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Lotus Carroll1,770,827This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity. What this means is create a self portrait where you appear in the image multiple times (2 or more, your choice). Get creative and think up an interesting scene you can use this effect on and then make your image. Here is where you enter your ONE Multiplicity Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* There are several different ways to go about achieving this effect. In camera, you can use a long exposure and move around. Alternately, you can use post processing to create multiples in an image. Photoshop is most widely considered in this type of editing, but other programs can also be used to achieve effect, such as Gimp. For those with no experience with creating "multiplicity" images with post processing, here are a few resources to help you get started: Photoshop Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/cyTpyZ Gimp Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/hChZ0Q Examples from Flickr: http://goo.gl/os2P65 Other Examples: http://goo.gl/DqlDtR Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @106324582128454068388, one of the talented moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture, for the image used in this Event's header. Prizes *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Retrospective 20 in Blue http://goo.gl/YNd9qP *@103681899249590183476 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note thaMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity2015-03-28 06:00:0091  
paula contreras10,301There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want.  Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @118149685580234696847  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner.2nd Annual "You Are Beautiful"2015-02-22 04:00:00303  
Lotus Carroll1,770,827  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00157  
Fine Art Fantastic Photos5,477You 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 you must 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  
Lotus Carroll1,770,827This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Joy! We figured we'd keep it simple and fun for this month since so many are so busy with celebrations and travel of all kinds. So show us how you interpret joy in your life, in the name of good cheer. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Joy" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Prizes @100266938567862344330 Suburban 30 Shoulder Bag http://goo.gl/QPqWcj $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in December 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Joy!2014-12-28 07:00:0062  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 7, 2014 *Theme for this week: What I did last summer* Lets see you selfies from this summer past, what you did on vacation, or just some special place or event where you managed to take a selfy during the 2014 summer. If you didn't capture a selfy during the summer then take one that shows us a highlight or the essence of your summer vacation/holidays. We will accpet photos taken from June 1/14 until the end of this weekend. Thanks to @114435675631396141366  for his action packed selfy in the cover shot. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from June 1/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 8/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-09-07 03:00:0062  
Curating Content on Google+18,637*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photography   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #beautifulpictures   #topgplusphotographers   #bestgplusphotos   #gplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-11 17:00:00279  
Curating Content on Google+18,637*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #photographycontest   #bestgplusphotos   #topphotographers  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-20 17:00:00259  
Lotus Carroll1,770,827This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00131  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Ron Clifford2,830,067Gly 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  
Curating Content on Google+18,637*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rsxoM1 1st Place - *Silke Tüxen* 2nd Place - *Pete Marquess* 3rd Place - *Nancy Dempsey* Honorable Mention - ** *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-15 16:00:00199  
Landscape Photography Show14,462Full edited version of the @106426215970067085617  Episode #23 Monochrome PHotography  http://youtu.be/pff_XBP4big   The link in the event had to be deleted because of technical difficulties. NOTE OUR NEW TIME* The time shown on the event is the time the show will commence in your time zone.   In the USA the time changed to  9:00 EST,  8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:00 PST Come and learn about shooting great monochrome images with tips and special techniques from +Charles Lupica Internationally published fine art, stock image, and independent photographer living in Neuchâtel Switzerland.   Charles is active in curating  Sacred Sunday and All Things Monochrome. He founded 3 photography communities on G+ 52 shades of gray - monochrome photography workshop ( by invite only) Sacred Sunday  Black and White Photography *Come and share in the event your Monochrome photos ONLY please!   If you used some special techniques please explain in the comment below the photo!*   *SHOW STARTER*  Each panel member will select a "Show Starter" photo from the monochrome gallery posted on this event which starts the show!  We love seeing all your beautiful work!   Please circle +Landscape Photography Show   so we can comment on your posts!  Thank you!   A Monochrome Photography circle will be created from the participants checking "yes" or "maybe" to the event and shared. Landscape Photography Show Episode #23 Monochrome Event2013-11-20 03:00:00279  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00146  
Robert SKREINER1,217,070+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001953  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
The Weather Channel2,721,914*Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!* Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe. We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. *Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19.* You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday. A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page. Note: *Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be considered* We hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below. *HANGOUT SCHEDULE* 1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist). *Guests will include:* Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa  *HOA video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6Zyz5FT-A 2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ET *Guests will include:* Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young   *HOA Video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgUGb0th_ASunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001299  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00163  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00157  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00159  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00191  
Lotus Carroll1,770,827This is the Event for our February 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots! Here is where you enter your ONE Action Shot Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ What is an Action Shot? Show us yourself in motion/action, freezing that with a photo. Jump, Run, Bike, Surf, Skate… whatever! Just be creative, and have fun.  @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here: http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here: http://goo.gl/T0LvR *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!2013-02-13 02:00:00142  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00250  
Jeff Smith61,234Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02263  
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)131,124In honor of Duran Duran's new CD/DVD/Blu-ray release this week, I'm dubbing it *THE 1980's WEEK*!!! I will be taking us all on a stroll down amnesia lane by playing some of the music videos that defined the era. *THE 1980's* return tomorrow (Monday, July 9th @ 7pm (EST) - I hope you will re-share your favorite videos and post comments about the first time you heard each song. Let's make this fun and interactive... Sound cool? Our unique event hashtag is: #the1980s  The 1980s Week2012-07-10 01:00:0053  
Victor Bezrukov1,669,461 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee ) don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00140  

