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Robert Connor10,617photographers in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2014-06-20 11:20:09495462576
John Nuntiatio37,906#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health2014-06-11 06:29:202838513
David Bowden37,155Its been awhile....For over three years I collected and shared an exclusive B&W circle. This circle "was" one of the most shared on G+ for awhile. I would share it once a month with everyone as a part of my personal desire to share more quality B&W images and photographers. The requirement for being in this circle was that the photographer shot at least 60% B&W images (I tend to shoot 80%).There are some excellent photographers and friends here. I encourage you to take a look at their work. While I know that bulk circle sharing is a thing of the past or no longer the norm on G+ (which is a shame) I wanted to re-share a collection of truly inspirational people.You wont be disappointed. Re-share if you like their work</david>2014-05-06 23:16:1649012223
Gailen Mapes61,486Daily Themes CircleThese are the daily photography themes that remain current.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-03-31 10:56:58409886
John Nuntiatio30,452#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-20 19:03:253671214
John Nuntiatio30,452#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-20 19:02:284184421
John Nuntiatio30,452#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-20 19:01:2142319733
Background Knockout68Photo, poto, foto, fhoto, photofunia, fotopunia, photo circle, photo community, photo group, photographer, photographer, potograper, potographer, foto circle, foto community, foto group, fotographer, fotographer, fotograper, fotographer, fhoto circle, fhoto community, fhoto group, fhotographer, fhotographer, fhotograper, fhotographer2014-03-12 03:10:5571659
John Nuntiatio29,455#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-03-11 10:28:21487218
John Nuntiatio29,455#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-11 10:27:5148711116
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Gailen Mapes57,349Daily Photo ThemesI have gone through the daily photography (and photography related) themes circle and dropped some of the themes that have obviously been abandoned.  I have also moved some of the entries to other more appropriate circles.Give this a look and see what you think.  Also, if you know of any themes I haven't seen yet (there has to be many!) just comment on this post and I will see if they meet my criteria.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-12-31 13:57:2340519711
Andréa Dizzy5,635Some of the best artists and fellow photographers I have found here on G+.... this is an ever evolving circle #ns   #sharedcircles   #artcircles  2013-11-13 17:08:51134416
Andréa Dizzy3,432#followfriday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #bestofthebest  2013-08-02 15:30:14371326
Gailen Mapes37,784Photo Daily Themes CircleI don't think I shared this last month...  This is my daily themes circle with as many photo-related daily themes as I have found and some of the moderators/curators that don't fit into my usual photographer circles.Use, share and enjoy!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-07-31 10:46:13492535
Photo Mania Global4,840Photo mania 2013 v2 Sharing is highly appreciated. TIARinus BakkerNew share because of several changes and important additions:To mention Heinrich Wagner with Birds GALLERYBritta Rogge with ShowYourBestWork Best Top Photographer group with Photo Mania Project, a whole family of Country/region pages.If you are involved in promoting HQ photography and think you should be in a next photo mania post, feel free to contact me.=================================================================This post is a service to all 400 Best Top Photographers and all others who might be interested.This circle contains the persons and pages who are the leading forces of HQ Photography promotion on G+, feel free to check out how they can help to promote your work.Usually you need to add curators and pages to take part in the game. So I made it easy, just add the circle and all you need is right there.You can help this people doing there job and help to increase the audience for your work by sharing this circle. All the people who decide to follow this persons and pages get to see your work when you start sharing with the themes and pages.=================================================================+Alberto Carreras=================================================================+PixelWorld #pixelworld No further info received.=================================================================+Alycia Miller =================================================================+1212SceneryWe are a collection of professional and amateur photographers beautiful photography from Google+. We try to do our best and share some nice work.People can find detailed info from our Google+ "about" page or our website: www.1212s.com=================================================================+ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge=================================================================In google+ are so many beautiful work of you. I would like to share all this beauty with you.For this reason I created the page ShowYourBestWork.If you like what you see, circle the Page! I'd be honored. =================================================================+Benjamin Cortis=================================================================Photo Competitions2013-07-14 19:20:4494243535
David Bowden36,873Folks...It's that time again...Hey Google+It's my B&W circle share time! Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-06-08 09:47:35493191025
Gailen Mapes30,691Daily Photography-Related ThemesThis circle contains the pages of interesting photography related themes plus a few of the curators that I wouldn't normally include in "Hand Picked Circles."  I don't claim that it is comprehensive, but it is many as I have found, and find interesting.  (How's that for a disclaimer?)#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-29 10:36:40479224
Gailen Mapes25,587Daily Photo Themes Pages CircleI have built this circle for my own use, but others have found it helpful.  This consists of as many daily photo theme pages as I have been able to find plus a few curators that don't fit into my other circles.Give it a look, if you like it, it's yours to use!  :-)#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-29 10:54:22478517
Curating Content on Google+0The new Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!  Many people are sitting out this week, but there are a lot of new ones too!  Great participation last week!!Quick start instructions:➀ post a link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂ publicly share this circle-post, from a new friend's stream (instead of ours)➃ add this circle, and refresh it every week.You will be added (or stay in) the circle share next week!  Questions?  Ask in comments below - you'll get help!Full story: This circle is for meeting engaging G+ users about photography.  The interaction happens mainly in the comments, but of course re-shares too.  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's.  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too).  Re-sharing their circle-share helps them learn about Ripples!Results: your photos will get more exposure, you will be circled more, and you'll find active people to add to your stream.  Re-sharing this circle is highly recommended, and some form of engagement is mandatory.  That will result in a curated circle that's always fresh!  If you drop out for any reason, you can get back in at any time by adding content & engaging in the current weekly circle!This will be done once per week, starting fresh again.  It is for active G+'ers that want more interaction and exposure. This is a hybrid idea, taking the best parts of circle sharing, communities, and G+, and rolling them into one! Biggest Ripple last week: (click drop-down circle with triangle in upper right corner to see Ripples) was 3 Deep: +Pål Børsting, +Ivani Marcondes, and ourselves. Runners-up, with 2 Deep: +Trever McGhee +Marilyn Benham +Andrey Mashnich +Niklas Hartz +Sara Schiavi +Andreas Levi +Mikhail Petrovsky +2013-02-28 20:04:102781783659
Curating Content on Google+3,618Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ  Nearly a full circle this week!Quick start instructions:➀ post a link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂ share this post (public),➃ add this circle, and refresh it every week.You will be added (or stay in) the circle share next week!Full story: This circle is for engaging G+ users about photography.  The interaction happens mainly in the comments, but of course re-shares too.  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's.  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too)Results: your photos will get more exposure, you will be circled more, and you'll find active people to add to your stream.  Re-sharing this circle is highly recommended, and some form of engagement is mandatory.  That will result in a curated circle that's always fresh!  If you drop out for any reason, you can get back in at any time by adding content & engaging in the current weekly circle!This will be done once per week, starting fresh again.  It is for active G+'ers that want more interaction and exposure. This is a hybrid idea, taking the best parts of circle sharing, communities, and G+, and rolling them into one!Special thanks to the people who shared the circle in the last weeks: +viviane cristina moura leite +Trever McGhee +Malthus John +Jürgen Keil +Ludovic Moreeuw +PhillyBelle Turnipseed +Share Your Circle  #publiccirclesproject #photography #sharedcircles #weeklythemecircles #sharingiscaring #greatphotography #beautifulpictures #curatedcircle 2013-02-21 04:00:124781855176
Chrissie Online484If you wish to be included in this circle simply say so in the comments ANDPlus the PostShare the Post.Add the circle 2013-02-16 00:52:53396403
Giancarlo Barberini0This is my personal photographer circle on G+188 Best Fine Art and Landscape Photographers    .....SHARE IT With Your CIRCLES   THANK YOU VERY MUCH 2013-02-15 19:44:24189014
Curating Content on Google+3,261Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ  Lots of new people this week!Quick start:➀ post a link to a G+ photo in the comments below,➁  check out some photos from others and +1 and comment on them,➂ share this post (public),➃ add this circle,and you will be in the circle share next week!Full story: This circle is for engaging G+ users about photography.  The interaction happens mainly in the comments, but of course re-shares too.  Post a link to a photo from your stream during the last week in the comments below.  It can be your photo or someone else's.  Then from the comments here, check out someone's link, and comment on / critique that photo.  Try to pick someone new each week, so you will meet new people and make new friends (more than 1 is ok too)Results: your photos will get more exposure, you will be circled more, and you'll find active people to add to your stream.  Re-sharing is highly recommended and some form of engagement is mandatory.  That will result in a curated circle that's always fresh!  If you drop out for any reason, you can get back in at any time by adding content & engaging in the current weekly circle!This will be done once per week, starting fresh again.  In the first few weeks, we'll be in "practice mode", until people get the hang of it.  This is a hybrid idea, taking the best parts of circle sharing, communities, and G+, and rolling them into one!No "sexy time" posts, requests, comments, or photos! #publiccirclesproject #photography #sharedcircles #weeklythemecircles #sharingiscaring #greatphotography #beautifulpictures #curatedcircle #activeusers #engagers #stilllife #art #portrait #naturephotography #blackandwhitephotography #wildlifephotography #photographers #landscapephotography #reshare #comoogling #topcircles #google2013-02-08 03:21:2622144417
David Bowden36,340B&W Circle Share - Feb 5, 2013Hey Google+This is the largest B&W circle of photographers on Google+. Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-02-05 08:22:29501462458
Gailen Mapes22,945Daily Photographic Themes Page CircleThis circle contains as many of the daily themes pages that I know about plus some of the moderators/curators that don't "fit" into my other circles.Add, use, share and enjoy!2013-01-29 11:48:29471647
Full Circle27,993495 Interactive Brand Pages Only (Google+ Pages Only) 1.4.13If you have or know of a brand page to be included, comment below.If you manage a Google+ Page adding these brands is a great way to expand your circles. There will be NO error adding this circle to a Google+ Page.#brandpages      #brandcircles      #circleshare      #circleshare   #circlesharing      #circles      #businesspages     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircles      #sharingiscaring     #fullcircleshare   #pagescircle  2013-01-04 20:06:4649517623
