins to quickly produce perfect pictures. Unleash the power of Lightroom and start processing like a pro! More from Colby: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/ We'll host the hangout on +SmugMug, so keep an eye on our page for updates.Hang With Colby Brown, Nik Software and SmugMug2012-12-19 03:00:00421  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8. See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How it works:  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag @112105883502643929038 . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  and @112105883502643929038  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha VillenaveG+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00143  
Trey Ratcliff8,275,587A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00349  
Billy Wilson1,545,597Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Nature Photographer @116043947632177598920; Photographer and Blogger @104987932455782713675; Photographer @110573952887886961621 who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer @104635450513456833657; Photographer @107958599012052618167; Social Media Editor for @107462556458861279431 @117660105917761371824; and Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #34: Photography, Thomas Hawk, SURFER Magazine, and Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-24 04:00:00110  
The Giving Lens132,019@100069411030829210904 Travel Photography Hour, Episode 2 is just one week away! After a great first episode with  #TGLcambodia  workshop leader, @112957708071337353347, the November episode features World renowned travel photographer, @109596219054914376350! Join @110008116244179984313 and @106719979779567208605 as we talk to Ken about his tips and tricks on how to get those perfect photos in an exotic location. How often do you get to ask questions to a photographer who has had an image on the cover of National Geographic? Please make sure to post any question you may have for Ken, or about travel photography in general, here in the event comments. After an inspiring TGL trip to Cambodia in October, The Giving Lens team is travelling to Jordan later this month, where @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 share their knowledge with participants while travelling through Petra, The Dead Sea, the Wadi Rum Desert, and the beautiful city of Amman. Please feel free to ask us anything about this upcoming adventure!  *Want to have your travel photo critiqued by @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 ?* In the last 15 minutes of the show, Ken and Colby will look over three random photos from you, the viewers, and give their thoughts as to what they like, and what they would have tried to improve upon. You must upload your photo to this event by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday November 14th to be considered. As always, this episode will be recorded to view later on @100069411030829210904 YouTube Channel! Want to catch up on the first episode? Here it is! http://youtu.be/cdgBN4s5wtk See you all on the 14th! TGL's Travel Photography Hour #22012-11-15 03:00:00105  
Ron Clifford2,836,181What do you Get when you mix a photographer a  Google product Manager on the Google+ Photos team and  a former Nik Software product manager. You get @107982474099703846460 That's who!  Josh is Joining Jan Kabili and Myself on Tuesday night to talk about Photography, His passion for NIK plugins and hopefully give us a little insight into the recent acquisition of Nik Software by Google.  (it's all hush hush so we'll have to see if we can get just a little info).  He will give us live demonstrations of how he uses Silver Effects Pro as well as some of the other plug ins  in the suite. Join us Tuesday November 13th at 9pm Eastern 6pm Pacific  My Stream: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RonClifford/posts or My YouTube: http://goo.gl/fg6YJ Live interactive chat: http://goo.gl/8HGHWThe Photoshop Show 19 with Guest Josh Haftel2012-11-14 03:00:0064  
Benjamin Cortis155,744*Photo Competition* November 2012 *Status: closed* *Thread:* Animals Small animals, large animals, wild animals, peaceful animals, funny animals ... what almost everything is allowed which represents animals. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* November 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Tiere Kleine Tiere, große Tiere, wilde Tiere, friedliche Tiere, witzige Tiere… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Tieren zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Viel Spaß #foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition #photocompetitionnovemberPhoto Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00339  
First Friday Art Walk663,197The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again! *It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.*  The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2.  *San Francisco (PDT):* From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *New York (EDT):* From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *Paris (CET):* From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3.  *See starting and end times for _your_ local time zone on the event above.*  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311 , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0067  
Jeff Smith61,355Welcome 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 02:00:00188  
Trey Ratcliff8,275,587*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!   *Trey's Variety Hour #56* - subscribe for free on www.YouTube.com/stuckincustoms  We'll have on @103519655975029093996 to talk A LOT about these cameras and what they're all about.  Even my producer for the show @114092052797730247075 is getting one of these cameras!  We're putting together a few other guests right now too...  I think "Micro Four Thirds" might just be the *worst name ever* for a class of cameras. But after you get over that hopelessly confusing fractional name, you may find this is a light, quick, mobile system that will fit your lifestyle.  No more carrying around giant iron and lenses to take good photos needed! #1 Question We Get:  How Can I Be on the Show!?!?!?   Answer:  Contact @114092052797730247075  - he is the gatekeeper for all-things.*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!2012-10-23 04:00:00367  
Karen Hutton1,783,547Yes it's true, my friends. Oct. 9th (TONIGHT) will be our very last show. We've LOVED bringing LIFE Through the Lens to you for nearly a year; it's been a deeply defining time for each of us. And now it's time to move onward. But first... we've decided it's time to throw a HUGE WRAP-UP PARTY and send this show off in a blaze of *inspired glory!!* (Hey, it's us - how could we do it any differently?) From the crew at @101457540902915376745: @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 and @107650451991930674897...  *THANK YOU* for taking this ride with us! It has been glorious.  So be ready! *Tonight, our guest will be @103857876783441100226* and oh yes - it will be BIG!! There are few people I know more full of energy, creativity, vision and life than Annette. And that's saying something! We'll be talking about her artist-to-photographer transition, the one concept her mentor taught her that has defined her entire career, the deeper meaning behind her fairytale image series, the humanitarian project of her heart and a whole bushel of inspiration for photographers and artists of all kinds!  Annette is THE PERFECT person to help us wind up a our wonderful show and send it off in a burst of inspiration! *Time:* 6pm PT / 9pm ET (Your World Time: http://goo.gl/l6Fpj) *Right here on my stream!* *Live YouTube:*   http://bit.ly/UlP3WL *Live Chat Room:*   http://bit.ly/RawW5E _Please share!_The final LIFE Through The Lens with special guest Annette Biggers2012-10-10 03:00:0087  
Carra Riley48,525Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00620  
Karen Hutton1,783,547*Tomorrow night on @101457540902915376745 ... it's allll about @118357019708110162087!* If you think you know all there is to know about this amazing company, guess again! We'll be exploring _behind_ the curtain of Oz with the awesome team of  @103719067712188912978 @106711803105103787711 and @107740057098782600857. Who are these superheroes? What were their humble beginnings? What is the deeply personal motivational engine that has driven SmugMug to its current destination as the *largest photo site* in the world?? *You'll find all that out and more, as this kickass team also shares business tips* for photographers from the front lines of today's business market... as well as some cool 'how-to's" for navigating their (new and improved) website! In true *LIFE Through the Lens* fashion, you'll leave full and feeling inspired with food for thought and tips you can apply immediately after this most AWESOME show!! Join the chat here: http://blyve.com/event/88766150e358e00ac8000000 PLUS... we'll be *giving away a free SmugMug Pro account*... and have a special announcement to make, which you WON'T WANT TO MISS.  *Please join us!* You'll be sorely missed if you can't... but you can always watch the recording tomorrow on the @101457540902915376745 stream* ;-)) @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 @107650451991930674897 LIFE Through the Lens presents: The One and Only SmugMug Dream Team!2012-09-26 03:00:00136  
Isabelle Fortin26,201Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00145  
Scott Jarvie411,457*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00144  
Kelli Seeger Kim1,299,121It's @112471890387110967375 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But @117681034834791918293 and I couldn't wait any longer!) Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.   What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.   Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.   We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-) So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0058  
Kerry Murphy1,307,289Hey guess what! *Macro Monday* is going to try out using events *this week, 9/3* instead of next! *REMINDER* 1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is *ABSTRACT!*   2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours! 3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos. 4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :) Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00186  
Jeff Smith61,355Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is 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* 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 Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00245  
Ron Clifford2,836,181Who'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  
Trever McGhee88,585Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  
Yifat Cohen74,419*HOW ONE MOM’S BLOG BECAME THE BIGGEST NETWORK IN THE UK.*  @117079763782826581726 was a tech journalist contributing stories to ZDNet, Computing, Computer Weekly, Information Age, Mac User and the Guardian.  When her daughter turned 2 she started a parenting blog at Who's the Mummy, (ranked the UK's #1 parenting blog by Cision.) As comments started to come in, she realized there are other women bloggers out there but there was no way to find them, or know who the influences are. So she created @105290313389486695784 *a directory of 2,500 parent blogs that is fully updated every month, and allows brands to search, identify and contact the UK's most popular and influential bloggers.* *WHAT CAN YOU GET FROM A SUCCESSFUL BLOG?* How about an *invitation to go and tour the sets of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios* *Paid trips and accommodation* like the one Sally got to the South of France.. *Free products to review* and of course - *a nice income*. *SO HOW DO YOU GET YOUR BLOG TO THAT POINT?* Join us this Thur. and ask Sally directly.How to monetize your blog? The power is the numbers.2012-08-16 18:00:0061  
White Wednesday1,477Tomorrow is #whitewednesday ! This is a call out for Photos of all things white; cars, architecture, flowers, fabric, shells, food, candy, candles...you name it! Tag your post with #whitewednesday  and curator @116246690449431022994! Challenge: Can you pull off a white on white image...without it being burned out?  White Wednesday2012-08-15 00:30:0026  