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Gailen Mapes85,001Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-B - 1 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.2015-04-01 10:43:07170000
Weekly Photo Project 2015567It has been a while since I shared the participants circle and new people may have joined.  If I have left anyone out then please get in touch with any of the curators.  If I have included you in error then apologies.\Francesco2015-03-29 15:10:27214001
Denyse Landry66,337Cercle de Photographes intéressants et actifs sur G + V.18. 2015-03-28 23:24:01392011
Olga Kafka24,454Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-03-20 14:03:29494002
Kenneth Nicholson21,985This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#circlesharing #publiccircle #border #between #Asia #and #the #loosely #defined #region #of #Oceania #is #usually #contention #about #what #it #means #Asia #is #larger #and #more #culturally #diverse #than #Europe #It #does #not #exactly #correspond #to #the 2015-03-18 07:21:08428224
Gailen Mapes79,510Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera A-B - 1 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.2015-03-01 11:26:45177001
Denyse Landry61,281Cercle des photographes qui sont vraiment intéressés, intéressants et actifs sur G + V.17*. 2015-02-25 02:14:343869716
Olga Kafka24,528 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-02-09 18:14:04496003
Denyse Landry59,510Cercle des photographes qui sont vraiment intéressés, intéressants et actifs sur G + V.17. 2015-02-05 00:36:483829530114
Gailen Mapes76,186*Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera B - 2 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 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.2015-02-02 11:51:36125203
Andreas Levi59,964Some of my awesome inspirators, supporters and friendsHere are some of fantastic peoples which I met on G+ and in real life, for instance on some photo walks and photo tours.You can find in this circle not only great photographers, of which I get a lot of ideas for my work, you find here many interesting nice guys (and ladies) with different interest, all very active, and - for me the most important part - all very kind peoples. With this circle I like to say a big thank you. Thanks for all your inspirations and for your kind comments, feedbacks, conversations, critiques and much more.A little note: I'm not in this circle, but if you get a notification, then you are inside^^ If you like, feel free to share this circle. Have a great day! #thankyou  2015-01-28 15:25:42470051180
Weekly Photo Project 2015511The participants circle continues to grow ( and the more the merrier ).  The easiest way to follow the project is to add the circle and then sit back and enjoy :))\Francesco2015-01-28 11:55:26193001
Denyse Landry58,246Cercle des photographes qui sont vraiment intéressés, intéressants et actifs sur G + V.16. 2015-01-26 18:12:0838110941125
Olga Kafka24,457Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2015-01-18 20:03:28497108
Allan watson17,849Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein #dur2015-01-14 07:17:56375324
vivek asati0Beautiful pictures, deep or funny thoughts, interesting news, good music, friendship and fruitful discussions: this is what will give you the Phenomenal Ones,  a circle of brilliant people who turn everyday Google+ to an awesome place! ;))This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!New Year Circle #12015-01-03 07:48:27202000
vivek asati0Beautiful pictures, deep or funny thoughts, interesting news, good music, friendship and fruitful discussions: this is what will give you the Phenomenal Ones,  a circle of brilliant people who turn everyday Google+ to an awesome place! ;))This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!New Year Circle #12015-01-03 07:47:57202000
Gailen Mapes74,733Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera B - 2 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  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.2015-01-02 11:22:54129011
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #2: Photography OneThis is the first part of my "big" hand-picked photographer circles. Everybody from the Essentials circle is also in here, plus everyone I noticed in other circles, who plussed or commented on my posts or who I learned to know through other people. If you're not in there, either I haven't noticed you yet or you don't fulfil my one requirement: you have to post your own work. There are only original photography content creators in here!2014-12-30 16:41:2350011216
Olga Kafka24,203Merry Christmas! #shoesmonday circle #1 Thank you all for this wonderful year! And that you were with us!2014-12-28 08:37:464979219
Olga Kafka24,049Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-12-07 15:36:21497000
Gailen Mapes72,604Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera B - 2 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  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             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-02 11:40:22131001
Olga Kafka23,632Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-11-09 16:18:52497104
Gailen Mapes70,854Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera B - 2 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 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             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes  .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-08 12:11:50134000
Rosie Taylor11,950#2 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-30 04:08:37433000
Olga Kafka23,240 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-28 14:50:344963111
Apri Wahyu Widodo552014-10-27 21:18:51501305
Brian Mcquillan11,909Boost 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!#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ShareAndBeShared2014-10-25 10:22:0245412574169
Robert Connor21,604Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If 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 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles 2014-10-21 07:07:16495226
Rosie Taylor10,908#3 If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If 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 circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-20 13:21:02434112
Olga Kafka22,937Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-15 10:08:39495106
Olga Kafka22,931Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-12 11:29:064952216
Olga Kafka22,946Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-07 07:15:41496219
Olga Kafka22,889Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-05 15:19:47496002
Gailen Mapes68,403Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera B - 2 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-02 10:23:56136000
Gailen Mapes68,403* +Fire Hydrant Friday "Thank You" Circle, September 2014*The 35 fine photographers (and the theme page) in this circle all participated in the +Fire Hydrant Friday daily theme in September.  You too can be in this circle next month.  All you have to do is post your original photos containing fire hydrants or other fixed firefighting equipment and tag them: #firehydrantfriday +Fire Hydrant Friday curated by +Gailen Mapes !*Please visit the profiles and streams of contributers and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111684074389805416194/111684074389805416194/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-10-01 14:25:3236000
Denyse Landry41,974Cercle Intérêts multiples-Partage V.1.Circle Multiple interests-Share V.1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTI will remove after this sharing those who will not tell me their interest. I will understand that you are not interested. If you ever changed your mind may simply indicate me.Je vais  après ce partage retirer ceux qui ne se manifesteront pas. Je vais comprendre que vous n’êtes pas intéressés. Si jamais vous changés d’idée éventuellement vous n’avez qu’à me l’indiquer .Pour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate me your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. #sharedcircles   #sharedcirclesshare   #sharedcirclesbestengagers     #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleoftheweek   #addcircle   #findcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetosharedcircle   #photographersongoogle+   #bestphotographer   #thankyoucircle     #activepeople   #googleplus   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #share4share   #circleshare   #circleshared   2014-09-21 03:04:1740333439
Olga Kafka22,894Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-09-19 17:08:224963211
Denyse Landry41,313CERCLE PHOTOGRAPHES VERSION 9 comprenant quelques uns de nos excellents photographes.CIRCLE PHOTOGRAPHERS VERSION 9 includes some of our excellent photographers.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included .IMPORTANTComme ça fait plusieurs cercles que je partage, je crois que certaines personnes ne sont pas intéressées.Je vais donc, après ce partage, retirer ceux qui ne se manifesteront pas. Je vais comprendre que vous n’êtes pas intéressés. Si jamais vous changés d’idée éventuellement vous n’avez qu’à me l’indiquer .As it's been several circles which I share, I think some people are not interested. So after sharing this,  I will remove those who will not tell me their interest. If you ever changed your mind may simply indicate me.Pour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I hope that other people can discover you and enjoy your beautiful photos.II appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.J’espère que d’autres personnes vont vous découvrir et apprécier vos magnifiques photos.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #photography   #photooftheday   #photographersongoogle+   #photographer   #photographertofollow   #photographersongoogle+   #photooftheweek   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #addcircle   #findcircles   #thankyoucircle    2014-09-17 03:21:21291692285
Rosie Taylor8,652#2 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-15 07:23:5743381018
Rosie Taylor8,053#2 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 14:47:154365512
Gene Bowker68,151The August Interaction CircleHere is a circle of some special folks who took the time to visit one of my posts in August and leave a comment.  Hopefully I didn't miss anyone.There is a good combo of folks I've known for years and also some new folks that I look forward to getting to know better.Check out the members here and maybe find someone new to interact with yourself.Have a great weekend!2014-09-06 13:46:3412740447
Olga Kafka22,840Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-09-03 06:36:42496218
Maria Morisot41,383Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle02 September, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-09-02 10:28:0830092104132
Olga Kafka22,766 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-26 08:03:25495006
Andrej Vrazic5,773Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare  2014-08-22 07:49:44304749
Harry Day6,067This circle is an awesome group of people who remain active on my daily posts, share frequently, and have otherwise helped me get the most out of Google Plus.If you wanna be here, do as in the Sharers Code:AddPlusLeave your  a commentShare publicly#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team2014-08-20 08:21:37487592874
Olga Kafka22,787Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-19 10:42:424960111
Denyse Landry37,800CERCLE PHOTOGRAPHES VERSION 8 comprenant quelques uns de nos excellents photographes.CIRCLE PHOTOGRAPHERS VERSION 8 includes some of our excellent photographers.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included .IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.I hope that other people can discover you and enjoy your beautiful photos.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.J’espère que d’autres personnes vont vous découvrir et apprécier vos magnifiques photos.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #photography   #photooftheday   #photographersongoogle +   #photographerstofollow   #photooftheweek   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcirclesshare   #sharedcirclesbestengagers   #addcircle   #findcircles   #share4share   #share4follow   2014-08-17 14:50:00269663379
Margaret Tompkins114,280Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!(A bit longer this time due to vacations)Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo 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 a2014-08-17 01:25:576644737

