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Charles Lupica has been at 11 events

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Landscape Photography Show14,635Full edited version of the @106426215970067085617  Episode #23 Monochrome PHotography  http://youtu.be/pff_XBP4big   The link in the event had to be deleted because of technical difficulties. NOTE OUR NEW TIME* The time shown on the event is the time the show will commence in your time zone.   In the USA the time changed to  9:00 EST,  8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:00 PST Come and learn about shooting great monochrome images with tips and special techniques from +Charles Lupica Internationally published fine art, stock image, and independent photographer living in Neuchâtel Switzerland.   Charles is active in curating  Sacred Sunday and All Things Monochrome. He founded 3 photography communities on G+ 52 shades of gray - monochrome photography workshop ( by invite only) Sacred Sunday  Black and White Photography *Come and share in the event your Monochrome photos ONLY please!   If you used some special techniques please explain in the comment below the photo!*   *SHOW STARTER*  Each panel member will select a "Show Starter" photo from the monochrome gallery posted on this event which starts the show!  We love seeing all your beautiful work!   Please circle +Landscape Photography Show   so we can comment on your posts!  Thank you!   A Monochrome Photography circle will be created from the participants checking "yes" or "maybe" to the event and shared. Landscape Photography Show Episode #23 Monochrome Event2013-11-20 03:00:00279  
Lotus Carroll1,774,290This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00189  
Michael Muraz28,064Discover some of Europe's finest photographers with your co-hosts @105390077271236874234 and @114491493858756989707. In this next episode of the European Photo Show, we will be welcoming @112081766579275033713, @118340132086483099005, @103236949470535942612 to talk about Black and White photography. We'll discuss their work, their favorite locations, their inspiration and much more! The European Photo Show is an online live video show that you can watch on Google+. If you miss it, you can catch the recording later on Youtube. _Please share the event and invite people._European Photo Show #72013-09-05 20:00:0078  
Evelin J.20,039Wir treffen uns um 09:00 Uhr bei der Talstation Ebenalp in Wasserauen. Fahren mit der Luftseilbahn hoch und werden auf der Ebenalp den herrlichen Alpstein fotografieren. Anschliessend begeben wir uns auf den Weg zur Bärenhöhle, besichtigen das Emeritenhaus & Wildkirchli. Beim Bergrestaurant Äscher werden wir uns mit einem feinen Mittagessen verwöhnen lassen und anschliessend machen wir uns auf den Weg zum Seealpsee zum Schluss führt unsere Wanderung über die Alp Hütten nach Wasserauen. Wer von weit her anreist und in Appenzell oder Umgebung übernachtet: Wenn man ab 3 Nächte ein Zimmer bucht, erhält ihr vom Gastgeber eine Tourismuskarte.  Da sind die Eintritte ins Museum, Hallenbad,Schaukäserei gratis. Ebenfalls sind die Bergbahnen inbegriffen. Wer bei einem Hotel bucht sind bei der Tourismuskarte ebenfalls die Zugfahrten im Appenzellerland gratis. Ich freue mich auf euch EvelinAlpstein Fotowalk Ebenalp - Wildkirchli - Seealpsee2013-07-27 09:00:0023  
Benjamin Cortis159,065*Photo Competition* February 2013 *Status: submission* *Thread:* Selfs I want to see you. How do you see yourself?…almost everything is allowed which represents selfs. The images can be submitted the next *2x24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *5 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Let´s have fun and Helau ;) ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Februar 2013 *Status: Einreichung* *Thema:* Selbstbildnis Ich will euch sehen. Wie seht Ihr euch selbst?… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Selbstbildnis zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *2x24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *5 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Viel Spaß und Helau ;) #foto #photo   #self #selfs #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionfebruaryPhoto Competition February 20132013-02-06 10:00:00248  
Benjamin Cortis159,065*Photo Competition* December 2012 *special* *Status: finished* *Thread:* Europe What do you associate with Europe? How would you present Europe? What are typical impressions of Europe? The images can be submitted the next *2x24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. This time the Top 5 are also able to count on a little surprise from +Pixum  ;) Top 1: Gallery Print Top 2: Photobook Top 3-5: Calender 2013 *Rules:* Please note the current topic. *Europe* Everyone can submit *only one* picture by uploading a picture directly to the event. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *But what is so special in this competition?* For this december competition *only* people who also have a residence in Europe can join and win. YES win :) So the best work can look forward to a little surprise ;) Because of the creative theme, I have set the duration of the submission to 2 days. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c2amnlt8a8gir8mas3pjn1npd20 Let´s have fun....and do not forget that you have to live in europe ;) ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Dezember 2012 *Spezial* *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Europa Was verbindet ihr mit Europa? Wie würdet ihr Europa präsentieren? Was sind typische Eindrücke Europas? Die Bilder können in den nächsten *2x24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. Diesmal werden die Top 5 ebenfalls mit einer kleinen Überraschung von +Pixum  rechnen können ;) Top 1: Gallery Print Top 2: Fotobuch Top 3-5: Kalender 2013 *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema.*Europa* Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen, indem man ein Bild direkt in das Event hochlädt. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Was ist aber Spezial an diesem Wettbewerb?* Bei diesem Dezember-Wettbewerb können *nur* Leute, die auch einen Wohnsitz in Europa haben teilnehmen und gewinnen. JA, gewinnen :) Also die besten Arbeiten dürfen sich über eine kleine Überraschung freuen :) Aufgrund des kreativen Themas habe ich die Zeitspanne der Einreichungd er Arbeiten auf 2 Tage gesetzt. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält, wird er aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c2amnlt8a8gir8mas3pjn1npd20 Viel Spaß… und denkt daran, dass Du in EuPhoto Competition - December 2012 SPECIAL2012-12-05 11:00:00303  
Benjamin Cortis159,065*Photo Competition* November 2012 *Status: closed* *Thread:* Animals Small animals, large animals, wild animals, peaceful animals, funny animals ... what almost everything is allowed which represents animals. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* November 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Tiere Kleine Tiere, große Tiere, wilde Tiere, friedliche Tiere, witzige Tiere… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Tieren zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Viel Spaß #foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition #photocompetitionnovemberPhoto Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00338  
European Photo184,044Come join +European Photo  #EuropeanPhoto  and +Charles Lupica +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Manuel Votta +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter for our first event.  Please tag your images with #EuropeanAutumn  and #EuropeanPhotography  - no other tag is needed but you can mention one or more curators if you like. This event is for sharing images that say "autumn in Europe" or "Autumn festival".  In Europe many of the biggest festivals of the year take place in September, October, and Novemeber.  In September and October there are many "harvest festivals" such as the Fete des Vendanges in Neuchatel Switzerlland or perhaps you went to the Octoberfest in Germany?  Both Europa Parc and Disneyland Paris put on extensive Halloween themes.  So this weekend, Friday to Sunday, pleass join our event and share with us your images of autumn in Europe.  We would especially like to see images that show autumn in classic European cites or landscapes, like this image of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux, Switzerland. Image credit: +Charles Lupica © All rights reserved.European Color and Festivals2012-10-26 00:00:00371  
Carra Riley50,660Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post 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 @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00620  
Benjamin Cortis159,065*Photo Competition* September 2012 *Status: finished* *Thread:* Landscapes The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20 Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* September 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Landschaften Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1nngcqt7dgr1qn315holkenh20 Viel Spaß #foto #photo #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionseptember  Photo Competition - September 20122012-09-05 10:00:00941  
Victor Bezrukov1,667,440 Everybody welcome to join the coffee party BYC ( bring your coffee ) don't forget to upload your coffee-images ! Virtual coffee party2012-06-27 22:30:00141  

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2015-06-08 16:52:40 (72 comments, 20 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

Hey, if you're like me, you're still struggling to really understand how and when to use collections, aargh. It's so confusing and so much trouble that you have to wonder who designed it - must have been an engineer because it couldn't possible have been a UI designer.

This weekend I went camping on the flanks of Mt Rainier. It was a cool place to go on the hottest weekend so far this year (dual meaning intended - lol).

This was taken around 9:00 am on the banks of Tipsoo Lake. I used a 10 stop Neutral Density filter with a very small aperture [ f/22 to get plenty of depth of filed and to reduce the light so that I could get a full 30 seconds of exposure ].  I was fairly low, about 1 meter high.  I wanted to be low enough to capture a complete reflection but still get the horizon close to lower "power line" of the "rule of thirds".  The sky was ari... more »

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2014-12-05 19:53:47 (36 comments, 26 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

Prints of this are available at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-faithful-charles-lupica.html

Here's another high contrast image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park over the summer. This was processed in #NIKSoftwareCollection CEP2 to bring out some of the tonal contrast.  Then into #niksilverefexpro2  using the low-key preset plus a red filter (to darken the sky).  In Photoshop I added an adjustment layer to burn in the central area so that it would be lighter than the surround area.  Last but not least, and perhaps revealing too much magic, I stretched the water plume to give it more presence. Back in Lightroom, I cropped the image then adjusted the whites, blacks and clarity. 


