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Lotus Carroll1,774,290This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: Summer! Use your self portraiture powers this month to show us a very "Summery" photo - what is that? Well, that's up to you to interpret, so get creative. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Summer!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Retrospective 7 http://goo.gl/YPOe7H @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Summer!2014-06-29 07:00:00120  
DNews364,774Each month DNews will sit down with NASA to discuss amazing space topics! This month, we're discussing NASA's next Earth science mission, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which is expected to launch on July 1st! Special Guests Will Include: - Annemarie Eldering, The Deputy Project Scientist - Josh Willis, Oceanographer and Climate Scientist at JPL - Howard Eisen, ISS-Rapidscat Project Manager Join hosts Trace Dominguez and Dr. Ian O'Neill this Tuesday, June 24th at 4pm PDT as we attempt to figure out the universe. Leave questions below or tweet them to @DNews with the hashtag #SpaceOut for a chance to have them answered on-air!Monthly SpaceOut From NASA's JPL & DNews2014-06-25 01:00:00207  
Margaret Tompkins144,084*Landscape Photography Community:  In the Still of the Night* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a night time element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 26, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #15 In the Still of the Night2014-05-19 22:00:00420  
Landscape Photography Show12,434Come join popular landscape and night photographer @107459220492917008623   and the Landscape Photography Show panel on Tuesday April 22th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Jeff will be talking about photographing the Milky Way and Other Night Sky Attractions. Jeff is a landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, and filmmaker. He was the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011, People and Space - Royal Observatory Greenwich, London. *Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849  page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!* Share your favorite Night photographs. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!  Limit of 5 photographs please.  Do NOT load an album to the event.  It will load all the photos in the album. Join the fun on Tuesday April 22th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #31 Night Photography with Jeff Sullivan2014-04-23 04:00:00467  
Landscape Photography Show14,635Back by popular demand we have +Jeff Sullivan  Landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, filmmaker and Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011, People and Space - Royal Observatory Greenwich, London. *Jeff will be sharing more about editing night photography, he will be focusing on moon photography, specifically how to shoot well exposed landscapes with the moon in them, and how to plan for particularly stunning shots with the moon next to your favorite landmarks in the landscape.* Jeff created a  new album on Google+ featuring moon rises, in anticipation of this show: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5924718330026313201 We will also have guest +Rafael Pons and he will share some NEW information about "PhotoPills."  A new program that allows you to plan any photo you imagine involving sun, moon and milky way in minutes. See Jeff Sullivan's original appearance on the +Landscape Photography Show  Episode #14   Where he shared tips on night photography shooting and processing in Lightroom.  He covered basic dark sky exposure and demonstrated creating star trails images and time-lapse videos.   http://goo.gl/mBRyGX Check out the great FREE Apps Jeff suggested: *Star stax*  http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/StarStaX/StarStaX.html *Virtual dub*  http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/ *Connect with +Jeff Sullivan  all over cyber space and find out about his Photography workshops on his blog.* *Blog*  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/ *Facebook*  http://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotography *Facebook Page*  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644 *YouTube* http://www.youtube.com/user/JeffSullivanPhoto (playlist of night time-lapse videos): Comet PANSTARRS Truckee and Death Valley - 720P HD LOOKS BEST FULL SCREEN *Flickr* http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/ *Twitter*  http://twitter.com/#!/JeffSullPhoto Pending book "Photographing California": http://www.phototripusa.com/ Connect with +Jeff Sullivan  all over cyber space and find out about his Photography workshops for 2013 on his blog.   2013 Upcoming Workshops *October 12 night + October 13 dawn/interiors Bodie*  Back-to-back Bodie!  Fall colors should also be starting around this time.  $545 *October 18 - 20     Eastern Sierra: Mono Lake and Fall Colors* Colorful aspen with dramatic mountain backdrops. Stunning moon rise during sunset and full moon set during sunrise over exotic geological and alpine landscapes.  With early sunsets we can practice some light painting, star trail and full moon landscape photography at night and have good odds of catching some Orionid meteors.  $495 *How to Photograph the Milky Way* http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/producing-milky-way-images/ *How to Photograph Star Trails* http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/05/25/creating-star-trail-images/ *Creating a Time-lapse Video* http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2011/08/01/create-aLandscape Photography Show Episode #20 Jeff Sullivan Night Photography2013-10-09 04:00:0077  
The Weather Channel2,967,663*Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!* Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe. We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. *Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19.* You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday. A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page. Note: *Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be considered* We hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below. *HANGOUT SCHEDULE* 1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist). *Guests will include:* Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa  *HOA video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6Zyz5FT-A 2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ET *Guests will include:* Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young   *HOA Video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgUGb0th_ASunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001299  
Trey Ratcliff8,418,764*Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring +Thomas Hawk  +Don MacAskill  +Chris MacAskill +Karen Hutton  +Karen Hutton  (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)* New SmugMug? Whatwhatwhat???  When it is announced (same day!), I'll have to update my old, tired SmugMug Review at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/smugmug-review/  !  We all WONDER what the Newness will look like, so why not get together a great group of people to talk about it??  In fact, I moved the normal show one day forward so that everyone could see the big announcement before the show.  And yes, we'll be taking LIVE QUESTIONS during the show using the new Hangouts-on-Air questions interface.Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring Thomas Hawk, The MacAskills, Karen Hutton++ (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-07-31 04:00:00275  
Jeff Sullivan2,008,668+Lori Hibbett and I and I will try to be shooting on the rocks by around 6:30 to capture golden hour light. Sunset is at 7:18, so the best sky color will be from then until 7:40 or so. Then we'll have some "blue hour" twilight for another 20-30 minutes, the light painting can start by 8, and stars will be gradually strengthening from then through 8:30 for night shots. If we're getting some good light and reflections off the beach making light orbs and so on, we can shoot to 9 or whenever we get thirsty. No problem if you're late given work, school and weekday traffic, we should be able to stay entertained shooting in the changing light for at least 2-2.5 hours.  We'll go to a bar or restaurant for another hour or two after that. This free social event is open to all; you're welcome to bring your photographer friends (on Flickr, Meetup, 500px, from your local photography club, etc.) We're looking forward to seeing those of you we've met out shooting in recent years, and meeting those of you we haven't shot with yet! We'd like to explore the area known as Hospitals Reef or Draper Villas, the rocks adjacent to Coast Boulevard Park 0.7 miles south of La Jolla Cove (see map).  We'll also shoot El Matador State Beach in Malibu April 11 and Little Corona Beach April 14.Sunset Photowalk La Jolla Monday April 152013-04-15 18:30:0030  
Jeff Sullivan2,008,668@116318044389289937577 and I and I will try to be shooting on the beach by around 6:30 to capture golden hour light. Sunset is at 7:18, so the best sky color will be from then until 7:40 or so. Then we'll have some "blue hour" twilight for another 20-30 minutes, the light painting can start by 8, and stars will be gradually strengthening from then through 8:30 for night shots.  If we're getting some good light and reflections off the beach, perhaps making light orbs in the arches, we can shoot to 9 or whenever we get kicked out (or thirsty). No problem if you're late given work, school and weekday traffic, we should be able to stay entertained shooting in the changing light for at least 2-2.5 hours.  We'll go to a bar or restaurant for another hour or two after that. This free social event is open to all; you're welcome to bring your photographer friends (on Flickr, Meetup, 500px, from your local photography club, etc.) We're looking forward to seeing those of you we've met out shooting in recent years, and meeting those of you we haven't shot with yet! We'll also be meeting photographers to shoot Little Corona Beach April 14 and La Jolla April 15!Malibu Sunset Photowalk: Thursday April 11, 6:30 - 9 pm2013-04-11 18:30:0043  

