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Google Science Fair2,157,420The Science of PhotographyDigital photography offers amazing flexibility to capture and modify images. But how does the science of photography actually work? What are the basic principles of light, and how do they affect how photographers shoot? How do different cameras and lenses capture images differently? And how do software tools change the way those images are ultimately viewed?Come to this Hangout On Air with +Trey Ratcliff, the world-class photographer whose work is displayed at StuckInCustoms.com. He will be interviewed by +Robert Scoble, well-known blogger, technology analyst, and amateur photographer, as well as our very own Google Student Ambassadors. Here's your chance to learn about the science behind those amazing images.Have questions for our guests? Post comments on Google+ with #GSF2013.Tuesday, May 7, 2:00PM PT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET / 2200 GMT / 2300 CE / 900 NZT (8 May)----------Find out more about the #GSF2013 Hangout series: goo.gl/H0pNqOfficial Google Science Fair website: http://goo.gl/FU1hyTrey Ratcliff - Google Science Fair 2013 Hangout On Air2013-05-07 23:00:00649 

Anne McKinnell has been shared in 457 public circles

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Rosie Taylor11,950#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-30 04:08:52387000
Miss.Pelle0Now Follow #bestcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlecount   #circlesharing   #mybestcircle  2014-10-28 18:19:16500001
Kylie Jenner9,790#8 If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-28 15:03:18479000
AyJay Schibig76,773AWESOME CIRCLE 10.25.14 by  +AyJay Schibig ReShare if you wish to be in this Circle.Some  awesome people  in this new Edition!  Add them to grow your G+ network!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia  #circlesbyayjay  2014-10-26 02:39:02496636790
CAT kitten3,074CATkitten Circles – 2nd day:◘ Circle 02 - today I publish this circle chosen by random raffle. It’s full of great professional and amateur photographers, artists and many nice people. Enjoy it!◘ Cercle 02 - aujourd'hui, je publie ce cercle choisi par tirage au sort aléatoire. Il est plein de grands photographes professionnels et amateurs, artistes et beaucoup de gens sympathiques. Profitez-en!◘ Círculo 02 – hoje, publico este círculo escolhido por sorteio aleatório. Ele tem grandes fotógrafos profissionais e amadores, artistas e muitas pessoas legais. Aproveite!====================================☆☆To whom shared me in a circle recently, I thank you all.☆☆ Amazing and friendly people of Google +, I appreciate your attention and the “+1"☆☆ If you like what you find in this circle, please credit me by just plus one or SHARE it. #catkittengdm   #addcircle   #addcircles   #addiction   #addpeople   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomepeople   #awesomepeopleongplus   #cercle   #cercles   #circle   #circleme   #circlemeup   #circleoftheday   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #círculo   #círculos   #circulocompartido   #circuloscompartidos   #findcircles   #fullcircleshare   #publiccirclesproject   #morefollowers   #pixelworldcircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcir2014-10-21 10:03:37498011
AyJay Schibig76,304AMAZING WOMEN CIRCLE  10.21.14    by   +AyJay Schibig ReShare if you wish to be included.Some  Amazing Women from all walks of life  in this Circle!  Add them to enliven your G+ network! #circleoftheday #circleshare  #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles  #circlemeup       #awesomepeople  #awesomecircle   #circleme  #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles 2014-10-21 08:10:13413243446
Rosie Taylor10,908#4 If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 146  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-20 13:21:20387001
Kylie Jenner8,896#17 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:53458001
Kylie Jenner8,896#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-17 14:25:34457000
Sinan İmam0#sharedcircles  list to add :) 2014-10-16 09:17:41501000
Jan Havrda39,829It's my pleasure to introduce to you theInteresting Photographers #circle 8th editionHandpicked active quality photographers varying in photography styles and great in idea and realisation.This circle is a mix of landscape, portrait, urban, street, abstract, night, macro, nude, experimental, b&w... and other photography.#Circle #Circles  #Photographers #Interesting  #Photography2014-10-15 20:21:48476271036
Hasna Areta Zakiya914ADD CIRCLE AND SHARE#circle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #Share #Shared #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #ADD #SharingCircles #Engagers #SocialMedia #Google+ #Friends #GooglePlusTips #EngagersCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Google2014-10-12 17:21:06467425
Hasna Areta Zakiya914INVITE AND SHARE#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-10-11 18:02:3846791010
Diana Breath7,643#4 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-11 17:03:53473001
Kylie Jenner8,018#10 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-09 13:46:29479000
Rosie Taylor9,646#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-09 04:23:02387124
Gailen Mapes68,712Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-08 11:05:28148001
Kylie Jenner7,939#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-08 04:10:03479001
Diana Breath7,260#4 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-07 13:55:57474138
Diana Breath7,260#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-07 13:55:27497001
Diana Breath7,260#1 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-07 13:54:32462001
Becky Collins17,064Famous Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-04 05:03:06483000
Photo Mania Global10,155This is the +Photo Mania Global Best of the Best Photographers circle for August/September 2014.Part IAll photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages(+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Photo Mania India , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Photo Manie Nederland , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania Russia , +Photo Mania Scandinavia , +Photo Mania Schweiz , +Photo Mania South Asia  and +Photo Mania USA )Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages 2014-10-01 19:16:45331141023
EverythingAbout1,737wooow new awesome circle ;)try this new android game it's for free.download link: http://goo.gl/UrYn33  (10.88mb apk)to get last version: http://floating-box.blogspot.com/___________________________________________________ #circleShare     #circleSharing     #socialMediaMarketing     #share   #sharedCircles     #google      #circleOfTheDay     #ADD      #publicSharedCircles     #sharedPublicCircles     #socialMedia #FloatingBox   2014-09-25 16:07:13501221726
Danisa Tran1,325Google Friends! You're in this Circle           Simple Share and be shared                               No RulesAdd People, Share and be included in the next share!2014-09-20 09:44:02501102
AyJay Schibig72,777DISCOVERY CIRCLE   9.17.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Reshare  if you want to be included in this circle.Welcome to the latest edition of my Discovery Circle!   Discover lots of interesting and active  G+ members here!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-17 23:03:44478575367
Ralf Beutler4,602**Awesome Photographers Circle V1** hand picked by me.Hello photography enthusiast! This is a hand picked circle of great photographers here in Google+ I collected in the last year. So if you like it, add this circle to your circles and enjoy.If you like to be in this circle or you know someone I don't know, please notify me.And NO, I'm not in this circle~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Liebe Fotoliebhaber. Im laufe des letzen Jahres habe ich einige großartige Fotografen, die ihre Arbeiten hier posten gesammelt. Diesen Kreis möchte ich gern mit euch teilen. Wenn ihr mögt, fügt ihn doch eurem Kreisen hinzu.Und NEIN, ich bin nicht in diesem Kreis enthalten :-) #circleshare   #circlesharing   #photography  2014-09-17 12:11:32108341027
Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:09:2049711318
Shared Circle Magic1,525Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 07:42:015014416
Pulsanya Murah939 The best CIRCLE sharing Mania...1)  Add me to your circle2)  Plus the original post3)  Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4)  Comment on the original post when complete5)  Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day...#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-09-12 18:02:22501181512
Colin Wilson1,513Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus2014-09-11 10:19:2049681010
Jayant Khoshiya11,893+Jayant yadavhttps://plus.google.com/+JayantYadav #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol45  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople 2014-09-11 07:51:58471251431
AyJay Schibig71,918ECLECTIC CIRCLE  9.9.14   by +AyJay Schibig Reshare if you want  to be included.Welcome to  the latest edition of my  Eclectic Circle of Active G Plussers!  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay  2014-09-09 23:36:44470493654
Gailen Mapes67,546Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera M - 8 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-08 10:04:40144758
Kylie Jenner6,429#16 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-06 15:33:4245517923
Denyse Landry40,007Cercle Nouveau V.1-Partager et être Partagé.New Circle V.1- Share and be Shared.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included. IMPORTANTSi vous voulez être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.If you want to be in my next shared circle,  you need to indicate your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager.  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #findcircles   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #addcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #topsharedcircle   #thankyoucircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #circleshare  2014-09-06 13:36:29415312549
Rosie Taylor7,995#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-05 16:37:52388545
Lan Huong0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#fridaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing        #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles        #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followfriday  #follow    #followme     #followers #followback #circle#googleplus  #communities #hangouts  #events  #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #ff #ffcircle      2014-09-03 04:11:46501013
EDZUL FREDY KRISNAWAN0#CIRCLEFREAKS  #sharedcircle#CirclepEOPLE#CirclesActive users on Google+. Circle Share.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles.If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: •         +1 this circle•         Share this circle to PUBLIC•         Include me in your circles•         Comment on this post2014-09-02 05:23:545006210
Amazing Circles790Amazing BigCircle updated. 2014-09-01 19:35:12500123
EDZUL FREDY KRISNAWAN0This is My Nucleus CircleIt is made up of a variety of people from all interests and backgrounds and a few pages. There are a handful of newbies as well. The common theme is that my interactions with these people has been for the most part all positive.Want to be added to the #hyperball?1) Add me to your circles.2) Share, +1, and Comment This Share3) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile) from today or the rest of this week.People inspire you, or they drain you - pick them wisely.  - Hans F HansenThis is a positively charged circle filled with positive people; if a few "neutrons" find their way into my circles, they will likely not be in them for long - I have no room or time for negative people in my circles or in my life. I have all of these people in my circles and all of them - except one but I believe that is a mistake due to domain issues - have me circled as well. There are more that I wanted to include but had to cut due to the limitation of how large a shared circle can be on G+. The limit is 500 and you are able to increase it to 501 if you include yourself.» I cut anyone who hasn't been active on GPlus over the past 2 weeks although you are still in my circles - I realize people take vacations!» I also cut a few that I don't yet know very well or who fell to the very bottom when sorted by relevance.» I cut most pages as I prefer to share circles filled with people.» I didn't include a few friends of mine that have asked me not to share them in circles. If anyone in this circle would prefer not to be included in any additional circle shares, let me know and I will respect your wishes.This is a good circle to add and share.If you encounter any spammers in my circles, let me know. Bear in mind that some newbies do not realize or intend to spam and may just need to be told. I am going to be a guest on the following hangouts on air this month:10.11.2013 (Fri, Noon EST) - The +Mia Voss Show10.16.2013 (Wed, 6PM EST) - +Jason T. Wiser Live10.18.2013 (Fri) - Circle of Legal Trust w/ +Michael Ehline 10.31.2013 (Thurs) - The Online Money Show w/David Oldenburg and +Nicole Flannery (in costumes!)Make friends, have fun!2014-08-29 11:26:545006712
Added Healthy216This circle regularly tops 501 reshares because of all the awesome engagers in it. Make sure to be a part of it!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members!  http://addedhealthy.blogspot.com/2014/08/5-symptoms-and-cause-appendicitis.html#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-28 09:53:23501121113
Gilles Le Corre36,971My circle of photographers selected at least one time by +HQSP Promotion 2014-08-27 06:40:07210006
shareing circle8,977my Friends! - You're in this Circle ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!  shared!2014-08-25 03:23:26234339
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Rosie Taylor7,482#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-24 03:01:04269363
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-20 09:24:43475739
Rosie Taylor7,189#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-19 03:37:48268324
Diana Breath4,494#4 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-17 18:49:0847491416
Diana Breath4,494#3 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-17 18:24:5149781215

