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Sairam Sundaresan has been at 19 events

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Landscape Photography Community3,167*Landscape Photography Community:  Waterfalls* Dig out your best waterfall landscape photograph and share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain a waterfall. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 29, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #23: Waterfalls2014-09-22 22:00:00562 
Landscape Photography Community3,167Landscape Photography Community:  The Blue Hour General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and it must feature the blue hour. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 9, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour2014-06-02 22:00:00537 
PhotoDay Around the World447_Apologies if this is a duplicate - trying to reach a broader audience_ *What:* A fun day of photography for a world of photographers. *Where:* All over the world. Local meeting places are listed in posts on the Google+ Page for PhotoDay Around the World (linked on this Event as the Website - https://plus.google.com/b/104006914745310760745/104006914745310760745/posts). Find one for your area. The location and time will be included! There are several events posted on the Google+ page, with more to be added! If there is not an event local to you, and you are willing to organize a local event (basically identify a time and place, and show up for photos), please contact us! *When: 31 May 2014.* Times will vary by location. Some groups will be out early for sunrise. Others may be out later for sunset or night shots. Still others will be out at other times of day. Check local listings! *2014 Theme: Discover My World* Create images that show your discovery of the world around you. Look for unusual perspectives, details and close-ups, whatever brings the subject to life! *Cost: There is no cost* to participate in PhotoDay Around the World. Depending on the local activities planned, there could be admission fees or refreshment costs. If you're not sure, ask in a comment on the post for the event you are interested in attending on the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page. *Posting Photos:* - *Please post ONE photo any time from 31 May 2014 through 5 June 2014.*  - *Please tag your photo with the PhotoDay hashtag (#PhotoDay14) and with the hashtag for your location (shown in the location post on the Google+ page (for example the hashtag for PhotoDay in London would be   #PhotoDayLondon ).* - *Please provide a short description of where you took the photo you are posting and any interesting aspects of it.* *Enjoy your PhotoDay!* *Transit and parking info:* Please check the PhotoDay Around the World Google+ page (at the Website link) for details for the event you plan to attend.PhotoDay Around the World - 20142014-05-31 06:00:00267 
Margaret Tompkins130,742*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00449 
Landscape Photography Show8,279Come join popular landscape and night photographer +Jeff Sullivan   and the Landscape Photography Show panel on Tuesday April 22th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Jeff will be talking about photographing the Milky Way and Other Night Sky Attractions. Jeff is a landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, and filmmaker. He was the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011, People and Space - Royal Observatory Greenwich, London.Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show  page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share your favorite Night photographs. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!  Limit of 5 photographs please.  Do NOT load an album to the event.  It will load all the photos in the album.Join the fun on Tuesday April 22th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #31 Night Photography with Jeff Sullivan2014-04-23 04:00:005 
Jay Patel1,660,972Do you calibrate your monitors? We do...and we highly recommend anyone with a interest in photography do so as well.Join the Visual Wilderness Team to discuss how to calibrate your monitor.Time: 9:00 PM New York TimeEnjoy & Share.______________ Visual Wilderness E8: Calibrating your Monitor2014-04-17 03:00:00359 
Margaret Tompkins130,742Landscape Photography Community:  RED General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature the color RED. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 17, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 10: RED2014-03-10 21:00:0010 
The Weather Channel2,145,185Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe.We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19. You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday.A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page.Note: Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be consideredWe hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below.HANGOUT SCHEDULE1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist).Guests will include: Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa HOA video The Meteorology Behind Sunsets2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ETGuests will include: Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young  HOA Video #SunsetDay Photography Hangout On AirSunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001307 
Michael Muraz26,788It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz!Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots.This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images.Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00162 
Margaret Tompkins130,742Landscape Photography Contest EventThe +Landscape Photography #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography Show proudly announces the Landscape Photography Contest Event!YOU CHOOSE THE WINNER  -  YOU BE THE JUDGE !!!Post ONE photograph during the event.  You vote with your "+1" on the photos that you like in the event.  The photograph that gets the most votes or "+1s", wins the contest!  That photograph will be featured on the +Landscape Photography theme page.  Give us your Best Landscape Photograph!!Rules and Details1. You MUST have the +Landscape Photography theme page in your circles.2. Only one photograph per photographer - the others will be deleted.3. The photograph MUST be original work by you!4. The photo MUST be shared directly to the event, NO links to external web sites are permitted.5. Vote on as many photos as you want.  Your "+1" is your vote.6. Campaigning is allowed and encouraged!!  Get all of your friends to come to the event and "+1" your photo.  7. Time to post photographs: Friday May 10, 2013, 8 am CDT – Friday May 17, 2013, 8 am CDT.  That’s one full week, 7 days, to post one photograph.  8. Time to vote: Friday May 10, 2013, 8 am CDT – Friday May 24, 2013, 8 am CDT. That’s 2 full weeks to vote for your favorites! 9.  All photographs posted to the event after Friday May 17, 2013, 8 am CDT will be deleted. 10.  Check your time zone here:http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html+Margaret Tompkins , Chief Curator of the +Landscape Photography theme will moderaLandscape Photography Contest2013-05-10 15:00:00290 
Google+ Photos3,943,544Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad.This week's panel includes:+Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager+Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer+Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer+Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographerFor those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion.Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00229 
Google+ Photos3,943,544DescriptionThe path to getting the shot is filled with blunders, gaffes and, eventually, growth. Despite wanting to believe that every shot since Day 1 has been a winner, the journeys of these photographers are filled with photos suffering from every mistake in the book. In this episode of Google+ Photos Chat, our panel will share their stories and imagery taken during these 'formative years' and the lessons learned that helped make them the photographers they are today.PanelBrian Matiash - HostLaurie Rubin - ModeratorAndy Biggs - GuestAravind Krishnaswamy - Google+ Photos Engineer and photographerDate and TimeWed, 4/17 4PM PSTEpisode 2: Google+ Photos Chat Series (Growing To Get The Shot)2013-04-18 01:00:00217 
Jeff Sullivan2,019,878+Lori Hibbett and I and I will try to be shooting on the rocks by around 6:30 to capture golden hour light. Sunset is at 7:18, so the best sky color will be from then until 7:40 or so. Then we'll have some "blue hour" twilight for another 20-30 minutes, the light painting can start by 8, and stars will be gradually strengthening from then through 8:30 for night shots. If we're getting some good light and reflections off the beach making light orbs and so on, we can shoot to 9 or whenever we get thirsty.No problem if you're late given work, school and weekday traffic, we should be able to stay entertained shooting in the changing light for at least 2-2.5 hours.  We'll go to a bar or restaurant for another hour or two after that.This free social event is open to all; you're welcome to bring your photographer friends (on Flickr, Meetup, 500px, from your local photography club, etc.) We're looking forward to seeing those of you we've met out shooting in recent years, and meeting those of you we haven't shot with yet!We'd like to explore the area known as Hospitals Reef or Draper Villas, the rocks adjacent to Coast Boulevard Park 0.7 miles south of La Jolla Cove (see map).  We'll also shoot El Matador State Beach in Malibu April 11 and Little Corona Beach April 14.Sunset Photowalk La Jolla Monday April 152013-04-15 18:30:0030 
Google+ Photos3,943,544Google+ Photos Chat Series:Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian MatiashTuesday, 4/9/2013 3:00 pm PSTJoin 'Photoshop Guy' +RC Concepcion and Google+ Photos Community Manager +Brian Matiash for our next Google+ Photos HOA. They'll share the tips and practices they use every day for maximum impact on Google+ and beyond.---------------------------------------------------------* Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: *Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian MatiashYou can also view this event at:http://www.youtube.com/user/niksoftwarelessons(Note: This is not a ‘training webinar’ but rather a forum to share ideas and inspiration from the Pros.)Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian Matiash2013-04-10 00:00:00257 
Jeff Smith60,941Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13.Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so no theme but please consider our March Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event herehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426gfor some inspiration.There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another.The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00191 
Brian Matiash1,431,394I recently announced that my brand new +SmugMug portfolio site went live (http://portfolio.brianmatiash.com) and that prints are now available for sale! We had so much fun with the announce that I wanted to continue the good times today.With Valentine's Day in full swing, what better way is there to show yourself how much you love YOU than by winning a 1 YEAR Membership with SmugMug? :)Before we get to the contest details, I want to share a crazy deal that any new customer can take advantage of - SmugMug has been extremely generous and is letting me offer a 25% discount off of any of their four tiered membership packages. To get in on this deal, just use the coupon code BMASH when you set up your new account. That is a ridiculously good deal and like all good deals, it expires on Feb 23, 2013 at the stroke of 11:59PM Pacific/US.Now onto the contest details - which are very straightforward. I want to you to share your one, single image that you think would benefit most from having its own SmugMug Gallery. Just share your image right here in this event and tag it with #SmugMash . Now, creativity and strength of vision count here! If you want to share a little ditty about what makes this image so important to you and why you'd want to share it on your own SmugMug gallery, be sure to include that.The contest will run for one week, ending next Thursday, February 21st at 11:59AM Pacific/US time. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. The first place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Business membership. The second place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Portfolio membership. Finally, the third place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug Power membership. If you're already an existing SmugMug member (good for you!) and you win, you will be upgraded to the respective tier that you placed in or if you placed in the tier that you are currently a member of, SmugMug will extend your account by 1 year.Please tag your comments and/or posts with #SmugMash  to make aggregating the entries easier!So who will be judging this contest? Aside from me, I am so excited to have three amazing SmugMug friends helping out. First, we have the go-to person for all of SmugMug's friends, the lovely and insanely sweet +Katherine Cheng. Next up is SmugMug's social butterfly, loyal father of Rocky the Dog, and the harvester of  #Bonocorns far and wide, +Michael Bonocore. Finally, the co-founder of SmugMug, crazy lover of hanging gigantic prints ofWin some LOVE! Well… some SmugMug LOVE!2013-02-15 00:00:00132 
Jay Patel1,660,972Conversion to B/W and Selective Sharpening are often used in our Fine Art workflows. +Varina Patel and I use +Nik Software (Silver EFex, Sharpner Pro) to help us in performing this function. We will share our workflow for B/W conversion and Selective Sharpening during this live event. Click on the Link below to register for the event:Free Webinar: Fine Art Workflow with Jay & Varina Patel2012-12-13 02:30:00187 
Carra Riley45,751Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too!Google+ friends sponsoring this event +miri dunn  Canada   +Carra Riley   Arizona +Gene Mundt  Chicagoland Illinois +Tric Weyerbacher Ortiz  Florida  +Ronnie Bincer  Colorado   +Shira Gal   Israel  +Sadie-Michaela Harris  France +Luis Galarza  California  +Margaret Tompkins   Kansas City, Missouri  +Charles Lupica  Switzerland  +Robin Griggs Wood  from midwest USA and +Donna St. Pierre  from Rhode Island USA+Peace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00623 
SmugMug45,128Date: September 7, 2012 Time: 9 PM EST (approximately 1 hour)   *Hang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel*   Varina and Jay Patel will showcase a series of images and talk about how they think about composition on-location. They will talk about the basic ideas behind finding a pleasing composition, following (or breaking) compositional rules, and learning to understand how the viewer may interpret your images.   *Bios:*   Varina and Jay Patel are landscape photographers based in the United States. They travel regularly, photographing unique and remote locations, and exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth. Varina and Jay also teach workshops and webinars, write eBooks for beginning and advanced photographers, and speak in a variety of forums. Their award-winning work has appeared in a diverse collection of publications, including a 2012 National Geographic Calendar, Popular Photography Magazine, National Parks Magazine, and many more. To view their portfolios or learn more about photography, check out their websites, eBooks, and blog at the links below.   Varina Patel: www.photographybyvarina.com Jay Patel: www.jaypatelphotography.com eBooks: www.photographybyvarina.com/learn Blog: www.photographybyvarina.com/blogHang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel2012-09-08 03:00:00108 

