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Tarun Bhushan has been at 9 events

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Rodney Campbell56,922Come join us for +500px’s Second Annual Global Photowalk in every city on the planet!Where:Here in Sydney we’ll all be meeting under the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Milsons Point/Kirribilli right next to the entrance to Luna Park. Both Milsons Point and North Sydney train stations are nearby and some (paid & free) parking exists around Bradfield ParkWe’ll take a leisurely walk along the boardwalk past Luna Park and around Lavender bay to Blues Point for sunset (we can shoot either east or west depending on the conditions at sunset)For those who are interested we’ll also probably head to one of the nearby pubs or restaurants along Blues Point Road afterwards for drinks and/or dinner, chatting and funMap of the route: https://goo.gl/maps/jsT9iWhen:3:45PM - meet and greet next to Olympic Drive under the SHB near Luna Park4:00PM - photowalk around Lavender Bay5:40PM - sunset at Blues Point, twilight and blue hour shots depending on conditions6:30PM - drinks, dinner, socialisingTheme:The theme for this year's photo walk is "Patterns and Symbols”.We see patterns and symbols everywhere around us — crowds of people, cars stuck in traffic, patterns in nature, so let's capture everything that relates to that!Join thousands of photographers around the world in a free photo walk around your city and explore new hidden spots in your city and meet new friendsI hope to see you all there, feel free to share the event with your friends :)Hashtags for our event are #500pxSydney #WeAre500px Cheers +Rodney Campbell500px Second Annual Global Photowalk - Sydney2014-09-06 07:45:0049 
Drink and Click™ SYD339 Hi all!Come join us for a +Drink and Click™ SYD welcome our out of town guests +Michael Bonocore and +Tessa Kit Zawadzki :) Let's show them the magic of our harbour at twilight and some awesome pubs!!+Michael Bonocore is an international superstar +SmugMug ger and +The Giving Lens photographer (I'm secretly jealous, well, not so secretly hehe). Check out his website here: http://www.michaelbonocore.com/+Ana Andres and +Andy Yee have prepared an rough itinerary around the Rocks. As usual this is subject to change depending of what we feel like doing on the day so feel free to call me (Ana) at 0405 116 233 if you can't find us, I'll try to keep the event updated :)4pm - Drinks and/or dinner at the rooftop bar of the Glenmore Hotel (96 Cumberland St, https://goo.gl/maps/lmDRk)5.30pm - Photowalk around the Rocks to capture blue hour (most likely head down to Circular Quay for a stunning view of the Sydney Opera House).Afterwards - Go to another pub (maybe the Australian? or the Argyle?) for some more drinks, chatting and fun!I hope to see you all there!!Cheers,+Ana Andres PS.This month's chapter wide challenge is "Blue/GoldeDrink and Click Sydney welcomes Michael Bonocore2014-07-01 16:00:0024 
Ali Sadreddini31,905Last SydBD photowalk of the year We're catching up for a afternoon shoot on the Friday the 20th of December 2013. Location to be confirmed (somewhere in the city). I'm hoping a lot of you can make it as it is towards the end of the year and work is slowing down, especially on a Friday afternoon. Leave us comments here with your questions if any. We will be Stopping at a Bar somewhere during this time for a few drinks and dinner if anyone is hungry. Thanks Guys Hope to see you thereTGIF - Meet + Drink + Shoot + Enjoy2013-12-20 06:00:0011 
Virtual Photo Walks™4,251,339http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/watch-us-live/The International Fleet Review and Fireworks Spectacular2013-10-05 19:00:0088 
Ben Fewtrell2,958Ben Fewtrell from www.on3legs.com  and Rob from Photography Hot Spots www.photographyhotspots.com.au are hosting the 2nd anniversary G+ PhotoWALK in Sydney... We have broken this walk into two parts, the first part is an early start for those that like to get up early to shoot sunrise, we will be meeting outside of Luna Park next to the Milsons Point Ferry wharf at 6am and making our way around to Jeffrey Street Wharf at Kirribilli where will meet those of you that want to sleep in! At 8:30am the walk will continue back to the starting point of Luna Park where it will conclude. Everyone of all skill levels is welcome… as usual with my PhotoWALKS it does not matter what type of camera you have, even your smart phone will do the trick! #G+2yearanniversary SYDNEY G+ 2 year anniversary Worldwide PhotoWALK2013-06-28 22:00:0047 
Jeff Smith60,580Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13. The theme for this week is I've got the music in meAgain this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy.Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way.___________________________UPLOADINGThe event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before.Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.This is a Public event open to all.Any questions, again please check the FAQs.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48131 
Drink and Click™ SYD339Hi Sydney Drink and Clickers!!Who would like to join me for some fireworks at Darling Harbour Fireworks and a drink or two (or three or four...) starting at the Pontoon Bar, where they also have 10$ meals.+Steve Reddock   is helping me organise this event and I hope to see many of you there, no excuses!! :) I'm looking forward to it :)Cheers,+Ana Andres Drink and Click Sydney - Darling Harbour2013-04-06 18:00:0039 
Elia Locardi2,194,500Hello Sydney! The heat wave is over so let's have some fun! Exciting News about the Photowalk this coming Sunday, February 10th, 2013! We’ve been granted special group access to the Opera House Concert Hall Northern Foyers, a RARE and EXCITING opportunity! After meeting at the Opera House steps we’ll head inside for a chance to see and photograph the interior of one of the most iconic structures in the world! Please arrive on time as the group photo, headcount and FREE PRIZE giveaways will happen near the beginning of the walk and we don’t want you to miss out!Whether you're a beginner, a dabbler, or a seasoned pro, the event is absolutely free and everyone is invited to attend. So bring your DSLRs, Point & Shoots, Phones, or whatever camera you may have, or simply join us for a nice evening stroll around the harbour. We're happy to have you!And, if hanging out with a bunch of your fellow photographers wasn't exciting enough? Attendees will have a chance to win FREE prizes and giveaways from our friends at +Google Australia, +JOBY, +Sydney Opera House and +SmugMug! No registration is necessary. Just come to shoot, hang out, have fun, and we'll take care of the rest. Along the way, we'll make stops and I'll give brief talks and demonstrations on photography and answer as many questions as possible. Feel free to ask away, whether it's photography related or just for fun. Cost: FREEWhen: February 10th, 2013 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmWhere: Beginning at The Opera House StepsWho: All ages and skill levels are welcome to attendYou can RSVP & Share Your Photos in this Google+ event.When posting your photos of the event to social media please tag them with #SYDPhotowalk2013 so we can all find and enjoy them later.I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you and shooting together! See you there!------------------------------------------------I'll also be teaching a 2 hour Digital Blending and Post-processing workshop on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Maiden Theatre located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. I'll be sharing my complete digital workflow from start to finish, focusing on manual blending techniques and how to maintain complete control over your images. From color correction to complex masking, if you're curious how I craft my photography, this is your chance to find out. Complete info can be found here: http://bit.ly/SYD-workshop----------------------------------------------Sydney PhotoWalk 2013 || Hosted by Elia Locardi2013-02-10 17:30:00354 
Trey Ratcliff7,801,085A Free and fun PhotoWalk!  Everyone is invited for this fun event - all skill levels... it doesn't even matter if you just have your mobile phone and like to snap away with that.  Personally, I'll have the whole shootin' match with my tripod and stuff, but this will be immediately obvious upon arrival.  Cost: FREEDate and Time:  Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 25th at 5 PM Sydney TimeLocation:  Sydney, First Fleet Park http://goo.gl/maps/uh8p2 Who to Bring:  A family-friendly event!  Bring the brood!Photo Sharing:  After the photowalk, attach your photos to this event and/or use the tag:   #TRSydneyPhotoWalk  !I know there are many beginner and serious photographers in the area, and I look forward to meeting you!  I'm VERY sorry for the last-minute notice, but my schedule has been erratic lately.   We will walk along the waterfront, take photos, and I'll go through several demonstrations.  I'll describe what I'm doing, and all questions are welcome.  I hope it is both a great photo-experience and learning-experience!  :)See you soon!Google+ PhotoWalk in Sydney, Australia with Trey! Join me!2012-09-25 09:00:00313 

