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Simos Xenakis has been at 23 events

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Joe McNally118,904In advance of opening night (October 3) at the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe,  Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally talks with Sid and Michelle Monroe and tells some of the stories behind the photos featured in the visit.  You'll get to see the gallery and get a feel for what goes into creating an exhibit like this one.  Questions are welcome.  Joe McNally Photography Exhibit2014-09-29 16:30:4435 
Landscape Photography Community3,136*Landscape Photography Community:  Fog / Mist* *Dig out your best foggy or misty landscape photograph and share it to the event!!* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain an element of fog or mist. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 15, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist2014-09-08 22:00:00592 
The Drink and Click Show313Grab your drinks! Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this coming Wednesday with guest +Athena Carey who will share her photography and expertise with us, and fill us in on an upcoming photowalk and photo tour. Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists +Cameron Siguenza, +Mark Esguerra, +Andrea Naylor!We'll also find out who won the June "Blue / Golden Hour" Challenge sponsored by +BlackRapid, +c't Digital Photography, & +Think Tank PhotoSee all submissions here: http://goo.gl/mEufp4RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast.See you all soon! Image courtesy of Athena Carey, all rights reserved #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP13 with Guest Athena Carey2014-07-17 04:30:0076 
Lotus Carroll1,771,365SEE SHOW VIEWER HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjoJoin hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll next Wednesday, January 15th and watch Episode 8 of The +Drink and Click™ Show live! We're gonna hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Joe Azure and panelists +Tamara Pruessner, +Nicolai McCrary, +Tony Eckersley, +Vincent McMillen, & +George Krieger to talk Long Exposure Photography. You can view the show HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjoWe'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ December Challenge: "Celebration" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/JInmcN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +SmugMug, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs!That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Joe during the beginning of the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win one of his prints. First one to answer the question live in comments here wins! He's been making prints himself (I have one and they are wonderful). Read more here about his printing tips: http://goo.gl/9UzWkoWe'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday!*More information about +Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.comQuestions? drinkandclick@gmail.comSubscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClickJoin the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP8: Long Exposure Photography2014-01-16 04:30:00244 
Lotus Carroll1,771,365This is the Event for our August 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using long exposure techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.TutorialNeed some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing +Shantha Marie Fountain put together a tremendous Long Exposure Self Porturaits Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/vYb47HCheck out the tutorial and then get creative. Wow us! There is so much you can do with this technique, so really try a few different things and find what works best for you.Prizes1 Year of +SmugMug Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro+Think Tank Photo Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N+Capturing Couture Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.comPlease circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner.There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)Please Remember These Rules:*Enter Only Your Own Work*Enter Only ONE Photo*Only SELF PORTRAITS*Must adhere to this month's theme.*Photo Must Be Taken in August 20August Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure2013-08-01 07:00:0086 
Drink and Click NYC535UPDATEContrary to the posted map (which will be updated most likely by time you read this), we'll be meeting at Jane's Carousel around 3pm and then proceed to shoot around DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Promenade. I just heard back from the Navy Yard and they only do guided tours on specific dates and reBar is closed weekends for private events during the summer. Sorry for any inconvenience!***********************************************So as promised, here goes the official July Drink and Click event. Let's continue with our 'out of manhattan' kick and check out the awesomeness that is DUMBO! Thinking we catch DUMBO while its light, grab a drink at reBar, move on to the carousel, Pier 1 (cuz the Brookyn Ice Cream Factory is there, yeah!) and the promenade for sunset, walk the bridge during blue hour and catch our final drink at the Watermark. Down below is a link to a map for our itinerary. Still working on the Navy Yard so that's as yet TBD. Check it out, grab your gear and let's rock the BK!Welcome to the #11 Drink and Click ™ July's Chapter Wide Photography ChallengeIMPORTANT INFORMATION:To be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following: (If you win a prize and your stream does not show you completed the sponsor mention your prize will be forfeited)  - We love our sponsors. This month we got +Gary Fong Flash Diffusers  , +4ormat  and +Trey Ratcliff +Stuck in Customs. Create a post on your stream and give them some love. They deserve it =) - Circle Drink and Click's Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6 and like our FB page at  http://goo.gl/2lsCE- Join our Drink and Click community here in Google+ http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27This month's chapter wide challenge is "Summer"Summer. I don't know about you but summer is a crazy time for me. It doesn't matter where you live your city should have a typical event that happens during summer time. A festival, kite competition, people swimming or boating. You can have your lead schedule your event around those locations which can give you the best Photo opportunities. Go ahead Google "Summer" images and see which image can serve you as inspiration.  Here, I Google that for you http://tinyurl.com/mbygpj2Challenge Rules:-Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of July-Three images per person max-The images must be submitted into this event page-No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging).We will select the top 5 or 6 images. At the end of the month we will have a Drink and Click NYC...Clickin' it Brooklyn Style2013-07-06 21:00:0015 
#MetallicMonday1,138I meant to do this for a while, but finally thought about doing it enough in advance this week ;) So anyway to get to the point. I think it is long overdue that the page gets a decent cover photo. While I can try to take one myself I thought it'd be a lot more fun if we make it an event and then decide which to use. So anyway if you have a photo, which you think would fit, and don't mind me using as a cover of course, then just put a link in the comments here - or add it to the event .. although I think if you "normally" share with the page and #MetallicMonday  and put a link to the post in the comments here it probably makes more sense.#MetallicMonday needs a cover photo2013-05-26 12:00:0010 
Google+ Photos3,915,951Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering YOUR questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can.And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:00963 
Lotus Carroll1,771,365This is the Event for our March 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups. Here is where you enter your ONE Face Close Up / Eye Macro Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.Need some tips for getting a great photo for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) +Shantha Marie Fountain put together a fabulous Face Close Ups & Eye Macros Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/XrNpuPrizes1 Year of +SmugMug Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features+Capturing Couture Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.comPlease circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner.There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)Please Remember These Rules:*Enter Only Your Own Work*Enter Only ONE Photo*Only SELF PORTRAITS*Must adhere to this month's theme.*Photo Must Be Taken in March 2013*Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact*Circle Our Prize Sponsors*No Trickery or Spamming*We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct*Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups!2013-03-02 02:00:00210 
Leigh Diprose31,615UPDATE WINNER ANNOUNCEDThe Google+ Photographers Photo Competition has finished and the winner has been announced. Check out the LIVE Google+ Photographers Photo Competition Judging here - http://youtu.be/kq1peO-WS0UThe winner with the highest overall score was:  +Gerald Fischer  with his winning image of a Sheep!  Congratulations Gerald you have won yourself a $100 B&H Voucher! I will be in contact with you shortly.Thank you to all the Judges for choosing a winner: +André Appel, +Joshua Fisher,  +Don Noll, +Andy Gray,   +Matthew Granger   (you can find him on Youtube "ThatNikonGuy", +Jack Salzke ,  +helen sotiriadis   and myself -  +Leigh Diprose UPDATEThe Judging of the Google+ Photographers Photo Competition will happen on Saturday 22nd December 2012 at 6.30pm (Perth, Western Australia time)CONDITIONS OF ENTRY1.  Add +Leigh Diprose to your circles2.  Be a member of the 'Google+ Photographers Community'3.  Enter only ONE photo to this event - it has to be your best photo.4.  Share this event with your circlesWHAT IS THE THEME?Enter your best photo here on this eventWHAT IS THE PRIZE?$100 B&H GIFT CARD (can be spent online)Google+ Photographers Community Photo Competition2012-12-11 12:00:59236 
Trey Ratcliff7,944,099A great show! +Thomas Hawk +Gordon Laing +Scott Kublin and +Gino Barasa  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)...As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00349 
Halloween Town1,317Hi  A mummy, a vampyre, a witch, a zombie.. a MONSTER!!! What are you going to be for #Halloween ? The scream team in  #Halloweentown ; myself, +lane langmade, the mistress of the dark, +Shantha Marie Fountain, the lord of the underworld, +Brad Buckmaster and our ghost curator +Gene Bowker  invite you to a costume party on #Halloween  night!  If you're wearing a costume this year, take a shot of it, OR if you  have a spooky self portrait for #Halloween2012    we want to see that too! Upload your shot to this event album beginning at 4:30pm PST. This album will be open only to the   #Halloweentown  citizens or it will be a limited share event! (however if #HT  citizens want to make it public we can also change it.) Please DO also post shots of your family members who are dressing up too.. including kids, dogs, cats and anything else!! hahah  We also know folks might be out trick or treating.. so there will be an option to post earlier too and you can post till the following evening.  So show us your cool costumes and just how creative you can be! We can't wait! Happy Halloween! ~laneHalloween Town's Costume Masquerade Party2012-11-01 00:30:00122 
AllThingsRed2,986Hi there all you contributors to AllThingsRed!!It's time for a new sub-theme already. As from Monday 8th. October, the new theme will be SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYThe sub-theme is voluntary but Lucille and I really hope you can find some images on the subject. Anything from Radios to phones to scientific apparatus. The list is endless!*Happy hunting!!#AllThingsRed - subtheme - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY2012-10-08 00:00:00120 
Gorka Ortiz56,620I'd like to invite you all to this brand new Photography Contest. The rules are simple, you are kindly suggested to upload up to 3 pictures of your own. The pictures must show yourself in a reflection. No matter whether your reflection is shown through a mirror, a window, some water on the road or any surface that can reflect yourself. There is no need to be recognized in your picture, you can reflect any part of your body. Try to find funny surfaces or elements where you can be reflected and just have fun taking part! ;-)Who will be the winners? Ok, trying to be fair no matter how many followers, plusses or shares you have and also taking into account your kind suggestions,  I have decided to invite 2 or 3 photographers from my circles who I think they produce quality pictures to help me judge the best works. The contest will end the 4th of November this year 2012.I will create a circle of winners with the 10 best photographers in this contest and I will share it in my stream. (Sorry, I know is not much but is better than nothing I guess and there's nothing else I can offer! ;-)  ). Of course I am opened to any suggestion from you all to make the contest as fair as possible. ;-)Finally, the most important thing... have fun and enjoy taking your pictures and sharing them with us! ;-) Cheers!Photography Contest - My Reflection - By Gorka Ortiz.2012-10-04 19:00:00139 
Steve Johnson34,019WhatPhotographs of holes - anything from a hole in the space-time continuum to the holes in a piece of Swiss cheeseA few suggestions:PotholeNut (as in nut and bolt)Tunnel Hole in a walletc.,WhenPhotos can be posted anytime.Event  ends Monday 11.30PM US CTRule:Maximum of three photographs.Other than that, anything goes.Have fun :)Holes are not just for moles...2012-10-01 07:00:0032 
RAW Street Photography0RAW Street Photography Competition #1A Street Photography contest for Google + #photographers  and #streetphotographers    •  Upload 1 (ONE) Street Photography images per Day!  •  Comment! Comment! Comment!  •  Vote by: +1 any photos you like  •  Invite everyone in your circles to participate!  •  Have Fun!Winners will be featured on the RAWstreetPhotography G+ page and at http://www.RAWstreetPhotography.com #streetphotography   #photography   #photographycompetition   #streetphotographyprojects   #streetpics   #street   #photocontest   #rawstreetphotography   #competition   #contest   #photo     #streetphoto  RAW Street Photography Competition #12012-09-30 06:00:00195 
Carra Riley45,679Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too!Google+ friends sponsoring this event +miri dunn  Canada   +Carra Riley   Arizona +Gene Mundt  Chicagoland Illinois +Tric Weyerbacher Ortiz  Florida  +Ronnie Bincer  Colorado   +Shira Gal   Israel  +Sadie-Michaela Harris  France +Luis Galarza  California  +Margaret Tompkins   Kansas City, Missouri  +Charles Lupica  Switzerland  +Robin Griggs Wood  from midwest USA and +Donna St. Pierre  from Rhode Island USA+Peace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00623 
Victor Bezrukov1,668,911 Hello everybody ! Another party in the Air - share it and invite more friends please !We have a few simple rules to follow :    ----every uploaded image MUST be taken with 50MM LENS    ----only TWO ( 2 ) images per photographer - Respect your friends, they also need some spot !!! lens - everything is going if exist the magic sign "50mm" on the body of lens ! Digital or Analog, Lensbaby is also 50mm ( except additional optic systems like 0.42, 35mm or Fish-eye) subject - feel free for every subject and color, but of course all native attributes of 50mm lens like Light, Crazy Focus, Dreamy Bokeh, Sharp Details, Cine Look are highly appreciated !!  you can visit the previous Virtual Black and White Exhibition for inspiration :https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cm951q2luasr8ocommhm5h93s1o Have a happy 50mm parting !50MM Virtual Photo-Party2012-09-23 20:00:00303 
7,398We are having a special +TransportTuesday "No wheels" subtheme next week.All photos are welcome but we'd really like to see your transport shots without wheels.Just come to the event and add your photos here, please put the #transporttuesday  hashtag in the comments but no tagging required.See what everyone comes up with =)The TransportTuesday team:+Joe Paul +Steve Boyko +Michael Earley and +Gene Bowker No Wheels Day at TransportTuesday2012-09-11 06:00:00159 
Leigh Diprose31,615SHOW US YOUR BEST MOTION PHOTO!How do I enter my motion photo?GOOGLE+ USERSTo be eligable to win the prize you will need to follow these steps:1. Add +F Stop Lounge   to your Circles2. Add +Leigh Diprose  (sponsor) to your Circles3. Submit ONLY one photo to this event.FACEBOOK USERS enter at -  http://fstoplounge.com/the-challenge/(Please note you will need to follow three different steps to Google+ users if you are using Facebook to submit your entry).SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION What is the motion theme about?Some examples of the theme can be portrayed as the following:  Motion due to long shutter speed, panning, water movement, multiple shots and abstract motion to name a few. Your imagination is the limit.When does the competition start and finish?10th September 2012 to 7th October 2012. So when can I enter the competition?Entries will be accepted from the 10th September 2012. If you submit photos before this date then they will not be accepted. What are the rules?1.    The photograph can be a single image or a series of multiple images.2.    Any aspect ratio is acceptable.3.    Participants are only allowed to enter once by submitting one photo.4.    By entering participants allow their photo (if selected) to be broadcast on a Google+ Hangout for the final judging.5.    The competition is open to everyone over the age of 18 years of age.6.    There is no restriction on the date of origin.7.    You are the sole owner and author of your photo.8.    The F Stop Lounge Photo Competition recognizes that you retain full ownership of the copyright of your entry.9.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. The F Stop Lounge Competition assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse.10.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner.11.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page and Facebook page.12.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed.13.   The prize will be sent in a reasonable time from Perth, Western Australia (via Leigh Diprose).14.   Your submission must not have previously been entered in any competition and/or won an award or prize of any kind.15.   Your submission must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws and regulations the laws or regulations in any state where the Photographs were created.16. The judges have the right to disqualifThe F Stop Lounge Photo Competition - Motion Theme2012-09-09 18:00:00110 
Mark Forman63,211This event is for a shot taken on the street that you feel conveys they humanity of the person photographed. Please comment on others photos liberally. Limit 1 per day.Feel the Person on the Street-1 photo per day!2012-08-31 15:00:00230 
Summer Photos4,348Welcome to the second +Summer Photos event!Choose your best photos under #SummerPhotos theme for the event, seven in maximum.* Give plusses to other entries of the event, the page will pluss all entries it can - it can't plus participants who haven't circled the page.In the end of the week I'll make a public post on the page to salute the photographer who has gathered most plusses during the week :)Those summery photos you didn't choose for the event, you can still tag with the page if you like.**Have fun!/ +Tiina Niskanen * See the post on 21.8. about the poll about the maximum amount of entries herehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/103529133170854326880/103529133170854326880/posts/RxHL5cVYdmU** See post on 18.8. about problems with tagging herehttps://plus.google.com/103529133170854326880/posts/91smN1sNRtqSummer Photos Event 2/2012 (Week 35)2012-08-27 01:30:0047 
Summer Photos4,348Welcome to the first +Summer Photos event!Add your photos of the week under #SummerPhotos  theme and give plusses to other entries.In the end of the week I'll make a public post on the page to salute the photographer who has gathered most plusses :)Let's try if events would work better than tagging on a +Daily Photography Themes page like ours. If so, we could have consecutive events collecting a week's or month's photos.This experiment was encouraged by +Brian Rose 's kind comments, see  https://plus.google.com/103529133170854326880/posts/91smN1sNRtqHave fun!Edit: Don't tag your photos with the page, if you manage to post them publicly on the event page.Edit 2: Join the poll and follow the common sentiment about the maximum amount of entries, seehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/103529133170854326880/103529133170854326880/posts/RxHL5cVYdmUEdit 3: The page has plussed all entries it can - it can't plus participants who haven't circled the page.+Tiina Niskanen Summer Photos Event 1/2012 (Week 34)2012-08-21 01:00:0047 