Circle Plus10,513Circle Plus, Circle Update - Pages OnlyCircle Plus#addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles    #circlesharing    #circleshare    #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #BestSharedCircle #publiccircles #circlecount2012-12-21 12:15:5116721016
matt vovakiss6,543Maximum SHARE! #2 #revision 2Another group of #random people from my #circles . An #experimental #top #circleshare for #everyone to #enjoy . Please add and #share . #topcircles #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharepubliccircle #bestsharedcircle #marketing #socialnetworks #reshare  2012-12-17 14:50:50500162021
matt vovakiss6,543Maximum SHARE! #2I grabbed 499 #random #people from my #circles , bundled them up into a big ol' #circleshare . Please add and #reshare . #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharepubliccircle  2012-12-15 18:14:00500214
Full Circle22,841499 Interactive Brand Pages Only (Google+ Pages Only) 12.11.12If you have or know of a brand page to be included, comment below.If you manage a Google+ Page adding these brands is a great way to expand your circles. There will be NO error adding this circle to a Google+ Page.#brandpages      #brandcircles      #circleshare      #circleshare   #circlesharing      #circles      #businesspages     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircles      #sharingiscaring     #fullcircleshare  2012-12-11 21:41:3049910312
Circle Plus8,907Circle Plus, Circle Update - Pages+Circle Plus#addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles    #circlesharing    #circleshare    #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #BestSharedCircle #publiccircles #circlecount2012-11-28 12:17:281662118
Daily Photo Themes12,906The Original and Best source for all Themes under the sunPages2012-11-15 07:52:5037161024
David Bowden34,725"The" B&W Circle on Google+Everyone, its that time again (well I am a few days late) to share the B&W circle. Last month we had hit 500 officially. This month we are at 497 as some people had dropped off or quit using Google+.This circle is a selection of personally reviewed and selected photographers who shoot a large portion (40% or more) of their work in B&W.There are some excellent artists in this circle. I encourage you to take a look at their work and share the circle. This circle is in the top 100 shared on Google+ thanks to all of you.PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2012-10-23 04:39:52497592554
David Bowden34,319FINALLYI thought I would re-share this circle in celebration of it hitting 500. For over a year I have looked, reviewed and added people that excel at taking B&W photography. This isnt just a mass add circle. This is a collection of artists that focus on B&W and enjoy sharing.I have looked at every person in this circle and recommend them highly. If you like B&W work, this is a great circle to have.Thanks to everyone who has been with me and helped build this circle. I am constantly inspired by your work and enjoy sharing it with my followers and the Google+ community.</david>2012-09-29 02:37:2050026750
David Bowden34,029B&W Circle Share - September 2012Hey Google+This is the largest B&W circle of photographers on Google+. Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. Now at 462.PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2012-09-16 09:08:32489403659
Michael B. Stuart11,121Photo Pages on Google+Here's my collection.  Am I missing any good ones? #followfriday   #ff   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  +Best Shared Circle2012-09-15 05:31:33109419
Circle Plus4,284Circle update: [Page Circle]+Circle Plus #addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles    #circlesharing    #circleshare    #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharingcircle   #BestSharedCircle2012-09-01 15:54:44167130
Ishrath Qadir4,436Circle update: [General Page Circle]+Ishrath Qadir #addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  #sharingcircle  #BestSharedCircle #ishrathqadir #qadir #page #pagecircle #generalpagecircle2012-09-01 06:04:57137201
Charles Lupica46,167♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦              Most interactive Themes   Theme pages and curators that rock       Photography and Art        September Update♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦#InteractiveThemesCircleAugust  - tag so you can mute this post if you like. Please plus, share and bookmark this post if you want to get more out of your G+ theme experience.  Please help by plusing this post, leaving a comment and sharing the circle. Many of the people in this circle are among the most interactive people on G+. Contribute top their themes, get to know them,  I think it will enhance your G+ experience.Best Regards+Charles Lupica ────────The circle has been checked for accuracy by most of the involved curators.  I would also like to thank +Steve Gill +Jason Borg +Manuella Betaille for their help in checking the existing themes.There are now over 400 themes, theme pages, and perhaps as many as 1000 curators but not all themes are created equal. I often talk about what it means to me to curate a theme and how I view things. To me, the best themes are the ones that have highly interactive curators. The vast majority also have a page to compliment their theme. A theme page is a great place for the curators to share information about the theme and to list the name or names of the people currently curating the theme. IMHO, a good theme page should provide information about the theme, how to participate, and who is curating the theme.  Most theme pages share some of the best work.  A few share all submissions.There are many themes that were created and then abandoned by their creator so I wanted to know, "Which themes rock?". I asked the G+ community to tell me which themes have highly interactive curators and an active community. This circle is based on community feedback and my personal view of what it means to have a theme that rocks.  ────────A good place to start if you are new to themes is perhaps the about page of +Monochrome Monday or the about page of +Daily Photography Themes +Daily Fine Art Themes.  If there are any themes that you feel rock that aren't mentioned, be sure to add a comment to this post, include the name of the theme, what day of the week the theme takes place or daily, the name of the page, and the name of the curators.  If there is no page, please state this.  Themes without a page are less likely to be listed but some very interactive themes don't have a page. 2012-08-29 13:45:173048691106
Gailen Mapes13,775Daily Photography Themes CircleToday is the 29th day of the month and since "Hand Picked" circles don't share again till September 1st, here is my "Daily Photography Themes" circle.  This circle consists of as many of the daily photo themes as I know about and some of the curators that I do not otherwise follow.  If you know of other photography themes, just comment on this post and I will check them out and add them if appropriate.As always, all of my shared circles can be found at my profile: +Gailen Mapes!Enjoy!2012-08-29 13:44:202911538
Heidi Anne Morris47,733Sharing my Pages circle (including a few folks who curate the pages in there too)If anyone has a page they would like to share, please mention it in the comments below, I would love to find more great PAGES :) Cheers H x 2012-08-28 10:55:4626121210
David Bowden33,286The LARGEST B&W circle on Google+Well, its that time again. Time to share the B&W circle. We are REAL CLOSE to 500 in this circle. After months of collecting and cultivating the circle is at 485.If you are a lover of B&W images, please take a moment to look over this circle of photographers. To be included each photographer must shoot at least 40% of their work in B&W or have a dedicated collection of quality B&W images here on Google+I encourage you to look at the work, comment and SHARE this circle. There are some fantastic photographers from all areas of the world here. I learn and enjoy their work and know you all will to.</david>2012-08-17 02:14:03484433248
Jeff Sullivan341,904Daily Photography Themes on G+: Theme Page Circle v2.0Daily photo themes are a great way to share your best work.  Many of the theme creators/curators also maintain a Google+ page on the theme, so following the daily theme pages can be a great way to find creative work by others for enjoyment and inspiration.  Some of the pages highlight some of the curator's favorite participant contributions, others are set up for participants to tag the page in their photo and automatically have their work appear in the page's stream.  Lists of the daily themes, with notes on any participation details, are maintained by the following people:+Eric Leslie  - http://ericleslie.com/guides/daily-photography-themes-googleplus/+Kol Tregaskes  - http://bit.ly/kolgplusphotodailyhashtags+Ray Bilcliff  - http://trueportraits-nature.com/2011/11/g-photographers-daily-themes/Typically to participate you simply Include the theme hashtag, in the text of your post, and others can find it by clicking on the hashtag or in searches.  If you want interaction though, don't sit around waiting: you get what you give.  Be the interaction you want to see!  Or just browse photos and get inspired.  There's no "one right way" to enjoy Google+; interaction isn't a prize to win or something to compete for.  I only mention it in the context of making new friends with similar interests.  Over the course of the past year, I've met a lot of fun and inspiring people, many of whom I now get out and shoot with regularly, and others I hope to meet and shoot with some day.  Whatever you're here for, a photography theme can categorize images in ways which may help you find the types of images you'd most like to see or photographers you might like to meet.I've found 394 themes so far, but if I've missed some, please mention them in the comments and I'll include them in a future update!2012-08-10 01:07:41394161339
Kate Hannon5,925Here are some of my favorite photographers and things to do with your images on G+. (Please don't be offended if you weren't included. Let me know and I'll put you on the list for next Friday IF you are actively posting great photos. Otherwise keep posting and staying in touch with me, and you will eventually be included!) #followfridaycircle   #followfriday  2012-08-03 17:49:32711212
Gailen Mapes12,912This is my "photography daily themes" circle.  It also includes a few people that act as curators that don't fit into my photography circles.2012-07-29 12:58:042731415
Circle Plus3,318Circle Plus update: [Pages Circle]+Circle Plus #addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  #sharingcircle  #BestSharedCircle2012-07-28 11:19:27170000
Dragos Ioneanu2,072This is my version of top quality long exposure photographers. Please let me know if I miss any good quality stream. If you want to be included yourself into this, please reshare this post and put a comment mentioning that you reshared it. And of course, you must have good quality original long exposure photos in your stream.I will periodically publish a new version.Have a nice day! #longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography   #photography   #photographers   #cercle    #sharedcircle  2012-07-28 10:32:5642412
David Bowden32,498My Daily CheckI don't share a lot of circles. I do constantly promote my B&W circle and on occasion I create some special small ones, but for the most part I dont share many circles. I suppose that is because I get tired of seeing the same people in all of them. Most of which I already follow. There was a time when I TRIED real hard to do s Sunday Share (you can still find it here if you search) where I took some time to write up who I follow and why, provide some context as well as a link to their profile and a circle containing everyone from that week. I backed off of that as it was REAL hard to keep up with.Its been months now since I have shared a circle other than my B&W. So, tonight I decided I would share my personal "Daily Check" circle. This is the circle that I have to make sure I dont miss the content of people I follow. In this circle, you will find a few famous people, a few highly followed people and a bunch of EXCELLENT photographers, writers, scientists, PhD's and more. Its a very unique circle... and its my little filter into Google+I only have 1744 people in my circles. I am rather picky who I follow and what content I want to see. I hope that provides some context as to these 61 people. I would encourage you to take a look at their work, comment and engage in their threads and experience what I personally think are some of the best people on the platform. I know I truly look forward to hearing from each of them and I enjoy what they share. (I would love to hear from a few of them more... HINT HINT +Amy Gabriel and +J.C. Kendall and +Michelle Marie ) Enjoy everyone! </david>2012-07-16 08:35:186214622