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NetMOBiz0Mein Deutscher Kreis No.2  mit super Leuten!Vielen Dank! #kreise   #geteilterkreis   #geteiltekreise   #sharedcircle  2015-04-17 20:55:52200000
Ryan Johnson30,278This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Denver #August #Connecticut #CT #Hartford #Bridgeport #January #Delaware #DE #Dover #Wilmington #December #Florida #FL #Tallahassee #Jacksonville #March #Georgia #GA #Atlanta #Atlanta #January #Hawaii #HI #Honolulu #Honolulu #August #Idaho #ID #Boise #Boise #Illinois #IL #Springfield #Chicago #December #Indiana #Indianapolis2015-04-17 11:26:51374225
John Wood35,034This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#Azerbaijan #BakuBahrain #Emblem #Bahrainsvg #Bahrain #ManamaBangladesh #National #emblem #Bangladeshsvg #Bangladesh #Dhakahutan #Emblem #Bhutansvg #Bhutan #Thimphurunei #Emblem #Bruneisvg #Brunei #Bandar #Seri #BegawanBurma #State #seal #Myanmarsvg #Burma #Myanmar #NaypyidawCambodia #Coat #arms #Cambodiasvg #Cambodia #arms #Saudi #Arabiasvg 2015-04-16 11:41:21478023
Simon Weiner6,2201.18 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-04-13 17:04:33497001
Ryan Johnson29,473This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#religions #of #Judaism #Christianity #Islam #and #Baháí #Faith #originated #in #West #Asia #Judaism #the #oldest #of #the #Abrahamic #faiths #is #Cyprus #Georgia #and #Asian #Russia #Eastern #Orthodoxy #is #the #predominant #religion #Various #Christian #denominations #have #adherents #in #portions #of 2015-04-10 05:21:00461103
Debanjali 'World Peace'14,232Grow your global network ,by adding this circle ,let me know if you want more followers, I shall help you get more (smiles)2015-04-09 10:37:31496012
George Clark17,706If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#second #highest #achiever #in #the #world #in #terms #of #HDI #improvement #since #is #the #only #country #on #theTop #Movers" #due #to #income #rather #than #and #many #language #isolates #Most #Asian #countries #have #more #than #one #language 2015-04-09 04:57:17410304
Ruta a la Patagonia26,460┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v22 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v22 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:  +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-04-09 01:12:214998412
Игра «от» Эдгара1,403Активные пользователи Google+Приятно встретить кого-то, кто не знаком с моим прошлым.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past .)➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤ Дайте себе немного разнообразия и добавьте этих людей  в свои круги.➤ Следуйте этим простым шагам:   1) Добавить в круг 2) Plus оригинальный пост 3) Поделиться круг публично (и с ваших кругах / расширенный кружки) 4) Комментарий на исходное сообщение .Наслождайтесь общением с новыми интересными людьми !)И этоВам интересно кто я То ссылки тут :➤Мой канал на ютуб | My channel on YouTube  : http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Семьый канал на ютуб | Family Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Игровой канал на ютуб | Game Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~Active users of Google+It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)Give yourself a bit of variety and add these people to your circles.➤ Follow these simple steps: 1) Add a circle 2) plus the original post 3) Share circle publicly (and with your circles / extended circles) 4) Comment on the original post.Naslozhdaytes socializing with new people!)And I wonder who Etowah What links here:➤My channel on YouTube | My channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Semy channel on YouTube | Family channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Gaming channel on YouTube | Games channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤#googleplustools #googleplusanalyticstools #googleplusanalytics #internetmarketingtools #googleplusmarketingtools #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles 2015-04-07 19:52:40500000
Simon Weiner6,0161.12 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-04-07 08:34:41496013
Birgit Backlund-Palander (bb)46,557This is my second own handpicked circle share - take a look and have fun!I wish you find many new wonderful friends in it like I have found! It also makes me very happy if you like to re share this circle! 2015-04-05 19:33:45449446
Margaret Tompkins139,591Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-04-04 13:14:46186002
Gailen Mapes85,020Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-H - 4 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-04 11:14:22140003
HQSP Gold32,169Release 2015 March HQSP Winners circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Andy Brown and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Gold page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2015-04-04 05:57:282186411
Margaret Tompkins139,191Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-28 13:29:59201116
LToo Kang6 THANK IS NOT ENOUGH.................BETTER RESHARE THIS you are receiving notification that I mention you this means you are included in this circle.This circle contains people who are very active on G+, These are people who will plus, share and comment on your postsIf you would like to be included in the next Circle or remain in the Circle, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles.2 - Add +1 to the post.3 - Share the circle (Publicly) and mention me  when you share it, or Otherwise I may not notice your activity!((Please make sure you Share From The Original Post))From Here ►►►4 - Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘I apologize for all of was interactive with me and I forgot to include you in my circle, please send me and with all my pleasure I'll include  you◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘Thank you for all your pluses, shares and comments, I really appreciate all your support◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘More you share more you get!                                                         #circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles #petermarbaise#circleoftheday       #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared #topofthepeople#circlethis      #weekend  #sharedcircles  #googleplus2015-03-26 17:35:395013312
Ryan Johnson29,098This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#between #Western #and #Eastern #civilizations #on #the #Eurasian #continent #Ogura #Kazuo #and #Tenshin #Okakura #are #two #outspoken #Japanese #figures #on #the #subject§Historyain #article: #History #of #Asiahe #Mongol #Empire #ca #The #gray #area #is #the #later #Timurid #empire #map #of 2015-03-26 10:42:51411010
LToo Kang6 THANK IS NOT ENOUGH.................BETTER RESHARE THIS you are receiving notification that I mention you this means you are included in this circle.This circle contains people who are very active on G+, These are people who will plus, share and comment on your postsIf you would like to be included in the next Circle or remain in the Circle, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles.2 - Add +1 to the post.3 - Share the circle (Publicly) and mention me  when you share it, or Otherwise I may not notice your activity!((Please make sure you Share From The Original Post))From Here ►►►4 - Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘I apologize for all of was interactive with me and I forgot to include you in my circle, please send me and with all my pleasure I'll include  you◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘Thank you for all your pluses, shares and comments, I really appreciate all your support◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘◘More you share more you get!#petermarbaise #tuxoche #happysharing#circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles     #share #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou   #circlethursday #followme     #followers     #followback     #circle   #googleplus #coolpeople     #circleshare     #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare       #elfopower   #social     2015-03-25 14:23:52501879
MalefiX0Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2015-03-24 18:01:02501002
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:45:59498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:45:41498003
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:44:55498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:44:35498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:44:06498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:43:24498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:42:49498001
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:42:25498102
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:42:00498103
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:41:33498001
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:41:03498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:40:40498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:40:06498000
Henry Lion Oldie7,750Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people! -- Circle #1!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-03-24 09:39:35498000
Circle Share4,9502015-03-23 21:50:2840010617
Daniel Stock108,128▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂HERE'S VERSION 99-B OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED SUNDAY 3/22/2015▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-03-22 22:03:24500231523
Margaret Tompkins138,669Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-22 00:26:53168134
Walter Soestbergen76,467✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯This is the 1st #Birds4All circle share for 2015.This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleSharing is not required but is highly appreciated when this is doneIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 which is greatly maintained by  +Jane Floor with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergen2015-03-18 20:01:56320924093
Allan watson23,502If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #to #the #south #Asian #cultures #had #no #say #in #this #system #of #deing #the #imaginary #boundaries #separating #them #from #Europecitation #needed§Asia–Oceania #boundaryThe #geographers #have #rejected #the #threecontinent #system #Europe #Africa #Asia #on #the #grounds #that #there #is #no 2015-03-18 09:52:27407467
Juanro JR37Here is my Circle for this community you can add this circle and get more friends  #circle  2015-03-15 16:00:40484000
Margaret Tompkins137,968Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 18:20:09170213
Margaret Tompkins137,965Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-14 17:40:20170034
Linda Paul5,124This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!2015-03-11 04:06:45427422
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:23:25329027
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:23:05329006
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:22:47329015
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:22:29329004
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 3.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:22:12329003
Margaret Tompkins137,437Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  We have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  If you enjoy this circle, please share it with your friends!!#CircleShare  2015-03-07 14:37:13153226
HQSP Gold31,666Release 2015 February HQSP Gold circle!+Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Andy Brown +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Gold page in February- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,+Anja Wessels 2015-03-06 19:36:091985613
Gailen Mapes80,589Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-H - 4 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-03-04 11:37:42150001