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)
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2014-12-05 19:53:47 (36 comments, 26 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

Prints of this are available at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-faithful-charles-lupica.html

Here's another high contrast image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park over the summer. This was processed in #NIKSoftwareCollection CEP2 to bring out some of the tonal contrast.  Then into #niksilverefexpro2  using the low-key preset plus a red filter (to darken the sky).  In Photoshop I added an adjustment layer to burn in the central area so that it would be lighter than the surround area.  Last but not least, and perhaps revealing too much magic, I stretched the water plume to give it more presence. Back in Lightroom, I cropped the image then adjusted the whites, blacks and clarity. 


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)
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2015-06-28 17:04:06 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Ko-Kwal-Alwoot, Samish Indian statue of the Maiden of Deception Pass. Samish Indian mythology speaks of a maiden long ago who wed a sea spirit in order to save her people from starvation. It seems he rather liked her and threatened to take away the abundant sea life in the area if she refused to marry him. Legend says that you can still see her hair flowing through the waters of Deception Pass; where she lives eternally ensuring abundant food for her people.

#cwlupicaphotography #256shadesofgray #monochrome #blackandwhitephotography #Washington #DeceptionPass #WashingtonStatePark

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
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Ko-Kwal-Alwoot, Samish Indian statue of the Maiden of Deception Pass. Samish Indian mythology speaks of a maiden long ago who wed a sea spirit in order to save her people from starvation. It seems he rather liked her and threatened to take away the abundant sea life in the area if she refused to marry him. Legend says that you can still see her hair flowing through the waters of Deception Pass; where she lives eternally ensuring abundant food for her people.

#cwlupicaphotography #256shadesofgray #monochrome #blackandwhitephotography #Washington #DeceptionPass #WashingtonStatePark

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo , +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-06-24 20:10:15 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Here's another image from my Olympic NP.

I was out on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington over the weekend doing some scouting for 2016 workshop locations. This panorama was taken with my little Fuji XP80 Point and Shoot camera. It was stitched in #AdobePhotoshopCC and processed in #AdobeLightroom and #NIKCollection #SEP2 #CEP4.

#cwlupicaphotography #256shadesofgray #RubyBeach #OlympicNationalPark #PacificNorthWest #Washington #USNationalPark

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#sepiasaturday +Sepia Saturday curated by +Renee Stewart Jackson
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian... more »

Here's another image from my Olympic NP.

I was out on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington over the weekend doing some scouting for 2016 workshop locations. This panorama was taken with my little Fuji XP80 Point and Shoot camera. It was stitched in #AdobePhotoshopCC and processed in #AdobeLightroom and #NIKCollection #SEP2 #CEP4.

#cwlupicaphotography #256shadesofgray #RubyBeach #OlympicNationalPark #PacificNorthWest #Washington #USNationalPark

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly
#sepiasaturday +Sepia Saturday curated by +Renee Stewart Jackson
#DesertSandDay +DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#lowanglephotography +* curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Chester Omorodion​
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo , +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)
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2015-06-22 21:15:53 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

I was out on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington over the weekend doing some scouting for 2016 workshop locations. This panorama was taken with my little Fuji XP80 Point and Shoot camera. It was stitched in #AdobePhotoshopCC and processed in #AdobeLightroom and #NIKCollection #SEP2 #CEP4.

#allthingsmonochrome #monochromemonday #cwlupicaphotography #256shadesofgray #RubyBeach #OlympicNationalPark #BestTopPhotographer #BTPLandscapePro #LandscapePhotography





I was out on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington over the weekend doing some scouting for 2016 workshop locations. This panorama was taken with my little Fuji XP80 Point and Shoot camera. It was stitched in #AdobePhotoshopCC and processed in #AdobeLightroom and #NIKCollection #SEP2 #CEP4.

#allthingsmonochrome #monochromemonday #cwlupicaphotography #256shadesofgray #RubyBeach #OlympicNationalPark #BestTopPhotographer #BTPLandscapePro #LandscapePhotography



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2015-06-12 16:41:36 (23 comments, 11 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

The other day I shared a monochrome image of Mt Rainier. Here's a blue hour image taken the night before.

This is a 3 minute and 30 second long exposure image of Mt Rainier, taken from the road above the lake. [ The other picture was taken at the lake side. ]


Since +Kari Johnson likes color, this is for you. :-)

#MtRainier #MtRainierNationalPark #USNationalPark #National Park #WashingtonState #cwlupicaphotography #BlueHourPhotography #Photography

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#StarsSunday curated by +Matt Payne
#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
curated by... more »

The other day I shared a monochrome image of Mt Rainier. Here's a blue hour image taken the night before.

This is a 3 minute and 30 second long exposure image of Mt Rainier, taken from the road above the lake. [ The other picture was taken at the lake side. ]


Since +Kari Johnson likes color, this is for you. :-)

#MtRainier #MtRainierNationalPark #USNationalPark #National Park #WashingtonState #cwlupicaphotography #BlueHourPhotography #Photography

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#StarsSunday curated by +Matt Payne
#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
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

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2015-06-08 16:52:40 (72 comments, 20 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

Hey, if you're like me, you're still struggling to really understand how and when to use collections, aargh. It's so confusing and so much trouble that you have to wonder who designed it - must have been an engineer because it couldn't possible have been a UI designer.

This weekend I went camping on the flanks of Mt Rainier. It was a cool place to go on the hottest weekend so far this year (dual meaning intended - lol).

This was taken around 9:00 am on the banks of Tipsoo Lake. I used a 10 stop Neutral Density filter with a very small aperture [ f/22 to get plenty of depth of filed and to reduce the light so that I could get a full 30 seconds of exposure ].  I was fairly low, about 1 meter high.  I wanted to be low enough to capture a complete reflection but still get the horizon close to lower "power line" of the "rule of thirds".  The sky was ari... more »

Hey, if you're like me, you're still struggling to really understand how and when to use collections, aargh. It's so confusing and so much trouble that you have to wonder who designed it - must have been an engineer because it couldn't possible have been a UI designer.

This weekend I went camping on the flanks of Mt Rainier. It was a cool place to go on the hottest weekend so far this year (dual meaning intended - lol).

This was taken around 9:00 am on the banks of Tipsoo Lake. I used a 10 stop Neutral Density filter with a very small aperture [ f/22 to get plenty of depth of filed and to reduce the light so that I could get a full 30 seconds of exposure ].  I was fairly low, about 1 meter high.  I wanted to be low enough to capture a complete reflection but still get the horizon close to lower "power line" of the "rule of thirds".  The sky was a rich blue; which really helps when you do the conversion to Black and White.  By adding a red filter in Silverver Effects Pro 2, the blue translates to a rich gray grading to black at the top. 

When I first processed this in Color Efex Pro 4 #CEP4 , I was sure I would need to share this in color. But when I converted it to B&W I knew this was meant to be shared as a Fine Art Monochrome.

The choice between color and B&W is always a difficult choice. I was pondering this I was swinging back and forth in a hammock looks up at the dappled sunlight in the pine boughs above me. I had an epiphany as I swayed gently under the trees. No matter how dedicated you are to doing Black and White Fine Art Photography you have to feel it.  A scene has to speak to you as an artist.  It has to say, this is it. My Intent from the start was to convert this to Black and White.  I knew the rich blue sky would translate to a rich gray grading to black. But until you do the conversion, you can't be sure the magic is there. 

#cwlupicaphotography #USNationalPark #MtRainier #Washignton #NationalPark #NikCollection #SEP2 #256SOG #256ShadesofGray
#Blackandwhitefineart

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica, +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#PhotoManiaUSA +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo , +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-06-01 15:00:49 (24 comments, 8 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Last week I shared a Black and White image of the Palouse region of western Washington. Today I thought I'd share a color image taken from Steptoe Butte looking north.

#palouse #Washington #photography #cwlupicaphotography

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member ofw... more »

Last week I shared a Black and White image of the Palouse region of western Washington. Today I thought I'd share a color image taken from Steptoe Butte looking north.

#palouse #Washington #photography #cwlupicaphotography

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo , +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)
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2015-05-29 18:33:23 (34 comments, 1 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

It seems that whenever I have something to say about Google Plus I end up losing a lot of followers. Invariably it seems that I get dropped from whatever G+ promotional list I was on. Since I already seem to be in the doghouse with Google Plus I might as well take a swipe at them anyway.

Once again, for no reason other than change, Google seems to have completely revamped how we upload and share photos. If I didn't have so much time and energy invested in Google Plus I think I'd just stop using G+. Churn, churn, churn.

I hate change. I wish it were all a bit more evolutionary and less radical change. I could deal a lot better with a slowly changing system but I hate these big changes in paradigm.