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Gailen Mapes71,261Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera W-Z - 13 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-13 11:48:4086000
Olga Kafka23,632Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!!!!!!2014-11-09 16:18:52497104
Olga Kafka23,240 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-28 14:50:34496002
CAT kitten3,090CATkitten Circles – 3rd day:► Circle 03 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!► Cercle 03 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!► Círculo 03– hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it. #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircle   #awesomecircles   #awesomepeolpleongplus   #cercle   #circle   #circles   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circulocompartido   #círculos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #mycircles   #mycircle   #publiccircle   #publiccirclesproject   2014-10-22 09:53:39499011
Becky Collins17,846Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-20 09:12:044865117
Olga Kafka22,937Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-15 10:08:39495002
Gailen Mapes69,053Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera W-Z - 13 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-13 19:53:0784013
Olga Kafka22,931Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-12 11:29:06495005
Olga Kafka22,946Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-07 07:15:41496206
Olga Kafka22,889Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-10-05 15:19:47496002
David Pilasky29,355Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for September, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by a moderator as a #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  4. Do not dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us about it or tell us about the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-10-01 11:36:5493000
Olga Kafka22,894Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-09-19 17:08:224963211
Margaret Tompkins119,589Congratulations to all the great photographers who shared photographs to the +Landscape Photography Community contest Fog/Mist!  Your photos were awesome and so are our photographers!!!  Results will be announced soon!!  Share and Enjoy!!!2014-09-17 18:03:5849725546234
Gailen Mapes67,746Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera W-Z - 13 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-13 10:47:3578403
Holger Fährmann15,590Best handpicked PHOTOGRAPHER around the world! 2014-09-09 16:37:465007715
Becky Collins16,214Car Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-09 09:07:27447117
Olga Kafka22,840Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-09-03 06:36:42496218
Balram Chanda4,966▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █  Very trusted Circle 3   █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ⓖHi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle.And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce1 - include me in your circles 2 - shared the circle  [ include yourself ] 3 - add +1 to the post2014-09-01 00:46:30500338
Grant Stringer8,342Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle. Edition :  31st August – 7th September 2014.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs.Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!!How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved)2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends4 OPTIONAL GALLERY AND COMPETITION :There will be a weekly Exposure gallery where you can add a favourite photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD YOUR COMPETITION PHOTO IN THE GALLERY : https://plus.google.com/events/cj10frg7h4utu0fkr5m9q003llo?authkey=COCQ2ODt082kJQ5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winners hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6  You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos ( more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!)2014-08-31 18:33:12418729
Olga Kafka22,766 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-26 08:03:25495006
Balram Chanda4,448▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █  Very trusted Circle  █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ⓖHi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle.And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce1 - include me in your circles 2 - shared the circle  [ include yourself ] 3 - add +1 to the post 2014-08-21 06:51:30378225
John Nuntiatio43,852#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-20 20:38:26247247
Olga Kafka22,787Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-19 10:42:424960112
Olga Kafka22,774Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-13 13:09:434962010
Gailen Mapes66,768Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-13 10:46:0876004
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Olga Kafka22,802Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-05 18:50:244961111
John Nuntiatio41,647#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-29 07:24:58199157
Olga Kafka22,808Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-25 07:56:234962216
John Nuntiatio41,086#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-22 05:43:56265468
Gailen Mapes66,045Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-13 11:58:3981408
Olga Kafka22,815Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-08 07:35:514974115
Olga Kafka22,827Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-01 06:09:424972012
Olga Kafka22,740Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-22 21:35:574983014
Nesti Nuradriati472#sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday2014-06-21 15:25:26479519
Gailen Mapes65,093Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-13 10:38:3579416
Olga Kafka22,635Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-10 14:34:29499009
Olga Kafka22,608Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-06-04 20:11:154991112
Barry Chignell1,659My ever growing circle of great Google+ photogs :)If you know of anyone else I should be following please let me know, or share your #photog circle! :)2014-05-30 06:44:24338000
Olga Kafka22,603Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-27 21:07:094991210
dave lafontaine8,902 Here it is!  This is my handpicked circle of talented landscape and nature photographers from around the world.  PLEASE SHARE. #landscapephotography   #landscapephotogrraphers  2014-05-26 23:02:30169717
Olga Kafka22,624Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-23 19:27:23499209
Gorka Ortiz43,868              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED REALEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me (if you haven't reached the 5000 limit yet!)PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, agressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuosly so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and cooperation. One Circle for all and all for one Circle! ;-)#gatheringcircle     #thegatheringcircle     #circleshare     2014-05-23 17:40:5248114087168
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016916
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136
Domenico Mallimo19,175Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlethursday #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  my website http://www.slivermetal.org/2014-05-15 15:28:2049116817
Olga Kafka22,658Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-15 06:08:515001113
Gorka Ortiz43,136              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED REALEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me (if you haven't reached the 5000 limit yet!)PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, agressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuosly so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and cooperation. One Circle for all and all for one Circle! ;-)#gatheringcircle     #thegatheringcircle     #circleshare     2014-05-14 10:40:5946712872149
Gailen Mapes64,189Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-13 10:19:1589425
Gorka Ortiz41,868          (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED REALEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me (if you haven't reached the 5000 limit yet!)PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, agressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuosly so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and cooperation. One Circle for all and all for one Circle! ;-)#gatheringcircle   #thegatheringcircle   #circleshare   2014-05-06 12:13:5245713080148

