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Alan Shapiro

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Passionate, award-winning photographer. Advertising Chief Creative Officer, too.

Occupation: Advertising Chief Creative Officer. Passionate, Award-Winning Photographer (Artist, Poet, Madman, Hopeful Romantic)

Location: New York, NY

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Alan Shapiro4,002,593I have long loved the art and craft of macro flower photography; capturing the hidden beauty and magnificence in these delightfully fanciful and colorful creatures that surround us. I also love to mentor and share. I believe the act of teaching improves both the student and the teacher. In this full day workshop, I'll cover the techniques required for successful macro shooting. We'll go over all the gear that you may want to experiment with and I will take you through numerous creative exercises to show you all that's possible in the world of macro shooting. Then we'll explore the various gardens and greenhouses where we'll shoot together and I'll be able to work with you one on one. We'll break for lunch and continue our discussions. Lunch may be brought in or there's a cafe on site. After lunch, we'll continue shooting for a while longer before returning to the classroom where I'll take you through my post processing workflow. We'll cover techniques for fine tuning our images in both Lightroom and Photoshop. I will focus mainly on a color workflow but time allowing, we'll explore various monochrome conversion techniques including split toning. I encourage you to bring a laptop and card reader so you can follow along using your own images. This class is suitable for photographers at every level. While it is not required, you may want to consider borrowing or renting a macro lens so you can get the most out of this workshop. Optional gear: tripod, diffusion panel, reflector cards, laptop and/or notepad, card reader, sunscreen, hat and water. This workshop will be fun and have you feeling totally confident and armed with a new set of skills for capturing the beautiful world that exists around us. I promise you will walk away with numerous extraordinary images. And perhaps even some surprise gifts. To see some of my work:  http://www.alanshapirophotography.com/Portfolio/Trippin-in-the-garden-on/ http://www.alanshapirophotography.com/Portfolio/Moments-in-the-Monochrome/ To purchase tickets, go here (or paste this link into your browser): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/macro-magic-and-mayhem-with-alan-shapiro-tickets-24720739397Macro Magic and Mayhem With Alan Shapiro2016-06-04 09:00:004  
Lotus Carroll1,777,629This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween. Interpret this however you'd like, whether it be full of horror or whimsy. From creepy ghouls to jack-o-lanterns, clowns and dolls, we want to see it all, so get in the spirit and show us your Halloweenie!  Here is where you enter your ONE "Halloween" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of amazing Halloween self portraits to get inspired! https://goo.gl/aWl83x Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @110573952887886961621 for letting us use his amazing Halloween image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/UwJ69t ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in October 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must ResOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween2015-10-29 06:00:0079  
Elia Locardi2,412,638Join pro travel photographers Elia Locardi and Ken Kaminesky on September 20th for a Photokina Photo Walk in beautiful Cologne! 

The Photo Walk will begin at the steps of the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) at 6:00 pm, with stops along the way at other beautiful and iconic locations! 

 All are welcome to attend, including non-photographers!  Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the international photography community, get some great shots of Cologne and have the chance to walk away with some truly epic prizes including: • Three Fujifilm Cameras: an X-T1 with 18-55mm lens, an X-E2 with 18-55mm lens and one other camera yet to be announced • Two (soon to be released) Formatt-Hitech Filter Kits • A G-technology G-DOCK EV • A $1,000 USD voucher for Zeiss Lenses Register for the event and be entered in the drawing for prizes at: http://bit.ly/photokina-walk Use the hashtag #photokina-walk when posting to Social Media so we can follow along with your photo shares after the event. **An Important Note about Prizes:** You must be registered for the event with your real name as that information will be used to call out the Raffle Prize Winners. Only 1 entry is allowed per registrant and the winners MUST BE PRESENT or the prize will go to the next participant chosen that is present to receive it. Photokina Photo Walk 20142014-09-20 18:00:0082  
Pat Kight15,675@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00150  
Jason T. Wiser22,571Let them find the smile again ! #yolandaph   Philippines deserve our help ... This HOA Event series is a part of the +LetTheSunShine  Awareness Campaign. And the Our Emergent World (Haiyan Typhoon crisis support) Community *Today's Broadcast on Mobile* http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA6 For Mobile Users here is the Event link http://jtw.bz/1dtnkzy  *Here's how you can get involved!*: 1) Click the link below and give... 10$ will feed 10 Children http://jtw.bz/YolandaPHP 2) Share this post to your circles and help us to spread the word https://plus.google.com/u/0/100829958311051085709/posts/VpvDor1dg8r The people of the Philippines deserve our Help, our Love, our Awareness. Let's stay close to them in this hard moment, and become a Sunbringer with us: http://www.crowdrise.com/letthesunshineonphilippines *G+ Community*  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104822593031281082392 Day #1 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA1  Day #2 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA2 Day #3 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA3 Day #4 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA4 Day #5 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA5 Day #6 Video on YouTube - http://jtw.bz/YolandaHOA6Typhoon Haiyan / Typhoon Yolanda #YolandaPh2013-11-29 16:00:00204  
Google+12,658,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033679  
Alan Shapiro4,002,593I'm continually flabbergasted (I love saying flabbergasted. Say it with me. Flabbergasted. Now say it ten times while pretending you just got your tongue pierced. Cool.) at the sheer number of certain products available for photographers. Choosing a camera bags has got to be one of the more time consuming and frustrating experiences. And a bag is one of the products that is really important right? We're carrying expensive gear around and want to protect it. But then it has to be comfortable. And easy to use. After spending far too much time searching online and walking the aisles of B&H, Adorama. PhotoPlus Expo most recently in search of the perfect camera bag, I decided to ask a friend, +Peter Waisnor from +Tenba to spend a half hour with me to talk about choosing a bag and what to look for in a bag (while promising me to stay as neutral as possible despite making *the best bags in the world.*) Join us tonight from 8:30pm - 9:00pm EST (5:30pm - 6:00pm PST) for our Hangout On Air (which will be recorded so if you can't make it, no worries. You can watch it online later)Picking a camera bag...what to look for and how to decide what's right for you2013-10-28 01:30:0079  
SmugMug47,125Join SmugMug Community Manager @106719979779567208605 and #SmugMugPro @114056084994793924628 for an afternoon of Photography fun, Big Apple style!  We will meet at the Javits Convention Center (where PPE is being held) at 3:30PM on Thursday, October 24th. From there, we will stroll southbound along the Hudson River towards the Meatpacking District, where we will hop on the world famous Highline!  Plenty of SmugMug swag for all in attendance, as well as prizes from SmugMug, X-Rite and many others! Bring whatever camera you have...even if it's just an iPhone or an Android device :)SmugMug New York City Photowalk At PhotoPlus Expo2013-10-24 15:30:0048  

