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John Getchel
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Rain drops on roses

A rock rose I think. Captured at the Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins Colorado. A fun time shooting in the rain with +Kathleen Milks +Ryan Lundstrom +Alan Bland and +Melissa Beagle!
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Thank you +Kathleen Milks! :-)
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Making' tracks

On the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley California. The clouds were awesome but the sunset I was hoping for didn't materialize...
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You can count on it! :-)
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Painted beauty

After the rain stopped we had beautiful sunshine and found some lovely flowers covered in rain drops to capture the light. This was taken on the awesome Fort Collins photowalk along with +Kathleen Milks +Ryan Lundstrom +Alan Bland and +Melissa Beagle.

For #floralfriday  by +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman and +Kiki Nelson 
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Thank you +Robin Cohen!
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Five days and that many miles later I'm back... sigh

Many thanks to +Ryan Lundstrom and +Kathleen Milks for their hospitality and the fun time we had over the holiday weekend in spite of less than ideal weather!

And it was so fabulous to spend some time with +Alan Bland and +Melissa Beagle. Three cheers for G+ meetups!!!
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I brought it all the way to St. George Utah +Alan Bland. That's when the clouds finally parted!

Hope to see them +Melissa Beagle!

Me too +Kathleen Milks! I agree!!
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Behind the scenes

You may have seen my plus post for the Lighting With Intent mentorship here:

https://plus.google.com/+JohnGetchel/posts/TKKXTxB7JVt

I wanted to share how the high key shot with me against the white background was done. There is a single flash pointing at a white vinyl background about 6' away. I stood right in front of that flash with a beauty dish and reflector on either side of me just outside of frame. The camera was another 6' in front of me.

Oh and the diagram is a bit misleading. My background is only 5'x7' so it wasn't even touching the ground as you can see in the cellphone shot.

Thanks for lookling and I'm happy to answer any questions.

Here ya go +Paul Howard :-)
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Thanks +Jim Migliore! The regular stands are super cheap Cowboy Studio the boom stand is this:

http://goo.gl/vr53ge
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#PLUSpost week3 Lighting With Intent with +Eric Raeber #LightWIT

Another great week in this mentorship as part of the amazing +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers!!

This weeks assignment was to isolate your subject by various techniques. One was to create a "high key" image such as the portrait on the completely white background another was to use light in a room of your home to tell a story.

The truly amazing thing I love about these mentorships is the incredible feedback, support and helpfulness of ALL of the participants. Based on that feedback I decided to re-shoot these two images and am much happier with the final results! One thing's for sure there is always more to learn in life and it can be a great deal of fun!

I hope you like the photos too! And as for the story... Well that's up to your imagination.

Oh and I forgot to mention as required these photos are SOOC since we are trying to learn how to get the light as right as possible. :-)
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Thanks +John Getchel, I did see it go by, but I'm behind and need to get caught up in more detail.
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You takin' to me?

This is a shot I did for my lighting with intent mentorship and after seeing an awesome shot by +Mark Rodriguez. I thought I'd share mine too! 

Check out mark's shot here:

https://plus.google.com/+MarkRodriguez/posts/YJ172p3WEux 
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Wish I Was in The mentorship looks like alot of fun. 
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Some laundry folding music for you...
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Look into my eye!

The amazing +Kathleen Milks carries around a crystal ball in her camera bag! How cool is that? I gotta get me one! :-)

This shot was captured in the green house at The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins as we tried to wait out the rain!

http://www.fcgov.com/gardens/ 

#tgsmu15  
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I got my 3 at Amazon +Sharon Woodward.
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Sorry I'm late

I was travelling over the weekend but I didn't forget about the fabulous #bwproject26  by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak and +Alison Christensen 

Week 11/26: Self portrait

This theme coincided perfectly with my participation in a lighting mentorship. Our task has been to get the lighting right in camera without any post editing. For this image the challenge was to create that pure white background you see in so many portraits. I think it turned out great and with just a few quick Lightroom tweaks it looks great in black and white as well. I hope you think so too. :-)
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Thank you +Stefan Welke!
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Blissful tribute

Today she will dance no more... http://goo.gl/W3G4q3

I am so full of bliss that I had the opportunity to photograph her beautiful dance. She will be missed! 
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True +Christina Lihani! :-)
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ROFL

OK this made me laugh till I cried! So true!!!

But in the end rather sad....

And just in case uncensored in the title doesn't click NSFW!!!
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This song totally raped my ears. >:-(
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