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I AM CHICAGO
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What a great location to view the Chicago skyline from the Planetarium, looking back over Lake Michigan. Taken one morning with +Vision Explorers a few weeks ago.vA sunrise trip out is always a good idea. This is a 3 portrait orientation image stitch panorama, taken with a TS/E. I am extremely pleased with the ND results from the +Formatt-Hitech new ProStop IRND filters used in this series of long exposures. They're the best on the market in my opinion, practically no color cast, great detail...bye bye B+W, you've been lapped (a few times)!

+Vision Explorers is having a new workshop in NYC in April. Sign up for the workshop and stay informed at http://www.visionexplorers.com. Sure to be another great experience for those working tirelessly to take their fine art images to "the next level". Don't miss it.
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2013-07-16 20:11:42 (3 comments, 22 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Spent part of the day reworking some older shots for a local harbour cafe, who have kindly given me some wall space.Thought I'd re-share this one with you.
For  +FineArtPls     #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Coastal Thursday     #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine   and +Jon Kahn 
For +Landscape Photography      #landscapephotography  by  +Margaret Tompkins   +Carra Riley +paul t beard  +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood   +Jim Warthman  +Ben T   +jeff beddow  +Tom Hierl   +Vishal Kumar    +Michael Blyde        +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould +Steve Gould 
For #amazinglandscapes  by  +Rolf Hicker 
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2013-07-16 20:11:42 (3 comments, 22 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

Spent part of the day reworking some older shots for a local harbour cafe, who have kindly given me some wall space.Thought I'd re-share this one with you.
For  +FineArtPls     #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Coastal Thursday     #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine   and +Jon Kahn 
For +Landscape Photography      #landscapephotography  by  +Margaret Tompkins   +Carra Riley +paul t beard  +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood   +Jim Warthman  +Ben T   +jeff beddow  +Tom Hierl   +Vishal Kumar    +Michael Blyde        +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould +Steve Gould 
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2013-09-28 13:22:19 (5 comments, 12 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

A beautiful contemporary architectural photo of the Hancock tower in Chicago by +Kris Vockler please comment on the original post shot during the +Vision Explorers workshop. A favorite.

The Song Should Be I Left My Heart In Chicago

Chicago #2 - Chicago Long Exposure Series

San Francisco, I love you, but Chicago has captivated me in all the right ways. From the people to the architecture, I can not get enough of you. Granted, I rarely see you in your cold winter months. 

Besides learning a few new tricks in how to see architecture and process long exposure shots, I wanted to use the workshop to produce my first fine art black & white series. In the complete series, my intention was to create a place of awe in size. Very much influenced by the aesthetic of mystical places, grunge, and steampunk; I wanted to create a massive place of beautiful lines and light. The remainder of the series will be posted over the next few weeks.

This series was shot during the +Vision Explorers Chicago long exposure workshop. A fantastic four days with +Joel Tjintjelaar, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Sharon Tenenbaum, and +Armand Dijcks.

*This is my entry for the contest from the workshop, +Daniel Portal.

I will write more about this later, but a special thank you to +Julia Anna Gospodarou. For the last six months, she has been mentoring me on not just long exposure architecture but developing my own style and weaving in my past love/studies in art, to my photography work. The result of the last six months has been profound on my artistic progress. -Thank you Julia.

Also, a nod and thanks to all the great people I met on the trip who influenced me by how they see the world (please go see what they produced from the trip): +Ajit Menon, +Mabry Campbell, +Swee Oh, +Dena Sanders, +Rod Clark, +Angie McMonigal, and all the others. Also, thank you for your critical eye +Andrew Webb. 

If you like this, share it, please.

+Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  ___A beautiful contemporary architectural photo of the Hancock tower in Chicago by +Kris Vockler please comment on the original post shot during the +Vision Explorers workshop. A favorite.

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2013-09-28 13:19:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

A favorite artist of this gallery. Please comment on +Nathan Wirth 's original post.

tree & clouds

... infrared___A favorite artist of this gallery. Please comment on +Nathan Wirth 's original post.

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2013-09-28 12:52:19 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

A beautiful and subtle city scape by +ReD Ognita - a favorite. Please comment on the original post.

Hong Kong 2011___A beautiful and subtle city scape by +ReD Ognita - a favorite. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-09-21 19:09:18 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

Back from a long but very needed break. But back with one of the most spectacular skyline shots from Chicago, shot during +Vision Explorers architectural workshop in September by +Mabry Campbell using the very neutral +Formatt-Hitech IRND filters, more specifically the JT Signature edition kit https://plus.google.com/107742567767125793693/posts/CxyPFwPqmhG - Just look at the photo and enjoy!

I AM CHICAGO
meant to be viewed large

What a great location to view the Chicago skyline from the Planetarium, looking back over Lake Michigan. Taken one morning with +Vision Explorers a few weeks ago.vA sunrise trip out is always a good idea. This is a 3 portrait orientation image stitch panorama, taken with a TS/E. I am extremely pleased with the ND results from the +Formatt-Hitech new ProStop IRND filters used in this series of long exposures. They're the best on the market in my opinion, practically no color cast, great detail...bye bye B+W, you've been lapped (a few times)!

+Vision Explorers is having a new workshop in NYC in April. Sign up for the workshop and stay informed at http://www.visionexplorers.com. Sure to be another great experience for those working tirelessly to take their fine art images to "the next level". Don't miss it.

#Chicago #photography #bwfineartle +Joel Tjintjelaar #plusphotoextract #10000photographersbwmonochrome +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome #cityscape #longexposure ___Back from a long but very needed break. But back with one of the most spectacular skyline shots from Chicago, shot during +Vision Explorers architectural workshop in September by +Mabry Campbell using the very neutral +Formatt-Hitech IRND filters, more specifically the JT Signature edition kit https://plus.google.com/107742567767125793693/posts/CxyPFwPqmhG - Just look at the photo and enjoy!

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2013-07-16 20:11:42 (3 comments, 22 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

A classic beauty - just love the tonal quality of this. Please comment on the original post by +Bill Allen 

Spent part of the day reworking some older shots for a local harbour cafe, who have kindly given me some wall space.Thought I'd re-share this one with you.
For  +FineArtPls     #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Coastal Thursday     #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine   and +Jon Kahn 
For +Landscape Photography      #landscapephotography  by  +Margaret Tompkins   +Carra Riley +paul t beard  +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood   +Jim Warthman  +Ben T   +jeff beddow  +Tom Hierl   +Vishal Kumar    +Michael Blyde        +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould +Steve Gould 
For #amazinglandscapes  by  +Rolf Hicker 
For +All Things Monochrome    #allthingsmonochrome  by   +andi rivarola 
For +Monochrome Arty Club   #monochromeartyclub  by +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer +Steve Tang 
For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome    #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by    +Robert SKREINER +dietmar rogacki 
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek 
For  +Breakfast Club    #breakfastclub  by   +Gemma Costa  
For  +LongExposure Thursday  #longexposurethursday by    +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 
For +1212Scenery    #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller 
For #thirstythursday   #thirstythursdaypics  by    +Giuseppe Basile +Mark Esguerra 
For   +PixelWorld   #pixelworld  by + +Alberto Carreras 
For  +Promote Photography     #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva 
 ___A classic beauty - just love the tonal quality of this. Please comment on the original post by +Bill Allen 

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2013-07-16 20:01:57 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

A beautiful architectural photograph, a favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Chris Soukup 

Inversion

San Francisco, 2013

#plusphotoextract   by +Jarek Klimek 
#monochromemonday  by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge  and +Nurcan Azaz 
#moodymonday  by +Philip Daly and +Carole Buckwalter ___A beautiful architectural photograph, a favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Chris Soukup 

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2013-07-16 19:37:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

A great LE image by +Jamal Alias - I love the mood created here. Please comment on the original post.

From Afar Study III - Protector
This is the final for my series. Enjoy! :-)___A great LE image by +Jamal Alias - I love the mood created here. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-07-16 19:36:21 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Ode to Black - Black Hope II – Anima Black www.juliaannagospodarou.com
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco  - Architect Daniel Libeskind

Another addition to my Black series and the darkest and most difficult to work with so far, because of the dark tones and the limited range that I decided to use in my processing, but also because of the complexity of the volume and the fact that whatever light and shadow you see here is created from scratch according to my vision for this object. The building is one of the highlights of San Francisco and is in fact an addition to the museum, but is so impressive that it is drawing all the attention to it once you reach the square in front of the museum. The structure is cladded in dark-blue diamond shape steel sheets which can be astonishingly bright in the sun, but looking very dark and melancholic if the weather is overcast. 

The most challenging when taking the shot was to find the best angle, the one that would tell what I intended it to tell and finally this angle was what you see. The space in front of the museum is narrow and long and finding a spot where you have open view to the entire volume, as well as an interesting composition is really difficult. But there is always a solution if you want to find it. So, what I did was to  find my solution  But I had to pay a price for it. Even if there were some other angles I could use with less cluttered background, the building itself wasn't “speaking” to me in any other way so what I had to do was to take this photo as it is but remove the background that was a high-rise building totally oppressing the delicate volumes of the museum. Meaning I had to shoot the building and the sky separately and reunite them in post. So, what you see now is quite far from reality, but as you know by now, I am not driven by the intention to mimic reality in my work, on the contrary, I'd say that I try to “run away” from it and present my own reality, even if what I create is just slightly resembling the real world. This image is one of the closest to this “alternative reality” concept and to the concept of “(en) visionography” that define my work and they  illustrate  it perfectly.  What you see is my ideal proposal for this space and building, a perfect image of it as I envision it in my mind. Also an image that can be a piece of the puzzle in the story that my Ode to Black – Black Hope series tells. More about the concept of the series with my next image that is coming soon.