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2016-05-01 23:50:51 (45 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

I have long loved the art and craft of macro flower photography; capturing the hidden beauty and magnificence in these delightfully fanciful and colorful creatures that surround us. I also love to mentor and share. I believe the act of teaching improves both the student and the teacher.
In this full day workshop, I'll cover the techniques required for successful macro shooting. We'll go over all the gear that you may want to experiment with and I will take you through numerous creative exercises to show you all that's possible in the world of macro shooting. Then we'll explore the various gardens and greenhouses where we'll shoot together and I'll be able to work with you one on one.
We'll break for lunch and continue our discussions. Lunch may be brought in or there's a cafe on site.
After lunch, we'll continue shooting for a while longer before returning... more »

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2016-04-26 10:58:03 (26 comments; 41 reshares; 487 +1s)Open 

The way we react to thunderstorms says much about our worldview.
We can cower and hide, throwing covers or pillows over our heads to muffle the mayhem or we can run out on the lawn in our pjs, oversized t-shirts or boxer briefs and throw an impromptu dance party.

#photography #flowers #flower #flowerpower #flowerphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #macroworkshop #columbine #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #floralphotography #googleplusphotos

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2016-04-19 11:57:40 (27 comments; 27 reshares; 618 +1s)Open 

My parents have been holding hands for 60 years. 
I cannot remember a day growing up when I haven't see this. 
I see their partnership as the ultimate example of what's possible. As a beacon for what I want and deserve (For what WE all deserve, actually. And should aspire to.) 
When I saw this Aloe, I thought of their fingers. 
Sixty years of hand holding is a long time to hold on to someone as tightly as they; through the adventures and journeys, the trials and tribulations of a lifetime together.
And I see another special moment: when my mom grabs my father’s face, one hand on each cheek, for their "off to start the day" morning kiss where she says “Good attitude!” as he leaves for wherever. This is her "good attitude" transferring over. 
And let’s not forget the little bright fiery center. That for me is the sparkle in their eyes.I love you... more »

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2016-05-03 10:33:49 (8 comments; 8 reshares; 181 +1s)Open 

A (senior) moment in the monochrome garden

There are times when a flower will ask me to show her what the future holds. Will we live a long time? Will you still look at me the same in 40 or 50 years?
Then I put on really old music (like from the Seventies) and play.

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #flower   #photography #momentsinthemonochromegarden #columbine #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #monochromephotography   #monochromeworld #alanshapirophotography #macroworkshop #googleplusphotos

   

A (senior) moment in the monochrome garden

There are times when a flower will ask me to show her what the future holds. Will we live a long time? Will you still look at me the same in 40 or 50 years?
Then I put on really old music (like from the Seventies) and play.

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #flower   #photography #momentsinthemonochromegarden #columbine #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #monochromephotography   #monochromeworld #alanshapirophotography #macroworkshop #googleplusphotos

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2016-05-02 11:31:35 (12 comments; 10 reshares; 271 +1s)Open 

Hey +Jessica Lark 
One of the many highlights of the day was when Cadence got all excited in the Hibiscus room and said "Alan, shoot this one!" (I think she might have called me Mr. Alan which made me feel smiley and old simultaneously.) When I showed her what she had found for me in the display and her eyes got as big as the flower, it was beyond delightful. So here it is without processing because to quote Cady: "They're so beautiful, why would you want to change anything?"
Hmmm, I think the same applies to Cadence.
So glad she joined us for our romp around Longwood.
And Cadence, a print will be on its way to Lark Manor shortly. Wish it could be delivered by synchronized hummingbirds or a joke-telling, tap dancing ocellated turkey to further delight you as you did me. So glad this photography thing seemed to captivate you. Hopefully it's one of many things... more »

Hey +Jessica Lark 
One of the many highlights of the day was when Cadence got all excited in the Hibiscus room and said "Alan, shoot this one!" (I think she might have called me Mr. Alan which made me feel smiley and old simultaneously.) When I showed her what she had found for me in the display and her eyes got as big as the flower, it was beyond delightful. So here it is without processing because to quote Cady: "They're so beautiful, why would you want to change anything?"
Hmmm, I think the same applies to Cadence.
So glad she joined us for our romp around Longwood.
And Cadence, a print will be on its way to Lark Manor shortly. Wish it could be delivered by synchronized hummingbirds or a joke-telling, tap dancing ocellated turkey to further delight you as you did me. So glad this photography thing seemed to captivate you. Hopefully it's one of many things that make you dance around this world smiling.
Oh...and tag, you're it.

#hibiscusauditioningforthecircus
#trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #flower #photography #flowers #flowerpower #macromonday #macro #longwoodgardens #hibiscus #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #macrophotography #btpflowerpro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphoto___

2016-05-01 23:50:51 (45 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

I have long loved the art and craft of macro flower photography; capturing the hidden beauty and magnificence in these delightfully fanciful and colorful creatures that surround us. I also love to mentor and share. I believe the act of teaching improves both the student and the teacher.
In this full day workshop, I'll cover the techniques required for successful macro shooting. We'll go over all the gear that you may want to experiment with and I will take you through numerous creative exercises to show you all that's possible in the world of macro shooting. Then we'll explore the various gardens and greenhouses where we'll shoot together and I'll be able to work with you one on one.
We'll break for lunch and continue our discussions. Lunch may be brought in or there's a cafe on site.
After lunch, we'll continue shooting for a while longer before returning... more »