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2014-06-09 18:53:26 (47 comments, 90 reshares, 622 +1s)Open 

The Watchman, The Virgin River, and No One But Me
As I made this photo, there were at least 20 photographers lined up on the bridge in front of me making a very similar photo. They are just around the bend in the river. The perspective is a bit different: a more elevated position, less river, no tree. But is it really that much better? Is it better at all?

The first time I visited Zion National Park, I had to make “the bridge photo” too because there must be a reason why everyone is standing there, right? And there is, it’s a great vantage point. But sometimes you just have to move on, and this time I wouldn’t allow myself to make photos from the bridge.

Instead I discovered what I think is a better location. And there was no one there but me. That alone makes it a better location! There was peace and solitude. Those are critical components of photography for me.
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2014-07-21 16:32:55 (39 comments, 105 reshares, 706 +1s)Open 

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners
The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive nature.

Learn how to get started with photographing birds in my tips for beginners in my latest article on Digital Photography School.
http://digital-photography-school.com/bird-photography-tips-for-beginners/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography  

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2014-07-21 16:32:55 (39 comments, 105 reshares, 706 +1s)Open 

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners
The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive nature.

Learn how to get started with photographing birds in my tips for beginners in my latest article on Digital Photography School.
http://digital-photography-school.com/bird-photography-tips-for-beginners/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography  

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2014-10-31 14:55:42 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I Like Ugly Animals
I have been told that I like ugly animals. But I don’t think of them as ugly – they are just so, uh, unusual that they’re cute! I found a bird that is even uglier than yesterday’s. His name is Dork the Stork. I always thought storks were elegant white birds, but no, those are egrets, a stork is this:

Read more on the blog: "I Like Ugly Animals"
http://annemckinnell.com/2012/01/10/i-like-ugly-animals/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography

I Like Ugly Animals
I have been told that I like ugly animals. But I don’t think of them as ugly – they are just so, uh, unusual that they’re cute! I found a bird that is even uglier than yesterday’s. His name is Dork the Stork. I always thought storks were elegant white birds, but no, those are egrets, a stork is this:

Read more on the blog: "I Like Ugly Animals"
http://annemckinnell.com/2012/01/10/i-like-ugly-animals/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography___

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2014-10-30 15:30:17 (11 comments, 18 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

My spoonbill isn't perfect but I love him anyway

My first stop for wildlife viewing in Florida is the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I have always loved images of the Roseate Spoonbill, a bit of a crazy looking bird sort of like a flamingo except pink and with a bill that makes him look like he belongs in a circus. I cannot look at one without smiling. They make me happy.

I was rewarded on my very first visit with a spoonbill that posed for me said “what took you so long” in his cartoon character voice.


Sometimes when I am reviewing and processing my images I only see what is wrong with them. This reminds me of my whole state of mind before I changed my life. I am a natural at seeing the negative.

Yes, there is a cluttered background. Yes, the background is kind of – meh. I wish that bright green plant wasn’t in front of him.
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My spoonbill isn't perfect but I love him anyway

My first stop for wildlife viewing in Florida is the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I have always loved images of the Roseate Spoonbill, a bit of a crazy looking bird sort of like a flamingo except pink and with a bill that makes him look like he belongs in a circus. I cannot look at one without smiling. They make me happy.

I was rewarded on my very first visit with a spoonbill that posed for me said “what took you so long” in his cartoon character voice.


Sometimes when I am reviewing and processing my images I only see what is wrong with them. This reminds me of my whole state of mind before I changed my life. I am a natural at seeing the negative.

Yes, there is a cluttered background. Yes, the background is kind of – meh. I wish that bright green plant wasn’t in front of him.

And then I decided that I don’t care. Every photo cannot be perfect. When this bird talked to me it made me happy and I hope the image conveys that feeling.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography___

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2014-10-29 23:16:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

I've finally broken down and joined #instagram ! If you're over there, let's connect.

http://instagram.com/annemckinnell

I've finally broken down and joined #instagram ! If you're over there, let's connect.

http://instagram.com/annemckinnell___

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2014-10-28 20:34:43 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

My friends over at Topaz Labs have chosen one of my images to show off my favourite plugin: Topaz Clarity!

Now on the Topaz Labs home page you can see before and after versions of my image Southwest Blue.

There's more info about the plugin and a 25% off discount code on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/10/27/topaz-clarity-loves-me-back/

My friends over at Topaz Labs have chosen one of my images to show off my favourite plugin: Topaz Clarity!

Now on the Topaz Labs home page you can see before and after versions of my image Southwest Blue.

There's more info about the plugin and a 25% off discount code on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/10/27/topaz-clarity-loves-me-back/___

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2014-10-27 15:16:08 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Sleeping Sea Lion
This Stellar Sea Lion is sunbathing on an Ocean Data Buoy, which collects data about the weather and ocean currents among other things. I took the photo from my boat, which poses its own challenges for driving and photographing at the same time. I had to put the boat in neutral and take a few shots before the wind pushed me too close to the buoy. I didn’t want to disturb the peace the sea lions were enjoying.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #wildlifephotography #animalphotography

Sleeping Sea Lion
This Stellar Sea Lion is sunbathing on an Ocean Data Buoy, which collects data about the weather and ocean currents among other things. I took the photo from my boat, which poses its own challenges for driving and photographing at the same time. I had to put the boat in neutral and take a few shots before the wind pushed me too close to the buoy. I didn’t want to disturb the peace the sea lions were enjoying.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #wildlifephotography #animalphotography___

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2014-10-24 15:17:20 (29 comments, 39 reshares, 279 +1s)Open 

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners
The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive nature.

