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Landscape Photography Community1,997*Landscape Photography Community:  Wild Things* In honor of our category Wild Things, your photographs MUST be appropriate for that category!!  Photos in this category should contain a WILD animal.  The animal may be in the wild or in a zoo or conservation area.  NO dogs, cats, pets, or domestic animals are allowed.  Only original photographs are allowed. *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community AND the Wild Things category. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 1, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #21: Wild Things2014-08-25 22:00:00438 
Landscape Photography Show6,409Come join Popular G+ Landscape and Nature photographer +Ray Bilcliff    and the +Landscape Photography Show    panel on Tuesday August 12th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT Ray will talk about getting the shot in bad weather to create moody moments. Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show   page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos with a moody feel. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!Join the fun on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Moody Moments with Ray Bilcliff2014-08-13 04:00:0020 
Offbeat Images368THIS CONTEST ENDED ON 8/15/14 Introducing the Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest – the bi-weekly, Google+ digital photography and art competition dedicated to honoring images (and the digital artists) that celebrate the magic and wonder found in ordinary places, spaces and things.   You are cordially invited to show off YOUR best “offbeat” image (and digital art skills)  in our inaugural contest. [You can ONLY SUBMIT ONE IMAGE.]  What is considered an "offbeat" image?  It's not a traditional landscape, portrait, or macro digital photography image. (In other words, you probably won't find one on a travel poster, art gallery wall or flower theme page.)  An "offbeat" image is an original, unconventional, high-quality (i.e., not raw, but very well composed and thoughtfully processed) piece of digital photography or art that captures the glory of often overlooked items and areas in our world. For example:  Peeling old paint, Candid or unconventional portraits, Striking or abstract shadows and/or reflections in buildings or things, Interesting or unique antiques, Narrow alleyways, Far off Main Street urban scenes, Fallow farms or old tractors, Stormy skyscapes or unusual clouds, Dried river beds, Broken windows, Abandoned factories, Beaches in winter, Overgrown paths or trails, Fields of wildflowers, Seldom used roadways, Weedy gardens, Decayed, worn or rusty objects ... The examples above are merely a guide to what some might consider ordinary things and spaces. The everyday world has lots of ordinary things and spaces that--with an artist's touch, could be captured and crafted to look or feel extraordinary. That said, PLEASE DON'T SUBMIT the following: -  Unprocessed or raw photos (no "Instagram" or snapshots) -  Images lacking thoughtful composition, lighting, focal point, color or tone balance, perspective, or cropping. ("Offbeat" by our standard doesn't mean silly, shocking, or mocking in nature. This is a serious contest for serious artists looking to express their artistic vision.) -  Landscapes/skyscapes/seascapes  (Unless you have used additional processing, such as HDR, selective focus, textures, etc.) -  Macro shots of flowers or bugs (Unless you have used additional processing, such as HDR, selective focus, textures, etc.) So ... set your artistic self free: Create your "offbeat" images with THINGS AND SPACES FOUND IN YOUR EVERYDAY WORLD that capture your eye, meet our definition and deserve our attention.  Thanks again for your participation. _______________________ Here’s how to participate: 1) Circle our Offbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery theme page and each of our owners and curators. 2) Accept this contest event invitation and submit ONE original (i.e., created and owned by you) image that you have either previously shared publicly on Google+ or one that you have created recently and would like to share--first, with us in our contest. (Be sure to share only a single image--not an album, and enable commeOffbeat Images "Blue Ribbon" Gallery Contest - ENDED ON 8/152014-08-01 21:00:0010 
Landscape Photography Show6,409Special guests +Mark Jansen   and +Holly Higbee-Jansen , professional landscape photographers and workshop guides from Ventura, CA. present Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape on Tuesday June 17th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos with the theme "seeking the light." Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!Join the fun on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Episode #35 Seeking the Light in the Grand Landscape2014-06-18 04:00:001 
Landscape Photography Community1,997*Landscape Photography Community:  The Golden Hour* *In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour, especially in cinematography) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the Sun is higher in the sky.* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and it must feature the golden hour. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 23, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #17 The Golden Hour2014-06-16 22:00:00563 
Landscape Photography Show6,409Come join an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom and in Adobe Photoshop +David Marx  and the +Landscape Photography Show panel on Tuesday June 3rd at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT for Time Lapse Pohotography. David will walk us through the steps from setting up the shots, to the final image editing and putting the video together. Check out these amazing Time Lapse Video from Davidhttp://vimeo.com/92679072http://vimeo.com/90941312Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!Join the fun on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Episode #34 Time Lapse Photography with David Marx2014-06-04 04:00:001 
Landscape Photography Community1,997Landscape Photography Community:  The Blue Hour General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and it must feature the blue hour. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, June 9, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour2014-06-02 22:00:00544 
Courtney King Doudna9,742Sensuous Springtime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline May 20.sen·su·ous (sĕn′sho̅o̅-əs)adj.1. Of, relating to, or derived from the senses.2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses.3.a. Readily affected through the senses.b. Highly appreciative of the pleasures of sensation.What do we have in common? Our 5 Senses-submit 5 photos, one photo for each Sense/Category as stimulated by Springtime.2 Traditional senses2.1 Sight2.2 Hearing2.3 Taste2.4 Smell2.5 Touch-Label/Title your photo according to the Springtime Sensation.BONUS (for those who read directions)BONUS CATEGORY: 6th Sense ~ You may include a 6th photo titled "6th Sense"sixth sensen1. (Alternative Belief Systems) any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smellContest Rules & Conditions:● Sign in with an introduction, comment CHECK-IN or Thank you!● Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation● Photos must be your own photos and work!● MAX 5 PHOTOS per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Post a short own comment to your photos.● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ONLY G+ on the contest page will be counted● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.***Photos can be entered from February 19 - May 20Winners:The Jury selected Winners (top 10)The ►TOP PhotoPeople's Choice, with the most G+ votestop Amateur Photographermonochrome photographer*new *Best Collection/Project/AlbumWinners will be shared in the stream of +Courtney King Doudna**It is my goal to publish a book with at least the winners, from each of the seasons. This is your opportunity to submit your Spring photos.The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury.HashTAG! #sensuousspringtime   #sensuousspringtimephotographycontest  Sensuous Springtime Photography Contest - 6 Photos, strict - one photo for each of your Senses. Read RULES! Good Luck! Deadline May 20.2014-05-21 06:30:00449 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - * *2nd Place - * *3rd Place - * *Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photography   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #beautifulpictures   #topgplusphotographers   G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-11 17:00:00289 
Photo Mania Schweiz5,686MOUNTAIN PLANTS AROUND THE WORLDREGELN:Die Veranstaltung beginnt am Samstag: 10.05.2014 um 12.00 Uhr MEZ und endet am Samstag den 23.08. um 19.00 MEZ.Damit das Bild beplusst und Kommentare geschrieben werden können  muss Photo Mania Schweiz zu den eigenen Kreisen zugefügt werdenEs ist erwünscht die Veranstaltung öffentlich zu teilen1) Jeder darf  teilnehmen ausser den Kuratoren von Photo Mania Schweiz2) Der Teilnehmer muss das Bild selbst aufgenommen haben2.1) Es dürfen maximal 7 Bilder geteilt werden (tauschen der Bilder jederzeit möglich)3) Die Aufnahme muss aus dem Gebirge stammen (Gebirgsblumen, Sträucher etc.)4) Das Bild mit den meisten Plussen gewinnt. Bei Gleichstand entscheiden die Aufrufe.5) Plätze 1-3 werden auf Photo Mania Schweiz präsentiert.6)  3 persönlich ausgesuchte Bilder werden ebenfalls als Highlight auf Photo Mania Schweiz geteilt; deren Besitzer werden zusammen mit den Gewinnern in den Photo Mania Best of Cirlcle aufgenommen.MOUNTAIN PLANTS AROUND THE WORLDRULES:It's important to add the Photo Mania Schweiz side, to plus and comment the picturesPlease share this competition public in your streamThe event starts on Saturday: 10.05.2014 at 12.00 clock CET and ends on Saturday, 23.08. at 19.00 CET. 1) Everyone is allowed to participate except the curators of Photo Mania Switzerland 2) The applicant must has taken the picture itself2.1) There may be divided maximum of 7 images (you can replace your images any time)3) The picture must come from the mountains (wild flowers, bushes)… 4) The image with the most plusses wins. With a tie, choose the views. 5) Positions 1-3 will be presented in Photo Mania Switzerland. 6) 3 personally selected images are also divided as Highlight to Photo Mania Switzerland. Whose owners are recorded along with the winners in the Photo Mania Best of Cirlcle.MOUNTAIN PLANTS AROUND THE WORLD2014-05-10 12:00:0048 
Landscape Photography Show6,409The +Landscape Photography Show  is proud to host it's first ever show on How to Improve Your Photos!!  These are YOUR photos and the panel would like to offer critiques on some of your landscape photographs!  This is an awesome opportunity to learn from experienced landscape photography judges and enthusiasts.  Find out what they are looking for in a great landscape photo and what you can do to make it even better!! Some photos will be edited live on the show!  Don't worry it will be positive Critiques! Rules1.Add the hashtag #ImproveMyPhoto   in the first comment if you would like your photo to be considered for critique.2. photos must be at least 1200 px wide on the longest edge3. Landscape photos ONLY! We will still be choosing show starters from the photo's you submit so remember you can post up to 5 photos. Any landscape goes for this show! Join us for the fun, Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #32 #ImproveMyPhoto2014-05-07 04:00:001 
Margaret Tompkins119,714*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00451 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - * *2nd Place - * *3rd Place - * *Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_exchange_club   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-04 17:00:00233 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - * *2nd Place - * *3rd Place - * *Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-27 17:00:00237 
Landscape Photography Show6,409Come join popular landscape and night photographer +Jeff Sullivan   and the Landscape Photography Show panel on Tuesday April 22th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Jeff will be talking about photographing the Milky Way and Other Night Sky Attractions. Jeff is a landscape photographer, author, workshop instructor, and filmmaker. He was the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011, People and Space - Royal Observatory Greenwich, London.Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show  page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share your favorite Night photographs. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!  Limit of 5 photographs please.  Do NOT load an album to the event.  It will load all the photos in the album.Join the fun on Tuesday April 22th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #31 Night Photography with Jeff Sullivan2014-04-23 04:00:005 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - * *2nd Place - * *3rd Place - * *Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #photographycontest   #bestgplusphotos   #topphotographers  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-20 17:00:00262 
Jay Patel1,664,439Do you calibrate your monitors? We do...and we highly recommend anyone with a interest in photography do so as well.Join the Visual Wilderness Team to discuss how to calibrate your monitor.Time: 9:00 PM New York TimeEnjoy & Share.______________ Visual Wilderness E8: Calibrating your Monitor2014-04-17 03:00:00361 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - * *2nd Place - * *3rd Place - * *Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotogs  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-13 17:00:00204 
Landscape Photography Show6,409Come join Popular landscape and nature photographer +Ray Bilcliff  and the Landscape Photography Team on Tuesday April 8th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Ray is a retired scuba diving and karate instructor. He now spends his time taking photography and sharing with the Google Plus community. Ray also runs several themes on G+ including True portraits, Dawn on Sunday, Lily Monday, Grass Tuesday, Wading Bird Wenesday, Leaves on Thursdays, Buggy Friday, Swampy Saturday, Paintography, and The Magic of light! Be sure to circle the +Landscape Photography Show page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!Share your favorite landscape photographs with leading lines. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air!  Do NOT load an album to the event.  It will load all the photos in the album.Join the fun on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show #30 Leading lines and Light with Ray Bilcliff.2014-04-09 04:00:008 
Margaret Tompkins119,714*Landscape Photography Community:  Stormy* 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 stormy element such as sky, wind, clouds, rain, lightening, etc. 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, April 14, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 12: Stormy2014-04-07 22:00:00467 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - * *2nd Place - * *3rd Place - * *Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #gplusphotos   #photgraphers   #photo_of_the_week   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusevent   G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-06 17:00:00209 
Margaret Tompkins119,714*Landscape Photography Community:  A River Runs Through It* 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 river running through the landscape.  It can also be a stream or waterfall surrounded by the landscape. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, March 31, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 11: A River Runs Through It2014-03-24 21:00:00480 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1 to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - * *2nd Place - * *3rd Place - * *Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #photographers   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusphotos   #PEC   #bestofGplus  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-23 16:00:00242 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rwk2ok1st Place - Rosie Nixon2nd Place - Rodney Campbell3rd Place - Silke TüxenHonorable Mention - Arnab BasuThese 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers #photo_of_the_week   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-02 16:00:00234 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must register here >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/MPEXSj1st Place - Walter Soesbergen2nd Place - Sandra Deichmann3rd Place - Peter EbnerHonorable Mention - Peter SzabanThese 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #bestphotos   #photographycontest   #photographers   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-23 16:00:00254 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1, Invite your photographer circles,  and Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES:1. You must pre-register here >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days3. Enter only one photo in the Contest4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gqzhml.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/oLS4e81st Place - Edith Kukla2nd Place - Hanspi Schär3rd Place - Vladimír VocelkaHonorable Mention - Zuzanna Butkiewicz - WakulukThese 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed!G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-16 16:00:00346 
Landscape Photography Show14,215This should be a great show with our "three-peat" guest +David Marx  coming to share some few of his favorite landscape photo processing tricks using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro!  He will cover:*  Lightroom's Camera Raw Profile button*  The Lens Correction Panel*  The Tonal Contrast / Perceptual Saturation sliders in Color Efex.A show you will not want to miss! Come and share your photos using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro!  Tell us your work flow to help others just starting.We will be selected "SHOW STARTERS"  from the photos uploaded to the event and as always we will have Photographers to watch at the end of the show. David is going to be in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, February 15, 2014 to teach how to use lightroom start to finish.  Check out  event at a VERY LOW cost!  http://goo.gl/ilVfdaDavid has just gotten back from one of his photography workshops in Yellowstone!  See you on Tuesday.... February 11, 2014 at 7pm MST  Landscape Photography Show Episode #26 Special Guest David Marx2014-02-12 03:00:00184 
Trey Ratcliff7,795,310The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with +Varina Patel  +Rick Sammon +dave cross and me!  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ETAs we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community!Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm.To Participate:You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at +The Arcanum .Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :)And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a bit (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com !Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:004 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES: 1. You must pre-register here >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days 3. Enter only one photo in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - **2nd Place - **3rd Place - **Honorable Mention - **These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-09 16:00:00245 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES: 1. You must pre-register here >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days 3. Enter only one photo in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the *most +1s and comments here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>TBA...1st Place - **2nd Place - **3rd Place - **Honorable Mention - TBA...These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BNew 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LAAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC     #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-02 16:00:00168 
Landscape Photography Show14,215Help us celebrate a year of learning together!This show will be celebrating and sharing some of the great ideas we have learned from the 2013 series of +Landscape Photography Show   live Hangout On Air Events.  If you missed some of the shows you can find them all at this link. http://goo.gl/oMO6ekJoin us as our panel members share their favorite shows and what they learned from the show and what they are doing different to improve their photography from something they learned on one of the shows! Please think about anything that you learned that we can share with others and help them improve their photography.  We are all learning together and appreciate the input. PLEASE come back and post some of your favorite photos from 2013 and share what you learned from the landscape photography shows that helped improve your photography!  We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you and hope your 2014 is starting off with beautiful LIGHT!  Landscape Photography Show Episode #25 Anniversary Show2014-01-29 03:00:00267 
