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Tom McLaughlan has been shared in 65 public circles

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Noah Wesley14,732This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#circle #publiccircle #Liechtenstein #sharedcircles #music #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing2014-12-23 08:36:18496233
Harry Day11,209*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!! 4. Publicly share this circle...!!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-11-21 13:21:02485527
Robert Connor21,604Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles 2014-10-21 07:07:16495226
Becky Collins17,064Famous Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-04 05:03:06483000
Enjoykin Der239112014-07-07 09:43:13501011
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221583
Eric Hege19,707Photographers Circle K-ZThis is K-Z (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. You'll find A-J of this shared circle here:https://plus.google.com/+EricHege/posts/EyuRKbMFGA52014-02-19 17:17:184787010
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117
Eric Hege3,232Photography StreamI haven't shared some of my circles in a while, so over the next few days I plan on doing this. Today's circle is my main photography stream. While I have several photography circle (you'll see a few others later), this is one group I check on a very regular basis.Most of them are very active, and all of them produce some really outstanding work!2013-03-25 00:14:45293908
Zbynek Kysela2,176Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!===============================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Be a Kick Ass Photographer ;)3) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac*********************************************2012-12-15 06:32:244919011
Rami Saarikorpi15,365The world's best photographers in Google +modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 5/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.If you know good photographers who are not yet in these circles, put the proposal here.From now on the update list of these circles, is published once a month.2012-10-16 07:36:3746818822
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 5/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:38:58457291035
Jeff Sullivan619,563Flickr Photographers on Google+Here's an update to the circle I started last month, including people who asked to be in it in response to my post, the share by +Thomas Hawk, or the recent thread started by +Sly Vegas.  I know, some of you are probably wondering, "Why form a Flickr circle on G+?"   Well, I'm here to discuss and get inspired by photography, and discovering the users of other photography sites who are also here on G+ is a great way to do that.  Besides, if we all connect more effectively over here on G+, that reduces our need to spend time on multiple networks simply to connect with our friends who are holdouts (I'm still trying to get a few die-hard Flickr friends over).  I knew a lot of good folks there, and they're still good folks here (and I have new tools like events, hangouts, chat to connect with them, and photowalks to join them on).Anyone else want to join us, and be in future updates to this photographers' circle?2012-09-28 00:20:07167382150
Tom Sparks12,885Today's watched circle is from +Colby Brown . His list of Inspiring Photographers. He may have updated since he first shared this, but it is still a good list.2012-09-10 16:21:364882305
Jeff Sullivan396,189Avid Photographers on G+: Flickr PhotographersOne of the things I built circles around when I first joined G+ was where I knew Google+ users from.  Whether Flickr, 500px, or some other site, if I wanted to talk about photography, people I knew from a photography site were a good bet to engage with.  I've retired a lot of circles to make way for others, but I've found that many of my original photography site circles have retained value, not just because they contain people which I may have interacted with for 6 or more years, but because people active on a photography specialty site tend to be the most enthusiastic about photography.   Google has been great at building out functionality for hangouts, events, giving us circles to organize contacts so we can share images and gather together for photowalks.  Surely all avid photographers love to be inspired, to see new work which triggers something in the imagination, gives you ideas for new things to try.  Until we get more discovery tools on G+ which will cherry pick that sort of high value content out of the stream, from people we haven't discovered or circled yet, referring people via circles remains a valuable way to explore content and cross-connect.You may have heard recently that former Google exec +Marissa Mayer has joined Yahoo and has reportedly doubled the Flickr team.  I'm sure she's a great and brilliant person (having been a Google employee), but what excites me most about that news is that it may motivate Google to prioritize and expedite adding photography-related functionality to Google+.  I rarely visit Flickr any more, so I'd love to see Google implement more features to lure over to G+ more of my friends there: groups, keyword searches with interestingness ranking of the results.  But creators of better content expect greater interaction around that content, wherever they go, so there needs to be that association on new sites they join.  On G+ they may need a little help getting "over the hump" to achieve sufficient contacts to interact with, so let's welcome Flickr photographers, who I've found tend to be high in interaction around photography.2012-08-20 23:09:45119331341
Gailen Mapes13,362Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-18 11:00:4341411111
Gailen Mapes12,984Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-08-04 10:37:53420617
Gailen Mapes12,604Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14 (reshare - hopefully correcting issues found by +Charles Lupica .)Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published July 1.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about2012-07-19 14:22:454071418
Jeff Sullivan131,363Daily Photography Themes on G+: Curators Circle v1.0Daily photo themes can be a great way to share your best work, or to find creative work by others for enjoyment and inspiration.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://www.trueportraits.com/daily-photo-themes.htmJust Include the theme like today's #SelflessSunday in the text of your post, and others can find it in searches and you can enter that tag in the search box at the top of the page to find photos by other contributors.  However, that only works if many people using a theme are looking at (and commenting on) each others' posts.  On G+, like in so many areas in life, you get what you give.I've created two circles: one containing theme pages and this one containing theme curators.  Theme curators are among the most active photographers (or photography lovers) on G+, but if they're actively curating their theme, visiting most or all posts and interacting with many (comments, +1s, shares), they're also among the busiest, especially as the G+ community grows.  Keep your expectations of them reasonable and you won't be disappointed.  The golden rule, karma, "what goes around comes around"... take responsibility and be the interaction you want to see.  As people come to recognize your comments and posts, you'll get to know people and develop circles of community members to interact with on G+.This is intended to be a comprehensive, inclusive circle, so if I've missed a theme curator please let me know, thanks!2012-07-08 15:27:4433222730
