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Lotus Carroll1,771,466This 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+Shantha Marie Fountain, 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 +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features*$150 Gift Certificate for +BorrowLenses.com  http://www.borrowlenses.com *+Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk*+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 httpSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072 
Offbeat Images491You 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 00:30:0088 
Offbeat Images491THIS 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 21:00:0010 
Lotus Carroll1,771,466This 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 & InspirationI 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 +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features*$150 Gift Certificate for +BorrowLenses.com  http://www.borrowlenses.com *+Think Tank Photo Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9*+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and +500px Free One Month Awesome AcctPlease circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together.July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00121 
Landscape Photography Community2,751*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 22:00:00520 
Landscape Photography Show7,332The +Landscape Photography Show  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! Rules1.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 edge3. 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 04:00:002 
Fairytale Forest Photography109Welcome 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 yourGoogle+ 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 CommunityEnjoy the Event and  "Good Luck !"Steve from RIVERLAND SUMMER MACRO LEAF2014-06-01 00:00:0083 
Lotus Carroll1,771,466This 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+Ricardo Williams, 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+500px 1 Year Awesome Account$150 Gift Certificate for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com+Think Tank Photo City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/tApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00133 
Google para seu Negócio501,982Nesse Hangout, a agência I-Cherry mostra como eles atuam no AdWords, com as melhores práticas da agência. Não perca esse Hangout On Air com quem entende do assunto.Caso de Sucesso Agência I-Cherry2014-04-15 21:00:0040 
Lotus Carroll1,771,466This 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. :) +Annie Weibull, 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.InspirationModerators 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!Prizes1 Year +SmugMug Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features$150 Gift Certificate for +BorrowLenses.com  http://www.borrowlenses.com +Think Tank Photo City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http:March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00133 
Robert SKREINER1,209,155+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS ► ❶st ContestTheme: Natural Water Photos includes all Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc.by +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa 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 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS & +Circle 4 You to your circles,    as well as +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa ● 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:  +10000 Photographers BW ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS and in our Community: TOP Photos on G+https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/10273038109519+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:002005 
Pen and Lens Wednesday664Write something along with an original photo - poem, essay, prose. Be creative!Pen and Lens Wednesday2012-11-07 07:00:0021 
Halloween Town1,237Hi  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 00:30:00122 

