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Offbeat Images921You are cordially invited to enter our latest Offbeat Images contest. The contest theme is "Blue". Here’s how to participate: 1) Circle our Offbeat Images Gallery theme page 2) Accept this contest event invitation and submit ONE original (i.e., created and owned by you) image where the color blue is the main subject or theme. 3) Visit the contest event page and plus and comment on the work of the other contestants. (There will be first, second and third place winners and honorable mention awards chosen by a judge. There is an honor and special post on the theme page for the image with the most "+1s" at the end of each contest.) 4) Invite other digital photographers/artists, who have an affinity for "offbeat" images, to participate in the contest event. 5) Look for winner announcements and future contest event invitations in your stream. CONTEST RULES:  -- You may submit only ONE ORIGINAL image that you have either previously shared publicly on Google+ or one that you have created recently and would like to share first, with us, in our contest.  (Be sure to share only a single image, not an album, and enable comments on your post.) If you use a watermark, please keep the opacity and size from becoming an obstruction of your work. -- Submissions must be static images—no GIFs, videos or animation. -- Images (and comments) containing elements or words depicting violence, sexually explicit or profane content are not permitted. Images submitted to our contests may be shared to the public via Google+. Contestants grant the owners of Google+ Offbeat Images theme page permission to repost original images submitted in our contest to our theme page, contests and promotional posts. -  The theme page guidelines and contest rules may be modified at any time.  Best of luck. Looking forward to seeing your entries. =^DOffbeat Images Contest Theme: Blue2015-07-12 16:00:00184  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 3, 2015 *Theme* : All about the money! Show us some bling! You certainly don't need a lot of money to get this selfie done. Lots of inspiration around for this theme. Check YouTube. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 27/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday May 4/15. 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 many 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 Selfie Sunday Project2015-05-03 03:00:0062  
Dominik “Eldorado” Horvath6,449All About Christmas ... Want to wish someone Merry Christmas? Or just share with others about your Christmas? You're at the right place! ;-)Christmas Time2014-12-22 07:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump! Time to practice your "ups" and catch an action shot of you jumping in some fashion. Get creative and make something fun - remember to use a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze that action! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Jump!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here:http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes and some jumping tips? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here:http://goo.gl/T0LvR The image in the header is a #JumpyPantsJeff  original. ;-) 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 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 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/PartAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!2014-08-30 07:00:0070  
Offbeat Images921You are cordially invited to enter ONE, ORIGINAL“offbeat” image in our second @110612893892240360557 "Blue Ribbon" Gallery contest. [Our event cover image is courtesy of @108347134468694009774]  At @110612893892240360557, we define “Offbeat”, as "Off the Beaten Path", unconventional, or uncommon - NOT TO BE CONFUSED with silly, mocking, outrageous, vulgar or in bad taste. THE LIST BELOW HELPS TO CLARIFY WHAT WE'RE ABOUT.  Many of you will find that you are already doing this!  This is a home for highly skilled photographers / digital artists to showcase their art gallery quality images. Here are some examples of offbeat images that we are looking for: 1.    Everyday subjects turned into art - such as peeling paint, doors, windows, broken glass, colorful bottles, etc. - let your imagination soar 2.    Striking shadows, lines and reflections found in buildings, stairwells, sidewalks, windows, water, nature, lakes, rivers, etc. 3.    Unique antiques, architecture, bridges, alleyways, etc. 4.    Decayed, rusty, or worn objects, buildings, etc. 5.    Interesting urban / street images 6.    Interesting night images 7.    Abstract images 8.    Engaging portraits 9.    Landscapes, flowers, plant life, nature, etc. that have been uniquely captured and post-processed  - colors pushed, HDR, blur techniques, textures, painting, layering, etc. (We ARE NOT looking for traditional flowers and landscapes) 10.   Engaging post-processing techniques (NO RAW PHOTOS, PLEASE - some people will use lesser post-processing in their images - while others will make a point of producing complex digital art with advanced techniques) 11.   Monochrome / Black and White images that possess the applicable attributes above Remember: these are just examples. Unleash your creativity!  Help us make "Offbeat Images" a destination for unique, high-quality works created by skilled photographers / digital artists! ***************************************************  Here’s how to participate: 1) Circle our Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery theme page and each of our owners and curators. 2) Accept this contest event invitation and submit ONE original (i.e., created and owned by you) image that you have either previously shared publicly on Google+ or one that you have created recently and would like to share--first, with us in our contest. (Be sure to share only a single image--not an album, and enable comments on your post.) 3) Visit the contest event page and plus and comment on the work of the other contestants. (There will be an honor and special post on the theme page for the image with the most "+1s" at the end of each contest.)  4) Invite other digital photographers/artists, who have an affinity for "offbeat" images, to participate in the contest event. 5) Look for winner announcements and future contest event invitations in your stream.  _________________________ CONTEST RULES:  -- You may submit ONE ORIGINAL "offbeat" piece of digital photography or aOffbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - ENDED ON 8/222014-08-16 00:30:0083  