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2015-03-21 02:20:59 (160 comments, 1 reshares, 220 +1s)Open 

Overwhelming Sadness
My beautiful mother passed away only a couple hours ago. She's the lovely little lady in the middle there, between my brother and I. She'd suffered a very long time and I can ameliorate my sadness temporarily knowing that her pain has ended and that she has what she has prayed for, for so long––to be with her father and her husband finally.
I share this, not for words of sympathy (please don't do that), but to celebrate a love and life dedicated to loving and giving to others.
Rest in the peace I know you now have, my dear Mother.
Barbara C. (Griggs) Pierce, 1937-2015

Most reshares: 231

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2015-03-15 12:13:57 (111 comments, 231 reshares, 2588 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in the Valley of Fire
In 180º Surround-View® !!

(Just kidding ... it's only a pano ... ;o7. 12 images, shot on the vertical, stitched in Ps).



Valley of Fire State Park | Nevada
http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park/

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
+Dawn On Sunday with thanks to  +Linda Stokes +Corey Gibson #DawnOnSunday

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #StunningMoment  

Most plusones: 2588

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2015-03-15 12:13:57 (111 comments, 231 reshares, 2588 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in the Valley of Fire
In 180º Surround-View® !!

(Just kidding ... it's only a pano ... ;o7. 12 images, shot on the vertical, stitched in Ps).



Valley of Fire State Park | Nevada
http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park/

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
+Dawn On Sunday with thanks to  +Linda Stokes +Corey Gibson #DawnOnSunday

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #StunningMoment  

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2015-04-17 13:42:16 (25 comments, 22 reshares, 470 +1s)Open 

The Last Embers of Our Evening Campfire




#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs

The Last Embers of Our Evening Campfire




#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs___

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2015-04-15 14:47:08 (40 comments, 60 reshares, 856 +1s)Open 

Valley of Fire, Nevada; sunrise

I have so many images from my desert visit that I stopped sharing them for a while thinking y'all would divorce me if you had to look at one. more. desert. image. ... ;o). But, golly, it was so beautiful there. The Valley of Fire earns its name well as the grounds glow with ember-y shades. 

This is another pano stitch: 4 images, top to bottom, exposed for light level at each turn of the camera––done rapidly, as the light changed even more so, using shutter speed ... and I definitely used a tripod.

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Valley of Fire, Nevada; sunrise

I have so many images from my desert visit that I stopped sharing them for a while thinking y'all would divorce me if you had to look at one. more. desert. image. ... ;o). But, golly, it was so beautiful there. The Valley of Fire earns its name well as the grounds glow with ember-y shades. 

This is another pano stitch: 4 images, top to bottom, exposed for light level at each turn of the camera––done rapidly, as the light changed even more so, using shutter speed ... and I definitely used a tripod.

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

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2015-04-13 15:50:43 (85 comments, 96 reshares, 950 +1s)Open 

so many sorrows
for so many years
bent by the weight
of her burden of tears
===

We women have certain chemicals in our systems that can make us cry at the drop of a hat (or the destruction of our favorite shoes, if you prefer a less hackneyed phrase.) It's not that men don't feel or cry, it's just that we gals are wired to shed tears for even the littlest things. I sometimes get teary writing heartfelt posts (excuse me a minute while I dry my keyboard off … )

So when a kid gets rescued finally on the news, the dog returns after four hours missing, those heirloom rose cuttings from grandma pop out with their first blooms, or we take 400 shots and we're not happy with a dang one, we tear up.

Add to those the genuine woes that make us bawl in earnest –– and force us to keep tissue boxes in almost every roomof th... more »

so many sorrows
for so many years
bent by the weight
of her burden of tears
===

We women have certain chemicals in our systems that can make us cry at the drop of a hat (or the destruction of our favorite shoes, if you prefer a less hackneyed phrase.) It's not that men don't feel or cry, it's just that we gals are wired to shed tears for even the littlest things. I sometimes get teary writing heartfelt posts (excuse me a minute while I dry my keyboard off … )

So when a kid gets rescued finally on the news, the dog returns after four hours missing, those heirloom rose cuttings from grandma pop out with their first blooms, or we take 400 shots and we're not happy with a dang one, we tear up.

Add to those the genuine woes that make us bawl in earnest –– and force us to keep tissue boxes in almost every room of the house (not to mention the various nooks and crannies of our pockets, pouches, packs and sacks) –– and you have one fairly damp existence.

So here's to the ladies who cry.
I, for one, wouldn't take back a moment of it. ... :o)

–––

#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Reflections) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Julie B

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All___

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2015-04-11 19:08:05 (63 comments, 74 reshares, 1096 +1s)Open 

"I can't even begin to convey the depth of humiliation that I feel in the fact that you went ahead and took my portrait knowing full well that Leland was behind me picking his armpit."
#TheDepthOfSeagullButtHumilation  


With grins to the #Gulluminati  gang ... :o)



––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith+Bette Ka... more »

"I can't even begin to convey the depth of humiliation that I feel in the fact that you went ahead and took my portrait knowing full well that Leland was behind me picking his armpit."
#TheDepthOfSeagullButtHumilation  


With grins to the #Gulluminati  gang ... :o)



––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery___

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2015-04-09 18:28:01 (34 comments, 106 reshares, 726 +1s)Open 

The Path You Choose

I was reminded of this incredible woman, Ernestine Shepard, who, in her mid-seventies, became the oldest world female body-building champion. (http://goo.gl/gsv7) And she didn't start her journey of success until late in life.

For anything to exist in your life, it needs to be created.

This includes your health -- good or bad.
This includes your ability -- good or bad.
This includes your emotional reactions -- good or bad.
This includes your relationships -- good or bad.

We create the bad stuff as much as the good.

The truth is, many people don't take responsibility for what happens in their lives -- oftentimes believing that the choices they make in life are thrust upon them by "others" or circumstance. They forget that they are the ultimate cause in the forces of their own lives. more »

The Path You Choose

I was reminded of this incredible woman, Ernestine Shepard, who, in her mid-seventies, became the oldest world female body-building champion. (http://goo.gl/gsv7) And she didn't start her journey of success until late in life.

For anything to exist in your life, it needs to be created.

This includes your health -- good or bad.
This includes your ability -- good or bad.
This includes your emotional reactions -- good or bad.
This includes your relationships -- good or bad.

We create the bad stuff as much as the good.

The truth is, many people don't take responsibility for what happens in their lives -- oftentimes believing that the choices they make in life are thrust upon them by "others" or circumstance. They forget that they are the ultimate cause in the forces of their own lives. 

Sure, we get strapped down by mortgages, kids, medical liabilities and distressed family members. But the day that we walk out the door and say, "I, me, and only me, am going to do something about this today!" is the day where life begins.