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Jeniffer Lowrence0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, *********************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost 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 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.*********************************************************************#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #share #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers 2014-10-23 20:02:09375001
Mario Falcetti80,352Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Oct. 22nd, ‘14)#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #followers#social #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared  #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople  #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus  #meetingpeoplecircle  2014-10-22 04:20:35501417
CAT kitten3,074CATkitten Circles – 2nd day:◘ Circle 02 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!◘ Cercle 02 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!◘ Círculo 02 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it. #catkittengdm   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addiction   #addpeople   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomepeople   #awesomepeopleongplus   #cercle   #cercles   #circle   #circleme   #circlemeup   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #círculos   #circulocompartido   #circuloscompartidos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #publiccirclesproject   #morefollowers   #pixelworldcircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcir2014-10-21 10:03:37498011
Becky Collins17,784Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-20 09:12:04486001
Linda Motoiu60,126#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 42014-10-19 08:25:4738315421
Jan Havrda39,829It's my pleasure to introduce to you theInteresting Photographers #circle 8th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in photography styles and great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-10-15 20:21:48476271036
Olga Kafka22,937Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-15 10:08:39495002
Olga Kafka22,931Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-12 11:29:06495005
Olga Kafka22,946Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-07 07:15:41496206
Olga Kafka22,889Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-05 15:19:47496002
shahul meeran0#circles   #awesomepeopleongplus   #bestcircle   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #followback2014-10-02 01:36:18500000
shahul meeran0#circle   #awesomepeopleongplus   #shahul  #bestcircle   #bestcircleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlemenow   #circlesharing   #circlemeup   #dcircle   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagerscircleshare   #followback   #followme   #follow4follow   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #ripplescircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #topcircleshare  2014-10-02 01:27:37501000
Gailen Mapes68,324Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera S-U - 30 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 +2014-09-30 10:18:33201001
Mario Falcetti76,914Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Sep. 29th, ‘14)#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #followers #social #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus  #meetingpeoplecircle  2014-09-29 17:35:29499219178262
Olga Kafka22,894Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-09-19 17:08:224963211
Mario Falcetti76,323Meeting people in G+: a circle as a meeting point (updated Sep. 18th, ‘14)#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #followers #social #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus  2014-09-18 17:50:23499336204309
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
Gailen Mapes67,208Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.  (Because of it's size, this circle will be split next month.)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 August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 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 +2014-08-29 10:30:45209836
Kerpi Burgan4,490#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 #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:45234506
Kerpi Burgan4,490#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 #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:33453405
Olga Kafka22,766 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-26 08:03:25495006
Olga Kafka22,787Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-19 10:42:424960112
Olga Kafka22,774Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-13 13:09:434962010
Linda Motoiu57,984#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 32014-08-09 16:30:01378592077
Jan Havrda37,847Every day I watch a constant stream of freakingly great photographs. Here are the authors.Interesting Photographers #circle 7th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in follower count and photography styles, but both great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography fields.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-08-06 18:28:13463501956
John Kellden29,637Good Evening Dear Googleverse NetizensBeen ages since I shared a circle. This one is put together by +Lynn Keller which means there's good people in it.Pleased to meet you all.2014-08-05 20:33:40201737
Lynn Keller7,237I've put together this  circle which includes a host of engaging, appealing, interesting people from different communities and ongoing conversations. Best to all! #circlecount #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-08-05 20:16:01374827
Olga Kafka22,802Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-05 18:50:244961111
Gailen Mapes66,394Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 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 July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 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 +2014-07-29 10:16:1119910511
John Nuntiatio41,509#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-28 05:19:5498183
Olga Kafka22,808Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-25 07:56:234962216
Margaret Tompkins112,961A special Thank You to all the great photographers who shared photos to the Landscape Photography Community event Country Roads Take Me Home!!  Your photographs are awesome and so are you!!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography and +Landscape Photography Show for the Best of Landscape Photography on G+!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-07-23 00:40:4240119743180
Olga Kafka22,815Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-08 07:35:514974115
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
John Nuntiatio40,131#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-07 05:20:4698255
Olga Kafka22,827Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-01 06:09:424972012
Lowongan Kerja725**CIRCLE sharing Mania**1)  Add me to your circle2) Plus the original post3) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete5) Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day :#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-30 02:34:58493226
Gailen Mapes65,590Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 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 June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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 +2014-06-29 10:00:362007110
Svetlana Yegorova2,537Обмен кругами#photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou #followme  #followers   2014-06-29 08:19:08305047
Jan Havrda36,146Interesting Photographers circle 6th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in follower count and photography styles, but both great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography fields.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-06-26 16:58:484606624101
John Nuntiatio39,385#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-25 05:40:4584232
Olga Kafka22,740Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-22 21:35:574983014
Olga Kafka22,635Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-10 14:34:29499009
Rumiana Nikolova78,890This circle is from my good G+ Friends !! They visited more often my posts or supported me with your shared circles ! Blessed be !!!Shares, comments and plusses are always highly appreciated ! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-06-08 14:30:33327783554
Olga Kafka22,608Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-06-04 20:11:154991112
John Wood6,489I do my best to promote valuable g+ users from my circles according the following rules :► How much I like their posts► How much they support my activity on G+► How much they help to promote me and friends in my shared             circles► How much they interact with me and friends in my circles#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #MADBALL #topengagers #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles2014-06-03 12:29:094885931114
Gailen Mapes64,652Hand Picked Photographers Circles -"Unknown or Other" Camera  R-S - 29 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 May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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 +2014-05-29 10:35:002005312
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171335
Olga Kafka22,603Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-27 21:07:094991210

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2014-09-11 13:01:35 (111 comments, 2 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Special Thanks to Friends & Followers
You're Simply the Best

You gotta love this tune........

Tina Turner - The Best

Photographs ©2014 Don Spenner
#thanks   #collage   #simplythebest   #questforlight  

Most reshares: 9

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2014-08-08 11:49:15 (67 comments, 9 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Kissed by the Morning Dew
Great Weekend Peeps

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

B. Smetana: Vltava (Moldau) - Valérie Milot, harp/harpe

Thanks to the curators of these Great Google Themes:
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu
+The American Iris Society +andi rivarola 
+BTP Flower Pro +Best Top Photographer Group 

© 2013 Don Spenner
#Iris #Duet #Dew #honeydew #dewdrops #kissed

Most plusones: 128

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#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

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2014-10-25 11:53:56 (37 comments, 5 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Escape
Great Weekend Peeps

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.  -Marcus Aurelius

Hugh Laurie - Unchain My Heart (from Ocean Way Studios)

My second share for #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   , thanks so much +Amy Myers  for inviting me to participate :-)

+Leo Deegan my new friend, would you like to try your hand at black and white? The challenge is to post a black & white photo, any genre, brand new or old and reprocessed (or processed for the first time) and invite someone new to play each day. Of course, it is completely optional

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#escape   #firescapes   #ladders #climb   #monochromeworld  

Escape
Great Weekend Peeps

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.  -Marcus Aurelius

Hugh Laurie - Unchain My Heart (from Ocean Way Studios)

My second share for #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   , thanks so much +Amy Myers  for inviting me to participate :-)

+Leo Deegan my new friend, would you like to try your hand at black and white? The challenge is to post a black & white photo, any genre, brand new or old and reprocessed (or processed for the first time) and invite someone new to play each day. Of course, it is completely optional

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#escape   #firescapes   #ladders #climb   #monochromeworld  ___

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2014-10-25 03:47:31 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Upward

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."  -Lao Tzu

For the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  

I'm inviting +Chester Omorodion  if his schedule permits, to play the game!