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2015-06-12 14:20:12 (36 comments, 66 reshares, 566 +1s)Open 

In honor of +Trey Ratcliff's photowalk 6:30pm at Stanford tonight, I'm sharing around 200 HDR images I produced in 2009. (Thanks in advance for shares!)

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2015-06-12 14:20:12 (36 comments, 66 reshares, 566 +1s)Open 

In honor of +Trey Ratcliff's photowalk 6:30pm at Stanford tonight, I'm sharing around 200 HDR images I produced in 2009. (Thanks in advance for shares!)

Most plusones: 804

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2015-06-16 07:52:05 (24 comments, 56 reshares, 804 +1s)Open 

Eastern Sierra Sunset
Sunset last Friday night in Mono County, California.

#landscapephotography   #travel   #photography   #traveltuesday  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

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2015-07-02 17:30:47 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Hey fellow photographers, you have to love this!

Want to be successful on Facebook in 2015? Let the visual components of your post drive your engagement!

According to +Simply Measured's  new study, photos are the most successful content type on Facebook, but since 2013, brands have been posting more links and fewer photos! http://ow.ly/G04FO___Hey fellow photographers, you have to love this!

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2015-06-30 06:34:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Yosemite With Pride
We were in Yosemite to celebrate my mothers's birthday last week. I don't think that she had eaten at the +The Ahwahnee Hotel before, so we treated her to a meal there as a special treat during the family reunion week.  Since it was a special occasion, I brought my last bottle of '98 +Pride Mountain Vineyards merlot, and we enjoyed it prior to heading over for dinner.  Then it turned out that The Ahwahnee had the 2012 Pride merlot, so we tried that with dinner!  Although separated by 14 years of age, both wines displayed Pride's excellent site and microclimate, their ability to grow great grapes and not screw them up in the winemaking process.  I miss the place; I need to get back up there soon.

I looked up some old tasting notes on the '98 merlot, and pasted them into the blog post linkedbelow:... more »

Yosemite With Pride
We were in Yosemite to celebrate my mothers's birthday last week. I don't think that she had eaten at the +The Ahwahnee Hotel before, so we treated her to a meal there as a special treat during the family reunion week.  Since it was a special occasion, I brought my last bottle of '98 +Pride Mountain Vineyards merlot, and we enjoyed it prior to heading over for dinner.  Then it turned out that The Ahwahnee had the 2012 Pride merlot, so we tried that with dinner!  Although separated by 14 years of age, both wines displayed Pride's excellent site and microclimate, their ability to grow great grapes and not screw them up in the winemaking process.  I miss the place; I need to get back up there soon.

I looked up some old tasting notes on the '98 merlot, and pasted them into the blog post linked below: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/yosemite-pride-mountain-vineyards-merlot.html

#wine   #winetasting   #winelovers   #pridemountainvineyards  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-29 23:27:54 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 225 +1s)Open 

Milky Way Reflection
A minimalist view of the Milky Way at Mono Lake earlier this month.

#nightphotography   #monolake   #easternsierra  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Milky Way Reflection
A minimalist view of the Milky Way at Mono Lake earlier this month.

#nightphotography   #monolake   #easternsierra  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-24 20:31:03 (7 comments, 19 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Aurora Borealis in California and Nevada
I added two successively cropped views of the aurora borealis time-lapse from early yesterday morning so you can see more detail:
https://youtu.be/7RVbUXz94ac

#astronomy   #science   #news  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Aurora Borealis in California and Nevada
I added two successively cropped views of the aurora borealis time-lapse from early yesterday morning so you can see more detail:
https://youtu.be/7RVbUXz94ac

#astronomy   #science   #news  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-24 17:42:25 (11 comments, 16 reshares, 250 +1s)Open 

Yellow Cactus in the Sweetwater Range
I drove from Bridgeport in the Eastern Sierra around the back side (east) of the Sweetwater Range this week, and found these yellow cactus blooming.  

#wildflowers   #easternsierra   #Nevada   #LGG4  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Yellow Cactus in the Sweetwater Range
I drove from Bridgeport in the Eastern Sierra around the back side (east) of the Sweetwater Range this week, and found these yellow cactus blooming.  

#wildflowers   #easternsierra   #Nevada   #LGG4  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-23 21:15:09 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Photographing the Aurora Borealis Last Night
Story of the pursuit of heavenly light in the Range of Light:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/aurora-borealis-california-timelapse-video.html

#nightphotography   #astrophotography   #astronomy   #news  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Photographing the Aurora Borealis Last Night
Story of the pursuit of heavenly light in the Range of Light:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/aurora-borealis-california-timelapse-video.html

#nightphotography   #astrophotography   #astronomy   #news  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-23 19:45:37 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Aurora Borealis This Morning
The aurora borealis was visible this morning from the dark skies of Mono County, in the Eastern Sierra region of California.  Here's my time-lapse video of the event: 
https://youtu.be/NaQiOQrQ_S8?list=PL6012D9822C1BA1E7

#auroraborealis   #astronomy   #news   #breakingnews  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography

Aurora Borealis This Morning
The aurora borealis was visible this morning from the dark skies of Mono County, in the Eastern Sierra region of California.  Here's my time-lapse video of the event: 
https://youtu.be/NaQiOQrQ_S8?list=PL6012D9822C1BA1E7

#auroraborealis   #astronomy   #news   #breakingnews  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography___

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2015-06-23 17:23:46 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Photos from the Washington Fire Near Markleeville, California
The fire is roughly halfway to our house, but hopefully the more moderate winds today will enable the firefighters to slow its spread.  Full containment is estimated for June 30, but a lot can change between now and then.