–––

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #inspiration   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-04-07 22:49:23 (63 comments, 100 reshares, 1317 +1s)Open 

Be Mindful of the Little Ones

This tiny butterfly is called a "Fiery Skipper" (Hylephila phyleus) and is only about 1 cm long. He was the dickens to catch (in a shot), too, because he would dash off as soon as I got near enough to catch him in macro ... ;oD



#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #butterfly #Nature #Butterflyphotography #Insects #MacroPhotography #NaturePhotography #Macro #Lepidoptera #Papillon #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs

Be Mindful of the Little Ones

This tiny butterfly is called a "Fiery Skipper" (Hylephila phyleus) and is only about 1 cm long. He was the dickens to catch (in a shot), too, because he would dash off as soon as I got near enough to catch him in macro ... ;oD



#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #butterfly #Nature #Butterflyphotography #Insects #MacroPhotography #NaturePhotography #Macro #Lepidoptera #Papillon #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs___

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2015-04-05 15:53:32 (38 comments, 56 reshares, 501 +1s)Open 

Public Service Announcement
ahem –– is this microphone on?
Easter is a busy, busy time of year and with the population grown as it is, the Easter bunny can become overworked.

Please remember that family pets can be pressed into service on short notice, thus avoiding embarrassment for yourself at the annual egg hunt and teary recriminations from the wee ones in your household.

You're welcome.

Happy Easter! ... to those of you who celebrate ... :o)



#rgwoodpost #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #Easter #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting  


boing, boing, boing ....
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. . . . . . . . ¸✰´ ¯ `✰˛¯\„)\„)
´”´”`´”```”... more »

Public Service Announcement
ahem –– is this microphone on?
Easter is a busy, busy time of year and with the population grown as it is, the Easter bunny can become overworked.

Please remember that family pets can be pressed into service on short notice, thus avoiding embarrassment for yourself at the annual egg hunt and teary recriminations from the wee ones in your household.

You're welcome.

Happy Easter! ... to those of you who celebrate ... :o)



#rgwoodpost #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #Easter #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting  


boing, boing, boing ....
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. _ . - ._
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (/ ( `ָ´)\)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ./. ," ),
¸✰´ ¯ `✰˛. . . . . . . .C(” .) .)
. . . . . . . . ¸✰´ ¯ `✰˛ ¯\„)\„)
´”´”`´”```”`´”´”`´”``”´”`´”``”´”`´”``….. #Spring 


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Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images made available for print at robingriggswood.smugmug.com___

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2015-04-04 16:15:38 (49 comments, 46 reshares, 738 +1s)Open 

*Yet another #SeagullessSaturday *
Though, I did happen to find a woodpecker out in the front garden––bludgeoning the begeezus out of my tree with his fore-borer there––whom I am almost certain is a #SeagullButtSpy  sent to confirm whether or not I might be dead and no longer a threat to the dignity of Seagulls the world over.
Spy or no, he was doing enough damage out there that I called out "wood pecker!" in a derisive way at him. He probably didn't get the entendre ... ;o7

If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , really, I don't know WHAT they are thinking?!!

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +EllieKennard ... more »

*Yet another #SeagullessSaturday *
Though, I did happen to find a woodpecker out in the front garden––bludgeoning the begeezus out of my tree with his fore-borer there––whom I am almost certain is a #SeagullButtSpy  sent to confirm whether or not I might be dead and no longer a threat to the dignity of Seagulls the world over.
Spy or no, he was doing enough damage out there that I called out "wood pecker!" in a derisive way at him. He probably didn't get the entendre ... ;o7

If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , really, I don't know WHAT they are thinking?!!

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery___

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2015-04-03 14:50:51 (76 comments, 67 reshares, 971 +1s)Open 

Greetings!

I drove to a business meeting out of town yesterday and these were on the table by the window of the little cafe we dined at. They were so cheery, they just seemed to say "hi there!" when we sat down ... :o)


FREE WALLPAPER
For those loyal followers that actually read all of my posts (most likely because I might say something funny about once every 6 months and you don't want to miss it .... ;o7), please accept this image as my gift to you for your desktop, mobile device or to cover that hole you made in the bathroom wall when you opened the door too fast and slammed the knob into the plaster. However, I recommend you print it out on sheet metal, if you're going to use it for the latter.

For those of you who aren't all that loyal, but stumbled down to this text by pure accident or because you're on the toilet,... more »

Greetings!

I drove to a business meeting out of town yesterday and these were on the table by the window of the little cafe we dined at. They were so cheery, they just seemed to say "hi there!" when we sat down ... :o)


FREE WALLPAPER
For those loyal followers that actually read all of my posts (most likely because I might say something funny about once every 6 months and you don't want to miss it .... ;o7), please accept this image as my gift to you for your desktop, mobile device or to cover that hole you made in the bathroom wall when you opened the door too fast and slammed the knob into the plaster. However, I recommend you print it out on sheet metal, if you're going to use it for the latter.

For those of you who aren't all that loyal, but stumbled down to this text by pure accident or because you're on the toilet, wanted some reading material and this post just happened along in the G+ stream––and now you're eyeing that hole you made in the plaster ages ago and thought, "brilliant!", when you read my text above about using this image to cover it up––the following caveat is for you:
This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.

Download is here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcc3lHY2xUNHpXWHc/view?usp=sharing


#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs___

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2015-04-02 17:40:14 (19 comments, 15 reshares, 283 +1s)Open 

Agavaceae

There are at least 50 species of Yucca within the Agavaceae species, I believe this one might be the southwestern "Yucca baccata" [embellished .. ;o7].
Really, I just want to print it out in ginormous size and put it on an entire wall ... or maybe the bedroom ceiling –– that sure would get me out of bed in the morning!! ... ;oD

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday with thanks to +Mehdia Ridder
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Agavaceae

There are at least 50 species of Yucca within the Agavaceae species, I believe this one might be the southwestern "Yucca baccata" [embellished .. ;o7].
Really, I just want to print it out in ginormous size and put it on an entire wall ... or maybe the bedroom ceiling –– that sure would get me out of bed in the morning!! ... ;oD

#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday with thanks to +Mehdia Ridder
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-04-01 14:47:26 (37 comments, 60 reshares, 660 +1s)Open 

Somewhere Near a Red Desert



#tgsmu15 #lasvegas

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Somewhere Near a Red Desert



#tgsmu15 #lasvegas

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

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2015-03-31 22:49:51 (36 comments, 60 reshares, 779 +1s)Open 

Do you have a dream? What or who would you like to be in the next year, the next ten years? What do you need to extricate from your life to become that?
Are you willing to sacrifice who you are right this very minute?

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become. ~Charles DuBois


–––
+Tree Tuesday  with thanks to  +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
#tgsmu15 #lasvegas
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #SunsetPhotography #Sunset

Do you have a dream? What or who would you like to be in the next year, the next ten years? What do you need to extricate from your life to become that?
Are you willing to sacrifice who you are right this very minute?

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become. ~Charles DuBois


–––
+Tree Tuesday  with thanks to  +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
#tgsmu15 #lasvegas
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #SunsetPhotography #Sunset___

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2015-03-30 21:08:25 (19 comments, 17 reshares, 380 +1s)Open 

"Pokehlicious"

;o7

For #MacroMonday 's theme: INTERSECTING
with thanks to +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Wendy Baker & +Julie B

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

"Pokehlicious"

;o7

For #MacroMonday 's theme: INTERSECTING
with thanks to +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau +Wendy Baker & +Julie B

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-30 20:40:46 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

We all love taking photos for many different reasons, be it capturing a beautiful sunset, or documenting something for later. Starting today, we're making it easier to view your Google+ photos in Drive, alongside other files you might have there. For example if you're looking to plan a wedding, you can find your inspirational photos right next to your guest list. 

Read more at http://goo.gl/s0Vfa3.

We all love taking photos for many different reasons, be it capturing a beautiful sunset, or documenting something for later. Starting today, we're making it easier to view your Google+ photos in Drive, alongside other files you might have there. For example if you're looking to plan a wedding, you can find your inspirational photos right next to your guest list. 

Read more at http://goo.gl/s0Vfa3.___

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2015-03-29 16:08:50 (28 comments, 63 reshares, 501 +1s)Open 

Glorious Day!

I'm out for a bit today to visit with my son, but I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a glorious day and evening ... :o))

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Glorious Day!