I guess I'm just an old curmudgeon but I don't need some universal platform to spam the world from. All I really want is a decent place to share my art and my... more »

It seems that whenever I have something to say about Google Plus I end up losing a lot of followers. Invariably it seems that I get dropped from whatever G+ promotional list I was on. Since I already seem to be in the doghouse with Google Plus I might as well take a swipe at them anyway.

Once again, for no reason other than change, Google seems to have completely revamped how we upload and share photos. If I didn't have so much time and energy invested in Google Plus I think I'd just stop using G+. Churn, churn, churn.

I hate change. I wish it were all a bit more evolutionary and less radical change. I could deal a lot better with a slowly changing system but I hate these big changes in paradigm.

I guess I'm just an old curmudgeon but I don't need some universal platform to spam the world from. All I really want is a decent place to share my art and my technique. With this new photography features I now have to choose to share to G+, aargh. I no longer have folders. I now must put everything into a "collection". I have a few things I'd like the program managers at Google to collect.

I suppose this rant is only slightly colored by the fact that this image is the very last image my Canon 5D Mark II is likely to take, ever. The on / off switch broke and Canon won't fix it unless they fix everything imaginable at the same time. I'm told they won't do a "partial" repair. They'll only return it to factory specs. They want $1300 to do that. It looks like I'll have to see if one of the local, non Canon shops can fix it. If not, it might be time for some Camera DIY.

aargh.

Oh well, I'm glad that May is almost over. I hope June brings better skies.
.

I was out in western Washington photographing the Palouse region.  The Palouse is known for its incredible rolling hills, usually in shades of green and brown. So the challenge, as is often the case for me, was to capture the Palouse and bring the richness of the landscape to a Black and White print. This image was taken from Steptoe Butte in the late afternoon. ___

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2015-05-27 14:41:15 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Here's a wonderful B&W image from +Tom Hierl 

Tree and Whale Bones, Point Lobos,State Preserve, Carmel, California

We spent an afternoon at Point Lobos during the workshop I took last week.At Whaler's Cove, they have an exhibit about whaling history. I liked the way the whale bones complimented the shape of the tree for this shot.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D +Mike Hankey +Leo Schubert
+Photo Mania USA  curated by  +David Pilasky +Marjolein Schat +Kris Rowlands +Dorma Wiggin #PhotoManiaUSA
+Promote Photography  curated by  +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt #promotephotography
+ShowYourBestWork  curated by  +Britta Rogge #showyourbestwork
+Stunning Moment  curated by  +Alycia Tsai +Britta Rogge +Zvonimir Fras
+Natural World - (previously Landscape Photos)  curated by  +Robert SKREINER
+HQSP Promotion  curated by  +Anja Wessels #hqsppromotion
+Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  curated by  +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene +Dorma Wiggin #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional
+BTP Landscape Pro  curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Nancy Dempsey #BTPLandscapePro
#nikon  #nikonusers
+Monochrome World  curated by  +andi rivarola #monochromeworld
+Monochrome Arty Club  curated by  +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer +Steve Tang #monochromeartyclub
+All Things Monochrome  curated by  +Charles Lupica +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez +Bill Wood +Dorian Stretton #allThingsMonochrome
+Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  curated by  +Joel Tjintjelaar #BWFineArtLE
+Black and White Photos  curated by  +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron +Salvatore Ferrante +Andrea Erbifori #blackandwhitephotos
+BTP Monochrome Pro  curated by  +Rinus Bakker +Nancy Dempsey +Jesse Martineau #BTPMonochromePro
+Monochrome Monday  curated by  +Charles Lupica #MonochromeMonday___Here's a wonderful B&W image from +Tom Hierl 

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2015-05-18 14:53:43 (28 comments, 11 reshares, 225 +1s)Open 

I went to the Bellevue Washington botanical garden with my wife yesterday. The Iris are in full bloom.  

I went to the Bellevue Washington botanical garden with my wife yesterday. The Iris are in full bloom.  ___

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2015-05-16 15:33:48 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Wow, what are stunning image of these Rocky Mountain bighorn from +Duncan McInnis 

The Boys in the Band: Horn Section  Rocky Mountain Bighorn rams near Canmore, Alberta.

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +*****, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#photomaniacanada   +Giselle Savoie  +Mark HELM ___Wow, what are stunning image of these Rocky Mountain bighorn from +Duncan McInnis 

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2015-05-11 15:54:51 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I went to the Point Defiance zoo here in western Washington, USA.  This American Bald Eagle was part of their talk on animals at the zoo.  This eagle has an injured wing and can't be released back into the wild.

I was inspired to take and share this image by my good friend +Brian Dukes, who has recently shared some of his zoo images.

+256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG   #256ShadesofGray  
 +Nik Collection by Google  #silverefexpro2  
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackCollection   #baldEagle   #onBlackPhotography  

About this image
The eagle was perched on the arm of the handler on an outdoor stage at Point Defiance Zoo, in Tacoma Washington. It was loaded into +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and then edited in +Adobe Photoshop where I removed the background and added a black background.  I added a High Pass filter layer to give ita bit of a Dra... more »

Yesterday I went to the Point Defiance zoo here in western Washington, USA.  This American Bald Eagle was part of their talk on animals at the zoo.  This eagle has an injured wing and can't be released back into the wild.

I was inspired to take and share this image by my good friend +Brian Dukes, who has recently shared some of his zoo images.

+256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG   #256ShadesofGray  
 +Nik Collection by Google  #silverefexpro2  
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackCollection   #baldEagle   #onBlackPhotography  

About this image
The eagle was perched on the arm of the handler on an outdoor stage at Point Defiance Zoo, in Tacoma Washington. It was loaded into +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and then edited in +Adobe Photoshop where I removed the background and added a black background.  I added a High Pass filter layer to give it a bit of a Dragan Effect. I then added a layer mask and a gradient so that the bottom of the bird faded to black. The image was then processed in #NIKColorEfexPro4  where I added a tonal contrast filter to improve the contrast.  Next, I converted this to Black and White in #silverEfexPro2  using the low key 1 filter. To this I added a selenium tint. Finally, back in Lightroom, I tweaked the clarity and exposure. 

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#zoosunday +***** curated by +Melanie MP
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau___

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2015-05-11 15:54:39 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

"Cold Glare"

Today (3rd March 2015) is World Wildlife  #WorldWildlifeDay Day: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/

So what better way than to complete an edit of a recent capture of this gorgeous Snow Leopard 

#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson

#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rininuringtyas

+CATS... more »

"Cold Glare"

Today (3rd March 2015) is World Wildlife  #WorldWildlifeDay Day: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/

So what better way than to complete an edit of a recent capture of this gorgeous Snow Leopard 

#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson

#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas

+CATS all over the World +WILDLIFE Photos 


+256 Shades of Gray  #256ShadesOfGray  ___

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2015-05-11 15:54:19 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

"Stripe To Stripe"

I've often admired photographic compositions featuring Zebras, here is my vision - hope you like :)

Please feel free to share if you like my image :)  thankyou.




#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson

#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

 #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood
+256 Shades of Gr... more »

"Stripe To Stripe"

I've often admired photographic compositions featuring Zebras, here is my vision - hope you like :)

Please feel free to share if you like my image :)  thankyou.




#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson

#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

 #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith 

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

+256 Shades of Gray  #256ShadesOfGray  
+WILDLIFE Photos ___

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2015-05-11 15:53:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"(R)egrets"

Continuing my series of reflective B&W compositions, this Little Egret was wading through a shallow pond, occasionally dipping it's beak under the water at what ever morsel of food it had found - I spent quite some time watching this bird, very calming! :)

So this is my artistic impression of the scene I saw - as with all the images I post, I fully advise you to look at this image in full screen and zoom in!! :)

If you like my image, please feel free to SHARE

Thank you.



#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan and +Walli Veeser

#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +WadeCoc... more »

"(R)egrets"

Continuing my series of reflective B&W compositions, this Little Egret was wading through a shallow pond, occasionally dipping it's beak under the water at what ever morsel of food it had found - I spent quite some time watching this bird, very calming! :)

So this is my artistic impression of the scene I saw - as with all the images I post, I fully advise you to look at this image in full screen and zoom in!! :)

If you like my image, please feel free to SHARE

Thank you.



