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Lotus Carroll

Survival Requires Humor. And Wine.

Photographer. Mother. Poet. Runner. Lover. Dreamer. Explorer. Imp.Art. Nature. Food. Wine. Music. Humor. Laughter. Tears. Life.I cherish being alive and am unapologetic about who I am. I live to create.***I teach photography classes!Fundamentals of Lightroom: Organize Files and Boost Your WorkflowFundamentals of Lightroom: Editing and Post Processing Your Images***Images posted to this profile are my original content, and are available for use only under the terms of this license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) No free commercial use is allowable. Please contact me if you are interested in licensing an image for use. thelotuscarroll@gmail.com***My Website: lotuscarroll.comMy G+ PorfolioMy photos available for licensing:500pxImage BriefGettyAnything not available at the above sites can be licensed directly through me. Email please.
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About 10 weeks ago I've Been Thinking About The Way You Taste Again
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About 13 weeks ago He Gets Just A Wee Bit Excited About Finding An Egg ;-)
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About 9 weeks ago Ready? Set! Gliiiiiide.

Here's hoping your weekend feels like this._
Prints: http://goo.gl/rP2iSB


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About 4 weeks ago Magic exists. Who can doubt it when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
~Nora Roberts

#composite   #quote   #landscape   #magic  


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About 11 weeks ago Life Moves On While You Stand Still

May ROYGBIV Week
Day 1 : RED
#roygbivweek curated by +Susan Porter & +Tisha Craw 



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About 11 weeks ago My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. ~J. Brotherton

May ROYGBIV Week
Day 4 : GREEN
#roygbivweek  curated by +Susan Porter & +Tisha Craw 



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About 3 weeks ago July Drink and Click™ Photowalks
All of these photowalks are free and everyone is invited, so please join us!

• Austin, TX with +Juan Gonzalez http://goo.gl/ZgBdZ1
• Seattle, WA with +Jacob Lucas http://goo.gl/WzOdro
• Philadelphia, PA with +Rachael Switalski & +Jeremy Albright http://goo.gl/1VtXod
• Honolulu, HI with +Meagan Corlin Brogan http://goo.gl/nv5P3U
• Olympus & Buff Event in Austin http://goo.gl/XQEbfV

More events will be announced as the month rolls on, so stay tuned. :-)

The July Challenge is "Post Processing". The image on this post was taken near sunset in Port Aransas, TX, but the water wasn't yellow, and the sky wasn't green. I enjoyed making it appear that way, however. :-)

I used Lightroom to make all the adjustments on this photo; the jumping off point was a Trey Ratcliff preset called "Turkish Blast." I made several adjustments after that, including additional graduated filters and
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About 13 weeks ago I'm Sorry I Didn't See; Can We Start Again?

#floralfriday  +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson 

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About 12 weeks ago Gently, But Surely, You Are Hers


The lovely Linzey Weden, April 2012.
#portrait   #seniorportraits  



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About 12 weeks ago I Could Hold Your Hand Here All Night