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Scott Horwath has been shared in 97 public circles

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Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
Ghost Mannequin113Photography circle, fotography group add with you.2014-02-27 02:57:235019313
Trever McGhee39,572****Update  (。◕‿◕。) Thanks to the amazing people within this circle who have shared a circle with me in it and especially the ones who've shared this circle for it has allowed me to pass the 40,000 follower mark. Making it very exciting for our event this April where we show a million kids that they can make a difference...if they +Take2seconds  to smile ~ to share a positive thought ~ to creating art that will leave a lasting impact. Every new follower engages sponsors calculators to invest...so that we can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  +Take2seconds to share this circle and to thank you I'll add you to the next one,  you're the link to person within six degrees that could follow us or share one of our circles so that I can help more people for free.+Take2seconds  to add this circle of extraordinary people like I did, they've gone out of their way to support others with their circle shares and posts.+Take2seconds to smile  (。◕‿◕。)There's someone for everyone to follow within this circle.Add the entire circle and watch your stream come alive with amazing posts for a week. At the end of the week keep the ones that inspired you and return the rest for another time. (。◕‿◕。)Thank you in advance for everyone who shares this circle.Every new follower engages our sponsors calculators in the level their able to invest in our projects to save lives..our project to engage a million kids.#Thursdaysharedcircle   #fridaysharedcircle #sundaysharedcircle #saturdaysharedcircle #mondaysharedcircle #tuesdaysharedcircle #wednesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare 2013-12-02 02:20:2149620789146
Gailen Mapes34,829Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 15th.)  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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circl2013-07-13 10:49:04295514
Gailen Mapes32,258Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-06-26 20:51:2330114213
Gailen Mapes31,404Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 Msy 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-06-12 10:24:2929913312
Dave Morrow485,664Photography Around the World: A- JI shared a small Circle a few weeks back, here is a much larger circle of photography inspired people and pages that I browse through from time to time.... Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-05 00:40:1049716023
Gailen Mapes29,926Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-12 11:03:17304416
Gailen Mapes28,125Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-26 10:52:48297816
Gailen Mapes26,369Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 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 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-12 11:23:17295516
Gailen Mapes25,437Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 2nd.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-26 10:17:583001029
Gailen Mapes24,879Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 2nd for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-12 10:38:49295335
#MetallicMonday1,065Alright I thought It'd be time for a contributor circle share again - and also a question to the contributors and fans of the theme.But first of I want to thank all the contributors so far for their great submissions!Anyway now for the question part: I've been consindering to start a community (in addition to the page) for the Theme too. what are your thoughts? do you prefer to (hash-)tag and mention page or would you prefer a community?2013-02-20 06:52:091598010
Gailen Mapes23,711Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Unknown or Other" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 15th.)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 #handpickedcircles2013-02-12 14:18:37302929
Margaret Tompkins42,172>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles   2013-01-29 23:06:24499383127194
Gailen Mapes22,845Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)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 #circleoftheday2013-01-26 12:33:01294728
Andrey Mashnich48,025                     Good morning/evening to all. Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!                #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-01-09 07:17:455008455116
Andrey Mashnich47,516                                    Новый день новый круг!New day new circle! #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother +Circles Добавьте себе!Share and be shared!Это круг людей / страницы которые хотели бы открыть для себя новых людей / страниц со схожими интересами и получить больше последователей, если вы хотите быть включены пожалуйста, выполните следующие действия:This is a circle of people / pages that would like to discover new people / pages with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps:1, Add the circle. (this is important)1, добавить круга. (это важно)2, Share the circle publicly!2, поделиться круг публично!  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle2013-01-07 14:06:48492484586
Andrey Mashnich47,288Новый день новый круг!New day new circle! #EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriendsДобавьте себе!Share and be shared!Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Circle of people, with active life position in Google+2013-01-06 08:18:454945641104
Gailen Mapes20,811Hand Picked Photographers Circles - "Other or Unknown" Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)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 #circleoftheday2012-12-26 11:40:572811229
Gailen Mapes20,157Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 18th.)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 #circleoftheday2012-12-12 11:27:01282314
Tracy Sydor661Hey just wanted to share this circle with you guys.2012-12-11 16:13:2250013011
Chris Mallory17,861Just 150 PeopleBecause it's saturday, here's a random circle share that consists of most of my favorite people on G+. In here are people of all sorts: people whom I personally enjoy engaging with, people whose content I believe to be interesting, people whom I can call friends, and people that don't know that I exist but make interesting posts anyway. It is certain that I've probably accidentally excluded some people - if so, my apologies! I've also purposefully excluded a handful of people such as real life friends, as well as +Miss M since she doesn't like being in my circles. Thanks for being cool, guys :)2012-12-08 22:45:1915029017
Gailen Mapes18,056Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 15th.)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 #circleoftheday2012-11-12 12:22:12300515
Marvin L.3,879Photographers in Google +1) Share this circle public in your stream!2) Because circle a circle!2012-11-08 12:03:34472373565
Rami Saarikorpi15,807World's best Photographers circles (1/5) by Rami Saarikorpi (November update). If I'm missing any one, please notify all the missing persons and when they share this circle they will be add to it (if they are qualified). THIS IS IMPORTANT: if you are in this circle, Share it at your wall also! This is the only way to get in other peoples circles!PS: If you are not in this circle, remember to check the other 4 circles before sending me mail or notification of being not in one!2012-11-02 07:57:20484123
Gailen Mapes17,070Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)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 #circleoftheday2012-10-26 10:37:513031337
Adam Kumiszcza25,614Wildlife photographers v. 23Another full update. All people here were checked "manually" by me to see if they still post wildlife. Some people (+Jari Peltomäki, +Alexander Safonov and others) became inactive here, but there are also some new. Please reshare.To check if you're included here, click on View shared circle and then search for your name in a Search in this circle box.If you post wildlife photos regularly on G+, please comment here and I'll include you in the next update.2012-10-17 12:39:58500313330
Gailen Mapes16,135Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 15th.)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/about2012-10-12 10:57:292931138
Margaret Tompkins30,121>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Great Photographers With < 25,000 Followers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  *There are NO requirements to share this circle*.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Each has < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle), and most have between 10,000 and 25,000 followers.  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you! #Circleshare   #Sharedcircles  2012-10-08 18:04:38500337118265
#MetallicMonday936Here's another share of the contributors I am aware of - and who circled the page so I could circle back ;))Thanks for all the contributions!P.S.: If I'm missing someone please circle the page and let me know so I can add youP.P.S.: If someone doesn't want to be in shared contributors circles anymore also let me know.2012-10-04 06:59:0815010210
Chris Mallory16,845G+ Survivor Follow-up: One Week LaterAKA, the circle share that is sure to piss everybody offOne week ago yesterday I thought up the idea of "G+ Survivor" - a "game" in which I put all my followers - all 1350 of them - into one circle, and then removed them one by one based on their content (OP: http://goo.gl/wXEiG). The goal was to help me discover new people I had buried in my circles that posted interesting, engaging content. At first it was easy, but as time went on it got considerably harder to eliminate people. Over the past week I've reviewed the posts of over a thousand people, and have come up with, somehow, the top hundred.Before getting into the circle itself, I must say that I learned more about myself in this process than I did about the people in my stream. I learned just what kind of content I found interesting. People that know me know that I am a lover of insects and insect photos, but I eliminated tons of people that post exclusively insect photos and few remain in this circle. Why? Because a photo alone is not engaging. Tell me something about the subject, propose a question, teach me something, share an opinion, get people thinking - these were the things that engaged me the most. Of the hundred people remaining, less than half of them are photographers.It also needs to be said that just because you are not in this circle it does not mean that I don't find your content interesting. Conversely, just because you are in this circle it doesn't mean that your content is interesting. I'm rather surprised, actually, some of the people that made it into this circle while others did not.Another reason you may not be in this circle is if you had any major period of inactivity over the past week. Every night I removed about 30 people simply from inactivity - it doesn't mean that your content was not interesting, just that I wish that you posted more of it.As an aside - if I were playing along, I would have eliminated myself ages ago. I know how (un)interesting I am ;) So I am (obviously) not in this circle.So, for the circle itself! 54 men and 46 women remain in the game. Photography and science are major themes of the remaining members, though neither of those genres holds a majority and there are a handful of remaining players who are involved in neither. Some of you may have remember two weeks ago I posted a circle containing "40 interesting people" (http://goo.gl/xHLwy) - but interestingly, only 20 of those people still remain in this contest. Additionally, I don't even know most of the people in this circle, and 20 people still in the game don't even have me in their circles. It is VERY possible that the winner of this game will have no idea who I am.So, enjoy. 100 interesting people. The game will keep going until 1 remains. Now's the time to bet on a winner ;)2012-10-02 04:23:391004508
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 1/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:37:32486608
Gailen Mapes15,040Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)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/about2012-09-26 10:44:22286416
Gemma Costa41,073it's time to share the circle of +Mirror Monday if you like to be in, please,   post a pic on monday    with the tag #MirrorMonday  , nominate the curators +Elizabeth Edwards  and +Gemma Costa  and ask me here to be includedif you don't like to be in tell me and I'll erase your name thanks for all the beautiful shots posted for this theme and have a nice day!   2012-09-18 09:48:3946735237
Tom Sparks12,885Today's watched circle is from +Colby Brown . His list of Inspiring Photographers. He may have updated since he first shared this, but it is still a good list.2012-09-10 16:21:364882305
Gailen Mapes13,632Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)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/about2012-08-26 11:10:252951407
Robert SKREINER30,054New Circle Q-Z "10000 Photographers around the world"►► The circles are sorted alphabetically by first name! ◄◄All members of the group 10000 Photographers around the World are now asked to share this brand new Photographer – Circles!See also the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World and the daily photo theme:#10000photographersaroundtheworld  by +Robert SKREINER Important: Those, who do not share this circles public, will not be included in the next circle round! It's that simple! And that's only fair! Because if you want to be recommended, you should continue to do so for the other members.If you want also to become a member of Group "10.000 Photographers around the World" , please add the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World   and the administrator +Robert SKREINER  to your circles and share this circle public! Then give +1 and post here for adding!See the wonderful Group-List +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World here:http://www.group.as/10000+photographers+around+the+world/If you are a photographer and you are already in the circles of +Robert SKREINER and +Robert SKREINER - PHOTOGRAPHY  , but not in the group and not in the circles, so please post also here! #10000photographerscircleQZ2012-08-20 12:51:0046378104124
Anna Nguyen23,683Love my photography circle!2012-08-16 02:11:1150111313
Gailen Mapes13,115Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15.)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/about2012-08-12 10:26:4029311111
Landscape Photography2,819Landscape Photography Proudly Announces Participants Circle 5 #LandscapePhotography  +Landscape Photography and curators: +Margaret Tompkins +paul t beard +Ke Zeng +David Heath Williams Join Today & Start Sharing Landscapes  --  See the About Page for DetailsLook Who's Already Here !!https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/2MG9CtkmLifhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/gnQ3xeb61iehttps://plus.google.com/b/105588730866970114510/105588730866970114510/posts/AmYyuFZE2FAhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/105588730866970114510/posts/ET9XatNGwGR #Circleshare   #SharedCircles  2012-08-03 18:50:285007312
Christopher Trevino8My Photography Circle continues to grow and grow.While the Circle contains over 1000 people, I can only share 500 of them with you!2012-07-29 04:59:18501201
Gailen Mapes12,792Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Other or Unknown Camera G-K - 12 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published July 1.)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/about2012-07-26 11:01:462941018
Margaret Tompkins25,055<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Great Photographers With < 25,000 FollowersThe photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  Each profile has been verified by me.  Each has < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle), and most are between 10,000 and 25,000 followers.  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you! #Circleshare     #Sharedcircles  2012-07-25 23:09:23497209111208
Martin Bailey37,482It's been a while since I shared my Photography circle, so here goes.This circle is the result of a year on Google+ interacting with many, many amazing photographers. It isn't a comprehensive list of the best photogs on G+, and it doesn't contain everyone that I interact with or follow. I have a few other circles for people that share good info but don't interact, and I have some lists of friends that haven't taken the time to upload enough photos to make their profile look pretty. I'll shift them over when their profiles look good. Superficial? Yes, but I like things to look pretty.This isn't a list that I'll add people to on request. If our paths cross and you share good content, I'll add you in due course. If you think you should be in here but aren't, I'm sorry. Let's stay friends and you'll be in their someday if you continue to share original and interesting photography related information.There are also a number of people that write in Japanese in here. If you don't like posts in languages you don't understand, weed those plussers out later, but they are in the list primarily because they're great photographers, so hopefully you'll keep them circled.Enjoy...2012-07-18 12:47:18438491249
Gemma Costa39,387It's time to share the Mirror Monday circle, thanks for all your beautiful photosIf you don't like to be inside this circle tell me I'll erase your nameIf you would like to be in please post your photos with reflections with the tag #MirrorMonday  and nominate the curators : +Elizabeth Edwards and me have a great day!2012-07-17 08:37:0233827127