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2014-02-27 22:48:38 (74 comments, 19 reshares, 324 +1s)Open 

Among Gods
Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanside, OR

Well folks, I've been trying to figure things out for myself lately, searching for inspiration and artistic vision. In case you haven't heard, the very generous +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee are publishing a new version of Plus One Collection. This has caused me to come out of my brief hibernation stage. 

"Among Gods" is my submission to the new book - it's an image I created after I began +Joel Tjintjelaar's workshop last summer. It was well-received at the time, but I'm using it because it represents an intentional stylistic/artistic shift from my image published in last year's book. Gone (for now) is my obsession with bridges, buildings, and tunnels; inspiring me more than anything today is the beauty of the natural world. We recently took a trip to Sedona,Arizon... more »

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2014-02-27 22:48:38 (74 comments, 19 reshares, 324 +1s)Open 

Among Gods
Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanside, OR

Well folks, I've been trying to figure things out for myself lately, searching for inspiration and artistic vision. In case you haven't heard, the very generous +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee are publishing a new version of Plus One Collection. This has caused me to come out of my brief hibernation stage. 

"Among Gods" is my submission to the new book - it's an image I created after I began +Joel Tjintjelaar's workshop last summer. It was well-received at the time, but I'm using it because it represents an intentional stylistic/artistic shift from my image published in last year's book. Gone (for now) is my obsession with bridges, buildings, and tunnels; inspiring me more than anything today is the beauty of the natural world. We recently took a trip to Sedona,Arizon... more »

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2013-12-15 00:44:19 (27 comments, 11 reshares, 336 +1s)Open 

A Big Apple Christmas
NY, NY

NYC is always so special around the holidays, but equally great is spending Christmas with +Peggy Richardson and her family back in cozy Oregon.

As we fly over Michigan en route to Portland, I wanted to wish everyone a happy holidays. I hope you all enjoy your families and stay warm (looking at YOU, NYC... after we spent 2 hours on the runway getting our plane de-iced)!

We'll be back in NYC after New Year's, bellies full, and re-energized to launch our new photography business!

Stay tuned for a teaser sometime next week :-D Take care!

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2014-11-10 14:07:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I'm not much for fashion and beauty photography, but +Michael Woloszynowicz is a master artist and technician who creates some inspiring work. This image being no exception.

His portraits are also out of this world. Cool thing about Michael is that he openly shares a lot of his retouching techniques in written and video form on his website, www.vibrantshot.com. 

Another from my shadow series shoot with Ashley

Phase One IQ140 + Schneider 75-150 LS

Model: Ashley C (Elite Toronto)
MUA/Hair: Makeup by Melrose
Photo/Post: Michael Woloszynowicz 

#modelphotography #photography #mediumformat #toronto___I'm not much for fashion and beauty photography, but +Michael Woloszynowicz is a master artist and technician who creates some inspiring work. This image being no exception.

His portraits are also out of this world. Cool thing about Michael is that he openly shares a lot of his retouching techniques in written and video form on his website, www.vibrantshot.com. 

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2014-11-10 13:36:58 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Very pleased to have my image published in the first issue of +Camerapixo's FINEART magazine. Thanks to +Julia Anna Gospodarou and the (en)Visionography team for curating the competition that resulted in my image (and vision behind the image) being featured.

You can view the publication online, or order a printed copy, at http://camerapixo.com/publications/envisionography. Scrolling through, you'll see some familiar faces alongside their fantastic images and vision for their creations.

Very pleased to have my image published in the first issue of +Camerapixo's FINEART magazine. Thanks to +Julia Anna Gospodarou and the (en)Visionography team for curating the competition that resulted in my image (and vision behind the image) being featured.

You can view the publication online, or order a printed copy, at http://camerapixo.com/publications/envisionography. Scrolling through, you'll see some familiar faces alongside their fantastic images and vision for their creations.___

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2014-11-10 01:29:33 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Empire Boat Ramp, Coos Bay, Oregon

For #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Empire Boat Ramp, Coos Bay, Oregon

For #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.___

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2014-11-05 13:14:32 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

'Bandon Light Trail' for the 5-day B&W Challenge.

Bandon is an other-worldly place on the southern Oregon coast full of geological marvels. This one, situated on the beach just below the bluffs at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, has always been my favorite rock formation. I need to do more research because I'm sure it has a name or story behind it, but it reminds me of a serrated knife. It looks extremely craggy and ominous, especially from the south end - which was my vantage point for this this image. It's like a soldier standing guard between the north and south ends. I'll share a daytime color image of this someday so you can get a better look at the details.

I was nominated by +Ralph Mendoza , +Sally Morales , +Michael de Guzman, +Simon Williamson , +Gittan Beheydt , and +Angie McMonigal for the challenge. By my count, this makes #4 outof 5... more »

'Bandon Light Trail' for the 5-day B&W Challenge.

Bandon is an other-worldly place on the southern Oregon coast full of geological marvels. This one, situated on the beach just below the bluffs at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, has always been my favorite rock formation. I need to do more research because I'm sure it has a name or story behind it, but it reminds me of a serrated knife. It looks extremely craggy and ominous, especially from the south end - which was my vantage point for this this image. It's like a soldier standing guard between the north and south ends. I'll share a daytime color image of this someday so you can get a better look at the details.

I was nominated by +Ralph Mendoza , +Sally Morales , +Michael de Guzman, +Simon Williamson , +Gittan Beheydt , and +Angie McMonigal for the challenge. By my count, this makes #4 out of 5. I haven't nominated anyone else yet, but I might think of a few people to tag when I upload #5.___

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2014-11-05 01:35:01 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

It feels great to receive such a warm welcome on Art Limited only days signing up. The editors have featured 'Hermes The Messenger' on the home page of the site. I'll take it, but I think I should chalk it up to beginner's luck given the high caliber of artwork there. If you are looking for serious inspiration, have a browse at www.artlimited.net.

Hermes The Messenger - By Simos Xenakis. More artworks at www.artlimited.net. http://ow.ly/2Q9SJJ___It feels great to receive such a warm welcome on Art Limited only days signing up. The editors have featured 'Hermes The Messenger' on the home page of the site. I'll take it, but I think I should chalk it up to beginner's luck given the high caliber of artwork there. If you are looking for serious inspiration, have a browse at www.artlimited.net.

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2014-11-03 21:59:29 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Man Walking, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

This one's image #3 of my B&W Five Day Challenge, as promised for +Ralph Mendoza, +Sally Morales, +Michael de Guzman, +Simon Williamson, +Gittan Beheydt, and +Angie McMonigal.

Also sharing this for  #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Man Walking, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

This one's image #3 of my B&W Five Day Challenge, as promised for +Ralph Mendoza, +Sally Morales, +Michael de Guzman, +Simon Williamson, +Gittan Beheydt, and +Angie McMonigal.

Also sharing this for  #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.___

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2014-10-28 02:01:38 (37 comments, 3 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

Brolly, Brooklyn, New York

LAST, LAST, LAST share for the final week/grand finale of +Leading Lines Monday / #LeadingLinesMonday.  Once again, +Pam Boling, +David Murphy, +Michael B. Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +Andreas Levi, you guys are awesome.

Everyone else, please note that you can use the hashtag #LeadingLines  (without tagging the curators) to continue sharing your great lines with everyone.

I'm also sharing this as image #2 of 5 for the Five Day B&W Challenge, courtesy of nominations by +Ralph Mendoza, +Sally Morales, +Michael de Guzman, +Simon Williamson, and +Gittan Beheydt.

