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Catherine Tramell2,940Circle of Friends - 4/14/14 (April)If you're looking for some cool, fun & interesting people to circle (although I think we all agree that everyone on G+ are all of the above), take a look at this circle share.Some Steps for my new friends.1) Please Follow this circle2) +1 this Shared Circle3) Leave ANY Comment on the comment box (mentioning some of your friends name would be great as a comment) 4) SHARE this Circle#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol46 #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople 2014-04-14 06:03:3138716723CC G+
Photo Exchange Club0The latest Photo Exchange Club Member List is here!April 10 to April 24, 2014If you're new to G+, or you just love beautiful photos, add this curated circle, and enjoy viewing the posts in your stream!If you are a photographer of any level, you may qualify to become a member.  This circle share, a weekly contest, a lot of engagement from fellow members, and many G+ users circling you are all the benefits of being in this great club.This circle is shared every 2 weeks, and if you want to be in the next one, add a URL to a recent G+ photo from your stream  in the comments below.  Mingle through the comments, click on some links to other people's shots and get to know some new people with similar interests.  You need at least 25% of your posts to be either your own photos, or credited work of others. (preferably G+ users!)  *Please do not add more than 1 photo per week here!*The (optional) Photo of the Week Contest is here >>http://goo.gl/KLqrDqLast week's winner was +Tor Pedersen - see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/7ct1h6, and the other 2014 winners here >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BSee the Honorable Mention album here >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAand the 2013 Winners here >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Cathy Neth << with a chain of 18 shares!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Heather Kelman,  +Brian Dukes,  +Miguel Almeida Sharing,  +Robin Cohen,  +Anders Stedtlund,  +Stefanie Schächtel,  +Larry Beekman,  +Vinod Kalathil,  +Sergio Miranda,  +2014-04-13 19:00:57401231136226CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,493Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-11 11:01:421997411CC G+
Jessica Anggoela0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-06 08:15:27501217CC G+
HQSP Winners27,168Release 2014 March HQSP Winners circle!The third circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster ,+Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and  +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages. You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. In this circle: - All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)- And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-04-04 08:36:23332364239CC G+
Margaret Tompkins105,056Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David PilaskyDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +2014-03-31 00:12:4951401133CC G+
Photo Exchange Club0The latest list of Photo Exchange Club Members is here!March 27 to April 09, 2014If you're new to G+, or you just love beautiful photos, add this curated circle, and enjoy viewing the posts in your stream!If you are a photographer of any level, you may qualify to become a member.  This circle share, a weekly contest, a lot of engagement from fellow members, and many G+ users circling you are all the benefits of being in this great club.This circle is shared every 2 weeks, and if you want to be in the next one, add a URL to a recent G+ photo from your stream  in the comments below.  Mingle through the comments, click on some links to other people's shots and get to know some new people with similar interests.  You need at least 25% of your posts to be either your own photos, or credited work of others. (preferably G+ users!)The (optional) Photo of the Week Contest is here >>http://goo.gl/XhIjRWLast week's winner was +Silke Tüxen - see her photo here >>http://goo.gl/L3OYj7, and the other 2014 winners here >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BSee the Honorable Mention album here >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAand the 2013 Winners here >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Michael Rutta << with a chain of 20 shares!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Tina Apostolova,  +Carsten Schlipf, +Sergio Miranda, +Trudy Grossman, +Vinod Kalathil, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Andy Brown, +Gabriel Codrut Nitescu, +Septimiu Catona, +Share Card-Photo, 2014-03-28 17:19:06420455165312CC G+
Ka es0#sharedcircles  2014-03-20 06:43:285017210CC G+
Lo Sauer22,390Good day friends. Time for: Engagers/ Creative CIRCLE 2014 #1 +1, Comment, Share --> Get CircledIncluded are a lot of friends, supporters, engagers, business people, photographers and my favorite techies.Picking wasn't easy. I wish I could include all of you in one megacircle. :) Here is a cross section of the awesome:#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #photography   #science   #technology  2014-03-19 07:16:16484452655CC G+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up260photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-17 05:00:41501418CC G+
Gene Bowker66,344The   #Alphabetcircles  Gene's Active Photographers on G+ circle.Part Five: First Name R-Z (the final set)Meet 490 more ACTIVE G+ photographers with First Names between R and Z.Tomorrow is going to be a busy day at work, so I decided to go ahead and shoot this off tonight.It's that time again, I've been doing Spring Cleaning even though it isn't Spring officially yet here and going through my photography circles again to check out what folks have been sharing and see who is still active on G+.I've visited each of the folks included in this circles within the last week and they have been active in the last month (or so) and regularly post their OWN photography.They come from all over the world and their styles vary as much as their choice of equipment and subject matter.There are a lot of folks in here that I've been friends with for years, but there are also a lot of newer folks who you've probably not met yet and who I am looking forward to getting to know better myself.My Selection Criteria1. Actively posting photos on G+ (usually within 30 days or so)2. We circle each other (sometimes for a long time)3. Primarily post their OWN photography (that's a judgement call on my part)4. "Safe for work" (another judgement call)Why you should follow them?1. Add active photographers to your stream without a lot of inactive accounts.2. Find some new folks to interact with who are ACTIVE on G+As always.. if you do add them.. the best way to do that is to create a new circle and that way you can watch it and decide if they fit with you or notGoogle has recently changed the circle add logic, so you can no longer search a shared circle to determine who is in it and only add people that you don't already share. This makes life harder for all of us.Not in here?1. Maybe we haven't met yet?  If so, I'd love to hear from you and I'll be sure to check out your stream. Be sure to circle me if you haven't as I check those who add me regularly.2. Maybe you don't post public? If not, there is a good chance that you looked inactive to me.3. Maybe you don't post "primarily" photography... once again that is subjective.I love it when you shareIt does take a lot of time to visit and compile the lists. I enjoy doing it but feel free to re-share the circle with your friends. That way they can find some great new photographers too.  You don't have to reshare to remain in the circle, but it is appreciated.If you follow along you can easily add 2000+ photographers to your stream too.Gene Bowker+Rusted Rail Images   Here are the others in the seriesPart One: A-C https://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/1KejHoGGhBzPart Two: D-Ghttps://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/R9GFFEnR1CmPart Three: H-Khttps://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/Beo3nKCJS6oPart Four: L-Qhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeneBowker/posts/J2pQM7ZpBoJ (thanks Randy for catching that)Thanks again to everyone in all of the circles. It's been a lot of fun seeing your work and I look forward to resharing the circles in a few months time. Stay ACTIVE everyone.2014-03-17 00:25:0949113234139CC G+
