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Shashi S5,439PHILOSOPHY AND CREATIVE THINKERS_________________________________________This is the circle of people who have a modern out look of spirituality and thoughts. They have inspired me, engaged me over the years at Google+.If you have received this message, then you are already in the circle. If came to it through browsing, please add to find some real gem of creative people in your timeline. To be included in this circle, you need to be an engager with an attitude to share interesting thoughts, comments and ...1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing  #fullcircleshare 2014-04-08 09:37:39111215CC G+
James Honzik16,565Sharers Meta-circle III: A circle of circle sharers, centered around photography and art. This is version III, bigger and better. (ha!)(and if you could, please look at my art and photography - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things) Peace. James#circlesharer #circle     #circles     #publiccircle   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers     #sharingcircles    #circleshare     #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles #photography #art #landscape #photograph #kickstarter  2014-04-02 20:39:40424281830CC G+
Larry Chuon74I'm new to Google+.  My circle of PlusOne is for those who are leveraging Google+ to grow their circle and business.2014-02-08 04:36:20236304CC G+
James Honzik14,359Sharers Meta-circle: A circle of circle sharers, centered around photography and art.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography - scroll down, I have lots of good things) Peace. James#circlesharer #circle     #circles     #publiccircle   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers     #sharingcircles    #circleshare     #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles 2014-02-03 16:09:09407423344CC G+
Jack C Crawford83,338Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  lolRequested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 2014-01-17 23:40:32300442443CC G+
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117CC G+
Sherrie von Sternberg3,312I call this circle... The Chosen Few   In it you will find an assortment of most interesting people.  Photographers, yes, but thinkers and doers and people who LOVE with absolute passion the life they choose to lead. Enjoy2013-10-14 17:42:4220256518CC G+
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:534833010CC G+
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114CC G+
Curating Content on Google+7,506The new Pʜᴏᴛᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ENGAGERS Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [Jul 25, 2013]The Photo of the Week Contest that complements this photo share is here >> http://goo.gl/ztyCEWQuick start instructions:➀  post a URL 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  *+1 this post* to say "thanks", and add this circle  (replace it every week)Commenting and linking a photo are necessary to stay in!Full story:  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 (with name).  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, and builds our network!Participation here qualifies you to enter the Photo of the Week Contest.  Last week's winner was +Gail Beerman, see her photo here >> http://goo.gl/DWIqLvThe Biggest Ripple Award goes to  >>> +Mario Falcetti <<<  with a chain of 11 shares - a new record!  Average Ripple length for the whole circle = 3.59, awesome!  Thanks to those that helped: +Ronald Varley, +Paul Paradis, +Björn Kleemann, +Robin Cohen, +Rick Leaf, +Annelies Kroen, +Heiko Köster, and +Peter Grew !See the Hall of Fame Album http://goo.gl/LPFvb for Ripple history!See the Winners Photo Album http://goo.gl/ffWHe for Contest history! #photographycircles #weeklythemecircles 2013-07-25 23:36:22346313193222CC G+
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441954086CC G+
Max Huijgen46,779The 100 most relevant people on G+ you really should check out. It´s impossible to select the people which contributes most to my experience on G+ so I´ll let Google do the dirty work.These 98 people (and 2 pages I helped founding) are the most relevant ones according to Google´s circle sort so they deserve a spot in the Friday sun.  If you´re not in it, be assured I really enjoy your posts and/or comments. I meet a lot of great people here, but this self imposed limit to 100 is just to make it easier for others to circle the whole bunch and check them out.2013-06-21 19:32:111001281560CC G+
Jim Warthman15,004Today I passed 15,000 followers! Thank you all very much for your kind appreciation and interest in my work! I am honored that 15,000 people enjoy my photography and have chosen to add me to their circles. I especially appreciate those of you who take the time to read my posts and comment on my work. I am truly humbled by this, and hope I can continue to share content that you’ll find interesting and worthy of being included in your circles.And special thanks to +Margaret Tompkins! I connected with Margaret soon after joining G+ and she has been mentoring me ever since. I credit my own G+ presence largely to Margaret’s wonderful influence!To commemorate this milestone, I’m sharing this Thank You Circle. Unfortunately, I can’t include all 15,000 of you in a circle - but I’ve selected those who’ve helped me on my G+ journey. This circle has some wonderful people who are highly engaging, interactive, thoughtful, and share outstanding content in their own streams.Last but not least, I’d love for you to introduce yourself in the comments below.Thank you all very much and, as always, Share and Enjoy! #Circleshare  #SharedCircles2013-06-18 14:34:0841343627CC G+
Johnathan Yesson994#Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleday #shared #circleday2013-06-12 12:49:4450120623CC 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+
Johnathan Yesson803#Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleday #shared #circleday2013-06-04 13:39:23501221130CC G+
Rome Heels737Most followed active photographers and friends sharing content on G+ Thanks to +Charles Lupica for the sharing. #sharedcircle #sharedicircles  2013-05-17 09:23:345001110CC G+
Charles Lupica66,461             Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: A to JThis  is the first of two circles,  I'll share the second circle this weekend so that they're not so on top of each other.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Kat Scan and +Margaret Tompkins.  They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount.  Thank you all for all of your help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script is provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities or people that interact a lot with other people but don't post their own work will get filtered out along with the people that aren't really active.  ValidationThese two circles were very heavily vetted.  Of the original 2000 names, nearly 35% do not appear in either circle.  This is a result of the filtering I mentioned above and vetting of ever single profile in the list until we had enough names to make a list of 1000 names.  The list was divided into 6 parts with Bill Wood, Gemma Costa, Jen Baptist, Kat Scan, Margaret Tompkins and me each taking a group of names.  I tried to assign the list so that the pe2013-05-16 16:41:2850113082147CC G+
Nicole Renee4,832Ok... this circle is all my peeps that I really enjoy seeing their posts in my stream everyday...  Fo reals.. hoop 'em up..  :o)2013-05-10 15:32:122701013CC G+
Jack C Crawford62,698I haven't shared this circle in quite a while ... 136 Awesome GentlemenHere are guys who reside in my inner circle.  Given that I have about 2,000 guys in my circles, this is special, but in now way diminishes any dudes I may have left out.These are the men who interact with me regularly and nourish my soul.Thanks guys!2013-05-04 04:25:26136522168CC G+