I'm out for a bit today to visit with my son, but I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a glorious day and evening ... :o))

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

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2015-03-27 17:02:47 (22 comments, 24 reshares, 271 +1s)Open 

Stuck in the Desert

Sorry folks, but my desert trip is just what happens to be open in Lightroom right now ... <snicker>. For those of you in snowy and cold climes, just move a little closer to your monitor and feel the heat ... :o))


#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography

Stuck in the Desert

Sorry folks, but my desert trip is just what happens to be open in Lightroom right now ... <snicker>. For those of you in snowy and cold climes, just move a little closer to your monitor and feel the heat ... :o))


#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography___

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2015-03-27 16:38:39 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Take a two and a half minute wander through a GHOST TOWN! ... in this short, gorgeously shot, edited and scored entirely by filmmaker +Sassi Sassmannshausen. Bravo, Sassi!

Time Sketch, Nelson Ghost Town
Nevada, March 2015
Short 02-30 [min:sec]

https://youtu.be/dS1bnv-DBrA

There was a meet up in Nevada early in March, "The Great Scavenger Meet-up, 2015" lead by +Chrysta Rae . The Sunday event was a two-hour visit of Nelson and its Ghost Town.
Yes, I took a pano, but this time I filmed mainly with my RED Dragon. I had this camera with me for a different project, to make some tests in the desert. So, this is just for fun, I hope you enjoy it.
As the greatest cinematographers often say, you get better, but you never stop learning; I like to play, explore and just dive into things like that.
Enjoy. ___Take a two and a half minute wander through a GHOST TOWN! ... in this short, gorgeously shot, edited and scored entirely by filmmaker +Sassi Sassmannshausen. Bravo, Sassi!

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2015-03-26 22:19:29 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Here is one person who is high on my list of favorite Googlers. I first truly got to know +Ron Clifford after I was invited onto the show "Life Through the Lens" with Karen, Kerri, Kelli, Anna, Tana and Tam … and then there was Ron, always a trailblazer, even willing to voice his unique view as the only male member of a show about inspiration. He could hold his own there, and continues to hold his own, to be an ongoing inspiration wherever he happens to be.

Ron and I are kindred spirits––in changing the world, one artist at a time (I think we have a catch phrase there, Ron … ;oD)–– in genuinely caring about others and helping those to do the same, not only in our words, but in our actions. He's helped me to make the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers a thriving volunteer action that continues to help the G+ photography community become a stronger, more active andmore creative... more »

Here is one person who is high on my list of favorite Googlers. I first truly got to know +Ron Clifford after I was invited onto the show "Life Through the Lens" with Karen, Kerri, Kelli, Anna, Tana and Tam … and then there was Ron, always a trailblazer, even willing to voice his unique view as the only male member of a show about inspiration. He could hold his own there, and continues to hold his own, to be an ongoing inspiration wherever he happens to be.

Ron and I are kindred spirits––in changing the world, one artist at a time (I think we have a catch phrase there, Ron … ;oD)–– in genuinely caring about others and helping those to do the same, not only in our words, but in our actions. He's helped me to make the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers a thriving volunteer action that continues to help the G+ photography community become a stronger, more active and more creative group. The world is truly a better place because Ron Clifford is in it and I can only wish for you the same good fortune that I have had in getting to know him better.

#rgwoodpost___

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2015-03-26 13:25:52 (18 comments, 38 reshares, 417 +1s)Open 

How to be the best artist.


Ever since I can remember, I have always drawn, painted or otherwise tried to express my imagination through some form of aesthetic reality. Art has always been a part of me and always will be. It is not that art expression is something special in me, I feel that it is an intrinsic part of our humanity and that everyone has art in their nature. Wide expression takes training, but the capacity exists in everyone.

I am not a formally trained artist. When I was young and drawing, in the first attempts that we usually do -- copying the art of others or sketching the lines of photographs by eye -- I never received much in the way of feedback or support. I took that as tacit response that I was no good at it. My father “hrrumpfed” and went back to what he was doing. Art teachers in early school were overworked and passing time. I stopped focusingon ... more »

How to be the best artist.


Ever since I can remember, I have always drawn, painted or otherwise tried to express my imagination through some form of aesthetic reality. Art has always been a part of me and always will be. It is not that art expression is something special in me, I feel that it is an intrinsic part of our humanity and that everyone has art in their nature. Wide expression takes training, but the capacity exists in everyone.

I am not a formally trained artist. When I was young and drawing, in the first attempts that we usually do -- copying the art of others or sketching the lines of photographs by eye -- I never received much in the way of feedback or support. I took that as tacit response that I was no good at it. My father “hrrumpfed” and went back to what he was doing. Art teachers in early school were overworked and passing time. I stopped focusing on that as a goal. To express the creative side of my self I went into the cosmetology business -- and got stuck there for years! In everything I did, I was always creating, however. I used to paint miniatures on clients fingernails; highly detailed works of their pets and many different things. I have painted something in most of the homes I lived in, and expressed my sensations of, and desire for color, light and form with craft and decoration. Through all of that I gained the sensibilities of art that I employ to this day. When cosmetology no longer answered my art expression needs, I decided to do murals. What the heck -- go from painting the tiniest miniatures to full scale wall murals ... why not?! I learned a lot about art while doing those murals. What constituted communication of a mood or expression, and what was merely craft. I have received my training through doing, and I hope to be training in and learning art for the rest of my life.

I do become driven when I am in the middle of a piece, but if I had to state what drives me or propels me, it would be that my most outstanding inspiration has been love. OK ... for the more pragmatic of my readers, let me qualify that as “affinity”. My creations of art, when they had any impact at all, have been borne on the back of the immense degree of affinity that I have had for the person or persons that I was creating it for. Painting for children's stories found me while I was doing murals in private homes, offered by two bright and intelligent authors that I adored.

Whether it was a mural in a child's room or creating the illustrations of a book, there was always someone that I was painting that for; someone whose delight I could imagine at the end of the work. Like making music, it has a degree less joy when there is no one singing along. You’ll know when you are creating your best artwork, because you will think less on the piece itself and more on the person or audience that will receive it in the end.


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This is a painting I did for some friends who have a small school located north of Austin, in rural Texas. It is an expansive and welcoming place with a multitude of critters about and a focus on the joy and pleasure that learning can be.-----___

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2015-03-25 22:53:13 (48 comments, 115 reshares, 1704 +1s)Open 

Look the other direction.

Sunrise at the Valley of Fire, Nevada.


("artistic license" notes: this is more representative of my experience there ... the moon I shot was actually at my right shoulder when the sun broke, but the foreground wasn't as nice so I "spliced" ... ;oD)




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#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography 

Look the other direction.

Sunrise at the Valley of Fire, Nevada.


("artistic license" notes: this is more representative of my experience there ... the moon I shot was actually at my right shoulder when the sun broke, but the foreground wasn't as nice so I "spliced" ... ;oD)




–––

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography ___

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2015-03-25 16:20:40 (24 comments, 18 reshares, 371 +1s)Open 

Now entering Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Panorama. 6 images.


#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Now entering Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Panorama. 6 images.


#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

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2015-03-24 15:55:58 (37 comments, 27 reshares, 374 +1s)Open 

Weird
I was talking with another Arcanum fellow yesterday who mentioned at one point, "I'm someone who sees being called 'weird' as a compliment." I laughed from a resonating viewpoint. "Me, too!!" There are days that I'll just have the quirkiest ideas (this being one of them) and must follow through.

Some will only shake their heads and say, "Robin, you're weird!" and I'll say, "Aw, golly––you're just saying that to be nice. Thanks!"

... ;o7

–––
+Tree Tuesday  #TreeTuesday  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson 

+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos  
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation 


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Weird
I was talking with another Arcanum fellow yesterday who mentioned at one point, "I'm someone who sees being called 'weird' as a compliment." I laughed from a resonating viewpoint. "Me, too!!" There are days that I'll just have the quirkiest ideas (this being one of them) and must follow through.

Some will only shake their heads and say, "Robin, you're weird!" and I'll say, "Aw, golly––you're just saying that to be nice. Thanks!"