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Grant Stringer11,611Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 23rd – 30th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cd0e970o7rt4u3trvieuqm4p7isThere will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: link will be posted here shortly!5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-23 22:02:00490313
Grant Stringer11,611Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 23rd – 30th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cd0e970o7rt4u3trvieuqm4p7isThere will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: link will be posted here shortly!5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-23 21:05:45490101
Dubie Bacino112,659Inspiring on Google+ Curated by +Dubie Bacino (13th Edition)>> Let's connect on Tsu! https://www.tsu.co/opajdara << This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is inspiring content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------When it comes to #CircleSharing, my practice is to share only two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS: this is a way of saying thank you to those who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING: mainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).-----------------------------------------To connect with me -@Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------If you are on #TSU , connect with me: https://www.tsu.co/opajdara. If not, check it out, it's the new social network that pays you revenue for your online activity! -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN PHOTOGRAPHYBad weather can give us some of the most beautif2014-11-13 14:53:524495758129
Gailen Mapes71,115Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera 5 - 11 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-11 11:53:11177003
Grant Stringer11,169Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition:  9th November – 16th 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cjjpgmll88rp9tdug4p9ob2lel85 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-09 20:32:48418744
Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:11:13395012
Margaret Tompkins126,275Landscape 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 +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowWe have some wonderful new photographers this week!!  Congratulations on having your photographs selected for the +Landscape Photography page.  Please share the circle with your friends!!2014-10-25 12:57:101685514
Brian Mcquillan11,718Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #circleshare #SocialMedia #SharedPublicCircles #PublicCircle #CircleOfTheDay #followers #follow #AddCircle #Sharers #Engagers #Awesomepeople #ShareAndBeShared2014-10-25 10:22:02454181934
CAT kitten3,124CATkitten Circles – 5th day:♦ Circle 05 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!♦ Cercle 05 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!♦ Círculo 05 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it.Online photography magazines you may like:• http://www.besttopphotographer.com/  • http://stunningmoment.com/2014photography.php • http://www.PhotoExtract.com/  #catkittengdm   #addiction   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addpeople   #awesomecircles   #cercle   #circle   #circleme   #cercles   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circlemeup   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #circuloscompartidos   #circulos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #fullcircle   #morefollowers   #MYCIRCLES   #mycircle   #publiccircle   2014-10-24 11:15:59499011
Becky Collins17,846Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-20 09:12:044865117
Margaret Tompkins125,330Landscape 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 +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo 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 t2014-10-18 21:43:1911522523
Serkan Mutan1,791"my photographer friends"#photographer   #photographers   #sharedcircles   #photography    #naturephotography   #photography   #photo   #photos   #wild   #wildlifephotography   #birdphotography   #sharedpubliccircles   #bestphotographer   #birdphotographers   #publicsharedcircle  2014-09-19 19:26:344057213
Amazing Circles790Amazing BigCircle updated. 2014-09-01 19:35:12500123
Grant Stringer8,342Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle  Edition :  31st August – 7th September 2014.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs.Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!!How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved)2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends4 OPTIONAL GALLERY AND COMPETITION :There will be a weekly Exposure gallery where you can add a favourite photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD YOUR COMPETITION PHOTO IN THE GALLERY : https://plus.google.com/events/cj10frg7h4utu0fkr5m9q003llo?authkey=COCQ2ODt082kJQ5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winners hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6  You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos ( more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!)2014-08-31 18:30:2139710950138
Added Healthy216This circle regularly tops 501 reshares because of all the awesome engagers in it. Make sure to be a part of it!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members!  http://addedhealthy.blogspot.com/2014/08/5-symptoms-and-cause-appendicitis.html#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-28 09:53:23501121113
Domenico Mallimo25,464Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlewednesday #wednesdaycircle #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #chiudiilcerchio   my website http://www.slivermetal.org/http://bit.ly/Navigare2014-08-13 05:10:55492161120
Serkan Mutan850211 "Photographers"#wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildphotographer   #wildphotos   #birdphotography   #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #googlephotographers   #googlephotography   #naturephotography   #naturephotos  2014-08-10 20:17:20211042
Imam JPulsa1,944#seo   #tipsandtricks   #tips   #blogging   #indonesia   #tipsblog   #tipsseo #php  #IndonesiaOnly   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #Semangat   #Inspirasi   #Motivasi #Peluangusaha  #BisnisRumahan   #PeluangBisnis   #BisnisOnline #Bisnis  #google   #blogspot   #wordpress   #Teman   #lingkaranduniaku #lingkaranindonesiaku  #indonesiaku   #circleall   #gratisan   #pulsa #pulsamurah    #bisnispulsa  http://goo.gl/um9Ol8 #lingkaranindonesiajaya   #circleseoku #circleseo  #girlscircle   #lingkarancewek   #perempuanindonesia 2014-07-30 15:56:52501405
Gailen Mapes65,921Hand 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 July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-11 12:13:05187213
Sarvesh Kumar571To get in, and to ensure you stay in  #circleoffriends  you need to do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.#sharedcircles   #circleshare  #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  #sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares #circlesharing #circlesshare #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle #publiccircle #circle #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle 2014-07-09 10:07:3538614215
Doug Hyatt3,412ENHANCE YOUR LIST WITH THESE PHOTOGRAPHERS!HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:43:40233012
Margaret Tompkins110,822Landscape 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 +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony PhillipsDo 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 su2014-06-14 17:56:316240838
Gailen Mapes65,006Hand 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 June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-11 10:28:31192817
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452371
HQSP Night5,254Hello night lovers, here is the new circle of people who loves to take pictures in the night and share them with the #hqspnight  theme. So why not add them to your own circles and follow their pictures.If you wanna be a part of this circle you have just to share a picture taken in the night with +HQSP Night. Look at the "About Page" for more informations.Feel free to share this circle in your own profile if you want to help to promote great photographers.Your +Dirk Müller and +Patrick Spuij 2014-06-03 07:52:0610211610
John Nuntiatio37,566#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health2014-06-03 05:52:29478348
HQSP Winners28,059Release 2014 May HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Sime Wareham +Joy mum and +Anja Wessels  say thanks to the 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  +HQSP Winners page in May- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Thank you all for participating in the HQSP pyramide!Regards, Anja2014-06-01 12:40:0632110058115
Astrie Ivo1,035Circle Sharing Today1. +1 Circle And Our Page +BengkelSEO.net2. Add to your circle3. reshare #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #seotips #seomarketing #seoservices #circlesdiscovery #circleadd #circleadding #circleart #circlesunday #circlesundaycircle #circlesunglasses #circlemeup #circleme #circlemanagement #circlemania #circlemonday #circlemountain  2014-05-27 12:39:55395019
dave lafontaine8,902 Here it is!  This is my handpicked circle of talented landscape and nature photographers from around the world.  PLEASE SHARE. #landscapephotography   #landscapephotogrraphers  2014-05-26 23:02:30169717
Mario Rotta15,308This is a circle in which I included a lot of excellent photographers: but most of them start from pictures to create visual design effects. So, this circle may represent a list of people working on the edge between photography and art. I like that experimental edge :-)2014-05-22 06:00:41400016
Jasmina Brozović53,644The Best G+ 444 Photographers Enjoy :D#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #sharedcircle #circleshare   #circle     #motivateme 2014-05-21 08:22:40444861968
Landscape Photography31,535The +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  theme is proud to share it's latest participants circle!!  Share and Enjoy!!Be sure to share your landscape photographs with the event now open at +Landscape Photography Show !!  Maybe one of yours will be selected as a showstarter!!  Be sure to join us Tuesday for Developing Efficient Workflow with +Jay Patel and +Varina Patel and the +Landscape Photography Show panel!!  You don't want to miss this one!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography Show 2014-05-18 15:48:3636901043
Domenico Mallimo19,175Hi friends! I'm glad to share with you this #mixcircle :DTo be added in the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 t the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing).   3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself).   #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #circlethursday #circle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #slivermetalcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  my website http://www.slivermetal.org/2014-05-15 15:28:2049116817
Circles and Photography20,364BUILDERS 10  CIRCLE   V1.0Add this mix of All Kinds of Active G+ members and pages  to  build-up your circles!  SHARE  to be in my next version.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-05-12 05:33:2940911722
Cartoons Full Movie633Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              114This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle2014-05-12 00:43:324708113
Photo Exchange Club5,020The newest Photo Exchange Club Roster is here! May 8 to May 22,  2014If you're new to G+, or you just love beautiful photos, add this curated circle, and enjoy viewing their posts in your stream!These people exchange photos here, and are active on G+.  If you are a photographer of any level, you may qualify to be in the club.  You need at least 25% of your posts to be either your own photos, or credited work of others. (preferably G+ users!)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.   Please do not add more than 1 photo per week here!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 a part of this great group.The (optional) Photo of the Week Contest is here >>http://goo.gl/t3DzdsLast week's winner was +Silke Tüxen - see her photo here >>http://goo.gl/bNkIrB, 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 >> +Rodolfo Seide << with a chain of 14 shares!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Chatchai Rombix,  +Robin Cohen,  +Andy Brown ,  +Miguel Almeida Sharing,  +Stefanie Schächtel,  +Sergio Miranda,  +Peter Grew,   +Debashish Samaddar,  +John Onnen,  +2014-05-11 17:34:33388469141296
Gailen Mapes63,975Hand 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 May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-11 11:02:57193659
Bui Van Nam9091Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-05-07 16:06:164014110
Ryan Johnson4,294Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators  to add or share1) +1 this post2) Share this post publicly3) Comment below (ask to be added)4) Add the circle (if you can)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #publiccircle   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle   #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-07 11:36:00464322254
virginiavaginawati putrikumalasari658please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-06 16:13:184975013
HQSP Night5,015Hello everybody, here is the monthly circle of the contributors to the HQSP Night theme. Feel free to add this circle to your own circle.If you want to be a part of this circle just share a picture to the HQSP Night theme.Shared by +Dirk Müller 2014-05-06 10:53:49107739
Circle Fire110►►►---   Circle Fire #3   ---◄◄◄A great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and plus ones!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!+Christian Virag +Natalie Krenn  #circle       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #share2014-04-27 06:49:34381301834
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281867
Photo Exchange Club5,020The newest Photo Exchange Club Roster is here!Apr 24 to May 8, 2014If you're new to G+, or you just love beautiful photos, add this curated circle, and enjoy viewing their posts in your stream!These 376 people exchanged photos with each other, and are active on G+.  You'll see beautiful photos all week!If you are a photographer of any level, you may qualify to be in the club.  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 group.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/t3DzdsLast week's winner was +Vladimír Vocelka - see his photo here >>http://goo.gl/SYG0Cn, 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 >> +Nikos Atlidakis << with a chain of 10 shares!  Thanks to all those that helped: +Georg Srama,  +irfan farooqi,  +Septimiu Catona,  +Robin Cohen, +Andy Brown,   +Ree Saunders,  and +Dominique Bonnet  A slow 2 weeks, by PEC standards!    ; ) #photographycircle   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #curatedcontent   2014-04-25 01:02:20376458137290
economy0#add   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #share  2014-04-21 12:28:01498206
Yoga Imawan889Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#circles#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle#Koło2014-04-20 21:54:435019922
Yoga Imawan889IMPORTANT CIRCLE#addcircle#buy_GooglePlus_followers#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagersshowcasecircle#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#Magic#Marketing#motivateme#publiccircle#PublicSharedCircles#sharedcircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SharedCircles#SharedPublicCircles#SocialMedia#SocialMediaMarketing#TopEngagers2014-04-20 18:05:56501547
Margaret Tompkins106,661Landscape 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 +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 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 to share and follow these great folks.  They’re the Best of the Week!  Do you have night time photographs?  We would love to see them at the event that's open now at 2014-04-19 15:09:399754955
Photo Exchange Club5,020The 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 19:00:57401378121272
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 11:01:421997412