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John Wood14,205If 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 postIf you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing  #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday  #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle2014-09-17 10:38:20500525564
John Nuntiatio45,600#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-15 06:01:48210031
Margaret Tompkins119,029Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff BeddowDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the t2014-09-15 00:18:036714722
Gailen Mapes67,830Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C - 14 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 +2014-09-14 10:21:35204029
Denyse Landry40,723Cercle pour la diversité et le partage V.1.Circle to the diversity and sharing V.1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTPour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must 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.I appreciate your hard work and your shares.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.J’apprécie votre excellent travail et vos partages . #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #photographer   #topsharedcircle   #bestongphotography   #topongoogle   #addcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #findcircles   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #thankyoucircle  2014-09-11 14:27:26319381051
Gailen Mapes67,369+300mmMonday "Thank You" Circle - August, 2014I think this is a record!  The 55 fine photographers (and the theme) in this circle all contributed to the +300mmMonday theme in August, 2014.  There were birds and critters and landscapes - all of them worth checking out.  I have always maintained and I'm holding to my position that these are some of the very best photographers on Google Plus!You can be part of this circle next month!  Al you have to do is post your long lens photos (see the criteria on the theme page below) and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes Please visit the profiles and streams of contributers and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about2014-09-02 13:13:385615611
HQSP HDR8,773HQSP HDR August 2014 Contributors Circle!Hello HDR fans! Thanks to all of you who shared your work with  #hqsphdr  theme in August!If you would like to be part of this circle, share your HDR work with the #hqsphdr   theme page. Check out our About page for details on this theme as well as other HQSP themes. Add, share and engage these awesome photographers for some great HDR photography in your stream! +HQSP HDR  is owned by +Anja Wessels and curated by +David D and +Peter Lipa Check out +HQSP Info for more details. Once again, big thank you from +HQSP HDR team! 2014-09-01 12:58:087523932
John Nuntiatio44,530#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-29 11:51:20211064
Gailen Mapes66,836Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-08-14 10:24:52192005
Gerard Blacklock23,700Gerry's Australian Photographers Circle Version 3Hey Aussie togs, this is a pretty big update to this circle from the last one, this time I have been more selective in the fact that inactive glus members get booted, the circle was over 600 and as such I needed to comply with 'the less than 500 requirement' hence culling was needed.Note, this is the only circle I share since I really have a interest in local content.Feel free to reshare as you see fit, the main purpose is to facilitate more engagement between local aussie togs.Please feel free to comment and let me know if you know anyone (or if you are indeed one) who is a quality, active and interesting Australian based photographer.Two great communities/themes to get involved with if you like Australia content is #photomaniaustralia +Photo Mania Australia and Australian Landscape Photography https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1060822645285719679572014-08-13 02:56:2844714219
HQSP Winners28,622Release 2014 July HQSP Winners circle!The seventh circle of this year! +Krystina Isabella Brion, +Heiko Köster, +Terrie Gray , +Michael Sonntag , +Suzi Harr , +Simon Wareham  and +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages. You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. In this circle: - All who have made it with their post to the +HQSP Winners  page in July- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)*Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-07-31 22:07:03308274732
Gailen Mapes66,574+300mmMonday "Thank You" CircleThe 47 photographers in this circle (plus the theme) posted pictures to +300mmMonday during July.  You can be in this circle next month, just post your long lens photos and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles and streams of contributers and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes  .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-07-31 10:24:4948227
Artist , photographer , amateur or professional3,455Circle A.P.A.P. +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak It his for both the creation of the circle. this weekend of rest we will reply to the message Monday You're welcome !We are happy to share your work . Thank you Jany & Krzysztof.For an upcoming sharing your work in good agreement we ask. Follow the rule Please. To add to your circle, the curator and organizer  +jany viala    & +Krzysztof Felczak    +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional for  to follow your job+A.P.A.P.Grand talent     to promote great talent  +A.P.A.P. Cascade, montagne, paysage   & +A.P.A.P.Macro Architecture Bird  for the contest Each pages, the circle! You do not follow the rules you would no longer share Thank you for your understanding.+jany viala  Ps: you can share and comment +1 also!  thank you! Jany from this holiday weekend.2014-07-25 09:15:333039417
HQSP Winners28,528Release 2014 June HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion +Terrie Gray +Sime Wareham +Philippe Avenel and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners  page in June- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Regards,Anja2014-07-04 20:17:562859649115
Gailen Mapes65,671+300mmMonday "Thank You" Circle - June 2014The photographers that contribute to the +300mmMonday theme are some of the best on G+.  You can check out their work by adding this circle to the people you follow.You can be in this circle next month!  Just upload your long lens photos and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes Please visit the profile and streams of contributers and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-07-02 20:59:225114811
HQSP Night5,317Hello everybody, it is already july and here is the new monthy circle of +HQSP Night. All this fantastic photographers in this circle got shared at the  +HQSP Night theme page in the month june.If you want to be in the next circle you just have to add the +HQSP Night page to your cicles and share a night picture public and add the #hqspnight  tag to this picture.Feel free to add this photograhers to your circles and share the circle in your profile to support our night lovers.2014-07-01 11:46:07132469
WorldBreakingNews LatestNewsCurrentNews6 #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle  #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   2014-06-23 10:07:01499538
Eroto Graphy2,818     *If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle #128*         •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Summer Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents, and if you add them, you will have an even better Google plus experience.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you 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 (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/114802438985444128484/posts/itMhCJE4o7dCircle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795If you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.2014-06-23 03:27:52500352781
Margaret Tompkins110,822Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony PhillipsDo you want to be a part of this circle?  Share one of your best landscape photographs to the +Landscape Photography theme.  Add the names of some of the curators and get one of them to share your photo to the theme page!!  Each week we will share the profiles of those whose photos have been selected to be shared to the theme page!!  They’re picky so share only you’re very best!!  Good luck!!  Be su2014-06-14 17:56:316240838
Gailen Mapes65,089Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-14 11:12:201974111
Mikhail Petrovsky87,371Good morning /evening to all!Этот круг объединяет людей со схожими интересами и активной жизненной позицией в Google+Буду признателен всем, кто присоединится и поделится этим кругом.This circle unites people with similar interests and an active lifestyle in Google+ I would be grateful to all those who will join and share this circle. #ForFriends #EarthMyMother #photo 2014-06-10 02:03:08492452470
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171335
badai circle303please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-15 20:15:26496338
Gailen Mapes64,177Hand Picked Photographers Circles -Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-05-14 10:35:13199606
Cartoons Full Movie633Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              114This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle2014-05-12 00:43:324708113
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
Walter Gawronski27,725Here's my Oz Shooters circle +Paul Snedden feel free to reshare.2014-05-10 22:05:45413705
Bui Van Nam9091Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-05-07 16:06:164014110
Ryan Johnson4,294Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators  to add or share1) +1 this post2) Share this post publicly3) Comment below (ask to be added)4) Add the circle (if you can)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #publiccircle   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle   #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-07 11:36:00464322354
Photo Mania Australia1,417+Photo Mania Australia Is proud to present this month's circle of Australia's Top Talented Photographers on G+. To see the best Australia has to offer do yourself a favour and import this circle.To become a part of this growing stream:1. Add +Photo Mania Australia to your circles2. Import this fine circle of talent3. Plus 1 this post and share (optional but great etiquette). 4. Be Australian, be living in Australia, having spent a lot of time in Australian and sharing photos from this land.2014-05-06 23:57:3635710313
HQSP Night5,015Hello everybody, here is the monthly circle of the contributors to the HQSP Night theme. Feel free to add this circle to your own circle.If you want to be a part of this circle just share a picture to the HQSP Night theme.Shared by +Dirk Müller 2014-05-06 10:53:49107739
Gailen Mapes63,304+300mmMonday "Thank You" CircleThe 52 photographers (and the theme) in this circle all shared telephoto lens photographs in April, 2014.  These are truly some of the best photographers on G+.  You can be in this circle next month, just check out the requirements (link below) and add the following to your text:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles and streams and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-05-01 19:43:315311711
HQSP Winners27,532Release 2014 April HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr  +Michael Sonntag  +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion  +Terrie Gray  +Sime Wareham  and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in April- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Keep posting your beautiful photos!Regards Anja2014-05-01 14:17:0937715185169
Gailen Mapes62,568Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera  A-C - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-14 10:20:0519710412
Everything Green7,076Contributors CircleJade Green, Light Green, Forest Green, Avocado Green, Myrtle Green, Artichoke Green, Yellow Green, Emerald Green, Neon Green, Tea Green, Pale Green, Bright Green, Dark Green, Hunter Green, Mint Green, Pine Green, the list is infinite. Which is you favorite Green color?Enjoy green in its many hues tints. and shades via the contributions  submitted by our talented contributors listed below. And to them, much appreciation for your continues support.Curating Opportunity: If you are into green and are able to help curate this theme please send me a private note: +andi rivarola Happy Green Day!+Circles Circles Circles  #circleshares  +Valued Circle Shares +Crazy Circles  #green   #circlesharing   #sharingcircles  2014-04-11 21:26:51147522059
HQSP Winners27,168Release 2014 March HQSP Winners circle!The third circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster ,+Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and  +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages. You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. In this circle: - All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)- And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-04-04 08:36:23332384042
Gailen Mapes61,572+300mmMonday "Thank You" CircleThe 52 photographers (and the daily theme) in this circle all shared photos in March, 2014.  These are truly some of the best photographers on G+!  You too can be in this circle next month.  All you have to do is share your long lens photos (300mm equivalent or more) and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen MapesPlease visit the profiles and streams and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-04-01 13:23:10538410
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Photo Journal Worldwide4,457+Photo Journal Worldwide *Circle of Present and Past Contributors* You have shared a such a array of beauty from around the world  filled with touching words. Thank you so much. Your contributions are deeply appreciated and enjoyed. There's much inspiration in your posts.New Contributors:1- Please be sure to include our tags: +Photo Journal Worldwide and #photojournalworldwide  so I can more easily find your posts.2- Our theme is about knowing the artist and the meaning behind a shot, so always include an original image with an original description/note/poem/narration.Curator: +andi rivarola +Circles Circles Circles +Share Your Circle  #circlesharing   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-03-05 15:08:26108422149
Gailen Mapes60,245+300mmMonday "Thank You" Circle"The 41 fine photographers (and the theme page) in this circle all shared with the +300mmMonday theme in February, 2014.  These are some of the very best photographers on G+.  Don't just take my word for it, add them to your circles and see.You can be in this circle!  Just share your telephoto lens (300mm equivalent or longer) and tag them:#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes !Please visit the profiles and streams and comment, add to your circles, share and give +1 for the wonderful photos!More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113599655588847179246/113599655588847179246/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2014-03-02 12:14:1042637
Lerato Majikfaerie28,776Spider's WebThis is my circle of arachnophiles - it's an opt-in circle; everyone in here has requested to be in it. It's the circle I notify of my spider posts, particularly #SpiderSunday  postsI'm joining +Kimberly Hosey in curating #SpiderSunday  and +Spider Sunday, so I'll be somewhat more focussed on keeping up with the Sunday #Spider  posts. If you would like in (or out) of this circle, let me know. And please post your Sunday Spider pics with the #SpiderSunday  tag, and plus me in :) I do like my arachnid friends <32014-03-01 13:32:389432339
Alfred Bohns6,100This circle contains  people who are interested in your pictures and will share their always new creations.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2014-02-19 11:04:2348517824
Everything Green5,380Forever ContributorsIt's been a while since I published this circle, so here it is. Thank you so much for your wonderful contributions to the World of Green. It's been quite a ride. Love seeing all the green touch your life in a simple or significant way. If I missed you, please let me know. Note that you have to had circled this theme in order to be added to the Contributors Circle.If you are able, please share this circle in your stream. +Circles Circles Circles +Valued Circle Shares +Shared Circles Magic G+  #circlesharing   #sharingcircles  2014-02-18 22:13:26132431747
Gailen Mapes59,790Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera A-C  - 14 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Ma2014-02-14 11:40:55183718
Edith Kukla44,774CIRCLE SHARING TIME - HAPPY VALENTINELong time ago after my last circle sharing! Here is No. 1 of 4 photographer circles. All include a lot of the best photographers in G+. So I can say TOP CIRCLES!If you want a very interesting and beautiful stream, add it to your circles and help spread the beauty. If you want include in one of the 4 circles, please give a comment, a + 1 and share it. And please remember - sharing is caring :-)))  #mycircles   #circlesharing   #sharethelove  2014-02-13 12:14:2534416368172
HQSP Winners26,231Release 2014 January HQSP Winners circle!The first circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team members and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in January- All HQSP pages and team-members - And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-01-31 22:07:462829053141
Mikhail Petrovsky77,576Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-26 01:48:035006829102
John Nuntiatio25,447#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-25 19:47:3537311113
Walter Soestbergen51,287✯✯   Macro Photographers circle   ✯✯The New Macro Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [16-January-2014]This 8th edition from the Macro circle is a must have for people who love nature Macro photo's.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Macro photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Macro photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Macro circleSpecial thanks to +Bill Urwin and +Thomas Kirchen for the great efforts you make to the theme +Macro4AllSpecial thanks for +Mark O'Callaghan who stopped and did a great job last year helping with the theme.If you want to share your photos with the +Macro4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Macro4All  with +114288170272943967264, +116015048260309285957,  and +115533614048623021648 (+102113123017217908650)with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.2014-01-16 17:23:4637517366136
ArmStreet376 A Very Social Circlecircle of people, with active life position in Google+If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2014-01-14 13:35:11456291338

