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Don Spenner has been at 13 events

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Lotus Carroll1,771,777This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump! Time to practice your "ups" and catch an action shot of you jumping in some fashion. Get creative and make something fun - remember to use a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze that action!Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Jump!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.Inspiration+Jason Jakober created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here:http://goo.gl/O5IsuNeed advice about remotes and some jumping tips? Read +Jeff Moreau's awesome tutorial here:http://goo.gl/T0LvR The image in the header is a #JumpyPantsJeff  original. ;-)Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. Prizes+Think Tank Photo Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy+500px 1 Year Awesome Account+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack$150 Gift Certificate for August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!2014-08-30 07:00:0062G+
Offbeat Images273You 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]  >>>UPDATE ON GOOGLE+ EVENT ISSUES: No news from  G+ tech on a timetable for the fixes to the many issues with events.  However, we have a workaround solution that might help get your image uploaded into this contest. Here's a link to the event: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0lg82lu10pne465mua9or6940o WORKAROUND SOLUTION TO UPLOAD YOUR IMAGE: 1) Click on the link titled "View photos" in the "Event Photos" box. (This will take you the event photos gallery.) 2) In the upper right on the event photo gallery window frame you'll find a button labeled "Add photos" ... click on it and you should see an applet window frame. (There should be text in the middle of the frame that reads: "Drop photos here or Click to open the file browser.") 3) You can either drag and drop your image into this applet window frame or upload it with your file browser. Thanks again for your patience. _____________________________________________________ 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 pageOffbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - 8/15 thru 8/222014-08-16 00:30:0096G+
Offbeat Images273THIS 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 21:00:0010G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,777This 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 07:00:00121G+
Landscape Photography Community1,516*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 22:00:00522G+
Landscape Photography Show5,778The +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 04:00:002G+
Fairytale Forest Photography89Welcome 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 00:00:0088G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,777This 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 07:00:00132G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,777This 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 07:00:00132G+
Robert SKREINER1,206,372+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 09:00:002006G+
Syuzanna A.77,770I'm celebrating my (19-th) birthday, you're invitedcome and have a drink and HUGS , piece of cake !!! :)MY Birthday - 12/12/12 12:122012-12-12 09:12:00703G+
Pen and Lens Wednesday678Write something along with an original photo - poem, essay, prose. Be creative!Pen and Lens Wednesday2012-11-07 07:00:0021G+
Halloween Town1,033Hi  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 00:30:00122G+