I have long loved the art and craft of macro flower photography; capturing the hidden beauty and magnificence in these delightfully fanciful and colorful creatures that surround us. I also love to mentor and share. I believe the act of teaching improves both the student and the teacher.
In this full day workshop, I'll cover the techniques required for successful macro shooting. We'll go over all the gear that you may want to experiment with and I will take you through numerous creative exercises to show you all that's possible in the world of macro shooting. Then we'll explore the various gardens and greenhouses where we'll shoot together and I'll be able to work with you one on one.
We'll break for lunch and continue our discussions. Lunch may be brought in or there's a cafe on site.
After lunch, we'll continue shooting for a while longer before returning to the classroom where I'll take you through my post processing workflow. We'll cover techniques for fine tuning our images in both Lightroom and Photoshop. I will focus mainly on a color workflow but time allowing, we'll explore various monochrome conversion techniques including split toning. I encourage you to bring a laptop and card reader so you can follow along using your own images.
This class is suitable for photographers at every level. While it is not required, you may want to consider borrowing or renting a macro lens so you can get the most out of this workshop.
Optional gear:
tripod, diffusion panel, reflector cards, laptop and/or notepad, card reader, sunscreen, hat and water.
This workshop will be fun and have you feeling totally confident and armed with a new set of skills for capturing the beautiful world that exists around us. I promise you will walk away with numerous extraordinary images. And perhaps even some surprise gifts.
To see some of my work: 
http://www.alanshapirophotography.com/Portfolio/Trippin-in-the-garden-on/
http://www.alanshapirophotography.com/Portfolio/Moments-in-the-Monochrome/

To purchase tickets, go here (or paste this link into your browser):
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/macro-magic-and-mayhem-with-alan-shapiro-tickets-24720739397___

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2016-05-01 13:35:01 (4 comments; 8 reshares; 250 +1s)Open 

Stick your head out. Stick your neck out. Stick your heart out.
This is to you, +Mackenzie Gossard 
For the rest of you, I had the pleasure of meeting a budding photographer yesterday who I have known of for a while but finally got to meet in person.
She is a protege of a dear and very talented friend and teacher, the one and only +Jessica Lark  who has taken Mackenzie under her wing (literally and figuratively). 
   As we roamed Longwood Gardens, I kept thinking about the joy of photography that is a passion for so many of us. But the real joy and pleasure comes from the shared experience; how those of us that are old(er)…Errrrrrrr…and those that are young(er) can collectively teach, learn and grow. For me, the joy of photography comes not only in the capturing of beautiful moments but of watching how others take in and pass on the parallel moments. 
  Mackenzie... more »

Stick your head out. Stick your neck out. Stick your heart out.
This is to you, +Mackenzie Gossard 
For the rest of you, I had the pleasure of meeting a budding photographer yesterday who I have known of for a while but finally got to meet in person.
She is a protege of a dear and very talented friend and teacher, the one and only +Jessica Lark  who has taken Mackenzie under her wing (literally and figuratively). 
   As we roamed Longwood Gardens, I kept thinking about the joy of photography that is a passion for so many of us. But the real joy and pleasure comes from the shared experience; how those of us that are old(er)…Errrrrrrr…and those that are young(er) can collectively teach, learn and grow. For me, the joy of photography comes not only in the capturing of beautiful moments but of watching how others take in and pass on the parallel moments. 
   Mackenzie, it was a pleasure finally meeting you. And in this metaphor of an image is a sincere request: find lots of dreams and follow them all. Some of us will be watching and standing by to help make them come true as you need. Stay inspired, young Jedi. And stick your heart out (attached to a camera.) I can’t wait to see what comes shining through.

#trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #flower #flowers
#flowerpower #macromonday #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #alanshapirophotography #flowerportraits #googleplusphotos___

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2016-04-30 10:35:33 (16 comments; 22 reshares; 379 +1s)Open 

Some people lose themselves in flowers.
I find myself.

#flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro   #hqspflowers   #hqspflowers   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #roses   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #rose  

Some people lose themselves in flowers.
I find myself.

#flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro   #hqspflowers   #hqspflowers   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #roses   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #rose  ___

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2016-04-29 11:30:37 (15 comments; 21 reshares; 427 +1s)Open 

Along a road
he strode.
Then slowed
and lowed
to gaze upon a Toad
Lily, silly!
One whose joy overflowed
Happiness showed.
And flowed. 
(A gift bestowed)
He glowed.
She knowed.
Time slowed.

#photography #flowers #flowerphotography #flower #flowerpower #floralfriday #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #toadlily #lily #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

Along a road
he strode.
Then slowed
and lowed
to gaze upon a Toad
Lily, silly!
One whose joy overflowed
Happiness showed.
And flowed. 
(A gift bestowed)
He glowed.
She knowed.
Time slowed.

#photography #flowers #flowerphotography #flower #flowerpower #floralfriday #floralphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #toadlily #lily #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos___

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2016-04-28 11:31:04 (10 comments; 15 reshares; 278 +1s)Open 

We can wait for State Fairs and Summertime Holidays or we can make our own.

#photography #flowers #flower #begonia #flowerphotography #flowerpower #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #floralfireworks #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

Feel free to download this for a screensaver or wallpaper here: https://www.mediafire.com/?ygdrxxae1ijrugu
Happy Thursday!

We can wait for State Fairs and Summertime Holidays or we can make our own.

#photography #flowers #flower #begonia #flowerphotography #flowerpower #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #floralfireworks #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

Feel free to download this for a screensaver or wallpaper here: https://www.mediafire.com/?ygdrxxae1ijrugu
Happy Thursday!___

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2016-04-27 17:41:01 (8 comments; 11 reshares; 244 +1s)Open 

Opening up and entrusting my heart while praying the vulnerability doesn't leak out and make a mess on the floor.

Each flower is like a different prayer asked or answered.

#flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #momentsinthemonochromegarden #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #monochrome #monochromephotography #monochromeworld #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro

Opening up and entrusting my heart while praying the vulnerability doesn't leak out and make a mess on the floor.

Each flower is like a different prayer asked or answered.

#flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #momentsinthemonochromegarden #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #monochrome #monochromephotography #monochromeworld #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmonochrome #btpmonochromepro___

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2016-04-27 16:01:39 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Hey everybody.
I have this pretty incredible friend named +chris gampat who runs one of my daily "must reads": +The Phoblographer 
He just launched a really cool new project on Kickstarter that I wanted to share and spread the word on. Every fan of black & white photography should wanna support this one - it will feature amazing images and inspiring stories.
Read below and if you're so inclined, join me in supporting this wonderful project.

Hey everybody.
I have this pretty incredible friend named +chris gampat who runs one of my daily "must reads": +The Phoblographer 
He just launched a really cool new project on Kickstarter that I wanted to share and spread the word on. Every fan of black & white photography should wanna support this one - it will feature amazing images and inspiring stories.
Read below and if you're so inclined, join me in supporting this wonderful project.___

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2016-04-27 11:56:20 (9 comments; 19 reshares; 310 +1s)Open 

I see your heart. And I raise you...

#flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #photography #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #macroworkshop #peony

I see your heart. And I raise you...

#flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #photography #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #macroworkshop #peony___

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2016-04-26 10:58:03 (26 comments; 41 reshares; 487 +1s)Open 

The way we react to thunderstorms says much about our worldview.
We can cower and hide, throwing covers or pillows over our heads to muffle the mayhem or we can run out on the lawn in our pjs, oversized t-shirts or boxer briefs and throw an impromptu dance party.

#photography #flowers #flower #flowerpower #flowerphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #macroworkshop #columbine #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #floralphotography #googleplusphotos

The way we react to thunderstorms says much about our worldview.
We can cower and hide, throwing covers or pillows over our heads to muffle the mayhem or we can run out on the lawn in our pjs, oversized t-shirts or boxer briefs and throw an impromptu dance party.

#photography #flowers #flower #flowerpower #flowerphotography #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #macroworkshop #columbine #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #floralphotography #googleplusphotos___

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2016-04-25 10:22:39 (4 comments; 12 reshares; 332 +1s)Open 

From a sun to his father:
Were it not for your warmth...
I wouldn’t be as bright. And my own warmth wouldn’t be felt as strongly.
All the things I radiate are because of the many things you hold dear and passed on (generously and with abundance.)
You are responsible for my fiery side. (And my gaseous side.)
My intensity is yours. The flares and glares and glimmers.
And as I rise and set and rise again, I know one thing to be a constant;
I love you to the moon.

Happy birthday, dad.

#photography #flower #dahlia #flowerphotography #flowerpower #macrophotography #macromonday #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #trippininthegradenonmiraclegro #macroaddict #macro4all #alanshapirophtography #googleplusphotos #dahlia  

From a sun to his father:
Were it not for your warmth...
I wouldn’t be as bright. And my own warmth wouldn’t be felt as strongly.
All the things I radiate are because of the many things you hold dear and passed on (generously and with abundance.)
You are responsible for my fiery side. (And my gaseous side.)
My intensity is yours. The flares and glares and glimmers.
And as I rise and set and rise again, I know one thing to be a constant;
I love you to the moon.

Happy birthday, dad.

#photography #flower #dahlia #flowerphotography #flowerpower #macrophotography #macromonday #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #trippininthegradenonmiraclegro #macroaddict #macro4all #alanshapirophtography #googleplusphotos #dahlia  ___

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2016-04-24 12:01:13 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 177 +1s)Open 

The flip side of yesterday's post.

#flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #macromonday   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophoography   #hellebores   #googleplusphotos  

The flip side of yesterday's post.

#flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #macromonday   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophoography   #hellebores   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-23 12:31:49 (11 comments; 22 reshares; 382 +1s)Open 

Through Hell(ebores) and back. 
Still smiling. Just sayin'

#flowerphotography #macrophotography #hellebores #momentsinthemonochromegarden #flowers #flowerpower #macroaddict #macro4all #monochromephotography #monochromeworld #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #hqspmonochrome #alanshapirophotography #hellebores

Through Hell(ebores) and back. 
Still smiling. Just sayin'

#flowerphotography #macrophotography #hellebores #momentsinthemonochromegarden #flowers #flowerpower #macroaddict #macro4all #monochromephotography #monochromeworld #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #hqspmonochrome #alanshapirophotography #hellebores___

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2016-04-22 21:24:37 (5 comments; 17 reshares; 293 +1s)Open 

I couldn't let Earth Day come without a wish and a warning represented here. A wish to appreciate and care for all the beauty that surrounds us on this magnificent planet. And a warning that if we don't, it may open up and swallow us all and then burp with great relish.

#happyearthday #earthday2016 #flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #macrophotography #macroaddict #floralfriday #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

I couldn't let Earth Day come without a wish and a warning represented here. A wish to appreciate and care for all the beauty that surrounds us on this magnificent planet. And a warning that if we don't, it may open up and swallow us all and then burp with great relish.

#happyearthday #earthday2016 #flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #macrophotography #macroaddict #floralfriday #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos___

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2016-04-22 13:04:13 (13 comments; 18 reshares; 274 +1s)Open 

Clouds part. Seas part. Promised lands and fireworks appear. Amen.

#flowerphotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #floralfriday   #macro   #macrophotography   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro   #btpflowerpro   #flower   #flowerpower  
#flowermacro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  

Clouds part. Seas part. Promised lands and fireworks appear. Amen.

#flowerphotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #floralfriday   #macro   #macrophotography   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro   #btpflowerpro   #flower   #flowerpower  
#flowermacro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-21 11:57:38 (6 comments; 11 reshares; 257 +1s)Open 

You know that feeling when you first step on a sailboat? Or run to the front car of a big rollercoaster? Or climb onto the back of the rare, elusive pandaroo? When you're excited and nervous and your stomach is doing backflips worthy of an Olympic medal? And that you know you are about to embark on the ride of your life? One that is likely to take your breath away over and over and over again? Yeah, that.

#photography   #flowers   #flowerpower   #floralphotography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #macrophotography   #macroaddict  

You know that feeling when you first step on a sailboat? Or run to the front car of a big rollercoaster? Or climb onto the back of the rare, elusive pandaroo? When you're excited and nervous and your stomach is doing backflips worthy of an Olympic medal? And that you know you are about to embark on the ride of your life? One that is likely to take your breath away over and over and over again? Yeah, that.

