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Christina Lihani
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Taking a break. Stretching my legs
After a long road trip it's nice to get out of the car and move around. And there are few places more beautiful than Utah to do just that.
This photo was taken by me on our family's southwest road trip last summer. I used Topaz Simplify in photoshop Elements 10 to make this painting effect.
Not sure I'll be around tomorrow so I'm sending this off early for #sketchgurusaturday  a non-theme hosted by +Amanda Wyckoff, +Oscar Lovett, +paula contreras, and myself.
Anyone can play! Just use any app or program to paint or sketch one of your photos. Be sure to use the hashtag and to tag those mentioned above! Happy Saturday!
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Very nice!
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A New Mentorship!
You know you want to improve your photography so quit stalling and take a class!
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I am happy to announce that the  
techniques for aiding visual story-telling by making your key element stand out from the crowd
mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This programme, via the  +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  is designed for beginner to intermediate photographers who are working to improve their artistry. This course is designed to give you tools that will help you to enhance your main subject in an image, so that your audience is left in no doubt about what you want them to look at. Sam Breach and her team of wonderful volunteer helpers will be taking on a lively group of people for an 8 week online mentorship programme, starting July 22nd,  which will include lessons, weekly assignments, and support throughout. Everyone who participates will learn through completing fun and engaging challenges with the aim of creating a small body of work at the end of the course.

Sam Breach is a British-born Photographer and Digital Artist located in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She has over 25 years of experience working in Digital Art mediums including Feature Films and Computer Games. Her fine art photography has been exhibited in California and sold worldwide.

PLEASE NOTE: All digital camera types are welcome. 

Selections will begin on July 16th for the 8-week mentorship beginning Tuesday July 22nd.

These are the selection criteria:

You should have a public history of taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+. 
Your stream should demonstrate that you are  interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to fully participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others in addition to sharing your own work.
You have time available to participate in this workshop for the duration of the programme.
You should be posting on G+ using your true identity.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:

In order to make the selection process possible, I’d like to know a little more about you, so if you would like to apply, please answer all the following questions in your comment:

1 What do you consider your photography skill level to be?
2 What kind of camera will you be using?
3 What Photo editing software do you use regularly?
4 What are your three favourite subjects to photograph?
5 What is your goal for your photography?
6 What is your current job or profession?
7 If you have any previous art or photography studies please share brief details.
8 What is the amount of time you have available for participation?

Please also circle me, the programme page +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and the programme directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Tamara Pruessner 

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Summer Fun
I took these spur of the moment shots of these little boys at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs. I just walked up to the dad and asked and he said, "Sure!" 
What I like best about these photos is that I almost feel like it's me playing in the water! I love water -- streams, oceans, ponds, ditches, lakes, rain ... all of it!
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I do love the ocean with all my heart +Ellie Kennard! If I can't have that, I'll take anything. The boys here are playing in a fountain at a nearby park. 
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Going for the Gold!
A little bee inside a tulip.
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Thank you +Vinaya Dass! Wish I'd had my macro lens on but I used what I had for the moment!
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A Very Happy Birthday to +Shannon Adelson!
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Thank you +Sumit Sen. Knowing what I know now, I would have composed the shot different. Still though, I do like the bud.
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Maroon Lake 
(Which is very green at the time I photographed this!)

#maroonbells   #colorado   #aspen  
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+Sumit Sen, thank you very much!
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Room to Breathe!
View from 10,000 Feet (3048 meters) The Crags Trail, Colorado
From yesterday's hike
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It really is +Giselle Savoie!  This is just one view but your could look 360 degrees and see it the land go on and on and on!
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Have her in circles
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Trey Ratcliff is coming through Denver!
Denver PhotoWalk with Trey Ratcliff! Free and all levels are welcome to this family-friendly event!

I need a Denver Expert to help me plan a route and stuff!  Any volunteers?

I've never done a PhotoWalk in Denver and I am excited!  I'll be there (by accident via a long international connection from Yellowstone to Bangkok) for about 10 hours, and I thought it would be fun to come see the city, take photos, and meet you all!  Let's do it...

Date:  Saturday, July 19
Time:  6PM
Location: TBD
Route: TBD! :)  
Cost: Free
What Levels are invited?  All levels, from Beginner to Advanced, from Mobile Phones to DSLRs! 
Prizes:  Yes! I'll give away a free copy of my latest Lightroom Presets to everyone who shows up! :)  
Family Friendly?  Yes, bring the kids!
Afterparty?  Probably!  TBD!

If you've never been to one of these, they are very fun!  I'll be setting up in various locations to take photos.  I'll talk through all my settings.  I'll talk about compositions or ideas... I also talk a lot about shots that I don't take and why I don't take them... anyway, I'm there for questions or, well, anything! 
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His work is outstanding.  All those that can go enjoy.  Thanks for spreading the news +Christina Lihani 
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Colors Aloft!

_for the non-theme #sketchgurusaturday _
with +Oscar Lovett, +Amanda Wyckoff, +paula contreras and myself
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Thank you so much +Oscar Lovett ... I like this better than the original!
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Happy 4th of July USA!

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This is such a cool shot!
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I was looking at my G+ albums and saw this... I had no idea it was there!
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I had that option on for a while +Buddy Jenssen but I turned it off. It was driving me crazy because sometimes I take photos to remind me of the price of something (or other mundane things) and g+ was automatically collecting everything and offering to post it. Sheesh. 
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Life is just a.....
                                    bowl of cherries!
Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don't take it serious, it's too mysterious
You work, you save, you worry so
But you can't take your dough when you go, go, go

lyrics from famous American song
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Think, Listen, Discuss.
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October 25
Other names
Christina Blair, Christina Miller
I'm here to listen, to talk, to think.
I'm here because I enjoy seeing new points of view and learning about  most anything. I am interested in how people express themselves through words, art, and photography
I love a little bit of everything - perhaps too eclectic for my own good.

No one who knows me would call me shy but I am something of an introvert. For every hour around people I seem to need three hours to recharge. 
I think this is because I don't take people lightly. I find myself trying very hard to see, really see where a person is coming from. What I've discovered though, is how difficult I've made it for myself to really share myself. That's one of the reasons I signed onto G+ ... a place where I hope that after decades of really seeing other people, that some will see me in return. 

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