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2014-06-11 14:20:53 (53 comments, 46 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

Fairyland: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container."

Do check out this shot on #500px  and vote and like if you please ;)
500px: http://500px.com/photo/73372393/fairy-land-by-sairam-sundaresan?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

If you're not sick of shots from the gorge already, then I can tell ya that I don't plan on stopping. This is another gorgeous falls called "Fairy Falls" which rests on top of a rather steep trail. I think I counted about 12-14 switchbacks/crossovers/hairpin bends while climbing this one. The trail itself is really awesome littered with photo opportunities, and fairy falls itself is very very beautiful. I spent a good hour or two photographing the falls, and the surrounding areas. It was trulyf... more »

Most reshares: 71

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2014-05-11 14:32:54 (50 comments, 71 reshares, 732 +1s)Open 

Fire Storm: Joshua Tree National Park, California

"As the burning skies consumed the earth, my eyes saw the colors that I never thought existed."

Another image taken during an all night shoot with my buddies +Garry McCarthy +J. Rae Chip and +Kimber The Dog :)

After a long night of meteor chasing and milky way shooting, we were greeted by a spectacular sunrise, and scrambled into any vantage point we could find to shoot this :)

Happy Mother's day to all the lovely moms in the world. One day isn't enough to celebrate your awesomeness!

How was this shot taken:
Seriously, I scrambled to the nearest vantage point and tried to frame the rocks in the distance (which are probably 10 times taller than me) as they were hit by the first light from the sun. The clouds caught some of the warmth and were glowing red. Ibr... more »

Most plusones: 732

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2014-05-11 14:32:54 (50 comments, 71 reshares, 732 +1s)Open 

Fire Storm: Joshua Tree National Park, California

"As the burning skies consumed the earth, my eyes saw the colors that I never thought existed."

Another image taken during an all night shoot with my buddies +Garry McCarthy +J. Rae Chip and +Kimber The Dog :)

After a long night of meteor chasing and milky way shooting, we were greeted by a spectacular sunrise, and scrambled into any vantage point we could find to shoot this :)

Happy Mother's day to all the lovely moms in the world. One day isn't enough to celebrate your awesomeness!

How was this shot taken:
Seriously, I scrambled to the nearest vantage point and tried to frame the rocks in the distance (which are probably 10 times taller than me) as they were hit by the first light from the sun. The clouds caught some of the warmth and were glowing red. Ibr... more »

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2014-11-25 18:36:41 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Of pages and other things

Hey folks! While most of my interactions happen here in G+, I do also post on facebook, and have a photography page there.

If you are on facebook, do drop a note below and if you are so inclined, follow my work there.

Here is the page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pixels-Photography/235891766502237

Appreciate all the likes and follows :)

Of pages and other things

Hey folks! While most of my interactions happen here in G+, I do also post on facebook, and have a photography page there.

If you are on facebook, do drop a note below and if you are so inclined, follow my work there.

Here is the page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pixels-Photography/235891766502237

Appreciate all the likes and follows :)___

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2014-11-24 16:45:34 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

Liquid Gold: Marshall's Beach, San Francisco

"Blue and gold combine to produce some amazing scenery as a dull sunset gave way to a beautiful twilight."

HQ version on #500px  : https://500px.com/photo/90737579?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

This was taken during my trip to SF and I had the chance to hike down to Marshall's beach with a couple of my friends +Alex Lapidus and +Linda Villers  . Sunset was nothing special, but the blue hour looked quite beautiful with a cloudless sky.  

