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Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 7, 2014 *Theme for this week: What I did last summer* Lets see you selfies from this summer past, what you did on vacation, or just some special place or event where you managed to take a selfy during the 2014 summer. If you didn't capture a selfy during the summer then take one that shows us a highlight or the essence of your summer vacation/holidays. We will accpet photos taken from June 1/14 until the end of this weekend. Thanks to @114435675631396141366  for his action packed selfy in the cover shot. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from June 1/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 8/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-09-07 03:00:0061  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 14/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-13 03:00:0097  
Isabelle Fortin27,189Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00263  
SmugMug46,557*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of November.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For November event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on October 31st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on November 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the December event, which will also be open for submissions by December 1st *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For November 20132013-10-01 09:30:00145  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives 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 vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00179  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13. An open week this week so now particular theme. You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVg Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-25 03:00:00148  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00156  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00139  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00288  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
RC Concepcion1,080,655*Will You Photo Walk on October 13, 2012?* Our goal is to get as many walkers in the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk to sign up  for this event, and share their Photo Walk experience with Google+ . Here we can have all of the walkers from all over the workld participate in real time, thanks to +Google+  The official walk date is Saturday October 13, 2012, but to accomodate different times happening around the world, the event here is spanning a few days.  As of right now we have over a THOUSOND cities and close to 20,0000 walkers signed up for this free event.  This is a great place to make friends, explore #photography  , and see your city.  If you would like to sign up for one of the walks in your city, or lead a walk of your own, make sure you go to www.worldwidephotowalk.com  - We cant wait to see what you share! - +RC Concepcion Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 - The Main Event!2012-10-13 00:00:002946  
TransportTuesday7,670We are having a special @108674867211728423383 "No wheels" subtheme next week. All photos are welcome but we'd really like to see your transport shots without wheels. Just come to the event and add your photos here, please put the #transporttuesday  hashtag in the comments but no tagging required. See what everyone comes up with =) The TransportTuesday team: @113635217936692280136 @111764754316869949519 @108258998494605140446 and @111112809838472063992 No Wheels Day at TransportTuesday2012-09-11 06:00:00161  

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Fresnel Lens Exhibit
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Florida

The Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse houses an amazing array of Fresnel Lens.  The exhibit contains the fixed first order Fresnel lens that was originally installed at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in 1887.  It also has the beautiful rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  There are also a rare third order Fresnel lens and and a fourth order Fresnel Lens.

The delicately hand-crafted Fresnel Lens was a rather expensive item in the budget for Lighthouses built in the 1850's.  A First-Order lens cost from $5,000 to $10,000 (over $300,000 in today's dollars).  The cost depended on the number and delicacy of the prisms used to build the lens as well as whether it was rotating or not.

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Fresnel Lens Exhibit
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Florida

The Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse houses an amazing array of Fresnel Lens.  The exhibit contains the fixed first order Fresnel lens that was originally installed at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in 1887.  It also has the beautiful rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  There are also a rare third order Fresnel lens and and a fourth order Fresnel Lens.

The delicately hand-crafted Fresnel Lens was a rather expensive item in the budget for Lighthouses built in the 1850's.  A First-Order lens cost from $5,000 to $10,000 (over $300,000 in today's dollars).  The cost depended on the number and delicacy of the prisms used to build the lens as well as whether it was rotating or not.

There were 6 sizes of Fresnel Lens that wereused... mehr »

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Fresnel Lens Exhibit
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Florida

The Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse houses an amazing array of Fresnel Lens.  The exhibit contains the fixed first order Fresnel lens that was originally installed at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in 1887.  It also has the beautiful rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  There are also a rare third order Fresnel lens and and a fourth order Fresnel Lens.

The delicately hand-crafted Fresnel Lens was a rather expensive item in the budget for Lighthouses built in the 1850's.  A First-Order lens cost from $5,000 to $10,000 (over $300,000 in today's dollars).  The cost depended on the number and delicacy of the prisms used to build the lens as well as whether it was rotating or not.

There were 6 sizes of Fresnel Lens that wereused... mehr »

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2015-09-01 16:13:15 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

1954 Plymouth on the Streets of Cotorro
Cotorro, Cuba near Havana

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Cruising the streets of Cotorro, Cuba looking for +TransportTuesday  #transporttuesday  with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

#havana   #cotorro   #cuba   #classiccars   #travelphotography  

1954 Plymouth on the Streets of Cotorro
Cotorro, Cuba near Havana

Do you think it needs the spoiler?