This was photographed in my neighborhood earlier this year on a dreary day along the Shore Road promenade. It's a bit different for me, considering I normally shoot landscapes, but hey, I'm trying new things lately. Incorporating a human element into mypho... more »

Brolly, Brooklyn, New York

LAST, LAST, LAST share for the final week/grand finale of +Leading Lines Monday / #LeadingLinesMonday.  Once again, +Pam Boling, +David Murphy, +Michael B. Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +Andreas Levi, you guys are awesome.

Everyone else, please note that you can use the hashtag #LeadingLines  (without tagging the curators) to continue sharing your great lines with everyone.

I'm also sharing this as image #2 of 5 for the Five Day B&W Challenge, courtesy of nominations by +Ralph Mendoza, +Sally Morales, +Michael de Guzman, +Simon Williamson, and +Gittan Beheydt.

This was photographed in my neighborhood earlier this year on a dreary day along the Shore Road promenade. It's a bit different for me, considering I normally shoot landscapes, but hey, I'm trying new things lately. Incorporating a human element into my photos has always been a low priority for me, but it's something I'd like to explore further.___

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2014-10-27 18:41:07 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Millport Slough, Lincoln City, Oregon

For  #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré...

...and, for the final week/grand finale of #leadinglinesmonday  which I co-curated along with +Pam Boling, +David Murphy, +Michael B. Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +Andreas Levi. To all who have participated in the theme, thank you for sharing with us! Going forward, please begin to use the hashtag  #leadinglines  (without tagging the curators) so that others can continue discovering your leading lines images. Remember, use leading lines as a compositional tool to enhance your images. Don't just take pictures of lines, take beautiful pictures.

Oh, and I know we said the grand finale should be Halloween themed, but if you haven't noticed, the above photo is color, and that's scary for me.

Millport Slough, Lincoln City, Oregon

For  #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré...

...and, for the final week/grand finale of #leadinglinesmonday  which I co-curated along with +Pam Boling, +David Murphy, +Michael B. Stuart, +Elle Rogers, and +Andreas Levi. To all who have participated in the theme, thank you for sharing with us! Going forward, please begin to use the hashtag  #leadinglines  (without tagging the curators) so that others can continue discovering your leading lines images. Remember, use leading lines as a compositional tool to enhance your images. Don't just take pictures of lines, take beautiful pictures.

Oh, and I know we said the grand finale should be Halloween themed, but if you haven't noticed, the above photo is color, and that's scary for me.___

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2014-10-22 18:21:27 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 208 +1s)Open 

The Cat & Kittens - Bandon, Oregon

I did something new today -- I posted three different images across three social networks, Facebook, Ello, and now G+. Hopefully this keeps things interesting for people who follow me on more than one platform.

Anyway, this is The Cat and Kittens rocks in Bandon. According to Indian legend, these belonged to a beautiful princess, Ewauna, who brought her cat and kittens to the beach and then swam into the water to enjoy the sea. After she refused to comply with the demands of an evil ocean spirit who asked that she look into his eyes, the spirit, Seatka, turned Ewauna, her cat and kittens, AND her dog, Komax into rocks. Mean guy, wouldn't you say? 

I was tempted to share this for my 4th 5-day Color Challenge entry, but decided to go with something more dark and moody titled, Seatka, which you can see on Facebook ifyo... more »

The Cat & Kittens - Bandon, Oregon

I did something new today -- I posted three different images across three social networks, Facebook, Ello, and now G+. Hopefully this keeps things interesting for people who follow me on more than one platform.

Anyway, this is The Cat and Kittens rocks in Bandon. According to Indian legend, these belonged to a beautiful princess, Ewauna, who brought her cat and kittens to the beach and then swam into the water to enjoy the sea. After she refused to comply with the demands of an evil ocean spirit who asked that she look into his eyes, the spirit, Seatka, turned Ewauna, her cat and kittens, AND her dog, Komax into rocks. Mean guy, wouldn't you say? 

I was tempted to share this for my 4th 5-day Color Challenge entry, but decided to go with something more dark and moody titled, Seatka, which you can see on Facebook if you're interested.___

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2014-10-20 21:00:53 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Announcement: #LeadingLinesMonday  Is Coming To A Close

Hey guys, some of you may know - I've been a co-curator of the +Leading Lines Monday theme for about two years now. It was decided today that we will be ending the theme. We're encouraging participants to share with us their final #leadinglinesmonday  image next week as a grand finale. Bonus points if you can make it Halloween themed!

A huge thanks to +Pam Boling who brought me onboard two years ago and to the rest of the team, +Elle Rogers, +David Murphy, +Michael B. Stuart, and +Andreas Levi, for always having  my back during busy Mondays. You encouraged so many LLM photographers (including myself) with great feedback, week after week. You guys made Google+ a better place.

I also want to thank those who have submitted to the theme over the years. At one time,we ha... more »

Announcement: #LeadingLinesMonday  Is Coming To A Close

Hey guys, some of you may know - I've been a co-curator of the +Leading Lines Monday theme for about two years now. It was decided today that we will be ending the theme. We're encouraging participants to share with us their final #leadinglinesmonday  image next week as a grand finale. Bonus points if you can make it Halloween themed!

A huge thanks to +Pam Boling who brought me onboard two years ago and to the rest of the team, +Elle Rogers, +David Murphy, +Michael B. Stuart, and +Andreas Levi, for always having  my back during busy Mondays. You encouraged so many LLM photographers (including myself) with great feedback, week after week. You guys made Google+ a better place.

I also want to thank those who have submitted to the theme over the years. At one time, we had 200-300 submissions per week from you. We saw many inspiring photos and met many friends. I hope that you continue to make great images even after this theme goes away.

For now, I leave you with a color version of "South Beach Terminus" that I made months ago, but originally posted in B&W. It features prominent diagonal lines meant to lead the viewer's eye through the frame. Remember, leading lines are one of many tools you can use in a variety of ways to enhance your composition. I highly encourage you to pick up The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman if you're looking to improve your photography. It helped me when I was first starting and to this day is a great resource when I need a refresher.

Like I said before, keep making images and we'll see you next week for the #leadinglinesmonday  grand finale.___

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2014-10-20 17:30:23 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Gandalf's Hat - Cannon Beach, Oregon

Having a little fun with titling after +Nathan Wirth posted this: goo.gl/Xdet4h and challenged me to participate in the Five Day Color Challenge for B&W Photographers over on Facebook.

For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré.

Gandalf's Hat - Cannon Beach, Oregon

Having a little fun with titling after +Nathan Wirth posted this: goo.gl/Xdet4h and challenged me to participate in the Five Day Color Challenge for B&W Photographers over on Facebook.

For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré.___

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2014-10-16 17:26:41 (39 comments, 2 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Oh boy, the +STARK Awards results were insanely good!

A few months ago, I submitted a few photos to +Stark-Magazine's first ever photography competition, and the results came in yesterday. I didn't grab any wins or mentions, but as I looked through the winner's gallery in awe, I understood why.

The work on that page is nothing short of phenomenal (you can view it here: www.starkawards.com/2014wi.html). Among the winners and HMs were images by these amazing artists who I'm happy to associate with:
+Volker Birke, +Nathan Wirth, +Gittan Beheydt, +Dennis Ramos, +Sandra Parlow, +Gavin Dunbar, +Olivier Du Tré, +Sairam Sundaresan, +FineartPhotoshots, +Josh Haftel, +Dominique Dubied, +Dermot Russell, +Jarrod Bruner, and Kevin Boyle (who recently stepped away from G+).

Included in that collection of eye candy was this HM by +Moises Levy which isone of t... more »

Free !___Oh boy, the +STARK Awards results were insanely good!

A few months ago, I submitted a few photos to +Stark-Magazine's first ever photography competition, and the results came in yesterday. I didn't grab any wins or mentions, but as I looked through the winner's gallery in awe, I understood why.

The work on that page is nothing short of phenomenal (you can view it here: www.starkawards.com/2014wi.html). Among the winners and HMs were images by these amazing artists who I'm happy to associate with:
+Volker Birke, +Nathan Wirth, +Gittan Beheydt, +Dennis Ramos, +Sandra Parlow, +Gavin Dunbar, +Olivier Du Tré, +Sairam Sundaresan, +FineartPhotoshots, +Josh Haftel, +Dominique Dubied, +Dermot Russell, +Jarrod Bruner, and Kevin Boyle (who recently stepped away from G+).

Included in that collection of eye candy was this HM by +Moises Levy which is one of the best images I've seen in a long time. This one really gets me going for some reason. Must be the beautifully stark contrast created by that dark pier and whimsically placed rope. All I can do is shake my head when I look at this and many of the other images from that gallery.

EDIT: A few others whose work I love following, but aren't on G+, including Kevin:
► Darren Moore (www.darrenmoorephotography.com):
► Jayanta Roy (500px.com/jayanta)
► Kevin Boyle (kevinboylestudio.com)

Congratulations to all of you guys and a personal thanks to each one of you for inspiring me at different times with your brilliant imagery.

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2014-10-13 17:40:57 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Time for a new profile pic

This was photographed by my fiancée during a fun collaboration session earlier this year. I don't normally post portraits but we got some good ones, so I'll probably share some of them in the near future. I couldn't decide on B&W or color, so I went with color on #Ello  and B&W everywhere else.

Color version at ello.co/simosxenakis

Time for a new profile pic

This was photographed by my fiancée during a fun collaboration session earlier this year. I don't normally post portraits but we got some good ones, so I'll probably share some of them in the near future. I couldn't decide on B&W or color, so I went with color on #Ello  and B&W everywhere else.

Color version at ello.co/simosxenakis___

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2014-10-07 21:48:58 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Come find me on Ello!

www.ello.co/simosxenakis

Thanks to +Victor Bezrukov, I scored an invite to join the new social network, Ello, yesterday. I'm liking it a lot so far. The design is clean and minimal. It's not feature-rich like G+ or Facebook, but that's what makes it so refreshing. The simplicity allows your posts (whether it be text, images, or a combination) to take center stage. 