Gailen Mapes12,295Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published June 15.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...2012-07-04 11:02:014081224
Haroon Abbasi215People Who are walking around the earth with Google Plus..... #sharedcircles  +Public Circles +Circle Plus +Circle Share +Public Circles +Shared Circles on G+ 2012-06-25 05:42:0950023616
Haroon Abbasi155Nice collection googlist+Shared Circles on G+  #sharedcircles  2012-06-21 18:39:04361916
David Bowden31,279ArchitectureSo, I leave for 48 hours and all this Architecture talk starts up. (Figures) Anyway, this is my "Other" Circle. Much like my popular B&W circle, this one is full of photographers that shoot a high percentage of Architectural images.There are some excellent photographers in here. If you enjoy Architecture or Architectural details, this is a great circle to take a look at.Photographers:You are missing from this circle..? Do you shoot a high percentage of Architectural images (over 30%) if so, please send me a note and I will review your work and include you in the circle.Enjoy!</david>2012-06-11 05:29:1712828724
Billy Wilson49,115Architecture LoversThis weekend I started a few threads to try and find people passionate about the art of architecture. I haven't found much of a community on G+ surrounding architecture itself yet so I hope this circle share will spread and strengthen this community so please consider sharing this post with your friends. This circle isn't really aimed towards those who just photograph architecture, but also those who design, preserve, study, and love architecture. I tried to make sure that the people in this circle posted at least semi-frequently and at least had an interest in the topic. If you don't see yourself included, don't worry, I'll probably share another version of this circle later down the road, in the meantime, try to show your passion for architecture! Here's the initial thread for suggestions for this circle: http://goo.gl/MPSxa Here's the second thread: http://goo.gl/BlfpE #Architecture   #CircleShare   #Community  2012-06-10 20:13:4963533998
Charles Lupica40,768♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦              Most interactive Themes   Theme pages and curators that rock       Photography and Art        06 June Update♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦#InteractiveThemesCircle  - 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.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.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 Fine Art Themes.  This circle is part of an ongoing series and will eventually include, "Charles Lupica's guide to themes on G+™".*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.* *Because of the limitation put on posts by Google Plus, the curator names will not be hot linked nor will the page names.  Sorry if this causes an inconvenience but only 100 links can be put into a post and this one contains close to 300.* Let's rock.Sunday• Dawn on Sunday  #dawnOnSunday  +Dawn On Sunday  +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar • Sacred Sunday  #sacredSunday  +SacredSunday™  +Charles Lupica +Manfred Berndtgen +Margaret Tompkins +Robyn Morrison +Sherrie von Sternberg  • Selfless Sunday  #selflessSunday +#SelflessSunday Theme on G+    +Jeffrey Sullivan • Sentimental Sunday  #sentimentalSunday +Sentimental Sunday Theme   +Louisa Catharine Forsyth• Sign Sunday  #signSunday +Sign Sunday +Jonathan Davis +Lori Carey • Sky Sunday  #SkySunday +Sky Sunday - Photography Theme  +Randy Scherkenbach +Patrick Scherkenbach • *Zen Sunday*   #zenSunday +Zen Sunday +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher +Nathan Wirth  ────────Monday• Backyard Birding Monday  #backyardBirdingMonday +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday   +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones• DOF Monday (Depth of Field)  #DOFMonday +DOFMonday +Mara Acoma +L2012-06-06 17:32:51260927778
Thomas Hawk2,480,3142,000 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+Part 3 of 4 (La-Ro)Part 1 of 4 (A-Ev) here:  http://goo.gl/Z333gPart 2 of 4 (Ev-La) here:  http://goo.gl/dX7lRThis is the fourth time since joining G+ almost a year ago that I'm sharing my photographers circle.  I shared it with 500 photographers, 1,000 photographers, 1,500 photographers and now 2,000 photographers.  I have to break my circle up into four 500 photographer circles as that is the G+ limit.  Each day this week (Mon.- Thurs.) I'll share a different circle.  Today is the third circle and includes photographers with the last name's La-Ro. A few notes about these circles.  I always get hated on when I share them by people.  Inevitably if I include 2,000 people, I will leave 50,000 people out.  This is not intentional or personal.  This circle is not "the best" photographers on G+ or in the world.  It doesn't mean if you are not in my circle that you are not a "quality" photographer.  This list is simply photographers that I've stumbled across for whatever reason over the past year and have chosen to follow their work.  In some cases I've gotten to know the photographers in this circle personally -- through photowalks and trips, hangouts, in real life, etc.  Many of these people are or have become my friends.  Most of the photographers in my circle though I don't even know.  They are just people whose work I admire and want to consume -- I hope many are future friends.  :)I use some objective criteria with this circle but I use a lot of subjective criteria too.  This is, afterall, my own personal circle that I look at and +1 from every single day.  My aesthetic taste and personal preferences may be very, very different than yours.  This is ok.  Art is subjective.  That said, here a breakdown of my own preferences and biases that influence who I add into my circle.1.  I like people who are active on G+.  If you haven't posted one of your photos in the last month you probably are not in this circle.  I use a script to uncircle inactive people regularly.2.  I like photographers who mostly post their own photographs.  I dislike clutter and "dumb stuff" in my photographers circle.  Excessive reshares, circle shares, memes, gifs, youtube videos, posts not about photography, web links, etc. make me uncircle or move people to a different circle.  I also like photographers who regulate how much of their photography they post to their stream.  I don't want to see 50 shots in a row of someone's vacation.  I think about 5 photos max a day feels about right to me.3.  *Controversial* I dislike signatures and watermarks.  You will find photographers in my circle that use them.  It's just a bias, not a hard and fast rule.  I mostly want this stream to be as watermark/signature free as possible.  I totally understand and respect your reasons and decision for using watermarks/signatures.  I hope you equally respect my decision to not want to consume photos mared up with them.  Please don't turn this into a discussion about watermarks/sigs, I've spent the last 10 years thinking heavily about this issue.  It's just a personal preference and bias.4.  I like people who are active, positive, helpful, enthusiastic G+ community members.  I dislike people who are rude, mean, complainers, trolls, harrasers, etc.  If you say mean things to people, about people, about their art or their work I don't want to follow you.  I'm fine with debate and disagreement.  It should just be done respectfully -- there's a huge difference between respectful disagreement and rude behavior.  Not only will you not be in this circle if you are rude, I'll probably block you too.  I want to surround myself with positive 2012-06-06 16:11:54497154131314