Zbynek Kysela6,244#FOLLOW FRIDAY CIRCLE 2013=========================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+! If would like to be included here in next update please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT===================1. Add this circle to your circles (Click Add circle)2. Re-Share This Post Publicly (Click Share Button Next To +1 Button)3. Click +1 and Comment to support the circle!Done ツMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchacFeel free to connect.=====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   2013-04-26 13:08:55432422235CC G+
Rumiana Nikolova29,4002013-04-26 09:36:59431712971CC G+
David Bowden36,643Hey Google+It's my B&W circle (Part II) 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. Now at 526.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>2013-04-17 08:09:0719147CC G+
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755CC G+
Pierre Beaubié291Active Canon Photographers===========================This is a public circle of talented, gifted, generous, kind, awesomeCanon Photographers on G+!Look at their work, communicate and learn from them.If you would like to be circulated here in order to discovernew people with similar interest and to gain more followers,please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done -#cercle #Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC#circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2013-04-08 09:43:3050113112CC G+
Brian Harrod4,402ART / DESIGN - CREATIVES Here is an update of my "Creatives Circle"  to help you find active G Plussers with similar interests on Google Plus.This A Creative Circle - Photographers, Arts, Comics, Visualizers :)This an opportunity for those who are creative to meet via the threads of posts and get to know each other as well as see each others current projects.. If you connect with us you will soon discover that this is a priceless circle! Please, feel free to add yourself and re-share.if you have an interest in this topic.#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles    #circle   #circles   #circlemeup    #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2013-03-23 09:07:00480404CC G+
Foued Jaballah1,139Here's a public circle for anyone who wants to discover new people and get more followers on Google+.If you want to be included you just need to follow these simple steps:1. Follow our page +Pimp Your Circles  (otherwise we can't add you)2. Add and share the circle publicly3. So that we don't miss you, +1 and comment under the original post.#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharingcircle 2013-03-21 20:26:07491231524CC G+
Charles Lupica60,136►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers          ►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄Once again it's time to share my circle of the top 500 most followed photographers.  I'm sharing the circle here but I posted the the full list as a series of posts on +Most Followed Photographers on G+. Photographers with an " * " in front of their name are not included in the numbered count because they only share outside content,  their content is content suitable to a blog and usually has no images associated with it, or they have become mostly or completely inactive on G+.This list was complied from two previous lists and a line-by-line search of CircleCount.  If you know of someone that should have been on the list and isn't, the most likely cause is that their +CircleCount profile doesn't include the word photographer, or camera, photo, or foto. Or, I had a senior moment and missed them.  I thought I had avoided that this time but I still managed to miss +Magnus Ericson should should be around 454. I noticed some interesting things when compiling this circle.  There are a lot of people that moved into the top 500 that abandoned G+ for some reason or their interaction has become one post a month.  I have also noticed that many of the photographers in this group have a lower follower count than they had 6 weeks to 8 weeks ago.  I'm not sure what conclusion can be drawn from this but I find it very curious.To view the lists please see the following links.001 to 080: http://goo.gl/mmr7w  4'431'409 - 55771081 to 160: http://goo.gl/mXuup  55368 - 37454161 to 240: http://goo.gl/rLmy1  37343 - 30457241 to 320: http://goo.gl/o06Hy  30131 -25785321 to 390: http://goo.gl/747Lf  25760 -23013390 to 450: http://goo.gl/xDc2D  23006 - 21347450 to 510: http://goo.gl/sEnac  21321 - 194402013-02-23 23:33:1450013641100CC G+
Max Huijgen40,460100 Most relevant people on G+: interaction and lively threads guaranteed These folks are generated by the G+ ´relevant´ algorithm and will spice up your streams with great posts and mind challenging reactions on your contributions to G+. Circle them and see your streams come alive... My way to thank all of of you for making G+ such a great place.2013-02-21 22:14:1610059751CC 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+
Blake Harrold9,611Blake's Circle of Inspirational Photographers#blakescircleofinspirationalphotographers7 This circle includes 400 amazing and inspirational photographers. These great photographers just need to get noticed, and here, they will.Unfortunatly i have decided that there will be no more circles coming from me from now on :( It is just too much work...If you are included in this current circle, It would be great if you could add the circle or share it to your stream.Thanks,Blake. :)2013-01-17 10:51:38400563154CC G+
Peter Scharff14,470The Definitive Black And White CircleThis is the B&W Photographers communities 'Crème de la crème' circle, the definitive black and white circle, a bold claim I hear you cry, this is why we believe it to be the definitive black and white photography circle.Every person within this circle has proven their worth, not by one persons judgement alone or by a series of names dumped to a single post at the request of the poster(often created for their own personal gains) but by other B&W Photographers community members, members photos may only be entered into the 'Crème de la crème' category within the community when their photo reaches a certain number of +1's, this currently stands at twenty +1's that are needed over a three day period to enter this category.You still don't believe me !!Ok then check out a gallery view of the high quality work posted within the B&W Photographers community.Here : http://goo.gl/VaPnb But I'm a great B&W photographer too, how can I be included in this circle ?I think you can work out from the above how this circle is created, any requests to be added to this circle in the comments section below will be ignored, this circle is strictly based upon peoples work and the feedback from that work within B&W Photographers community.Who are we ?We are a black and white community based upon sharing and discussing our black and white work, while at the same time helping others to learn and improve their black and white photography.We are not a dumping ground for streams of black and white images like so many other photo communities, all work posted must include a description of your work, along with a detailed workflow of how you composed your image in post, this helps other members to learn new techniques within their own black and white photography and further their skill set.The moderators for the B&W Photographers community are :+Peter Scharff +Victor Bezrukov +B&W Photographers 2013-01-12 17:17:25132669CC G+