Learn how to get started with photographing birds in my tips for beginners in my latest article on Digital Photography School.
http://digital-photography-school.com/bird-photography-tips-for-beginners/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners
The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive nature.

Learn how to get started with photographing birds in my tips for beginners in my latest article on Digital Photography School.
http://digital-photography-school.com/bird-photography-tips-for-beginners/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography___

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2014-10-23 20:16:39 (19 comments, 44 reshares, 261 +1s)Open 

Snow Leopard Kitten

Snow Leopard Kitten___

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2014-10-15 20:41:13 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Gearing Up for My African Photo Safari
What camera gear do you need for an African photo safari? In this blog post and video I share the equipment I took with me and which pieces I used the most.

http://annemckinnell.com/2014/10/15/gearing-african-photo-safari/

#africa   #cameragear   #photographygear  

Gearing Up for My African Photo Safari
What camera gear do you need for an African photo safari? In this blog post and video I share the equipment I took with me and which pieces I used the most.

http://annemckinnell.com/2014/10/15/gearing-african-photo-safari/

#africa   #cameragear   #photographygear  ___

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2014-10-14 23:06:39 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

My website redesign is complete! Now it's fully responsive so it should look good on photos and tablets too. Check it out, I'd love to know what you think.

http://annemckinnell.com/

My website redesign is complete! Now it's fully responsive so it should look good on photos and tablets too. Check it out, I'd love to know what you think.

http://annemckinnell.com/___

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2014-09-25 16:24:31 (9 comments, 17 reshares, 195 +1s)Open 

Saguaros as Far as the Eye Can See

Saguaro National Park, in Arizona, is a special place. The sheer density of the Saguaro Forest is captivating and I love how the cacti look against the red rock.

Usually I photograph them from ground level, often from a low angle looking up to emphasize their immense size. But seen from above, you get a totally different feel for the place.

To get a good vantage point, we got some advice from the park ranger and hiked up a hill to a look out which gave us a good view of the valley.

On the way, we came across a few people that couldn’t find the trail. Being from BC, where there are lots of inuksuks, the trail was plainly visible to us with these kinds of markers pointing the way, but apparently other people were expecting wooden signs with arrows!

At least you can’t get too lost up here because you can easilysee... more »

Saguaros as Far as the Eye Can See

Saguaro National Park, in Arizona, is a special place. The sheer density of the Saguaro Forest is captivating and I love how the cacti look against the red rock.

Usually I photograph them from ground level, often from a low angle looking up to emphasize their immense size. But seen from above, you get a totally different feel for the place.

To get a good vantage point, we got some advice from the park ranger and hiked up a hill to a look out which gave us a good view of the valley.

On the way, we came across a few people that couldn’t find the trail. Being from BC, where there are lots of inuksuks, the trail was plainly visible to us with these kinds of markers pointing the way, but apparently other people were expecting wooden signs with arrows!

At least you can’t get too lost up here because you can easily see the parking lot below (it is just out of the frame in the foreground of the image).

#10000photographersaroundtheworld   #hqspromotion   #hqsplandscape #arizona #arizonaphotography #southwest #saguaro  ___

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2014-09-22 17:15:15 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 167 +1s)Open 

How to Create a Good Composition in a Crowded Desert Scene

The Senoran Desert, in southern California and Arizona, is packed with all sorts of cacti and other plants. You never have to go far to find a good subject to photograph. In fact, deciding on which subject to photograph and isolating it from the rest of the plants is the most challenging part!

Creating a good composition in a crowded desert scene is a matter of elimination, isolation, and careful placement of the remaining objects in the frame.

Have you ever been impressed by the grand scene in front of you, but then when you try to photograph it all in one frame, it falls flat? That’s when you need to make some choices and start eliminating objects from the frame.

Look at the scene and decide what is most important. Then, what secondary subjects help to tell the story or give the scene a sense ofp... more »

How to Create a Good Composition in a Crowded Desert Scene

The Senoran Desert, in southern California and Arizona, is packed with all sorts of cacti and other plants. You never have to go far to find a good subject to photograph. In fact, deciding on which subject to photograph and isolating it from the rest of the plants is the most challenging part!

Creating a good composition in a crowded desert scene is a matter of elimination, isolation, and careful placement of the remaining objects in the frame.

Have you ever been impressed by the grand scene in front of you, but then when you try to photograph it all in one frame, it falls flat? That’s when you need to make some choices and start eliminating objects from the frame.

Look at the scene and decide what is most important. Then, what secondary subjects help to tell the story or give the scene a sense of place.

In the desert, there are lots of opportunities for making a composition of a lone cactus – isolating a single cactus is a good tactic for making a clean composition. But once you have a bunch of those you start looking for scenes that are more challenging without being too cluttered.

In this photograph I made in Quartzsite, Arizona, I was struck by how this little group of Saguaro Cacti looked like a family. I decided to make them the main subject. It may seem obvious when you look at the photo, but there were cacti all around me, all potential main subjects of a photograph.

Once I had the main subject, I had to decide what secondary subjects added to the scene. In this case, it was the mountains in the background. I could have made the photograph facing the other direction, with more Saguaros in the background, but I liked how the mountains added a sense of place and depth to the image.

Finally, I like to look at the edges of the frame and the negative space that balances the image. As you can see, there is a lot of scrubby brush in the desert that can really clutter up your image. But if I wanted to some negative space around my Saguaro family, I would have to include some of that brush. I decided to include a patch of rocks in the foreground to make the bottom edge clean so the image appears less cluttered. I used the rule of thirds to place the main subjects in the frame and allowed lots of empty space around to balance the dominance of the Saguaros.

Some people just have a natural eye for this stuff and can do it without really thinking about it. I’m actually not one of those people! I usually stand around and contemplate things like what the main subject should be, what secondary subjects add to the scene, and how I can make an interesting graphic design out of the elements in front of me.

The only trick is to get there early enough that I can make all of these choices and settle on a composition in time to catch the good light. Good light is essential.

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2014-09-18 15:49:01 (17 comments, 31 reshares, 229 +1s)Open 

Desert Sunset at Joshua Tree National Park

One of the reasons I like going down south in the winter (and there are many) is the incredible sunsets in the desert.

It seems like every day is a clear blue sky day with no clouds and then, as the day goes on, the clouds move in just in time for sunset.

There are stages to the sunset that we just don’t get on the coast. Or perhaps it doesn’t happen frequently enough that I noticed the stages before.

The part I like most happens after the sun dips below the horizon. For a quick moment there is still an orange streak on the horizon and just when the sky starts to get darker and you think the show might be over, the underside of the clouds light up and turn an intense shade of red. I like this even more when the clouds break up a little and there is some of the dark purple/blue sky behind them, as the sky getsrea... more »

Desert Sunset at Joshua Tree National Park

One of the reasons I like going down south in the winter (and there are many) is the incredible sunsets in the desert.

It seems like every day is a clear blue sky day with no clouds and then, as the day goes on, the clouds move in just in time for sunset.

There are stages to the sunset that we just don’t get on the coast. Or perhaps it doesn’t happen frequently enough that I noticed the stages before.

The part I like most happens after the sun dips below the horizon. For a quick moment there is still an orange streak on the horizon and just when the sky starts to get darker and you think the show might be over, the underside of the clouds light up and turn an intense shade of red. I like this even more when the clouds break up a little and there is some of the dark purple/blue sky behind them, as the sky gets ready for twilight. You get all the best parts of sunset and twilight in one sky.

It doesn’t happen very often, but every once in awhile all the necessary elements for a perfect sunset align, like it did when I made this desert sunset photo at Joshua Tree National Park.

I probably go out for a sunset shot 100 times before I get a sky like this. The thing is, it only lasts a moment, and you have to be ready. It’s even better if you can get a subject with an interesting shape in the foreground to form a silhouette.