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Olga Kafka22,787Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-19 10:42:424960110CC G+
Olga Kafka22,774Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-13 13:09:43496207CC G+
Linda Motoiu57,984#circle   #photographers  My favorite photographers circle - release 32014-08-09 16:30:01378582273CC G+
Richard Lee52,055+Avril Lavigne's House Of Pancakes Part DeuxHello as you know we ran out of circle names so the only one left was +Avril Lavigne's house of pancakes #circle . Everyone follow these nice people! You are in this if you got notified! Have a nice weekend when it gets here!  #circlesharing  2014-08-07 02:08:2244411998176CC G+
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 18:28:13463462154CC G+
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 20:33:40201737CC G+
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 20:16:01374827CC G+
Olga Kafka22,802Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-05 18:50:244961110CC G+
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 10:16:1119910511CC G+
John Nuntiatio41,509#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-28 05:19:5498183CC G+
Olga Kafka22,808Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-25 07:56:234962216CC G+
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 00:40:4240119748181CC G+
Olga Kafka22,815Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-08 07:35:514974216CC G+
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 05:12:1542311513CC G+
John Nuntiatio40,131#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-07 05:20:4698255CC G+
Olga Kafka22,827Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-01 06:09:424972012CC G+
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 02:34:58493226CC G+
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 10:00:362007110CC G+
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 08:19:08305035CC G+
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 16:58:484606724101CC G+
John Nuntiatio39,385#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-25 05:40:4584232CC G+
Olga Kafka22,740Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-22 21:35:574983014CC G+
Olga Kafka22,635Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-10 14:34:294990010CC G+
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 14:30:33327783554CC G+
Olga Kafka22,608Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-06-04 20:11:154991112CC G+
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 12:29:094885930114CC G+
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 10:35:002005312CC G+
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 11:24:43490171235CC G+
Olga Kafka22,603Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-27 21:07:094991210CC G+
Olga Kafka22,624Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-23 19:27:23499209CC G+
Norman Grant2,026I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you.#seooptimizers   #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing  #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google  #KingCircles   #KingAmari  #ppcmasterminds2014-05-20 01:55:2350120722CC G+
Olga Kafka22,658Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-15 06:08:515001113CC G+
Sinta Riani1,161This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:40:375007516CC G+
Sinta Riani1,161This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:39:375009713CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova1,435Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-04 07:11:06306002CC G+
Jan Havrda32,260Interesting Photographers circle 5th editionHandpicked active quality photographers naturally distributed amongst the photography fields. Landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, b&w -- you name it. Photographers various in follower count, great in ideas and realisation.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  2014-04-30 07:19:124497928102CC G+
Olga Kafka22,567Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-04-29 10:49:285002015CC G+
Gailen Mapes63,234Hand 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 April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 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 +2014-04-29 10:33:5920014513CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281867CC G+
John Nuntiatio34,720#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-26 08:31:3596284CC G+
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114CC G+
siti aja33please1.share2.plus +3. comment #indonesia #sharedcircles #circleshare #circlesharing  2014-04-19 04:24:345017122CC G+
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.My Inspirational CircleEver since I joined Google plus in the end of the year 2011 I have been looking for those special ones. Those people that inspired me...touched my soul with their work or made me laugh my pants off.It took me over 2 years to fill this circle up to 500 inspirators, but today... I finally added my last person. :)I will seek more of these in the future, don't worry, and this means I will have to share multiple circles from now on, but for now...these are the 500 most inspirational people on Google Plus for me.A great big Thank You to everybody in this circle for enriching my Google Plus experience and inspire and motivate me in becoming a better photographer.artist.#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  ?> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+2014-04-17 10:18:1450112721CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:09:12306207CC G+
Shashi S5,439Thought Team_______________This is the circle of my thought team, who have inspired me, engaged me over the years at Google+.If you have received this message, then you are already in the circle. If came to it through browsing, please add to find some real gem of thoughts in your timeline. To be included in this circle, you need to be an engager with an attitude to share interesting thoughts, comments and ...1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare 2014-04-08 09:29:481256413CC G+
anton sisi93#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #follower #socialnetworking   #social   #followme   #follow4followback   #condividicerchia   #chiudiilcerchio #circleoftheday   #sharedoftheday2014-04-08 02:13:0949813719CC G+
Shoes Monday3,169Thank you circle #shoesmonday   #1 2014-04-06 07:55:55484208CC G+
Olga Kafka22,293Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-04-01 18:31:11486108CC G+
Gailen Mapes61,362Hand 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 March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 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 +2014-03-29 11:45:451911319CC G+
Cristian Bianchi25,015P H O T O G + A P H E R SThis is a shared circle of selected Photographers on G+Sharing is very appreciated! #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #photography   #photographers   #foto  2014-03-27 15:00:2250013283174CC G+

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2014-06-23 12:10:46 (77 comments, 4 reshares, 107 +1s)

You Brighten My Day
Special Thanks to Friends & Followers

Soon to be three years here on Google+ and must say it has been an enriching and rewarding experience to meet the many talented photographers, painters, poets, musicians & curators.  Thank you for your friendship, comments, plusses & shares. Taking a little summer break but shall return.  May the sun always warm your heart and soul.