#BTPBirdPro – +BTP Bird Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan and +Walli Veeser

#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Andy Brown +Dilip Mundkur +Wade Cochran and +Serkan Mutan

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Howard Salmon and  +tri rini nuringtyas

+All Things Monochrome #AllThingsMonochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

+PixelWorld  #pixelworld  +256 Shades of Gray  #256ShadesOfGray  
#waterbirdwednesday  +Water Bird Wednesday +Margaret Tompkins 
#birdphotography   #birdloversworldwide  +Robert SKREINER +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE ___

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2015-05-11 15:53:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Corner Street Vendor
Saigon, Vietnam

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#StreetPics +StreetPics curated by +Pablo Luis Gonzalez , +Monika Pia , +urszula masilela , +Dragos Ioneanu
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#hqspnonnaturephotos +HQSP Urban &S... more »

Corner Street Vendor
Saigon, Vietnam

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editor's Choice (Best Top Photographer's page)
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#StreetPics +StreetPics curated by +Pablo Luis Gonzalez , +Monika Pia , +urszula masilela , +Dragos Ioneanu
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#hqspnonnaturephotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Rhea Surgimath, +Alexandre Fagundes de Fagundes and +Michael Sonntag
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#HQSP Urban & Street Photos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Rhea Surgimath +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#nikonshooters
#photojournalworlwide +Photo Journal Worldwide curated by +andi rivarola
#PhotoManiaGermany +Photo Mania Germany curated by +Nicole Gruber & +Sandra Deichmann & +Markus Landsmann & +dietmar rogacki, +Photo Mania Germany 
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras #256shadesofgray  
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#streetphotography +StreetPhotography curated by +Tatiana Parmeeva , +Maria Roco
#BTPMonochromePro +BTP Monochrome Pro +Carey St. Hilaire +Best Top Photographer Group #10000photographersaroundtheworld  +10000 Photographers BW  #10000photographersbwmonochrome   +Robert SKREINER  #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +Black and White Photography ___

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2015-04-27 15:54:23 (27 comments, 8 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Court of the Patriarchs
Zion National Park, Utah, USA

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#ScienceSunday +ScienceSunday curated by +Robby Bowles , +Allison Sekuler , +Rajini Rao , +Chad Haney and +Buddhini Samarasinghe
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +CraigL... more »

Court of the Patriarchs
Zion National Park, Utah, USA

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#ScienceSunday +ScienceSunday curated by +Robby Bowles , +Allison Sekuler , +Rajini Rao , +Chad Haney and +Buddhini Samarasinghe
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#cwlupicaPhotography   #monochromePhotography  #ZionNationalPark #blackAndWhitePhotography  +NationalParkService +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom +Adobe Photoshop +Nik Collection by Google ___

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2015-04-21 19:05:29 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Bellevue Rising: #11 Storm 

It's been a few months since I shared an image from my Bellevue collection. One day soon, I'm hoping to give a Long Exposure workshop and / or a photowalk in Bellevue.  

#Bellevue #BellevueSkyline  #cwlupicaphotography   #monochromePhotography   #photography   #cityscape   #256ShadesofGray  +256 Shades of Gray™ #256SOG  

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday
#mytowntuesday +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong
#ThunderstormThursday +Thunderstorm Thursday curated by 113847951893881070422
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood#artistpht... more »

Bellevue Rising: #11 Storm 

It's been a few months since I shared an image from my Bellevue collection. One day soon, I'm hoping to give a Long Exposure workshop and / or a photowalk in Bellevue.  

#Bellevue #BellevueSkyline  #cwlupicaphotography   #monochromePhotography   #photography   #cityscape   #256ShadesofGray  +256 Shades of Gray™ #256SOG  

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday
#mytowntuesday +*** curated by +Melanie Kintz and +Jamie Furlong
#ThunderstormThursday +Thunderstorm Thursday curated by 113847951893881070422
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-04-20 20:59:34 (16 comments, 17 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I shared a monochrome version of this tulip.  My friend +Kari Johnson wanted to know what color it was since she's an aficionado of color floral images. I would also like to share the color version with my friends +Margaret Tompkins and +elisabeth tubaut

A little more about this image
When I shot this it was already getting to be late morning, so the light was getting rather harsh.  Instead of leaving for other pursuits, I found an area near the edge of the gardens that had tulips under the trees.  This provided some very nice, filtered light.  The light here is 100% natural, I didn't even use the reflectors I had with me.  Instead, the black "reflector" was placed behind the tulip to give me a nice black background to work with in +Adobe Photoshop  I also added a Tonal Contrast filter in Color Effects Pro 4 from the  +Nik Collection by Google.  
#... more »

Yesterday I shared a monochrome version of this tulip.  My friend +Kari Johnson wanted to know what color it was since she's an aficionado of color floral images. I would also like to share the color version with my friends +Margaret Tompkins and +elisabeth tubaut

A little more about this image
When I shot this it was already getting to be late morning, so the light was getting rather harsh.  Instead of leaving for other pursuits, I found an area near the edge of the gardens that had tulips under the trees.  This provided some very nice, filtered light.  The light here is 100% natural, I didn't even use the reflectors I had with me.  Instead, the black "reflector" was placed behind the tulip to give me a nice black background to work with in +Adobe Photoshop  I also added a Tonal Contrast filter in Color Effects Pro 4 from the  +Nik Collection by Google.  

#Roozengaarde   #RoozengaardeGradens   #skagitValley   #tulipFestival   #Tulip   #cwlupicaPhotogtraphy   #onBlackCollection  

#LilyMonday +* curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange curated by +Nina Piccoli , +Kenneth Williams and +Lauren Kelly
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Liz C
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#lowanglephotography +* curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-04-19 18:15:46 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I went to the annual tulip festival in Mt. Vernon, Washington.  It was a beautiful day, though a few puffy clouds would have given my landscape images a bit more of a punch.  Perhaps next year.

A tulip for my friends +Jerry Johnson and +Kari Johnson. Also a tulip for +Margaret Tompkins and +elisabeth tubaut. 

The images was processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom +Adobe Photoshop  NIK #CEP4  and Nik #SEP2  +Nik Collection by Google In Photoshop, the Orton effect was added using +Tony Kuyper's TKPanel.  After processing, a copper tint was added to the image using Silver Effects Pro 2.  I also tried, and liked, a selenium tone but decided to go with the copper instead because I really liked the copper toned flower that +Enrique Pelaez shared some time back.



#allthingsmonochrome   #Roozengaarde   #TulipFestival   #skagitValley 

#... more »

Yesterday I went to the annual tulip festival in Mt. Vernon, Washington.  It was a beautiful day, though a few puffy clouds would have given my landscape images a bit more of a punch.  Perhaps next year.

A tulip for my friends +Jerry Johnson and +Kari Johnson. Also a tulip for +Margaret Tompkins and +elisabeth tubaut. 

The images was processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom +Adobe Photoshop  NIK #CEP4  and Nik #SEP2  +Nik Collection by Google In Photoshop, the Orton effect was added using +Tony Kuyper's TKPanel.  After processing, a copper tint was added to the image using Silver Effects Pro 2.  I also tried, and liked, a selenium tone but decided to go with the copper instead because I really liked the copper toned flower that +Enrique Pelaez shared some time back.



#allthingsmonochrome   #Roozengaarde   #TulipFestival   #skagitValley  

#cwlupicaPhotography   #monochrome   #onBlackCollection   #monochromePhotography   #blackAndWhitePhotography  

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#LilyMonday +***** curated by +Ray Bilcliff
#macromonday +***** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-04-17 16:30:21 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Here'a another image I took while in Zion National Park in April 2015.  This is looking west from Weeping Wall toward Cathedral Mountain. 

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#ScienceSunday +ScienceSunday curated by +Robby Bowles , +Allison Sekuler , +Rajini Rao , +Chad Haney and +Buddhini Samarasinghe
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak #... more »

Here'a another image I took while in Zion National Park in April 2015.  This is looking west from Weeping Wall toward Cathedral Mountain. 

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#ScienceSunday +ScienceSunday curated by +Robby Bowles , +Allison Sekuler , +Rajini Rao , +Chad Haney and +Buddhini Samarasinghe
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#cwlupicaPhotography   #monochromephotography   #ZionNationalPark   #NationalPark  +NationalParkService  #longExposure   #longExposurePhotography  ___

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2015-04-15 20:50:27 (49 comments, 14 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Here's a long exposure taken at Zion National Park last week.  This is near weeping rock. This a 60 second exposure using my new Lee filter kit. I used both the Big Stopper (10 stop ND filter) and the .3 graduated Neutral Density filter. It was processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, +Adobe Photoshop, +Nik Collection by Google  #CEP4 , and #SEP2 .  

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
+Monochrome Monday  #monochromeMonday  
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +LucaGerardimore »

Here's a long exposure taken at Zion National Park last week.  This is near weeping rock. This a 60 second exposure using my new Lee filter kit. I used both the Big Stopper (10 stop ND filter) and the .3 graduated Neutral Density filter. It was processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, +Adobe Photoshop, +Nik Collection by Google  #CEP4 , and #SEP2 .  

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood
+Monochrome Monday  #monochromeMonday  
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi
#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#cwlupicaPhotography   #ZionNationalPark   #longExposure  
#monochromePhotography   #longExposurePhotography  ___

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2015-04-14 16:55:25 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Last week I flew to St George Utah to visit Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Parks.  On the flight from Salt lake City to St George, the plane flies past the western side of Zion National Park.  This is the Kolob Canyons section of Zion from the air. 