Offbeat Images921THIS CONTEST ENDED ON 8/15/14 Introducing the Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest – the bi-weekly, Google+ digital photography and art competition dedicated to honoring images (and the digital artists) that celebrate the magic and wonder found in ordinary places, spaces and things.   You are cordially invited to show off YOUR best “offbeat” image (and digital art skills)  in our inaugural contest. [You can ONLY SUBMIT ONE IMAGE.]  What is considered an "offbeat" image?  It's not a traditional landscape, portrait, or macro digital photography image. (In other words, you probably won't find one on a travel poster, art gallery wall or flower theme page.)  An "offbeat" image is an original, unconventional, high-quality (i.e., not raw, but very well composed and thoughtfully processed) piece of digital photography or art that captures the glory of often overlooked items and areas in our world. For example:  Peeling old paint, Candid or unconventional portraits, Striking or abstract shadows and/or reflections in buildings or things, Interesting or unique antiques, Narrow alleyways, Far off Main Street urban scenes, Fallow farms or old tractors, Stormy skyscapes or unusual clouds, Dried river beds, Broken windows, Abandoned factories, Beaches in winter, Overgrown paths or trails, Fields of wildflowers, Seldom used roadways, Weedy gardens, Decayed, worn or rusty objects ... The examples above are merely a guide to what some might consider ordinary things and spaces. The everyday world has lots of ordinary things and spaces that--with an artist's touch, could be captured and crafted to look or feel extraordinary. That said, PLEASE DON'T SUBMIT the following: -  Unprocessed or raw photos (no "Instagram" or snapshots) -  Images lacking thoughtful composition, lighting, focal point, color or tone balance, perspective, or cropping. ("Offbeat" by our standard doesn't mean silly, shocking, or mocking in nature. This is a serious contest for serious artists looking to express their artistic vision.) -  Landscapes/skyscapes/seascapes  (Unless you have used additional processing, such as HDR, selective focus, textures, etc.) -  Macro shots of flowers or bugs (Unless you have used additional processing, such as HDR, selective focus, textures, etc.) So ... set your artistic self free: Create your "offbeat" images with THINGS AND SPACES FOUND IN YOUR EVERYDAY WORLD that capture your eye, meet our definition and deserve our attention.  Thanks again for your participation. _______________________ Here’s how to participate: 1) Circle our Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery theme page and each of our owners and curators. 2) Accept this contest event invitation and submit ONE original (i.e., created and owned by you) image that you have either previously shared publicly on Google+ or one that you have created recently and would like to share--first, with us in our contest. (Be sure to share only a single image--not an album, and enable commeOffbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - ENDED ON 8/152014-08-01 21:00:00221  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00118  
Landscape Photography Community9,753*Landscape Photography Community:  Country Roads Take Me Home* Thanks to all our great LPC members who suggested ideas for this event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, July 21, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #19: Country Roads Take Me Home2014-07-14 22:00:00513  
Landscape Photography Show12,954The @114888971165518552849  is proud to bring back by popular demand another show on How to Improve Your Photos!!  These are YOUR photos and the panel would like to offer critiques on some of your landscape photographs!  This is an awesome opportunity to learn from experienced landscape photography judges and enthusiasts.  Find out what they are looking for in a great landscape photo and what you can do to make it even better!! Some photos will be edited live on the show!   Don't worry it will be positive Critiques!  Rules 1.Add the hashtag #ImproveMyPhoto   in the first comment if you would like your photo to be considered for critique. 2. photos must be at least 1200 px wide on the longest edge 3. Landscape photos ONLY!  We will still be choosing show starters from the photo's you submit so remember you can post up to 5 photos. Any landscape goes for this show! Join us for the fun, Tuesday July 8th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #36 #improvemyphoto2014-07-09 04:00:00457  
Fairytale Forest Photography149Welcome to the Fairytale Forest Photography Event: "SUMMER MACRO LEAF" EASY RULES: *Please - no insects and flowers!!!!* primarily is the *leaf* !  ("tiny" insect accepted)    ...*only a interesting macro structure of a summer leaf !!!*  :-) nice leaf relief / abstract leaf structure / backlight leaf texture .... Enter max. *five* own SUMMER MACRO LEAF photos in the Contest. Photos must be uploaded to this Event–Page. Deadline Jun. 30. Please be fair and comment also to other photos and  invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. The three most voted photos of three different photographers  will be included in the "BEST PICS OF THE MONTH" section  of the Fairytale Forest Photography Community Enjoy the Event and  "Good Luck !" Steve from RIVERLAND SUMMER MACRO LEAF2014-06-01 00:00:0077  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: Personality! What is meant by this? It's time to show us some personality, baby. Capture a self portrait that conveys a lot of personality - an element of your true personality or some other one that you'd like to portray. When you submit your image, use the photo caption area to tell us what personality element you are portraying. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Personality!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111718830236077991058, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on shooting self portraits - check it out here: http://goo.gl/xaPva8 He is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of ContApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00131  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Robert SKREINER1,223,770@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001997  
Syuzanna A.76,581I'm celebrating my (19-th) birthday, you're invited come and have a drink and HUGS , piece of cake !!! :)MY Birthday - 12/12/12 12:122012-12-12 09:12:00700  
Pen and Lens Wednesday637Write something along with an original photo - poem, essay, prose. Be creative!Pen and Lens Wednesday2012-11-07 07:00:0021  
Halloween Town1,334Hi  A mummy, a vampyre, a witch, a zombie.. a MONSTER!!! What are you going to be for #Halloween ? The scream team in  #Halloweentown ; myself, +lane langmade, the mistress of the dark, +Shantha Marie Fountain, the lord of the underworld, +Brad Buckmaster and our ghost curator +Gene Bowker  invite you to a costume party on #Halloween  night!  If you're wearing a costume this year, take a shot of it, OR if you  have a spooky self portrait for #Halloween2012    we want to see that too! Upload your shot to this event album beginning at 4:30pm PST. This album will be open only to the   #Halloweentown  citizens or it will be a limited share event! (however if #HT  citizens want to make it public we can also change it.) Please DO also post shots of your family members who are dressing up too.. including kids, dogs, cats and anything else!! hahah  We also know folks might be out trick or treating.. so there will be an option to post earlier too and you can post till the following evening.  So show us your cool costumes and just how creative you can be! We can't wait! Happy Halloween! ~laneHalloween Town's Costume Masquerade Party2012-11-01 00:30:00123  