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Rio Grande Cottonwood at sunset, White Sands NM

Haven't been too active here lately, just so much family time around the holidays :) Here's an image from a recent trip to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I did my homework and had some ideas in mind...even so it took me until day 3 of the trip to feel like I was getting a handle on the place, but that's to be expected. I've got a small handful of images that I'm excited about (as it should be), and this is one of them...

Anyways, White Sands is truly a fascinating place and very unique! This image of a Rio Grande Cottonwood displays some of that uniqueness. Cottonwoods are water loving trees and usually found in riparian areas. These water loving trees have found a way to sustain themselves on the high water table found in the dunes, and often grow fast enough to keep a handful of branches above... more »

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Figured I'd upload my own to the glut of #panstarrs   photos already on the net. Had a few locations scouted nearby thanks to +The Photographer's Ephemeris. Thanks to +russ vallelunga for the heads up on the comet and the invite to shoot from the east valley, due to schedules needed to find a spot closer to home. Shot at ISO 800...not bad for a 5 year old camera body.

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Rio Grande Cottonwood at sunset, White Sands NM

Haven't been too active here lately, just so much family time around the holidays :) Here's an image from a recent trip to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I did my homework and had some ideas in mind...even so it took me until day 3 of the trip to feel like I was getting a handle on the place, but that's to be expected. I've got a small handful of images that I'm excited about (as it should be), and this is one of them...