Cruising the streets of Cotorro, Cuba looking for +TransportTuesday  #transporttuesday  with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

#havana   #cotorro   #cuba   #classiccars   #travelphotography  ___

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2015-08-30 20:07:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Steaming Into the Roundhouse
Savannah, Georgia


#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#steamysunday is curated by +Paul Pavlinovich and +Shelly Gunderson page +SteamySunday

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome 
#railroad   #travelphotography  

Steaming Into the Roundhouse
Savannah, Georgia


#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#steamysunday is curated by +Paul Pavlinovich and +Shelly Gunderson page +SteamySunday

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome 
#railroad   #travelphotography  ___

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2015-08-29 16:54:48 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Necropolis
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland.  The Necropolis is located on a low but very prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral. More than 50,000 people have been buried here including many of Glasgow's most famous citizens.  From up on the Necropolis you have a great view of the city. In the foreground is the memorial to William McGavin a teacher, merchant, preacher, and writer.

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

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Necropolis
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland.  The Necropolis is located on a low but very prominent hill to the east of Glasgow Cathedral. More than 50,000 people have been buried here including many of Glasgow's most famous citizens.  From up on the Necropolis you have a great view of the city. In the foreground is the memorial to William McGavin a teacher, merchant, preacher, and writer.

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #travel   #history   #travelphotography  ___

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2015-08-29 01:54:54 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Everything is Looking Up
University of Glasgow


#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #streetphotography  

Everything is Looking Up
University of Glasgow


#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood.

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #streetphotography  ___

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2015-08-28 01:48:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Patiently Waiting
Glasgow, Scotland

Master Elliott is patiently waiting for the West End Street Festival to get cranked up.  Soon the streets will be filled with thousands of partying festival goers. street vendors, musicians, and street performers.  He was also sitting next to his favorite part, the lemonade and cookie stand.

Patiently Waiting
Glasgow, Scotland

Master Elliott is patiently waiting for the West End Street Festival to get cranked up.  Soon the streets will be filled with thousands of partying festival goers. street vendors, musicians, and street performers.  He was also sitting next to his favorite part, the lemonade and cookie stand.___

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2015-08-28 01:20:19 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness, Scotland

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness, Scotland___

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2015-08-28 01:09:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness, Scotland

Shameless Selfie while visiting the Highlands of Scotland.  

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness, Scotland

Shameless Selfie while visiting the Highlands of Scotland.  ___

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2015-08-27 01:31:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Can't wait to try this out.

Google has really outdone itself by adding Stacks to the Snapseed photo editing app. Stacks allow you to nondestructively edit a photo, and later change, delete, or insert an edit--kind of like layers for edits. Find out how Snapseed Stacks work in the latest episode of my lynda.com series Photo Tools Weekly. This week's episode is free to everyone until next Wednesday at http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Snapseed-Nondestructive-editing-your-phone-Stacks/371543/429344-4.html___Can't wait to try this out.

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2015-08-27 01:08:11 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

For #MonochromeMonday by +Siddharth Pandit

For #MonochromeMonday by +Siddharth Pandit___

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2015-08-27 00:59:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Key West Lighthouse

for #LighthouseThursday No. 34 with +Heiko Köster 

+LighthouseThursday 

Key West Lighthouse

for #LighthouseThursday No. 34 with +Heiko Köster 

+LighthouseThursday ___

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2015-08-27 00:57:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-27 00:56:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-27 00:56:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-08-27 00:54:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-27 00:53:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My Girl

#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   Day 1

So +Cheryl Cooper challenged me today to start the this event and you might know that it would come on a day when I wouldn't get home until about 9:30 pm. No time to take anything new today, I will start with a picture of my favorite girl,  my granddaughter, that I processed in #niksilverefexpro2  and #lightroom  

For day one, I will send a challenge out to +Elizabeth Lund ,  I don't think I have seen you do this yet.

My Girl

#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   Day 1

So +Cheryl Cooper challenged me today to start the this event and you might know that it would come on a day when I wouldn't get home until about 9:30 pm. No time to take anything new today, I will start with a picture of my favorite girl,  my granddaughter, that I processed in #niksilverefexpro2  and #lightroom  

For day one, I will send a challenge out to +Elizabeth Lund ,  I don't think I have seen you do this yet.___

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2015-08-27 00:53:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

John Osteen's Smoke House

#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   Day 2 challenged by +Cheryl Cooper 

+Richard Kralicek some of your fine Black and Whites need to be seen on the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  so you are nominated.

