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Jim Sabiston
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Shane - It's awesome! Most fun I've had driving since I retired from racing!
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My friend +Shane Steinkamp has been working on his photography skills and is making considerable progress. He has a particular interest in examining flawed social mores, especially those that relate to how society sees and relates to the human body, and he does a remarkable job with this image.
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+Kevin Gaspar My mother said the same thing...
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The Lotus Pond II

A detail from inside the Walled Garden of the Old Westbury Gardens.

#PlusPhotoExtract  curated by +Jarek Klimek 
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Looks beautiful
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The Secret Life of Galleries
+Monochrome Monday 
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curated by +Hans Berendsen  , +Charles Lupica  , +Jerry Johnson , etc. etc.... ; )
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Great shot .. "forgotten art work" 
Thank for sharing with MCM +Jim Sabiston 

lol .. the etc etc :D I hope with you G+ comes up with an improvement on sharing with themes and all their curators :)
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The Secret Life of  Galleries
A chance find - an open door affords a view into the pre-show preparation in a Fells Point gallery from the sidewalk.
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Alley Life - NYC

#iphoneographyfriday  curated by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez 
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Great sepia-toned shot +Jim Sabiston! :-)
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The Dust of Memories

It never leaves, not with someone we love. Their presence burns too vivid in our memories. Happen that is as it should be, for otherwise we would too easy forget. - Helen Hollick

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The Heart of Philosophy

+Monochrome Monday 
 
curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Charles Lupica , +Jerry Johnson and friends.

#PlusPhotoExtract  curated by +Jarek Klimek 
 
#MonochromeMonday  
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Freedom Rises

Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression. - Gerard K. O'Neill, 2081

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Wow that last sentence rings home! Love the shot btw.
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City Light
Dramatic morning light in New York City highlights the equally dramatic architecture and not so dramatic passers by.
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It's your own interesting thing... the wrinkles, after all. It depends how they fall. Which is true. It's life.  It's a mark of life.  It depends how people have been
living and all these are written on their face."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Hard World

+Monochrome Monday 

#Monochromemonday  curated by +Bill Wood , +Hans Berendsen  , +Charles Lupica , +Jerry Johnson , etc. etc.... ; )
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+Jim Sabiston thanks for sharing.  BTW: Bill Wood left G+ nearty 6 months ago. Monday is a currently curated by Charles Lupica, Hans Berendsen, Manuel Votta,  Jerry Johnson, Steve Barge, and Nurcan Azaz.  We ask that you please mention at least one of us. 
Thank you for sharing with Monochrome Monday.
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Life, Photography and Everything
Introduction
Beginnings are a difficult thing to pin down. Every event is the result of a myriad occurrences which led up to it. Everything is in motion relative to everything else. So how does one select a discreet point to say such and such a thing started here or there in the time stream. In fact, you can't. Not really. But we can sometimes point to a moment where we first became aware of a change within ourselves, a moment of inspiration or unusual clarity.

Mine occurred around 1971 when I first saw the fantastic architectural renderings of Roger Dean. Before that moment, art was little more than a passing curiosity to me. My eyes had suddenly been opened to a fascinating new world. My interests quickly expanded to include other artists, a list that most would consider a rather eclectic selection: Maxfield Parrish's amazing landscapes, Frank Frazetta's stunning fantasies, Andrew Wyeth's breathtaking tempura renderings. At first glance, it would seem that these artist's disparate styles have nothing remotely in common.

But, take a moment to step back from the unique techniques and detailing of their individual styles and the common element might become apparent to you: they each had a stunningly unique way of seeing the world. Parrish and Wyeth in particular intrigued me as they represented real scenes and real places, lending their specific vision to the actual subject at hand. Here were my mentors with the keys to a new way of seeing. Inspired, I tried my hand at watercolor, pencil, airbrush, even custom vans and motorcycles at one time or another with some success. I gradually learned to see the world with a painter's eye.

The greatest transition occurred with the invention, and my subsequent discovery of, digital photography. A nomad spirit seeking out the quiet, secret places of the natural world, I traveled the remote backcountry of the mountains, witnessing first hand these spectacular, natural vistas. The camera, at first, was just a tool that allowed me to bring a record of these places back home to share. I soon discovered that the camera held within it a special magic if one only took the time to learn to see with it. Here was, for me, the perfect marriage of the artistic vision and the tool to express it - and it has led me to an unlikely place; a traveler in search of what it means to truly see the world and who discovers a hidden truth.

Which brings us to the present. The vision has grown to include the more traveled places, the mundane every day places and things that most no longer see, so inured to the commonplace as we inevitably become. My chosen task is to break through that hard carapace, to bring you back to the spirit of the reality that lies just underneath the surface of our lives, to communicate again, even if for a moment, with that vital thread of life.

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