Photo Tour Global Directory™4,035Meet +Photo Tour Global Directory™  team members from Germany, Italy and the Chanel Islands in the UK. Saturday, January 25, 2014 11:00 am MST Mountain Standard Time and 7:00 pm CET Central European Time which is GMT+1  The time shown on the event will be the time the show airs in your time zone. We will be talking to photographers around the world in this series of live Hangout On Air events where you will meet them  ON AIR and hear what they have to say about their areas of photography expertise and see some of their work.  This is the 2nd in our series  European Connection 2.  Germany, Italy and The Chanel Islands in the UK.See our European Connection 2 right here.  Photo Tour Global Directory European Connection 1We know you will be inspired to visit our photographers part of the world and connect to make your stay an incredible memory.  Each photographer has unique options as to how they work and is outlined on their page at http://www.phototourglobaldirectory.comPlease join us in the fun and share ANY European photos  as we celebrate this global connection and pre-launch party connecting Global Personal Photographers™ around the world!  If you are a photographer and interested in joining us please read the about page at +Photo Tour Global Directory™   and get the promo code for a FREE Gold membership for the first 100 global photographers.  Our panel members will be  +Markus Landsmann  from the Cologne, Germany area. About Markus  Markus is from Leverkusen, 15 kilometers or about 10 miles from Cologne  a city in the North Rhine Westphalia region of Germany. His photography interests include architecture, HDR, long-exposure, black and white, cityscapes, nature and landscape photography.Hallo ich komme aus Leverkusen in Deutschland.Meine Fotointeressen sind Natur, Architektur, HDR, Schwarzweiß und Langzeitbelichtungen, doch bin auch an allem anderen Bereichen interessiert.Wenn Ihr mehr Bilder sehen wollt schaut auf meinen Flickrstream.Buy his work here http://markuslandsmann.zenfolio.com/+Tommaso Di Donato  from Bologna, Italy.About TommasoTommaso is a computer specialist, but absolutely fell in love with photography. HDR and long exposures, are the types of shooting that he  loves the most, as well as the glamor of fashion and artistic nude. http://www.tommasodidonato.com Specialista informatico, ma assolutamente innamorato della fotografia. HDR e lunghe esposizioni, sono i tipi di scatto che amo maggiormente, come il glamour e fashion e il nudo artistico. Photo Tour Global Directory European Connection 22014-01-25 19:00:00122 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!4 EASY RULES: 1. You must pre-register here >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days 3. Enter only one photo in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MS1st Place - Ron Clifford2nd Place - Vladimír Vocelka3rd Place - Sandrine BerjonneauHonorable Mention - Beach Bum BrianThese 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4BAlso see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed!#PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-19 16:00:00200 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorite!4 EASY RULES: 1. You must pre-register here >>http://goo.gl/qv8Y9h to enter2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days 3. Enter only one photo in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded.Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s and comments here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/qv8Y9h.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/hOKsbY1st Place - Margaret Tompkins2nd Place - Edith Kukla3rd Place - Mark HelmHonorable Mention - Jesse MartineauThese 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed!#PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-12 16:00:00248 
Petra Honecker (Drops)40,303The one or other will surely have a photo of cats. Show me your photos.As at the last event, I will not rate a photo and I appreciate every one that will be posted.Der Eine oder Andere wird doch sicherlich ein Foto von Katzen haben. Zeigt mir eure Fotos.Wie beim letzten Event, werde ich kein Foto bewerten und freue mich über jedes, das gepostet wird.Cats around the world2014-01-05 19:00:0091 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!4  EASY RULES:  1. You must pre-register here >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi to enter as a guest,  2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days  3. Enter only one photo in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc]Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest.Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/fzQXsd1st Place - Margaret Tompkins2nd Place - Markus Landsmann3rd Place - Michael SonntagHonorable Mention - Patrick WillemainThese 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed!#PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-29 16:00:00239 
Petra Honecker (Drops)40,303In our life we often cross bridges. Some of us take pictures of them.. Show me your photos. But please no more than one photo a day. Please also tells where the bridges are to be found. Thank you.In unserem Leben überqueren wir häufig Brücken. Einige von uns fotografieren sie auch. Zeigt mir eure Fotos. Aber bitte nicht mehr als ein Foto am Tag. Auch wäre es lieb, wenn ihr sagt, wo die Brücken zu finden Sind. Herzlichen DankBridges around the world2013-12-28 19:00:0087 
Curating Content on Google+18,124*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rsxoM1 1st Place - *Silke Tüxen* 2nd Place - *Pete Marquess* 3rd Place - *Nancy Dempsey* Honorable Mention - ** *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-15 16:00:00204 
Curating Content on Google+18,124Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!4  EASY RULES:  1. You must pre-register here >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days  3. Enter only one photo in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographerThe photo posted within the last 2 weeks does not necessarily have to be taken in the last 2 weeks.  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc]Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because the photo with the most +1s here wins!  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.  The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest.Check out last week's winner >>http://goo.gl/EtEcg21st Place - Mark Helm2nd Place - Sandra Deichmann3rd Place - Margaret TompkinsHonorable Mention - Stefanie SchächtelThese 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John.Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcAYou need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed!#PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-08 16:00:00201 
Massimiliano Marsiglietti26,133Post here your best autumn shots. I will reshare daily the ones I like the most. Get in! I want to see exceptional autumn photos and gorgeous colors. :)Your best autumn shots2013-11-24 23:30:00535 
Petra Honecker (Drops)40,303I love flower images  Please send me flowers...Flowers around the world2013-11-16 19:00:00341 
Landscape Photography Show14,215The panel will share favorite spots for Fall and Winter photo shoot locations.  They will share tips and techniques with back lighting and ideas for holiday card shots!    Please share your favorite fall and winter shots as we go into the changing season.  Each panel member will select a photo from the event as a Show StarterPlease circle +Landscape Photography Show  so we can comment on your posts!  Thank you!  A Fall and Winter Photography circle will be created from the participants checking "yes" or "maybe" to the event and shared.  Share the event and let your friends know about the fun!  Landscape Photography Show Episode 22 Fall and Winter Photography2013-11-06 04:00:00338 
Landscape Photography Show14,215This show will start with some basics about Long Exposure Photography and how to start using this technique in your photography.+Jim Warthman  Will discuss long exposure in low light, using mirror lock up, self timer, and shooting fireworks. +Margaret Tompkins  will share slower shutter speeds working without a tripod or other gear. +Tom Hierl will share some tips on long exposure seascapes, and using filters. +Carra Riley  Will share some concepts learned on a recent nightscape photography tour shooting stars at the Arches National Park and using the TriggerTrap mobile remote. +Kevin Rowe  will talk about long exposure to smooth out ripples in lakes, waterfalls, and using filters.Please come and share your long exposure shots on the event and post in the comments under the shot what you did to create the shot.  Each panel member will select a photo from the event as a Show StarterA Long Exposure Photography circle will be created from the participants checking yes or maybe to the event and shared.  Landscape Photography Show Episode #21 Long Exposure Photography2013-10-23 04:00:00196 
Robert SKREINER1,208,003+10000 Photographers BW ► ❶st Contestby +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar   & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa Theme: Your „Top BW Monochrome Photos“Contest Rules & Conditions:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation ( Condition! )● Please add +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles*● Please add the curators:    +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa    *to your circles and you will be also added.*● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 10 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Post a short own comment to your photos.● You can also give +1 to your own photos!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1The best ►BW Monochrome Photos◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW The 3 ►TOP Photos◄ of the Winners will be shared alsoin the stream of +Robert SKREINER All participating Photographers will be included in a public shared ❶st Contest Circle of+10000 Photographers BW & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa The final decision about the winners is made byan international and independent jury.+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001964 
Landscape Photography Show14,215Back 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/5924718330026313201We 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/mBRyGXCheck out the great FREE Apps Jeff suggested:Star stax  http://www.markus-enzweiler.de/StarStaX/StarStaX.htmlVirtual 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/JeffSullivanPhotographyFacebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/JeffSullivanPhoto(playlist of night time-lapse videos): Comet PANSTARRSTruckee and Death Valley - 720P HD LOOKS BEST FULL SCREENFlickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/Twitter  http://twitter.com/#!/JeffSullPhotoPending book "PhotograpLandscape Photography Show Episode #20 Jeff Sullivan Night Photography2013-10-09 04:00:0078 
Robert SKREINER1,208,003+BIRD LOVERS Worldwide  ► ❶st ContestTheme: Your TOP Bird Photos includes all Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, etc.Contest Rules:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Please share this ► ❶st Contest Invitation● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 5 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Please add +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide & +Circle 4 You to your circles● Post a short own comment to your photos incl. location● You can also give +1 to your own photos!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● You can always change your photos during the contest,    if you delete before your previous photos!● Please don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!   There will be a NEW Contest of the Page:  +10000 Photographers BW  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1All ►TOP Bird Photos of this Contest◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide The 30 best of ►TOP Bird Photos on G+◄ will bealso shared at the G+ Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS The 3 best of ►TOP Photos◄ of the Winners will be sharedalso in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in a public shared ❶st Contest Circle of +Robert SKREINER & +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide - ► ❶st Contest2013-10-07 09:00:00799 
Mountain Photos6,700Come enjoy! Have fun and learn from the successes and mistakes of your fellow G+ photographers! Don't worry if you don't have a photo to submit! You are the jury and you choose the winners by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!Monthly Theme –Photos of mountains with a peak.I invite you to show us your experiment with how you capture scenes with mountain peaks. It can be a snow-capped or cloud-capped mountain peak, or a mountain peak captured at dawn, or at sunset, or at night! Peaks reflected on a lake or covered with trees! It can be one under starry sky, or under moon, or even under bright blue Milky Way, or can be under totally crystal-clear skies! Show us how the peaks add drama to your mountain scenes, how a peak affects the mood of your mountain shot. Let us see your surprising scenes from around the globe.  Remember, as a rule, all the photos entered must have a mountain with a peak as the main subject. Photos of a piece of land without a mountain view are ineligible.IMPORTANT!As a new rule, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Winners of this month's contest will be asked to choose the Winners' Choice Winner at the end of the contest! However, they will agree in advance not to run as a competitior in the next month's contest in order to give chance to other participants! The same way, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners of the last month are kindly asked not to run as a competitor in this month's contest but are most welcomed to vote for their favorite entries as a jury!Schedule – Contest starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European (Istanbul) Time October 2nd, 2013 Wednesday when participants can add photos to this event page, and ends at 11:00 PM (EET), October 7th, 2013 Monday. Photo submission and voting start simultaneously! How to Enter–FOLLOW (circle) +Mountain Photos Theme Page FIRST: The page cannot interact with unfollowers and hence entries by unfollowers will be removed.–ONE ORIGINAL POST ONLY: Upload *only one (1) entry of your original work relevant to the contest theme directly from your disk to enter the contest from anywhere in the world within the above time frame.–SHARE SOME INFORMATION WITH YOUR ENTRY: Post in your comments a few words of a description, (like the place, camera and settings, workflow, etc).Rules For A Fair Play–Entries should be uploaded to the event directly from your disk instead of from your earlier G+ albums.–Entries should not be tagged.–All votes must be provided from the event page only.–An entry can be changed any time, but the previous entry must be removed before uploading the new one. –All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction.) Any violation of rules or abuse of this event by dumping streams of photos will result in disquaBest Mountain Photos Contest | October 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-10-02 22:00:00114 
Photo Tour Global Directory™4,035Have you really thought about what dangers could be out there when you are shooting landscape photography? Meet +Nicholas Pappagallo Jr  CEO of the Photographers Adventure Club photography group  http://goo.gl/JXjn3f  Nicholas recently survived a 10 foot tall wall of water rushing down the Havasupia Trail at the Grand Canyon in Arizona when a flash flood hit and he only had minutes to get to higher ground!  You can read all about it here!  http://goo.gl/JXjn3fJoin us as we discuss how to prepare for any landscape photography adventure with  a disaster plan and contact alternatives. We will also be discussing how the Photographers Adventure Clubs work and how you can become involved in your area.  +Nicholas Pappagallo Jr  is part of the +SmugMug  reorganization plan with the photography groups so see how this all fits together and learn about the great prizes they have weekly for photo contributions and how to get involved on google+.  Flash Floods and Landscape Photography: Would you be prepared?2013-09-20 18:00:0067 
The Weather Channel1,882,677Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe.We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19. You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday.A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page.Note: Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be consideredWe hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below.HANGOUT SCHEDULE1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist).Guests will include: Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa HOA video The Meteorology Behind Sunsets2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ETGuests will include: Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young  HOA Video #SunsetDay Photography Hangout On AirSunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001313 
Photo Tour Global Directory™4,035Meet +Mike Berenson  of http:www//ColoradoCaptures.com and some of his past students as they share what it is like to go on a nightscape workshop adventure with him.  Mike conducts workshops, tours and has in class training to help photographers advance to the next level in their photography.  You will meet +Kristal Kraft  a Real Estate professional and talented photographer from the Denver Metro area and +Teri Virbickis  and impactologist who specializes in helping people get started in Stock Photography.  Both ladies have taken classes from Mike and have taken their photography to a much higher level by applying some of the techniques he teaches.  The panel will be discussing two Nightscape photography trips coming up.1.  Learn The Secrets Behind Capturing Incredible Nightscape Images - Multiple Nights In Arches National ParkAugust 31, 2013 7:00 pm to September 3, 2013 3:00 am Join Mike Berenson on a multiple night, night photography training event featuring a combination of both in-field instruction and classroom training - all focusing on the wonders and challenges of night photography in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.  This workshop training event is scheduled specifically to take advantage of dark skies with little to no moonlight - allowing for the best opportunity to capture great nightscape images.Night Photography Training Club SandwichNo we're not talking about lunch, but the 2 classroom sessions sandwiched in between 3 nights of in-field photography workshops sure sounded like a Club Sandwich.  It's not a new approach, but it is an effective way to learn the process from start to finish - learning where and when to go, how to capture great images, and how to bring them to life in post-processing. Some Of The Locations to shoot:•Double Arch•Turret Arch•Balanced Rock•Delicate Arch•Park AvenueFor more details and to sign-uphttp://www.coloradocaptures.com/arches-national-park-multiple-night-night-photography-training-club-sandwich.Come post your photos of Moab and join the buzz in this event for the 3 night adventure  http://goo.gl/XkHDHe  2.  Spend the night shooting in Rocky Mountain National Park September 7, 2013 7:00 pm to 5:00 am Join Mike Berenson on an overnight photography workshop with demonstrations and hands-on training that focuses on the wonders and challenges of night photography in Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado.This is a workshop training event that features an overnight period (10 hours) of in-field training with no training on scouting or post-processing. For more information and to sign-upNightscape Photography: Meet Mike Berenson & Raving Fans2013-08-21 03:00:0077 
Lorena Masi28,078Time for a challenge again...This month's theme is all about sensuality. We don't mean tacky and/or dirty, we mean sensual, sweet, loving, nice... You get the drift... So bring out the narcissist within you and get creative.Take one shot of yourself (that's why we call it self portrait :D) in a creative way and upload it to this event/challenge. ONE picture only.Next Sunday Peter and I will pick one winner and four runner-ups. They will be presented here on Monday, 26th AugustThe challenge ends at 9 PM CET (Central European Time), August 25If you want to help spread the word about this challenge, a reshare of this announcement post would be nice. Thank you in advance! :) And feel free to invite your circles as well.We wish you lots of fun and good luck!Lorena & Peter*Me and my camera-Creative Self Portrait Challenge: Sensuality*2013-08-18 13:00:00120 
