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Mark HELM

Mark HELM 

I am better today than yesterday looking forward to tomorrow

Location: Dorchester Ontario Canada

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Cream of the Crop: 02/24/2012

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Trey Ratcliff8,770,509Watch our G+ Hangout today live!  Every Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET (If in Aus, NZ, GMT the day is Tuesday)    Today we have on @104210328643044409586 @113449804278780159466 @107048984162711627804 and @110334215429099763864 for the big competition — it has all the signs of being another great one! :)The Creation Wars - The Weekly Live Photography Competition & Critique Show!2014-12-30 03:00:00134  
Trey Ratcliff8,770,509Join us for the Live Show today!! :)  Every Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET (Tue in GMT, Aus, NZ)  — What does the winner get?  Nothing but the pride and the amazing sweet look of defeat upon the faces of the competition! Will @102227359845636175866 win AGAIN?!?  How about @103698889037599783920 ?  Maybe even @115304645050453722342  or newcomer to the Battle, @112975185744389771900 ?  We'll see!  It's gonna be another Very Fun Show from Masters at www.TheArcanum.com ! :) You can see last week's show (and others) here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3fOz_btXi-z0enxhyh5lE2zEtF2rleDY Show 6 of the fun photography competition - The Creation Wars!2014-12-23 03:00:00168  
Ron Clifford2,949,071Getting out and shooting in the winter, especially in wintry climates like my own Canada, can be extremely rewarding and can even make winter remarkably enjoyable!! *IF YOU ARE PREPARED* A little preparation will go a long way to great images, and great memories.  Come and join us as we discuss, and show, the clothing and equipment we use.Shooting This Winter? Be Prepared2014-12-23 01:00:0048  
Trey Ratcliff8,770,509The Big Photo Competition show goes live soon!  Every week, we get on a bunch of Masters from The Arcanum, each of whom brings some amazing photography from their Apprentices. The competition and scoring always gets a bit hot and spicy, so don't miss it! :) We usually start with a bit of news, so this week I'll be holding up the new DJI Inspire Quadcopter that is Absolutely Awesome — I'll be taking it down to Antarctica with me for two weeks and really give it a run! The Masters from www.TheArcanum.com joining us this week will be @106255898978966943774 @100152482963867776449 @107941091850661246411 @112311470127292513285 — and we'll be joined too by my Co-Host @103155291053045215105 ... and @105385127622787931046 and @104220190988450956658 will be on hand as well! We'll probably start up the show a little early... and you can enjoy the pre-show where there is often quite a bit of confusion!Show 5: The new DJI Inspire Quadcopter and Creation Wars Photo Competition Fun!2014-12-16 03:00:00140  
Paul Griffiths4,285Episode 15 - 'Live and Uncut' I chat with my new friends from The Arcanum cohort for Street photography.'The talk on the Street is...'2014-06-27 21:00:0021  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photography   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #beautifulpictures   #topgplusphotographers   #bestgplusphotos   #gplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-11 17:00:00276  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotogs  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-13 17:00:00194  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #gplusphotos   #photgraphers   #photo_of_the_week   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusevent    G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-06 17:00:00200  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotos   #photographers #beautifulpictures   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-30 17:00:00186  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/UXlCTH 1st Place - *Jesse Martineau* 2nd Place - *Silke Tüxen* 3rd Place - *Walter Soestbergen* Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #curatedcontent   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #PEC   #gplusevent   G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-16 16:00:00362  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rwk2ok 1st Place - *Rosie Nixon* 2nd Place - *Rodney Campbell* 3rd Place - *Silke Tüxen* Honorable Mention - *Arnab Basu* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers #photo_of_the_week   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-02 16:00:00223  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/MPEXSj 1st Place - *Walter Soesbergen* 2nd Place - *Sandra Deichmann* 3rd Place - *Peter Ebner* Honorable Mention - *Peter Szaban* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #bestphotos   #photographycontest   #photographers   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-23 16:00:00245  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1, Invite your photographer circles,  and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/oLS4e8 1st Place - *Edith Kukla* 2nd Place - *Hanspi Schär* 3rd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* Honorable Mention - *Zuzanna Butkiewicz - Wakuluk* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed!G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-16 16:00:00338  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/oLS4e8 1st Place - *Edith Kukla* 2nd Place - *Hanspi Schär* 3rd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* Honorable Mention - *Robert Glöckner* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-09 16:00:00234  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - ** 2nd Place - ** 3rd Place - ** Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC     #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-02 16:00:00173  
Ron Clifford2,949,071On the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn   will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this. "After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls". My Website is  www.weatherandsky.com Your loyal hosts +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford  will be joined by producer +Dave Bell  and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes  and +Dan Hughes   #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0095  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/7dhPH2 1st Place - *Peter Ebner* 2nd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 3rd Place - *Margaret Tompkins* Honorable Mention - *Jan Stria* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club     #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-26 16:00:00223  
Ron Clifford2,949,071*Who is the number one most watched guest on The Photoshop Show, ever?* +David Biedny is and he's back to engage us in some Photoshop chops like only David can! The Jedi Master of Photoshop. David Tells  me he will be  be talking about the power of channels, Curves, advanced sharpening, and the magic of blue screen matte extraction and spill removal ........but .........if you know him,  you will know no matter what he demonstrates, it will be awesome! David will also  briefly demonstrate one of my _secret weapons_ ,   imaging that is NOT Photoshop.  Oh the rumours that may start! Myself ( +Ron Clifford ) and +Jan Kabili  along with +Dave Bell and +Erika Thornes  want to invite you to the most relevant online Photoshop Show available. The Show is live but will also be available to view and review right after here on the event and later on the Show YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/14h2GsZThe Photoshop Show 49 - with David Biedny2014-01-22 03:00:00130  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MS 1st Place - *Ron Clifford* 2nd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 3rd Place - *Sandrine Berjonneau* Honorable Mention - *Beach Bum Brian* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-19 16:00:00192  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/h3oZpP to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/h3oZpP.