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2014-07-20 11:37:36 (39 comments, 24 reshares, 170 +1s) 

Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right

The sun and the clouds agreed in advance to deny me a "proper sunrise", but it couldn't keep hiding forever. Turimetta Beach, yesterday.

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
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2014-07-20 11:37:36 (39 comments, 24 reshares, 170 +1s) 

Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right

The sun and the clouds agreed in advance to deny me a "proper sunrise", but it couldn't keep hiding forever. Turimetta Beach, yesterday.

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
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2014-07-20 11:37:36 (39 comments, 24 reshares, 170 +1s) 

Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right

The sun and the clouds agreed in advance to deny me a "proper sunrise", but it couldn't keep hiding forever. Turimetta Beach, yesterday.

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
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2014-09-22 09:24:36 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s) 

Still got the (spinning) blues

From the first night of my week-and-a-bit in Seattle (just got back to Sydney this morning), here's an LE shot of the Seattle Great Wheel and the city around it.

Finished my night shots around 9:30pm and decided to try a recommended restaurant for dinner. Must say the city downtown appeared a bit dodgy to me, at least the bits I saw. Quite a few homeless, druggies and aggressive types on 3rd Ave. at that time. When a fight broke out between two groups while on my way there, I called it quits and turned back to the hotel and had my meal there. Still, got to that restaurant a few days later along with a few people from work (and it was great).

Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (Live) (Don't miss the guitar!!)

#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections (+Gemma Costa +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores)
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Still got the (spinning) blues

From the first night of my week-and-a-bit in Seattle (just got back to Sydney this morning), here's an LE shot of the Seattle Great Wheel and the city around it.

Finished my night shots around 9:30pm and decided to try a recommended restaurant for dinner. Must say the city downtown appeared a bit dodgy to me, at least the bits I saw. Quite a few homeless, druggies and aggressive types on 3rd Ave. at that time. When a fight broke out between two groups while on my way there, I called it quits and turned back to the hotel and had my meal there. Still, got to that restaurant a few days later along with a few people from work (and it was great).

Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (Live) (Don't miss the guitar!!)

#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections (+Gemma Costa +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores)
#hqspnight +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser)
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes (+Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#photojournalworldwide +Photo Journal Worldwide (+andi rivarola)___

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2014-09-11 13:29:42 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 64 +1s) 

Lit up for your amusement

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Long exposure shot of Luna Park (amusement park) and buildings at Milsons Point (north Sydney) as seen from Blues Point at night after all other photowalkers had departed.