... ;o7

–––
+Tree Tuesday  #TreeTuesday  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson 

+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos  
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation  


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #photoshop #photomanipulation___

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2015-03-23 15:44:28 (122 comments, 191 reshares, 2040 +1s)Open 

Safe Harbor

... 'cuz I'm feeling the sun peeking through today ... ;o)




(Oh, and Flood, +Christina Lihani and +Pat Kight ... just sayin' ... great with any mountain or, say, red rock photos you might have lying around ... you know, in case you have any of those ... ;o7)

–––
#MoodyMondayPhotos  with thanks to +Philip Daly & +Moody Monday 
+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart 

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Safe Harbor

... 'cuz I'm feeling the sun peeking through today ... ;o)




(Oh, and Flood, +Christina Lihani and +Pat Kight ... just sayin' ... great with any mountain or, say, red rock photos you might have lying around ... you know, in case you have any of those ... ;o7)

–––
#MoodyMondayPhotos  with thanks to +Philip Daly & +Moody Monday 
+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart 


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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images 
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums___

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2015-03-21 16:04:09 (27 comments, 18 reshares, 379 +1s)Open 

Celebrating the life and ascension of a beautiful spirit today.

And sending hugs out to my #Gullarazzi pals,
+Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi... more »

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Flying Dreams

Do you ever have dreams where you are flying? I have them often, and have come to look forward to them. I have even gotten rather good at controlling my direction and speed while in the dream, so that I have some sense mastery over the dream itself. Do you have a recurring dream that you like and what is it?

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This is, of course, a creative vision. The base is one of my own photographs that included the bird, trees and sky (in this particular composition already), but I added another 20% to the left side of the image and forced a color palette of my own (I also cloned out a lamp and a smaller tree at the lower right.)

For #BeforeAndAfterSaturday with thanks to curator +Raghav Sood -- the original can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/Jdsxt
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#SunsetSaturday___Celebrating the life and ascension of a beautiful spirit today.

And sending hugs out to my #Gullarazzi pals,
+Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

#SeagullButtSaturday #rgwoodpost

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2015-03-21 02:20:59 (160 comments, 1 reshares, 220 +1s)Open 

Overwhelming Sadness
My beautiful mother passed away only a couple hours ago. She's the lovely little lady in the middle there, between my brother and I. She'd suffered a very long time and I can ameliorate my sadness temporarily knowing that her pain has ended and that she has what she has prayed for, for so long––to be with her father and her husband finally.
I share this, not for words of sympathy (please don't do that), but to celebrate a love and life dedicated to loving and giving to others.
Rest in the peace I know you now have, my dear Mother.
Barbara C. (Griggs) Pierce, 1937-2015

Overwhelming Sadness
My beautiful mother passed away only a couple hours ago. She's the lovely little lady in the middle there, between my brother and I. She'd suffered a very long time and I can ameliorate my sadness temporarily knowing that her pain has ended and that she has what she has prayed for, for so long––to be with her father and her husband finally.
I share this, not for words of sympathy (please don't do that), but to celebrate a love and life dedicated to loving and giving to others.
Rest in the peace I know you now have, my dear Mother.
Barbara C. (Griggs) Pierce, 1937-2015___

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2015-03-20 15:28:55 (53 comments, 106 reshares, 1159 +1s)Open 

Hailing In Spring and Happiness
... with the flower of a Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris). It never ceases to amaze me how something so exquisitely designed to repel all but the most desperate, pain-oblivious creatures can have a flower so exquisitely designed to attract.

While some varieties of cacti have long, sharp spines, this variety has small tufts of no less skin-threatening barbs that require hours of careful attention to remove should you be so unfortunate as to touch one.

Though, this one was found in the Nevada Desert, we also have them local to our California mountains ... they are abundant in many deserts south of the border as well. If you know how to handle and prepare them, they can be a valuable food source, should you be caught out in the wild. Using a large knife to cut and hold them with, you put them over your campfire to burn off the tufts of... more »

Hailing In Spring and Happiness
... with the flower of a Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris). It never ceases to amaze me how something so exquisitely designed to repel all but the most desperate, pain-oblivious creatures can have a flower so exquisitely designed to attract.

While some varieties of cacti have long, sharp spines, this variety has small tufts of no less skin-threatening barbs that require hours of careful attention to remove should you be so unfortunate as to touch one.

Though, this one was found in the Nevada Desert, we also have them local to our California mountains ... they are abundant in many deserts south of the border as well. If you know how to handle and prepare them, they can be a valuable food source, should you be caught out in the wild. Using a large knife to cut and hold them with, you put them over your campfire to burn off the tufts of barbs. Then they can be sliced and used like any vegetable, cooked or in salads.

They taste a bit like a green bell pepper (yes, I've actually prepared and eaten them in the wild ... ;o)), but some folks don't like the fact that, unlike green peppers, they are a bit "slimy" in texture, like okra. Still, a valuable food (and moisture) source, if you happen to be lost in the desert. The younger, new pads sprouting from older cacti are more palatable than older growth. In some hispanic cultures, this cactus, "Nopal", is prepared and pickled to make "Nopales", a popular relish or entremets.


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#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #Spring2015 #HappinessDay #WorldHappinessDay #InternationalHappinessDay___

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2015-03-19 03:39:44 (24 comments, 20 reshares, 265 +1s)Open 

EDIT: Oh, gosh, I didn't mean to spam the stream ... I was just trying to get organized and pushed the wrong button ... O_o

EDIT: Oh, gosh, I didn't mean to spam the stream ... I was just trying to get organized and pushed the wrong button ... O_o___

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2015-03-19 03:30:51 (23 comments, 20 reshares, 279 +1s)Open 

A selection of my artwork, including a few with behind-the-scenes of how they were done. 

A selection of my artwork, including a few with behind-the-scenes of how they were done. ___

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2015-03-19 03:26:44 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-18 21:04:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯

This is the 1st #Birds4All circle share for 2015.

This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.

Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circle

Sharing is not required but is highly appreciated when this is done

If you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:

#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)

You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 which is greatly maintained by  +Jane Floor 

with kind regards,
+Walter Soestbergen

✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯

This is the 1st #Birds4All circle share for 2015.

This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.

Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circle

Sharing is not required but is highly appreciated when this is done

If you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:

#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)

You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 which is greatly maintained by  +Jane Floor 

with kind regards,
+Walter Soestbergen___

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2015-03-18 16:04:41 (64 comments, 43 reshares, 487 +1s)Open 

"Searching For a Kindred Spirit"

We stopped by "Arch Rock" in the Valley of Fire, Nevada. I was thinking "epic arch" in my mind as we drove to it, but I was underwhelmed due to it's size. It's not that it isn't cool, I just had other ideas about it. Well, lemons and lemonade, you know ... as every element I shoot gives me new ideas for composites and an archway does make a nice frame for a winged damsel seeking a soulmate ... :o)



#tgsmu15 #lasvegas 

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+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation 


#rgwoodpost #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting 
#digitalart #digitalpainting#photoshop #p... more »

"Searching For a Kindred Spirit"

We stopped by "Arch Rock" in the Valley of Fire, Nevada. I was thinking "epic arch" in my mind as we drove to it, but I was underwhelmed due to it's size. It's not that it isn't cool, I just had other ideas about it. Well, lemons and lemonade, you know ... as every element I shoot gives me new ideas for composites and an archway does make a nice frame for a winged damsel seeking a soulmate ... :o)



#tgsmu15 #lasvegas 

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+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation 


#rgwoodpost #amazing #color #colors #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting 
#digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation  #mattepainting #fineart #fineartpls  #conceptart
#photomanipulator #photomanipulation #artdesign #designs #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative #hqspart #textureblendphotography  




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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images 
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
 ––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums___

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2015-03-18 14:49:14 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

+Scott Jarvie, King of the Mountain
This is the perfect disposition for Jarvie; he's fun and funny, and a consummate ham in front of the cam, which is one of the best parts about him. He's so playful and laid back. We were both speaking at an event last week, so it was my opportunity to meet him in person finally and see him at his best––this guy, who seems happiest when he can amuse everyone and make them smile. 
Yep, I surely did smile, Scott. Thanks for putting your awesome out there for us all ... :o))

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

+Scott Jarvie, King of the Mountain
This is the perfect disposition for Jarvie; he's fun and funny, and a consummate ham in front of the cam, which is one of the best parts about him. He's so playful and laid back. We were both speaking at an event last week, so it was my opportunity to meet him in person finally and see him at his best––this guy, who seems happiest when he can amuse everyone and make them smile. 
Yep, I surely did smile, Scott. Thanks for putting your awesome out there for us all ... :o))

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-17 18:05:24 (29 comments, 17 reshares, 261 +1s)Open 

Would 4 three-leaf clovers be the same as 3 four-leaf clovers?