Robert SKREINER1,208,003+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS ► ❶st ContestTheme: Natural Water Photos includes all Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc.by +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa Contest Rules:● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment!● Photos must be your own photos and work!● Max 10 Photos per participating Photographer● Photos must be uploaded to this ❶st Contest–Page● Please add +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS & +Circle 4 You to your circles,    as well as +Robert SKREINER & +Gemma Costa ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location● You can also give +1 to your own photo!● Please be fair and comment also to other photos!● Please share this ► ❶st Contest Invitation in your stream!● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers.● Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!   There is also a Contest of the Page:  +10000 Photographers BW ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos   in your stream! So you will get more +1The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄ will be sharedalso at the Page: +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS and in our Community: TOP Photos on G+https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/10273038109519+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:002006 
Mountain Photos6,700Best Mountain Photos Contest | July 2013Come enjoy and have fun with one of the greatest photography events on G+! Don't worry if you don't have a photo to submit! You are the jury and you choose the winners! Feel free to vote by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!(You are receiving this invitation because you are a follower of +Mountain Photos Theme Page.)Terms & ConditionsMonthly Theme: Photos of mountains with spring colors. All the photos entered must have a mountain as the main subject. Photos without spring colors and captures of a piece of land without a mountain view are ineligible.Schedule: Contest starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European (Istanbul) Time June 3rd, 2013 Wednesday when participants can add photos to this event page, and ends at 11:00 PM (EET), June 8th 2013 Monday. Photo submission and voting start simultaneously! Participation–FOLLOW (circle) +Mountain Photos Theme Page FIRST: The page cannot interact with unfollowers and hence entries by unfollowers will be removed.–ONE ORIGINAL POST ONLY: Upload *only one (1) entry of your original work relevant to the contest theme directly from your disk to enter the contest from anywhere in the world within the above time frame.–SHARE SOME INFORMATION WITH YOUR ENTRY: Post in your comments a few words of a description, (like the place, camera and settings, workflow, etc).Rules to Guarantee a Fair Play for All–Entries should not be tagged.–You can change your entry any time you want, but you must remove your previous entry before you upload the new one. –All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction, old and new photos will do.)–All votes must be provided from the Event page only. (There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | July 2013.) Any violation of rules or abuse of this event by dumping streams of photos will result in disqualification.Jury: The jury is the event page visitors, including the participants themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Use "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.) Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners –listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page– will be selected as  winners by plusses (+1's) given by page visitors and be announced to public on the theme page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | July 2013" will be shared publicly. TBest Mountain Photos Contest | July 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-07-03 22:00:00107 
Mountain Photos6,700Best Mountain Photos Contest | June 2013Come enjoy and have fun with one of the greatest photography events on G+! Don't worry if you don't have a photo to submit! You are the jury and you choose the winners! Feel free to vote by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!(You are receiving this invitation because you are a follower of +Mountain Photos Theme Page.)Terms & ConditionsMonthly Theme: Photos of mountains. All the photos entered must have a mountain as the main subject. (Captures of a piece of land without a mountain view is ineligible.)Schedule: Contest starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European (Istanbul) Time June 5th, 2013 Wednesday when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page, and ends at 11:00 PM (EET), June 9th 2013 Sunday. Photo submission and voting start simultaneously! Participation–FOLLOW (circle) +Mountain Photos Theme Page FIRST: The page cannot interact with unfollowers and hence entries by unfollowers will be removed.–ONE ORIGINAL POST ONLY: Upload *only one (1) entry of your original work relevant to the contest theme directly from your disk to enter the contest from anywhere in the world within the above time frame.–SHARE SOME INFORMATION WITH YOUR ENTRY: Posts in your comments a description, (like the place, camera and settings, workflow, etc).Rules to Guarantee a Fair Play for All–Entries should not be tagged.–You can change your entry any time you want, but you must remove your previous entry before you upload the new one. –All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction, old and new photos will do.)–All votes must be provided from the Event page only. (There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | June 2013.) Any violation of rules or abuse of this event by dumping streams of photos will result in disqualification.Jury: The jury is the event page visitors, including the participants themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.) Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners –listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page– will be selected as winners by plusses (+1's) given by page visitors and be announced to public on the theme page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | June 2013" will be shared publicly. The winners will also be promoteBest Mountain Photos Contest | June 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-06-05 22:00:51140 
Michael Muraz26,303It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz!Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots.This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images.Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00162 
Peter Tom15,692You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00125 
Greg Griffin12,242*ATTENTION  Landscape Photographers!!!* *People's Choice Event in the Vista World* The *Landsacape Photography Community* proudly announces the People's Choice Event in the Vistas Category.   *YOU CHOOSE THE WINNER  -  YOU BE THE JUDGE !!!* All Landscape Photography Community members may post *ONE* photograph during the event.  You vote with your "+1" on the photos that you like in the event.  The photograph that gets the most votes or "+1s", wins the contest!  That photograph will be shared to the Inspiration Category as the *#PeoplesChoice*  !!  The photographer will be added to the special Landscape Photography Community Inspiration Circle at the end of the month. *Rules and Details* 1. You MUST be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2. Only one photograph per photographer - the others will be deleted. 3. The photograph MUST be original work by you! 4. The photo MUST be a vista of a natural landscape. *No Cityscapes.* 5. The photo MUST be shared directly to the event, NO links to external web sites are permitted. 6. Vote on as many photos as your want.  Your "+1" is your vote. 7. Campaigning is allowed and encouraged!!  Get all of your friends to come to the community and "+1" your photo.   8. *Time to post photographs: Monday May 20, 2013 9.00 am UTC - Sunday May 26, 8.00 am, UTC.*  9.*Time to vote: Monday May 20, 2013 8.00 am UTC  – Wednesday May 29, 2013 8.00 am UTC.* 10.  All photographs posted to the event after Sunday, May 26, 2013 8.00 am UTC, will be deleted.  11. Check your time zone here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html +Greg Griffin  Lead Moderator of the Catch All category will moderate this contest!   *YOU are the Judge!!*   *Good Luck!*People's Choice Event in the Vista World2013-05-20 11:00:0010 
Slooh94,233Slooh Space Camera to Broadcast Annular Solar Eclipse with Ring of Fire live from AustraliaSlooh Space Camera will broadcast a free, real-time view of the Annular Solar Eclipse from Australia.  Viewers can capture a first look of the eclipse on Slooh.com, Thursday, May 9th starting at 2:30 PM PDT / 5:30 PM EDT / 21:30 UTC as the Moon’s shadow begins its journey over Australia on its way to eastern Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Gilbert Islands, and finally over the Pacific Ocean. Viewers can watch live on their PC/MAC or by downloading the free Slooh iPad app in the iTunes store and touching the broadcast icon.The Slooh broadcast team, along with Bob Berman, author of numerous astronomy books, and contributing editor and monthly columnist for Astronomy magazine, will provide live commentary. As a special treat, Slooh will broadcast an additional feed of the Sun from the Prescott Solar Observatory, a fantastic facility located in Arizona - giving viewers a unique look of the Sun from the other side of the world.Download the free Slooh iPad App: www.appstore.com/sloohSlooh Annular Eclipse Video: http://youtu.be/_MZQRFIxJiY#solareclipse   #ringoffire   #eclipse   #annulareclipse   #sun   #moon   #lunar   #slooh   #hangoutsonair  Slooh's Coverage of Annular Solar Eclipse2013-05-09 23:30:00360 
Mountain Photos6,700Best Mountain Photos Contest | May 2013It's first Wednesday of the new month! Come enjoy and have fun with one of the greatest photography events on G+! Don't worry if you don't have a photo to submit! You are the jury and you choose the winners! Feel free to vote by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!(You are receiving this invitation because you are a follower of +Mountain Photos Theme Page.)Terms & ConditionsMonthly Theme: Color photos of mountains. All the photos entered must be color and have a mountain as the main subject. (Captures of a piece of land without a mountain view is ineligible.)Schedule: Contest starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European (Istanbul) Time May 1st, 2013 Wednesday when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page, and ends at 11:00 PM (EET), May 5th 2013 Sunday. Photo submission and voting start simultaneously! Participation–FOLLOW (circle) +Mountain Photos Theme Page FIRST: The page cannot interact with unfollowers and hence entries by unfollowers will be removed.–ONE ORIGINAL POST ONLY: Upload *only one (1) entry of your original work relevant to the contest theme directly from your disk to enter the contest from anywhere in the world within the above time frame.–SHARE SOME INFORMATION WITH YOUR ENTRY: Posts in your comments a description, (like the place, camera and settings, workflow, etc).Rules to Guarantee a Fair Play for All–Entries shouldn't be tagged.–You can change your entry any time you want, but you must remove your previous entry before you upload the new one. –All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction, old and new photos will do.)–All votes must be provided from the Event page only. (There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | May 2013.) Any violation of rules or abuse of this event by dumping streams of photos will result in disqualification.Jury: The jury is the event page visitors, including the participants themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.) Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners –listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page– will be selected as  winners by plusses (+1's) given by page visitors and be announced to public on the theme page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | May 2013&quoBest Mountain Photos Contest | May 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-05-01 22:00:32162 
Mountain Photos6,700Best Mountain Photos Contest | March 2013Upload only 1 (one) of your mountain photos relevant to the contest theme (foggy & misty mountains) directly from your disk to enter the contest and let us see your best mountain shot from anywhere in the world.Contest Starts at 11:00 PM Eastern European Time (Istanbul) March 7th, 2013  WednesdayContest Ends at 11:00 PM Eastern European Time, March 10th 2013 Sunday From among all the pictures entered, most-plussed three will be selected as the winners by plusses (+1's) given by page visitors and they will be announced both on the event organizer +Mountain Photos theme page and the curator's (+Baki Karacay) page streams.Terms & ConditionsMonthly Theme: Foggy & misty mountains (Color or B&W, all the photos entered must have a mountain with fog &/or mist as the main subject.)Participation–Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page first. Entries by unfollowers will be removed.–Upload only one (1) entry of your original *mountain photos which you own the copyright of, within the above time frame.Contest Rules and Codes of Conduct–Only one entry is allowed per participant. You can change your entry any time you like, but you must remove your earlier entry before you upload the new one. Any participants submitting more than one entry will be disqualified.–All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction, old and new photos will do.)–Do not tag your entry with any theme page.–All votes must be provided from the Event page only. If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed from the contest.(If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event). There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | March 2013. Schedule: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, March 7th, 11:00 PM Eastern European Time (Istanbul) when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active until March 10th, Sunday around 11:00 PM Eastern European Time. During this period, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)Jury: The jury is the event page visitors, including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.)Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1stBest Mountain Photos Contest | March 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-03-06 22:00:00313 
Mountain Photos6,700Best Mountain Photos Contest | January 2013Upload only 1 (one) of your mountain photos with winter seasonal colors, shapes and snow directly from your disk to enter the contest and let us see your best seasonal mountain shot from anywhere in the world. From among all the pictures entered, most-plussed three will be selected as the winners by plusses (+1's) given by page visitors and they will be announced both on the event organizer +Mountain Photos theme page and the curator +Baki Karacay's page streams.Terms & ConditionsMonthly Theme: Mountain photos with winter seasonal colors (Color or B&W, all the photos entered must have a mountain with snow as the main subject.)Participation–Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page first (Google+ requirement to enable the page to interact with your posts). Entries by unfollowers will be removed.–Upload only one (1) entry of your original *mountain photos which you own the copyright of.Rules and Codes of Conduct–All uploads must be made afresh limited from the Event page. (No time of shooting restriction, old and new photos will do.)–Do not tag your entry with any theme page.–All votes must be provided from the Event page only. If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed from the contest.(If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event). There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | January 2013. Schedule: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, January 2nd, 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active until January 6th, Sunday around 10:00 PM GMT. During this period, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)Jury: The jury is the event page visitors, including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.)Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners –listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page– will be announced to public on +Mountain Photos theme page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | January 2013" will be shared publicly. The winners will also be promoted in the page curator +Baki Karacay's page stream.So, come enjoy and have fun with this great event! If you are not abBest Mountain Photos Contest | January 2013 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2013-01-02 23:00:27111 
The Planetary Society2,883,507Join +Emily Lakdawalla and +Fraser Cain for an update on what Curiosity's up to, now that the rover has finally started driving again!Cosmoquest science hangout: Curiosity update2012-11-22 01:00:00192 
Mountain Photos6,700Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012It's the first Wednesday of another month and is time to have another great fun with amazing mountain photos running for the month's Best Mountain Photos!Come enjoy this great event! If you are not able to submit a photo, feel free to vote by giving +1's for your favorite mountain photos!Theme: Mountain Photos (Black and White only)Rules for Participation–Follow (circle) +Mountain Photos theme Page (required to enable the page to interact with your posts).–Upload only one (1) entry of your original B/W photo which you own the copyright of. There is no shooting date restriction for photos, your new or older shots will do.Codes of Conduct–You should not tag your entry with any theme page.–For a fair deal, all uploads must be made afresh/anew limited from the Event page and all votes must be provided from the Event page only. (If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event).There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro:"Added 1 photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest (B/W only) | November 2012.–If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed without being rated.–If anyone does not abide by the rules, they will be removed from the event and they will have to ask for an invitation to participate again.Durations: Photo submission and voting will start simultaneously on Wednesday, November 7th 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active for a three day period until November 10th, Saturday 10:00 PM GMT. During this period of 3 days, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.)Voting & Assessment: The jury is the audience including the competitors themselves. Anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.)Results: At the end of the event, most plussed 3 photos, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners (listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page) will be announced to public on +Mountain Photos page stream and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | November 2012" will be shared publicly.So, get prepared for Wednesday, and have fun with this great event!Good luck and cheers,+Baki Karacay Curator of +Mountain Photos http://gplus.to/mountainphotosPS. Feel free to reshBest Mountain Photos Contest | November 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2012-11-07 23:00:00214 
Trever McGhee67,999Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system!This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know.Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know.I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way,The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it.My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you.I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true.Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later.Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish.They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event.It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters.Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true.Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart.Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life...*****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOUIn my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with.So today I Celebrate being 44 aUpdate to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00205 