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2015-07-12 00:36:41 (71 comments, 2 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Gliders
Siesta Key, FL USA

#seagullbuttsaturday   #splatterday  
#birds4all  +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones +Birds4All 
#birdloversandwildlife  +Robert SKREINER +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE 
#birdsgallery  +Heinrich Wagner 

Most reshares: 8

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2015-06-10 12:30:33 (48 comments, 8 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

To the Moon

Great Wednesday Peeps

"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun."  -John Lennon

Thank you John......
Instant Karma - John lennon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqP3wT5lpa4

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
+Breakfast Art Club +Simply Arlie 
AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.  
+Magnificent Monochrome +Christian Madsen +Kardiyanti Djunaidi 
+Breakfast Club +Gemma Costa 

Available on Fine Art America-Canvas Print
http://fineartamerica.com/products/to-the-moon-don-spenner-canvas-print.html

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner
#moon #B&W #moonclouds  

Most plusones: 176

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2015-06-05 12:48:45 (46 comments, 3 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

Never Alone
Thanks friends and followers for your support, have a great weekend.

"I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten."-Sammy Davis, Jr.

Lester Young- I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
https://youtu.be/XSYgW6jr_Iw

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner 
+Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James 
+Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

#Peony   #Magneta   #Pause   #Aftertherain   #LesterYoung   #fmhc  

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2015-09-01 00:38:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Enjoy this picturesque beauty from the living legend among us, the hardworking, gifted and talented +Roxanne Bouche' Overton , one of my favorite photographers on Google+.

 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RoxanneOverton/posts

Check out the just released new publication by Roxanne:
 _Think Before You Shoot_
http://www.roxanneoverton.com/publications.html

#shareofthemonth  

Something new.  A new Collection that will be devoted to critique.  I plan to explore over the next few posts what it is that I think makes a particular photo good - why I think it's worthy of a post.

We all see photographs we like.  But how often do we stop and study these shots to see the reasons why?  It's this act of discovery that can help us accelerate our photographic growth so it's very worthwhile to take a minute with outstanding shots and see if they are more than just a pretty face.

Mile Rock Beach and the Bridge:

My eye travels into the shot on a nice implied diagonal line, entering bottom left giving a dynamic feel.  The focus and DOF are excellent.  The shot has lovely tones.  I like how the light, dancing off the rocks and cliffs, forms a path that draws my eye in for discovery.  There is an implied triangle formed by the light on the rocks.   It's echoed by the triangle of the bridge, which adds to the power of the shot and the story it tells.  The long exposure gives a relaxed feel to this wild place and creates a nice visual tension.

So, what did I learn?  This is a gorgeous spot - thanks again +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics) for the introduction!  But a gorgeous spot does not necessarily mean it's a good image.

I took care with my framing - I looked for the diagonal beach line to give entrance into the frame - I watched the light and how it balanced the shot with implied shape - I left the shutter open awhile to gather the softness that would be a visual contrast to the ruggedness of the area.   

Let me know if you like the idea of a critique collection.  I'm open to ideas.  I've been asked by many to do a mentorship on critique but I'm looking for a way to reach and benefit anyone who is interested.

I'm also pleased to announce that I have finally completed my book on critique.  And another on thinking about composition.  They sort of go hand in hand.  Info is available on my website.

#sanfrancisco  #breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie #breakfastclub +Breakfast Club by +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #everydaythings +EVERYDAY THINGS curated by +luca lancieri +Barbara Manciulli +Nynke B +Boba Musura #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm #summerphotos +Summer Photos by +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig #inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola #themagicoflight +The Magic of Light by +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein #theexpressiveeye by +Shantha Marie Fountain HQSP Landscape
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow #BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey #longexposure +Long Exposure  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Francesco Gola ___Enjoy this picturesque beauty from the living legend among us, the hardworking, gifted and talented +Roxanne Bouche' Overton , one of my favorite photographers on Google+.

 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RoxanneOverton/posts

Check out the just released new publication by Roxanne:
 _Think Before You Shoot_
http://www.roxanneoverton.com/publications.html

#shareofthemonth  

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2015-08-26 12:30:15 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

#wordlesswednesday ......
#wordlessonwednesday  

#ABC   #prairie   #Swing   #schoolhouse   #flinthillsks   #sepia   #monochrome   #learning   #iPhone  

#wordlesswednesday ......
#wordlessonwednesday  

#ABC   #prairie   #Swing   #schoolhouse   #flinthillsks   #sepia   #monochrome   #learning   #iPhone  ___

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2015-08-23 20:04:01 (65 comments, 2 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Special thanks to friends and followers who plus, comment and share my work, this one's for you.

Tina Turner-The Best
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC5E8ie2pdM

Some Such Butterfly Be Seen-by Emily Dickinson

Some such Butterfly be seen
On Brazilian Pampas --
Just at noon -- no later -- Sweet --
Then -- the License closes --

Some such Spice -- express and pass --
Subject to Your Plucking --
As the Stars -- You knew last Night --
Foreigners -- This Morning --

My work is available on:  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dote-don-spenner.html?newartwork=true

#flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #butterflies   #monarch   #dote #fmhc  

Special thanks to friends and followers who plus, comment and share my work, this one's for you.

Tina Turner-The Best
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC5E8ie2pdM

Some Such Butterfly Be Seen-by Emily Dickinson

Some such Butterfly be seen
On Brazilian Pampas --
Just at noon -- no later -- Sweet --
Then -- the License closes --

Some such Spice -- express and pass --
Subject to Your Plucking --
As the Stars -- You knew last Night --
Foreigners -- This Morning --

My work is available on:  http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dote-don-spenner.html?newartwork=true

#flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #butterflies   #monarch   #dote #fmhc  ___

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2015-08-23 01:43:12 (42 comments, 4 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

She just wouldn't hold still....

