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Shannon Adelson
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"Into each life some rain must fall."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

#rain   #raindrops   #leaves   #bokeh   #bokehphotography  
+Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly +Annelies Jansen #moodymondayphoto 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen 
+Rainy Day Photos curated by +Angie Davila 
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Man I love that one! So much atmosphere. Well done Shannon!
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"Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is."
~ Thomas Szasz

Yep, we're almost at the weekend, and that means it's time for the #bokeholics  to celebrate because Fridays are #bokehlicious ! So if you love #bokehphotography  and the gorgeous soft backgrounds like we do, then share your #bokeh  images using one of the hashtags above. You'll be in great company, with stellar folks like +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +paula contreras +Kathleen Kent +Wendy Chase and many more!


+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen #floralphotography   #flowerphotography   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers  

(PS. Please forgive me in advance for my sporadic posting. I'm working on a new project at the moment which may limit my ability to be as active and engaged here as usual. But stay tuned, because once I have all the details available, I'll be looking to this wonderful community to help me spread the word. Thanks again for your patience and understanding!)  
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+Eustace James +Wendy Chase +Saji Saju +Leo Deegan +Angela Migliore +Elizabeth Hahn +John Getchel +Alex James +Kathleen Kent +Diana Boyd +paula contreras +Paul Moody +Dominique Hilbert +Tom Tran +Wesly Smith +MORKA SUNNY N +Margo Rita 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to check out my flower shot! I always appreciate the kind comments from this wonderful community.

There have been a few delays in getting my new project off the ground. But hopefully I'll have an update in the next couple weeks...
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How awesome ! I am a big fan of his, but never had a chance to eat from any of his restaurants yet. What did u have for dessert ?
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I just wanna say thanks...

For the last couple years I've been regularly sharing my images with y'all here on the Plus, and the wonderful curators of the HQSP communities regularly re-share them with their respective followers as well. This is the first time I've ever been nominated for the +HQSP Gold​ list, and I'm super stoked about this honor. I'm not really sure how all the voting and such works, but I sincerely appreciate everyone who takes the time to plus, comment or share my pictures on a daily basis. Google Plus is a unique community that nurtures the growth of artists from within, and I know this because I started with only about 400 followers in the beginning, and recently I reached the 30k milestone. I'm grateful every day for the friends I've made here, the people I've learned from, and the gracious community that has allowed me to share my creativity as I discover more and more ways to express myself as an artist. Thanks to this platform I learn new things every day, and the journey it started for me has taken me (and my photography) to enlightening places I never imagined. A special thanks to the +HQSP Flowers​ and +HQSP Promotion​ teams for their support and encouragement.

Thank You, Plus Peeps, I love y'all!

#googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers
HQSP Vote Week 13  2015 - 18 photos

For week nr 13 the HQSP team has chosen 18 new photos from the HQSP Gold page and nominated them for HQSP Weekly Winner

Yesterday we posted the best 3 of week 12 in this post:

You, the public can vote by giving your favorite(s) your vote in the form. The link is on the website:
FI. We are using a Google form. You will have to log in to vote.

Rules of the HQSP Vote:
- A photographer can not vote for their own photo
- A photographer can not vote with other accounts/pages he or she owns/curates
- A photographer should not call others to vote for his photo alone. Inviting people to vote in general, is OK.

The winners will be posted on the Weekly winners page on

So let's vote!

Congratulations, you are in this vote:  
+Alisa Timurzieva  +Thomas Deckert  +Heiko Köster  +Igor Schevchenko Photography  +Nico Kaiser  +Daniel Raghu  +Nick Monaghan  +Bernd Flicker  +Stefan Kierek  +Pavel Olivík  +Dirk Müller  +David Roma  +Chris Hansen  +Nigil Haroon  +Marc Matzinger +Kim Landgraf +Kim Landgraf  +Shannon Adelson  +Duncan McInnis 

If you don't want to be a part of the vote, or have any questions, please contact me. 
On behalf of the HQSP team,

+Anja Wessels 
How to vote You can vote for your favorite photo by checking the check boxes in the Google form. You can find the link to the form below. Please don't vote for more than 5 photos. At the end of the week we will count the votes and the photo with the most votes wins. It's as simple…
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+Chinh Luong​ Appreciate it, thanks!
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"The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge."
~ Arnold Palmer

Every week I see +steph wanamaker re-sharing images for the #gingerthursday  theme, but I never had anything to contribute...until now! While we were in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago (with 130 other photographers), there was a little commissary across from the hotel, where everyone enjoyed lunch at the outdoor patio. One day I observed this young lady intently focused on her iPhone. So I took the opportunity to grab a quick snap, with the intention of finally having something to add to the #gingerthursday  theme. If you'd like to see more images from our Las Vegas adventures, make sure to click on the #tgsmu15  hashtag, and review all of the exciting people and places we encountered.

+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Ryan Ottaway Martin #HQSPPortraits #portrait   #portraitphotography   #streetphotography  
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Thanks so much for the nice comments. I'm not sure who she was, just another random tourist enjoying Las Vegas like we were...
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"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."
~ Greg Anderson

I had the great privilege of meeting +Ron Clifford in person last weekend, and he definitely embodies the concept of living life to the fullest in every moment. Equally comfortable in a classroom, or leading a caravan of crazy photographers through the desert, Ron was always a beacon of energy that everyone quickly found themselves drawn to. His magnetic personality made us all want to get a little closer, learn a little more, and experience things in the unique way he sees them. There were so many memorable moments, and enough smiles and laughter to last for many months to come...