1.  Post a new/old black and white or monochrome photo for each of five days.
2.  Plus-mention the person that invited you
3.  Tag another person on each post
4.  Enjoy!

Many thanks Amy for the invitation.  +Amy Myers 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone   #squareanyday   #monochromeworld   #tower #KansasCity   #architecture  

Upward

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."  -Lao Tzu

For the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  

I'm inviting +Chester Omorodion  if his schedule permits, to play the game!

1.  Post a new/old black and white or monochrome photo for each of five days.
2.  Plus-mention the person that invited you
3.  Tag another person on each post
4.  Enjoy!

Many thanks Amy for the invitation.  +Amy Myers 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone   #squareanyday   #monochromeworld   #tower #KansasCity   #architecture  ___

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2014-10-22 16:19:08 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner___

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2014-10-20 12:12:07 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Daniel & Lina
Gift of Life

I recently took time to visit my father’s grave-site with my aging mother, we find consolation, peace and closure in spending some quite time with dad in this way.  When leaving the cemetery I came across this grave-site, and was quite touched that Lina had brought her husband’s work boots out at harvest time to help him continue his journey of life after death. I sensed a deep love between this man and woman, without ever having met them.  Have a beautiful Monday and cherish the Gift of Life.

Yanni - Aria - Royal Albert Hall, London

*Special thanks the curators of  #ShoesMonday *+Shoes Monday , +Olga Kafka , +Laura Harding , +Mee Ming Wong , +Carmen Schmidt , +Thomas Andersen , +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner 
#boots #shoes #life #death #grave #cemetery #celebratelife  ... more »

Daniel & Lina
Gift of Life

I recently took time to visit my father’s grave-site with my aging mother, we find consolation, peace and closure in spending some quite time with dad in this way.  When leaving the cemetery I came across this grave-site, and was quite touched that Lina had brought her husband’s work boots out at harvest time to help him continue his journey of life after death. I sensed a deep love between this man and woman, without ever having met them.  Have a beautiful Monday and cherish the Gift of Life.

Yanni - Aria - Royal Albert Hall, London

*Special thanks the curators of  #ShoesMonday *+Shoes Monday , +Olga Kafka , +Laura Harding , +Mee Ming Wong , +Carmen Schmidt , +Thomas Andersen , +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner 
#boots #shoes #life #death #grave #cemetery #celebratelife  ___

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2014-10-17 12:19:00 (32 comments, 3 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Chill for the Weekend
Blues……………….………….

Thanks to the curators of these fine themes on Google+.  +Natosha Davis +Powerline Friday +andi rivarola +Monochrome World +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  

Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#powerlines #blue #blues #birdsinflight #electric #monochrome #lunar #moon

Chill for the Weekend
Blues……………….………….

Thanks to the curators of these fine themes on Google+.  +Natosha Davis +Powerline Friday +andi rivarola +Monochrome World +All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  

Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#powerlines #blue #blues #birdsinflight #electric #monochrome #lunar #moon___

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2014-10-17 02:59:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Good News

Kudos to Firestone for what can be done to stop Ebola.  I rarely post news stories, but this one was so good in light of current misinformation and panic, I could not resist.  Enjoy the weekend.

#educate #inform #ebola

Good News

Kudos to Firestone for what can be done to stop Ebola.  I rarely post news stories, but this one was so good in light of current misinformation and panic, I could not resist.  Enjoy the weekend.

#educate #inform #ebola___

2014-10-16 22:18:54 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Added photos to FAIRYTALE FOREST - AUTUMN FIRE.

Added photos to FAIRYTALE FOREST - AUTUMN FIRE.___

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2014-10-13 12:44:17 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

In the eyes of a child you will see the world as it should be -unknown

Photographed on color transparency film, scanned on Epson Perfection V500, converted & post processed in PS Elements, Taken on assignment for US Department of Health, doctor and patient.  The look in the little girls eyes touched my heart ❤ Have a beautiful Monday.

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#portrait #child #monochromeworld   #squareanyday   #scan       #softbox   #MROF   #broncolor

In the eyes of a child you will see the world as it should be -unknown

Photographed on color transparency film, scanned on Epson Perfection V500, converted & post processed in PS Elements, Taken on assignment for US Department of Health, doctor and patient.  The look in the little girls eyes touched my heart ❤ Have a beautiful Monday.