Here's my new blog post with more http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/23/photos-from-the-washington-fire-near-markleeville-california/

The +Pacific Crest Trail Association published a useful map showing the fire's progress around Monitor Pass.

I'll put more photos on DripThat, a new app and community which facilitates the telling of stories through pictures, video and text.  You can find the DripThat app in the Apple App Store (http://bit.ly/1dhaequ), and you can connect with me in the community to see more of my photos from my road trips:ht... more »

Photos from the Washington Fire Near Markleeville, California
The fire is roughly halfway to our house, but hopefully the more moderate winds today will enable the firefighters to slow its spread.  Full containment is estimated for June 30, but a lot can change between now and then.

Here's my new blog post with more http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/23/photos-from-the-washington-fire-near-markleeville-california/

The +Pacific Crest Trail Association published a useful map showing the fire's progress around Monitor Pass.

I'll put more photos on DripThat, a new app and community which facilitates the telling of stories through pictures, video and text.  You can find the DripThat app in the Apple App Store (http://bit.ly/1dhaequ), and you can connect with me in the community to see more of my photos from my road trips: https://dripthat.com/pr?id=jeffsullivan

#washingtonfire   #news   #photojournalism   #dripthat  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-22 15:21:37 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Washington Fire Sunday Evening
The smoke continued to thicken over our home as the Washington Fire spread to over 6500 acres in high winds yesterday, so +Lori Hibbett and I headed north of the fire to see if we could see how close it was getting.

#washingtonfire   #alpinecounty   #Markleeville    #California  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Washington Fire Sunday Evening
The smoke continued to thicken over our home as the Washington Fire spread to over 6500 acres in high winds yesterday, so +Lori Hibbett and I headed north of the fire to see if we could see how close it was getting.

#washingtonfire   #alpinecounty   #Markleeville    #California  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-22 05:55:22 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 212 +1s)Open 

Washington Fire Passes 6500 Acres
Photos from the Washington Fire, which has been growing quickly today due to dry conditions and high winds.  

#washingtonfire   #easternsierra   #California  

Washington Fire Passes 6500 Acres
Photos from the Washington Fire, which has been growing quickly today due to dry conditions and high winds.  

#washingtonfire   #easternsierra   #California  ___

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2015-06-19 05:35:16 (16 comments, 25 reshares, 371 +1s)Open 

Mobile Phone Pictures From the Weekend
Apparently compact digital camera and DSLR sales are down lately, and it's easy to see why.  Mobile phone cameras (and their sensors) have gotten pretty darned good.

#mobilephotography   #LGG4   #photography   #workshop  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Mobile Phone Pictures From the Weekend
Apparently compact digital camera and DSLR sales are down lately, and it's easy to see why.  Mobile phone cameras (and their sensors) have gotten pretty darned good.

#mobilephotography   #LGG4   #photography   #workshop  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-18 21:32:43 (10 comments, 30 reshares, 168 +1s)Open 

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon Will Line up in the Evening Sky Tonight
Then form a triangle in the sky tomorrow night, and draw closer together until a particularly close conjunction June 30:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/moon-venus-jupiter-will-line-up-tonight.html

#astronomy   #science   #astrophotography   #nightphotography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon Will Line up in the Evening Sky Tonight
Then form a triangle in the sky tomorrow night, and draw closer together until a particularly close conjunction June 30:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/moon-venus-jupiter-will-line-up-tonight.html

#astronomy   #science   #astrophotography   #nightphotography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-18 18:33:31 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Catch the 10% Crescent Moon Setting Tonight
Astronomers are looking forward to the end of this month when Venus will appear in the sky very close to Jupiter.  But the two bright planets will be dancing with the crescent moon for the next three nights.  Tonight in mid northern latitudes the crescent moon of about 9% full will be best caught to the west during twilight around 9 pm, right before it descends into the thicker air and haze by the horizon.

For the following two nights, the moon will be brighter and set increasingly later, forming a triangle with Jupiter and Venus.

I photographed a similar event earlier this year, when the moon set with Venus and Mars nearby.  I posted a time-lapse video and photographs of that event to my blog: 
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/03/venus-mars-moon-conjunction.html

#science   #astronomy   #photography  #astrop... more »

Catch the 10% Crescent Moon Setting Tonight
Astronomers are looking forward to the end of this month when Venus will appear in the sky very close to Jupiter.  But the two bright planets will be dancing with the crescent moon for the next three nights.  Tonight in mid northern latitudes the crescent moon of about 9% full will be best caught to the west during twilight around 9 pm, right before it descends into the thicker air and haze by the horizon.

For the following two nights, the moon will be brighter and set increasingly later, forming a triangle with Jupiter and Venus.

I photographed a similar event earlier this year, when the moon set with Venus and Mars nearby.  I posted a time-lapse video and photographs of that event to my blog: 
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/03/venus-mars-moon-conjunction.html

#science   #astronomy   #photography   #astrophotography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-17 21:17:57 (17 comments, 35 reshares, 546 +1s)Open 

Milky Way over Dechambeau Hotel
One of my favorite images so far from the night photography workshop in Bodie last Saturday.

#nightphotography #photographyworkshop #photography
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

Milky Way over Dechambeau Hotel
One of my favorite images so far from the night photography workshop in Bodie last Saturday.

#nightphotography #photographyworkshop #photography
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com___

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2015-06-17 19:05:30 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Inside a Ghost Town: Bodie, California
I've uploaded fresh photos from our Bodie Morning & Interiors workshop last Saturday morning.

#ghosttown   #photographyworkshops   #travelphotography   #wildwest
+Bodie Photo Workshops www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

Inside a Ghost Town: Bodie, California
I've uploaded fresh photos from our Bodie Morning & Interiors workshop last Saturday morning.

#ghosttown   #photographyworkshops   #travelphotography   #wildwest
+Bodie Photo Workshops www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com___

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2015-06-17 18:36:54 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

Mobile Phone Images from a Visit to Bodie
I added over a dozen more photos from my workshop in Bodie last weekend to my LG G4 album.

#LGG4   #mobilephotography   #travel   #photography   #workshop  
+Bodie Photo Workshops 

Mobile Phone Images from a Visit to Bodie
I added over a dozen more photos from my workshop in Bodie last weekend to my LG G4 album.