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday 
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer ,amat... more »

Last week I flew to St George Utah to visit Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Parks.  On the flight from Salt lake City to St George, the plane flies past the western side of Zion National Park.  This is the Kolob Canyons section of Zion from the air. 

#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday 
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#flybyfriday +Fly By Friday curated by +John Spade
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#cwlupicaphotography   #ZionNationalPark   #Utah   #NationalPark  
#Zion  ___

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2015-03-18 15:10:16 (43 comments, 21 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

#onBlackPoker  

+Brian Dukes as promised, here's my 3 of a kind.  Not only are there 3 of them, they're bigger than your two rhinos. 

These 3 elephants were actually in the water. When I was living in Switzerland, when the circus would come to town, they would have a big parade that ended with the elephants being lead down to Lake Neuchatel for a dip in the lake. It was quite a spectacle with large crowds turning out to watch the elephants frolic in the lake. 

#onBlackCollection   #cwlupicaPhotography   #256ShadesofGray   #256SOG  +256 Shades of Gray 

#africantuesday ' specify weekly theme name here ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacherand +Wayn... more »

#onBlackPoker  

+Brian Dukes as promised, here's my 3 of a kind.  Not only are there 3 of them, they're bigger than your two rhinos. 

These 3 elephants were actually in the water. When I was living in Switzerland, when the circus would come to town, they would have a big parade that ended with the elephants being lead down to Lake Neuchatel for a dip in the lake. It was quite a spectacle with large crowds turning out to watch the elephants frolic in the lake. 

#onBlackCollection   #cwlupicaPhotography   #256ShadesofGray   #256SOG  +256 Shades of Gray 

#africantuesday ' specify weekly theme name here ' +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#ElephantWednesday +Elephant Wednesday curated by +Louisa Catharine Forsyth , +Diego Cattaneo , +Matthias Haeussler
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau___

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2015-03-16 16:38:23 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

My friend +Brian Dukes has been sharing his on - black animal series. A while back he shared a picture of a Rhino.  I don't have a lot of animal photos to play with but in a playful gesture I would like to play a round of on black poker. So +Brian Dukes , I see your full sized rhino and raise you a small rhino. :-)

#africantuesday +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher
#zoosunday +***** curated by +Melanie MP
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +RobertSK... more »

My friend +Brian Dukes has been sharing his on - black animal series. A while back he shared a picture of a Rhino.  I don't have a lot of animal photos to play with but in a playful gesture I would like to play a round of on black poker. So +Brian Dukes , I see your full sized rhino and raise you a small rhino. :-)

#africantuesday +African Tuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#wildlifewednesday +Wildlife Wednesdays curated by +Mike Spinak , +Morkel Erasmus
#threatenedthursday +Threatened Thursday curated by +Diego Cattaneo , +Sumit Sen , +Sandy Schepis , +Anette Mossbacher
#zoosunday +***** curated by +Melanie MP
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto, +Krystina Isabella Brion, and +Andy Smith
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week curated by +Sandy Schepis , +Dick Whitlock , +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#cwlupicaphotography   #monochromephotography   #animalphotography   #zooAnimals   #onBlackCollection  ___

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2015-03-13 17:35:58 (29 comments, 9 reshares, 150 +1s)Open 

Here's a new addition to my #onBlackCollection  of images.  I took this last weekend on a workshop scouting trip to Volunteer Park in North Seattle. Volunteer Park is pretty and houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a historic water tower.  You can go up in the tower and get a nice view of the Seattle skyline, but not a photographic view. 

This was a bush near the water reservoir.  I'm not sure what it is so any help identifying it would be appreciated. (BTW: it's a brilliant candy apple red).

A special note to my friends +Kari Johnson and +Jerry Johnson - No tulips yet except in the Conservatory so I thought I would share this image with you.  It wouldn't be too much longer before the tulips are in full bloom.  

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +***** curated by +KerryMurphy ,... more »

Here's a new addition to my #onBlackCollection  of images.  I took this last weekend on a workshop scouting trip to Volunteer Park in North Seattle. Volunteer Park is pretty and houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a historic water tower.  You can go up in the tower and get a nice view of the Seattle skyline, but not a photographic view. 

This was a bush near the water reservoir.  I'm not sure what it is so any help identifying it would be appreciated. (BTW: it's a brilliant candy apple red).

A special note to my friends +Kari Johnson and +Jerry Johnson - No tulips yet except in the Conservatory so I thought I would share this image with you.  It wouldn't be too much longer before the tulips are in full bloom.  

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#macromonday +***** curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#cwlupicaPhotography   #monochromephotography   #256ShadesOfGray  +256 Shades of Gray ___

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2015-03-09 20:58:17 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

I was out scouting locations to add to a photo tour / photography workshop in Seattle.  This photo was taken from the Kerry Park overlook, easy to argue that this is the best spot in Seattle to take Seattle skyline pictures.  This is also a popular place to take blue hour and evening images, though a couple of other spots may vye for best spot to shoot at night. 

Of course, that's the Space Needle in the foreground and Mt. Rainier in the background. [ locally referred to reverently as, "The Mountain". ] Many years ago, I had an office down there in that urban jungle.  Standing at my window, I could see Mt Rainier way off to my left, with a magnificent view of Elliott Bay. 


#Seattle   #seattleskyline   #MtRainier   #cwlupicaphotography   #monochromePhotography   #photography   #cityscape   #256ShadesofGray  +256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG  

... more »

I was out scouting locations to add to a photo tour / photography workshop in Seattle.  This photo was taken from the Kerry Park overlook, easy to argue that this is the best spot in Seattle to take Seattle skyline pictures.  This is also a popular place to take blue hour and evening images, though a couple of other spots may vye for best spot to shoot at night. 

Of course, that's the Space Needle in the foreground and Mt. Rainier in the background. [ locally referred to reverently as, "The Mountain". ] Many years ago, I had an office down there in that urban jungle.  Standing at my window, I could see Mt Rainier way off to my left, with a magnificent view of Elliott Bay. 


#Seattle   #seattleskyline   #MtRainier   #cwlupicaphotography   #monochromePhotography   #photography   #cityscape   #256ShadesofGray  +256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG  

About this photograph. This is a single exposure using a circular polarizer.  The sky and the building were processed separately in +Nik Collection by Google  #sep2   #silverEffectsPro2   #CEP4 , +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +Adobe Photoshop  #Canon   #canonPhotography   #CanonMark5DMKII  

  #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-03-06 04:46:32 (45 comments, 18 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

I mostly share Black and White images but once and a while I like to share something with a little bit of color. 

A few weeks ago I spent a wonderful "spring" weekend in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the Rowena Cliff overlook the crocus were already blooming.  I should mention that the ticks were already out and about  even though it was only mid February. A day after taking this shot I found one of the nasty beasties attached to my shoulder. I should have taken a picture of that too ! Oh well, I was raelly only thinking about getting it pulled off. 

#BokehTuesday curated by +Bob Baxley
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner<... more »

I mostly share Black and White images but once and a while I like to share something with a little bit of color. 

A few weeks ago I spent a wonderful "spring" weekend in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the Rowena Cliff overlook the crocus were already blooming.  I should mention that the ticks were already out and about  even though it was only mid February. A day after taking this shot I found one of the nasty beasties attached to my shoulder. I should have taken a picture of that too ! Oh well, I was raelly only thinking about getting it pulled off. 

#BokehTuesday curated by +Bob Baxley
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography 
curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#lowanglephotography curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#YellowCircle +* curated by +Brian Dukes
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen___

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2015-02-22 17:22:17 (22 comments, 7 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Last weekend I visited the Columbia River Gorge; which separates Washington and Oregon. If you drive up on to the plateau near Hood River Oregon, this is the view you might see.  I thought the clouds, and even the contrails were interesting.  I used my tripod with a very small aperture to capture this unenhanced sunburst. [ By unenhanced I mean that I didn't add an overlay in Photoshop. I worked only with the pixels that were there ] 

I found this spot quite by accident. We were out touring the countryside and stopped into a little local restaurant (The Crooked Tree Tavern), to have a bite to eat.

Many of the views of Mt. Hood, along the main road, were quite spectacular but we were still looking for that "one spot".  We took our cameras into the restaurant with us so that we could review the morning's images.  The restaurant owner saw all the camera gear andaske... more »

Last weekend I visited the Columbia River Gorge; which separates Washington and Oregon. If you drive up on to the plateau near Hood River Oregon, this is the view you might see.  I thought the clouds, and even the contrails were interesting.  I used my tripod with a very small aperture to capture this unenhanced sunburst. [ By unenhanced I mean that I didn't add an overlay in Photoshop. I worked only with the pixels that were there ] 

I found this spot quite by accident. We were out touring the countryside and stopped into a little local restaurant (The Crooked Tree Tavern), to have a bite to eat.