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#portrait #child #monochromeworld   #squareanyday   #scan       #softbox   #MROF   #broncolor___

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2014-10-11 04:59:31 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Sunshine

Thank you +Magdalena MadZ  for inviting me to the #hqspcolorsplash  play :~)

I'd like to invite  +Uwe Duwe +Tom Tran & +Ulrich Fleischer  to play this colorful game :~)

The rules are:
1. Mention who invited you
2. Invite three new friends to participate
3. Post the rules
4. Hashtag #hqspcolorsplash  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner

Good Morning Sunshine

Thank you +Magdalena MadZ  for inviting me to the #hqspcolorsplash  play :~)

I'd like to invite  +Uwe Duwe +Tom Tran & +Ulrich Fleischer  to play this colorful game :~)

The rules are:
1. Mention who invited you
2. Invite three new friends to participate
3. Post the rules
4. Hashtag #hqspcolorsplash  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner___

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2014-10-10 03:51:45 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Friends & Flower Lovers, Have A Beautiful Weekend

Window light with silver reflector

Thanks to the curators of these fine themes.
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
It's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Red   #zinnia #christmas #windowlight #silvereflector  

Friends & Flower Lovers, Have A Beautiful Weekend

Window light with silver reflector

Thanks to the curators of these fine themes.
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas
It's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Red   #zinnia #christmas #windowlight #silvereflector  ___

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2014-10-08 12:09:01 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday     #wordlesswednesday   

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Beach   #Litttlegirlbeach   #poodle #puppy #surf   #scan   #kodachrome  

#wordlessonwednesday     #wordlesswednesday   

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Beach   #Litttlegirlbeach   #poodle #puppy #surf   #scan   #kodachrome  ___

2014-10-07 14:28:06 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Google photographers help in the fight against Ebola.

Added photos to Google photographers help in the fight against Ebola.___

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2014-10-07 12:50:29 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Refléter.......

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.  -Confucius

"REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE" THE MARMALADE ~ 1969 - original recording ~ HQ AUDIO

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#autumn #reflections #faces #fall 

Refléter.......

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.  -Confucius

"REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE" THE MARMALADE ~ 1969 - original recording ~ HQ AUDIO

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#autumn #reflections #faces #fall ___

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2014-10-05 17:13:01 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Kodachrome Bokeh
Mellow Sunday Peeps

Oscar Peterson - A night in Vienna (2004)

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#bokeh #rain #trafficlights  #Oscar #jazzpiaono #mellow #scan #kodachrome #longago  

Kodachrome Bokeh
Mellow Sunday Peeps

Oscar Peterson - A night in Vienna (2004)

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#bokeh #rain #trafficlights  #Oscar #jazzpiaono #mellow #scan #kodachrome #longago  ___

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2014-10-02 13:16:49 (46 comments, 4 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Falling for You.........

Stan Getz-Autumn Leaves

#leavesonthursday  +Leaves On Thursday thanks to +Mehdia Ridder 

Photograph 2014 Don Spenner
#Autumn #AtumnLeaves #BurntOrange    #Fall   #jazz #Getz  

Falling for You.........

Stan Getz-Autumn Leaves

#leavesonthursday  +Leaves On Thursday thanks to +Mehdia Ridder 

Photograph 2014 Don Spenner
#Autumn #AtumnLeaves #BurntOrange    #Fall   #jazz #Getz  ___

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2014-09-30 13:05:59 (42 comments, 0 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Your Last Kiss
Warms My Heart
Touches My Soul
Baby, Don't Let Go

Jackson Browne - Stay

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

Verse & Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Sunset   #silhouette   #silhouette_photography  

Your Last Kiss
Warms My Heart
Touches My Soul
Baby, Don't Let Go

Jackson Browne - Stay

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson

Verse & Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Sunset   #silhouette   #silhouette_photography  ___

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2014-09-21 14:44:37 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Noteworthy CauseSaving Eliza  

I am honored & proud to be in the company of so many great photographers; Most grateful this image was chosen for Plus One Collection III, Photographers for Good, special thanks to  +Ivan Makarov and his team of curators and artists.

Six days remain, please join me if you can in saving Eliza by selecting a perk today or sharing this post.  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

List of contributing photographers http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Plus-One-Collection-III-List-o

Photograph ©2102 Don Spenner
#thepainter   #charity   #savingeliza   #plusonecollectioniii  ❤

Noteworthy CauseSaving Eliza  

I am honored & proud to be in the company of so many great photographers; Most grateful this image was chosen for Plus One Collection III, Photographers for Good, special thanks to  +Ivan Makarov and his team of curators and artists.

Six days remain, please join me if you can in saving Eliza by selecting a perk today or sharing this post.  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

List of contributing photographers http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Plus-One-Collection-III-List-o

Photograph ©2102 Don Spenner
#thepainter   #charity   #savingeliza   #plusonecollectioniii  ❤___

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2014-09-20 03:01:44 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Bimster's Bus
Peaceful Weekend Peeps

""Well I came across a child of God, he was walking along the road
And I asked him tell where are you going, this he told me:  Well, I'm going down to Yasgur's farm, going to join in a rock and roll band.  Got to get back to the land, set my soul free.  We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,  And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.""

Writer(s): Joni Mitchell
Copyright: Crazy Crow Music

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#freespirits   #hippies #flowerchildren #woodstock     #BimsterfromMichigan  

Bimster's Bus
Peaceful Weekend Peeps

""Well I came across a child of God, he was walking along the road
And I asked him tell where are you going, this he told me:  Well, I'm going down to Yasgur's farm, going to join in a rock and roll band.  Got to get back to the land, set my soul free.  We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,  And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.""

