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#pluspost  +Morgana Creely for the Single Frame Mentorship with the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 

The first week in this mentorship was very eye opening for me, we are exploring film in a way I never have before.  I was a lit major in college and while I knew that there were people who were obsessed with film in the same way, I had never taken the time to learn about it in that way myself.

For me, movies have always been pure entertainment, something I never connected to art, and literature has always been where I (consciously) got my fix of storytelling.

As I got into photography over the last few years, my idea of art and genres that I understand have expanded, but still not in a way that included film.

Of course, as with all things, once you scrape the surface of a subject you realize how very little you know about it.  I also think that the movies I love, the ones I have gone back to time and again, those are the ones that tell good stories - or at least tell a story in a way that resonates with me.  So reading about all these film styles, the various influences on each of the directors, really got me thinking about why I might like one movie and be completely indifferent to another one.

It makes me realize that I have been pulling more information than I realized from some films (not, I don't think, from the fast and the furious, or those various Jason Statham movies, those will remain purely entertainment), and it makes me wonder why some films stick with me more than others.  

For instance, The Man From Nowhere, is a movie we watched 3-4 years ago, my husband barely remembers it, but scenes from it are ingrained in my memory.  Why did it resonate so strongly with me?  What was it about the way it was filmed/produced that made those scenes stick with me?

As always at the beginning of learning about something I have many questions and very few answers, but I am looking forward to continuing to explore this!
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Yes me too +Diana Boyd! 
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Spring is on the way.  It has to be.  The inexorable turning of the seasons continues, this is NOT Westeros.  However, the weather outside certain doesn't give us any indication.

Here is a lovely from my visit to a botanical garden a few weeks ago.  Sigh  I just want to dive into that color and stay there until the world is green again.

TGIF!!  

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


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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden

#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones

#BTPFlowerPro+BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
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A much belated holiday addition to my Headhouse Project (original post about the project here: 
https://plus.google.com/+RachaelSwitalski/posts/jJArnqDrN4F)

#streetphotography   #blackandwhitephotography  
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Thank you +Nadia Pewinski! 
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#justbecause  
One of the things about photoshop is that you can just keep pushing buttons to see what will happen if, and very often, something completely bizarre happens, but every once in a while something happens that makes me smile.

I'm a day late, but I'll throw this out there for +FloralFriday  #floralfriday  +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Tamara Pruessner 
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I'm such a sucker for a pretty pair of brown eyes.


#fidofriday +Fido Friday by +mel peifer +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz +Wes Lum
#dogloversworldwide   #doglovers  
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Thank you +Kathleen Milks +Elizabeth Lund +Rita Zietsma +Chinh Luong +Carla McMahon +andrea m.w. +Mary Wardell !  He's a little charmer, and he knows it ;)
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Week 12/52: Sun

All photos for this project shot & edited on my #android  

WPP 2015 - Week 12 - Moon / Sun
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
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Thank you +Francesco Scaglioni!
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I haven't processed many (3 of 1300 so far) of the photos from #tgsmu15  but I came back to this one anyway.

I felt like this one had a story to tell and I had to get back to it and do a better job.  I tried to make it look like the cover of an old dime novel.  I don't know what that machine is at the bottom right, but I felt like it added to the story so I tried to bring it in.
#whatidoforfunthesedays  
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Thank you +Darcee McCutcheon!
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Hand check!
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Week 13/52 Silhouette

A tree in Maymont estate in Richmond, VA, just beginning to show the signs of leaflets on a very grey day.  Spring is coming.  Slowly, slowly, but it is coming.

All photos for this project shot & edited on my #android.

WPP 2015 - Week 13 - Silhouette(s)
+Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by +Alen Ianni , +Bernhard Rembold , +Cliff Loresco , +Francesco Scaglioni , +Heather D ,  +Ken Fowkes ,  +Navin Upendran  , +Robyn King and +T.E. Smith
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Thank you +Robyn King​!
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The joys of a thriving metropolis, mixing old and new, a jumble of architectural ages side by side to enjoy every day. This photo represents many of the things that I love about living here, and at the same time many of the annoyances - closed sidewalks, bus detours, giant new buildings that will block my view of beautiful old ones, but it is a yin yang situation for me.  Without the new glass veneers to compare to, the old buildings wouldn't look so archetypal and elegant with their arched windows and cornices, it's the mix of it all in one place that makes it so wonderful.
#theresnoplacelikehome   #philadelphia  
#philly   #myhometown  
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey
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Check out these amazing vaca/photog tours offered by the very talented +Ugo Cei​!

I can only imagine how much fun this would be, and someday I hope I will be able to experience it myself!
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I am thinking the same thing +Shannon Adelson! 
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I hear you +Alan Mason, I was supposed to be helping out on that one but ended up being sick for almost the whole thing and didn't end up doing very much.  I'm sorry I missed it, I've seen some great stuff coming out of it! 
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My world is divided into moments of time. In each of those individual moments I see details that make up relationships, that imply, that insinuate, and that connect disparate elements. These moments, when gathered and distilled, can tell exquisite stories. My goal as a photographer is to reveal the stories that people pass by, unsuspecting. Through photography, I collect these moments and present them as a way to communicate what I see, a way to tell the stories that I see beneath the surface of everyday life. 

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