#photography   #flowers   #flowerpower   #floralphotography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #macrophotography   #macroaddict  ___

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2016-04-20 11:13:36 (12 comments; 19 reshares; 326 +1s)Open 

Sometimes flowers echo my mood.
Sometimes my hair.
This time: both.

(Contemplating a salt and pepper version for a more accurate reflection of moi)

Have a wondrous day, y'all.

#photography #dahlia #flower #flowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #dahlia #macroworkshop #macro4all #googleplusphotos  

Sometimes flowers echo my mood.
Sometimes my hair.
This time: both.

(Contemplating a salt and pepper version for a more accurate reflection of moi)

Have a wondrous day, y'all.

#photography #dahlia #flower #flowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #dahlia #macroworkshop #macro4all #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-19 11:57:40 (27 comments; 27 reshares; 618 +1s)Open 

My parents have been holding hands for 60 years. 
I cannot remember a day growing up when I haven't see this. 
I see their partnership as the ultimate example of what's possible. As a beacon for what I want and deserve (For what WE all deserve, actually. And should aspire to.) 
When I saw this Aloe, I thought of their fingers. 
Sixty years of hand holding is a long time to hold on to someone as tightly as they; through the adventures and journeys, the trials and tribulations of a lifetime together.
And I see another special moment: when my mom grabs my father’s face, one hand on each cheek, for their "off to start the day" morning kiss where she says “Good attitude!” as he leaves for wherever. This is her "good attitude" transferring over. 
And let’s not forget the little bright fiery center. That for me is the sparkle in their eyes.I love you... more »

My parents have been holding hands for 60 years. 
I cannot remember a day growing up when I haven't see this. 
I see their partnership as the ultimate example of what's possible. As a beacon for what I want and deserve (For what WE all deserve, actually. And should aspire to.) 
When I saw this Aloe, I thought of their fingers. 
Sixty years of hand holding is a long time to hold on to someone as tightly as they; through the adventures and journeys, the trials and tribulations of a lifetime together.
And I see another special moment: when my mom grabs my father’s face, one hand on each cheek, for their "off to start the day" morning kiss where she says “Good attitude!” as he leaves for wherever. This is her "good attitude" transferring over. 
And let’s not forget the little bright fiery center. That for me is the sparkle in their eyes.
I love you, mom and dad. For a million reasons. And it's likely that all the beauty I see every day despite whatever else is going on, is a testament to the example you set.
I shoot flowers because when I look down, I see unbelievable things I love...things that inspire me.
The same holds true when I look up...to you both.

#flowers #aloe #flowerphotography #flowerpower #photography #macrophotography #macromonday #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #flowersupwaytoolate___

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2016-04-18 10:51:33 (18 comments; 4 reshares; 138 +1s)Open 

It's on! (And I am so flippin' excited!)

Come join me on June 4th for a day trippin' through what I think are the most beautiful gardens and greenhouses on Long Island's Gold Coast where I will share as much of what I know about macro flower photography and post processing as we can fit into a day. 
I can promise that everyone who attends will walk away with a portfolio of spectacular images and a newfound confidence in this beautiful genre of photography. 

The event sign up page is here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/macro-magic-and-mayhem-with-alan-shapiro-tickets-24720739397

Please share with anyone you think might be interested. I am looking forward to sharing this day like you can't imagine.

#macromonday #macroworkshop #flowerphotographyworkshop
#floralphotographyworkshop #flower #flowerphotography   #flowers #f... more »

It's on! (And I am so flippin' excited!)

Come join me on June 4th for a day trippin' through what I think are the most beautiful gardens and greenhouses on Long Island's Gold Coast where I will share as much of what I know about macro flower photography and post processing as we can fit into a day. 
I can promise that everyone who attends will walk away with a portfolio of spectacular images and a newfound confidence in this beautiful genre of photography. 

The event sign up page is here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/macro-magic-and-mayhem-with-alan-shapiro-tickets-24720739397

Please share with anyone you think might be interested. I am looking forward to sharing this day like you can't imagine.

#macromonday #macroworkshop #flowerphotographyworkshop
#floralphotographyworkshop #flower #flowerphotography   #flowers #floralphotography #macrophotography #macro4all #macroaddict #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #poppypalooza #macrotipsandtricks  ___

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2016-04-17 11:04:15 (14 comments; 7 reshares; 169 +1s)Open 

SAVE THE DATE: June 4th
Calling all my macro photography-loving friends: 
My first workshop is on!!! OMG! OMG! OMG!
Details and sign up page coming shortly but if you're interested, mark your calendars for June 4th from 9am to 5pm (with casual dinner after for those wanting to hang around) at the extraordinary Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. 409 acres of spectacular grounds, greenhouses and gardens galore. Cost will be $150 per person/$250 for families or couples.
Can't wait to share my love of macro photography (and processing) with all of you!

#macroworkshop   #alanshapiromacroworkshop   #macrophotography   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #tulip   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  

SAVE THE DATE: June 4th
Calling all my macro photography-loving friends: 
My first workshop is on!!! OMG! OMG! OMG!
Details and sign up page coming shortly but if you're interested, mark your calendars for June 4th from 9am to 5pm (with casual dinner after for those wanting to hang around) at the extraordinary Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. 409 acres of spectacular grounds, greenhouses and gardens galore. Cost will be $150 per person/$250 for families or couples.
Can't wait to share my love of macro photography (and processing) with all of you!

#macroworkshop   #alanshapiromacroworkshop   #macrophotography   #flowerphotography   #flowers   #tulip   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-16 12:29:11 (19 comments; 23 reshares; 392 +1s)Open 

She threw herself back on the bed after a long night of Mariachi Karaoke (Con tequila, por supuesto) and said "Take me."
I may have swallowed a button (or was that an anther?) as I don't remember the dress being that revealing. And my pistil drew applause.

#photography   #flowers   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #macromonday   #hqspmacro   #hqspflowers   #btpmacropro   #btpflowerpro #orchid   #alanshapirophotography   #flowersupwaytoolate   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  

www.alanshapirophotography.com
Instagram: alanshapiro515

She threw herself back on the bed after a long night of Mariachi Karaoke (Con tequila, por supuesto) and said "Take me."
I may have swallowed a button (or was that an anther?) as I don't remember the dress being that revealing. And my pistil drew applause.