Anyways, White Sands is truly a fascinating place and very unique! This image of a Rio Grande Cottonwood displays some of that uniqueness. Cottonwoods are water loving trees and usually found in riparian areas. These water loving trees have found a way to sustain themselves on the high water table found in the dunes, and often grow fast enough to keep a handful of branches above... more »

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2014-09-09 22:38:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites. Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if welose the op... more »

"Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites. Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet."

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:

http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  ___

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2014-09-03 20:14:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

It is finally here!!! After nearly a decade of dreaming and hard work I am today releasing my new book Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park. In this book I cover nearly every corner of this amazing national park through both imagery and text. This hardcover book has 224 pages and is filled with large color photographs showing the park at its most dramatic and beautiful moments. These are accompanied by writings which are meant, not only to inform, but to draw one into the beauty of this wilderness. 

Today is also the day when the National Park Service begins celebrating the first 100 years of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a place with which most people are acquainted but which few people really know. Through this book enter into the park as you've never seen it and come to recognize the precious jewel that it is. 

(Please help spread the word by sharingt... more »

It is finally here!!! After nearly a decade of dreaming and hard work I am today releasing my new book Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park. In this book I cover nearly every corner of this amazing national park through both imagery and text. This hardcover book has 224 pages and is filled with large color photographs showing the park at its most dramatic and beautiful moments. These are accompanied by writings which are meant, not only to inform, but to draw one into the beauty of this wilderness. 

Today is also the day when the National Park Service begins celebrating the first 100 years of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a place with which most people are acquainted but which few people really know. Through this book enter into the park as you've never seen it and come to recognize the precious jewel that it is. 

(Please help spread the word by sharing this post.) 

You can find it online at: http://imagesofrmnp.com/product/wildlight/___

2014-06-22 11:10:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Unmanned aircraft use restricted in national parks-

http://home.nps.gov/news/release.htm?id=1601

Unmanned aircraft use restricted in national parks-

http://home.nps.gov/news/release.htm?id=1601___

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2014-06-01 10:39:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I made a photo essay about the recent shooting.
https://scarlettfeverr.exposure.co/not-one-more

#notonemore #islavistashooting   #islavistastrong   #santabarbarashooting  #guncontrol #elliotrodger   #richardmartinez   #not1more  

I made a photo essay about the recent shooting.
https://scarlettfeverr.exposure.co/not-one-more

#notonemore #islavistashooting   #islavistastrong   #santabarbarashooting  #guncontrol #elliotrodger   #richardmartinez   #not1more  ___

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2014-01-31 18:05:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Really good cover of this song... very laid back unlike the original which I don't care for.

Really good cover of this song... very laid back unlike the original which I don't care for.___

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2014-01-21 21:20:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

On 19 January, 2014, 3 judges dismantled the open Internet by deciding that big companies should be able to determine what we see online.

They struck down “Net Neutrality” – the principle that no corporation or state authority can censor, slow down, block, or privilege certain content on the web. It's the basis for what has made the Internet a place for creativity, free speech, and innovation.

Without Net Neutrality, the very startups that make the Internet a force of innovation will be throttled – unable to compete with incumbent businesses that can pay to provide their access faster than any startup could.

As of yesterday’s ruling, no one can protect Internet users from ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services. Companies like Verizon will now be able to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.
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On 19 January, 2014, 3 judges dismantled the open Internet by deciding that big companies should be able to determine what we see online.

They struck down “Net Neutrality” – the principle that no corporation or state authority can censor, slow down, block, or privilege certain content on the web. It's the basis for what has made the Internet a place for creativity, free speech, and innovation.

Without Net Neutrality, the very startups that make the Internet a force of innovation will be throttled – unable to compete with incumbent businesses that can pay to provide their access faster than any startup could.

As of yesterday’s ruling, no one can protect Internet users from ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services. Companies like Verizon will now be able to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.

Carriers can now charge content providers to make sure their content works well – something that privileges companies already dominating the market at the expense of the startups that have made the Internet great. Facebook or Google might be able to afford preferential treatment – but what about the startup that otherwise could replace them?

It’s incredibly insidious, and it threatens to take away the level playing field that’s made the Internet such an incredible boon for society.

The FCC, however, has the power to protect Net Neutrality – if they classify broadband as a communications service, something we all know it is with all the time we spend communicating with friends and loved ones via e-mail and social media, they’ll have the power to reinstate Net Neutrality rules.

Tell the FCC to reclassify broadband as a communications service and protect the open Internet.___

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2013-11-22 16:04:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

On the horizon... Decades of antibiotic overuse in medicine (human and veterinary) and agriculture is catching up to us.

___On the horizon... Decades of antibiotic overuse in medicine (human and veterinary) and agriculture is catching up to us.

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2013-11-08 04:53:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Nice. #adobefail  

Nice. #adobefail  ___

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2013-08-29 03:22:10 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Sad sad sad...

Is big game hunting in Africa REALLY adding to conservation efforts??
This is NOT my photo, nor do I endorse this practice!

PLEASE RESHARE SO PEOPLE CAN SEE AND READ THIS!

The Dallas Safari Club posted this one on their website and Facebook pages earlier this week, and it caused a veritable crapstorm on there...
You can view the original here: http://gametrails.org/trophy-pic-cliff-walkers-leopard-of-three/

Hunters always talk big about how hunting adds to (and is a vital part of) conservation efforts in a world that's giving more space to humans and less to wildlife. Here are a few things to consider about the photo you see here:

1. Leopards have HUGE ranges. Killing not one, but 3 (yes, THREE) male leopards in prime condition in a single concession area is as good as dealing a horrific mortal blow to the genetic diversity and sustainable reproduction of the leopards of the area.

2. There is no way you could legally get permits for shooting 3 leopards like this in one day in one area.

3. There is no way you would locate these leopards except by bait-and-switch...luring them with raw meat in a death-trap.

4. This was done in Zambia, a country that now has outlawed the hunting of big cats (like Botswana). When this photo was taken is unclear though.

5. The guy on our far right is called Doug Scandrol, and he has actually been banned from the Dallas Safari Club for life due to (unrelated to this) unethical hunting practices. So why do they boast with this photo on their website??

6. Bear in mind that these kinds of hunters want trophies...not sick and old animals. Killing the prime specimens of the population is severely thinning out the gene pool.

What are your thoughts?
I am outraged at the way Africa's iconic big animals (lions, leopards, elephants) are being killed for sports and for an ego-kick! With the challenge that these big cats already face in terms of genetic diversity...what good does this do? ?

Please share this around so the world can see what big game hunters are doing in the name of responsible consumptive tourism.

PS: I grew up hunting for the pot. I have NO problem with shooting deer or antelope and eating the meat. I have a BIG problem with killing apex predators with dwindling numbers and ranges just because you want to feel like a bad@$$ mofo...


#conservation   #hunting   #ethics   #wildlifewednesday   #Africa   #wildlife #passionforafrica #safaritalk  +Safaritalk +Matthew Wilkinson +Africa Geographic +Getaway Magazine +Discover Africa +Google Africa +Wilderness Safaris +African Wildlife Foundation +WWF +Uwe Skrzypczak +Andy Biggs +Barry Blanchard +Mike Spinak +Mike Elgan ___Sad sad sad...

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2013-08-27 17:03:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Over 6 years old!

The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See!

Over 6 years old!