Come check it out and share your username here so we can build into a solid community!

Come find me on Ello!

www.ello.co/simosxenakis

Thanks to +Victor Bezrukov, I scored an invite to join the new social network, Ello, yesterday. I'm liking it a lot so far. The design is clean and minimal. It's not feature-rich like G+ or Facebook, but that's what makes it so refreshing. The simplicity allows your posts (whether it be text, images, or a combination) to take center stage. 

Come check it out and share your username here so we can build into a solid community!___

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2014-10-06 12:53:52 (34 comments, 3 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

Memory Lane
Central Oregon Coast, USA

This image embodies my journey exploring the Oregon coast during my first solo photography trip earlier this year. As I prepare to embark on another seascape adventure in Maine next week, I am drawing on my camera roll for inspiration. I look through the images captured on that trip and I’m reminded of the wonders of the great outdoors, particularly the thrill of standing on a rugged, undeveloped coastline. I can best describe it as feeling like you’ve arrived at the edge of the world, somewhere between the known and unknown. It resonates spiritually, as it forces me to dig deep and contemplate life’s mysteries. The danger, the freedom, the mystique -- it’s all part of why I love to photograph seascapes.

#minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

For more of my work, please visit www.simosxenakis.com

Memory Lane
Central Oregon Coast, USA

This image embodies my journey exploring the Oregon coast during my first solo photography trip earlier this year. As I prepare to embark on another seascape adventure in Maine next week, I am drawing on my camera roll for inspiration. I look through the images captured on that trip and I’m reminded of the wonders of the great outdoors, particularly the thrill of standing on a rugged, undeveloped coastline. I can best describe it as feeling like you’ve arrived at the edge of the world, somewhere between the known and unknown. It resonates spiritually, as it forces me to dig deep and contemplate life’s mysteries. The danger, the freedom, the mystique -- it’s all part of why I love to photograph seascapes.

#minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

For more of my work, please visit www.simosxenakis.com___

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2014-09-29 13:49:38 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

A beautiful photo by the talented +Travis Rhoads. I just love the play of light that gives this such an intimate feel.

Isolation
Botany Bay, South Carolina
September 28, 2014

Yesterday I shared a quick cellphone pano of the scene that was before me on my first ever trip to Botany Bay.  I was there with +Alistair Nicol and +Tommy White for their +Mountains To Sea Workshops  September LE workshop.  It was great to meet them, and get to experience some of the really cool local shooting locations that I had not been to in the area.  

But the light was not on our side this weekend...we battled flat gray overcast skies, intermittent rain showers, and for me getting over the mental disappointment that comes from those kind of shooting conditions.  

But in the end, I finally got to experience Botany Bay.  What a cool, enchanting, mystical and haunting place...I had ideas of what it would be like, but nothing like what it really is.  The bad light conditions made us think differently, look for different compositions and try to work with the conditions. My mind went minimal.  Very minimal. 

For this edit I went for minimal, smooth and clean...I hope it presents that way.  I am open to any and all crits....thanks for looking.

TECH
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 17-40L @ 19mm
ISO 100, f/8, 181 Seconds
Lee Big Stopper and Lee 3 Stop ND

Sharing today with #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

#allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Enrique Pelaez and +Brian Cox 

#monochromemonday  +Monochrome Monday by the new group of curators +RJ Wilner +Yoz Creative +Andreas Bartels and +Charles Lupica emeritus

#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Jim Warthman +Johan Peijnenburg +Tom Hierl +David Pilasky +Toshi Nakamura +David Heath Williams +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips and +Jeff Beddow 

#thebwproject  by +Tisha Montgomery +Susan Porter and +Brandon Luk 

Member of +Best Top Photographer Group by +Rinus Bakker 
+BTP Landscape Pro  curated by +Nancy Dempsey 
+BTP Monochrome Pro curated by +Jesse Martineau ___A beautiful photo by the talented +Travis Rhoads. I just love the play of light that gives this such an intimate feel.

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2014-09-25 17:45:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Eliza and Plus One Collection III need your help

Hi everyone, the Saving Eliza campaign and publication of Plus One Collection Volume III could really use your help to reach the required fundraising goal. There's over 2 days left to donate to Eliza's cause and buy a copy of this wonderful book, so please have a look at the source link. Thanks so much!

Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here - http://igg.me/at/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next 30 days. We know it's a lofty one, but it will allow us to do two things - publish and ship the book to all campaign sponsors, and raise $5,000-10,000 for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill. 

The campaign is a fixed goal campaign, meaning, we do need to meet the goal of $30,000 before we receive any funds and can print the book. 

I know many of you who contributed photographs to the book want to know if your photo made it. We're still working on the selection, and will announce the list of contributing artists next week. Stay tuned! 

But in the meantime, we're happy to announce that the book publication process is back on track and with your help, let's make it happen and help Eliza!___Eliza and Plus One Collection III need your help

Hi everyone, the Saving Eliza campaign and publication of Plus One Collection Volume III could really use your help to reach the required fundraising goal. There's over 2 days left to donate to Eliza's cause and buy a copy of this wonderful book, so please have a look at the source link. Thanks so much!

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2014-09-25 17:38:56 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

2014 IPA Awards

I'm really happy to announce that I received 2 Honorable Mentions in this year's IPA Pro Fine Art Landscape and Architecture: Bridges categories. Thanks to everyone here for your support and enjoyment of my work and congratulations to all the other artists who also received HMs!

#ipaawards   #internationalphotographyawards   #ipa  

2014 IPA Awards

I'm really happy to announce that I received 2 Honorable Mentions in this year's IPA Pro Fine Art Landscape and Architecture: Bridges categories. Thanks to everyone here for your support and enjoyment of my work and congratulations to all the other artists who also received HMs!

#ipaawards   #internationalphotographyawards   #ipa  ___

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2014-09-06 00:22:47 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

I'm honored to be part of a great project!

I just learned that "Among Gods" was selected to be published in the newest Plus One Collection photography book. Pretty sweet news heading into the weekend, but what's even sweeter is knowing that the proceeds from the sale of the book are going towards the Save Eliza fund.

Eliza is a 4 year old girl who suffers from a rare degenerative disease known as Sanfilippo Syndrome that will prevent her from reaching her teen years if a cure is not found. You can learn about the project and contribute to the campaign here: http://goo.gl/i3ZH0D

The book, as many of you here know, will be stunning. I own the first two volumes and I'm blown away each time I browse through the pages. It's a great honor to once again be part of such a very cool project.

#PlusOneCollectionIII 

Among Gods
Symons State Park, Oceanside, OR

This is the leading image of a new series I'm working on that will consist of coastal monoliths photographed during my trip to Oregon last week. As with much of my recent work, I used many of the techniques I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass - which are amazing.

I have to say, this was the first time I actively thought about design and vision when taking and post-processing a photo. Big thanks to Joel for that. Joel also suggested that I pick a specific focus of subject, style, or genre to practice on, so you will definitely see some recurring themes in the upcoming series. If you like a combination of dark, mythical, mystical, and magical, stay tuned!

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls  #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller  
For +Coastal Thursday  #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn   
For +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Vishal Kumar +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould and +Steve Gould 
For #amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
For +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsmonochrome  by +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood
For +Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  by +andi rivarola 
For +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  by +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang 
For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome  #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER and +dietmar rogacki 
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek  
For +Breakfast Club  #breakfastclub  by +Gemma Costa   
For +LongExposure Thursday  #longexposurethursday  +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi 
For +1212Scenery  #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller  
For #thirstythursday   #thirstythursdaypics  by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra  
For +Design Thursday  #designthursday  by +Venkatram Harish Belvadi   
For #travelthursday  by +Laura Mitchum 
And thanks to +Robin Griggs Wood for pointing out:
+PixelWorld  #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras 
and +Promote Photography  #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Naghmeh Khadembashi 
Sheesh, after all this theming, I might need to grab a #coffeethursday  ;)___I'm honored to be part of a great project!

I just learned that "Among Gods" was selected to be published in the newest Plus One Collection photography book. Pretty sweet news heading into the weekend, but what's even sweeter is knowing that the proceeds from the sale of the book are going towards the Save Eliza fund.

Eliza is a 4 year old girl who suffers from a rare degenerative disease known as Sanfilippo Syndrome that will prevent her from reaching her teen years if a cure is not found. You can learn about the project and contribute to the campaign here: http://goo.gl/i3ZH0D

The book, as many of you here know, will be stunning. I own the first two volumes and I'm blown away each time I browse through the pages. It's a great honor to once again be part of such a very cool project.

#PlusOneCollectionIII 

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2014-09-04 21:58:17 (48 comments, 5 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

Siletz Bay, Study 4, Lincoln City, Oregon

This is the fourth and final image from my session at Siletz Bay during my recent trip along the Oregon coast. I'll now travel slightly north (virtually - the trip already happened) towards Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda before heading back south towards Bandon.

You can see the rest of the series and more of my work at: www.simosxenakis.com

Siletz Bay, Study 4, Lincoln City, Oregon

This is the fourth and final image from my session at Siletz Bay during my recent trip along the Oregon coast. I'll now travel slightly north (virtually - the trip already happened) towards Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda before heading back south towards Bandon.

You can see the rest of the series and more of my work at: www.simosxenakis.com___

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2014-08-29 03:37:54 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease... is goin' down.

Well, +Steve-Maxx landeros hit me with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today. If you haven't seen his video, it's great. See here: http://goo.gl/dsZpgS

In response to Steve's challenge, I donated a few bucks and nominated some friends/family as well as the following: +Jaycee Crawford, +Ralph Mendoza, +Dennis Ramos, and +Nathan Wirth. You're up! As per the rules, you guys have 24 hours to either donate whatever you can to ALS research or film an ice bucket video of your own. More than anything, this thing is about awareness, so whatever you can do to spread the word about ALS will be greatly appreciated by those who suffer from this horrible disease.