#LGG4   #mobilephotography   #travel   #photography   #workshop  
+Bodie Photo Workshops ___

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2015-06-16 10:05:26 (20 comments, 35 reshares, 442 +1s)Open 

Ancient Turkey
I added a dozen photos to my Ancient Turkey album on G+ to help illustrate my recent blog post on a visit to Lake Bafa: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/08/story-and-more-photos-from-lake-bafa-in-turkey/

Ancient Turkey album: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5642592631610009505?sort=1

#traveltuesday   #travel   #photography   #Turkey   #turkeytravel  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Ancient Turkey
I added a dozen photos to my Ancient Turkey album on G+ to help illustrate my recent blog post on a visit to Lake Bafa: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/08/story-and-more-photos-from-lake-bafa-in-turkey/

Ancient Turkey album: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/5642592631610009505?sort=1

#traveltuesday   #travel   #photography   #Turkey   #turkeytravel  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-16 07:52:05 (24 comments, 56 reshares, 804 +1s)Open 

Eastern Sierra Sunset
Sunset last Friday night in Mono County, California.

#landscapephotography   #travel   #photography   #traveltuesday  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Eastern Sierra Sunset
Sunset last Friday night in Mono County, California.

#landscapephotography   #travel   #photography   #traveltuesday  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-12 14:20:12 (36 comments, 66 reshares, 566 +1s)Open 

From The Early Days of G+
This album first shared on August 11, 2011 only received 51 +1s, but it had 58 shares!  Now an album is lucky to get 1/4 of the distribution of a photo post, and photo posts do not get full distribution to your contacts who opted in to see them.  

The site seemed to be much more interesting under the original algorithms.  Perhaps human brain chemistry favors the unexpected, the pleasant surprise which is more likely to come form people NOT related to you as a previous friend?  That would be terribly inconvenient for a network being designed to determine and mainly distribute content to your friends and social connections that they feel you can market to.

#landscapephotgoraphy   #hdrphotography   #HDR  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

In honor of +Trey Ratcliff's photowalk 6:30pm at Stanford tonight, I'm sharing around 200 HDR images I produced in 2009. (Thanks in advance for shares!)___From The Early Days of G+
This album first shared on August 11, 2011 only received 51 +1s, but it had 58 shares!  Now an album is lucky to get 1/4 of the distribution of a photo post, and photo posts do not get full distribution to your contacts who opted in to see them.  

The site seemed to be much more interesting under the original algorithms.  Perhaps human brain chemistry favors the unexpected, the pleasant surprise which is more likely to come form people NOT related to you as a previous friend?  That would be terribly inconvenient for a network being designed to determine and mainly distribute content to your friends and social connections that they feel you can market to.

#landscapephotgoraphy   #hdrphotography   #HDR  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

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2015-06-12 07:59:08 (5 comments, 14 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

How to find moonbows in Yosemite
Blog post:
Chasing Moonbows in Yosemite Valley at Night
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2008/05/chasing-moonbow-in-yosemite-valley-at.html

Trying out the new Collections feature...

I should explain a bit more about how you can find the Yosemite night "moonbow" conditions depicted in this image I referenced yesterday. Since rainbows occur with consistent and predictable geometry, astronomer Don Olson of the University of Texas is able to predict the days and times when the full moon will be in the right place to create night rainbows (lunar rainbows, "moonbows") in the mist of Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls: http://uweb.txstate.edu/~do01/

For a few more examples of Yosemite moonbow photos, here are the posts on my blog from moonbow photo shoots I pursued in 2008 and 2009: http://activesole.blogspot.com/search?q=moonbow My shooting and post-processing tools have come a long way since then, but at least you can see some of the angles and compositions available if you run around the Valley on a moonbow night.
I've used this image to start a Night Photos album, which I'll add to as time permits and as I capture new shots. These first 7 shots in the album were all taken with my Canon 5D mark II using the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 lens (at 6400 ISO for dark sky Milky Way shots, as low as ISO 800 for landscape shots lit by the full moon). My Canon 40D only shoots well up to ISO 1600, so on that I have to use the 24mm f/1.4 lens, which effectively offers a much more limited 38mm field of view. One of the shots is another moonbow photo, formed by the full moon shining on rain shortly after sunset, captured when I visited California's Anza Borrego State Park earlier this year to catch the moon rise.

Don Olson already has his predictions up for 2012, so you can plan ahead for a Yosemite trip to capture this unique spectacle.___How to find moonbows in Yosemite
Blog post:
Chasing Moonbows in Yosemite Valley at Night
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2008/05/chasing-moonbow-in-yosemite-valley-at.html

Trying out the new Collections feature...

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2015-06-12 07:52:52 (17 comments, 19 reshares, 266 +1s)Open 

Remember when albums used to get a fair shake on G+?
They seem to get greatly demoted distribution now.  That's a shame, since that punishes and discourages the sharing of content to G+.

Trying out the new Collections feature...

My first upload of a sizable batch of my better recent photos onto Google+. (Out here in the boonies in the Eastern Sierra my only Internet connection is a slow Sprint cell phone, so I've been avoiding it!) Enjoy, and thanks in advance for any +1s and shares!___Remember when albums used to get a fair shake on G+?
They seem to get greatly demoted distribution now.  That's a shame, since that punishes and discourages the sharing of content to G+.

Trying out the new Collections feature...

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2015-06-12 07:49:45 (6 comments, 13 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Perseid Meteor Shower: My first popular YouTube video
None of my (arguably better) videos have close to it since.

Trying out the new Collections feature...

Over 72,500 Views on YouTube in 9 Days?
Wow, my first video to go (somewhat) viral on YouTube!  Of course it's the first one I've set to music.  Maybe that should tell me something.

In case you missed it the first time around, I should clarify that to see the meteors, it's important to watch it in 720P HD resolution and full screen.  You can select both at the bottom of the video window: http://youtu.be/vroLnrBhbmk?hd=1

This footage was from 2009; I'm working on an a new video to show the Perseid meteor shower in the following years.___Perseid Meteor Shower: My first popular YouTube video
None of my (arguably better) videos have close to it since.

Trying out the new Collections feature...

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2015-06-12 00:02:07 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 206 +1s)Open 

Main Street USA
Main Street night reflection in Bodie, California.  More photos from that night: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/11/bodie-ghost-town-night-photography/

#nightphotography #photographyworkshop #travelblog #california  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

Main Street USA
Main Street night reflection in Bodie, California.  More photos from that night: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/11/bodie-ghost-town-night-photography/

#nightphotography #photographyworkshop #travelblog #california  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com___

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2015-06-11 16:27:26 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Ghost Town Photography on a Stormy Night
Story and photos from our last night photography workshop in the Wild West ghost town of Bodie a couple of weeks ago: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/11/bodie-ghost-town-night-photography/

Our next workshop is coming up this weekend!  

