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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 10:56:58409896CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,452#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-20 19:04:242732513CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,452#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-20 19:03:253671214CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,452#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-20 19:02:284184421CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,452#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-20 19:01:2142319833CC G+
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 03:10:5571659CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,455#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-03-11 10:28:21487218CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,455#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-11 10:27:5148711117CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094CC G+
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 13:57:2340519812CC G+
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 17:08:51134416CC G+
Andréa Dizzy3,432#followfriday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #bestofthebest  2013-08-02 15:30:14371326CC G+
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 10:46:13492535CC G+
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 19:20:4494243535CC G+
Best Top Photographer Group861Photo mania 2013 ready to SHAREIf you are involved in promoting HQ photography and think you should be in a next photo mania post, feel free to contact me. Please open the long read.=================================================================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 encrease the audience for your work by sharing this circel. 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=================================================================+Benjamin Cortis=================================================================Photo Competitions=================================================================+Charles Lupica=================================================================I still have the +All Things Monochrome theme and page with +Bill Wood.  I still manage ( from a distance) the Sacred Sunday page / theme / community. +SacredSunday™ I oversee a private B&W workshop (c2013-06-23 17:46:1073454259CC G+
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 09:47:35493191026CC G+
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 10:36:40479224CC G+
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 10:54:22478517CC G+
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 20:04:102781783659CC G+
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 #activeusers #engagers 2013-02-21 04:00:124781865176CC G+
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 00:52:53396403CC G+
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 19:44:24189014CC G+
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 #google #googleplusphotos #macrophotography #astrophotography 2013-02-08 03:21:2622146417CC G+
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 08:22:29501482659CC G+
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 11:48:29471647CC G+
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 20:06:4649517623CC G+
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 12:15:5116721514CC G+
matt vovakiss0Maximum 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 14:50:50500172122CC G+
matt vovakiss0Maximum 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 18:14:00500214CC G+
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 21:41:3049910312CC G+
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 12:17:281662118CC G+
Daily Photography Themes12,906The Original and Best source for all Themes under the sunPages2012-11-15 07:52:5037161125CC G+
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 04:39:52497602657CC G+
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 02:37:2050027950CC G+
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 09:08:32489423962CC G+
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 05:31:33109419CC G+
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 15:54:44167136CC G+
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 06:04:57137201CC G+
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. Because of2012-08-29 13:45:173048995110CC G+
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 13:44:202911568CC G+
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 10:55:4626121210CC G+
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 02:14:03484453248CC G+
Low Angle Photography156To make it easy and to enjoy the variety of available photo themes on G+, here is a very great circle to add and reshare. Enjoy ;-)Share a copy of this circle for others to add to their circles.#Circleshare   #SharedCircles  #fullcircleshare2012-08-16 00:06:08297026CC G+
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 01:07:41394161339CC G+
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 17:49:32711212CC G+
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 12:58:042731415CC G+
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 11:19:27170000CC G+
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 10:32:5642412CC G+
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 08:35:186214822CC G+


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2013-09-28 13:22:19 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 58 +1s)

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. Af... more »

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2013-09-28 13:19:50 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)

tree & clouds

... infrared

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2013-09-28 12:52:19 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)

Hong Kong 2011

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2013-09-21 19:09:18 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 68 +1s)

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.
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2013-07-16 20:11:42 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 97 +1s)

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 ... more »

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2013-07-16 20:01:57 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s)

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 

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2013-07-16 19:37:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

From Afar Study III - Protector
This is the final for my series. Enjoy! :-)

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2013-07-16 19:36:21 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)

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. 
T... more »

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2013-07-13 10:14:19 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)

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/

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2013-07-13 10:13:13 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)

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   #b... more »

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2013-07-05 20:42:00 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 48 +1s)

Drax

It's been a while...
I hope you're all well.
I must try to find time to catch up with the beautiful and inspirational. Busy year...

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2013-07-04 08:35:45 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)

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 CLASSICSTYLE #... more »

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2013-07-02 22:31:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)

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. :)

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2013-07-02 19:25:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)

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 iSGMT... more »

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2013-07-02 19:23:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

In Between ... 

... infra ... red ... 

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2013-07-02 19:22:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)

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 ofrepresen... more »

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2013-07-02 14:30:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

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  

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2013-06-28 13:26:42 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)

Title: Silence and Light VII

A little haiku for you ...

Light lingers, stillness.
Watered time condensed again,
Silence sliced thinly. 

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2013-06-28 13:22:32 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)


 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 +Ge... more »

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

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







#deathvalley  
#deathvalleynationalpark  
#minimalmonday  with +Olivier Du Tré 
#blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery  
#bwfineart  
#photoextract  with +Jarek Klimek 

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2013-06-28 13:18:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

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

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2013-06-28 13:14:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

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  

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2013-06-28 13:13:46 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

Title: White Tree IV

infrared ...





... yup 

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2013-06-28 13:13:10 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)

Coastal Symphony Study II

Good day!
Here's sharing another addition of my seascapes with all you awesome people. Enjoy!

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2013-06-28 13:12:31 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Les Bon Villers #2, Belgique. 2013

http://demaretdidier.wordpress.com/

#monochromephotography   #monochromeworld   #monochrome   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #landscapephoto   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #fineart   #trees  

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2013-06-28 13:10:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

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 ... more »

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2013-06-25 14:06:53 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s)

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 PhotographyMagazine +Ja... more »

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2013-05-17 14:14:32 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 60 +1s)



Baula mountain
infrared



#infraredfriday   #iceland  +Happy Campers Iceland 
#icelandscapes  | +Stefan Brenner +Icelandscapes 

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2013-05-13 22:27:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)


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 &#... more »

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2013-05-13 22:16:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

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 .  

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2013-05-11 12:48:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

Standing Tall (re-post ... now uploaded large)
From my blog: http://www.niophoto.com/standing-tall/

Edit: thanks for the PhotoExtract inclusion +Jarek Klimek! http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2013/4/18

Yes, I know, I know … spring has started (where I am at least). Going to post one last winter scene though. Hope you don’t mind!? :-)

In the past few months, I have seen many photographs come by that feature solitary trees in their snowy surroundings. Wanted to balance things a bit by posting this image of not so lonely larch trees in their winter coat. I shot it last January during a hike near La Fouly, a small village located in the Val Ferret valley in the Swiss canton of Valais. It was quite windy and about minus 25°c (minus 13°f) that day. For some reason I liked this scene instantly when I saw it. Maybe because of the touch of fresh snowon the... more »

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2013-05-11 12:42:58 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

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 

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


     City Scape Escape

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2013-05-08 22:55:33 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)

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 likethem all. I ... more »

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2013-05-08 22:54:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

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!

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2013-04-22 13:51:36 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

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

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2013-04-21 22:31:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

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!!

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2013-04-15 14:28:00 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 33 +1s)

S curve 

© +Jeff Mercader 


#PlusPhotoExtract #BWFineArtLE

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2013-04-15 13:47:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)


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 i... more »

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

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:Ro... more »

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2013-04-10 15:50:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

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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
#pixelworldwith thanks to +Alberto Carreras an... more »

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2013-04-10 14:50:14 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

...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

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2013-04-08 23:30:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)

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  

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2013-04-08 23:13:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

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 willsay ... more »

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2013-04-08 22:39:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

"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... more »

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2013-04-07 13:03:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

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 thisresult.more »

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2013-04-07 13:03:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

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 85mmlens o... more »

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2013-03-31 17:15:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)


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




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

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  towatch my... more »

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2013-03-25 18:32:10 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)


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 verylit... more »

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