 Processing wise, this image is again one of those which could be considered typical to illustrate the technique I'm using when processing, the “photography drawing” technique. You've heard me talking about this before quite a few times but I've never went into details because I wasn't really considering it a technique for a long time. It had a slow evolution but recently I realized that I'm every time doing the same things even if I don't search for this and I like to experiment as much as I can. But somehow I always end up doing the same things, more or less and having consistent results. I think I should talk more in depth about this sometime soon, but I can already tell you a few things about it.  The roots of this technique can be found in  +Joel Tjintjelaar's  processing techniques  that I became familiar with somewhere in the beginning of my long exposure journey and that gave me ideas for a lot of other things (here's s link to Joel's most recent video tutorials https://sites.fastspring.com/fototv/instant/longexposureworkflow ) and is also based on my former drawing  background and the skills I've gained while practicing it making drawings of buildings for quite a long time in the past. What I basically do is to use the principles of drawing in black pencil on my images, changing the light balance in the image to suit my vision and intention.

As usually, in an attempt to keep this short, if you want to read more about the processing of this image or ask me anything you can head over to my site for more http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/ode-to-black-black-hope-ii-anima-black/  If you are curious to find out even more, I will have to make a more in depth description at some point. Let me know if you would want this. 

Technical data: 286.0 sec. (for the sky), 1/60 sec. (for the building), @ f/11, Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 ED AF-S DX @ 10mm, ISO 100. Processing: LR4, PS CS6, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2_

On September 5-8 I'll be in Chicago with a great team of fine art photographers teaching a Fine Art Architectural Workshop. Join us to learn everything about this kind of photography!  http://visionexplorers.com/chicago-2013 
Also, join me for private workshops and online mentoring courses http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/Workshops/Private-Workshops/28087940_jFBDS3  
You can find limited and open edition prints of this image on my site. Don't forget I have a 25% odd promotion for limited edition prints at the  moment. http://on.fb.me/1dCBybS

#ArchitecturalVisions   by +Joel Tjintjelaar  & me, #BWFineArtLE   by +Joel Tjintjelaar  #PlusPhotoExtract   by +Jarek Klimek  #MonochromeMonday   by +Manuel Votta  +Steve Barge +Nurcan Azaz  +Jerry Johnson  +Hans Berendsen 

#fineartarchitecture   #blackandwhite #juliaannagospodarou #longexposure   #blackandwhitefineart  ___A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

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2013-07-13 10:14:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

+Nathan Wirth is one of the masters and it shows in this photo. Please comment on the original post.

Lots of great spotlights and interviews over at my eZine.  Why not visit, sign up for the updates, and enjoy some fine visuals and good reading.  Yup ... meanwhile, here's some fog surrounding the Seal Rocks in San Francisco. 

+Sandra Parlow  mentioned that a link would make this a much easier endeavor:  http://nlwirth.com/blog/___+Nathan Wirth is one of the masters and it shows in this photo. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-07-13 10:13:13 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

More brilliant work from +Simos Xenakis > keep an eye on his work, he's on his way to the top. Please comment on the original post.

Heracles The Gatekeeper
Arcadia Beach State Park, Arch Cape, OR

Here's Heracles The Gatekeeper, the third photo from my series titled "Among Gods." Like the other images in the series, this shot was also taken off the coast of Oregon last month.

The techniques I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass are really enabling me to think creatively about what my final result looks like. I feel that I no longer have bottlenecks in putting out an interesting image. The class is nearing an end, but these are tools I'll carry with me for the rest of my life/career!

See the progression of my series here:
Among Gods (leading image): http://goo.gl/5eSLb
Hermes The Messenger: http://goo.gl/EJ85X

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography  +FineArtPls    #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar    
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Monochrome Monday  #monochromemonday  by +Jerry Johnson +Hans Berendsen +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +Martin Heller and +David Orr      
For +Mountain Monday  #mountainmonday  +Michael Russell 
For +Landscape Photography   #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Vishal Kumar +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould and +Steve Gould   
For #amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
For +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsmonochrome  by +andi rivarola    
For +Moody Monday  #moodymonday  by +Carole Buckwalter +Annelies Kroen and +Philip Daly  
For +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  by +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang   
For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome    #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER and +dietmar rogacki   
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek    
For +Breakfast Club    #breakfastclub  by +Gemma Costa     
For +1212Scenery    #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller    
For +PixelWorld   #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras 
For +Promote Photography  #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva  
For #hqspmonochrome  by +Luis Vivanco  +Johnny Minor and +Dennis Freeland  ___More brilliant work from +Simos Xenakis > keep an eye on his work, he's on his way to the top. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-07-04 08:35:45 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

This fantastic beauty is from +Simos Xenakis Surely a favorite. Please comment on the original post.

Hermes The Messenger
Tolovana Beach State Park, Cannon Beach, OR

Hermes The Messenger is the second photo from my series, Among Gods. Like the leading image posted last week (http://goo.gl/5eSLb), this photo was also taken on the Oregon Coast during my recent trip in June.

As promised, I'm continuing the dark, mythical, mystical, and magical theme and once again, I've used the incredible techniques that I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass. I've been so fortunate to  receive instruction from Joel, not only for the post-processing side of things, but because he has taught me the importance of translating vision into an end result.

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls   #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar   
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller 
For +Coastal Thursday   #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine  and +Jon Kahn     
For +Landscape Photography   #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Vishal Kumar +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould and +Steve Gould  
For #amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
For +All Things Monochrome   #allthingsmonochrome  by +andi rivarola  
For +Monochrome Arty Club #monochromeartyclub  by +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang  
For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome   #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER  and +dietmar rogacki  
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek   
For +Breakfast Club   #breakfastclub  by +Gemma Costa    
For +LongExposure Thursday   #longexposurethursday by +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi  
For +1212Scenery   #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller   
For #thirstythursday   #thirstythursdaypics  by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra   
For +Design Thursday  #designthursday  by +Venkatram Harish Belvadi    
For #travelthursday  by +Laura Mitchum  
Lastly, thanks to +Robin Griggs Wood for pointing out:
+PixelWorld  #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras  
and +Promote Photography  #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt  +Milena Ilieva  and +Naghmeh Khadembashi 
Since it's technically still Wednesday, +Wet Wednesday  #wetwednesday  by +Jen Baptist ___This fantastic beauty is from +Simos Xenakis Surely a favorite. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-07-02 22:31:29 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

A favorite, Please comment on the original post by +Cameron Siguenza 

and suddenly it happened to me

Another step forward, trying to meet a certain vision of how it all comes together with my camera. A busy week, hope everyone is keeping well, can't wait for the 4th for a chance to slow down. :)___A favorite, Please comment on the original post by +Cameron Siguenza 

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2013-07-02 19:25:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Another beauty for the gallery, this one's from +Sairam Sundaresan > please comment on the original post.

Touch of Light I Drakes Beach, CA

"No one every truly leaves us"
"For they shine their light upon us from the heavens beyond"
"To see their smile we must endeavor"
"To experience the touch of light upon us"

The ocean is just surreal and every time I look for a image to work on, I'm always drawn to one of my seascapes. This image is my second assignment for +Joel Tjintjelaar 's masterclass. It's been an incredible opportunity to learn from Joel, and he is very patient and a fantastic teacher. 

How was this shot created:
I observed the spotlighting of a rock face when the clouds split apart momentarily. Immediately I set up a composition for getting just that and waited for the phenomenon to happen again.

How was this shot processed:
I used Joel's SGM and iSGM Technique to get the look I wanted on this one. It's very flexible and a fantastic tool to use. I'm very excited at the possibilities! :)

For
#seatuesday  curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#bwfineartle  curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar 
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#allThingsBlackandWhite #AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +***** , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams ,
+Bill Wood , +Jim Warthman , +Ben T , +jeff beddow ,+Jeannie Danna , +Tom Hierl ,
+Vishal Kumar
#plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek___Another beauty for the gallery, this one's from +Sairam Sundaresan > please comment on the original post.

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2013-07-02 19:23:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Infra red magic by +Nathan Wirth > please comment on the original post.

In Between ... 

... infra ... red ... ___Infra red magic by +Nathan Wirth > please comment on the original post.

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2013-07-02 19:22:25 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

A favorite, this dark beauty by +Julia Anna Gospodarou please comment on the original post.

Ode to Black (Black Hope) IV - Shadow Black  www.juliaannagospodarou.com
Strata SE1 Building, London - Architects BFLS London

Another image in my series Ode to Black (Black Hope) with an addition or a change in the name, I still don't know if I will keep both names or just one, I'll probably decide when I reach the end of the series, as now it is still a work in progress. The change in name came from a change in direction as for the meaning of the series. Many times I work on my images in a certain way, or rather creating a certain atmosphere or general feel that can come from the use of shapes (like in “Like a Harp's Strings”series), the use of subject (as in Catharsis series), or the use of light, as now in the “Black Hope” series. I feel the need to explore different paths every time and express myself through different elements or use different ways of representation and I believed till very recently that this is a rational and conscious decision and choice that I make. But working on the Black series I discovered that, while the way I'm working on my images, technically speaking, is a very rational and controlled one, since I aim to create a perfect image at the end of the process, the way my vision is born and the way it evolves till the final touch of brush on the image: the whole process from capturing my images, choosing which ones to process and then finally processing them,  is rather a subconscious process that guides me many times without me even noticing it. Something very close to what they say about "being in a trance state" and following your vision there.
This series started apparently from nowhere, then it became an exploration of color black, of the absence of light and a challenge to see how far I can go with removing light till it doesn't exist anymore, to eventually turn into a psychological introspection with the unseen and unnoticed intention in the beginning (but  that came to surface just recently)  to express extreme emotions and be a highly personal representation of the world I see around me. Art is personal, art is selfish and I believe that in essence whatever we create is an expression of our inner need to explain the world, regardless if we believe that we study shapes, different subjects or experiment with light.

Technical data: 286.0 sec. @ f/11, Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 ED AF-S DX @ 13mm, ISO 100. Processing: LR4, PS CS6, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. 

If you want to read some more of my thoughts about this image and the series, you're welcome to do it on my site http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/ode-to-black-black-hope-iv-shadow-black/ 
And if you want prints of this image, or any of my images, stay tuned, I'll be back with some very nice surprises these days...