Writer(s): Joni Mitchell
Copyright: Crazy Crow Music

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#freespirits   #hippies #flowerchildren #woodstock     #BimsterfromMichigan  ___

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2014-09-17 02:28:39 (52 comments, 6 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  +On The Fence Wednesday +Natosha Davis +Monochrome World +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

Photograph 1988 Don Spenner
#northcarolina   #beachphotography   #fencephotography  #film #scan #Rolleiflex   

#wordlessonwednesday  +On The Fence Wednesday +Natosha Davis +Monochrome World +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

Photograph 1988 Don Spenner
#northcarolina   #beachphotography   #fencephotography  #film #scan #Rolleiflex   ___

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2014-09-14 14:06:06 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Poverty
Give a Little......

-""1.4 billion people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less.
-Rural areas account for three out of every four people living on less than $1.25 a day.
-22,000 children die each day due to conditions of poverty.""

Source:  http://www.thp.org/learn_more/issues/know_your_world_facts_about_hunger_and_poverty

#signsunday +Sign Sunday +Lori Carey +Janice Hackney +Jetski Jones

Photograph ©2012 Don Spenner
#signs #poverty #hunger   #graffite   #dosomething  

Poverty
Give a Little......

-""1.4 billion people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less.
-Rural areas account for three out of every four people living on less than $1.25 a day.
-22,000 children die each day due to conditions of poverty.""

Source:  http://www.thp.org/learn_more/issues/know_your_world_facts_about_hunger_and_poverty

#signsunday +Sign Sunday +Lori Carey +Janice Hackney +Jetski Jones

Photograph ©2012 Don Spenner
#signs #poverty #hunger   #graffite   #dosomething  ___

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2014-09-14 03:33:03 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Look Up
Super Sunday Peeps

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. -Pablo Picasso

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS "SKY PILOT" (LONG VERSION)

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.  +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach   +Monochrome World 

Photograph ©2010 Don Spenner
#quatro   #fourclouds   #puffers  

Look Up
Super Sunday Peeps

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. -Pablo Picasso

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS "SKY PILOT" (LONG VERSION)

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.  +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach   +Monochrome World 

Photograph ©2010 Don Spenner
#quatro   #fourclouds   #puffers  ___

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2014-09-14 02:13:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Fly Over-Wings Up
"August "Jump!" Self Portrait Challenge Winners

Congratulations to these brave & daring jumpers, and special thanks to +Lotus Carroll & the team of moderators on a great competition.

First Place: +Warren Searle 
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Fourth Place: +Caloean Viorel 
Fifth Place: +Max Kotchouro 

This is such a great event and a community to be part of, if you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?
September challenge is already up: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cd37clr5kte8qblav3eaak73t84

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #challenge   #photography  

August "Jump!" Self Portrait Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Warren Searle
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Andrea Martinez
Fourth Place: +Caloean Viorel 
Fifth Place: +Max Kotchouro 

You can see their photos below. Great job, guys! 
photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO

Big thanks to all of our fantastic August sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +Capturing Couture, +500px, +SmugMug, & +BorrowLenses.com - our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you circle them for great photography products and services.

I loved seeing you guys get some ups! Great job to everyone and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: http://goo.gl/aqJjzQ, honorable mentions here: http://goo.gl/vW0dTR, and all photo submissions and the event here: http://goo.gl/T7sG63

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: http://goo.gl/xEqtQn

* * * * *

Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #challenge   #photography  ___Fly Over-Wings Up
"August "Jump!" Self Portrait Challenge Winners

Congratulations to these brave & daring jumpers, and special thanks to +Lotus Carroll & the team of moderators on a great competition.

First Place: +Warren Searle 
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Fourth Place: +Caloean Viorel 
Fifth Place: +Max Kotchouro 

This is such a great event and a community to be part of, if you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?
September challenge is already up: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cd37clr5kte8qblav3eaak73t84

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #challenge   #photography  

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2014-09-13 02:30:34 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Have a Restful Weekend Peeps

Sleep is the best meditation. -Dalai Lama

Suo Gan - A Mother's Song - Peaceful Music Welsh Lullaby - Best Flute, Harp, & English Horn Solo

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Hush #Lullaby #Angels #Sleep #baby  

Have a Restful Weekend Peeps

Sleep is the best meditation. -Dalai Lama

Suo Gan - A Mother's Song - Peaceful Music Welsh Lullaby - Best Flute, Harp, & English Horn Solo

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Hush #Lullaby #Angels #Sleep #baby  ___

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2014-09-11 13:01:35 (111 comments, 2 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Special Thanks to Friends & Followers
You're Simply the Best

You gotta love this tune........

Tina Turner - The Best

Photographs ©2014 Don Spenner
#thanks   #collage   #simplythebest   #questforlight  

Special Thanks to Friends & Followers
You're Simply the Best

You gotta love this tune........