How was this shot taken:
I wanted to create a leading line with the waves and had to take quite a few shots before I got one I liked. I tried to catch some stars here, but it was really difficult with all the light pollution. However, I took 2 shots, one for the sky, and one for thefore... more »

Liquid Gold: Marshall's Beach, San Francisco

"Blue and gold combine to produce some amazing scenery as a dull sunset gave way to a beautiful twilight."

HQ version on #500px  : https://500px.com/photo/90737579?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

This was taken during my trip to SF and I had the chance to hike down to Marshall's beach with a couple of my friends +Alex Lapidus and +Linda Villers  . Sunset was nothing special, but the blue hour looked quite beautiful with a cloudless sky.  

How was this shot taken:
I wanted to create a leading line with the waves and had to take quite a few shots before I got one I liked. I tried to catch some stars here, but it was really difficult with all the light pollution. However, I took 2 shots, one for the sky, and one for the foreground. I got a couple of faint stars in, but that's about all I got before the wind got really crazy and drove us out :)

How was this shot processed:
I blended the two layers using luminosity masks as it was challenging to process the top half of the bridge separately and the bottom half separately. After that, it was a couple of selective adjustments to get the final shot in.

For 
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller and +Nico Kaiser
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak___

2014-11-18 20:01:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Olloclip , Photojojo or iPro Lens

Hey there phone shooters. I'm thinking about getting a lens kit for my iPhone 6 Plus. 

Which one do you guys recommend? I have no idea what to expect from the big brands and would appreciate a nice review of them before I invest.

Some things I noticed where that most of these brands need you to take off your protective case and then use them. 

Also, how friendly are these brands when you upgrade? Are they still compatible?

+Mark Esguerra +Rob Lopes : Either of you use these in your phones? :)

#iphonography   #lenses   #geartalk  

Olloclip , Photojojo or iPro Lens

Hey there phone shooters. I'm thinking about getting a lens kit for my iPhone 6 Plus. 

Which one do you guys recommend? I have no idea what to expect from the big brands and would appreciate a nice review of them before I invest.

Some things I noticed where that most of these brands need you to take off your protective case and then use them. 

Also, how friendly are these brands when you upgrade? Are they still compatible?

+Mark Esguerra +Rob Lopes : Either of you use these in your phones? :)

#iphonography   #lenses   #geartalk  ___

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2014-11-17 16:20:27 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Concrete Jungle Bishop, CA

"The drought has come and taken the water with him, far away from the realm of man."

Nothing groundbreaking here. I took this image merely as a reminder of how much the drought has affected California. Behind the trees is South Lake, or at least what is left of it. The drought has taken away all the water here, so it looks like a concrete manufacturing facility.

I ran into +Alexander S. Kunz & his wife +Shuwen Lisa Wu here, and they gave me a few pointers of where to shoot :)

Speaking of Alex, is this a mountain for you ? :P

How was this shot taken:
I framed this shot to show the variety of trees as well as the mountains behind with a dusting of snow. I had to hold my hand in front of the lens to prevent sun flares in the frame. 

How was this shot processed:
Therewa... more »

Concrete Jungle Bishop, CA

"The drought has come and taken the water with him, far away from the realm of man."

Nothing groundbreaking here. I took this image merely as a reminder of how much the drought has affected California. Behind the trees is South Lake, or at least what is left of it. The drought has taken away all the water here, so it looks like a concrete manufacturing facility.

I ran into +Alexander S. Kunz & his wife +Shuwen Lisa Wu here, and they gave me a few pointers of where to shoot :)

Speaking of Alex, is this a mountain for you ? :P

How was this shot taken:
I framed this shot to show the variety of trees as well as the mountains behind with a dusting of snow. I had to hold my hand in front of the lens to prevent sun flares in the frame. 

How was this shot processed:
There wasn't much to process in this shot as it already had a decent exposure when I took it. I put it through the usual grind in CS6 making small color and contrast adjustments. That was all :)

For
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier +david Liu +Arkadiusz Ziomek +Krzysztof Hanusiak
#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#YellowCircle +*** curated by +Brian Dukes___

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2014-11-14 23:31:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Social Media Alert

I bit the bullet and joined Instagram. If you guys are on it drop me a link below so that we can connect. I see it mainly as an opportunity to learn mobile photography  
http://instagram.com/p/vZcwvIEWg7/

Social Media Alert

I bit the bullet and joined Instagram. If you guys are on it drop me a link below so that we can connect. I see it mainly as an opportunity to learn mobile photography  
http://instagram.com/p/vZcwvIEWg7/___

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2014-11-11 16:05:39 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Layers of Alchemy Bishop, CA

"We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us, but life is full of common enchantment waiting for our alchemists eyes to notice."

I was looking through images of my recent trip to the Eastern Sierras and this one caught my eye. Yes, I know that it isn't a grand vista or something of that kind. But, I actually love this image more than a bunch of other images I've taken.

Here it is on #500px  : https://500px.com/photo/89409995?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

How was this shot taken:
These trees and foliage were actually quite far apart. By using a telephoto lens, I was able to flatten or shrink the distance between them. My goal was to show the layers of colors that fall produces.

How was this shotp... more »

Layers of Alchemy Bishop, CA

"We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us, but life is full of common enchantment waiting for our alchemists eyes to notice."

I was looking through images of my recent trip to the Eastern Sierras and this one caught my eye. Yes, I know that it isn't a grand vista or something of that kind. But, I actually love this image more than a bunch of other images I've taken.

Here it is on #500px  : https://500px.com/photo/89409995?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

How was this shot taken:
These trees and foliage were actually quite far apart. By using a telephoto lens, I was able to flatten or shrink the distance between them. My goal was to show the layers of colors that fall produces.

How was this shot processed:
The hardest part of processing this image was getting the white balance right. After that, I needed to use basic contrast and color adjustments for each layer to bring them out. 

For
A little late for #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré but I hope I can sneak in :)
#TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday )  Curated by +Christina Lawrie ,  +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza  , +Kim Troutman  and +David R Robinson
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu
#GrassTuesday +Grass Tuesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff and +Margaret Tompkins
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes___

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2014-11-07 16:23:40 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Day 5 of the black and white challenge

Haha can't believe I've posted B&W for 5 straight days!

Here's a shot of rain in California. Yes, rain. ;)

I nominate +Niklas Storm to take on the challenge :)


For
#landscapephotography curated by +Margaret Tompkins and the team :)

Day 5 of the black and white challenge

Haha can't believe I've posted B&W for 5 straight days!

Here's a shot of rain in California. Yes, rain. ;)

I nominate +Niklas Storm to take on the challenge :)


For
#landscapephotography curated by +Margaret Tompkins and the team :)___

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2014-11-06 14:44:37 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Day 4 of the 5 day B&W challenge :

This shot was taken and edited in my iPhone :)

Who says Photoshop is a must for editing ?

I nominate +Craig Szymanski to take on this challenge. Are you game? :)

For
#thirstythursday curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile
#iphonography

Day 4 of the 5 day B&W challenge :

This shot was taken and edited in my iPhone :)

Who says Photoshop is a must for editing ?

I nominate +Craig Szymanski to take on this challenge. Are you game? :)

For
#thirstythursday curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile
#iphonography___

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2014-11-05 15:57:37 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Day 3 5 Day B&W Challenge

For day 3 of the 5 day B&W challenge, here is what I have. I think last week was the birthday of Jonas Salk. What better way to remember him than a picture of his famous institute?

I nominate +Ralph Mendoza to take on the 5 day challenge. Are you up for it?

For #whateverwednesday  
#envisionography  

Day 3 5 Day B&W Challenge

For day 3 of the 5 day B&W challenge, here is what I have. I think last week was the birthday of Jonas Salk. What better way to remember him than a picture of his famous institute?

I nominate +Ralph Mendoza to take on the 5 day challenge. Are you up for it?

For #whateverwednesday  
#envisionography  ___

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2014-11-04 15:22:28 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Guardian of the Ancients: Joshua Tree National Park

A portrait of an iconic Juniper, growing alone and strong in a remote desert. Perhaps one of the most weirdest trees I've seen in a long time. Today is Day 2 of the 5 day black and white challenge. I was nominated by +Maki Silberberg and I forgot to nominate some one yesterday, so I pick +Dominique Dubied and +Robin Griggs Wood to take on the challenge. Are you game?

Here is a HQ version on #500px   : https://500px.com/photo/88661411?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

How was this shot taken:
I took this shot at 5am after an all night shoot with +Garry McCarthy and +J. Rae Chip. It was quite a memorable trip, and I can't believe how many keepers I came away with. For this shot, I didn't have to use an ND filter. The lightlevel... more »

Guardian of the Ancients: Joshua Tree National Park

A portrait of an iconic Juniper, growing alone and strong in a remote desert. Perhaps one of the most weirdest trees I've seen in a long time. Today is Day 2 of the 5 day black and white challenge. I was nominated by +Maki Silberberg and I forgot to nominate some one yesterday, so I pick +Dominique Dubied and +Robin Griggs Wood to take on the challenge. Are you game?