A sunrise repost from a 120 chrome scan, captured with extension tubes off the Carolina Coast, USA.  +Square Any Day thanks to +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©1991 Don Spenner
#Beach   #Sunrise #Sea #Ocean   #breeze     #goodfriendsfollowers #seabreeze #goldenglow #cherish  

Most reshares: 9

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2014-08-08 11:49:15 (67 comments, 9 reshares, 122 +1s)

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: 134

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2014-07-21 02:17:26 (49 comments, 2 reshares, 134 +1s)

Moonrise
Wyoming, USA

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2014-08-21 12:56:10 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)

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 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 65 +1s)

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 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)

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 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)

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 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)

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, 8 +1s)

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. 

_______________________

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, 31 +1s)

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 (43 comments, 6 reshares, 111 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  ___

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2014-08-12 18:53:00 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 62 +1s)

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 (58 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)

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 (34 comments, 2 reshares, 77 +1s)

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 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 89 +1s)

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, 122 +1s)

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 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

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. :)

* * * * *

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 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)

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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2014-08-06 11:54:30 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

©2014 Don Spenner
#Nikon   #Golden  

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

©2014 Don Spenner
#Nikon   #Golden  ___

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2014-08-01 12:27:59 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 78 +1s)

Have a Banner Weekend Peeps

For the lovely & talented +Natosha Davis +Powerline Friday 

©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone   #powerlines   #banners   #selectcolor  

Have a Banner Weekend Peeps

For the lovely & talented +Natosha Davis +Powerline Friday 

©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone   #powerlines   #banners   #selectcolor  ___

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2014-07-30 12:57:29 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 79 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner___

2014-07-28 03:14:30 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 84 +1s)

Added photos to July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes.

Quest for Light
Kansas City, USA

Added photos to July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes.

Quest for Light
Kansas City, USA___

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2014-07-27 05:05:30 (27 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)

Kansas, USA
Super Sunday Peeps

Stevie Wonder - Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away

Thanks to the curators of these fine themes;  +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach • +Square Any Day +andi rivarola •
+Zen Sunday +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth & +Simon Davis-Oakley 

Photograph©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone #Clouds #Sky #Quadtych #Collage 

Kansas, USA
Super Sunday Peeps

Stevie Wonder - Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away

Thanks to the curators of these fine themes;  +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach • +Square Any Day +andi rivarola •
+Zen Sunday +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth & +Simon Davis-Oakley 

Photograph©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone #Clouds #Sky #Quadtych #Collage ___

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2014-07-25 11:25:36 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 112 +1s)

Great Weekend Googlers
Sunflower-Edge of Night

Carlos Santana -- Black Magic Woman [[ Official Live Video ]] HQ

Thanks to the curators of +Square Any Day  +andi rivarola +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla & +FloralFriday +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson & +Tamara Pruessner 

Photograph©2014 Don Spenner
#sunflowersphotography  #bloom #blackvelvet #hippymusic  

Great Weekend Googlers
Sunflower-Edge of Night

Carlos Santana -- Black Magic Woman [[ Official Live Video ]] HQ

Thanks to the curators of +Square Any Day  +andi rivarola +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla & +FloralFriday +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson & +Tamara Pruessner 

Photograph©2014 Don Spenner
#sunflowersphotography  #bloom #blackvelvet #hippymusic  ___

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2014-07-24 23:20:14 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 95 +1s)

Enterprise
Missouri State Fair

A scan from a 120 Kodachrome, taken at dusk, camera mounted on tripod, 1/2 second, F4. End use, 40 x 40" framed print for client.

Blood Sweat & Tears - Spinning wheel

Thanks to my dear friend and talented photographer, +Yasmin Simpson for the invitation to  #fivedayquest    I invite a fine gentleman and talented photographer, +Chester Omorodion   to play along, no obligation.   This is day of five of the #fivedayquest.

Special thanks to +andi rivarola  #squareanyday  

Four Simple Rules for the   #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag     #fivedayquest  

Photograph ©1990 Don Spenner
#120 #longexposure   #lightrails    #Zeiss40CFdistag... more »

Enterprise
Missouri State Fair

A scan from a 120 Kodachrome, taken at dusk, camera mounted on tripod, 1/2 second, F4. End use, 40 x 40" framed print for client.