Lester Young- I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
https://youtu.be/XSYgW6jr_Iw

Thanks to +Amy Myers  for inviting me to this #notmycomfortzone 5 day game. (they don't have to be consecutive, phew..)   Today I will invite the talented and creative +Sandra Parlow   to play - only if she is not in her yoga studio and would like push the envelope.

Day 1 of the #notmycomfortzone challenge, multiple exposure. Captured on a tripod, soft box, varied 5 flash exposures, left to right dark to light, vase moved by hand (~:   Lens, 60mm f/2.8, exposed at f/29, 320th of a second.

+FLOWER POWER +FloralFriday +HQSP Flowers  #multiplexposure   #zinnia   #fmhc  

She just wouldn't hold still....

Lester Young- I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
https://youtu.be/XSYgW6jr_Iw

Thanks to +Amy Myers  for inviting me to this #notmycomfortzone 5 day game. (they don't have to be consecutive, phew..)   Today I will invite the talented and creative +Sandra Parlow   to play - only if she is not in her yoga studio and would like push the envelope.

Day 1 of the #notmycomfortzone challenge, multiple exposure. Captured on a tripod, soft box, varied 5 flash exposures, left to right dark to light, vase moved by hand (~:   Lens, 60mm f/2.8, exposed at f/29, 320th of a second.

+FLOWER POWER +FloralFriday +HQSP Flowers  #multiplexposure   #zinnia   #fmhc  ___

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2015-08-20 13:25:37 (45 comments, 1 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Going Down
Great Thursday Peeps

Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qchPLaiKocI

Thanks to the curators of these themes.
+Liz MC +Stairs Thursday 
+Christian Madsen +Magnificent Monochrome 
+andi rivarola +Monochrome World 
+Sinead Sam McKeown +MyMobileMonday Photography (retired)

#stairs   #monochrome   #iPhone   #photoeditor   #fmhc   

Going Down
Great Thursday Peeps

Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qchPLaiKocI

Thanks to the curators of these themes.
+Liz MC +Stairs Thursday 
+Christian Madsen +Magnificent Monochrome 
+andi rivarola +Monochrome World 
+Sinead Sam McKeown +MyMobileMonday Photography (retired)

#stairs   #monochrome   #iPhone   #photoeditor   #fmhc   ___

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2015-08-11 12:21:31 (46 comments, 1 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Melody
Straw by Berman

+True Portraits Curated by +Ray Bilcliff
+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc & +Tana Teel 
  #hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe

#hat   #beachphotography   #portraitphotography   #portraiture  

Melody
Straw by Berman

+True Portraits Curated by +Ray Bilcliff
+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc & +Tana Teel 
  #hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe

#hat   #beachphotography   #portraitphotography   #portraiture  ___

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2015-08-09 16:26:39 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
Paducah Kentucky, USA

Great Sunday Peeps

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.  -Napoleon Bonaparte

Le campane di Baruccana,Fraz. di Seveso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHHoHUEznBU

 +SacredSunday™  #SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles 

#spiritual   #kentucky   #peace   #fmhc  

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
Paducah Kentucky, USA

Great Sunday Peeps

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.  -Napoleon Bonaparte

Le campane di Baruccana,Fraz. di Seveso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHHoHUEznBU

 +SacredSunday™  #SacredSunday +SacredSunday™ , +Manfred Berndtgen , +Robyn Morrison ,  +Chatchai Rombix , +Justin Hill ,  +Steve Barge , +Carolyn St.Charles 

#spiritual   #kentucky   #peace   #fmhc  ___

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2015-08-07 00:00:28 (57 comments, 3 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

Going Up

Gato Barbieri - Europa (composed by Carlos Santana)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRIbuIeTew4

+Stairs Thursday curated by +Liz MC 
+Magnificent Monochrome curated by +Christian Madsen 

  #blackandwhitephotography  

Going Up

Gato Barbieri - Europa (composed by Carlos Santana)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRIbuIeTew4

+Stairs Thursday curated by +Liz MC 
+Magnificent Monochrome curated by +Christian Madsen 

  #blackandwhitephotography  ___

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2015-08-05 12:48:24 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Celebrating the 101st Anniversary of Traffic Lights  (~: 

Traffic - Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udyNr0pY6ak

“"If I gave you everything that I owned
And asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride
And strip me of everything, including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound
The low spark of high-heeled boys (heeled boys)”"

Music & Lyrics Writer(s): Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
Copyright: F S Music Ltd., Freedom Songs Ltd. 

My work is available on Fine Art America
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/traffic-don-spenner.html

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner - All Rights Reserved 

#bokeh   #bokehphotography   #bokeholi... more »

Celebrating the 101st Anniversary of Traffic Lights  (~: 

Traffic - Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udyNr0pY6ak

“"If I gave you everything that I owned
And asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride
And strip me of everything, including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound
The low spark of high-heeled boys (heeled boys)”"

Music & Lyrics Writer(s): Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
Copyright: F S Music Ltd., Freedom Songs Ltd. 