Last but not least, on September 5-8 I'll be in Chicago with a great team of fine art photographers teaching a Fine Art Architectural Workshop. Join us to learn everything about this kind of photography!  http://visionexplorers.com/chicago-2013 
Also, join me for private workshops and online mentoring courses http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/Workshops/Private-Workshops/28087940_jFBDS3 

#FineArtArchitecture  
#ArchitecturalVisions  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  & myself, #BWFineArtLE   by +Joel Tjintjelaar  #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré (hope you accept architecture in the theme Olivier :)   #PlusPhotoExtract   by +Jarek Klimek ___A favorite, this dark beauty by +Julia Anna Gospodarou please comment on the original post.

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2013-07-02 14:30:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

+Athena Carey 's latest addition to this gallery, and beautiful it is. Please comment on the original post.

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~Helen Keller

I have exciting news to share!
We are moving, next month, to South Africa!!  We’ve loved our time back in Europe - four years in Switzerland with the alps, the snow, chocolate, cheese and good friends - and now it’s time to head back to Africa for the next adventure, this time to Johannesburg.

I’d love to hear about any contacts, connections, stunning locations, great restaurants, fantastic shops, etc. in or around Johannesburg, or really all of southern Africa.  You know how I love my travel.   :D

#bwfineart   #fineartpls   #blackandwhite   #switzerlandwithathena   #switzerland   #seatuesday  ___+Athena Carey 's latest addition to this gallery, and beautiful it is. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:26:42 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

+Nathan Wirth does it again. Please comment on the original post.

Title: Silence and Light VII

A little haiku for you ...

Light lingers, stillness.
Watered time condensed again,
Silence sliced thinly. ___+Nathan Wirth does it again. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:25:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

+Andy Lee another great fine art artist and also a regular contributor to this gallery. Please comment on the original post.



Kirkjufellsfoss II
Snæfellsnes Peninsula





#iceland  ___+Andy Lee another great fine art artist and also a regular contributor to this gallery. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:22:32 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Evanescence, beautiful fine art work by +Deepak Ghosh > please comment on the original post.


 Evanescence

This shot of the #GoldenGateBridge  in #SanFrancisco  , #California  was taken on a very very foggy morning from #BatterySpencer . This was exposed for 19 seconds at f/22 using a 10 stop B+W ND filter.

To get to the final image, I started off with some minor RAW adjustment for noise reduction in #Apple 's  #Aperture  . Then I took a TIFF to #NikCollection  's #NikDfine  for noise reduction. Then, I took it to #Adobe  's #Photoshop  for some  #NikSilverEffexPro  magic and a few curve adjustments.

I hope you like it. Enjoy!

GPS: 37.827696, -122.481664

#MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek 
#BWFineArtLE  by +Joel Tjintjelaar 
#LEFineArt100  by +Kees Smans 
#10000PhotographersAroundTheWorld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#BreakfastClub  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez 
#BreakfastArtClub  by +Simply Arlie 
#FreshPics  by +Trevor Farrell 
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria 
#PhotoSpot  by +Tim Gupta , +Wyatt Walter , and +Toby Harriman 
#HQSPArt  by +Susanne Ramharter and +Jay Gould 
#HQSPMonochrome  – +HQSP Monochrome by +Luis Vivanco +Dennis Freeland and +Johnny Minor 
#AllThingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood and +Charles Lupica 
#PixelWorld  by +Alberto Carreras 
#BridgesAroundTheWorld  by +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen 
#Cableicous  by +Charles Strebor 
#MonochromeWorld  by +andi rivarola 
#PromotePhotography  by +Promote Photography 
#AbstractArtMonday  by +Marilyn Fenn 
#BeautifulMundaneMonday  by +Shaun Gibson 
#MonochromeMonday  by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge , and +Nurcan Azaz 
#MoodyMonday  by +Philip Daly and +Carole Buckwalter 
#MinistractMonday  by +Tom McLaughlan 
#MistyMonday  by +Martin Rak 
#LeadingLinesMonday  by +David Murphy , +Andreas Levi , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , and +Simos Xenakis ___Evanescence, beautiful fine art work by +Deepak Ghosh > please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:21:14 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Like I said catching up with the beautiful B&W work and flooding you with all the beauty. And this one qualifies as fine art. Please comment on the original post by +Lucas Haynes 

From Death Valley, CA
A study in tones and texture . . .







#deathvalley  
#deathvalleynationalpark  
#minimalmonday  with +Olivier Du Tré 
#blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery  
#bwfineart  
#photoextract  with +Jarek Klimek ___Like I said catching up with the beautiful B&W work and flooding you with all the beauty. And this one qualifies as fine art. Please comment on the original post by +Lucas Haynes 

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2013-06-28 13:18:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Absolutely gorgeous work by +rohan reilly please comment on the original post.

Fins

I had heard of a private beach not too far from where I live, where you had to climb down by a rope. I headed off in the direction and asked the nearest house for directions, the lady kindly let me through her garden and down some steps they had made for themselves. I was delighted with myself as I am getting a bit old to be climbing up and down cliffs with a rope to a beach, especially one I had never been to before. This lovely rock was there.

As always feel free to share and thanks for all the comments and likes, it really is very much appreciated.

Theres some banding unless seen on fullscreen so to see properly  if you have a moment take  a look here
http://www.rohanreilly.com/2009/05/architecture/

+Jarek Klimek #photoextract
+Olivier Du Tré #minimalmonday
+Joel Tjintjelaar #bwfineartle___Absolutely gorgeous work by +rohan reilly please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:14:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

+Athena Carey is a regular contributor to this gallery, just look at her work and you know why. Please comment on the original post.

If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. ~Matthew Fox

A sunset with some of my favorite people and one of my favorite trees.  Beautiful memories. Thank you +Nathan Wirth +Grant Murray +Cameron Siguenza and +John Kosmopoulos :)

#sfwithathena   #bwfineart   #fineartpls   #blackandwhite   #USAwithAthena   #treetuesday  ___+Athena Carey is a regular contributor to this gallery, just look at her work and you know why. Please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:13:46 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

+Nathan Wirth the master, please comment on the original post.

Title: White Tree IV

infrared ...





... yup ___+Nathan Wirth the master, please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:13:10 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Simply beautiful minimalism. Please comment on the original post by +Jamal Alias 

Coastal Symphony Study II

Good day!
Here's sharing another addition of my seascapes with all you awesome people. Enjoy!___Simply beautiful minimalism. Please comment on the original post by +Jamal Alias 

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2013-06-28 13:12:31 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

A favorite by +Didier Demaret please comment on the original post.

Les Bon Villers #2, Belgique. 2013

http://demaretdidier.wordpress.com/

#monochromephotography   #monochromeworld   #monochrome   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #fineart   #trees  ___A favorite by +Didier Demaret please comment on the original post.

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2013-06-28 13:10:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

A fantastic photograph by +Simos Xenakis > please comment on the original post. My apologies for being absent here lately, sometimes real life is taking over, but I will do my best to catch up with all the beautiful photos.

Among Gods
Symons State Park, Oceanside, OR

This is the leading image of a new series I'm working on that will consist of coastal monoliths photographed during my trip to Oregon last week. As with much of my recent work, I used many of the techniques I'm learning in +Joel Tjintjelaar's B&W masterclass - which are amazing.

I have to say, this was the first time I actively thought about design and vision when taking and post-processing a photo. Big thanks to Joel for that. Joel also suggested that I pick a specific focus of subject, style, or genre to practice on, so you will definitely see some recurring themes in the upcoming series. If you like a combination of dark, mythical, mystical, and magical, stay tuned!

And now for the themes!
For +BWVision.com Black and White Fine art Photography +FineArtPls  #bwfineart   #bwfineartle  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  
For +BW DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC STYLE #swdpcl  #swdpcl   #bwdigitalphotographyclassicstyle  by +peter paul müller  
For +Coastal Thursday  #coastalthursday  by +David Polzine and +Jon Kahn   
For +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography  by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Vishal Kumar +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim +Jay Gould and +Steve Gould 
For #amazinglandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
For +All Things Monochrome  #allthingsmonochrome  by +Charles Lupica and +Bill Wood
For +Monochrome World  #monochromeworld  by +andi rivarola 
For +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  by +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang 
For +10000 Photographers BW Monochrome  #10000photographersbwmonochrome  by +Robert SKREINER and +dietmar rogacki 
For #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek  
For +Breakfast Club  #breakfastclub  by +Gemma Costa   
For +LongExposure Thursday  #longexposurethursday  +Francesco Gola and +Luca Gerardi 
For +1212Scenery  #1212scenery  by +Alycia Miller  
For #thirstythursday   #thirstythursdaypics  by +Giuseppe Basile and +Mark Esguerra  
For +Design Thursday  #designthursday  by +Venkatram Harish Belvadi   
For #travelthursday  by +Laura Mitchum 
And thanks to +Robin Griggs Wood for pointing out:
+PixelWorld  #pixelworld  by +Alberto Carreras 
and +Promote Photography  #promotephotography  by +Nikola Nikolski +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Naghmeh Khadembashi 
Sheesh, after all this theming, I might need to grab a #coffeethursday  ;)___A fantastic photograph by +Simos Xenakis > please comment on the original post. My apologies for being absent here lately, sometimes real life is taking over, but I will do my best to catch up with all the beautiful photos.

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2013-06-25 14:06:53 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

>150 +1's Please comment on the original post by +Charles Lupica .

Chimneys
Long Exposure

I've been watching the new masterclass in Long Exposure and Black and White photography by +Joel Tjintjelaar and already I can see the impact on my work and on my thinking.  Many of the ideas that Joel presents have been rumbling around in my head but the workshop is helping me to see more clearly.  Black and White photography isn't about reality.  It's about art, about developing a vision, about creating, and as Joel says, "about sculpting light".

I have been looking at these chimneys out the window of my study, computer room and studio for over 10 years.  This may be the first time I really saw them.

+LongExposure Thursday +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi   #longexposurethursday  

+Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar  #bwfineartle  

+PhotoExtract Photography Magazine +Jarek Klimek  #plusphotoextract  

#cwlupicaphotography   #monochromephotography   #longexposure  +Best Top Photographer Group +HQSP Monochrome ___>150 +1's Please comment on the original post by +Charles Lupica .

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2013-05-17 14:14:32 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Simply fantastic photograph by +Andy Lee > please comment on the original post.