35mm, f/11, 60sec, ISO 100, Formatt-Hitech 0.9 Reverse ND Grad

#500pxSydney #weare500px 
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#hqspnight +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +TomHi... more »

Lit up for your amusement

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Long exposure shot of Luna Park (amusement park) and buildings at Milsons Point (north Sydney) as seen from Blues Point at night after all other photowalkers had departed.

35mm, f/11, 60sec, ISO 100, Formatt-Hitech 0.9 Reverse ND Grad

#500pxSydney #weare500px 
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#hqspnight +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes (+Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler)___

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2014-09-10 13:53:33 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s) 

There was no sunset that day

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It was a very wet day. Not exactly an ideal day for a photowalk, but walk we did. The sunset was not visible that day because of the heavy cloud cover. This panorama was taken during drizzle from Blues Point. You can see the Sydney CBD to the left with the extreme left being the lead up to the Harbour Bridge. Towards the right is further west, with the Anzac Bridge visible in the distance. In the centre you can see something you may not see next year - the 87-metre former Sydney Ports Harbour Control Tower, proposed to be demolished as part of the Barangaroo development.

#500pxSydney #weare500px
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)more »

There was no sunset that day

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It was a very wet day. Not exactly an ideal day for a photowalk, but walk we did. The sunset was not visible that day because of the heavy cloud cover. This panorama was taken during drizzle from Blues Point. You can see the Sydney CBD to the left with the extreme left being the lead up to the Harbour Bridge. Towards the right is further west, with the Anzac Bridge visible in the distance. In the centre you can see something you may not see next year - the 87-metre former Sydney Ports Harbour Control Tower, proposed to be demolished as part of the Barangaroo development.

#500pxSydney #weare500px
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-09-09 13:07:10 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Sentinels in steel

A long exposure shot taken during the 500px photowalk on the weekend. The long exposure and light at the end of the day makes the sea at Lavender Bay look like solid steel, with the piers at this wharf look like sentinels set in the water-steel.

16mm, f/11, 59.0sec, ISO 100, Lee Big Stopper

#500pxSydney #weare500px
#mytowntuesday +*** (+Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong)
#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday (+Christina Deubel)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois+... more »

Sentinels in steel

A long exposure shot taken during the 500px photowalk on the weekend. The long exposure and light at the end of the day makes the sea at Lavender Bay look like solid steel, with the piers at this wharf look like sentinels set in the water-steel.

16mm, f/11, 59.0sec, ISO 100, Lee Big Stopper

#500pxSydney #weare500px
#mytowntuesday +*** (+Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong)
#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday (+Christina Deubel)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)___

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2014-09-05 14:11:29 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s) 

When a rose is not a rose

These beautiful and delicate little flowers are among the first wildflowers of Spring. On my bushwalk last weekend, I was gratified to see many clumps of colour all over the dense heath, and prominent among all of them were the beautiful pinks of the Wax Flowers. Of these, the majority were various species of Boronia, mainly the Sydney Boronia, but also quite a few Eriostemon. I stopped when I spotted something quite different and very striking. It was the leaves and how they were arranged that drew me close - they looked like hand-made braids of delicately serrated rhomboid leaves, and at the end of each braid were little clusters of 6-8 delicate cup shaped flowers, each flower being 8-10mm across. I think this was the first time I've seen these flowers. This is Sydney Rose or Native Rose (Boronia serrulata). They are not roses at all but from the Rutaceae... more »

When a rose is not a rose

These beautiful and delicate little flowers are among the first wildflowers of Spring. On my bushwalk last weekend, I was gratified to see many clumps of colour all over the dense heath, and prominent among all of them were the beautiful pinks of the Wax Flowers. Of these, the majority were various species of Boronia, mainly the Sydney Boronia, but also quite a few Eriostemon. I stopped when I spotted something quite different and very striking. It was the leaves and how they were arranged that drew me close - they looked like hand-made braids of delicately serrated rhomboid leaves, and at the end of each braid were little clusters of 6-8 delicate cup shaped flowers, each flower being 8-10mm across. I think this was the first time I've seen these flowers. This is Sydney Rose or Native Rose (Boronia serrulata). They are not roses at all but from the Rutaceae family (which includes Citrus species) and are very pleasantly fragrant.

26 frame focus stack macro.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#ColorsOnFriday +ColorsOnFriday 
(+Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu)
#pinkcircle +Pink Circle  (+lane langmade +Cheryl Cooper)
#photojournalworldwide +Photo Journal Worldwide (+andi rivarola)___

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2014-09-03 14:28:39 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Too early for the crowds

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Very early on a misty Sunday morning at Bobbin Head in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, north of Sydney. 6 frame panorama.

#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

I was going to... more »

Too early for the crowds

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Very early on a misty Sunday morning at Bobbin Head in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, north of Sydney. 6 frame panorama.

#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

I was going to post this on Monday but it was too late when I got back from work that day so...
#Mirrormonday +Mirrors and Reflections (+Gemma Costa +Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores)
#mistymonday +Misty Monday (+Martin Rak)___

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2014-09-02 02:49:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

On Thursday, the senate is set to vote on one of the cruelest parts of Mr Hockey's budget: forcing young jobseekers to wait six months before receiving unemployment support Newstart. This, just as youth unemployment hits a new 10 year high at a whopping 14.1%.

What does the government expect these young jobseekers to do for six months? Be out on the streets? You may have a son or daughter who has just finished university or school and is looking for a scarce job, or is about to do so, or may know someone who is in this situation. You may simply have empathy with these vulnerable young people. Please sign this petition so we can convince the crossbench not to support the government bill.

On Thursday, the senate is set to vote on one of the cruelest parts of Mr Hockey's budget: forcing young jobseekers to wait six months before receiving unemployment support Newstart. This, just as youth unemployment hits a new 10 year high at a whopping 14.1%.

What does the government expect these young jobseekers to do for six months? Be out on the streets? You may have a son or daughter who has just finished university or school and is looking for a scarce job, or is about to do so, or may know someone who is in this situation. You may simply have empathy with these vulnerable young people. Please sign this petition so we can convince the crossbench not to support the government bill.___

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2014-08-30 14:07:54 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s) 

I'm tired of showing my teeth, I'm gonna split

A mushroom I found in the grass on a track while on one of my bushwalks.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)

I'm tired of showing my teeth, I'm gonna split

A mushroom I found in the grass on a track while on one of my bushwalks.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)___

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2014-08-29 14:25:44 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s) 

Come close if you have a cold

These larvae are called Spitfires. That is because they spit a yellow liquid out of their yellow tails, which is largely Eucalyptus oil, derived from their diet of Eucalyptus leaves. In this stage of their lives, they can badly damage and defoliate trees. During the day, they gather in big groups on stems and trunks of the trees and disperse at night to feed. I came across them in a very wet area of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the north of Sydney.

These Spitfires are the larvae of the Large Green Sawfly (Perga affinis). Sawflies are from Hymenoptera, close relatives of wasps, but they do not sting.

#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday (+Ray Bilcliff +Dorothy Pugh +Sherry McBriar)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+11616029688679685342 +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine... more »

Come close if you have a cold

These larvae are called Spitfires. That is because they spit a yellow liquid out of their yellow tails, which is largely Eucalyptus oil, derived from their diet of Eucalyptus leaves. In this stage of their lives, they can badly damage and defoliate trees. During the day, they gather in big groups on stems and trunks of the trees and disperse at night to feed. I came across them in a very wet area of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the north of Sydney.

These Spitfires are the larvae of the Large Green Sawfly (Perga affinis). Sawflies are from Hymenoptera, close relatives of wasps, but they do not sting.

#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday (+Ray Bilcliff +Dorothy Pugh +Sherry McBriar)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+11616029688679685342 +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)___

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2014-08-27 14:42:14 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Quiet end to a day

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Sunset at Watson's Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs, with the ferry wharf to the left, and the Sydney CBD visible in the background.

5 vertical (portrait) frame panorama: 35mm, f/11, 1/60sec, ISO 2500.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois... more »

Quiet end to a day

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Sunset at Watson's Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs, with the ferry wharf to the left, and the Sydney CBD visible in the background.