Matteo Bodi0Amazing #pictures circle, enjoy!2014-03-15 13:58:41484125CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826829CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:514923512CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:2449281114CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:13:225017715CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:12:34501339CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:12:085013510CC G+
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:11:285013410CC G+
Satu-Marja Salmi22,219Top photographers recommended by their followersCircle 1 of 2 #recommendedphotographers   #photographers   #photography   #photographycircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #circleshare   #topcircles   #googleplusphotographers   #photo  2014-03-12 02:00:45490451537CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,583 Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen2014-03-11 10:45:331987410CC G+
Stuart Dyckhoff25,692February EngagersIt's time to share the circle of those of you that have engaged with me this past month. The number is way down on January but then so has my sharing - mostly due to the weather. All in all, the end result is not surprisingAdding these people to your circles is your choice but I can confirm that everyone in this circle is an engager. What do I mean by engager?Simply that you have left a comment, even if only one word, on one of my posts throughout the past month. And the only way to get in next months is to engage with me. However .... one word comments or simple statements will not keep you in my circles. This is a temporary circle for the specific month and after this post it will be deleted. So far a couple of you have been added to a permanent place in my circles because you have gone above and beyond simple comments and for that I thank you again.Irrespective of your level of engagement I do truly appreciate each and every comment anyone makes. It is this interaction that drives any social media site. Without it, we may as well not be here.So, thank you, diolch, grazi, merci, etc.2014-03-01 20:55:054829110CC G+
HQSP Winners26,577Release 2014 February HQSP Winners circle!The second circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to all HQSP team members and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in February- All HQSP pages and team-members - And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-02-28 21:57:5832811279138CC G+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002CC G+
Photo Exchange Club0The updated  Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! Period: Feb 27 - Mar 13,  2014The #1 Circle on G+ for 2013 is back, and still leading the pack!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from another person's stream➍  Add this circle / replace it often to save circle time updating➎  +1 this post to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is #1: share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.   The next PEC Circle will come out on Mar 13.  The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/yAxbVQParticipation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Rosie Nixon - see here >>http://goo.gl/rwk2okThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +James Petruzzi << with a chain of 14 shares!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Larry Beekman, +Vinod Kalathil, +Björn Kleemann, +Ree Saunders, +DialAFlight, +Miguel Almeida Sharing, +Peter Grew, +Ronald Varley, +Rodney Campbell, +Dominique Bonnet, +Heiko Köster2014-02-27 23:35:43434435202338CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-02-27 07:06:56409341548CC G+
Shared Circles Magic G+9,550TOP PHOTOGRAPHY ENGAGERS  V223.02.2014Great circle of mostly hand-picked Photography Engagers.This circle contains genuine engagers of the past few days, who share great photos and content.I did my best to choose those only, who share great content andmake Google Plus even more fascinating.I really hope that I did not miss anyone in the process.If I did, I am sorry and I will add you to my next vercion of the circle.PROMISE!IF YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS CIRCLE then you may want to followthese few steps:1. SHARTE2. Mention your friends (photographers or photography-sharers) in your comment3. PLUS AND/OR COMMENT4. Reshare the circle during a week.5. AND ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!If you are a photographer then FANTASTIC.But it is enough if you are a photography passionatewho share work of others.If you receive a notification it means that you are included.Note that it is important to comment on this post to stay in the circle. I will post a new version probably next Monday/Tuesday (around 1st or 2nd March).I will be more then happy to add you to my next versions of the circle.I am Ian, fascinated with Google Plus, doing my best to contruibute to the world of G+I do it for fun, I love to learn and see happy people:)Have a great week!Ian2014-02-23 14:03:0342016690191CC G+
Chip Sakti214Tips mendapatkan Follower di GplusCaranya cukup mudah ,1) Beri +1 pos ini 2) Berikan Komentar dan tambahkan id +G anda3) Share post ini agar semakin bertambah banyak Follower Anda4) Pilih Tambahkan Orang (Otomatis Menambahkan circle)http://goo.gl/lM0fIJ / http://goo.gl/Iw0Zwn #sharedcircle  #IndonesianCircle   #indonesianonly  #CircleID2014-02-22 16:35:5550111314CC G+
Jasmina Brozović39,527Remarkable Collection of the G+ Unique PhotographersIf you like my photography posts, you can find the authors of those posts in this remarkable circle!  Be free to add, share, comment or simply enjoy these excellent photographers:-)#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle #photography #photographycircle #photographerstofollow   #photographers  2014-02-21 07:55:45233352028CC G+
Lo Sauer17,684Awesome CIRCLE 2014 #1 -  +1, Comment, Share -> Get CircledI tried to include all my supporters, engagers, favorite marketer, photographers and my favorite techies and brainiacs in this circle.And this comes from my heart: You are awesome!!!I am just a wee caterpillar, you are the big supporting wings.Thank you friendsHave a great weekThose that don't participate in circling are not included. It doesn't mean I don't like you, only that I respect your privacy. Have a big hug, I <3 you all!Here is a cross section of the awesome:+Igor Schevchenko +Dyah Woe +Billy Funk +Rodney Campbell +Dirk Müller +Markos Giannopoulos +Scott Buehler +Mark HELM +Richard Green +Silvio De Rossi +Peter From +Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Fido Dido +John Nuntiatio +2014-02-16 21:28:06483754788CC G+
Shared Circles Magic G+8,192TOP PHOTOGRAPHY ENGAGERS  V1Great circle of mostly hand-picked Photography Engagers.This circle contains genuin engagers of the past few days, who share great photos and content.I did my best to choose those only, who share great content andmake Google Plus even more fascinating.In my circles there will be no place for "takers", becausefor "takers" who are not active is something called... Facebook?:DDDGoogle Plus is about sharing and making the world more fascinating.Google Plus is for PASSIONATES:)So if you want to be included in this circleall you need to do is to SHARE. RE-SHARE, COMMENT and love photography.If you are not a photograper then you may be included in one of my other circles like this one:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/103293115798339379299/103293115798339379299/posts/LnEC45VCwFZIf you receive a notification it means that you are included.Note that it is important to comment on this post to stay in the circle. If you want to be included in a new version of the circle then SHARE, RE-SHARE, PLUS AND COMMENT:)If you are not a photographer or photography engager, SHARE, RE-RESHARE, PLUS AND COMMENTand I will include you in a special circle for engagers.I will post a new version probably next Monday/Tuesday.I will be more then happy to add you to my next versions of the circle.I am Ian, fascinated with Google Plus, doing my best to contruibute to the world of G+I do it for fun, I love to learn and see happy people:)Have a great week!Ian2014-02-12 12:03:0930515956136CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,711Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera S  - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-02-11 11:40:351957512CC G+