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2015-01-15 02:40:38 (60 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

The Letter C - Craniotomy

This is the one I've been waiting for - my favorite submission (and the most work) for the 14 is Fabulous Scavenger Hunt. Thanks to the helpful and cooperative model, +John Getchel, for letting me get inside his head!!

Most reshares: 4

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2015-01-28 17:53:48 (36 comments, 4 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Dissonance in d♭ m

She sits practicing an eerie, discordant melody.

Most plusones: 111

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2015-03-12 20:39:21 (37 comments, 3 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

King of the Hill

Hey, look, everybody ... it's THE +Ron Clifford!!! Valley of Fire #TGSMU15  

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2015-04-01 14:49:40 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

WOW!!!

Any aspiring videographers out there? Heckuva deal!!!! This would be fun, wouldn't it? :-)

Canon EOS C300 at 62% off: http://goo.gl/6wxXqG 
Entire sale here: http://goo.gl/G2Wjpo

WOW!!!

Any aspiring videographers out there? Heckuva deal!!!! This would be fun, wouldn't it? :-)

Canon EOS C300 at 62% off: http://goo.gl/6wxXqG 
Entire sale here: http://goo.gl/G2Wjpo___

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2015-03-30 22:02:50 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Quick

I just did a very fast edit of this photo with +Topaz Labs B&W Effects, which is only sale for the next ... um, two days! Get it quick if you like it - $39.99 until midnight tomorrow (CST). http://goo.gl/fK2uZJ

This is from Valley of Fire, last excursion for #TGSMU15  - 8 vertical shots merged to a panorama in Photoshop. I have at least four versions of this.

Quick

I just did a very fast edit of this photo with +Topaz Labs B&W Effects, which is only sale for the next ... um, two days! Get it quick if you like it - $39.99 until midnight tomorrow (CST). http://goo.gl/fK2uZJ

This is from Valley of Fire, last excursion for #TGSMU15  - 8 vertical shots merged to a panorama in Photoshop. I have at least four versions of this.___

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2015-03-27 22:12:01 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Long, Tall...

The Shadow People at Valley of Fire
#TGSMU15  

Long, Tall...

The Shadow People at Valley of Fire
#TGSMU15  ___

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2015-03-27 15:55:17 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Two is better than one

#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW3RspM7v9M

Two is better than one

#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW3RspM7v9M___

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2015-03-26 23:52:39 (41 comments, 2 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Simplicity

Daisies and black velvet ... well, okay, there were also some studio strobes involved. :D

Simplicity

Daisies and black velvet ... well, okay, there were also some studio strobes involved. :D___

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2015-03-24 15:39:29 (36 comments, 2 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Time-Tested

A '37 Chevy for #AllThingsRed  and #TransportTuesday  combined #RED  theme today.

... with a little #LyricallyInspired  added for effect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMSFqXGZ5TQ

Time-Tested

A '37 Chevy for #AllThingsRed  and #TransportTuesday  combined #RED  theme today.

... with a little #LyricallyInspired  added for effect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMSFqXGZ5TQ___

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2015-03-22 19:00:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Thank you +Jessica Lark for your generosity!
If you all don't know Jessica, well, you're missing something really special! Amazing photography and a great big heart too!
If cleaning up for #WorldWaterDay  through #ThirstReliefInternational  with matching donations isn't enough for you ... (it was for me!!) ... her complimentary Artistic Seductions should certainly reel you in! Please read her post too.

Please Share! 
Here's how it works... donate $10.00 today to #ThirstReliefInternational, hashtag ‪#‎WorldWaterDay‬, and tag my page: +Jessica Lark 
today they are matching anything you donate dollar for dollar, so make the donation, screenshot it and send it to me and I will send you a PDF of my book Artistic Seductions complimentary today only <3
www.thirstrelief.org___Thank you +Jessica Lark for your generosity!
If you all don't know Jessica, well, you're missing something really special! Amazing photography and a great big heart too!
If cleaning up for #WorldWaterDay  through #ThirstReliefInternational  with matching donations isn't enough for you ... (it was for me!!) ... her complimentary Artistic Seductions should certainly reel you in! Please read her post too.

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2015-03-22 00:00:15 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Hey #SeeComp  Gang, look at this! Fancy camels!! :D

Along the beachfront in Dubai (also live photo-editing on Google Hangouts tomorrow!)

Don't forget about the live event tomorrow at http://goo.gl/8WhGw9 — I'll pick a few photos from Dubai and edit them live.  It'll be fun! Time/Date:  In the US, Sunday at 4 PM PT, 6 PM CST, 7 PM ET

As for this photo, our PhotoWalk took a surprise turn and we exited the Marina to Frogger across the street down to the beach.  Upon entry, we saw these awesome camels, cameling it up in the sand!___Hey #SeeComp  Gang, look at this! Fancy camels!! :D

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2015-03-21 22:43:45 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Batter Up

Gee, I shoulda had this shot for "When You See It" in the last Scavenger Hunt. Do you see the batter? I first thought I'd call it "Spoutin' Off" until I saw that batter. :D

Batter Up

Gee, I shoulda had this shot for "When You See It" in the last Scavenger Hunt. Do you see the batter? I first thought I'd call it "Spoutin' Off" until I saw that batter. :D___

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2015-03-21 04:23:53 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

And Then.....