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2014-09-15 15:22:58 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

The Echo of a Shape at Jumbo Rocks

When I am photographing, I always keep my eye out for strong shapes since they tend to lead to strong compositions. Any shape will do: circles, squares, triangles, curves.

During my last visit to Joshua Tree National Park in California, I went back to a place I had been before, Jumbo Rocks, where there are all kinds of interesting rocks to photograph. But there was one rock in particular that intrigued me: a round rock balancing between some diamond shaped rocks.

Building on the shapes idea, I like to photograph what I think of as the echo of a shape. That’s where your main subject is a particular shape and then there is something in the background that is the same shape. This isn’t a formal type of composition or anything! I just got this idea while thinking of music one day and how the chorus is repeated, and I wondered if Icou... more »

The Echo of a Shape at Jumbo Rocks

When I am photographing, I always keep my eye out for strong shapes since they tend to lead to strong compositions. Any shape will do: circles, squares, triangles, curves.

During my last visit to Joshua Tree National Park in California, I went back to a place I had been before, Jumbo Rocks, where there are all kinds of interesting rocks to photograph. But there was one rock in particular that intrigued me: a round rock balancing between some diamond shaped rocks.

Building on the shapes idea, I like to photograph what I think of as the echo of a shape. That’s where your main subject is a particular shape and then there is something in the background that is the same shape. This isn’t a formal type of composition or anything! I just got this idea while thinking of music one day and how the chorus is repeated, and I wondered if I could do that in photography by repeating shapes.

I had great fun scrambling over the rocks trying to find one that was just the right shape where I could put my original subject in the background.

To me, this photo is more interesting than the original because of the repeating shape.

Later, I found a third rock to put in front.

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2014-09-11 15:03:39 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Joshua Tree National Park Panorama

Joshua Tree National Park in California is such a unique landscape that I really wanted to make a panorama image that would convey the vastness and the sheer quantity of Joshua Trees.

The first few I tried didn’t turn out so well though! The trees looked so small and unimpressive. I realized that the perspective I was using made all the trees carry the same importance and no particular tree was the main subject. So I tried getting close to one tree, placing it purposefully in the frame, and making it the star of the photo while the others provided a background.

One feature I love about the Sony NEX6 mirrorless camera is the ability to quickly and easily make a panorama. I think a lot of cameras come with this feature nowadays, but now that I have it in the Sony mirrorless camera, I really miss it when I am using my DSLR.
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Joshua Tree National Park Panorama

Joshua Tree National Park in California is such a unique landscape that I really wanted to make a panorama image that would convey the vastness and the sheer quantity of Joshua Trees.

The first few I tried didn’t turn out so well though! The trees looked so small and unimpressive. I realized that the perspective I was using made all the trees carry the same importance and no particular tree was the main subject. So I tried getting close to one tree, placing it purposefully in the frame, and making it the star of the photo while the others provided a background.

One feature I love about the Sony NEX6 mirrorless camera is the ability to quickly and easily make a panorama. I think a lot of cameras come with this feature nowadays, but now that I have it in the Sony mirrorless camera, I really miss it when I am using my DSLR.

Instead of having to mess around with special pan heads to make a sequence of photos around a single axis, with a panorama enabled system, you can simply sweep your camera in the direction you specify while the camera takes the shots. Not only that, but you don’t even have to stitch them together in post processing, the camera does all the work for you!

With these technical matters taken care of, we can spend our time on the things that really matter most in a photograph, like using composition effectively to make a photo with impact.

Some people think that technology is replacing the techniques that used to be reserved for savvy professional photographers. But in my opinion, technology is taking care of these things for us so we can focus on the artistic side of photography.

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2014-09-03 16:34:23 (12 comments, 37 reshares, 271 +1s)Open 

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin

More photos of dolphins on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/09/02/pacific-white-sided-dolphin-encounter-discovery-passage/

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Pacific White-Sided Dolphin

More photos of dolphins on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/09/02/pacific-white-sided-dolphin-encounter-discovery-passage/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #wildlifephotography #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #animalphotography #britishcolumbia___

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2014-09-02 14:58:05 (16 comments, 19 reshares, 231 +1s)Open 

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Encounter in Discovery Passage

It was one of the best boating days I’ve ever had. My first time going through Seymour Narrows, up Johnstone Strait, to Kelsey Bay on an absolutely glorious day.

On the way home though Discovery Passage I spotted some porpoises a little ways off on the starboard side, so I decided to take a swing over there and see what was there. I was expecting some harbour porpoises, but as soon as I turned my boat towards them, all the fins turned towards me and I knew right away those were no harbour porpoises!

I felt the adrenaline start to surge because I knew these guys wanted to play – Pacific White-Sided Dolphins!!! A pod of about 15-20 of them.

I was testing a lens I’m planning on taking with me to Africa – the 16-35 f/2.8L – so I quickly put that on knowing a wide angle lens would help me getthe dolph... more »

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Encounter in Discovery Passage

It was one of the best boating days I’ve ever had. My first time going through Seymour Narrows, up Johnstone Strait, to Kelsey Bay on an absolutely glorious day.

On the way home though Discovery Passage I spotted some porpoises a little ways off on the starboard side, so I decided to take a swing over there and see what was there. I was expecting some harbour porpoises, but as soon as I turned my boat towards them, all the fins turned towards me and I knew right away those were no harbour porpoises!

I felt the adrenaline start to surge because I knew these guys wanted to play – Pacific White-Sided Dolphins!!! A pod of about 15-20 of them.

I was testing a lens I’m planning on taking with me to Africa – the 16-35 f/2.8L – so I quickly put that on knowing a wide angle lens would help me get the dolphins in the frame.

It’s quite a challenge driving the boat and photographing at the same time!! With the whales, I just put the boat in neutral or cut the engine and then photograph, and I only have to worry about how far the boat drifts. But the dolphins only play with a boat that’s moving so I knew I had to keep going.

Sometimes I’m a little worried because they get so close to the boat. They love to swim in the wake right behind the engine! Then then go under the boat and jump on either side, go under again, and jump in front, all while I’m travelling at about 15 knots. I was actually getting splashed by the dolphins – which is really something special

But the dolphins are super agile and fast, so there’s really nothing to worry about. They are about 7-8 feet in length, weigh 300-450 pounds, and can easily swim 30 knots.

So I have to look ahead to drive the boat and avoid logs, and then quickly look back or to the side and photograph. I don’t even try to look through the viewfinder, I just hold up my camera, aim in the general direction, and hope for the best.

They played with me for about 20 minutes! I got about 200 photos of splashes – and a few that actually had a dolphin in the frame.

Eventually I got into a place that had a lot of current and whirlpools and then a big bunch of kelp, so I had no choice but to slow down. At that point, the dolphins left me and I watched them swim off into the distance with a big smile on my face.

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2014-08-31 18:44:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Today's the last day to pick up a copy of Topaz Adjust at 50% off!

Topaz Adjust is my favourite plugin in the Topaz lineup and it's on sale this month for 50% off. If you've been thinking about picking up a copy of Adjust, now is the perfect time.

You can even try it for free first to make sure you like it.

Use the coupon code augadjust before August 31st to get the deal.

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2014-08-29 15:58:50 (6 comments, 20 reshares, 257 +1s)Open 

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

The photo in yesterday’s post was made on a foggy afternoon at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

The next day, the skies opened up and the sun shone on Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock. But there was still just enough fog lingering behind the rock to give the photo lots of mood.

I found a spot where I could use a low angle to get some nice round rocks in the foreground to add depth to the scene.

Both this photo and yesterday’s photo were made with my Sony NEX6 and the 18-55mm lens.

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Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

The photo in yesterday’s post was made on a foggy afternoon at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

The next day, the skies opened up and the sun shone on Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock. But there was still just enough fog lingering behind the rock to give the photo lots of mood.

I found a spot where I could use a low angle to get some nice round rocks in the foreground to add depth to the scene.

Both this photo and yesterday’s photo were made with my Sony NEX6 and the 18-55mm lens.

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2014-08-28 15:01:00 (17 comments, 49 reshares, 267 +1s)Open 

Another Foggy Day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

As my summer on Vancouver Island draws to a close and I start getting ready for my trip to Africa next month, I realize I have so many photos from our last snowbird season down south that I still haven’t shared with you!