Blood Sweat & Tears - Spinning wheel

Thanks to my dear friend and talented photographer, +Yasmin Simpson for the invitation to  #fivedayquest    I invite a fine gentleman and talented photographer, +Chester Omorodion   to play along, no obligation.   This is day of five of the #fivedayquest.

Special thanks to +andi rivarola  #squareanyday  

Four Simple Rules for the   #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag     #fivedayquest  

Photograph ©1990 Don Spenner
#120 #longexposure   #lightrails     #Zeiss40CFdistagon  ___

2014-07-24 12:54:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Many thanks, +Margaret Tompkins and +Landscape Photography.
Enjoy-Engage-Explore & Share

A 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  ___Many thanks, +Margaret Tompkins and +Landscape Photography.
Enjoy-Engage-Explore & Share

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2014-07-24 02:48:04 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 77 +1s)

Sweet on the Vine
Hoping.....you'll pick me.

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.  -Galileo Galilei    

Big Joe Turner : YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY

Thanks to my dear friend and talented photographer, +Yasmin Simpson  for the invitation to #fivedayquest     I invite a fine gentleman and talented photographer, +Chauvin Gene  to play along, no obligation.   Day four of the #fivedayquest

Special thanks to +andi rivarola for curating #squareanyday  & +Jen Baptist for +Wet Wednesday     

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest ... more »

Sweet on the Vine
Hoping.....you'll pick me.

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.  -Galileo Galilei    

Big Joe Turner : YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY

Thanks to my dear friend and talented photographer, +Yasmin Simpson  for the invitation to #fivedayquest     I invite a fine gentleman and talented photographer, +Chauvin Gene  to play along, no obligation.   Day four of the #fivedayquest

Special thanks to +andi rivarola for curating #squareanyday  & +Jen Baptist for +Wet Wednesday     

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone #vineyard #grapes #vine   #Nighthawkvineyard   #joeturner  ___

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2014-07-23 02:20:58 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)

việc vá lại

Thanks to my good friend +Yasmin Simpson  for the invitation to #fivedayquest   .  I invite a great writer +Anna Reynolds   to play along, no obligation.   Day three of the #fivedayquest  

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest   

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone #Collage #summer #lawnchair #squareanyday   #turquoise  

việc vá lại

Thanks to my good friend +Yasmin Simpson  for the invitation to #fivedayquest   .  I invite a great writer +Anna Reynolds   to play along, no obligation.   Day three of the #fivedayquest  

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest   

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone #Collage #summer #lawnchair #squareanyday   #turquoise  ___

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2014-07-22 03:45:51 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)

Chill
Imagine.....

Winter Wonderland - Shirley Horn - Jazz for Joy (A Verve Christmas Album)

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

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#winterwonderland  #chill #evergreen #snowflakes 

Chill
Imagine.....

Winter Wonderland - Shirley Horn - Jazz for Joy (A Verve Christmas Album)

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

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#winterwonderland  #chill #evergreen #snowflakes ___

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2014-07-22 02:44:12 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)

Cornhusker
Nebraska, USA

Thanks to my good friend +Yasmin Simpson for the invitation to #fivedayquest .  I invite +Michał Kupiec  to play along.  Day two of the #fivedayquest  

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest   

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#nebraska #cornfield #breadbasket  #barns #windmills #farmland   #rural   #NTP   #midwest  

Cornhusker
Nebraska, USA

Thanks to my good friend +Yasmin Simpson for the invitation to #fivedayquest .  I invite +Michał Kupiec  to play along.  Day two of the #fivedayquest  

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest   

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#nebraska #cornfield #breadbasket  #barns #windmills #farmland   #rural   #NTP   #midwest  ___

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2014-07-21 02:17:26 (49 comments, 2 reshares, 134 +1s)

Moonrise
Wyoming, USA

Moonrise
Wyoming, USA___

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2014-07-20 18:24:10 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 78 +1s)

Cherry
Mi buen amiga

For +Yasmin Simpson, one of the first people I met on Google+,  a gem of a fine person and blessed to live in beautiful Victoria, B.C. with her family.  In addition to being a kind lady, she's also a very talented photographer.