I published more of my photos from that last visit to Bodie via DripThat, a new app and community which facilitates the telling of stories through pictures, video and text.  You can find the DripThat app in the Apple App Store (http://bit.ly/1dhaequ), and you can connect with me in the community to see more of my photos from my road trips: https://dripthat.com/pr?id=jeffsullivan

#nightphotography   #travelphotography   #dripthat   #California  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

Ghost Town Photography on a Stormy Night
Story and photos from our last night photography workshop in the Wild West ghost town of Bodie a couple of weeks ago: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/11/bodie-ghost-town-night-photography/

Our next workshop is coming up this weekend!  

I published more of my photos from that last visit to Bodie via DripThat, a new app and community which facilitates the telling of stories through pictures, video and text.  You can find the DripThat app in the Apple App Store (http://bit.ly/1dhaequ), and you can connect with me in the community to see more of my photos from my road trips: https://dripthat.com/pr?id=jeffsullivan

#nightphotography   #travelphotography   #dripthat   #California  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com___

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2015-06-09 20:57:36 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Raw vs. JPG for Mobile Phone Photography
It's well established that RAW format gives you higher quality and more flexibility in DSLR photography, but is it useful for mobile phone cameras?  I investigate that in a new blog post: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/lg-g4-raw-vs-jpg-mobile-phone-photography.html

#mobilephotography   #LGG4   #Android   #RAW   #photography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Raw vs. JPG for Mobile Phone Photography
It's well established that RAW format gives you higher quality and more flexibility in DSLR photography, but is it useful for mobile phone cameras?  I investigate that in a new blog post: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/lg-g4-raw-vs-jpg-mobile-phone-photography.html

#mobilephotography   #LGG4   #Android   #RAW   #photography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-08 21:03:25 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Story and More Photos from Lake Bafa in Turkey
I figured that a blog post would tell the story better with multiple photos: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/08/story-and-more-photos-from-lake-bafa-in-turkey/

I uploaded additional photos to the new  #dripthat  app as well:
http://bit.ly/1dhaequ

#travel   #travelphotography   #travelblogger   #sponsored    #photography   #noblog  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Story and More Photos from Lake Bafa in Turkey
I figured that a blog post would tell the story better with multiple photos: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/06/08/story-and-more-photos-from-lake-bafa-in-turkey/

I uploaded additional photos to the new  #dripthat  app as well:
http://bit.ly/1dhaequ

#travel   #travelphotography   #travelblogger   #sponsored    #photography   #noblog  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-07 18:32:33 (6 comments, 33 reshares, 315 +1s)Open 

Lunar Eclipse Setting Over Sierra Nevada, October 2014
I've posted the full story of the pursuit of lunar eclipse photos on this night on my blog, including a shot of Uranus next to the red, eclipsed moon: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/lunar-eclipse-photography-october-2014.html

G+ is being "streamlined" lately in so many ways: circle shares are gone, G+ account links are gone from the Google header, ripples are gone, post share statistics have been removed from the API.  I've seen activity on my posts here decline to 1/4 to 1/10th the rate of only a few months ago.  Let's connect wherever else you're active, so we can stay in touch in spite of any more G+ "streamlining"!  Please feel free to post your links in the comments below.

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotography
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Lunar Eclipse Setting Over Sierra Nevada, October 2014
I've posted the full story of the pursuit of lunar eclipse photos on this night on my blog, including a shot of Uranus next to the red, eclipsed moon: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/lunar-eclipse-photography-october-2014.html

G+ is being "streamlined" lately in so many ways: circle shares are gone, G+ account links are gone from the Google header, ripples are gone, post share statistics have been removed from the API.  I've seen activity on my posts here decline to 1/4 to 1/10th the rate of only a few months ago.  Let's connect wherever else you're active, so we can stay in touch in spite of any more G+ "streamlining"!  Please feel free to post your links in the comments below.

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotography
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644
Twitter:                http://twitter.com/#!/JeffSullPhoto
YouTube:             http://www.youtube.com/user/JeffSullivanPhoto
Flickr:                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/
Instagram:          http://instagram.com/jeffsullivanphotography
Pinterest:             http://pinterest.com/jeffsullphoto/ 500px:                  http://500px.com/JeffSullivan
FlipBoard:            https://flipboard.com/@jeffsullivan/
Ello:                       https://ello.co/jeffsullivan
Tsu:                       https://www.tsu.co/JeffSullivan
Vimeo:                  https://vimeo.com/jeffsullivan/videos
DripThat (IOS):    https://dripthat.com/pr?id=jeffsullivan
Periscope (IOS):@jeffsullivan

Wordpress:         www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
Blogger:               http://activesole.blogspot.com/
Tumblr:               http://jeffsullivan.tumblr.com/

I've been a huge fan of the feature advancement and engagement on G+ for the past 4 years, so while I have to view feature erosion with some concern, I'll keep posting here as long as it has a pulse.

#landscapephotography   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   #easternsierra   #MammothLakes   #California  ___

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2015-06-07 14:57:40 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 202 +1s)Open 

Found On The Trail
A very colorful toad encountered on a hike on Ebbetts Pass yesterday.  This image was captured using manual exposure, saved in RAW DNG format, then adjusted using +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom mobile on +Android. 

#closeup    #wildlife #photograph #lgg4 #outdoors #hiking #sierranevada #california
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Found On The Trail
A very colorful toad encountered on a hike on Ebbetts Pass yesterday.  This image was captured using manual exposure, saved in RAW DNG format, then adjusted using +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom mobile on +Android. 

#closeup    #wildlife #photograph #lgg4 #outdoors #hiking #sierranevada #california
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-05 20:38:43 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Howling at the Moon
Chasing the full moon and lunar eclipse across three locations from sunset to sunrise.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover the blue planet Uranus next to the red, eclipsed moon in my telephoto shots: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/lunar-eclipse-photography-october-2014.html
+The Huffington Post UK published one of my photos from this night, the composite image that I entered into the 2015 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, so I decided to show some of the other photos from the night as well.

This is my third blog post today to my "old" blog at: www.MyPhotoGuides.com +Royal Museums Greenwich 
#science   #astronomy   #photography   #astrophotography  

Howling at the Moon
Chasing the full moon and lunar eclipse across three locations from sunset to sunrise.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover the blue planet Uranus next to the red, eclipsed moon in my telephoto shots: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/lunar-eclipse-photography-october-2014.html
+The Huffington Post UK published one of my photos from this night, the composite image that I entered into the 2015 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, so I decided to show some of the other photos from the night as well.