Baula mountain
infrared



#infraredfriday   #iceland  +Happy Campers Iceland 
#icelandscapes  | +Stefan Brenner +Icelandscapes ___Simply fantastic photograph by +Andy Lee > please comment on the original post.

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2013-05-13 22:27:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Another favorite and again an architectural photograph. This one's from the highly talented +Deepak Ghosh > please comment on the original post.


Paradox

This is a shot of the beautiful #101CaliforniaSt  in #SanFrancisco  's #FinancialDistrict  . No clouds here, but I still think it turned out okay. With so many lines and that much texture in the shot, I think no clouds makes for a cleaner image? Perhaps? Anyway, moving along...

I have to say that the mood that I was going for while shooting and while post-processing was inspired by the awesome +Julia Anna Gospodarou 's beautiful Ode to Black series (I wanted to post a link to the series, but I won't, and that's because I know you'd come back and laugh at this one, and quite frankly, I won't like it). I didn't go to shoot with this series in mind, but the dark and gloomy weather reminded me of it, and then I just kept sliding toward black! This one was also taken using B+W 10 stop ND filter and processed in #NikCollection  's Silver Effex Pro and #Adobe  's #Photoshop   . I hope you guys like it! Enjoy!

GPS 37.792683, -122.397582

Here it is: http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/Architecture/Architecture/27959457_ttWMVS#!i=2446943996&k=CT7M7wj Now, go ahead..laugh ;) Anyway, this is #3 in the series, but this is such a rockstar shot! The others are on that page as well!

#BWFineArtLE  by +Joel Tjintjelaar 
#LEFineArt100  by +Kees Smans 
#ArchitecturalVisions  by +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Julia Anna Gospodarou
#PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek  
#10000PhotographersAroundTheWorld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#BreakfastClub  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez 
#BreakfastArtClub  by +Simply Arlie 
#FineArtPls  by +Marina Chen 
#FreshPics  by +Trevor Farrell 
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria 
#PhotoSpot  by +Tim Gupta , +Wyatt Walter , and +Toby Harriman 
#HQSPArt  by +Susanne Ramharter and +Jay Gould 
#HQSPMonochrome  by +Dennis Freeland , +Luis Vivanco , and +Johnny Minor 
#AllThingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood and +Charles Lupica 
#PixelWorld  by +Alberto Carreras 
#MonochromeWorld  by +andi rivarola 
#PromotePhotography  by +Promote Photography 
#BeautifulMundaneMonday  by +Shaun Gibson 
#MonochromeMonday  by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge , and +Nurcan Azaz 
#MoodyMonday  by +Philip Daly and +Carole Buckwalter 
#LeadingLinesMonday  by +David Murphy , +Andreas Levi , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , and +Simos Xenakis ___Another favorite and again an architectural photograph. This one's from the highly talented +Deepak Ghosh > please comment on the original post.

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2013-05-13 22:16:23 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

I love this great photo of this wonderful building. Great B&W interpretation by +Jarrod Bruner > please comment on the original post.

Pathos

Just getting back from my first extended visit to Chicago.  Spent most of the trip exploring all the architectural gems the city has to offer.  There are a number of amazing buildings, but this one really struck me.  From afar, It really pops from the rest of the skyline and up close it offers a number of interesting angles.

Trump Tower:  Architect - Adrian Smith

For #LowAnglePhotography (+Low Angle Photography) curated by +Jeremy Lavender, #FineArtPls curated by +Marina Chen, #SquareSunday curated by +Matt Soave, #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth, #bwfineartle  curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar,  #architecturalvisions  curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou, and +Jarek Klimek's #plusphotoextract .  ___I love this great photo of this wonderful building. Great B&W interpretation by +Jarrod Bruner > please comment on the original post.

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2013-05-11 12:42:58 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

A great architectural photo by +Jarrod Bruner - subtle but striking use of light/darkness. A favorite.

Dark Armor
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

For #FineArtPls curated by +Marina Chen, #ZenSunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Davis-Oakley +Nathan Wirth, #ShadowsOnSunday curated by +André Roßbach +Daniel Graupner, and #architecturalvisions  / #bwfineartle  curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Julia Anna Gospodarou ___A great architectural photo by +Jarrod Bruner - subtle but striking use of light/darkness. A favorite.

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2013-05-08 22:56:42 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Another one for the favorites. This one's from +Scott Nadow 


     City Scape Escape___Another one for the favorites. This one's from +Scott Nadow 

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2013-05-08 22:55:33 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

A favorite. Great landscape work by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

Κάθαρσις | Catharsis IV –  Spellbound  http://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/ 
(catharsis = purification, renewal, reborn of the soul and spirit through art)
Metsovo, Pindus Mountains, Greece

Another lone tree in my winterscape series...
This project started two years ago. I wanted to photograph this place under snow for the last two winters, but as you probably know, I live in Greece and we do have a lot of sun and warm weather, but snow is a rarity. Plus, this place is quite far away from my home (some 450km to be exact) so it's not too easy to get there, meaning that I was relying quite a lot on luck, which I finally had this winter.
Everything I shot in this series has been shot in not more than a couple of hours and I still have a lot of images, even very different than the one in this series that I either processed or I will process because I like them all. I have also done some experiments with ICM (intentional camera movement), some very minimal images but surreal and quite hunting, and they will probably become an independent  series and I also have some other shots with larger subjects. What I want to say with this is that sometimes the conditions are so perfect: weather, place, inspiration, moment, luck that almost every click you make can result in a finished image. It's quite rare for  all these to come together and create such a perfect moment, but this day was one of those moments. These two or three hours that I was there shooting trees were some of the most intense and rewarding in my photographic life. And I could say that this series reflects somehow the course of  my recent life  and it helped me to find  answers to a lot of questions that I had   in a process of “finding myself” artistically and individually. As I have already said I consider art as a very personal issue, as something you do because you deeply need it, as a tool in interpreting life and the world around us and I don't believe in any other message than the personal one as far as real art is concerned. 
I'm trying to keep it short here (yes, this s short for me :), so, if you want to read about the creation, technical details and the processing of this photo and the Catharsis series come over to my blog where I continue my story. http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/catharsis-iv-spellbound-making-of/ 

Want a print of it? Nothing simpler: visit my +SmugMug  site for limited edition prints by +Jeff Gaydash  http://bit.ly/10LD9qN  and open edition as well http://bit.ly/143Yb61

#BWFineArt  by +Joel Tjintjelaar  #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré   #TreeTuesday  by +Shannon S. Myers +Christina Lawrie  #PlusPhotoExtract    by +Jarek Klimek ___A favorite. Great landscape work by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 

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2013-05-08 22:54:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

A favorite. Great architectural fine art by +Matthias Haltenhof 

Silver Tower

I'm really looking forward to be back in Frankfurt Main this weekend for a video documentation by a design student about my architecture photography. I will present the final short movie in a few weeks!___A favorite. Great architectural fine art by +Matthias Haltenhof 

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2013-04-22 13:51:36 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Always happy to see new work from +Athena Carey and include it in my gallery> please comment on the original post.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.  ~Henry David Thoreau

I have such fond memories of this special day spent with beautiful people, +Nathan Wirth, +Grant Murray +John Kosmopoulos and +Alan Allum.  Thank you all for this perfect last day in California.  Lately I have been trying to force myself to pick a direction for my photography.  I’ve found that it’s a bit difficult reigning myself in!  Darn creatives...  ;)

#CaliforniaWithAthena #California #BWFineArt #FineArtPls #BlackandWhite #LongExposure #LongExposureThursday #SeaTuesday #MonochromeMonday___Always happy to see new work from +Athena Carey and include it in my gallery> please comment on the original post.

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2013-04-21 22:31:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

The combination of music and photo is perfect. Please comment on the original post by +Sandra Canning 

The Sea Whisperer

Somewhere in Islamorada, Florida Keys.

Some music for your enjoyment Lisa Gerrard The Sea Whisperer I did not make the video. I just love this song ;-)

My contribution to #monochromemonday  curated by +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood +Jerry Johnson & +Hans Berendsen  #BWFineArt  curated by everyone's inspiration +Joel Tjintjelaar  #plusphotoextract  by +Jarek Klimek  #minimalmonday  curated by +Olivier Du Tré  #seatuesday  curated by the uber talented +Julia Anna Gospodarou  #landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins 

I hope everyone is enjoying a great weekend!!___The combination of music and photo is perfect. Please comment on the original post by +Sandra Canning 

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2013-04-15 14:28:00 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

A  beautiful and classic B&W photo by +Jeff Mercader > please comment on the original post.

S curve 

© +Jeff Mercader 


#PlusPhotoExtract #BWFineArtLE___A  beautiful and classic B&W photo by +Jeff Mercader > please comment on the original post.

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2013-04-15 13:47:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

What a beautiful photo by +Deepak Ghosh - instant fav! Please comment on the original post.


Dichotomy

This is a shot of #BayBridge  in #SanFrancisco  , #California  . I exposed this shot for 479 seconds just before sunset using a 10 stop B+W ND filter stacked with a 6 stop #HiTech   ND filter. I used 4 presets from #NikCollection  's #SilverEffexPro  , many many selections, curve adjustments, and gradient masks to achieve this final result.

I don't get to shoot during the week, and during the weekend, I get 1 evening and/or 1 morning to use for photography. So, I don't generally walk into a scene rich with glorious light or gracefully moving clouds, but as you can see, this evening was different! Enjoy!