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/kqwKNG 1st Place - *Walter Soestbergen* 2nd Place - *Rosie Nixon* 3rd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-05 16:00:00291  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/fzQXsd 1st Place - *Margaret Tompkins* 2nd Place - *Markus Landsmann* 3rd Place - *Michael Sonntag* Honorable Mention - *Patrick Willemain* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-29 16:00:00231  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/TJJEjN 1st Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 2nd Place - *Rosie Nixon* 3rd Place - *Pål Børsting* Honorable Mention - *Reiner Vogeley* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-22 16:00:00214  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rsxoM1 1st Place - *Silke Tüxen* 2nd Place - *Pete Marquess* 3rd Place - *Nancy Dempsey* Honorable Mention - ** *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-15 16:00:00197  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winner >>http://goo.gl/EtEcg2 1st Place - *Mark Helm* 2nd Place - *Sandra Deichmann* 3rd Place - *Margaret Tompkins* Honorable Mention - *Stefanie Schächtel* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-08 16:00:00196  
Petra Honecker (Drops)54,437I love flower images  Please send me flowers...Flowers around the world2013-11-16 19:00:00340  
Robert SKREINER1,230,531+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001945  
Ron Clifford2,949,071*Want to learn about  Masking and Layers?  How about some advanced and effective masking using channels?  Yeah me too!!* Come and join us +Jan Kabili , +Ron Clifford  and the fun, funny and highly qualified +Claudia McCue . =========================================================   Claudia is the author of "Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications" (Peachpit Press, 2009), and a contributor to a number of other popular graphic arts books. She is also the presenter for several Lynda.com titles. When not chained to the computer, she can be   riding her motorcycle on country roads. She swears it’s the cure for writer’s block. She spent more than 25 years in real-world print production, and now specializes in teaching both creative and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves or others. Claudia is a Certified Technical Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. Read her blog at www.claudiamccue.com. Follow her on Twitter:@claudiamccue ====================================================== Join us Tuesday August 6th at 9PM Eastern / 6PM Pacific  The show will be embeded right here in the event or you can tune in on my YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/16ewICk We will be in the live chat on the YouTube Broadcast if you want to join in ask questions. As always the illustrious +Dave Bell will be with us to help keep everything running well and chatting up a storm :)The Photoshop Show 36- with guest Claudia McClue2013-08-07 03:00:00109  
Michael Muraz28,320Here comes the first European Photo Show with +Michael Muraz and +Ugo Cei! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. Every two weeks, on Thursday at 8PM CET, tune in to hear what's happening on Google+ and everywhere in Europe. Find out about all the events, the photowalks and everything around the European Photo theme. For this first Episode, we are glad to welcome four guests: +helen sotiriadis, +Andy Gray, +Luca Cesari and +Charles Lupica. We'll be talking about European Photo and about these 4 great photographers' work and life. Join us on Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #12013-05-09 20:00:00192  
Ron Clifford2,949,071*Would you like to create stunning images like this one by amazing photographer +Ali Elhajj ?* We have a great show planned for you this week and along with our featured guest we always have a great introductory tutorial by +Jan Kabili on features in Photoshop and Lightroom you can actually use. +Ali Elhajj Joins us this week to walk us through how he created this dynamic and vibrant HDR image using manual blending techniques with the processing tools available to him in Photoshop and Lightroom without using additional software. Like always we will have interactive live chat here:http://bit.ly/10XR6l6 and the video will be embedded right here in the event and can also be seen on +Ron Clifford's YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/10XQQ5E We look forward to seeing you and remember,  _we love it when you share!_The Photoshop Show 29 - With Guest Ali Elhajj2013-04-17 03:00:00178  
Trey Ratcliff8,770,509Topic - All Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies !! :) Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Elena Solomon +Chrysta Rae +Cliff Baise and +Gino Barasa  for a very fun time... !  We'll be taking live questions as usual via Google Moderator on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  (that bit should be up soooooon! ) Live Photography show tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies!2013-02-26 04:00:00418  
Ali Elhajj29,993Join us for a discussion with Canadian glamour and wedding photographer +Joe Pearson.  Joe will be presenting a live model shoot in-studio focusing on beauty lighting.   If you've ever wondered about the ins & outs of an in-studio shoot, this is the hangout for you! We will be broadcasting on the +Vidcast Network  as well as on Hangouts on Air and will also be taking questions via chat.  PlusPhotoShow OnAir in-Studio Shoot2013-02-12 02:45:0027  
Syuzanna A.76,766I'm celebrating my (19-th) birthday, you're invited come and have a drink and HUGS , piece of cake !!! :)MY Birthday - 12/12/12 12:122012-12-12 09:12:00699  
Ron Clifford2,949,071+Jan Kabili Myself +Ron Clifford Joined by our always fantastic panel are excited to bring you techniques you can actually use!  and to help us do that +Ali Elhajj Is joining us to to talk about ad demonstrate editing single and multiple raw HDR with Photomatix, Lightroom and Photoshop! This is a very popular topic and Ali will help us demystify the secrets behind the techniques to get stunning images. *A Little bit about Ali:* "I'm an Orlando based Photographer and educator specializing in HDR photography.  My style borders on the surreal and I am drawn to elegance and highly dramatic scenes full of tension and conflict:  I revel in the moments before a storm.  I teach workshops regularly and am always up for a good photowalk." Other Tidbits: I'm a canon shooter and spend most of my editing time in photoshop and lightroom.  I use photomatix for HDR.  I also run a non-profit that delivers Christmas gifts to orphans, children with special needs and children suffering from post-traumatic stress in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  For future updates, show times announcements and recordings of previous shows, follow our Page at +The Photoshop Show  _and please share, it's always appreciated_The Photoshop Show 21 with Guest Ali Elhajj2012-12-12 03:00:00135  
Trey Ratcliff8,770,509A huge show!  We'll have on the Google Photos team to talk all about the news of the Google acquisition of Nik Software.  If you want to read more about this, see the article I released this morning at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/09/17/the-importance-of-google-acquiring-nik-software/  Who's joining us?  Many from the Google Photos team including @116594199576805510790 @110801010428787263936 @116040565882702717981 and maybe @108189587050871927619 too!  Also joining me is @104987932455782713675 who I'm sure has many hot opinions about this acquisition! Do you have questions?  Be sure to use Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- We'll get that set up right when the show starts so we can take all your questions live...  Trey's Variety Hour #52: Google and Nik Software, BFF2012-09-18 04:00:00282  