Tina Turner - The Best

Photographs ©2014 Don Spenner
#thanks   #collage   #simplythebest   #questforlight  ___

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2014-09-10 11:34:23 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner___

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2014-09-10 00:44:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Such a Noble Cause-Saving Eliza

Our World #plusonecollection   #plusonecollectioniii  
Thanks to +Ivan Makarov & +Andy Lee for making this event possible.

Saving Eliza

Follow the link below to learn more and help us meet our goal!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

Announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in Plus One Collection print book

And now what many of you have been waiting for - announcing the list of artists who's work will be included in the print book #PlusOneCollectionIII  

Link -> http://www.photographersforgood.com/Plus-One-Collection/Plus-One-Collection-III-List-o (Tip: use CTRL+F to see if your name is there to save time)

It's always a hard task to pick the photos because there are so many amazing ones that we just can't include because we have limited space in the book. Any judge can testify to you of that. We had seven capable judges this time around who went through every submission and we picked the best 285 or so for the book based on the final rankings. 

But what we decided to do to compensate for this is to release a poster that will have everyone's submission posted. You can order that poster on Indiegogo page as well - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

As with the book, all net proceeds from the sale of the poster will go to Saving Eliza fund. 

What's next? Keep spreading the word about the fundraising campaign! We still need to raise $25,000 before the book can go to press. And if you can contribute, please do. ___Such a Noble Cause-Saving Eliza

Our World #plusonecollection   #plusonecollectioniii  
Thanks to +Ivan Makarov & +Andy Lee for making this event possible.

Saving Eliza

Follow the link below to learn more and help us meet our goal!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

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2014-09-05 12:32:43 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Great Weekend Peeps
For Friends & Followers....

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.  -Matsuo Basho

The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin

Thanks to the curators of these themes. #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu  +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla  #floralfriday  +Beth Akerman +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#somethingwhite  

Great Weekend Peeps
For Friends & Followers....

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.  -Matsuo Basho

The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin

Thanks to the curators of these themes. #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu  +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla  #floralfriday  +Beth Akerman +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#somethingwhite  ___

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2014-09-04 01:11:10 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner___

2014-09-03 22:32:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Keep Your Feet on the Ground  and Your Eyes on the Sky

Enjoy, add, share and engage this theme from the lovely and talented +Olga Kafka & +Shoes Monday 

Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~
Many Thanks everyone!___Keep Your Feet on the Ground  and Your Eyes on the Sky

Enjoy, add, share and engage this theme from the lovely and talented +Olga Kafka & +Shoes Monday 

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2014-09-01 18:16:45 (37 comments, 0 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

The Ship
12th Street....

Thelonious Monk - Reflections - JazzAndBluesExperience

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Reflections  

The Ship
12th Street....

Thelonious Monk - Reflections - JazzAndBluesExperience

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Reflections  ___

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2014-09-01 11:38:22 (61 comments, 1 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Labor of Love
Tribute:  Labor Day

Whether you work with your hands, your mind or both, make it a labor of love from the heart.  I had occasion to climb this grain storage elevator while it was being painted and ask this migrant worker if I could take his photograph.  He gladly obliged with a smile on his face and proudly climbed to the top to begin his day painting.  

James Taylor - 2MS - Millworker HQ

Thanks to the curators of these themes.  +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#LeadingLinesMonday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis 
#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

Photograph ©1990 Don Spenner
#laborday   #laboroflove  #120 #repost #up #sweetbabyjames  ... more »

Labor of Love
Tribute:  Labor Day

Whether you work with your hands, your mind or both, make it a labor of love from the heart.  I had occasion to climb this grain storage elevator while it was being painted and ask this migrant worker if I could take his photograph.  He gladly obliged with a smile on his face and proudly climbed to the top to begin his day painting.  

James Taylor - 2MS - Millworker HQ

Thanks to the curators of these themes.  +Monochrome World +andi rivarola 
#LeadingLinesMonday +Pam Boling +Andreas Levi +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Simos Xenakis 
#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 

Photograph ©1990 Don Spenner
#laborday   #laboroflove  #120 #repost #up #sweetbabyjames  ___

2014-08-31 03:50:04 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Added photos to August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!.

Added photos to August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!.___

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2014-08-29 11:58:57 (25 comments, 2 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Charlie Parker
August 29, 1920-March 12, 1955

The Quintet' - The Complete Jazz at Massey Hall [FULL ALBUM]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker

Thanks the curators of +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
+FloralFriday +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson & +Tamara Pruessner  #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#somethingyellow   #bird #jazz   #birdman    #tribute   #kansascityjazz   #bepop  

Happy Birthday Charlie Parker
August 29, 1920-March 12, 1955

The Quintet' - The Complete Jazz at Massey Hall [FULL ALBUM]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker

Thanks the curators of +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla 
+FloralFriday +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson & +Tamara Pruessner  #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#somethingyellow   #bird #jazz   #birdman    #tribute   #kansascityjazz   #bepop  ___

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2014-08-27 11:55:56 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Summer  #Lake #Swim

#wordlessonwednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Summer  #Lake #Swim___

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2014-08-21 12:56:10 (36 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Take Time
For Friends & Followers Enjoy Your Day

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.  -Lao Tzu

LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND DUKE ELLINGTON

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#solitude  #calm #tranquility #java #coffee #warm  

Take Time
For Friends & Followers Enjoy Your Day

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.  -Lao Tzu

LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND DUKE ELLINGTON

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#solitude  #calm #tranquility #java #coffee #warm  ___

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2014-08-20 02:30:46 (44 comments, 0 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

A Vision for Our Children

“"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.””   -United States Declaration of Independence

Photograph ©Don Spenner 2012
#children #fountains #play #happy #1964 #2014

A Vision for Our Children

“"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.””   -United States Declaration of Independence

Photograph ©Don Spenner 2012
#children #fountains #play #happy #1964 #2014___

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2014-08-19 12:44:31 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Blue
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.-  Andrew Wyeth

Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Original Video with subtitles)

Thanks to the curators of #lonelychairtuesdays  +Laurie Novak & +Rachel Tine   +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#chair #window #architecture   #selectcolor   #bluesky  #blue

Blue
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.-  Andrew Wyeth

Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Original Video with subtitles)

Thanks to the curators of #lonelychairtuesdays  +Laurie Novak & +Rachel Tine   +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#chair #window #architecture   #selectcolor   #bluesky  #blue___

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2014-08-18 12:08:07 (38 comments, 0 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Steppin Out
Marvelous Monday Peeps

#ShoesMonday , +Shoes Monday , +Olga Kafka , +Laura Harding , +Mee Ming Wong , +Carmen Schmidt , +Thomas Andersen , +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
+Shoes Monday 

Steppin Out
Marvelous Monday Peeps

#ShoesMonday , +Shoes Monday , +Olga Kafka , +Laura Harding , +Mee Ming Wong , +Carmen Schmidt , +Thomas Andersen , +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
+Shoes Monday ___

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2014-08-16 11:23:56 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Pause for a Pastry
Have a Sweet Weekend Peeps

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime from Porgy and Bess

Thanks to +andi rivarola & +Square Any Day 

Photograph ©2013 Don Spenner
#Sweetpastry #justone #share #nibble #coffee #tea #mmmmm

Pause for a Pastry
Have a Sweet Weekend Peeps

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime from Porgy and Bess

Thanks to +andi rivarola & +Square Any Day 

Photograph ©2013 Don Spenner
#Sweetpastry #justone #share #nibble #coffee #tea #mmmmm___

2014-08-16 02:27:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Dive Into This Beautiful Image from +Jan McCartney.
Posted for +Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest!

You are cordially invited to enter ONE, ORIGINAL“offbeat” image in our second +Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery contest.

[Our event cover image is courtesy of +Jan McCartney] 

At +Offbeat Images, 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!

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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. 

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CONTEST RULES: 

-- You may submit ONE ORIGINAL "offbeat" piece of digital photography or art that has been previously shared on Google+  or one that you have created recently and would like to share--first, with us in our contest. If you use a watermark, please keep the opacity and size from becoming an obstruction of your work. (Be sure to share only a single image--not an album, and enable comments on your post.)

-- 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.

-- Commentary on submissions is encouraged, but the content must be related to the artwork—politically-based, religiously-based or inflammatory remarks about the contest or theme page and/or owners and curators of +Offbeat Images are not permitted and will be removed without warning.

- Images submitted to our contests may be shared to the public via Google+. Contestants grant the owners and curators of the Google+ Offbeat Images theme page and related contests permission to repost original images submitted in our contest to our theme page, contests and promotional posts.

- Contest events will be judged by one of the Offbeat Image "Blue Ribbon" Gallery curators. The First, Second and Third place winners -- plus a People's Choice award winner and up to five Honorable Mention award winners  from each contest will have their images shared in our gallery. 

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*Theme Page Guidelines: By entering our contests, you give the owners of Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery permission to repost and share your original images on Google+. The owners and curators reserve the right to post what is appropriate for this theme page. GIFs and videos are not permitted. This is a SPAM-FREE and spin-free zone with zero tolerance for hate speech, political posturing or product pitches. NO SELLING or SOLICITING. (Going outside the guidelines puts you at risk of being banned.) The theme page guidelines may be modified at any time. 

#offbeatimage   #offbeatimages   #blueribbongallery___Dive Into This Beautiful Image from +Jan McCartney.
Posted for +Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest!

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2014-08-16 02:05:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Don Spenner was tagged in Don Spenner's album.

Don Spenner was tagged in Don Spenner's album.___

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2014-08-13 12:54:43 (49 comments, 6 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  ___

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2014-08-12 18:53:00 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Enjoy this rich Offbeat Architectural image from the most talented +Roxanne Bouche' Overton!