I could go on all day about his generosity of spirit, his humility, or his incredible sense of humor. But what I'll probably remember most is his boundless positive energy. He radiates a powerful vibe that says, we are all artists in this together, so let's go have some fun! And I assure you, not only did we have fun and share some new experiences, but I believe all of our lives were enriched simply by being exposed to his creative way of thinking living.

If you'd like to know more about the remarkable adventures we all had in Nevada, make sure to click on the hashtag #tgsmu15  so you can follow along and be a part of these stories as they continue to unfold.

#lasvegas   #nevada   #valleyoffire   #desert  
#desertphotography   #portrait   #portraitphotography  
#scavengerhunt   #tgsmu15   #hqspportraits  
#monochrome   #blackandwhitephotography   
#inspiration   #education   #learning  
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I am left more than a luttle bewildered at the love and enouraging words by so many I had the pleasure to meet and now call my friends. Your words are so generous and I think the bonds and joy we all experienced was born out of how much everyone showed up for life on our meetup.
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I love watching these comical creatures, they're so entertaining!
+Natosha Davis +John Getchel +Tai Mi +Sumit Sen +Debby Moran +Margo Rita 
Thank you all for the nice comments and thoughtful support, it is always greatly appreciated!
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I ask myself that question all the time... +Alan Bland

+Paul Howard+Angela Migliore+Pat Kight+John Getchel+Darcy Lefsrud
Thanks! 😀 Teamwork is great, especially with this great group!!!
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"Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin."
~ Zoe Saldana

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a portrait workshop led by +Sam Breach. She taught us about working with models, and how to overcome challenges, both in and out of the studio. While I don't have a lot of professional experience in shooting fashion or glamour, I learned quite a bit in the short time we had to practice. Here is one of the images I captured during that session.

Model: Heather (Posh Vixen)
MUA: Kim (Posh Vixen)
Photographer: © 2015 +Shannon Adelson 
Gear: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300
Settings: ISO 200, 190mm, f/8.0, 1/125 sec.
Processing: Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC

#lasvegas   #nevada   #tgsmu15  
#portraiture   #portraitphotography   #glamour  
#monochrome   #blackandwhitephotography  

+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 

+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Ryan Ottaway Martin #HQSPPortraits 
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+Shannon Adelson I've been back for a few weeks but have only shared a sprinkling so far.  I'm about to post one of the Brandywine building.  When I go for a trial it's intense.  Literally 19 hour work days.  I couldn't even spare 3 hours to get into Philly!  I did enjoy the brief time I had walking around the cemetery that's just off the city center.  
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Thanks so much! +Saji Saju​
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My wife and I watch that pirate show Black Sails, and we actually stopped to talk to them about it, since they are fans too. The couple was really nice to chat with, but I don't envy their jobs as character actors on such a busy street...
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"We learn the rope of life by untying its knots."
~ Jean Toomer

The #MacroMonday  mini-theme this week is "intersection", and while I was at the botanical gardens recently, I came across this unusual branch next to one of the orchid displays. The vines all grew in these twisted curls, weaving in and out, and all around one another. So I'll leave it to the puzzle masters +Jeff Moreau+Sandra Parlow, +Wendy Baker, and +Julie B  to figure out how it unwinds...  

+HQSP Macro curated by +Anja Wessels +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden #hqspmacro 
+MacroAddict curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron #macroaddict 
#curlytwists   #vines   #garden   #gardening  
#googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers  
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+Wendy Baker+Marie Cadoret+Nina Katajamaki+Sumit Sen+Julie B+Stuart Dyckhoff+Manuel Schneider+Windy Sawczyn+Jeff Moreau+MacroAddict Best Of
Thanks so much for the lovely comments! Sometimes I take for granted that flowers are not the only thing to shoot in the greenhouse... Definitely will be keeping my eyes open for other interesting subjects!
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Musician | Photographer | Social Media Enthusiast

By day I work in Business Development & Marketing for an online retailer.  Some of the sandboxes I get to play in include Email Marketing, Affiliate Management, Social Media Marketing, Copy Writing, Copy Editing, Proofreading, SEO, and Google Analytics.

At night and on weekends I prefer a more creative playground, where I can experiment with Digital Photography & Photoshop.  I take my camera with me everywhere I go, but am finally starting to learn to take fewer shots and instead compose images before clicking the shutter.  As time permits, I enjoy sharing images in the +Daily Photography Themes.  I met a number of amazing photographers in this community, and constantly find new inspiration. Want to know what we talk about? Thanks to +Jari Huomo you can easily browse through some of the best conversations from my page.

Other places you might occasionally find me online include Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Klout just to name a few.

I regularly participate in +Chrysta Rae’s Photography Scavenger Hunt, which I highly recommend not only for learning more about your own photography, but for making lots of new friends.  Here are just a few of the incredible people with whom I have the pleasure of interacting: +Chrysta Rae +Alan Shapiro +Kimberly Pemberton +Gary Munroe +Mel Peifer +Eustace James +Gilmar Smith +Mark Rodriguez +LaDonna Pride +GeneBowker If you are interested in learning more about the Hunt, and perhaps wish to view some photos from the latest adventure, check out this post!

I'm also involved in the Public Circles Project

If you appreciate Creativity, and want to fill your stream with Art and Beauty, make sure you circle:

+Louisa Catharine Forsyth +Ray Bilcliff +Christina Lawrie +Vivienne Gucwa +Mihailo Radičević

Learn about the Public Circles Project:

The original post already reached the 500-comment limit, so a new post has been started by +JarekKlimek.

And if you are new to G+, and need assistance getting started, this amazing resource from +Paul Spoerry aggregates a number of extremely helpful resources all in one place.

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