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2015-12-03 14:51:07 (23 comments; 3 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Yesterday, I was out for a walk and slipped and fell in a mud hole, my camera the Olympus em-5 and 40-150 f:2.8 lenses was pretty much covered with stinking mud.
I have used Olympus cameras since my first e-10 and always found them dependable and able to take weather condition other brands could not. The em-5 and the lenses are advertised as waterproof and I have seen them submerged in water.
Trusting my equipment, I put the muddy mess in the sink and washed the mud off, it took a bit to get all the nooks and crannys clean. I dried them  off and set the rig in the sun to dry out.
Both the camera and lens work fine, the only difficult spot was the retractable hood because it has loots of rings inside it to trap mud. I just have to soak it for a bit. 
Today, I got this shot of a beautiful Cardinal with my shiny clean Olympus Em-5 mark 2 and 40-150 f:2.8 lens

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2016-02-12 03:24:30 (7 comments; 12 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Unfulfilled Promise




 
+BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
#hqspflowers For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé +Sonya Murray 
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#hqsphdr For +HQSP HDR  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Peter Lipa +Dave Gen 

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2015-12-12 20:29:00 (15 comments; 10 reshares; 102 +1s)Open 

Standing Alone
I have seen many Weeping willow trees and indeed some may be old, many I think reflect the rigors of living. They have been tested bent, twisted and broken by nature. The wind, freeze and thaw each leaves a memory, a broken branch, a cracked trunk and ultimately destruction.

This tree stands by itself, alone and out of the way, crow call from the upper reaches and snow lays a soft glow over it. 

This tree reminds us of the importance of prevailing, enduring and most importantly surviving.


#hqsplandscape For +HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Anja Wessels +David D +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#BTPLandscapePro For +BTP Landscape Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Nancy Dempsey 
For +Leaves On Thursday  curated by  +Mehdia Ridder #leavesonthursday
For +Tree Tuesday  curated by +Christ... more »

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2016-05-02 01:32:35 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Today was a really good day in the backyard, there was a first with the arrival of a white throat sparrow. We had our first family of Canada Geese come to show us their two goslings. A Rose breast Grosbeak returned to eat from a feeder, they normally don't stay but maybe this year. There were lots of birds at the feeders all at one time, doves, red winged blackbirds, blue jay and rose breasted grosbeak. Finally there were 3 little bunnies running around a first for several years. Good Day

Today was a really good day in the backyard, there was a first with the arrival of a white throat sparrow. We had our first family of Canada Geese come to show us their two goslings. A Rose breast Grosbeak returned to eat from a feeder, they normally don't stay but maybe this year. There were lots of birds at the feeders all at one time, doves, red winged blackbirds, blue jay and rose breasted grosbeak. Finally there were 3 little bunnies running around a first for several years. Good Day___

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2016-04-30 15:57:25 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

The sun climbs higher and days get warmer,  these beauties of the forest wait.