5 vertical (portrait) frame panorama: 35mm, f/11, 1/60sec, ISO 2500.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-25 14:24:35 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 34 +1s) 

You should do this more often

I was pleased to see a pair of Crimson Rosellas visiting our backyard on the weekend and eating the horrid scale insects that have infested our fig tree. I had sprayed the tree with pest oil a couple of months ago and thought that the insects were dead. Well, obviously not. If these two friends want to feast on them, all power to them!

#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday (+Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones)
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography (+David Hemmings)
#300mmMonday +300mmMonday  (+Gailen Mapes )
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE (+Robert SKREINER)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY (+Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)

You should do this more often

I was pleased to see a pair of Crimson Rosellas visiting our backyard on the weekend and eating the horrid scale insects that have infested our fig tree. I had sprayed the tree with pest oil a couple of months ago and thought that the insects were dead. Well, obviously not. If these two friends want to feast on them, all power to them!

#BackyardbirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday (+Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones)
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography (+David Hemmings)
#300mmMonday +300mmMonday  (+Gailen Mapes )
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE (+Robert SKREINER)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY (+Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)___

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2014-08-23 08:31:08 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s) 

The night is young

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Walsh Bay, Sydney, just after sunset. Although a weekend, the wharf area was deserted but the hip inner-city denizens were already in the restaurants on Hickson Road, seen in the distance at the end of the wharf. The under-construction "reconstructed" Barangaroo Headland is just behind the old building on the right. 

This is a 4 frame panorama, and a relatively long exposure (30 seconds) with the city lights for illumination. It was windy and the water wasn't flat but has been rendered so by the long exposure. The choppy water made the boats on the right bob up and down, which is why they are somewhat fuzzy. Raw single frames processed in LR into 3 frames (+/- 1EV) and lightly processed in Photomatix, with pano then rendered in PS.

#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight (+Dirk... more »

The night is young

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Walsh Bay, Sydney, just after sunset. Although a weekend, the wharf area was deserted but the hip inner-city denizens were already in the restaurants on Hickson Road, seen in the distance at the end of the wharf. The under-construction "reconstructed" Barangaroo Headland is just behind the old building on the right. 

This is a 4 frame panorama, and a relatively long exposure (30 seconds) with the city lights for illumination. It was windy and the water wasn't flat but has been rendered so by the long exposure. The choppy water made the boats on the right bob up and down, which is why they are somewhat fuzzy. Raw single frames processed in LR into 3 frames (+/- 1EV) and lightly processed in Photomatix, with pano then rendered in PS.

#saturdaynightlight +SaturdayNightLight (+Dirk Heindoerfer)
#hqspnight +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser)
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes (+Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler)
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR (+Peter Lipa +David D)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos (+Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-23 07:56:08 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s) 

It must be love

Two mushrooms nestle close to each other in leaf litter on the forest floor.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)

It must be love

Two mushrooms nestle close to each other in leaf litter on the forest floor.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)___

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2014-08-20 13:47:13 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s) 

Yellow smears the deep

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A night time panorama shot of Rozelle Bay and the Anzac Bridge in Sydney, as viewed from Glebe. Like a chopper on your boat? Then you need one of those boats at the superyacht marina on the left.

8 frame panorama, each 23mm, f/11, 10.0sec, ISO 100, reversed 0.9 hard grad ND

#bridgewednesday +Bridge Wednesday (+Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith)
#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#hqspnight +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret... more »

Yellow smears the deep

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A night time panorama shot of Rozelle Bay and the Anzac Bridge in Sydney, as viewed from Glebe. Like a chopper on your boat? Then you need one of those boats at the superyacht marina on the left.

8 frame panorama, each 23mm, f/11, 10.0sec, ISO 100, reversed 0.9 hard grad ND

#bridgewednesday +Bridge Wednesday (+Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith)
#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#hqspnight +HQSP Night (+Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes (+Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler)___

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2014-08-19 13:14:22 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s) 

Too cold for a dip

A blue hour shot of the ocean baths at Watson's Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

Too cold for a dip

A blue hour shot of the ocean baths at Watson's Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-17 01:19:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

So sad that the first thing these children say is not Ma or Pa but guard! There is no justification in keeping children in detention.

So sad that the first thing these children say is not Ma or Pa but guard! There is no justification in keeping children in detention.___

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2014-08-16 16:28:25 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s) 

Shaggy hairdo

Found this Bolletelus emodensis where it is always found - growing directly out of the base of a tree.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)

Shaggy hairdo

Found this Bolletelus emodensis where it is always found - growing directly out of the base of a tree.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)___

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2014-08-16 11:35:38 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s) 

Mum, that building ate up the sun!

Sunset over the Sydney CBD, as viewed from Mosman.

#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday (+Dennis Hoffbuhr)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

Mum, that building ate up the sun!

Sunset over the Sydney CBD, as viewed from Mosman.

#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday (+Dennis Hoffbuhr)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-14 15:22:50 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s) 

Venture forth and gaze at the city

A daytime LE shot of the old stone jetty at Bradley's Head in the northern Sydney suburb of Mosman. The skyline of the Sydney CBD can be seen across the water. The yellowish streak you see just to the left of the Opera House (top right of frame) is a big P&O luxury liner that happened to go past while I was shooting this.

19mm, f/11, ISO 100, 49sec, Lee Big Stopper

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg... more »

Venture forth and gaze at the city

A daytime LE shot of the old stone jetty at Bradley's Head in the northern Sydney suburb of Mosman. The skyline of the Sydney CBD can be seen across the water. The yellowish streak you see just to the left of the Opera House (top right of frame) is a big P&O luxury liner that happened to go past while I was shooting this.

19mm, f/11, ISO 100, 49sec, Lee Big Stopper

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-13 14:27:15 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s) 

Twilight on the bay

Just after sunset on Rozelle Bay at Glebe, Sydney. For most, it is time to relax, for some, time to party, especially on some of the boats of the rich and famous at the superyacht marina, visible in front of the grain silos. On the right is the Anzac Bridge. 4 frame panorama.

#bridgewednesday +Bridge Wednesday (+Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith)
#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld  (+Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman... more »

Twilight on the bay

Just after sunset on Rozelle Bay at Glebe, Sydney. For most, it is time to relax, for some, time to party, especially on some of the boats of the rich and famous at the superyacht marina, visible in front of the grain silos. On the right is the Anzac Bridge. 4 frame panorama.

#bridgewednesday +Bridge Wednesday (+Mara Acoma +Mark Hall +Alan Gurling +Nigel Smith)
#BridgesAroundTheWorld +#BridgesAroundTheWorld  (+Carra Riley +Knut Arne Gjertsen)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#nauticalwednesday +NauticalWednesday (+StPaul Herrmann +Dale Collins +***)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-12 14:13:49 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s) 

A little hide and seek

(View full screen for best effect). Just after sunrise at Collaroy Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches). The sun rose, said hello, smiled at the world and then promptly ducked behind some clouds to hide. 3 frame panorama.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

A little hide and seek

(View full screen for best effect). Just after sunrise at Collaroy Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches). The sun rose, said hello, smiled at the world and then promptly ducked behind some clouds to hide. 3 frame panorama.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-11 15:02:06 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Attorney General George Brandis wants to introduce mandatory data retention in Australia, accessible by government agencies without a warrant. Let's call on Malcolm Turnbull to scrap this invasion of privacy and stop the snooping. Sign now!




Attorney General George Brandis wants to introduce mandatory data retention in Australia, accessible by government agencies without a warrant. Let's call on Malcolm Turnbull to scrap this invasion of privacy and stop the snooping. Sign now!


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2014-08-10 10:37:40 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s) 

Red gold oozes from this sky

I was at Collaroy Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches) very early today morning, well before first light. Was rewarded by a magic sky. The sky was overcast - there were bands of dark clouds - and they all got lit up with a superb red golden colour before the sun rose. The swell wasn't too bad and the water wasn't cold either, but cooler than previous weekends. The air was decidely nippy. Got splashed copiously and had to wipe everything down with a damp cloth later, but got some decent photos in the bargain.