#Americana  +Americana Photo by +Gene Bowker and +Patrice Christian 

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite  

John Osteen's Smoke House

#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   Day 2 challenged by +Cheryl Cooper 

+Richard Kralicek some of your fine Black and Whites need to be seen on the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  so you are nominated.

#Americana  +Americana Photo by +Gene Bowker and +Patrice Christian 

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite  ___

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2015-08-27 00:53:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The Seamstress
Old Salem, North Carolina

#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   Day 3

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #portrait  

The Seamstress
Old Salem, North Carolina

#fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   Day 3

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #portrait  ___

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2015-08-27 00:53:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A Day At The Beach
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Well it is Day 4 of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  for me isssued by +Cheryl Cooper  and I started my own little mini challenge to find some of my older people shots to reprocess  in Black and White.  Mostly using #niksilverefexpro2  which I am still learning to use.

Since I forgot to challenge someone new yesterday, today I will get with the plan and challenge +Heiko Köster to join in.

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #beach   #sullivansisland   #southcarolina   #southcarolinaphotography  

A Day At The Beach
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Well it is Day 4 of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  for me isssued by +Cheryl Cooper  and I started my own little mini challenge to find some of my older people shots to reprocess  in Black and White.  Mostly using #niksilverefexpro2  which I am still learning to use.

Since I forgot to challenge someone new yesterday, today I will get with the plan and challenge +Heiko Köster to join in.

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #beach   #sullivansisland   #southcarolina   #southcarolinaphotography  ___

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2015-08-26 12:00:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-25 14:56:36 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Cruising the Streets of Havana
Havana, Cuba - 2012

A new Lifan Motorcycle and a 1957 Ford wait for a traffic light near Havana.

I believe the lady on the back of the Lifan has a sign announcing it is #transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

#cuba   #havana   #classiccars   #transportation   #streetsofcuba  

Cruising the Streets of Havana
Havana, Cuba - 2012

A new Lifan Motorcycle and a 1957 Ford wait for a traffic light near Havana.

I believe the lady on the back of the Lifan has a sign announcing it is #transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

#cuba   #havana   #classiccars   #transportation   #streetsofcuba  ___

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2015-08-25 00:33:08 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Union Tavern
Fortrose, Scotland

Hope you have been having a great Monday!

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday 
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella
+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #streetphotography  

Union Tavern
Fortrose, Scotland

Hope you have been having a great Monday!

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday 
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas  and +Giuseppe Petruzzella
+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #monochrome   #streetphotography  ___

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2015-08-21 17:02:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The Treasure Hunt
A Three Year Old and Her Treasures

May you find your treasures today!  Have a great weekend everyone.

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson 

The Treasure Hunt
A Three Year Old and Her Treasures

May you find your treasures today!  Have a great weekend everyone.

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson ___

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2015-08-21 16:15:21 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Day on the River
Watson's Mill Covered Bridge

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

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #georgia   #coveredbridge  

Day on the River
Watson's Mill Covered Bridge

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

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #monochrome   #georgia   #coveredbridge  ___

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2015-08-20 16:36:53 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Lightship Relief
Oakland, California

Lightships were an important aid to navigation off the coast of the United States for many years. Lightships servered mariners of this country for 163 years, from 1820 to 1983.  They were deployed along all three coasts (Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific) as well as in the Great Lakes where they guarded locations where the construction of a Lighthouse was impractical because of things like water depth, currents, or expense.

The Lightship RELIEF - WVL 605, is now owned by the U.S. Lighthouse Society and is docked in Oakland, California.  It is one of six lightships constructed for the U.S. Coast Guard. An additional 168 Lightships were constructed for the U.S. Lighthouse Service.  All lightships have been retired and only 12 lightships remain in this country.

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Lightship Relief
Oakland, California

Lightships were an important aid to navigation off the coast of the United States for many years. Lightships servered mariners of this country for 163 years, from 1820 to 1983.  They were deployed along all three coasts (Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific) as well as in the Great Lakes where they guarded locations where the construction of a Lighthouse was impractical because of things like water depth, currents, or expense.