My work is available on Fine Art America
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/traffic-don-spenner.html

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner - All Rights Reserved 

#bokeh   #bokehphotography   #bokeholics   #bokehlicious   #yellowredgreen   #traffic   #repost   #rainbokeh   #greenfmhc  ___

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2015-08-01 02:14:32 (39 comments, 0 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Great Weekend Peeps

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
-Henry David Thoreau

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEOo28lsbc

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.  
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
+HQSP Flowers +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Iva Pas +Wayne Lu +kaatje Jansen 
+FloralFriday +Beth Akerman +Tamara Pruessner +Kiki Nelson & +Eustace James 

#coneflower   #Echinacea   #purple   #summertime   #fmhc  

Great Weekend Peeps

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
-Henry David Thoreau

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEOo28lsbc

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.  
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
+HQSP Flowers +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Iva Pas +Wayne Lu +kaatje Jansen 
+FloralFriday +Beth Akerman +Tamara Pruessner +Kiki Nelson & +Eustace James 

#coneflower   #Echinacea   #purple   #summertime   #fmhc  ___

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2015-07-31 00:30:15 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

"Enjoy this motionless, moving beauty" from the talented fine art photographer +Nicola Davison Reed who has a knack for capturing fleeting moments in time, primarily B&W.  I really enjoy her work, if you haven't seen her stream, take a peak.  One of the many great living talents here on Google+ 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/110906328246114022891/posts

#shareofthemonth  

___"Enjoy this motionless, moving beauty" from the talented fine art photographer +Nicola Davison Reed who has a knack for capturing fleeting moments in time, primarily B&W.  I really enjoy her work, if you haven't seen her stream, take a peak.  One of the many great living talents here on Google+ 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/110906328246114022891/posts

#shareofthemonth  

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2015-07-31 00:16:50 (34 comments, 3 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Dumpster Dive
Tulsa OK

""So there I was in Hollywood,
Thinking I was doing good,
Talking on the telephone line.
They don't want me in the movies
And nobody sings my songs;
My mama says my baby's doing fine.""

Writer(s): Daniel W. Flowers

Eric Clapton - Tulsa Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXOZecj_oyI

For +Stairs Thursday & +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz MC 
+HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov & +Nader El Assy 

#architecture   #firescapes   #escape   #selectcolor   #tulsa   #fmhc  

Dumpster Dive
Tulsa OK

""So there I was in Hollywood,
Thinking I was doing good,
Talking on the telephone line.
They don't want me in the movies
And nobody sings my songs;
My mama says my baby's doing fine.""

Writer(s): Daniel W. Flowers

Eric Clapton - Tulsa Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXOZecj_oyI

For +Stairs Thursday & +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz MC 
+HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov & +Nader El Assy 

#architecture   #firescapes   #escape   #selectcolor   #tulsa   #fmhc  ___

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2015-07-29 12:31:53 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Made in the Shade
Great Wednesday Peeps

#beach   #brollygirl  

Made in the Shade
Great Wednesday Peeps

#beach   #brollygirl  ___

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2015-07-29 12:25:21 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
+Natosha Davis +On The Fence Wednesday 
+Simply Arlie +Breakfast Art Club 
#VR   #winter   #fence   #snowscape   #chill  

#wordlessonwednesday  

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
+Natosha Davis +On The Fence Wednesday 
+Simply Arlie +Breakfast Art Club 
#VR   #winter   #fence   #snowscape   #chill  ___

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2015-07-28 21:59:36 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Thanks for your encouragement & support.

Thanks for your encouragement & support.___

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2015-07-24 23:11:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.  -John Keats

#columbine   #ntp  

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.  -John Keats

#columbine   #ntp  ___

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2015-07-23 22:02:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Natural Light
Dusk

AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED at 155mm

Natural Light
Dusk

AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED at 155mm___

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2015-07-23 22:00:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Arch
St. Louis MO, USA

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED

Arch
St. Louis MO, USA

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED___

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2015-07-22 12:14:25 (52 comments, 4 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  
#magnificentmonochrome  
#monochromeworld  
#monochromephotography  
+HQSP Architecture 
#architecture  
#architectural  
#architecturephotography  
+Nikon USA 

#wordlessonwednesday  
#magnificentmonochrome  
#monochromeworld  
#monochromephotography  
+HQSP Architecture 
#architecture  
#architectural  
#architecturephotography  
+Nikon USA ___

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2015-07-21 12:56:08 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Beachcombers....
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

Never Walk Alone....

Kokomo - The Beach Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNZVzIfJlY4

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
+Ray Bilcliff +True Portraits 
+Laura Balc +PortraitTuesday 
+Breakfast Art Club +Simply Arlie 

#beachphotography   #goldenlight   #wraps   #shawls   #coverups  

Beachcombers....
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

Never Walk Alone....

Kokomo - The Beach Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNZVzIfJlY4

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
+Ray Bilcliff +True Portraits 
+Laura Balc +PortraitTuesday 
+Breakfast Art Club +Simply Arlie 

#beachphotography   #goldenlight   #wraps   #shawls   #coverups  ___

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2015-07-19 22:32:38 (42 comments, 2 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Balance...

There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.  -Eckhart Tolle

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

 +Zen Sunday  #fmhc   #rockpiles   #serenity   #peace   #tranquility    #balance  

Available:   http://don-spenner.artistwebsites.com/

Balance...

There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.  -Eckhart Tolle

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

 +Zen Sunday  #fmhc   #rockpiles   #serenity   #peace   #tranquility    #balance  

Available:   http://don-spenner.artistwebsites.com/___

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2015-07-18 16:03:27 (34 comments, 5 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Back to Basics
Lower Fox Creek School, Tallgrass Prairie, Flint Hills, Kansas, USA.

One room limestone schoolhouse opened in 1884, continued until 1930.  The swing set where the children played is still standing.

Thanks to the curators of these great themes:
+Sepia Saturday +Renee Stewart Jackson 
+Magnificent Monochrome +Christian Madsen 
+Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm  

Available on Fine Art America
http://fineartamerica.com/products/lower-fox-creek-school-don-spenner-framed-print.html

#sepia   #landscape   #oneroomschoolhouse   #prairie    #fmhc   #hcl   #abc   #monchrome   #learning  

Back to Basics
Lower Fox Creek School, Tallgrass Prairie, Flint Hills, Kansas, USA.

One room limestone schoolhouse opened in 1884, continued until 1930.  The swing set where the children played is still standing.