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Дарья Карелина | Персональная страница434Dear friends! Thank you for added me to your circles! If You are interesting in #fitness #beauty #healthy #sport and a healthy #lifestyle please contact me on the blog http://daryakarelina.com *******************************Optional, but if you want to be included in my next public circle !. PLUS this post !! write to comment !!! share it*******************************Друзья! Спасибо, что добавили меня в свои круги! Если буду вопросы на темы #фитнес   #красота #здроровье   #питание , #спорт и здоровый образ жизни, пожалуйста, обращайтесь ко мне на блог http://daryakarelina.com*******************************Опционально, но если хотите быть включенными в мой следующий публичный круг !. плюсуйте этот пост !! напишите коментарий !!! сделайте репост*********#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-18 07:31:28459001
Gorka Ortiz51,812              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED RELEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==NOW I'M ALSO ADDING PEOPLE TO MY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIST ON FACEBOOK!! https://www.facebook.com/lists/852972128064411If you are a photographer and want to be added also to that list, please send me a FB friendship request:https://www.facebook.com/HaizbeltzIndicating you would like to be added to the list and your photography interests.I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, aggressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuously so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and2014-09-18 06:16:06485191025
Ads & PR30,317ADD me and YOU will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-17 11:57:394888794107
John Nuntiatio45,774#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-17 11:55:17124011
AyJay Schibig72,63821ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  9.15.14 by  +AyJay Schibig Please ReShare if you wish to be in this Circle.This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add this latest edition to circulate some great photography!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-16 01:16:55422182424
Irina Sadokhina34,560Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  .This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle :1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-15 09:31:134709267112
John Nuntiatio45,600#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-15 06:01:48210031
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 10:21:35204018
Simona AN65,202                                  ~ The CAT CIRCLE ~ /\„,„/\  ( =';'=)    /♥♥\   (.\.. . . /.) The cat has too much spirit to have no heart. ~ Ernest Menaul    You want a PAWESOME stream? Add #CATCIRCLE  in your circles!This is a circle of wonderful humans, very talented, smart, sensitive, with a good sense of humor... and my favorites in G+, of course! There are two conditions to be adopted in the #CATCIRCLE : to be pawesome and to be owned by at least a cat.Specific cat-pages and their curators are included by default.If you're notified, you're in #CATCIRCLE ! If you want out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Everybody Wants To Be A Cat - The Cat Pack♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪  Everybody wants to be in #CATCIRCLE ! #Caturday   #OneCatADayKeepsTheDoctorAway   #MyBelovedCats   #CaturdayEveryday   #CatsBigAndSmallTheBest   #HQSPAnimals   #WildLifeInTheCity   #CatLoversNetwork   #CircleCaturday   #CircleOfTheDay   #CircleCurators   #CrazyCircles   #ShareYourCircle   #Take2Seconds  to cuddle a cat! Or, #AdoptDon’tShop !    If you don't want to be notified, tell me.2014-09-13 20:15:08380523182
Ads & PR29,884Guys!!! Have a great weekend! One more time, if you've missed my#wednesdaycircle  now you have a chance to add this circle and you will be added to my next #circle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-13 11:08:18458404062
Best Top Photographer Group8,675p_l_e_a_s_e__s_h_a_r_eBTP photographer circle. This is a very special circle, let it roll!Who are in?198 members of www.besttopphotographer.comWhy is this circle released?Because it's already a few months ago and several new members have been addedWhy add the circle?This photographers fill your stream with beauty and inspiration on a daily base.Why plus and or comment?So that we know how much appreciation there is for this circle.Why share this circle?To support the photographers and yourself if you'r in and to make more people aware of the circle.Want to be in the circle?This circle is only for members. If you are a 5star photographer you can apply for membership.Go to www.besttopphotographer.com, click the "About" menu entry and read everything. Still enthusiast? Click "Join BTP" that is how it starts.Have fun!Rinus Bakker2014-09-11 18:13:271999482100
Becky Collins16,356Hand Picked Photographers Circles :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-11 05:01:29500191121
Ads & PR29,731GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-10 09:07:4545790120110
Irina Sadokhina34,094Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle .1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!2014-09-08 17:28:404718475121
Denyse Landry40,163Cercle Expérience V.1Circle Experience 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 . #findcircles   #addcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #topsharedcircle   #topphotographer   #sharedpubliccircles   #thankyoucircle   #photographersongoogle+   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek  2014-09-07 22:43:44380251331
Gert Jan Hermus34,407My Sunday circle of interesting people.Add them to your circles. Socialize and get inspired! ;-)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sundaycircle  2014-09-07 09:36:374616134102
Simona AN64,726                                   ~ The phenomenal CAT CIRCLE ~ /\„,„/\  ( =';'=)    /♥♥\   (.\.. . . /.) One of the ways in which cats show happiness is by sleeping. ~ Cleveland Amory    You want a PAWESOME stream? Add #CATCIRCLE  in your circles!This is a circle of wonderful humans, very talented, smart, sensitive, with a good sense of humor... and my favorites in G+, of course! There are two conditions to be adopted in the #CATCIRCLE : to be pawesome and to be owned by at least a cat.Specific cat-pages and their curators are included by default.If you're notified, you're in #CATCIRCLE ! If you want out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Everybody Wants To Be A Cat♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪  Everybody wants to be in #CATCIRCLE ! #Caturday   #OneCatADayKeepsTheDoctorAway   #MyBelovedCats   #CaturdayEveryday   #CatsBigAndSmallTheBest   #HQSPAnimals   #WildLifeInTheCity   #CatLoversNetwork   #CircleCaturday   #CircleOfTheDay   #CircleCurators   #ShareYourCircle   #Take2Seconds  to cuddle a cat! Or, #AdoptACat !    If you don't want to be notified, tell me.2014-09-06 20:34:033781013089
Ads & PR29,130 ADD me and YOU WILL BE added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-09-03 05:17:424368975105
Margaret Tompkins116,003Thanks VERY much to all the great photographers who participated in the +Landscape Photography Community contest Wild Things!!  We loved all the great photographs and results will be announced soon!!  In the meantime, please Share and Enjoy this great circle!!  Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Community to get all the updates on contests in the Landscape Photography Community!!#CircleShare  #SharedCircles 2014-09-02 23:16:2632514240152
Margaret Tompkins115,713Landscape 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 t2014-09-01 20:52:3780671147
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 12:58:0875231032
John Nuntiatio44,584#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-31 19:06:07124165
Grant Stringer8,342Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle  Edition :  31st August – 7th September 2014.This page/circle  is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs.Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!!How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer ( professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved)2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends4 OPTIONAL GALLERY AND COMPETITION :There will be a weekly Exposure gallery where you can add a favourite photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD YOUR COMPETITION PHOTO IN THE GALLERY : https://plus.google.com/events/cj10frg7h4utu0fkr5m9q003llo?authkey=COCQ2ODt082kJQ5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winners hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6  You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos ( more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!)2014-08-31 18:30:2139711051138
Cristian Bianchi44,835P H O T O G + A P H E R SThis is a shared circle of selected Photographers on G+Sharing is very appreciated! #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circleoftheday    #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #shares   #addcircle   #addpeople   #followers   #photography   #photographer   #awesomepeople  2014-08-30 22:15:0550013467159
Hasna Areta Zakiya914Invite, Follow, Share and FUNhttp://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb 2014-08-30 03:43:314497011
John Nuntiatio44,530#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-29 11:51:20211064
EDZUL FREDY KRISNAWAN0Meet the People who WILL...Take This Circle To The TopLet 'er Rip! You guys and gals are SUPERSTARS!!!Want to be added to the #hyperadd?1) Add me to your circles.2) Share, +1, and Comment This Share3) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile) from today or the rest of this week.#circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlemaster  2014-08-29 11:28:1048511413
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484433065
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:14:29430428
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:13:55472131014
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:12:41472748
Kerpi Burgan4,490#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-08-28 10:12:30456191118
Ads & PR28,565GO GO GO!!! Add me and you will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-27 07:41:28470113100126
Kye Nevin138Best Photographers!#CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #Share #Photographer #Photographers #Landscape #CircleShare #Google #Google+ #ADD #EliteInnerCircle #TeamElite #PublicCircle #Shared #SharingCircles #PublicSharedCircles #Photography #Photograph #Best #BestPhotographers #BestPhotos #BestPhoto2014-08-25 14:07:43266204
AsiaShareProducer0Add and you are included in this circle#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#Share2014-08-25 07:28:59455141017
Ads & PR28,424This #circle  has collected more than 100 reshares! Let's do more! Share this awesome circle!There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising#news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс 2014-08-25 04:32:274599796125
Kye Nevin138My Best Photographers Circle#CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #Share #Photographer #Photographers #Landscape #CircleShare #Google #Google+ #ADD #EliteInnerCircle #TeamElite #PublicCircle #Shared #SharingCircles #PublicSharedCircles #Photography2014-08-22 14:22:44266314
Ads & PR27,929ADD me and YOU WILL BE ADDED!!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-20 15:35:423899990129
Gorka Ortiz50,026              (¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- JOIN THE FUN & SHARE -.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)== NEW REVIEWED RELEASE OF "THE GATHERING CIRCLE" ==NOW I'M ALSO ADDING PEOPLE TO MY PHOTOGRAPHERS LIST ON FACEBOOK!! https://www.facebook.com/lists/852972128064411If you are a photographer and want to be added also to that list, please send me a FB friendship request:https://www.facebook.com/HaizbeltzIndicating you would like to be added to the list and your photography interests.I'd like to enhance the quality of this circle by including only profiles with a person behind. If you choose to add the circle (which is up to you as always), I want it to be a nice experience, I don't want to flood your stream with ads or spam, that is why I weekly review the circle. Should you find any Copyright Infringer at any time, please, provide proper evidence and let me know ASAP in order to remove and ban the user. We support interaction and friendship not robbery! THANK YOU GUYS for all your plusses & shares, and for being there week by week, it is highly appreciated!Would you like to be in the next one and be part of the FUN? Just follow these simple steps: 1.- Plus the post.2.- Share the post publicly in your own stream.3.- Please leave a comment so I am fully aware of your participation.4.- Please follow me.PLEASE READ:1.- I am promoting and sharing this circle in my stream so, please do the same from your side. Do not share it in your "Circle Sharing" page, use your stream.2.- In order to keep "The Gathering Circle" as "clean" as possible from spammers, aggressive business pages or profiles who don't share anything else but spam, ads or just circles please be aware that I will directly remove and block anybody asking for inclusion and meeting any of these cases:A) Your profile or page mainly has circles. I'd like to include in my circles people who, at least have something to say or post, I can't understand why a profile or page just post circles and nothing else, not a single picture, opinion or whatever, please say something, I'd like to see there's a person behind. This is a gathering between people, not circle pages.B) Your page or profile mainly has spam links to some kind of business where they you lend money or stuff like that.C) Your page or profile mainly doesn't have anything else but spam, ads or links to commercial sites.D) If you crop, modify in anyway, remove signature or upload someone else's picture as your own you will be automatically removed from my circles, banned and reported.Nobody can surf all the posts in every profile and check uploads continuously so I'd appreciate your help detecting wrongdoers in order to quickly block & remove them from my circles.Those of you helping me in this task may be included in a special circle of "Circle Moderators". People included in this special circle will automatically be added to "The Gathering Circle" promotion every week. ;-)E) People creating and selling their own stuff like their own Porcelain or Ceramic creations will still perfectly fit in the circle, I like promotingartists creating their own stuff, that is what we photographers also do anyway. I just want to keep away the spammers who flood our streams with lots of annoying ads and we all know how these profiles look like. ;-)I want this circle to be more a community, a gathering than just a bunch of people who doesn't know each other.Thank you very much indeed for your friendship and2014-08-20 10:23:2147511785131
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-20 09:26:444497010
Harry Day6,067This circle is an awesome group of people who remain active on my daily posts, share frequently, and have otherwise helped me get the most out of Google Plus.If you wanna be here, do as in the Sharers Code:AddPlusLeave your  a commentShare publicly#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team2014-08-20 08:21:37487592875
Kye Nevin70Great Photographers#CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #Share #Photographer #Photographers #Landscape #CircleShare #Google #Google+ #ADD #EliteInnerCircle #TeamElite #PublicCircle #Shared #SharingCircles #PublicSharedCircles #Photography2014-08-19 19:56:50266408
Irina Sadokhina32,213Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle  is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next#mondaycircle  just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles  #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared#ГуглПлюс #Делюськру2014-08-18 14:06:1147110275114
Simona AN63,480                                   ~ The phenomenal CAT CIRCLE ~ /\„,„/\  ( =';'=)    /♥♥\   (.\.. . . /.) If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. ~ Martin Buxbaum    You want a PAWESOME stream? Add #CATCIRCLE  in your circles!This is a circle of wonderful humans, very talented, smart, sensitive, with a good sense of humor... and my favorites in G+, of course! There are two conditions to be adopted in the #CATCIRCLE : to be pawesome and to be owned by at least a cat.Specific cat-pages and their curators are included by default.If you're notified, you're in #CATCIRCLE ! If you want out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Disney Jazz "Belle"♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪  Everybody wants to be in #CATCIRCLE                          #Caturday   #MyBelovedCats   #OneCatADayKeepsTheDoctorAway   #CatsBigAndSmallTheBest   #HQSPAnimals   #WildLifeInTheCity   #CatLoversNetwork   #SleepySaturday   #CircleOfTheDay   #CircleCurators   #Take2Seconds  to cuddle a cat! Or, #AdoptACat !    If you don't want to be notified, tell me.2014-08-16 17:09:52375933094
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828315
Kye Nevin0These are my hand-picked photographers. Great art.#CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #Share #Photographer #Photographers #Landscape #CircleShare #Google #Google+ #ADD #EliteInnerCircle #TeamElite #PublicCircle #Shared #SharingCircles #PublicSharedCircles2014-08-15 17:20:28267436
Hasna Areta Zakiya914Share, Add, Follow, Visit http://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis 2014-08-15 03:39:114537313
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
Thumb up your Followers ►18,228Best Circle with Awesome PeopleUncover the people of your recreation by staying in touch with us.If you want to get gigantic number of followers and want to be part of the next Circle.Just follow these steps and enrich yourself.1 - Add this circle into your Circle.2 - Share this circle Publicly.3 - Do not Forget to leave a comment under this Post.If you receive notification, you are included in this circle.Don't let anyone ever dull your sparkle......... :-) #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #keepcalm   #loveit   #sharedcircles   #connected  2014-08-13 11:46:194928362102
Ads & PR27,091ADD me and YOU will be added!Hello my friends!!! Here is my weekly #wednesdaycircle. There are people who are interested in the latest #advertising #news#marketing funny #commercial videos and funny prints. Also I added people who RE-shared my last #wednesdaycircle . Friends, who are already in it, please, RE-share it on your wall, but people who want to be added in my next #wednesdaycircle just:1)plus it2) RE-share and make sure you do it with the original version.Thank you!!!#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  #CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers2014-08-13 10:52:024679089114