After the Bird Viewing Preserve, we took Cami to Greece!! Meet Cami, the official mascot of the Seeing Compositions Mentorship that just came to a close. +Linda Villers​ on the right and me on the left (for those who might not recognize either of us).

And now, the full story of Cami ... and how camels came to be part of the mentorship. When I introduced storytelling to the group, the second week, I talked about removing extraneous objects from photos. Here's the text:

Think of a drama (as in a play). There is a set which must be built. You are the crew. There are actors. You choose the actors: they can be people, animals, buildings, or any other objects. The main actor is your focal point, and the supporting actors are your set.

Let’s build an imaginary theater set first. Let’s pretend we’re at a winter campout in themountain... more »

And Then.....

After the Bird Viewing Preserve, we took Cami to Greece!! Meet Cami, the official mascot of the Seeing Compositions Mentorship that just came to a close. +Linda Villers​ on the right and me on the left (for those who might not recognize either of us).

And now, the full story of Cami ... and how camels came to be part of the mentorship. When I introduced storytelling to the group, the second week, I talked about removing extraneous objects from photos. Here's the text:

Think of a drama (as in a play). There is a set which must be built. You are the crew. There are actors. You choose the actors: they can be people, animals, buildings, or any other objects. The main actor is your focal point, and the supporting actors are your set.

Let’s build an imaginary theater set first. Let’s pretend we’re at a winter campout in the mountains. We will need a mountain, some trees, some people, a camel, a tent, maybe two, a campfire, Madonna. Anything else? What? No camel? It doesn’t belong, does it?

Shortly after posting this, someone (I won't mention a name) posted a photo of a camel ... and soon lots of people started posting photos of camels. It's amazing how many people have photos of camels in their archives!! Then Linda started using Cami in her photos, and we all became enamored with him.

What's interesting here is that there was never any mention of Madonna! Not. One. Word.

And now you know the rest of the story.___

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2015-03-21 03:13:49 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Happy Spring

This guy kept stalking following/teasing +Linda Villers and me this afternoon, so I just had to shoot him ... a few times, actually. I had a hard time deciding which shot I liked best. 

It was great seeing you, Linda!

(It's a bug in flight +Alan Mason. Does that count?)

Happy Spring

This guy kept stalking following/teasing +Linda Villers and me this afternoon, so I just had to shoot him ... a few times, actually. I had a hard time deciding which shot I liked best. 

It was great seeing you, Linda!

(It's a bug in flight +Alan Mason. Does that count?)___

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2015-03-20 02:19:01 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Arm Wrestle (aka mega-hug)

So, it's c. 75°F (24°C) in Las Vegas. Two people get in a swimming pool ... actually, more than two get in a pool, but two in particular I want to tell you about.

1. A girl from Southern California ... +Erika Thornes 
2. This Canadian dude ... +Ron Clifford 

Can you guess which one is shivering more when they get out?

Arm Wrestle (aka mega-hug)

So, it's c. 75°F (24°C) in Las Vegas. Two people get in a swimming pool ... actually, more than two get in a pool, but two in particular I want to tell you about.

1. A girl from Southern California ... +Erika Thornes 
2. This Canadian dude ... +Ron Clifford 

Can you guess which one is shivering more when they get out?___

2015-03-20 01:09:41 (59 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

+A Camel, You Say?

To name just a few things I had the pleasure of seeing in my +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers on Seeing Compositions which has since been dubbed the CamelComp Mentorship:

• Push pins, tiny glass figurines, a crystal cat, teacups, silverware, timepieces – one in bottle even

• Chess pawns, original 1935 Monopoly, Wile E. Coyote, marbles, a real live Dr. Seuss

• Scrabble pieces that spell N☐G☐T☐V☐ SP☐C☐

• Roses, seed pods, tulips, crocuses, snowdrops

• Puppies, dogs, cats, a (beautiful) wild-eyed house cat – I fell in love with that cat!

• Ladybugs, lemurs, a caracal, a roadrunner, a snake, birds

• Camels . . .

Lots of camels. Camels in the desert, camels in the wild, camels in the city. 

Pack camels. Camel races.
The best camel of all: Cam... more »

+A Camel, You Say?

To name just a few things I had the pleasure of seeing in my +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers on Seeing Compositions which has since been dubbed the CamelComp Mentorship:

• Push pins, tiny glass figurines, a crystal cat, teacups, silverware, timepieces – one in bottle even

• Chess pawns, original 1935 Monopoly, Wile E. Coyote, marbles, a real live Dr. Seuss

• Scrabble pieces that spell N☐G☐T☐V☐ SP☐C☐

• Roses, seed pods, tulips, crocuses, snowdrops

• Puppies, dogs, cats, a (beautiful) wild-eyed house cat – I fell in love with that cat!

• Ladybugs, lemurs, a caracal, a roadrunner, a snake, birds

• Camels . . .

Lots of camels. Camels in the desert, camels in the wild, camels in the city. 

Pack camels. Camel races.

The best camel of all: Cami the CamelComp Official Mascot! +Linda Villers’ cute stuffed camel started appearing in several of her assignment posts … after the camel shots from mentees and moderators started appearing. That’s how this mentorship came to be known as the CamelComp Mentorship.

I have the BEST group of mentees ever! I’m biased, I admit, but they all gave me good reason to be biased. They worked hard. I gave them difficult lessons. They asked questions; they struggled. They persisted until they got it right. Then they made me proud! And they had fun doing it!

I also had a great group of moderators without whom my ship would have sunk! With a group of 35 mentees, it would have been nigh on impossible for me to keep up, to answer all the questions, to be there to help out every time someone needed help. I appreciate all of you so much! Thank you all!! Special thanks to +John Getchel, who responded to nearly every single post! 

Also, I want to thank all of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers program directors, without whom this opportunity wouldn’t have been possible: +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus, as well as founder +Randy Jay Braun.