+My Fav Pic of the Day  curated by  +Trudy Grossman +Victoria D #myfavpicoftheday
For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers

The sun climbs higher and days get warmer,  these beauties of the forest wait.

+My Fav Pic of the Day  curated by  +Trudy Grossman +Victoria D #myfavpicoftheday
For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers___

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2016-04-23 16:50:16 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I wonder what an image you did in the past would look like if I did it again. Maybe my skills have improved or an application has come along that would change how I would do an image. This is an orchid I repossessed with the Topaz Lab Suite



For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers

Sometimes I wonder what an image you did in the past would look like if I did it again. Maybe my skills have improved or an application has come along that would change how I would do an image. This is an orchid I repossessed with the Topaz Lab Suite



For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers___

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2016-04-23 15:10:09 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 


I visited +Fanshawe Pioneer Village  and it has taken me a little while but I have completed a collection of images from that visit. You can see it was snowy and cold now the village is bursting into it's spring best I will have to get back there. 

For +Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotographyFor +Barn Spotting Wednesday  curated by  +Ken Ilio +Sandy Burton #BarnSpottingWednesday
For +Farm Friday  curated by  +Ellie Kennard +Steven Kennard +Susanne Stelle #farmfriday
For +*****  curated by  +Nancy C
For +#RuralSaturday  curated by  +Linda Stokes +Mario Cerroni +Heath Ramsey #RuralSaturday


I visited +Fanshawe Pioneer Village  and it has taken me a little while but I have completed a collection of images from that visit. You can see it was snowy and cold now the village is bursting into it's spring best I will have to get back there. 

For +Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotographyFor +Barn Spotting Wednesday  curated by  +Ken Ilio +Sandy Burton #BarnSpottingWednesday
For +Farm Friday  curated by  +Ellie Kennard +Steven Kennard +Susanne Stelle #farmfriday
For +*****  curated by  +Nancy C
For +#RuralSaturday  curated by  +Linda Stokes +Mario Cerroni +Heath Ramsey #RuralSaturday___

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2016-04-19 17:15:01 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Don't Try this at Home. 

Don't Try this at Home. ___

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2016-04-16 16:07:15 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Spring is here and new life is everywhere, in this time of anticipation let us reflect on those who have left during this long winter.


#BTPOtherPro For +BTP Other Pro curated by +Nancy Dempsey +Hugh Ferguson
+HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard #hqspphotoart
+NATURE & MACRO Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer #naturephotos
+Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
+CREATIVE PHOTOS  curated by  +Edith Kukla  #creativephotos
#random_acts_of_photography #romantic_darkness #instamoody #hipstamatic #HarmonyOfLight #fa_fadeaway #finearts #igaddicts #landscape #lyrical_artistry #moodjunky #naturelover #naturehippys #nature_brilliance #rsa_nature #sombresociety

Spring is here and new life is everywhere, in this time of anticipation let us reflect on those who have left during this long winter.


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+HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard #hqspphotoart
+NATURE & MACRO Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer #naturephotos
+Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
+CREATIVE PHOTOS  curated by  +Edith Kukla  #creativephotos
#random_acts_of_photography #romantic_darkness #instamoody #hipstamatic #HarmonyOfLight #fa_fadeaway #finearts #igaddicts #landscape #lyrical_artistry #moodjunky #naturelover #naturehippys #nature_brilliance #rsa_nature #sombresociety___

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2016-03-31 03:16:36 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

I visited a local nursery today with the camera club, they keeps tropical plants for their customers in several large greenhouses. It is like walking through a jungle and just loads of things to shoot. Good day 

I visited a local nursery today with the camera club, they keeps tropical plants for their customers in several large greenhouses. It is like walking through a jungle and just loads of things to shoot. Good day ___

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2016-03-21 19:48:49 (9 comments; 8 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

Evening Flight
This time of the year the swans return to the Aylmer Wildlife Management area as they move north. There are so many moments to capture with thousands of birds moving around. 
This flight of Canadian geese dipping and tipping as they come in for landing against the sky, gave me inspiration for this work.

+Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
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Evening Flight
This time of the year the swans return to the Aylmer Wildlife Management area as they move north. There are so many moments to capture with thousands of birds moving around. 
This flight of Canadian geese dipping and tipping as they come in for landing against the sky, gave me inspiration for this work.

+Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
#hqspphotoart For +HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard
#hqsplandscape For +HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Anja Wessels +David D +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#BTPLandscapePro For +BTP Landscape Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Nancy Dempsey ___

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2016-03-16 16:06:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Late fall afternoon

+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby +Steve Alfano +sebastian hesse +David D +Bhattacharya P. #TreeSilhouetteWednesday

Late fall afternoon

+TreeSilhouette Wednesday  curated by  +Charles Fromage +Andrew Sowerby +Steve Alfano +sebastian hesse +David D +Bhattacharya P. #TreeSilhouetteWednesday___

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2016-03-16 16:02:16 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Just a splash of colour on a gray fence