GPS 37.793762,-122.391944

Let's see, so I have a pier, a bridge, a hill, water, and moving clouds! Not very minimal, but hey I'm going for a hat-trick here and you'll never know if you don't try! So, here it is –  #MinimalMonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
Early but never late for #SeaTuesday  by the wonderful +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek 
#BWFineArtLE  by +Joel Tjintjelaar 
#LEFineArt100  by +Kees Smans 
#10000PhotographersAroundTheWorld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#AmazingLandscapes  by +Rolf Hicker 
#BreakfastClub  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez 
#BreakfastArtClub  by +Simply Arlie 
#FineArtPls  by +Marina Chen 
#FreshPics  by +Trevor Farrell 
#LandscapePhotography  by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +Ke Zeng , and +David Heath Williams 
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria 
#PhotoSpot  by +Tim Gupta , +Wyatt Walter , and +Toby Harriman 
#HQSPArt  by +Susanne Ramharter and +Jay Gould 
#HQSPMonochrome  by +Dennis Freeland , +Luis Vivanco , and +Johnny Minor 
#HQSPLandscape  by +Rodolfo Seide , +Carina Marsh , +Johnny Minor , +Terrie Gray , +Nicolai Neijhoft , and +Lani Banadera 
#AllThingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood and +Charles Lupica 
#PixelWorld  by +Alberto Carreras for +PixelWorld 
#BridgesAroundTheWorld  by +Carra Riley and +Knut Arne Gjertsen 
#Cableicous  by +Charles Strebor 
#MonochromeWorld  by +andi rivarola 
#PromotePhotography  by +Promote Photography 
#BeautifulMundaneMonday  by +Shaun Gibson 
#MonochromeMonday  by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge , and +Nurcan Azaz 
#MoodyMonday  by +Philip Daly and +Carole Buckwalter 
#LeadingLinesMonday  by +David Murphy , +Andreas Levi , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , and +Simos Xenakis ___What a beautiful photo by +Deepak Ghosh - instant fav! Please comment on the original post.

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2013-04-10 15:59:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Anyone hungry? Take a bite from this broccoli tree, it looks delicious! Please comment on the original post by +Olivier Du Tré 

The Broccoli Tree

Ha... yeah I know. Funny name. But that was what this little tree reminded me off. This was photographed in Yellowstone NP 2 weeks ago. Beautiful park (although we only saw the north part of it due to winter road closures)! 

Funny story. We were driving back and I saw this tree on this hill from a long ways away. It's like my eyes are constantly scanning for things like this. Turned out... This little one was on a hill besides the Yellowstone National Park Training Center. 

Yeah I know.
PURE WILDERNESS! :)

But the light was so good (soft veil in front of the sun). The angle and shape was so interesting. I couldn't resist! I HAD to photograph this.

By a lack of a better name I call this 'The Broccoli Tree'. Just for now... :D

Camera: Mamiya RB67 Pro SD
Film: Ilford Delta 100
Filters: Rodenstock R25 (red)
Lens: Mamiya 65mm KL /ƒ4
Exposure time: Something @ƒ16
Developed in: Ilford DD-x 1+4, 12min @ 20C
Scanned: Using Epson V600 at 1200dpi___Anyone hungry? Take a bite from this broccoli tree, it looks delicious! Please comment on the original post by +Olivier Du Tré 

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2013-04-10 15:50:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Very subtle fine art work by +Robin Griggs Wood > please comment on the original post.

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Happy To Be

The path to enlightenment is not a path at all, 
it’s actually a metaphor for the time it takes for you to allow yourself to be happy 
with who you already are, 
where you’re already at, 
and what you already have, 
no matter what.

………….

~ the Universe









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#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +Shannon S. Myers and +Tree Tuesday
#GrassTuesday with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff +lizett Beltran +Margaret Tompkins & +Grass Tuesday.
  #MyTownTuesday with thanks to +Melanie Kintz  +Jamie Furlong & +My Town Tuesday

#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld with thanks to +Alberto Carreras and +PixelWorld
#TheMagicOfLight  +The Magic of Light with thanks to +Ray Bilcliff

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +Ben T +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl  +Vishal Kumar  +Michael Blyde  +Carolyn Lim  +Steve Gould  +Jay Gould and +Landscape Photography
#hqsplandscape with thanks to +Delcour Eric +Ara MO +Rodolfo Seide +Johnny Minor and +HQSP Landscape

#bwfineart with thanks to +Joel Tjintjelaar 
#hqspmonochrome with thanks to +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker +HQSP Monochrome




#rgwoodpost #canonphotography #canonphotographer #digitalphotography +Promote Photography   #promotephotography #amazing #naturephotography +NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY +Nature Photography   #inspiration   #skyphotography #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography  

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Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images available for print at robingriggswood.com___Very subtle fine art work by +Robin Griggs Wood > please comment on the original post.

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2013-04-10 14:50:14 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Another great addition for this gallery is from +Athena Carey please comment on the original post.

...haze all in my eyes, Don't know if it's day or night, You've got me blowin, blowin my mind, Is it tomorrow or just the end of time? ~Jimi Hendrix

I’m back from 2 weeks in tropical paradise.  I must say though that I feel a bit in a haze.  We left 30+ degree sunny weather and landed in 6 degree full on winter fog.  So surreal.  Spring is struggling to spring here, but I am so ready for  sunshine and green plants.  Has Spring sprung where you are?

Apologies that this may be a post and run.  I have a sick little one at home today - for the past three days actually. :(

#BWFineArt #FineArtPls #blackandwhite #SwitzerlandWithAthena #Switzerland #spcfeature___Another great addition for this gallery is from +Athena Carey please comment on the original post.

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2013-04-08 23:30:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Another beauty. Love the simplicity and use of dark tones. Please comment on the original post by +Didier Demaret 

Le Roeulx, Belgique. 2012
http://demaretdidier.wordpress.com/

#landscapephotography   #treephotography   #belgium   #belgique   #besttopphotographer   #monochromephotography   #blackandwhitephotography  
#10000photographers  by +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS  #promotephotography  +Promote Photography  #bwfineart curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar   #bwphotography   #plusphotoextract  by +Jarek Klimek  #fineartpls  ___Another beauty. Love the simplicity and use of dark tones. Please comment on the original post by +Didier Demaret 

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2013-04-08 23:13:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Another favorite today. This great dark work is from +Julia Anna Gospodarou please comment on the original post.

ode to black III - extreme black
Willis Building, City of London -  Architect Sir Norman Foster

We are what we create. 
I have no doubt about it.  We might be searching for a way of expression  for long years and try a lot of things till we find it, we may be struggling with prejudice and limitations, with doubt and with being misunderstood, we may have to ignore common sense and go against the flow, we may have to figure out new ways of escaping what we call reason, what we call reality (what is reality anyway?) but in the end, what we will settle for can only be that very thing  that expresses what we are completely, that helps us feel accomplished and free, that helps a restless soul find peace and allow us to stop and take a breath. If you look at this image you will see very much of what I am. I won't explain it, I don't want to limit your imagination. :) I will say just one thing: whatever this journey may take, do it! It's much better to burn out searching than never know...

OK, now that we said what was important, here's a few words about this image. First, it's been  two and a half months since my last architectural image, which may seem a lot but it actually isn't for me, as I've done a lot of searching, discovered a lot of things, even worked on  a handful of images that are to come soon. I've done some thinking, I've done some experimenting and the results will show in the months to come. I've even tried to step away from architectural photography to see how it is, but despite the fact that I love all kinds of photography, I think my call is architectural photography. There's nothing I love more than working with shapes and light, nothing I like more than abstracting a volume till it shows a part that would hardly show to the naked eye.  I finally understood what I'm trying to do in photography and that is exactly what I'm doing in architecture too. I am designing my photographs to suit my vision. I am deconstructing the volumes I see and recomposing them using light  and shadow, I am in essence using the existing subject, I'm using reality as a base on which I build my own dreams. Photography, architectural photography is the tool my imagination needs to stay alive and to express itself.  It would be interesting I think to show you the RAW file of this image. I'm sure you wouldn't recognize much of what you see here in that image. But hey, you will tell me, that's manipulation! Well, yes, you're perfectly right, I will answer you! But who said I want to do traditional photography anyway? This may not even be photography, as a matter of fact. This may be something else. This IS something else! As I was calling it a while ago while discussing with a friend, this is “(en)visionography”. More on this concept  coming soon...

And at last a few words about the image and the processing side of it... But, since this is getting long, let's better move over to my site if you want to read more about processing and also to read my answer to a question I'm getting quite often lately, a question about my skies... http://blog.juliaannagospodarou.com/ode-to-black-iii-extreme-black-making-of/ 

Tech data: 333.0 sec. @ f/9, Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 ED AF-S DX @ 11mm, ISO 100. Processing: LR4, PS CS6, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. 

You like this image? You can have a print of it. Have a look... http://bit.ly/10zPqzD or http://bit.ly/10LD9qN

#BWFineArtLE  by +Joel Tjintjelaar #ArchitecturalVisions #MonochromeMonday  by +Steve Barge +Manuel Votta +Nurcan Azaz +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson  #PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek ___Another favorite today. This great dark work is from +Julia Anna Gospodarou please comment on the original post.

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2013-04-08 22:39:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Grant Murray 

"Lost Lake" - http://www.grantmurrayphotography.com/

This image was created on the shore of Lost Lake in Whistler, British Columbia.

It was a glorious Sunday afternoon in September 2012 and the weather Gods really were kind to me that day. It had been 35 degrees Celsius with blue sky for 4 days, which made my then 8 month pregnant wife a very unhappy camper. Thankfully the heat finally broke on the Sunday and the high was 16 degrees Celsius, which made being outside a pleasure.

The little flower (weed?) on the rock finally played ball and remained still for this exposure. The wind was pretty strong, so I had many aborted attempts before everything fell into place. Long Exposure photography requires a lot of zen like patience and just being out in nature is enough...an image or two you are happy with is the icing on the cake.

British Columbia really is a special part of the world to live in, with so much beauty and diversity in every direction. I really feel blessed to call this place home (technically I call Vancouver home, but you know what I mean).

I used a 10 stop ND filter and a 3 stop hard grad ND filter, to get the right level of contrast and detail in the clouds, mountains, reflections and water.

The techie stuff:

Sony A850 D-SLR
Zeiss 16-35mm Lens
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/9
Exposure: 90 seconds
Focal Length: 22mm
Filters: Hitech Pro 10 stop ND filter, Lee 3 stop hard grad ND filter

This is my contribution to the #MinimalMonday theme, kindly curated by +Olivier Du Tré  , the #MonochromeMonday theme, kindly curated by +Charles Lupica  , +Bill Wood  , +Jerry Johnson   and +Hans Berendsen  , the #MoodyMonday theme curated by +Philip Daly  , the #landscapephotography theme run by +Bill Wood  , the #FineArtPls theme, curated by the lovely +Marina Chen   and +FineArtPls , the +B&W Photographers  theme run by +Peter Scharff  , the #LongExposureThursday theme, kindly curated by +Francesco Gola  and +Le Quoc  , the #ThirstyThursday theme, kindly curated by +Giuseppe Basile  and +Mark Esguerra  the #BWFineArt theme, curated by the amazing Mr +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery  , #SquaresAreSassy curated by my dear friend, +Nathan Wirth  , my awesome muse, friend, inspiration and supporter +dene' miles   and finally the #PlusPhotoExtract theme, run by +Jarek Klimek 

All thoughts and comments welcome.