Here is a HQ version on #500px   : https://500px.com/photo/88661411?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

How was this shot taken:
I took this shot at 5am after an all night shoot with +Garry McCarthy and +J. Rae Chip. It was quite a memorable trip, and I can't believe how many keepers I came away with. For this shot, I didn't have to use an ND filter. The light levels were so low that I had to expose this one for a minute or more. Hence the streaking clouds.

How was this shot processed:
This went through Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro. There wasn't much else to do as far as processing :)

For
#treetuesday   curated by +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers and +Ralph Mendoza 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood___

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2014-11-03 16:17:28 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

5 Day B&W Challenge: Day 1

I was challenged to the take the 5 Day B&W challenge by +Maki Silberberg , so here goes.

Here is Day 1. An older image, but one that I keep coming back to :)

For
#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +JohanPei... more »

5 Day B&W Challenge: Day 1

I was challenged to the take the 5 Day B&W challenge by +Maki Silberberg , so here goes.

Here is Day 1. An older image, but one that I keep coming back to :)

For
#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu___

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2014-10-29 15:35:43 (42 comments, 42 reshares, 532 +1s)Open 

Jurassic Falls Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"I've rarely experienced a scene that has moved me more than one where a waterfall thunders into a river deep in an emerald forest."

Punchbowl falls is one of those falls where you have to pick up your jaw off the floor when you see it for the first time. The hike to punchbowl is itself very interesting, and on the morning of the this hike, I was all alone in the trail. A couple of deer jumped past me, but that was about all the life I saw around. I heard that a log has now fallen across and obscures the view to the falls. I guess I was lucky to catch this scene as it was before this happened :)

500px: I've posted it on #500px  as well, so do give it a look if you have time. more »

Jurassic Falls Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"I've rarely experienced a scene that has moved me more than one where a waterfall thunders into a river deep in an emerald forest."

Punchbowl falls is one of those falls where you have to pick up your jaw off the floor when you see it for the first time. The hike to punchbowl is itself very interesting, and on the morning of the this hike, I was all alone in the trail. A couple of deer jumped past me, but that was about all the life I saw around. I heard that a log has now fallen across and obscures the view to the falls. I guess I was lucky to catch this scene as it was before this happened :)

500px: I've posted it on #500px  as well, so do give it a look if you have time. 
https://500px.com/photo/87984083?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

How was this shot taken:
I had to wade into icy cold water to get this composition. I had not planned for that and was wearing shorts and some basic water shoes. I hadn't come this far to turn back, so I waded in. After about 30 seconds in thigh deep water, I was sure that I didn't have legs anymore. I captured different compositions and fiddled around with my polarizer to cut the glare and saturate the greens. When I came out, it took a good 10 minutes for my feet to regain their senses. But you know what, I'd do this all over again just to see this beautiful falls.

How was this shot processed:
Most of the editing was done in Adobe Camera RAW. For some selective color adjustments, and contrast adjustments, I used Photoshop. For a scene like this, often, no processing is needed :)

For
#waterfallwednesday   curated by +Eric Leslie 
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu
#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist___

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2014-10-29 05:15:17 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Ello There

Hey there plussers! How many of ya are in Ello? Do you find the interaction to be as active as G+? 

If you'd like to connect, find me here :

Ello There

Hey there plussers! How many of ya are in Ello? Do you find the interaction to be as active as G+? 

If you'd like to connect, find me here :___

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2014-10-27 15:44:50 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Strings of Gold Torrey Pines

"With light reflected and harp strings, she plays the watery gold beautiful."

I took this during an early morning walk. The clouds were absent, but the warm sunlight bathed these waves in gold, so I hatched a plan ;)

How was this shot taken:
I waited for the wave pattern to form, and in the mean time, worked on getting the exposure and shutter speed right. After that, it was just pressing the shutter ;)

How was this shot processed:
Straight out of lightroom, with minimal contrast adjustments. Used Photoshop for sharpening. 

For
#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#AbstractArtMonday +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doherty
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +RobertSKR... more »

Strings of Gold Torrey Pines

"With light reflected and harp strings, she plays the watery gold beautiful."

I took this during an early morning walk. The clouds were absent, but the warm sunlight bathed these waves in gold, so I hatched a plan ;)

How was this shot taken:
I waited for the wave pattern to form, and in the mean time, worked on getting the exposure and shutter speed right. After that, it was just pressing the shutter ;)

How was this shot processed:
Straight out of lightroom, with minimal contrast adjustments. Used Photoshop for sharpening. 

For
#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#AbstractArtMonday +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doherty
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu___

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2014-10-23 15:05:28 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Spit Fire Del Mar, CA

"From the embers she came, and into the embers she took them. Reborn they were, as they rose once more from the ashes"

Winter sunsets are quite striking. They provide such a variety of colors and hues, that it's almost impossible to get a bad picture. While I was hoping that the tide would be a tad higher, this came out not too shabby ;)

How was this shot taken:
I took this at a higher angle than usual, mainly to emphasize the reflections in the sand. While the light was good, it was fleeting, so I had to quickly take the shot. I also composed it so that the patterns in the sand mirrored the cloud formations.

How was this shot processed:
There was barely any processing to do. I merely applied lens correction, and some white balance adjustments. I increased the clarity of the foreground sand, and... more »

Spit Fire Del Mar, CA

"From the embers she came, and into the embers she took them. Reborn they were, as they rose once more from the ashes"

Winter sunsets are quite striking. They provide such a variety of colors and hues, that it's almost impossible to get a bad picture. While I was hoping that the tide would be a tad higher, this came out not too shabby ;)

How was this shot taken:
I took this at a higher angle than usual, mainly to emphasize the reflections in the sand. While the light was good, it was fleeting, so I had to quickly take the shot. I also composed it so that the patterns in the sand mirrored the cloud formations.

How was this shot processed:
There was barely any processing to do. I merely applied lens correction, and some white balance adjustments. I increased the clarity of the foreground sand, and that's about it ;)
For
#thirstythursdaypics  curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile 
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu___

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2014-10-22 00:09:17 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Fresh on 500px

Folks, I've posted a new image up at #500px. Do vote and fav if you like it :)

Fresh on 500px

Folks, I've posted a new image up at #500px. Do vote and fav if you like it :)___

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2014-10-19 02:19:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Posted my latest shot on #500px  .. Please do vote and fav if you like it folks :)

Posted my latest shot on #500px  .. Please do vote and fav if you like it folks :)___

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2014-10-17 15:14:40 (19 comments, 11 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Spheres of Atlantis: La Jolla, San Diego

Finally, got around to posting some recent work :)

I took this during an early morning shoot. The clouds at first seemed to be dull and gray, and I contemplated not going. But somehow, I made my way to the coast anyway. This is a pretty iconic location in San Diego, and each time I see this formation, I get reminded of some otherworldly place. 

How was this shot taken:
To get the exaggeration in size, I setup my tripod inches away from these tide pools, and used hyperfocal focusing to get my image sharp front to back. I also waited for the right wave to come by.

How was this shot processed:
90% of the processing was done in Lightroom. There was barely anything to do. In Photoshop, I made some selective adjustments to bring out the subtle colors in the sky, and the foreground as well.
more »

Spheres of Atlantis: La Jolla, San Diego

Finally, got around to posting some recent work :)

I took this during an early morning shoot. The clouds at first seemed to be dull and gray, and I contemplated not going. But somehow, I made my way to the coast anyway. This is a pretty iconic location in San Diego, and each time I see this formation, I get reminded of some otherworldly place. 

How was this shot taken:
To get the exaggeration in size, I setup my tripod inches away from these tide pools, and used hyperfocal focusing to get my image sharp front to back. I also waited for the right wave to come by.

How was this shot processed:
90% of the processing was done in Lightroom. There was barely anything to do. In Photoshop, I made some selective adjustments to bring out the subtle colors in the sky, and the foreground as well.

For
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#FlowingWaterFriday +FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow   
+Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier
+david Liu___

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2014-10-15 14:40:53 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Stark Awards 2014

Delighted to Announce that I got an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Stark Awards in the Nature Category for my image "The Time Machine".

A very hearty congrats to my friends +Dominique Dubied +Sandra Parlow +Nathan Wirth +Dennis Ramos +Moises Levy +Olivier Du Tré and +Daniel Schwabe ! 

Stark Awards 2014

Delighted to Announce that I got an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Stark Awards in the Nature Category for my image "The Time Machine".

A very hearty congrats to my friends +Dominique Dubied +Sandra Parlow +Nathan Wirth +Dennis Ramos +Moises Levy +Olivier Du Tré and +Daniel Schwabe ! ___

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2014-10-14 15:02:27 (27 comments, 7 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Gold Mine

I took a trip to the eastern sierras recently to catch some fall colors, and boy did it not disappoint. Every place seemed to be of unique colors and it was quite hard not to pick my jaw up from the floor. 

Here is a shot I took with my iPhone 5. The DSLR images will come soon...