Charles Lupica36,054☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼       Most interactive Themes           Theme pages and curators that rock              Photography and Art      ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ #InteractiveThemesCircle  - tag so you mute this post if you like. Please plus and share and bookmark this post if you want to get more out of your G+ theme experience.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 and a theme page. To me, a theme page says the curator cares about the theme and about the community. A good theme page should provide information about the theme, how to participate, and who is curating the theme.There are many themes that were created and then abandoned by their creator so I wanted to know, "Which themes rock?". So, I asked the G+ community to tell me which themes have pages and highly interactive curators. 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 Fine Art Themes. This circle will become part of an ongoing series and guide to G+ themes; Charles Lupica's guide to themes on G+™.Let's rock.Sunday• Dawn on Sunday  #dawnonsunday +Dawn On Sunday +Ray Bilcliff +Sherry McBriar• Sacred Sunday  #sacredsunday +SacredSunday™ +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison +Margaret Tompkins +Sherrie von Sternberg +Charles Lupica• Sentimental Sunday  #sentimentalsunday +Sentimental Sunday Theme +Louisa Catharine Forsyth• SOOC Sunday (Straight out of the cam2012-04-23 13:20:35198190161201
Steve Gill10,469UK PhotographersHere is my circle of interactive UK Photographers. There are some great names in here and they will fill your stream with interesting posts. Now, if you don't see your name here, or the name of someone who should be here, just add a note in the comments and I will add you before I share again. If you are a UK based photographer or aspiring photographer, please let me know. I only want to include people who actively share work on G+ so I regularly check each and every nomination to ensure that only interactive people who have shared work in the past couple of months are included. If you haven't posted anything for a while you might find your name dropped.2012-04-05 07:59:3831926510
Gailen Mapes7,435Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.My last share of the "hand picked" circles was March 22. As before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 29 for this set.A word about spam... A lot of previously good photographers are sharing a lot of goofy stuff these days. Remember, if you are in the "Hand Picked" circles, you are represented as "more photos, less spam." Goofy animated GIFs don't hack it and I reserve the right to drop you from these circles. So if you were dropped, this is probably the reason. (I have the same 5000 limit as everyone else. I can't afford to keep spammers in my circles.)2012-03-29 20:05:1741510610
David Bowden25,151Hey G+Its that time again.... yes, its time to share the Architectural Photography Circle. In this circle you will find people that shoot over 40% of their work where the primary subject matter is Architecture, Interiors or Architectural details.There are some AMAZING photographers in this circle. Please take a look, share the circle and enjoy the work of these excellent artists.Are you an Architectural Photographer and arent in it..? please send me a note and I will gladly add you to the circle. The criteria is the same as my B&W circle. If you have questions please refer to this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE2012-03-15 06:44:211257819
David Pond2,592Ran into a friend at the Owl Club, he told me he got on G+! Then he asked what do I do now? Of course I told him to circle me and I will share a circle with you, the Curators circle, These are people that make G+ the happy place it is!2012-03-14 00:09:48276012
Fred Wierda810I share this interesting circle whit you2012-03-12 10:24:3049915815
Jérôme Clament-Sanz2,393Voici un cercle regroupant 500 photographes, pros ou amateurs, dont le travail est intéressant, et qui postent régulièrement sur Google Plus. Un très bon point de départ pour tous les passionnés de photo qui nous rejoignent sur Google Plus.UPDATE"I have finally put together my 1st circle of photographers that I personally find inspiring. Nearly every genre of photography is represented here. These are individuals that are constantly providing photography work that speaks to me. They are hand picked and all active on G+. It includes full time professionals and amatures alike...all that create compelling photography. Everyone in this circle has less then 30k followers (although a few are very very close) and many have just a few hundred. Please enjoy...I know I have!If you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future." (by Colby Brown)2012-03-04 12:50:38501117
Fraser Smith16,417It's been a while since I shared my Photographers Circle. It has grown since the last time, as has my following, so it's worth re-sharing again.2012-02-24 09:24:36405406
Paul Scott966Theme Day Database and Shared Curators Circle.I'm very new to Google+ but as a photographer I quickly realised that this is THE platform to meet and share with like minded people. The only problem is that when it comes to theme days it can be a bit baffling at first...there seem to be so many of them.This post is for anyone like me who would like to contribute to daily photographic themes but never know what's going on on a given day. Hopefully I can save you a bit of time. I have created a list of all the themes I have encountered so far https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Atbm_UjW1h0kdGM2R2JSVDhUSUFaTm9yU0JsaTlvSHcThere's also a form in case anyone knows of any other good theme days https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHV3NlQybF9ORFU5eGIxYlEyLXQzaWc6MQ. This is just what I am using at the moment, I have only submitted to these themes so far ( #portraittuesday by +Laura Balc , #monochromemonday curated by +Bill Wood and +Hans Berendsen , #subtlesundaylandscapes curated by +Steve Sieren , #sacredsunday curated by +Charles Lupica , +Manfred Berndtgen and +Bill Wood, and #fidofriday curated by +Wes Lum , +mel peifer & +Lisa Lisa ) but would thoroughly recommend them all. These are a lovely bunch of talented people that take the time to look at and share your work.I don't know about the other theme days yet as I haven't yet contributed. If any one has any recommendations for which are most active then please do mention them or simply use the form to flag interest.And here is my circle of all the Curators I have picked up on so far so share this circle and get involved!PS The idea to share in this way was inspired by +Chris Porte2012-02-22 15:38:0715729112