Well, best of luck to you for all you hope to accomplish today anyway!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, for those who celebrate!




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#Green #HappyStPatricksDay #LuckOfTheIrish #StPattysDay #StPaddysDay #StPatrick #Lucky #StPattys #Happy #Clover #StPatricksDay2015

Would 4 three-leaf clovers be the same as 3 four-leaf clovers?

Well, best of luck to you for all you hope to accomplish today anyway!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, for those who celebrate!




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#Green #HappyStPatricksDay #LuckOfTheIrish #StPattysDay #StPaddysDay #StPatrick #Lucky #StPattys #Happy #Clover #StPatricksDay2015___

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2015-03-15 12:54:19 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

+Alan Shapiro and the Red Rock Canyon Mountains
There wasn't enough time! Oh, to have had the luxury to be able to sit long and fully take in the grandeur, the beauty, the spirit, the immense sublimity of it all!
(And the mountains were nice, too … ;o))

I finally got the opportunity to meet––and give a long-deserved hug to––a man to whom we all go to for inspiration on a regular basis. He's exactly the same in person as he is online; caring, giving, considerate, funny, fun and his heart is ten times larger than you may have thought … I don't know how he fits it all into his corporeal self … the man is a wizard, I tell you … :o)

Thank you, Alan. The moments that we had to sit and chat––about inspiring others and to giggle over nonsensical stuff, too––were one of the biggest highlights to a weekend jam-packed with highlights.If I kept a journal, the... more »

+Alan Shapiro and the Red Rock Canyon Mountains
There wasn't enough time! Oh, to have had the luxury to be able to sit long and fully take in the grandeur, the beauty, the spirit, the immense sublimity of it all!
(And the mountains were nice, too … ;o))

I finally got the opportunity to meet––and give a long-deserved hug to––a man to whom we all go to for inspiration on a regular basis. He's exactly the same in person as he is online; caring, giving, considerate, funny, fun and his heart is ten times larger than you may have thought … I don't know how he fits it all into his corporeal self … the man is a wizard, I tell you … :o)

Thank you, Alan. The moments that we had to sit and chat––about inspiring others and to giggle over nonsensical stuff, too––were one of the biggest highlights to a weekend jam-packed with highlights. If I kept a journal, the pages I filled about my time with you I would have covered with stickers, hearts and glitter by now.
Yes, that good … :o))

Looking forward to more adventures with you!
... my co-conspirator in changing the world one heart at a time.



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers___

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2015-03-15 12:13:57 (111 comments, 231 reshares, 2588 +1s)Open 

Sunrise in the Valley of Fire
In 180º Surround-View® !!

(Just kidding ... it's only a pano ... ;o7. 12 images, shot on the vertical, stitched in Ps).



Valley of Fire State Park | Nevada
http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park/

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
+Dawn On Sunday with thanks to  +Linda Stokes +Corey Gibson #DawnOnSunday

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #StunningMoment  

Sunrise in the Valley of Fire
In 180º Surround-View® !!

(Just kidding ... it's only a pano ... ;o7. 12 images, shot on the vertical, stitched in Ps).



Valley of Fire State Park | Nevada
http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park/

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
+Dawn On Sunday with thanks to  +Linda Stokes +Corey Gibson #DawnOnSunday

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Travel #TravelPhotography #StunningMoment  ___

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2015-03-14 15:21:12 (26 comments, 9 reshares, 280 +1s)Open 

Seagull-less On Saturday

There's a dearth of seagulls in the desert ... only obvious for their severe lack. I've no #seagullbutt  to share with my #seagullbuttsaturday  gang today, so I can't even plus-mention them into this post––and they probably think I don't love them anymore because I was off in the desert last Saturday, too! Except +Sharon Stone, I can mention her because she never shows up anyway. She's obvious as heck when she's not here ... ;o))

+Sunset Saturday  #SunsetSaturday  with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr 

#bokehlicious !!!!

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Seagull-less On Saturday

There's a dearth of seagulls in the desert ... only obvious for their severe lack. I've no #seagullbutt  to share with my #seagullbuttsaturday  gang today, so I can't even plus-mention them into this post––and they probably think I don't love them anymore because I was off in the desert last Saturday, too! Except +Sharon Stone, I can mention her because she never shows up anyway. She's obvious as heck when she's not here ... ;o))

+Sunset Saturday  #SunsetSaturday  with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr 

#bokehlicious !!!!

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-13 17:27:35 (44 comments, 99 reshares, 1294 +1s)Open 

Cactus Flower
It's no secret that I'd been wandering the desert for days recently, right? ... ;o))



#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers

Cactus Flower
It's no secret that I'd been wandering the desert for days recently, right? ... ;o))



#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers___

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2015-03-13 02:08:24 (37 comments, 6 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

For anyone already enamored of the talented +Sam Breach, your crush is going to be much deeper when you look at this ... what a beauty, eh?!

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

For anyone already enamored of the talented +Sam Breach, your crush is going to be much deeper when you look at this ... what a beauty, eh?!

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-12 18:44:03 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 191 +1s)Open 

Rainbow Vista in the "Valley of Fire"

When we first stopped by this trailhead, I was curious how the area got its moniker of "Rainbow". While, according to a Google search, there is a vista point along the trail that reveals a particular rock with striations that resemble a rainbow, I was convinced at the time that the titular "rainbow" had more to do with the colors in the entire area. This is a stitched pano of a large section of it and, when I counted all the colors I could see, it seemed to encompass the rainbow––red, orange, yellow, green, blue-green (there were some bushes there that had this amazing blue-green color!) and the blues of the sky. Whatever the "rainbow" that was called to mind for the people who named it, "beautiful" was my word!

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Rainbow Vista in the "Valley of Fire"

When we first stopped by this trailhead, I was curious how the area got its moniker of "Rainbow". While, according to a Google search, there is a vista point along the trail that reveals a particular rock with striations that resemble a rainbow, I was convinced at the time that the titular "rainbow" had more to do with the colors in the entire area. This is a stitched pano of a large section of it and, when I counted all the colors I could see, it seemed to encompass the rainbow––red, orange, yellow, green, blue-green (there were some bushes there that had this amazing blue-green color!) and the blues of the sky. Whatever the "rainbow" that was called to mind for the people who named it, "beautiful" was my word!

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-12 02:50:18 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 361 +1s)Open 

Valley of Fire and +Ricardo Williams stealing the limelight from the focal point at the end of my leading-lines shot. That's OK, he's far more epic than any silly ol' mountain anyway (and almost as tall! ... ;oD). If you get a chance to meet him in person, hug him ... you won't regret it ... :o)

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Valley of Fire and +Ricardo Williams stealing the limelight from the focal point at the end of my leading-lines shot. That's OK, he's far more epic than any silly ol' mountain anyway (and almost as tall! ... ;oD). If you get a chance to meet him in person, hug him ... you won't regret it ... :o)

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-11 22:17:00 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

We got up in the wee hours (3 A.M.!!!) to be at the Valley of Fire and shoot the sunrise on Saturday. The whole morning was epic due in part to the incredible landscape there, but MOSTLY because we ended up with these traveling companions to shoot almost the whole valley with for the day. The delightful +Yvette van Teeffelen, her wonderful hubby, Pascal, the always-awesome +Ricardo Williams and the fascinating-filmmaker +Sassi Sassmannshausen. What a treat! (Yes, I know we could have made this shot more epic had we climbed all the way to the top, but did I mention 3 A.M.?!!! #TooSomnolentToScramble ... ;o)))

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

We got up in the wee hours (3 A.M.!!!) to be at the Valley of Fire and shoot the sunrise on Saturday. The whole morning was epic due in part to the incredible landscape there, but MOSTLY because we ended up with these traveling companions to shoot almost the whole valley with for the day. The delightful +Yvette van Teeffelen, her wonderful hubby, Pascal, the always-awesome +Ricardo Williams and the fascinating-filmmaker +Sassi Sassmannshausen. What a treat! (Yes, I know we could have made this shot more epic had we climbed all the way to the top, but did I mention 3 A.M.?!!! #TooSomnolentToScramble ... ;o)))

#tgsmu15 #lasvegas #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-10 20:23:25 (62 comments, 4 reshares, 219 +1s)Open 

Getting the Band Back Together

Sorry I abandoned y'all for a few days here at G+ ... I was off HIRLing this past weekend with, among many other fine folks, a handful of my "kids"––alumni from my art mentorships and current Arcanum peeps ... these are some of my most favorite people on the planet ... :o))

Whether we actually do manage to take our act on the road or not remains to be seen, it's hard to fit this much awesome into a bus even that big ... ;o7.