I have some links that give insight as to how devastating this disease is (they're short videos):
http://goo.gl/xhks3Ch... more »

ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease... is goin' down.

Well, +Steve-Maxx landeros hit me with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today. If you haven't seen his video, it's great. See here: http://goo.gl/dsZpgS

In response to Steve's challenge, I donated a few bucks and nominated some friends/family as well as the following: +Jaycee Crawford, +Ralph Mendoza, +Dennis Ramos, and +Nathan Wirth. You're up! As per the rules, you guys have 24 hours to either donate whatever you can to ALS research or film an ice bucket video of your own. More than anything, this thing is about awareness, so whatever you can do to spread the word about ALS will be greatly appreciated by those who suffer from this horrible disease.

I have some links that give insight as to how devastating this disease is (they're short videos):
http://goo.gl/xhks3C
http://goo.gl/2KcNPu

I hope all of this inspires you to think about helping out, and hey, if you need some words of encouragement, just take a look at this recent quote directly from ALSA: As of Wednesday, August 27, The ALS Association has received $94.3 million in donations compared to $2.7 million during the same time period last year. Source here: http://goo.gl/Me5j6W

Incredible, right? Donations can be made at www.alsa.org. Thanks for helping out, guys!

#getinvolved  
#icebucketchallenge
#alsicebucketchallenge
#strikeoutals___

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2014-08-28 19:12:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Hey guys, remember Plus One Collection Vol. III?

It's on track as long as we can raise $30k during the next month. Please spread the word, or contribute to the Indiegogo campaign if you have the funds to help. No need to worry - funds will only be collected at the end of the month if the $30k target is met, so we're all in this together.

+Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee are also very close to choosing the published artists, for those who submitted.

#PlusOneCollectionIII 

Announcing Plus One Collection Volume III Fundraising Campaign

It's been a long journey, but we are fully focused on this now, and want to get the latest version of the #PlusOneCollectionIII book into your hands before Christmas. To help us get there, we created an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will provide us with the funds needed to publish the book. 

All the details are here - http://igg.me/at/plus-one-collection-iii/x/2020311

We also created a video explaining our project. You can find it here - Plus One Collection, Volume III 

We hope you can help up in two ways - first, contribute the funds for the book by picking one of the perks offered there. Second, please help us spread the word! Share the news here, share the news to your friends and family on other social networks and email. Share, share, share!

We set a goal to raise $30,000 in the next 30 days. We know it's a lofty one, but it will allow us to do two things - publish and ship the book to all campaign sponsors, and raise $5,000-10,000 for our charitable cause, Eliza O'Neill. 

The campaign is a fixed goal campaign, meaning, we do need to meet the goal of $30,000 before we receive any funds and can print the book. 

I know many of you who contributed photographs to the book want to know if your photo made it. We're still working on the selection, and will announce the list of contributing artists next week. Stay tuned! 

But in the meantime, we're happy to announce that the book publication process is back on track and with your help, let's make it happen and help Eliza!___Hey guys, remember Plus One Collection Vol. III?

It's on track as long as we can raise $30k during the next month. Please spread the word, or contribute to the Indiegogo campaign if you have the funds to help. No need to worry - funds will only be collected at the end of the month if the $30k target is met, so we're all in this together.

+Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee are also very close to choosing the published artists, for those who submitted.

#PlusOneCollectionIII 

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2014-08-17 00:28:50 (35 comments, 2 reshares, 172 +1s)Open 

Siletz Bay, Study 3, Lincoln City, Oregon

Here's my third interpretation of the gorgeous Siletz Bay along the central Oregon coast.

You can see the rest of the series and more of my work at: http://www.simosxenakis.com

Edit: tagging an early #minimalmonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré. 

Siletz Bay, Study 3, Lincoln City, Oregon

Here's my third interpretation of the gorgeous Siletz Bay along the central Oregon coast.

You can see the rest of the series and more of my work at: http://www.simosxenakis.com

Edit: tagging an early #minimalmonday curated by +Olivier Du Tré. ___

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2014-07-30 18:28:04 (44 comments, 1 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

August is coming... no, not that August!

I was super thrilled when I learned two weeks ago that I was invited to join August (www.agst.co/), the new social media platform for artists and art lovers, by way of +Nathan Wirth's recommendation (thank you, Nathan! I'm infinitely honored.). 

August promises to connect content creators with consumers, fans, and collectors of artistic media in an exciting way that does not exist in today's social media sphere. As an aspiring (and struggling) artist, I can tell you that this addresses a core problem. Most of my audience consists of fellow-artists, and while I love feeding off their creativity and knowledge, I would ultimately like to reach a broader audience with my work. I'm sure this same crux applies to most of the mere mortals on G+ who don't have upwards of 1MM followers :) Even you... more »

August is coming... no, not that August!

I was super thrilled when I learned two weeks ago that I was invited to join August (www.agst.co/), the new social media platform for artists and art lovers, by way of +Nathan Wirth's recommendation (thank you, Nathan! I'm infinitely honored.). 

August promises to connect content creators with consumers, fans, and collectors of artistic media in an exciting way that does not exist in today's social media sphere. As an aspiring (and struggling) artist, I can tell you that this addresses a core problem. Most of my audience consists of fellow-artists, and while I love feeding off their creativity and knowledge, I would ultimately like to reach a broader audience with my work. I'm sure this same crux applies to most of the mere mortals on G+ who don't have upwards of 1MM followers :) Even you guys with 1MM+ followers can probably attest to my suspicion that most of your followers aren't truly interested in art.

The vision for August is to have a place where people can go to discover, exclusively, a good film, painting, photograph, piece of music, or literary work without the distraction of cat memes, food photos, and selfies. The team at August has been conceptualizing and developing this platform for the past 6 years and based on my conversations with co-creator, +Sean Wing, they are serious about making this work. It'll be both web and mobile, and if it takes off, it has the potential to be a game changer.

To all my fellow artists on here, I hope that you'll check out the site and share the word with your audiences. Whether you're trying to monetize your talent or simply touch people's lives with your work, the product of your passion deserves to be featured and discovered.

You can sign up for the beta release (as either an artist or consumer) here: www.agst.co
You can also check out the FB page here: www.facebook.com/AugustApp
And you can read more about August here: www.medium.com/@seanwing/august-the-playbook-19d81c19ffe5
And here: www.slrlounge.com/august-social-media-game-changer-for-all-artists
And here: www.fstoppers.com/editorial/introducing-august-can-it-solve-one-greatest-challenges-facing-artists-25576

For a sampling of work that you might find on August, please see the below featured photographers who have already joined up:
+Nathan Wirth 
+Dennis Ramos 
+Mikko Lagerstedt 
+Toby Harriman 
+John Kosmopoulos 
+Mark Gvazdinskas 
+Charles Paul Azzopardi 
+Jaime Ibarra 
+Ron Clifford 

#august   #augustapp   #augustcorp   #augustcorporation   #fineartphotography   ___

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2014-07-25 16:30:37 (30 comments, 3 reshares, 240 +1s)Open 

Verrazano Bridge, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Giving some love to the east coast (home) while I take my time editing photos from my Oregon trip.

For more of my work, please visit:
www.simosxenakis.com

Verrazano Bridge, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Giving some love to the east coast (home) while I take my time editing photos from my Oregon trip.

For more of my work, please visit:
www.simosxenakis.com___

2014-07-19 14:49:34 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Anybody having issues with Google+ notifications yesterday and today?

Whenever a notification comes in (on my phone, or on the computer) and I click on the red bell, all of them disappear and it tells me I have no notifications.

+Google+ Help 

Anybody having issues with Google+ notifications yesterday and today?

Whenever a notification comes in (on my phone, or on the computer) and I click on the red bell, all of them disappear and it tells me I have no notifications.

+Google+ Help ___

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2014-07-18 04:25:04 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

Siletz Bay, Study 2, Lincoln City, Oregon

Here's another image from Siletz Bay, just outside of Lincoln City. It was taken during my recent seascape adventure along the central Oregon coast. I absolutely loved this location and could probably spend a couple of weeks staring at these gorgeous rocks.

Hope you enjoy.

For more work: www.simosxenakis.com

Siletz Bay, Study 2, Lincoln City, Oregon

Here's another image from Siletz Bay, just outside of Lincoln City. It was taken during my recent seascape adventure along the central Oregon coast. I absolutely loved this location and could probably spend a couple of weeks staring at these gorgeous rocks.

Hope you enjoy.

For more work: www.simosxenakis.com___

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2014-07-09 20:56:50 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

kōzu essence

Really pleased to be part of this project and have my story and image featured alongside other great photographers, +Thibault Roland, +Michael Diblicek, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, and Greg Stewart. Kōzu essence is a new multi-platform project by +kozu books that's all about sharing stories and images about inspiration. The write-ups on the site are great and the images are truly inspirational. I can't wait to see some of this stuff in print.

#kozubook   #kozuessence  

kōzu essence

Really pleased to be part of this project and have my story and image featured alongside other great photographers, +Thibault Roland, +Michael Diblicek, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, and Greg Stewart. Kōzu essence is a new multi-platform project by +kozu books that's all about sharing stories and images about inspiration. The write-ups on the site are great and the images are truly inspirational. I can't wait to see some of this stuff in print.

#kozubook   #kozuessence  ___

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2014-06-30 05:05:29 (35 comments, 1 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

Siletz Bay, Study 1, Lincoln City, Oregon

For #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

I'm finally getting around to editing photos from my recent trip along the Oregon coast. This is the first of a few photographs taken during an amazing session in Siletz Bay, just south of Lincoln City.

Siletz Bay, Study 1, Lincoln City, Oregon

For #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

I'm finally getting around to editing photos from my recent trip along the Oregon coast. This is the first of a few photographs taken during an amazing session in Siletz Bay, just south of Lincoln City.___

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2014-05-28 17:22:18 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Have you guys seen Volume 1 of +kozu books yet???
It is AMAZING.