Adi Tri0meet an Artist Circle.. :D2014-02-08 17:24:30501000CC G+
Corlis Gray0Photography Engagers CircleNew shared circle of top photography engagers!  Just add this circle to get awesome photography added to your stream.  Most of these photography engagers will add you back, so you'll get more followers! #sharedcircle   #sharedcirclewithyou   #topengagers   #photographerscircle   #photographycircle   #sharedacircle   #circlesharers  2014-01-27 19:08:1837233837CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,576Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-26 01:48:035006929103CC G+
Oleg Kochetkov1,798HI All!I am very happy to share  for you  this #circle . You'll love this circle. This is TOP Google + peoples circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circles   #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlemonday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #empireavenue #socialmedia   #influencers #influencer   #influence #influencermarketing #slivermetalcircle 2014-01-20 18:46:52501402821CC G+
Circle Share0Tech People2014-01-20 07:05:5450111718CC G+
Photo Exchange Club3,693The Jan 16, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! Curated like a boss!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  Add this circle / replace it every 2 weeks to save your time➎  +1 this post to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is that you share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!  The next PEC Circle will come out on Jan 30.  This edition will be shared again but you do not need to add a second photo/comment!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/RFYZ55Participation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Michael B. Stuart, see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/BJu6cCThe Jan 12 winner was +Ron Clifford, see his photo here  >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MSThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +José Juan Escudero << with a chain of 27 shares - a record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Bjarte Wergedahl, +Belinda V., +Miguel Almeida Sharing, +Larry Beekman, +Berit Schurse, +Robin Cohen, +Sergio Miranda, +Dejan Kolar, +2014-01-16 19:08:56371446187319CC G+
ArmStreet376 A Very Social Circlecircle of people, with active life position in Google+If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2014-01-14 13:35:11456291440CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,480Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-14 07:21:37456573193CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,242Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-13 08:37:40456523393CC G+
Gailen Mapes58,029Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-01-11 11:56:0819217515CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky74,843This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-06 06:39:305007044126CC G+
Elvis Duarte1,887New Version of Active Share Members CircleMany if these active members will add you back when you add this circle to your circles. Adding a shared circle helps you to increase the number of people following you.Please do this:1.  Plus this original post.2. Comment on this post.3. Add this circle to your circles4. Reshare this post publicly#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles#sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   2014-01-04 19:21:1149317923CC G+
Photo Exchange Club3,216The Jan 2, 2014 Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! Curated by Time, Activity, and Content, leading the way on G+!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  *Add this circle*  / replace it every 2 weeks to save your time➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is that you share a photo from your stream in the last 2 weeks in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!  The next PEC Circle will come out on Jan 16.  This edition will be shared again on Jan 9th but you do not need to add a second photo/comment!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/NKVimBParticipation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Walter Soestbergen, see his photo here  >>http://goo.gl/kqwKNGThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Heather Kelman << with a chain of 27 shares - a record tying RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Christer Westerlund, +Sergio Miranda, +John Onnen, +Francisco Esteban, +Vinod Kalathil, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Miguel Almeida Sharing, +Septimiu Catona, +Heiko Köster, +Corrado Topi , 2014-01-02 20:22:50351417178332CC G+
Queenpld7,540Happy New Years - Happy 2014 ~   Circle sharing instructions: google.com/+/learnmore/sharing   ~Good Day please read,My choice for the first circle of the year is saved here at +queenpld early since the page first began. This circle is filled with Photographers. We encourage you to give their work credit when you share. It would be nice if everyone re-shared to make our G+ plus a very pretty place to be.  Our 2014 Circle Group is in progress.  I have suggestions, because I am still building the team circle. I tried, but I am not a part of the other team. I have a few considerate people who add me +Pam Dabney     and my pages to their circles.  I have many people still in my circles. I asked for mutual sharing here.    2014 Circle Group Suggested Guidelines:** Plus one here,     ** add yourself from here if you are not included,   ** share public from here,     ** & you will be added to a future share from here.    #queenpld2014circlegroup  I realize the page +queenpld   and Community  is small.  We only have a little over 7000 Followers since September, 2013. With you and your circle sharing friends we could grow! Everyone in this circle came here to me for circle sharing. I am sharing you and now it is time for you to share yourself. Thanks and have a great day.  +Pam Dabney 2014-01-02 04:40:1338759938CC G+
Photo Exchange Club3,049The last Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ of 2013! [Dec 26, 2013]Circle of the Year - 2013!  Topping the list in many categories!Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR Quick start instructions:➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below ➋ Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share ➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream➍  *Add this circle*  / replace it every week to save your time➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!The only required action is that you share a photo from your stream last week in the comments below.  Sharing this post has other benefits, and is at your discretion!The optional Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >>http://goo.gl/bkOiQ6Participation here qualifies you to enter the contest.  Last week's winner was +Margaret Tompkins, see her photo here  >>http://goo.gl/fzQXsdThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to >> +Nicolai Neijhoft << with a chain of 27 shares - a new record = RIPPLE-NADO!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Britta Rogge, +Dejan Kolar, +Stefanie Schächtel, +Stefan Seidel, +Larry Beekman, +Septimiu Catona, +Jean-Philippe Jouve, +Sergio Miranda, +Bo Christensen, +Robin Cohen, +Frank Niemeyer2013-12-27 00:31:28347364170306CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky72,842Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-21 09:18:41500673797CC G+
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 this April. #Thursdaysharedcircle   #fridaysharedcircle   #sundaysharedcircle   #saturdaysharedcircle   #mondaysharedcircle   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #wednesdaysharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare   2013-12-02 02:11:38495224121154CC G+
Queenpld4,005very busy circle... Thank you Everyone for... following us, adding us, sharing us, commenting on our post, plus ones, and sharing circles. 2013-11-23 12:58:5449320318CC G+