Many of the views of Mt. Hood, along the main road, were quite spectacular but we were still looking for that "one spot".  We took our cameras into the restaurant with us so that we could review the morning's images.  The restaurant owner saw all the camera gear and asked if we would be interested in knowing his favorite spot in the area.  After we ate, we followed his directions and were greeted by this view of Mt. Hoot. Not only that, from this vantage place we could see Mt St. Helens on the other side of the river and in the distance, we could see Mt. Rainier. Wow, what a spot.

I would love to take a workshop group back to the Columbia River Gorge to photograph the waterfalls, overlooks and Mt. Hood. +Scott Thomas and +Charles Lupica, in conjunction with +256 Shades of Gray, are in the planning stage of putting together several workshops sometime later this year. Getting all of the permits, licences, insurance and business details in order takes time but we're still hopeful that we can offer a few workshops this year. 

Charles

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#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#CWLupicaPhotography #monochromePhotography #ColumbiaRiverGorge   #ColumbiaRiver   #Oregon   #256ShadesOfGray  ___

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2015-02-09 19:09:51 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

A few weeks ago a shared the picture of an American bald eagle that i took at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma Washington.  On a clear day, this is the vista you're presented with you enter the zoo.

This is a 3 image panorama stitched using PTGUI, Processed in +Adobe Photoshop +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and #silverEffectsPro2  in the +Nik Collection by Google 

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and+Johnny Mino... more »

A few weeks ago a shared the picture of an American bald eagle that i took at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma Washington.  On a clear day, this is the vista you're presented with you enter the zoo.

This is a 3 image panorama stitched using PTGUI, Processed in +Adobe Photoshop +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and #silverEffectsPro2  in the +Nik Collection by Google 

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  

#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar

#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood

#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman

#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 

#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica

#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola

#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang

member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)

#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras

#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek

#mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

#moodymondayphoto #moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist

#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley

#CWLupicaPhotography #monochromePhotography___

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2015-02-03 17:46:20 (50 comments, 19 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: Glory
#cwlupicaphotography   #Bellvue   #BellevueWashington  

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  
#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar
#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood
#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 
#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
member ofwww.bestto... more »

Bellevue: Glory
#cwlupicaphotography   #Bellvue   #BellevueWashington  

#10000photographers  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER  
#10000photographersBWmonochrome  +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki +Joel Tjintjelaar
#AllThingsMonochrome  +All Things Monochrome by  +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood
#BWFineArtLE  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar +Beth Akerman
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco S. +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 
#BTPMonochromePro - +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Charles Lupica
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World by  +andi rivarola
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag, +Оксана Крысюкова, +Alejandro J. Soto, and +Daniel Grey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad


#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™___

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2015-01-26 17:36:58 (55 comments, 15 reshares, 284 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I went to the Point Defiance zoo here in western Washington, USA.  This American Bald Eagle was part of their talk on animals at the zoo.  This eagle has an injured wing and can't be released back into the wild.

I was inspired to take and share this image by my good friend +Brian Dukes, who has recently shared some of his zoo images.

+256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG   #256ShadesofGray  
 +Nik Collection by Google  #silverefexpro2  
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackCollection   #baldEagle   #onBlackPhotography  

About this image
The eagle was perched on the arm of the handler on an outdoor stage at Point Defiance Zoo, in Tacoma Washington. It was loaded into +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and then edited in +Adobe Photoshop where I removed the background and added a black background.  I added a High Pass filter layer to give ita bit of a Dra... more »

Yesterday I went to the Point Defiance zoo here in western Washington, USA.  This American Bald Eagle was part of their talk on animals at the zoo.  This eagle has an injured wing and can't be released back into the wild.

I was inspired to take and share this image by my good friend +Brian Dukes, who has recently shared some of his zoo images.

+256 Shades of Gray  #256SOG   #256ShadesofGray  
 +Nik Collection by Google  #silverefexpro2  
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackCollection   #baldEagle   #onBlackPhotography  

About this image
The eagle was perched on the arm of the handler on an outdoor stage at Point Defiance Zoo, in Tacoma Washington. It was loaded into +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and then edited in +Adobe Photoshop where I removed the background and added a black background.  I added a High Pass filter layer to give it a bit of a Dragan Effect. I then added a layer mask and a gradient so that the bottom of the bird faded to black. The image was then processed in #NIKColorEfexPro4  where I added a tonal contrast filter to improve the contrast.  Next, I converted this to Black and White in #silverEfexPro2  using the low key 1 filter. To this I added a selenium tint. Finally, back in Lightroom, I tweaked the clarity and exposure. 

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#birdsinfocusfriday +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele
#zoosunday +***** curated by +Melanie MP
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE curated by +Robert SKREINER
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY curated by +Heinrich Wagner
#birdsinfocus #birdspecieslink +Birds in Focus curated by +Risto Talman
#Birds4All +Birds4All curated by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr, +Mark Rayner, and +Andy Brown
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau___

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2015-01-23 15:18:59 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: A Tale of Two Towers
#BellevueWashington   #bellevue  

The tones in this are very subtle and will appear too dark to some.  This really does need to be viewed at full size to appreciate the subtle tones.

Greetings +Aamir Shahzad 

Link to Bellevue: Twelfth Man - http://goo.gl/1asy5K
Link to Bellevue: Bellevue Rising - http://goo.gl/JdsLCs

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +johnadams<... more »

Bellevue: A Tale of Two Towers
#BellevueWashington   #bellevue  

The tones in this are very subtle and will appear too dark to some.  This really does need to be viewed at full size to appreciate the subtle tones.

Greetings +Aamir Shahzad 

Link to Bellevue: Twelfth Man - http://goo.gl/1asy5K
Link to Bellevue: Bellevue Rising - http://goo.gl/JdsLCs

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad

#CWLUPICAPHOTOGRAPHY #MONOCHROMEPHOTOGRAPHY #ONEFRAMEATATIME™___

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2015-01-22 02:17:13 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Bellevue: 12th man

This 12th man "flag" is displayed in the windows of one of Microsoft's downtown Bellevue Washington office buildings. Go Seahawks. 

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart,+J... more »

Bellevue: 12th man

This 12th man "flag" is displayed in the windows of one of Microsoft's downtown Bellevue Washington office buildings. Go Seahawks. 

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Wing Yau Au Yeong
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)___

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2015-01-15 20:44:21 (57 comments, 6 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

Bellevue Rising




#10minutephotos : curated by +Mark Hall
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#architectureyesterday : +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW curated by +Edith Kukla
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#hqspmonochrome : +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Nader El Assy +Оксана Крысюкова
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Tom Sloan +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Howard L. Smith +Jim Warthman +Landscape Photography Show +Kai Kosonen +ToshiNakamura +Tom ... more »

Bellevue Rising




#10minutephotos : curated by +Mark Hall
#10000photographersaro : +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allthingsblackandwhite : +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#architectureyesterday : +ARCHITECTURE YESTERDAY - TOMORROW curated by +Edith Kukla
#bwfineartle : +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#hqspmonochrome : +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Nader El Assy +Оксана Крысюкова
#landscapephotography : +Landscape Photography curated by +Tom Sloan +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Howard L. Smith +Jim Warthman +Landscape Photography Show +Kai Kosonen +Toshi Nakamura +Tom Hierl
#lowanglephotography : +* curated by +Jeremy Lavender
#monochromeworld : +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#lowkeythursday : +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#urbanthursday : +u/0/10067752815924564 curated by +Laurent Chades
#cwlupicaphotography   #cwlupicaFineArt   #bellevueWashington   #Bellevue  ___

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2014-12-26 01:12:10 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

Happy Holidays - see you in a week or so.  


This is a snow scene from the Jura mountains that I took last year before I moved back to the US. 

Happy Holidays - see you in a week or so.  


This is a snow scene from the Jura mountains that I took last year before I moved back to the US. ___

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2014-12-11 18:15:25 (26 comments, 11 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Normally I share my B&W images but this is just not possible with an image like this. :-)

Prints of this can be purchaed at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/grand-prismatic-spring-charles-lupica.html

This is the Grand Prismatic Spring in Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, #YellowstoneNationalPark  , Wyoming, USA.  If you've ever been there, you know how little the color in this has been pushed.  It really is an incredibly colorful feature. Standing there you can almost imagine that the spring is pouring out rivulettes of gold. 

This is a 5 image panorama.  The "unique" perspective was obtained by standing on a bench and then lifting the tripod mounted camera as high as I could.  This gives an angle of view that you are unlikely to see since most people take photos at eye height.  Holding the tripod above my headproduce... more »

Normally I share my B&W images but this is just not possible with an image like this. :-)

Prints of this can be purchaed at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/grand-prismatic-spring-charles-lupica.html

This is the Grand Prismatic Spring in Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, #YellowstoneNationalPark  , Wyoming, USA.  If you've ever been there, you know how little the color in this has been pushed.  It really is an incredibly colorful feature. Standing there you can almost imagine that the spring is pouring out rivulettes of gold. 