+On The Fence Wednesday  curated by  +Natosha Davis #onthefencewednesday

Just a splash of colour on a gray fence

+On The Fence Wednesday  curated by  +Natosha Davis #onthefencewednesday___

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2016-03-16 15:57:57 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Canadian National  #5700 a Hudson 4-6-4 class engine. Fireman's control 

+RailwayWednesday  curated by  +Sky Brex #railwaywednesday
For +Railfans  curated by  +Bob Harbison +Gene Bowker #Railroad

Canadian National  #5700 a Hudson 4-6-4 class engine. Fireman's control 

+RailwayWednesday  curated by  +Sky Brex #railwaywednesday
For +Railfans  curated by  +Bob Harbison +Gene Bowker #Railroad___

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2016-03-16 15:53:18 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

I hope this qualifies as as a grate. 1937 Ford 4 Dr. Convertable 

+Grate Art Wednesday  curated by  +Gary Posner +David Washington #grateartwednesday
#hqspphotoart For +HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard
#BTPOtherPro For +BTP Other Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Hugh Ferguson 

I hope this qualifies as as a grate. 1937 Ford 4 Dr. Convertable 

+Grate Art Wednesday  curated by  +Gary Posner +David Washington #grateartwednesday
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#BTPOtherPro For +BTP Other Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Hugh Ferguson ___

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2016-03-15 18:01:59 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

We need a few people to help out on April 2 2016, sorry I forgot to mention the expo is in London Ontario Canada

We need a few people to help out on April 2 2016, sorry I forgot to mention the expo is in London Ontario Canada___

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2016-03-12 14:56:35 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

I did a bird count at my feeder a little while ago, I wanted to get photos of each type of bird that visited over the course of the morning. I ended up with 16 kinds, there are less birds here now with the snow gone. The Red Winged Black birds, Robins and Grackles have returned this week
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For +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday  curated by  +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones #BackyardbirdingMonday
For +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE  curated by  +Robert SKREINER #birdloversworldwide
For +Birds GALLERY  curated by  +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson #birdsgallery
For +Birds4All  curated by  +Walter Soestbergen #Birds4All
For +Fly By Friday  curated by  +John Spade#flybyfriday... more »

I did a bird count at my feeder a little while ago, I wanted to get photos of each type of bird that visited over the course of the morning. I ended up with 16 kinds, there are less birds here now with the snow gone. The Red Winged Black birds, Robins and Grackles have returned this week
#hqspbirds For +HQSP Birds  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson +Terrie Gray 
#BTPBirdPro For +BTP Bird Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Jack Stepanyan 
For +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday  curated by  +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones #BackyardbirdingMonday
For +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE  curated by  +Robert SKREINER #birdloversworldwide
For +Birds GALLERY  curated by  +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson #birdsgallery
For +Birds4All  curated by  +Walter Soestbergen #Birds4All
For +Fly By Friday  curated by  +John Spade #flybyfriday
For +SongbirdSaturday  curated by  +John Briggs #SongbirdSaturday
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2016-03-12 02:54:31 (5 comments; 5 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Spring is here and it will not be long before we can get on the land

+Farm Friday  curated by  +Ellie Kennard +Steven Kennard +Susanne Stelle #farmfriday
#hqspphotoart For +HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard
#BTPLandscapePro For +BTP Landscape Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Nancy Dempsey 
+Barn Spotting Wednesday  curated by  +Ken Ilio +Sandy Burton #BarnSpottingWednesday

Spring is here and it will not be long before we can get on the land

+Farm Friday  curated by  +Ellie Kennard +Steven Kennard +Susanne Stelle #farmfriday
#hqspphotoart For +HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard
#BTPLandscapePro For +BTP Landscape Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Nancy Dempsey 
+Barn Spotting Wednesday  curated by  +Ken Ilio +Sandy Burton #BarnSpottingWednesday___

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2016-02-24 01:11:34 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

I am 100% confident in my Olympus equipment .
This is my EM-D-5 Mark II and 40-150mm f2.8 lens after I and it fell into a mud pit, you can see the camera and lens  are covered with mud. I took this mess to a water hose and cleaned  it off with the hose, it took a while to wash all the mud off. The camera and lens suffered no ill effects  

I am 100% confident in my Olympus equipment .
This is my EM-D-5 Mark II and 40-150mm f2.8 lens after I and it fell into a mud pit, you can see the camera and lens  are covered with mud. I took this mess to a water hose and cleaned  it off with the hose, it took a while to wash all the mud off. The camera and lens suffered no ill effects  ___

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2016-02-20 18:31:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

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2016-02-19 01:54:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Lunch Guests
Male and female Northern Cardinals in the snow
E-M5MarkII 1/400 sec f/4.5 ISO 800
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8  Olympus 1.4 tele extender 

Lunch Guests
Male and female Northern Cardinals in the snow
E-M5MarkII 1/400 sec f/4.5 ISO 800
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8  Olympus 1.4 tele extender ___

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2016-02-15 18:27:25 (8 comments; 11 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

Late for Valentines Day
I don't need a special day to love you






For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +NatureArtThursday  curated by  +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan #natureartthursday
For +Sunday Buds  curated by  +Steve Gill #SundayBuds
For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
#hqspflowers For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé +Sonya Murray 
For +Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
For +BTP Flower Pro curated by  +Nancy ... more »