The Lightship RELIEF - WVL 605, is now owned by the U.S. Lighthouse Society and is docked in Oakland, California.  It is one of six lightships constructed for the U.S. Coast Guard. An additional 168 Lightships were constructed for the U.S. Lighthouse Service.  All lightships have been retired and only 12 lightships remain in this country.

Summer 2003 shot on film with Nikon N90, scanned from film.

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday with +Heiko Köster 
#lighthouse   #lighthousephotography   #history  ___

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2015-08-19 13:23:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-18 14:41:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

On Time for Transport Tuesday
Glasgow, Scotland

The guy in the blue hat is looking to see if +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker are on the train as it pulls in for #TransportTuesday +TransportTuesday

On Time for Transport Tuesday
Glasgow, Scotland

The guy in the blue hat is looking to see if +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker are on the train as it pulls in for #TransportTuesday +TransportTuesday___

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2015-08-14 21:38:48 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Have a great Weekend

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson n +Beth Akerman

Have a great Weekend

#floralfriday +FloralFriday +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson n +Beth Akerman___

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2015-08-12 17:48:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-11 17:37:29 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

1956 Chevy with a Few Additions
Streets of Havana, Cuba - 2012

Cruising around looking for #transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

#allthingsred  +AllThingsRed with +Liz C 

#havana   #cuba   #classiccars   #red   #streetsofcuba  

1956 Chevy with a Few Additions
Streets of Havana, Cuba - 2012

Cruising around looking for #transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

#allthingsred  +AllThingsRed with +Liz C 

#havana   #cuba   #classiccars   #red   #streetsofcuba  ___

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2015-08-07 17:46:33 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Round and Round
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #myrtlebeach   #southcarolina   #monochrome  

Round and Round
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #myrtlebeach   #southcarolina   #monochrome  ___

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2015-08-07 14:04:21 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Explosion of Color
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman 

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 

+FLOWER POWER  #flowerpower  with +Edith Kukla 

#yellow   #orange   #flowerphotography   #flowercolors  
+Glasgow Botanic Gardens 

Explosion of Color
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman 

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 

+FLOWER POWER  #flowerpower  with +Edith Kukla 

#yellow   #orange   #flowerphotography   #flowercolors  
+Glasgow Botanic Gardens ___

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2015-08-06 12:10:07 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Light the Night
Fresnel Lens Exhibit
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Florida

Lighting up the night, the Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse houses an amazing array of Fresnel Lens.  The exhibit contains the fixed first order Fresnel lens that was originally installed at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in 1887.  It also has the beautiful rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  There are also a rare third order Fresnel lens and and a fourth order Fresnel Lens.

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday with +Heiko Köster 

#fresnel   #lenses   #lighthouse   #lighthousephotography   #history   #LighthouseThursday100  

Light the Night
Fresnel Lens Exhibit
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Florida

Lighting up the night, the Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse houses an amazing array of Fresnel Lens.  The exhibit contains the fixed first order Fresnel lens that was originally installed at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in 1887.  It also has the beautiful rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  There are also a rare third order Fresnel lens and and a fourth order Fresnel Lens.

#lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday with +Heiko Köster 

#fresnel   #lenses   #lighthouse   #lighthousephotography   #history   #LighthouseThursday100  ___

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2015-08-05 16:40:19 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Watson's Mill Covered Bridge
North East Georgia

Built in 1885, this 229 foot bridge is located in the Watson's Mill State Park near Comer, Georgia.  The bridge, the longest covered bridge in the state, spans the South Fork of Broad River.

We will be going to a family reunion there this weekend and I hope to have another day as beautiful as this one in 2010 to shoot the bridge again.

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

#coveredbridge   #bridge   #landscapephotography   #georgia   #waterfall   #watson  

Watson's Mill Covered Bridge
North East Georgia

Built in 1885, this 229 foot bridge is located in the Watson's Mill State Park near Comer, Georgia.  The bridge, the longest covered bridge in the state, spans the South Fork of Broad River.

We will be going to a family reunion there this weekend and I hope to have another day as beautiful as this one in 2010 to shoot the bridge again.

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

#coveredbridge   #bridge   #landscapephotography   #georgia   #waterfall   #watson  ___

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2015-08-05 15:10:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-04 15:20:17 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Bowness-On-Windermere, England

Ready to paddle into #transporttuesday   +TransportTuesday with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving 

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

#uk   #england   #lakedistrict   #theplacetobe   #transportation  

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Bowness-On-Windermere, England

Ready to paddle into #transporttuesday   +TransportTuesday with +Gene Bowker and +Annie Irving 

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

#uk   #england   #lakedistrict   #theplacetobe   #transportation  ___

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2015-08-02 20:03:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Purple Haze
It could have been a mistake

I still kind of like it.