Meet my mentees: 
+Alan Mason +Alex Bellanger +Anita Woods +Beena R +Carla McMahon +Chinh Luong +Chris Sutton +Christine Bichler +Cooksterz Littlefield +D Stuart +Dawn Molitor +Denise Speckhardt +Eve Aebi +Gurun Setiawan +Heather Szarka +Ian Gager +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Jo Houlbrook +Joanna Koziara +Keith Brodeur +Ken Fowkes +Krystina Isabella Brion +Lee Wilkinson +Lisa Ellis +Magda Sz +Marilyn Benham +Marlène Rak +Sharon Woodward +Steffan Correll +Tee Gee +Terry Gardner +Valerie Liney +Wendy Chase 

...and the team of moderators:
+Alex Lapidus +Craig Szymanski +Diana Boyd +Doug Welch (my remote brain, aka squirrel!) +Elizabeth Lund +Ellie Kennard +Frances Schermers +Gazzaroonii T. +Gene Bowker +Giselle Savoie +John Getchel (who also completed the program while commenting on nearly every post, bravo!!) +Lauri Novak +Linda Villers (another moderator who completed the program and helped me backstage ... brava Linda!) +Michael B. Stuart +Rachael Switalski (who has her hands in many pies!!) +Rainer M. Ritz and +Shannon Adelson 

Thank you ALL ever so much, both moderators and mentees!! You all did a super-fantastic job!!! I will always be indebted to you for one of the best and most memorable photographic experiences of my life!!___

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2015-03-19 01:42:49 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

BRAVO!!!
(Read the text... not just the picture.)

I’ve recently seen people on social networks sharing or saying something to the effect of:

“Stress is caused by giving a f*ck.” or “The less you give a damn, the happier you will be.”

These statements are misleading, at best — and, at worst, simply false.

With regard to the first:

Stress is not caused by giving a f*ck. Stress is caused by trying to have power over things that are beyond your control. There’s a difference.

The act of saying “F*ck it, I don’t care!” is simply an acceptance that you are no longer going to try to change something that you couldn’t control anyway. It’s not the caring that’s the problem, it’s a problem with misdirected focus and an emotional attachment to an outcome you had no power over.

It’s like worrying — the mental process of worrying about something accomplishes nothing.

“We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.” – Dalai Lama

It is the same with trying to have power over things you cannot control. If you have no power over something, there is no use trying to control it.

I think to encourage people to not care about things is a step in the wrong direction. The world doesn’t need more people who don’t give a f*ck or who sit by and do nothing when they have a chance to make a positive difference. We already have those in abundance.

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

The fact is, a lack of caring, a lack of focus, a lack of priorities — is one of the reasons why the world is in the state that it’s in.

The world needs more people who do care — and care passionately about the things that matter. But by focusing only on the things that are within our power to change.

This is done, in part, by making a concerted effort to focus on solutions and progress and not in simply sharing problems and leaving them for someone else to take care of.

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran

To glorify an “I don’t give a f*ck” attitude is, in a way, a declaration that you will stand idly by and not give a damn when something happens in your life — or in the life of someone you care about — and when you have the power to make a positive difference, you will choose not to because, “Hey, [you] don’t give a f*ck!”, remember?

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

“But I don’t mean it that way”, you say. And if you don’t, great.

But I am speaking specifically to these two self-contained statements (being glorified on the Internet) which seem to imply that giving a f*ck or a damn (about anything) is the problem:

“Stress is caused by giving a f*ck.”
“The less you give a damn, the happier you will be.”

We should not be encouraging ourselves or others not to care or give a damn. Or toughening ourselves or our children to deal with a hostile world.

We should be encouraging people to care — and educating people on how to do so effectively — and teaching our children to be the change they wish to see in the world.

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” – L.R. Knost

We must learn to let go of those things we have no control over and focus on what we can do. Do not let the things you can’t do stand in the way of what you can do.

“Let go or be dragged.” – Zen Proverb

With regard to the second statement about not giving a damn:

It would be more accurate to say,

The less you give a damn about what people think of you, the happier you will be.
The less you compare yourself to others, the happier you will be.
The more you are your authentic self — and don’t seek the approval of others — the happier you will be.

The more you focus on the things you can control in your life (such as yourself and your emotions), and not trying to control the things you cannot (such as other people), the happier you will be.

“Inner Peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.“

To think that happiness comes from not caring about external factors is to confuse where happiness comes from — which is from within. As I’ve said before, don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.

“Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.” – Brian L. Weiss

Simply not giving a damn about anything is a very blah and mundane way to live life. You can’t live life to the fullest without passion — and passion is caring.

“Happiness comes from within and is found in the present moment by making peace with the past and looking forward to the future.” – Doe Zantamata

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci

http://blog.zerodean.com/2013/quotes/stress-is-caused-by/___BRAVO!!!
(Read the text... not just the picture.)

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2015-03-18 21:54:55 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Temptations

If you've followed me for a while, you might know something about me ... as I stepped out of the van at the entrance to Valley of Fire with a group of stragglers from #TGSMU15 , I noticed the gorgeous reflection in the door handle of +John Getchel's truck.

Must . Get . Photo!!
I have a thing for door handles!

Oh yeah ... there's also the adorable +Paul Howard!!
Now I'll tell the truth: I didn't notice that reflection until I put the photo in Lightroom!! ROFL But I couldn't resist giving Paul a hard time! :D

Temptations

If you've followed me for a while, you might know something about me ... as I stepped out of the van at the entrance to Valley of Fire with a group of stragglers from #TGSMU15 , I noticed the gorgeous reflection in the door handle of +John Getchel's truck.

Must . Get . Photo!!
I have a thing for door handles!

Oh yeah ... there's also the adorable +Paul Howard!!
Now I'll tell the truth: I didn't notice that reflection until I put the photo in Lightroom!! ROFL But I couldn't resist giving Paul a hard time! :D___

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2015-03-15 17:40:05 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Like Wine...

Some things get better with time. As seen in downtown #LasVegas .
#rustysunday  +*** by +Gary Posner

Like Wine...

Some things get better with time. As seen in downtown #LasVegas .
#rustysunday  +*** by +Gary Posner___

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2015-03-14 17:42:00 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Who's Ya Goddess

+Sivani Boxall at Caesar's Palace trying to usurp Venus! :D #TGSMU15  

Who's Ya Goddess

+Sivani Boxall at Caesar's Palace trying to usurp Venus! :D #TGSMU15  ___

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2015-03-14 16:26:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Happy π Day

3.14.15 9:26:53
https://youtu.be/ZNiRzZ66YN0

Happy π Day

3.14.15 9:26:53
https://youtu.be/ZNiRzZ66YN0___

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2015-03-14 04:50:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Look, Ma! No Hands!