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg... more »

Red gold oozes from this sky

I was at Collaroy Beach (Sydney Northern Beaches) very early today morning, well before first light. Was rewarded by a magic sky. The sky was overcast - there were bands of dark clouds - and they all got lit up with a superb red golden colour before the sun rose. The swell wasn't too bad and the water wasn't cold either, but cooler than previous weekends. The air was decidely nippy. Got splashed copiously and had to wipe everything down with a damp cloth later, but got some decent photos in the bargain.

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#allthingsorange +AllThingsOrange (+Nina Piccoli +Kenneth Williams +Lauren Kelly)
#AllThingsRed +AllThingsRed (+Lucille Galleli +Stephen Thackeray)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#photojournalworldwide +Photo Journal Worldwide (+andi rivarola)
#TheSocietyOfLight +The Society Of Light (+Jeremy Spierer)___

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2014-08-09 13:37:30 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s) 

We serve at your feet

At the base of a mighty old tree, some Fairy Bonnets (Coprinellus disseminatus) nestle at the feet of what I think are a few mature Milky Cone Caps (conocybe apala).

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)

We serve at your feet

At the base of a mighty old tree, some Fairy Bonnets (Coprinellus disseminatus) nestle at the feet of what I think are a few mature Milky Cone Caps (conocybe apala).

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)___

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2014-08-09 11:25:24 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s) 

Taxi!

Sunset at Walsh Bay, Sydney today.

#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday (+Dennis Hoffbuhr)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

Taxi!

Sunset at Walsh Bay, Sydney today.

#SunsetSaturday +Sunset Saturday (+Dennis Hoffbuhr)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-08 14:10:01 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 52 +1s) 

Reach out and touch somebody

This is an inflorescence from another beautiful species from the very diverse Grevillea genus. This one, called Grevillea iaspicula, is unfortunately threatened because of sheep grazing and clearing for agriculture in its native areas in southern New South Wales. The surviving plants are now in limestone areas inaccessible to sheep.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu)

Reach out and touch somebody

This is an inflorescence from another beautiful species from the very diverse Grevillea genus. This one, called Grevillea iaspicula, is unfortunately threatened because of sheep grazing and clearing for agriculture in its native areas in southern New South Wales. The surviving plants are now in limestone areas inaccessible to sheep.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu)___

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2014-08-07 15:33:58 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s) 

Pretty calm

The lighthouse at Bradley's Head in the northern Sydney suburb of Mosman. Long exposure shot.

#lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday (+Heiko Köster)
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

Pretty calm

The lighthouse at Bradley's Head in the northern Sydney suburb of Mosman. Long exposure shot.

#lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday (+Heiko Köster)
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-06 13:43:37 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Go on, jump in, nothing will eat you!

This is a wharf/jetty at Clifton Gardens in Sydney's northern suburb of Mosman. The area to the right is netted to create a safe area for swimming, supposedly to keep the nasties out. Having been in the water there, I would say the protection is perhaps psychological as the net hangs loose at the bottom and can be pushed aside by something determined (like a shark). Zoom right in and look at the Council notice on the railings at the start of the wharf/jetty on the left, and you'll see they think the same way! ;) Well, I've seen plenty of kids jumping off the jetty and swimming there so no one is worried! 12 frame panorama.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)

Go on, jump in, nothing will eat you!

This is a wharf/jetty at Clifton Gardens in Sydney's northern suburb of Mosman. The area to the right is netted to create a safe area for swimming, supposedly to keep the nasties out. Having been in the water there, I would say the protection is perhaps psychological as the net hangs loose at the bottom and can be pushed aside by something determined (like a shark). Zoom right in and look at the Council notice on the railings at the start of the wharf/jetty on the left, and you'll see they think the same way! ;) Well, I've seen plenty of kids jumping off the jetty and swimming there so no one is worried! 12 frame panorama.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#wharfwednesday +Wharf Wednesday (+Michael Blyde  +Blake Harrold)___

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2014-08-05 12:13:31 (29 comments, 12 reshares, 100 +1s) 

What goes up must come down

LE shot of some of the rocks at the southern end of Turimetta Beach early in the morning on a day when the sea was pretty rough. You can see the rock pool at North Narrabeen just beyond the headland at the end of the beach.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday (+Christina Deubel)
#mytowntuesday +*** (+Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

What goes up must come down

LE shot of some of the rocks at the southern end of Turimetta Beach early in the morning on a day when the sea was pretty rough. You can see the rock pool at North Narrabeen just beyond the headland at the end of the beach.

#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#landscapearttuesday +LandscapeArtTuesday (+Christina Deubel)
#mytowntuesday +*** (+Melanie Kintz +Jamie Furlong)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-04 11:44:52 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s) 

I spy with my little eye...

An alert looking Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), also known as the Brush Wattlebird, is a honeyeater, a passerine bird in the family Meliphagidae. Usually found in Banksia heath or tea-tree scrub, I found this one sitting on Banksia serrata.

#300mmMonday +300mmMonday  (+Gailen Mapes )
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography (+David Hemmings)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY (+Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson)
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE (+Robert SKREINER)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)

I spy with my little eye...

An alert looking Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), also known as the Brush Wattlebird, is a honeyeater, a passerine bird in the family Meliphagidae. Usually found in Banksia heath or tea-tree scrub, I found this one sitting on Banksia serrata.

#300mmMonday +300mmMonday  (+Gailen Mapes )
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography (+David Hemmings)
#birdsgallery +Birds GALLERY (+Heinrich Wagner and +Susan Wilkinson)
#birdloversworldwide +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE (+Robert SKREINER)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)___

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2014-08-03 11:02:36 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s) 

Is it the Wicked Witch of the West?

Well, if she was at North Narrabeen Beach just after sunrise, maybe it is her with a walking stick. More likely it is my shadow with a tripod, lengthened by the low sun. 4 frame panorama. (And why do those 2 pairs of footsteps disappear for a short distance and then reappear? Spooky!)

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#shadowsonsunday +ShadowsOnSunday (+André Roßbach +Daniel Graupner)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +DavidP... more »

Is it the Wicked Witch of the West?

Well, if she was at North Narrabeen Beach just after sunrise, maybe it is her with a walking stick. More likely it is my shadow with a tripod, lengthened by the low sun. 4 frame panorama. (And why do those 2 pairs of footsteps disappear for a short distance and then reappear? Spooky!)

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#shadowsonsunday +ShadowsOnSunday (+André Roßbach +Daniel Graupner)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-08-02 13:31:02 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s) 

Hellooo! Mind if we drop in?

A collection of tiny Red Bonnet mushrooms (Mycena viscidocruenta) were hiding in grass next to a wooden garden bench. It was raining quite a bit at this time and you may see the signs of a couple of splashes on the lens.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)

Hellooo! Mind if we drop in?

A collection of tiny Red Bonnet mushrooms (Mycena viscidocruenta) were hiding in grass next to a wooden garden bench. It was raining quite a bit at this time and you may see the signs of a couple of splashes on the lens.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)___

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2014-08-01 13:39:18 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 101 +1s) 

Skippy wouldn't like this

This is the six petalled flower of one of the 11 species of genus Anigozanthos, commonly called Kangaroo Paws. They are found natively only in the south-west of Western Australia though now commonly cultivated in many countries as they make very good cut flowers. 6 frame focus stack macro.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+11616029688679685342 +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +ThomasK... more »

Skippy wouldn't like this

This is the six petalled flower of one of the 11 species of genus Anigozanthos, commonly called Kangaroo Paws. They are found natively only in the south-west of Western Australia though now commonly cultivated in many countries as they make very good cut flowers. 6 frame focus stack macro.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Dominik Horvath +Wayne Lu)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+11616029688679685342 +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)
#AllThingsGreen +All Things Green  (+Cicely Robin Laing )___

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2014-08-01 12:26:09 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s) 

Wait! Wait! Just watch me do these push-ups...with my feet

One hairy little caterpillar.

#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday (+Ray Bilcliff +Dorothy Pugh +Sherry McBriar)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+11616029688679685342 +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel)
#macromaniacs +MacroManiacs (+Sandra Deichmann)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals (+Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith)

Wait! Wait! Just watch me do these push-ups...with my feet

One hairy little caterpillar.