For
#treetuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie +Ralph Mendoza +Shannon S. Myers 
#landscapephotography  
#iphoneography  

Gold Mine

I took a trip to the eastern sierras recently to catch some fall colors, and boy did it not disappoint. Every place seemed to be of unique colors and it was quite hard not to pick my jaw up from the floor. 

Here is a shot I took with my iPhone 5. The DSLR images will come soon...

For
#treetuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie +Ralph Mendoza +Shannon S. Myers 
#landscapephotography  
#iphoneography  ___

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2014-10-08 18:10:21 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2014-10-01 15:23:11 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2014-09-29 22:31:11 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Ello.. Is it me you're looking for?

Hey folks! I just joined Ello thanks to an invite from +Nathan Wirth :)

I haven't posted anything there yet, but if you guys have a profile there, and want to connect, drop your link in the comments below. 

Here's mine : https://ello.co/sairam6087

Ello.. Is it me you're looking for?

Hey folks! I just joined Ello thanks to an invite from +Nathan Wirth :)

I haven't posted anything there yet, but if you guys have a profile there, and want to connect, drop your link in the comments below. 

Here's mine : https://ello.co/sairam6087___

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2014-09-18 14:27:38 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Shooting Stars:

Folks, I've been off the grid for more than I like, but will be posting some new work soon. Life has been nothing but hectic, and what with a new move, work, and family commitments, I've had to stay away from G+.  In the meantime, here's one of my favorites from early this year. 

Hope all of you are well, and have a blessed rest of the week!

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

Shooting Stars:

Folks, I've been off the grid for more than I like, but will be posting some new work soon. Life has been nothing but hectic, and what with a new move, work, and family commitments, I've had to stay away from G+.  In the meantime, here's one of my favorites from early this year. 

Hope all of you are well, and have a blessed rest of the week!

For
#thirstythursdaypics  curated by +Mark Esguerra & +Giuseppe Basile 
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow___

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2014-08-27 15:10:03 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday   #waterfallwednesday   #landscapephotography  

#wordlessonwednesday   #wordlesswednesday   #waterfallwednesday   #landscapephotography  ___

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2014-08-12 14:39:13 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I'm back

Hey fellow plussers! Sorry that I've been off the grid for quite a while. I'm back now, and will slowly start posting stuff again!

In the meantime, I'm sharing an interview I did with a good friend of mine. She's an exceptionally talented artist and author! Thanks +E.E. Giorgi ! :)

Enjoy and share :)

* NOT MY PHOTO *

Today on my blog I interview award winning landscape photographer and G+ mentor +Sairam Sundaresan -- come take a look, Sairam has some important tips and lots of fantastic eye candy!___I'm back

Hey fellow plussers! Sorry that I've been off the grid for quite a while. I'm back now, and will slowly start posting stuff again!

In the meantime, I'm sharing an interview I did with a good friend of mine. She's an exceptionally talented artist and author! Thanks +E.E. Giorgi ! :)

Enjoy and share :)

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2014-07-01 00:52:15 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Landed in India and got the news that I won First place in the PX3 2014 contest in the Nature - sunset category for my image "Apocalypse". 
http://www.px3.fr/winners/zoom2.php?eid=1-43675-14&uid=3243467&cat=Nature

Also got an honorable mention in the abstract category for my image "Yin Yang"!
Thrilled, and congrats to all the winners!

Landed in India and got the news that I won First place in the PX3 2014 contest in the Nature - sunset category for my image "Apocalypse". 
http://www.px3.fr/winners/zoom2.php?eid=1-43675-14&uid=3243467&cat=Nature

Also got an honorable mention in the abstract category for my image "Yin Yang"!
Thrilled, and congrats to all the winners!___

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2014-06-23 15:36:25 (24 comments, 4 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Solitary Night: Scripps Pier, La Jolla

"A Beacon of hope always shines somewhere, somehow, so that you may find it and end your darkness"

This is will be perhaps my last image for a month as I will be traveling until the end of July. Will miss posting and interacting with you all, but I hope to be back soon!

How was this shot taken:
I took this image late at night. My initial idea was to try to attempt star trails at this venue, but the clouds made that possibility obscure. I ended doing an LE of the scene, and thought that this would be something original not often done here. The stars were beautiful and the clouds were moving fast. I wanted to retain some texture so I used a longish shutter speed, but very short in terms of conventional LE. 

How was this shot processed:
I used Silver Efex for the base B&W, and then... more »

Solitary Night: Scripps Pier, La Jolla

"A Beacon of hope always shines somewhere, somehow, so that you may find it and end your darkness"

This is will be perhaps my last image for a month as I will be traveling until the end of July. Will miss posting and interacting with you all, but I hope to be back soon!

How was this shot taken:
I took this image late at night. My initial idea was to try to attempt star trails at this venue, but the clouds made that possibility obscure. I ended doing an LE of the scene, and thought that this would be something original not often done here. The stars were beautiful and the clouds were moving fast. I wanted to retain some texture so I used a longish shutter speed, but very short in terms of conventional LE. 

How was this shot processed:
I used Silver Efex for the base B&W, and then used the SGM technique to work on various parts of the image and give a nice tonal spread.

For 
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#leadinglinesmonday +Leading Lines Monday curated by +Pam Boling , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , +David Murphy , +Simos Xenakis , +Andreas Levi
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
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2014-06-18 14:15:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Rainforest is now on #500px  
Do vote and fav if you guys like it :)

Rainforest is now on #500px  
Do vote and fav if you guys like it :)___

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2014-06-17 14:53:47 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Rain Forest: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."

These intimate portraits of nature are what make me more happier than the grand vistas. I don't know why, but perhaps the beauty of the smallest things in nature makes me realize how insignificant we truly are. I'm on a green diet at the moment and as you can see, I've only been sharing pictures from Oregon. Hope you guys aren't bored ;)

How was this shot taken:
On a rainy morning, I had the opportunity to get soaked inside the Gorge. Water fell down the walls of the gorge and it was such a beautiful sight to behold. These maiden ferns were catching the water, and also were illuminated by backlight. 

It was very difficult to expose and capture this image with the constant spray of water on my... more »

Rain Forest: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."

These intimate portraits of nature are what make me more happier than the grand vistas. I don't know why, but perhaps the beauty of the smallest things in nature makes me realize how insignificant we truly are. I'm on a green diet at the moment and as you can see, I've only been sharing pictures from Oregon. Hope you guys aren't bored ;)

How was this shot taken:
On a rainy morning, I had the opportunity to get soaked inside the Gorge. Water fell down the walls of the gorge and it was such a beautiful sight to behold. These maiden ferns were catching the water, and also were illuminated by backlight. 

It was very difficult to expose and capture this image with the constant spray of water on my camera and lens, and in addition to that, I had to use a telephoto lens at an annoyingly vertical angle. Stabilizing the setup, wiping the lens, and pressing the shutter was all I did for a good 45 minutes. 

How was this shot processed:
Single RAW file processed twice to bring out details in the water and the foliage. An additional exposure for dynamic range. Liberal use of curves and levels for tonal adjustments. 

For
#TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday curated by +Ralph Mendoza  +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips___

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2014-06-11 14:20:53 (53 comments, 46 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

Fairyland: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container."

Do check out this shot on #500px  and vote and like if you please ;)
500px: http://500px.com/photo/73372393/fairy-land-by-sairam-sundaresan?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

If you're not sick of shots from the gorge already, then I can tell ya that I don't plan on stopping. This is another gorgeous falls called "Fairy Falls" which rests on top of a rather steep trail. I think I counted about 12-14 switchbacks/crossovers/hairpin bends while climbing this one. The trail itself is really awesome littered with photo opportunities, and fairy falls itself is very very beautiful. I spent a good hour or two photographing the falls, and the surrounding areas. It was trulyf... more »

Fairyland: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container."

Do check out this shot on #500px  and vote and like if you please ;)
500px: http://500px.com/photo/73372393/fairy-land-by-sairam-sundaresan?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nativeshare&utm_content=web&utm_source=500px

If you're not sick of shots from the gorge already, then I can tell ya that I don't plan on stopping. This is another gorgeous falls called "Fairy Falls" which rests on top of a rather steep trail. I think I counted about 12-14 switchbacks/crossovers/hairpin bends while climbing this one. The trail itself is really awesome littered with photo opportunities, and fairy falls itself is very very beautiful. I spent a good hour or two photographing the falls, and the surrounding areas. It was truly fairyland ;)

How was this shot taken:
I used a wide angle with a polarizer to enhance the greens. Apart from that, this is a standard long exposure shot. The polarizer doubles up as a 2 stop ND filter, so you get those silky lines of water.

How was this shot processed:
Single RAW file put through the paces in Camera RAW, and then some contrast and tonal adjustments in CS6.