Rami Saarikorpi10,129World's best Photographers in G+ (Circle 5/5)These photographers circles is a collection of world's best photographers. Over 2000 members!If you are not in these circles (and you should be), just share it and you will be added. (if you are a photographer)ATTENTION! If you are not in the first circle, check the other 4 circles that are published by me.2012-02-20 08:14:523337510
Billy Wilson30,060Interactive People on G+: Part OneYesterday I asked people who they thought was the most interactive person they have found on G+ and I got a lot of responses. Since people from many different communities responded I ended up with a sampling of people from across a lot of the G+ world. Since there was interest in having a circle created of the people nominated in my threads I made this circle. I'm still working through all of the nominations and will have another circle ready once I'm done working through my threads. You can still nominate people on this post: https://plus.google.com/105706178492556563330/posts/bTjXGJcRNcK The original post hit the 500 comment maximum. You can also nominate on this circle share post as well. #CircleShare2012-01-31 20:54:52501249133190
Joao Alves3,734I share with you my photographers' circle.2012-01-27 20:28:14500103
Charles Lupica22,689▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►►►►►►►►►►►►►◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄►►►          Version 3 - The final cut         ◄◄◄►►►          500 great photographers        ◄◄◄►►►       with less than 20'000 followers     ◄◄◄►►►►►►►►►►►►►◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄◄▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Here's a circle of photographers with less than 20'000 followers. I think all have some great images to share. Some are fantastic, some awesome. Add this circle, find the ones you enjoy, remove the ones that just aren't to your taste. I think there's a nice cross-section of photographers doing portrait, landscape, B&W, ... ► Only you can decide which are really awesome, enjoy and share.► What's that you say ? There's only 501 !!! I thought maybe you wouldn't mind if I added myself to this circle even though I have more than 20'000 followers"► Many of the people in this circle were recommended by their piers, the G+ community► Every profile was verified. If I saw animated gifs, a slew of shares or too little photography, the profile wasn't added. As a result of re-verifying the profiles, some people that were in the earlier circle aren't in this one. Some people that expect to be in this circle, aren't.► +Colby Brown shared an important circle, "Photographic Circle of Inspiration". A lot of people in this circle are in that circle - just normal overlap. However, a lot of people that were in this circle have shot way past it.► +Mike Shaw also shared an important circle, "Women Photographers on G+". This also helped to put people way over the limit. If you're a woman photographer on G+ you'll want to look at Mike's stream to add the circle and / or ask Mike to add you to the next version.Unfortunately, when you do a circle like this, some people will be unhappy because they were left out. I made the final decision and I'm sorry if I left you out. ► +Mike Shaw is also building a circle of interesting people (not necessarily photographers) who have less than 30'000 followers. Anyone can make oen and only one recommendation. ► If you're a landscape photographer and you don't know +Johan Peijnenburg and his landscape and Nature Photographers circle, be sure to make his acquaintance ► Architecture and B&W photographers should become acquainted with +David Bowden and +Joel Tjintjelaar (B&W + Long Exposure) ► Check out +Daily Photography Themes and +2012-01-27 16:29:325011438678
Colby Brown562,796COLBY'S PHOTOGRAPHIC CIRCLE OF INSPIRATIONI have finally put together my 1st circle of photographers that I personally find inspiring. Nearly every genre of photography is represented here. These are individuals that are constantly providing photography work that speaks to me. They are hand picked and all active on G+. It includes full time professionals and amatures alike...all that create compelling photography. Everyone in this circle has less then 30k followers (although a few are very very close) and many have just a few hundred. Please enjoy...I know I have!If you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future.2012-01-26 18:04:32500335396375
Ron Kroetz3,169I thought I'd share this circle that has a lot of great photographers in it. Not the masters, that have tens of thousands of followers, but, photographers that produce great work, but, are lesser known. Feel free to add and share!2012-01-18 02:41:57367416
Stuart Williams14,602NEW & OLD G+ PHOTOGs 2012 (Add Circle to be involved, G+ Photography)1) BRAND NEW Jan, 20122) Perfect Circle to START G+ with3) 60% NEW "QUALIFIED" G+ PhotographersA new selection of photographers for the longer members of Google+ and still retaining the great qualities of some older members that have offered so much in the photography area of Google+ and continue to be an anchor point of many Circles. The newer members here, are what makes this Circle different,ADD-SHARE-CARE2012-01-15 23:39:32350846577
Rami Saarikorpi8,408World's best Photographers in G+ (Circle 1/5)Pro photographers circles is a collection of world's best photographers.(if you are not in these circles (and you should be), just + this mail, re-share it and you will be added (your profile will be checked)2012-01-15 16:46:03493366
David Bowden12,135Architectural PhotographersIf you like architecture or Architectural photographers then this is a great circle to have. Each month I release this circle filled with photographers that shoot a larger percentage of their work with Architecture as the primary subject. From entire buildings to details.PHOTOGRAPHERSDo you shoot Architecture..? are you in this circle..? if not PLEASE send me a note. I will review your images and if a large portion of them 40% or more are of architecture or architectural elements I will add you to the circle. Everyone PLEASE share this circle. My goal in keeping these is to share some excellent Architectural photography with everyone. The more shares the greater the exposure for these exceptional artists.Thanks and enjoy !2012-01-13 03:52:5111423811
MAURIZIO PONTINI5,991Worldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE II* Reviewed and updated *https://plus.google.com/113718775944980638561/about (Information for all Circles)Worldwide Best Art & Photography IV - CIRCLE IV - In progress!Worldwide Best Art & Photography III - CIRCLE III - 500 MembersWorldwide Best Art & Photography II - CIRCLE II - 500 Members *Worldwide Best Art & Photography I - CIRCLE I - 500 Members --------------Look for your name in the 4 circles.If you want, Leave a message in the circle in which you are a memberThanks to these 4 great circles, you can know, learn, discover, travel the world, nature, people and art through beautiful photographs and amazing different works.Feel FREE to Share!Great shots to all of You dear friends!2012-01-08 01:17:04500793