#BuggyFriday +Buggy Friday (+Ray Bilcliff +Dorothy Pugh +Sherry McBriar)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+11616029688679685342 +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde +Stefanie Schächtel)
#macromaniacs +MacroManiacs (+Sandra Deichmann)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals (+Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith)___

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2014-07-30 13:43:15 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s) 

Precious gold

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” 
- Roman Payne

Soon after sunrise at Turimetta Beach. 4 frame panorama.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)

Precious gold

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” 
- Roman Payne

Soon after sunrise at Turimetta Beach. 4 frame panorama.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-07-28 14:15:03 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 57 +1s) 

A study in scarlet

Yesterday, I went early to shoot sunrise at North Narrabeen Beach but after that, decided to go for a bushwalk in the nearby Garigal National Park. After a while, I came across two birders who were intently watching a tree across a creek in a densely forested area. On enquiring, I was told that they'd seen a Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta). I was fortunate that I, a latecomer, was in a better position to photograph it than them, as I could now see it clearly but it was obscured from where they stood. Unfortunate for them, as they had the high-power birding lenses whereas I'd gone landscape shooting and only had a slow long lens, which didn't perform too well in the low light. Still, I was excited because I'd never seen this bird before, and a real beauty it was too.

This one's a male (the female is a dull brown) and is found... more »

A study in scarlet

Yesterday, I went early to shoot sunrise at North Narrabeen Beach but after that, decided to go for a bushwalk in the nearby Garigal National Park. After a while, I came across two birders who were intently watching a tree across a creek in a densely forested area. On enquiring, I was told that they'd seen a Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta). I was fortunate that I, a latecomer, was in a better position to photograph it than them, as I could now see it clearly but it was obscured from where they stood. Unfortunate for them, as they had the high-power birding lenses whereas I'd gone landscape shooting and only had a slow long lens, which didn't perform too well in the low light. Still, I was excited because I'd never seen this bird before, and a real beauty it was too.

This one's a male (the female is a dull brown) and is found along the eastern coast of Australia. A small passerine bird of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae, it is Australia's smallest honeyeater.

#300mmMonday +300mmMonday  (+Gailen Mapes )
#birdphotographymonday +Bird & Wildlife Photography (+David Hemmings)
#Birds4All +Birds4All (+Walter Soestbergen)
#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds (+Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown)___

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2014-07-27 10:51:39 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s) 

Break On Through (To The Other Side)

There it is again. Looks like it never tires... Sunrise at North Narrabeen Beach, today.

The Doors - Break On Through HQ (1967)

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom... more »

Break On Through (To The Other Side)

There it is again. Looks like it never tires... Sunrise at North Narrabeen Beach, today.

The Doors - Break On Through HQ (1967)

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape (+Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-07-26 13:40:37 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s) 

OK, lean into it...

This family portrait has all three members leaning to the right, like the whole family emulating the Leaning Tower of Pisa. No, the photograph is not crooked, they were actually leaning!

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)

OK, lean into it...

This family portrait has all three members leaning to the right, like the whole family emulating the Leaning Tower of Pisa. No, the photograph is not crooked, they were actually leaning!

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)___

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2014-07-26 13:28:25 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s) 

Do castles rock?

I believe this big rock is called Castle Rock, after which the eponymous beach on which this is found is named. It is a monolith of sandstone and a lot of people like to clamber on top and make themselves king or queen of the castle!

#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday (+Jen Baptist)
#EarthPatternSaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday (+Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler)

Do castles rock?

I believe this big rock is called Castle Rock, after which the eponymous beach on which this is found is named. It is a monolith of sandstone and a lot of people like to clamber on top and make themselves king or queen of the castle!

#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday (+Jen Baptist)
#EarthPatternSaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday (+Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler)___

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2014-07-24 13:29:43 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 109 +1s) 

Only too willing to take you along

It was fascinating watching the waves sweep into this channel between the rocks on Turimetta Beach. At this spot, and a larger one to the left of these rocks, the waves rush in and climb up very rapidly up the beach, and just as quickly and quite energetically, rush down back to the sea. As a result, the sand incline at these two spots is quite steep. Just be careful if you think you will be safe at the top of that incline. The next wave will be only too eager to take you back into the wild deep yonder along with it...

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig... more »

Only too willing to take you along

It was fascinating watching the waves sweep into this channel between the rocks on Turimetta Beach. At this spot, and a larger one to the left of these rocks, the waves rush in and climb up very rapidly up the beach, and just as quickly and quite energetically, rush down back to the sea. As a result, the sand incline at these two spots is quite steep. Just be careful if you think you will be safe at the top of that incline. The next wave will be only too eager to take you back into the wild deep yonder along with it...

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome (+*** +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#10000photographersBWmonochrome +10000 Photographers BW  (+Robert SKREINER +Victor Westerhout)
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club (+abhishek chamaria
+JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer +Steve Tang)
#allThingsBlackandWhite #AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome (+Charles Lupica)___

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2014-07-23 14:55:36 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s) 

Behind the prettiest smile hides the darkest secrets, behind the kindest heart resides the cruelest pain. Looks could be quite deceiving...

The sea at Turimetta Beach very early on this morning looks quite harmless in this image. As they say, looks could be quite deceiving.

#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)

Behind the prettiest smile hides the darkest secrets, behind the kindest heart resides the cruelest pain. Looks could be quite deceiving...

The sea at Turimetta Beach very early on this morning looks quite harmless in this image. As they say, looks could be quite deceiving.

#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#seatuesday +Sea Tuesday (+Julia Anna Gospodarou)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)___

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2014-07-20 11:37:36 (39 comments, 24 reshares, 170 +1s) 

Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right

The sun and the clouds agreed in advance to deny me a "proper sunrise", but it couldn't keep hiding forever. Turimetta Beach, yesterday.

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show(... more »

Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right

The sun and the clouds agreed in advance to deny me a "proper sunrise", but it couldn't keep hiding forever. Turimetta Beach, yesterday.

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#DawnOnSunday +Dawn On Sunday (+Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar +Linda Stokes)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#SunSunday +Sun Sunday  (+Shauna Dominguez +Greg Dominguez)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)
#TheSocietyOfLight +The Society Of Light (+Jeremy Spierer)___

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2014-07-19 13:43:31 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s) 

Oy! Move over! My turn to be on top

Members of a fungi gang fight for ascendancy at the base of a big old tree.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)

Oy! Move over! My turn to be on top

Members of a fungi gang fight for ascendancy at the base of a big old tree.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)___

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2014-07-19 12:17:15 (34 comments, 9 reshares, 79 +1s) 

No way you're not gonna be wet

Reached Turimetta Beach before sunrise. Nearly 40kt winds, big swell and cloudy. Was pretty nippy in the wind - glad I had a warm waterproof jacket on, but hands were cold. Was soaked to the waist too. The clouds prevented a proper sunrise - the sun sneakily rose and popped out above the cloud layer, but the clouds reclaimed the sun after a while. Still, the sunrise colours were pretty. That beach is awesome - took a whole heap of photos, most keepers. Lots more to do - will go back another day. Had my camera backpack on my back right through as the waves were sweeping right up to the top of the beach. Yet, Murphy's Law applies. Tide was receding so decided to shoot rock detail with another lens so put the bag down right at the top and went down to my tripod at the rocks. Wouldn't you know it - a massive wave came along and my bag was briefly... more »

No way you're not gonna be wet

Reached Turimetta Beach before sunrise. Nearly 40kt winds, big swell and cloudy. Was pretty nippy in the wind - glad I had a warm waterproof jacket on, but hands were cold. Was soaked to the waist too. The clouds prevented a proper sunrise - the sun sneakily rose and popped out above the cloud layer, but the clouds reclaimed the sun after a while. Still, the sunrise colours were pretty. That beach is awesome - took a whole heap of photos, most keepers. Lots more to do - will go back another day. Had my camera backpack on my back right through as the waves were sweeping right up to the top of the beach. Yet, Murphy's Law applies. Tide was receding so decided to shoot rock detail with another lens so put the bag down right at the top and went down to my tripod at the rocks. Wouldn't you know it - a massive wave came along and my bag was briefly swamped. Ran to it madly carrying the tripod and rescued it. Good that water didn't get into the bag except a tiny bit. Could have been a whole lot worse - the bag could have been swept to sea. Will that current, there's no way I could have got it back.