Late for Valentines Day
I don't need a special day to love you






For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +NatureArtThursday  curated by  +Trisha Standard +Dane Clingan #natureartthursday
For +Sunday Buds  curated by  +Steve Gill #SundayBuds
For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
#hqspflowers For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé +Sonya Murray 
For +Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
For +BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
+Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
+Everything Red  curated by  +Carra Riley +Donna St. Pierre #EverythingRed
+Moody Monday  curated by  +Ellie Kennard +Alen Ianni #moodymondayphoto___

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2016-02-15 15:53:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

I am not sure how this was created but if it is carved driftwood the imagination and execution are amazing. Look full screen at the detail and complexity of the creatures, Wonderful. I think this is  in Singapore at the Gardens by the Bay in the Flower Dome.

Singapore.
Creation.___I am not sure how this was created but if it is carved driftwood the imagination and execution are amazing. Look full screen at the detail and complexity of the creatures, Wonderful. I think this is  in Singapore at the Gardens by the Bay in the Flower Dome.

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2016-02-12 03:24:30 (7 comments; 12 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Unfulfilled Promise




 
+BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
#hqspflowers For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé +Sonya Murray 
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#hqsphdr For +HQSP HDR  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Peter Lipa +Dave Gen 

Unfulfilled Promise




 
+BTP Flower Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Silke Tüxen #BTPFlowerPro
#hqspflowers For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé +Sonya Murray 
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#hqsphdr For +HQSP HDR  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Peter Lipa +Dave Gen ___

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2016-02-11 18:19:04 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

I went with my Wednesday walk group to visit Heeman's Nursery just outside of London Ontario. They overwinter customer's tropical plants and trees in two large greenhouses so there was an opportunity to shoot. 
I have three examples of focal stacked images with textured backgrounds
Olympus EMD-5 mark 2 olympus 40-150 f2.8  f/8  ISO250 no flash

I went with my Wednesday walk group to visit Heeman's Nursery just outside of London Ontario. They overwinter customer's tropical plants and trees in two large greenhouses so there was an opportunity to shoot. 
I have three examples of focal stacked images with textured backgrounds
Olympus EMD-5 mark 2 olympus 40-150 f2.8  f/8  ISO250 no flash___

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2016-02-11 17:41:23 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

I went with my Wednesday Walk Group to visit Heeman's Nursery just outside of London Ontario. They overwinter customer's tropical plants and trees in two large greenhouses so there was an opportunity to shoot. 
I have three examples of focal stacked images with textured backgrounds

For +Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers
For +BTP Macro Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Kenny Jones #BTPMacroPro
For +HQSP Macro curated by  +A... more »

I went with my Wednesday Walk Group to visit Heeman's Nursery just outside of London Ontario. They overwinter customer's tropical plants and trees in two large greenhouses so there was an opportunity to shoot. 
I have three examples of focal stacked images with textured backgrounds

For +Texture Blend Photography  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #TextureBlendPhotography
For +//flower colors//  curated by  +angelic labru #flowercolors
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers
For +BTP Macro Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Kenny Jones #BTPMacroPro
For +HQSP Macro  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten #hqspmacro
For +Macro GALLERY  curated by  +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson #macrogallery 
For +Macro4All  curated by  +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen #Macro4All
For +MacroAddict  curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +*** #macroaddict
For +MacroManiacs  curated by  +Sandra Deichmann #macromaniacs
For +NATURE & MACRO Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer #naturephotos
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2016-02-07 17:18:53 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

I am working on some images I did in HDR and got the usual HRD look. I am reediting with soft ware I didn't have then and the result are very much more what I wanted to capture.

I am working on some images I did in HDR and got the usual HRD look. I am reediting with soft ware I didn't have then and the result are very much more what I wanted to capture.___

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2016-02-02 16:29:25 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

This sunny warm weather has me looking forward to the spring and beyond. Looking thought last years crop of bugs, I selected these.


#hqspmacro For +HQSP Macro  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten
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For +Macro GALLERY  curated by  +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson #macrogallery 
For +Macro4All  curated by  +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen #Macro4All
For +MacroAddict  curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +***** #macroaddict
For +MacroAddict Best Of  curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +*****
For +MacroManiacs  curated by  +Sandra Deichmann #macromaniacs
For +NATURE & MACRO Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer #naturephotos
For +Bug Anatomy  curated by  +Jean-Yves Casalis+Chris Mallory #BugAn... more »

This sunny warm weather has me looking forward to the spring and beyond. Looking thought last years crop of bugs, I selected these.


