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Eye Candy Junkie! My love of photography started with my kids. They have been growing up with a flash and a lens in their eyes. In the past year I've taken courses, and completed a 365 project. This has inspired me to carry on learning, growing and creating. I am in awe of the photography on the internet and spend hours flipping through sites. I love portraits, macros, and abstracts the most. What I look for in a photo is INTEREST. Some hook or catch that makes you sit back and go "hmm...interesting." To me, that is the ultimate compliment. For an example, I LOVE Elliott Erwitt's work. He's always got something in his photos that stands out, some visual pun or joke. I hope to learn enough, work enough, that I can call myself a professional one day. Compliments and critiques are always welcome!
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I am many things. Photographer, mom, military spouse. I'm a reader, jewelry-maker, gamer, and struggle with gluten-intolerance and fitness. Also now I am a Graphic Design student!  Mostly I'm perfectly imperfect with good intentions!

I am loving G+ and everything it offers. 



WELCOME NEWBIES! :)
Are you new to Google+? Take a look at some of the links below to find some advice/suggestions. These are not written by me, just..shared!
1. The Starter Pack - bit.ly/gpstarter
2. The Circles: Dividing, Nesting and Prioritizing - bit.ly/gpcircles
3. The Early Adopter's Guide - bit.ly/gp_early
4. The Etiquettes - bit.ly/gp_etiquettes
5. The Average Facebook User and Google+ - bit.ly/gb_fb
6. How to Structure and Format your lengthy posts - bit.ly/gp_template
7. How to use your Post as a Poll - bit.ly/gp_poll


Photographers! Read this!
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Google+ users I recommend:

  Elke Hochban
Like me, passionate and enthusiastic about all things photography. Her flower pics are outstanding. Give her a look!
Another Canadian photographer who takes the coolest cemetery shots, and has a way with witty words and friendly comments.

Just...wow. I want to be her when I grow up. :)

Amazing studio shots, mostly liquid shots. Did I say amazing??


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Learn about the Public Circles Project:
https://plus.google.com/111873853137122484021/posts/PtKotY6hLGg
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#webcamwednesday  with +Isabelle Fortin 

Been here and there. Lurking mostly. Life's gone insane with the news we're moving back to Canada! That plus family life and finishing my graphic design courses....it's amazing I still have hair. I can't remember the last time I picked up my camera and just played. So webcam wednesday is the perfect fit right now. 

Also...my scavenger buddies? Can someone fill me in on the Vegas stuff? I tried messaging +Chrysta Rae but it probably got lost in her stream. Is it too late to want to participate? 

Cheers!
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Hi +Kyla Palin! The Scavenger Meet Up is open to all scavengers past and present. I'm sorry you were missed in the community invite process. I'm happy to send you one.

Just to give you as idea of what's happening so far: It will be March 6 - 8, 2015. We're still finalizing a hotel. It seems most people will be arriving the night before. There are going to be lots of group outings led by some fantastic photographers. We hope you can make it. 
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Day two. I did submit for this category. But..so not proud of it. Lol. Oh well, at least I did it! Enjoy.
 
We're officially on DAY TWO of REVEALS from the 2013 AUTUMN 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, +Ron Clifford, +Jan Kabili,  our winner from last round, +Robin Griggs Wood, and due to popular demand - me.)

I then open the albums up to the public - which is this stage.
Later today I will be posting the winners from this album.
There are 10 categories: This is the first - the "*PUMPKIN*" album, yesterday "TRICK" was posted.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
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. 
As always, 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 "PUMPKIN" album,
1 item seen in 279 different ways.
 

(album cover image by +Erik Hirner )
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I claimed mine ...boring corner crop of a jack o lantern. I think I know yours with the glass punkin?
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I'm officially a badass! rawr!
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Very nice. Happy birthday
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Finally the +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt  is all over but the crying for another round.
This is my album. I will be sharing a few posts with a "before and after" look, as a few depended on the processing I used. 