#photography   #flowers   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #macromonday   #hqspmacro   #hqspflowers   #btpmacropro   #btpflowerpro #orchid   #alanshapirophotography   #flowersupwaytoolate   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  

www.alanshapirophotography.com
Instagram: alanshapiro515___

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2016-04-15 11:45:46 (17 comments; 38 reshares; 364 +1s)Open 

Today, find something that warms you. 
Or better still, that transfroms you. 
Stare at it.
Then stare at it longer.
Don't stop 'til you realize how lucky you are.
Carry on.

#photography   #flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #osteospermum   #africandaisy   #floralfriday   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  

Instagram: alanshapiro515

Today, find something that warms you. 
Or better still, that transfroms you. 
Stare at it.
Then stare at it longer.
Don't stop 'til you realize how lucky you are.
Carry on.

#photography   #flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #osteospermum   #africandaisy   #floralfriday   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  

Instagram: alanshapiro515___

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2016-04-14 18:44:02 (5 comments; 13 reshares; 285 +1s)Open 

Who wants to waltz in a secret garden with me?

#photography   #flower   #flowers   #flowerporn   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  

Who wants to waltz in a secret garden with me?

#photography   #flower   #flowers   #flowerporn   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-14 10:27:00 (19 comments; 15 reshares; 297 +1s)Open 

This is your wake up call.

#photography   #flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #dahlia   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  

This is your wake up call.

#photography   #flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #dahlia   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-13 17:00:43 (10 comments; 11 reshares; 241 +1s)Open 

Life after hopeful.

There's this continuum I think about often:
At one end: Nopeful.
Then: Mopeful
Or perhaps: Awful
Then: Hopeful
And at the opposite end: Knowful.
Being knowful kicks ass.

#flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #macromonday   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  

Life after hopeful.

There's this continuum I think about often:
At one end: Nopeful.
Then: Mopeful
Or perhaps: Awful
Then: Hopeful
And at the opposite end: Knowful.
Being knowful kicks ass.

#flower   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macro   #macrophotography   #macromonday   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-13 09:55:04 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 265 +1s)Open 

May today (and every day) be filled with all manner of things, people and accomplishments as beautiful and brilliant as you.
Happy Birthday, Lindsey.

#happybirthdaylindsey   #reallyprouddad  

May today (and every day) be filled with all manner of things, people and accomplishments as beautiful and brilliant as you.
Happy Birthday, Lindsey.

#happybirthdaylindsey   #reallyprouddad  ___

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2016-04-12 11:41:45 (29 comments; 33 reshares; 403 +1s)Open 

Who needs the sun when you've got a cute little anemone around? 

#photography #flower #flowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #anemone   #alanshapirophotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #googleplusphotos

www.alanshapirophotography.com
Instagram: alanshapiro515

Who needs the sun when you've got a cute little anemone around? 

#photography #flower #flowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #anemone   #alanshapirophotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #googleplusphotos

www.alanshapirophotography.com
Instagram: alanshapiro515___

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2016-04-11 11:20:15 (20 comments; 28 reshares; 363 +1s)Open 

There's a lot to be said for seeing the forest for the trees.
But there's more to be said for seeing the magical places that exist past the trees, begging to be explored. There's so much to be said for seeing the adventures that await rather than the tangled, gnarled limbs that hold us back. And there's even more to be said for looking past things, through things...and then pushing your way through to get to wherever your "there" is.

#photography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #landscapephotos   #pch   #california   #pacificcoasthighway   #seeingtheforestforthetrees   #pacificcoast   #alanshapirophotography  

www.alanshapirophotography.com
Instagram: alanshapiro515

There's a lot to be said for seeing the forest for the trees.
But there's more to be said for seeing the magical places that exist past the trees, begging to be explored. There's so much to be said for seeing the adventures that await rather than the tangled, gnarled limbs that hold us back. And there's even more to be said for looking past things, through things...and then pushing your way through to get to wherever your "there" is.

#photography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #landscapephotos   #pch   #california   #pacificcoasthighway   #seeingtheforestforthetrees   #pacificcoast   #alanshapirophotography  

www.alanshapirophotography.com
Instagram: alanshapiro515___

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2016-04-10 12:12:50 (3 comments; 19 reshares; 234 +1s)Open 

Embracing the rocky parts.
Were it not for them, the other parts of the journey wouldn't seem as smooth. Rocks exist to show us what's possible. To force us to contemplate what might be if only we allow ourselves to imagine new answers to age old situations. Every good adventure needs a rocky part for perspective and to allow the collective hold their breath for a moment wondering/hoping how it will all turn out.
Now, lets embrace the wavy parts.
Waves come in with a crash (sometimes); to wake us up, to thrill us, to scare us a little with their power and force. But waves know when to subside. To be gentle and just flow easily. Over things. Around things. Buoying things up. Water is patient. And when water is on a mission, nothing can stop it.

#photography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #beachscape   #pacificcoasthighway   #pch   #hqsplandscape  #btpla... more »

Embracing the rocky parts.
Were it not for them, the other parts of the journey wouldn't seem as smooth. Rocks exist to show us what's possible. To force us to contemplate what might be if only we allow ourselves to imagine new answers to age old situations. Every good adventure needs a rocky part for perspective and to allow the collective hold their breath for a moment wondering/hoping how it will all turn out.
Now, lets embrace the wavy parts.
Waves come in with a crash (sometimes); to wake us up, to thrill us, to scare us a little with their power and force. But waves know when to subside. To be gentle and just flow easily. Over things. Around things. Buoying things up. Water is patient. And when water is on a mission, nothing can stop it.

#photography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #beachscape   #pacificcoasthighway   #pch   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #california   #landscapephotos  ___

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2016-04-09 12:12:10 (30 comments; 41 reshares; 356 +1s)Open 

Falling.

#roadtrip   #pch   #californiadreaming  
#landscape   #landscapephotography   #california   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro   #alanshapirophotography  

Falling.