The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See!___

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2013-08-23 03:36:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hey folks, I'm running a limited time super-duper driving myself into ruin promotion of "Lucid Dream" - a 24x36" (60x90cm) canvas print, for $99 plus shipping. Caveat: only runs for 5 days, and only 10 prints at this price (9 available as I write this). It's never been cheaper to decorate your home with a real Kunz! ;-)

Have a look if you're interested. Thanks a lot!
http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=123408

Hey folks, I'm running a limited time super-duper driving myself into ruin promotion of "Lucid Dream" - a 24x36" (60x90cm) canvas print, for $99 plus shipping. Caveat: only runs for 5 days, and only 10 prints at this price (9 available as I write this). It's never been cheaper to decorate your home with a real Kunz! ;-)

Have a look if you're interested. Thanks a lot!
http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=123408___

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2013-08-21 01:39:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A very good article via +Tish Jason about macro photography ethics. Also almost all of the article is pertinent to any type of nature photography.

ETHIC - in Macro Photography.

I think what's being shared in the content is very meaningful. I do admit i have cause harm to some live subject and environment. This is a good reminder for me and everyone should follow. ___A very good article via +Tish Jason about macro photography ethics. Also almost all of the article is pertinent to any type of nature photography.

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2013-06-20 16:51:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Check out this excellent video by +Mikko Lagerstedt where he deconstructs his images into several layers to achieve perspective effects!

My first video ever. Hope you like it!
Follow to my blog for print giveaway information.

http://mikkolagerstedt.com/blog/2013/6/20/alone-photography-video___Check out this excellent video by +Mikko Lagerstedt where he deconstructs his images into several layers to achieve perspective effects!

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2013-06-07 15:58:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Really cool shot by +Robert Arn

Gliding

The ISS passing over the Rocky Mountains during a KP-5 level geomagnetic storm producing a brilliant aurora.

#nightscapes   #ISS   #rockymountains   #rockymountainnationalpark  ___Really cool shot by +Robert Arn

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2013-05-29 03:57:49 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Well, I haven't been around here very much. I'm sure I've been dropped from a few circle shares due to inactivity. Before we get to the image isn't it ironic how you would always see so much complaining (esp. in the photo community) about animated gif's and now thanks to #autoawesome  they are running rampant?!

Anyway here's a Strawberry Hedgehog cactus in bloom from several months back, taken on an outing with +Derek Hannah. Cacti often begin their lives in the safety and shade of bushes or trees.

I'm sure many think I increased the saturation in this image, and I did a bit, but only in the greens. If you've ever seen a Strawberry Hedgehog you know how vivid they are! This is exactly the type of subject where you need to watch you color channel histograms as you shoot...very easy to clip your red channel.

#cactusflower  
#cactus  ... more »

Well, I haven't been around here very much. I'm sure I've been dropped from a few circle shares due to inactivity. Before we get to the image isn't it ironic how you would always see so much complaining (esp. in the photo community) about animated gif's and now thanks to #autoawesome  they are running rampant?!

Anyway here's a Strawberry Hedgehog cactus in bloom from several months back, taken on an outing with +Derek Hannah. Cacti often begin their lives in the safety and shade of bushes or trees.

I'm sure many think I increased the saturation in this image, and I did a bit, but only in the greens. If you've ever seen a Strawberry Hedgehog you know how vivid they are! This is exactly the type of subject where you need to watch you color channel histograms as you shoot...very easy to clip your red channel.

#cactusflower  
#cactus  
#cactusblooms  ___

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2013-05-10 19:37:07 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Thought this was funny! I personally don't think the change will be good for me. I'm not ready to go at adobe with pitchforks but I really wish they would give their customers the option...

Great idea, right? +1 and share!___Thought this was funny! I personally don't think the change will be good for me. I'm not ready to go at adobe with pitchforks but I really wish they would give their customers the option...

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2013-04-24 17:26:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A useful article about reflectors.

5 Tips on Using a Sunbounce Reflector 

Reflectors, like all photo equipment, are a considerable investment.  Buying every type of reflector, just to learn how to use them all, is a fast recipe for bankruptcy.  There are so many shapes, sizes, and manufacturers to choose from, how does anyone learn know how to choose what to buy, let alone use?  These tips from photographer Catherine Hall on using and choosing your reflectors will help to make it a bit easier:

1:  Know your weather

Your main light source is the sun.  A reflector takes what it is given from the sun and modifies and redirects it.  That simple.  If you are shooting in broad daylight at noon and use a hard silver reflector to shine that sun right into your subject’s face, your photo will be a hard lit, high contrast mess with squinted, tearing eyes and you will send your subject running.  On the other hand, on a cloudy day, the whole sky is a huge soft even light source and getting a piece of that sky down to ground to help bring light into the eyes of your subject is essential.  Your hard silver reflector just became your new best friend.

2:  Size matters

A soft key light is a beautiful thing.  It evens out skin bumps and age lines, taking years off your subject’s face.  In a studio, we use big softboxes.  In the great outdoors, a big white reflector does the same job.  The bigger the softbox/white reflector, the softer the light.  Silver & gold reflectors are a slightly softer version of a mirror.  The added size means added stop and coverage area.

3:  Know your client

I love shooting in the later afternoon, using a gold & silver zebra reflector to give my subjects a golden sunset glow.  These images often create a feeling of longing and romance.  Although I love the late afternoon look and feel … it probably isn’t the best fit for shooting a bank’s CEO.  Corporate portraits often lean toward a more crisp and cool look.  Using white and/or silver reflectors can give the produced look that better fit these clients.

4:  Shooting in the wind

Love it when a little breeze comes along and lifts a model’s hair, and makes her outfit flow?  So do I.  It gives life and motion to what is really a still image.  When that little breeze becomes a medium breeze and you find your flexible reflector folding in half … Love the breeze then?  I chose to employ a rigid frame reflector to achieve the lighting I want with consistency even in high wind. Sunbounces, with their rigid lightweight frames, fast became the only reflectors I use.  I have even had the 4’ by 6’ Pro out, at the beach, in 30 mph wind, continuously lighting my model.

5:  Feathering

Often shooting outdoors, either between big buildings or under trees, especially later in the day, I find myself hunting for a patch of sunlight I can grab to reflect onto my subject.  30 feet away, there it is!  White side does nothing.  Silver reflector in position … light the subject … uh oh, too much light.  Suddenly my subject is way overlit (and squinting) compared to my background.  By twisting, or feathering, the reflector slightly so that most of the light falls behind the subject and just a kiss off the edge of that reflected light pool, I get a great look.  The reflector has done two jobs: the background now has some light shape and my subject has enough light definition for some shape and gleam in the eyes.  The bigger Sunbounce Pros are great at this.  The dense pool of light from the center of the bounce spreads onto the background and the thin edge of the reflected pool lights my subject perfectly.

Featured on the +HasselbladAS Blog___A useful article about reflectors.

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2013-04-11 04:18:34 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Microsoft goes full frontal assault on google

#scroogled #android #privacy #google #microsoft

Microsoft goes full frontal assault on google

#scroogled #android #privacy #google #microsoft___

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2013-03-18 06:55:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Comet Pan-STARRS over Ludden Mountain in north Phoenix

This is the view from yesterday. I know a lot of the Pan-STARRS hype is past, especially now that the moon has moved out of the field of view (you can see that one here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109802541608339267117/posts/fHXf5UCJsn1) but I was excited about nabbing this shot, mostly because of the process and planning.