All B&W long exposure, litho printed on 300gsm paper. It features the work of +Jeff Gaydash, +Joel Tjintjelaar, +Michael Diblicek, +Hengki Koentjoro, and a few others I can't tag. The print quality is just fantastic and the shipping was super fast to the United States.

Even if you are familiar with an artist's work (from websites & social media sharing), I encourage you to buy their work in PRINT. Seeing images printed on beautiful paper (especially at such a high level like this) gives you a whole new appreciation. This book is a great way to get your hands on PRINTED work by some of the best B&W fine art photographers around.

www.kozubooks.com

Have you guys seen Volume 1 of +kozu books yet???
It is AMAZING.

All B&W long exposure, litho printed on 300gsm paper. It features the work of +Jeff Gaydash, +Joel Tjintjelaar, +Michael Diblicek, +Hengki Koentjoro, and a few others I can't tag. The print quality is just fantastic and the shipping was super fast to the United States.

Even if you are familiar with an artist's work (from websites & social media sharing), I encourage you to buy their work in PRINT. Seeing images printed on beautiful paper (especially at such a high level like this) gives you a whole new appreciation. This book is a great way to get your hands on PRINTED work by some of the best B&W fine art photographers around.

www.kozubooks.com___

2014-05-22 21:42:53 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I'm loving the latest G+ update for Android. Don't care much for all the auto-awesomeness or whatever, but the improved image quality on mobile devices is seriously AMAZING. I stopped viewing images on my phone for a while because they just looked like crap compared to FB and the regular website, but the images are now looking sharp and clean with lots of pop.

Thank you, Google. 

I'm loving the latest G+ update for Android. Don't care much for all the auto-awesomeness or whatever, but the improved image quality on mobile devices is seriously AMAZING. I stopped viewing images on my phone for a while because they just looked like crap compared to FB and the regular website, but the images are now looking sharp and clean with lots of pop.

Thank you, Google. ___

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2014-05-14 16:22:26 (38 comments, 1 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

A glimpse into what I've been up to...

My fiancée, +Peggy Richardson, and I run a local photography business on the side called +11Pine Photography. It's a new thing for us but we're not being too aggressive with our marketing yet. One reason is because I'm trying to maintain a good balance between "for hire" work and my personal passion for fine art photography. So far, I'm happy to say it's working. 

Last week, I spent 6 days on the road shooting seascapes (ugh, I could have done it for 60 days - it was amazing!), but before I left, we shot this adorable newborn in the photo below, and while I was on the road, I was hired to shoot some professional photos at one of the hotels in Lincoln City, Oregon. Pretty cool, right?

In summary, balance is key.
When I left my job to pursue photography, I decided that I would alwaysdo... more »

A glimpse into what I've been up to...

My fiancée, +Peggy Richardson, and I run a local photography business on the side called +11Pine Photography. It's a new thing for us but we're not being too aggressive with our marketing yet. One reason is because I'm trying to maintain a good balance between "for hire" work and my personal passion for fine art photography. So far, I'm happy to say it's working. 

Last week, I spent 6 days on the road shooting seascapes (ugh, I could have done it for 60 days - it was amazing!), but before I left, we shot this adorable newborn in the photo below, and while I was on the road, I was hired to shoot some professional photos at one of the hotels in Lincoln City, Oregon. Pretty cool, right?

In summary, balance is key.
When I left my job to pursue photography, I decided that I would always do what makes me happy and I'd strive to find good balance in my life - even if it meant I wouldn't get rich. Almost exactly one year later, I'm doing what I love, and while I'm certainly not rich, my soul is abounding with joy.___

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2014-04-14 12:51:53 (50 comments, 4 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

South Beach Terminus
Arrochar, Staten Island

For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

South Beach Terminus
Arrochar, Staten Island

For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2014-04-07 16:10:36 (60 comments, 3 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

"M"
Brooklyn, NY

Here's another one from my local wanderings last week. Unlike the previous image, "O" (goo.gl/Iubf4b), "M" called for a reduced tonal range with a delicate presentation. This probably won't be combined with "O" for that diptych I spoke about. They both enjoy their peaceful isolation.

Sharing with #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré. 

(Apologies to +Sandra Parlow, +Dayne Reast, et al for losing your comments last night. It wasn't quite ready for posting.)

"M"
Brooklyn, NY

Here's another one from my local wanderings last week. Unlike the previous image, "O" (goo.gl/Iubf4b), "M" called for a reduced tonal range with a delicate presentation. This probably won't be combined with "O" for that diptych I spoke about. They both enjoy their peaceful isolation.

Sharing with #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré. 

(Apologies to +Sandra Parlow, +Dayne Reast, et al for losing your comments last night. It wasn't quite ready for posting.)___

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2014-04-04 23:14:07 (56 comments, 5 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

"O"

A beautiful rock I spotted while roaming the coastline of the Lower NY Bay near my apartment yesterday. The shape of this rock reminds me of a place called "Petra Tou Omirou" from my father's hometown in Greece. According to legend, Petra Tou Omirou, or Homer's Rock, is the teacher's chair from which Homer taught his students. The "O" is short for Omiro (Homer), so I felt it appropriate to choose a harmonious centered treatment on this one.

"O" will most likely be part of a diptych, displayed alongside another image with a similar minimal composition. The second image is almost done, so stay tuned!

"O" is on my website for those who are interested in prints.
www.simosxenakis.com

"O"

A beautiful rock I spotted while roaming the coastline of the Lower NY Bay near my apartment yesterday. The shape of this rock reminds me of a place called "Petra Tou Omirou" from my father's hometown in Greece. According to legend, Petra Tou Omirou, or Homer's Rock, is the teacher's chair from which Homer taught his students. The "O" is short for Omiro (Homer), so I felt it appropriate to choose a harmonious centered treatment on this one.

"O" will most likely be part of a diptych, displayed alongside another image with a similar minimal composition. The second image is almost done, so stay tuned!

"O" is on my website for those who are interested in prints.
www.simosxenakis.com___

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2014-03-17 01:33:55 (62 comments, 5 reshares, 246 +1s)Open 

Anaïs
Bandon, OR

Spent some time working on a new image this weekend and along with it, I thought I'd share a quote I came across recently by an author named Anaïs Nin. It goes, "We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are." After a fair bit of self-reflection this winter, Anaïs' quote is a gentle reminder that we should really love ourselves and see beauty within in order to appreciate everything around us and reconcile the complexities of the outside world.

Sharing this with the always stellar #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.

Anaïs
Bandon, OR

Spent some time working on a new image this weekend and along with it, I thought I'd share a quote I came across recently by an author named Anaïs Nin. It goes, "We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are." After a fair bit of self-reflection this winter, Anaïs' quote is a gentle reminder that we should really love ourselves and see beauty within in order to appreciate everything around us and reconcile the complexities of the outside world.

Sharing this with the always stellar #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré.___

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2014-02-27 22:48:38 (74 comments, 19 reshares, 324 +1s)Open 

Among Gods
Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanside, OR

Well folks, I've been trying to figure things out for myself lately, searching for inspiration and artistic vision. In case you haven't heard, the very generous +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee are publishing a new version of Plus One Collection. This has caused me to come out of my brief hibernation stage. 

"Among Gods" is my submission to the new book - it's an image I created after I began +Joel Tjintjelaar's workshop last summer. It was well-received at the time, but I'm using it because it represents an intentional stylistic/artistic shift from my image published in last year's book. Gone (for now) is my obsession with bridges, buildings, and tunnels; inspiring me more than anything today is the beauty of the natural world. We recently took a trip to Sedona,Arizon... more »

Among Gods
Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanside, OR

Well folks, I've been trying to figure things out for myself lately, searching for inspiration and artistic vision. In case you haven't heard, the very generous +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee are publishing a new version of Plus One Collection. This has caused me to come out of my brief hibernation stage. 

"Among Gods" is my submission to the new book - it's an image I created after I began +Joel Tjintjelaar's workshop last summer. It was well-received at the time, but I'm using it because it represents an intentional stylistic/artistic shift from my image published in last year's book. Gone (for now) is my obsession with bridges, buildings, and tunnels; inspiring me more than anything today is the beauty of the natural world. We recently took a trip to Sedona, Arizona (my God, gorgeous) and I'm really missing Oregon and the West Coast in general. As soon as I've better locked in my vision and connected with my natural surroundings (hard to do living in NYC), I'll start sharing work on G+ again, but in the meantime, you can see a lot more of my "soul-searching" on Instagram. 

Anyway, the theme for this year’s book is “Our World” - a great choice - and you can submit any image that fits into one of the following categories: “Our Planet”, “Our People”, or “Our Creations”.

Check out Ivan's post (http://goo.gl/MQoT6U) and be sure to submit your best image prior to March 17th!

Go #PlusOneCollectionIII !___

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2014-02-10 20:04:40 (39 comments, 8 reshares, 268 +1s)Open 

Depths & Darkness
Estacada, OR

Depths & Darkness
Estacada, OR___

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2014-01-09 11:00:51 (62 comments, 17 reshares, 256 +1s)Open 

Fields Of Fairy
Redland, Oregon

Fields Of Fairy
Redland, Oregon___

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2014-01-06 23:35:18 (60 comments, 9 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

Seeking The Silence

For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

Seeking The Silence

For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2013-12-31 04:06:40 (66 comments, 3 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

Thank You For A Great 2013!

I want to quickly thank all of my friends on here for their amazing support this year. I began 2013 as a straight-laced financial analyst and ended it a photographer pursuing his dream (still straight-laced though!). If it wasn't for the inspiring community on G+, FB, Instagram, Stark Magazine, 1x, etc, I would have never mustered up the courage to change career paths and test this dream of mine. I can't thank you all enough for giving me the fuel to push myself during this journey.

+Peggy Richardson and I will be launching our local photography business, 11Pine Photography, next week (please look out for the announcement or scroll back to last week when we posted teasers!), but God-willing, I'll also continue to grow as an artist working extra hard to cultivate, develop, and hone my artistic vision.