Headed into the Valley of Fire State Park to hang out with a group of Scavengers, a local hooligan from +Ron Clifford's Arcanum cohort joins us. Just kidding, Larry! It was great meeting you and look forward to seeing you again soon! (Feel free to tag yourself in this photo if you'd like.)

Look, Ma! No Hands!

Headed into the Valley of Fire State Park to hang out with a group of Scavengers, a local hooligan from +Ron Clifford's Arcanum cohort joins us. Just kidding, Larry! It was great meeting you and look forward to seeing you again soon! (Feel free to tag yourself in this photo if you'd like.)___

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2015-03-14 04:11:22 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Miss You Guys!!

+Chrysta Rae and +Derek Kind at Valley of Fire ... not that you can tell it's VoF. :-)
#TGSMU15  

Miss You Guys!!

+Chrysta Rae and +Derek Kind at Valley of Fire ... not that you can tell it's VoF. :-)
#TGSMU15  ___

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2015-03-12 20:39:21 (37 comments, 3 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

King of the Hill

Hey, look, everybody ... it's THE +Ron Clifford!!! Valley of Fire #TGSMU15  

King of the Hill

Hey, look, everybody ... it's THE +Ron Clifford!!! Valley of Fire #TGSMU15  ___

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2015-03-11 16:17:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Shadowed

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun. ~Jean de la Fontaine

#TGSMU15  

Shadowed

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun. ~Jean de la Fontaine

#TGSMU15  ___

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2015-03-10 05:02:31 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

She Laughed Until He Cried

+Robin Griggs Wood has a way with people. She touches us all! I love you dearly!! Your smile is infectious! Your laughter ... well, I think +Paul Howard's face pretty much sums it up.

#TGSMU15  

She Laughed Until He Cried

+Robin Griggs Wood has a way with people. She touches us all! I love you dearly!! Your smile is infectious! Your laughter ... well, I think +Paul Howard's face pretty much sums it up.

#TGSMU15  ___

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2015-03-07 19:43:50 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Non-Scavenger

Not all Scavengers are Scavengers....
(Oops forgot to tag #tgsmu15 )

Non-Scavenger

Not all Scavengers are Scavengers....
(Oops forgot to tag #tgsmu15 )___

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2015-02-28 19:26:22 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Last Chance

I think this is the first time I've made a contribution to the #seagullbuttsaturday   #nontheme . :-)
I wanted to remind everyone that today is the last day of the +Topaz Labs Restyle sale: $20 off with coupon code FEBRESTYLE - get it here: http://goo.gl/BvC2dJ. This seagull - on the Golden Spiral, by the way - was edited in Restyle.

Thanks to +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 +Jon Cassill, +Tom McGowan  +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +NancyBattis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn ... more »

Last Chance

I think this is the first time I've made a contribution to the #seagullbuttsaturday   #nontheme . :-)
I wanted to remind everyone that today is the last day of the +Topaz Labs Restyle sale: $20 off with coupon code FEBRESTYLE - get it here: http://goo.gl/BvC2dJ. This seagull - on the Golden Spiral, by the way - was edited in Restyle.

Thanks to +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 +Jon Cassill, +Tom McGowan  +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +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 and any other #gulluminati  I might have missed (apologies if I did)!___

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2015-02-21 22:05:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Have You Met...?

NOT MY PHOTO: PLEASE COMMENT ON ORIGINAL PHOTO
WOW!!! Thanks to +Joe Ercoli, I saw this photo of the 100th Anniversary Lighting of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

AND I found another Bay Area photographer that I think you all should see: +Tom Finale. I miss the Bay Area so much, and I'm always glad to see photos from the wonderful photographers in that area! I'm glad I happened to see this in my stream today.

Have You Met...?

NOT MY PHOTO: PLEASE COMMENT ON ORIGINAL PHOTO
WOW!!! Thanks to +Joe Ercoli, I saw this photo of the 100th Anniversary Lighting of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

AND I found another Bay Area photographer that I think you all should see: +Tom Finale. I miss the Bay Area so much, and I'm always glad to see photos from the wonderful photographers in that area! I'm glad I happened to see this in my stream today.___

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2015-02-21 19:16:40 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Sunset in the Park

President's Day 2015 at Tule Springs, Floyd Lamb State Park, Las Vegas
WPP 2015 - Week 07 - Reflections
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
#WPP2015  #WPP2015-Wk07-Reflections 

Sunset in the Park

President's Day 2015 at Tule Springs, Floyd Lamb State Park, Las Vegas
WPP 2015 - Week 07 - Reflections
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
#WPP2015  #WPP2015-Wk07-Reflections ___

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2015-02-19 15:18:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Fascinating!!

This is a new study and needs further research and replication, of course, but is absolutely fascinating!!

If this is right, your "unconscious processes can perform every fundamental, basic-level function that conscious processes can perform" - in other words, you don't even need to think about math to do it! :-) Then again, I already knew that!

Fascinating!!

This is a new study and needs further research and replication, of course, but is absolutely fascinating!!

If this is right, your "unconscious processes can perform every fundamental, basic-level function that conscious processes can perform" - in other words, you don't even need to think about math to do it! :-) Then again, I already knew that!___

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2015-02-18 04:54:34 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Here I Sit

I've gotten far behind on the +Weekly Photo Project 2015. I'm very sorry, but my Mentorship has kept me sort of busy! I will catch up, eventually. I'm getting them as I can. Here's a dandy I shot today.

WPP 2015 - Week 04 - Bokeh
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
#WPP2015  #WPP2015-Wk04-Bokeh

Here I Sit

I've gotten far behind on the +Weekly Photo Project 2015. I'm very sorry, but my Mentorship has kept me sort of busy! I will catch up, eventually. I'm getting them as I can. Here's a dandy I shot today.

WPP 2015 - Week 04 - Bokeh
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
#WPP2015  #WPP2015-Wk04-Bokeh___

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2015-02-14 00:05:22 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Lazy Daisy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INcqmm4Gr70
Bringing a #lyricallyinspired  - thanks +Jason Jakober +Amanda Recker and +Tara Romasanta  

... for today's combined #FloralFriday  and #AllThingsRed  themes! Thanks for thought to combine these themes for RED the day before Valentine's Day... isn't that why you did? :-)

+FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James
and
+AllThingsRed by +Liz C

Lazy Daisy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INcqmm4Gr70
Bringing a #lyricallyinspired  - thanks +Jason Jakober +Amanda Recker and +Tara Romasanta  

... for today's combined #FloralFriday  and #AllThingsRed  themes! Thanks for thought to combine these themes for RED the day before Valentine's Day... isn't that why you did? :-)

+FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James
and
+AllThingsRed by +Liz C___

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2015-02-13 17:26:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Are you ready to stop letting your camera make the decisions for you? Get out of auto-mode with this great +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers to be announced on Saturday, February 14. Be sure to add +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and watch the page tomorrow for the announcement.

