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Sandra Parlow
Works at Photographer, Picture Framer
Attended The School of Life
Lives in Canada - in an igloo with a moose
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Photography, Custom Picture Framer
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I can wield a box knife with the best of them. I can cut mats while standing on my head. I am an expert snow shoveller and I have a sharp tongue, but a soft heart.
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  • Photographer, Picture Framer
    Designer, present
    Photographer, Picture framer. Book keeper. All around creative idea person. Needlework designer. Oh, and I am also a proud contender in the annual Lasting Image Garbage Olympics. Certified level one Yoga instructor.
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I'm confused...... wait.... maybe I'm not..
Introduction
I live in the Canadian Prairies and I am surrounded by vast open spaces and big skies.  I have been shooting for about 3 years and I love the way the world looks through the lens of my camera.  I'm still learning and developing as a photographer, and hoping that I can get some amazing shots along my journey!

I am a custom picture framer, so I work with art all day every day.  I love my job, but I wish I had more time to spend on my hobby! 

Why I love photography:  For me, it's an escape. I get away from the people, the stress, the craziness, the organization that our lives become. I can go out in a foul mood, and come home feeling cleansed and refreshed. I like to be out by myself, enjoying the moment - the fresh air, the sight of an orange sky, the sun on my skin, the glimpse of an animal - and the best part is that I get to take it with me. Every photo I take has a memory attached to it. It may not be an exciting memory - but a memory none the less.

Why I am on Google+

I am not on G+ to sell my photos or become famous.  I am here because of the community.  

I love it here.  I have met amazing people and amazing photographers... and they are one in the same to me.  

 I learn from people with amazing skills every day.  People are VERY good about sharing knowledge here.    I get support when I need it, and I feel challenged to do better, to be better in both my photography and my personal life.  

I love it here.  G+ is my home away from home.  ♥

What You Can Expect If You Circle Me

I try to keep my page mostly about photography.  MOSTLY.  I will not share tons of jokes or gif's or spam you with endless links to things.  

I will post photos.  I will make the occasional blog now and again concerning photography or life in general.  I will sometimes talk about myself and my experiences, quite often demonstrating how incredibly geeky I can be.    I will share the work of others - but not all that often - once in a while, and I will share it only if I truly like it.

What you will get is my sense of humour.  My sarcasm.  My laughter.  And some chaos.  And hopefully, some photos that you will enjoy!

If you think this sounds interesting to you - circle me.  I don't bite.... very hard....

If you want me to circle you:

Don't be boring.  Talk to me.  Show me your world through your amazing photos.  Don't post gif's or that's an instant trip to the recycle bin.  Post your religious and political posts to a circle I'm not in.  Don't be a jerk, laugh with me once in a while and most of all - just show me who you are ;)



Bragging rights
I have managed to raise 2 children and be a productive person... regardless of (or maybe in spite of ) my mother not thinking that I'm very domestically talented. ;P HA! SO THERE! My work has been featured twice in the Plus One Photographers for Charity Collection, and I have been awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2014 Stark Awards
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Time Well Spent

I know that sunsets are so cliche'..  every photographer has tons of them taking up space on their hard drives.  There is nothing particularly spectacular about this one, other than the fact that it is my own.  I don't mean because it's MY photo - but because each one is unique, and I sat and quietly watched the sun go down.  It takes time to just sit and watch the sun sink.  Quiet moments of listening to the frogs croak.  Quite moments of the breeze getting cold and maybe even just a little uncomfortable.  Quiet moments of just sitting there, seemingly staring off into space, but really you are looking deep inside.

A few quiet moments of time well spent.  

Have a glorious Friday, my friends!
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I Miss Your Face
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Hey Sandra
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OOPS!  I lost my head!
Sometimes it's nice to just lose your head in a good book.  Immerse yourself in something that is not of your life...



I just realized that I missed putting this one into my album, so thought I'd get it all caught up....
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Nice one
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This Could Be Paradise


not the most exciting shot but I wanted to try out the pano feature in LR (finally).  It's not too bad at all - sure is a lot nicer than flipping back and forth between programs ;)   
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I like the sky. 
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Are you struggling with your lift off into Bakasana? Kathryn Budig uses a blanket to unlock the secret source of strength (hint: core) you need to soar.
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When your practice causes hamstring injury—and how to manage those injuries with your yoga.
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Spring Has Sprung

I didn't find much to shoot last night, but I finally got out with my camera for the first time in months.  I didn't get a lot of shots, but it was a beautiful evening and I really enjoyed just being out there....
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Lazarus and I

A month or two ago I got +Glyn Dewis 's Photoshop book on compositing and I wanted to do something to kick off the new learning adventure I'm trying to take myself on.

It took me a while to peruse the book and form an idea of something to try.  

I had taken this photo of Lazarus a few years ago while at a wildlife preserve in Arizona and thought I could make something with him. Then trying to decide what background to use took me a long time.  I tried several of them - finally settling on this forest scene I took  a few falls ago.   

I used quite a few of the techniques in the book, and there is still SO much more in it that I didn't make use of!  Still lots to learn.... 

Awesome book, Glyn!  I don't like to buy books unseen, but I was told by +Christopher Germano  and a few others that it was really good, and I'm so glad I got it.  

Now..  to practice, practice, practice.....

Special thanks to +Ron Clifford  for allowing me to use his butterfly..  ;)    thanks, baby!!
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is it real, if yes, is the lion a wild one?
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And Then You Sat Down Beside Me
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They do amazing work, +George Fletcher...
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Neck Pain & Tension Relief Workout
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints of our digitally-enhanced society. Time spent in front of screens or looking at our devices, insufficient focus on neck muscles during our workouts and too little time to spend on this muscle group in general contribute to frequent complaints. The Neck Pain and Tension Relief workout remedies all those problems. It can be performed as a warm-up, before exercise or as a total stress reliever at the end of the day. 

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