This is my third blog post today to my "old" blog at: www.MyPhotoGuides.com +Royal Museums Greenwich 
#science   #astronomy   #photography   #astrophotography  ___

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2015-06-05 19:07:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Exploring Ghost Town Interiors
We had some amazing weather in Bodie a couple of weeks ago, and we got into some areas that we've never been in before... http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/exploring-ghost-town-interiors-bodie.html

I ran out of space to show you photos in the blog post, but the new +dripthat app is perfect for visual storytelling, so I put more images there: http://bit.ly/1dhaequ  It's on IOS for now, with Android support coming soon.  #dripthat   #travel   #blogging   #photography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Exploring Ghost Town Interiors
We had some amazing weather in Bodie a couple of weeks ago, and we got into some areas that we've never been in before... http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/exploring-ghost-town-interiors-bodie.html

I ran out of space to show you photos in the blog post, but the new +dripthat app is perfect for visual storytelling, so I put more images there: http://bit.ly/1dhaequ  It's on IOS for now, with Android support coming soon.  #dripthat   #travel   #blogging   #photography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-05 16:04:45 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Top 10 California Parks, #1
With eroded badlands, slot canyons, wildflowers in the spring, and dark skies for night photography, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is worthy of anyone's California travel bucket list.  The adjacent community of Borrego Springs has been recognized by the +IDA - International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community for its efforts to preserve visibility of the night sky.  Although many people think of the cooler, fall through spring months as best for desert travel, the nights around the new moon dates in the summer are particularly good for Milky Way photography.

Continued on my blog: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-10-california-parks-anza-borrego-state-park.html

#travel   #California   #southerncalifornia   #photography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Top 10 California Parks, #1
With eroded badlands, slot canyons, wildflowers in the spring, and dark skies for night photography, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is worthy of anyone's California travel bucket list.  The adjacent community of Borrego Springs has been recognized by the +IDA - International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community for its efforts to preserve visibility of the night sky.  Although many people think of the cooler, fall through spring months as best for desert travel, the nights around the new moon dates in the summer are particularly good for Milky Way photography.

Continued on my blog: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/top-10-california-parks-anza-borrego-state-park.html

#travel   #California   #southerncalifornia   #photography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-04 00:26:46 (9 comments, 25 reshares, 290 +1s)Open 

Monastery of St. Mary at Sunset
The Monastery of St. Mary on an island in Lake Bafa in Turkey dates to to the Byzantine era.

#travelphotography   #travel   #turkeytravel   #Turkey  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Monastery of St. Mary at Sunset
The Monastery of St. Mary on an island in Lake Bafa in Turkey dates to to the Byzantine era.

#travelphotography   #travel   #turkeytravel   #Turkey  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-02 17:09:03 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 263 +1s)Open 

Evening Rainbow on Topaz Lake
“A photo shouldn’t look edited. What do you want your photos to look like in 50 years?”   - +Cole Rise 

#landscapephotography   #Nevada   #easternsierra  

Evening Rainbow on Topaz Lake
“A photo shouldn’t look edited. What do you want your photos to look like in 50 years?”   - +Cole Rise 

#landscapephotography   #Nevada   #easternsierra  ___

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2015-06-01 21:07:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Top 10 Parks in California
I discuss the social media photo aggregation site Caliparks.org in a new blog post: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-top-10-parks-in-california.html

+California State Parks Foundation +Instagram +Flickr +Twitter
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

Top 10 Parks in California
I discuss the social media photo aggregation site Caliparks.org in a new blog post: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-top-10-parks-in-california.html

+California State Parks Foundation +Instagram +Flickr +Twitter
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-06-01 17:24:28 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

New DripThat Storytelling App Shares Experiences
There's a new sharing paradigm coming. like mixing the best elements of messaging with social media.  Consider the new app +dripthat, released a few days ago.  On one hand it's like messaging on steroids, with strong distribution control, so everyone on the distribution won't get notified for every single response.  

You can seamlessly mix photos and video clips, and publish over time, "dripping" out the moments you're sharing over a certain time period.  Existing social networks often seem to demote the  distribution of album posts, which sucks for anyone trying to tell the story of their day, and what percentage of your audience will actually click through to an album?  On DripThat they don't have to, the moments you share are seamlessly shown to them.

By the way, do you like thepictur... more »

Dripthat is a new social network and app that lets you easily share photos and videos with family and friends. With Dripthat, you share little "drips," small collections of photos and videos. You can choose to share drips publicly, or with a specific group of friends and family. Dripthat makes it…___New DripThat Storytelling App Shares Experiences
There's a new sharing paradigm coming. like mixing the best elements of messaging with social media.  Consider the new app +dripthat, released a few days ago.  On one hand it's like messaging on steroids, with strong distribution control, so everyone on the distribution won't get notified for every single response.  

You can seamlessly mix photos and video clips, and publish over time, "dripping" out the moments you're sharing over a certain time period.  Existing social networks often seem to demote the  distribution of album posts, which sucks for anyone trying to tell the story of their day, and what percentage of your audience will actually click through to an album?  On DripThat they don't have to, the moments you share are seamlessly shown to them.

By the way, do you like the pictures of Bodie on this new app announcement?   ;)

Here's the app, on IOS now (+Android coming soon): https://itunes.apple.com/app/dripthat/id982911292

Link to find me there once the app is installed: 
https://dripthat.com/pr?id=jeffsullivan 

I was #sponsored  to try out the beta, and will share my thoughts in the coming weeks now that it's out.

#dripthat   #youshoulddripthat   #mobileapps  

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2015-05-31 14:21:43 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

Here's another shot from the cool stormy conditions we enjoyed in Bodie last Sunday.

#nightphotography   #photographyworkshop   #longexposure  +Bodie Photo Workshops 

Clearing Storm Long Exposure
It rained for an hour immediately before this shot, but last Sunday was easily one of the coolest workshop sessions we've had in Bodie (and they're all pretty cool).  Can't wait to show you more!

#nightphotography   #photographyworkshop   #abandoned  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com +Bodie Photo Workshops ___Here's another shot from the cool stormy conditions we enjoyed in Bodie last Sunday.

#nightphotography   #photographyworkshop   #longexposure  +Bodie Photo Workshops 

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2015-05-30 18:15:20 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 249 +1s)Open 

This was my last shot before the rain started around 8 pm last Sunday, but the overall night was amazing!

Arriving Storm
It started raining immediately after this shot, and it rained for an hour, but last Sunday ended up being one of the coolest workshop sessions we've had in Bodie.  Can't wait to show you more.

#photographyworkshop   #abandonedplaces   #ghosttown  
www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com___This was my last shot before the rain started around 8 pm last Sunday, but the overall night was amazing!