I wanted to capture the comet just about to go behind the mountain and was able to do just that comparing data from +The Photographer's Ephemeris and GoSkyWatch. I chose my location so that the comet would be relatively close to the mountain between 30 and 45 minutes past sunset, which would still leave a good amount of light to capture the sky without a bunch of noise but would be dark enough to allow the comet to show up. The coolest part was clicking away without actually seeing the comet in myv... more »

Comet Pan-STARRS over Ludden Mountain in north Phoenix

This is the view from yesterday. I know a lot of the Pan-STARRS hype is past, especially now that the moon has moved out of the field of view (you can see that one here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109802541608339267117/posts/fHXf5UCJsn1) but I was excited about nabbing this shot, mostly because of the process and planning.

I wanted to capture the comet just about to go behind the mountain and was able to do just that comparing data from +The Photographer's Ephemeris and GoSkyWatch. I chose my location so that the comet would be relatively close to the mountain between 30 and 45 minutes past sunset, which would still leave a good amount of light to capture the sky without a bunch of noise but would be dark enough to allow the comet to show up. The coolest part was clicking away without actually seeing the comet in my viewfinder or LCD hoping that all my legwork was accurate (on closer review later I was actually capturing it for several frames before I could tell in the field).

I've got a few more with the comet a bit higher in the sky, but I decided to process this one instead...___

2013-03-14 21:06:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wayne's World is on Comedy Central. 

Wayne's World is on Comedy Central. ___

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2013-03-14 15:09:19 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Entertaining, politics and geography

Always fun to learn something ;)
In case you wondered "what the heck is the diff between Holland and the Netherlands??"  ... this clip explains. Or it leaves you even more confused.. I'll leave that up to you to decide :D

Enjoy ;)___Entertaining, politics and geography

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2013-03-13 06:17:37 (24 comments, 5 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Figured I'd upload my own to the glut of #panstarrs   photos already on the net. Had a few locations scouted nearby thanks to +The Photographer's Ephemeris. Thanks to +russ vallelunga for the heads up on the comet and the invite to shoot from the east valley, due to schedules needed to find a spot closer to home. Shot at ISO 800...not bad for a 5 year old camera body.

#comet   +Pan-STARRS 

Figured I'd upload my own to the glut of #panstarrs   photos already on the net. Had a few locations scouted nearby thanks to +The Photographer's Ephemeris. Thanks to +russ vallelunga for the heads up on the comet and the invite to shoot from the east valley, due to schedules needed to find a spot closer to home. Shot at ISO 800...not bad for a 5 year old camera body.

#comet   +Pan-STARRS ___

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2013-03-06 02:31:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

I keep going back and looking at this shot every time someone else comments on it and I just can't get enough! The detail in dogs faces and fur is amazing and I love the saliva. There's no question about the dynamics in this photo by +Mike Criss...

Iditarod starts tomorrow....from 2011. #dogs  ___I keep going back and looking at this shot every time someone else comments on it and I just can't get enough! The detail in dogs faces and fur is amazing and I love the saliva. There's no question about the dynamics in this photo by +Mike Criss...

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2013-02-22 04:09:56 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This makes me feel better :)

Via +Brian Beck

This is complete #truth  ___This makes me feel better :)

Via +Brian Beck

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2013-02-21 02:41:26 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I shared some of Glenn Bartley's images when he first started posting on g+ so I know how great his bird images are. This hummingbird gallery is magnificent! Great diffuse light shows off all the feather detail. He's even got some water skimming shots in there. Well worth the detour off g+ for a look!

Like hummingbirds?

Check out this gallery - http://www.glennbartley.com/naturephotography/articles/HummingbirdsoftheWorld.html___I shared some of Glenn Bartley's images when he first started posting on g+ so I know how great his bird images are. This hummingbird gallery is magnificent! Great diffuse light shows off all the feather detail. He's even got some water skimming shots in there. Well worth the detour off g+ for a look!

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2013-02-20 04:44:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good stuff...


Welcome to G+ oh new plusser you.  Have no fear, I am here to tell you how to internet in 10 simple steps. You are now a public figure, you have a responsibility to your audience and should thus follow these rules.

1. Create a +You. Make up a name then go to Google image search, type in 'hot guy' or 'hot girl' and choose the photo that catches your eye. People on G+ are idiots, they'll believe it's you. Even if they use Tineye to verify whether that hunk-o-steel is in fact you, you can convince them you are the original model. If you encounter that one smartass who knows it all, simply buy the rights to stock photos. 

2. To gain new followers, go to Circlecount.com, click on profiles with a lot of followers, add them and the circles they were included in. Do this until you have about 5000 people in your circles all of whom you will be interacting with 24/7. Be prepared to give up your life in favour of responding to a red box with a white number that will become the new metric for your self esteem.

3. Proceed to visit the most high profile profiles on a daily basis and start commenting on posts. Whatever you do, do not disagree with the original poster (OP). People on G+ have an affinity for echo chambers. The offending comments will be deleted and you will be summarily banned into oblivion and, here's the most important part, you will be discussed in private communities. The best way to engage new people is to place your hand in a cupped position, then jerk it up and down, as fast as you can, while you nod your head to everything they say.  

4. If the OP is a techie, comment often on Ubuntu, Droid, or Rooting. Refrain from using the letter 'i' in any of your comments. 

5. If the OP is a Scientist, for God's sake don't mention your familial connection to Adam or that Evolution is just a theory or that your chakras are out of balance since your spirit guide deserted you .

6. If the OP is a hunk or sexy poppie, comment often on how hot he or she is. 

7. If you happen to be the sexy poppie with boobs and a vagina, then you've hit the proverbial jackpot of the Internets. You don't have to do much. Just sit there and look hot. If you get bored of sitting there and looking hot, take some hot new profile photos. Don't forget to push your shoulders back, stick your chest out, chin up and hold your camera high enough so your boobs are in the frame. It should seem like your hardened nipples just popped out of nowhere. Effortlessness is key. Don't worry if people call you an attention whore, they do that with anyone who voices an opinion, changes their profile photo or breathes. 

8. So maybe you're not hot and can't get by on your looks, what do you do? So many options. You could go outside, walk up to the first leaf that you see, take a photo of it, then download a photo filter app, apply the lomu filter to your photo, upload it to G+ accompanied by commentary detailing your scenic trip and the exact aperture you used. Or, visit your local Starbucks, take a photo of the wholly original styrofoam cup, apply the lomu filter and upload. No need for commentary when Starbucks is involved. Because Bux.

9. But what if you're a free spirit, independent thinker, non-conformist, not a photographer, only drink red bulls and you're not hot?  Then perhaps trolling is for you. To be a troll, you have to be witty, sarcastic, snarky, poker faced and patronizing (this means talking down to people). You visit posts and make inflammatory comments with the sole purpose of getting a rise out of the OP.  Choosing topics to troll is quite simple; Choose anything with the following words: Jesus, Evolution, Science, Feminism, Obama, Sexism, Animal Rights, Atheism or The.

10. What if you're trolled? Again, simple. Immediately react by responding to every inflammatory comment using CAPITAL LETTERS, then call them the filthiest names you can think of, delete their comments, block them and finally make a new post about them in a private community where all your friends will be waiting for you with their hands in a cupped position, nodding their heads. 