(left to right: +Lou McCorkle +Elizabeth Hahn +Elizabeth Lund +Rachael Switalski +Christopher Germano +Brian Grzelewski +Melissa Beagle +Christina Lihani +Shannon Adelson; above, +Lauri Novak +Ricardo Williams & +Sam Breach; not pictured––because they had to hit the road early this past weekend––the equally HIRL-worthy, +Pam Boling +Kyla Palin and +Christin McLeod) I LOVEYOU GUYS!!!

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Getting the Band Back Together

Sorry I abandoned y'all for a few days here at G+ ... I was off HIRLing this past weekend with, among many other fine folks, a handful of my "kids"––alumni from my art mentorships and current Arcanum peeps ... these are some of my most favorite people on the planet ... :o))

Whether we actually do manage to take our act on the road or not remains to be seen, it's hard to fit this much awesome into a bus even that big ... ;o7.

(left to right: +Lou McCorkle +Elizabeth Hahn +Elizabeth Lund +Rachael Switalski +Christopher Germano +Brian Grzelewski +Melissa Beagle +Christina Lihani +Shannon Adelson; above, +Lauri Novak +Ricardo Williams & +Sam Breach; not pictured––because they had to hit the road early this past weekend––the equally HIRL-worthy, +Pam Boling +Kyla Palin and +Christin McLeod) I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

#tgsmu15   #timesthataretoogoodtobetrue   #pinchmeImustbedreaming  

#lasvegas   #NelsonGhostTown   #Nevada  

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #HIRL  ___

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2015-03-05 15:42:12 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

Freedom
Do try and get outside and enjoy the world for a bit today.
You're not actually enslaved, you know … ;o)


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Freedom
Do try and get outside and enjoy the world for a bit today.
You're not actually enslaved, you know … ;o)


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-04 17:40:47 (29 comments, 10 reshares, 287 +1s)Open 

I hope no one seeing this has vertigo ... ;o7

Happy middle-of-the-week, folks ... wishing you an easy slide to the weekend ... :o)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

I hope no one seeing this has vertigo ... ;o7

Happy middle-of-the-week, folks ... wishing you an easy slide to the weekend ... :o)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-03-03 17:40:24 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

<snicker>


(Partly because, everything I am doing today seems to be moving so-o-o much slower ... ;o7)

<snicker>


(Partly because, everything I am doing today seems to be moving so-o-o much slower ... ;o7)___

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2015-03-01 14:58:54 (58 comments, 42 reshares, 659 +1s)Open 

I had a major computer meltdown yesterday and just needed something peaceful posted here to give me a better mood. I managed to overcome most of the liabilities last night, but gave up by midnight since my body wakes up at 4am no matter what time I go to bed ... I dive back in today for another onslaught. Wish me luck! ... :o)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

I had a major computer meltdown yesterday and just needed something peaceful posted here to give me a better mood. I managed to overcome most of the liabilities last night, but gave up by midnight since my body wakes up at 4am no matter what time I go to bed ... I dive back in today for another onslaught. Wish me luck! ... :o)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-02-27 16:49:38 (53 comments, 30 reshares, 590 +1s)Open 

The dead opposite of a "creamy", gentle bokeh ... this is known as "The Bokeh That'll Poke-Ya!" (The cactus flower is also hiding a little buggy surprise, so it's all-around dangerville with this little one. You can look, but no-touchy! ... ;o7)

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those occasionally touchable #bokeholics , +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry ... :o)

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerph... more »

The dead opposite of a "creamy", gentle bokeh ... this is known as "The Bokeh That'll Poke-Ya!" (The cactus flower is also hiding a little buggy surprise, so it's all-around dangerville with this little one. You can look, but no-touchy! ... ;o7)

Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those occasionally touchable #bokeholics , +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry ... :o)

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#MacroAddict +MacroAddict with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau and +Didier Caron

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #macrophotography #FlowerFriday   #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs___

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2015-02-25 16:24:48 (23 comments, 29 reshares, 376 +1s)Open 

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. ~ William Shakespeare

... either that, or I've become convinced while processing this image that there was a UFO there I'd blithely shot ... ;o7



+Mirrors and Reflections with thanks to the wonderful +Gemma Costa  #mirrorsandreflections  
+Wet Wednesday with thanks to the wonderful +Jen Baptist  #wetwednesday  

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #winterwednesday #weatherwednesday   #Mammoth   #California 

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. ~ William Shakespeare

... either that, or I've become convinced while processing this image that there was a UFO there I'd blithely shot ... ;o7



+Mirrors and Reflections with thanks to the wonderful +Gemma Costa  #mirrorsandreflections  
+Wet Wednesday with thanks to the wonderful +Jen Baptist  #wetwednesday  

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #winterwednesday #weatherwednesday   #Mammoth   #California ___

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2015-02-24 16:16:35 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 235 +1s)Open 

The Prisoner


+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #surrealart #painting  #digitalart

The Prisoner


+Fantastic & Surreal Photos with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art with thanks to +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez #hqspphotoartmanipulation 

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #surrealart #painting  #digitalart___

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2015-02-23 15:55:54 (61 comments, 41 reshares, 592 +1s)Open 

A Chorus Line Sorry for the redux, but this one of my favorite droplets shots (because I worked so hard on it!) and the theme for #MacroMonday  today is LINE UP! (My apologies to the macro crew, I know we should shoot new!) The workflow to get the shot –– You are currently looking at 49 images … ;oD
"Why so many, Robin? … are you really as crazy as you seem?!!" –– yes, I am … read on …

49 images?! Yes, I'm a little crazybut only a little

I had a vision for this shot and 49 shots in total (all here in this one image) is what it took to realize the final result relative to the limitations of the equipment I have. I shoot with a small camera and, because of its small sensor, I get a lot of ugly noise in my images. To combat noise, I shoot multiple shots of the same frame and exposure and stack them in layerswhich reduces the no... more »

A Chorus Line Sorry for the redux, but this one of my favorite droplets shots (because I worked so hard on it!) and the theme for #MacroMonday  today is LINE UP! (My apologies to the macro crew, I know we should shoot new!) The workflow to get the shot –– You are currently looking at 49 images … ;oD
"Why so many, Robin? … are you really as crazy as you seem?!!" –– yes, I am … read on …

49 images?! Yes, I'm a little crazybut only a little

I had a vision for this shot and 49 shots in total (all here in this one image) is what it took to realize the final result relative to the limitations of the equipment I have. I shoot with a small camera and, because of its small sensor, I get a lot of ugly noise in my images. To combat noise, I shoot multiple shots of the same frame and exposure and stack them in layers which reduces the noise pattern while retaining image sharpness––7 per seems to be my magic number for success with noise reduction. 

"But that should make this shot made up of only 7 images, right?"

The lens that I have available to me for macro can only focus on a very tiny area, no matter what manual settings I use. To get all six of the drops in the frame and fully in focus, I had to shoot each drop separately (plus an extra shot for coverage) and then merge them together in post work. So, what you are looking at here is essentially a micro-pano. 7 shots of each of the seven shots that made up the "pano". I have no software to do automatic focus-stacking, so I blended them all together by hand. While it is not that special of an image in general, for all that effort, I personally am thrilled that I was able to pull it off!

I am curious how many people will notice the "surprise" … ;o))
There is a shy little "dancer" in my chorus line …
One of the droplets actually fell behind the feather when I was laying the drops. My first thought was, "oh crap … now I have to start again!" (I'd already placed four … and it's so tedious to get them just where you want them). But it just hung there, so I decided to go with it … ;o7

I had this little number running through my head while I was editing my little golden "dancers" … ;o))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyZeGOsR9IA

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#MacroMonday (sub-theme: LINE UP) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules B

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts           


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