#hqspmacro For +HQSP Macro  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten
#BTPMacroPro For +BTP Macro Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Kenny Jones 
For +Macro GALLERY  curated by  +Heinrich Wagner +Susan Wilkinson #macrogallery 
For +Macro4All  curated by  +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen #Macro4All
For +MacroAddict  curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +***** #macroaddict
For +MacroAddict Best Of  curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +*****
For +MacroManiacs  curated by  +Sandra Deichmann #macromaniacs
For +NATURE & MACRO Photos  curated by  +Robert SKREINER +Roswitha Böhmer #naturephotos
For +Bug Anatomy  curated by  +Jean-Yves Casalis +Chris Mallory #BugAnatomy
For +Buggy Lunch  curated by  +Kim Sinclair +Jitte Groothuis #buggylunch
For +WebbyWednesday  curated by  +Celeste Odono #WebbyWednesday
For ++In Praise of Polllinators  curated by  +Dusty Gedge #inpraiseofpollinators
For +Bee Thursday  curated by  +Dorothy Pugh #BeeThursday
For +On the Wings of Butterflies!  curated by  +Cicely Robin Laing +Sharon Jeannette #WingsofButterflies___

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2016-01-30 00:54:19 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

All Bent Out of Shape
This is my beloved Olympus E-1 and I have been working and revisiting this image many times so this is the latest edition. In the beginning, God and I knew what we did to get the image you see today but now I am afraid only God knows.

+SurrealArtSaturday  curated by  +Mikko Tyllinen #SurrealArtSaturday
#hqspphotoart For +HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard
#BTPOtherPro For +BTP Other Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Hugh Ferguson

All Bent Out of Shape
This is my beloved Olympus E-1 and I have been working and revisiting this image many times so this is the latest edition. In the beginning, God and I knew what we did to get the image you see today but now I am afraid only God knows.

+SurrealArtSaturday  curated by  +Mikko Tyllinen #SurrealArtSaturday
#hqspphotoart For +HQSP Photo Art  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Paul Howard
#BTPOtherPro For +BTP Other Pro  curated by  +Nancy Dempsey +Hugh Ferguson___

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2016-01-23 17:00:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Last one in the set 

Last one in the set ___

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2016-01-23 03:03:53 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

I am a member of an indoor kite flying group and we had another fine morning of indoor kite flying today. It also gave me a chance to experiment with some multiple exposures

I am a member of an indoor kite flying group and we had another fine morning of indoor kite flying today. It also gave me a chance to experiment with some multiple exposures___

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2016-01-17 15:14:15 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 70 +1s)Open 

Thoughts of reaching and bending

Thoughts of reaching and bending___

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2016-01-11 02:44:38 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

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#mytrees  

#mytrees  ___

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Lunch Guests
The cold and blustery weather the last couple of days has drawn a lot of birds to the feeders. These are a resident pair enjoying the feeder in the snow. I was lucky to get them both at the feeder facing the same way and an eye visible on each.


For +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday  curated by  +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones #BackyardbirdingMonday
For +Birds4All  curated by  

+Walter Soestbergen #Birds4All
For +HQSP Birds  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson +Terrie Gray #hqspbirds
For +SongbirdSaturday  curated by  +John Briggs #SongbirdSaturday
Theme Curator text generated by GplusPhotoPages ~ http://goo.gl/2eUzq5 #gplusphotopages  

Lunch Guests
The cold and blustery weather the last couple of days has drawn a lot of birds to the feeders. These are a resident pair enjoying the feeder in the snow. I was lucky to get them both at the feeder facing the same way and an eye visible on each.


For +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday  curated by  +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones #BackyardbirdingMonday
For +Birds4All  curated by  

+Walter Soestbergen #Birds4All
For +HQSP Birds  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Matthew Stephenson +Terrie Gray #hqspbirds
For +SongbirdSaturday  curated by  +John Briggs #SongbirdSaturday
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2015-12-24 20:11:51 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

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George thought you might enjoy this
http://digg.com/video/first-person-drone-racing-help

George thought you might enjoy this
http://digg.com/video/first-person-drone-racing-help___

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2015-12-12 20:29:00 (15 comments; 10 reshares; 102 +1s)Open 

Standing Alone
I have seen many Weeping willow trees and indeed some may be old, many I think reflect the rigors of living. They have been tested bent, twisted and broken by nature. The wind, freeze and thaw each leaves a memory, a broken branch, a cracked trunk and ultimately destruction.

This tree stands by itself, alone and out of the way, crow call from the upper reaches and snow lays a soft glow over it. 

This tree reminds us of the importance of prevailing, enduring and most importantly surviving.


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Standing Alone
I have seen many Weeping willow trees and indeed some may be old, many I think reflect the rigors of living. They have been tested bent, twisted and broken by nature. The wind, freeze and thaw each leaves a memory, a broken branch, a cracked trunk and ultimately destruction.

This tree stands by itself, alone and out of the way, crow call from the upper reaches and snow lays a soft glow over it. 

This tree reminds us of the importance of prevailing, enduring and most importantly surviving.


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2015-12-09 17:33:35 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

My Challenge
I just finished a wildlife challenge and enjoyed looking through the 1000 or so images I have posted on G+ since joining. I looked at pictures and remembered when and where they were taken, who was with me the memories flooded back. My thought was to share ...