Happy Plussing :)

In other news besides my imminent uncircling by the delicate flowers who will miss the fact that this post is tongue in cheek and think it's about them, I stuffed up my circles which means the ones who wanted to be notified and the others are out of whack. If you do not wish to be notified randomly please PM me. Have a good Tuesday x___Good stuff...

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2013-02-20 04:23:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How Vaccines Changed the World

On the left, is the pre-vaccine morbidity (number of cases of illnesses) of the most common infectious diseases.

On the right, recent numbers from 2010. There is no smallpox and no polio, almost no measles, dramatically less chickenpox (varicella) and H. influenza (that’s not flu, but a bacteria that can cause deadly meningitis).

Source: http://goo.gl/pR8mA

via +Sara Del Valle , thank you!

#ScienceEveryday   #SciSunRR  

How Vaccines Changed the World

On the left, is the pre-vaccine morbidity (number of cases of illnesses) of the most common infectious diseases.

On the right, recent numbers from 2010. There is no smallpox and no polio, almost no measles, dramatically less chickenpox (varicella) and H. influenza (that’s not flu, but a bacteria that can cause deadly meningitis).

Source: http://goo.gl/pR8mA

via +Sara Del Valle , thank you!

#ScienceEveryday   #SciSunRR  ___

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2013-02-09 05:41:58 (13 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Mallards in snow

Not very often I have a chance to share with Bird Poker as I don't shoot a ton of birds...
This shot from a couple years ago as winter hung on in Rocky Mountain National Park.

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker  Snow +Phil Armishaw 
#birdloversworldwide  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspbirds   +HQSP Birds +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz 
#birds4all  +Birds4All +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones 
#fourseasonsfriday  +Four Seasons Friday +Stephonie Schmitz 
#stormyfriday  +Reinhard Latzke 
#snowysaturday  +#SnowySaturday +John Fujimagari 
#mirrorsandreflections  +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa 

Mallards in snow

Not very often I have a chance to share with Bird Poker as I don't shoot a ton of birds...
This shot from a couple years ago as winter hung on in Rocky Mountain National Park.

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker  Snow +Phil Armishaw 
#birdloversworldwide  +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide +Robert SKREINER 
#hqspbirds   +HQSP Birds +Marina Versaci +Joe Urbz 
#birds4all  +Birds4All +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones 
#fourseasonsfriday  +Four Seasons Friday +Stephonie Schmitz 
#stormyfriday  +Reinhard Latzke 
#snowysaturday  +#SnowySaturday +John Fujimagari 
#mirrorsandreflections  +Mirrors and Reflections +Gemma Costa ___

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2013-02-07 20:24:20 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Phoenix, please stop recycling babies...

Phoenix, please stop recycling babies...___

2013-02-01 05:43:10 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Public opinion poll for photograpers

How many megapixels do you need to print a 5 foot wide image?

Public opinion poll for photograpers

How many megapixels do you need to print a 5 foot wide image?___

2013-01-30 04:20:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Share and share alike...

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Great Photographers With < 25,000 Followers

The photographers here are all in my personal circles.  The choices are mine and mine alone.  No one asked, begged, or pleaded to belong.  No bribes were offered or accepted.  These are the people that I follow because I appreciate their great quality photography and their interaction.  Most I have met as I help curate several of the photography themes.  There are NO requirements to share this circle.  I would appreciate the people in this circle plus the post, leave a comment, and share the circle as public.  

Each profile has been verified by me.  Most have < 25,000 followers (when they were put into the circle).  They each have high quality original photography content.  You won’t find many animated gifs!  I have included myself in the circle and also the landscape page.  Some are new to G+ so please make them feel welcome!!

Landscape Photography:  I invite everyone to check out the +Landscape Photography #LandsacapePhotography theme.  If you want to impress me, that’s the place to do it!!  Post a great landscape that will get my attention.  See the About tab for all the details.

I wasn’t included, what do I do?  If you meet the criteria, weren’t included, but think you should be, then leave me a comment.  Maybe I don’t know about you.  There are millions of people on G+ and I don’t know everyone.  However, I’ll be happy to have a look at your work if you will call it to my attention.  Start posting landscapes that get my attention (see above)!!

There’s a really great photographer XXX that you didn’t include.  Please feel free to recommend qualified people.  I discover new people every day and would be happy to look at their work.  Please make sure that the recommended person meets the criteria.  If they don’t then that tells me a lot about you!

#Circleshare   #Sharedcircles   ___Share and share alike...

2013-01-27 03:27:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If you plan on joining any photo workshops to national parks or monuments make sure the workshop provider plans to get the proper permits. These permits help ensure minimal environmental impact to the area.

Zion busts photographer for conducting a photo workshop without the correct permit: http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/conviction-for-operating-a-commercial-business-in-zion-national-park.htm

When I was scouting for my upcoming photo workshop there I saw at least one or 2 other photogs operating illegally. Talking to the rangers there it is a big problem. Rest assured +Christine Hauber  and I will have the necessary paperwork filed and completed way in advance of our upcoming fall workshop there!!!

If you are a photographer teaching workshops - MAKE SURE you have the proper permits - if you don't, it ruins the opportunity for us all.

Thanks to +Peyton Hale  for finding this story.___If you plan on joining any photo workshops to national parks or monuments make sure the workshop provider plans to get the proper permits. These permits help ensure minimal environmental impact to the area.

2013-01-23 05:42:12 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

EPIC!!!

Will the rampant use of this word soon dilute its actual meaning, making it mean 'customary' or 'run of the mill' instead?

I think...yes, and for me it happened 2 years ago. When will this word die?!

Share if you agree. We can only shame delinquents into compliance!

EPIC!!!

Will the rampant use of this word soon dilute its actual meaning, making it mean 'customary' or 'run of the mill' instead?

I think...yes, and for me it happened 2 years ago. When will this word die?!

Share if you agree. We can only shame delinquents into compliance!___

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2013-01-22 03:58:43 (34 comments, 4 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Rio Grande Cottonwood at sunset, White Sands NM

Haven't been too active here lately, just so much family time around the holidays :) Here's an image from a recent trip to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I did my homework and had some ideas in mind...even so it took me until day 3 of the trip to feel like I was getting a handle on the place, but that's to be expected. I've got a small handful of images that I'm excited about (as it should be), and this is one of them...

Anyways, White Sands is truly a fascinating place and very unique! This image of a Rio Grande Cottonwood displays some of that uniqueness. Cottonwoods are water loving trees and usually found in riparian areas. These water loving trees have found a way to sustain themselves on the high water table found in the dunes, and often grow fast enough to keep a handful of branches above... more »

Rio Grande Cottonwood at sunset, White Sands NM

Haven't been too active here lately, just so much family time around the holidays :) Here's an image from a recent trip to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I did my homework and had some ideas in mind...even so it took me until day 3 of the trip to feel like I was getting a handle on the place, but that's to be expected. I've got a small handful of images that I'm excited about (as it should be), and this is one of them...

Anyways, White Sands is truly a fascinating place and very unique! This image of a Rio Grande Cottonwood displays some of that uniqueness. Cottonwoods are water loving trees and usually found in riparian areas. These water loving trees have found a way to sustain themselves on the high water table found in the dunes, and often grow fast enough to keep a handful of branches above the ever moving dunes. Although this tree may look more like a bush, it likely has 10 plus feet of trunk hidden under the dune! Another point of interest: in the background you will see New Mexico's Organ Mountains, some 35 miles away!