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2014-08-28 18:51:02 (51 comments, 51 reshares, 392 +1s) 

Milky Way by the Pool - Pousada de Belmonte, #Portugal
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"We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
Rumi

Photo description and details:
I was lucky this time. By using the iPhone Star Walk App I knew the Milky Way would be aligned with the pool a bit past midnight. Just had to wait a little more for the pool lights to be switched off automatically around the same time. Two of the tripod feet were inside the pool, standing on the second step of the underwater stairs. The other was standing on the pool border. Everything on the camera was set. Shutter button with 2 sec. delay. Click. Voilá. 
Before 1 a.m. I was back to bed. Preparing for another sunny day by this very same pool…

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A singleexpos... more »

Most reshares: 51

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2014-08-28 18:51:02 (51 comments, 51 reshares, 392 +1s) 

Milky Way by the Pool - Pousada de Belmonte, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

"We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
Rumi

Photo description and details:
I was lucky this time. By using the iPhone Star Walk App I knew the Milky Way would be aligned with the pool a bit past midnight. Just had to wait a little more for the pool lights to be switched off automatically around the same time. Two of the tripod feet were inside the pool, standing on the second step of the underwater stairs. The other was standing on the pool border. Everything on the camera was set. Shutter button with 2 sec. delay. Click. Voilá. 
Before 1 a.m. I was back to bed. Preparing for another sunny day by this very same pool…

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A singleexpos... more »

Most plusones: 392

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2014-08-28 18:51:02 (51 comments, 51 reshares, 392 +1s) 

Milky Way by the Pool - Pousada de Belmonte, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

"We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
Rumi

Photo description and details:
I was lucky this time. By using the iPhone Star Walk App I knew the Milky Way would be aligned with the pool a bit past midnight. Just had to wait a little more for the pool lights to be switched off automatically around the same time. Two of the tripod feet were inside the pool, standing on the second step of the underwater stairs. The other was standing on the pool border. Everything on the camera was set. Shutter button with 2 sec. delay. Click. Voilá. 
Before 1 a.m. I was back to bed. Preparing for another sunny day by this very same pool…

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A singleexpos... more »

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2014-09-15 20:13:30 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Happy Day for Snails Sintra, #Portugal  
(Best viewed in HD 1080p)

"Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass, your life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Momentary and vain, it is lost in a moment.”_
Dogen Zenji

Film description and details:
This video is for http://www.motherearth.international and it tells a story of a bunch of lucky snails. Instead of being boiled alive and eaten, they ended up in the beautiful forest and hills of Sintra and… in the internet.
Yes, I’m all into short films, right now. Just started and still and a lot to learn...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Sound: External Microphone Nikon ME-1
Lenses:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor Micro 105mm 1:2.8 G ED VR
Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DXII
Fixing Gear:
iFootage Shark Slider withManfro... more »

Happy Day for Snails Sintra, #Portugal  
(Best viewed in HD 1080p)

"Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass, your life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Momentary and vain, it is lost in a moment.”_
Dogen Zenji

Film description and details:
This video is for http://www.motherearth.international and it tells a story of a bunch of lucky snails. Instead of being boiled alive and eaten, they ended up in the beautiful forest and hills of Sintra and… in the internet.
Yes, I’m all into short films, right now. Just started and still and a lot to learn...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Sound: External Microphone Nikon ME-1
Lenses:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor Micro 105mm 1:2.8 G ED VR
Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DXII
Fixing Gear:
iFootage Shark Slider with Manfrotto Balhead
Manfrotto Tripod with Fluid Video Head
Editing Software: Apple iMovie
Music: www.freestockmusic.com

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-13 22:21:18 (42 comments, 33 reshares, 167 +1s) 

Tower Mirror - Lisbon, #Portugal
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“Thoughts are just thoughts. Feelings are just feelings. Sensations are just sensations. They come and go in waking life as quickly and easily as they do in dreams.”
Mingyur Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
First Autumn showers today. On my way to Lisbon I could not help to stop by the Belém Tower to take this mirror-like shot. The air was fresh and clean. And the sea breeze was marvellous. What a way to go  into the evening...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/16
Speed: 1/10 sec.
Focal length: 13mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Tower Mirror - Lisbon, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“Thoughts are just thoughts. Feelings are just feelings. Sensations are just sensations. They come and go in waking life as quickly and easily as they do in dreams.”
Mingyur Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
First Autumn showers today. On my way to Lisbon I could not help to stop by the Belém Tower to take this mirror-like shot. The air was fresh and clean. And the sea breeze was marvellous. What a way to go  into the evening...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/16
Speed: 1/10 sec.
Focal length: 13mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-11 16:28:40 (46 comments, 13 reshares, 79 +1s) 

Solitary - Oeiras, #Portugal
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“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
Just got myself a brand new lens Nikon N: The AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED VR. Couldn’t wait. Just went to my balcony and shot this vase flower. I have to get out now and shoot the real world. In a macro way!!!

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon N: AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED VR
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/3.5
Speed: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Solitary - Oeiras, #Portugal
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“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
Just got myself a brand new lens Nikon N: The AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED VR. Couldn’t wait. Just went to my balcony and shot this vase flower. I have to get out now and shoot the real world. In a macro way!!!

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon N: AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED VR
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/3.5
Speed: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-09 12:58:52 (32 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s) 

Photo Exhibition - Fábrica da Pólvora, Barcarena, #Portugal
(Best viewed in HD 1080p)

"Becoming “awake” involves seeing our confusion more clearly.”
Chögyam Trungpa

Film description and details:
Here is a short film I put together. It's about our joint Photo Exhibition, this May last, with my friends +Miguel Almeida  and +Fabs Fabian at Fábrica da Pólvora de Barcarena, in Portugal. It took me a while to make it but I believe the wait was worth it. To be honest, back then I knew nothing about film editing and it's a learning curve, I must tell you.
Another thing I can tell you is I enjoyed doing it immensely. 
So I hope you like it.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
Steadycam: iFootage Wildcat

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.www.google.c... more »

Photo Exhibition - Fábrica da Pólvora, Barcarena, #Portugal
(Best viewed in HD 1080p)

"Becoming “awake” involves seeing our confusion more clearly.”
Chögyam Trungpa

Film description and details:
Here is a short film I put together. It's about our joint Photo Exhibition, this May last, with my friends +Miguel Almeida  and +Fabs Fabian at Fábrica da Pólvora de Barcarena, in Portugal. It took me a while to make it but I believe the wait was worth it. To be honest, back then I knew nothing about film editing and it's a learning curve, I must tell you.
Another thing I can tell you is I enjoyed doing it immensely. 
So I hope you like it.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
Steadycam: iFootage Wildcat

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-06 20:24:07 (14 comments, 11 reshares, 135 +1s) 

Through the Foliage (The Bridge Series 2 of 10) - Almada, #Portugal
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“It makes no sense!
– to get entangled again
after so much time!
In the air,
the dangling end
of a broken
spider’s thread.”
Tonna

Photo description and details:
Another unusual place to shoot the 25th April Bridge in Lisbon. You have to go on a narrow path and then cross through the foliage so that you can see the river. Then the view is overwhelming...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 12mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Through the Foliage (The Bridge Series 2 of 10) - Almada, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“It makes no sense!
– to get entangled again
after so much time!
In the air,
the dangling end
of a broken
spider’s thread.”
Tonna

Photo description and details:
Another unusual place to shoot the 25th April Bridge in Lisbon. You have to go on a narrow path and then cross through the foliage so that you can see the river. Then the view is overwhelming...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 12mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-05 15:59:54 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 48 +1s) 

The Chair Maker - Sabugal, #Portugal
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“The many factors which divide us are actually much more superficial than those we share.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
Near the Sabugal Castle, in the main square and under the shadow of a big tree, there was this gentleman mastering his craft as a chair maker. The movements of his hands were magical. He hardly looked at what he was doing (I suspected that he had poor sight, but I did not have the nerve to confirm that with him). His mood was so cheerful. I could immediately see he loved his craft.
Beautiful solid, hand made chairs. Only 20€. I bought one and offered it to a friend...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/8.0Spe... more »

