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Here is a dreamlike/magical/fantasy one for all of you! I spent a bit more in post processing than I ever do for images, but I had envisioned something different with this one... something more painterly. I was hesitant to post, but am going to do it anyway :) Hope you all enjoy!

Taken while on safari in the Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa

#AfricanTuesday /+African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus, +Grobler du Preez, and +Dick Whitlock   
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Way cool!
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I know this is a tad late, but I just can't help but posting for #WorldElephantDay / #WorldElephantDay2014 for the awesome page of #AfricanTuesday /+African Tuesday hosted by the awesome crew, +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock, and +Grobler du Preez!

I can't believe that this exact time last year, I was in Africa! It is crazy how fast time flies by! This was taken in the Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa. It is a sunrise shot of a mama elephant and her baby while out on safari.

I feel this is an appropriate one for me to post, along with an apology for my absence recently, but I am proud to announce that I will be a mama too, come December! My husband and I are expecting our first child this winter, and couldn't be more excited :)
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Thank you so much, +George Marquardt!
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Here is an abstract capture... I did not do much post processing at all, Mother Nature seemed to do just fine. This was a detail shot of some different colored sand where water had been running over to create these lovely patterns and streaks. It was really beautiful and I am glad I noticed it before we walked through it and added footprints! 

This was taken on Second Beach in La Push, WA
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Look what I can do! My cast is finally off! Per +Rick Sammon's request, here are a few pics :) Now to keep this dry skin to a minimum and increase my mobility!

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I bet that's a relief!
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I chose this image for the #PlusOneCollectionIII  , hosted by +Ivan Makarov. I submitted for the category Our Planet. It is titled, "Labriz" because in the language (Seselwa Creole - a French-based language) of Seychelles (location of the shot), it means gentle breeze or gust of wind. This was the last night we were in Seychelles, and it was the most perfect evening. There was a slight breeze that kept us cool in the warm night, the sound of the waves was therapeutic, the colors of the sunset were brilliant, it was so peaceful...

I chose this image because when I think of Our Planet, I like to think of all the good, all the positive, all the beauty. If we are going to ever become the best citizens of the world, everyone needs to start thinking this way, and soon... it starts with +one :)

* I am crossing my fingers for inclusion ;-)

#plusonecollectioniii  +Plus One Collection 
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Thank you kindly, +Rick Sammon! That means a lot to me :)
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I am going to share again for the night crowd... Please follow the link to find out more about the Eliza O'Neill Foundation that is this year's charity for the #PlusOneCollectionIII . Full of amazing photographic works from artists all over the world! Order your advanced copy now!

Thanks to all who were involved in putting this together, truly an amazing project! Can't wait to see what beauty gets published!
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SO EXCITED!!!! Thanks to +Ivan Makarov, +Andy Lee, and crew for putting this all together! Please spread the word so that funds can be donated for production and for this year's charity! This is an impressive collection of work from photographers all over the world. I cannot wait too see what gets published!
Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here -

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next 30 days. We know it's a lofty one, but it will allow us to do two things - publish and ship the book to all campaign sponsors, and raise $5,000-10,000 for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill. 

The campaign is a fixed goal campaign, meaning, we do need to meet the goal of $30,000 before we receive any funds and can print the book. 

I know many of you who contributed photographs to the book want to know if your photo made it. We're still working on the selection, and will announce the list of contributing artists next week. Stay tuned! 

But in the meantime, we're happy to announce that the book publication process is back on track and with your help, let's make it happen and help Eliza!
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Hi Stephonie. Can you tell me if the theme +Four Seasons Friday is still active? I am tidying up the +Public Calendar of Daily Photography Themes and need to know. Many thanks. +Stephonie A Schmitz 
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I wasn't sure what these were called, but I am told sea anemones. Thanks for the feedback, friends! These are actually only 1/4 - 1/2 of an inch in diameter, and they completely covered many rocks along our hike on Second Beach in La Push, WA. Things can be quite interesting when you get up close and personal!
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This vineyard had our favorite vines... large and gnarly. Napa Valley is simply gorgeous, no matter what time of year you visit. We hope to go back during harvest some day!

#NapaValley   #WineCountry   #NapaValleyWineCountry  
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Hi all! I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter (if you are celebrating) Weekend!!! If you don't mind, I have a simple favor to ask all of you... I not only do photography, but I also do a bit of graphic design. I am currently up for winning Best Invitations for the KCRG TV9 A-List competition. I do complete custom work, and guarantee my clients that no one has had, or will ever have their custom design. I work very hard for what I do and I would be so very, very appreciative if any of you would be willing to take a minute to check out my work, and if you deem me worthy, please cast a vote! Voting ends this Friday, April 25th at 5:00pm CST. Please feel free to share with your circles to get as many votes as possible! I truly appreciate any and all support! THANK YOU!!!

It's pretty easy to vote...
1. Follow the link attached 
2. Sign up (with an email address, or with a Facebook account if you have one... and you may have to confirm your email address)
3. Cast your vote for SAO Dzynz, Inc for Best Invitations

More work can be viewed here (should have more recent work up fairly soon...):

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. I really appreciate it! Thanks so much!!!
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Jarvis Wines was by far our favorite winery we visited while in Napa Valley. It is the only winery that is completely underground in a 45,000 square foot cave (complete with a waterfall used to control humidity), except for the vineyards and the solar panels that are used to run the winery (which are obviously above ground). 100% of the grapes used to make their wines come from the 1,300+ acre estate vineyards. You most likely will not find Jarvis wine in a store or restaurant, they are only sold from their location in Napa Valley, and you must be a member to purchase.

* Due to limited time, and an antsy tour guide, I was not allowed to set up the shot with a tripod, so this was taken with a really high ISO, handheld...

#NapaValley   #NapaValleyWineCountry   #WineCountry   #JarvisWines  
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A site to behold.
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President/Owner of SAO Dzynz, Inc - Graphic Design, Photography, Art
I design. I shoot. I create. I love to travel and document the experience. I love what I do, who I am with, and where I live. I'm just getting started, and having fun on the journey to becoming the best that I can be. 

Curator of +Four Seasons Friday / #FourSeasonsFriday (formerly #FallFriday) Daily Photo Theme
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SAO Dzynz, Inc PRODUCES AWARD WINNING DESIGNS: - 2012-2013 ADDY Judge's Choice Award Winner and Silver ADDY Award Winner for Destination Wedding Invitation Kit - 2013 KCRG TV9 AList 1st Place Winner for Best Wedding Invitations - 2013 1st Place Winner in Ice Castles of CO Photo Contest - 2012 KCRG TV9 AList 1st Place Winner for Best Wedding Invitations - 2012 WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award for Best Wedding Invitations - 2011 KCRG TV9 A-List 1st Place winner for Best Wedding Invitations - 2011 WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award for Best Wedding Invitations - 2010 KCRG TV9 A-List 1st Place winner for Best Wedding Invitations - 2008-09 Gold ADDY Award and Final Fifteen Award Winner for "Green" Wedding Invitations - 2008 1st Place Great Galena Balloon Race Photo Contest Winner
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