I’m going to share as many of them as I possibly can over the next few weeks because I have a ton of new photos from British Columbia coming and I know I’m going to have lots of wildlife photos for you after my trip.

So here it goes!

Today’s Photo – Cannon Beach, Oregon

One thing I love about Cannon Beach, Oregon, is that you can always count on there being weather. It’s never just an average ho hum day. It’s either brilliant sunshine, dramatic cloudy skies, amazing sunset colours, or moody fog.

I made this photo on one of the moody foggy days back in December(which also h... more »

Another Foggy Day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

As my summer on Vancouver Island draws to a close and I start getting ready for my trip to Africa next month, I realize I have so many photos from our last snowbird season down south that I still haven’t shared with you!

I’m going to share as many of them as I possibly can over the next few weeks because I have a ton of new photos from British Columbia coming and I know I’m going to have lots of wildlife photos for you after my trip.

So here it goes!

Today’s Photo – Cannon Beach, Oregon

One thing I love about Cannon Beach, Oregon, is that you can always count on there being weather. It’s never just an average ho hum day. It’s either brilliant sunshine, dramatic cloudy skies, amazing sunset colours, or moody fog.

I made this photo on one of the moody foggy days back in December (which also happened to be my birthday).

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2014-08-28 01:11:35 (14 comments, 57 reshares, 258 +1s)Open 

Burros drinking from the baby pool

More photos of burros on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/08/25/baby-burros/

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Burros drinking from the baby pool

More photos of burros on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/08/25/baby-burros/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #wildlifephotography #animalphotography #arizona #southwest  ___

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2014-08-26 15:48:58 (21 comments, 51 reshares, 303 +1s)Open 

How Cute is a Baby Burro?

Baby animals are always pretty cute, but I’m not sure there are any as cute as a baby burro!

At our campsite in Why, Arizona, I could often hear the burros eeyore-ing off in the distance. So one evening, as the light started to get soft and golden, I decided to take a walk on a trail behind the campsite and see if I could find them.

I walked for 10 or 15 minutes and then sure enough, I could hear them! But, they were back towards the campsite. So back I went, the way I came, and every time they eeyore-ed I adjusted my direction, picking my way through the cacti, to get closer.

Soon enough I found them, a whole herd of them, walking, eating and even playing! I kept my distance so as not to spook them, but followed them along in the direction they were going.

Pretty soon, I found myself back at the campsite andd... more »

How Cute is a Baby Burro?

Baby animals are always pretty cute, but I’m not sure there are any as cute as a baby burro!

At our campsite in Why, Arizona, I could often hear the burros eeyore-ing off in the distance. So one evening, as the light started to get soft and golden, I decided to take a walk on a trail behind the campsite and see if I could find them.

I walked for 10 or 15 minutes and then sure enough, I could hear them! But, they were back towards the campsite. So back I went, the way I came, and every time they eeyore-ed I adjusted my direction, picking my way through the cacti, to get closer.

Soon enough I found them, a whole herd of them, walking, eating and even playing! I kept my distance so as not to spook them, but followed them along in the direction they were going.

Pretty soon, I found myself back at the campsite and discovered where they were going. The baby pool! I saw a baby pool when we got to the campsite, but it never dawned on me that it was a drinking pool for the burros!!

As I was watching them all come to the pool, a little fluffy one ran out from between the adults!

Since I had to look it up, I thought you might be curious too – a burro is a small donkey. They are no taller than an average human and weigh around 250 pounds.

I made all of these photos with my Sony NEX6 and the 55-210mm lens.

More photos of baby burros on the blog: http://annemckinnell.com/2014/08/25/baby-burros/

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2014-08-19 15:25:35 (21 comments, 23 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

Turn Point Lighthouse

As you probably know by now, I love boating. Probably as much as I love photography. Sometimes I even get to combine the two.

I made this photo while boating this summer in Boundary Pass, which marks the border between Canada and the USA. The Turn Point Lighthouse marks the point where the border takes a sharp turn.

It doesn’t always look like this! This was a particularly calm and clear day when there was still quite a bit of snow on the Olympic Mountains in the background. I loved how the ocean was so smooth and soft in contrast to the rugged mountains.

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Turn Point Lighthouse

As you probably know by now, I love boating. Probably as much as I love photography. Sometimes I even get to combine the two.

I made this photo while boating this summer in Boundary Pass, which marks the border between Canada and the USA. The Turn Point Lighthouse marks the point where the border takes a sharp turn.

It doesn’t always look like this! This was a particularly calm and clear day when there was still quite a bit of snow on the Olympic Mountains in the background. I loved how the ocean was so smooth and soft in contrast to the rugged mountains.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #britishcolumbia #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwestphotography  ___

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2014-08-14 16:43:56 (8 comments, 16 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

Best Method for Fixing Colour Casts Caused by Neutral Density Filters
I love using neutral density filters to block the amount of light coming in the camera when I am photographing seascapes. Blocking some of the light means that I can use longer shutter speeds to smooth the water or capture the motion of a wave as it rushes back to the sea.

When I photographed this scene at Cannon Beach, Oregon, I used my Singh-Ray 4 stop neutral density filter. But the colour cast was awful!!

Find out my favourite new way to fix colour casts today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/08/13/neutral-density-filters-colour-casts/

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Best Method for Fixing Colour Casts Caused by Neutral Density Filters
I love using neutral density filters to block the amount of light coming in the camera when I am photographing seascapes. Blocking some of the light means that I can use longer shutter speeds to smooth the water or capture the motion of a wave as it rushes back to the sea.

When I photographed this scene at Cannon Beach, Oregon, I used my Singh-Ray 4 stop neutral density filter. But the colour cast was awful!!

Find out my favourite new way to fix colour casts today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/08/13/neutral-density-filters-colour-casts/

#10000photographers   #hqspromotion   #seascape   #seascapephotography   #longexposurephotography   #neutraldensityfilter   #phototips   #phototipsandtricks   #photographytutorials  ___

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2014-08-14 00:11:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Topaz Adjust is my favourite plugin in the Topaz lineup and it's on sale this month for 50% off. If you've been thinking about picking up a copy of Adjust, now is the perfect time.

You can even try it for free first to make sure you like it.

Use the coupon code augadjust before August 31st to get the deal.

Click here: http://annemckinnell.com/topazadjust

Topaz Adjust is my favourite plugin in the Topaz lineup and it's on sale this month for 50% off. If you've been thinking about picking up a copy of Adjust, now is the perfect time.

You can even try it for free first to make sure you like it.

Use the coupon code augadjust before August 31st to get the deal.

Click here: http://annemckinnell.com/topazadjust___

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2014-08-08 01:57:22 (17 comments, 61 reshares, 243 +1s)Open 

Bald Eagle Dance
At our campsite in Campbell River, British Columbia, the bald eagles are constantly watching from above, flying by, and diving down for a fish.

One bald eagle sits on the top of a dead tree for hours every day. A few days ago, he was joined by a friend…

I made this photo while practicing with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens. I love that lens! But the eagles were a pretty long way away and I had to crop the image significantly for this composition.

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Bald Eagle Dance
At our campsite in Campbell River, British Columbia, the bald eagles are constantly watching from above, flying by, and diving down for a fish.

One bald eagle sits on the top of a dead tree for hours every day. A few days ago, he was joined by a friend…

I made this photo while practicing with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens. I love that lens! But the eagles were a pretty long way away and I had to crop the image significantly for this composition.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography #pacificnorthwest #britishcolumbia  ___

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2014-08-05 22:43:25 (10 comments, 23 reshares, 190 +1s)Open 

Hummingbird Landing
Why have I never had a hummingbird feeder before? I have no idea. Now that I see the photo opportunities I should have had one a long time ago!

My husband bought me this feeder as a little present. He always gets me things that are so unexpected! There were lots of hummingbirds around our last RV site so he thought it would be nice for me to have a feeder outside my window.

He was right!

I love seeing them come and go throughout the day and it is always an enjoyable interruption when I am concentrating on something at my computer.

The feeder is perfect for photography too because it’s nice and small so I get a great view of the hummingbirds. I captured this image just as one was coming in for a landing.

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Hummingbird Landing
Why have I never had a hummingbird feeder before? I have no idea. Now that I see the photo opportunities I should have had one a long time ago!

My husband bought me this feeder as a little present. He always gets me things that are so unexpected! There were lots of hummingbirds around our last RV site so he thought it would be nice for me to have a feeder outside my window.

