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just this
one moment of
s t i l l n e s s
is all that you need
to know you will be
o k a y.

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Thats great dear
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July "In Bloom" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Christopher Germano 
Second Place: Elle Richards
Third Place: Anne-Sarine Godefroid
Fourth Place: +Dave DeBaeremaeker 

You can see their photos below - a beautiful representation of humans and nature merging.
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from our sponsors, and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Christopher's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

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

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see Honorable Mentions here: https://goo.gl/Ivrzgx
Finalists here: https://goo.gl/GUjcNQ
and the Event and all of the awesome submissions here:
G+: https://goo.gl/qUlV5f
FB: https://goo.gl/PgWGiz


Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here:
G+: https://goo.gl/jag22N
FB: https://goo.gl/aFJSW4

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

You can also find us here:
G+ Profile: +Art of Self Portraiture 
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com

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+Nina Agi B. I see that Christopher and Joanna already gave you the correct answer to your questions, but just wanted to apologize if things were confusing or unclear. I'll do better in the future to also mention the FB Event in the description of the Google+ Event, as I did on this post.

We did branch out some time back and have accounts on other social media sites. Facebook is the other place where it actually works to have an actual Event that people can be exposed to and submit to. There are people who don't use G+ who benefit from access to these Events and the mission of ASP, and so we've tried to broaden the reach of this Community in general over the past year or so, hoping always that this would be a positive thing, of course. Thank you for continuing to participate - it is always a joy to see your beautiful and creative images. :)
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July Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the July "In Bloom" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here:
G+: https://goo.gl/qUlV5f
FB: https://goo.gl/PgWGiz
and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/Ivrzgx

We have 10 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool blooming for us! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

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

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

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

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

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com

#photography   #selfportrait   #art   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #inbloom   #flowers  
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a lot of lovely works of art! congratulations!
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July Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the July "In Bloom" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here:
G+ https://goo.gl/qUlV5f
FB https://goo.gl/PgWGiz

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

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

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic finalists are - we'll announce them tomorrow!

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

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

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com

#photography   #selfportrait   #challenge   #selfportraiture   #inbloom   #flowers   #art  
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Get that mask out +Lotus Carroll ..... #TheReturnOfTheMasks  
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Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for August 21st, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme - do whatever you like!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 15th up until Monday morning, August 22nd. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture 

Thank you to +Stefan Riss for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture   #art   #self  
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It's an honor to have you there, +Stefan Riss! Thanks for making the mistake of once telling me that I could use any of your photos any time. ;-) <3
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This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Whisk. What this means is that you need to create an image that uses a whisk - sounds easy, right? But we're challenging you to be as creative as possible - try your best to stay away from "safe, easy" images and go for something more. Think outside of the box and make the most interesting image you can using this month's "suggested item" - WHISK.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Whisk" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything. 

Prizes

~1 Year +SmugMug Porfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features
(or comped value on current account)
~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM
~+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/sale-rack-camera

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 August 2016
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Circle Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant


Share Your Work!

In order to be officially entered into the Challenge - you must enter your photo here on the Event or on the sister event at FB. Please let us know if you have any difficulty doing this! We want to include all eligible images in the judging.

Aside from entering your image here, we also encourage you to share your work on other platforms, and let us know, so we can support your brilliance. :)

If you share your images on Instagram, FB, Tumblr, Ello and Twitter also, you can follow us and tag the ASP accounts to have your work loved/shared in those places (for this event and also any time).

FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Instagram: www.instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/selfportraiture 
Ello: ello.co/selfportraiture

You can also join our FB Group and share your images there, as well: 
FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/972946162743959
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*Borrow Lenses Gift certificate codes applicable only to orders placed before their expiration dates. Gift certificate codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” items. Gift certificate codes are not stackable with any other coupon unless you are a BL member. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

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+Darlene Hildebrandt +Marc Blackwell  I'll remove you from the circle I use to invite people and you won't get an invitation from me any more.
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#SelfPortraitSunday  this weekend!
The theme is Nature but you can share any self portrait that was captured within the qualifying timeframe. Read the Event details for more information.

#photography   #selfportrait  
On FB, too: https://goo.gl/tRr9dH
 
Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for August 7th 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Nature
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4
If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 1st up until Monday morning August 8th. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture 
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#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture   #nature  
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Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for August 7th 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Nature
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4
If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, August 1st up until Monday morning August 8th. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture 
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#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture   #nature  
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I kept trying to add mine, but wasn't letting me. No big deal. I posted it on other forums
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Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for July 24, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme - do whatever you like!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 18th up until Monday morning, July 24th. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

If you'd like to, you can also share your image on the FB SPS Event. Check the FB ASP page for details: FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture 

Thank you to +carolyn lagattuta for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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Introduction

I am many things.