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I take my photographs in RAW, not JPEG, and so I often need to process them a bit - boost contrast levels a tad and maybe even saturate the colours a touch. I'm just looking through some pictures from last week's trip to the new Calatrava-designed train station at Reggio Emilia Mediopadana in Italy and am tempted to just post them as they are. Here's one, cropped square (of course!) but nothing else. #ministract  

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“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right” Nelson Mandela. RIP.

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2013-09-07 10:18:00 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

I take my photographs in RAW, not JPEG, and so I often need to process them a bit - boost contrast levels a tad and maybe even saturate the colours a touch. I'm just looking through some pictures from last week's trip to the new Calatrava-designed train station at Reggio Emilia Mediopadana in Italy and am tempted to just post them as they are. Here's one, cropped square (of course!) but nothing else. #ministract  

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2014-08-19 16:50:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Just one of the many faces I saw in Italy these last few days. You can see the rest on my blog at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/18/faces-of-italy, including Hannibal Lecter, a face by Modigliani, Marge Simpson, a long-haired blond girl with a drinking straw and one of the Easter Island stone sculptures. #ministract  

Just one of the many faces I saw in Italy these last few days. You can see the rest on my blog at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/18/faces-of-italy, including Hannibal Lecter, a face by Modigliani, Marge Simpson, a long-haired blond girl with a drinking straw and one of the Easter Island stone sculptures. #ministract  ___

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2014-08-19 16:47:43 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Just one of the many faces I saw in Italy these last few days. You can see the rest on my blog at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/18/faces-of-italy, including Hannibal Lecter, a face by Modigliani, Marge Simpson, a one-eyed Steif teddy bear and one of the Easter Island stone sculptures. #ministract  

Just one of the many faces I saw in Italy these last few days. You can see the rest on my blog at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/18/faces-of-italy, including Hannibal Lecter, a face by Modigliani, Marge Simpson, a one-eyed Steif teddy bear and one of the Easter Island stone sculptures. #ministract  ___

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2014-08-12 17:06:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

New blog & pictures at from a recent trip to Barcelona http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona. All shots taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and either the 12-40 f2.8 lens or the 75mm f1.8.

New blog & pictures at from a recent trip to Barcelona http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona. All shots taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and either the 12-40 f2.8 lens or the 75mm f1.8.___

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2014-08-12 17:03:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

New blog & pictures at from a recent trip to Barcelona http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona. All shots taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and either the 12-40 f2.8 lens or the 75mm f1.8.

New blog & pictures at from a recent trip to Barcelona http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona. All shots taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and either the 12-40 f2.8 lens or the 75mm f1.8.___

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2014-08-12 17:00:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

New blog & pictures from a recent trip to Barcelona - more at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona

New blog & pictures from a recent trip to Barcelona - more at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona___

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2014-08-12 16:57:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

New blog & pictures at ministract.com from a recent trip to Barcelona http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona #ministract  

New blog & pictures at ministract.com from a recent trip to Barcelona http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/10/barcelona #ministract  ___

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2014-08-02 08:39:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

New blog and pictures at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/01/olympicpark from a recent trip to London's Olympic Park, including this one of overlooking apartments.

New blog and pictures at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/8/01/olympicpark from a recent trip to London's Olympic Park, including this one of overlooking apartments.___

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2014-06-14 11:42:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Just started a new series on my ministract blog called Potpourri where I ask a photographer to share their 8 favourite photographs (from their own work) along with the reasons why. For anybody in the UK, the idea is similar to Desert Island Discs. First up with her gorgeous ICM and multiple exposure work is Valda Bailey. Please take a look and I hope you like what you see. 

Just started a new series on my ministract blog called Potpourri where I ask a photographer to share their 8 favourite photographs (from their own work) along with the reasons why. For anybody in the UK, the idea is similar to Desert Island Discs. First up with her gorgeous ICM and multiple exposure work is Valda Bailey. Please take a look and I hope you like what you see. ___

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2014-04-20 10:11:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

A collection of ministract seascapes taken at Birling Gap on England's south coast a couple of days ago. See more on the blog if you wish! http://ministract.com/blog/2014/4/18/birlinggap. #ministract  

A collection of ministract seascapes taken at Birling Gap on England's south coast a couple of days ago. See more on the blog if you wish! http://ministract.com/blog/2014/4/18/birlinggap. #ministract  ___

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2014-03-23 10:01:16 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

More pictures from my recent trip to Italy - this time from Venice, with a few thrown in from the gorgeous little town of Comacchio. You can read more at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/20/reflections if you're in the mood! #ministract  

More pictures from my recent trip to Italy - this time from Venice, with a few thrown in from the gorgeous little town of Comacchio. You can read more at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/20/reflections if you're in the mood! #ministract  ___

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2014-03-23 09:59:59 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

More pictures from my recent trip to Italy - this time from Venice, with a few thrown in from the gorgeous little town of Comacchio. You can read more at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/20/reflections if you're in the mood! #ministract  

More pictures from my recent trip to Italy - this time from Venice, with a few thrown in from the gorgeous little town of Comacchio. You can read more at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/20/reflections if you're in the mood! #ministract  ___

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2014-03-16 22:29:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Pictures taken on a trip last weekend to Comacchio in Italy. You can read about it at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/14/comacchio if you want to!
#ministract  

Pictures taken on a trip last weekend to Comacchio in Italy. You can read about it at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/14/comacchio if you want to!
#ministract  ___

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2014-03-16 22:14:42 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Pictures from a trip last weekend to Comacchio in Italy. Read more on my blog at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/14/comacchio if you'd like to!
#ministract  

Pictures from a trip last weekend to Comacchio in Italy. Read more on my blog at http://ministract.com/blog/2014/3/14/comacchio if you'd like to!
#ministract  ___

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2014-02-24 12:12:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Two years ago to raise funds for AISLA, the Italian ALS/MND charity (thank you to all who bought a copy) and then last August I made another for the same purpose and dedicated to my friend and mentor, Osvaldo Pieroni. I didn't advertise it because, sadly, Osvaldo passed away shortly after the book was published. But I still want to raise some money and so now, five months on, I'm sharing the link. Click on the image below and you'll be taken to a preview of the whole book and, if you're interested, you can follow this link (http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/daruma3) to get a copy in lots of formats - large, small, softback, hardback, PDF or iBook. AISLA will receive all the profit for each one bought, which is £5 whatever version you pick unless it's the iBook in which case it's £3.64.