Jeff Sullivan1,152,722Most-Followed 500 Photographers CircleWhile a circle like this has the obvious drawback of missing some excellent photographers newer to the site, Charles often follows up his Top 500 Most Followed Photographer circle with circles going all the way down to photographers with less than 5000 contacts.  Here are four circles Charles has created to help us discover and recognize photographers at all levels within the G+ community:Under 5000 -    Under 7500 -    Under 15,000 - 500 Most Followed Photographers - (here)I like to interact with people who are active in photography... share at least a photo or two of their own original work per week, so I'll slowly whittle the circle down to a stream of excellent photography (I've started, but may not finish for a few weeks).---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+Charles Lupica  Charles Lupica Dec 25, 2012 (edited)  -  Public►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers list                   circle of 500             and Group 6: 421 to 500►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄If you're not in this circle and you think you should be, I'm sorry.  I have missed a few people by pure accident.  My methods are entirely manual and I do miss people.  I have checked every profile and I have included only those people that share their own work, and share it on G+. Bloggers and people doing mostly reshares weren't included. Some big name photographers that don't share a lot of their own work were included - sorry for the double standard. Here is the 6th and last part  of my list of the top 500 most followed photographers - Here are links to the previous parts of the list.Group 1: http://tinyurl.com/cf58vws - 1 to 100Group 2: http://tinyurl.com/bodaspk - 101 to 193Group 3: http://tinyurl.com/bsb87u4 - 194 to 250 and circleGroup 4: http://tinyurl.com/d4ulv6q  - 250 to 340Group 5: http://tinyurl.com/cjpmgy4 - 341 to 420 Group 6: 421 to 500 and circle of 500 (this post)If you are on this list, I urge you to comment, plus and share the post. I have sifted through lots of pages and circles as well as http://circlecount.com/  to try to get an accurate list. If I'm missing anyone, please let me know.  I have specifically left off a few people who only share links to their content housed elsewhere,  people who share a lot of other people's work without sharing their own, or people that appear to be inactive. The rank numbers are off by 1 because I included the same person twice in an earlier list.#Top500CircleDec   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  420 +Jennifer Luzio 21797421 +Matt Suess 21794422 +2013-01-07 15:33:25500221451CC G+
Anna Galarza3,321Curated Circle Featuring Only The Best Of The Best Of Google Plus!They are amazing people to have them as part of your G+ connections. If you are looking for #engagement , #fun , #inspiration , #thoughtful  posts, etc., this circle is for you! #circleshare   #coolpeople   #topplusers   #googleplustips   #googlepluscircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles  2013-01-06 15:02:4450028840CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,174AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday     #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-29 22:34:01331528CC G+
Malthus John17,466The Collection of Artists and Writers CircleDecember 2012 editionGive it a share downstream, and comment below for any adds to the circle. #circles #art #artists #writers #musicians #painters #graphicartist   #photographers #naturephotography #authors #poetry #arte #painting #poets #beautifulpictures #sharedcircles    #藝術 #искусство #Kunst #芸術 #τέχνη #circleoftheday #कला #dailycircleshare #topcircles #newtogoogleplus #sharedpubliccircles   circlecount.com+Shared Circles on G+  +Best Shared Circle +Sharing Circles And More.  +Sharing is Caring on G+  +The Best Circles on Google+  +Reshare 2012-12-27 17:26:4717121313CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,308AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !#circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-14 03:17:263915411CC G+
AyJay Schibig11,636ALL KINDS CIRCLEAdd this mix of all kinds of G Plussers to give some variety to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-07 03:48:30274537CC G+
AyJay Schibig11,448AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in my new edition of this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-12-03 23:23:444038312CC G+
David Bowden35,357B&W Circle Share #2  - December 2012 (The last share of 2012)Hey 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 504.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>2012-12-03 09:58:585028CC G+
Malthus John11,810The Collection of Artists and Writers Circle is shared twice a month, and curated once per month.  This is the second go around for the November edition.Give it a share downstream, and comment below for any adds to the circle. #circles #art #artists #writers #musicians #painters   #graphicartist #sharedcircles #circlesharing #photography #photographers #naturephotography #beautifulpictures #authors #poetry #painting    #poets #arte #藝術 #искусство #芸術 #Kunst #कला #τέχνη #circleoftheday #dailycircleshare #topcircles #newtogoogleplus #sharedpubliccircles  2012-11-29 17:36:4516316109CC G+
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995315CC G+
AyJay Schibig11,134ALL KINDS CIRCLEAdd this mix of all kinds of G Plussers to give some variety to your circles!Feel free to add yourself and re-share. If  you would like to be included in my next edition leave a comment below.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-11-28 20:38:172768515CC G+
Brunner Nathan185This is a circle of people that gave +1 to my posts. I want to say thanks to all of them :).#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle2012-11-24 19:47:46237316CC G+
Dave Tozier0Jack C Crawford originally shared this post:550 people .... they can't all fit in one circle, but they are all just as much fun.Hope you enjoy these two circles this evening!2012-11-23 01:53:06500204CC G+
AyJay Schibig10,675AWESOME CIRCLESome awesome people in this circle.  Add and  Re-Share  then Comment below if you believe you should be included !  #circleoftheday    #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou  2012-11-18 04:57:4742412419CC G+
Rumiana Nikolova15,486Thanks a lot everyone !2012-11-14 09:50:0028647629CC G+
Matthias Haeussler20,030111 good onesfor my g+ anniversary I am sharing a circle of people most relevant to me on google+. the people in here are friends, interactors, commenters, promotors, sharers, plussers and the ones where I take all my inspiration fromyou may of course plus, comment, add or share it, but the main intention is notify you and say thanks for a great year :-)I started this circle with the #azfaves activity and publish it now. It is of course possible that I forgot to include people, that actually belong there. Please apologize if I missed you .. let me know and I will include you next year ;-)2012-11-12 20:48:48110681660CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna (juancaramel)931Creative Thinkers CircleThis is a list of some extremely smart people with strong emotional opinions and very clearly thought out posts.  If you want to be added to another growing circle make sure you follow these steps:1. Plus One this post2. Share the circle (add yourself of course)3. And tag it with #newcreativethinkers #newcreativethinkers   #circles   #sharedcircles  Thanks +Dirk Talamasca and +Carlos Rosario 2012-11-08 16:08:57501629CC G+
Dede King0I Missed My Cake DayThe 2 November 2011 was my cherry popping entry into the land of Plus. A year later and I can honestly say it's the best social network I've ever used. I can't remember a time, ever, when I've looked more insane smiling, laughing and scowling at a tech device in numerous coffee shops across the map.I just wanted to say thank you to the thousands of amazing people who've circled me, some of whom I've been privileged to meet and get to know. I wish circles weren't limited to 5000 and a 500 share so I could ping you all.So, Thank You (with a special nod, hugs and kisses to the top 12, yes even you) for making it fun, interesting, exciting, textless, pouncable, inflammatory, lollable, educational, thought provoking, melt worthy, smile inducing, loving, warm - just downright fantabulous.All my plusses they belong to you. Literally. Who else am I going to give it to ? Facebook?This link gave me my public plus stats - all of it is thanks to you :) http://www.allmyplus.com/u/107635094329792651474#startI must admit, I'm grateful I posted the more contentious topics limited. Aren't you? Everything is so pubic these days.Yes I meant to say pubic.Did you miss it? You're getting old.I wonder how many of these post scripts I can do before I run out of things to say.Are you still reading?Still?I need coffee.As always, have an amazing day, week, month, year x2012-11-08 09:07:0949970677CC G+