Please visit my website to view more of my images: http://www.grantmurrayphotography.com

#PlusPhotoExtract #GrantMurray #GrantMurrayPhotography #BWFineArtLE #FineArtPls #DeneMilesIsFabulous___A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Grant Murray 

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2013-04-07 13:03:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

And another one from +Johan Peijnenburg > please comment on the original post.

Mystic Mountain
From my blog: http://www.niophoto.com/mystic-mountain/

I love mountains, fog and snow, so I am always happy when I can combine these three elements in an image. I captured this one during a snowshoe hike last January. It was a bit of a dull day with lot’s of fog and clouds … and it was way too cold. Most of the trail was in the shade, so there weren’t a lot of wide-angle opportunities. The fog around the mountains on the side of the trail was rather nice and interesting though, so I decided to focus on shooting them to see if I could get something intimate and dramatic. The only thing I badly needed was a 4th element to play along: the light. And it did!

No filters were used for this image. I already knew that I was going to process this one in B&W when I shot it. I used Adobe’s Lightroom 4.3 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2 to get to this result.

Hope you like it!

#BWFineArt  +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar, #BreakfastClub +Breakfast Club,  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography,  #10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Robert SKREINER, #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape,  #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome, #monochromeworld  +Monochrome World,  #breakfastartclub  +Breakfast Art Club,  #bwphotography , #mountainphotos  +Mountain Photos, #mountainmonday ,  #pixelworld  +PixelWorld, #D800E ,  #niksoftware___And another one from +Johan Peijnenburg > please comment on the original post.

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2013-04-07 13:03:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

A bit late but there are just too many beautiful photos: a great photo by +Johan Peijnenburg > please comment on the original post.

One
From my blog: http://www.niophoto.com/one/

I am quite busy at the moment with reviewing and processing the snowy mountainscapes I have been shooting in the past few months. The winter unfortunately hasn’t been brilliant for photography over here, however it does look like I got away with some nice ones :)

The coming few months, I will focus on long exposure photography a bit more again. Haven’t been doing a lot of LE work lately and I miss it. This image was shot last month, during the only LE outing I have had since December last year. The conditions weren’t brilliant, but it did give me a chance to test 2 new lenses. This image is a minimalistic 4 minute exposure and features a simple sign post on a rock in Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). I opted for giving the image lots of negative space. Hope you like it!?

I captured the image with my new 85mm lens on a D800E. I used 3 Lee ND filters (10+3+3) to get to an exposure time of 4 minutes. The image was processed with Adobe’s Lightroom 4.3 and Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

#MinimalMonday +Olivier Du Tré, #BWFineArtLE +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery +Joel Tjintjelaar, #SeaTuesday +Sea Tuesday, #PlusPhotoExtract  +Jarek Klimek,   #MirrorMonday , #10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World +Robert SKREINER, #monochromeMonday ,  #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography, #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape, #hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome,  #bwphotography , #D800E___A bit late but there are just too many beautiful photos: a great photo by +Johan Peijnenburg > please comment on the original post.

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2013-03-31 17:15:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

A favorite. Please comment on the original photo by +Andy Lee 


If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
– Lewis Carroll 




.___A favorite. Please comment on the original photo by +Andy Lee 

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2013-03-25 18:35:40 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

More beauty to share in this gallery. A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Sairam Sundaresan 

Heart to Heart I: Drakes Beach, California

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever

This is the first image from a new series I'm working on. I'm calling the series "Heart to Heart" because the connection I have with the mighty ocean transcends language, space, time and every other barrier. It is a connection of raw spirituality. The moment I see the water, I lose myself in it, its wonder, its magic and its beauty.

I took this shot during the Drakes beach photowalk organized by +Swee Oh . I'm probably gonna get pummeled for tagging +Larry Nienkark  +Guillaume Desachy  +Leo Deegan  +Justin Spelbrink  +Todd Draper  +Christopher Bradley  +Richard Saasta  and many others :)

How was this shot taken:
I used a 10 stop ND filter for this long exposure. I asked +Justin Spelbrink  to watch my tripod and make sure it doesn't fall. The tide was quite lively, although you may not see it at all here. 90 seconds later, I had this shot.

How was this shot processed:
I worked to remove any distractions in the image and cropped it as I first envisioned it. Using some of +Joel Tjintjelaar 's SGM techniques, I was able to bring out my vision in this image. Of course, I used Silver Efex Pro for the conversion, but thereon it was gradients, masking and some curves.

For
#zensunday   curated by +Nathan Wirth 
#selfiesunday  
Project 52 B&W
Week 2: Self Portrait
#P52BW13 | +Project 52 B&W 
Curated by +Tisha Craw , +David Bowden , & +Susan Porter
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams , +Bill Wood , +Jim Warthman , +Ben T , +jeff beddow ,+Jeannie Danna , +Tom Hierl , +Vishal Kumar
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Ara MO , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold
#AmazingLandscapes curated by +Rolf Hicker
#10000photographersaroundtheworld +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
#pixelworld +PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
  #plusphotoextract curated by +Jarek Klimek
#NatureMonday +NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
#moodymonday +Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
#MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club curated by +JR Snyder Jr , +JR Snyder Jr , +June Penn , +Seth Mayer and +Steve Tang
#bwfineartle +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery curated by +Joel Tjintjelaar
#allThingsBlackandWhite #AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome curated by +Charles Lupica
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Blake Harrold +Trever McGhee +Johnny Minor and +Rinus Bakker
#seatuesday   curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#fineartpls   curated by +Marina Chen 
#sairaminthebay  
Oh and I hope to offer this for #minimalmonday   curated by the wonderful +Olivier Du Tré ___More beauty to share in this gallery. A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +Sairam Sundaresan 

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2013-03-25 18:32:10 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

A favorite by a newcomer in this gallery. Please comment on the original post by +Deepak Ghosh 


Incoming II

Here's an architecture, long exposure shot of the very beautiful Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, and I dedicate it to two of my biggest inspirations – +Joel Tjintjelaar and +Julia Anna Gospodarou , both of whom happened to have recently launched their brand new websites to showcase their ridiculously gorgeous portfolios. Definitely a must-see if you'd like to give yourself a visual treat!

GPS 37.796013, -122.403448

On another note, I was wondering how you guys use Facebook when it comes to photography. I use G+ every day because I find it to be massively inspirational, and I enjoy and cherish the connections I've made with some of you wonderful people. I may not have met many of you in person, but I definitely feel as though I'm connected to this wonderful sea of talent and awesomeness that is you guys!

I very literally heard the term "long exposure photography" exactly one year ago right here on G+. I've come a long way since then and enjoyed every bit of the journey, and that's all thanks to G+. Now, I'm considering exploring Facebook in a similarly meaningful way.

So, do you guys use Facebook as much as you use G+? If so, how do you use it? How do you participate in meaningful conversations? Are there themes to participate in as we have them here on G+? Are there stuff such as hangouts or events on Facebook? For instance, every Tuesday, I look forward to not only seeing the works +Olivier Du Tré picked for #MinimalMonday  and hearing what he thinks about and why he picked the works he picked but also participating in and exploring the wonderful #SeaTuesday  theme. I browse through communities, find inspirational works, meet awesome people, talk to them, and engage in meaningful conversations. I learn and I strive to get better. It's a powerful force. Do you use Facebook in a similar fashion? If you do, how do you do so? Any thoughts you'd like to share with me will help me decide whether to invest my time on Facebook and how to best invest it if i decide to do so. 

I have nothing on Facebook right now, but here I am anyway: https://www.facebook.com/deepak.k.ghosh

Thanks!


#BWFineArtLE  by +Joel Tjintjelaar for +Black and White Fine Art Photography Gallery 
#LEFineArt100  by +Kees Smans 
#ArchitecturalVisions  by +Julia Anna Gospodarou 
#PlusPhotoExtract  by +Jarek Klimek
#FineArtPls  by +Marina Chen 
#PhotoSpot  by +Tim Gupta , +Wyatt Walter , and +Toby Harriman 
#FreshPics  by +Trevor Farrell
#AllThingsMonochrome  by +Bill Wood and +Charles Lupica  
#MonochromeArtyClub  by +abhishek chamaria 
#10000PhotographersAroundTheWorld  by +Robert SKREINER for +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#BreakfastClub  by +Gemma Costa and +Andrea Martinez 
#BreakfastArtClub  by +Simply Arlie 
#HQSPPromotion  by +Carina Marsh , +Marina Versaci , +Syuzanna Avetisyan , +Thierry Raemaekers , and +Rinus Bakker 
#HQSPArt  by +Syuzanna Avetisyan 
#HQSPMonochrome  by +Blake Harrold, +Luis Vivanco , and +ohn Minor
#PixelWorld  by +Alberto Carreras for +PixelWorld 
#MonochromeWorld  by +andi rivarola 
#PromotePhotography  by +Promote Photography 
#BeautifulMundaneMonday  by +Shaun Gibson 
#MonochromeMonday  by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Manuel Votta , +Steve Barge , and +Nurcan Azaz for +Monochrome Monday 
#LeadingLinesMonday  by +David Murphy , +Andreas Levi , +Michael B. Stuart , +Elle Rogers , and +Simos Xenakis ___A favorite by a newcomer in this gallery. Please comment on the original post by +Deepak Ghosh 

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2013-03-24 18:48:14 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +rohan reilly 

Derryclare

Set in Connemara near Clifden, these trees are quite famous amongst Irish landscape photographers. This was my fourth visit and the first time I got the conditions at sunset I was looking for.. I hope you like it..

+Jarek Klimek    for  #photoextract
+Joel Tjintjelaar  for #bwfineartle
 #ireland , #connemara___A favorite. Please comment on the original post by +rohan reilly 

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