I had a Facebook contact express some interest in getting a print of this image so subsequently I've made it available (along with a small handful of other images) from my website at www.sjhphoto.com/prints. I hope she pulls the trigger!

+Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography   +Margaret Tompkins  et al.
+Mountain Monday  #mountainmonday  +Michael Russell (see interesting fact about the Organ Mountains above :)
+Tree Tuesday  #treetuesday  +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers ___

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2013-01-17 22:00:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Misinformation on the web

A recent post here and this commercial got me thinking about misinformation on the web. Unfortunately it is rampant, for one simple fact...anyone can publish anything for free or fractions of a cent. Here's one I (unfortunately) ran into recently:

"Something To Think About....a FACT:
Human heart tissue if cut from the heart and preserved in a petri dish... will continue to beat. Not ONLY will it CONTINUE to beat, but it will do so IN rhythm to the heart from which it came. Uh,,,,WOW!"

No citations or support, but notice it's a 'FACT'. Now we can't all be expected to be experts on everything, so it comes down to personal responsibility. If you don't truly know don't call something a fact! If you think something may be true simply add words indicating such, like 'I think' or 'I heard'... more »

Misinformation on the web

A recent post here and this commercial got me thinking about misinformation on the web. Unfortunately it is rampant, for one simple fact...anyone can publish anything for free or fractions of a cent. Here's one I (unfortunately) ran into recently:

"Something To Think About....a FACT:
Human heart tissue if cut from the heart and preserved in a petri dish... will continue to beat. Not ONLY will it CONTINUE to beat, but it will do so IN rhythm to the heart from which it came. Uh,,,,WOW!"

No citations or support, but notice it's a 'FACT'. Now we can't all be expected to be experts on everything, so it comes down to personal responsibility. If you don't truly know don't call something a fact! If you think something may be true simply add words indicating such, like 'I think' or 'I heard' along with 'I'm not sure'. See, simple!

Of course even if we are responsible there are many people who won't be, and many more who will spread disinformation also. This is where common sense comes into play! Doesn't sound quite right? Maybe it's not. (Oh and if you've found that you rarely have common sense with real life situations, best to assume you won't have it online ;)___

2013-01-04 21:33:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+Rinus Bakker has put together a few circles of user-nominated people (based on inspiration I guess) that I am honored to have been nominated for.

YOUR CHOICE of most influential artist/photographer/curator of 2012
If you get notification you are in.
Thank you very much for your nominations.

Second full circle 02 of 02
Who are in this circle?
-all nominated people not being in, two days ago released first circle
-all HQSP team members and pages and a few HQSP VIPs

If you like to help this people you can do so by adding and sharing the circle.

Note: Errors guaranteed. Known errors
- Many people were mentioned but do not have a G+ account
- Some people could not be added  (google problem)
- Due to the method used building the circle, there is a chance someone else carrying the same name as you is in, in stead of you. Please let me know if you are missing.

First circle (1 of 2) can be found here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/113625672050678003558/posts/iv8LyjpysCs
All nominations can be found here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/113408942588672463601/posts/CspcPzSenwy

I hope you will find many inspirational persons in here.
ENJOY! 
:-)

#HQSPstuff  ___+Rinus Bakker has put together a few circles of user-nominated people (based on inspiration I guess) that I am honored to have been nominated for.

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2013-01-01 15:12:21 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!___

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2012-12-30 08:19:38 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Happy Holidays

Haven't been on much lately with the holidays. Here's a shot from the Polar Express. An arms length self portrait, but taken with a dSLR instead of a cell phone...

Happy Holidays

Haven't been on much lately with the holidays. Here's a shot from the Polar Express. An arms length self portrait, but taken with a dSLR instead of a cell phone...___

2012-12-20 20:30:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Alexander S. Kunz is starting a community for photographers using or wanting to use Wordpress. If this is you or you are well versed in Wordpress you might like to join.

While building my own website with Wordpress, I ran into a fair number of obstacles. Figuring that quite some photographers use WP for their sites, it may be nice to share knowledge and experience through a community, no?

Spread the word if you like. :)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101875207227089800542___+Alexander S. Kunz is starting a community for photographers using or wanting to use Wordpress. If this is you or you are well versed in Wordpress you might like to join.

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2012-12-10 06:36:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Santa's workshop...

Santa's workshop...___

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2012-12-06 22:15:12 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Japanese Cherry in x-ray

Leaves are fascinating! If anybody is interested in having their digital slr converted to x-ray radiation I'll give you my guy's name... Kidding :)

I've come to the realization that +Leaves On Thursday is my most contributed to theme, go figure, I've got a thing for leaves...  #leafonthursdays   #leavesonthursday  +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff +Anne Durand 

Japanese Cherry in x-ray

Leaves are fascinating! If anybody is interested in having their digital slr converted to x-ray radiation I'll give you my guy's name... Kidding :)

I've come to the realization that +Leaves On Thursday is my most contributed to theme, go figure, I've got a thing for leaves...  #leafonthursdays   #leavesonthursday  +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff +Anne Durand ___

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2012-12-03 04:42:20 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Another shot from San Diego. I noticed this pedestrian bridge during the day and went back later that night. Took me about 30 minutes to find free parking near by though...

Used a graduated ND filter from +Singh-Ray Filters across the lower half of the frame as the walkway was quite bright. Previous shot of the stairway leading up to the pedestrian bridge is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109802541608339267117/posts/DJUr2wf5BQ6

+J. Rae Chip, look familiar now?

Another shot from San Diego. I noticed this pedestrian bridge during the day and went back later that night. Took me about 30 minutes to find free parking near by though...

Used a graduated ND filter from +Singh-Ray Filters across the lower half of the frame as the walkway was quite bright. Previous shot of the stairway leading up to the pedestrian bridge is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109802541608339267117/posts/DJUr2wf5BQ6

+J. Rae Chip, look familiar now?___

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2012-12-02 18:53:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Last weekend I was in San Diego to take my daughter to the beach and Sea World for her birthday. Always tough to take pictures on a family vacation, so I snuck out of the hotel for a couple hours while the wife and kid slept...

Bet some of the San Diego residents will recognize this stairwell.

Last weekend I was in San Diego to take my daughter to the beach and Sea World for her birthday. Always tough to take pictures on a family vacation, so I snuck out of the hotel for a couple hours while the wife and kid slept...