#roadtrip   #pch   #californiadreaming  
#landscape   #landscapephotography   #california   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro   #alanshapirophotography  ___

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2016-04-08 11:51:46 (11 comments; 12 reshares; 277 +1s)Open 

Perhaps I was too obvious. Let's see if subtlety works.

#flower   #flowers   #photography   #floralfriday   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #flowersupwaytoolate   #alanshapirophotography   #florotica #macrophotography   #flowersphotography   #googleplusphotos  

Perhaps I was too obvious. Let's see if subtlety works.

#flower   #flowers   #photography   #floralfriday   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #flowersupwaytoolate   #alanshapirophotography   #florotica #macrophotography   #flowersphotography   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-04-07 22:04:28 (5 comments; 13 reshares; 249 +1s)Open 

Seeya in my dreams

#flower #flowers #flowerpower #ranunculus #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #photography #alanshapirophotography #flowersupwaytoolate #floralfriday   #floralphotography #macrophotography #macroaddict

Seeya in my dreams

#flower #flowers #flowerpower #ranunculus #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #photography #alanshapirophotography #flowersupwaytoolate #floralfriday   #floralphotography #macrophotography #macroaddict___

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2016-04-07 10:29:38 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 205 +1s)Open 

A teensy turgid, tumid (but not turbid) moment in the monochrome garden.

Starting the morning with inflorescence, tumescence and luminescence. Can't beat that.

Oh, yes you can.

#monochrome   #photography   #flowers   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #monochromeworld   #hqspmonochrome   #btpflowerpro   #btpmonochromepro   #florotica   #googleplusphotos   #momentsinthemonochromegarden   #alanshapirophotography  

A teensy turgid, tumid (but not turbid) moment in the monochrome garden.

Starting the morning with inflorescence, tumescence and luminescence. Can't beat that.

Oh, yes you can.

#monochrome   #photography   #flowers   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #monochromeworld   #hqspmonochrome   #btpflowerpro   #btpmonochromepro   #florotica   #googleplusphotos   #momentsinthemonochromegarden   #alanshapirophotography  ___

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2016-04-06 11:18:34 (9 comments; 29 reshares; 390 +1s)Open 

Reaching in for a caress. Or a tickle.
Or perhaps for a gentle poke to remind you how spectacular you are.

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #africandaisy #osteospermum #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

www.alanshapirophotography.com
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Reaching in for a caress. Or a tickle.
Or perhaps for a gentle poke to remind you how spectacular you are.

#photography #flowerphotography #flowers #flowerpower #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #btpmacropro #btpflowerpro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #africandaisy #osteospermum #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

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2016-04-05 11:53:32 (7 comments; 10 reshares; 246 +1s)Open 

Contemplating roadkill, looming mountains, your own guts getting ripped out and why it's still so cold despite all the feathers

#birdphotography #birdsgallery #vulture #cinerousvulture #featheredfriends #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #alanshapirophotography   #photography  

Contemplating roadkill, looming mountains, your own guts getting ripped out and why it's still so cold despite all the feathers

#birdphotography #birdsgallery #vulture #cinerousvulture #featheredfriends #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #alanshapirophotography   #photography  ___

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2016-04-04 19:37:43 (9 comments; 13 reshares; 322 +1s)Open 

And then, I was left hanging again, holding an empty slipper and wondering why.

#flower #orchids #ladyslipperorchid #photography #flowerpower #flower #flowerphotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #googleplusphotos #orchid

And then, I was left hanging again, holding an empty slipper and wondering why.

#flower #orchids #ladyslipperorchid #photography #flowerpower #flower #flowerphotography #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #googleplusphotos #orchid___

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2016-04-04 11:49:39 (5 comments; 13 reshares; 320 +1s)Open 

There were fireworks on so many different levels. But the best were the ones reflected in your eyes and smile.

#macromonday   #photography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #macro4all   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography  

There were fireworks on so many different levels. But the best were the ones reflected in your eyes and smile.

#macromonday   #photography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #macro4all   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography  ___

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2016-04-03 22:12:50 (7 comments; 15 reshares; 260 +1s)Open 

Clouds part. Beautiful things emerge. And then spectacular things show up.

#photography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshpirophotography   #orchids  

Clouds part. Beautiful things emerge. And then spectacular things show up.

#photography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro   #hqspmacro   #btpmacropro   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshpirophotography   #orchids  ___

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2016-04-02 14:27:21 (4 comments; 15 reshares; 259 +1s)Open 

Another hurricane blows through and knocks me off my feet. But then again, I'm way tougher and more resilient than it is. So just gonna lay here and search the clouds for a silver lining.

#photography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #macrophotography   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #macroaddict   #macro4all #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro  

Another hurricane blows through and knocks me off my feet. But then again, I'm way tougher and more resilient than it is. So just gonna lay here and search the clouds for a silver lining.

#photography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #macrophotography   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #macroaddict   #macro4all #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro  ___

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2016-04-01 21:26:57 (10 comments; 11 reshares; 217 +1s)Open 

Makes me kinda want purple hair

#pansy   #photography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #floralphotography   #floralfriday  

Makes me kinda want purple hair

#pansy   #photography   #flower   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #hqspflowers   #hqspmacro   #btpflowerpro   #btpmacropro   #alanshapirophotography   #googleplusphotos   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #floralphotography   #floralfriday  ___

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2016-04-01 11:35:11 (5 comments; 10 reshares; 230 +1s)Open 

Finer Feathered Friends: Great Blue Turaco

Fools come and Fools go
(especially in April.) 
((And often at the most inopportune moments))
Fools make us smile and think. They make us groan and facepalm. They lighten moods and make hearts skip and do cartwheels. They make our imaginations take flight. Today, find a fool and hug him or her huge.

#aprilfoolsday  
#bird   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #animalphotography   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #hqspbirds   #btpbirdpro   #alanshapirophotography   #finerfeatheredfriends   #googleplusphotos  

Finer Feathered Friends: Great Blue Turaco

Fools come and Fools go
(especially in April.) 
((And often at the most inopportune moments))
Fools make us smile and think. They make us groan and facepalm. They lighten moods and make hearts skip and do cartwheels. They make our imaginations take flight. Today, find a fool and hug him or her huge.