Thanks to the curators of these great themes:
+Sepia Saturday +Renee Stewart Jackson 
+Magnificent Monochrome +Christian Madsen 
+Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm  

Available on Fine Art America
http://fineartamerica.com/products/lower-fox-creek-school-don-spenner-framed-print.html

#sepia   #landscape   #oneroomschoolhouse   #prairie    #fmhc   #hcl   #abc   #monchrome   #learning  ___

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2015-07-17 00:32:19 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Gliders....
#4333

Gliders....
#4333___

2015-07-16 13:43:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Thank you +Stairs Thursday.

Thank you +Stairs Thursday.___

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2015-07-16 13:26:35 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Going Up
Great Thursday Peeps

+Stairs Thursday curated by +Liz MC 

#agriculture   #stairs   #grain #midwest   #grainelevators   #southdakota     #silverblue   #hcl   #fmhc   #sds  

Going Up
Great Thursday Peeps

+Stairs Thursday curated by +Liz MC 

#agriculture   #stairs   #grain #midwest   #grainelevators   #southdakota     #silverblue   #hcl   #fmhc   #sds  ___

2015-07-15 12:07:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Offbeat Images Contest Theme: Blue.

Added photos to Offbeat Images Contest Theme: Blue.___

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2015-07-12 18:54:18 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

#2942

#2942___

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2015-07-12 00:36:41 (71 comments, 2 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Gliders
Siesta Key, FL USA

#seagullbuttsaturday   #splatterday  
#birds4all  +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones +Birds4All 
#birdloversandwildlife  +Robert SKREINER +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE 
#birdsgallery  +Heinrich Wagner 

Gliders
Siesta Key, FL USA

#seagullbuttsaturday   #splatterday  
#birds4all  +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones +Birds4All 
#birdloversandwildlife  +Robert SKREINER +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE 
#birdsgallery  +Heinrich Wagner ___

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2015-07-07 12:05:30 (58 comments, 5 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

India Rose
Great Tuesday Peeps

Smile - Nat King Cole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN8oLGBNXpE

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
 +Ray Bilcliff +True Portraits 
+PortraitTuesday +Laura Balc +Tana Teel 
#MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi
 +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood. 
+Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  +andi rivarola 

India Rose
Great Tuesday Peeps

Smile - Nat King Cole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN8oLGBNXpE

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
 +Ray Bilcliff +True Portraits 
+PortraitTuesday +Laura Balc +Tana Teel 
#MagnificentMonochrome +Magnificent Monochrome Curated by +Christian Madsen and +Kardiyanti Djunaidi
 +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas
+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood. 
+Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  +andi rivarola ___

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2015-07-04 11:53:31 (42 comments, 0 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Kenji
Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Elton John-Blue Eyes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CiyKeSnSxk

#caturday  with +Cicely Robin Laing & +Shantha Marie Fountain +CATURDAY!   

#blueeyes   #fmhc  

Kenji
Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Elton John-Blue Eyes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CiyKeSnSxk

#caturday  with +Cicely Robin Laing & +Shantha Marie Fountain +CATURDAY!   

#blueeyes   #fmhc  ___

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2015-07-03 21:47:56 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Thanks to friends and new followers for your support.   

Special Birthday Wishes  +Brazil dC  for good health and a long life filled with love and happiness. ❤

Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it. -Clint Eastwood

Stevie Wonder-Happy Birthday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inS9gAgSENE

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner
#Bestofthequarter   #collage   #moonshot   #magnificentmonochrome  +FloralFriday  #dogwoods   #peonies  +FLOWER POWER  #Creamyinpink   #boats   #summertime   #fmhc   #hqspflowers  +Magnificent Monochrome 

My work is available on Fine Art America:
 don-spenner.artistwebsites.com

Thanks to friends and new followers for your support.   

Special Birthday Wishes  +Brazil dC  for good health and a long life filled with love and happiness. ❤

Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it. -Clint Eastwood

Stevie Wonder-Happy Birthday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inS9gAgSENE

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner
#Bestofthequarter   #collage   #moonshot   #magnificentmonochrome  +FloralFriday  #dogwoods   #peonies  +FLOWER POWER  #Creamyinpink   #boats   #summertime   #fmhc   #hqspflowers  +Magnificent Monochrome 

My work is available on Fine Art America:
 don-spenner.artistwebsites.com___

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2015-07-03 13:12:34 (32 comments, 5 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Power Up
Great Friday Peeps

"The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening." -Wallace Stevens

GEORGE GERSHWIN- Porgy and Bess
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l00g0dgXprI

For the lovely & talented +Natosha Davis & +Powerline Friday 

Prints of this image are available in the Energy Gallery 
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/don-spenner.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=398075

#powerline   #powerlinesunrise   #elecrical   #sunflare   #electricutility   #energy   #heat   #fmhc  

Power Up
Great Friday Peeps

"The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening." -Wallace Stevens

GEORGE GERSHWIN- Porgy and Bess
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l00g0dgXprI

For the lovely & talented +Natosha Davis & +Powerline Friday 

Prints of this image are available in the Energy Gallery 
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/don-spenner.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=398075

#powerline   #powerlinesunrise   #elecrical   #sunflare   #electricutility   #energy   #heat   #fmhc  ___

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2015-07-01 12:55:59 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-06-30 19:08:35 (46 comments, 0 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Melody
Straw by Berman

+PortraitTuesday +Laura Balc  & +Tana Teel 
+True Portraits +Ray Bilcliff 

Melody
Straw by Berman

+PortraitTuesday +Laura Balc  & +Tana Teel 
+True Portraits +Ray Bilcliff ___

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2015-06-30 18:31:31 (48 comments, 3 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Life’s a Beach
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choice less as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970
https://youtu.be/wvUQcnfwUUM

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm  

Available on Fine Art America  http://fineartamerica.com/products/lifes-a-beach-don-spenner-framed-print.html

Life’s a Beach
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choice less as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970
https://youtu.be/wvUQcnfwUUM

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm  

Available on Fine Art America  http://fineartamerica.com/products/lifes-a-beach-don-spenner-framed-print.html___

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2015-06-18 12:40:16 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

On the Road Again......

""Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends, insisting that the world keep turning our way and our way""

Willie Nelson / On The Road Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdlyi5mckg0

Highway 81-Nebraska

#travel #highway #blacktop   #fmhc

On the Road Again......

""Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends, insisting that the world keep turning our way and our way""

Willie Nelson / On The Road Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdlyi5mckg0

Highway 81-Nebraska

#travel #highway #blacktop   #fmhc___

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2015-06-18 02:28:41 (44 comments, 2 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

I hear you calling my name.........

For good friends and followers, enjoy your summer.  

Atlantic Coast, Corolla Beach, USA

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft #1 Hit(1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0

Written by Schmidt, Regine.

See the curtains hangin' in the window
In the evenin' on a Friday night
Little light is shinin' through the window
Lets me know everything's alright

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

See the paper layin' on the sidewalk
A little music from the house next door
So I walked on up to the doorstep
Through the screen and across the floor

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my... more »

I hear you calling my name.........

For good friends and followers, enjoy your summer.  

Atlantic Coast, Corolla Beach, USA

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft #1 Hit(1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0

Written by Schmidt, Regine.

See the curtains hangin' in the window
In the evenin' on a Friday night
Little light is shinin' through the window
Lets me know everything's alright

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

See the paper layin' on the sidewalk
A little music from the house next door
So I walked on up to the doorstep
Through the screen and across the floor

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

Sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And I come home from a hard day's work
And you're waiting there, not a care in the world

See the smile awaitin' in the kitchen
Food cookin' in the plates for two
Feel the arms that reach out to hold me
In the evening when the day is through

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

Nikon E3200, 1/1073 Second, F 5.6, timer on ledge.
(the camera really doesn't matter)

©2012 Don Spenner
#summer #sunset #NTP   #fmhc  ___

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2015-06-17 11:50:31 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-06-17 11:47:13 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Enjoy this gem from the talented photographer +Light Bandit.  His work demonstrates a mastery of lighting, composition and often times the precise moment in time when the shutter is released.

You can see more of his work here:   http://www.lightbandit.net/

#shareofthemonth  

Bouffant #2 - If you know me, i love monochrome shots 99% of the time! 

How's that Fuji Neopan ACROS 100 look? 

Thanks to the wonderful that made this happened.

HMUA: Shradha Agarwal
Designer: Carmen Yam
Model: Charlène Ratsimba Andriantavy



© Nicholas K.W. Ong ~ 



#potd #photography #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #googleplusphotography   
#promotephotography #showyourbestwork #promotephotography 

#portrait   #portraitphotography   #portraitphotographer   #portraittuesday   #fashion   #fashionphotography  

#monochrome   #monochromeworld   #monochromephotography   #monochromemonday   #hqspmonochrome   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #bwphotography  ___Enjoy this gem from the talented photographer +Light Bandit.  His work demonstrates a mastery of lighting, composition and often times the precise moment in time when the shutter is released.

You can see more of his work here:   http://www.lightbandit.net/

#shareofthemonth  

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2015-06-12 21:48:15 (32 comments, 3 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Knockout Rose
Pink

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh

My Favorite Things-John Coltrane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWG2dsXV5HI

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +HQSP Flowers +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
+Wayne Lu +Iva Pas!+kaatje jansen +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Beth Ackerman

Photograph copyright 2015 Don Spenner #knockout   #pinkrose   #fmhc  

Knockout Rose
Pink

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh

My Favorite Things-John Coltrane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWG2dsXV5HI

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +HQSP Flowers +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
+Wayne Lu +Iva Pas!+kaatje jansen +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Beth Ackerman

Photograph copyright 2015 Don Spenner #knockout   #pinkrose   #fmhc  ___

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2015-06-12 12:34:28 (41 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Little Red Barn
Great Weekend Peeps

Bob Seeger-Turn the Page
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3khH9ih2XJg

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
 +Natosha Davis +Powerline Friday 
#FarmFriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard , +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner
#powerline   #rural #farm #road #redbarn   #Nebraska   #farmland   #farmlandscape   #ruralamerica   #midwest   #selectcolor  

Little Red Barn
Great Weekend Peeps

Bob Seeger-Turn the Page
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3khH9ih2XJg

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
 +Natosha Davis +Powerline Friday 
#FarmFriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard , +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner
#powerline   #rural #farm #road #redbarn   #Nebraska   #farmland   #farmlandscape   #ruralamerica   #midwest   #selectcolor  ___

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2015-06-10 12:30:33 (48 comments, 8 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

To the Moon

Great Wednesday Peeps

"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun."  -John Lennon

Thank you John......
Instant Karma - John lennon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqP3wT5lpa4

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
+Breakfast Art Club +Simply Arlie 
AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.  
+Magnificent Monochrome +Christian Madsen +Kardiyanti Djunaidi 
+Breakfast Club +Gemma Costa 

Available on Fine Art America-Canvas Print
http://fineartamerica.com/products/to-the-moon-don-spenner-canvas-print.html

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner
#moon #B&W #moonclouds  

To the Moon

Great Wednesday Peeps

"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun."  -John Lennon

Thank you John......
Instant Karma - John lennon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqP3wT5lpa4

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
+Breakfast Art Club +Simply Arlie 
AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.  
+Magnificent Monochrome +Christian Madsen +Kardiyanti Djunaidi 
+Breakfast Club +Gemma Costa 

Available on Fine Art America-Canvas Print
http://fineartamerica.com/products/to-the-moon-don-spenner-canvas-print.html

Photograph ©2015 Don Spenner
#moon #B&W #moonclouds  ___

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2015-06-10 11:36:05 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-06-05 23:42:29 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado___

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2015-06-05 12:48:45 (46 comments, 3 reshares, 176 +1s)Open 

Never Alone
Thanks friends and followers for your support, have a great weekend.