My Challenge
I just finished a wildlife challenge and enjoyed looking through the 1000 or so images I have posted on G+ since joining. I looked at pictures and remembered when and where they were taken, who was with me the memories flooded back. My thought was to share ...___

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2015-12-09 04:44:36 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Day 7 Wildlife Challenge
This is the last entry in the challenge and I appreciate everyone's comments and encouragement.
The last image I want to share with you is something I have started doing recently and that is applying textures to create and artistic interpretation.
I call this "Last Flight In" it was taken at the Aylmer Bird Sanctuary outside Aylmer Ontario. Each spring thousands of swans stop over to feed and rest before continuing their migration north. It is a grand sight when they all rise up in a loud mass of beating wings

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Day 7 Wildlife Challenge
This is the last entry in the challenge and I appreciate everyone's comments and encouragement.
The last image I want to share with you is something I have started doing recently and that is applying textures to create and artistic interpretation.
I call this "Last Flight In" it was taken at the Aylmer Bird Sanctuary outside Aylmer Ontario. Each spring thousands of swans stop over to feed and rest before continuing their migration north. It is a grand sight when they all rise up in a loud mass of beating wings

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2015-12-07 17:09:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Day 6 Wildlife Challenge
I am going to say low but this is a different kind of wildlife image, this is gone with a process called Focal Stacking. Focal Stacking is the process of taking a shot adjusting the focus and taking another shot and so on to capture the whole object at 1:1 or greater. The resulting stack of images are then processed to render a complete image. I have to tell you that because the magnification is so high and the distance to the subject so these close, the fly was dead, I didn't kill it I found it dead.
I know this is  not traditional wildlife photography but it is about as wild as it gets for me. So here is today's image a  40 shot stack of a common house fly head. (CLICK ON IMAGE)

Day 6 Wildlife Challenge
I am going to say low but this is a different kind of wildlife image, this is gone with a process called Focal Stacking. Focal Stacking is the process of taking a shot adjusting the focus and taking another shot and so on to capture the whole object at 1:1 or greater. The resulting stack of images are then processed to render a complete image. I have to tell you that because the magnification is so high and the distance to the subject so these close, the fly was dead, I didn't kill it I found it dead.
I know this is  not traditional wildlife photography but it is about as wild as it gets for me. So here is today's image a  40 shot stack of a common house fly head. (CLICK ON IMAGE)___

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2015-12-07 03:27:58 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Day 5 Wildlife Challenge
I want to drop down into a wilderness I love to spend time "Getting Low and Moving Slow". Sitting in a field as the sun comes up and everything is covered with dew or in the garden during a gentle rain. There is a world most don't see and the fantastic things living there.
This is a wasp of some kind on a milkweed flower.

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Day 5 Wildlife Challenge
I want to drop down into a wilderness I love to spend time "Getting Low and Moving Slow". Sitting in a field as the sun comes up and everything is covered with dew or in the garden during a gentle rain. There is a world most don't see and the fantastic things living there.
This is a wasp of some kind on a milkweed flower.

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2015-12-05 18:29:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

My waste your time contribution to Caterday


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My waste your time contribution to Caterday


For +CATS all over the World  curated by  +Robert SKREINER #catsallovertheworld
For +Caturday #Caturday
For +CATURDAY!  curated by  +Cicely Robin Laing +Shantha Marie Fountain +Khrystiane Friedli #CATURDAY
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2015-12-05 16:12:31 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Day 4 Wilderness Challenge The day was cold and snowing hard, several small birds had come to the feeders and a group of Morning Doves had settled into a small tree. It continued to snow and I noticed the Doves puffing up and hungering down against the…

Day 4 Wilderness Challenge The day was cold and snowing hard, several small birds had come to the feeders and a group of Morning Doves had settled into a small tree. It continued to snow and I noticed the Doves puffing up and hungering down against the…___

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2015-12-03 14:51:07 (23 comments; 3 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Yesterday, I was out for a walk and slipped and fell in a mud hole, my camera the Olympus em-5 and 40-150 f:2.8 lenses was pretty much covered with stinking mud.
I have used Olympus cameras since my first e-10 and always found them dependable and able to take weather condition other brands could not. The em-5 and the lenses are advertised as waterproof and I have seen them submerged in water.
Trusting my equipment, I put the muddy mess in the sink and washed the mud off, it took a bit to get all the nooks and crannys clean. I dried them  off and set the rig in the sun to dry out.
Both the camera and lens work fine, the only difficult spot was the retractable hood because it has loots of rings inside it to trap mud. I just have to soak it for a bit. 
Today, I got this shot of a beautiful Cardinal with my shiny clean Olympus Em-5 mark 2 and 40-150 f:2.8 lens

Yesterday, I was out for a walk and slipped and fell in a mud hole, my camera the Olympus em-5 and 40-150 f:2.8 lenses was pretty much covered with stinking mud.
I have used Olympus cameras since my first e-10 and always found them dependable and able to take weather condition other brands could not. The em-5 and the lenses are advertised as waterproof and I have seen them submerged in water.
Trusting my equipment, I put the muddy mess in the sink and washed the mud off, it took a bit to get all the nooks and crannys clean. I dried them  off and set the rig in the sun to dry out.
Both the camera and lens work fine, the only difficult spot was the retractable hood because it has loots of rings inside it to trap mud. I just have to soak it for a bit. 
Today, I got this shot of a beautiful Cardinal with my shiny clean Olympus Em-5 mark 2 and 40-150 f:2.8 lens___

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