He was right!

I love seeing them come and go throughout the day and it is always an enjoyable interruption when I am concentrating on something at my computer.

The feeder is perfect for photography too because it’s nice and small so I get a great view of the hummingbirds. I captured this image just as one was coming in for a landing.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspbirds #birdphotography___

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2014-07-25 20:43:57 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Arch in Alabama Hills, California
There is so much to explore near my favourite new campsite in Alabama Hills, California. So many amazing rock formations, piles of boulders, and green plains, all with the majestic Mount Whitney and the Sierra Nevada Range in the background.

There was even a slight dusting of snow remaining on the mountains during my visit.

One evening I went exploring around the campsite. I just started walking out towards the mountains and I came across this gorgeous arch! It was such a delightful surprise.

The best part was that I didn’t have to share my discovery – I had the arch and the evening all to myself.

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Arch in Alabama Hills, California
There is so much to explore near my favourite new campsite in Alabama Hills, California. So many amazing rock formations, piles of boulders, and green plains, all with the majestic Mount Whitney and the Sierra Nevada Range in the background.

There was even a slight dusting of snow remaining on the mountains during my visit.

One evening I went exploring around the campsite. I just started walking out towards the mountains and I came across this gorgeous arch! It was such a delightful surprise.

The best part was that I didn’t have to share my discovery – I had the arch and the evening all to myself.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #californiaphotography #sierranevada #alabamahills  ___

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2014-07-24 17:50:02 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Another photo from the estuary behind my campsite in Campbell River, BC.

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Great Blue Heron in Flight
Another photo from the estuary behind my campsite in Campbell River, BC.

#wildlifephotography #birdphotography #10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspbirds #hqspbirdphotography #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspanimals #pacificnorthwest #britishcolumbia  ___

2014-07-23 22:58:20 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Rolling Camera Bag - Any Opinions?
I am getting ready for a trip to Africa and I'm looking at getting a rolling camera bag. I've done a lot of research and I think I have down to two options: the Think Tank Airport 4-Sight or the Think Tank International V2. They are the same size with these differences:
- the 4-sight has 4 wheels and no laptop compartment
- the international has 2 wheels, security cables and a laptop compartment

I am going to have to buy one of these sight unseen. Does anyone have knowledge of both? Any opinions on which is better?

What I would like is to be able to work out of the bag, that means having two bodies, one with the 400mm f/5.6L attached and the other with the 70-200 f/2.8 attached. They have the same exterior dimensions, but I'm thinking the one without the laptop compartment might be bigger inside. Then again, I would... more »

Rolling Camera Bag - Any Opinions?
I am getting ready for a trip to Africa and I'm looking at getting a rolling camera bag. I've done a lot of research and I think I have down to two options: the Think Tank Airport 4-Sight or the Think Tank International V2. They are the same size with these differences:
- the 4-sight has 4 wheels and no laptop compartment
- the international has 2 wheels, security cables and a laptop compartment

I am going to have to buy one of these sight unseen. Does anyone have knowledge of both? Any opinions on which is better?

What I would like is to be able to work out of the bag, that means having two bodies, one with the 400mm f/5.6L attached and the other with the 70-200 f/2.8 attached. They have the same exterior dimensions, but I'm thinking the one without the laptop compartment might be bigger inside. Then again, I would like put my laptop in it!

Need advice :)___

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2014-07-23 18:13:37 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Sunset at the Estuary in Campbell River, BC
A few evenings ago we were treated to the most beautiful sunset at our campsite at Thunderbird RV park in Campbell River, BC.

This is our view from the back window of the RV! I’m so glad we picked an RV with a big picture window in the back.

More details on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/07/20/sunset-estuary-campbell-river/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #lanscapephotography #britishcolumbia #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwestphotography  

Sunset at the Estuary in Campbell River, BC
A few evenings ago we were treated to the most beautiful sunset at our campsite at Thunderbird RV park in Campbell River, BC.

This is our view from the back window of the RV! I’m so glad we picked an RV with a big picture window in the back.

More details on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/07/20/sunset-estuary-campbell-river/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #lanscapephotography #britishcolumbia #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwestphotography  ___

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2014-07-21 16:32:55 (39 comments, 105 reshares, 706 +1s)Open 

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners
The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive nature.

Learn how to get started with photographing birds in my tips for beginners in my latest article on Digital Photography School.
http://digital-photography-school.com/bird-photography-tips-for-beginners/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography  

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners
The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive nature.

Learn how to get started with photographing birds in my tips for beginners in my latest article on Digital Photography School.
http://digital-photography-school.com/bird-photography-tips-for-beginners/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #hqspbirds #birdphotography #wildlifephotography  ___

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2014-07-18 21:17:31 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Doe in my campsite
I woke up the other morning to find this doe right behind our RV in Campbell River, BC! I made this photo from inside the RV through double paned tinted windows with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #wildlifephotography #animalphotography #britishcolumbia #pacificnorthwest  

Doe in my campsite
I woke up the other morning to find this doe right behind our RV in Campbell River, BC! I made this photo from inside the RV through double paned tinted windows with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspwildlifephotography #wildlifephotography #animalphotography #britishcolumbia #pacificnorthwest  ___

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2014-07-15 16:07:41 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Campground Wildlife in Campbell River, BC
Our new home for the rest of the summer is in Campbell River, British Columbia, where we found a beautiful campsite with abundant wildlife, only 5 minutes walk from the marina!

The eagles always seem to be playing in the trees and flying overhead right in the campground. A perfect opportunity to practice with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens!!

Read the full story and see more wildlife photos from Campbell River today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/07/14/campground-wildlife-campbell-river-bc/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdphotography #baldeagle #britishcolumbia  

Campground Wildlife in Campbell River, BC
Our new home for the rest of the summer is in Campbell River, British Columbia, where we found a beautiful campsite with abundant wildlife, only 5 minutes walk from the marina!

The eagles always seem to be playing in the trees and flying overhead right in the campground. A perfect opportunity to practice with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens!!

Read the full story and see more wildlife photos from Campbell River today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/07/14/campground-wildlife-campbell-river-bc/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdphotography #baldeagle #britishcolumbia  ___

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2014-07-10 17:08:57 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

My eBook "8 Ways to Accelerate Your Photography" is back to #1 in the Kindle store for Nature and Wildlife Photography!

http://www.amazon.com/Ways-To-Accelerate-Your-Photography-ebook/dp/B00BB1RF78/ref=zg_bs_154728011_1

You can also get the PDF version on my website here:
http://annemckinnell.com/accelerate-your-photography/

My eBook "8 Ways to Accelerate Your Photography" is back to #1 in the Kindle store for Nature and Wildlife Photography!

http://www.amazon.com/Ways-To-Accelerate-Your-Photography-ebook/dp/B00BB1RF78/ref=zg_bs_154728011_1

You can also get the PDF version on my website here:
http://annemckinnell.com/accelerate-your-photography/___

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2014-07-07 20:01:41 (9 comments, 31 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

Our New Favourite Campsite: Alabama Hills
One of our last stops in last winter’s snowbird season was a place that has been recommended to us by a few fellow RVers: Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California.

Some of the best places we’ve discovered have been from those kinds of recommendations, and this one sure didn’t disappoint. In fact, it’s now our favourite campsite!

We had the most amazing view of any campsite we’ve been to. Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet, was clearly visible from our site (that’s it in the back under the dark cloud).

I made this photo just before sunset one evening as the last of the day’s rays lit up the tops of the peaks. With my Sony NEX6 mirrorless camera firmly attached to my tripod, I used a small aperture to ensure that both the rock in the foregroundand the mount... more »

Our New Favourite Campsite: Alabama Hills
One of our last stops in last winter’s snowbird season was a place that has been recommended to us by a few fellow RVers: Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California.

Some of the best places we’ve discovered have been from those kinds of recommendations, and this one sure didn’t disappoint. In fact, it’s now our favourite campsite!

We had the most amazing view of any campsite we’ve been to. Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet, was clearly visible from our site (that’s it in the back under the dark cloud).

I made this photo just before sunset one evening as the last of the day’s rays lit up the tops of the peaks. With my Sony NEX6 mirrorless camera firmly attached to my tripod, I used a small aperture to ensure that both the rock in the foreground and the mountains in the background were all sharply in focus.