For 
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips
#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Sean McLean and +Anja Wessels
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#waterfallwednesday   curated by +Eric Leslie 
#thirstythursdaypics   curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile ___

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2014-06-11 01:08:53 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Long Exposure Tutorial:

Check out this awesome tutorial by +Francesco Gola 

Long Exposure Tutorial:

Check out this awesome tutorial by +Francesco Gola ___

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2014-06-10 02:09:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Aegaeus is now on #500px  
Vote and like if you please ;)

Aegaeus is now on #500px  
Vote and like if you please ;)___

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2014-06-08 15:14:19 (21 comments, 11 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Aegaeus: La Jolla, San Diego

"A storm is just nature's unrest just as a rainbow is nature's state of meditation"

I took this shot when +Jeff Sullivan and +Lori Hibbett visited San Diego last year. While the weather gods were less than kind on that evening, the storm front provided a nice blue hour mood. Jeff and Lori are two of the nicest people I have met and it was great fun shooting with them.

How was this shot taken:
For this shot, +Lori Hibbett and I got soaked by crashing waves and the real technique I used here was click, wipe lens, wipe self, rinse and repeat. I used an ND filter to create the cloud streaks in the sky. For the foreground, I took an exposure without the ND to preserve the texture in the water.

How was this shot processed:
Perhaps the hardest challenge was removing the color cast of my NDfi... more »

Aegaeus: La Jolla, San Diego

"A storm is just nature's unrest just as a rainbow is nature's state of meditation"

I took this shot when +Jeff Sullivan and +Lori Hibbett visited San Diego last year. While the weather gods were less than kind on that evening, the storm front provided a nice blue hour mood. Jeff and Lori are two of the nicest people I have met and it was great fun shooting with them.

How was this shot taken:
For this shot, +Lori Hibbett and I got soaked by crashing waves and the real technique I used here was click, wipe lens, wipe self, rinse and repeat. I used an ND filter to create the cloud streaks in the sky. For the foreground, I took an exposure without the ND to preserve the texture in the water.

How was this shot processed:
Perhaps the hardest challenge was removing the color cast of my ND filter so that I could blend it with the non ND exposure. After that it was a simple use of curves and level for tonal and color adjustments.

For
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday curated by +Ross Campbell
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Sean McLean and +Anja Wessels
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips
#10000photographersaroundtheworld   curated by +Robert SKREINER 
#worldoceansday  ___

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2014-06-04 15:09:46 (32 comments, 3 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Pot of Gold: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"The end of the trail often has a pot of gold lying in wait for the true seeker"

Another gem from Oregon's unlimited greenery. This is a different take on one of the popular falls in the gorge. I figured that since this is really overshot, I could try to do something a little different.

How was this shot taken:
I literally got rained on for this shot. The mist and spray from the falls was really intense that I had to cover my camera and wipe the lens every 2 minutes. It was a fun experience being the only one in the area, and taking in the sounds of the forest.

How was this shot processed:
Single exposure, processed in Camera RAW, and finished off with some creative adjustments in Photoshop. 

For 
#waterfallwednesday  curated by +Eric Leslie #... more »

Pot of Gold: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

"The end of the trail often has a pot of gold lying in wait for the true seeker"

Another gem from Oregon's unlimited greenery. This is a different take on one of the popular falls in the gorge. I figured that since this is really overshot, I could try to do something a little different.

How was this shot taken:
I literally got rained on for this shot. The mist and spray from the falls was really intense that I had to cover my camera and wipe the lens every 2 minutes. It was a fun experience being the only one in the area, and taking in the sounds of the forest.

How was this shot processed:
Single exposure, processed in Camera RAW, and finished off with some creative adjustments in Photoshop. 

For 
#waterfallwednesday  curated by +Eric Leslie 
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 
#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Sean McLean and +Anja Wessels
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli___

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2014-05-30 22:10:10 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Excellent tutorial by +Sean Bagshaw on adding a subtle glow to your shots.

I have a new video tutorial on the Photo Cascadia blog: Deep Forest Soft Light Glow Techniques . I share two of my favorite ways to bring out that awesome ambient-light glow we see in deep forest settings but is so hard to photograph the way it looks. You can watch the video below or read the entire article here: http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/deep-forest-soft-light-glow-techniques/#.U4jb9fldXng

#photoshoptutorials   #imageprocessing  ___Excellent tutorial by +Sean Bagshaw on adding a subtle glow to your shots.

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2014-05-30 14:50:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Time Machine is now on #500px  Do vote and Fav my friends :)

The Time Machine is now on #500px  Do vote and Fav my friends :)___

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2014-05-29 14:16:18 (43 comments, 7 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

The Time Machine: Joshua Tree National Park

"Enter the portal to another time, to another place, to another dream we live in each day."

Probably one of my favorite images that I have ever taken. Right from the planning to the sudden upsets along the way to the final processing part, I have enjoyed making this image as much as my first ever picture with a DSLR. +Garry McCarthy and +J. Rae Chip were great company to shoot with and of course Garry knew the place like the back of his hand.  A very productive trip it ended up being. :)

How was this shot taken:
It took a lot of planning to figure out when the Milky way would be over the arch. It was a small window of time, and when we got there, the whole sky was blocked out by clouds. The weather forecast had said clear skies, but nature never gives you a moment's rest. Praying earnestly thatth... more »

The Time Machine: Joshua Tree National Park

"Enter the portal to another time, to another place, to another dream we live in each day."

Probably one of my favorite images that I have ever taken. Right from the planning to the sudden upsets along the way to the final processing part, I have enjoyed making this image as much as my first ever picture with a DSLR. +Garry McCarthy and +J. Rae Chip were great company to shoot with and of course Garry knew the place like the back of his hand.  A very productive trip it ended up being. :)

How was this shot taken:
It took a lot of planning to figure out when the Milky way would be over the arch. It was a small window of time, and when we got there, the whole sky was blocked out by clouds. The weather forecast had said clear skies, but nature never gives you a moment's rest. Praying earnestly that the clouds would clear up, we waited for nearly 2 hours, setting up my composition, testing light painting strength in the hope that something would give. Lo and behold, 2 hours later, the clouds parted revealing the milky way in all its glory. 

I had to work fast, since this would be a panoramic view, and I took about 14 vertical shots stitched horizontally. The challenge here was that the light painting had to be consistent across individual frames, and the exposure time had to be as little as possible to ensure a proper stitch of the stars. Garry masterfully took care of the former :). Once I had the shots in the bag, I thanked the heavens for the stroke of luck I had. You can see some of the clouds on the right side of the frame. 

How was this shot processed:
In post, it took a lot of work to warp, and stitch the frames together, and then blend in some detail for dynamic range. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this image.I took up photography 3 years back, and I never could have imagined that one day, I'd be able to pull something like this off. That's why I call this image "The Time Machine" 

For
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#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#AstroFriday +AstroFriday curated by +Dawn Peterson and +Nimesh Patel
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller and +Anja Wessels___

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2014-05-22 15:02:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Maid in the Mist is up on #500px  Do vote and fav if you like it guys! :)

Maid in the Mist is up on #500px  Do vote and fav if you like it guys! :)___

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2014-05-21 15:11:31 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Maid in the Mist: Oregon

"As she glows in the misty warmth of the morning sun, spring comes alive in all her splendor!"

On a beautiful overcast morning, I encountered some rare conditions in the gorge. There was a brief moment when sunlight lit up foliage shrouded in mist. You can see the patch of light green formed in the background due to the mist acting like a giant soft box. Exposing for this image was difficult, and I took several exposures to get as much detail and DOF as possible. Within 10 minutes, the light was gone and the scene was its gloomy self again.

How was this shot taken:
I was knee deep in slippery water and fell twice while trying to reach a spot to compose an image. I used a circular polarizer to cut the glare off the rocks, and also saturate the greens. I took multiple exposures for dynamic range and depth of field.
... more »

Maid in the Mist: Oregon

"As she glows in the misty warmth of the morning sun, spring comes alive in all her splendor!"

On a beautiful overcast morning, I encountered some rare conditions in the gorge. There was a brief moment when sunlight lit up foliage shrouded in mist. You can see the patch of light green formed in the background due to the mist acting like a giant soft box. Exposing for this image was difficult, and I took several exposures to get as much detail and DOF as possible. Within 10 minutes, the light was gone and the scene was its gloomy self again.

How was this shot taken:
I was knee deep in slippery water and fell twice while trying to reach a spot to compose an image. I used a circular polarizer to cut the glare off the rocks, and also saturate the greens. I took multiple exposures for dynamic range and depth of field.

How was this shot processed:
Most of the heavy lifting was done in Camera RAW, and after that it was all about blending using luminosity masks in Photoshop.

For
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 
#thirstythursdaypics   curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile 
#longexposurethursday   curated by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi 
#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#wetwednesday +Wet Wednesday curated by +Jen Baptist
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Sean McLean and +Anja Wessels___

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2014-05-18 15:30:10 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Yin Yang II: Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley

"Balance is often just two opposing forces pulling each other in harmony"

Given a choice between giant vistas and small intimate patterns, I'd almost always pick the latter. Finding a composition that represents their beauty though is often quite a challenge. Another one of my dune images from my first Death Valley trip.

How was this shot taken:
I was looking for contrast, not just in the sense of light and shadows, but also semantically. These beautiful windswept dunes just had tons of it. I decided to use a square crop to show balance in the frame, and also to give each half equal weight.