The Chair Maker - Sabugal, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“The many factors which divide us are actually much more superficial than those we share.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
Near the Sabugal Castle, in the main square and under the shadow of a big tree, there was this gentleman mastering his craft as a chair maker. The movements of his hands were magical. He hardly looked at what he was doing (I suspected that he had poor sight, but I did not have the nerve to confirm that with him). His mood was so cheerful. I could immediately see he loved his craft.
Beautiful solid, hand made chairs. Only 20€. I bought one and offered it to a friend...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/60 sec.
Focal length: 95mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-04 23:00:29 (17 comments, 10 reshares, 61 +1s) 

Miradouro (The Bridge Series 1 of 10) - Almada, #Portugal
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“Compassion or altruism is not about being perfect or just doing good; It’s about this daring heart that cherishes others and life itself.”
Ponlop Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
Today I found unusual places to shoot the 25th April Bridge in Lisbon. This one here was taken from an old and abandoned terrace and point of view (Miradouro) in Almada - the south bank of the river Tagus (Tejo). There are literally thousands of photos of this bridge but most of them are taken from the Lisbon side. The ones from the south side are usually taken from higher ground, namely from the Cristo Rei monument which is visited by thousands of tourist every year… a no brainer, then.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF)DX IImore »

Miradouro (The Bridge Series 1 of 10) - Almada, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“Compassion or altruism is not about being perfect or just doing good; It’s about this daring heart that cherishes others and life itself.”
Ponlop Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
Today I found unusual places to shoot the 25th April Bridge in Lisbon. This one here was taken from an old and abandoned terrace and point of view (Miradouro) in Almada - the south bank of the river Tagus (Tejo). There are literally thousands of photos of this bridge but most of them are taken from the Lisbon side. The ones from the south side are usually taken from higher ground, namely from the Cristo Rei monument which is visited by thousands of tourist every year… a no brainer, then.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.  
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/100 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-04 16:05:44 (25 comments, 9 reshares, 120 +1s) 

Wave of Fog - Paço d'Arcos, #Portugal
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“When your mind doesn’t stir inside, the world doesn’t arise outside. When the world and the mind are both transparent, this is true vision. And such understanding is true understanding.”
Bodhidharma

Photo description and details:
When I was driving to Lisbon this morning I saw this wave of fog coming from the Ocean.
Fortunately I had my camera and managed to capture this magical moment. What a sight.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.  
Aperture: f/10
Speed: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Wave of Fog - Paço d'Arcos, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“When your mind doesn’t stir inside, the world doesn’t arise outside. When the world and the mind are both transparent, this is true vision. And such understanding is true understanding.”
Bodhidharma

Photo description and details:
When I was driving to Lisbon this morning I saw this wave of fog coming from the Ocean.
Fortunately I had my camera and managed to capture this magical moment. What a sight.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.  
Aperture: f/10
Speed: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-03 23:21:09 (26 comments, 7 reshares, 95 +1s) 

Before Nightfall - Sortelha, #Portugal
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“Do not be afraid to love. Without love, life is impossible.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
I was very lucky to witness this beautiful sky with those pinkish clouds. This is a street inside the fortified and medieval village of Sortelha. For more photos on this location please visit my page here at Google+ by clicking the link on the bottom of this post.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
Three exposures, spaced by ±3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure: 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 3 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Before Nightfall - Sortelha, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“Do not be afraid to love. Without love, life is impossible.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
I was very lucky to witness this beautiful sky with those pinkish clouds. This is a street inside the fortified and medieval village of Sortelha. For more photos on this location please visit my page here at Google+ by clicking the link on the bottom of this post.

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Tokina: AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II
Three exposures, spaced by ±3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure: 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 3 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-03 15:48:11 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s) 

Reflected Man - Lisboa, #Portugal
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“To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
Here is photo I took just for the fun of it. A low shutter speed to simulate motion. And was lucky enough  to get that man’s reflection on the bus door. How cool is that?

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
Standing on a Cullmann monopod.
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/22
Speed: 1/8 sec.
Focal length: 35mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Reflected Man - Lisboa, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
Here is photo I took just for the fun of it. A low shutter speed to simulate motion. And was lucky enough  to get that man’s reflection on the bus door. How cool is that?

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
Standing on a Cullmann monopod.
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/22
Speed: 1/8 sec.
Focal length: 35mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-03 09:35:12 (20 comments, 7 reshares, 101 +1s) 

Porta Nova (New Gate) - Sortelha, #Portugal
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“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
Matsuo Bashō

Photo description and details:
I already showed you the Pillory that stands in front of the Castle gate in Sortelha in this post here: https://plus.google.com/+LucianoCruz/posts/aFXssw95dJK. 
I also showed a lonely Cross outside the fortified walls during a beautiful sunset in this post here: https://plus.google.com/+LucianoCruz/posts/UxRwLLZ27TD
What you probably don’t know is if you want to go from the Pillory to the Cross you have to go up this street and go through the New Gate up there. 
My advice? Visit Sortelha. It’s simply gorgeous!

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom5. 
A... more »

Porta Nova (New Gate) - Sortelha, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
Matsuo Bashō

Photo description and details:
I already showed you the Pillory that stands in front of the Castle gate in Sortelha in this post here: https://plus.google.com/+LucianoCruz/posts/aFXssw95dJK. 
I also showed a lonely Cross outside the fortified walls during a beautiful sunset in this post here: https://plus.google.com/+LucianoCruz/posts/UxRwLLZ27TD
What you probably don’t know is if you want to go from the Pillory to the Cross you have to go up this street and go through the New Gate up there. 
My advice? Visit Sortelha. It’s simply gorgeous!

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/320 sec.
Focal length: 24mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-02 18:31:37 (19 comments, 7 reshares, 83 +1s) 

Texting & Feeding Birds - Lisboa, #Portugal
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“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.”
Pema Chödron

Photo description and details:
I went for walk this morning in the streets of Lisbon. It's been a while that I have a 35mm prime lens from Nikon, but so far it hasn’t had much use. I decided to give it a try today...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/125 sec.
Focal length: 35mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Texting & Feeding Birds - Lisboa, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.”
Pema Chödron

Photo description and details:
I went for walk this morning in the streets of Lisbon. It's been a while that I have a 35mm prime lens from Nikon, but so far it hasn’t had much use. I decided to give it a try today...

Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon DX: AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5.
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/125 sec.
Focal length: 35mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-01 18:45:54 (23 comments, 8 reshares, 99 +1s) 

Lonely Cross at Sunset - Sortelha, #Portugal
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“When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.”
Maha Ghosananda

Photo description and details:
Another beautiful landmark outside the walls of the fortified village of Sortelha. From the site of this cross the view of the landscape in all directions is beautiful. I was lucky to witness this sunset...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by ±3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure:  
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/60 sec.
Focal length: 14mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Lonely Cross at Sunset - Sortelha, #Portugal
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“When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world.”
Maha Ghosananda

Photo description and details:
Another beautiful landmark outside the walls of the fortified village of Sortelha. From the site of this cross the view of the landscape in all directions is beautiful. I was lucky to witness this sunset...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by ±3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure:  
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/60 sec.
Focal length: 14mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-09-01 10:43:42 (26 comments, 6 reshares, 73 +1s) 

Sabugal Castle - Sabugal, #Portugal
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“When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary person who has completed their work.
P'ang Yun (Layman P’ang)

Photo description and details:
This is one of Portugal’s best-kept castles, rising at the top of a mount surrounded by river Côa. Prior to the foundation of Portugal, this castle was occupied in 1296 by King D. Dinis. The Portuguese borders were only set one year later by the Treaty of Alcanizes. Restored under the ruling period of D. Manuel, Sabugal Castle was given the arms that can be seen over the castle’s entry door. In 1811, during the 3rd French Invasion, the Portuguese andBritish ... more »

Sabugal Castle - Sabugal, #Portugal
(Click on the photo to view it large)

“When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary person who has completed their work.
P'ang Yun (Layman P’ang)

Photo description and details:
This is one of Portugal’s best-kept castles, rising at the top of a mount surrounded by river Côa. Prior to the foundation of Portugal, this castle was occupied in 1296 by King D. Dinis. The Portuguese borders were only set one year later by the Treaty of Alcanizes. Restored under the ruling period of D. Manuel, Sabugal Castle was given the arms that can be seen over the castle’s entry door. In 1811, during the 3rd French Invasion, the Portuguese and British troops settled here to prepare the attack against the French army that was about to retreat. 

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

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2014-08-31 10:50:02 (19 comments, 14 reshares, 113 +1s) 

Peaceful Sunset by the Ruins - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
The landscape around the fortified village of Sortelha is beautiful. Here is another charming corner I found just before I stumbled upon The Old Lady’s Head as described in my previous post here: https://plus.google.com/+LucianoCruz/posts/8s7abT4HkaS
Sometimes I wonder... To whom these ruins belonged to? Who lived here? What life stories and dramas happened here?
Today is abandoned and just a home for the wild life...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by ±3.0 EV and tone mapped in #PhotomatixPro. <... more »

Peaceful Sunset by the Ruins - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
The landscape around the fortified village of Sortelha is beautiful. Here is another charming corner I found just before I stumbled upon The Old Lady’s Head as described in my previous post here: https://plus.google.com/+LucianoCruz/posts/8s7abT4HkaS
Sometimes I wonder... To whom these ruins belonged to? Who lived here? What life stories and dramas happened here?
Today is abandoned and just a home for the wild life...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by ±3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure: 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/4 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

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2014-08-30 17:23:34 (23 comments, 14 reshares, 116 +1s) 

Pillory - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
Right in front of the stairs that leads to the Sortelha Castle, you’ll find this charming pillory. It was built during the period of the portuguese king Manuel I (XVI Century) and bears the unmistakable Manuelline style. The base and the steps have an octogonal shape. Right behind it, you’ll find the traitor’s gate, a small door built in the thick wall that surrounds the village and leading to a precipice. You can imagine it’s usage… The building on the right is the former town hall. The ground floor was once a prison but it was converted into a primary school, a handcraft shopand a galle... more »

Pillory - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
Right in front of the stairs that leads to the Sortelha Castle, you’ll find this charming pillory. It was built during the period of the portuguese king Manuel I (XVI Century) and bears the unmistakable Manuelline style. The base and the steps have an octogonal shape. Right behind it, you’ll find the traitor’s gate, a small door built in the thick wall that surrounds the village and leading to a precipice. You can imagine it’s usage… The building on the right is the former town hall. The ground floor was once a prison but it was converted into a primary school, a handcraft shop and a gallery. A civilised usage for more civilised times...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by ±3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure: 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 2.0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

2014-08-30 08:17:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s) 

Added photos to LPC Contest #21: Wild Things.

Added photos to LPC Contest #21: Wild Things.___

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2014-08-28 18:51:02 (51 comments, 51 reshares, 392 +1s) 

Milky Way by the Pool - Pousada de Belmonte, #Portugal
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"We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
Rumi

Photo description and details:
I was lucky this time. By using the iPhone Star Walk App I knew the Milky Way would be aligned with the pool a bit past midnight. Just had to wait a little more for the pool lights to be switched off automatically around the same time. Two of the tripod feet were inside the pool, standing on the second step of the underwater stairs. The other was standing on the pool border. Everything on the camera was set. Shutter button with 2 sec. delay. Click. Voilá. 
Before 1 a.m. I was back to bed. Preparing for another sunny day by this very same pool…

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A singleexpos... more »

Milky Way by the Pool - Pousada de Belmonte, #Portugal
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"We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
Rumi

Photo description and details:
I was lucky this time. By using the iPhone Star Walk App I knew the Milky Way would be aligned with the pool a bit past midnight. Just had to wait a little more for the pool lights to be switched off automatically around the same time. Two of the tripod feet were inside the pool, standing on the second step of the underwater stairs. The other was standing on the pool border. Everything on the camera was set. Shutter button with 2 sec. delay. Click. Voilá. 
Before 1 a.m. I was back to bed. Preparing for another sunny day by this very same pool…

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/2.8
Speed: 30.0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 3200

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-28 11:55:14 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s) 

Flowering Gate - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"Happiness arises from virtuous causes.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
Sortelha is such a beautiful medieval village. Everything is so well preserved. The granite houses are just gorgeous. And then you find little corners like this one here. Just lovely, isn’t it?

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Five exposures, spaced by 2.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure:
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/60 sec.
Focal length: 11.5mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Flowering Gate - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"Happiness arises from virtuous causes.”
The Dalai Lama

Photo description and details:
Sortelha is such a beautiful medieval village. Everything is so well preserved. The granite houses are just gorgeous. And then you find little corners like this one here. Just lovely, isn’t it?

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Five exposures, spaced by 2.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure:
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/60 sec.
Focal length: 11.5mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-27 17:20:02 (22 comments, 17 reshares, 90 +1s) 

Stand by Me - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"One need ask no more when the true nature is seen”.
Naropa

Photo description and details:
Walking outside the thick walls of the fortified village of Sortelha I stumbled upon this lonely tree with this outstanding view over the sunset. What a place to rest, read or just meditate...  

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by 3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure:
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/6 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Stand by Me - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"One need ask no more when the true nature is seen”.
Naropa

Photo description and details:
Walking outside the thick walls of the fortified village of Sortelha I stumbled upon this lonely tree with this outstanding view over the sunset. What a place to rest, read or just meditate...  