I would like to extend a personal invitation to friends and followers to check out this new theme, +Offbeat Images.  The perfect place to showcase those images, you're just not sure, where to post.  Check out the talent!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cb1bj1ia13nrmqigah44akig2qg

I love how light and shadows dance and create even more drama within Union Station in Los Angeles.


#blackandwhitephotography  #showyourbestwork  and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge  
#blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #monochromeworld   +Monochrome World    #hqspmonochrome   +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Massimiliano Marsiglietti 
#allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Enrique Pelaez +Brian Cox 
#hqsparchitecture   +HQSP Architecture by +Andrew Prokos  #photomaniausa  +Photo Mania USA by +David Pilasky +Kris Rowlands  #stunningmoment  +Stunning Moment by +Alycia Miller +Zvonimir Fras 
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#lightandshadowphotography  

 ___Enjoy this rich Offbeat Architectural image from the most talented +Roxanne Bouche' Overton!

I would like to extend a personal invitation to friends and followers to check out this new theme, +Offbeat Images.  The perfect place to showcase those images, you're just not sure, where to post.  Check out the talent!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cb1bj1ia13nrmqigah44akig2qg

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2014-08-12 18:06:12 (65 comments, 1 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Salute:  Robin Williams
Thanks for all the laughter……..

Barbra Streisand Send In The Clowns

“”When it comes to relieving stress, more giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor ordered. Here's why.””
Source:  http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456

Don't miss this touching post from a great Googler with an awesome sense of humor.  +Tom Tran 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TomTran/posts/8JWTNqfiiea?pid=6046547520497685874&oid=107400819855192601582

Photograph ©2012 Don Spenner
#standup   #LOL #ROFL #laughuntilithurts   #robinwilliamsrip   #repost  

Salute:  Robin Williams
Thanks for all the laughter……..

Barbra Streisand Send In The Clowns

“”When it comes to relieving stress, more giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor ordered. Here's why.””
Source:  http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456

Don't miss this touching post from a great Googler with an awesome sense of humor.  +Tom Tran 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TomTran/posts/8JWTNqfiiea?pid=6046547520497685874&oid=107400819855192601582

Photograph ©2012 Don Spenner
#standup   #LOL #ROFL #laughuntilithurts   #robinwilliamsrip   #repost  ___

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2014-08-12 13:43:15 (36 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

On the Stump
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.  -Henry Van Dyke

The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
+Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#rings #stump #selectcolor   #sepia #time

On the Stump
Terrific Tuesday Peeps

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.  -Henry Van Dyke

The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"

#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
+Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#rings #stump #selectcolor   #sepia #time___

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2014-08-10 19:46:07 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Shine On Friends & Followers
Great Week Ahead Peeps

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

Philip Glass - Metamorphosis 1

Thanks to the curators of these great themes:
+Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme 
+andi rivarola +Square Any Day 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#clouds   #warm #golden #celestial  

Shine On Friends & Followers
Great Week Ahead Peeps

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

Philip Glass - Metamorphosis 1

Thanks to the curators of these great themes:
+Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme 
+andi rivarola +Square Any Day 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#clouds   #warm #golden #celestial  ___

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2014-08-08 11:49:15 (67 comments, 9 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Kissed by the Morning Dew
Great Weekend Peeps

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

B. Smetana: Vltava (Moldau) - Valérie Milot, harp/harpe

Thanks to the curators of these Great Google Themes:
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu
+The American Iris Society +andi rivarola 
+BTP Flower Pro +Best Top Photographer Group 

© 2013 Don Spenner
#Iris #Duet #Dew #honeydew #dewdrops #kissed

Kissed by the Morning Dew
Great Weekend Peeps

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

B. Smetana: Vltava (Moldau) - Valérie Milot, harp/harpe

Thanks to the curators of these Great Google Themes:
+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu
+The American Iris Society +andi rivarola 
+BTP Flower Pro +Best Top Photographer Group 

© 2013 Don Spenner
#Iris #Duet #Dew #honeydew #dewdrops #kissed___

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2014-08-06 12:40:32 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Silhouettes

Many thanks to +Lotus Carroll and her team of curators for hosting and inspiring the July Self Portrait Challenge.         plus.google.com/u/0/events/c93rai2hmjjfbh7b0gh6bvjdn90

July Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the "Silhouettes" July Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: http://goo.gl/WzE603 and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: http://goo.gl/Mvv8RP

Great job turning yourselves into mere outlines of who you really are! ;-) We have 14 great photos from our finalists! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Who will be chosen as the 4 winners for July?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our July prize sponsors, +Capturing Couture, +SmugMug, +500px, +Think Tank Photo, & +BorrowLenses.com! We love their products and services and appreciate their support. :)

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

#selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography  ___Silhouettes

Many thanks to +Lotus Carroll and her team of curators for hosting and inspiring the July Self Portrait Challenge.         plus.google.com/u/0/events/c93rai2hmjjfbh7b0gh6bvjdn90

2014-08-06 11:58:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - 8/1 thru 8/15 .

Added photos to Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - 8/1 thru 8/15 .___

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