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2014-04-18 15:59:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion: The epic shameless saga continues...

Vote and Fav this one if you guys like it. Thanks for your time folks :) 
#500px  

2014-04-16 22:01:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Added photos to Landscape Photography Show #31 Night Photography with Jeff Sullivan.

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2014-04-16 15:39:54 (33 comments, 16 reshares, 147 +1s)

Magical Elowah: Oregon

"A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path"

If the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy could have been shot in any place other than New Zealand, I'm pretty sure Oregon would have been the first choice. The Columbia River Gorge is so incredibly beautiful with lush greenery and an infinite amount of waterfalls in all shapes and sizes. One of my favorites during my first visit here was the amazing Elowah falls. The falls is so huge that if you get close to it, you'll be soaked with spray. The trail is a windy fun hike starting from the highway, and soon, the sounds you hear change from buzzing cars to the chirping sounds of the forest. Near the end of the trail, you'll hear the falls thundering down, much like hearing an orchestra in an amphitheater. I tell you, I will visit this place again and again and again...... more »

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2014-04-13 15:56:50 (24 comments, 23 reshares, 163 +1s)

Eye of the Sun Arches National Park, Utah

"What are men to rocks and mountains?"

I took this one back last during probably the worst time to visit the desert, early July. The heat was so intense that we could only go out early in the morning or late in the evening. The light also eluded us for the duration of our stay. However, it was a great chance for us to scout the place for the next visit. Note to self : You want Desserts not Deserts in summer.

How was this shot taken:
My friend and I went up to the windows section to catch the first light of the sun on the windows and turret. While everything looked very promising and clear, just as the sun came up, along came some friendly clouds and blocked it off. Just perfect right? That's nature for you. However, I did manage to get a brief moment during which it illuminated the turret. I... more »

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2014-04-05 03:45:32 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion:
Could I put in a request to the kind folks here to take a moment to like and fav, if you like this image?Cheers .. Yes, I'm shameless. #500px  

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2014-04-03 15:37:21 (38 comments, 6 reshares, 121 +1s)

Timescapes I : The Martian Warship La Jolla, San Diego

"We travel on a time machine but once, and one way only."