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by 3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure:
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/6 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-27 15:27:12 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 65 +1s) 

The Arrival - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature”.
Socrates

Photo description and details:
When you arrive at Sortelha this is what you see. Surmounted by a castle built on a formidable crag at an altitude of 760 metres, Sortelha still retains its mediaeval appearance intact through the architecture of its rural granite houses. The first evidence of human occupation dates the Neolithic period. Romans, visigoths and arabs, left their architectural marks on the land as well. Sortelha had therefore part of an important line of defence formed from a series of castles built on the borders of the newly formed portuguese territory (12th Century), most of which were either erected or reconstructed on the earlier hill forts of the ancient Iberianc... more »

The Arrival - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature”.
Socrates

Photo description and details:
When you arrive at Sortelha this is what you see. Surmounted by a castle built on a formidable crag at an altitude of 760 metres, Sortelha still retains its mediaeval appearance intact through the architecture of its rural granite houses. The first evidence of human occupation dates the Neolithic period. Romans, visigoths and arabs, left their architectural marks on the land as well. Sortelha had therefore part of an important line of defence formed from a series of castles built on the borders of the newly formed portuguese territory (12th Century), most of which were either erected or reconstructed on the earlier hill forts of the ancient Iberian civilisations.  

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/320 sec.
Focal length: 21mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-26 16:51:39 (22 comments, 16 reshares, 131 +1s) 

The Old Lady's Head (Cabeça da Velha) - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy

Photo description and details:
I heard about the Old Lady’s Head (Cabeça da Velha) rock formation when I was in Elementary School. It was a famous natural landmark in Portugal. Never been there until… well, now. I was shooting a sunset at Sortelha and when I look to the right side I couldn’t believe my eyes. There it was. I recognised it immediately from the pictures of my school books. Totally by chance. Unbelievable. Well, as they say: better late than never. Here it is. 

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by 3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. Final pro... more »

The Old Lady's Head (Cabeça da Velha) - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy

Photo description and details:
I heard about the Old Lady’s Head (Cabeça da Velha) rock formation when I was in Elementary School. It was a famous natural landmark in Portugal. Never been there until… well, now. I was shooting a sunset at Sortelha and when I look to the right side I couldn’t believe my eyes. There it was. I recognised it immediately from the pictures of my school books. Totally by chance. Unbelievable. Well, as they say: better late than never. Here it is. 

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by 3.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure:
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/4 sec.
Focal length: 16mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-26 12:30:34 (31 comments, 45 reshares, 234 +1s) 

Tower of Centum Cellas at Sundown - Belmonte, #Portugal
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"The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are.”
Chögyam Trungpa

Photo description and details:
You are looking at two millennia of human History: The Tower of Centum Cellas is one of the most enigmatic monuments from the Roman period to be found in Portugal. These majestic ruins were once part of a large Roman villa.
The tower appears to be the best-preserved part of what was the villa of Lucius Caecilius (according to a dedicatory altar found on the site), a wealthy Roman citizen and tin trader who built his villa here at the beginning of the first century AD.

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/13S... more »

Tower of Centum Cellas at Sundown - Belmonte, #Portugal
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"The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are.”
Chögyam Trungpa

Photo description and details:
You are looking at two millennia of human History: The Tower of Centum Cellas is one of the most enigmatic monuments from the Roman period to be found in Portugal. These majestic ruins were once part of a large Roman villa.
The tower appears to be the best-preserved part of what was the villa of Lucius Caecilius (according to a dedicatory altar found on the site), a wealthy Roman citizen and tin trader who built his villa here at the beginning of the first century AD.

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/15 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-25 23:31:27 (24 comments, 19 reshares, 102 +1s) 

Milky Way on the Rocks - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.”
Dogen Zenji

Photo description and details:
Just got back from a couple of weeks in the Belmonte area. One night we went to Sortelha, a medieval village on a top a hill (more photos of that in the next few days). On the way back I stopped the car by this rock formation and took a shot of the Milky Way. It was pitch dark, but while the camera was open I brushed the rock formation on the foreground with a flashlight. Simple, isn't it?
All I can say is... it was a warm night with a gentle and perfumed breeze; silence only broken by the sound of a myriad of crickets; simply glorious...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5... more »

Milky Way on the Rocks - Sortelha, #Portugal
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"Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.”
Dogen Zenji

Photo description and details:
Just got back from a couple of weeks in the Belmonte area. One night we went to Sortelha, a medieval village on a top a hill (more photos of that in the next few days). On the way back I stopped the car by this rock formation and took a shot of the Milky Way. It was pitch dark, but while the camera was open I brushed the rock formation on the foreground with a flashlight. Simple, isn't it?
All I can say is... it was a warm night with a gentle and perfumed breeze; silence only broken by the sound of a myriad of crickets; simply glorious...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/2.8
Speed: 30.0 sec.
Focal length: 11.5mm
ISO: 1600

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-12 20:04:53 (17 comments, 9 reshares, 63 +1s) 

Blue Reflection - Miranda de Ebro, #Spain
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"Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
Last photo from the Miranda de Ebro evening. It’s a quiet little village between Victoria-Gasteiz and Burgos. The old part of town, depicted here, is just lovely...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/14
Speed: 30.0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Blue Reflection - Miranda de Ebro, #Spain
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"Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo description and details:
Last photo from the Miranda de Ebro evening. It’s a quiet little village between Victoria-Gasteiz and Burgos. The old part of town, depicted here, is just lovely...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/14
Speed: 30.0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-11 21:19:13 (18 comments, 13 reshares, 113 +1s) 

Bright Sky - Belmonte, #Portugal
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“Elegance means appreciating things as they are. There is a sense of delight and of fearlessness.”
Chögyam Trungpa

Photo description and details:
Another one from last year, taken with my old Nikon D3200 and lost in the archives. One of those Summer cloudy days that gets you out of the pool and makes you take a walk...
Camera: #Nikon D3200
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/160 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 400

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Bright Sky - Belmonte, #Portugal
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“Elegance means appreciating things as they are. There is a sense of delight and of fearlessness.”
Chögyam Trungpa

Photo description and details:
Another one from last year, taken with my old Nikon D3200 and lost in the archives. One of those Summer cloudy days that gets you out of the pool and makes you take a walk...
Camera: #Nikon D3200
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/160 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 400

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-11 02:36:00 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 67 +1s) 

The Path - Belmonte, #Portugal
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“When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary person who has completed their work.
P'ang Yun (Layman P’ang)

Photo description and details:
I took this one last year with my old Nikon D3200 and just bumped into it in the archives. One of those Summer cloudy days that gets you out of the pool and makes you take a walk...  
Camera: #Nikon D3200
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/100 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 400

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.www.... more »

The Path - Belmonte, #Portugal
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“When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary person who has completed their work.
P'ang Yun (Layman P’ang)

Photo description and details:
I took this one last year with my old Nikon D3200 and just bumped into it in the archives. One of those Summer cloudy days that gets you out of the pool and makes you take a walk...  
Camera: #Nikon D3200
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/100 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 400

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-10 09:42:01 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 79 +1s) 

Rainy Day - Peyzac-le Moustier, Dordogne, #France
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“This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain."
The Buddha

Photo description and details:
Last day in France. We visited La Roque Saint-Christophe a pre-historic and medieval site inhabited by humans since 55,000 years ago. Today the dominant species is the homo touristensis with or without cameras. I was wearing one and this was the view from the top floor…
For more details on the site please visit: 
http://www.roque-st-christophe.com/

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A singleexpo... more »

Rainy Day - Peyzac-le Moustier, Dordogne, #France
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“This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain."
The Buddha

Photo description and details:
Last day in France. We visited La Roque Saint-Christophe a pre-historic and medieval site inhabited by humans since 55,000 years ago. Today the dominant species is the homo touristensis with or without cameras. I was wearing one and this was the view from the top floor…
For more details on the site please visit: 
http://www.roque-st-christophe.com/

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/5.6
Speed: 1/160 sec.
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 200

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-10 08:52:15 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 72 +1s) 

It seems +Google+  just lost my post, so I'm reposting it. Bummer!!!

Miranda at Nightfall - Miranda de Ebro, #Spain
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“The power to attain stability by just recognizing the nature of mind is like a torch which in one instant can clear away the darkness of aeons.”
Padmasambhava

Photo description and details:
On the way back from the Dordogne we stopped here at Miranda de Ebro. It was a great place to rest from the many hours driving towards Lisbon. The evening was warm and magical. I just love quiet places, don’t you?

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/20
Speed: 20.0 sec.
Focal length: 16mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. AllRights R... more »

It seems +Google+  just lost my post, so I'm reposting it. Bummer!!!

Miranda at Nightfall - Miranda de Ebro, #Spain
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“The power to attain stability by just recognizing the nature of mind is like a torch which in one instant can clear away the darkness of aeons.”
Padmasambhava

Photo description and details:
On the way back from the Dordogne we stopped here at Miranda de Ebro. It was a great place to rest from the many hours driving towards Lisbon. The evening was warm and magical. I just love quiet places, don’t you?

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/20
Speed: 20.0 sec.
Focal length: 16mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-09 15:04:52 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 77 +1s) 

Summer Nights - Belmonte, #Portugal
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“Like stars, visual aberrations, candle flames,
Magic tricks, dewdrops, bubbles,
Dreams, lightning flashes, clouds:
See all compounded things as being like these.
Siddhartha Gautama

Photo description and details:
I took this shot last year with my old Nikon D3200 and decided to process it now. Just to say that I miss Belmonte and the quiet nights under the stars. I probably said this before many times, but it’s my favourite vacation spot… Hope to be there again soon… Very soon.

Camera: #Nikon D3200
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/2.8
Speed: 30.0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 1600

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.www.goo... more »

Summer Nights - Belmonte, #Portugal
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“Like stars, visual aberrations, candle flames,
Magic tricks, dewdrops, bubbles,
Dreams, lightning flashes, clouds:
See all compounded things as being like these.
Siddhartha Gautama

Photo description and details:
I took this shot last year with my old Nikon D3200 and decided to process it now. Just to say that I miss Belmonte and the quiet nights under the stars. I probably said this before many times, but it’s my favourite vacation spot… Hope to be there again soon… Very soon.

Camera: #Nikon D3200
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/2.8
Speed: 30.0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 1600

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2014-08-07 20:18:25 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s) 

We Love Flowers - Saint Léon-sur-Vézère, Dordogne, #France
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“The root of all phenomena is your mind.
If unexamined, it rushes after experiences, ingenious in the games of deception.
If you look right into it, it is free of any ground or origin,
In essence free of any coming, staying or going”..
Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

Photo description and details:
We were browsing through the streets of Saint Léon-sur-Vézère when this beautiful window caught my attention. I didn’t have my camera with me, so the iPhone had to do it…

Camera: iPhone 5
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/2.4
Speed: 1/120 sec.
Focal length: 4.12mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

We Love Flowers - Saint Léon-sur-Vézère, Dordogne, #France
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“The root of all phenomena is your mind.
If unexamined, it rushes after experiences, ingenious in the games of deception.
If you look right into it, it is free of any ground or origin,
In essence free of any coming, staying or going”..
Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

Photo description and details:
We were browsing through the streets of Saint Léon-sur-Vézère when this beautiful window caught my attention. I didn’t have my camera with me, so the iPhone had to do it…

Camera: iPhone 5
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/2.4
Speed: 1/120 sec.
Focal length: 4.12mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-07 11:39:20 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s) 

Sunset Behind the Prayer Flags - Plazac, Dordogne, #France
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“Though different forms are perceived, they are in essence empty; 
yet in the emptiness one perceives forms.
Though different sounds are heard, they are empty;
yet in the emptiness one perceives sounds.
Also different thoughts arise; they are empty, 
yet in the emptiness one perceives thoughts.
Dudjom Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
While visiting my friends near Plazac, I couldn’t resist to shoot this colourful sunset...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/320 sec.
Focal length: 78mm
ISO: 100

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Sunset Behind the Prayer Flags - Plazac, Dordogne, #France
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“Though different forms are perceived, they are in essence empty; 
yet in the emptiness one perceives forms.
Though different sounds are heard, they are empty;
yet in the emptiness one perceives sounds.
Also different thoughts arise; they are empty, 
yet in the emptiness one perceives thoughts.
Dudjom Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
While visiting my friends near Plazac, I couldn’t resist to shoot this colourful sunset...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/320 sec.
Focal length: 78mm
ISO: 100

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2014-08-04 13:01:05 (37 comments, 26 reshares, 124 +1s) 

Miranda at Sunset - Miranda de Ebro, #Spain
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“Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.”
The Buddha

Photo description and details:
On the way back from the Dordogne we stopped here at Miranda de Ebro. It was a quiet and warm evening by the river Ebro...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/18
Speed: 2,5s
Focal length: 16mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Miranda at Sunset - Miranda de Ebro, #Spain
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“Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.”
The Buddha

Photo description and details:
On the way back from the Dordogne we stopped here at Miranda de Ebro. It was a quiet and warm evening by the river Ebro...