#aprilfoolsday  
#bird   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #animalphotography   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #hqspbirds   #btpbirdpro   #alanshapirophotography   #finerfeatheredfriends   #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-03-31 11:34:48 (4 comments; 26 reshares; 317 +1s)Open 

In your eyes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3kFPBtc9BE

#anemone  channeling #johncusack

#flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflower #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #

In your eyes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3kFPBtc9BE

#anemone  channeling #johncusack

#flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowers #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflower #btpmacropro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #___

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2016-03-30 10:56:44 (14 comments; 16 reshares; 239 +1s)Open 

The Greater Jackhammer Turkey (also referred to as the Evil Torture Bird or the Éan Chéasadh Olc for those of you partial to the original Gaelic) was a favored pet of dungeon masters in the Irish Coastal Kingdoms during the various Purges, Crusades, Frat Parties and Inquisitions. When not sitting besides their master waiting to be called into service, they would roam the coast with their entourage of fart squirrels* and cactus pigs* looking for stray lasses at whom they would make passes.

Rumor has it that the ping pong paddle was modeled after a particularly round headed and gleeful Jackhammer Turkey who was particularly adept at smacking the derrieres of giggling young lasses as they ran hither and yon. ("Ping" and "pong" was the melodious sound that echoed across the hills.)

#memesoftheinternet #eviltorturebird #stupidcommonnames #featherbrainednames #... more »

The Greater Jackhammer Turkey (also referred to as the Evil Torture Bird or the Éan Chéasadh Olc for those of you partial to the original Gaelic) was a favored pet of dungeon masters in the Irish Coastal Kingdoms during the various Purges, Crusades, Frat Parties and Inquisitions. When not sitting besides their master waiting to be called into service, they would roam the coast with their entourage of fart squirrels* and cactus pigs* looking for stray lasses at whom they would make passes.

Rumor has it that the ping pong paddle was modeled after a particularly round headed and gleeful Jackhammer Turkey who was particularly adept at smacking the derrieres of giggling young lasses as they ran hither and yon. ("Ping" and "pong" was the melodious sound that echoed across the hills.)

#memesoftheinternet #eviltorturebird #stupidcommonnames #featherbrainednames #birds #birdsgallery #birds4all #pelican #wildlifewednesday #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

*skunks, porcupines___

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2016-03-29 17:05:03 (12 comments; 5 reshares; 165 +1s)Open 

Hurricanes exist. Perhaps to show us how strong and resilient we are/can be. But perhaps more so, to show us the calm, the beauty, the peace that exists when we focus on the center of a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. If we can focus on the eye(s), the storm becomes merely another bit of drama to look back on and laugh at (for how we were able to deal with it and come through stronger)

Just make sure there's more than ramen in the storm shelter.

#flower   #poppy   #icelandicpoppy   #flowerphotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro    #flowerpower  

Hurricanes exist. Perhaps to show us how strong and resilient we are/can be. But perhaps more so, to show us the calm, the beauty, the peace that exists when we focus on the center of a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. If we can focus on the eye(s), the storm becomes merely another bit of drama to look back on and laugh at (for how we were able to deal with it and come through stronger)

Just make sure there's more than ramen in the storm shelter.

#flower   #poppy   #icelandicpoppy   #flowerphotography   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro   #alanshapirophotography   #hqspflowers   #btpflowerpro    #flowerpower  ___

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2016-03-29 11:16:34 (5 comments; 12 reshares; 208 +1s)Open 

Woke up in the middle of the night cuz I had to peony.

Moments of (sleeplessness) in the monochrome garden

#photography #flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #peony #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #momentsinthemonochromegarden #alanshapirophotography #monochromephotography #monochromeworld #googleplusphotos  

Woke up in the middle of the night cuz I had to peony.

Moments of (sleeplessness) in the monochrome garden

#photography #flower #flowerphotography #flowerpower #peony #hqspflowers #hqspmonochrome #btpflowerpro #btpmonochromepro #momentsinthemonochromegarden #alanshapirophotography #monochromephotography #monochromeworld #googleplusphotos  ___

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2016-03-28 16:10:45 (6 comments; 17 reshares; 291 +1s)Open 

"Don't Begone. 
Or begrudge. 
(And never bemoan)
Rather;
Begin.
Beguile.
Begroan. 
Instead."
Said the Begonia to the Princess

#begonia #flower #macromonday #macrophotography #macroaddict #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #flowers   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos

"Don't Begone. 
Or begrudge. 
(And never bemoan)
Rather;
Begin.
Beguile.
Begroan. 
Instead."
Said the Begonia to the Princess

#begonia #flower #macromonday #macrophotography #macroaddict #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro #hqspmacro #btpmacropro #flowers   #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos___

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2016-03-28 10:35:14 (12 comments; 16 reshares; 361 +1s)Open 

Not gonna say anything. Just see where your imagination takes you.

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#flower #iris #photography #macromonday #macro4all #novelex   #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #flowers #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #macroaddict  

Not gonna say anything. Just see where your imagination takes you.

www.alanshapirophotography.com
Instagram: alanshapiro515

#flower #iris #photography #macromonday #macro4all #novelex   #flowerphotography #flowerpower #hqspflowers #hqspmacro #btpflowerpro #btpmacropro #trippininthegardenonmiraclegro #flowers #alanshapirophotography #googleplusphotos #macroaddict  ___

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2016-03-27 15:33:23 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 171 +1s)Open 

poulet grillé bébé avec de la chaux
(Grilled lime peeps for all my favorite peeps)

#Happyeaster  y'all
#easter2016  

poulet grillé bébé avec de la chaux
(Grilled lime peeps for all my favorite peeps)

#Happyeaster  y'all
#easter2016  ___

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2016-03-27 15:28:50 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

Sauté de lapin avec des oeufs

Just had to see what would happen.
More #easterhappiness  for y'all.

#bevewyvewyqwietimcookingwabbits   #hehehehehehehehe  

#happyeaster  y'all

Sauté de lapin avec des oeufs

Just had to see what would happen.
More #easterhappiness  for y'all.

#bevewyvewyqwietimcookingwabbits   #hehehehehehehehe  

#happyeaster  y'all___

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