I invite another good friend, the talented +Hope OHara to play #fivedayquest  ,this is my first of five and about the fifth time I've played, but could not resist the invitation.

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone   #cherry  #amiga +Square Any Day 

Cherry
Mi buen amiga

For +Yasmin Simpson, one of the first people I met on Google+,  a gem of a fine person and blessed to live in beautiful Victoria, B.C. with her family.  In addition to being a kind lady, she's also a very talented photographer.

I invite another good friend, the talented +Hope OHara to play #fivedayquest  ,this is my first of five and about the fifth time I've played, but could not resist the invitation.

Four Simple Rules for the #fivedayquest  
- publish one image per day for 5 days
- invite another person each day from your circles
- refer to the person who invited you
- and use the hashtag   #fivedayquest  

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone   #cherry  #amiga +Square Any Day ___

2014-07-20 12:46:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Enjoy, engage & share this circle from the talented & creative +Susan Porter & many thanks, +Darla Hueske!  Both have great vision behind the lens.

Yesterday I asked my G+ friends to list 5 photographers who inspire them.  This circle is the result of that request.  

Sometimes it's hard to feel motivated with photography.  I know recently, I have been feeling a little stuck and somewhat uninspired.  Sometimes it just takes looking at another photographer work to re-trigger that spark of creativity.  That and actually picking up the camera.  

I hope this circle brings new faces to your G+ stream and new creativity to your photography.  

(If I missed anyone from those listed, my apologies, it truly was unintentional.)___Enjoy, engage & share this circle from the talented & creative +Susan Porter & many thanks, +Darla Hueske!  Both have great vision behind the lens.

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2014-07-19 03:04:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

Rusty
Iowa, USA

©2014 Don Spenner

Rusty
Iowa, USA

©2014 Don Spenner___

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2014-07-18 11:31:51 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 75 +1s)

Stand Out
Great weekend good friends & new followers

+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone  #sunflower #bloom #yellow #alone  

Stand Out
Great weekend good friends & new followers

+FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Square Any Day +andi rivarola 

©2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone  #sunflower #bloom #yellow #alone  ___

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2014-07-17 20:07:46 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 81 +1s)

Consumed
Running on Empty

©2014 Don Spenner

Consumed
Running on Empty

©2014 Don Spenner___

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2014-07-16 16:09:55 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Consumed
Running on Empty

Photograph copyright 2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone #blue #empty  

Consumed
Running on Empty

Photograph copyright 2014 Don Spenner
#iPhone #blue #empty  ___

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2014-07-15 11:49:22 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)

Terrific Tuesday Googlers

Fort Kearny State Historical Park
http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/site4.htm

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.  -Henry David Thoreau

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

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#treephotography  #nationalpark #road #path #goldenlight

Terrific Tuesday Googlers

Fort Kearny State Historical Park
http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/site4.htm

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.  -Henry David Thoreau

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

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#treephotography  #nationalpark #road #path #goldenlight___

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2014-07-14 13:25:53 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)

Marvelous Monday Peeps

Chicago - Colour my world

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

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Tennis #Sandals #Color #Colour    #Summertime #footcover

Marvelous Monday Peeps

Chicago - Colour my world

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

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#Tennis #Sandals #Color #Colour    #Summertime #footcover___

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2014-07-12 13:25:03 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 67 +1s)

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the waters edge.  -Napoleon Hill

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#tide  #waves #blue #NTP  

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the waters edge.  -Napoleon Hill

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#tide  #waves #blue #NTP  ___

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2014-07-11 12:31:53 (37 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)

Waiting for you to grow up........
Great Weekend Googlers

Summertime [live] - Chet Baker

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.  +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla  +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Square Any Day +Monochrome World  +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#sunflower #bloom #blue #chill #relax   #summertime  