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/18
Speed: 2,5s
Focal length: 16mm
ISO: 100

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www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-08-04 12:41:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

Trip to Dordogne - Dordogne, France

As it’s becoming customary, this year I went back to Dordogne. Being a Buddhist I couldn’t miss the teachings by Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and His Holiness Sakya Trizin at Centre d’Études de Chanteloube.
So, I gathered a bunch of friends, filled up the car and there we went. We left Lisbon on the 10th of July, slept at Hospederia El Convento in Miranda de Ebro on the North of Spain and arrived on the 11th.
In between teachings we managed to do some tourist stuff. Visited La Gouffre the Proumeyssac, the villages of  Montignac, Sarlat-la-Canéda and Saint Léon-sur-Vézère. Still managed to find some time to help my friend Yeshe from New Zealand to film an interview for her documentary about the life of Kangyur Rinpoche and visit La Roque Saint Christophe with my beautiful friends from the portuguese sangha.All thing... more »

Trip to Dordogne - Dordogne, France

As it’s becoming customary, this year I went back to Dordogne. Being a Buddhist I couldn’t miss the teachings by Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and His Holiness Sakya Trizin at Centre d’Études de Chanteloube.
So, I gathered a bunch of friends, filled up the car and there we went. We left Lisbon on the 10th of July, slept at Hospederia El Convento in Miranda de Ebro on the North of Spain and arrived on the 11th.
In between teachings we managed to do some tourist stuff. Visited La Gouffre the Proumeyssac, the villages of  Montignac, Sarlat-la-Canéda and Saint Léon-sur-Vézère. Still managed to find some time to help my friend Yeshe from New Zealand to film an interview for her documentary about the life of Kangyur Rinpoche and visit La Roque Saint Christophe with my beautiful friends from the portuguese sangha.
All things come to an end. On the way back we stopped again at Miranda de Ebro. Last opportunity to make a few shots of the bridge and the village at night.

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2014-08-02 10:38:26 (28 comments, 14 reshares, 155 +1s) 

L'auberge de Ravilhon - Sarlat, Dordogne, #France
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“Rest in natural great peace, this exhausted mind,
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves 
In the infinite ocean of cyclic existence.
Rest in natural great peace.”
Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
I love Sarlat. I went back there this year to have a dinner party with a group of wonderful friends of mine.
Before that, we browsed the narrow streets of this medieval village. It’s full of wonderful corners. Just like this one here. Sometimes I think life can’t be better than this…

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/5.0
Speed: 1/100sec.
F... more »

L'auberge de Ravilhon - Sarlat, Dordogne, #France
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“Rest in natural great peace, this exhausted mind,
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves 
In the infinite ocean of cyclic existence.
Rest in natural great peace.”
Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
I love Sarlat. I went back there this year to have a dinner party with a group of wonderful friends of mine.
Before that, we browsed the narrow streets of this medieval village. It’s full of wonderful corners. Just like this one here. Sometimes I think life can’t be better than this…

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/5.0
Speed: 1/100 sec.
Focal length: 35mm
ISO: 400

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-07-30 19:38:41 (43 comments, 30 reshares, 135 +1s) 

Gold Over Blue - Montignac, Dordogne, #France
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“Guard the door of your senses with mindfulness, vigilance and carefulness.” 
Pema Wangyal Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
Just spent a few weeks in the Dordogne. One night I took a walk to Montignac. By the river I just bumped into this magical light and scennery. Please enjoy...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by 2.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure: 
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 30,0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Gold Over Blue - Montignac, Dordogne, #France
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“Guard the door of your senses with mindfulness, vigilance and carefulness.” 
Pema Wangyal Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
Just spent a few weeks in the Dordogne. One night I took a walk to Montignac. By the river I just bumped into this magical light and scennery. Please enjoy...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens: #Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX
Three exposures, spaced by 2.0 EV and tone mapped in #Photomatix Pro. 
Final processing in #Lightroom 5. 
The central exposure: 
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 30,0 sec.
Focal length: 11mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-06-20 10:44:38 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 100 +1s) 

Another Day, Another Walk - Oeiras, #Portugal
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“The whole world is you,
yet you keep thinking
there is something else.” 
Hsueh Feng

Photo description and details:
Another walk to the beach. This one was yesterday. On the way home I took this shot with the iPhone.
This is such a lovely corner...

Camera: iPhone 5
Aperture: f/2.4
Speed: 1/1900 sec
Focal length: 4.12mm
ISO: 50

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Another Day, Another Walk - Oeiras, #Portugal
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“The whole world is you,
yet you keep thinking
there is something else.” 
Hsueh Feng

Photo description and details:
Another walk to the beach. This one was yesterday. On the way home I took this shot with the iPhone.
This is such a lovely corner...

Camera: iPhone 5
Aperture: f/2.4
Speed: 1/1900 sec
Focal length: 4.12mm
ISO: 50

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
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2014-06-17 18:14:12 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 84 +1s) 

It’s a Beautiful Day - Oeiras, #Portugal
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“Unaffected by affection or estrangement,
Unaffected by profit or loss,
Unaffected by honour or disgrace,
These are the most precious things in the world.” 
Lao Tzu

Photo description and details:
Just got home from my walk to the beach. On the horizon you can see the mouth of river Tagus and Lisbon on the left side. What a glorious day. Warm and luminous.
You’d never guess that it was foggy and cold this morning...

Camera: iPhone 5
Aperture: f/2.4
Speed: 1/850 sec
Focal length: 4.12mm
ISO: 50

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

It’s a Beautiful Day - Oeiras, #Portugal
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“Unaffected by affection or estrangement,
Unaffected by profit or loss,
Unaffected by honour or disgrace,
These are the most precious things in the world.” 
Lao Tzu

Photo description and details:
Just got home from my walk to the beach. On the horizon you can see the mouth of river Tagus and Lisbon on the left side. What a glorious day. Warm and luminous.
You’d never guess that it was foggy and cold this morning...

Camera: iPhone 5
Aperture: f/2.4
Speed: 1/850 sec
Focal length: 4.12mm
ISO: 50

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

2014-06-17 09:15:45 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Added photos to LPC Contest #17 The Golden Hour.

Added photos to LPC Contest #17 The Golden Hour.___

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2014-06-11 10:46:27 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 105 +1s) 

Green Slope - Peninha/Sintra, #Portugal
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“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.” 
Suzuki-Roshi

Photo description and details:
I took this shot in a shooting/scounting afternoon back in April. From the top of the Peninha Sanctuary, in Sintra, we can see (from left to right) Cascais, the Guia Coast, Cape Raso and Guincho Beach.

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/160 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Green Slope - Peninha/Sintra, #Portugal
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“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.” 
Suzuki-Roshi

Photo description and details:
I took this shot in a shooting/scounting afternoon back in April. From the top of the Peninha Sanctuary, in Sintra, we can see (from left to right) Cascais, the Guia Coast, Cape Raso and Guincho Beach.

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/13
Speed: 1/160 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
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2014-06-09 19:51:42 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s) 

Ocean View - Sintra, #Portugal
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“If we are interdependent with everything and everyone, even our smallest, least significant thought, word, and action have real consequences throughout the universe.” 
Sogyal Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
I took this shot from a passage on the the back of the Peninha Sanctuary. It was taken in April, during a shooting/scounting afternoon in the Sintra/Peninha area. We can see from afar the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, down there near the Ocean. A little bit higher and we could see Brazil (just kidding…)

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/14
Speed: 1/125 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

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Ocean View - Sintra, #Portugal
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“If we are interdependent with everything and everyone, even our smallest, least significant thought, word, and action have real consequences throughout the universe.” 
Sogyal Rinpoche

Photo description and details:
I took this shot from a passage on the the back of the Peninha Sanctuary. It was taken in April, during a shooting/scounting afternoon in the Sintra/Peninha area. We can see from afar the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, down there near the Ocean. A little bit higher and we could see Brazil (just kidding…)

Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/14
Speed: 1/125 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-06-06 17:34:59 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s) 

A Photo Walk in S. Pedro de Sintra - Sintra, #Portugal

For easy reference and browsing here is a re-post of the whole Photo Walk album that happened a few days ago in Sintra. Since the first post I added to it a few more photos, that were processed in the meantime. All photos are mine except the last one - the family photo with all the participants - taken by +Miguel Almeida one of the organisers of the event. 
We took the so called Medieval Path, passed by several old churches and visited the Sta. Eufémia spring source, famous by its miraculous waters. 
We also went to the top of the Mountain, took a few shots at the Sta. Eufémia view point, which is not very far from Palácio da Pena. 
It was a beautiful walk on a beautiful day. I hope you like it...

A Photo Walk in S. Pedro de Sintra - Sintra, #Portugal

For easy reference and browsing here is a re-post of the whole Photo Walk album that happened a few days ago in Sintra. Since the first post I added to it a few more photos, that were processed in the meantime. All photos are mine except the last one - the family photo with all the participants - taken by +Miguel Almeida one of the organisers of the event. 
We took the so called Medieval Path, passed by several old churches and visited the Sta. Eufémia spring source, famous by its miraculous waters. 
We also went to the top of the Mountain, took a few shots at the Sta. Eufémia view point, which is not very far from Palácio da Pena. 
It was a beautiful walk on a beautiful day. I hope you like it...___

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2014-06-06 11:10:28 (37 comments, 10 reshares, 110 +1s) 

Tall Trees - Sintra, #Portugal
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“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” 
Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last Photo Walk in Sintra. I just love tall trees, don’t you?
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/11
Speed: 1/125 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Tall Trees - Sintra, #Portugal
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“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” 
Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last Photo Walk in Sintra. I just love tall trees, don’t you?
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/11
Speed: 1/125 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

2014-06-03 12:30:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s) 

Added photos to LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour.

Added photos to LPC Contest #16: The Blue Hour.___

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2014-05-30 18:11:36 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 59 +1s) 

Flower in Red - Sintra, #Portugal
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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 
Albert Einstein

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last weekends Photo Walk. I didn’t see many flowers along the way, which is something really strange...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/200 sec
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
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Flower in Red - Sintra, #Portugal
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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 
Albert Einstein

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last weekends Photo Walk. I didn’t see many flowers along the way, which is something really strange...
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/200 sec
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
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2014-05-29 22:38:13 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 75 +1s) 

Mossy Walls - Sintra, #Portugal
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“Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes," said Piglet, “Rabbit's clever."
“And he has Brain."
“Yes," said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence...
“I suppose," said Pooh, 
“that's why he never understands anything.”
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao Of Pooh

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last weekends Photo Walk. And an example of the many paths we’ve taken to reach the top of the hill. 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/6.3
Speed: 1/50 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.Google.com/+LucianoCr... more »

Mossy Walls - Sintra, #Portugal
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“Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes," said Piglet, “Rabbit's clever."
“And he has Brain."
“Yes," said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence...
“I suppose," said Pooh, 
“that's why he never understands anything.”
Benjamin Hoff, The Tao Of Pooh

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last weekends Photo Walk. And an example of the many paths we’ve taken to reach the top of the hill. 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/6.3
Speed: 1/50 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
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2014-05-28 18:56:23 (19 comments, 8 reshares, 113 +1s) 

Moorish Castle - Sintra, #Portugal
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"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.”
Thomas Merton

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last weekends Photo Walk. This was taken on the Sta. Eufémia view point. It shows a bit of the Moorish Castle in Sintra with the Atlantic Ocean on the background. 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/14
Speed: 1/80 sec
Focal length: 95mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
Google.com/+LucianoCruz

Moorish Castle - Sintra, #Portugal
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"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.”
Thomas Merton

Photo description and details:
Another photo from last weekends Photo Walk. This was taken on the Sta. Eufémia view point. It shows a bit of the Moorish Castle in Sintra with the Atlantic Ocean on the background. 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/14
Speed: 1/80 sec
Focal length: 95mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
Google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-05-26 17:55:40 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 108 +1s) 

A Path in the Shade - Sintra, #Portugal
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"Once in a while
I just let time wear on
leaning against a
solitary pine
standing speechless,
as does the whole universe!
Ah, who can share
this solitude with me?”
Ryokan

Photo description and details:
Another photo from the weekends Photo Walk. This is on the way up to Sta. Eufémia view point.
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/40 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

A Path in the Shade - Sintra, #Portugal
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"Once in a while
I just let time wear on
leaning against a
solitary pine
standing speechless,
as does the whole universe!
Ah, who can share
this solitude with me?”
Ryokan

Photo description and details:
Another photo from the weekends Photo Walk. This is on the way up to Sta. Eufémia view point.
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/8.0
Speed: 1/40 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-05-25 11:17:44 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s) 

The View from Vigia Garden - Sintra, #Portugal

Photo Walk #22

Photo description and details:
Another photo from the Photo Walk to S. Pedro de Sintra that I was invited to go. It was very interesting because we took a route I didn’t know. It is called the Medieval Path and the locations we visited dated from the XII Century up to the XIX Century. History in pictures! 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/100 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

The View from Vigia Garden - Sintra, #Portugal

Photo Walk #22

Photo description and details:
Another photo from the Photo Walk to S. Pedro de Sintra that I was invited to go. It was very interesting because we took a route I didn’t know. It is called the Medieval Path and the locations we visited dated from the XII Century up to the XIX Century. History in pictures! 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/100 sec
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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2014-05-25 11:08:34 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s) 

Pena Palace - Sintra, #Portugal

Photo Walk #21

Photo description and details:
Another photo from the Photo Walk to S. Pedro de Sintra that I was invited to go. It was very interesting because we took a route I didn’t know. It is called the Medieval Path and the locations we visited dated from the XII Century up to the XIX Century. History in pictures! 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/200 sec
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz

Pena Palace - Sintra, #Portugal

Photo Walk #21

Photo description and details:
Another photo from the Photo Walk to S. Pedro de Sintra that I was invited to go. It was very interesting because we took a route I didn’t know. It is called the Medieval Path and the locations we visited dated from the XII Century up to the XIX Century. History in pictures! 
Camera: #Nikon D7100
Lens Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G
A single exposure processed in #Lightroom 5. 
Aperture: f/9.0
Speed: 1/200 sec
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 100

© Luciano Cruz 2014. All Rights Reserved.
www.google.com/+LucianoCruz___

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