The best part about this location was that there was no one there but us. Our days usually including a couple of people stopping by for a quick look, but otherwise we had the whole place to ourselves. It’s probably not like that in summertime as it was April when we were there.

It was a bit of a bumpy road getting out there, but not too bad. Nothing broke, so I think it was well worth it!

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #lanscapephotography #californiaphotography #alabamahills #mountwhitney #mountainmonday by +Michael Russell ___

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2014-07-02 15:58:45 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

More signs from Wallace Island Marine Park

Don’t you just love those vacations when you have enough time to relax and start whittling away on a piece of driftwood and make something like a clock with no hands or the shape of a boat with your name on it.

These are signs made by boaters who have visited Wallace Island Marine Park, in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

Read about the park and see more photos from this location on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/28/wallace-island-marine-park-british-columbia/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion
#britishcolumbia #marinepark #parkphotography  

More signs from Wallace Island Marine Park

Don’t you just love those vacations when you have enough time to relax and start whittling away on a piece of driftwood and make something like a clock with no hands or the shape of a boat with your name on it.

These are signs made by boaters who have visited Wallace Island Marine Park, in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

Read about the park and see more photos from this location on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/28/wallace-island-marine-park-british-columbia/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion
#britishcolumbia #marinepark #parkphotography  ___

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2014-06-30 17:08:08 (5 comments, 14 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

Wallace Island Marine Park, British Columbia
Today I have a big long blog post with 12 photos from Wallace Island Marine Park, in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia.

There are lots of fascinating things to see on the island, but there is one particular building that is so fascinating it is hard to pull yourself away. I believe it’s the old store and over the past couple of decades hundreds of boaters enjoying a relaxing time on the island have carved driftwood signs with the names of their boats. Some of them are very creative!

Don’t you just love those vacations when you have enough time to relax and start whittling away on a piece of driftwood and make something like a clock with no hands or the shape of a boat with your name on it.

The island is so pristine, you would never guess it has had so many visitors over the years.

Read all about ittod... more »

Wallace Island Marine Park, British Columbia
Today I have a big long blog post with 12 photos from Wallace Island Marine Park, in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia.

There are lots of fascinating things to see on the island, but there is one particular building that is so fascinating it is hard to pull yourself away. I believe it’s the old store and over the past couple of decades hundreds of boaters enjoying a relaxing time on the island have carved driftwood signs with the names of their boats. Some of them are very creative!

Don’t you just love those vacations when you have enough time to relax and start whittling away on a piece of driftwood and make something like a clock with no hands or the shape of a boat with your name on it.

The island is so pristine, you would never guess it has had so many visitors over the years.

Read all about it today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/28/wallace-island-marine-park-british-columbia/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #britishcolumbia #gulfislands #marinepark  ___

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2014-06-21 19:54:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

One Day Flash Sale - my eBooks are 50% off today!
Today is my favourite day of the year because it's the longest day of the year!

I love the long summer nights in British Columbia and today we'll have 16 hours, 15 minutes and one second of daylight.

To celebrate the solstice I'm having a one day flash sale! Get the best deal that's ever been offered on my eBooks: 50% off.

That brings the price of each eBook down to only $5. But the offer is only valid today.

One Day Flash Sale - my eBooks are 50% off today!
Today is my favourite day of the year because it's the longest day of the year!

I love the long summer nights in British Columbia and today we'll have 16 hours, 15 minutes and one second of daylight.

To celebrate the solstice I'm having a one day flash sale! Get the best deal that's ever been offered on my eBooks: 50% off.

That brings the price of each eBook down to only $5. But the offer is only valid today.___

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2014-06-19 17:01:31 (6 comments, 29 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Kolob Terrace
While trying to get away from the spring break crowds in Zion National Park, Utah, we discovered Kolob Terrace in the central part of the park.

Find out more about this location today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/18/kolob-terrace/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #lanscapephotography
#utahphotography #nationalparkphotography #zionnationalpark  

Kolob Terrace
While trying to get away from the spring break crowds in Zion National Park, Utah, we discovered Kolob Terrace in the central part of the park.

Find out more about this location today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/18/kolob-terrace/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #lanscapephotography
#utahphotography #nationalparkphotography #zionnationalpark  ___

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2014-06-17 17:46:22 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Today Canada's government will decide it's position on the Northern Gateway pipeline. It's the biggest decision our Prime Minister will make in his 8 years in power.

It could make Canada a global petro-power.

It could also destroy our ocean and everything that lives in it.

Please watch this short video to understand the degree of mis-information Enbridge would have you believe about the project.

http://youtu.be/U3vxhnan_ZA

Today Canada's government will decide it's position on the Northern Gateway pipeline. It's the biggest decision our Prime Minister will make in his 8 years in power.

It could make Canada a global petro-power.

It could also destroy our ocean and everything that lives in it.

Please watch this short video to understand the degree of mis-information Enbridge would have you believe about the project.

http://youtu.be/U3vxhnan_ZA___

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2014-06-17 16:27:08 (9 comments, 15 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Kolob Canyons
Zion National Park can be a pretty busy place with all the hikers doing Angel’s Landing and the Narrows and all the photographers lined up on the bridge.

Plus, we made a critical mistake. Because we had been there before, we didn’t do as much research as we usually do. We just booked a week at the RV park.

It turned out that the week we chose was spring break!!!! Noooooo!!! All the people! It was outrageous.

But we did discover a lesser known part of the park away from all the crowds: Kolob Canyons.

Read more about it today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/16/kolob-canyons

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #nationalparkphotography #zionnationalpark #utahphotography  

Kolob Canyons
Zion National Park can be a pretty busy place with all the hikers doing Angel’s Landing and the Narrows and all the photographers lined up on the bridge.

Plus, we made a critical mistake. Because we had been there before, we didn’t do as much research as we usually do. We just booked a week at the RV park.

It turned out that the week we chose was spring break!!!! Noooooo!!! All the people! It was outrageous.

But we did discover a lesser known part of the park away from all the crowds: Kolob Canyons.

Read more about it today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/16/kolob-canyons

#10000photographersaroundtheworld #hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #nationalparkphotography #zionnationalpark #utahphotography  ___

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2014-06-13 17:29:26 (10 comments, 15 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Roadside Attraction: California Poppies
On our drive back home from our snowbird season, we stopped for a night of free parking at a Casino in Nice, California.

As we pulled in, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, behind the dumpsters in the back, a small patch of California Poppies.

When the wind died down, I went out with my telephoto lens and my Canon 500D close-up filter to see what kind of interesting compositions I could come up with.

By the way, I love the 500D filter because it means I can get macro shots without having to carry around a dedicated macro lens.

It’s funny how often I find I great subject, or something amazing happens like an incredible sunset or a herd of antelope, in the most unexpected places like casinos and truck stops.

I had been looking for a pretty patch of poppies in all the parks, and I found them behinda... more »

Roadside Attraction: California Poppies
On our drive back home from our snowbird season, we stopped for a night of free parking at a Casino in Nice, California.

As we pulled in, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, behind the dumpsters in the back, a small patch of California Poppies.

When the wind died down, I went out with my telephoto lens and my Canon 500D close-up filter to see what kind of interesting compositions I could come up with.

By the way, I love the 500D filter because it means I can get macro shots without having to carry around a dedicated macro lens.

It’s funny how often I find I great subject, or something amazing happens like an incredible sunset or a herd of antelope, in the most unexpected places like casinos and truck stops.

I had been looking for a pretty patch of poppies in all the parks, and I found them behind a casino dumpster. (I think it was a little too early in the year for the poppies to be everywhere!)

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqspflowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercolors #poppy #californiapoppies  ___

2014-06-10 20:59:26 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Canadian photographers: How do you insure rented camera gear?

I am looking for insurance for rented gear that that covers for loss and is not homeowner insurance .

Everything seems to be damage only, not loss, and often a rider on house insurance, which wouldn't work for me.

I see a place online called "Gear Policy". It has odd wording about "mysterious disappearance". Has anyone used them?

I appreciate any advice!

Canadian photographers: How do you insure rented camera gear?

I am looking for insurance for rented gear that that covers for loss and is not homeowner insurance .

Everything seems to be damage only, not loss, and often a rider on house insurance, which wouldn't work for me.