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2014-04-18 19:00:54 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

Mono in Mono.
Image was taken at Mono Lake, CA.

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2014-04-17 02:21:45 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 77 +1s)

Just got the news!
This image will be published in a Digital Photography Magazine in the July/August time frame. 

Super Excited!

</david>

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2014-04-16 21:59:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

El Capitan shrouded in clouds.

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2014-04-04 19:15:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Unfortunately, in life there are people that have nothing good to say or desparately look for  way to make a mark and get noticed. +Richard Stark is one of those guys.

He posted a nice little dig about myself and +Kalebra Kelby based on one of Kalebra's photos (that I happened to like as well as her story). I didnt appreciate his little dig.

Why.....?

Well, first and foremost. I have met Scott Kelby and I love the guy. I buy his books, follow him on-line and think he is one of the best guys out there pushing photography and photoshop. He has a great family, his wife (while I have never met her personally) has always been gracious, nice and communicative with me.

These are good people.

So when I read someone with no followers take a little shot just so they can get noticed it irritates me. This frustrates me almost as much as when people sharesc... more »

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2014-03-12 09:16:21 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)

Well...
It's late but its me in 2014. Taken in January.

See... I haven't changed much.

</david>
#selfiesunday  

2014-03-07 17:59:09 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Well I cant post a picture to save my like (Error #500). The one time in MONTHS I wanted to share something and I have tried this on three computers and 2 different networks.

Google+ FAIL

Error #500 - you suck

2014-01-17 20:37:20 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

Long Road -
Its been a long road since I joined G+. I think I have had a pretty good run despite disappearing here for the last year.

I have decided to create a new profile and start a new project with regard to my social media presence. I am going to create a new profile, officially launch my blog and separate my photography and writing. My new profile will be largely based on writing alone.

once created I will share it here with all of my followers in hopes that those that wish to read my stories or mindless rambling will follow that profile as well. 

I know a few of you have read me toying with this idea for quite sometime. generally most of you say, "Just start over here" no reason to create a new account.

Up to know I have agreed, but really want to just start over.

So what will the difference be..?

1- I am going to share... more »

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2013-11-20 21:46:27 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

There was a time when I wrote on a weekly basis. This was largely a cathartic experience. Since that time, I have been so busy with work and trying to get my life in better order that the stories dont come out or I am so tired the writing and release seem to fade.

I was asked today to share one of my favorite stories (outside of google+) and I chose this one.

Its not a story so much as it is an accounting and some advice. Take a look, share it if you like it. For those of you who have read it before, I hope you dont mind me sharing it again. I share so little these days that you probably dont remember this one

1549 Words
Written on May 6, 2012.
Shared on May 9, 2012

Preface:
It has been my experience that when you hear the words "For your sake" its never a good thing. People shouldn't have the right to think for us. Good... more »

2013-11-02 18:08:28 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” -- Plato

An important lesson.....

that is very difficult to explain to a college kid. Despite the institution of higher learning, it would appear the college kids only need to contact home when in need of the "Riches." Any other time, despite how close they are to their parents, it seems that the parents become nothing more than an afterthought.