Waiting for you to grow up........
Great Weekend Googlers

Summertime [live] - Chet Baker

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.  +FLOWER POWER +Edith Kukla  +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson +Square Any Day +Monochrome World  +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#sunflower #bloom #blue #chill #relax   #summertime  ___

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2014-07-09 11:42:52 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 94 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday    

#wordlessonwednesday    ___

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2014-07-04 13:18:22 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)

Old Glory
Happy Fourth of July

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
 -Abraham Lincoln

Ray Charles - America,The Beautiful (LIVE) HD

+Square Any Day thanks to +andi rivarola 

#July4th   #Flag #iPhone #redwhiteandblue   #4thofjuly   #independenceday2014     #celebratefreedom    #USA   #oldglory  

Old Glory
Happy Fourth of July

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
 -Abraham Lincoln

Ray Charles - America,The Beautiful (LIVE) HD

+Square Any Day thanks to +andi rivarola 

#July4th   #Flag #iPhone #redwhiteandblue   #4thofjuly   #independenceday2014     #celebratefreedom    #USA   #oldglory  ___

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2014-06-23 12:10:46 (77 comments, 4 reshares, 107 +1s)

You Brighten My Day
Special Thanks to Friends & Followers

Soon to be three years here on Google+ and must say it has been an enriching and rewarding experience to meet the many talented photographers, painters, poets, musicians & curators.  Thank you for your friendship, comments, plusses & shares. Taking a little summer break but shall return.  May the sun always warm your heart and soul.

A sunrise repost from a 120 chrome scan, captured with extension tubes off the Carolina Coast, USA.  +Square Any Day thanks to +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©1991 Don Spenner
#Beach   #Sunrise #Sea #Ocean   #breeze     #goodfriendsfollowers #seabreeze #goldenglow #cherish  

You Brighten My Day
Special Thanks to Friends & Followers

Soon to be three years here on Google+ and must say it has been an enriching and rewarding experience to meet the many talented photographers, painters, poets, musicians & curators.  Thank you for your friendship, comments, plusses & shares. Taking a little summer break but shall return.  May the sun always warm your heart and soul.

A sunrise repost from a 120 chrome scan, captured with extension tubes off the Carolina Coast, USA.  +Square Any Day thanks to +andi rivarola 

Photograph ©1991 Don Spenner
#Beach   #Sunrise #Sea #Ocean   #breeze     #goodfriendsfollowers #seabreeze #goldenglow #cherish  ___

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2014-06-22 14:24:48 (38 comments, 3 reshares, 94 +1s)

#hugsforlouisa  ❤

Van Morrison - Whenever God Shines His Light - original

Dedicated to +Louisa Catharine Forsyth  who is a true a diamond in the sky, more precious than gold and a gem of a fine lady. Let the light shine down upon you & yours, always. 

For day five of the #fivedayquest  thanks to +Barbara BM for the invitation.  I cordially invite +Olga Kafka.    We provide photos for five days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us. 

Thanks to the +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach for +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#southdakota  #lake #clouds #sky #hope #faith   #love  ❤

  

#hugsforlouisa  ❤

Van Morrison - Whenever God Shines His Light - original

Dedicated to +Louisa Catharine Forsyth  who is a true a diamond in the sky, more precious than gold and a gem of a fine lady. Let the light shine down upon you & yours, always. 

For day five of the #fivedayquest  thanks to +Barbara BM for the invitation.  I cordially invite +Olga Kafka.    We provide photos for five days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us. 

