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Aileen Sorenson
Engineer, Enthusiastic Photographer
Engineer, Enthusiastic Photographer

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Such a beautiful stunning work by +Robin Griggs Wood! 

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My Google+ Photobox

This is an awesome way to see your most liked photos here in Google Plus. 
To see what yours look like, replace my google ID with yours.

Saw this update via +CJ Cox, thank you for sharing! And, many thanks to +Jari Huomo! 

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Check out the Ornament Album of +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt Holiday Special! 
What a beautiful album!!! If you got some time, please take a look! Thanks! 

We're on DAY NINE of the HOLIDAY SPECIAL round of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the photography scavenger hunt?
Only the most fun you can have with your camera!!

I host this event every other month for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you one month to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Alan Shapiro, +Michael Bonocore, +Scott Jarvie and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez)

I then open the albums up to the public - which is this stage.
Later today I will be posting the winners.
There are 10 categories: look to see the RIBBON, SANTA, SNOWFLAKE, MISTLETOE, CANDY CANE, HOLIDAY SONG, TRADITION and DESSERT albums on my profile page - already revealed.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. It gets you seeing things that you normally wouldn't see. It helps improve your photography skills, gives you a huge audience, and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. Support, encouragement  friendships even some#huntsmack is enjoyed. We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images and put thought into them and tried their best. I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the *ORNAMENT" album,
1 item seen in 269 different ways.

(album cover image by +Cora Triton)
The ORNAMENT Album for the Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt (270 photos)
270 Photos - View album

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Sweet Holiday Christmas Tree
Oh, wow! I've been offline for some weeks and trying to catch up here and found out my entry for Dessert at +Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt won FIRST PLACE. I would like to say thank you so much, +Scott Jarvie  for the nomination and ranking my image!  And, thank you to +Michael Bonocore and +Mark Rodriguez for the Honourable Mention! I am so overwhelmed and truly honored!
Thrilled to get in the  +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt for the first time and, I would say it's challenging and fun! 

Please stop by if you got some time to check these wonderful images of Holiday Dessert! 

First Place Winners

Second Place Winners

Third Place Winners

Honorable Mentions

Holiday Dessert Album


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Back again 

Morning rise, sun is up; seconds click forward, to minutes and to hours. A day come by seems too fast and then weeks passed by. I realized that I have been absence here for some time and I apologized. I’ll be catching up what I had missed here and bear with me my Google Plus friends. 

Life is good, enjoy every moment! 

#flowerphotography   #floralphotography   #flora  

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Thank You

I just wanted to say Thank You All so much for the support on my Photography. Year 2012 has been an excellent year – a year that I finally came out of my box and for doing so, I met wonderful people around the globe. You are all amazing and all your works are truly remarkable and inspiring. I am grateful of knowing and meeting you here in Google Plus. Truly am.

I welcomed before New Year strike being sick and glad I feel way better today. Behind my smile on this New Year’s Eve party is my tummy rumbling and unhappy and it continued on for several days with fever. If I had known that I’ll be sick few hours before the New Year comes in, I might have stayed home but I did not. I had continued on and waited until it hits the clock at midnight to go home with my family as it was 45 minutes’ drive back home. Anyhow, behind that smile is a smile that year 2012 has been wonderful to me and my family. And, I give thanks to God for all the blessings He has given on my way. 

Year 2012 has many ups and downs along the road but despite all of it, I am grateful as it gives nourishment and those are the spices and ingredients of life. The down sides are what make me strong and a reminder that after a heavy rained, a rainbow always comes out. The up sides are what make me feel good of the accomplishments in life and a little pat behind my back. Yes, sometimes it is good to dissect all the things what you had done in many ways to get to know it better next time. The up sides is good but as much as possible, I don’t try get it too much in my head as it might get bigger and too much to carry and I’ll tip it over at the end. 

As for year 2013, here’s to hoping to grow, improve and get better on my photography. And, wishing for good health, happiness and more blessings to my family and yours! 


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The other day…

“Here’s something for you, Mom. I picked it up for you at school to take a picture”, my daughter said and handing me over this tough pink rose. It was surely indeed put a big smile on my face. 

+Pink Circle curated by +Cheryl Cooper and +lane langmade, thank you, ladies. +HQSP Flowers curated by +Carina Marsh +Marina Versaci, thank you. +Macro4All curated by +Walter Soestbergen, thank you. +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner, thank you. +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, thank you. 
#pinkcircle   #hqspflowers   #macro4all   #floralfriday   #hqspmacro  

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12 days before Christmas

Only just 12 days before Christmas, and are you done shopping gifts for your loved ones and friends?

Anyway, this decoration is sitting above our fireplace and my inaugural post for +Christmas Town lead by +lane langmade along with her merry elves +Gene Bowker +Brad Buckmaster +Tom McGowan +Lynn Langmade and +Michael Albrecht. Thank you! 

#christmas2012   #christmastown  

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Good Morning

Here is something to my dear friend, +Alycia Miller,  wishing you a belated happy birthday! Hope it was a great one! 

And, May you have a fruitful Thursday today, every one! I have been so busy lately and I think I am missing your wonderful posts, I apologized for that. 

For those that added me recently to their circles, thank you! If you are in photography, don’t forget to say hi and I’ll come and check your beautiful posts in your stream. Thank you! 

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