I know I have been absent from G+ lately, apart from finding my shots and those of my family members in the albums for the Hunt, I haven't been very active. Life is good, busy and I'm still being creative, just in a new way. 

I know I will be taking a break from the Hunt for awhile. It's hard to, because the community is so awesome, but I need to focus elsewhere. But I encourage EVERYONE to sign up if you can. I wouldn't have some of these amazing shots in my portfolio if I didn't try this hunt. The community is ultra-supportive and it's a nice little creative push, I may be back for future hunts, but looking forward to a bit of a break for now. 
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Is THIS a "human eye"? lol This was a scavenger hunt submission for September. I edited the irised to triangles for the theme, then thought...well pumpkins have triangle eyes..and well...this is where my brain took me. I can't look away from this shot when I see it. It's just kind of creepy. Those are my daughters peepers by the way. 
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And are their tiny eyes on the gourds looking up at the big ones on the pumpkin? That's a nice shot without the eyes which add this awesome element of weird. Also, the irises are triangular. Whoa!
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I had a photoshoot with Twinkies for a Scavenger Hunt idea that I never used. They sort of took over and held an impromptu funeral. This was months ago. I just realized I had this. Apropos? Prophetic? Or just a deranged woman cutting up Twinkies in her kitchen? Yeah..that..  Hehehee. 
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What is a Twinkie? (How are you doing? :o)
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This was my eight submissions for +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt the sign ups for the next one are on Friday I believe. I won't be participating this time. It's a hard decision. On one hand I always create my favourite images in the course of this hunt, but I always feel pressured and panicked. This time I'm focusing on my graphic design homework...there's slightly more at stake if I don't finish that on time :) but who knows, I may rejoin the hunt in the future. It's a fantastic way to be creative and enjoy the warmest, funniest community of google-ers! 
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it was fun scavenging with you -- loved trying to pick out which shot was yours and was only right about half the time! Now, get your nose into that homework so you can play with us again!
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Again, I participated in this hunt. Of course, I only did eight out of ten, and this is one I didn't get to, but I had a killer idea! Oh well, enjoy!
 
We're officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 2013 AUTUMN 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 season 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, +Ron Clifford, +Jan Kabili,  our winner from last round, +Robin Griggs Wood, and due to popular demand - me.

I then open the albums up to the public - which is this stage.
Later today I will be posting the winners from this album.
There are 10 categories: This is the first - the "*TRICK*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
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. 
As always, 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 "TRICK" album,
1 item seen in 183 different ways.
 

(album cover image by Nathalie Buchanan)
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Mistletoe. Took this for the Scavenger Hunt. It was a quick snapshot at a friends house. 'Oh look, they have real mistletoe!" It wasn't the most amazing shot, but a shot it was. So I decided to use some new photoshop skills to see what I could create from it. I'm pretty pleased with it. 
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Stop reading lol. Of course I'm open to suggestions +Christian Zenker how else would I learn. Thanks for the tip. :)
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My "Santa" submission for The Scavenger Hunt was a quick snapshot of the Santa at the kids Christmas party this year. I wanted the background gone, as it didn't contribute to the "story", and I love how this crop shows the "idea" of Santa. Then I edited it in Color Efex Pro 4.
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The Selfy Sunday Project
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Too cool. I'm just starting to get the hang of these community thingers. 
Thanks for the invite +Shantha Marie Fountain 

About me? Not much to tell. I'm a wife of a Canadian military member, and we currently live in Germany with two gorgeous little girls and a cat. I'm a learning/aspiring photographer and graphic designer. I too have begun embracing my creativity and arty side more and more. Like the Little Engine that could..i think i can! And I love eye shots. And eye selfies. Cause then I can crop out most of the body that I'm struggling to accept. This would be my current favourite eye selfie, because of the square catchlights. It was taken in a hotel bathroom mirror of all places. :) 
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Fantastic Kyla! Love this.
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