Thanks to the +Randy Scherkenbach & +Patrick Scherkenbach for +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#southdakota  #lake #clouds #sky #hope #faith   #love  ❤

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2014-06-20 12:27:47 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s)

Fabulous Friday Peeps

The Beatles-Yellow Submarine lyrics

Thanks to +Barbara BM for the invitation to #fivedayquest  , I cordially invite +Uwe Duwe .   We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us.  This is day four of #fivedayquest   
  
Thanks to the curators of these fine themes.
 +Edith Kukla +FLOWER POWER
 +HQSP Flowers    +Carina Marsh 
#btpflowerpro  owned by +Rinus Bakker curated by +Chandro Ji 
+FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#selectcolor   #daffodil  

Fabulous Friday Peeps

The Beatles-Yellow Submarine lyrics

Thanks to +Barbara BM for the invitation to #fivedayquest  , I cordially invite +Uwe Duwe .   We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us.  This is day four of #fivedayquest   
  
Thanks to the curators of these fine themes.
 +Edith Kukla +FLOWER POWER
 +HQSP Flowers    +Carina Marsh 
#btpflowerpro  owned by +Rinus Bakker curated by +Chandro Ji 
+FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#selectcolor   #daffodil  ___

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2014-06-19 19:18:09 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 75 +1s)

Summer Toppers
Commelinaceae, spiderwort family

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. --Henry David Thoreau

Joe Cocker - You Can Leave Your Hat On

Hats off to a truly great photographer +Barbara BM and many thanks for the invitation to #fivedayquest  , I cordially invite +Tina Apostolova, whose  work is very inspiring.   We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us.  This is day three of #fivedayquest  
  
Thanks to +andi rivarola +Square Any Day 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#selectcolor   #strawhat #spiderwort

Summer Toppers
Commelinaceae, spiderwort family

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. --Henry David Thoreau

Joe Cocker - You Can Leave Your Hat On

Hats off to a truly great photographer +Barbara BM and many thanks for the invitation to #fivedayquest  , I cordially invite +Tina Apostolova, whose  work is very inspiring.   We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us.  This is day three of #fivedayquest  
  
Thanks to +andi rivarola +Square Any Day 

Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#selectcolor   #strawhat #spiderwort___

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2014-06-18 21:26:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)

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2014-06-18 21:09:32 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

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2014-06-18 16:03:14 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 64 +1s)

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  
#streetphotography   #monochromeworld  

Photograph copyright 2014 Don Spenner

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday  
#streetphotography   #monochromeworld  

Photograph copyright 2014 Don Spenner___

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2014-06-18 12:17:49 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)

Gathering
#6372

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.  -Bill Blass

Thank you +Barbara BM  for the invitation   #fivedayquest .  l cordially invite +Claudia T.  We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us. Day 2 of the 5 #fivedayquest  

Thanks to +andi rivarola  +Square Any Day and +Ping Doherty +Andy Q. & +Frank Schillinger    #repetitivetuesday  
 
Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#gather #repetition #red     #happy #tablesandchairs     

Gathering
#6372

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.  -Bill Blass

Thank you +Barbara BM  for the invitation   #fivedayquest .  l cordially invite +Claudia T.  We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us. Day 2 of the 5 #fivedayquest  

Thanks to +andi rivarola  +Square Any Day and +Ping Doherty +Andy Q. & +Frank Schillinger    #repetitivetuesday  
 
Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#gather #repetition #red     #happy #tablesandchairs     ___

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2014-06-17 12:28:32 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 79 +1s)

Great Day Googlers
Long Tall Sipper.........

Thank you +Barbara BM for the invitation  #fivedayquest . l invite +David Washington We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us.

+Close2Home    #close2home   +José Juan Escudero    +David Pond 
+Breakfast Art Club +Simply Arlie +Christian Höfgen 
 
Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#java   #coffee #longtallshadow

Great Day Googlers
Long Tall Sipper.........

Thank you +Barbara BM for the invitation  #fivedayquest . l invite +David Washington We provide photos for 5 days -  tag new person each day & mention the person who invited us.

+Close2Home    #close2home   +José Juan Escudero    +David Pond 
+Breakfast Art Club +Simply Arlie +Christian Höfgen 
 
Photograph ©2014 Don Spenner
#java   #coffee #longtallshadow___

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2014-06-15 22:10:11 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 65 +1s)

Happy Fathers Day

They are the reason....

Mary Cassatt (Child of Mine)

#fathersday  

Happy Fathers Day

They are the reason....

Mary Cassatt (Child of Mine)

#fathersday  ___

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