It's frustrating.....
It hurts

And it causes one to question the "Closeness" of the relationship.

I have had a few explain to me that, "It's new, they have a new life and new experiences," and that I need to let them experience it.

Which is fine, I completely understand that... the problem I have is simply this.

Their life is full of changes, no places, newpeo... more »

2013-11-01 09:07:14 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

"The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world" -- Fay Weldon

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2013-10-07 09:29:24 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)

LEAGUE Of LEGENDS - World Finals

In case any of you wondered what it looks like to get ten guys in the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to play a best of 5 series match for one million dollars....... here ya go.

We had about 13,000 people on hand to watch the event in person and over 4 Million watched the stream of the event.

Oh yeah... The Crystal Method was part of our opening act :-) 

http://thecrystalmethod.com/index.php/news/the_crystal_method_collaborates_with_riot_games_on_special_theme_for_league/

The entire thing was nothing shy of AMAZING

Here is what Forbes had to say:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/10/05/league-of-legends-world-championship-shows-the-highs-and-hurdles-of-esports/

</david>

#leagueoflegends   #esports   #davidbowden  

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2013-09-29 08:41:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)

Because I prefer....
Here is the black and white version of the League Of Legends Semi-Finals stage shot.

</david>

#leagueoflegends   #panoramicphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite  

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2013-09-29 08:33:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

League of Legends - World Championship Semi-Finals
At Riot, the end of September and the first week of October mark the end of our League of Legends Championship Series.

More Info here:
http://competitive.na.leagueoflegends.com/article/season-3-league-legends-championship-series)

This is a competition of Professional Gamers from around the world playing League of Legends.

Official Site here:
(http://na.lolesports.com/)

The Grand Prize you ask...?

1 MILLION DOLLARS  (yes... you read that right)

So what does an eSport Semi-Finals Match Look like..????

This is a panoramic from the Galen Center on the USC Campus in Los Angeles California. Taken on 9/27/2013. This shot is six 12MP Images stitched together showing the entire stage and the fans in attendance. (less those behind me)

The World... more »

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2013-09-17 06:49:07 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)

Ok...
So, I have been asked for a new selfie (geeze already). Here is one that I took in July 2013. This is as close as its going to get as most know I HATE taking pictures of myself.

This was to simply prove that I do indeed on occasion smile.

It's a rare occurrence (well ok, not really) but its rarely caught in an image.

I'm getting and feeling OLDER.... damn I hate that

</david>

#selfiesunday  

2013-09-17 06:36:11 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

July 24th....
My last post. Yeah I know, you've missed me right...? well, ok thats perhaps a bit presumptuous but i'm still here.

Its been a very long last few months:

1- I had college orientation for my son
2- I had an international trip for work
3- I had to drop my son off at college
4- Son started college
5- Security incident at work
6- Two Audits for work (one domestic and one International)
7- Struggling with being alone.

So suffice to say I have been busy. This coupled with the fact that I don't have a life has been truly unsettling.

LA isn't like Austin. The people aren't the same, I dont have friends outside of work, and when you work 80+ hours a week you really dont want to hang out with the "guys" from work no matter how AWESOME they all are.

At the end of my day, I come... more »

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2013-07-31 09:58:16 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

FIRSTS

July 24, 2013
Starbucks, 11:00 AM

As I walk in the door I see familiar faces, the hustle and bustle generally associated with a Starbucks. The barista's working, the regulars squatting reading and sipping and the few new faces you come by when you frequent a place daily.

There I saw a mother with her baby who was squealing with glee.
Sitting in her stroller, mom wiped her face to reveal a grin and more laughter.

I don'r order I just hand Gary my credit card, my drink was made as I walked in. I am barely aware of the transaction as I am more focused on this happy child.

Her giggles and expressions remind me of days long since gone by.

It warmed my heart and made me sad at the same time as I intently observe this little angel.
I finally made mention of the child's amazing blue eyes, curly hair and huge... more »

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2013-07-19 09:35:36 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 67 +1s)

Sometimes
I get to do something I enjoy.
Life lets me get away from work, and having to hustle, juggle and bustle and just relax.... be creative

This was one of those times.

I need more of these and need more practice.

El Matador Beach, Malibu California 2013
51 second exposure.
Nikon D700
Nikkor 28-70mm f2.8 lens
Cokin ND Filters (several)


NOTE:
If your monitor isnt calibrated, this image looks like crap. As is I am not happy with the G+ Compression on this as it super saturates some of the blues. Either way.... its a picture and a post. More than I have done here in some time.

The original looks SO MUCH better. The pattern and pushed blues are irritating me.

#davidbowden   #malibu   #malibuphotography  

2013-07-04 09:35:03 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

For Family, Friends and Avid Readers Alike

My Long Story/Post Archive:
For a while now, I have been writing here on Google+. Last year, I wrote over 400 pages. These are real life stories, tear jerkers, opinions, observations and controversy.

If you like to read, take a peek, or share this list with those that do. I am "Trying" to start writing again as I really.... REALLY need the stress relief. Honestly, I also miss my friends here and sharing with them. Time to get back to my release.

So take a look there is something here for everyone.