"I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten."-Sammy Davis, Jr.

Lester Young- I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
https://youtu.be/XSYgW6jr_Iw

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner 
+Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James 
+Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

#Peony   #Magneta   #Pause   #Aftertherain   #LesterYoung   #fmhc  

Never Alone
Thanks friends and followers for your support, have a great weekend.

"I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten."-Sammy Davis, Jr.

Lester Young- I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan
https://youtu.be/XSYgW6jr_Iw

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner 
+Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James 
+Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

#Peony   #Magneta   #Pause   #Aftertherain   #LesterYoung   #fmhc  ___

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2015-06-03 11:11:42 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-06-01 02:38:55 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Enjoy this delicate beauty from the most talented +Tina Apostolova.  If you watch Tina's stream you will see a diverse range of artistic talent, style and creativity.   #shareofthemonth  

Lakmé - Flower Duet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kij_hHB_hyY&index=24&list=PLVWdtJO-I3o6cVvGMc_0v5ACFQCn4EFOZ

Тактиката ми е да те гледам,
да разгадавам каква си,
да те обичам каквато си.
Тактиката ми е
да ти говоря
и да те слушам,
да създавам с думи
мост неразрушим.
Тактиката ми е да остана в
твоите спомени, не знам как,
нито знам с какъв претекст,
но да остана с теб.
Тактиката ми е да съм искрен
и да знам, че си искрена
и че не си пробутваме измислици,
за да може между двама ни
да няма ни завеса, нито пропасти.
Стратегията ми е, за сметка на това,
по-дълбока и по-проста.
Стратегията ми е някой ден,
не знам как,
нито знам с какъв претекст,
най-накрая да имаш нужда от мен.

"Тактика и стратегия" от Марио Бенедети.


My tactic is to watch you
learn how you are,
love you as you are.
To talk to you
listen to you
build with words
an indestructible bridge.
To stay in your memory...
I don't know how
or under what pretext
but to stay with you.
My tactic is to be frank
and to know you are frank.
To sell each other no pretences
so no curtain or abyss
comes between us.
My stratey,
is even deeper and simpler:
That one day, I don't know how
under what pretext,
you'll finally need me.

'Tactis'... by Mario Benedetti.___Enjoy this delicate beauty from the most talented +Tina Apostolova.  If you watch Tina's stream you will see a diverse range of artistic talent, style and creativity.   #shareofthemonth  

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2015-05-29 12:27:07 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Reflections #3530
Great Weekend Peeps

For +Breakfast Art Club 

#red  

Reflections #3530
Great Weekend Peeps

For +Breakfast Art Club 

#red  ___

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2015-05-25 13:26:26 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Tribute for those who sacrificed their lives.
  #memorialday   #memorialday2015  

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. -Albert Einstein

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children
https://youtu.be/EkaKwXddT_I

American Revolutionary War 25,000 
Northwest Indian War 1,056 
Quasi-War 514 
War of 1812 -  20,000 
1st Seminole War 36 
Black Hawk War 305 
2nd Seminole War 1,535 
Mexican-American War 13,283 
3rd Seminole War 26 
Civil War 625,000 
Indian Wars 919 
Great Sioux War 314 
Spanish-American War 2,446 
Philippine-American War 4,196 
Boxer Rebellion 131 
Mexican Revolution 35 
Haiti Occupation 148 
World War 1 -  116,516 
North Russia Campaign 424 
American Exped.Force Siberia 328 
more »

Tribute for those who sacrificed their lives.
  #memorialday   #memorialday2015  

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. -Albert Einstein

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children
https://youtu.be/EkaKwXddT_I

American Revolutionary War 25,000 
Northwest Indian War 1,056 
Quasi-War 514 
War of 1812 -  20,000 
1st Seminole War 36 
Black Hawk War 305 
2nd Seminole War 1,535 
Mexican-American War 13,283 
3rd Seminole War 26 
Civil War 625,000 
Indian Wars 919 
Great Sioux War 314 
Spanish-American War 2,446 
Philippine-American War 4,196 
Boxer Rebellion 131 
Mexican Revolution 35 
Haiti Occupation 148 
World War 1 -  116,516 
North Russia Campaign 424 
American Exped. Force Siberia 328 
Nicaragua Occupation 48 
World War 2 -  405,399 
Korean War 36,516 
Vietnam War 58,209 
El Salvador Civil War 37 
Beirut 266 
Grenada 19 
Panama 40 
Persian Gulf War 258 
Operation Provide Comfort 19 
Somalia Intervention 43 
Bosnia 12 
NATO Air Campaign Yugoslavia 20 
Afghanistan 2,356 
Iraq 4,489 
Total........1,319,908 

Source:  http://www.militaryfactory.com/american_war_deaths.asp

#memorialday     #hope #peace #understanding   #wagingpeace  ___

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2015-05-25 11:22:18 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Great Monday Peeps

#ShoesMonday , +Shoes Monday , +Olga Kafka , +Laura Harding , +Mee Ming Wong , +Carmen Schmidt , +Thomas Andersen , +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim
+Square Any Day with +andi rivarola 
+LOVE PURPLE +TurquoiseThursday 

Great Monday Peeps

#ShoesMonday , +Shoes Monday , +Olga Kafka , +Laura Harding , +Mee Ming Wong , +Carmen Schmidt , +Thomas Andersen , +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim
+Square Any Day with +andi rivarola 
+LOVE PURPLE +TurquoiseThursday ___

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