As a reminder, all... more »

Thank You For A Great 2013!

I want to quickly thank all of my friends on here for their amazing support this year. I began 2013 as a straight-laced financial analyst and ended it a photographer pursuing his dream (still straight-laced though!). If it wasn't for the inspiring community on G+, FB, Instagram, Stark Magazine, 1x, etc, I would have never mustered up the courage to change career paths and test this dream of mine. I can't thank you all enough for giving me the fuel to push myself during this journey.

+Peggy Richardson and I will be launching our local photography business, 11Pine Photography, next week (please look out for the announcement or scroll back to last week when we posted teasers!), but God-willing, I'll also continue to grow as an artist working extra hard to cultivate, develop, and hone my artistic vision.

As a reminder, all of my work is on my website, www.simosxenakis.com, but I'll be providing a link to our new FB page and business site when we launch 11Pine next week.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy, happy, and successful 2014! 

#bestof2013___

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2013-12-29 06:13:58 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Devilkat Tripod Spikes!

I'm loving my new support gear (picked up a Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead and TVC-33 tripod legs), but I was in need of a set of spikes for shifty terrain, so instead of paying $100 for the RRS or Gitzo versions, I worked with my future father-in-law to fabricate a custom set of vicious red spikes that would work wonders with my sticks :)

I'm calling them Devilkat Spikes by Richardson Industries.

#devilkat   #tripod   #spikes  

Devilkat Tripod Spikes!

I'm loving my new support gear (picked up a Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead and TVC-33 tripod legs), but I was in need of a set of spikes for shifty terrain, so instead of paying $100 for the RRS or Gitzo versions, I worked with my future father-in-law to fabricate a custom set of vicious red spikes that would work wonders with my sticks :)

I'm calling them Devilkat Spikes by Richardson Industries.

#devilkat   #tripod   #spikes  ___

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2013-12-25 07:22:11 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

All I Want For Christmas Is You.

What's on YOUR Christmas list this year? Frankly, I'm just happy to be spending the holidays with my fiancée, +Peggy Richardson. Lucky for me, she was agreeable to a quick portrait session while we were driving around scouting for foggy photo ops :)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

All I Want For Christmas Is You.

What's on YOUR Christmas list this year? Frankly, I'm just happy to be spending the holidays with my fiancée, +Peggy Richardson. Lucky for me, she was agreeable to a quick portrait session while we were driving around scouting for foggy photo ops :)

Merry Christmas, everyone!___

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2013-12-24 07:34:51 (28 comments, 8 reshares, 265 +1s)Open 

Dance of the River Ghosts 
Estacada, Oregon 

Having a blast spending Christmas with +Peggy Richardson and her family. I haven't done too much landscape shooting as I'm waiting for my new +Joel Tjintjelaar edition filters to arrive, but here's an image from the other day of the local Clackamas River with a blanket of fog over the water which dampened down the details and added some moodiness to the scene :)

With 28 minutes left in the day on the West coast, I'm sharing this with the super cool Christmas edition of  #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré because to me, scenes like this are just cozy (fog creates a wonderful silence and adds thickness to the air...mmm), and that is exactly what the holidays should be - cozy and spent with family (pardon the spooky/moody title which is very un-Christmas-like, but I couldn't resist).

Dance of the River Ghosts 
Estacada, Oregon 

Having a blast spending Christmas with +Peggy Richardson and her family. I haven't done too much landscape shooting as I'm waiting for my new +Joel Tjintjelaar edition filters to arrive, but here's an image from the other day of the local Clackamas River with a blanket of fog over the water which dampened down the details and added some moodiness to the scene :)

With 28 minutes left in the day on the West coast, I'm sharing this with the super cool Christmas edition of  #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré because to me, scenes like this are just cozy (fog creates a wonderful silence and adds thickness to the air...mmm), and that is exactly what the holidays should be - cozy and spent with family (pardon the spooky/moody title which is very un-Christmas-like, but I couldn't resist).___

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2013-12-20 22:00:58 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

11Pine Photography

The launch of 11Pine Photography is almost here! Stay tuned for more details from +Peggy Richardson and I :)

11Pine Photography

The launch of 11Pine Photography is almost here! Stay tuned for more details from +Peggy Richardson and I :)___

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2013-12-15 00:44:19 (27 comments, 11 reshares, 336 +1s)Open 

A Big Apple Christmas
NY, NY

NYC is always so special around the holidays, but equally great is spending Christmas with +Peggy Richardson and her family back in cozy Oregon.

As we fly over Michigan en route to Portland, I wanted to wish everyone a happy holidays. I hope you all enjoy your families and stay warm (looking at YOU, NYC... after we spent 2 hours on the runway getting our plane de-iced)!

We'll be back in NYC after New Year's, bellies full, and re-energized to launch our new photography business!

Stay tuned for a teaser sometime next week :-D Take care!

A Big Apple Christmas
NY, NY

NYC is always so special around the holidays, but equally great is spending Christmas with +Peggy Richardson and her family back in cozy Oregon.

As we fly over Michigan en route to Portland, I wanted to wish everyone a happy holidays. I hope you all enjoy your families and stay warm (looking at YOU, NYC... after we spent 2 hours on the runway getting our plane de-iced)!

We'll be back in NYC after New Year's, bellies full, and re-energized to launch our new photography business!

Stay tuned for a teaser sometime next week :-D Take care!___

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2013-12-10 01:12:31 (51 comments, 10 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

Two Nights In Bandon (IV)
Bandon, OR
www.simosxenakis.com

I haven't completely disappeared :) My fiancée, +Peggy Richardson, and I have been busy launching our portrait and event photography business, but my B&W artistic work lives on :) Once we've launched and I'm all settled into a routine, expect much more to come from me.

Anyway, here's the 4th image from my Bandon series!

Looping in some of my friends below:
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls  #bwfineart   #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar        
For +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Kai Kosonen +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Vishal Kumar +Michael Blyde +CarolynLim +Jay Gould and +Ste... more »

Two Nights In Bandon (IV)
Bandon, OR
www.simosxenakis.com

I haven't completely disappeared :) My fiancée, +Peggy Richardson, and I have been busy launching our portrait and event photography business, but my B&W artistic work lives on :) Once we've launched and I'm all settled into a routine, expect much more to come from me.

Anyway, here's the 4th image from my Bandon series!

Looping in some of my friends below:
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls  #bwfineart   #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar        
For +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Kai Kosonen +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Vishal Kumar +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould and +Steve Gould 
For +Stunning Moment  #stunningmoment  by +Alycia Miller and +Zvonimir Fras 
For +Monochrome Monday #monochromemonday  by +Hans Berendsen  +Jerry Johnson  +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert  +David Orr and +Martin Heller ___

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2013-12-09 19:44:40 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Teddy The Thunderbear

Hi guys, I'm asking for your favor in supporting my brother's Kickstarter project. The image below shows one of his motivational art pieces that's being included with a $150 pledge. It's called a Bear Box, and is inspired by Teddy The Thunderbear, the main character in his storybook project.

Please help him launch Volume 1 of Teddy The Thunderbear here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2056548064/tttb-teddy-the-thunderbear

Teddy The Thunderbear

Hi guys, I'm asking for your favor in supporting my brother's Kickstarter project. The image below shows one of his motivational art pieces that's being included with a $150 pledge. It's called a Bear Box, and is inspired by Teddy The Thunderbear, the main character in his storybook project.

Please help him launch Volume 1 of Teddy The Thunderbear here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2056548064/tttb-teddy-the-thunderbear___

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2013-11-18 23:03:38 (36 comments, 1 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

We're Starting a Portrait and Wedding Photography Business!

I know that I've been absent a bit lately, but +Peggy Richardson and I have been hard at work on forming our new photography business. We'll be specializing in portraits and events, and I really can't wait to launch! Here's a teaser image from a wedding that we shot a few weeks ago. 

Details (business name, website, logo, & pricing) will be posted in the next couple of weeks, so please stay tuned! 

Peggy thinks that my "king of darkness" profile picture needs to go in favor of something a bit more cheerful, but my intention is to continue putting out my fine art photography under Simos Xenakis and the business will go under its own name. As for my G+ profile, I might create a new name/page for the photography business, or (haven't decided) I'll just shareph... more »

We're Starting a Portrait and Wedding Photography Business!

I know that I've been absent a bit lately, but +Peggy Richardson and I have been hard at work on forming our new photography business. We'll be specializing in portraits and events, and I really can't wait to launch! Here's a teaser image from a wedding that we shot a few weeks ago. 

Details (business name, website, logo, & pricing) will be posted in the next couple of weeks, so please stay tuned! 

Peggy thinks that my "king of darkness" profile picture needs to go in favor of something a bit more cheerful, but my intention is to continue putting out my fine art photography under Simos Xenakis and the business will go under its own name. As for my G+ profile, I might create a new name/page for the photography business, or (haven't decided) I'll just share photos from events and portrait sessions here once in a while. Either way, fear not, my G+ stream will still be dominated by dark and moody black and white images :) 

#weddingphotography   #portraits   #nyc  ___

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2013-10-30 01:23:00 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Hey guys, been a little busy shooting people rather than landscapes & buildings lately :) With permission, I'll be posting some of those in the near future, but in the meantime, I thought I'd reshare my photo essay of last year's Hurricane Sandy in honor of the 1-year anniversary. Even though my area was not hit extremely hard, there are still signs of the storm as the waterfront has not been completely repaired yet. Crazy, I'll never forget that day.

#hurricanesandy   #sandy  

Hey guys, been a little busy shooting people rather than landscapes & buildings lately :) With permission, I'll be posting some of those in the near future, but in the meantime, I thought I'd reshare my photo essay of last year's Hurricane Sandy in honor of the 1-year anniversary. Even though my area was not hit extremely hard, there are still signs of the storm as the waterfront has not been completely repaired yet. Crazy, I'll never forget that day.

#hurricanesandy   #sandy  ___

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