This is a 5 image panorama.  The "unique" perspective was obtained by standing on a bench and then lifting the tripod mounted camera as high as I could.  This gives an angle of view that you are unlikely to see since most people take photos at eye height.  Holding the tripod above my head produced a set of less than perfect images when it comes to stitching panoramas. I have a lot of experience doing this so after some trial and error I "hand stretched" them in Photoshop and used the Photoshop "blend images" command. I also used Nik Color Effects 4 to improve the tonal contrast and Nik Define to remove noise from the sky. #colorefexpro4  +Nik Collection by Google  #niksoftwarecollection  In +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom I added a couple of brushes to bring up the shadows in the trees, tone down a few highlights, and crop the image.


#cwlupicaphotography   #NationalParks   #nationalparkphotography   #yellowstoneNationalPark   #wyoming  

#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +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
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
+WideWednesdayPanorama  #wideWednesdayPanorama  ___

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2014-12-11 01:58:26 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

  #monochromeHolidayChallenge  

A couple of days ago I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge. Today I would like to continue with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.  *Anyone wishing to get invited should leave a comment and I'll invite you in another post.*

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  When I saw this line of Santa ornaments, I knew if would be perfect for what I had envisioned. 

This is a challenge along the same lines as the 5 Day Black and White Challenge  This challenge is specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that youpost at... more »

  #monochromeHolidayChallenge  

A couple of days ago I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge. Today I would like to continue with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.  *Anyone wishing to get invited should leave a comment and I'll invite you in another post.*

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  When I saw this line of Santa ornaments, I knew if would be perfect for what I had envisioned. 

This is a challenge along the same lines as the 5 Day Black and White Challenge  This challenge is specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post your response to the challenge, please include this block of instructions for the next person.

Here's how it works
—Post an original B&W photo that says. "Holidays".  
(This could be Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, ... )
— Use the hashtag #MonochromeHolidayChallenge  
— Tag the person who invited you.
— Invite a different friend to join in the fun for each image you post
— Have fun!
— Tag +256 Shades of Gray   
— Including the link to the original post would be super: http://goo.gl/P5CpZj

Since the season is rather limited I want to give this a boost by nominating 5 people everyday for the next 4 days to see where this goes.  If there's a lot of participation, I'll create a circle of participants from all the posts I can find.

So today +256 Shades of Gray and I would like to challenge 
+Brian Cox 
+Barbara BM 
+Richard Ball 
+David Pilasky 
+Margaret Tompkins ___

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2014-12-10 00:20:27 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge.  Today I would like to continue that with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.


Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  The store was actually a greenhouse so I took the opportunity to take a picture of this poinsettias; a plant that we only think of this time of year.  This one was nicely variegated, making it perfect for a monochrome image. 

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I started this new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I onlyask th... more »

Yesterday I started a Black and White / Holiday challenge.  Today I would like to continue that with this image and challenge a few more people to participate.


Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge. +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  I was specifically looking for an ornament like the one I shared  yesterday.  The store was actually a greenhouse so I took the opportunity to take a picture of this poinsettias; a plant that we only think of this time of year.  This one was nicely variegated, making it perfect for a monochrome image. 

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I started this new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post your response to the challenge, please include this block of instructions for the next person.

Here's how it works
—Post an original B&W photo that says. "Holidays".  
(This could be Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, ... )
— Use the hashtag #MonochromeHolidayChallenge  
— Tag the person who invited you.
— Invite a different friend to join in the fun for each image you post
— Have fun!
— Tag +256 Shades of Gray  
— Including the link to this post would be super: http://goo.gl/P5CpZj

Since the season is rather limited I want to give this a boost by nominating 5 people everyday for the next 4 days to see where this goes.  If there's a lot of participation, I'll create a circle of participants from all the posts I can find.

So today +256 Shades of Gray and I would like to challenge 
+Dorian Stretton 
+RJ Wilner 
+Marj Baker 
+Jerry Johnson 
+Brian Dukes ___

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2014-12-09 06:27:13 (38 comments, 8 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge.  +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  The first thing that came to my mind was shooting an ornament much like the one shown here.   We were out shopping for decorations this past weekend and I came across the glass bells in a shop and knew they would be perfect for a B&W shot that still says, "Christmas time is here".

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I would start a new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post yourresp... more »

Christmas is such a colorful time of the year so showing Christmas in B&W can be a real challenge.  +Peter Witham got me to thinking about how to capture the essence of the holidays in Black and White.  The first thing that came to my mind was shooting an ornament much like the one shown here.   We were out shopping for decorations this past weekend and I came across the glass bells in a shop and knew they would be perfect for a B&W shot that still says, "Christmas time is here".

Many people seem to have had great fun with the 5 Day Black and White Challenge so I thought I would start a new challenge specifically for the Christmas / Holiday season. Since this may be a bit difficult, I only ask that you post at least once.  If you have more ideas for B&W holiday photos, post one each day and challenge someone to create a holiday B&W image.

When post your response to the challenge, please include this block of instructions for the next person.

Here's how it works
—Post an original B&W photo that says. "Holidays".  
(This could be Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, ... )
— Use the hashtag #MonochromeHolidayChallenge  
— Tag the person who invited you.
— Invite a different friend to join in the fun for each image you post
— Have fun!
— Tag +256 Shades of Gray 
— Including the link to this post would be super: http://goo.gl/P5CpZj

Since this is a kick-off post and I want to get this going, I'm going to nominate 5 people everyday for the next 5 days to see where this goes.  If there's a lot of participation, I'll create a circle of participants from all the posts I can find.

So today +256 Shades of Gray and I would like to challenge 
+Scott Thomas 
+Peter Witham 
+Marie Richardson 
+Jack Torcello 
+Bill Wood ___

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2014-12-05 19:53:47 (36 comments, 26 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

Prints of this are available at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-faithful-charles-lupica.html

Here's another high contrast image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park over the summer. This was processed in #NIKSoftwareCollection CEP2 to bring out some of the tonal contrast.  Then into #niksilverefexpro2  using the low-key preset plus a red filter (to darken the sky).  In Photoshop I added an adjustment layer to burn in the central area so that it would be lighter than the surround area.  Last but not least, and perhaps revealing too much magic, I stretched the water plume to give it more presence. Back in Lightroom, I cropped the image then adjusted the whites, blacks and clarity. 


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)
#lan... more »

Old Faithful geyser. #yellowstoneNationalPark  Wyoming USA.

Prints of this are available at: http://studiolupica.artistwebsites.com/featured/old-faithful-charles-lupica.html

Here's another high contrast image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park over the summer. This was processed in #NIKSoftwareCollection CEP2 to bring out some of the tonal contrast.  Then into #niksilverefexpro2  using the low-key preset plus a red filter (to darken the sky).  In Photoshop I added an adjustment layer to burn in the central area so that it would be lighter than the surround area.  Last but not least, and perhaps revealing too much magic, I stretched the water plume to give it more presence. Back in Lightroom, I cropped the image then adjusted the whites, blacks and clarity. 


#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +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
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey  #bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#blackandwhitephotos #blackandwhitephotography +Black and White Photos by +Gemma Costa

#cwlupicaphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #nationalparkphotography   #nationalpark   #yellowstoneNationalPark   #wyoming   #monochromephotography #photography   ___

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2014-12-03 18:50:36 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Here's another image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park #yellowstoneNationalPark  this past summer.  This is along the Yellowstone River near LeHardy rapids - a few miles north of Yellowstone Lake.  Wyoming, USA.

My last Yellowstone image was very contrasty.  Here, I tried to get more of the rich, traditional look of an Ansel Adams print.

You can but a print of this here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/yellowstone-river-charles-lupica.html

#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
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (nocura... more »

Here's another image from my trip to Yellowstone National Park #yellowstoneNationalPark  this past summer.  This is along the Yellowstone River near LeHardy rapids - a few miles north of Yellowstone Lake.  Wyoming, USA.

My last Yellowstone image was very contrasty.  Here, I tried to get more of the rich, traditional look of an Ansel Adams print.

You can but a print of this here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/yellowstone-river-charles-lupica.html

#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
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +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
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)

#cwlupicaphotography   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography   #yellowstoneNationalPark  ___

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2014-12-02 01:09:47 (38 comments, 11 reshares, 149 +1s)Open 

Tower Falls in monochrome, Yellowstone National Park, USA.  