#purple   #color   #abstract   #abstractphotography  

Purple Haze
It could have been a mistake

I still kind of like it.

#purple   #color   #abstract   #abstractphotography  ___

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2015-08-01 00:43:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Where Would You Rather Be This Weekend?
Myrtle Beach

Have a great weekend !

#beach   #beachphotography   #landscapephotography  

Where Would You Rather Be This Weekend?
Myrtle Beach

Have a great weekend !

#beach   #beachphotography   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-07-31 17:16:35 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

High Tea Rose
Inverness, Scotland

The rose that was on my table as we were have High Tea for my birthday that we celebrated in Inverness, Scotland

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman 

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 

+FLOWER POWER  #flowerpower  with +Edith Kukla 

#red   #rose   #flowerphotography   #flowercolors  

High Tea Rose
Inverness, Scotland

The rose that was on my table as we were have High Tea for my birthday that we celebrated in Inverness, Scotland

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman 

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 

+FLOWER POWER  #flowerpower  with +Edith Kukla 

#red   #rose   #flowerphotography   #flowercolors  ___

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2015-07-30 21:26:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Pretty awesome shot by +Alistair Nicol .  Check out his work and awesome workshops.

"Guiding Light"
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina

I just returned from a much needed 10 day trip to the Outer Banks. +Tommy White and I kicked off the trip with our highly anticipated +Mountains To Sea Workshops  OBX Workshop with guest instructor +Athena Carey.  It was a blast and our group explored ancient lighthouses, dilapidated piers and marsh and dune scenes under some fantastic light. We also had some great meals together chatting about photography and laughing together. Good friendships were made and I hope that we all can stay in touch through the magic of social media and email before the next opportunity to meet again.
After the workshop my family moved our camp down from the Nags Head area to Frisco a little town in the heart of Cape Hatteras very near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. +Josh Carlisle  couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get away for a bit and drive the 9 hours for a few photographs so he met up with me and we headed out to photograph this iconic Light.

For a couple more images go here http://coastalinsight.com/guiding-light-cape-hatteras-ligh…/___Pretty awesome shot by +Alistair Nicol .  Check out his work and awesome workshops.

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2015-07-30 18:42:54 (23 comments, 13 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Fresnel Lens Exhibit
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Florida

The Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse houses an amazing array of Fresnel Lens.  The exhibit contains the fixed first order Fresnel lens that was originally installed at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in 1887.  It also has the beautiful rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  There are also a rare third order Fresnel lens and and a fourth order Fresnel Lens.

The delicately hand-crafted Fresnel Lens was a rather expensive item in the budget for Lighthouses built in the 1850's.  A First-Order lens cost from $5,000 to $10,000 (over $300,000 in today's dollars).  The cost depended on the number and delicacy of the prisms used to build the lens as well as whether it was rotating or not.

There were 6 sizes of Fresnel Lens that wereused... mehr »

Fresnel Lens Exhibit
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Florida

The Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse houses an amazing array of Fresnel Lens.  The exhibit contains the fixed first order Fresnel lens that was originally installed at the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in 1887.  It also has the beautiful rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.  There are also a rare third order Fresnel lens and and a fourth order Fresnel Lens.

The delicately hand-crafted Fresnel Lens was a rather expensive item in the budget for Lighthouses built in the 1850's.  A First-Order lens cost from $5,000 to $10,000 (over $300,000 in today's dollars).  The cost depended on the number and delicacy of the prisms used to build the lens as well as whether it was rotating or not.

There were 6 sizes of Fresnel Lens that were used depending on function of the lighthouse and how far the light need to be seen.  The largest was the First Order lens which had a height of 8 feet 6 inchs and a diameter of the base of 6 feet.  The weight of the assembled lens was about 12,800 pounds.  These could be seen up to 22 miles at sea on a major tower.

The smallest was the Sixth-Order Fresnel lens with a height of 1 foot 5 inches and a diameter of a little under 1 foot.  These would be used to mark channels.