It's Back!

We're delighted to be offering round 3 of one of our favorite programs (well, they're all our favorites, but you know what I mean)!  Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic is back, led by an all-star cast of experienced program mentors including +Heiko Mahr, +Linda Villers, +Lou McCorkle, +Darla Hueske, +Ellie Kennard, +Doug Welch, +Ugo Cei and special guest star +Eric Raeber, plus a wonderful group of alumni from our first two sessions.  Watch for the official signup post on Saturday with all the details!

Please note that signups will not be first come, first served; the post will remain open for several days, so please don't panic if you're not first on the list.  Be sure to follow this page for all the info, and please contact program directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus if you might be interested in mentoring other photographers.___Are you ready to stop letting your camera make the decisions for you? Get out of auto-mode with this great +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers to be announced on Saturday, February 14. Be sure to add +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and watch the page tomorrow for the announcement.

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2015-02-12 23:06:00 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Still playing around with +Topaz Labs Restyle on some old photos. This was taken in Bandon, Oregon.
Get $20 off Restyle with coupon code FEBRESTYLE at http://goo.gl/BvC2dJ

(You can see my original post of this photo here: http://goo.gl/8qfeBt. Much different!!)

Still playing around with +Topaz Labs Restyle on some old photos. This was taken in Bandon, Oregon.
Get $20 off Restyle with coupon code FEBRESTYLE at http://goo.gl/BvC2dJ

(You can see my original post of this photo here: http://goo.gl/8qfeBt. Much different!!)___

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2015-02-10 23:39:32 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

The Road to Chugach

This photo was taken while out exploring Alaska last March. You're seeing the Chugach Mountains from Butte, Alaska. I edited my original photo which had a sun flare (that I didn't successfully remove ... should've used a lens hood). Then I used Topaz Restyle and single-click presets to create the other five. I could have tweaked the presets but wanted to show what's available by just clicking once... although it's entirely possible to spend lots of time just looking at the presets!!

This also happens to coincide nicely with the second week of my Seeing Compositions mentorship - Leading Lines. :-)

Be sure to see my previous post for a discount if you like what this software does: https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2JD9zYae25m

The Road to Chugach

This photo was taken while out exploring Alaska last March. You're seeing the Chugach Mountains from Butte, Alaska. I edited my original photo which had a sun flare (that I didn't successfully remove ... should've used a lens hood). Then I used Topaz Restyle and single-click presets to create the other five. I could have tweaked the presets but wanted to show what's available by just clicking once... although it's entirely possible to spend lots of time just looking at the presets!!

This also happens to coincide nicely with the second week of my Seeing Compositions mentorship - Leading Lines. :-)

Be sure to see my previous post for a discount if you like what this software does: https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2JD9zYae25m___

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2015-02-10 23:33:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I Heard Yesterday...

When I heard that Topaz Restyle was going on sale today, I first though... do I really need another plugin? Wait, I already have it! Maybe I should try it! Nah... I have enough plugins. I couldn't resist. Over 1,000 effects...?? Really?

With coupon code FEBRESTYLE it's 1/3 OFF today through February 28 ... only $39.99! I put together an album that literally only took 10 minutes after my initial edit. I'll share in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 

I Heard Yesterday...

When I heard that Topaz Restyle was going on sale today, I first though... do I really need another plugin? Wait, I already have it! Maybe I should try it! Nah... I have enough plugins. I couldn't resist. Over 1,000 effects...?? Really?

With coupon code FEBRESTYLE it's 1/3 OFF today through February 28 ... only $39.99! I put together an album that literally only took 10 minutes after my initial edit. I'll share in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. ___

2015-02-08 14:33:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner.

Added photos to Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner.___

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2015-02-08 03:58:25 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

A flower
Monochrome
A mirror
Anything else?

A flower
Monochrome
A mirror
Anything else?___

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2015-02-07 21:53:54 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

.. O .. M .. G ..

This might actually be the time to buy!! FREE Edge 80 with Composer Pro. Yeah, I think I've waited long enough... :-)

.. O .. M .. G ..

This might actually be the time to buy!! FREE Edge 80 with Composer Pro. Yeah, I think I've waited long enough... :-)___

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2015-02-06 15:52:05 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

The Winter of my Discontent

A silvery rose for #FloralFriday  
+FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

The Winter of my Discontent

A silvery rose for #FloralFriday  
+FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James___

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2015-02-06 00:22:08 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

A Little Drama

For your Thursday afternoon, a little drama - the dark side of a rose.

A Little Drama

For your Thursday afternoon, a little drama - the dark side of a rose.___

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2015-02-02 04:07:57 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

What's in Your Mirror?

This was once a beautiful rose. Now dry and withered, perfectly aged, it definitely has not outlived its usefulness. The mirror below sees something entirely different. While the rose shines and shows its flaws, the mirror reflects kindly, softly.

What's in Your Mirror?

This was once a beautiful rose. Now dry and withered, perfectly aged, it definitely has not outlived its usefulness. The mirror below sees something entirely different. While the rose shines and shows its flaws, the mirror reflects kindly, softly.___

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2015-01-31 23:28:05 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Test #1

This is straight out of camera. Something obviously needs a good cleaning - sensor or lens, not sure what. This is a small rosebud - dead, obviously. With 80mm lens, and bellows fully closed, this is as far as I could get.

I made no adjustments to color or anything. No cropping (my digital back shoots square). All I did was convert to JPG.

Test #1

This is straight out of camera. Something obviously needs a good cleaning - sensor or lens, not sure what. This is a small rosebud - dead, obviously. With 80mm lens, and bellows fully closed, this is as far as I could get.

I made no adjustments to color or anything. No cropping (my digital back shoots square). All I did was convert to JPG.___

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2015-01-31 19:02:20 (41 comments, 2 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Week 3/26 - Tools of the Trade
Re-post

I got a new toy recently. Then I saw the #BWProject26  team wanted to see tools of the trade, so I was excited to get a chance to show off this baby ... a bellows for my Mamiya 645AFD. I haven't actually used it yet.