The first image from my new series, Timescapes. The basic idea behind this series is to show the passage of time in a single shot. More like an entire time-lapse sequence compressed into one shot. Hope you folks like it.

Please view this on Black, trust me it looks much more awesome

Do remember that today is #coffeethursday. Share your awesome coffee pictures with the #brewcrew +Maki Silberberg +Jason Kowing +Stuart Dyckhoff and myself!

More time travel coming soon ;)

How was this shot taken:
This was one of my pre-scouted locations. In fact, I visited this place a couple of days in advance when +Maximilian Laue and +Larry Nienkark  visited San Diego, and also met +Lisa Co  . However, sunsetwa... more »

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2014-04-02 14:21:05 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)

4 mIle Beach

#monochromeworld   #monochromephotography  +BTP Monochrome Pro +Nik Photography  #blackandwhitephotography   #drakesbeach  

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2014-04-01 15:37:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Shameless self promotion:

vote and fav if you like the image my friends :) #500px  

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2014-03-31 15:17:23 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 97 +1s)

The Goblet of Fire Page, Arizona

"The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire."

Another one from the archives, this time 2012. Many things happened during this trip during which my camera setup fell into sand and stopped working before recovering to capture this sunset. 

How was this shot taken:
This is perhaps the scariest drop I've photographed. I was right at the ledge, and often I was just hugging the ground while my camera was taking the shot ;) 
I used a Singh Ray reverse ND grad to even the exposures, and a nice byproduct of that is that the filter leaves a red cast, which sort of added to the mood ;)

How was this shot processed:
I stuck with the cast, and didn't remove it intentionally. Other than that, this needed the removal of 35 dust spots due to the prior accident. I also add somec... more »

2014-03-31 00:16:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!

Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky

Do you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be sure toshare and... more »

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2014-03-27 15:25:41 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)

A Zabriskie Sunrise: Death Valley National Park

"Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance."

I remember reading some famous Ansel Adams quote which said "When you're done taking a picture, turn around 180 degrees", but perhaps in more refined language than what has been produced here. 

Not being one to dismiss his words, I did just that. After The first rays of the sun hit the peaks at Zabriskie point, I turned around 180 to find the sun making everything glow in its wake :)

Do remember that today is #coffeethursday , so share your hot piping coffee pictures with the #brewcrew  +Jason Kowing , +Stuart Dyckhoff +Maki Silberberg and myself! :)

How was this shot taken:
I had my tripod planted down firmly on a sloping cliff. Sounds hilarious right? But that's the only realesta... more »

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2014-03-27 01:58:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion:

Vote and Fav my friends :)

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2014-03-25 15:40:36 (46 comments, 34 reshares, 280 +1s)

Between Day and Night : Joshua Tree National Park

"The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal"

One of those times when you're not quite sure what time it is since you've been shooting non stop through the night. I think this shot was taken closer to 5:30am. It was a wonderful night of meteor chasing and milky way gazing with +Garry McCarthy and +J. Rae Chip  :)

How was this shot taken:

I had the help of a Light Painting Jedi a.k.a +Garry McCarthy  who was busy running around with a flashlight while I took this shot. In the end, it came out very nicely. Besides that, this is the standard long exposure that all these shots entail. 

How was this shot processed:
Just put the RAW file through Camera RAW, and then a curves layer to add contrast. Seriously, this shot needed the leastpro... more »

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2014-03-15 20:57:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)

Plus One Collection 2014

Folks, Here're my submissions to the #plusonecollectioniii  project spearheaded by the awesome +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee . Given that the proceeds go to a good cause, I figured I might as well donate to the project in addition to submitting images. Hence Here're my three images, 2 of which fall into the "Our Planet" category, and one of which falls into "Our Creations" category.

There're are only two days left to submit your work, so check out this cool project on +Ivan Makarov 's stream!

~Sairam

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2014-03-08 16:49:04 (41 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Help me Choose: Plus One Collection III

Dear Friends, I'm planning on submitting to all 3 sub-themes of the Plus One Collection this year, namely "Our Planet" , "Our Creations" and "Our People" . 

I've narrowed down my submission choices to the final 2 in each category, but am having a hard time choosing which one to submit for each sub theme. Given that +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee have said that they're looking for unique images in each category, and not the usual suspects, it's even more of a challenge to pick and choose. 
Boy is this book going to be awesome!

So here's what I need from you guys. Please give me your final three from this album in the comments below, one from landscape, one from architecture and one from portraits. 

Please Please Please will you do the honors?
~S... more »

2014-02-27 23:39:30 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

The updated  Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! 
Period: Feb 27 - Mar 13,  2014

The #1 Circle on G+ for 2013 is back, and still leading the pack!

Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!
Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR 

Quick start instructions:
➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below 
Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share 
➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from another person's stream
➍  *Add this circle* / replace it often to save circle time updating
➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!

The only required action is #1: share a photo from your stream in the last 2weeks in the comments below.   The next... more »

2014-02-27 23:39:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The updated  Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is here! 
Period: Feb 27 - Mar 13,  2014

The #1 Circle on G+ for 2013 is back, and still leading the pack!

Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!
Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR 

Quick start instructions:
➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below 
Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share 
➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from another person's stream
➍  *Add this circle* / replace it often to save circle time updating
➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!