#EarthPatternSaturday +Earth Pattern Saturday (+Annette Gretler +Beat Gretler)
#StoneSaturday +Stone Saturday (+Jen Baptist)
#SunriseSaturday +Sunrise Saturday  (+Josh Davis)
#SunshineSaturday +Sunshine Saturday  (+Alistair Nicol )
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-07-18 14:35:57 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s) 

Wave the yellow wands

Another wonderful and exotic example from the Grevillea genus. This is a flower of the Grevillea preissii species, native to Western Australia, especially around Perth. Just a little flower, the little ant on one of the flowers can give you a sense of scale. 15 frame focus stack macro.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
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Wave the yellow wands

Another wonderful and exotic example from the Grevillea genus. This is a flower of the Grevillea preissii species, native to Western Australia, especially around Perth. Just a little flower, the little ant on one of the flowers can give you a sense of scale. 15 frame focus stack macro.

#floralfriday +FloralFriday (+Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James)
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER (+Edith Kukla)
#flowercolors +//flower colors//
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers (+Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)___

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2014-07-17 13:58:11 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 47 +1s) 

Do aliens also swim?

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This was the first photograph I took at Mona Vale Beach a few days ago at first light. The sun hadn't arisen yet and it was pretty dark. The place was pretty much illuminated by the lights next to the rock pool. In the darkness, standing on the wet, slippery rock, where the waves rolled over the rock every few minutes, the atmosphere was pretty eerie, and it looked just like one would imagine a place on an alien planet. There was no one else on the beach at that time except two more photographers and I.

In this shot, the sky appears illuminated only because this is a long exposure shot, and the glow of first light provided enough illumination over the exposure period. The long exposure has also made the dark water appear as if it is molten lead, with the pool lights lighting up, and reflecting in, the wet... more »

Do aliens also swim?

(View full screen for best effect)

This was the first photograph I took at Mona Vale Beach a few days ago at first light. The sun hadn't arisen yet and it was pretty dark. The place was pretty much illuminated by the lights next to the rock pool. In the darkness, standing on the wet, slippery rock, where the waves rolled over the rock every few minutes, the atmosphere was pretty eerie, and it looked just like one would imagine a place on an alien planet. There was no one else on the beach at that time except two more photographers and I.

In this shot, the sky appears illuminated only because this is a long exposure shot, and the glow of first light provided enough illumination over the exposure period. The long exposure has also made the dark water appear as if it is molten lead, with the pool lights lighting up, and reflecting in, the wet rock.

#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday (+Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi)
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday (+David Polzine +Jon Kahn)
#thirstythursdaypics (+Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-07-16 14:47:55 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s) 

Someone's lost their bumper

Visited this delightful little secluded beach on my last bushwalk, all of 30m long. Castle Rock Beach is in the northern Sydney suburb of Clontarf, right on Middle Harbour. The rocks at both ends of the beach were quite interesting, with quite a few marine invertebrates living on them. As you can see on the right, some boat has lost its bumper/fender.

10 frame panorama.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B.... more »

Someone's lost their bumper

Visited this delightful little secluded beach on my last bushwalk, all of 30m long. Castle Rock Beach is in the northern Sydney suburb of Clontarf, right on Middle Harbour. The rocks at both ends of the beach were quite interesting, with quite a few marine invertebrates living on them. As you can see on the right, some boat has lost its bumper/fender.

10 frame panorama.

#WideWednesdayPanorama +WideWednesdayPanorama (+Charles Lupica +Ken McMahon +Lucille Galleli)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-07-13 12:06:08 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 71 +1s) 

Visit if it exists

On today's bushwalk, I was pleased that I came across something I had missed on the previous times I have been in this area - a beach that is ephemeral. Washaway Beach is one that disappears - the sand is washed away when the sea is rough leaving rough sandstone behind, and it reappears in calmer times. The sea is quite turbulent here because this faces the open Tasman Sea right opposite the entrance to Sydney Harbour. You can see North Head to the left, South Head to the right, and Middle head in the umm, middle. While the beach is not exactly a secret (and it used to be a nudist beach some time ago), it is not visited very often as it is a hike to even get here, and then a moderately difficult climb down a rock cliff to get to the beach (which I didn't attempt - Oh, to be young again!), which you can see in the foreground.

4 Frame vertorama,... more »

Visit if it exists

On today's bushwalk, I was pleased that I came across something I had missed on the previous times I have been in this area - a beach that is ephemeral. Washaway Beach is one that disappears - the sand is washed away when the sea is rough leaving rough sandstone behind, and it reappears in calmer times. The sea is quite turbulent here because this faces the open Tasman Sea right opposite the entrance to Sydney Harbour. You can see North Head to the left, South Head to the right, and Middle head in the umm, middle. While the beach is not exactly a secret (and it used to be a nudist beach some time ago), it is not visited very often as it is a hike to even get here, and then a moderately difficult climb down a rock cliff to get to the beach (which I didn't attempt - Oh, to be young again!), which you can see in the foreground.

4 Frame vertorama, cropped.

#beachsunday +Beach Sunday (+Ross Campbell)
#mycitysunday +My City Sunday (+Carra Riley +Sally Weatherley)
#skysunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme (+Patrick Scherkenbach +Randy Scherkenbach)
#sundaysubtlelandscapes +Sunday Sublte Landscapes (+Steve Sieren)
#hqsplandscape  +HQSP Landscape (+Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan +Craig Loxley +Rob Tilley)
#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show (+Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips)___

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2014-07-12 10:13:38 (21 comments, 5 reshares, 56 +1s) 

Exultant

The fly appears to be proclaiming its triumph to the whole world on the vanquishment of the evil spider! All this on the tableau of a little mushroom.

5 frame focus stack macro.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)

Exultant

The fly appears to be proclaiming its triumph to the whole world on the vanquishment of the evil spider! All this on the tableau of a little mushroom.

5 frame focus stack macro.

#shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday (+Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund +Michael Albrecht +Sabeena LoBello)
#fungusfriday (+Shawn McClure +Leonie H)
#hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other (+Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel +Carina Marsh)
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro (+Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Dorothy Pugh +Sandrine Berjonneau)
#macroaddict +MacroAddict (+Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron)
#Macro4All +Macro4All  (+Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen)___

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2014-07-11 13:52:49 (37 comments, 9 reshares, 152 +1s) 

Can't smell those socks

Quite a few Grevillea bloom in winter, and this is one of them. I love them because of their fantastic shapes and sheer variety. Most of them are native to Australia alone, with some also found in New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Indonesia. This is Grevillea leucopteris, found mainly in Western Australia. While I photographed this in the day, the flowers open at night and that's when nectar production and scent is at its maximum. This flower is called Old Socks, apparently because of its scent, but I didn't smell any hint of that!

This is a 9 frame focus stack. I would have done it in a much larger set but photographing this was a challenge because it was a very windy day and every thing moved frame to frame (and I'm unwilling to sacrifice a flower just because I want to photograph it, so it must be in situ). Had to blend 2 frames at a time,... more »

Can't smell those socks

Quite a few Grevillea bloom in winter, and this is one of them. I love them because of their fantastic shapes and sheer variety. Most of them are native to Australia alone, with some also found in New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Indonesia. This is Grevillea leucopteris, found mainly in Western Australia. While I photographed this in the day, the flowers open at night and that's when nectar production and scent is at its maximum. This flower is called Old Socks, apparently because of its scent, but I didn't smell any hint of that!

This is a 9 frame focus stack. I would have done it in a much larger set but photographing this was a challenge because it was a very windy day and every thing moved frame to frame (and I'm unwilling to sacrifice a flower just because I want to photograph it, so it must be in situ). Had to blend 2 frames at a time, and even then this left motion artefacts, but as long as the result looks quite faithfully like the original, I'm OK with that.

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