How was this shot:
Basic RAW adjustments, and then a dose of Silver Efex. I didn't have to spend more than 10 minutes on this :)

For
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday... more »

Yin Yang II: Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley

"Balance is often just two opposing forces pulling each other in harmony"

Given a choice between giant vistas and small intimate patterns, I'd almost always pick the latter. Finding a composition that represents their beauty though is often quite a challenge. Another one of my dune images from my first Death Valley trip.

How was this shot taken:
I was looking for contrast, not just in the sense of light and shadows, but also semantically. These beautiful windswept dunes just had tons of it. I decided to use a square crop to show balance in the frame, and also to give each half equal weight.

How was this shot:
Basic RAW adjustments, and then a dose of Silver Efex. I didn't have to spend more than 10 minutes on this :)

For
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré 
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood  ___

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2014-05-16 14:36:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Islands in the sky is now on #500px  
Are these Reflections or an aerial shot of islands?? Vote and Fav if you like the image my friends :)

Islands in the sky is now on #500px  
Are these Reflections or an aerial shot of islands?? Vote and Fav if you like the image my friends :)___

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2014-05-15 15:14:28 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Islands in the Sky: La Jolla, San Diego

"The separation between the realms of the earth often lies in our imagination!"

Many times we miss the forest for the trees. While trying to capture grand vistas, we miss smaller gems that are hidden right in front of our eyes. This was one such gem that I found while shooting by the coast.

How was this shot taken:
Isolating the subject is all I had to do here. These rocks were bathed in warm sunlight, and the clouds were reflecting in the low tide surrounding them. I took many shots, but this is the one that I really liked!

How was this shot processed:
I processed the same RAW file twice in Camera RAW and brought out as much detail as possible. This image was about 5 sliders worth of work :)

For
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show... more »

Islands in the Sky: La Jolla, San Diego

"The separation between the realms of the earth often lies in our imagination!"

Many times we miss the forest for the trees. While trying to capture grand vistas, we miss smaller gems that are hidden right in front of our eyes. This was one such gem that I found while shooting by the coast.

How was this shot taken:
Isolating the subject is all I had to do here. These rocks were bathed in warm sunlight, and the clouds were reflecting in the low tide surrounding them. I took many shots, but this is the one that I really liked!

How was this shot processed:
I processed the same RAW file twice in Camera RAW and brought out as much detail as possible. This image was about 5 sliders worth of work :)

For
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#thirstythursdaypics   curated by +Mark Esguerra and +Giuseppe Basile ___

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2014-05-12 14:29:48 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Fire Storm is now up on #500px  . Vote and Fav if you like it folks :)

Fire Storm is now up on #500px  . Vote and Fav if you like it folks :)___

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2014-05-11 14:32:54 (50 comments, 71 reshares, 732 +1s)Open 

Fire Storm: Joshua Tree National Park, California

"As the burning skies consumed the earth, my eyes saw the colors that I never thought existed."

Another image taken during an all night shoot with my buddies +Garry McCarthy +J. Rae Chip and +Kimber The Dog :)

After a long night of meteor chasing and milky way shooting, we were greeted by a spectacular sunrise, and scrambled into any vantage point we could find to shoot this :)

Happy Mother's day to all the lovely moms in the world. One day isn't enough to celebrate your awesomeness!

How was this shot taken:
Seriously, I scrambled to the nearest vantage point and tried to frame the rocks in the distance (which are probably 10 times taller than me) as they were hit by the first light from the sun. The clouds caught some of the warmth and were glowing red. Ibr... more »

Fire Storm: Joshua Tree National Park, California

"As the burning skies consumed the earth, my eyes saw the colors that I never thought existed."

Another image taken during an all night shoot with my buddies +Garry McCarthy +J. Rae Chip and +Kimber The Dog :)

After a long night of meteor chasing and milky way shooting, we were greeted by a spectacular sunrise, and scrambled into any vantage point we could find to shoot this :)

Happy Mother's day to all the lovely moms in the world. One day isn't enough to celebrate your awesomeness!

How was this shot taken:
Seriously, I scrambled to the nearest vantage point and tried to frame the rocks in the distance (which are probably 10 times taller than me) as they were hit by the first light from the sun. The clouds caught some of the warmth and were glowing red. I bracketed 5 exposures for safety.

How was this shot processed:
I used only 2 exposures for this, one for the sky, and one for the foreground. I blended these exposures using luminosity masks. All tonal and color adjustments were done using curves, levels and dodge and burn tools.

For
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER___

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2014-05-09 14:10:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

NEW TUTORIAL/BEHIND THE SCENES

Hey Guys,

I posted this originally sometime yesterday afternoon, but I guess a lot of people didn't get what this was about. 

Being inspired by the kindness of my beloved mentees, I've decided to release a new tutorial for one of my images. +Robin Griggs Wood also did a tutorial on some of her images some time back, and I was quite intrigued at how much I picked up from it. So I figured I could attempt to make myself useful and do something similar for the landscape community and create a nice tutorial for you all.

The contents of the tutorial are entirely dependent on you!

Here's what I'd like you to do :

1) Pick 1 of the images in the album below

2) Ask me any questions related to how it was taken, processed etc.

3) The image that receives the most number of questions/votes will be chosenf... more »

Behind the Scenes : Working the Shot

Hey plussers!  I thought I'd do something fun for you all.

Pick any one of the shots below in the album, that'd you'd want to know more about. Leave a comment below, and also a question or two that you'd like to get answered about the shot.

I'll publish a small tutorial for the shot that receives the most votes/comments.

#AskMeThursday   #BehindTheScenes   #landscapePhotography  
#sharingIsCaring  ___NEW TUTORIAL/BEHIND THE SCENES

Hey Guys,

I posted this originally sometime yesterday afternoon, but I guess a lot of people didn't get what this was about. 

Being inspired by the kindness of my beloved mentees, I've decided to release a new tutorial for one of my images. +Robin Griggs Wood also did a tutorial on some of her images some time back, and I was quite intrigued at how much I picked up from it. So I figured I could attempt to make myself useful and do something similar for the landscape community and create a nice tutorial for you all.

The contents of the tutorial are entirely dependent on you!

Here's what I'd like you to do :

1) Pick 1 of the images in the album below

2) Ask me any questions related to how it was taken, processed etc.

3) The image that receives the most number of questions/votes will be chosen for the tutorial :)

LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE ORIGINAL POST

Spread the word around folks!

#askmeanything   #landscapephotography  

posted image

2014-05-08 22:17:50 (30 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Behind the Scenes : Working the Shot

Hey plussers!  I thought I'd do something fun for you all.

Pick any one of the shots below in the album, that'd you'd want to know more about. Leave a comment below, and also a question or two that you'd like to get answered about the shot.

I'll publish a small tutorial for the shot that receives the most votes/comments.

#AskMeThursday   #BehindTheScenes   #landscapePhotography  
#sharingIsCaring  

Behind the Scenes : Working the Shot

Hey plussers!  I thought I'd do something fun for you all.

Pick any one of the shots below in the album, that'd you'd want to know more about. Leave a comment below, and also a question or two that you'd like to get answered about the shot.

I'll publish a small tutorial for the shot that receives the most votes/comments.

#AskMeThursday   #BehindTheScenes   #landscapePhotography  
#sharingIsCaring  ___

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2014-05-08 15:32:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The pool of Galene is now on #500px  

Vote and share my friends :)

The pool of Galene is now on #500px  

Vote and share my friends :)___

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2014-05-06 03:14:58 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Golden Sunset Anyone

Put this image up on #500px.... Some love would be nice ;D 

Golden Sunset Anyone

Put this image up on #500px.... Some love would be nice ;D ___

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2014-05-04 13:51:02 (47 comments, 7 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

Timescapes II : The Pool of Galene La Jolla, San Diego

"There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul."

The second 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

How was this shot taken:
Given the first of the series was a stormy sea, I picked a calmer ocean for the next image. Galene is the goddess of calm seas. Hence the title. The tide flowed through the curved channel and re-entered the ocean. It was a serene span of time and the way it could be best conveyed was through a long exposure. Once the stars... more »

Timescapes II : The Pool of Galene La Jolla, San Diego

"There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul."

The second 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

How was this shot taken:
Given the first of the series was a stormy sea, I picked a calmer ocean for the next image. Galene is the goddess of calm seas. Hence the title. The tide flowed through the curved channel and re-entered the ocean. It was a serene span of time and the way it could be best conveyed was through a long exposure. Once the stars came up, I felt I had enough content to show the scene as I saw it in my mind's eye.

How was this shot processed:
Balancing the light was the biggest challenge here. I didn't want to go too bright or too dark. I used luminosity masks, dodging and burning to achieve this look. Hope it appeals to you folks :)

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#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood 
#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#beachsunday +Beach Sunday curated by +Ross Campbell
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme curated by +Patrick Scherkenbach and +Randy Scherkenbach
#StarsSunday curated by +Matt Payne
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller and +Anja Wessels
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#lowanglephotography +Low Angle Photography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#PurpleCircle +PurpleCircle curated by +Craig Szymanski and +Lynn Langmade___

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