The only required action is #1: share a photo from your stream in the last 2weeks in the comments below.   The next... more »

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2014-02-24 15:54:49 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)

River Wind: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one."

Sometimes, the most simplest of things catch your eye, and often you wonder why that may be. What is in them that allures you, what is in them that isn't in other grander things that keeps you looking at them?
I was hooked to the water flow here. There was really nothing else, but something about the feeling of fresh cold water washing through your feet made me compose an image here. 

How was this shot taken:
I wanted almost nothing in the frame, hence reduced the image to its bare bones. I only wanted simple contrasts, both in terms of color, and in terms of meaning. Aah well, enough philosophy. Hope you guys like this.

How was this shot processed:
I only used Camera RAW here, and some sharpening for the... more »

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2014-02-20 15:46:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion
Star Trails, the Milky Way, Meteors and an awesome Arch Rock. Vote and Fav if you like this folks :)

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2014-02-19 16:06:53 (24 comments, 6 reshares, 75 +1s)

Astral Vortex Joshua Tree National Park, California

"It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions."

This is one of those images that has been sitting on my hard drive for way too long! I took this one during a meteor shower with +Garry McCarthy, +J. Rae Chip and of course, +Kimber The Dog :)

Garry, being the astro genius that he is precisely calculated when the milky way would position itself above the arch. It made life a lot easier for the rest of us ;)

If you look closely, you'll be able to see two meteors on the middle right of the frame. Star trails + Milky Way + Meteors. One more off the bucket list ;)

How was this shot taken:
This is a set of 16 images for the star trails, and 1 image with the Milky way and meteors. The arch was light painted by Garry who used some ninja likes moves to ensure thatth... more »

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2014-02-14 02:01:15 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion
If you liked this shot, do vote and fav guys :)

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2014-02-13 15:47:55 (47 comments, 19 reshares, 130 +1s)

The Dreamer Awakens Marina Beach, Chennai, India

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

I heard the sad news of +Lee Daniels passing yesterday, and I was amazed to see how much of an impact she had on the photographic community here on G+. It vindicates the statement that your greatness is measured by the hearts you've touched during your journey in life. I never got the chance to interact with Lee, but reading her posts, and looking at the amazing images she's created, I feel strongly that we've lost a great soul here on earth. My most sincere condolences to her family.

Life is fleeting, and we take so much for granted. In truth, we don't know what will happen in the next moment, and yet, we strut around carefree thinking we have a ton of years to accomplish all our goals. The quote above had such a profound... more »

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2014-02-11 17:07:18 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion

Dear Friends, do vote and fav this picture if you like it :) 

Cheers
End of Shameless Promotion

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2014-02-11 15:55:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)



It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
Henry David Thoreau


 



#infraredfriday   #Kirkjufell  

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2014-02-10 02:02:26 (53 comments, 5 reshares, 162 +1s)

Gates of Dawn San Francisco

There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

I took this image on a cool crisp morning up on Slackers Ridge. This was taken almost a year ago, and I still remember this day like it was yesterday. I met some wonderful people, known to the world as the Bay Area photographers, and honestly, I'd be hard pressed to find a nicer bunch of people. This image has been sitting in my hard drive for so long, that when I looked at it now, it brought back some amazing memories. A huge thanks to +Larry Nienkark +Maximilian Laue +Guillaume Desachy +Rob Dweck +Swee Oh +Sam Breach +Robyn Peters +Alex Lapidus  and a ton of other amazing people for making my time up north unforgettable. I'm still yet to catch my fog shot, which reminds me, maybe it's time again tomake a ... more »

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2014-01-23 15:28:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion

Dear folks, your support is always appreciated :)

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2014-01-22 15:49:22 (25 comments, 13 reshares, 92 +1s)

Prehistoria: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"
~William Shakespeare

Happy 2014 all you Plussers! Here's the first image from me for this year, and what better way to start than to look at new beginnings in a lush green landscape. 

How's the start of this year been for all of you?

How was this shot taken:
This shot comes to you from the amazing Columbia River Gorge, and magic happens to the greens after a rainy night. A simple polarizer does so much magic to the colors, making them pop and glow. I used a telephoto to isolate this plant amidst the repeating gorge walls. 

How was this shot processed:
This image was all about subtle contrasts, and by carefully using curves, and a healthy dose of Camera RAW, I was able to pull out detail both in highlights ands... more »

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2013-12-27 07:14:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion

In the Christmas spirit, I request you guys to vote and share :) Thanks for the support my friends :)

2013-12-27 01:13:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

The last Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ of 2013! [Dec 26, 2013]
Circle of the Year - 2013!  Topping the list in many categories!

Public:  Just add this circle and enjoy the photos in your stream!
Participants: Do you qualify? Read this >>http://goo.gl/pRqyxR 

Quick start instructions:
➊  Post a URL link to a recent G+ photo in the comments below 
Click photo links from others and +1, comment, and/or share 
➌  Publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream
➍  *Add this circle*  / replace it every week to save your time
➎  *+1 this post* to say thanks to the curator and promote the PEC!

The only required action is that you share a photo from your stream last week in the comments below.  Sharing this post hasother benefits, and is at your discretion!... more »

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2013-12-25 16:22:15 (38 comments, 25 reshares, 186 +1s)

Sandstone Mausoleum Antelope Canyon 

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

~Albert Einstein 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Everyone! Wishing you and your families the happiest of times ahead!