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2015-05-29 23:45:20 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 261 +1s)Open 

Ghost Town Reflection Under Moonlit Clouds
I had a great workshop in Bodie on Sunday night.  I'll try to write up more on it in the coming days.

+Bodie Photo Workshops  #ghosttown   #nightphotography   #Canon  

Ghost Town Reflection Under Moonlit Clouds
I had a great workshop in Bodie on Sunday night.  I'll try to write up more on it in the coming days.

+Bodie Photo Workshops  #ghosttown   #nightphotography   #Canon  ___

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2015-05-27 22:39:57 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

Brewing Storm
The weather looked perfect for a great sunset when we arrived in Bodie for the night portion of our workshop last Sunday, but we soon found out that there were other things in store for us...  

#LGG4   #Android   #photographyworkshop  
+Bodie Photo Workshops 

Brewing Storm
The weather looked perfect for a great sunset when we arrived in Bodie for the night portion of our workshop last Sunday, but we soon found out that there were other things in store for us...  

#LGG4   #Android   #photographyworkshop  
+Bodie Photo Workshops ___

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2015-05-23 16:01:37 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

A Day in a Wild West Mining Town
The California Gold Rush was started by the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848.  In 1959 W. S. Bodey discovered gold east of the Sierra Nevada, and the rest is history.  Fortunately we can explore that history due to local families preserving the town until it became Bodie State Historic Park in 1962.  The town is preserved in a state of "arrested decay", and the interiors of the buildings have been left largely untouched for over 50 years.
 
We head out there from before dawn, and spend a long day with sunrise, sunset, two golden hours, six hours of access to interiors, and from the time the park closes at 6 pm into the night at 1 am.  It's a marathon, but one full of unique photographic opportunities.  
I've created a new blog post outlining a typical schedule:http... more »

A Day in a Wild West Mining Town
The California Gold Rush was started by the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848.  In 1959 W. S. Bodey discovered gold east of the Sierra Nevada, and the rest is history.  Fortunately we can explore that history due to local families preserving the town until it became Bodie State Historic Park in 1962.  The town is preserved in a state of "arrested decay", and the interiors of the buildings have been left largely untouched for over 50 years.
 
We head out there from before dawn, and spend a long day with sunrise, sunset, two golden hours, six hours of access to interiors, and from the time the park closes at 6 pm into the night at 1 am.  It's a marathon, but one full of unique photographic opportunities.  
I've created a new blog post outlining a typical schedule:
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-photo-workshop-day-and-night-in-bodie.html

#ghosttown   #abandonedplaces   #photographyworkshops  
+Bodie Photo Workshops : http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/___

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2015-05-23 08:44:01 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 212 +1s)Open 

Another Dozen Bodie Photos
I added photos to my Bodie album to have them available for blog posts.

Blog: www.MyPhotoGuides.com
#abandoned   #ghosttown   #photographyworkshop  

Another Dozen Bodie Photos
I added photos to my Bodie album to have them available for blog posts.

Blog: www.MyPhotoGuides.com
#abandoned   #ghosttown   #photographyworkshop  ___

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2015-05-21 17:43:14 (5 comments, 14 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

Milky Way Rising Behind Joshua Trees
The Milky Way rises to the east behind Joshua Trees, an iconic indicator of the Mojave Desert ecosystem.

I've added this photo and the time-lapse video created from the same photos to my blog post showing photos and video that I captured:

Time-lapse of the Milky Way Rising in the Mojave Desert
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/time-lapse-of-milky-way-rising-in.html

www.MyPhotoGuides.com
#nightphotography   #starrynights   #travelblogger   #photographer  

Milky Way Rising Behind Joshua Trees
The Milky Way rises to the east behind Joshua Trees, an iconic indicator of the Mojave Desert ecosystem.

I've added this photo and the time-lapse video created from the same photos to my blog post showing photos and video that I captured:

Time-lapse of the Milky Way Rising in the Mojave Desert
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/time-lapse-of-milky-way-rising-in.html

www.MyPhotoGuides.com
#nightphotography   #starrynights   #travelblogger   #photographer  ___

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2015-05-21 17:16:34 (11 comments, 29 reshares, 347 +1s)Open 

1937 Chevy Under Partial Moonlight
This is the '37 Chevy in Bodie under a crescent moon during our May 3, 2014 night photography workshop.  We'll have slightly brighter conditions for our workshop in Bodie this weekend, which should be great for light painting: www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

#nightphotography   #lightpainting   #photographyworkshop  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

1937 Chevy Under Partial Moonlight
This is the '37 Chevy in Bodie under a crescent moon during our May 3, 2014 night photography workshop.  We'll have slightly brighter conditions for our workshop in Bodie this weekend, which should be great for light painting: www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com

#nightphotography   #lightpainting   #photographyworkshop  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-05-20 18:15:01 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

No Unicorns, but Plenty of Rainbows!
My fun with the new LG G4 continues with these rainbows last night.  I've added seven more photos to my LG G4 album, and there's a new write-up on my blog:
At the End of the Rainbow: More LG G4 Sample Photos
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/rainbow-lg-g4-sample-photos.html

#landscapephotography   #travelblogger   #sponsored  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

No Unicorns, but Plenty of Rainbows!
My fun with the new LG G4 continues with these rainbows last night.  I've added seven more photos to my LG G4 album, and there's a new write-up on my blog:
At the End of the Rainbow: More LG G4 Sample Photos
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/rainbow-lg-g4-sample-photos.html

#landscapephotography   #travelblogger   #sponsored  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-05-20 03:20:08 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 310 +1s)Open 

Storm Chasing in Nevada
At Topaz Lake on the California/Nevada border, +Lori Hibbett and I had a storm pass by earlier this month.  We decided to chase it east into Smith Valley to see if we could catch some lightning photos.  We didn't catch the storm there; it continued over the next set of mountains to sit south of Yerington.  So we headed through Wilson Canyon and headed south, ending up in the Cambridge Hills as the skies cleared towards the setting sun, and sunset color spread under the storm clouds. 

The storm was to the west, the sun was shining under it from the east, and we were under the edge, which ran north and south.  We had some great opportunities as the sun went from yellow to orange, and the clouds took on shades at the blue end of the spectrum.   

We stuck around to capture a time-lapse of the clouds moving as the storm dissipated, and as thenearly-... more »

Storm Chasing in Nevada
At Topaz Lake on the California/Nevada border, +Lori Hibbett and I had a storm pass by earlier this month.  We decided to chase it east into Smith Valley to see if we could catch some lightning photos.  We didn't catch the storm there; it continued over the next set of mountains to sit south of Yerington.  So we headed through Wilson Canyon and headed south, ending up in the Cambridge Hills as the skies cleared towards the setting sun, and sunset color spread under the storm clouds. 