Photographer. Mother. Poet. Runner. Lover. Dreamer. Explorer. Imp. Survivor.

I love many things.

Art. Poetry. Nature. Food. Wine. Music. Humor. Laughter. Tears. Life.

While I feel it sometimes, as any empathic human, I fight the leanings of hate. Hate, while valid, is a destructive force.

I cherish being alive and am unapologetic about who I am. I create to express; I live to create.

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I teach photography classes!

Fundamentals of Lightroom: Organize Files and Boost Your Workflow

Fundamentals of Lightroom: Editing and Post Processing Your Images

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Images posted to this profile are my original content. Those which are not all rights reserved are are available for use only under the terms of this license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) No free commercial use is allowable. Please contact me if you are interested in licensing an image for use. thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

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My Website: lotuscarroll.com

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My photos available for licensing:

Anything not available at the above sites can be licensed directly through me. Email please.


I sell prints and other merchandise with original photography in these places:

If there’s a photo of mine you’d like to purchase that you don’t see in any of these places, please let me know. I also welcome private licensing inquiries. Email me: thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

My main skill sets are Photography & Writing. I’m a flexible, think-outside-the-box social media power user. I’m available for hire to shoot, write, speak, and lead photowalks. I am based in Austin, TX, but greatly enjoy traveling.

Above all I am an artist, a creative soul. I won't accept jobs that I feel are not a fit to my energy and center. It's best for both of us that way. :-)

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Past Work:

Co-marketing & Show Coordinator for Drink and Click™ and the co-leader, along with the Founder – Juan Gonzalez, of the Austin Drink and Click™ Chapter Photowalks. 

Co-host a weekly photography show with Thomas Hawk called Photo Talk Plus

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If you'd like to learn more about me and my art:

Cameras

  • Canon 5D MkIII
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon Powershot G9
  • Nikon Coolpix P90
  • Kodak Easyshare DX7630
  • Apple iPhone 5
  • Fuji Instax Mini70
  • Minolta Maxxum HTsi (Film SLR)

Lenses

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

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  • 15" Macbook  Pro
  • Apple 27" Cinema Display
  • Drobo
  • Adobe Lightroom 5
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • FX Photo Studio Pro
  • iPhoto
  • Capturing Couture Camera Strap
  • ThinkTank Bags
  • Wide Eyed Wonderment
  • Sense of Humor
My husband is an amazing stage and session musician. He has worked with many artists over the course of his career, including Cory Morrow, Joe Nichols, and Chris Cagle. John's skillful guitar work and vocal harmonies can be heard on countless pieces. Support his current, primary gig by checking out singer and songwriter Cory Morrow.

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Visited for the first time this past week - I've never been to a Menchies before, so it was totally new to me. This location is very clean and the young lady behind the counter was super helpful and polite. My husband, son and I loved being able to try different flavors and then put the yogurt in our cups and choose toppings. Totally fun, easy, and best of all - delicious! Satisfied my sweet tooth's craving perfectly. :)
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reviewed 4 months ago
What a GREAT experience! Yesterday we took our 7 year old son, Braden, here for a flight (it was a birthday gift). Everyone we encountered on the staff was friendly, helpful, and exceptionally good natured. We had our minds blown watching other classes in the wind tunnel and seeing the "stunts" performed by the trainers/instructors. That was a treat in and of itself! Our son's instructor, Josh, was great. Braden had a *wonderful* time. We will definitely be coming back again to let Braden do this again, and we are going to fly, too! I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to do something fun and exciting.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Love this place - nice atmosphere. The patio is great! I've enjoyed the sausage in pretzel bun, various beers, jerky, and more!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Date night here with my husband was so fabulous. The atmosphere is really hip and cozy and the sushi is truly killer! They have really great and interesting cocktails, too.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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This is pretty much all about atmosphere - you get to sit on the side of the cliffs and overlook beautiful Lake Travis while you eat and have drinks. If you're smart, you do it around sunset, so you can watch the beauty of that unfold over the water. When the sun dips below the horizon, they ring a bell and everyone claps. It's fun. :) The food is not bad, but it's not mind blowing - it's fairly good. I'm a big fan of the nachos on the appetizer menu and the pork enchiladas are good. The margaritas are pretty good, but most drinks are fairly expensive. The live music is fun! I enjoy visiting and always want to come back soon.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I went last night for the first time (for a Drink and Click™ Event) and I was in heaven. The food was fabulous - my favorite thing I had was a buffalo chicken taco - and the frozen margaritas I drank were really great, too. The atmosphere is amazing - great art on the walls and comfortable, cool seating. Nice that there's a patio area, too, so you can go eat outside. I will definitely be returning!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
Always busy and very good. The brunch on Sunday is nice, too! I like sitting on the roof. :)
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago