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Simos Xenakis has been at 21 events

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The Drink and Click Show286Grab 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 04:30:005G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,815SEE 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 04:30:00243G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,815This 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 07:00:0085G+
Drink and Click NYC525UPDATEContrary 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 21:00:0015G+
#MetallicMonday1,139I 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 12:00:0010G+
Google+ Photos3,406,986Take 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 00:00:00965G+
Lotus Carroll1,771,815This 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 02:00:00210G+
Leigh Diprose31,599UPDATE 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 12:00:59236G+
Trey Ratcliff7,741,805A 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 03:00:00353G+
Halloween Town1,039Hi  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 00:30:00122G+
AllThingsRed2,993Hi 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 00:00:00120G+
Gorka Ortiz50,785I'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 19:00:00138G+
Steve Johnson33,925WhatPhotographs 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 07:00:0032G+
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 06:00:00198G+
Carra Riley43,706Help 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 09:30:00623G+
Victor Bezrukov1,669,162 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 20:00:00305G+
TransportTuesday7,408We 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 06:00:00160G+
Leigh Diprose31,599SHOW 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 18:00:00110G+
Mark Forman63,246This 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 15:00:00231G+
Summer Photos4,256Welcome 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 01:30:0047G+
Summer Photos4,256Welcome 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 01:00:0047G+

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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 00:46:30500337CC G+
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 18:33:12418525CC G+
Olga Kafka22,766 Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-26 08:03:25495004CC G+
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 06:51:30378225CC G+
John Nuntiatio43,852#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-20 20:38:26247046CC G+
Olga Kafka22,787Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-19 10:42:424960111CC G+
Olga Kafka22,774Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-13 13:09:43496208CC G+
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 10:46:0876004CC G+
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 05:10:55492161120CC G+
Olga Kafka22,802Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-08-05 18:50:244961110CC G+
John Nuntiatio41,647#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-29 07:24:58199157CC G+
Olga Kafka22,808Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-25 07:56:234962216CC G+
John Nuntiatio41,086#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-07-22 05:43:56265468CC G+
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 11:58:3981408CC G+
Olga Kafka22,815Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-08 07:35:514974216CC G+
Olga Kafka22,827Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-07-01 06:09:424972012CC G+
Olga Kafka22,740Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-22 21:35:574983014CC G+
Nesti Nuradriati472#sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday2014-06-21 15:25:26479519CC G+
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 10:38:3579416CC G+
Olga Kafka22,635Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many Thanks everyone!2014-06-10 14:34:294990010CC G+
Olga Kafka22,608Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-06-04 20:11:154991112CC G+
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 06:44:24338000CC G+
Olga Kafka22,603Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-27 21:07:094991210CC G+
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 23:02:30169717CC G+
Olga Kafka22,624Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-23 19:27:23499209CC G+
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 17:40:5248114088167CC G+
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 12:34:0943016917CC G+
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 21:53:11494136CC G+
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 15:28:2049116817CC G+
Olga Kafka22,658Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-05-15 06:08:515001113CC G+
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 10:40:5946713275151CC G+
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 10:19:1589425CC G+
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 12:13:5245713080148CC G+
siti aja189please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-02 04:59:264853119CC G+
Olga Kafka22,567Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-04-29 10:49:285002015CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis9,367Happy Monday! This Circle of original content creators from +Gorka Ortiz, via +Jo Ann Freeboom.2014-04-28 16:15:014445314CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281867CC G+
Christian Virag7,479...-==={ CIRCLE SHARE #1 }===-...This is my First Circle Share.If you want to be in my next Circle, please follow the next 4 Steps!1: Follow +Christian Virag  2: Plus this Circle3: Share this Circle4: Leave a comment... and you will be in the next Circle!I will try to share all 3 days a new Circle ! #circleshare   #followme   #circlecount   #circle   #addme   #circles  2014-04-26 18:19:43442101018CC G+
Jan Havrda31,475The reach of my friends have reached 31397 souls and I love you all and I hate you all as I love and hate my self for those silly things. No matter, you are all awesome.Thank you and I hope you'll enjoy this small circle of  people as much as I appreciate their company.This is  #NotAZombieCircle , made of people who won't wash your minds.2014-04-18 00:35:293897129121CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,544Hand 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 April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 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 Mapes2014-04-13 10:42:2291406CC G+
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101CC G+
Shoes Monday3,169Thank you circle #shoesmonday   #1 2014-04-06 07:55:55484208CC G+
Olga Kafka22,293Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-04-01 18:31:11486108CC G+
Deer Antler Spray GNC2,502Deer Antler Business Page Circle Share!1) Plus the post  2) Share this circle 3) Include the circle among your circles. 4) Comment on the post.#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare2014-03-31 01:00:1150082533CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,443#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-28 05:44:19478221531CC G+
Olga Kafka22,213Circle #shoesmonday #1 in gratitude for participation in them Shoes Monday~Many merci everyone!2014-03-25 17:58:334862012CC G+
Pål Børsting29,562♥♥♥ Thank you circle no.4 of 5 containing Photo enthusiasts!  ♥♥♥ ☀☀ ☀To let you know that I appreciate the +1's. ☀☀☀☀☀☀ All of them handpicked by me. This is the real thing :-) ☀☀☀♥♥ And of course the resharers and commenters are here too. ♥♥Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *In this circle you will find both photographers and their followers. What they have in common is a passion for photos they like.This circle consists of the exceptional people who time and time again reshares, plusses and write nice comments on my photo posts. All of them are real active people, some have been active since I began sharing my photos and still are and some I have seen only for a shorter time.I have separated my Thank you circle into four circles. There is no difference between them except for different people to say thank you to.I already work on the next "Thank you circle"  So if you are missing here, you will be in it if you are active from this week. I do not expect you to like all my photos, so please only plus the ones you like! If I see you twice in a months time I will add you.The five circles is collected from middle of January until now. In parallel I am building a new circle that I started a month ago. In a months time the people in the new circle will be shared. The old one will be kept as reference to add people that return after a longer break.  I use  #Circloscope premium to help me manage, but the rotation from the old circle to the new is the only way people gets kicked out. http://www.circloscope.com/2013/04/google-plus-circle-management-tool.html +CircloscopeA bit of caution here, I do NOT check the quality of what my engagers share. They are here since they are appreciating my photos. You have to do your own selection after importing the circles.Please let me know if you somehow slipped through my masks. I am doing this in a combined automatic and manual way and I am old enough too know there might be errors. And there have been errors I have discovered. That is really the only thing that bothers me with this circles……..Have a look at this post for even more info on how this circles is made. https://plus.google.com/115491639983481019768/posts/iuYYSLzSH9G ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀ ♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀♥♥♥♥ ☀☀☀☀  #circle #circles  #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #sharingcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #photography 2014-03-25 10:37:454868816150CC G+
Matteo Bodi0Amazing #pictures circle, enjoy!2014-03-15 13:58:41484126CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,669Hand 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 March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 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 Mape2014-03-13 10:47:0585408CC G+

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2013-07-04 01:40:04 (198 comments, 84 reshares, 1118 +1s)

Hermes The Messenger
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

Hermes The Messenger is the second photo from my series, Among Gods. Like the leading image posted last week (http://goo.gl/5eSLb), this photo was also taken on the Oregon Coast during my recent trip in June.

As promised, I'm continuing the dark, mythical, mystical, and magical theme and once again, I've used the incredible techniques that I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass. I've been so fortunate to  receive instruction from Joel, not only for the post-processing side of things, but because he has taught me the importance of translating vision into an end result.

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls   #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar   
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICSTYLE #... more »

Most reshares: 84

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2013-07-04 01:40:04 (198 comments, 84 reshares, 1118 +1s)

Hermes The Messenger
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

Hermes The Messenger is the second photo from my series, Among Gods. Like the leading image posted last week (http://goo.gl/5eSLb), this photo was also taken on the Oregon Coast during my recent trip in June.

As promised, I'm continuing the dark, mythical, mystical, and magical theme and once again, I've used the incredible techniques that I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass. I've been so fortunate to  receive instruction from Joel, not only for the post-processing side of things, but because he has taught me the importance of translating vision into an end result.

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls   #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar   
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICSTYLE #... more »

Most plusones: 1118

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2013-07-04 01:40:04 (198 comments, 84 reshares, 1118 +1s)

Hermes The Messenger
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

Hermes The Messenger is the second photo from my series, Among Gods. Like the leading image posted last week (http://goo.gl/5eSLb), this photo was also taken on the Oregon Coast during my recent trip in June.

As promised, I'm continuing the dark, mythical, mystical, and magical theme and once again, I've used the incredible techniques that I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass. I've been so fortunate to  receive instruction from Joel, not only for the post-processing side of things, but because he has taught me the importance of translating vision into an end result.

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls   #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar   
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICSTYLE #... more »

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2014-08-29 03:37:54 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

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 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

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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2014-07-30 18:28:04 (44 comments, 1 reshares, 86 +1s)

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 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 230 +1s)

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)

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, 176 +1s)

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)

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, 154 +1s)

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, 58 +1s)

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)

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 (36 comments, 1 reshares, 85 +1s)

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, 195 +1s)

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 (58 comments, 3 reshares, 154 +1s)

"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, 249 +1s)

"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 (61 comments, 5 reshares, 245 +1s)

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)

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, 9 reshares, 264 +1s)

Depths & Darkness
Estacada, OR

Depths & Darkness
Estacada, OR___

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2014-01-09 11:00:51 (60 comments, 17 reshares, 250 +1s)

Fields Of Fairy
Redland, Oregon

Fields Of Fairy
Redland, Oregon___

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2014-01-06 23:35:18 (60 comments, 9 reshares, 223 +1s)

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 (68 comments, 3 reshares, 150 +1s)

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)

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)

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 (26 comments, 8 reshares, 263 +1s)

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)

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, 338 +1s)

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 (49 comments, 10 reshares, 224 +1s)

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, 27 +1s)

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, 85 +1s)

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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2013-10-04 20:26:53 (61 comments, 13 reshares, 269 +1s)

Two Nights In Bandon (III)
Bandon, Oregon

Here's another image from my Bandon series.

Looping in some of my friends below:
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 +1212Scenery  #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller 

Two Nights In Bandon (III)
Bandon, Oregon

Here's another image from my Bandon series.

Looping in some of my friends below:
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 +1212Scenery  #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller ___

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2013-10-02 19:18:18 (60 comments, 8 reshares, 269 +1s)

Two Nights In Bandon (II)
Bandon, Oregon

Here's the second image from my Bandon series.

Two Nights In Bandon (II)
Bandon, Oregon

Here's the second image from my Bandon series.___

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2013-09-30 14:56:30 (67 comments, 7 reshares, 205 +1s)

Two Nights In Bandon (I)
Bandon, Oregon

I'll be sharing a series of images taken on my last trip to Oregon, during which we spent some time photographing the coastal town of Bandon. If you've never visited Bandon, I'd highly encourage it. Not only are the monoliths/sea stacks super creepy but the atmosphere out there does some fascinating things that give the entire place a surreal mood. The great thing about Bandon is that the weather conditions change very quickly. Normally, this could be a bad thing, but I see it as a great opportunity to vary your shots throughout the day.

Sharing this with the fine group of artists at:
#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré 

Two Nights In Bandon (I)
Bandon, Oregon

I'll be sharing a series of images taken on my last trip to Oregon, during which we spent some time photographing the coastal town of Bandon. If you've never visited Bandon, I'd highly encourage it. Not only are the monoliths/sea stacks super creepy but the atmosphere out there does some fascinating things that give the entire place a surreal mood. The great thing about Bandon is that the weather conditions change very quickly. Normally, this could be a bad thing, but I see it as a great opportunity to vary your shots throughout the day.

Sharing this with the fine group of artists at:
#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2013-09-14 05:05:51 (115 comments, 4 reshares, 178 +1s)

I received four Honorable Mentions at the 2013 International Photography Awards (IPA 2013)!

Pretty amazing news for me. I'm especially stoked because everything I submitted got something!

My 'Among Gods' series was recognized in the Self-Promotion Category, while 'A Touch' made Self-Promotion and Fine Art Landscape. 'The One' was recognized in the Architecture - Buildings category.

I wish I could sit here tagging all of my fellow photogs who won awards & honorable mentions, but instead, I'll send out one huge CONGRATS! The competition was seriously good. I'm insanely inspired!

#ipa2013   #ipa   #internationalphotographyawards  

I received four Honorable Mentions at the 2013 International Photography Awards (IPA 2013)!

Pretty amazing news for me. I'm especially stoked because everything I submitted got something!

My 'Among Gods' series was recognized in the Self-Promotion Category, while 'A Touch' made Self-Promotion and Fine Art Landscape. 'The One' was recognized in the Architecture - Buildings category.

I wish I could sit here tagging all of my fellow photogs who won awards & honorable mentions, but instead, I'll send out one huge CONGRATS! The competition was seriously good. I'm insanely inspired!

#ipa2013   #ipa   #internationalphotographyawards  ___

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2013-08-28 17:08:00 (33 comments, 7 reshares, 200 +1s)

Plus One Magazine Issue 2

"Off Duty" is my submission for Plus One Magazine Issue 2 for +Ivan Makarov, +Andy Lee, and the Photographers For Good Foundation.

Why does this represent home for me?
Ever since I began to narrow my focus as a photographer, I've felt most at home shooting b&w architecture, landscapes, and seascapes.

I really love architecture, but shooting buildings can be hectic and stressful, especially in NYC! You are constantly battling foot traffic, neck pain, and security officers trying to chase you off their "private property" (the public sidewalk)!

Great landscapes require planning/scouting, good timing, and a fair bit of hiking/exploration! That can be a lot of work!

Seascapes in particular give me the most peace and make me feel at home. Facing the ocean allows me to escape from... more »

Plus One Magazine Issue 2

"Off Duty" is my submission for Plus One Magazine Issue 2 for +Ivan Makarov, +Andy Lee, and the Photographers For Good Foundation.

Why does this represent home for me?
Ever since I began to narrow my focus as a photographer, I've felt most at home shooting b&w architecture, landscapes, and seascapes.

I really love architecture, but shooting buildings can be hectic and stressful, especially in NYC! You are constantly battling foot traffic, neck pain, and security officers trying to chase you off their "private property" (the public sidewalk)!

Great landscapes require planning/scouting, good timing, and a fair bit of hiking/exploration! That can be a lot of work!

Seascapes in particular give me the most peace and make me feel at home. Facing the ocean allows me to escape from the world momentarily, clear my mind, and reenergize. 

This image, especially, felt very peaceful to shoot and edit. I was with my fiancée and it was nearing sunset on a populated beach. Most of the crowd had left for the day. The lifeguard chair was empty and so was my view of the beautiful ocean before me - empty of stress, responsibility, pain, and conflict. The tide was coming in slowly, but the lapping waves were gentle, creating a soothing soundtrack. I had a vision of the finished edit before I set up my camera. As I shot the long exposure, it gave me time to further settle in the moment and become one with my surroundings. 

This is what I like to do. It's what I like to shoot, and how I like to edit. I guess you can say it's my style. It's home for me. It's my submission for #PlusOneMagazine2 .___

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2013-08-26 17:09:48 (53 comments, 5 reshares, 219 +1s)

Tria
Cape May, NJ

For #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
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 +Monochrome Monday   #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson  +Hans Berendsen  +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr          
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 +andirivarola           
For +10000 Photographers BW ... more »

Tria
Cape May, NJ

For #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
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 +Monochrome Monday   #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson  +Hans Berendsen  +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr          
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 +andi rivarola           
For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome  #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER +Joel Tjintjelaar and +dietmar rogacki       
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek       
For +1212Scenery   #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller ___

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2013-08-26 06:45:31 (34 comments, 2 reshares, 234 +1s)

Adaptation
Portland, OR

For +Leading Lines Monday  #leadinglinesmonday  by +Pam Boling +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Andreas Levi and myself.
For +Architectural Visions   #ArchitecturalVisions   by +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Julia Anna Gospodarou  
For +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW  #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  by +Edith Kukla 
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 +Monochrome Monday   #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr 
For +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsmonochrome  by +andi rivarola          For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome   #10... more »

Adaptation
Portland, OR

For +Leading Lines Monday  #leadinglinesmonday  by +Pam Boling +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Andreas Levi and myself.
For +Architectural Visions   #ArchitecturalVisions   by +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Julia Anna Gospodarou  
For +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW  #architectureyesterdayandtomorrow  by +Edith Kukla 
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 +Monochrome Monday   #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr 
For +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsmonochrome  by +andi rivarola          
For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome   #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER +Joel Tjintjelaar and +dietmar rogacki       
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek ___

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2013-08-23 20:56:07 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 199 +1s)

One Life 2013 Photo Competition

As a newly aspiring fine art photographer, I'm constantly searching for my unique vision, but as I continue on this journey, I like to keep my competitive juices flowing too!

I entered this photo, "Hermes The Messenger," along with some of my other recent LEs into a photo competition at One Life. Has anyone entered before?

The competition has a popular vote aspect as well as a juried panel aspect. If anyone cares to offer their vote, I would be most appreciative! Please use the link below. It's one of those 'sign up for an account or use your FB to vote' sites, so if you don't feel like going through the hassle, no hard feelings!

http://simosxenakis.see.me/onelife2013#.UfqagnY-aOg.facebook

Please let me know if you've entered your work and I'll gladly offer my vote. Thanks, all!

Hermes The Messenger
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

Hermes The Messenger is the second photo from my series, Among Gods. Like the leading image posted last week (http://goo.gl/5eSLb), this photo was also taken on the Oregon Coast during my recent trip in June.

As promised, I'm continuing the dark, mythical, mystical, and magical theme and once again, I've used the incredible techniques that I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass. I've been so fortunate to  receive instruction from Joel, not only for the post-processing side of things, but because he has taught me the importance of translating vision into an end result.

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  #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 +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 by +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  
Lastly, 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 
Since it's technically still Wednesday, +Wet Wednesday  #wetwednesday  by +Jen Baptist ___One Life 2013 Photo Competition

As a newly aspiring fine art photographer, I'm constantly searching for my unique vision, but as I continue on this journey, I like to keep my competitive juices flowing too!

I entered this photo, "Hermes The Messenger," along with some of my other recent LEs into a photo competition at One Life. Has anyone entered before?

The competition has a popular vote aspect as well as a juried panel aspect. If anyone cares to offer their vote, I would be most appreciative! Please use the link below. It's one of those 'sign up for an account or use your FB to vote' sites, so if you don't feel like going through the hassle, no hard feelings!

http://simosxenakis.see.me/onelife2013#.UfqagnY-aOg.facebook

Please let me know if you've entered your work and I'll gladly offer my vote. Thanks, all!

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2013-08-19 00:25:39 (54 comments, 6 reshares, 239 +1s)

A Memory
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

This is the second image from my series 'For Ages To Come.' It's a departure from my darker, moodier work (e.g., Among Gods) and is intended to be more airy and uplifting. The first image, "A Touch," was shared back in July (http://goo.gl/qlcJl1). I hope you like the progression!

For #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography  +FineArtPls    #bwfineart #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar       
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Monochrome Monday     #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr         
For +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  by +Mar... more »

A Memory
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

This is the second image from my series 'For Ages To Come.' It's a departure from my darker, moodier work (e.g., Among Gods) and is intended to be more airy and uplifting. The first image, "A Touch," was shared back in July (http://goo.gl/qlcJl1). I hope you like the progression!

For #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography  +FineArtPls    #bwfineart #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar       
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Monochrome Monday     #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr         
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 +andi rivarola          
For  +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome   #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER +Joel Tjintjelaar and +dietmar rogacki      
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek      
For +1212Scenery    #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller ___

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2013-08-14 19:57:03 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 149 +1s)

#wordlesswednesday   #wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlesswednesday   #wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2013-08-12 22:02:35 (72 comments, 26 reshares, 307 +1s)

Dark
Brooklyn, NY

For #MinimalMonday  by  +Olivier Du Tré 
For  +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography  +FineArtPls   #bwfineart #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar      
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller   
For +Monochrome Monday    #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson  +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr        
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+andi rivarola      
For +Moody Monday     #moodym... more »

Dark
Brooklyn, NY

For #MinimalMonday  by  +Olivier Du Tré 
For  +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography  +FineArtPls   #bwfineart #bwfineartle by +Joel Tjintjelaar      
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller   
For +Monochrome Monday    #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson  +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr        
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 +andi rivarola      
For +Moody Monday     #moodymonday  by +Carole Buckwalter +Annelies Kroen and +Philip Daly    
For +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  by +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn and +Seth Mayer +Steve Tang     
For  +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome       #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER +Joel Tjintjelaar and +dietmar rogacki     
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek      
For +1212Scenery       #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller      
For +#BridgesAroundTheWorld  #bridgesaroundtheworld  by +Carra Riley ___

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2013-08-10 18:44:12 (19 comments, 7 reshares, 182 +1s)

Instagram, anybody?
(I'm feeling chatty today.)

Two months ago, I made a vow to stop being a lazy photographer. I said I would do less posting on Instagram and more DSLR work. Since then I've formed a different opinion about Instagram and laziness. Today I shoot with my DSLR all of the time but I'm utilizing Instagram differently. Since I always carry my phone with me, I snap photos while waiting on my long exposures :-) For one, that helps me pass the time while I wait for my exposure. Secondly, it allows me to find my next shot or PoV. This is great because it forces me to stay aware of my surroundings and shooting environment. This photo is a good example because I was in the middle of a 5-minute exposure (which made little sense considering the cloud conditions on this day) and as I looked around, I noticed a really awesome contrail streaking across the sky. In... more »

Instagram, anybody?
(I'm feeling chatty today.)

Two months ago, I made a vow to stop being a lazy photographer. I said I would do less posting on Instagram and more DSLR work. Since then I've formed a different opinion about Instagram and laziness. Today I shoot with my DSLR all of the time but I'm utilizing Instagram differently. Since I always carry my phone with me, I snap photos while waiting on my long exposures :-) For one, that helps me pass the time while I wait for my exposure. Secondly, it allows me to find my next shot or PoV. This is great because it forces me to stay aware of my surroundings and shooting environment. This photo is a good example because I was in the middle of a 5-minute exposure (which made little sense considering the cloud conditions on this day) and as I looked around, I noticed a really awesome contrail streaking across the sky. In hindsight, the contrail shot would have been a much better shot than the LE, but since I didn't want to stop my camera in the middle of my bulb exposure, I snapped a few angles with my phone. By the time my LE finished, the structure of the contrail had dissipated, so all I've got from this day are cell phone shots. This taught me the lesson of knowing when to cut your losses in a LE situation and to take the best shots possible. They don't all have to be long exposures (a common LE newbie mistake, I'm sure)!

Back to Instagram - I'm on most of the major social networks and when I look at each of them in isolation, I see strong communities containing folks who seem to be exclusive to that particular network. It's interesting, but it also makes sense. We have too many platforms to keep up with nowadays (if we want to maintain some level of sanity)!

Today, I continue to post on Instagram but I do so with the intention of creating an alternate interpretation of a scene when I'm doing my DSLR work. It forces me to stay creative because I don't want to just post a bunch of crap associated with my name.

I haven't made too many connections there yet but I understand that they do meet ups (HIRLs) and collaborations, and I noticed that they also do weekly/daily photography themes like we have on G+. Is anyone heavily involved? I've come across some really talented photographers there... like REALLY talented.. But when I try to search them out on G+, they're not here - which is a shame considering G+ has an amazing photography community and some great features baked in for photographers. But that tells me that Instagram is not just for lazy photographers!

The reason why I like keeping a presence on multiple social networks is because each one offers a different perspective. Especially in the case of Instagram, most of the photos are mobile shots and mobile photography carries with it a completely different set of editing tools - many of which are fun, easy to use and intuitive. I find that the editing results can be unique, unexpected, and satisfying. Plus, the 1x1 square frame is not only awesome, visually, but I find it very challenging to master, and that's a skill I can always bring to my DSLR work. Now we just need for camera sensor technology to catch up so that we can squeeze out much better quality from our camera phones!

I'm curious what your thoughts are. Please, please plus mention any talented Instagram photographers who are also on G+ because I'd love to check out their work on a much better platform. Likewise, if any of you guys are on Instagram, let me know your name, or just look me up on there.

Username: simosxenakis

Edit: I just realized that I'm feeling chatty thanks to inspiration by +Alan Shapiro who shared a great presentation he did at Google on using words in photography: http://goo.gl/vnFfQ0___

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2013-08-08 21:25:30 (68 comments, 13 reshares, 214 +1s)

As I Journey Through... (my circles)
Cape May, NJ

A few things come to mind...

1) It's so amazing to discover breathtaking artists who were once buried in a circle of 4,000 "Photographers" and to be able to move them into a "Hand-Picked" circle of great artists. Back story: When I first started here on G+, I blindly added almost every circle share I came across, but ... ::breathe:: ... I have finally started the arduous process of going through, person-by-person, to develop a beautifully aesthetic and coherent stream of Simos-approved photography for my viewing pleasure :)

2) I really wish people would utilize that G+ option to remove duplicate posts from their profile when they post something to both the stream and also to communities. I just came across a photographer who had some nice work, but the same picture showed up 30... more »

As I Journey Through... (my circles)
Cape May, NJ

A few things come to mind...

1) It's so amazing to discover breathtaking artists who were once buried in a circle of 4,000 "Photographers" and to be able to move them into a "Hand-Picked" circle of great artists. Back story: When I first started here on G+, I blindly added almost every circle share I came across, but ... ::breathe:: ... I have finally started the arduous process of going through, person-by-person, to develop a beautifully aesthetic and coherent stream of Simos-approved photography for my viewing pleasure :)

2) I really wish people would utilize that G+ option to remove duplicate posts from their profile when they post something to both the stream and also to communities. I just came across a photographer who had some nice work, but the same picture showed up 30 times (I counted) on his profile! Please do your audience a favor and use that option. It's maddening to go through 30 copies of the same photo (and I'm using the 3-column view too!).

2b) What are everyone's thoughts on communities? The downside is that it adds a lot of extra "noise" to the stream. The upside is that you can really expand your reach by posting to communities. I just discovered that the noise problem can be circumvented by doing the following...

3) I will definitely start using the volume/frequency option within my circles (and communities) to throttle the amount of posts I see in my stream from each circle. What a great feature that I have not yet taken advantage of. I love having that kind of control over my stream.

4) All-text posts do not grab my attention. This is bad. I should be more of a reader. This is also why I attached a photo to this post :)___

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2013-08-05 18:37:44 (54 comments, 16 reshares, 353 +1s)

Off Duty
Cape May, NJ

Pardon my brief hiatus. After working on IPA submissions last month, I needed a break from editing. We took a vacation to Cape May, NJ (where this photo was taken), came back, relaxed for a bit, and got my fiancée baptized :) I guess you can say I was "Off Duty" ...but now I'm back with lots of new images to edit!

For +Leading Lines Monday  #leadinglinesmonday  by +Pam Boling +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Andreas Levi and myself.
For #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
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 +Monochrome Monday   #monochromemonday  by +JerryJohnson +Hans Berendsen +... more »

Off Duty
Cape May, NJ

Pardon my brief hiatus. After working on IPA submissions last month, I needed a break from editing. We took a vacation to Cape May, NJ (where this photo was taken), came back, relaxed for a bit, and got my fiancée baptized :) I guess you can say I was "Off Duty" ...but now I'm back with lots of new images to edit!

For +Leading Lines Monday  #leadinglinesmonday  by +Pam Boling +David Murphy +Elle Rogers +Michael B. Stuart +Andreas Levi and myself.
For #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
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 +Monochrome Monday   #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr       
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 +andi rivarola     
For +Moody Monday    #moodymonday  by +Carole Buckwalter +Annelies Kroen and +Philip Daly   
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 +1212Scenery      #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller     
For +PixelWorld    #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras 
For +Promote Photography    #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski  +Gittan Beheydt and +Milena Ilieva   
For #hqspmonochrome  by +Luis Vivanco +Johnny Minor  and +Dennis Freeland  ___

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2013-07-14 01:53:01 (84 comments, 31 reshares, 590 +1s)

Artemis The Huntress
Arcadia Beach State Park, Arch Cape, OR

Here's the final image in my series, "Among Gods." It's been an interesting challenge to put out a series and keep all of the images looking like they belong together. I think this one most closely resembles Hermes The Messenger (http://goo.gl/ei7Uf) which means I will probably go back and tweak Heracles The Gatekeeper (http://goo.gl/ei7Uf) to be more in line. In fact, I'll probably go back and fine tune everything to make sure it's all buttoned-up and cohesive.

In terms of story, I'm happy with the result! The series was intended to represent being among gods (see my leading image, Among Gods, here: http://goo.gl/ei7Uf), and each photo is a glimpse into the character's personality, similar to an intimate portrait session with an A-list celebrity who normally... more »

Artemis The Huntress
Arcadia Beach State Park, Arch Cape, OR

Here's the final image in my series, "Among Gods." It's been an interesting challenge to put out a series and keep all of the images looking like they belong together. I think this one most closely resembles Hermes The Messenger (http://goo.gl/ei7Uf) which means I will probably go back and tweak Heracles The Gatekeeper (http://goo.gl/ei7Uf) to be more in line. In fact, I'll probably go back and fine tune everything to make sure it's all buttoned-up and cohesive.

In terms of story, I'm happy with the result! The series was intended to represent being among gods (see my leading image, Among Gods, here: http://goo.gl/ei7Uf), and each photo is a glimpse into the character's personality, similar to an intimate portrait session with an A-list celebrity who normally keeps a low profile. So too do the ancient gods like to keep private, and photographing them was a rare but incredible opportunity! 

Thank you once again to +Joel Tjintjelaar for all of the guidance during this journey and to everyone on here who is a fan of this crazy mythological world I created!

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 +Stone Saturday  #stonesaturday  by +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger      
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 +Beach Sunday  #beachsunday  by +Ross Campbell    
For #amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
For +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme  #skysunday  by +Randy Scherkenbach and +Patrick Scherkenbach 
For +All Things Monochrome     #allthingsmonochrome  by +andi rivarola 
For +Zen Sunday  #zensunday  by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley and +Nathan Wirth 
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 +1212Scenery  #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller       
For +PixelWorld    #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras    
For +Promote Photography    #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt and +Milena Ilieva ___

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2013-07-11 07:25:28 (67 comments, 16 reshares, 477 +1s)

A Touch
Cannon Beach, OR

I decided to take a break from my dark series to start on something more airy and uplifting. This one will be part of a high key series called "For Ages To Come." It will represent the fragile and short-lived time that humans spend on Earth contrasted against the enduring nature of monoliths. The titles are a representation of our passing memories during this brief stay. 

Many thanks again to +Joel Tjintjelaar for teaching me some amazing techniques and advising me to focus on a style, subject, or genre in order to grow creatively.

Thanks also to all of the great supporters here on G+! You guys encourage me to keep this dream alive.

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography  +FineArtPls    #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar    
For +BW DIGITALPHOTOGRAP... more »

A Touch
Cannon Beach, OR

I decided to take a break from my dark series to start on something more airy and uplifting. This one will be part of a high key series called "For Ages To Come." It will represent the fragile and short-lived time that humans spend on Earth contrasted against the enduring nature of monoliths. The titles are a representation of our passing memories during this brief stay. 

Many thanks again to +Joel Tjintjelaar for teaching me some amazing techniques and advising me to focus on a style, subject, or genre in order to grow creatively.

Thanks also to all of the great supporters here on G+! You guys encourage me to keep this dream alive.

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  #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 +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 by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi   
For +1212Scenery   #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller    
For #thirstythursday   #thirstythursdaypics  by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra    
For +PixelWorld   #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras   
For +Promote Photography   #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt and +Milena Ilieva  ___

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2013-07-09 17:24:10 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 152 +1s)

The Brilliant Work Of Joel Tjintjelaar

Many of you know, I tend to limit the amount of resharing I put into the stream, but occasionally, I can't resist. Joel is an instructor/mentor in a B&W masterclass that I'm taking. His body of work has not only stunned international judging panels with its beauty, but it has inspired me to take the next steps in photography to attempt to create works that are filled with mystery, wonder, and the highest level of quality. Although I'm fortunate and grateful that I'm learning techniques and getting advice from the best, it takes a special artistic talent and creative drive from within to produce this type of fine art photography. If 1% of Joel's innate abilities rub off on me during this process, I will be happy.

If you follow Joel's work, you've probably witnessed his progression of style and technique through... more »

La Défense Study II - Tour EDF, La Défense Paris

As some of you might have noticed my latest 3 or 4 architectural images are different from my previous successful and award winning series from the past few years. Reason: I always try to keep moving, and never stand still, even if it means you have to leave a successful concept.
To quote Mark Twain: to stand still is to fall behind.
I'm not saying I'm going to change and revolutionize the world of architectural fine art photography, absolutely not. I'm just saying I'm changing myself, once again. Subtle but important changes in my view to keep growing and never get bored of myself and my work.
What you see since a few months and what you will see in the future is a combination of the fine art architectural photography I've done for the past few years and the more technical, sterile and conventional architectural photography as we have always known. Changes will grow over time, this photo reflects today's status. If you want to know more and learn about my new architectural direction, my changed artistic approach and much more that keeps the artistic spirit going, then visit our Chicago workshop and I will tell you all about it. Or do you want to stand still? Here's more info on this fine art architectural workshop: http://visionexplorers.com/chicago-2013 PS: my BW online workshop students will receive a 30% discount for this event.

Technical info:
Canon 5D MK III with 24mm Tilt/Shift Lens. Maximum vertical shift upwards, no tilt or swing.
1 x Hitech IRND "Prostop 2 rectangular 10 stops & 1 x Hitech IRND Prostop 2 rectangular 6 stops - totaling 16 stops
f/8
ISO100
24 mm fixed
369s (6m09sec) 
Software:Lightroom 4.0
PS CS6 - Silver Efex Pro 2___The Brilliant Work Of Joel Tjintjelaar

Many of you know, I tend to limit the amount of resharing I put into the stream, but occasionally, I can't resist. Joel is an instructor/mentor in a B&W masterclass that I'm taking. His body of work has not only stunned international judging panels with its beauty, but it has inspired me to take the next steps in photography to attempt to create works that are filled with mystery, wonder, and the highest level of quality. Although I'm fortunate and grateful that I'm learning techniques and getting advice from the best, it takes a special artistic talent and creative drive from within to produce this type of fine art photography. If 1% of Joel's innate abilities rub off on me during this process, I will be happy.

If you follow Joel's work, you've probably witnessed his progression of style and technique through various genres of photography. His latest architectural series makes evident that he is a true innovator, bringing the interesting visual effects of T/S lenses into his B&W fine art portfolio. Please check out +Joel Tjintjelaar and his award-winning body of work, if you are unfamiliar, because it is truly inspiring.

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2013-07-08 19:30:36 (113 comments, 28 reshares, 452 +1s)

Heracles The Gatekeeper
Arcadia Beach State Park, Arch Cape, OR

Here's Heracles The Gatekeeper, the third photo from my series titled "Among Gods." Like the other images in the series, this shot was also taken off the coast of Oregon last month.

The techniques I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass are really enabling me to think creatively about what my final result looks like. I feel that I no longer have bottlenecks in putting out an interesting image. The class is nearing an end, but these are tools I'll carry with me for the rest of my life/career!

See the progression of my series here:
Among Gods (leading image): http://goo.gl/5eSLb
Hermes The Messenger: http://goo.gl/EJ85X

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography  +FineArtPls   #b... more »

Heracles The Gatekeeper
Arcadia Beach State Park, Arch Cape, OR

Here's Heracles The Gatekeeper, the third photo from my series titled "Among Gods." Like the other images in the series, this shot was also taken off the coast of Oregon last month.

The techniques I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass are really enabling me to think creatively about what my final result looks like. I feel that I no longer have bottlenecks in putting out an interesting image. The class is nearing an end, but these are tools I'll carry with me for the rest of my life/career!

See the progression of my series here:
Among Gods (leading image): http://goo.gl/5eSLb
Hermes The Messenger: http://goo.gl/EJ85X

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  #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Monochrome Monday  #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr      
For +Mountain Monday  #mountainmonday  +Michael Russell 
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 +andi rivarola    
For +Moody Monday  #moodymonday  by +Carole Buckwalter +Annelies Kroen and +Philip Daly  
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 +1212Scenery    #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller    
For +PixelWorld   #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras 
For +Promote Photography  #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva  
For #hqspmonochrome  by +Luis Vivanco  +Johnny Minor and +Dennis Freeland  ___

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2013-07-04 01:40:04 (198 comments, 84 reshares, 1118 +1s)

Hermes The Messenger
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

Hermes The Messenger is the second photo from my series, Among Gods. Like the leading image posted last week (http://goo.gl/5eSLb), this photo was also taken on the Oregon Coast during my recent trip in June.

As promised, I'm continuing the dark, mythical, mystical, and magical theme and once again, I've used the incredible techniques that I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass. I've been so fortunate to  receive instruction from Joel, not only for the post-processing side of things, but because he has taught me the importance of translating vision into an end result.

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls   #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar   
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICSTYLE #... more »

Hermes The Messenger
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

Hermes The Messenger is the second photo from my series, Among Gods. Like the leading image posted last week (http://goo.gl/5eSLb), this photo was also taken on the Oregon Coast during my recent trip in June.

As promised, I'm continuing the dark, mythical, mystical, and magical theme and once again, I've used the incredible techniques that I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass. I've been so fortunate to  receive instruction from Joel, not only for the post-processing side of things, but because he has taught me the importance of translating vision into an end result.

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  #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 +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 by +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  
Lastly, 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 
Since it's technically still Wednesday, +Wet Wednesday  #wetwednesday  by +Jen Baptist ___

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2013-06-28 02:45:30 (88 comments, 12 reshares, 270 +1s)

Can I have your vote...(link below)...?!

First, thank you to Stark Magazine for featuring my photo on the back cover of Issue #15 of the publication! I'm always blown away by Stark artists and it's a huge honor to be published!

Secondly, can I solicit your vote for a chance to be featured in a TV commercial...?! 

It slipped my mind that the *deadline for voting in the first round expires in three days!" At Fine Art America, I'm a little fish in a huge sea of talented artists. As such, my photo is one of thousands entered in the competition, so I still need over 200 to make it into the judging round. 

Can I do it in three days? I would be FOREVER grateful if I can have your vote. Thank you!!

You can vote for my photo here:
http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest-2.html?tab=vote&artworkid=7726442more »

Can I have your vote...(link below)...?!

First, thank you to Stark Magazine for featuring my photo on the back cover of Issue #15 of the publication! I'm always blown away by Stark artists and it's a huge honor to be published!

Secondly, can I solicit your vote for a chance to be featured in a TV commercial...?! 

It slipped my mind that the *deadline for voting in the first round expires in three days!" At Fine Art America, I'm a little fish in a huge sea of talented artists. As such, my photo is one of thousands entered in the competition, so I still need over 200 to make it into the judging round. 

Can I do it in three days? I would be FOREVER grateful if I can have your vote. Thank you!!

You can vote for my photo here:
http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest-2.html?tab=vote&artworkid=7726442

Issue #15 of Stark Magazine, just released today, can be viewed for free, or purchased in print here:
http://stark.uberflip.com/h/i/104665-issue-15___

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2013-06-27 23:37:07 (155 comments, 41 reshares, 862 +1s)

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 ... more »

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  ;)___

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2013-06-22 05:37:46 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 137 +1s)

Very pleased to hear that my image "How Many Days 'Til Christmas?" was published in issue #57 of DP Arte Fotográfica out of Portugal. This month, the magazine featured the People & Portraits Facebook group curated by the very talented +Jaycee Crawford and my photo below was part of the feature. Thanks, Jaycee!

Very pleased to hear that my image "How Many Days 'Til Christmas?" was published in issue #57 of DP Arte Fotográfica out of Portugal. This month, the magazine featured the People & Portraits Facebook group curated by the very talented +Jaycee Crawford and my photo below was part of the feature. Thanks, Jaycee!___

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