The storm was to the west, the sun was shining under it from the east, and we were under the edge, which ran north and south.  We had some great opportunities as the sun went from yellow to orange, and the clouds took on shades at the blue end of the spectrum.   

We stuck around to capture a time-lapse of the clouds moving as the storm dissipated, and as the nearly-full moon rose behind them.

See the rest of the story in my new blog post:
Storm Chasing in Nevada
http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/storm-chasing-in-nevada.html

#stormchasing   #Nevada   #travel   #photography  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-05-19 15:48:34 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 219 +1s)Open 

Exploring an American Ghost Town
I received a preview unit of the new LG G4 smartphone last week, just in time for a workshop I was leading last Wednesday in Bodie.  The first photo is an unedited HDR mode photo, the rest went through my usual workflow of making a few minor adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.  

These were some of my first photos taken on the phone, so I mainly used Auto and HDR modes.  The HDR mode was critical to eliminating blown out skies and evening out the uneven lighting indoors.  

Over the following days I started exploring the option to shoot close-ups, work with RAW file output.  The RAW output offers increases quality when you have time to post-process it, and a matching JPG for when you don't: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/05/18/new-lg-g4-smartphone-review-raw-file-output/

I have 34 samples in my LG G4 album sofar,... more »

Exploring an American Ghost Town
I received a preview unit of the new LG G4 smartphone last week, just in time for a workshop I was leading last Wednesday in Bodie.  The first photo is an unedited HDR mode photo, the rest went through my usual workflow of making a few minor adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.  

These were some of my first photos taken on the phone, so I mainly used Auto and HDR modes.  The HDR mode was critical to eliminating blown out skies and evening out the uneven lighting indoors.  

Over the following days I started exploring the option to shoot close-ups, work with RAW file output.  The RAW output offers increases quality when you have time to post-process it, and a matching JPG for when you don't: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/05/18/new-lg-g4-smartphone-review-raw-file-output/

I have 34 samples in my LG G4 album so far, mostly from the afternoon walking around Bodie: https://plus.google.com/photos/+JeffreySullivan/albums/6150346956545894305

I'll be back out over the next few days, so it'll be fun to see how the camera performs under a variety of conditions.

#Bodie   #abandonedplaces   #LGG4   #sponsored  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-05-19 14:11:31 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Sample 4K video, LG G4 smartphone.
Crisp, high resolution, good color, great image stabilization.  One 4K video created nearly 150MB in roughly 40 seconds, so the ability to add microSD internal storage up to 2TB is important.
On YouTube: https://youtu.be/AmhhGI4d0zA 
#LGG4 #G4Preview   #android   #sponsored

Sample 4K video, LG G4 smartphone.
Crisp, high resolution, good color, great image stabilization.  One 4K video created nearly 150MB in roughly 40 seconds, so the ability to add microSD internal storage up to 2TB is important.
On YouTube: https://youtu.be/AmhhGI4d0zA 
#LGG4 #G4Preview   #android   #sponsored___

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2015-05-19 06:34:01 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

Another LG G4 Sample Photo
LG G4 smartphone photo, shot in RAW and adjusted in Adobe Lightroom.   More Samples: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/new-lg-g4-smartphone-raw-file-review.html

There is a ‪#G4Preview‬ Tour underway to introduce people to this phone hands-on. Follow @G4Preview on Twitter for the latest Tour locations.
#landscapephotography   #sponsored   #LG   #LGG4  

Another LG G4 Sample Photo
LG G4 smartphone photo, shot in RAW and adjusted in Adobe Lightroom.   More Samples: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/new-lg-g4-smartphone-raw-file-review.html

There is a ‪#G4Preview‬ Tour underway to introduce people to this phone hands-on. Follow @G4Preview on Twitter for the latest Tour locations.
#landscapephotography   #sponsored   #LG   #LGG4  ___

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2015-05-19 03:09:09 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

The New LG G4: RAW Files From a Smartphone?
Here's my first impression of the new LG G4 after a few days use, and the RAW output in particular is really impressive... http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/05/18/new-lg-g4-smartphone-review-raw-file-output/

There is an LG G4 Preview Tour underway to introduce people to this phone hands on.  Follow @G4Preview on Twitter for updates on the latest #G4Preview Tour locations.

#review   #LGG4   #smartphone   #sponsored  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

The New LG G4: RAW Files From a Smartphone?
Here's my first impression of the new LG G4 after a few days use, and the RAW output in particular is really impressive... http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/05/18/new-lg-g4-smartphone-review-raw-file-output/

There is an LG G4 Preview Tour underway to introduce people to this phone hands on.  Follow @G4Preview on Twitter for updates on the latest #G4Preview Tour locations.

#review   #LGG4   #smartphone   #sponsored  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___

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2015-05-18 17:26:25 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Southern California Photography Locations
Now that I'm done exploring new areas for my Southern California guidebook, I should have more time to also write or expand blog posts covering some of those areas.  The book will only cost an amount equivalent to a few gallons of gas or a fraction of one night's stay at a motel, so if it can make your own travels and explorations only slightly more productive, it should prove to be a worthy investment.  

The book will be available in both 320-page printed format, as well as ebook.  

I'll make a little more when I sell the book directly, so I'll take pre-orders for author-signed copies as the release date approaches.  It would be cool to sell the first box of 150 before it arrives!

I'm building a "book interest" circle to tell people about the book when it ships, let me know if you wantto ... more »

Route 66 in the Mojave Desert
Amboy and beyond.

New blog post: http://activesole.blogspot.com/2015/05/route-66-in-mojave-desert.html

#route66   #mojavedesert   #californiaphotography   #roadtrip  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com___Southern California Photography Locations
Now that I'm done exploring new areas for my Southern California guidebook, I should have more time to also write or expand blog posts covering some of those areas.  The book will only cost an amount equivalent to a few gallons of gas or a fraction of one night's stay at a motel, so if it can make your own travels and explorations only slightly more productive, it should prove to be a worthy investment.  

The book will be available in both 320-page printed format, as well as ebook.  

I'll make a little more when I sell the book directly, so I'll take pre-orders for author-signed copies as the release date approaches.  It would be cool to sell the first box of 150 before it arrives!

I'm building a "book interest" circle to tell people about the book when it ships, let me know if you want to be added to it!

#california   #photography   #travel   #guide  
www.MyPhotoGuides.com

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