Two years ago to raise funds for AISLA, the Italian ALS/MND charity (thank you to all who bought a copy) and then last August I made another for the same purpose and dedicated to my friend and mentor, Osvaldo Pieroni. I didn't advertise it because, sadly, Osvaldo passed away shortly after the book was published. But I still want to raise some money and so now, five months on, I'm sharing the link. Click on the image below and you'll be taken to a preview of the whole book and, if you're interested, you can follow this link (http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/daruma3) to get a copy in lots of formats - large, small, softback, hardback, PDF or iBook. AISLA will receive all the profit for each one bought, which is £5 whatever version you pick unless it's the iBook in which case it's £3.64.___

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2014-01-18 21:50:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Canyons of shadows - photographs from the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. There are more here if you wish - http://ministract.com/blog/2014/1/18/canyons-of-shadows #ministract

Canyons of shadows - photographs from the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. There are more here if you wish - http://ministract.com/blog/2014/1/18/canyons-of-shadows #ministract___

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2014-01-18 21:44:14 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Canyons of shadows - photographs from the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. There are more here if you wish - http://ministract.com/blog/2014/1/18/canyons-of-shadows #ministract

Canyons of shadows - photographs from the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. There are more here if you wish - http://ministract.com/blog/2014/1/18/canyons-of-shadows #ministract___

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2013-12-13 17:34:40 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Sea fever - One of several pictures taken last weekend at Goring-by-sea. There are more here if you wish - http://ministract.com/blog/2013/12/13/sea-fever

Sea fever - One of several pictures taken last weekend at Goring-by-sea. There are more here if you wish - http://ministract.com/blog/2013/12/13/sea-fever___

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2013-12-07 12:16:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is a super little video. 852 images from 852 Instagram users, stitched together in to a coherent 90 second video. Great fun!

This is a super little video. 852 images from 852 Instagram users, stitched together in to a coherent 90 second video. Great fun!___

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2013-12-06 21:17:54 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is fantastic - truly a must see. Please do find the few minutes it requires http://www.mandelaswalk.com/

This is fantastic - truly a must see. Please do find the few minutes it requires http://www.mandelaswalk.com/___

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2013-12-05 22:13:53 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right” Nelson Mandela. RIP.

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right” Nelson Mandela. RIP.___

2013-11-19 05:11:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself" - Doris Lessing

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself" - Doris Lessing___

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2013-11-16 10:03:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Four days ago John MacPherson’s partner, Melanie, collapsed on her way in to work, her heart stopped and she’s been in intensive care since. John and Melanie have a little five year old boy, William.

John - a photographer and writer (a wonderful writer) - has been sharing his thoughts on the Duckrabbit blog with words that are at once beautiful and very touching. Read them and I swear you’ll come away a bigger person. 

And if you fear that it’s somewhat voyeuristic to do so then let me share these words from the second article:

“I’m not going to revel in any self-indulgent twaddle gilded with emotion, that’s not me. I have a sense of humour and if I have anything to say I’ll try and make it worth my while writing and your time reading."


John ends that piece by saying:

“All of you who have sent your messages of support overthe last 24 hours,... more »

Four days ago John MacPherson’s partner, Melanie, collapsed on her way in to work, her heart stopped and she’s been in intensive care since. John and Melanie have a little five year old boy, William.

John - a photographer and writer (a wonderful writer) - has been sharing his thoughts on the Duckrabbit blog with words that are at once beautiful and very touching. Read them and I swear you’ll come away a bigger person. 

And if you fear that it’s somewhat voyeuristic to do so then let me share these words from the second article:

“I’m not going to revel in any self-indulgent twaddle gilded with emotion, that’s not me. I have a sense of humour and if I have anything to say I’ll try and make it worth my while writing and your time reading."


John ends that piece by saying:

“All of you who have sent your messages of support over the last 24 hours, many of you are strangers, in so far as we’ve never met. But your support does matter. It does make a difference.

"And to all the cynics who “just don’t get it” maybe one day you’ll need assistance, and whatever that passing stranger may be able to give – at that moment – may be just what you need. Even if all they may be able to offer are a few simple words.”

So, read the one linked below first, then this http://duckrabbit.info/blog/2013/11/i-want-to-say-thank-you/ and then this http://duckrabbit.info/blog/2013/11/the-power-of-photography/. And if you want you can send John a little message via Twitter (@JohnWMacPherson); I'm sure he'd appreciate it.

http://duckrabbit.info/blog/2013/11/i-cant-show-you-how-lovely-she-looks/___

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2013-11-12 19:51:32 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I might be old and past it but I can still enjoy a surprise when one comes along :-)

I might be old and past it but I can still enjoy a surprise when one comes along :-)___

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2013-11-10 21:44:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today I discovered that dreams can come true.

Today I discovered that dreams can come true.___

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2013-11-02 13:56:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

New blog post and pics taken at the Calatrava-designed Reggio Emilia Mediopadana train station. Gorgeous place. http://ministract.com/blog/2013/11/02/lines-fest #ministract   #calatrava  

New blog post and pics taken at the Calatrava-designed Reggio Emilia Mediopadana train station. Gorgeous place. http://ministract.com/blog/2013/11/02/lines-fest #ministract   #calatrava  ___

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2013-10-23 20:44:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

'Olly and the mothership' - A few new pictures on my blog from last year's visit to Valencia using the Olympus OMD-EM5 http://ministract.com/blog/2013/10/23/valencia #ministract  

'Olly and the mothership' - A few new pictures on my blog from last year's visit to Valencia using the Olympus OMD-EM5 http://ministract.com/blog/2013/10/23/valencia #ministract  ___

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2013-10-17 20:38:19 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Better late than never - I've just posted a few pics from the Olympics on my blog... 