This is perhaps the last image I'll post in 2013. What an amazing year it has been. I'm extremely grateful to each and everyone of you for your constant love, encouragement and support! I'll continue to push myself to create better images! 

How was this shot taken:
I took this one in Antelope Canyon last year. I wanted to experiment with some new angles on an often shot location. The light was exquisite in that it produced such a vast array of color upon bouncing off the sandstone walls. This one took 2 bracketed shots, and honestly, here's a friendly tip : When you shootin... more »

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2013-12-11 16:06:44 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)

"Black Diamonds"

The gamble is worth the risk,
even of death,
to catch a glimpse of the diamonds we ride.

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In skiing terminology, a "black diamond" is for advanced skiers and a "double black diamond" means "Experts Only". These two skiers were poised to go off Mammoth Mountain's double black diamond situated at it's highest elevation of 11,000 feet.

For the record, I prefer being a hot shot only with my camera.
It's never quite made sense to me to jump off a perfectly good mountain. –– ;o7






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#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography#Landsca... more »

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2013-12-03 15:53:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)

Frost and Fog
It's getting cold here at the lake with a storm coming through.  On day this week the high is forecast to be 30 degrees, with a low around zero.  I captured this a couple of days ago.  

I had gone outside to capture Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy and hopefully ISO if it survived, but growing fog on the lake started to block my horizon so I drove up on Monitor Pass to see if I could see the remnants of ISON sooner coming over the horizon.  At this point ISON seems to be more of a debris field, fading in brightness, so it wasn't visible, but when I got back down to the lake the sun on the mist created some nice scenes.  

Most people are sleeping or getting for work during sunrise and golden hour, but there must be a nearly endless supply of unique opportunities out there that we never see or record, simply because we're not there.

No doubtsome... more »

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2013-11-30 02:48:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion
Friends, do vote and fav if you like this image :)

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2013-11-28 17:51:11 (44 comments, 13 reshares, 100 +1s)

The Wishing Well La Jolla, San Diego

“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in! 
Come in!” 
― Shel Silverstein

It's been a while since I shared an image for #thirstythursday   so here goes!

How was this shot taken:
Simple bracketing, hyperfocal focusing and waiting for the right light!

How was this shot processed:
A bucketload of luminosity masking and selective adjustments. No photoshop tools were harmed in the making of this image!

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

Do remember to share your favorite coffee images with the brew crew : +Jason Kowing +Maki Silberberg +Stuart Dyckhoff and myself!
#coastalt... more »

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2013-11-24 05:20:43 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

For All Eternity - Faroe Islands
I have received many messages from photographers who are getting discouraged with their passion and this, mainly because of social medias and the lack of interaction they get from people. Here is roughly the answer I gave to a friend recently. Hoping this might also help those who do not feel like reaching out to someone for advice but are going through the exact same thing. 

Please don't quit my friend unless you are doing it for the wrong reasons..If doing landscape photography makes you feel alive, makes you forget about time and helps you see the beauty around you, then you owe it to yourself to keep shooting. Don't do it for the praises, don't judge your work according to the amount of +1 or likes you get. Do it for the memorable experiences it brings you and make sure you appreciate every single moment. The minute you forget about why you... more »

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2013-11-21 16:41:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Shameless Self Promotion
Kindly vote and share if you like this guys :)

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2013-11-21 15:54:32 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)

in dreams
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

I’m finally getting around to processing some of the images from this year - finally!  This one is from a trip to the outer banks this past summer.  I had a family reunion to attend and also the joy of spending a few days shooting with +Alistair Nicol and +Josh Carlisle.  This image is from the very first place I went when I arrived - Avon Fishing Pier.  We had to wait until our rental was ready and this seemed a pretty good place for waiting.  :)

All my photos from this past summer were shot with a Fuji X-E1 camera.  It was partially for practicality (I’d sent all my big gear on to Africa) and partially to see if I could work with only a small camera for an extended period of time.  So far, going through the images, I am quite impressed.

#northcarolina #NCwithathena #OBX #out... more »

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2013-11-15 16:30:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)

Drama in the Desert - Somewhere near Las Vegas

500px: http://500px.com/photo/52170994

Prints: www.silentgphotography.com

A pre-storm sunset long exposure on our way back from Photoshop World a couple months back

Nikon D800
Nikkor 24-70mm/f2.8
Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Tripod and BH-55 LR Ballhead
LEE Filters 0.9 Soft Grad ND
b+w 10 Stop ND and Circular Polarizer
ISO 200
31mm
f18
393 Seconds 

#nikond800   #reallyrightstuff   #desert   #sunset   #travelphotography   #psw2013   #googleplusphotos   #nikcollectionbygoogle   #adobelightroom   #adobephotoshop   #photoextractplus   #longexposurethursday   #longexposure   #leefilters  

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2013-11-12 16:15:59 (32 comments, 6 reshares, 71 +1s)

The God of Small Things Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw

I'm back folks, after 2 months! I was down with an illness over the past several weeks and this kept me away from all of you. It's such a relief to post an image in this beloved space after so long. Did you miss me?