I've always liked high contrast B&W images so I thought I would return to those roots to explore some of my more recent images. This was processed in Nik Software's CEP4 to adjust the tonal contrast.  Then it was converted to B&W in SEP2 using a high structure preset.  In Photoshop I created 4 separate levels layers to dodge and burn different areas of the image.  One important mask was an elliptical mask around the waterfall that I stretched to include the top of the falls. This mask had a large feathered edge which allowed me to highlight the center and to gradually trail off to the sides.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and+St... more »

Tower Falls in monochrome, Yellowstone National Park, USA.  

I've always liked high contrast B&W images so I thought I would return to those roots to explore some of my more recent images. This was processed in Nik Software's CEP4 to adjust the tonal contrast.  Then it was converted to B&W in SEP2 using a high structure preset.  In Photoshop I created 4 separate levels layers to dodge and burn different areas of the image.  One important mask was an elliptical mask around the waterfall that I stretched to include the top of the falls. This mask had a large feathered edge which allowed me to highlight the center and to gradually trail off to the sides.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday (no curator currently)

#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Nader El Assy, +Luca Ferroglio, +Craig Loxley, +Dorothy Pugh, +Jesse Martineau, and +David D
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography curated by +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
#landscapephotos +LANDSCAPE Photos curated by +Robert SKREINER
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#naturephotos +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Roswitha Böhmer
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)

#cwlupicaphotography   #nationalpark  +National Parks 
#nationalparkphotography  ___

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2014-11-26 18:43:26 (46 comments, 9 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

I took this a few months back on a walk near my home.  I was looking through my archive of images and I just loved the wonderful color and soft, fuzzy feeling of it.  I'm not sure what it is but it looks like it could be some variety of dandelion. 

For those of you wondering, this also makes a nice B&W images but it has a very different feeling.

#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +KrystinaIsab... more »

I took this a few months back on a walk near my home.  I was looking through my archive of images and I just loved the wonderful color and soft, fuzzy feeling of it.  I'm not sure what it is but it looks like it could be some variety of dandelion. 

For those of you wondering, this also makes a nice B&W images but it has a very different feeling.

#vibrantwednesday #vividwednesday +#VibrantWednesday curated by +Ajay Hatti
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +BestTopPhotographer.com ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)___

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2014-11-06 18:04:19 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

This for my friend +Jerry Johnson, who asked me to tag him if I posted a mirrored version of the pumpkin.

I bought some new toys a few weeks back including a 16 x 20" mirror and some studio lights. I also bought a light tent but the pumpkin was a bit too big to shoot in the tent. Because of the size of the pumpkin (large) this shot posed more of a problem than I had anticipated.  I shoot most of my macros with a 100mm lens.  To get far enough back and to get all of the reflection in the mirror had me on a ladder, against the wall of my little "studio". 

The pump[kin is sitting on a mirror. The mirror is sitting on a piece of black velvet cloth; which is under the mirror and directly behind it.  The are two 250w studio lamps; one positioned to left and slightly above the pumpkin and the other to the right and table height. The image was processed in Photoshop, NikCol... more »

This for my friend +Jerry Johnson, who asked me to tag him if I posted a mirrored version of the pumpkin.

I bought some new toys a few weeks back including a 16 x 20" mirror and some studio lights. I also bought a light tent but the pumpkin was a bit too big to shoot in the tent. Because of the size of the pumpkin (large) this shot posed more of a problem than I had anticipated.  I shoot most of my macros with a 100mm lens.  To get far enough back and to get all of the reflection in the mirror had me on a ladder, against the wall of my little "studio". 

The pump[kin is sitting on a mirror. The mirror is sitting on a piece of black velvet cloth; which is under the mirror and directly behind it.  The are two 250w studio lamps; one positioned to left and slightly above the pumpkin and the other to the right and table height. The image was processed in Photoshop, Nik Color Effects Pro 4 and Nik Silver Effects Pro 2.  In CEP4 I added a Tonal Contrast filter. In SEP2 I converted to B&W using the "Fine Art" effect. In Photoshop I added a mask with a gradient so that the mirrored image would fade out.  To the final image a added a High Pass filter layer set to soft light overlay. 

#macromonday +* curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  ___

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2014-10-31 20:12:29 (62 comments, 15 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

The last couple of days it has been quite gray and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, USA.  To brighten up your day, I thought I would offer this soft, warm feeling closeup of a "Nonstop" Pink Mocca Begonia

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#10minutephotos +*** curated by +Brian Dukes and +Mark Hall
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and+K... more »

The last couple of days it has been quite gray and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, USA.  To brighten up your day, I thought I would offer this soft, warm feeling closeup of a "Nonstop" Pink Mocca Begonia

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and +Britta Rogge
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#zensunday +Zen Sunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström , +Nathan Wirth and +Simon Davis-Oakley
#10minutephotos +*** curated by +Brian Dukes and +Mark Hall
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed curated by +Lucille Galleli and +Stephen Thackeray
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#close2home +Close2Home curated by +Brett Sivits, +David Pond, +Pia Raben, +Shaun Stewart, +José Juan Escudero, +Howard Weitzel and +john adams
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#FreshPics  +Fresh Pics curated by +Trevor Farrell
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#yisforyellow +YisforYellow curated by +Lucille Galleli
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)___

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2014-10-30 02:38:55 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Here's a seasonal offering.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors'Choice (Best Top P... more »

Here's a seasonal offering.


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
#cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  ___

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2014-10-16 17:49:32 (40 comments, 8 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

To me, this looks like a bizarre duck but I've been told it looks like a bizarre ...

Gourd on black from my #essence  collection.
  #essenceofphotography   #cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  
 


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and+Bill ... more »

To me, this looks like a bizarre duck but I've been told it looks like a bizarre ...

Gourd on black from my #essence  collection.
  #essenceofphotography   #cwlupicaphotography   #onblackcollection  
 


#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +Andreas Bartels ,+RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#lowkeythursday +Low Key Photography curated by +Bartek Siebab
#QuirkyNature +Quirky Nature curated by +Carissa Braun
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala and +Krzysztof Felczak 
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S., +Оксана Крысюкова, +Nader El Assy, and +Lammert Doddema
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)___

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2014-10-12 21:27:03 (31 comments, 14 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

A begonia, variety "nonstop", from my balcony "garden".

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andir... more »

A begonia, variety "nonstop", from my balcony "garden".

#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday Curated by +RJ Wilner, +Yoz Creative (and +Charles Lupica emeritus)

#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox and +Bill Wood

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Melania Pierce, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#monochromeworld +Monochrome World curated by +andi rivarola
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Karsten Pohlmann
#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . owned by +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Silke Tüxen
member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Best Top Photographer Group ,+Rinus Bakker , +BTP Daily Highlight ,  +BTP Editors' Choice (Best Top Photographers page)
#cwlupicaphotography  ___

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2014-10-02 19:17:46 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

This strange looking "flower" is a Pulsatilla vulgaris or Pasque flower.  This was taken quite a few years ago on a mountain in Switzerland.  I was looking at my old images and came across this.  I quite like the white fronds on the pastel blue of the sky. 

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig<... more »

This strange looking "flower" is a Pulsatilla vulgaris or Pasque flower.  This was taken quite a few years ago on a mountain in Switzerland.  I was looking at my old images and came across this.  I quite like the white fronds on the pastel blue of the sky. 

#DOFMonday +DOFMonday curated by +Mara Acoma , +Mark Hall , +Alan Gurling , +Nigel Smith
#macromonday curated by +Kerry Murphy , +Jennifer Eden , +Kelli Seeger Kim
#floralfriday +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner
#10000photographers +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#dailydepthoffield +Daily Depth Of Field curated by +Vince Ong +Nuraini Ghaifullah +Virgil Cowen and +f.a. fiebig
#EuropeanPhotography  +European Photo curated by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter
#flowerpower  +FLOWER POWER curated by +Edith Kukla
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A, +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Maria B-R, +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk, and +Wayne Lu
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Terrie Gray, +Robert Vierthaler, +Albert Vuvu Konde, and +Stefanie Schächtel
#Macro4All +Macro4All curated by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen and +Walter Soestbergen 
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
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2014-09-29 05:59:55 (62 comments, 2 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

I was at the Asian grocery store the other day and I saw this weird looking item in the vegetable section.  I knew right away I had to get a couple of them and make an image like this one.   Here, in high contrast B&W, it looks like some invading alien pest or perhaps one of those things you might see on the TV show, "Monsters within".   My wife took a picture of the sign but I can't seem to find it at the moment so I'll leave it to you to decide if it's of alien origin or not. 

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I was at the Asian grocery store the other day and I saw this weird looking item in the vegetable section.  I knew right away I had to get a couple of them and make an image like this one.   Here, in high contrast B&W, it looks like some invading alien pest or perhaps one of those things you might see on the TV show, "Monsters within".   My wife took a picture of the sign but I can't seem to find it at the moment so I'll leave it to you to decide if it's of alien origin or not. 

#AbstractArtMonday +AbstractArtMonday curated by +Marilyn Fenn and +Ping Doherty
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
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