Better late than never - I've just posted a few pics from the Olympics on my blog... ___

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2013-10-11 11:44:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

“Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing”
— Werhner von Braun 

New blog and pics at bit.ly/GJdBGr

“Basic research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing”
— Werhner von Braun 

New blog and pics at bit.ly/GJdBGr___

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2013-09-29 15:41:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The first time I met Osvaldo - tales of tripe, goat and belly buttons...

RIP my friend x

The first time I met Osvaldo - tales of tripe, goat and belly buttons...

RIP my friend x___

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2013-09-27 22:55:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

You may remember that my dear friend and my photography mentor, Osvaldo, was suffering from ALS. You were kind enough to buy a book to raise money to help fight the evil disease. The fight goes on for us but not for Osvaldo. He left this world today and is now at peace. I'll miss him more than words can say... 

You may remember that my dear friend and my photography mentor, Osvaldo, was suffering from ALS. You were kind enough to buy a book to raise money to help fight the evil disease. The fight goes on for us but not for Osvaldo. He left this world today and is now at peace. I'll miss him more than words can say... ___

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2013-09-07 10:18:00 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

I take my photographs in RAW, not JPEG, and so I often need to process them a bit - boost contrast levels a tad and maybe even saturate the colours a touch. I'm just looking through some pictures from last week's trip to the new Calatrava-designed train station at Reggio Emilia Mediopadana in Italy and am tempted to just post them as they are. Here's one, cropped square (of course!) but nothing else. #ministract  

I take my photographs in RAW, not JPEG, and so I often need to process them a bit - boost contrast levels a tad and maybe even saturate the colours a touch. I'm just looking through some pictures from last week's trip to the new Calatrava-designed train station at Reggio Emilia Mediopadana in Italy and am tempted to just post them as they are. Here's one, cropped square (of course!) but nothing else. #ministract  ___

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2013-08-25 19:45:59 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will you take you anywhere.” (Einstein) New blog and pics at #Ministract - http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/25/imagination

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will you take you anywhere.” (Einstein) New blog and pics at #Ministract - http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/25/imagination___

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2013-08-23 19:00:41 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

B&W or colour? New blog and pictures at Ministract, including this naturally monochrome shot from London. See more here http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/21/my-home-is-colour 

B&W or colour? New blog and pictures at Ministract, including this naturally monochrome shot from London. See more here http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/21/my-home-is-colour ___

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2013-08-15 21:07:39 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Fascinating uncertainty - a new blog post and pictures at ministract.com for anybody who has some free time on their hands - you'd be very welcome to take a look. http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/15/fascinating-uncertainty

Fascinating uncertainty - a new blog post and pictures at ministract.com for anybody who has some free time on their hands - you'd be very welcome to take a look. http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/15/fascinating-uncertainty___

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2013-08-14 10:13:18 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

In the UK, damaged passports take one week to replace. It is, therefore, inadvisable to put one in the washing machine 3 days before your intended travel date. 

This pic was taken in the City of London, which  is where I'll be this weekend rather than Copenhagen...

#ministract  #feelingstupid 

In the UK, damaged passports take one week to replace. It is, therefore, inadvisable to put one in the washing machine 3 days before your intended travel date. 

This pic was taken in the City of London, which  is where I'll be this weekend rather than Copenhagen...

#ministract  #feelingstupid ___

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2013-08-08 19:02:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

New blog post and pictures at ministract.com - 'Bear witness' - all about the Helen Bamber Foundation and some recent good fortune of mine http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/8/bear-witness. (The picture here was taken at the beautiful Talkin Tarn in Cumbria.)

New blog post and pictures at ministract.com - 'Bear witness' - all about the Helen Bamber Foundation and some recent good fortune of mine http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/8/bear-witness. (The picture here was taken at the beautiful Talkin Tarn in Cumbria.)___

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2013-08-05 09:13:06 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Request for info I'd like to get Ministract Monday going again - could anybody point me in the direction of a good (and simple!) guide to how the group pages work? If you could include the section on how to make it all work like clockwork without lifting a finger then I'd be doubly appreciative :-)

Many thanks and happy Monday!

Request for info I'd like to get Ministract Monday going again - could anybody point me in the direction of a good (and simple!) guide to how the group pages work? If you could include the section on how to make it all work like clockwork without lifting a finger then I'd be doubly appreciative :-)

Many thanks and happy Monday!___

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2013-08-04 19:57:39 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

New blog post at ministract.com - 'Square shots of the Square Mile'. If you have a moment please do take a look at the six pictures there, including this one of the Leadenhall Building. Designed by Richard Rogers, it's been nicknamed the Cheesegrater. Thanks! http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/4/square-shots-of-the-square-mile

New blog post at ministract.com - 'Square shots of the Square Mile'. If you have a moment please do take a look at the six pictures there, including this one of the Leadenhall Building. Designed by Richard Rogers, it's been nicknamed the Cheesegrater. Thanks! http://ministract.com/blog/2013/8/4/square-shots-of-the-square-mile___

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2013-08-02 11:55:09 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Many thanks indeed to +Nathan Wirth for putting me in the spotlight! And apologies in advance if my comments about fine art offend... ;-) Nathan's blog and e-zine are super - as is his photography. Subscribing to his site is well worth it.

I first became aware of +Tom McLaughlan 's photography through +Iain Gilmour  back in 2009/2010.  I immediately gravitated to his work on Flickr-- especially his way of seeing-- and have always felt that he and I share many of the same feelings about what photography is for and what it means-- what it really means.   So it is with great pleasure that I present my latest spotlight and shine the artist light on Tom's adventures into ministracts and schmocusy focusy things.  Tom has produced some of my favorite architectural images, images that are so different in style, theme and approach to photographers like +Joel Tjintjelaar  and +Julia Anna Gospodarou , but equally as compelling, powerful and beautiful. 