I was shocked to learn of +Tawni Henlin 's untimely passing. My most deepest and sincere condolences go to her family. I was going to meet Tawni while visiting Oregon, but we couldn't because of timing. :(

How was this shot taken:
While on route to a rather awesome waterfall that the gorge is famous for, I spotted this beautiful flowering plant growing from a giant tree. It was such a perfect juxtaposition of contrast. The moss added some subtle colordiff... more »

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2013-10-16 17:14:22 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Ready to Switch from a Full Frame DSLR?

Look at what Sony's just announced! Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras, do you think that these will replace DSLRs?

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2013-10-10 14:40:16 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 65 +1s)








#wordlesswednesday   #monochrome  

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2013-10-01 16:57:43 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 56 +1s)

Plus Post - Final Assignment 
WEEK 12   #GScapes     #GscapesMain     #GscapesAud
Storytelling Landscape Photography
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers +Sairam Sundaresan.

The highlighted photo in this album is my final image for the Storytelling Landscape Photography Mentorship.The rest of the album contains my favorite images from the weekly assignments. The final assignment was to utilize all of the skills that we have learned in the previous 11 weeks and put them into one final image. The skills learned include too many to list, but range from the technical understanding of exposing correctly for the scene, focusing to get the sharpest image, following the weather conditions, understanding what light would be ideal for the location and processing for an overall creative vision.  Thanks so much to +Sairam Sundaresan  for all of the hard work you put intothis mo... more »

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2013-09-30 19:18:17 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)

Two Nights In Bandon (I)
Bandon, Oregon

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

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

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2013-09-25 16:56:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)

Blue Bardo

After three years of trying to get to Broken Top I finally was able to make the trip a few weeks back. After three days of shooting the place is now my favorite high mountain area to shoot in Oregon. I already have some plans for different locations and shots for next year. Here's my favorite from the trip- a melt pool reflection of a half moon rising through a notch in Broken Top's rotten summit crags.  Thanks to +Brian Kibbons for a great trip!

www.michaelbollino.com

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2013-09-23 22:51:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

RGW's BTS Hunt Special
How I managed Getting Away From It All

It was the most extreme privilege to have been awarded 4 1st place honors from judges +Alan Shapiro, +Barry Blanchard, +Chris Chabot and +Derek Kind, a 2nd place from +dene' miles and a 3rd place from +Jacob Lucas in +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt 2013 Summer edition in the category for PICNIC. I'm still giddy! … and feel very lucky to have had the opportunity from +Chrysta Rae … hugs to you all!

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share posts that cover a bit of what went into making the images that I created for +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt Summer 2013 edition.
The images ––> https://plus.google.com/u/0/103698889037599783920/posts/45LMkSyGtLf

The primary BTS posts will be shared Publicly, but those currently inthe Autumn r... more »

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2013-09-20 16:11:40 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

Soulscapes

A while ago +Sairam Sundaresan did asked me about if I'm willing to help him on his first Landscape mentorship he offered via the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 

I first looked up how Landscape is defined,
as I have used the term often, but never have read the definition.


_Landscapes reflect the living synthesis of people and place vital to local and national identity. Landscapes, their character and quality, help define the self-image of a region, its sense of place that differentiates it from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscape

Based on that definition I asked him 
"What should they mentees learn? Can some really put some lives into the image?"
Here is what he answered:

The simple crux of Landscape photography, at least forme, ... more »

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2013-09-18 16:16:41 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)

Special Delivery!

Still reeling, and things aren't sinking in, but the seal and certificates have arrived in the mail. Thank you all for your love and support!

Sairam

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2013-09-16 14:59:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

Sigh




For #minimalmonday   with +Olivier Du Tré 
and #monochromemonday   with +David Orr  and +Dominique Hilbert 

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2013-09-14 14:29:05 (72 comments, 1 reshares, 67 +1s)

Reaching 7th Heaven IPA 2013

Ok folks! Pinch me. I just got the most amazing news that I've received 12, that's right 12 Honourable Mentions at this year's International Photography Awards (IPA 2013)! 

This is the first time I've entered a competition and I can't believe it.. I just can't!

My head is absolutely spinning. Never did I imagine that I'd win anything when I first started photography 2 years ago!

Extremely Extremely inspired and motivated now and I thank you all for your unconditional love and encouragement! 

I also want to congratulate my friends for their successes : +Simos Xenakis  +Swee Oh  (High Five for winning 1st place!),  +Andy Lee  +Benjeev Rendhava  , +rohan reilly  , +Julia Anna Gospodarou  , +Julia Anna Gospodarou  , +Sandra Canning  +Charles Lupica  andeverybody e... more »

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2013-09-12 17:29:24 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)

My Very SPECIAL PLUS POST

Thank you +Sairam Sundaresan !

This summer I had the privilege to participate in a great mentorship by +Sairam. To be able to tell just how wonderful experience that was for me, I have to begin from the very beginning, for when I created my G+ account in late April I had absolutely no idea what was about to happen. 

I’ve been taking my photography hobby “more seriously” for about two years now and last December I started to feel the need to study it more thoroughly. So I joined a local Camera Club, participated its club nights and took couple of basic courses. I also started to publish some of my images in the internet to get feedback. The activity in the sites I used was quite minor – and there were also some annoying copyright issues – so I decided to sign in to Google+ and see how that would turn out. At that point I had no idea whatthe G+ actu... more »

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