</david>

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2013 Story Archive - By: David Bowden
( Post Count = 9) as of 07/04/2013
====================================================
The most popular posts have been marked with an [X] for easier... more »

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2013-07-04 08:10:01 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

LifeSaver
I am not afraid to keep on living....
I am not afraid to walk this world alone..
     -- My Chemical Romance, Famous Last Words

It was like floating...
2.5 feet off the ground,
a gentle smooth glide.
Red sparkling lights...
A brief whir.....
Then silence...

It was a Monday night.
The pain was  in the back of his head. It had been going on for over a week. 

Slowly getting worse...

Until the left side of his face went numb.
And then his left arm.

Then the chest pains...
Shortness of breath.

Oh God.... not now.
Please...... not now.

So many depending on him.
So many things left undone.

When it got worse, it went down hill fast.
Scared, sad and disoriented...
A million thoughts racing through his head.
Fa... more »

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2013-06-23 19:38:09 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)

I Finally FOUND IT.. the search is over :-)
 I was out helping a friend move yesterday. After moving her TV, she took me, my son and nephew to lunch. RIGHT NEXT DOOR was this place. I couldn't resist... normally I dont care for iPhone shots but my friend +Elia Locardi has recently inspired me (as he often does) to take more. I think I have finally found a mixture of effects that comes close to my normal B&W techniques in Photoshop.

Either way, this was the result.... and made for a good laugh.

</david>

#blackandwhitephotography   #davidbowden  

2013-06-20 20:48:41 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)

Fallen From Favor
It's interesting really, to see what tracks and trends hereon G+. It's interesting to see how quickly some can rise and fall from favor.

There was a time when I had a TON of time to write and post. My job was boring and despite the fancy title and position I was wasting my time. 

So.... I wrote

And people followed....

Now... I don't have the same "Free" time. I do what I can, and share what I can. The reception is no where near the same for obvious and understood reasons but its disappointing none the less.

What does one do when you had a great following and dont have the time to maintain a "Social Presence" that in essence doesn't really yield you anything..?

Its like starting all over... but with a really large base. I remember hating G+ when I started as it was like yelling... more »

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2013-06-19 06:37:26 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)

JONATHAN CHRISTOPHER KENDALL

<Message from +su ann lim > Dear, dear G+ friends,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of your comments and posts in tribute to +J.C. Kendall and also sharing my painful experience.

I am overwhelmed by your responses to the news of Jonathan's sudden death.  I wish I could be able to personally thank each of you for your kindness, but, at this moment it is all I can do to get through one day at a time.  I'm trying to read and respond to your thoughts but I'm also struggIing to survive the tsunamis of grief as well as moments of denial that Jonathan cannot possibly be gone. If you haven't heard from me yet, please know I very much appreciate your comments and intend to touch base when I can.

Some of you have generously offered help.  I was advised by a couple of you to keep lists of things thatneed... more »

2013-06-08 09:47:35 (19 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s)

Folks...
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 CIRCLE

Photographers
Are 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/CvM99cDE1E9

Thanks everyone, Enjoy !
</david>

2013-06-07 18:28:57 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Does anyone have a sample application of Delphi working with Google+ and Oauth..?

A link or three would be appreciated :-)

Re-post (deleted the other one) so I was in the right category 

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2013-06-07 07:27:31 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Digital Photo Magazine
My friend +Robin Black let me (The only guy on the planet without a facebook page) know that Digital Photo Magazine featured me on their face book page today for one of their time line assignments. The assignment was "Time Line Photos" or long exposures. I submitted my shot from Vancouver (My favorite city in the world).

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151600178763592&set=a.10150367459218592.370880.76136823591&type=1&theater

If you are on facebook take a look :-)

#digitalphotomagazine   #davidbowden   #longexposurephotography  

2013-06-06 20:56:15 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Bits..... of Me

Prologue:
There are times when I sit and think. I know that sounds odd, but I do it a great deal of the time. The fact is, I rarely turn my brain off. When you do this, a great many things pop into your mind that you think you need to cover, get off your chest or just vocalize.

This is one of those things....

You see the issue with being a single parent is that I am not there for my kids when I need to be. There are lessons in life that I don't get to share, examples that are missed or need reinforcement that I am not always around to provide. This bothers me a great deal.

So, I decided I would do all I can do. I would write them down and hope that when my kids need them, perhaps they would take a look, find whatever tidbit of wisdom is there and remember that their dad loves them.


"R-E-S-P-E-C-T"... more »

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2013-06-06 20:48:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

A new Favorite
As many of you know, I am greatly inspired by music. I am constantly looking for new bands that give me a lift, open doors to my imagination or cause me to ponder.

Well.....

I have a new one.

THROWING GRAVITY

I had never heard of them until the other day. They have one album out, its a couple of years old. But its worth checking out. They are a rock band, and at times sound like a country cross over band. You need to hear the entire album.

Very talented, excellent lyrics

Here is a sample (Here we go again):
Throwing Gravity - Here We Go Again (Official Music Video)

Another Sample (Lost in You):
Throwing Gravity - Lost In You

#throwinggravity  , #newmusic  

2013-05-29 06:58:43 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)

When Life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars.
-- Robert Brault

2013-05-22 15:25:26 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Bits..... of Me

Prologue:
There are times when I sit and think. I know that sounds odd, but I do it a great deal of the time. The fact is, I rarely turn my brain off. When you do this (constant thinking), a great many things pop into your mind that you think you need to cover, get off your chest or just vocalize.

This is one of those things....

You see the issue with being a single parent is that I am not there for my kids when I need to be. There are lessons in life that I don't get to share, examples that are missed. This bothers me a great deal.

So, I decided I would do all I can do. I would write them down and hope that when my kids need them, perhaps they would take a look, find whatever tidbit of wisdom is there and remember that their dad loves them.