#BWProject26  by the awesome team: +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak and +Alison Christensen 

Week 3/26 - Tools of the Trade
Re-post

I got a new toy recently. Then I saw the #BWProject26  team wanted to see tools of the trade, so I was excited to get a chance to show off this baby ... a bellows for my Mamiya 645AFD. I haven't actually used it yet.

#BWProject26  by the awesome team: +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak and +Alison Christensen ___

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2015-01-28 17:53:48 (36 comments, 4 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Dissonance in d♭ m

She sits practicing an eerie, discordant melody.

Dissonance in d♭ m

She sits practicing an eerie, discordant melody.___

2015-01-28 17:28:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless.

Added photos to January Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless.___

2015-01-22 19:29:19 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Help! I need more space in my Dropbox.... Is there anyone who doesn't have Dropbox? If so, please send your email (via PM). We each get 500mb of free extra space for the referral. TIA!

Help! I need more space in my Dropbox.... Is there anyone who doesn't have Dropbox? If so, please send your email (via PM). We each get 500mb of free extra space for the referral. TIA!___

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2015-01-21 21:15:24 (48 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

How to Lose 10 Years

It's so much faster and easier to lose 10 years than it is to lose 10 pounds! Just use frequency separation in Photoshop!

My new technique that I've actually never tried before for this week's installment (a day late again) for:
WPP 2015 - Week 03 - Try a new technique
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
#WPP2015  #WPP2015-Wk03-NewTechnique

How to Lose 10 Years

It's so much faster and easier to lose 10 years than it is to lose 10 pounds! Just use frequency separation in Photoshop!

My new technique that I've actually never tried before for this week's installment (a day late again) for:
WPP 2015 - Week 03 - Try a new technique
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
#WPP2015  #WPP2015-Wk03-NewTechnique___

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2015-01-19 00:57:54 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Ghost BTS

I had one request for a BTS on the ghost shot, so here 'tis. It actually isn't one of my favorites because I had some light issues because of a silly oversight and laziness.

1) I shot myself in my bed.
2) I shot myself lying on my piano bench, which is a duet bench. I had my head lying off the end so my hair would hang down. OMG, that was a little rough on the neck and made for a strained look. If I redo it – which I want to do – I’ll have to figure out how to handle this. Before setup, I measured everything: distance from camera to me; distance from camera to each lamp; distance from me to each lamp. Then I moved the lights so that everything was exactly the same.
3) I completely forgot about the fabric of the bathrobe! Gah! Rather than doing a reset, I decided to shoot it by itself. I was exasperated at this point and didn’t want to seteveryth... more »

Ghost BTS

I had one request for a BTS on the ghost shot, so here 'tis. It actually isn't one of my favorites because I had some light issues because of a silly oversight and laziness.

1) I shot myself in my bed.
2) I shot myself lying on my piano bench, which is a duet bench. I had my head lying off the end so my hair would hang down. OMG, that was a little rough on the neck and made for a strained look. If I redo it – which I want to do – I’ll have to figure out how to handle this. Before setup, I measured everything: distance from camera to me; distance from camera to each lamp; distance from me to each lamp. Then I moved the lights so that everything was exactly the same.
3) I completely forgot about the fabric of the bathrobe! Gah! Rather than doing a reset, I decided to shoot it by itself. I was exasperated at this point and didn’t want to set everything up again. It would have been better if I had. I never could get the light just right. I draped it over a clothes rod in a closet.
4) I masked me out on the piano bench. Hair is very difficult and I need some guidance on that. I masked out the bathrobe, pulled out the wrinkled in Photoshop, then layered it on top of me.
5) I added my completely clothed ghost into the bed shot and set the opacity to 50%.
6) I converted the entire photo to B&W.___

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2015-01-18 19:06:16 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

My Contributions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqqVgXPclsE (for the cover)

Here's my album for this 2014 14 is Fabulous Scavenger Hunt. I've captioned the images with very brief descriptions (and in one case a disclaimer). Thanks to +Chrysta Rae for all her work in this and past events. Thanks also to the judges!! That's a HUGE job and I know it must be tough choosing from so many AMAZING photos! Some judges have contributed to numerous events.

A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO THE JUDGES PLEASE:
+Robin Griggs Wood 
+Ron Clifford 
+Scott Jarvie 
+Les Imgrund 
+Carla McMahon winner of the previous round
(Not to worry; they've already finished, so this isn't a ploy. Hehe...)

My Contributions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqqVgXPclsE (for the cover)

Here's my album for this 2014 14 is Fabulous Scavenger Hunt. I've captioned the images with very brief descriptions (and in one case a disclaimer). Thanks to +Chrysta Rae for all her work in this and past events. Thanks also to the judges!! That's a HUGE job and I know it must be tough choosing from so many AMAZING photos! Some judges have contributed to numerous events.

A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO THE JUDGES PLEASE:
+Robin Griggs Wood 
+Ron Clifford 
+Scott Jarvie 
+Les Imgrund 
+Carla McMahon winner of the previous round
(Not to worry; they've already finished, so this isn't a ploy. Hehe...)___

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2015-01-16 23:06:58 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Happy Shadows

Remember, without light, there can be no shadows. Thank you +Glen Schlueter for the surprise bookmark in the mail!! It prompted me to pull a real, paper book off the shelves, something I haven't done in a long time!! I started reading A Beautiful Mind the day I got the book market from Berlin in the mail. That isn't where I found this quote though. Plenty of people will know where I got it!

Week 2: Macro  #BWProject26  by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak and +Alison Christensen 

Happy Shadows

Remember, without light, there can be no shadows. Thank you +Glen Schlueter for the surprise bookmark in the mail!! It prompted me to pull a real, paper book off the shelves, something I haven't done in a long time!! I started reading A Beautiful Mind the day I got the book market from Berlin in the mail. That isn't where I found this quote though. Plenty of people will know where I got it!

Week 2: Macro  #BWProject26  by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak and +Alison Christensen ___

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2015-01-15 02:40:38 (60 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

The Letter C - Craniotomy

This is the one I've been waiting for - my favorite submission (and the most work) for the 14 is Fabulous Scavenger Hunt. Thanks to the helpful and cooperative model, +John Getchel, for letting me get inside his head!!

The Letter C - Craniotomy

This is the one I've been waiting for - my favorite submission (and the most work) for the 14 is Fabulous Scavenger Hunt. Thanks to the helpful and cooperative model, +John Getchel, for letting me get inside his head!!___

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