Bet some of the San Diego residents will recognize this stairwell.___

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2012-11-29 15:54:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Sweetgum fruit on bed of fall leaves

Took this on a misty afternoon back in my home state of Virginia. I am partial to detail shots of nature like this for several reasons. One of them is they are always available, no matter where you are. During my stay in Virginia we relied on family to transport us around for the most part, and didn't have our own transportation. This image was taken just down the street from my mother's house. On the corner in her neighborhood was a beautiful Sweetgum tree, lit up in amber and red hues. I took this image in the adjacent street gutter (literally) where the fallen leaves had collected. No travel required :)

+Leaves On Thursday  #leafonthursdays   #leavesonthursday  +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff +Anne Durand 
#fourseasonsfriday  +Four Seasons Friday +Stephonie Schmitz 

Sweetgum fruit on bed of fall leaves

Took this on a misty afternoon back in my home state of Virginia. I am partial to detail shots of nature like this for several reasons. One of them is they are always available, no matter where you are. During my stay in Virginia we relied on family to transport us around for the most part, and didn't have our own transportation. This image was taken just down the street from my mother's house. On the corner in her neighborhood was a beautiful Sweetgum tree, lit up in amber and red hues. I took this image in the adjacent street gutter (literally) where the fallen leaves had collected. No travel required :)

+Leaves On Thursday  #leafonthursdays   #leavesonthursday  +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff +Anne Durand 
#fourseasonsfriday  +Four Seasons Friday +Stephonie Schmitz ___

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2012-11-21 02:27:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good ebook by +Peter Adams on using Wordpress for your photography website. It's good, I have it :)

Get Your Photography Website Ready For the Holidays!

I almost titled this "Friends Don't Let Friends Have Crappy Photo Websites". ;)

You see, people love to give photography as holiday gifts. That is why a lot of photographers see big print sale increases between Thanksgiving and New Years.

However, one of the keys to selling prints is to make a good first impression with your website. These days one wants to do business with a Photog that has a sketchy site.  So consider this a reminder to give your website some love (or even build a new one from scratch) before the holidays kick in to high gear.

If you use (or are considering) WordPress for your website give my ebook a look over at +Trey Ratcliff's Flatbooks: http://goo.gl/pjV2T 

It's a 100+ pages of step-by-step guides, secrets, tips, tricks, and how-to for getting a new WordPress website up and running fast as well as taking an existing website to the next level.

Want to help me spread the holiday cheer? Just share this post with your fellow G+ photographers... because as I said up top: friends don't let friends have crappy websites for the holidays. ;)

Here's the link to the book again: http://goo.gl/pjV2T___Good ebook by +Peter Adams on using Wordpress for your photography website. It's good, I have it :)

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2012-11-20 17:36:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Really spectacular silhouette composition from +Kurt Budliger. I just love the shapes that branch silhouettes make, but not every tree has the structure for this.

Moon Branches II, Champlain Valley, Vermont

Another from a crisp, clear evening last week.  I love finding these little gems when you least expect them.  I had just finished shooting sunset on the lake shore and was headed back to the car when I noticed the setting crescent moon in the southern sky.  I quickly found an elegant collection of trees to silhouette against the twilight sky and compliment the moon.

Headed out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Hope everyone gets a chance to spend time giving thanks, relaxing and being with family and friends.

As always thanks for taking a peek.

#Vermont   #VT   #treetuesday   #landscapephotography   #lakechamplain  ___Really spectacular silhouette composition from +Kurt Budliger. I just love the shapes that branch silhouettes make, but not every tree has the structure for this.

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2012-11-17 04:12:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Pretty sweet!
Via +Tarun Bhushan

Wow! 14 hour exposure, and energy from an orange!

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/11/16/a-photo-showing-the-energy-contained-in-a-single-orange/#5HxGmi4L7PR3RWll.99 ___Pretty sweet!
Via +Tarun Bhushan

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2012-11-15 04:23:17 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Dancing Sugar Maple leaves

I visited my home state of Virginia recently and it was really the first time I've been back since 2004 during autumn. I forgot how beautiful my home state is and was fortunate to drive the length of it on our way to a wedding, seeing all the incredible rolling hills, farmland, and of course fall color along the way.

Because of the wedding plans there was not too much time for photography, just a bit. This was taken under several large sugar maples on the Va Tech campus, all ablaze in orange. Although there was a carpet of fallen leaves, it took some searching to find a freshly fallen pair that stood out from the crowd.

I did a 360 processing job on this one. I thought I knew where I wanted to go with it, but once I got there realized I lost some of what caught my eye in the first place, and ended up closer (than previous) to the default... more »

Dancing Sugar Maple leaves

I visited my home state of Virginia recently and it was really the first time I've been back since 2004 during autumn. I forgot how beautiful my home state is and was fortunate to drive the length of it on our way to a wedding, seeing all the incredible rolling hills, farmland, and of course fall color along the way.

Because of the wedding plans there was not too much time for photography, just a bit. This was taken under several large sugar maples on the Va Tech campus, all ablaze in orange. Although there was a carpet of fallen leaves, it took some searching to find a freshly fallen pair that stood out from the crowd.

I did a 360 processing job on this one. I thought I knew where I wanted to go with it, but once I got there realized I lost some of what caught my eye in the first place, and ended up closer (than previous) to the default settings applied during raw conversion.

#leavesonthursday  +Leaves On Thursday +Marilou Aballe +Ray Bilcliff 
+AllThingsOrange  #allthingsorange  +Nina Piccoli +Kenneth Williams +Lauren Kelly 

#leaves   #maple   #mapleleafs   #orange   #fallcolors   #virginia  ___

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2012-11-12 06:08:53 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

+Derek Hannah 's post on focal length featuring my photo. Okay, my photo is second but it is totally taller than his...

Focal Length - 2 different takes on the same Scene

I don't normally take the time to post "educational" posts, but felt motivated to with these shots.

             These two shots were taken at Horton Creek, just outside of Payson, AZ. The left shot by myself, and the right shot by +Scott Horwath. I thought that it might be helpful to some to not only show that there are multiple ways to approach the same shot (aside from processing differences ), but also to illustrate how focal length is not simply how wide or how far your reach is.

             In my opinion, focal length and its effects on a shot are one of the most overlooked things for beginners (myself included) when composing a shot. Focal length is not merely how wide or how long your reach is with a lens, but also effects the space within an image. No, I do not simply mean subject isolation (background blur if you will) although these do relate to one another and effect one another. What I mean is that a longer focal length will compress a scene and a wider one will expand a scene. This is a very critical thing to many shots and can really decide whether or not you achieve your vision for a shot. Lens selection is more than simply how wide, how long, or how fast.   This is why I decided to post these two shots as a sort of illustration.

For my shot, I shot @ 155mm (35mm Equiv. )  and a lower angle because my goal was to compress the scene so that the waterfall appeared relatively close to the leaf on the rock, and would function as the backdrop. I did not want to draw the viewer to the waterfall but wanted the waterfall to be evident enough to show location and complete the scene.

+Scott Horwath 's image was shot at 12mm (35mm equiv.) and therefore has much more depth (expansion) making the waterfall a more prominent piece of the overall composition not only by including it more clearly and completely , but also by creating the effect of pulling the viewer through the image.

I re-posted his image with his permission and Scott can elaborate more on his goals with this image if he desires. I just thought that maybe someone else would find it interesting or helpful.___+Derek Hannah 's post on focal length featuring my photo. Okay, my photo is second but it is totally taller than his...

2012-11-08 16:45:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

+Adam Kumiszcza 's wildlife photographer circle.

Wildlife photographers v. 23

Another full update. All people here were checked "manually" by me to see if they still post wildlife. 

Some people (+Jari Peltomäki, +Alexander Safonov and others) became inactive here, but there are also some new. 

Please reshare.

To check if you're included here, click on View shared circle and then search for your name in a Search in this circle box.

If you post wildlife photos regularly on G+, please comment here and I'll include you in the next update.___+Adam Kumiszcza 's wildlife photographer circle.

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