My problem isn't unique, there are millions of single parents out there. All of us... more »

2013-05-20 22:22:55 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)


QUESTION

So... 
Whats everyone doing out there...? I've been absent again... writing and am about ready to start sharing again.

I am going to start a new feature entitled "Bits of me" something to frame my stories, insights and longer posts.

I am curious.... and wanted to ask my friends, followers and casual drop ins.

I am thinking about creating  a new profile to feature ONLY my stories. When I originally created my G+ account it was intended to be only about my photography. That has changed. Now, I am wondering if its best to start anew or to persist here under my original account.

Thoughts....?

</david>

2013-05-15 07:44:14 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)

The PERFECT Moment
My son turns 18 on Thursday. He was hoping to take his driving test on his actual birthday. For whatever reason, the state of California requires that not only do you have insurance, but the car you test in, is registered in California.

In a panic realizing this just 1.5 weeks before his birthday I set about doing all of the paper work to register my car that he has been driving and practicing in. (Yes, I am still driving around in Texas plates).

Today I got the paper work back from the state of Texas.....

only to find out that while I provided a scan of both my California and previous Texas license, the California state name was not in the scan and Texas wouldn't send me the title to my car as a result.

So this is how it happened...... and how the discussion went.

Hey Ryan, how was your day..? I queried.&... more »

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2013-04-29 09:10:18 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)

The First Meeting
The most prominent and recognizable feature of Thanks-Giving Square is the Chapel of Thanksgiving, a small, spiral tower that features an enclave for prayerful thanks. The entrance to the chapel is at the end of a 125-foot (38 m) bridge that runs over a cascading waterfall. Inside the chapel, the spiral is topped with stained glass "Glory Window", one of largest horizontally mounted stained-glass pieces in the world. The window was designed by Gabriel Loire of Chartres, France to feature brighter colors as the spiral reached its apex, becoming brighter as it reaches the center. The window appears in a shot in director Terrence Malick's 2011 film The Tree of Life. 

This shot was taken while laying on the floor. No tripod, in what was an overcast and windy day in Dallas, Texas. The image is a little soft but still remains an unshared favorite.
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2013-04-29 09:00:32 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)

Because I Promised
I have made a life of trying very hard to be a man of my word. Unfortunately, circumstances at times are indeed beyond my control and things don't always go as planned or intended.

This is one of those shots.

I promised I would share a few, yet they were taken last year in September at the Getty Fine Art Museum and until tonight I have barely looked at them. 

Someone thought I needed to shoot more flowers. I was more interested in portraits on this particular day.... the flowers won.

Regardless, this was the one shot of flowers I decided was worthy of sharing. It's late, I know.... but at least I delivered.

I think I need to shoot more flowers. I've always enjoyed shooting them. Though I doubt I will enjoy it as much as I did on this particular day.

</david>

2013-04-26 07:29:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Delphi XE4 and C++ Builder XE4
Since I have no life, I think I will engage in a coding exercise. Multi-device, true native app development for iOS, Windows, and Mac all from one code base. Thats right folks.... one set of instructions and I can run the same app on an iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows machine (in 64 bit)....  well thats what the marketing stuff says.

I can't wait to try it..... installing now. XE4 Architect

It is said that those who cant do teach or manage. While I dont agree with this statement since I have been coding for 33 years (Ok I started and sold my first software as a teen in the back of Popular Science) it has been a long time since I did the design and development.

With my son about to leave for college and nothing else to occupy my attention I am guessing I will get lost in the stream of bits and bytes that is software... more »

2013-04-23 23:03:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS HOMEWORK
You know you have made a place for yourself in geek culture when you start showing up as a test questions in math at Berkeley.

Here is the link to the full test:
http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs70/sp13/hw/hw12.pdf

God... I LOVE the Video Game Business.... math and COOL teachers that can create questions like this that relate to their students, get them engaged and teach at the same time!

</david>

The question:
Best Question NA
To reddit/others: Please don’t post answers to the question (until after the due date, April 22

In the game League of Legends, two champions fight each other and the one with greater prowess wins.

Each champion can carry items to enhance their fighting ability. In this problem, we will do a (slightly
simplified) analysis of three items in thegame.more »

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2013-04-23 00:25:51 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

After a week of banging my head against the wall I finally have a new website!

http://coscorrosa.com/

Between working on the site and just returning from a three week trip to Iceland I've been pretty busy and don't have a lot of new photos to show for it... yet!

Please check out the site and let me know what you think!

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2013-04-23 00:22:22 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

What kind of LOSER do you have to be to purchase Circles on Google+...?

Yes, its true that circles will probably be counted in terms of one's authority ranking for the semantic web (SEO is changing, people), but so what? This is no different than buying backlinks, and other frauds for ranking. 

I hope Google comes up with a way to blast these offenders right off the index. +Matt Cutts what say you, dude? 

h/t to +Mark S 

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2013-04-18 02:32:58 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)

Limelight - Take II

Prologue:
For sometime now, I have been quiet. I haven't written as much, but I have been reading plenty. Recently I had noticed a significant up-tic in the Mob mentality on G+ and how people can use their position or influence to incite a digital riot, or some significant bashing of people for expressing a difference of opinion.

So much for the "Social" in social media.

The thing that really staggers my imagination is that I am watching adults do this.... to one another, over the very fundamental premise of a social media platform... sharing opinions and thoughts.

While reviewing other posts, I realized that I addressed my approach to this once already in a post released over a year ago (funny to see not much has changed) and thought I would re-post it.

So I thought I would share my original post.... itss... more »

2013-04-17 08:09:07 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)

Hey Google+

It's my B&W circle (Part II) 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. Now at 526.

PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE

Photographers
Are 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/CvM99cDE1E9

Thanks everyone, Enjoy !
</david>

2013-04-17 08:04:12 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 19 +1s)

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. Now at 526.

PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE

Photographers
Are 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/CvM99cDE1E9

Thanks everyone, Enjoy !
</david>

2013-04-17 07:44:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

In case you were wondering
Yes.... I am back on Twitter. Not doing the daily thing, but am tweeting away. Photography, Stories and #leagueoflegends  stuff will be shared.

https://twitter.com/Images_N_Words

Come take a look, add me and I will follow my G+ Friends there as well.

</david>

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2013-04-11 03:46:50 (44 comments, 11 reshares, 84 +1s)

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With a single click the light came on and the garage door began to open. This was the signal that marked then ending of another long day at work. Sliding the car into park and collecting my things, I open the door to my home.

I remember a time when this event would mean I was greeted by my daughter running across the house screaming "Daddy" the dogs would bark and wag their tails and my boys would yell "Hey Pop" from across the house or from their rooms. It always made me smile if even for a second to be welcomed home.

This small daily ritual made me feel a little bit better about the time I spend away at work and the focus I give my job to take care of my family.

That was then.....

With a single click the light comes on in the garage and the door slowly creeks open. My day is again over and its time to enjoy being... more »

2013-04-10 10:55:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)

4 Days ago
I posted I was basically done on G+
I haven't done much in quite some time and its been very hard to write.

I think I was letting life get the best of me and what I need to do is not try so hard to maintain the pace I had when I started, but maintain my outlet.

I let some personal stuff cloud my normally objective nature and decision process (always a bad idea) but it happens to the best of us.

So....

No... I wont be writing every week. I honestly cant do that or maintain that pace.

The rest.... who knows. All I know for sure is that I worked WAY to hard to build my presence here, and it seems a shame to let some personal stuff and a generally BLAH attitude on my part let me ruin something that has otherwise been good.

I deleted the other message....

Besides I hate sounding like a whiner.... itsp... more »

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2013-03-21 00:47:48 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 83 +1s)

Black and White - Photo Contest 2013
So, DPMag.com is running a new B&W photo contest. I couldn't resist so I entered the following shots.

Who knows....

www.dpmag.com/blackandwhite

</david>

2013-03-11 01:00:47 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)

New Graphics and my .02
I dunno what made the team at Google choose to add MORE Scrolling to our profile pages by increasing the size of the banner, but I don't care for it much. 

This graphic while making for a nice intro to the page breaks several conventions of information architecture.

It decreases the visibility and accessibility of content. I personally would have opted for options around data displayed in the banner as opposed to this huge thing. At least optional sizes would have been good. After all the right gutter isnt used for much, why not have our name and stats there where they always have been..?

Why when there are SO MANY OTHER THINGS that need to be done that this would get priority...???

I'm Still Waiting for my WYSIWYG editor for posting. Yes, I still think the G+ specialized tags for bold... more »

2013-03-05 07:37:04 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

Quote Of The Day
"When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum."
--Desmond Tutu

#quoteoftheday   #quotestoliveby   #quotesbyfamouspeople  

2013-03-05 07:28:08 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

450 Down 108,000 more to go...
For years I have waited. Grooming, prodding, coaching, teaching, supporting and all other kinds of words that end in ING and now its finally here.

GOD HELP ME

It's time to pay for......

[Dun.... Dun.... Duuuuuunnnnnn]


COLLEGE

Today marked the first step in paying for college. Something that starts in five months for my son. He arrives even earlier if he makes the marching band (Fingers Crossed!). Either way, its been years in the making and now its finally here.

All I can literally say is....

HOLY CRAP It's expensive. (as I quietly thank our creator my son didn't want to go to Stanford, Harvard or Yale.

He is up for a President's Scholarship and has applied for several others. I'm taking donations for all those interested :-) Maybe the... more »

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2013-03-03 22:55:02 (17 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)

Blocking InDUHviduals permanently on Google+
Recently, on a thread from someone I literally NEVER WANT TO HEAR FROM AGAIN, a simple question was asked.

"How do I permanently block someone on Google+..?"

Interestingly, I had the same problem. I had ignored someone, uncircled them etc and yet I STILL GOT their notifications in my stream.

(this was one of those where the signal to noise ration was way off) so I fixed it, did two min of research and came up with the answer and thought I would share in case any of you have the same problem (or want to  perma-block me):

Ignoring someone on Google+
When you ignore people, their posts and anything they've shared in your "Incoming" stream will be removed. In addition, you will no longer be notified when they mention you.

Select "Ignore" in the... more »

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2013-03-03 11:02:26 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

My Next Camera
So... I have wanted, longed for and waited to get a D800. I noticed today that they had come down a little and thought long and hard about going ahead and buying one.

Knowing that Nikon will make a new release in or about October, I finally decided I would raise the bar.

I wont get a D800. Despite all of the excellent things I have read and the recommendations. I will wait and shoot with my workhorse D700 until October and replace it with a Nikon D4x or D5 (whatever they call it).

Why you ask...?

Well, up to this point I have always shot the PRO-lite version of the Nikon line. Meaning I have owned a D100, 200, 300 and 700. They are more economical and have 90% of the features found in the High end single digit Nikons, so it just made sense.

But yesterday I did something I haven't done in awhile.

I shot FILM....... more »

2013-03-03 10:07:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Quote Of The Day

"Accept the impossible, do without the indispensable and bear the intolerable."
-- Kathleen Norris

#quoteoftheday  

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