As always, I call upon the kindness of everyone to please help me to share these spotlights. Perhaps some of your contacts and friends might enjoy them.  And, perhaps, you might sign up for updates.

Please remember that this is an entirely not-for profit adventure; in fact, it costs me money to run it and I do EVERYTHING ... from editing to arranging.  Why do it then, you might ask?  Because ... quite simply ... I love photography (and far more than my own).  Come on over and join my enthusiasm for the work of others ... there are loads of other great interviews, features, and spotlights on the site as well. 

http://nlwirth.com/blog/artist-spotlight-tom-mclaughlan___Many thanks indeed to +Nathan Wirth for putting me in the spotlight! And apologies in advance if my comments about fine art offend... ;-) Nathan's blog and e-zine are super - as is his photography. Subscribing to his site is well worth it.

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2013-07-23 18:59:16 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

The building with more up top, on London's Fenchurch Street. #ministract

The building with more up top, on London's Fenchurch Street. #ministract___

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2013-07-14 21:19:16 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Have just this week started posting to my Instagram account. It's fun! I'm posting daily Ministract shots taken with my phone. If you're interested you can follow me at @ministract. This shot was taken today at London's Spitalfields. 

Have just this week started posting to my Instagram account. It's fun! I'm posting daily Ministract shots taken with my phone. If you're interested you can follow me at @ministract. This shot was taken today at London's Spitalfields. ___

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2013-07-13 12:43:03 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Could he have dressed better? Concierge at a hotel in Milan. #ministract  

Could he have dressed better? Concierge at a hotel in Milan. #ministract  ___

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2013-07-12 20:48:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Just started to use Instagram (@ministract) to post Ministract images taken as I wander through my day. Not really sure yet how it works but it's fun to learn. Here's one I took a few days ago of the office building that's sprouting up next door to where I work. 

Just started to use Instagram (@ministract) to post Ministract images taken as I wander through my day. Not really sure yet how it works but it's fun to learn. Here's one I took a few days ago of the office building that's sprouting up next door to where I work. ___

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2013-07-12 10:02:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Remember the fundraising that +J A Mortram organised for the scanner for David? Well, it's finally arrived at Jim's house and will be delivered to David later today. Read more in Jim's post. Congrats to everybody who helped this and special congrats to Jim for his leadership. People power isn't dead!

Postcards from the black : David May 2013 UPDATE July 12_2013

Together, we've raised the funds for David's scanner. In fact, the money was raised in 5 days, 36 days ahead of target. 

It's 8.28am and I'm sat here writing this awaiting the imminent delivery of David's SARA scanner, very exciting!

Full story update soon : www.smalltowninertia.co.uk

I’ve been documenting David since he was blinded as a result of a freak bicycling accident 2 years ago. Before the accident robbed him of his sight (David is 100% blind, zero light perception) he was an avid collector of books and an avid reader. His rooms are filled with books gathering dust, their pages filled with adventures, lives, stories and descriptions of visions and vistas that David is unable to now experience.

Together we can raise the money required to purchase a SARA - Scanning and reading appliance; a device designed solely for those affected with blindness and one able to be used right of of the box.

The SARA will allow David to place his books or any other printed material upon it and then convert the printed text to audio that David will be able to hear. From being unable to read to able to read any printed material in 5 minutes.

Original story : www.smalltowninertia.co.uk/market-town-davidpapillon___Remember the fundraising that +J A Mortram organised for the scanner for David? Well, it's finally arrived at Jim's house and will be delivered to David later today. Read more in Jim's post. Congrats to everybody who helped this and special congrats to Jim for his leadership. People power isn't dead!

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2013-07-04 19:20:59 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Renzo's piano. Or, rather, a vent at the Renzo Piano-designed Central St Giles building near Tottenham Court Road in London. Quite out of the blue, I was contacted by Burson Marsteller (who are headquartered at this building) to see if I'd be agreeable to them installing a permanent exhibition of ten or so ministracts. Would I be agreeable? I'll say! They've agreed to let me use it to profile a charity that's special to me, which is really nice. I now need to choose between the Helen Bamber Foundation or Aisla. A happy day. 

Renzo's piano. Or, rather, a vent at the Renzo Piano-designed Central St Giles building near Tottenham Court Road in London. Quite out of the blue, I was contacted by Burson Marsteller (who are headquartered at this building) to see if I'd be agreeable to them installing a permanent exhibition of ten or so ministracts. Would I be agreeable? I'll say! They've agreed to let me use it to profile a charity that's special to me, which is really nice. I now need to choose between the Helen Bamber Foundation or Aisla. A happy day. ___

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2013-06-01 17:21:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Metal Beach at Ministract Island - new blog post and pictures at http://ministract.com/blog/2013/6/1/metal-beach-at-ministract-island

Metal Beach at Ministract Island - new blog post and pictures at http://ministract.com/blog/2013/6/1/metal-beach-at-ministract-island___

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2013-05-26 18:13:58 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Riley, my Dad's cat, died today. RIP. Thirteen and a half years old - he lived a good life. 

Riley, my Dad's cat, died today. RIP. Thirteen and a half years old - he lived a good life. ___

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2013-05-19 11:22:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Looking out over Milan's #ministract beach last weekend... You didn't think Milan had a beach? Fair enough ;-)

Looking out over Milan's #ministract beach last weekend... You didn't think Milan had a beach? Fair enough ;-)___

2013-05-18 19:00:19 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Got to get rid of this bl**dy awful automatic enhancement feature. Just posted a series of blur shots and its crucified them. Grrrr! :)

Got to get rid of this bl**dy awful automatic enhancement feature. Just posted a series of blur shots and its crucified them. Grrrr! :)___

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2013-05-18 17:57:48 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Looking out across over Milan's ministract beach last weekend.

#ministract   #abstract  

Looking out across over Milan's ministract beach last weekend.

#ministract   #abstract  ___

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