A little lighthouse history since this is an off week and #NotaLighthouseThursday  with +Heiko Köster 

#fresnel   #lenses   #lighthouse   #Lighthousephotography  
#history  ___

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2015-07-29 16:11:29 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-07-28 15:38:53 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Life on the Streets
Havana, Cuba - Summer 2012

A work in progress cruises the streets of Havana looking for #transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

Might be stopping at El Rápido for a bite to eat.

Can you identify this car?  Sometimes these cars are have a mixture of parts.  1950 Dodge?

#classiccars   #havana   #cuba   #transportation   #blue  

Life on the Streets
Havana, Cuba - Summer 2012

A work in progress cruises the streets of Havana looking for #transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday with +Annie Irving and +Gene Bowker 

Might be stopping at El Rápido for a bite to eat.

Can you identify this car?  Sometimes these cars are have a mixture of parts.  1950 Dodge?

#classiccars   #havana   #cuba   #transportation   #blue  ___

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2015-07-28 14:41:26 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Happy Feet
Glasgow, Scotland

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #streetphotography  

Happy Feet
Glasgow, Scotland

#blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #streetphotography  ___

2015-07-25 16:32:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I need to take a trip to some lighthouses

I need to take a trip to some lighthouses___

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2015-07-25 13:51:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Was think about my cat Soccer that we lost this past year.  This was his most popular post. for +MY BELOVED CATS with +Edith Kukla 

Recycled Cat
Support your local SPCA

Our cat Soccer wants everyone to know he is special because we chose him.  He was adopted as were all our other pets.  So he was recycled in a special way.

#caturday +CATURDAY (=^・ェ・^=)  with +Cicely Robin Laing +Khrystiane Friedli and +Shantha Marie Fountain 

#mybelovedcats  +MY BELOVED CATS with +Edith Kukla 

+Fotas Aiken  #rescue   #cats   #PetAdoption  ___Was think about my cat Soccer that we lost this past year.  This was his most popular post. for +MY BELOVED CATS with +Edith Kukla 

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2015-07-24 23:21:57 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Contrast

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman    

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 

+FLOWER POWER  #flowerpower  with +Edith Kukla 

#flowerphotography   #flowercolors  

Contrast

#floralfriday  +FloralFriday with +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman    

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen 

+FLOWER POWER  #flowerpower  with +Edith Kukla 

#flowerphotography   #flowercolors  ___

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2015-07-23 20:48:46 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I made Google Street View
North Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland

Not long ago I posted a picture of the Google Street View Car for #transporttuesday    https://goo.gl/CvWX4a  .   Today I looked on Google Street View and the new images are up and we can be seen walking across North Bridge.  I am the one in the Yellow Rain Jacket.

#GoogleStreetView   #edinburgh   #scotland   #travel  

I made Google Street View
North Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland

Not long ago I posted a picture of the Google Street View Car for #transporttuesday    https://goo.gl/CvWX4a  .   Today I looked on Google Street View and the new images are up and we can be seen walking across North Bridge.  I am the one in the Yellow Rain Jacket.

#GoogleStreetView   #edinburgh   #scotland   #travel  ___

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2015-07-23 17:37:16 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Chanonry Lighthouse
Near Fortrose, Scotland

If I am looking at my calendar correctly, this should be the week for another #lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday with +Heiko Köster 

Sitting on Chanonry Point, the lighthouse which was built in 1846, keeps watch over the narrows between Chanonry Point and Fort George as traffic heads to Inverness Harbour.  A beautiful setting with blue skies and water and pink flowers all in the grass around the lighthouse.

#coastalthursday  +Coastal Thursday with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn 
#lighthouse   #travelphotography  

Chanonry Lighthouse
Near Fortrose, Scotland

If I am looking at my calendar correctly, this should be the week for another #lighthousethursday  +LighthouseThursday with +Heiko Köster 

Sitting on Chanonry Point, the lighthouse which was built in 1846, keeps watch over the narrows between Chanonry Point and Fort George as traffic heads to Inverness Harbour.  A beautiful setting with blue skies and water and pink flowers all in the grass around the lighthouse.

#coastalthursday  +Coastal Thursday with +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn 
#lighthouse   #travelphotography  ___

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2015-07-22 21:23:03 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Tall Ship at Riverside Museum
Glasgow, Scotland

#windowwednesday  with +Cheryl Cooper and +Jules Falk Hunter 

Tall Ship at Riverside Museum
Glasgow, Scotland

#windowwednesday  with +Cheryl Cooper and +Jules Falk Hunter ___

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2015-07-22 12:58:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday   #WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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