I see a place online called "Gear Policy". It has odd wording about "mysterious disappearance". Has anyone used them?

I appreciate any advice!___

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2014-06-10 04:38:27 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

I so rarely have photos of mountains! I should have shared with +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell 

The Watchman, The Virgin River, and No One But Me
As I made this photo, there were at least 20 photographers lined up on the bridge in front of me making a very similar photo. They are just around the bend in the river. The perspective is a bit different: a more elevated position, less river, no tree. But is it really that much better? Is it better at all?

The first time I visited Zion National Park, I had to make “the bridge photo” too because there must be a reason why everyone is standing there, right? And there is, it’s a great vantage point. But sometimes you just have to move on, and this time I wouldn’t allow myself to make photos from the bridge.

Instead I discovered what I think is a better location. And there was no one there but me. That alone makes it a better location! There was peace and solitude. Those are critical components of photography for me.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography
#nationalparkphotography #zionnationalpark #utahphotography  ___I so rarely have photos of mountains! I should have shared with +Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell 

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2014-06-09 18:53:26 (47 comments, 90 reshares, 622 +1s)Open 

The Watchman, The Virgin River, and No One But Me
As I made this photo, there were at least 20 photographers lined up on the bridge in front of me making a very similar photo. They are just around the bend in the river. The perspective is a bit different: a more elevated position, less river, no tree. But is it really that much better? Is it better at all?

The first time I visited Zion National Park, I had to make “the bridge photo” too because there must be a reason why everyone is standing there, right? And there is, it’s a great vantage point. But sometimes you just have to move on, and this time I wouldn’t allow myself to make photos from the bridge.

Instead I discovered what I think is a better location. And there was no one there but me. That alone makes it a better location! There was peace and solitude. Those are critical components of photography for me.
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The Watchman, The Virgin River, and No One But Me
As I made this photo, there were at least 20 photographers lined up on the bridge in front of me making a very similar photo. They are just around the bend in the river. The perspective is a bit different: a more elevated position, less river, no tree. But is it really that much better? Is it better at all?

The first time I visited Zion National Park, I had to make “the bridge photo” too because there must be a reason why everyone is standing there, right? And there is, it’s a great vantage point. But sometimes you just have to move on, and this time I wouldn’t allow myself to make photos from the bridge.

Instead I discovered what I think is a better location. And there was no one there but me. That alone makes it a better location! There was peace and solitude. Those are critical components of photography for me.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography
#nationalparkphotography #zionnationalpark #utahphotography  ___

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2014-06-04 14:54:34 (11 comments, 16 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Towers of the Virgin
It was one of those mornings when I lift the blinds on the window, a little bleary eyed, and suddenly I’m awake, excited about what I see. With a little hop and a jump I grab my camera gear and I’m off!

I was staying at an RV park just outside Zion National Park in Utah. The clouds looked pretty thick, but the chances were high for a dramatic view so I set off to one of the places I missed on my previous visit, the Towers of the Virgin located behind the museum.

The drive to the museum was only a couple of minutes and surprisingly there were only a few people there who soon cleared out and I was on my own.

Something magical happens when you find yourself all alone in a place like this while the clouds slowly shift, revealing different parts of the majestic mountains, in silence.
h... more »

Towers of the Virgin
It was one of those mornings when I lift the blinds on the window, a little bleary eyed, and suddenly I’m awake, excited about what I see. With a little hop and a jump I grab my camera gear and I’m off!

I was staying at an RV park just outside Zion National Park in Utah. The clouds looked pretty thick, but the chances were high for a dramatic view so I set off to one of the places I missed on my previous visit, the Towers of the Virgin located behind the museum.

The drive to the museum was only a couple of minutes and surprisingly there were only a few people there who soon cleared out and I was on my own.

Something magical happens when you find yourself all alone in a place like this while the clouds slowly shift, revealing different parts of the majestic mountains, in silence.

http://annemckinnell.com/2014/06/03/towers-virgin/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #lanscapephotography #southwestphotography #utahphotography #nationalpark #nationalparkphotography #zionnationalpark  ___

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2014-05-29 17:12:51 (17 comments, 52 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

A Secret Oasis of Barrel Cacti
Somewhere off the beaten track in middle of nowhere, Nevada, I saw an interesting rock outcropping in the distance.

“Let’s go explore!” I said to Ray.

I could see the look in his eyes.

“Long Pants!” I exclaimed.

So we donned our long pants and set off amongst the prickly pear cactus, the teddy bear cholla, the walking stick cactus, the spitting needle cactus, the attack cactus, and the grabby cactus. And there were some Joshua Trees too.

After half an hour of careful stepping, we reached the rock. We photographed all around and as the sun went down I decided to walk around the back.

To my surprise, I found my own secret oasis with barrel cacti working their way up the rock cliff.

http://annemckinnell.com/2014/05/28/secret-oasis-barrel-cacti/

#10000pho... more »

A Secret Oasis of Barrel Cacti
Somewhere off the beaten track in middle of nowhere, Nevada, I saw an interesting rock outcropping in the distance.

“Let’s go explore!” I said to Ray.

I could see the look in his eyes.

“Long Pants!” I exclaimed.

So we donned our long pants and set off amongst the prickly pear cactus, the teddy bear cholla, the walking stick cactus, the spitting needle cactus, the attack cactus, and the grabby cactus. And there were some Joshua Trees too.

After half an hour of careful stepping, we reached the rock. We photographed all around and as the sun went down I decided to walk around the back.

To my surprise, I found my own secret oasis with barrel cacti working their way up the rock cliff.

http://annemckinnell.com/2014/05/28/secret-oasis-barrel-cacti/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #southwestphotography #nevadaphotography #cactusphotography #cactusthursday  ___

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2014-05-28 16:36:08 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

More Rock Art from Whitney Pocket, Nevada
Here's another piece of abstract rock art from my campsite at Whitney Pocket, Nevada.

See more abstract rock photos from this location on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/05/26/abstract-rock-art-southwest/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #abstractphotography #nevadaphotography  

More Rock Art from Whitney Pocket, Nevada
Here's another piece of abstract rock art from my campsite at Whitney Pocket, Nevada.

See more abstract rock photos from this location on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/05/26/abstract-rock-art-southwest/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #abstractphotography #nevadaphotography  ___

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2014-05-27 17:20:09 (16 comments, 18 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Abstract Rock Art in the Southwest
The thing I like the most about photographing in the southwest USA is the limitless opportunities not only for the grand scenic landscapes, but all the smaller abstract scenes that are inherent in them.

It’s wonderful to be able to take a stroll from the RV in any direction you choose, explore a nearby rock formation, and come away with interesting abstract photos.

Here's one I made near my campsite at Whitney Pocket, Nevada.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography
#abstractphotography #southwestlandscape #southwestphotography #nevadaphotography  

Abstract Rock Art in the Southwest
The thing I like the most about photographing in the southwest USA is the limitless opportunities not only for the grand scenic landscapes, but all the smaller abstract scenes that are inherent in them.

It’s wonderful to be able to take a stroll from the RV in any direction you choose, explore a nearby rock formation, and come away with interesting abstract photos.

Here's one I made near my campsite at Whitney Pocket, Nevada.

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography
#abstractphotography #southwestlandscape #southwestphotography #nevadaphotography  ___

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2014-05-21 17:43:09 (13 comments, 29 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

Arch at Whitney Pocket, Nevada
Way out in the desert, at the northeast end of Lake Mead in Nevada, lies one of our favourite new boondocking spots: Whitney Pocket.

In amongst the crags we set up our RV and spent a few days wandering this remote and peaceful area. Well, peaceful until the boy scouts showed up with their black powder guns, but you know it’s Nevada and you can do stuff like that!

Read the full story today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/05/20/arch-whitney-pocket-nevada/

#10000photographersaroundtheworld
#hqspromotion #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography
#southwestphotography #southwestlandscape #nevadaphotography  

Arch at Whitney Pocket, Nevada
Way out in the desert, at the northeast end of Lake Mead in Nevada, lies one of our favourite new boondocking spots: Whitney Pocket.

In amongst the crags we set up our RV and spent a few days wandering this remote and peaceful area. Well, peaceful until the boy scouts showed up with their black powder guns, but you know it’s Nevada and you can do stuff like that!

Read the full story today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2014/05/20/arch-whitney-pocket-nevada/

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